There are so many saying about choosing who you surround yourself with and how that decision affects so many aspects of your life.
- “Energy is contagious, positive and negative alike. I will forever be mindful of what and who I am allowing in to my space.”
- “Cutting those with negative energy out of my life does not mean I hate them; it means I respect me.”
- “Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions.”
- “Do not expect positive things to happen in your life if you surround yourself with negative people.”
- “Please be responsible for the energy you bring in to this space.”
I am very sensitive to the energy of others. I believe that everyone can be just as perceptive of this energy but many people do not pay attention to it or cultivate their natural intuitive abilities. Many people squash or ignore what they feel or how they are made to feel by the people that surround them. We tend to make excuses and talk ourselves out of having an intuitive reaction. “Oh I am sure he’s a nice guy.” “Relax, there is no one watching you.” “Don’t be so silly, a ride home would be nice.” Whatever the feeling might be gets washed away by our “reasoning”.
If we consider that we are animals/mammals just like so many other species, we are the ONLY one that will ignore our intuition. If a deer feels threatened? They react immediately. They don’t care if they are wrong. This is how they stay safe. We have that intuition too but we are so afraid to be wrong or look silly that we just stand there and hope we are wrong.
No other animals says to themselves “Oh I am probably wrong.” “I am not a good judge of character.” “I tend to overreact.”. We really shouldn’t either.
This same intuitive ability we have here is the same one that picks up energy.
If someone walks in to a room with a smile and a positive attitude, you can instantly feel it even if they do not say a word. The same goes with a black cloud that walks in to the same room. Instantly the energy changes.
It becomes our own choice at this point to choose which sort of people we surround ourselves with and it is also within our power to ask people to be aware of the energy they bring with them in to your space. They might think you are crazy at first but being crazy isn’t so bad. I’ve been there. A few times.
We can’t prevent all negativity from finding us but we can cut down on it a lot. When someone starts talking about something that bothers you, leave or ask them to wait until you have gone home. If someone always drags drama along with them, stop inviting them or make it clear that this event you are going to is going to be fun and drama free. Maybe that sounds harsh but I promise you that when you stop allowing people to drag their dirty feet through your mind (Gandhi said that), your life will begin to get better.
There is only one little thing I forgot to mention… if it is you that drags the bad attitude around? You need to have a serious chat with yourself first.
Just not out-loud in public. Once again, people will think you are crazy.