Many experts claim that intuitive people are also psychic, to a degree – using that 6th sense to know things or make decisions. As such, many intuitive people can also be susceptible to energies from other sources, such as other people.
A NEGATIVE ENERGY ENDURED
I have had an issue for years when it came to being affected by and absorbing the energies of other people. In fact, the worst case for me was a very close relative. It took me years to understand why, after spending time in his presence, I would become upset, confused, frustrated and even negative myself. It would take a very long time for me to return to my normal, more positive self.
After our last confrontation, in which he treated me worse than his poor dog he kept chained to a tree and would not explain his reason, I realized I needed to stay away from him, but didn’t really understand why. I just knew I felt better when I wasn’t around him. It took me quite awhile to also realize I needed to forgive him for his extremely negative actions, as my anger and frustration were eating away at my soul. I was losing any spiritual abundance I had. It was affecting my meditations, peaceful mind and heart, and even other relationships.
REALIZING THE PROBLEM & FINDING SOLUTIONS
It wasn’t until just a few months back, after doing research on intuitives, psychics, empaths and sensitives, that I was able to realize what the real issue was that was happening. I was absorbing his negative energy and it was severely affecting me. Then my real research began on how to protect myself from these energies, because they could also affect me from a distance.
- sometimes walk into a room and feel a bad “vibe” or feel exhausted in a crowd?
- feel easily hurt at times?
- get told by people that you’re too sensitive?
- avoid conscious recognition of the emotional basis of an act or feeling by substituting a superficially plausible explanation?
- sense negative emotions evoked by other people and sometimes don’t know if it’s coming from them or you?
- get nervous and agitated around hyperactive people?
- need to be alone to re-energize?
- feel, at times, as if you’ve lost your own identity or are suffocating in an intimate relationship?
- listen well to others and give generously of yourself?
If so, in all likelihood, you are an intuitive, empath, sensitive or psychic, and need to know how to protect yourself in order to continue your positive journey toward a life as an abundant woman.
TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS
Here are a few tips, which I have found helpful, on how to protect yourself from negativity.
Keep at least 20 to 30 feet away from any negative person, called an “emotional vampire” by Dr. Judith Orloff. (Judith Orloff, MD, Are you an empath?, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/judith-orloff-md/are-you-an-emotional-empa_b_697483.html). Don’t be concerned if you feel you may be offending someone. This is for your emotional and psychic protection. Dr. Judith Orloff has some amazing programs, books and online courses on intuition, positive energy and empowerment!
Clean negativity from you. Brush your head, arms and body with your hands as if wiping off dirt or dust. Put your hands on your solar plexus (your emotional center). Imagine a clean white light emanating from your hands into your solar plexus to clean out any negativity that may have found its way in.
Envelope yourself in a protective shield when around suspect people. Visualize your body being enveloped in a white light that blocks the negativity but allows positive energy to be absorbed.
Center yourself with deep breaths. As you breathe in, feel positive, calming energy entering into your lungs. As you breathe out, see the negative energy leaving your body as a dark mist or fog.
Manage your emotions. Have a safe, private and natural space in your home where you can go for meditation and centering to rejuvenate, especially if there are family members in the home whose emotions you have been absorbing.
Spend time with positive people. Encourage and cultivate friendships with people who have positive energies. Spending time with these people can help you strengthen your own positive energies, which will help negate any negative energies you find yourself absorbing.
These exercises are not something that will alleviate your issues with negative energy right away. They must be practiced on a regular basis for you to strengthen your own energies and protection.
So, as they say, practice makes perfect. Be sure to check out Dr. Judith Orloff’s programs, books and online courses. They are fascinating, uplifting and so very helpful! I wish you the best in your endeavors and would love to hear from you with any other tips or helpful practices you use to keep your energies positive and your soul happy!