Have you ever sat and watched people go by in a shopping mall? It’s a fascinating experience when you are someone who is tuned in to various energies – and can pick up on the feelings and emotions of others.
Today I noticed a woman walking past me holding her husband’s hand, and she had clearly been crying within the past few minutes. I felt all kinds of things as they walked past only a metre or so from me. There was her despair, his support and concern. I have no idea what was happening for them – or at least I’ll never know for sure – but I felt a deep sorrow that lingered for me long after they’d passed. I then looked about at all the people in the area – some where happy, some were sad and some just blindly going through the motions of the day like robots.
I know it’s an odd thing for some people to do – but if you want to nurture your abilities to read people and tune into their ‘stuff’ it’s a great way to do so when sitting public and it’s not too crowded. However, I find hospitals and casinos are terrible places for this as the energies are overwhelming.
At the same time it’s also good to note that when you are picking up other people’s ‘stuff’ it’s important to identify where you actually feel it, what you feel, and how it affects you. When you get good at this, it’s helpful when you know that something being wrong is not always you – often it’s someone else’s stuff you’re getting but it can make you feel either grumpy, sad, frustrated, or even the other sides of these emotions – happy, joyful, peaceful etc.
Always ask yourself when you are feeling something that doesn’t actually fit with what your own personal feelings would normally be ‘is this my feeling or does it belong to someone else?’. Sometimes this also relates to spiritual emotions in your environment and lingering spirits can have that effect on you too.
In summary – get familiar with what YOUR feelings are, when they really are YOUR feelings and learn to identify when you are actually picking up on someone else’s. It can save you a lot of angst and even a few arguments (imagine feeling someone’s anger and reacting to it when it’s not even part of your own experience).
Learning to block other people’s emotions from affecting you will be something I’ll write more about next time. In the meantime there are simple things you can do to help you:
- Burn some sage in your house, environment
- Crystals around your house for protection if there’s a real issue with negative spiritual energies
- Exploring Feng Shui techniques to see if re-balancing your environment
- Ask your angels and guides to protect you – yes this really does work.
Enjoy people watching….