In the last segment, we discussed how you may be a highly sensitive person (HSP) and how you may be picking up and feeling emotions and thoughts that may not even be yours! In this segment we are going to address some energy alchemy tools to help you better manage your energy so you don’t get “slimed’ with other people’s heavy sticky emotional sludge.
Our personal energy field acts as a communications device, transmitting and receiving energy and information about our surroundings. The natural distance for our personal energy field is approximately an arm’s length out in a circle all around us. It is what defines where you end and someone else begins.
Many people, especially “sensitives”, have unknowingly extended their personal energy field much farther than that, for several reasons I had mentioned: to be compassionate and feel/heal/help others, to feel more in control of their space; or protectively to want a “heads-up” about what may be coming their way so they can anticipate and better defend themselves.
How it impacts you to have large extended open personal energy field
Our personal energy field is not static and can be extended to encompass a large room or retracted very tightly right up to the skin. You might prefer a large open energy field, as it feels more welcoming and less rigid than a tighter, close field.
However, when it is quite large and far-flung, it means that you are running everyone else’s energy through your field! Translation—everyone is in your space, and you are having to experience their thoughts and emotions running through your body and aura directly!!!
This is a major reason why so many sensitive people are overwhelmed with other people’s emotions and feel zapped and emotionally drained when around others, especially in larger crowds and public places.
The great news: We can learn how to play with our energy field and make it more appropriate for different situations. For example, when you live in a rural place, there may be no need to contract your field in the way that you might choose living in city and riding on a packed subway.
Energy Alchemy TIPS: 4 techniques to clear other people’s emotions and thoughts
Remember, thoughts are things, and what you think about expands. “As you think, so shall you be.” So when you intend and visualize the following tools, know that you are instantly impacting your own energy and experience. NOTE: You do not need to know “how” any of this takes place. You are the captain and are taking charge of your being and leaving the details of how that happens to the same Source that manages how you breathe.
1) Call in your Personal Energy Field
Though you may not have consciously extended your field, you can consciously retract it. You are in command of your being. So command your field to come in towards you as tightly as you desire all the way to the edge of your body if you are right up against someone. This does take a bit of practice to perfect and hold, but you will become more skilled at this in time. It is especially helpful when attending large meetings or going to public places, but can be used anytime you want to gather up your personal field so others are not energetically in your space.
Just like electrical appliances need grounding, the human body can be stabilized by consciously connecting your energy to the earth. While you can ground using the visual of roots growing from your feet, I find grounding from the 1st chakra at the base of the spine into the center of the earth, using the image of a tube to have more potency.
Make the intention to release all energy that is no longer serving you, and is not for your Highest Good. You can send it right down your Grounding Tube for recycling and transmuting! The time needed here could be a few moments or up to twenty minutes or more; it depends on how often you take the garbage!
A rose is a perfect tool here as it has the highest frequency on the planet; and many people are using and therefore empowering this popular image for energy clearing; and it has a built-in grounding line in the long stem! The image of a rose can be used to make separations and clear negative or challenging energy in specific circumstances eg conversations. Visualize a long-stem rose midway between you and the other person. Now command the rose to harmonize your energies and to absorb or clear any energy that is in disharmony with you.
Each one of these energy alchemy tools has been transformative in my life and I use each of them daily; I also teach them in much greater depth in our Quantum Creating retreats. For example, I hadn’t realized the extent that I had been feeling both my emotions and others, especially those I am close to.
My partner and I were slipping quickly into an argument one night and I thought it was potentially a real deal-breaker. On a scale of 1-10, it was a 9. Luckily I had just learned the Rose technique to make separations and unbeknownst to him, I “inserted” a rose between us on the couch and begin clearing. Instantly I could feel most of the upset was on his side of the rose, and I was now down to a 2. While I could “feel” all his emotions, I had been doubling his strong emotions plus my own, and thought we were really on thin ice. I was able to easily detach and step quickly out of his story, and diffuse it. These energy tools are priceless!