In the current state of the world, we would do well to remember to take good care of our energy.
We as humans only have so much energy to spend, and to blow it on things that don’t serve us not only hurts us, but also hurts “us” as a collective species. When someone is trying to control us for whatever reason, they cannot do it as easily if we have full energy. This is the reason that someone seeking control will try to make us emotionally and physically drained by any means possible, until we cannot make a change or fight back.
One of the best things we can do for ourselves and others during this time is to pay attention to our self-care. Preserve and conserve our energy, as well as our loving spirit- first for ourselves, and then for those around us, no matter how they are acting. This does not mean that we will commune with them, but rather that we will not waste any of our precious energy despising them or feeling like their helpless victims. We can cultivate our love and compassion for all of humanity, whatever they are dealing with, while making our love and care for ourselves the priority. What I mean by that is we can have a larger love and compassion for them, but we will also not allow what they are doing to drain our precious energy. Conserve, plan, act, and love.
That is how we get through trying times with those who are not choosing to take control of their own energy.