In the beginning I wanted to save everyone, but then, as you stated, they were not ready. I sat back, observed and took lots of notes. Allowing others, when they are ready, to come forward is a great gift for both parties.
I too have many friends whom have disappeared, but then there are the few who stuck around with whole-hearted acceptance for my path. They ask for tidbits for what they can absorb, but then go about their day. As for me, I knew I could just walk away and fast track the awakening process, but knew in my heart that was not my path.
Integrating the old with the new, shadow with light...you get the idea.
Probably should have wrote that in a piece...lol...anyhow, I applaud you on the road you travel.