Sensitive and Dealing with Negativity
The more spiritual I become, the more I find that other people's negative energy affects me. And it always affects me in a negative way. I am sure that most of you have noticed that there is at least one person in your life; family, friend, child, teacher, co-worker, boss, ex-spouse or spouse whose energy seems to affect you more than others. Take a minute and reflect on those who have touched your life. Who did you cringe at the thought of? Who made your muscles tense or that instant headache appear? Who turned your stomach into a big knot? We all have been affected by others; their words, their judgement, their misunderstanding, and mostly by their energy. If you don't, then good for you!! You are one lucky spirit! Maybe you are like me and for the most part have filtered these people out of your life. In some family instances, we can't necessarily do that, at least easily. So here is a simple exercise that you can do in order to tell if you pick up on other people's energy: When you walk into a room, a store, office, or public place, keep from looking at the faces of those around you. Instead, take a few deep breaths and watch how your body feels. Some people will find it hard to breathe if there is someone negative in the room. Your body can become tired. You may feel dizzy or the onset of a headache. Some feel a yucky gut feeling or even just a knowing that something is not quite right. Some will feel tension in their backs, shoulders and necks. This doesn't mean that you have to run out of the room. It simply means that now you understand that not all of your negative physical feelings are coming from you. Yes, we can feel them from others. The good news is that there is a way to protect yourself from this. You can even protect yourself when you know you are going to have confrontation with someone. I will get to that further into the blog post. One sensitivity issue I find is when someone seems to target you with their negative energy. As if everything is your fault. This can even come from the cashier who is having a bad day. Then there are those who cannot tell a story without projecting negative energy which can actually feel like darts hitting us as they speak. And the story doesn't even have to do with us. We cannot control other people's emotions, all we can do is control how we react to them. Those of us who are sensitive to energy to begin with really have to protect ourselves daily in order to stay balanced, grounded, and in peace. I could write forever about how we shouldn't take anything anyone says or does personally, or how other people's problems are not our own unless we make it be so. What I have learned is that we all get to that understanding at our own time. We can only hope that we can protect ourselves from those who judge us for being sensitive. It is the way we were born, and not something we can just change over night. Besides, being sensitive is not always a bad thing. Us sensitive spirits have a lot of empathy for those who are struggling and those who are in pain. Why? Because we can feel it. Some of us can feel it to the point of thinking it is our pain and struggle rather than others. My daily routine consists of starting my day calling in all the angels to protect me by putting me in a big bubble of protection. This bubble has all happy things in it. No one can pierce this bubble. Other things that can help sensitive people are: meditation, sleeping 6-8 straight hours a night, eating healthy food, cutting out caffeine and sugar, exercise, hot Epsom salt baths, getting out in nature, and saging yourself. Of course distancing yourself from negative people will definitely help as well.