Congrats on conquering cancer and losing weight. I hope you have properly patted yourself on the back for both and found inner strength from those experiences.
I wanted to make two points that I hope can help you in some way. The first is, that we humans all have many flaws. And in our current society with social media and 24/7 ugly news cycle with a general focus on selfishness and materialism, it has really brought an ugliness to the surface in just about everyone. And while I agree, that it is good to cleanse your life of those who are definitely not good for you, I would also say to consider accepting some people with their faults. We empaths are equally blessed and cursed with the ability to see behind the mask and pick up on what a person is really about. And that often scares us off. But consider that when you give some people a chance at your friendship, your inner light as an empath may just bring out the best in them and result in an important relationship. Otherwise, if you are looking for friends with purity and no flaws, you may spend a long and lonely time looking. Humans are flawed. And tough times bring out the worst in all of us. And that is what we are seeing from humanity right now. But as empaths we can calm those people down and take away some of the negative spell that they are under. You of course have to properly ground and cleanse yourself when dealing with people with baggage or toxic issues to keep yourself sane and safe. But it should be very rewarding for you when you break through and help people come out of the darkness of modern day toxicity.
My second point is to touch on manifesting. We empaths deal with and absorb a lot of negative from people even on a good day. And without consistent grounding and self-care, that can pull us down and lower our vibration. And that's when our thoughts and attitude turn negative. And without trying you may experience, as many of us have, a bit of a black cloud following you. You get hit with bad news, bad luck, and have unhealthy people and situations enter your life. The trick is to work really hard on grounding and meditation and to raise your vibration so that you are happy and working on positive plans in your life. And that is when you will start to manifest good things. And a bright pathway of opportunities and positive people will start lining up for you.