how do identify sources of negative energy???
updated by @cindy: 01/15/17 12:03:05AM
I think you can rest assured that no one on this site thinks you are crazy. Because I am positive that 99% of the people in the community have had that seem feeling. I know I have many times. The worst is when you are in the car trying to drive and you get slammed with an overwhelming feeling and you just start bawling.
Meditation is very good for this sort of thing. It can calm you down, make you feel at ease. Often meditation can also give you answers to where this negative energy came from. If you are not sure about meditation yet then at least find your self a shield of protection. It could be a prayer, a mantra, a visualization of a happy place. I Personally use stones and crystals as my protection. But you need to find something that will work for you. And it doesn't have to be big or take up much time. In the beginning of this gift of being an empath, shielding yourself and learning to protect yourself from others is very important.
I hope this has helped in some way.
Have a wonderful day!
I have spontaneous days of crying. I find it is picking up negative or heightened emotions from people I pass on the street, things I have touched (used furniture or clothing) and spaces I have been in that are new and unfamiliar. Energy can imprint onto physical objects not just carry around in people's energy.
My guess is it might be a coworker that was carrying something around and you just caught a bit of it (being sensitive to these things). It is hard to be "on guard" all the time. Try envisioning light surrounding you or that your protected wearing gold armor. Putting a barrier between you and others can help.
There is nothing wrong with releasing energy by crying. Better out than in. Sometimes it is built up emotion about things are are dealing with and need to release.
When I was first starting my healing, I was crying at acupuncture uncontrollably, even at massage and at reiki. I felt so silly but I also felt so relieved it was out. My shaman was working with me distance healing, and i cried so much. I even had past life regression hypnosis done, and released a huge chunk of ancient trauma.
I hope this helps. You are not alone. And you are certainly not crazy.
I once tried medicating myself for depression and anxiety (regulating my emotions). I felt so empty and blah. It took away the bad, but is also took away the good. It made me realize how amazing having emotions was, despite the fact i was struggling with bad ones at the time. This is a gift. Caring, loving and being emotional is an amazing gift. Others will get on board with it one day. Embrace you, love you and your light will never be snuffed out. Your light will draw others with light in.
Hi Cindy, WE do not think you are crazy lol, and I agree with Ember...we all go through this at one point or another or some of us experience this all of the time. It sounds like you definitely picked up anothers emotions...sometimes, this doesnt have to be someone close by. It can also be someone at a distance. It is hard to distinguish when this happens especially if it is from a distance or from someone you dont even know. As empaths, it is our "job" to filter the negative no matter where it comes from, so instead of trying to focus on where maybe focus on filtering and sending it off...this may help. I know that when it happens to me, and I cant grab a sense of where it came from (and it is not me), I just focus on filtering and releasing it.
I am sorry you had to go through this: you are not alone. I often get this and find it very difficult, often finding the feelings last for days. sometimes I never find the source and just have to let it dissipate by itself (a bit like letting a stray cat find its own way home)