It is not true, in my experience, that a person’s thoughts or energy can effect another person. The way they APPEAR to effect you is by your sharing the thought. You can find happiness in ending negative emotions by seeing their true source.
If I hate you and you sense it somehow, you know I hate you by the process of thinking. I am not using the word ‘thinking’ as imagining, rather I mean it in the sense of intellectual comprehension.
All feelings are translated to your consciousness through the intellect and thought, regardless of how they are received. You will feel my negative energy and think that my energy is effecting you because you feel it. You feel my thoughts of hatred to you, but my thoughts are still confined to my mind as a knife remains in its sheath on my belt, even though you see it.
In fact, you are not feeling my thoughts, rather you are feeling your own thoughts about what you think I feel about you.
You can choose to think anything you want. You will feel what you think. You can imagine what you think I am thinking and feel what I feel towards you. But it is your thoughts created in your mind by imagining what you feel, not my thoughts in your mind.
In fact, strange as it may sound, when you feel another person’s thoughts or energy, you are being empathic, using a type of psychic ability. We all know that a person’s thoughts live in their own mind. If you see what I feel and then feel the same thing, you are being empathic to my emotions. The dictionary definition of empathy is: ‘the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.’
This is the same as compassion. Compassion is being sympathetic. Sympathy is defined as; “agreement with or approval of an opinion”. Think about this, many people want to be compassionate, but say they just cannot get the true feeling. Yet, those same people say they are easily or often negatively effected by other people’s energetic attacks and want that to stop.
The underlying quality of compassion is empathy which is what gives us the potential to feel what another person is going through. This is the true way of bringing comfort to a suffering soul. Yet the undeveloped effects of compassion are exactly what we are trying to stop. If the effects stop, then the cause will also be destroyed.
Now we have a real problem, wanting to have something yet rejecting its very development. The solution is in taking responsibility for your life and emotions. When you accept that all thoughts and feelings exist entirely in each person’s mind alone, without being able to attack another person, you have begun on the path to develop pure compassion.
The lack of ability to attack does not preclude the ability to acquire and ‘read and feel’ someones thoughts and emotions. As you read a book, the words have been imprinted in your mind and you can memorize or forget them, as we all know from early education. Being given a book that you never open does not mean you understood its contents.
“If someone gives you a gift, and you do not accept it, to whom does it belong?”
This is the essence of thoughts. They are gifts offered from one mind to another. You have accepted those gift-wrapped boxes and brought them into the living room of your mind. You opened the box and found nicely framed photographs. You hung them up on the walls of your living room and sat back in your comfy chair to contemplate them. As all events are registered in our subconscious as memories, you have placed those images into your own mind and now feel the emotions they invoke.
Think about any music or art you have seen which has triggered an emotional response. In fact, there is a special type of art known as mystical art. It can be in any form but is created for the purpose of triggering a mystical experience. The point of bringing this up is to show how a group of people can experience the same piece of art and each have a totally different experience. Go to any museum and you will see the proof of this statement. This tiny bit of information has given you the key to altering your mood at any time.
If you do not like the negative way that other people’s energy and thoughts effect you, yet you want to develop pure compassion so that your heart will open and bring with that a full and blissful experience of life, then you have no choice but to accept that every thought and feeling you have exists entirely in your own mind.
You have seen, heard, read or felt something that was full of emotion. You understood that emotion, then in your very own mind you have reproduced that emotion tainted with your own opinion about it.
Your opinion about the emotion the other person feels is the essence of the misunderstanding that brings conflicts because it is never a 100% accurate reproduction. At this you have now created your very own feeling and attributed the other person to be its author.
When you take responsibility for your life and accept that all feelings are born, experienced and die in your very own mind, you will no longer have a fear of other people’s energy or thoughts.
This will bring you emotional freedom. When we are free, we are no longer scared to enter any environment. As the doctor will go to the home of the sick to heal them out of compassion, you too will no longer fear anyone because you have become immune to their energy and thoughts.