Discharging Negative Energy & Clarifying Your Energy Field
The second line of defense for highly sensitive people and energy healers is to...
discharge accumulated negative energy,
purify and strengthen the boundaries of your personal energy field.
Discharging Negative Energy
As you know from other articles in this section, as a highly sensitive person you are vulnerable to taking on energy from people and energy fields around you.
These then feel like your own negativity. You will feel sick, or angry, or despairing, or exhausted -- thinking it's got something to do with you, when in fact you've just absorbed that negative energy like a sponge!
For your health and well-being, you must discharge this accumulated negative energy.
Think of it like dusting your soul... daily housecleaning for highly sensitive people.
How to Discharge Negative Energy
Start by entering sacred space. Meditation is the best way to do that, when you are discharging negative energy.
Spend at least a few minutes in a meditative state, to open your connection to the Source of positive energy.
Then imagine all the negative energy that has collected within you. You might picture it as like a shadow, or a heaviness, etc. Imagine it gathering together from all parts of your body and mind, and moving toward the palms of your hands.
Put your palms on the Earth, or in water. Or at least facing towards one of these elements.
(I recommend ...
wild water -- water flowing free -- as best,
water with sea salt added as second best,
water you can enter with your body -- like a bath or shower -- third,
any other container of water after that.)
If you can't reach either Earth or water, you can aim your palms toward fire (even a candleflame).
Allow the negative energy to move out of you, and into that element.
At the same time, you can make a simple prayer for the Divine to fill you with Divine energy, and take from you this negative emotion or energy.
Continue until you feel clear.
Earth, Fire, and Water all have an innate ability to take negative energy and transform it into something beneficial. It's much the same as the way plant life takes in carbon dioxide, and changes it into good fresh oxygen.
So giving negative energy to these sources can't harm anything. In fact, it becomes the raw material for life-giving positive energy.
Do this as much as you need -- there's no such thing as too much discharging!
Most highly sensitive people will need this every day. If you are surrounded by things that are stressful or negatively charged, use it more often.
With practice, you will be able to discharge negative energy very quickly, no matter where you are. A shower is a great place, or standing under a tree or in the sunlight or moonlight works as well.
Clarifying Your Energy Field
Now that you have cleansed your energy field, you need to actively purify and strengthen your personal energy field.
The basic idea is twofold...
You draw a boundary around your personal energy field. You make your own field more solid, less permeable. And you tune it to accepting only positive energy.
This helps keep unwanted other energies out.
You fill your personal energy field with positive, healing energies.
There are various ways to do this. One of the best ways I know to empower and positively-charge this energy boundary is using the Divine Light Invocation.
Or a simpler version of a Light visualizations . . . Imagine, and feel yourself being filled with Light. Imagine being radiant with light, like a temple shining out in the night. Feel and enjoy the great sense of well-being this gives.
You can do this one anywhere, at any time. It makes a good complement to the Divine Light Invocation.
More practices specifically designed for this can be found in Karla McLaren's extremely helpful book and CD: Energetic Boundaries: Practical Protection and Renewal Skills for Healers, Therapists, and Sensitive People.
McLaren has an excellent grasp on the specific problems faced by highly sensitive people, and offers very effective tools to protect yourself.
This is the best resource I've ever found for protecting the energy fields of highly sensitive people and energy healers.
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