From the mid 70's onward I was awake and learning to take personal responsibility for creating and manifesting good energy in my life, after having lived through a "dark night of the soul" from a crime being committed against me in 1970. The person responsible for enabling the crime (also enabled by others) additionally, told people I had committed a crime I had not committed and never would have considered committing. It created a long-term damaging ripple effect, as had been intended.
It would have been lovely to have a video like Doughtry's which has the potential to make such a process easier. However, there is something to be said for learning to get through the obstructions of "the dark night of the soul" on one's own with very little trustworthy guidance other than one's own faith. Doing so is certainly an exercise in becoming well acquainted with and learning to love the divine best self through the developing and deepening of personal faith. The light at the end of the tunnel is such a welcome relief and it comes in the form of encountering friends at that point who are also at the point of forgiving, healing, and enabling those around them to do the same. These are the people who also do not have negative control issues, their joys abound, their lights are shining too. You are all a safe haven for one another.
Manifesting good energy is such a wonderfully divine gift to be given and to be able to joyfully share. But it can never be taken for granted. It requires constant maintaining throughout life, and from time to time a lot of intensive labor, in some circumstances, which goes far beyond personal soul searching.
The "monkey wrench in the works" which is not covered in the video (because it is about manifesting GOOD energy in one's own life) is the reality of the influence of difficult "attachments". Two particular types of attachment can create damaging difficulties, including ill health, because we have to work so hard to stay positive and not deplete ourselves of good energy in doing so:
1. The "difficult" people in the work place, who intentionally create negativity but do not ever change for the better, are impossible to avoid - enough. It can become necessary to change jobs to move beyond a constant exhausting struggle against sinking to damaging dysfunctional energy levels.These difficulties demonstrate the vital need to be able to become financially independent doing work one loves. And that requires some sort of vocational and/or academic education which creates opportunity for that work.
2. Most difficult can be family members who are not "awake" - yet - and who lean towards being self-destructive if not worse. Part of the difficulty is that hope springs eternal, particularly when its hope about good outcome for family when there is nothing that can be done without becoming dysfunctional oneself. It is work each must do for and on oneself.
I want to add a little personal insight about forgiving, too, in addition to the treatment of it in the video. Forgiving for damages done is not always easy. I have schooled myself with a background knowledge and understanding of many religions, and the process lead to developing faith informed by religions. I find that what comes to mind regarding the need to forgive is always a Christian verse from Luke 23:34: "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do."
I have learned that when I need to forgive, I can not do so until experiencing the grace to first ask for forgiveness for those I must forgive. Sometimes it happens immediately, sometimes it requires years of work.
Do yourself a favor and give a listen to what Aaron has to say in his uplifting video.