This is a very powerful tool that can transform your life. I have been taught many different ways of not picking up negative feelings and thoughts from others. By far the quickest and most effective way is to Expand Out; first,make a conscious choice to Breathe Deeply from the top of your head to the bottom of your toes, down into the earth. With each breath you see yourself expanding you, the energy being that you are, miles around you including into the earth. Keep deep breathing until you have expanded, 100 miles, 500 miles, 1000 miles and on it goes until you are as big as the Universe; in the expanded state of your true self, your spirit self.
Remembering that you are a soul/spirit having a physical experience in this body,when you Expand Out like that, you connect to who you truly are. In that state negative feelings or thoughts cannot stick to you. It is also a good time to send back whatever pops up for you at that time.
When we are triggered and feel painful emotions, we tend to contract and the energy of our negative feelings get stuck in our body.When you are Expanded out nothing sticks to you. It is like trying to stick something to the wind. It just can’t happen.