What does the term 'Competition' mean in the context of Envy?
Competition in this sense, is a game of one-upmanship that keeps us from being able to have and express our soul's real wisdom, purpose and pace. It is a game we unwittingly play entirely within ourselves and in reality has little or nothing to do with the person being envied.
Competition is a complex, almost toxic manifestation of our own frustration/resentment/anger/feeling of powerlessness that results when we are somehow disconnected from our truth. We buy into the lie of separation both within and without and this mistakenly draws our attention to the outside - what people are doing, what they have, their own personal triumphs etc.
The reason that being in competition with others is really about being in competition with ourselves is because our feelings of jealousy and envy of someone else is really a reflection of what is going on entirely within us. The other person isn't always aware or doesn't usually care if they are.
The feelings of jealousy and envy only perpetuate the divide within ourselves from our true selves.
The golden nugget of wisdom that lies within
If you can identify situations in which you feel an unhealthy, unnecessary competition or envy and sincerely no longer want to feel that way, it is about realising that you are really wanting to create a healing around being able to know, have, love and truly trust yourself to create the kind of life you dream of. That can never come from a place of being unable to fully know and accept yourself.
Your point of disconnection
Now, really allow yourself to consider, absorb and integrate the following statement to the extent that it resonates with your truth;
If you want to get to underlying issue at heart, it is worth trying to formulate your thoughts around the aspect of yourself that you intuitively feel disconnected from that in turn, causes you to feel resentful of others.
As you begin to sense and feel into the nature of this place, you might want to consciously intend that it come to the fore for healing in the ways that are most natural and perfect for you.
That is, the place within you that you intuitively sense if you were more aware of and aligned with would make what others were doing or have to become irrelevant because you are so filled with love, validation and appreciation for yourself - all of yourself, who you are on your most fundamental, powerful/vulnerable level combined.
This is really important because it is where your own creative potential resides and disconnection from it creates frustration at not feeling like you can create for yourself the kinds of life experiences other people seem to be doing with ease.
In other words, in reality your Spirit is much bigger, more magnificent and capable than you know and realise yourself to be...much bigger than the feeling of being diminished and the pain, separation, frustration and powerless that arises out of your perceived inability to create the life you really want.