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Can a person's energy repel you?

by Wench on February 16, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I'm hesitant to buy into any sort of 'positive' and 'negative' energy, but I can't write it off entirely. Why are some silences completely comfortable and others feel unbearable? How can a person's mood affect the way a room feels?

So much tension has been building up here for so many months. Occasionally we find outlets, but mostly it just builds and builds. Today, it is so strong that I told my husband he needed to leave the house for a while because my body literally felt like a magnet being pushed away from another magnet. The stress is too palpable. There's too much going on and I'm feeling it physically as much as mentally. I'm writing about it because I don't know what else to do. Something about today is making me feel so restless and anxious and being around other restless anxious people is actually unbearable.


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