By jona bryndis, Jul 13 2018 08:28PM
Empaths and highly sensitive people have no problem with perceiving energies per se; but we don’t know how to discern or work them. We feel 'stuff' in us and around us all the time, but we often don't know how to handle or manage them. We are usually overwhelmed or even feel dominated by ‘energies’, blame others or think that there is something wrong with us. To handle all this we end up isolating or worse, we try to numb our inner connection and avoid inner silence.
This common mechanism found in people who are empatheic is detrimental. It can lead to all kinds of coping and avoidance patterns in relationships (gaslighting, codependency, externalizing) as well as with ourselves (addictions just being one of them). We are so overloaded that we just don't want to FEEL anything. This constant inner up and down of energies is our daily bread, and very hard to understand for others.The very thing that could help us regulating our energetic perception and learning how to better deal with our sensitivity is focusing our attention inwardly. However, this seems is exactly the challenge. The way things are and how the world is going is already too much - how can our inside help us to deal with our outside? - How can our energetic sensitivity help us to better navigate through our live?