People in my life…in the neighborhood…in the family…in the general vicinity…have always had a way of being pulled into my life like an emotional magnet…not just telling me their problems but giving me their problems…and taking away my energy. Most of the time, it’s a one way feed without gratitude…like they are filling up their soul while draining mine. Call them what you want – emotional vampires, emotional hijackers or simply, people who are unaware and all about themselves. It may be a temporary condition, but still, they are takers…and some days it feels like they are everywhere. But here’s the truth…they are giving me their problems and filling up their soul because I’m letting it happen. If anything, I have learned from Oprah’s Lifeclass that I am in charge of my life and what is going on in it. My energy. My choice. In the past, I simply let it happen and in part, stay in these relationships…and here’s the thing – I need a divorce. No. I’m single and not married to any of these emotional energy snatchers…but nonetheless, they are here and have to be dealt with. So, I’m divorcing this story (thank you Tony Robbins and Lifeclass once again) and I’m re-writing this part of my life. No more dark energy is allowed to steal my day. I’m having a Norma Rae moment (young ones, look that up) and I’m feeling stronger for it. My energy. My choice.
So, I’m calling BS to the “be a good person and don’t say anything to make a scene” upbringing and I’m going to walk towards these takers and in the process, I plan on taking my life back. Who’s with me?