I'm wondering if the world and self are just reflections of one another aren't those people who we want to heal simply apart of us? The messy neighbor, even the vampires and the narcs. And if so couldn't we get rid of, or improve those things simply by healing self?
If it is our job to ground energy, then shouldn't we let go of the sadness, pain, and fear that sometimes comes with being an empath? In doing so we wouldn't we be grounding those energies, and therefore cleansing them and making space for new energies that also need to be grounded? Is it possible that we spend too much time running from the "negative " that we are supposed to be grounding, so it has become free to roam about the earth? Is this world our own doing?
I agree with you in so far as to belief as well, that negative energies that come to me, I can and should ground (and or sent into Light).
Is this world our own doing? - I belief we are co-creators, but so are many other beings. Be it animals, plants, rocks, spiritual beings, etc.
...improve those things simply by healing self? - in my belief there is sth to the Hologram- theory, i.e. that everything is in everything, but I do belief that we are still the main force in and for ourselves. Creation is so wast, that if there is say a supernova 10million Lightyears away right now, we might not even feel it. In the same sense, some Mass-murderer might live down my street, but he/she is such an infinitesimal part of of me, that neither my healing will effect him/her much, as well as his/her evil deeds are any responsibility of my state of spiritual health. (in the past I misunderstood the Hologram Philosophie, and kept on blaming myself for every ill I encountered. Saw a war on TV - blamed myself that there must still be war triggering amounts of anger in me. Saw a homeless person, blamed myself for having to have thoughts of poverty and injustice, etc, etc. But just because I then sat down, meditated and grounded all anger in me, the wars still did not stop....I did though constantly feel guilty, afraid and weak, which was no fun).
But coming back to the hypothetical mass murderer living down the street. If I pray for a safe live/ safe neighborhood - that should, in this instance, have much greater effects than me healing myself. He/she might repent and change, be caught, or move away.....
Also me praying for a safe live might not only get that murderer caught, but lower the crime rate in my neighbourhood otherwise too. Plus get rid of energies, that instigated/ supported criminal activity, etc....