This is a guest post by the lovely Jennifer Crews.
Have you ever been in a conversation where what was being said to you- the actual words you were hearing – DID NOT match the vibe or energy you felt from the person speaking to you? It reminds me of when an owner may talk to their dog in a very sweet loving tone yet they are telling the animal they are going to the vet to receive a shot. Which for most dogs is not a sweet experience.
This may happen to you when a friend is telling you they support your latest achievement and are thrilled for you yet you can feel from them a wave of jealousy. When this happens to us in a conversation it can feel very uncomfortable and confusing. The confusion stems from the many layers happening simultaneously in the moment. First you feel the actual energy behind the words. Such as an envious friend, you may pick up a jealous vibe or possibly a self rejection feeling surrounding your friend, being projected towards you. Meanwhile they are speaking what would appear on the surface to be positive supportive words.