Who Is Standing In Your Aura with You?

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Do you own your energy?  Are you sure?

Let’s hope it’s just you standing in your aura and own energy.  But what if it isn’t?  Sometimes ghosts come for a visit – and we’re not talking about Casper.   They aren’t friendly, and they are here to feed off your energy and suck the light right out of you.  Other times, you may have light beings doing some energy work on you, because you need healing or are ready for an upgrade.

How do you know when there are forces influencing your energy or even performing energy healing?

As you walk around living your life, your energy is bouncing off of everyone else’s.  Imagine your aura as if you can see it quite clearly.  Now imagine everyone else’s aura.  Guess what?  They are interacting as you bend over to pick up a pen or pass someone on the street.

If you are empathic, you will feel this quite literally.  Some people have no idea why they’re feeling sad when they have no reason to be sad.  Twenty guesses…tick tock…that’s right – they picked it up from someone else they were hanging around.

Have you noticed the energy shifts?

It may be the ever-shifting and changing energies that surround us lately, but I’ve noticed quite a change in how intuitive information comes through when I am doing readings for clients.  I first noticed it when I was doing my morning meditation on the elliptical at the gym.

Sure I know I must look pretty funny up there with my ear buds in and my eyes closed, especially because when I am feeling ultra-good I do it with no hands as well and occasionally almost go crashing into my neighbor.  There is nothing for the body like trying to make it balance with your eyes closed.

My normal meditation has me protecting myself (since I am in a public place) and then opening my chakras, clearing them out, and closing those suckers right back up again.  It’s like a routine.

Every morning I work on grounding and clearing my energy because I want to walk around with what belongs to me and not what doesn’t, to the extent that’s possible.  Since I am paying very close attention to this, I will notice right away when I’ve picked up something that doesn’t belong.   Having a routine enables you to notice immediately when something is different.  Is it a good different, or a bad different?  There are clues to why there’s been a change. If you can figure it out, you can address it right away.

If you can, imagine your chakras as kind of balls of energy, each with a different color, starting at the base of your spine and dotting your body up to the top of your head, and as they are swirling you can mentally open, close and move the energy around.  Some of it goes into the earth to get grounded, some of it might be sent up heavenward for a different kind of cleansing.

If you have a lot of practice using your Mind’s Eye to move energy around and do intuitive readings, you’re pretty used to seeing all kinds of things like angels, spirit guides, movie scenes, photo images, and energy.  Imagine my surprise one day when instead of being able to do my mental exercise of moving the energy around, it was moved for me.

One thing you have to be completely sure of is who or what is moving the energy, and if you can’t be sure, you have to intuit whether it’s something that you want doing it for you.

A Ghostly Attachment

Even when you’re consciously trying to pay attention, you can miss the obvious.

I was reading a post from Erin Pavlina, and she linked to a five part story on a hotel she was asked to visit to clear a negative entity (ghost).  As soon as I started reading it, I felt a depression descending on me but I couldn’t stop reading.    I had to know how it ended.  In the story, Erin succumbed to the energy of this being and was almost overwhelmed by it before she was able to get rid of it.

I was in a funny state of being where I knew while I was reading that I was being affected by a negative energy.  Any intuitive will tell you that as soon as you feel something “not you” affecting you, you have to STOP and reverse course.  But, I was transfixed by this story.  It was like I was observing myself do something really stupid but I couldn’t stop myself.

Then for the next three days every time I had a thought, I would hear a really negative comment in my head, that didn’t belong to me.  Crap.

I’m not sure what snuck up on me and decided to attach itself, but clearly this was a major error and I had to do a huge clearing to get it off.

A Positive Cleansing

The morning at the gym, instead of the usual scene of opening my base chakra, I saw energy coming through the top of my head.  Instead of being upright, I appeared as if I was horizontal.

The energy looked like threads of multicolor (mainly purple and white) light, just shooting into my head.  It traversed my entire body, inch by inch.  It reminded me a lot of going to the dentist.  It was literally going around my jaw, behind my teeth, like I was having a cleaning!

I’d heard about healing work happening while we sleep, or by request to another human being, but I was really surprised about it happening unbidden while I was wide awake.

The fact that it was such an unusual picture, combined with how energized in a calm way I was afterward, were clues to the positive forces at work.

I was asked permission before the major activity really began.

When it was over, the kind of readings I was doing and the way I accessed the information totally changed.  I continued at first to do my usual ritual, but found I didn’t need to.  I just jumped right to the information, as soon as I sat down to do it – it was all right there.  I didn’t need to do breathing and get into a meditative state, it just started.  That did happen at other times, when I was doing short readings.  Sometimes the information just came to me when I was driving.  When I am doing a full reading, I sit with my pad and pen nearby, because I could never remember everything or exactly how it was put, which can be really important.  So I found myself scrambling to grab my pad and start taking notes.

Empaths and Tonglen Black Smoke

As an empath and practicing intuitive, I spend most of my time and energy making sure my own field is clear of influence from other people.  Are the cords cut?  Did I pick up anything while I was out?  Was there anything wandering around my home while I worked outside that decided it liked me?

It caught me completely off guard when I was speaking with an old friend and he mentioned he was practicing Pema Chodron’s Tonglen Meditation.  I looked it up later at Yoga Freedom  and here’s how they described it:

Visualize someone you know and love who is suffering — an illness, a loss, depression, pain, anxiety, fear. As you breathe in, imagine all of that person’s suffering — in the form of dark, black, smokelike, tarlike, thick and heavy clouds — entering your nostrils and traveling down into your heart. Hold that suffering in your heart. Then, on the outbreath, take all of your peace, freedom, health, goodness and virtue, and send it out to the person in the form of healing, liberating light. Imagine they take it all in and feel completely free, released and happy.

My friend said maybe I should try that.  He said that it might really open up what I experienced in my intuitive readings and that it helps develop true empathy.  I completely resisted the entire idea. I could feel my stomach in a knot.  The way he said it made me feel like this was one of those moments when I was supposed to be paying attention.  You know when you feel resistance to an idea, there’s something in it that you need to be paying attention to.

I’ve spent my whole life unaware that I was empathic in a way that other people generally are not.  Once I got the message, I thought I was supposed to do work that kept me clear, not work that has me diving into someone else’s space like that.

As the world is pressing and pushing to show us that we are all indeed one consciousness, it made me wonder.  Do we actually change the world one person at a time?  Or is it really just an inside job and all of our efforts, even as we serve others, ultimately simply are an effort to change ourselves alone?  Maybe it’s through others that we do this, or maybe it’s just realizing that there is no separation so saying “me” and “you” is just semantics?

If you look up “energy healing” you’ll find there are more modalities than you can shake a stick at.  So far I’ve just followed my intuition as to what works for me.

What is your opinion on energy work?  Do you follow a routine?  Did you learn it from someone else or is it something you’ve just learned on your own?  How aware are you of when other beings are influencing you?  I’d love to hear your stories of empathic moments, energy drains, or experiences where you were recharged and uplifted.
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  1. Anne McC says:

    1. Very impressed with elliptical machine skills.
    2. Said skills in place while clearing/healing=mad skills. Whoa!

    I agree with you about energy shifts – I’ve felt wonky and work to clear it which seems some days to be endless work; other days a breeze – yet I seem to be pushing the same crud. Some times it feels like walking in mud…exhausting. At night I sleep so hard and wake up like a new gal. So, that part is good. But boy I have been doing more energy work on myself than usual. And time/balance is off…the light is weird…
    Somehow clearing seems to be something I need more than want.

    The meditation you mention sounds like a trial, honestly. I wonder how hard it would
    Be to clear the muck of someone else that is taken on – intentionally? I realize the swirl of balance
    And recognize the acquisition of empathy which makes us more understanding but I wonder if it cannot be done another way – like in The Grinch, when despite all the disappointment those who’s still got up, held hands and sang happily. Many paths up yonder mountain I suppose.

    • Hi Anne, Yes I am a multitasker 🙂

      These are crazy energetic times, and it feels like an uphill climb some days, sad to say. Yet I truly have hope that for those of us who have been going through it for some years now, that there’s the opportunity to break through to a new day. I am hoping that’s a peek of sun through the clouds off there in the distance!

      I don’t feel like it is my job to take on anything for anyone else, energetically. I could be wrong, but that does seem to be a basic error that empathic people hold on to – like they are supposed to do this as their mission – and I think that is false. However maybe it is someone else’s mission? I guess I will leave it up to them.

  2. This is a world different to mine Julie … though I’m trying to get some sort of handle on this. Thankyou.
    Be good to yourself
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    • Hi David, I know it is, and maybe we all just get to the same place through different means or use different lenses to view the world. I imagine that it’s designed that way, because we can help different people since no one “hears” the same way. It’s all to the good 🙂

  3. For some reason I feel that this is less flowing than normal …… 🙁 sending you love xox

    taking on someone elses black smoke – YUK! I am reasonably new to energy healing ( well in this life …!) but my take on this would be to yes “take” it out but put it somewhere else to look at it ( I like thinking of pretty pink boxes for girls and blue for boys – gender stereotypical, but hey none of us are perfect!) and thank/bless it for whatever its job was tie the box up and give/ask guides/spirits to take it off to the place it needs to go to for its highest good, then send in the light to fill up the space 😀

    Yes , if something is not “right” with me I dowse and go through a list to see if its my stuff or someone elses – if its mine I try and look at it if not – see above!

    But we are all connected and in helping others we help ourselves – I had an amazing thing happen last week – I was in a meeting where there was a high level of energy (I will admit to not feeling it – not working at that level yet) and I participated in meditations for forgiveness and healing. I returned home to find a message from the mother of one of my clients who asked if I had been doing any work for her 11yr old daughter as out of the blue (at the same time I was at the meeting) she burst into tears and they had a very intense conversation in which the daughter admitted to holding on to a condition I hadn’t been able to clear, they discussed the reason and I am hoping for a positive outcome to the physical representation of the emotional issues. For me what was outstanding was that even though we are separated by a great number of miles and I wasn’t intentionally thinking of my client, whatever shifted in me maybe allowed my previous healing work to become more effective ……. WOW!

    impressed with your gym/meditation routine – good for you

    take care – love your writing

    • Hi K, that’s a great story. Thanks for sharing it. Dowsing makes sense, although I don’t do it I can see where that would simplify and clarify the matter right away.

  4. In answer to a few of your questions, I don’t think we change the world one person at a time, because the way I see it, when one person helps facilitate healing in another, the facilitator gets something out of it too. So, it’s more like two people at a time. And because we are all connected, I feel less and less of a need to “protect” myself from other people’s negative energy. I feel that the only reason someone else’s negative “stuff” might try to cling to me, is if I have something in me that it resonates with. And that’s just an indicator to me of things for me to work on. Do I consciously clear myself? You bet. Am I afraid to temporarily take on other’s stuff? Not really, because it’s likely my stuff to work on , too.

    I have learned a few types of energy work from people. And some of the more recent things that have been coming to me “just happened” after a friend got me started. My son experiences a lot of anxiety, especially around school. One night, when he was all wound up, I was directed (by a friend who communicates with angels) to paint my son’s amygdala blue, then green, then peach; and then put 4 pillars of light around his head. After taking about 2 seconds to question this because I don’t know where the amygdala is, or what it does, I followed the instructions. When I got to the 4 pillars of light, all of a sudden, I could see in my mind that the light from the bottom of the pillars went out and joined together in the middle, and then snapped down to connect to the center of the earth, grounding my son. Then the light at the tops of the pillars joined together and shot straight up, where it hooked into a crystalline grid that is around Earth. The next night when I did this, the same thing happened, and then the words Diamond Light came to me. The next night, the same things happened, and then the light from the tops and the bottoms of the 4 pillars all came together to the center of this cube, in the middle of my son’s head. I got the sense that this was some sort of generator that was created, that is helping to heal my son’s brain wiring (that isn’t quite right). In hypnosis, I discovered that the Diamond Light is a very high frequency of light, much like love; but that it’s working on the physical. It works on DNA and molecules and brain wiring type of stuff. Ever since this happened, I’ve become interested in sacred geometry, because I feel this is involved.
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    • Hi Sue, That is awesome! You know I have the same issues in my family as you do with your son, so it’s always interesting to see what works and what happens.

      I also agree with your first comments. It seems like things get brought to our attention for a reason, and sometimes that reason is connected to us, giving us a chance to work on it. We just have to see it.

      Loved your comments, thank you so much for coming by.

  5. I love your style and message, Julie, but when I saw this title in my in-box I was hesitant to read (which meant I “should” read it *grin*). I really focus on centering deeply into presence with Love and Gratitude so I can’t have thoughts of fear that are anything other than inspiring. (Which is why I don’t watch “scary movies”–they fascinate me but also remind of the “dark side” of energy).

    I absolutely understand your practice of cleaning then closing your chakras–but you do it in public, while I do it on the beach. I find that wonderful for you!

    So, you might find it odd that I practice Tonglen. In this practice, our energy is grounded and centered and with intent and purpose (thus a bit of “control”) ingesting this energy while sending out healing energy. It temporarily relieves the energetic burden, which shifts their energy. I don’t feel the energy can attach because there is intention involved. For me, it’s energetically holding space so the person can catch their breath and center–much like one might remove a boulder that was pinning someone down. We are not meant to carry that boulder (although some people try) just to assist in moving it if we can. (Not trying to “convince you” to try it, just to provide an understanding if you’d like).
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    • Hi Joy, Well thanks for reading it, anyway 🙂 That’s interesting though,isn’t it, that you can practice Tonglen while at the same time avoiding writings or movies that might involve something dark, and I do the opposite. Granted there are plenty of times when all I will look at are the inspirational, and that makes up 90% of what I read anyway. But I don’t really fear dark, I just accept it as the flip side of light that is inherent in any animal, including the human kind. There are all kinds of gray, anyway. That’s basically what you are doing through Tonglen too, trying to get to a lighter shade of gray.

  6. Hey Julie,

    I’ve heard about this and took a class where this was discussed. I learned about how to ground myself but to be honest with you, had something invaded my space I wouldn’t have a clue. I’m not that sensitive about that so I guess I would have to say I’ve never experienced that.

    I find it fascinating though and glad you at least have an idea of what to do to clear that or that it’s even there. I would probably just go about my business wondering why I’m in such a bad mood.

    Your life is so interesting girl!

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    • Hi Adrienne, You know how you can tell the difference? If there is no reason for the bad mood. When you stop to think about it, there is absolutely no reason for it. That’s your clue. Thanks for coming by 🙂

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