The link from one event to another event, from one mishandled test to the new one, though invisible, intangible and lacking any synaptic connection in Mind, is as real and as concrete as the knots that we knit.
Soul dispenses tough love through Karma and through Ego, our energy field.
Time to recap and move this along by introducing a few more supporting characters:
Reversed Sight: we are so totally focused on *getting* that we fail to comprehend that all the frustrations and setbacks we get, be they big or small, are stimuli intended to force us to turn the reflection upside down and *give*. Oh, it’s not about giving money – that would be too easy. Much harder is to actively give of ourselves - and from the heart.
Soul, you see, cannot but give of her energy and Ego's role is to project this energy outward for the benefit of others.
Instead, usually, the Mind intercepts and interprets Soul’s message for us and the interpretation is too often steeped in negativity.
Mind, in moments of small-mindedness, flicks that interpretation on to the nearest catalyst, the messenger, i.e. the friend, the boss, the child, the stranger in the street, the lover, the neighbour, the parent; and on to that situation or person, Mind’s default *me-first/mine-first* small-mindedness sticks like gum to shoe.
I do believe in the Law of Attraction in as much as we do attract what is karmically intended to make us outgrow the way we are, like a bug struggles out of its chrysalis to live its life fully formed.
Unfortunately, instead of growing and soaring, we shrink, skulk, become anxious and become ill.
Ego has little Helpers = Mind, Senses, Thoughts a.k.a. Emotions, Consciousness etc.
They are all integrated in the preset configuration of Ego/energy field. As Ego's little Helpers, their sole role is to transmit directly from Soul and back to Soul through Mind. They do that by hijacking Body’s basic wiring.