“When you’re among peaceful, generous, happy people, you’re inclined to feel happy and peaceful yourself. When you’re among angry, aggressive people, you tend to become like them. The human mind is like a mirror. A mirror does not discriminate but simply reflects whatever’s before it, no matter whether it’s horrible or wonderful.”
– Lama Yeshi
Do you realize you are putting off an energy? More importantly, do you know that both animals and humans read this energy? Heady stuff, I know.
What this means is that we are projecting – what we feel about ourselves; how we feel about others; our joy; our sadness; our health… This is held in your energy field (aura). Through this energy transmission, you automatically send and receive vibes.
This explains why when you enter a room and the energy is vibrant and joyful, you pick it up and can more easily become so yourself. Just as you would pick up sadness; desperation; anger… The energy of the inhabitants naturally changes the energetic of the room.
It can also explain why you move from job to job or relationship to relationship and have the same disappointing outcome. Why? Because, as said by Confucius, “Wherever you go – you take yourself with you.”
Try this exercise. Go into a situation where you have previously had a less than satisfactory outcome. Family gatherings are a good test market because there are so many preconceived ideas of who we are and how we relate to each other from our past. Enter with a new frame of mind. 1) Be happy to see the people and express it. 2) Emanate confidence and love. 3) Pay attention to what happens. 4) Try it again next time.
And, please, if you do not feel you can do this, then pass on the invitation. You do not help yourself, nor anyone else, if you enter with the wrong energy. Your self-care is of utmost importance and you will be performing a service to yourself and everyone in attendance with your loving and gracious decline.
May you emanate intentionally,