This may not be the most pleasant subject, but let’s be realistic. Life isn’t always unicorns and sunshine. Sometimes, life is heavy. Dark. Confusing. There are times when circumstances trigger negative feelings in us; but often, we have no idea why we’re feeling low. Here are a few things that could be affecting you energetically, and what you can do about them.
OK, I know this sounds a bit “out there.” In fact, I didn’t believe this could be a thing until I saw a hypnotherapist for a past life regression. During that session, actual entities spoke to the therapist through me. There was a spiky black ball in my head that was causing me severe neck pain. There was a slimy something in my throat that was making it hard for me to talk to people.
How did she rid me of these disturbing attachments? It was pretty simple, actually. She invited them each to come forth and discover that they had a little light inside them. She coaxed them into allowing that light to shine brightly and asked angels to help the entities move on from me. Then, she filled any gaps left behind with healing light from Archangel Raphael.
Whether you like it or not, each time you interact with someone, you two are connected by a cord of energy. You can’t see it with your eyes, but if you’re an empath, you can probably feel it at times. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as long as you are both in balance. But if the person you’ve attached to is in energetic lack, then guess what? Yep, their cord is going to draw your energy away to make up for their deficit. Luckily, there are preventative measures to keep your energy intact, as well as cord-cutting techniques you can use to sever any ties to others. I’ll just mention one of each here.
My favorite quick protective ritual is to stand up tall and imagine there are roots growing down from my base chakra, through my legs and feet, and deep into the earth. Then, I visualize white/violet light pouring down into my crown chakra. From this powerful stance, I ask Archangel Michael to envelop me in his protective blue light. I intend only love to go out, and only love to come in. I make sure to ask that this serves the highest good of everyone involved. This protects me and all those I come into contact with.
If you find yourself drained or constantly thinking of another person, you may need to sever the cord that’s connecting you. To do this, I like to repeat the exercise above. Once I feel protected, I say something like, “I intend that my energetic ties to [name of person] be cut for the highest good of all involved. And so it is.” And yes, I accompany this with a quick karate-chop motion. Someone special taught me that, so it feels right. You don’t have to do it unless it feels good to you.
Blocks and patterns
Blocks are deeply ingrained beliefs that no longer serve your highest good; patterns are deeply ingrained modes of action that no longer serve you. Both can be self-inflicted, or could be left over from past lives, or could be completely subconscious phenomena leftover from earlier experiences in life. Whatever the case, a certain degree of awareness is required to even realize you have a block or pattern holding you back. Some intuitives can see or feel these in your aura as a sort of residue or disruption in your energy flow.
As I said, you must first identify your block or pattern, and make a conscious choice to release it. The releasing part is where it can get a little tricky, and I recommend a well-rounded approach. Talk therapy is good for a lot of people. Reiki and energy work is good for nearly everyone. And meditation, without known exception, is excellent for all of us. Many times, a client who comes in for a general Reiki session doesn’t even know he has any blocks or patterns until he is under the profound relaxation of treatment. That’s when things can come to the surface for examination, and a decision can be made about how to handle what comes up.
Those are just a few draining energetic occurrences that we can experience. If you ever struggle with anything like this, feel free to contact me for guidance. Something I want everyone who reads this to remember is: when you remove something, you must fill in the gap. Nature abhors a vacuum, and you better believe that if you have a big chunk missing from your aura where a block was removed, there will be energy rushing to fill it in. You can be proactive and patch the opening with healing light from God or your angels or guides, or simply intend for the gap to be filled for the highest good of all involved.
This article wasn’t intended to scare you, but to make you aware that it’s not always your fault when you are feeling less than 100%. Even when you’re feeling great, it’s very wise (and feels awesome) to complete an energetic shielding ritual. Have a great day, and thank you for reading.