Are You Energy Sensitive? 6 Telling Signs
As you’ve probably noticed before, there is a range in our sensory abilities. Some people can see very well, others not very well at all. Some have excellent hearing, while others are deaf. The same applies to energy sensitivity, or as they call it, your “sixth sense.” Are you energy sensitive?
When you break down reality, everything is made up of one thing, and that is vibrational energy. Some people are very aware of the energy that surrounds them, and they can tell when energy is high and when it is low. They easily sense “good” and “bad” vibes. Other people, not so much.
As I am energy sensitive and work with other energy sensitive people, here are a few signs I see time and again. Not all energy sensitive folks will carry each of these traits, but if you carry a few of them, you are probably quite sensitive to vibrational energy.
1. Deep empathy for others:
You can often spot the most energy sensitive person in the room when there is someone around who is hurt or upset. Energy sensitive people are often the “first responders,” there to hold a hand, give a hug or lend a listening ear. Energy sensitive people often feel other people’s emotions (and sometimes their physical pain too), and so they easily understand and empathize with people who are suffering.
2. Emotional rollercoasters:
Having a keen sense of vibrational energy often means that the high times feel very high but the low times feel very low. Having some plans in place to help you raise your vibration can be very helpful, especially during low times!
Being energy sensitive means you “feel” a lot more than many people. To avoid feeling low vibrational energy, these individuals may lean on substances like drugs or alcohol in order to numb out the pain of negative sensory input. They may also have a proclivity for other types of addictions, like food, gambling or shopping.
4. Being an excellent judge of character:
Energy sensitive people are often very aware of other people’s motivations, and many times they can “just tell when” someone is bad news. This can be a very beneficial trait, as it makes one less likely to be conned or taken advantage of.
5. Possible introversion:
Not all sensitive folks are introverts, but many often are. It can be overwhelming to take on the emotions and feelings of other people, and so often energy sensitive people withdraw and seek alone time in order to stabilize. They are often likely to feel drained after prolonged social interactions.
6. Receiving signs:
People who are sensitive to energy are much more likely to be aware of the signs the universe is sending to them. They are more likely to find meaning in events and circumstances that most other people see as simply “coincidental.”
As you can see, being energy sensitive is a bit of a double-edged sword. Being attuned to vibrational energy allows one to have a deeper understanding of the universe, but it also can lead to a degree of overstimulation, and this can cause a variety of problems if left unaddressed.
If you think you may be energy sensitive, there are a number of things you can do harness the power of your gifts and cope with the struggles of sensitivity.
First and foremost, anything that can help you intentionally raise your vibration or the vibration of your environment can be highly beneficial. I personally recommend daily meditation or yoga for mental (and physical) training. Saging your home and workspace regularly is also recommended.
Be mindful of the people you surround yourself with, and allow yourself to step away from toxic people, events and circumstances when you are feeling overwhelmed. It is also very important to work toward self-acceptance, and learn how to love yourself and your gifts.
Being born into this world as an energy sensitive person comes with a unique set of responsibilities. The constant influx of energy from one’s environment can be a overwhelming and painful at times.
However, when one learns how to manage this gift, great things can happen. Reading energy and being able to empathize with others can be a tremendous asset. Energy sensitive folks are well-equipped to evoke positive change in the world, and have the capacity to be some of the world’s greatest leaders, healers and teachers.
So, do you think you are energy sensitive? Comment below and share your story. I’d love to hear it.
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Yes I am.
I definitely identify with at least 4 and somewhat the other 2. I also feel like I notice details of my surroundings more than other people do. I need to learn how to think more positively though because I tend to be very negative and feel like that just attracts more negative things my way.
I definitely am a energy sensitive I’ve known about 9 months now. I believe I’ve always been one but just wasn’t aware at the time. For the longest time I thought I was going crazy lol I thought to myself how can I be feeling happy, sad and angry all at once. I’m so happy that I now know just I’m just an Empath or energy sensitive. I do yoga and meditating daily to help me. I’ve also used a few shielding techniques to help me as well, the one I use a lot is called “the zip up” it’s by Donna Eden you can find her on youtube. I also have a few stones and crystals that I carry with me when going outdoors and sometimes just to have with me inside nearby. I’ve used sage and I found it helped quite a lot to get rid of negative energy around me or in my home and negative entities as well. I’ve joined an online community of other empaths which has helped me so much. It was just really nice to know that I wasn’t alone or crazy 🙂
Hi Daydra! Yes, like you I was once very confused about the range of emotions…I will definitely check out that shielding technique, thanks for the suggestion! -Andrea 🙂
Hi Mary! Yes, it can be a challenge sometimes to think positive when your emotions get out of whack, and a lot of times this is just because we are more reactive than other people. -Andrea 🙂
Thanks for sharing Anonymous 🙂
You’re most welcome Andrea 🙂
I connected with all of the signs. I’ve known since a young girl that I was an empath with other psychic abilities. I do have to become reclusive at times to regroup myself. The energy is draining and overwhelming at times so alone time and meditation is MUCH needed.Thank you for your articles.
I love this!! I can relate to every sign that I am energy sensitive. my entire life I knew I was different but didn’t know how or why. I had such insane amount of empathy and love for others, even as a child. I knew when people were in pain or struggling with something very difficult. I even sensed suicides twice right before they took their lives. But I didn’t understand at the time why I was so drawn and sensitive to these 2 people I barely knew. I grew up in a very dysfunctional environment, and every time I have to be around them, I can literally feel the negative energy, so bad that I had to leave as if my soul was screaming “get out of there” I am careful of who I surround myself with but I still struggle with everyday life because I take on the energies around me. Since my awakening last year, I am more sensitive than ever! I meditate everyday and it helps tremendously but it’s still a challenge. Great article!! Thank you
Thanks Missy! That’s pretty eerie about the suicides. Sometimes sensing things can be a little disturbing, huh? Thanks for sharing <3 -Andrea
Thanks Anniece! Yes, I definitely have reclusive tendencies too. Many people don’t understand it, but it is very helpful to step away at times! Thanks for sharing -Andrea 🙂
Question – is being energy sensitive and an empath the same thing?
Hi Amrish! For most intents and purposes, yes…however I would say that being an empath is a more specific version of energy sensitivity. Some people with energy sensitivity lack the ability to read other people’s feelings and emotions, and that characteristic is a necessary component of empathy.
Hope this makes sense!
I found that the 6 signs are extremely correct about myself.
It was very interesting as I know I have this energy, but to read each of the signs was amazing as each one described me perfectly.
I also feel the presence of my brother who has passed away. We were extremely close. He is 7 years older than me.
I’ve had 3 specific dreams about he and I when he passed.
The first 2 dreams are very similar.
We would be at home and my brother would say, ‘he has to go out’.
I would beg him to stay with me and he would say, ‘I can’t, I’m going out’.
I would beg and beg to him, ‘please stay with me’.
The first dream he said, ‘I’m meeting my friends’.
The second dream was exactly the same as the first dream except he was leaving to catch the train.
The end of my first 2 dreams it would end with him walking out the front door.
I would wake up from my dream in tears and such pain, the pain was excruciating.
I would cry and cry and say things like, why him, why, I love him so much, why not take someone who deserves it, someone who has been cruel.
The third dream I had we were at home again, he said to me, ‘I’m leaving now’.
This time I didn’t cry or beg him to stay. I can’t even remember saying goodbye.
I do remember him leave through the front door as he did in the previous dreams.
I remember feeling okay when he left.
I didn’t wake up crying, I woke up knowing that there is a meaning to the 3 dreams.
I understood what the dreams meant after thinking about how I felt when I had the first 2 dreams and how I felt after the 3rd dream.
My brother came to visit me as he knew the pain I was dealing with. I would wait for my brother to come home via the front door, I hadn’t really processed that I will never see him again.
I couldn’t cry at his funeral as it was just so surreal to me.
About 4 to 5 months later I was listening to a song and then I just broke down crying and my heart felt truly broken knowing I will not hug him again, talk and laugh again, really knowing to stop waiting for him to walk home threw the front door.
He knew I was in desperate pain waiting for him to come home, as he did when he was alive. He helped me realise through my dreams that he will never walk in the front door when I’m awake.
I have experienced so much more with my brothers presence.
I’m feeling exhausted right now and need to say thanks for letting me reply and I wish you all the best for Christmas and the New Year.
Hope to hear from you.
Take care of yourself and your loved ones. Tracey
Tracey, thank you for sharing your story. Death is so painful, but also fascinating, isn’t it? Glad to hear your connection is strong. Much love to you <3 -Andrea
I am …. Relative to all signs and great article!
Thanks Patricia! It’s nice to connect with other energy-sensitive people like you <3 -Andrea
Thanks for this posting. I believe I am energy sensitive but I dont know what to do about it. I am on medication to try help me cope with the world. I am diagnosed with Borderline personality disorder which happens to list all above as “symptoms”. I have tried suicide seven times because the pain gets too intense. I also see people at the moment of their death which is very distressing. Can you help me please?
It is my opinion that many people with mood disorders (like borderline) are indeed energy sensitive! Of course, I am not a physician so you will want to consult a psychological professional, especially if you are feeling suicidal or experiencing extreme emotional trauma.
With that being said, I’ve found that dwelling more on the positive and less on the negative helps tremendously with stabilizing my emotions. I’ve come to understand that as I focus on the things that make me upset, it drives my emotions further and further down…however, when I focus on the positive the reverse is the case. So in moments of turmoil, it helps to tell myself something like “I don’t need to think about this right now,” followed by some deep breathing and then when I’ve calmed a little I will pick another activity or topic to dwell on as a distraction. I try to keep my mind off of topics that have the potential to send me into a tailspin, and I’ve found over the years, that this is highly effective way to keep my mind in a positive place.
If you are able to see less people at the moment of their death it is advisable. If this is your job, you might want to do a quick meditation or quickly imagine yourself surrounded by white light before witnessing these moments to take the edge off.
I’ve also created a list of things you can use to help improve your mood/raise your vibration. You might find them helpful as well. Here is the list: https://raiseyourvibrationtoday.com/how-to-raise-your-vibration-easy-law-of-attraction-tips/
Be well and take care of yourself. Your health is very important to me so please use these suggestions along with your regular medical and psychological care <3
Yes this is me 100% , the stories could go on for days. I’ve been like this since childhood. I work in healthcare and I believe my gifts help me do my job better. I can smell when people come in with different infections, I can feel peoples depression, anxiety, pain, you have alot of empathy . Not only can I feel good or bad energy, I can see and feel spirits ( good or bad). I have a lot of pych deja vue, mostly from dreams and this other connection with my grandma, I was having a dream of her death and was crying hysterically in my sleep I woke up to the phone ringing and it was her telling me she’s fine and still here. P.s. we lived 45 minutes away from each other. When it was her time to pass my family and I was there I was holding her hand I leaned over and whispered in her ear “we are all here you can go home to the light now” she took one last breathe and passed. Yes all the energy you can encounter can wipe you out even for days…but I don’t think I would change a thing.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this topic. I am sure your gifts are a benefit in your healthcare career and it sounds like you have a good handle on them which is fantastic. All the best to you 🙂
how to get rid of this sensitivity? this wild nightmare,continually feel illness people.
Hi Anotoly:) I like this question, because it’s given me a really good idea for a future article to write!
What I would say to you is that energy sensitivity CAN be a very good thing. Instead of getting rid of it, if I were in your shoes, I would use it to search for (and focus on) positive energy.
Use your strong sensitivity as a personal guidance system. When you feel negative vibes, take it as a clue to step away from whatever activity, conversation or thought that is evoking those feelings. Additionally, when you feel positive vibes, take it as a clue to lean in closer.
Right now, you are probably getting “trapped” in the bad vibes, because you’ve been lured in by them and you’ve stuck around them. Instead, try to catch negative vibes in the early, early stages, and move away from them before they gain the power to “hook” you.
You don’t have to be a victim of vibrational energy. Use your sensitivity to guide you in the direction you more prefer.
NO.I’m interested in getting rid of energy sensitivity.energy sensitivity is a very bad thing.I have her 4 years,disgusting
Anatoly-I understand you are frustrated, but frustration will only bring out the negative side of the sensitivity. Try to allow it to be what it is without judging it to take down some of the negative effects. If you are interested in eliminating your sensitivity, you would also be well-advised to spend less time thinking about it, talking about it and investigating it. The more focus you place on it, the bigger of a role it will have in your life. Best wishes.
yes i am. thanx andrea. can you please write someting on setting your goals with clarity- both personal and career related long term goals.
Hi Pratiksha- perhaps you will enjoy this article here. Have a great day:)
I have been forced in a situation where I wanted to run away because of extremely bad and negative energy. I usually immediately leave when sensing negative energy, in fact I sense negative energy so strong at times that it is overwhelming and physically impossible to get involved with the person, go to the place or engage in a certain activity or thought….sometimes it is less strong and then I have a choice whether to go in or not…but it is still negative…I have been forced by people into a situation full of negative energy, I used to have a very strong positive energy and be a very happy person…from day one that I have been forced in this situation…it’s like all my life/energy has been drained out of me…and I have suffered horribly from staying in the negative energy situation….it destroyed my brain, heart and body. I became extremely sick physically. As I had no choice to be there…and would sleep 20+ hours a day to try and recover….I had no choice but to use the “outside” resources to help me and started watching as many positive and uplifting things on the internet….I had to spend a very high amount just to counteract the extremely negative energy of the place I was forced into…I found that it’s not just “positive” talk…although that helps, but really the energy behind it…..I have been saved thanks to the internet….years after years I gained more and more energy…usually watching videos about people having a strong energy really helped…yes I am completely dependent on other people’s energies but I have no choice…I used to NEVER rely on anyone for emotions and energy, it came from inside of me….and sometimes when I would feel low, God would send people to help with their energies….I am trying now to go straight to the “source”…GOD…to get this energy from Him….there is so much blockage between us…my heart is so broken and my mind so broken…expressing emotions and crying and being more authentic and self aware and finding myself has been the result of this horrible nightmare, years now….There is this man I felt a very strong feeling for as I tried to escape once in Amsterdam…I met him in a café and he injected in me the strongest emotions ever…the strongest energy I have ever felt (apart from God)….I am still trying to understand what that was….not hormones…just an intense energy and that calmed me and gave me peace of mind and I could relax head on the table for awhile….but then was forced back again in the negative situation where I’m completely trappped….I cannot forget that strong “energy” experience, it was positive…but I know that man was trying to use it to harm me somehow….good energies can be manipulated to hurt others…anyway I have used the little energy I had left to help others I found on Facebook, hurting people who needed love. I have now officially run out of compassion inside and can only look out for myself and protect myself until I can get out. Music is EXTREMELY important in regaining energy….expressing emotions…..and some people have found me too via Facebook and helped me although they ended hurting my heart violently……whatever you are going through….with this gift…it’s for you and to help others…..no situation is hopeless….you can get out !!!! Every situation teaches something !!!!!!
Hi Rose, thank you for sharing your story! I really agree with your idea on using music as a healing tool. Keep moving forward, you are loved <3
I am. I’ve somewhat known since I was a child. Because I’m Christian, I was scared I would be called psychic and hid it for many years. When I was a teenager, I had a couple of friends or so I could talk to about it a little, but I didn’t understand it and was very scared (although I denied and suppressed the fear). When I was about 15 or 16, it got to the point where sometimes I couldn’t even stand close to people, or had to readjust the direction I was facing them (almost like I couldn’t let my core directly face them…..Idk if that was just my weirdness or actually had to do with energy sensitivity, but when I faced directly towards them, the energy was like a fire in my spirit). Around that time, I also saw an orb float past me in my room…..I’ve always wondered what it was and what it had to do with. I’ve randomly searched about orbs, but no real info ever comes up.
I also had spiritual gifts, which I guess goes hand in hand with this, (like visions and spiritual impressions, knowing things with no explanation of how I knew it, and I think maybe healing), so I was very confused about feeling energy, which felt connected to my spiritual gifts, yes, but still a slightly different gift. I even predicted 3 deaths on year and I felt guilty when it happened because I wondered if there was something I could’ve done to stop it from happening (I was 16 at the time and that guilt subconsciously followed me for a few years). I went through some hard times and was hurt really badly….I already had issues with depression at times, so after I was hurt, I went through some really tough years, and my time of healing was a bit lengthy……I even ended up going through cycles of turning off my emotions almost completely, but it hurt so badly and I felt very blocked, esp with the healing I had gained. Now, I’m better and have dealt with all that and really want to understand it all – my gifts. I still feel slightly blocked (maybe by my own lack of knowledge), and I don’t feel as strong as I used to be right now. but I’m slowly opening up more. I want to learn to use the natural abilities I was born with. I don’t think God gave us our gifts for nothing. But I don’t know where to start….and sometimes I feel alone in this. At one point, I even thought my gifts were lost, but now I can see signs that I’m still sensitive to energy, and that makes me happy. I want to grow, learn more, feel more, understand more……..but it’s going to take time and patience…..even though I wish I could just know everything I need to right now, lol! 🙂
This is my first time sharing all this. I’m glad to be able to get it off my chest. I’m sorry that my comment is so long and probably jumps around a lot! It’s really more of an opening up and a rant than a comment, lol!
Thanks for sharing your story Jamia Joy. I am glad this article resonated with you and that you were able to speak your truth. Happy New Year to you! 🙂 XO, Andrea
I have never been a negative person the only problem i had when i was younger was my anger issues which made me treat people wrong. now i dont have such a hard time controlling my anger and I was such a happy person until I moved into my boyfriends house, ever since then i have been addicted to Alcohol, so is his mother. I find myself never wanting to clean as they don’t, and the Man who lived here long ago died of a heart attack in the room we stay in. I am terrified I am going to have one all the time now and have Panic Attacks often with the fact I can’t be alone in the house. after learning about empathics and energies im starting to notice these things especially i cannot go to the store and not feel overwhelmed. im going to be Saging this house soon and hope to see more of a Positive impact
Hi Chelle:) Yes, learning to use our emotions to our benefit (rather than our detriment) is a great skill for every empath to learn. Here is something that helped me along my path, maybe you will find benefit in it as well: https://raiseyourvibrationtoday.com/2015/09/29/the-abraham-hicks-emotional-guidance-scale-to-raise-your-vibration/
I am very sensitive,I work in a dementia unit.I feel clearly how people feel,also animals.I’ve had a few experiences with the super natural.some times I just feel so drained from people.it’s very wearing.I can pick up right away if someone is feeling negative towards me,or walk in my unit and feel very heavy if things are going on
I have been to Gettysburg battle field,pulling in .I immediately smelled sulphur from guns I thought a rein act ment was going on but it wasnt.as I walked the triangle I heard the hooves of horses runing past me.and I heard chanting
I was standing at the wall where the Irish soldiers fought,I was standing on a big rock sort of teeter tottering when I felt someone behind me.like worried I would fall.I felt cold freezing spot.and dread in other spots.I never saw anything just hearing and feeling.
I have had a ghost or spirit in my house that was talking to my young son.at first I thought it was just a invisible friend until I saw it.and my neighbor saw it too.he thought my son was behind me,and my son was at school..I’m not sure what gift I have if it’s being sensitive or a empathy or what.I find myself trying to supressential it.my first experience was at 9 years old.and it’s been said my mother had what ever this is too.when I feel just over welded drained.I use essential oils.
That’s pretty interesting Mary Ann. Sounds like you could be a professional psychic!
This website is a blessing. I have always know there was something different with my spiritual capabilities however I didn’t understand how or why…but left myself open to the universe. After my dad passed away 3yrs ago I started having lots of experiences. I started taking anti-anxiety meds to try and control what was goin on. It helped for a few months then I realized side effects where worse than any benefits so I stopped taking meds. 3yrs later I am doin tons better but over the past 6 months I have had horrible insomnia. After much research and self analysis, I truly believe my issues are coming from possibly being and uncontrolled energy sensitive. I closely identify with all 6 items listed. As well as being able to check every box from every other website I have read about energy sensetives. I believe my insomnia is coming from all the energies I am absorbing daily and not practicing an outlet. I also think I might be sensitive to spirit energies. Since I have outwardly accepted that I might be an energy sensitive, I have been experiencing tons of spirit activity. And who ever is ttying to get my attention is now trying to grab my husbands attention. I am still in question about all of this, but I am going to leave the possibility of it open and continue to explore it until I know for sure I am an ES or not.
Hi Jenn, thanks for sharing your story! From the sounds of it to me, you may benefit from some “grounding” work with your Root Chakra. This can be helpful for people who feel “uncomfortably” sensitive.
Here are a couple of articles you may find useful <3
Thank you so much for the information, I will definitely read through it. I did go to a local crystal/stone healing shop and spoke to the owner. She recommended black or dark grounding stones which will help remove negative energies, grounding my energy and centering my chakras, as well as blue crystals/stones for healing, protecting, etc. Started meditating with them and using aroma therapy for cleansing.
Hi Jenn, yes I really liked working with the black stones as well…black tourmaline is my favorite for grounding <3
I’m very sensitive to energy, its very hard to deal with at times my emotions are a rollercoaster and i don’t know what to do with this gift and how to protect myself from all the negatives energy
Hi Andrew:) You may benefit from doing some “grounding” work. Here is one article on my website you may find useful: https://raiseyourvibrationtoday.com/2015/08/05/root-chakra-unbalanced-grounding-methods/
Yes too much.
1 – Feeling drained or irritable from prolonged social exposure.
2- Energy cords forming randomly and difficulty removing them.
4 – Natural tendency for people to dump their negative energy on me
5 – No one can lie to me
6 – Know people’s thoughts, feelings, intentions and if they are hiding something
7 – Painful/annoying when someone calls for you energetically yet is seing someone else (romantically).
Hi Najib <3 Absolutely. Techniques to raise your vibration will help shield you from the negative effects of energy sensitivity. Here are a bunch of suggestions, pick whichever calls to you as a good course of action.
I’ve recently experienced smelling specific scents, and seeing someone pass by (like down my hall I my home)
The two most significant things I have had happen, one night out of a very deep sleep, I woke up, sat up only to see a spiritual being walking to my side of the bed, rubbed my eyes, and saw this spiritual being walk towards my husband’s side of the bed. It was a figure of a man walking, with a bright yellow and white outline and inside was gray. I has to turn on the lights, grabbed my bible and prayed for 1.5 hours. Last night, I was in a deep sleep, I felt two hands on the back of my neck, with a slight pressure, and then a big heavy sigh in my left ear. It startled me at first, but then I told myself it’s ok….and has vivid dreams of my fears, heights, like I was on a roller coaster going over and edge and I had no control. Then dreamt about my teeth falling out.
It’s been difficult to accept that I have these “gifts”, empath and sensitive. Reading articles about empaths and highly sensitive, just confirmed it for me. That I’m not losing my mind and I can’t deny it no matter what.
I have great empathy for Najib.
All that is expressed in the post – plus
lucid dreams of the future and other people’s lives – I know because friends have confirmed this.
I never dream I am me – I am others – feel their problems and desires – child/ male /female etc… I walk in their shoes – but interestingly my own thoughts run at the same time as theirs. Maybe because I know I am dreaming and recognise what is happening.
But most annoyingly and what causes me the most stress is; lucid dreams of random people I meet. I do not need to touch them and do not realise at meeting it will happen. But I dream traumatic events in their past. Like tonight; where now I cannot sleep due to dreams of abuse – which is the worst. I will likely never see this person again and can do nothing to help – this is both pointless and causes me the greatest problems.
I see Claire. I might try doing some relaxation or positive visualization before bedtime to get my vibe elevated to the point I wasn’t matching to such visions. Best wishes! <3
Yes Minica, they can be difficult at first but these are gifts. Keep learning how to work with them in a way that is comfortable for you <3
It feels like a breath of fresh air after reading this..
I truly had no idea energy sensitive was a thing!
I’m 25, 25 years of this!! day in and day out..and I’m just now figuring myself out lol 😅
Glad you liked the article Alysia, thanks for sharing your thoughts <3
Hi Andrea ,
I don’t want to sound like ” oh yes me too ” but I had to go to therapy because of energies . This has been story of my life.I always want to be alone since I can remember because I felt energies and I hate it . It has me up down and feeling every feeling depending on people or place or anything . Everything you mention I feel even tired so tired at the end off the day . Some people drain my energy where I get so tired when I’m done talking to them . Or if someone is happy or something good happen to them I feel like it happen to me so happy for them sometimes I don’t even know them . I know it sounds crazy but it is crazy for me since I feel like I can’t be around people to much or a friend because I feel like I just want to feel me . I tell some friends things that I know are either happening or will happen . and it does now o know I don’t see the future I just feel it . I’m sensitive to everyone’s emotions I feel lost . And everything you said is true every word . I’m going to therapy again because as I get older it gets worst . My accountant at work would be mad trough out the day for a full week and I would sit next to her I would be mad too and I don’t know why I just know I would be with bad mood and negative and I knew is that she neede to get away from me .
There so much to say but thank you for making me feel like I’m not the only one there a lot off people like me . What do you think this comes from ??
I can’t do it I’m going crazy ? You know I even feel energy if a home someone living there . It’s weird .
Hi Cynthia, some people are just much more attuned than others, and that’s ok. It can be a blessing rather than a curse (though sometimes it may not feel that way). Those who are energy sensitive are also very likely to be pulled in a “happy” direction and with learning how to manage this gift can transcend the negative aspects of it. Best wishes to you on your journey <3 <3
Uhm..i identify with all of these but I am not sure what the feeling you get from someone is that is very specific to that person. It’s not an emotion, it can in general be unpleasant or pleasant but it doesn’t have much to do with that, more so just being a very specific feeling like deja vu would be or feeling nastalgic, but no persons is like another
Yes Alex, all people do “feel” a little differently from each other don’t they? We each have our own signature frequency, no two are exactly alike 🙂
I have all the signs that you wrote in the article. I know for some time now that I am energy sensitive. It’s very important for me to regularly go to forest, because nature has very clean energy, which feels sooo good to me. I’m even drawn to certain trees and after hugging it for a minute or too and listen to my breathing, it brings instant calmness. I also noticed that being around people it feels like I would energetically unknowingly step into their energy field, because I somehow start experiencing their emotions and feel like I don’t really feel myself anymore, at least not clearly. I can really feel myself and my energy field when I’m alone, if possible in nature.
I also notice that I have trust towards nature and animals, but I’m less trustfull towards people. And some people and also places I really don’t like. Finding apartment was also interesting for me. The first second I came into an apartment I knew if it’s good place to live or not. And the one I’m still living in, I sensed before I saw it, that I want it. White sage and sacred wood are very helpfull to clear the energies in my apartment that I guess I bring home with me. And sometimes I also sense something (or maybe someone, dont know exactly) present in the room, and the feeling usually goes away after some white sage smudging.
And a lot of the time a thought goes through my mind, that person says out loud second after that. And I’m very sensitive to too much noise and too much light. I also feel very conected to the exploration of our existence, the Universe, everything that is hidden behind our bodily senses.
Thanks for sharing your story Maja! Enjoy your gift of sensivity, the more you nurture it the more it will serve you and the world in a positive way <3
When I feel energy, usually the deceased, I often feel like I am floating and as light as air but also like iam being pulled down like iam drowning, it’s a heaviness, all of my life I have been sensitive but I didn’t truly know until a few years ago after losing my babies. I would really like to learn more about it.
Hi Kyrra, there was a book I read awhile back on identifying and nurturing your psychic abilities I feel called to pass on to you. If you are interested here’s the link to it on Amazo ;https://www.amazon.com/Discover-Your-Psychic-Type-Developing/dp/0738712787 . (I have no affiliation, just passing along info)
I’m actually every single one of these. I’m living in Los Angeles and I’m actually too energy sensitive to live here…
Cities can cause overload, for sure, but they are also wonderful places to master the gift <3
I have all of them. It makes being an Empath a pain. Giving the benefit of the doubt to most I ignore that ‘off’ feeling in some and then discover I was right. With onr person we shook hands and it was like a shock of electricity. Happened only once. Another person it felt like she vibrated. She cleansed my home. But my cat reacted badly to her. He hissed like he’s never done to even the vet. My cat has never reacted like that to anyone visiting. I didn’t see anything behind this person but it felt like something was clinging to her. Still can’t even explain it.
As a child I saw an aparition, A saw an orb in my house and one other place, I had a bad feel of a house and ran out, got jumped by two spirits in a cemetary when I was visitimg my father, and will never go to a cemetary at nigjt again because I felt the dead walking around and they didn’t like visitors. Just can’t put it into words still 38 years later!
I get flashes of things that I don’t understand til after it happens. Take one of my grandfathers. I was 9 and he was in the hospital. We were staying with another family overnight and in the room I was given I couldn’t shut the window. There was no breeze either. I was falling asleep and suddenly the window slammed down and I got a chill. It was if no one else could hear that stuck window slam down. Next morning I was told that my father’s father had passed. It didn’t surprise me. Somehow I knew it was grandpa! I get signs from the dead. I got jumped twice by two dead I didn’t know visiting dad’s grave. I wasn’t pleasant about feeling how they died and got mad at them. Bad idea! I got nearly pushed to the ground when they both broke communication. My late maternal grandmother leaves pennies sometimes on the sidwalk. Not just any pennies. Only new ones because that’s what she gave me when she was alive. Always new.
I’ve experienced things that make me not think what I have is a gift. I don’t want to feel what others feel. Empathy I have. But feeling someone else’s aches? It can be a drag. Takes weeks for it to settle out. I know when someone is lying. Yeah, they’re gonna admit it? I have some paranormal in my place where I saw an orb. Sometimes it feels like I have a crowd in my living room but can’t see anyone. When they affect my dog I let whomever is there know to behave. They don’t affect my cat. Things disappear and reappear. Is it one of the previous owners who passed in the house deciding not to orb themselves? Is it my late father and uncle? Is it my beloved dead fiance?
Sorry. To me it’s not a gift to be an Empath, a sensitive. I’m still traumatized after seeing an aparition when I was a child in the house I grew up in. A floating head and a clear “hello”, and a woman’s voice calling my name that wasn’t mom, is unsettling to this day. No one in my family other than me were Empaths with a little psychic and vision seeing at its choice.
I tried transcendental meditation that my brother was into. He talked me through it as it happened. I could feel my spirit peel itself out of my body until he spoke and scared me back into my body. Well at least one thing I don’t have to worry about. I don’t cling to the ceiling face up any more. My brother never had out of body experiences with his TM. Puberty seemed to have shut that down for me, but accentuated other things I don’t look at as a gift.
I do find that lighting perfumed incense from the corner store calms the air so to speak.
I’m glad some think being an Empath clair whatever is great and want to develop it. It gets stronger the older I get. I guess my only saving grace is that if someone holds back I can’t feel it at all or it’s at a tolerable level. If you’re a good BS’er and arrogantly proud of it, it reeks and I can feel it in strong waves. If you’re condescendimg but manage to keep it in check I can feel it off you the closer you get but it won’t feel like high tide crashing into me. Then there are some great maskers that they’re ‘flat’. Can’t feel a thing off them. They’re like a walking image nothing more. Can’t find many of them. I’m not bombarded by emotions that aren’t mine.
Gee. I talk too much! Sorry!
Being a sensitive is a pain! Literally!
I’ve been quiet about my experience and decided maybe research of the possibilities what I might have.ive come across your site and it made me think if this is me..100percent.my sister is a highly regarded and respected medium.i have lots to say..if we can talk ,plz email me back..ty.
Hi Lisa, thanks for sharing your story! Yes, being sensitive can be a real drag-I understand totally. I would say what helped me the most in developing my perspective of this as a gift was learning to use my feelings as guidance (positive feelings as an affirmative “yes” and negative feelings as a “no” in deciding what actions to take in my life). Best wishes to you!
Hi Peter, if you were interested in booking a session just let me know and I’ll send you the link to get signed up:)
I have been trying to find out why I have had troubles with negative energy all my life. But after reading the article about the 6 ways to tell if you are sensitive to energy I now understand why. I have always been able to feel others pain and troubles but can’t seem to withdraw the negative energy away from me.
Hi Shawnda:) If you haven’t heard of Matt Kahn, look him up on YouTube, he’s got great info for folks like you.
Also, feel free to check me out as well-lots of energy raising tips on handling negativity on this channel: https://goo.gl/L483E8
I’ve always wondered why I could tell when a person or place gave me these weird vibes, usually negative. If i had bad vibes about a person or place, it usually was right. If I had a feeling something bad was going to happen, it would. If i had a bad feeling about a person, they turned out to be an awful person. One time, I even told my friend that I had a feeling something bad was about to happen and five minutes later, I saw my ex. My friend and I were both creeped out that something bad actually happened. I would love to learn more about this and see if I can control it somehow.
Hi Avery, grounding is helpful, as is daily meditation. Much love <3
I have been aware of who I am for some time i first realized it when i was around 4 years of age i can identify with everything that you have said however being this way has been very draining for me because i feel everything and when i try to explain im being told that i am to sensitive or something is wring with me. i have started meditating and i really hope that this helps i would really like to earn how o use this gift in a more positive way
Meditating will absolutely help Audra, keep at it!
Hi Andrea. I am a former mental health therapist and college student teacher/counselor. I am interested in writing for your blog and would like to contact you in a private forum to discuss this.
Thank you for your site!
K. H. Nielsen
Hi K.H. feel free to contact me here🙂
Hi My name is Barbora and i am 23yo. I am originally from Czech Republic but has been living in US for couple years now. I am struggling so much lately and i always known and believed in aura,energies, higher power and things like that. I was always very helpful to people and my friends would come to me for help or advice since i was little kid. My energy sense is getting stronger and stronger to the point where i am actually feeling sick to my stomach around some people i get shivers around negative or mean people and can feel people’s pain and struggles. I don’t know how to control it and it’s starting to consume my life and eat me alive bcs i am very positive and happy person and i am on emotional rollercoaster and I feel like I can’t stop it! Thank you for any advice or help. Barbora
Hi Barbora, in your situation I might recommend daily meditation as it is very grounding and helpful to energy sensitive folks <3
Hi everyone! I grew up with one big brother, mom and her parents, lived a normal live you may say but by the time I reached the age of 15, I found my self to be a victim of bullying, from there on for like 3 years I had no support, dropped out of high school and lived on the streets for several months. Then I meet this girl on church and everything changed, I started caring for my self once more and decided to finish school thru a program. Before turning 19 during my last semester, my friends would look at Me strange and I felt that something familiar was happening…. the girl from church was having multiple relations with my friends and so they all would make fun of me, to my surprise we were expecting a baby girl (now 8yrs old)….. Since I had no one I decided to forgive her and we formed a family. 3 years later after she finally had earned my trust again, I lost my job and bills started to pile up so we decided that I should move to Indianapolis for a work interview, everything went well so after 4 months I started to make plans to bring them over but, that feeling again… on the ncaa finals, I was downtown IN having a great time then out of nowhere I got robbed on the side walk, yes no one did anything and I lost my bonus which I had recently received, (no bank acc yet) and when I go to work, bad timing! I got framed I got fired…. I was left with some of the money I had saved for my plans and used them for a flight back. I had to pay my roommates rent with most of my belongings, stayed there for a week before the flight back with no food nor friends, so I ate what I could find. At last I’m home…. opens the gate! random guy jumps of the fence….. yeah still lost everything even when doing my best…. 2 years passed after all that and I went thru everything, but despite all the frustration, the pain, no one was there but me all plain me then it hits me. all of a sudden I’m not the same person anymore, I was more violent, less hesitant, and all the things I dared not do I did… so I suffered the outcome even more and I was left with only one choice… to accept all that had happened… while recovering within a year after, I met the love of my life yet the vibes…. never seemed to have left me, it kept haunting me and all this energy I felt from everyone, it was as if I knew what was about to happen almost accurately to any given person I’ve met… the stories, things they liked and how they would wear a mask to impress others with no given purpose… yet all I could do is smile and advise how not to lose control. after 2 more yrs I have a women that truly loves me and 2 boys now, my ex…. well we get somewhat along and my daughters visit on vacation… How was I able to overcome despite all the struggle? well lest just say that I searched withing me the positive of everything that the negative did in me and embraced it… still getting those vibes though lol. thanks Andrea Schulman… now I know I’m energy sensitive
Thanks for sharing your story and experiences Raymond-much love <3
My gift started off with me being able to see sprits and sometimes people’s energy. So from a child into my adulthood I had really bad anxiety because of this gift/curse. I never really understood why I would be emotional roller-coaster. I also had an outer body experience at the age of 15 that even heighten my awareness. I am now 40 and realized that in order for me to be emotionally stable I have to be by myself most of the time. I work from home and anytime I have to go into the office I am immediately overwhelmed by negative energy I can feel it from a mile away. I can’t go to parties or large gatherings I am overwhelmed with fear and I do not know why, I feel my best in the comfort of my home. I am working on being able to walk into a room and to keep myself in a bubble so my vibrations stay up.
Thanks for sharing your story Riley <3
Like the others who have commented on your article “Are You Energy Sensitive”, I can say I am energy sensitive. I have become increasingly aware of it over the last few years. I was diagnosed with Bipolar 1 Disorder a bit over eleven years ago. I experienced what I call a severe bipolar low three years ago. It lasted for over two months. I am so afraid of experiencing being in that deep dark hole of depression again. It scares me to death. When I finally came out of it, I knew I had to start fending off all negative energies or die at my own hands. I began slowly to find ways of diverting my negative thoughts, feelings and energies . This allowed me to open myself up to more cognitive, rational and positive thoughts, feelings and energies.I have heightened my sensitivity to negative and positive energies to the point where I literally feel the energies in my very soul. I can feel the negativity traveling in the air towards me long before it reaches me. I can see it and hear it in people, as well. Months ago, I was forced to make my sister vacate my home. Every syllable of every word she spoke bombarded me with any and all negative feelings and energies all at once. While she “spoke” to me I could feel, sense or hear a minimum of 20-30 negative energies at a time. Once she left, it was all still there in the air. I burned some sage, taking the smoking bundle into every room and closet. I then lit three candles with colors representing, tranquility, positivity and balance. The air was no longer burdened with negativity. I have been doing alright. Still working on letting go of toxic people (which saddens me as I care for these people) and listening to music. I am concerned though, that I am playing with fire. Any research I’ve done on these techniques was done long before the Bipolar Disorder was diagnosed. I was in my late twenties and I am now approaching 57 years of age. Do you have any thoughts regarding the approach I am taking? Can you offer any guidance or suggestions? If I slide back into that deep, dark hole; I won’t make it out again. I am continuing to take my medications as prescribed, in case you wondered. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.
I just saw my first energy field. 26 years old. Unintentionally. I am a hypersensitive empath and incredibly aware of the signs around me. I have read tree bark, lace, and plants since I was little with the occasional psychic vision and spiritual visit. This has me wondering, it was a clear dome around me, it filled my entire room, everything had slight tint, like streaks in glass and a tiny pulse. I reached out and it did not move, the light did not change this field. I found the courage to leave the room, I looked in the mirror and my eyes, normally more brown, were the brightest green. Is there something I should be doing, learning, protecting myself from ? Thank you. *The walls of my room are logs, I’m in a cabin. All information welcome.
hi..i too am an energy sensitive person…recieve messages in dreams and then it happens….i sense people’s intentions before they do and i feel they are challenged by me because they do not recieve the response they are looking for rather i am a bit stand offish and they then blame me. .i have a question– there is a pattern in my life where people (usually women) dump alot of negative energy on me and place blame on me for things that they need to take responsibility for… i try to place my intention positively and i still get dumped on…i want to forgive although there isnt any closure with these people partly due to their lack of capacity to see my good intention…i feel tlike a punching bag at times
Hi Anonymous-here’s a video on this kind of situation you expressed that may be helpful: https://raiseyourvibrationtoday.com/2017/05/12/toxic-people-the-law-of-attraction-and-quantum-phys
My energy is constantly over stimulated by the people who LIVE in my environment. 3 MALES…all boy energy.
This is very difficult for me.
I have become a major INTROVERT and need A LOT of time to my self… shrinking WITHIN to contain my energy to my self.
It’s gotten to the point where I feel my environment is unhealthy and toxic for me.
I am able to read energy and vibrations from close proximity to far away distances. I realize this is a gift, and I cherish it as much as I can. My psychic gifts and abilities seem to suffer because of the over stimulation and I am constantly working on my self to grow and expand within my Spiritual path. I am guided by intuition, SOUL, Spirit, higher self, and have COMPLETE TRUST & FAITH, that what is meant for me will come to me.
I am ready to go live on my own to grow and heal so that I may live my TRUE LIFE PATH.
Thank you for sharing your experience Nicole <3
I have known for a couple years that I am an empath or energy sensitive. At first I would always wonder why I knew certain things about people by just looking at them or by what a person would say I immediately knew there intentions, whether or not they were genuine about it or complete liars. Sometimes I would get a certain feeling about someone and not think much of it or try to ignore it and the more I did the worst those nagging feelings would come back until I paid attention and realized what it was telling me. I learned to “listen”
I can not watch the news or be in an overly populated area because I start feeling all kinds of emotions that I know weren’t mine and my emotions change I could walk into a store super happy and come out feeling angry or sad or both. The news especially if it’s negative I start crying my eyes out as if the situation happened to me, I can almost feel peoples pain. I haven’t been able to shield myself or to control it so I prefer maintaining my close friends, certain relatives and refrain from building new friendships or associating myself with people I meet I prefer sticking to myself. I mean I can socialize but there’s a certain point In which I can do so.
It’s just extremely overwhelming.
Thank you for sharing your story Chelly <3
Hi Andrea. One thing I notice that many other people do not is that I can sense vibes from my surroundings, inanimate objects, or from photos. For example I have been reading articles on the shopping centres of America and seeing pictures of abandoned malls that once were lively and full of joy but now dilapidated and null of life. Or pictures of old cars or toys that once were loved and seen alot of use but are now abandoned. It’s excruciatingly painful for me to look at these things but I’m drawn to it like a moth to a flame and it seems to be my emotional brown note. Any other situation most people would think to be bad or depressing I barely even wink and I’m most of the time I’m the calm and collected one. What does this mean?
Hi Lucas, try answering this question: “what would I have to believe about myself in order to feel bad about seeing these things?”
If you search and find something that strikes a chord, you have found a strong limiting belief that has been holding you back. Try it out <3
Hello, my name is Ryan Brown.
I’ve always been different, hard to describe exactly how or why. I always get these feelings around people.. I don’t see auras or anything, but I sense something else. If I’m in a natural state of mind, and someone approaches me, my mood will instantly change based on who’s in front of me.
If someone is in a good mood, I perk up and put a smile on my face.. but I get these feelings with people, they don’t have to say a word and I instantly get upset. It’ll throw my entire day off for hours because of something negative I felt.
This isn’t normal, my mind can’t seem to decide on a mood and stay with it.
This is one example, I would love to talk to someone about it
Thank you for sharing your story with energy sensitivity Ryan!
I believe I might be a sensitive. I have always been able to read people through what they give off. Lately it has become even more so. My vibration is rising and Im feeling more than Im use to. I have just recently picked up on a very warm and high vibration between a friend and I. Im still not sure what it is between us. I have never felt this before. Most of the time I just sense anger, frustration, happiness and so on. It is overwhelming sometimes, but Im learning to deal with it more.
Thank you for this article! I’ve always felt different from everyone else. I used to joke that I was touched by an angel or aliens because I have the gift of being able to “read” people so easily. I once worked with a man that I told a friend was no good. YEARS passed before my intuition was proven to be correct. He was a horrible man, and I FELT it within the first 45 minutes of meeting him years beforehand. I couldn’t really explain why he was bad at the time, I just knew it in my heart that I needed to steer clear of him.
I have noticed my moods fluctuate heavily based on the people I surround myself with. Just this weekend, I had some friends over and one was being very negative and pessimistic. I dealt with it for the first hour, but after a while I just snapped at him to stop talking and spreading this energy. I genuinely felt my mood shift from happy to angry in a matter of seconds. I had to step back to remind myself that this energy I was feeling is not who I am and that I couldn’t let someone else’s vibes rub off on me.
More recently, I began a spiritual journey that includes meditation, yoga and a newfound love for crystals. I don’t know why or what caused me to begin this journey, but I’ve had more clarity in the last 3 months than I have had my entire life. I 100% believe in the power of crystal healing and meditation.
My intuition is stronger every single day, and I see things much more clearly now than I ever did before. The toxic people that used to be in my inner circle have become painfully obvious to me and I’ve slowly been making the choice to distance myself from these people.
I have never been an introvert, but since embarking on my spiritual journey, I’ve noticed myself being more a loner by choice. I am more picky with who I surround myself with because I don’t want to share my space with negative dark energy.
I am thankful for my awakening because I’ve noticed a shift in my quality of life.
Thank you for sharing your story Roxana, and glad to hear you are experiencing improvements in your life with your awakening <3
Sounds about right Tammy. If you haven’t tried daily meditation it may help with this. <3
Every time I’m with a group of people I tend to feel out of place,not knowing how I should “act” not being able to express myself because there is too much energy I feel and it confuses me from knowing my own energy so I begin feeling oppressed And seek alone time.most of the time I pick up on others character and emotions as I tend to lose mine alot
Yes, Rainha, this is also a common symptom for many! <3
This article was released on my birthday lol, I’ve been able to feel the vibrations of people and environments for some time now and didn’t know why. This made everything so much clearer, like a thick fog is thinning. But I want increase my knowledge, I want to know how to gain control over it. This universe has some sort of tie to me, I’m just happy to know I’m not alone. Much love to everyone 🙂
Glad this article resonated with you James <3
I just left a Wiccan supply store where I was gathering items to perform my 1st spell. After about 5 mins of shopping, I began to to feel very light headed and had to excuse myself and leave the store before I felt normal again. I went back into the store to pay for my items but I felt faint before she could complete the transaction and had to sit in a chair near a corner in the store. The clerks began to explain to me that I may be energy sensitive. Which is what brings me here. I identify with all 6 signs. This is all very new to me and I’ll admit kind of scary. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Newbie, if you are new to this understanding I would highly recommend daily mediation and also investigating “Grounding” techniques. Best wishes!
Hello Andrea, I am energy sensitive and I am reading to get a wider understanding and better use of the benefits. Yesterday I had a very vivid or real dream I. don’t know if you could tell me something about it; I got up and walk in my room to towards a particular empty space, (my dog passed a few month ago)…I knew my dog was In this space in the room so I came down to touch her and the space fill out with light and energy ..I hug the energy, which it was my dog, and felt her wagging the tail a thousand miles an hour (a little exageración there)..and she was licking my face. After a few moments I woke up. Almost crying after such a intense experience. I had many experiences in my life which are very much related to energy or light crossing in front of me and dreaming things that will happened, but this experience was extremely intense. Any input? will be appreciated!
I noticed this the more older I became after some traumatic events in my life. I always was extremely sensitve to energies around me in other people. I ignored them hoping I was wrong about some people. Lately it seems to be increasing picking things up left and right. It started after having a strange episode of super sonic hearing which was completely miserable. I could hear conversations from up to a mile away. It felt like people were screaming at me in front of my face. I was in the doctor office when it began. I said why are people yelling?! He said no one is yelling what are you hearing? I politely told him the entire conversation. He went up to the check out desk asking aroind and he said, “Well, omg that is from the lobby waiting area. This is bizarre. He said it is like you have some sudden super sonic hearing. I would call that a gift, ” he said. . No I was miserable for months. Being in a car forget it!! I could pick up sounds from tractor trailors miles behind me thinking my car is making awful sounds. I could hear their cb radio converdations. I was so confused lol. I am thinking God I am cursed make it go away! I want my normal hearng back! Anyway it calmed down months later. Now I pick up mostly toxic energy in someone. It is always the toxic energies and leaves me the tendency to call out someones crap…they do not like it, but it protects me from causng myself more pain and hurt. However, it is really hard to balance and understand what is happening. Because when I feel I feel everything and to the core. It makes me feel like Im some emotional crazy person. When I am stressed sometimes the sonic hearing kicks in. I have read thinking oh something medically is wrong and I will lose my hearing. No tests show completely fine nothing lost. I do not know whether to look at it all as a curse or a blessing because it tends to seem to point out more bad than good and I do not want this. No I am not crazy. I even had myself evaluated lol All my tests say I am normal and check out normal. My friends say I am different, good different I help them a lot they look at me as some kind of Angel. I think to myself yeah right lol. I do not talk to anyone about this. I mainly keep it to myself because I do not even understand any of it or why this had to happen to me. What it’s purpose is for. Maybe one day I will get answers. But yes it is very hard to stay balanced and relaxed!
Hi! This was a really great blog. I am energy sensitive. All 6 sounded like me. Im also a ♓. I also write peoms to keep me from negative energy and bringing positive in words. I also got a youtube channel doing DIAMOND PAINTINGS. P Braxton diamond princess. Thank you for all the good pointers. This just help me getting to know me better.
Thank you for sharing your experiences Katherine <3
Thanks for your kind words Phylicia <3
I am highly energy sensitive person. I have all the above points at extremes. I can sometime sense anything bad which is going to happen but I am surely not happy with this. It’s hell stressful and feel like bursting . Help me to avoid this plz
Hello , my names cha-chii I’m 21 and just moved to GA it’s beautiful here. I used to smoke weed everyday and now I moved and I don’t need it I’m high off life I’m content. Ik I’ve always been different but now it’s freKing me out I can see small clips into people minds to help cope with there stories or some times I can just feel it with out a word. Then just last night I was sleeping with my boyfriend and I was watching or maybe in it . Idk I felt stuck awake and stuck , and he woke me up bc when he snapped out I could feel how strong his fear was and it pearlised me . We spoke about his dream and it was his I seen what he seen he felt me in his dreams . Before I arrived I was also dreaming and then I felt his hand in reality on the bed , and in my dream I said “ ok I’m going in your dreams now” and I did .. it freaks me out. I Skype what I’m asking for really maybe guidance?
Extremely. Since I can remember but didn’t really start reading up on I until I was about 20. I’ve always been able to see and feel things others had no idea about. I’m not the best academically but very in tune with my environment.
hello! I am energy sensitive and posses other gifts, like I knew the very minute my grandmother passed away. I also can communicate with spirits. I can sense friendships ending and why before something even happens. id like to control it, I often get headaches and dizziness if im in a crowded place. I’ve also been known to sense things before they happen or put things into the “Universe” and they come true.
I def have dealt with all 6 some more than a CPL of them but all of them. But I have other things to it sounds wierd and I don’t like explaining cuz I feel like ppl think I’m crazy but I’m looking for answers on y I have these things?
1. I have this strong feeling of connectedness to nature and animals. I just feel at piece and whole when I am around animals and nature. However more so with animals. I feel like I can sense what they are feeling and its been pointed out to me by several people that animals seem to have an attraction to me as well. Animals that don’t like anyone like me. I can to train dogs in minutes like they understand me and feel me back. Also during warm weather butterflies seem to b weird around me to. I have a small area in front my house and it’s lined with a row of these flower bushes and for 2 was straight everyday around 3 to 4 these bushes would b full of these monarch butterflies and few other ones I don’t know. Whenever I would walk by a bush all the butterflies would fly circling around me and then land back on the bush. So i walked past every bush to test it out and it was every bush I walked in front of any they would be landed back by the time I got to the next bush. So I had my kids all try one at a time and the result was diff. Each one of them the butterflies would just fly sporadically and land when they left the area. They were mad. But that was strange to me. Now I don’t feel like I can just walk up and cuddle a lion or anything it’s not that deep lol.
2. I feel spiritual presences and can see them sometimes I try not to but I can’t control it or anything.
3. Another is I have these dreams (I guess they are called premonitions) before they happen again I can’t control it just randomly happen.
4. This one is kind of new but I can see this color or light around ppl sometimes it’s like a light glow radiating couple inches of of people.
So am I crazy and making up these things or do other people experience them? Also if I’m not cazy why me and can I learn to control it more? Please help me get answers.
I believe I feel the auras of others, I feel their vibrations, thier sadness or their shine. It seems to cause reactions on my skin, either chill bumbs or causes an energy feedback from my soul. Seems like I am an generator, i filter the energy & release it back. This can be positive or negative. Either way I am a mirror. I reflect those auras, vibes, or energy back… i can feel it transition in my 5th or 6th chakra, then it filters back out. Sometimes immediately, sometimes with a delay, i feel myself put up energy fields to block energies that I know will place me vulnerable to difficulty of filtering. Also… touch. It’s reserved. Physical touch creates an immediate cycle or filter or energy transference.
Thanks for sharing your story Melissa <3
For many years, I thought I could be bi-polar.
But it it turned out that I was hypersensitive to energy. I always have been, however, once I began practicing mediation, visualization, and LOA, my sensitivity became greater. It was like my mind was retuned to a clearer station and I could feel what others were feeling…ALL THE TIME. Many times it’s over-powering and exhausting. I’m drained after being in crowded rooms, haning out with friends or sometimes even the supermarket. I tend to spend time in happier places, like amusement parks, beaches, or alone with my headphones, just to try to drownout the negativity I keep picking up.
I signed up for your newsletter. Hopefully, I can get some great tips and tools on raising my vibe when I’m unintentionally tuning into to someone’s low vibe.
The day my dog died I was sitting at the dining room table.i felt a cold nose bump my leg. I had no other pets. Another time my gramma died and and the next day the clock near my bed flickered I love you in Morse code
I’m a sensitive! Always have been it doesn’t really bother or effect me. I do feel other peoples emotions even though they are hiding it. People always say you can’t pull the wool over that ones eyes. I used to work in a gas station and 9 out of ten times as soon as someone came in and my heart rate jumped and fluttered I knew they were going to steal and I was right every time I got that feeling. I know I have an eye for detail. I cannot see a persons aura. I’ve tried. I do close my eyes and think about that person and they do have a color but just 1. Not sure what that is about. I also experience feeling that I’m not alone in a room when I am. My daughter is 15 and she is the same with sensing peoples energy. Good or bad
Linda K Heightman
I have been able to read people for many years. When my Grandmother passed away, I saw/felt Grandpa and their cat Sunday there. My grandmother passed away that night. I told her I could feel them there, she didn’t believe me. I can tell by energy in the air if something is going to happen. My husband and people I work with have seen me do this several times. Am I crazy, I feel pain of other people, and I can feel emotional pain. Physical pain usually is felt in my feet. Emotional pain hurts my heart. It doesn’t happen all the time. But I read people and am never wrong. What does this mean?
Wow you just described me! Now everything makes sense, incredible.
Thank you for this.
Hello. With complete confidence I am saying 100% to all 6 traits. My mother’s nickname for me as a child was Binki..a nickname for a pacifier. I did whatever was need of me to keep everyone around me happy, not for the sake of others, but bc then I would feel more at ease and not nervous, and just these past 2 years or so, I now know why. My sensitivity has increased with age, almost becoming debilitating as times. I cry very easily and not just for others or myself. I work with middle school children and we had a pel rally today. At the rally I teared up..it wasn’t because of nostalgia, or pride or unity..at least that I was aware of..the energy in the gym was just high. Yes it was positive, but not on an personal level to me. It was like generic positive energy. Just kind of plain..but bc the level was high I cried. There wasnt this deep personal connection to it..the tears were like a reaction..the only thing I can compare it to is an alergy..
Thank you for your write up. Yesterday I was approached by a co worker and she told me she knows of my gift but also knows I am not aware of it. It’s got me all curious and weirded out all at the same time. When she took my hands. I could feel extremely strong vibrations from her and almost instantly crocodile size tears came rolling down my face. Which totally embarrassed and frustrated me!
After reading your post I can only honestly relate to two out of the six you listed. How do I know if it’s good? what do I do with it? Where did it come from? Why me?
Grrrrrrr so many questions with no answers!!
Hitting the kitchen to create something … maybe maple flavored crepes filled with cream and topped with candied bacon!! Wish me luck!
As I tell everyone .. be safe and show the world your smile from your heart!
I really believe I am energy sensitive. I can feel the energy of freshly cut grass I feel the pain. I feel like I have gathered up a lot of energy cause one day my friend touched my hand and felt it. A lot of the thing I feel I cant totally explain it in a easy way it’s kinda hard for me.
Yes, I am definitely very sensitive, I feel like I am a negative energy recycle bin, I absorb people negative energy when we are interacting. When every time I sense the negative energy, my stomach automatically produce a lot of gas that make me feel very uncomfortable , it could last for over hours. I don’t really know what to do, I am just avoid to go out, less to meet friends, stay home and being peaceful. I have use chart like SRT to cleanse my negative energy but it only could do it at home. I have attended some spiritual course in this year, then I became more and more sensitive , my coach just told me to run away of surround by negative energy!!! I really want what other shielding skills could help me from this?
Are people who are energy sensitive also emotionally intelligent? Do you know the difference between being energy sensitive vs emotionally intelligent? Going through emotionally traumatic situation has made me more emotional intelligent. When that increased it seemed to also increase my ability to pick up other’s emotional energy. I’m also unsure as to whether I can actually feel someone else’s energy or if I’m just aware. I do handle myself differently when I do pick up negative energy. I think in my head how I would handle a given situation, but when I am actually in said situation their emotional energy causes me to behave differently. It’s almost as if their energy acts as a barrier to my logic. Am I feeling it or is it a classic cause-effect scenario? Thanks
Yes im energy sensitive and i would say unfortunately ..i identify with your all points….if you are interested in listening my problem, would be glad to share with you
Thanks for Sharing this. I love learning new things as I move through my spiritual Journey.
I started my journey back in 2015, got out from deep depression cause of a network marketing company, that only thought positive thoughts.
Never knew about this way of thinking, thus my journey began. I began to raise my vibrations. I notice I was able to do things with my thoughts that I couldn’t or didn’t realize before.
I can shift energy throughout my whole body. I can give and receive energy.
I wish I could tell my whole story, cause I even wrote a Journal about it all, but this stuff is real, authentic and could possibly be the start of a new evolutionary era for the human race.
Hello everyone, thank you all for sharing your stories. I can relate to most of the signs listed above. I am able to pick up peoples energy and it really has helped me in my job and personal life. I feel that I am a very open person and this has allowed me to see things that I may not have noticed before. Such are blue orbs and white lights. It does sound a bit strange as I am typing. I also feel that there is defiantly someone or something looking out for me. I can’t go into all the details but its an amazing feeling. There have been a few people who have said to me that I should meditate so i will start this week. I think this is the beginning of a exciting journey for me. Even as I was writing this I heard fluttering like a small birds wings to the right of my head giving me even more reason to think that there is a lot to learn. I don’t believe in coincidences….. Hoping I am not sounding crazy… good night 🙂
Yup! I have been my whole life. I am now a massage therapist and use that sensitivity to help heal others.
Please can you help me to understand my gift a bit more and how can I work with this gift or should I say curse haha…I don’t know what to do with this..Let me try and tell you what happens to me,Say I sit and talk with someone and they have a lot of sadness in there heart I can feel it without them talking about anything then I will just cry for no reason.The other day went to my brothers house and there was a girl she gave me a hug and then I just felt this sadness…..Please help me..What should I do whe n I feel things.Ps Going to a mall is not fun at all….I feel so tired just walking in to a mall.
Please help me….
Hi I’m Energy Sensitive in my mid 50s where I self medicate with cannabis and alcohol and have used other mind altering substances just to socialize even when with friends It has lead me to be diagnosed with Avoidance Personality Disorder and Fibromyalgia it has become overwhelming as I even feel energy emanating from objects and I don’t know what to do about it I find being Energy Sensitive extremely isolating experience and if you google APD the explanation is exactly how I live my life
Can anyone else tell who is writting them when they receive a text by feeling the person’s energy without looking at their phone ?
I’m not sure if I am but I become super overwhelmed by people who are always mad or irritated. I feel people sadness and it makes me sad at a point of crying. I’m super stressed and a nervous person I think its because of the people that are in my life. My heart beats 1000 times when I hear 2 people in a heated argument. ?
Don’t know a lot about all this I saw my husbands death in dreams but in dream thought it was me and my death I saw it all through this eyes when he died my family was shocked because I had spoken of the dream for years the moment he died which was yo e if death on death certificate was. Exact tone I woke with the worst feeling ever I called him no answer I got my kids and drove anyway long story short it was my dream down to a T.. I felt it again when my hod mother died but this time I felt something was watching me it was scary I even saw things that I know were not good demon like images even in the wood I painted on.. I quit painting I feel depressed a lot for no reason I seem to attract people who are troubled will this go away is there a name scared and confused
Indeed this is me. I can also turn off all emotion to heal. I clean my walls, vacuum my whole house, clean whole house, to get all negative energy out. I pray as I clean. Lastly I take a shower and have everyone in my home get cleaned because negative energy sticks to everything! People send negative energy to others and it comes in off my kids from school, comes in off whoever enters my home. I am a server and have a big personality yet also recluse when overwhelmed w so much energy from others. I can feel the pain others feel I feel as though they glow! I gravitate to them and want to take on there pain then I talk to them to stroke and sooth them. I love to serve others but it’s painful and so many are fake and energy vampires.
5 out of 6 for me and the one that doesn’t apply I’m actually really just unsure. So possible 6, It’s weird. I think I have had strong feelings, deep gut feelings since I was a kid. I would feel deeply that something could happen and it would. It’s other things too. When I decided to look up how a person could sense energy or vibes of other people (which I do really well even with out fully knowing a person) for a couple days I looked this and some other things and then randomly watching tv a day or so later they were discussing exactly the same things I had been thinking and researching. I’m scared. I just recently moved into an apartment with my boyfriend and when he comes around I feel a drop in my mood and energy. We went and got Chinese just a couple days ago and I opened a fortune cookie and it said to hit the road soon. It scared me. Not just a coincidence. Things like this happen to me often. I have begun meditating, only three min for now as a beginner.
I started knowing about energy at a young age (12-15) but it took me til my 20’s (Im 25) to understand it. I now use my understanding of how we can project our energy to try and elevate others. Im also trying to learn how to take the negative energy of others and replace it with positive energy. Without even talking to them. Maybe i should meditate to clear my head more idk…. Nice to know Im not a loner in this universe of unlimited energy.
Yes I am. I’m also a reiki practitioner and an LMT, oils, herbs etc. Unfortunately my ex is stalking me via telecommunications which the police are working on, but I actually wake up in the middle of the night at almost the exact same time that phone, which always in our kitchen so a ways away from me and not in my bedroom or around me at all, almost the exact same time my phones home screen shows that my internet and phone security clicked on during the night as if I was using it when I eventually check it in the morning. I have many others I’d love to share but that’s my most eerie and creepy. Thanks for allowing me to share!
Yes I am. It’s great to have people that understand. Sometimes it’s hard to explain why certain situations and people leave me feeling overwhelmed. Or how sometimes the brain fog I experience is because of the energy I’m picking up on.
Hi and Thank you for this list🙏
I recently went through successful 60 day treatment program for iv drug and alcohol use. After cleaning up I was having the physical symptoms or allergies while in process groups when others would or wouldn’t share their traumas. Whenever someone would get really angry I got a red hot (temp) rash around my neck and chest. If someone chose not to share or not be truthful and happened to be sleeping in the room with me I would wake up around 3am sick to my stomach and cough up mucus. I’ve felt like a beacon for those inhibited with spiritual maladies or negative energies and was validated when I went to a sober living house and the only other person staying there was already drinking and I got the sickest i had ever been the doctors couldn’t figure out what was draining her of all her sodium, oxygen, and vital nutrients.. I have had a female and a male stalker, and three men almost choke me to death
Sorry it was too long so I am finishing with, I have a relationship with god that is strong and my faith had brought me very far and strengthens everyday. Looking back I’ve always been sensitive and have no clue where to find sage in the small town I live in let alone any psychic help. So any guidance is appreciated and I have found that showering helps re activate my energy core and get rid of that negativity. Good luck and god bless
yes I am akl that and I need help, very very sensetive,I can feel all energy, very very sensitive
Oh my god…this is what i have been looking for…for so long …i have suffered anxiety because of this…since i was a child i was experiencing this already but had to ignore it cos it drives me crazy…but now that i am older it gets really strong…at least i not alone
I’m definitely energy sensitive and have had a lot of problems my whole life because I didn’t know how to handle it. The few times I’ve been in the room when a loved one passed away or my family dog I felt the energy of the angels and spirits and it is very intense. I have become almost to the point where I don’t leave my house because of my sensitivity. I definitely need advice
This article made me cry
When I was younger (high school aged) I could almost feel, what I can only describe as, a conduit between people. Several times I surprised even myself when I could tell who was attracted to who or who didn’t like who even if I had never met those people; in fact, I was accused of spying on people on an almost regular basis.
I have since been diagnosed with high functioning Autism and have begun to investigate issues like this that are related to Autism. Throughout my life I have proven to myself (a thousand times over) that I am perseptive and have a very good intuition.
The meditation thing is an absolute necessity, I become very flustered around even small crowds. It will cause so much anxiety that I will, eventually, feel like a zombie. I visualize a flame at the end of a candle – I have experienced flashbacks by focusing on the visualization of every individual moment of a single hair swaying in the wind.
Oh my am I energy sensitive.
I love and hate it.
For a time in my life I earnestly and deeply begged for this to be removed.
One day I woke and felt empty, like nothing I have ever experienced before in my life. I didn’t know what was wrong at first. Then I realized I couldn’t feel how all my people were doing. I couldn’t feel if someone was thinking of me..just nothing.
It was bland, boring and actually horrific too.
I am soo grateful to have myself back. Now it’s even more powerful. Probably because I believe it is truly a very real part of who I am. Not that I didn’t before; it is just honored now.
I have to cancel out from all people. I have to have my serenity-my dimly lit snuggly, lavender and escape place.
Occasionally, there will be people that are high sensitive-energy intuned; we can share a space rejuvenating each other, but it is rare. I’m still trying to understand that.
So I am not sure if I am going crazy. But I believe that we are guided and that our “gut” intuition is more than just our gut. For the last two weeks though my crazy ideas that the universe or something bigger is guiding us along the way has been heighten. With all kinds of I told you so I should have just listened to the voice telling me yes or no in every day situations. But also something that has been standing out is I feel a presence and I think I see the reflections or shadows of something. So somehow I was on the app pin terst and somehow I stumbled unto the categories of empathy and highly sensitive people. The more I read into it the more I was relating to a lot , most of what I was reading. And now that i have been feeling like I have been feeling this energy and I am reading your post I want to say that I am not crazy, I hope.
Since I was young I have been strange or the weird one in my family and my mother has told me not to give into this things because it is evil or whatever. But I wish I would have researched this long ago. I am 37 now and If I would have researched this then I think I would not have been having the issues or self medicating issues that I am having now. i am glad for your posts and others because I am getting educated now.
Hello, i too can identify with all 6….i guess i have also been this way since childhood..My experiences was my brother had fell sick, and this is when the public wasn’t really clear on how aids was being spread back in the 80s, a very strong feeling came over me, and I remember telling my parents that I believed my brother had Aids , this was before he went to the hospital, my brother died a few months later from traces of Aids in his blood. because my brother and I were so close, and I had never loss anyone that close to me, it took me to a very dark place….wasn’t good at all. Another time, and concerning another brother, this one had lung cancer, i somehow developed a burning pain in the area of my left shoulder blade…exactly where his cancer were. People always say to me that they feel my energy..rather they are close or far away…and it’s gotten stronger since when I was younger I know. This is indeed an extraordinary journey we’re on in this life.
Hi, I was reading this because I’ve been told by my family that I tend to carry other people’s stuff… I watched a baby a couple years ago and I felt like I connected with him on such a deep level. I fell Lin live with him. I knew what he was going back to and I really wanted to keep him. I felt so much love for him. He passed away a week later. I regretted giving him back to his family… I was so hurt over him the last two years. I felt so guilty and I feel like I cried for him more than anyone… I’ve noticed that I can be super sensitive. And about the drainage from the toxic people. I feel like I need to recharge for at least a week… Was wondering if how I am feeling means anything… Thanks for the read 🙂
I have dealt with this overly sensitive to energy thing most of my life. Sometimes it’s insane to be in the middle of and sometimes it just becomes “normal”. It has only gotten stronger as I have gotten older. I don’t understand why I have it. It’s hard being so different sometimes. I realize it’s probably there for a reason. I have a solid five of these characteristics, with the sixth being a somewhat (introvert). I would say for the most part I am also introverted, it’s very hard for me to make friends because people do not see or feel things the way that I do. But I do try to reach out and am overly compassionate it seems. The rest of these strike straight on, and as I said the introvert one is half and half. I have a hard time with feeling negative energy, especially at night. Even in rooms like at work or at home, it is highly distressing. Especially when the negative energy is not coming from an Earthly place.
My boyfriend/ex past over and I feel his energy around me like he is bound to be my protector because of all the harm he has done to me. Prior to his passing, he beat me and stole my car, it still hasn’t been found after his passing. He made it known that I would be the 1 who is responsible if anything happened to him and he wanted me to always remember him after his death. He had demons and wasn’t able to overcome it and always thought I was out cheating when the truth is, I didn’t have time to cheat but he always had time. My question is… Even though he past over, can he become a jealous spirit? If he passed over with demons, can the evil attack me through him? Can the demons that passed with him possible be a curse put on him through different lifetime?
This was very helpful! I’ve always known that I was sensitive, and highly emotionally reactive, but I didn’t know that some of these things were related to that! I do need to learn how to control it, or harness it.
I am currently involved with someone and i can sense his emotions even when he isn’t physically present. i know when he holds back when he needs reassurance comfort.. i don’t think its a connection because i like him but not as much as i should, its been 5 months. the magnitude of what i know feels invasive to him (he is a person that has been through too much to want to share) what i feel is completely new and absolutely foreign to me.
I am definitely an energy sensitive. People have told me that I’m an Empath, but I can be sitting next to my wife and I can’t tell what she is feeling until I make eye contact with her. Is there a difference between the two?
Thanks for the article. It helped provide clarity to something that happened to me. I’ve always been aware that I can sense other people around me and I can feel energy or something in the air around me. This is why I like being isolated because it helps me to turn that off for a bit. Yesterday though my wife and I were going to a neighborhood that we were looking at and before we even got to the entrance I felt from her this massive hit of energy. It was like a gut punch and I knew she hated the neighborhood before we even pulled up to it. I’ve been with her for 18 years and I’ve only felt something similar to that once or twice, but nothing as powerful. When I got home I googled the subject and found your article. Thank you for writing this because it really did help clarify things.
I know this is old. But what if you were born this way? I’ve been this exact way since I can remember. But I also had very deep psychological trauma at an extremely young age and it was repeated a lot. So I don’t know if my mind adapted and became super sensitive and aware to be on the lookout for trigger sounds or sense of abuse. I have had spontaneous OBEs my whole life except when I was numbing myself with pills for ten years. Now being sober it’s all coming back. I want to know how to harness my abilities. Because of the trauma so many of these sensitivities cause me anxiety because it’s like my mind is still in defense mode to protect me. I’ve been meditating more. Or trying to. But I finally had an awakening and I’m now starting a whole new life and habits and it’s just all coming back like a wave. Seeing energy a lot too. It’s weird because I always have. It never went away but I just forgot and it’s like I’m becoming re-aware.
I have always been highly energy sensitive. Lately I feel like my ability to sense energies is disappearing. This is leaving me with a very empty feeling as i am so used to feeling so connected with everything. Its making me very anxious. I don’t know what to do to help this. Please help!
Hello I hope that you get a chance to read this I feel you might ,my gift goes deeper then just feeling energy coming from from all directions,it’s draining and sometimes feels like a curse so to speak that is .but am very blessed to have it the glory is God’s .because of this gift I am able to pinpoint someone’s emotions “come to me like words”the gift is to without pressure introduce them to God .it’s all from the heart .but it seems that most of my life I have been surrounded by bad energy.im able to take their energy and make a clear picture of what their really doing.and these people are knowing this and are starting to act on it .I have had a few physical confirmations that have validated what I have been feeling but because I don’t re
Ally know how to harness this I come off to people as paranoid.i can understand why.i don’t here voices or anything like that I just can see through everything.theirs slot of jealous and hateful people in this world that all if you
Hi, beautiful ladies Iam surrounded by sometimes negative energy because I live in a apartment complex and tenants who move besides me their energy kills me.It feel like they are standing right beside me,feeling of Sadness,emotions drift,man it feels terrible but when I take walks in nature listening to the birds sing and beautiful skys and etc It feels wonderful.Hard to escape these nasty energies in a apartment complex.God bless 😊 you ladies stay strong and enjoy a nice walk rather it’s raining outside take umbrella and enjoy nature if you feeling bad energys around you.GOD BLESS 😊
Wow! I stumbled in this site and glad I did. Been searching for answers for 45 years.
Since I was about 8 yrs old, I’ve felt overly connected to my environment and people, to the point I thought I was haunted and/or paranoid: gripping fear out of nowhere, whispering voices at night, a sense of either impending doom or impending good, LOTS of paranormal experiences, and most of all, feeling good people vs. bad people and instantly separating from the bad.
I also have a very addictive personality: alcohol, drugs at times, Ambien so I can sleep through it, food…basically everything is subject to overindulgence, all in an attempt to quell the feelings. Most recently, I’ve been on a multi year bender for paranormal/ghost shows in hopes I see something to help me understand.
I would love to learn more about my situation and how to manage it.