What is energetic sensitivity? It’s the ability to see, hear and/or sense energetic phenomena. Psychic & Energy Work helps energetically-sensitive people process their experience of invisible stuff. When spiritual development begins without our prompting, two tenets can trip us up. First is the assumption that there are only a few ways to develop; the second relates to the models we embrace. Whilst providing structure, often it’s the model (not the person or event) that is the issue.
This page doesn’t seek to offer everything you require but it does offer a few points about spiritual development and intuitive phenomena.
Energy is real
The path of spiritual and intuitive development can present in ways we wouldn’t choose. The ability to see, hear or sense “things” presents from childbirth but gets subordinated after we turn 7. It’s often not until adult life that it re-emerges, often interrupting plans. Invisible phenomena are rarely understood before they start appearing. This can trigger a range of responses. Few people are mentored well from birth. Many believe it’s their imagination. Some conclude they are unwell. There’s never a road map provided at birth. One is fortunate if supported by a sound network. This is changing all of the time but, even now, energetically-sensitive people can be seen as ill or odd. From here, all sorts of problems can arise.
Not everyone is an expert in energy – i.e. the invisible realm. Some are; some aren’t – the same can be said of any profession. This said, a variation in practitioners’ intuitive skills doesn’t need to cause concern. Energy is real. The invisible world has lots of structure. It’s not the same as “imagination” or “mental illness”, even though such states can accompany it. If “it” keeps happening in ways you haven’t made up, it’s possible you’re sane and experiencing something real.
Energetic phenomena aren’t necessarily imagined
Anyone can dream things up but that doesn’t mean that seeing, hearing, sensing, smelling or tasting invisible things is imagined. My article, Life in a World of Atoms, outlines the difference between imagination and intuition (see the Articles page). Things we don’t create (hence, don’t imagine) originate from outside – they just pop in. They come towards and onto us, unlike our own thoughts and feelings. These dynamics originate within a person, then radiate outwards. They can’t be mislabelled once we learn to detect them. The world of energy is not unreal or imagined. It can be loud for energetically-sensitive people. If people around you dispute this, it may be worth (respectfully) seeking validation elsewhere.
Watch Fran’s video about intuition vs imagination.
Energetic sensitivity isn’t necessarily accompanied by mental illness
A mental health practitioner once advised that there is a difference between experiencing “things” and “mental illness”. The latter involves one losing his/her self; becoming a “walk-in”, too open to energetic influence. Here, a person’s personality changes depending upon what’s around him/her. S/he cannot discriminate what’s his/hers (or not) and becomes inconstant or ungrounded.
Energetically-sensitive people aren’t necessarily lost. They sense stuff that others don’t notice, which can be overwhelming. Yet their sense of self is still strong. It’s this that triggers their search for help. Well-grounded people question what they sense. Living and working with invisible dynamics need not signal ill-health.
Intuitive development is often triggered by unexpected and obvious experiences. Here emerges the need to find a reasonable and practical explanation for what’s going on. This doesn’t always require a medical opinion. That can help in some cases although drugs can weaken the aura and make energetically-sensitive people more open to egoic/astral influence. We each need to process this in our own way, with eyes open, scrutinising what’s offered. The ability to see, hear, feel, smell of taste “things” is a skill which can be soundly mentored.
Acknowledging the above, it’s important to note that Western medicine isn’t “bad”. It can help us all at certain times but isn’t necessarily the best way to deal with address energetic sensitivity. Anyone who claims that energy isn’t real has yet to learn about it themselves. Similarly, if you’re labelled “ill” when you know you’re not, get a second opinion.
Energetic sensitivity is all about spiritual adulthood
Some people see spiritual and intuitive development as a sign that one is loopy. Some regimes can ask for more than they need to. Spiritually intuitive growth tends to promote what feels right; basic, good health. Learning how to sense, correctly label and process invisible dynamics requires us to embrace life as it is. Anyone can overly-honour mind, self, or opinion in ways that subordinate guidance and divine will. Such stances are what is challenged in spiritual energy work. They’re usually the cause of real-life “issues”. Learning to intuit helps energetically-sensitive people become more conscious, responsible and genuine.
Working with energy also requires us to fully process what we sense. Aerobic-level exercise and healthy time out in nature and quietness can help. Intuitive development often also asks us to check how we receive and contribute. Too much technology, busyness or socialising, without regular breaks, can promote imbalance. So, too, can consuming alcohol, sugar, caffeine or drugs. Developing well as an energetically-sensitive person is about living in balance and harmony. Implicit in this expanding your awareness, not surrendering it.
There’s no one way to develop energetically or spiritually
When a person decides to intuitively stretch, s/he can assume everyone does it in the same way. Unlike other learning curves, energetic skills development isn’t mono as a pathway. People tend to start from different angles. We are each a unique bundle of hearing, seeing, feeling, tasting and/or smelling skills, with specific mentoring needs.
These things said, the world of energy is structured and safe once we discover a few easy rules. They can be learned in a way that embraces individual needs. They don’t have to involve “specialness”, ritual, excessive fees or co-dependence. What makes a person vulnerable is his/her lack of awareness. Encounters with invisible “stuff” can concern at first but, once we’re aware of a few things, we tend to feel aware and empowered.
For all the practitioners out there (including this one!), there is a system that will make sense to you. Finding it can take a few moments. Keep searching until you find. Let your gut feel guide you. That is your intuition at work. Sooner or later, you will find a system which sits well. Everything happens for a good reason. Things come together, especially when we let them. Understanding this and positioning for productive change helps life shift in all sorts of ways.
The invisible realm isn’t more powerful than the person who experiences it
Those who experience invisible “stuff” can assume it’s more powerful than they are. This isn’t true but, to progress beyond this, one has to learn and release disempowerment. The world of energy is reasonably structured (in ways even “naughty” entities respect). When we understand and operate at this level, solid, healthy shifts can manifest. As you move forward, check your assumptions and release any thought that you’ll never break through. The world of energy is not more powerful. It just takes advantage of the fact that you have yet to know this.
Energy isn’t constant nor is spiritual development
Having reached an intuitive or spiritual milestone, it’s not as if life plateaus out. This is a myth. Life is an ocean. You’ll never stop the waves from rolling. The energetic, spiritual and intuitive “surf” is constantly changing. One never reaches a point where all things can be predicted, known or controlled. The more one evolves, the more tumultuous life can be. Self just tends to surf it better because it is aware of this. Spiritual growth can ask us to let the real Source of life be. By giving It the space to do Its thing and help us long-term, we help to manifest what feels right.
So? Energy is real; some people experience it; it doesn’t have to be “negative”; it can be well-explained. Just because you experience something others do not OR something you didn’t choose to, doesn’t mean anything’s “wrong”. It’s signalling the emergence of a skillset which, when embraced well, can enhance “real life”. Use this site and others; check out my Articles and Useful Links; and don’t stop searching until you find your place.