~People are becoming more dark in nature and it's more obvious now than even a few months ago. It's almost as if all the
world's negativities are coming to a boil. We have to be careful not to give in too much, not to let our emotions carry us
away and allow ourselves to act rashly and without thought. Remember; you can't help stupidity but you can cure ignorance.
~The more aware you are of the subtleties around you, the faster you'll be able to pick up on them in your day-to-day
life. The only way to do this is to make yourself pay attention to all the things you see. Watch a bunch of movies and look
for all the hidden meanings you possibly can. Or simply watch the interactions between the people around you. Go to crowded
places and get used to all the different types of people you can possibly encounter - this'll make it easier to deal with
those that you interact with every day.
~Different places will help you meet different people; book stores & coffee shops will normally offer one sort of
people while parks and schools will offer another and, in many cases, a melting pot of various personality types and dispositions.
The more places you observe from, the more diverse your people, social and spiritual skills will be.
~Just remember in ALL that you do to respect the beliefs and privacy of other people above all!
~We have to learn how to accept everyone for who they are. Those who harm others in any way (be it physically, mentally or
spiritually), are not of the light, so we must be careful around these people but do our best to help them. One can fight
any inner urges with enough discipline. Even the Bible states, "Hate the sin, love the sinner."
~We must also discern those who have changed and those who haven't, but use good judgement when attempting such. You
must learn to observe someone you suspect and watch their true actions and words. This is a good alternative to asking them
a series of questions that they can lie their way out of (presuming they would). Better silence than rashness. Of course,
we must also be careful when observing people as some do not want to be watched. You can attempt to use peripheral vision
to do this but, if they still appear uncomfortable, don't watch them as hard.
~Be attentive to body language and the energies they give off (you can develop this with enough practice, though it may
take some people awhile) or even their auras. If they have a black or protective energy around them and seem uncomfortable
when you watch them, then don't. You can also disguise observing a person by having a random conversation with them - you
can usually start off with, "So what do you think about..." and use something around them they've been looking at.
You could always tell them point blank, however, I don't think this would get you very good results. After all, not everybody
is spiritually minded.