What are you inviting into your life? Yes, whatever you are experiencing entered through an open door. You may not have consciously welcomed this energy but if it has overwhelmed you, it has your full attention and you are feeding it.
How might you invite something in without being fully aware of it? If it is triggering a response from you, you are relating to it in some way. Perhaps it angers you because you are reminded of something from your past? Or this might be something you’ve suppressed, pain of some sort that you have not fully processed. Are you allowing an uncomfortable situation because deep down you feel guilty or you’re punishing yourself? Are you trying to make a past wrong right and you do not even realize this?
It is really important to understand your intention in all that you do in life. It is also equally important to protect yourself any time you interface within a negative environment.
Judith Orloff, MD explained how your own psychic energy can be used as protection from someone that drains you. She shared, “You can also use some of your own subtle energy to counter the effects of an energy vampire. Visualize a protective white light around you: an energy shield. You can still hear the person who's yelling at you or blaming you or pushing herself into your sphere, but she won't cut into you so viscerally anymore. You've created a buffer zone, where her negative influences can dissipate.”
She goes on to recommend that it is necessary to recognize the signs (how you feel) when someone is draining your energy, to use breathing techniques, to set boundaries (eliminate or limit your time in these scenarios) and to step back from by giving the situation space.
I believe you must align your mind, body and spirit. This means make sure your thoughts, words, body language, and your actions are reinforcing the same message otherwise you’re sending mixed signals.
Time and energy is too precious to exert. Treasure it and use it wisely!