I HAVE A SAYING:
“TELL ME WHAT COMPANY YOU KEEP FOR A PERIOD OF TIME, AND I WILL TELL YOU WHAT KIND OF PERSON YOU ARE”.
That goes along with a principle of Universal Law: “You will become like the people you associate with”. By association and like “Osmosis”, you will import their habits, learn and accept their thinking and draw on their vibration”. Nothing can stop it, unless you are consciously working on your Mind every day and protects it from the outside influences you have identified to be of a lower vibration, and not acceptable to your Character. Once you start growing, you may have to leave some people behind.
So – – pick your friends and relatives carefully. Oh yes, you can pick your relatives. If they are destructive, negative and have Character flaws you prefer not to associate with, you can “flush” them. You can still Love them from a disctance, and help them in ways they may or may not know.
If people, who has not grown as much as you, come to you and want to be your friend and learn from you, it does not take anything away from you. They are the ones who are moving and being drawn to the higher vibration. If you are going to someone who is negative and has Character flaws you are not comportable with, and befriend them, you are the one who is moving and you are attracting their vibration. It will lower your vibration just the same as it will raise their vibration when they come to you.
Associate with the best, and you will be the best. Association, does not necessary mean you have to be in person with them. There are many ways to associate. You can listen to their speeces, watch their videos, study their habits, and read their books. This will help you draw on their values and Character. Learn how the Mind works, so you can implement these values, habits and principles in your own life. It is really that simple, but it must be done if yo are to be the best.
This usually will take some contemplation, and best done so in Meditation. Set aside a 20 minute time for quiet contemplation / Meditation every day. And read my book on “Spiritual Science, Higher Concious Thinking and How to Access the Universal Consciousness”, available at www.Amazon.com . From it you will learn how the Universe works, the Mind works and how to Manifest from the pool of Universal Creative Energies. You will be better for it.