When you’re sensitive to energy it plays a big role in your entire life.
If you know that you are energy sensitive, and you have learned how to manage your energy, it helps you become more empowered in how you live your life.
If you don’t know that you are sensitive to energy and so you’ve never learned how to master and manage this you might find that you feel like a victim of circumstance, powerless and even helpless.
Signs that you are energy sensitive
1. Highly empathic
You may experience the feelings of others as if they are your own. It can be difficult to distinguish between what feelings are yours, and what belongs to someone else. When you are not aware of this, you may be terribly affected by the moods of others. If others are happy, you feel happy too. Unfortunately, the opposite is also true, when others feel upset, you experience that too. It will be helpful if you learn to separate your energy from other people’s energy. And something else which is important to know is that their feelings may activate unresolved traumas or blocks within you.
2. Sensitive to the energy in a room
You might know this – when you walk into a room during or right after someone had an argument. You may feel the tension or “stickiness” that is left in the space. You may also feel activated when you go to a shopping mall where you pick up on the energy of all the people in that space.
3. Struggles with addictive behaviour
This could possibly be due to the desire to numb out feelings of overwhelm and overstimulation. Addictions can be anything from getting lost in the social media rabbit hole, to sex or porn, to using alcohol and drugs to numb yourself. These addictions are used as a coping mechanism.
4. Struggles with intimacy
As a sensitive person, you are sensitive to the feelings and moods of the people in your life. This can cause you to withdraw and avoid confrontation as you pick up on the moods of those around you. Many sensitive people may avoid asserting themselves and so fall victim to people who take advantage of them. This can lead to avoiding opening up and becoming vulnerable in relationships as a way to stay safe.
How to manage your energy to become more empowered
I have four tips to share with you on how you can empower yourself by mastering your energy so that you can live your best life.
1. Uphold healthy boundaries
Creating stronger energy boundaries doesn’t necessarily mean that you should “protect” yourself from others. Rather, develop the awareness of being able to distinguish between what are your thoughts and feelings, and what belongs to someone else. Exploring the boundaries somatically, and feeling into how it feels to uphold such boundaries can be helpful.
2. Assume responsibility for your own wellbeing
You can not control another person, the only thing you have control over is how you are being. Often we may think that other people should change in order to accommodate those of us who are more sensitive. But, the responsibility does lie with you to ensure that you honour your sensitivity and mindset so that you begin to live empowered instead of being affected when others don’t behave like you think they should.
Become a master
You are the creator of your experiences. So, even though you may not cause the actual events and situations, your response to them will determine your experience to a large extent. No one else is in charge of your life or your energy. Begin to view yourself as a powerful creator and start acting in that way. Your sensitivity is a gift that you can use to live an empowered and fulfilling life.