I am 42, but have only become aware of these "energy" aspects of myself in the past 2 years....during nursing school, and then in my first hospital nursing job that was inundated with lateral violence (seasoned nurses being very abusive to new nurses)...when I began to realized the real power I had.
I've been spending year after year trying to analyze myself, why I was so sensitive, strengthening myself, not being needy, etc.. I see around the internet, so many HSPs just talking about having to deal with so much negativity and hate, and I wanted to share what worked for me.
Consider this: Hate cannot exist without love. Even in the case of the most evil sociopath murderer who hates women, somewhere along the way his heart was broken, and his subsequent actions are there to avenge his broken heart. His heart is broken because it actually loved so much. When someone spews hate, if you are consciously aware of the broken heart behind it, you can feel the love, and not hate. After a time, it becomes second nature and you rarely ever feel the hate energy anymore.
One might argue that there is literal negative energy that can't be felt any different, but if that were so, how can I feel pain through watching a cartoon character be run over? A newspaper folded up with a tragic story didn't effect me at all until I read the article...that is not from a literal energy...part of this is our mind putting ideas into our head. In this aspect, we have the ability to also put the idea into our head that this negative energy originally spawned from love...
I cannot accurately describe the amazing connection with another human being that comes as a nurse, when your patient is so broken... hateful and crabby, and you sit down beside their bed, feel their love, and return it back to them...it was the very love that they were missing all that time, and then they are at ease...and at a rudimentary level, all I did was bask in their love as a coping mechanism to not feel their hatred.
Don't focus on all this negativity. Hearing you guys describe all the negativity energy is such a downer here, to the point where I almost didn't join. There is so much beauty to be found in this world... people have sooo much love... its heartbreaking, and we are the ones with the ability to help them fix it...it's just a natural side effect of fixing yourself! So go do it =)
updated by @stringbean: 02/03/17 11:14:44PM