Last Updated on February 17, 2018
I was recently with a friend and I suddenly felt nauseous. I also felt like it was difficult to breathe and had the strong desire to take a nap. Because I try to follow what my body is telling me, I decided to leave the friend’s presence to go home to rest. Once I got in the car and was on my way home, I started feeling better. By the time I got home, I felt almost back to normal, and no longer felt the need to rest my body. It was then that I realized that my symptoms weren’t telling me to take a nap. Rather, they were signs that I was sensing negative energy around my friend.
One of the biggest misconceptions people have is that things are either good or bad. There is good energy or bad energy. The truth of the matter is energy shifts and changes all the time. There is no doubt that sometimes there is negative energy around me when I’m feeling bad about things and attracting negative experiences into my life. (If you want to understand more about attracting good and bad things into your life, click here for articles on the Law of Attraction.) While my friend likely was going through a negative spell, the energy around her literally repelled me and made me want to move away.
So how can you tell if you are sensing negative energy? Here are some ways that might show up.
You have physical symptoms. Let me preface this with I’m no doctor and this is not medical advice. If you feel bad, see your doctor. Now, sensing negative energy can literally make you feel sick. That’s one of the ways that psychic ability makes itself felt. Like me, you might feel nauseous or tired. You might also feel anxious, lightheaded, or achey. Some people experience headaches or body aches when they are sensing negative energy. The key to keep in mind is that if it’s negative energy that you are experiencing, the symptoms will go away when you leave the area where the negative energy exists.
You feel stuck or rooted in place. If you are sensing negative energy, you might feel like you can’t move forward. Are you procrastinating about visiting a friend or making plans with someone? Are you pulling away from a romantic partner or friend? It could be that you are sensing negative energy around this person so you are instinctively putting off being around them. When things feel good to you energetically, you want to spend time in that situation or with that person.
You know a person is in a bad place. Some people have the psychic gift of claircognizance, which is simply knowing things that you have no way of knowing. Claircognizance is one of the ways my psychic abilities show themselves. I’ll simply know something, almost like the information was just magically dropped into my head. If you have the gift of claircogizance, you might simply know that a person isn’t healthy for you to be around right now, and you may even know why even though the person hasn’t told you. When you are claircognizant, it is not unusual to know why someone is devastated, fearful or angry inside even if that person is smiling in your face.
The value of sensing negative energy
There is a value of sensing negative energy. It helps you to protect yourself and your own energetic makeup. Hurt people hurt people. When you sense negativity from someone, it might be your higher self’s way of warning you to stay away from this person for a while. It doesn’t mean you need to cut this person or this experience from your life. It could be a temporary thing that you should distance yourself from for while. Intuition is fluid. What is a yes today might be a no tomorrow and vice-versa. When you learn to follow the signs of your intuition, you know what to do no matter which way the wind blows or energy flows.