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Do You Take On Other People's Energy?

Clear Negative Energy, Release, Empath, SensitiveDo you sometimes become aware that after an interaction with someone you can walk away feeling annoyed or agitated? Do you catch yourself constantly thinking about a person or situation for no apparent reason? Does your energy or mood waver so you feel as though you have no control over how you feel? Are you sensitive and aware that you take on emotions and feelings from others?

For a long time I felt as though my moods and emotions were not in my control. I felt as though one moment I could be feeling great, feeling light and happy and then for no apparent reason I would plummet and no longer feel myself. I battled with this for years never understanding what was happening and most of the time feeling as though I was spinning around in an energetic washing machine.

Until I learned about energy and what being sensitive really meant. These days I am much more aware about my energy to the point where I can recognise when I have taken on something that is not mine. I don’t always know where it has come from but that doesn’t matter. The point is to recognise it and as soon as you do – get back to YOU.

How To Tell When You’ve Taken On Energy?

-All of a sudden you feel very tired and catch yourself yawning-Feeling agitated for no particular reason (which may lead you to finding reasons to justify the way you’re feeling)
-Becoming angry out of nowhere
-You just don’t feel yourself
-You feel sad but are unsure why
-You feel low or heavy
-You feel drained of energy
-After you have moved away from someone you can still hear the sound of their voice in your head – as if they are still talking

How Can You Clear or Release Energy?

  • Close your eyes and hold your breath; imagine yourself blowing energy out of the top of your head (crown chakra) as if you are a dolphin blowing from your spout. This tip might sound funny until you try it and feel the incredible release. 🙂
  • Take a few deep breaths into your heart, feel your heart soften as you grow your connection to the love you hold within you. Send love to the energies you have picked up, and also to the source of the energy.
  • Have a shower or a swim and imagine the energies being washed away.
  • Hold a rock or a crystal (or anything from nature) and intend to send the energies into it, sending it with love and gratitude.
  • Close your eyes and connect into your heart, imagine that you can shake your body like a dog getting out of water. Feel how you can shake off the energies and reconnect back into your true self.
  • Burn sage around you and then walk through it.

Try any or all of these clear and releases until you work out which one works best for you. There are many other methods however these are some of the quickest and easiest that I work with for clearing away energy and to use so you can feel yourself again.

The key is to understand that most people don’t even realise that you are picking up their energy and are not doing anything intentionally to cause you harm, pain or discomfort. And the quickest and easiest way to release anything is to move into a place of love.

How do you clear yourself from energies?

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    November 24, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Not only do I take on other peoples energy, I pick up their physical issues as well – ligament and tendon issues are common – sometimes they’re relieved of their pain.

    I was away this weekend with a friend who recently broke his right foot and was limping. A fire ant bit my right foot (I wasn’t even barefoot! That ant really went out of his way to get me!) after spending a few hours together and I was limping – the pain was incredible. As soon as we departed company, the pain in my foot disappeared and I could walk normally again. This is the most recent, and minor, of a string of injuries I seem to pick up from people.

    More seriously, I spent some time bonding with a girl I knew for several years who’d always had back issues – we’d never really been close until that day we bonded, the next day I slipped a disc in my back.

    And there are so many other instances. There is a running joke at my work that if you have an injury rub it on me and I’ll take it off you.

    What is it? How do I stop it? What happens if I’m in the company of someone with a terminal incurable issue? That’s too scary a thought to even think.

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      November 24, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      Wow that really is fascinating! But yes, I totally understand your worry around it as well. Do you connect in with any spirit guides or beings? If so, I would certainly be asking them for more guidance on your gift, the purpose and / or how better to manage it. If you’re not in contact with guides then I would ask my own inner guidance system. Ask yourself if you did know what you were meant to be doing with these experiences then what would that be? Don’t let yourself get away with answering “I don’t know”, repeatedly say back to yourself; well, if I did know what would it be?

      For example; potentially you could be able to learn how to self heal, and by doing that heal the other person. If you take on their injury then I would imagine you are connected to them energetically. Thus meaning the reverse could be true, you heal the injury that has appeared in your physical body and you heal them! This may or may not resonate, so please just take this as you wish 🙂 There would be many more possibilities open for you.

      I would definitely advise not allowing those more fear-based thoughts to grow within you. You have already experienced the mysterious nature of illness and pain in the body, and how it can appear and disappear as if at will. So I believe there is no reason for you to fear that you will take on another person’s illness and then become gravely ill yourself. Once you work with these occurrences you’ll probably find out you have a lot more control of them than you realise!

      Please keep me posted and if you would like to discuss it further I encourage you to write again.

      Thanks for writing!

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    January 12, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Crystals and washing my hands help me daily! I’m a massage therapist and i constantly walk away from my clients with all her energy. I also have a salt lamp in my room to help balance everything out.

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    September 1, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Nice post here, the information, the stories you shared and the guidance on what to do, it’s real good and written well.
    I used to go through this sort of thing a lot myself. I found a way to deal with all that in a way that worked real well for me. I needed to get a handle on it because eventually it was just to much. If you feel like it, you can try this also.

    Once I realized that I didn’t consciously want those experiences so much, I went inward, to get real contemplative, and i asked myself (my higher and my lower self, both) “what am I getting out this, why am I willing (on some level) to do this energy exchange?” Because there’s always an energy exchange, what was I doing unconsciously.

    I believe we do have the power to be controlling the degree on which we connect energetically. And therefore, some part of our self is choosing to do this, on purpose. It’s a very empowering realization, because because most of the time empaths and other “psychics” feel that they don’t have any power of this situation, as if it just happens to them. A rather diss-empowering position for sure.

    “Why would part of me be willing to do this? On some level, there is some part of me that is willing to take on another persons pain, to get this “something” out of the energetic connection that is taking place. Why would I do that, what am I getting out of this?”

    When I did that, I found a couple answers that I had been unconscious on, I was able to shift around that strategy, by understanding my reasons for “doing that”, the empathetic taking on of other peoples pain. Bottom line for me (and probably most empathic people) was that I needed to look at a place where I needed a bit of healing. There was something I was trying to get unconsciously, on an energetic level, which ultimately I sorted out, and gave to myself. Actually, it was real easy!

    Once I did that, I didn’t have the unconscious energetic tendency to connect like that anymore.

    For me, all that out of control empathic stuff stopped. Now, it’s only if and when I want to feel another persons “stuff” I will do that, and then it’s by choice.
    I hope this could be useful to you and your readers. Thanks for sharing your wisdom Sharon.

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      September 3, 2014 at 9:13 am

      Hi Don, thank you for your wonderful and very helpful reply! I totally understand your journey and it’s amazing isn’t it – the power of going within yourself for answers and guidance 🙂 We can spend a lifetime seeking outside of ourselves, thinking that we are not special enough, wise enough etc etc to know about ourselves and our lives.

      Thank you for sharing about your experiences and your journey, this will be really helpful for people 🙂 I see you are a hypnotherapist as well! You have a great website! Yes your post certainly is useful. Thank you for offering such powerful questions to all to ponder and ask themselves. Have a great day Don. Warm wishes, Sharon

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    June 29, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Thank you for point this out, its really important to surround yourself with people that carry you forward, who have the right and positive energy even if this means that you need to let some people go.

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      July 6, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      I find it just happens almost naturally for me. Like I;m flowing on one wavelength and people sometimes ride along with a parallel wavelength and then sometimes they go higher or lower or faster or slower and our paths don’t cross as much or at all. There might be sparks (or conflicts) as the paths are transitioning but it’s almost as if it occurs by itself 🙂

      Have a wonderful day! With love, Sharon

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