I found this on one of my favorite websites “The Daily Om”. It describes me to a “T”. I am extremely sensitive to other people’s energies. I LOVE people, I enjoy socializing, but after about two hours at a party, I’m done. I get very overstimulated and tired at the same time and need solitary time to re-center myself.
I can go much longer in a one-to-one situation, or with a small group of close friends whose energy matches mine. I try to be around upbeat people as much as possible; that helps my personal energy and makes me feel good.
How about you? Do you find yourself overwhelmed in crowd situations? Are you sensitive to the moods and energy of those around you? Do you start a crowd situation feeling good, but then finding your mood has changed within a short time?
Centered And Safe
Keeping Your Energy Strong – borrowed from The Daily Om
Being a sensitive person in this world can sometimes feel very draining due to the fact that we are very receptive to the energy of the people and environment around us. Still, we want to be part of situations that involve small or large groups of people, and we would like to do it without becoming overwhelmed or exhausted. With a few simple strategies we can entertain at home and socialize in the world without running the risk of losing ourselves in someone else’s energy or giving our energy away. All this takes is a little time and practice, and the result-being part of social events without ending up depleted-is well worth the effort.
The whole purpose of this self-care ritual is to help keep yourself strong energetically when you are in a situation that could potentially be draining. For example, if you are having a party, you might take some time to prepare beforehand. Just as you spend time cleaning your home and preparing food, it is essential to prepare your inner home for the event. This can be as simple as taking a mindful walk or a cleansing bath, or engaging in any other activity that gives you energy. You can even just sit alone for a set period of time, tuning in to your energy and connecting to yourself so that you are less easily carried away by the energy outside of yourself. You may employ a mantra such as “I am centered and safe in the home of myself.” You can also charge a crystal or gemstone or any piece of jewelry with protective energy and wear it or carry it with you. This can be helpful during the event when just seeing it or touching it can remind you that you are centered and safe.!
Keep in mind that it is always acceptable to excuse yourself for a bathroom break or to step outside for a moment. This can give you the time and space you need to check in with yourself and correct any energetic imbalances you detect. Whether you are at home or out in the world, taking care of yourself in this way enables you to keep your energy strong, even as you open yourself to others.