Ever been around people and been a little put off by their actions or their words? Or been unexplainably drawn to others instead? Why is being around people who think and act like us so important?
The Law of Attraction is defined as the term that “like attracts like” and that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, one can bring about positive or negative results. (Wikipedia)
I realized how dry the air in my house is when I walked into my laundry room to fold some towels and noticed that I had a follower. Something that would be drawn to me if I got too close and would be in its normal state as long as I kept my distance. And as I moved back and forth, I noticed that it would change its disposition based on its environment changing. You can kind of see the “rogue” string hanging almost horizontal to the towel that it is attached to in this picture.
And then I got to thinking about how we are naturally drawn to or repelled by the people we meet and the things we do. And like this string, there is one thing that the Law of Attraction for us that holds true…that it is based on “pure energy.”
There are three kinds of people and therefore three kinds of energies.
First, let’s talk about the ones that are in the middle — the ones with the neutral energy. You know the ones where we just can’t figure out the vibes they are sending out. They don’t tip too far in either direction. They stay in the middle of the road where it is safe. In some instances, we may be drawn to them and in others, we may rebuff them. We feel like something is off, but we aren’t sure what it is. Ever met someone and weren’t sure about them? It was like you were held in this vortex of nothing.
Now, let’s talk about the people that tip the scales in a negative fashion. Man, do they have to work hard at being grumpy all the time. And you know. Instantly. You accept them for being who they are, but that doesn’t mean you have hang out with them. And when we are around those “troll under the bridge” kind of people, we get sucked into their vortex too. It is like a vacuum we cannot escape. And those people are like “The Walking Dead” — sucking the life out of everyone they meet. It can be terrifying to be surrounded by lifeless creatures that bring such a pessimistic attitude towards life.
After saving the best for last, the last group of people are MY kind of people. The ones that brighten a room just by walking into it. They don’t have to say a word — just watch as people flock to them. It is almost as if they can’t help themselves. They sense this pull that draws them closer and like sponges, they soak it all in. The beauty of these people is that they don’t work very hard at being who they are. They just ARE. And you know it right away. You want to be near them…to learn from them…to get just a taste of what they have.
Now that we know about the energy that lives within every one of us, which one are you most attracted to? I won’t tell you wish one is right for you — you will naturally gravitate towards the ones that are most like you. Because there is a sense of belonging when we are around people that have similar views or act the same way as we do. Attitude breeds more of the same attitude…no matter what kind of attitude it is. We become contagious with our outlook, our words, and our lifestyle that is influenced by the energy we give off and receive.
It is not difficult to understand. It is actually quite. Simple. They way we think and the actions we take are attractive to people who think and act the same as we do. But identifying these simple differences is sometimes the easy part. Where it gets difficult is cutting ties with people who are no longer like us. But we know that being around the wrong kind of energy drains us. It makes us becomes people we weren’t meant to be.
“What you think, you create. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you become.” – Buddha
Which brings me to my last point:
Who are you? Which one of these energies did you identify with more? Why? What happens if you want to change who you spend your time with? When we stop fighting where we naturally belong, it will feel like home and you will know that every trying to return to who you once where will no longer be an option. Be strong in your quest to find out who you are and where you should be…but really it will be much easier than you think it will. Because your pure energy is not something that is found on the outside, easily influenced by others, or forgotten no matter how long it has been. Your pure energy will give you peace, embrace you tightly, and be the center of your soul.
Close your eyes and listen to your heart. Believe in grace and comfort in knowing who you are. Find your tribe. Allow yourself to be pulled in the only direction you are meant to go.
– Michelle A. Homme 2015 ©