Discerning love from manipulation is about honoring your inner experience,
your experience of the energy rather than just of the actions.
To do this, you need to move beyond relying on sight
and instead start to rely on your feelings.
The energy of love feels good. It feels safe and nurturing.
It feels clean and light and refreshing.
The energy of manipulation feels heavy, draining, dark and lonely.
It feels limiting and oppressive rather than freeing.
It weakens your own energy instead of supporting it.
When you are tuned in to your inner experience,
you can feel the pull that occurs when someone’s intention is to get love rather than give it, or when they are giving in order to get.