Have you ever been around someone in a ‘mood’, and no matter how much you joke, cajole, tease, or point out the silver lining, they refuse to stop being miserable?
Have you ever been around someone who was insufferably cheerful, brimming with so much optimism you wanted to puke… or punch them in the face?
You have experienced first-hand not only the pull of energy, but resistance to it, as well. These are two concepts you need to grasp when dealing with LOA, so it’s good that you have something to associate with them.
When you find yourself around someone that bothers you, the ‘irritation’ you are feeling is a sign that their energy is within a range that is outside of your current comfort zone. If that person tries to force your energy to a level you are uncomfortable with, or if you are unable to maintain your energy level in the face of theirs (even if they aren’t consciously making an effort to affect you), this will often result in anger. Anger is our go-to emotion when our boundaries are being crossed, and hijacking our vibration without our consent is definitely crossing a boundary.
So, the other day I went to lunch with a person who shall remain nameless (not that I expect him to read this blog, but still…), and the service was… less than favorable throughout the entire experience. As we left, we were discussing the service quality. I have a penchant for complaining about things, but rarely do I make it personal, but this person loves to make the negativity personal.
After a few minutes, I began to say things like, “Well, maybe she had something on her mind that was affecting her work,” or “Maybe she was having a bad day,”. I didn’t realize it until afterward, but what I was doing was ‘recreating my reality’, in an attempt to bring myself into a higher vibration. It’s something I’ve always done, and it’s the fastest way to pull myself out of a funk.
After a few rounds of me countering a negative comment with a positive ‘rewrite’, this person became very agitated with me, very agitated, and said, ‘You’re just like [his wife], always making excuses for everything.’
I’m not making excuses… I’m extending grace to a person, in order to maintain (or improve) my own level of vibration. The more I thought about it, I also realized that this person has made their energetic ‘home’ in negativity for years. It’s what they know, where they’re comfortable, and whenever I am around them, it is a constant energetic tug-of-war… neither of us willing to get on the other’s ‘level’ without a fight… a fight I usually lose, my positive vibration being no match for the steamroller of his negativity.
The good news is, now I can see this energetic scuffling for what it is, and I can devise battle plans to keep to the ‘high road’. I read somewhere recently that your vibration level should be the most sacred thing in the world to you, because it shapes everything in your reality.
I plan to be more aware of ‘frequency hijackers’, and devise a list of strategies with which to combat them… which sounds like it will make an excellent post for the future!
As a final note, I’d like to mention that when someone gets irritated with you, stop for a moment and ask yourself if you could be affecting their energy, whether you mean to or not. As in my story… I was doing more than trying to raise my own energy… on a subconscious level, I was also trying to affect his (which is why I verbally countered his complaints) out of self defense, because I could feel the pull of his negative energy affecting me. A fact which I only realized after the fact.
So stay aware of your vibrations, as well as those around you, keep them sacred, and treat other’s energy as sacrosanct as well… or you may find yourself sucked in, whether you want to be or not.