India is full of low vibration hooks that can catch even most positive people. Some are very subtle, some – very obvious.
Being a girlfriend of an Indian man, I get a fair share of hooks thrown at me on a daily basis.
At first I didn’t recognize the nature of these hooks, and like an ignorant fish, bit them.
I’m becoming wiser now, and only subtle hooks still catch me sometimes.
One of such hooks, is, for example, glances or reactions that I get from some Indian women and men when I’m with my boyfriend.
Some of them disapprove, some of them are hurt (the ego is hurt) and show it in a way that we would get hurt; some of them are extremely interested in our relationship for selfish reasons.
These attitudes hurt me in the beginning, however gradually I realized that if I reacted to such people, I would get dragged down to their level.
A wise reader once wrote to me that it’s quite easy for high-vibration people to get dragged down to a lower vibration, but it’s nearly impossible for a person whose awareness is low to rise to a high vibration. I completely agree with that, and saw this law working in the lives of many people, as well as my own.
Another, a very obvious hook to me (now), is the attitude of some Indian rickshaw drivers (Indian taxi). They are so rude and rough in their ways, that almost every Westerner feels disapproval or even anger. And once they react this way, guess what happens? They get hooked, and their vibration becomes a bit more similar to the rickshaw drivers’.
Painful hooks that I experienced in the UK were some English people’s attitudes towards foreigners. They would look at them as at unequals, and would sometimes make sarcastic remarks that they thought foreigners were too stupid to grasp. Many foreign people get hooked, and thus drag their vibration to the level of those throwing the hooks.
Some low vibration hook throwers are energy vampires. They love when you react to their negativities, and absorb the energy you react with. They really enjoy such an interaction and can quickly drain your energy, if you get hooked.
So now, when I’m more aware of these subtle and not so subtle hooks, I respond, instead of reacting to negative situations. This doesn’t make me a slave of the hook throwers, but I become immune to their attempts to drag me down to their own level.
The ability to respond keeps me in charge of my destiny, and fully empowered.
Sometimes I need a lot of self talk not to negatively react to a situation. For example, I have to affirm that the person is on a very low awareness level and thus doesn’t know how to act any better than this; or that the person is hypnotized by the culture and thus manifests the reaction of the culture, and not his own.
Sometimes it’s hard, therefore, not to react, but through efforts a more intelligent response will follow for sure.
Do you notice these kinds of hooks, or do you automatically react to every unpleasantness that people create in your life? Reflect on this question, and share your experiences in the comments, if you wish.