Are you a psychic sponge? If you have strong psychic abilities, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the thoughts, feelings and emotions of others. Say you go to a party or some other event where there are a lot of people, you may feel drained and tired. You may even start to feel emotions that don’t make sense to you such as anger or depression. The reason you’re feeling these emotions is not because you have some pent up feelings that you haven’t expressed; it’s because you’re taking on the emotions and feelings of others around you.
This can be useful in that you could be insightful about those you love. For example, you’ll know when a loved one is sad or depressed even if he or she doesn’t show it because you’ll be feeling those emotions along with that person.
But what if you don’t want to soak up all of the emotions of those around you. Sure you can avoid gatherings of large groups of people but you don’t have to miss out on all the fun. There are ways to protect yourself energetically.
One way is described by Jodi Livon in The Happy Medium: Awakening to Your Natural Intuition. She writes:
One of the more creative ways I stop absorbing emotions that are not my own is by imagining myself as saturated with white light. If a sponge is saturated, it can no longer absorb. White light is like an all-purpose stain remover. It gets anything out!
The next time you feel the emotions of others start to creep inside your energy field, give it a try.
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