Honestly, the star of this chapter is Saeko-nee. She’s awesome.
Naturally, her appearance leads to interesting reactions.
They are pretty much me. Count me in for dying due to Saeko’s coolness (damn, Daichi that’s one hella sass, I can see the family resemblance in Ennoshita)
Finally, Karasuno gets the cheering squad they deserve.
I’m rather surprised that using Taiko is actually planned by all the Karasuno adults. Boy I am glad that they all think of it, right when they sorely need it.
Of course, Hinata’s stealing back the spotlight. By showing how well he read the situation (or understand Tsukishima’s movements) as he positions himself well to receive the spike. Unfortunately though…
The spike goes through between his arms, successfully making me laugh out so loudly that my father thinks something happened to me (or I went crazy).
Hinata’s embarrassment is hilarious, thankfully Noya’s quick to praise Hinata, restoring his honor (hahaha, Hinata, you’ve done so many ridiculous things and this the one thing you’re particularly embarrassed about?). Daishou makes the best commentaries, btw. Are we keeping him throughout Karasuno matches? He nails Hinata’s feeling right then and there.
Interestingly, Hinata’s reaction for being used as a decoy is not the usual ‘What! I am the decoy?!!’ but instead his reaction is ‘I called it back minus in my head’, which only means one thing:
He’s seen Kageyama using him as a decoy.
Just like he’s seen Tsukishima’s choking off the cross.
It’s not only his jump, Hinata’s situational awareness and reading are getting better.
Just like his jump, his mind already makes the right image, but his body has yet to catch up. It’s… such a realistic growth for Hinata. It’s very easy to fall into the trap of making the main character OP, and yet Furudate-sensei neatly sidesteps it. It looks like that this match is going to be used as an opportunity for Hinata to get his mind and body in sync.
Hinata does better under pressure. It becomes obvious how he’s the only one completely unaffected by the pressure from Inarizaki and their cheering squad. It’s too bad that he hasn’t worked more on his serves.
(Daichi’s triumphant expression is precious, give him more tosses Kageyama!)
The best reaction in this chapter: Inarizaki’s synchronized WTF.
Our souls come here to grow. We cannot grow in isolation and different souls cross paths in order to help each other and all of humanity to evolve. We do this through different relationships: karmic relationships, soulmate relationships, and twin flame relationships. A lot of the time we confuse these relationships and misinterpret their meaning, because they all do have overlapping attributes. However, all kinds of soul relationships are unique in their own way.
Karmic relationships are relationships with people who teach us lessons we didn’t master in our last lifetime. They usually don’t work out, but that’s because they’re not supposed to. Lasting forever would defeat the purpose of a karmic relationship. Your karmic soulmate should come into your life, teach you/challenge you through different experiences, and then leave. This sounds harsh, but it’s not bad. They are called “karmic” relationships because their purpose is to help both of the souls balance mutual karma. That’s why karmic relationships often form based on strong attraction (whether it be physical, mental or emotional), because both souls know that they need this connection in order to balance karma from a past life. There will be good times in these relationships and the end is not always abrupt or through heartbreak, especially if the two souls involved are mindful. It takes strength to be in these relationships, as sometimes it’s hard to let go.
We may want to hold on for some reason, maybe there’s something in the relationship that we can’t let go of, but we have to understand that letting go is learning our lesson and afterward we will move on to better things and new lessons. Like any soulmate, you can have karmic relationships with your friends as well.
Soulmates are souls who teach us lessons as well. The souls we’re with in karmic relationships often teach us things that influence our perception of reality and help us to grow our perception. Soulmates often teach us things that help us to grow internally.
“Soul mates share a common mission and comparable stage of spiritual development. They come together because they are working on the same type of karma and the same chakra simultaneously.
So soul mates have an attraction that is based on the sacred labor and on the path of self-mastery.
A soul mate is like the echo of oneself in Matter working at the same task to fulfill a blueprint for God.” – Elizabeth Clare Prophet
Soulmate relationships experience hardships just as any other relationship does. The difference is that in soulmate relationships, the hardships we face are usually centered around growth. The challenges help us to change and when we experience difficulty with a soulmate, we turn to introspection to see what we can do internally to help the situation. This is because soulmates are here to help us do that, to be introspective and see how we can grow. Soulmates often focus on you and how you can become a better person, whereas karmic partners focus on themselves. See, karmic lovers won’t directly encourage us to grow. Through their actions and the flaws in their personalities and our ability to let go of them, they help us to grow. Soulmates directly try to help us become better people. They even help us with self-awareness and realizing our greatness and our purpose.
Half of our soulmates won’t even be romantic. The purpose of a soulmate is to help us grow and evolve in this life and become better versions of ourselves, which doesn’t have to be romantic. A soulmate can even be a stranger you encounter for a few minutes, but within that encounter something will happen that helps you to grow. We often have “soul circles” or “soul families”, a group of other souls who we travel through lifetimes with. These will be good friends of yours who you become friends with in each lifetime. If you have friends who feel more like your family than the people you’re actually related to do, then they could be your soul circle.
“We can feel the vibration that comes from the candle flame, burning it
way into our innermind, no blurry images, clear as crystal, we enter
into the highest consciousness, on our journey back home, we possess the
eagle’s eye, the eye that can see the invisible.”
Choice implies consciousness - a high degree of consciousness. Without it, you have no choice. Choice begins the moment you dis-identify from the mind and its conditioned patterns, the moment you become present….Nobody chooses dysfunction, conflict, pain. Nobody chooses insanity. They happen because there is not enough presence in you to dissolve the past, not enough light to dispel the darkness. You are not fully here. You have not quite woken up yet. In the meantime, the conditioned mind is running your life.
Unfortunately, this world has us so stripped of basic human affection and healthy human connection… that when we finally find a person we connect with, it’s really easy to become addicted and overly attached, and possessive of them. And disappointed when they don’t act like how we idealize they should act.
It’s always a great pursuit to romance, love, and heal yourself first, instead of looking for others to do it for you. Not easy, but it’s kind of a big deal if you want a peaceful life.
I’m easily lost in others and have to constantly pull myself back from looking to them to save me.
Hell, all humans are simply works-in-progress, though.
Wish there was more healthy love in this world.