Those we associate with often change us. If we are around negative people, we will become more negative. If we are around happy positive people we will become more positive. Confident people instill confidence in others.
Ever notice how around certain people you feel happy and uplifted and around others you feel down and like the energy has been sucked out of you? You feel that way because it has been. I have noticed that I even can begin to feel nervous around some people. When I feel negative emotions coming at me, I have learned to become aware, to limit exposure and even to exit completely. Listen to your gut and how you feel… don’t negate or discard your gut instincts. They are a gift from God for your protection.
If and when you point out to others how you feel around them and if they can’t look at themselves, apologize for dumping onto you, then you need to cut them loose from your life … until they can.
Being emotionally thrown up on by someone for things that have nothing to do with you is damaging to self… unless, you set and have clear boundaries.
I am not saying let friends down when they are in need. We all have needs at time and need extra caring but only the strong of heart are the ones capable to give this to you. The wounded, damaged and disordered will suck your energy even when you are in need and will most likely make you feel worse whether you realize it in that moment or not. These are people to limit your association with. They are energy vampires.
Misery loves company and subconsciously that is their agenda, to take you down to their level. I have had people tell me that they love me and love to be around me because ‘I’ make ‘them’ feel good and calm them, then when I need their energy and help they suck the life out of me. These are the people I have learned to limit my exposure to.
Have you ever been around someone that never if rarely smiles or someone that has a negative comment for every occasion? I have and tried to lift these people up for awhile, until their damaged, disordered, wounded soul began to affect me. Then I ended my association with them to protect myself. All I can do then is to pray for them but I limit even cut off our energies connecting.
We can all help one another, at times, but true healing begins with self.
Energy suckers of the world are damaged people and until they deal with their issues, they will not be able to give to another, instead, they will drain those around them.
You become more like those you associate with. If you associate with man haters, you will find yourself bashing men. If you associate with women haters, you will find yourself bashing women. If you think it’s okay to do drugs then those are the people you will associate with. If you workout and are physically fit, you will prefer being around those of like body and mind.
Everyone in this world has been hurt, damaged, wounded, etc. It’s the energy of the strong and brave that works on healing self instead of going through life projecting, and throwing up their neediness on others.
It’s your individual duty to set your boundaries. Like kind attracts like kind… and opposites attract. Think of how profound these truisms are and on so many levels.
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