Do you take on other people's "stuff"? Most people do. Never underestimate the power of many voices, or even one. It is all too easy to accept what other people have to say, even to the point of disbelieving your own point of view.
One aspect of becoming more spiritually "aware" is that you become more empathic towards others - that is kind-of the whole point. But if you're not careful, you can also start taking on the other person's negative opinions, attitudes and thoughts.
Boats don’t sink because of the water around them; boats sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t let what’s happening around you get inside you and weigh you down.
You have to remember that people who come for healings will have an issue they want to work on. When was the last time someone went to a healer (or an allopathic doctor for that matter) and said "I feel great, I just thought I'd come and tell you!"? It just doesn't happen. You don't even have to be a healer to want to protect yourself from their negativity. One of my favourite "go to" ThetaHealing downloads is this one:
Would you like to know that you can live your day to day life without taking on other people’s negativity?
And for good measure, here's a few more:
Would you like to know that you are stronger than the negative attitudes of others?
That you can rise above their issues and live a life of unconditional love?
That you can be discerning with who you allow into your circle if friends?
From a ThetaHealing perspective, if you want to do this for yourself, you need to say these out loud, so change them into the first-person:
Creator of all that is,
I know that I am stronger than the negative attitudes of other people.
I can live my day to day life without taking on other people’s negativity.
I can rise above their issues and live a life of unconditional love.
I am discerning with who I allow into my circle of friends.
I know it is possible, that it is safe and I do so on a day-to-day basis.
Thank you it is done, it is done, it is done.
When you truly believe this, other people's stuff can't get to you and you have another tool to help keep you afloat during stormy times.
Happy New Year.
“The world according to John”, January 2019