Every so often there are periods where people plunge into negativity, I don’t just mean a mate getting down in the dumps. And I am not just talking about singular individuals. On occasion there seems to be a massive sweeping right across the board that causes vast numbers of people to just flip out. The stars shift, the planets move and Bham! wacko time.
The worse part is that as people succumb to these negative energies, they ultimately end up passing them onto others. I have felt these energies myself – they are fairly subtle and just pluck at your mind, stirring up negative thought forms and age old angst’s. It’s easy if your not paying attention to start following these thoughts or grievances and begin lashing out at people. Problem is – in most cases those people probably haven’t done anything – and you are merely reacting based upon shifting energies within your mind. A very easy trap to fall into.
So what could cause these shifts in energy? Well there are a number of things, most commonly known in astrological terms would be the changing of the stars and planets, most notably Mercury going retrograde (yeah – it does have a very new-agey tone to it). Other things such as major events around the world can have a massive impact – many people actually felt very drained after the events in
In truth it can go far beyond lack of awareness and into derisiveness. In the end people are like leaves on a tree, we all have our place – connected across a vast network of branches (society) – yet are utterly oblivious to the wind buffeting and rocking us, as it bashes one leave against the other. Unlike those leaves and the wind though – we have some influence over how the currents of those energies affect us. Assuming we keep an awake and clear mind that is.
It only takes a little attentiveness to ensure that we remain aware of what is going on within us. If you are annoyed at something, then question yourself – is there a genuine reason for the annoyance, or has it came out of the blue? If it is a long standing annoyance – why choose this precise moment to react?
If someone gets hostile or negative towards you, watch your reaction. It’s easy to jump in with the first automatic – often defensive – response, but more often than not this will only make the situation worse. In all possibility – if it is during one of these “weird” periods – it is likely that the person is simply reacting from those negative energies. So it can be quite simple to defuse. Just don’t give them the reaction they are looking for. That is how these negative energies feed…it makes the aggressor feel worse and it makes you feel pretty bad. Then before you know it you are going off at someone or something else.
When you sit back and watch these situations, they are pretty enlightening. You begin to see the energies play out across people, moving from one person to another, like a beast with vast tentacles. Sometimes its very hard not to join in – but the trick really is to step as far away as possible until the energies inexorably dissipate. It’s yet another way of perceiving the world and a very helpful one at that.