Call it bad energy, call it a negative vibe. Whatever you call it, we've all dealt with people whose awful attitudes seem to sour our own moods -- but one psychic says it's all in our minds.
"You know, in my world, everyone's like, 'You've got to sage the house and this crystal will keep you clear and you've got to protect yourself from other people's energy,'" Fraser says. "Oh, phooey."
Energy isn't something you can take or absorb, he continues. You simply observe it.
"We're observing energy," Fraser says. "If we go to a museum today and we look at a beautiful Picasso, I might want to take that painting off the wall and take it home with me, but I can't do that because it doesn't belong to me. I can observe it, I can learn something from it, I can be inspired from it and move forward. It's the same thing with energy."
In my world, everyone's like, 'You've got to sage the house and this crystal will keep you clear and you've got to protect yourself from other people's energy.' Oh, phooey.
If you're around someone who is grouchy, for example, you don't have to let that person's energy become mirrored in your own.
"Don't let them ruin your day. Think to yourself, 'I don't really want to be grouchy. I don't want to be around people who are grouchy. Where am I grouchy in my life?'" Fraser suggests.
On the flip side, Fraser says that positive energy can't be taken, either. But it can still be incredibly powerful to be around.
"If you're around someone that's really inspiring and their energy just motivates you, use that as inspiration -- you can't take their energy from them, but you can be inspired by it to mirror or model that energy in your own life," he says.
Ultimately, Fraser believes that all energy has positive and "shadow" aspects to it. The important thing is understanding how to utilize it when you experience it.
"There's nothing to be afraid of. There's no 'negative color,'" he says. "All energy and vibration offers us an opportunity to take a look at our own being."
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