JESUS HAS THE ANSWER
Dear child, I am so glad you’ve come to Me with this question. Your asking shows that you understand how the feelings of others can sweep into your own mind and lead you where you don’t wish to go, spiritually, morally and emotionally.
It may help to think of different states of mind as houses that you can enter at will. You can always reside in your Father’s house, which functions as your conscience, reminding you of right and wrong. You can choose to reside in My house, where you will feel My love direct your actions.
But whenever you’re part of a group, you will be invited into the group’s house—their collective state of mind. And so you must choose your groups wisely. When you feel your mind being swept up into a new way of thinking, stop in the very beginning and check it against your conscience, against My love, to be sure it fits.
How exactly do you make this check? Find a quiet place, still your racing mind and release tension from your body. Bring up the love you feel for Me in your heart and send it to Me as though you were blowing a kiss. Feel your spirit rise as the Holy Spirit brings you an awareness of the house of My love. Now take the feeling of whatever you’re thinking of joining and compare it with this sense of My love. Do you feel a sense of peace? If so, feel free to pursue it. If not, withdraw your heart and mind and remain in Me.
“And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it, but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.” —Jesus to the disciples,