I am sitting next to that grumpy man in the coffee shop writing this blog. Its ironic because there is this grumpy man next to me making phone calls, sighing constantly. I cant help but just feel his bad mood, which is making me irritated. I actually feel like I am taking on his bad mood, but luckily I am aware of this and don’t let it take control.
WHY, you ask? Why is this person that I do not know personally affecting me!? Its his energy. This isn’t a new revelation…but we can physically feel other people’s energy. You don’t have to be sensitive to absorb another person’s positive or negative energy. Energy is a vibration that effects us all. Everything in this world has energy, from the grass, to the air you breathe, to the food you eat. Here are some quick examples of positive and negative energy in a person.
Signs of a positive energy in a person:
– Inviting, sense of love, feeling of compassion, very giving
– You want to get closer
– Feeling of being safe when you are around that person
– You always want to be around them
Signs of a negative energy in a person:
– You feel attacked, unsafe, irritated
– You feel like you can’t be happy around them
– They make a lot of negative comments, half glass full type of personality
– You can not wait to get away
– Your own energy starts to feel drained, you feel tired, or become ill
The book Energetic Boundaries by Cyndi Dale describes this energy the best. Here is an excerpt from the book that helps explain energy in more detail:
“Energy is simply information that vibrates or moves. Some energy, such as the energy composing a table or a chair, moves slowly. You can see, touch, discuss, and prove the existence of these slow-energy objects. But most of the energy in this world can’t be seen, heard, or touched through our typical five senses. It moves so fast that we can’t perceive it; usually, we can notice only its effects. Is the energy transmitted by your car radio any less real than the energy that makes up the book on your coffee table? How about the microwaves that zap your food or the satellite transmissions that zip e-mails your way? You know these energies exist, even though you can’t see them, yet they are vital to your life.
Trillions upon trillions of bits of energetic data are zinging around us 24/7, and our energetic boundaries, themselves composed of fast moving, unseen energy, keep us from being overwhelmed by them all. Energy also composes our feelings, thoughts, and needs, as well as our inherent beliefs and spiritual essence.
Throughout history and across all cultures, intuitives, healers, visionaries, and shamans have been able to perceive the energetic fields that science is only now coming to comprehend and study. In fact, they have been able to see and work with the three systems that link our physical and spiritual energies and interact to form our overall energetic anatomy: the channels, also called the meridians; the centers, the most well known of which are the chakras; and the fields, one of which is the auric field. Other types of fields include various types of magnetic fields, morphogenetic or species-based fields, miasmic or disease-creating fields, and all sorts of other fields that link our inner self with the outer world.
The meridians spread energy throughout our body. The chakras are energy receptors or holders, located mainly inside of the body. The fields, expanding bubbles or circles of light, are found outside of our body, emanating from our skin to several feet away. These fields compose our energetic boundaries. They listen to the data in our chakras and other energy centers to determine which information to bring from outside to inside of us. The fields also communicate messages from us to the outer world. There are actually dozens, maybe even hundreds or thousands of layers or energy boundaries extending from your body. Some hover upon your skin like a butterfly kiss; others are similar to madcap children, dashing in all directions. Some of these fields perform specific activities, ranging from protecting us from dangers to attracting people to us.” – an excerpt from Energetic Boundaries by Cyndi Dale
(For information on the scientific research about and evidence and applications of these various energetic systems, please see the book The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy by Cyndi Dale.)
What we want to do is feel love when we connect to people. So take a deep breath before you go out every day, and ask yourself “What type of energy am I holding today?” — Because that is the energy you will be sharing with the people in your every day life.