SweetSoul, in cold blood, leave negativity at the curb. Walk away. Do not give in to that.
These days I am reading and studying a lot (A WHOLE LOT) about the victim-mindset. Specifically, those who have lived under the negative energy of a bully. I came across a fantastic study by Dr. Hew Len who was to “fix” a ward of mentally ill, hard-core criminal inmates. Instead of traditional therapy, he began to view every negative trait and aspect of this world as his choice of perspective.
He decided the place to start with the criminals was to heal himself first. So, as he studied their files, he prayed for them and for himself:
“I love you.
Please forgive me.
Over and over, consistent prayer.
The wing was eventually shut down. The hard core inmates had been Divinely healed by the Jesus way to love and accept and forgive. Did I mention, he didn’t confront or meet with them?!! He didn’t try to “fix” them through fancy, hot-shot, psycho-babble He won them through love and prayer.
For whom do you need to build a file to thumb through and pray?
I believe I’ll write that simple prayer on my palm today.
‘For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring you to God, after being put to death in the fleshly realm but made alive in the spiritual realm.’ 1 Peter 3:18