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negative, toxic energy?

This week I got to see first hand how negative thoughts, words and actions can become toxic enough to make a person sick. What I speak of is hate, anger, judgement, cynicism, pessimism… a person being so consumed with this negativity that they became physically ill.

It’s easy to get sucked in to the negativity and become negative ourselves. (Especially in R&S). Do you ever find yourself physically affected by your own or anothers negative energy? Do you do anything to gaurd yourself from it? How do you go about clearing your own energy?

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Ambivalent Bittern (ToD)
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Working as a psychotherapist, part of my task is to be aware of my own reactions as I’m working with a client. This is often the best way of truly understanding that person’s inner world, which is, after all, what I’m there for. AND it can have a huge impact, from headaches to incredible pain at the solar plexus to nausea, as well as emotional reactions. What my training has taught me is to know myself very well – I can only react when I have a ‘weakness’, and so my ‘weaknesses’ are part of the toolkit of being a… Read more »

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I used to let the negativity, hate, anger, and so on in R&S affect how I answered a question. In other words I would “fight fire with fire.” I found myself stooping to the same foolish levels of these individuals who done that. It would affect my emotions and even my thoughts. Anymore I tend to stay away from those foolish questions or answers, or even better, answer them truly in a spirit of love. I am a Christian so pardon the quotes but he bible says in Proverbs to “answer not a man according to his folly.” To answer… Read more »

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Yes, emotional distress can make you sick. It changes your neurophysiology and can cause cancer and heart disease. I got a headache trying to reason with some Arabs from Iran who thought they were Palestinians. Note to self: stop beating head against wall. I’ve been trying to build up the healthy conscious part of my soul rather than struggling with negative in me. Morning and bedtime prayer, and meditation during the day. I would concentrate on breathing, and sort of just accept the negativity, then as the peaceful awareness part tht is connected to G-d gets stronger, it crowds out… Read more »

Warrior Poo Flinger
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Warrior Poo Flinger

I walk the Eightfold Path. And I take antidepressants. They’re legal.

Printninja LovdByFew HatedByFew
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Printninja LovdByFew HatedByFew

Did it ever occur to you that sometimes people create evil online persona’s that have no resemblance to real life? Sometimes they do it for twisted reasons, and sometimes they do it just to make fun of pretentious windbags. The first rule of online communities is, nothing is as it seems. The 13 year old you’re chatting with might be an FBI agent.

Severian636
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Severian636

I hiked up Hamilton Mountain in the Columbia River Gorge
today with two best friends, ate lunch at the top while it
was snowing heavily. Chemical toxins and negative
psychological energy got sweated out.

Secret Agent of God
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Secret Agent of God

LOL @ Blue Chaos.

Yes, I do something about it.
A long time ago, I imagined that I had a jacket on and anytime I want I can wrap the jacket around me to “hide” my buttons. When I hide my buttons, no one can push them. I did this physically from time to time until I no longer needed to do it physically, but can now do it in my imagination. I could laugh or cry at their negativity sometimes, but it RARELY affects my own level of positivity.

hecate wylde
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hecate wylde

As cliche as it sounds – humour is the best armour and defense against negativity – if you can laugh about if afterwards the biggest part of the battle.

blue chaos (((((Debra)))))
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blue chaos (((((Debra)))))

Gardening. Nothing like getting down and dirty.