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I met a friend when I was on the Women’s Team for the Authentic Man Program, out of the Integral Center in Boulder, who told me that whenever she wanted to get a temperature of the room, that is to say, to really get a read on how people were feeling, she’d look at me.
Whatever expression was on my face, however my energy seemed to be, if I seemed open and relaxed or agitated and closed, she’d take stock and know what to do next.
I was shocked to hear this. I knew that I would get irritated or antsy in a room of people, but I always wanted to fit in and not be the one to rock the boat, so it was hard for me to be the one to speak up and say what I was feeling.
When she shared this with me, I inquired more about what she meant. She told me that she knew that if I was upset, or irritated, she knew others must be, too. She said she trusted my sensitivity and looked to me to be the honest thermometer of the group.
I was stunned. This meant two important things for me:
1. I was to be trusted, and perhaps my feelings were not only valid but also highly relevant and important.
2. It was not only okay for me to feel upset, or angry, or frustrated, but actually a valuable indication of the feelings of those around me- which meant that I was highly empathic and psychic and other people knew it, too.
From that point forward, I had much more confidence in my own feelings. I began to really own that I was a vessel of energy, of information, a clear channel of emotion, and that I didn’t need to feel shame at my own emotional nature, but could actually be of service and be courageous, speaking for those around me, who may not be speaking up.
Ever since then, if I’m thinking it, I know it’s in the collective consciousness. If I’m feeling it, I know others are, too.
I don’t have to suppress my feelings, but rather, I can use them as an indication of what’s needed in a group setting.
Once, in my work at Landmark Education, a man said to me that I was a champion for the integrity of what is so.
I find this to be true. I don’t like to ignore the elephant in the room or sweep things under the rug. As an intuitive, a highly sensitive, or an empathic being, I feel it is our choice and ability to really be straight about what’s going on under the surface.
People can’t hide their true feelings from me because I feel them. This makes for some interesting situations, but when used as a gift and from a loving space, it’s a powerful opportunity for truth and healing.
This is what it means to be clairvoyant, to see clearly. Being willing to see what’s under the surface, or what’s not being said.
Do you know when someone’s intentions don’t match their word? Do you sense when the energy of a room is different than what’s being spoken by its occupants?
Being empathic means that we pick up the energy of those around us. We feel what they feel. It’s important to be able to know when what you’re feeling is you and yours, and when what you’re feeling belongs to others.
This is why I do the work that I do. My clairvoyant healing work centers around helping you discover what you really feel like, through meditation and mindfulness, and then to clear out other people’s energy and set your boundaries, energetically, so you don’t unconsciously pick up the feelings of others and think that’s you.
Isn’t that great? What would be possible if we all knew, with certainty, what our own energy naturally feels like? What if we could all sense when we’re picking up on other’s emotions and we could easily ground that out and feel good again?
Now it’s your turn. I’d love to hear from you. What is your intuitive sense like? How did you discover your empathic abilities? Leave a comment below and let me know of any empathic experiences you’ve had, or how you tune in to realize you’re picking up on other people’s energy.
Thanks for joining with me today.
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