I was talking with someone I’d never met before a few days ago. He was very friendly and interesting and chatty, but within a few minutes I felt myself starting to get really lethargic and tired. After about half hour with him I was yawning. After another half hour I had to leave or I would have fallen asleep and/or off my chair.
Once I was away from him for a while, I perked right back up again. So then I realized, I’d been in the presence of an Energy Vampire. Just like Twilight Vampires, Energy Vampires sparkle and glow. They’re very effervescent and draw people to them like chiggers to a bug zapper.
Then they somehow drain all the energy out of the people they attract just by being near them. There aren’t many of these people in the world, thank goodness. I’ve met maybe half a dozen in my entire life. It’s very strange being around these people. On the one hand they’re fun, but on the other hand, they’re only fun because they feed off your life force. I’m not saying they’re bad people. They’re just exhausting, and a little frightening, to be around.
Religious people believe humans have a soul. I think the notion of a soul evolved from evidence of a human energy field.
Every living thing is constantly exchanging sub-atomic particles. Everything vibrates with electrical currents that generate corresponding magnetic fields.
A machine called a Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) is able to detect these tiny biomagnetic fields. Medical science is now recording biomagnetic fields around the heart and brain to complement electrocardiograms and electro encephalograms because they provide a more accurate picture of physiology and pathology.
This is pretty cool for a lot of reasons.
New ageist types and ancient mystics and shamans have been trying to tell us since forever that people have “auras” or energy fields.
So, if they were right about that, are they also right that people can be healed via their energy fields? If our energy is disturbed or otherwise affected, it can, apparently affect our overall health. And if so, if our energy is re-aligned, for lack of a better term, can this help bring us back to health?
I don’t see why not.
The ancient Japanese practice of Reiki, for example, claims to be able to promote healing for any illness or malady by “attuning” energy. I had a good friend once, Patty, who was a Reiki Master. She had an energy that was extremely pleasant to be around.
Just being near her would make me smile and feel calm, comforted and content. She used Reiki on her plants, too and had the most amazing garden. And, when XUP Jr. got sick years ago, Patty was able to pinpoint exactly in which part of her body the issue was – long, long before the doctors, to whom I was dragging poor XUP Jr., even acknowledged that there was a problem.
I think Patty was an exceptional person anyway, with or without the Reiki as a tool.
It could be very useful in our lives to be more aware of other people’s energy and how it affects our own, don’t you think? Aside from The Energy Attuners like Patty, and people like The Energy Vampires there are also:
- The Energy Amphetamines – People who immediately make you feel nervous, irritable, anxious, tense.
- The Energy Discombobulaters – People who make you feel very uncomfortable, wary, confused, insecure. These are the people around whom you automatically fold your arms across yourself. This is your instinctive way of keeping their bad energy away from you.
- The Energy Igniters – People who fire you up with energy. This can be both positive and negative. They’re often salesmen, motivators or coaches because they can rev your energy up and sometime get you to do things you maybe shouldn’t have. In a more positive way, they can be people who just energize you when you’re around them and generally allow you to experience things more fully.
So, once you’re aware of the sort of people you’re dealing with, what can you do about it? Well, obviously do what you can to stay away from people who adversely affect your energy and surround yourself with people who do positive things to your energy.
If you must deal with negative energy people, try not to place yourself to close to them and try to redirect their focus away from you as much as possible.
You can also do things to attune your own energy. There is the usual relaxation/deep breathing stuff. Or, you can briskly rub your hands together and place them near the area (about an inch away) of your body where you’re feeling the distress and just hold them there until you feel better. Or you can also visualize a mirror reflecting the negative energy back on to the person affecting you.
I don’t know. Do you believe any of this stuff? Do you think it’s important? Do you think well-being or even better health can be promoted with energy work? Have you had any positive or negative energy experiences?