How to Read Someone’s Energy

read someone's energy

We’ve all met someone whose energy is so powerful that we instantly know we can’t stand them or we think we’ve fallen in love at first sight. Sometimes someone’s energy can literally knock us off our feet.

But for many of us, those seem to be rare occurrences. They may happen once every few years, if that. But what about our relationships with everyone else? Wouldn’t it be great if we could read someone’s energy at will? If we could read the energy of others:

  • We’d recognize if someone is planning to do us harm.
  • We’d know if a potential romantic partner was interested.
  • We’d know the best time to ask our boss for a raise.
  • We’d know a loved one was going through a tough time.
  • We’d be able to sense negative energy.
  • We’d have stronger relationships because we’d sense where people were coming from through their energy.

The good news is you can, in fact, learn to read someone’s energy whether you know them very well or whether they are a complete stranger.

Can anyone read people’s energy?

I used to believe that psychic ability was a gift that only certain people had. Today my views have changed. Yes, I still believe it’s a gift but I believe we all are psychic on some level.

Over time I’ve come to realize that psychic ability is like a muscle. The more we work it, the stronger it becomes. When we ignore it and don’t work with it it becomes less dependable and less accurate.

If you want to learn how to read people ’s energy, you have to practice working with energy. You might read books about reading energy. One of my favorite books on energy is Positive Energy by Judith Orloff.

It’s also important to be intentional. Just setting the intention that you’re going to learn about reading energy can make all the difference in the world. If you want to become a master of reading the energy of those around you, here are some exercises to try.

Exercises to help you read energy

Start with yourself.

Notice your own energy. In order to read the energy of others, you first need to know your own energy. You need to know your baseline. If you don’t know what your own energy feels like, how will you know whether you’re picking up on the energy of someone else as opposed to your own?

In order to do this it’s important to be present. You can’t be all up in your head thinking about yesterday or last month or tomorrow. Rather, be present to the moment and monitor your feelings throughout the day. As you do this, there will be times when you’ll feel up and times when you’ll feel down. But you’ll notice that there’s a point that you typically come back to. There is an emotional baseline that would be considered your norm. When you know your norm, you’ll be able to detect if someone’s energy knocks you off of it.

Move on to babies and pets.

Note the energy of babies and pets. There is something about babies and pets that makes them somewhat purer than adults. There are no hidden agendas, they are not trying to hide anything, and they are clear about their intentions. And their energy reflects that. As you’re working to strengthen your energy-reading skills, practice on babies and pets and you may have an easier time than if you just started workng with adults. See if you can pick up on the mood of the baby or the pet. Also note how the mood can change.

Now focus on people you know.

Identify three people that you will see over the next few days. When you’re in their presence, take a few moments to ask yourself how their energy feels. Think of adjectives to describe it. Does it feel welcoming? Harsh? Abrasive? Repelling? Do they feel like an energy vampire? Don’t ignore anything that comes to mind. You might even think of words or symbols that don’t make sense when you do this exercise. For example, you may see a color when you sense the energy of one person and see a different color when you sense the energy of another. Those colors would be your intuition’s way of expressing itself.

I’d suggest that you write down the impressions. Yes, I know writng things down can be a drag and I know you’re busy, but writing down your impressions will help you to remember how your intuition spoke to you. When it speaks to you again at a later date you’ll be able to apply those lessons.

Finally move on to strangers.

Go to a public place where you’ll be able to sit while people come in and out. A coffeeshop or park would be a good place. Sit where you’ll see people pass you by. Pay attention to how you feel each time a person comes near. Notice if you feel a certain way when one person is around and feel a different way when others come around. As you notice the energy changes around you, you’ll get a better grasp of how energy feels and what that feeling can tell you about a person.

Reading energy is a skill that strengthens over time. The first time you try these exercises, don’t be frustrated if you don’t get the results you want. In fact, some people will try these exercises and feel like nothing happened. If that’s the case, put aside your doubts and try again. You wouldn’t be able to run a marathon the week you started exercising. The same holds true here. As you spend time focusing on reading the energy of others you’ll start to notice some subtle differences between people and you will be more in tune with what’s going on beneath the surface.

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