We hear a lot of talk these days about being highly sensitive. What are these people sensitive to? What is a highly sensitive person (HSP)? We call these highly sensitive people empaths.
We are all born with the ability to tap into another person’s energy field to receive impulses, perceive intention, or project our thoughts and influence on others. Even though you may not recognize this ability as a psychic skill, you’ve probably “felt” someone else’s energy. For example, have you ever been sitting in a public place—perhaps reading a book and minding your own business—and sensed that someone was projecting energy toward you? When you looked up, you caught someone staring at you from across the room.
The HSPs or empaths we are referring to are the ones who are so empathic that they can feel, sense, and transmute (convert to a different frequency) using their body, intention, or emotions. Since many of them can predict the future, feel the true emotions of another person, and read the thoughts of others, it is practically impossible to lie to them.
The problem is that many empaths take on emotional energy from others and the environment without knowing it. Or, if they do feel drained by it, they don’t know what to do to clear it. This is very taxing to the body and emotions of the empathic or highly sensitive person.
According to Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D, between fifteen and twenty percent of the population are empaths—she calls them a “highly sensitive person” (HSP)—who have an excess amount of sentient ability. They tend to become overloaded with the psychic energy of others to the point of compromising their own well-being. They feel drained, tired, or emotionally distressed as they pick up on every kind of sickness.
From time to time, empaths are overwhelmed by the emotional information they receive from everyone around them—including friends, family members, and strangers. Some can even sense the emotions of those who are in another city, state, or country. Many times the information is scrambled like a radio station; and since the messages come from a variety of sources, it may be difficult for empaths to discern whose energy they are picking up on. This can cause depression, anxiety attacks, physical symptoms, or a burst of emotions that seem to appear for no reason.
Most empaths have no idea how to manage this energy or turn it off. Some don’t even know they are an empath, much less what to do about it. This condition is compounded when an empath does not recognize how his or her own energy feels or is disconnected from his or her own body, thoughts, and feelings. You may be one of them.
Being overly empathic is not a burden you must bear anymore. You can learn to shut out unwanted energy by knowing how your own energy feels and focusing on maintaining your soul’s frequency. It is important to direct your own energy and keep it from “leaking” or roaming by default. Then you will be able to send healing vibes when you choose rather than when someone wants to siphon your energy.
The Golden Feather Light video has an exercise to help you understand how to tap into your core energy to find emotional stability. This is especially helpful whenever you recognize your energy has taken on someone else’s discomfort.
To keep others from violating your personal boundaries, you have to set boundaries. This is something Yvonne Perry teaches in her coaching and her book, Whose Stuff Is This? Finding Freedom from the Thoughts, Feelings, and Energy of Those Around You.