Hey guys. So basically I am an empath and a crystal. I've been consciously working on improving myself by instantly identifying when I've fallen into other people's energy patterns. Now I can pretty much stay in my own energy while still being able to feel and identify the energy of others. Anyways I feel there is this clear divide starting to emerge between people that are going to ascend and people that are going to pass on into another 3d reality. Well, I have a friend who has been one of my best friends since I was about 5 or 6. Honestly, I am not sure if he is going to ascend. Most people I know are starting to open their minds to spiritual concepts and as a result their lives are starting to improve. Well my friend is sinking deeper and deeper into the negative energies. It is to the point that I can't even be around him for any longer than an hour or so. I have gotten to the point where I just dissolve most negative energy but with him it takes so much effort. It is like he is dumping all of his energy on me and when I'm done being around him I am exhausted. I hung out with him yesterday for the first time in 2 weeks and today I feel horrible. It is like I have taken 3 steps in the opposite direction in terms of clearing.
I am not sure what to do. I dont what to cut him completely out of my life but I can't allow myself to always feel this way afterwards.