This weekend, several friends and I rented a lakeside condo to spend the July 4th weekend. This is a perfect situation for me to observe those around me in my present life for an extended period of time. As an empath, I can feel others’ emotions, moods, and thoughts, and as an objective observer, I also am very aware of my surroundings and interactions.
As the weekend progressed, I observed several things. One friend is very negative, manipulative, and plays the victim. She has been going through a divorce, but takes no responsibility for her own life. She constantly blames her husband for her own problems, and convinces others that she needs to be taken care of because she is a victim. Interesting, I simply do not buy into her victim mentality of blaming others. When she begins the negative ranting and blaming, I walk away as I simply do not encourage this behavior. When she continues her negativity, I make an observation and comment about it.
The other observations about this friend is that she recently was involved in a car accident, and since then experiences trauma as she rides in my car by screaming and jumping out of the passenger’s seat as other cars drove near my car. This was extremely disruptive to me as a driver. I believe that long term untreated trauma turns into phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, other forms of mental illness, and serious physical ailments as well. She insisted on sitting in the front passenger seat, while behaving like this explaining that because she has long legs that she must sit up front. I suggested that another friend sit in the front seat so everyone can take turns sitting up front. When she called me on this, I told her honestly that I find her behavior very disruptive to my driving.
While at dinner one night, I also observed that her negativity attracted to her other negative activities and behaviors in the room, as I did not even notice them until she pointed them out to me. Since my energy no longer resonates with negative energy, I was not attracted to the negative activities and behaviors around me in the dining room.
As for my reaction to this negative energy, I noticed that I become very exhausted and tired around this type of energy. As a result, I decided to end my weekend trip early to spend some time alone to regenerate my energy for a healthier existence. I am glad to be leaving all this behind me as I say goodbye to my past. (Copyright 2015 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)