In the face of persecution, you have two options. You can either assume the role of the victim and be overcome by the attack or you can use the energy focused against you to move you closer to your goal.
There is only one energy. There is no “good energy” or “bad energy.” Energy can be focused in relation to constructive purposes or destructive ends, but the energy in and of itself is neutral. Most people are so busy judging how the energy is being used (particularly when it is being used against them) that they overlook the fact that energy, no matter how it may be clothed, can be put to good use.
Consider the spooking horse. When a horse spooks, it’s rider can either react negatively to the disruptive use of energy and consequently become tense emotionally, mentally and physically or the rider can channel the elevated energetic flow in a direction useful to his aim. Your reaction to changes in energy need not be a foregone conclusion.
A good rider, like one who has mastered the art of living, uses every energetic shift to advantage. Likewise, he does not lose his composure when sudden or extreme changes in energy flow occur, regardless of their provenance or nature.
Whether energy comes to you in the form of praise or persecution, agreement or disagreement is beside the point. The fact that you have more energy to work with is the point. The sooner you realize this the easier the rest of your life will be.