Article by Brooke Chang, Pathway to Joy and Healing
Several former clients in my Reiki Therapy practice had asked me about dealing with others’ negative energy. This question may appear simple on its face, but it’s quite complex. When encountering negative energy, we first must evaluate whether this is, in fact, another’s negative energy, or is this our emotional reactions triggered by our encounter with this person.
What we observe in others frequently is a reflection of what is within us. When there is this mirroring, our egos will automatically blame or accuse others for this negative experience, therefore, labeling this person with bad or negative energy. Did you emotionally react or become upset by this interaction? Did you feel any fear or discomfort? If yes, then you were triggered by your encounter with them. Therefore, the emotional injury is within you, and your avoidance of this person will not rid this emotional reaction or fear in the future. The only to way to prevent this recurrence with another is by healing the injured part of yourself. Try to identify the root of the fear or discomfort, and emotional trigger. This conscious awareness of the root cause will begin the healing process.
If you didn’t emotionally react or become upset, and didn’t feel fear or discomfort during your interaction, you simply did not enjoy this experience, and prefer interacting with others, then this may very well be negative energy from the other person. In this situation, you can observe your interaction with them in a detached way, and refrain from identifying with this person or situation. This process transmutes the negative energy to a more neutral one. Frequently, any future contacts may not occur again because the two of you do not attract. Any future interactions may be very superficial and handled with limited contact.
Most negative energy or interactions are emotional triggers causing fear, discomfort, or upset. It is a mirroring within you of the energy from the other person. I have noticed within myself that if I don’t heal this emotional injury within me, this type of interaction simply will repeat with another at a later time. May you find healing within and transmute any negative energy you encounter. (Copyright 2023 Brooke Chang with All Rights Reserved.)
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