My friends tell me that they feel a negative energy when they go to different businesses, bars, and even restaurants. They say it feels like a heavy, syrup-like feeling. One of them believes that it is the negativity that causes people to drink, to forget the feeling.
There are exercises that one can learn to guard against this feeling of negativity. It seems that we do not teach how to protect one’s self from the insidious; we just teach people to protect against the physical with self defense classes.
We all have to assess how comfortable we are with walking into places that may be dark and that may make us feel uncomfortable. We can also learn how to be protected.
An easy protection is to ask for protection from the Angels. See this short prayer. http://angelsandancestors.blogspot.com/2014/02/angels-speak-protection.html