Empaths & HSPs: Stop collecting other people’s negative energy

July 1, 2016

I want to point you towards this video that talks about this topic really well.

A quick summary of what I know.
All humans exchange energy with each other. Positive and negative.

Some folks have strong energetic boundaries, while others have weak or no energetic boundaries. We all have a subtle body, something that cannot be seen or measured yet, consisting of multiple layers of aura.

Remember in biology we learned about permeable, semipermeable, and impermeable cell membranes? That’s how our energetic boundaries can be. The ideal is to be selective with what we allow in, only let the good energies in, and keep negative energy out.

Empaths & highly sensitive people tend to be psychic sponges, absorbing energy everywhere they go.

It’s important to release that gunk thru daily energetic hygiene practices. Stuff like epsom salt detox baths, eden energy routine, grounding, visualization, cord cutting, cleansing your aura, using sage, etc.

It’s also important to shore up your energy boundaries beforehand, and not to be too open when hanging out with negative people. You will also run into some people who like to feed off of your energy, so they will drain your batteries, known as energy vampires.

This is something I’m in the process of learning and practicing, especially because I keep forgetting that I’m an HSP!

Some experts you can turn to for further research include Judith Orloff, Cyndi Dale, Doreen Virtue, Donna Eden, Mari Cooper, & Dave Markowitz. I’ll post two of my favorite book recommendations below.

Resources:
Whose Stuff Is This?: Finding Freedom from the Negative Thoughts, Feelings, and Energy of Those Around You
Self-Care for the Self-Aware: A Guide for Highly Sensitive People, Empaths, Intuitives, and Healers