In the last month I have had numerous people e-mail me or call me with variations of the same question. People seem to be very overwhelmed lately by the emotions of others. Better put, many people seem to be psychically picking up on others’ emotions and then not knowing what to do with them.
I believe the psychic boundaries we, as a species, have nurtured and defended for so many years are now failing us. I also think this is a good thing. I have been doing psychic work for many years and have been teaching classes in intuitive development for about 25 years. Just in the last year I have noticed that the natural ability of my students has increased dramatically. As a species, we are becoming increasingly able to pick up on occurrences outside of our usual ability to know and to feel emotions belonging to others.
Like all things, this is a good-news-bad-news sort of a thing. I had a call a few days ago from a woman who said, “I guess this is what you feel like all the time.” She went on to tell me how she had been in line at the post office when she thought, “Well, at least I don’t have a family member in the hospital.” A few minutes later, the man behind her answered his ringing cell phone to learn that a loved one had just been taken to the hospital.
Later that day, she was in the grocery store and realized she was picking up on the emotions or thoughts of the other people in the store. She told me, “I had a strange thought, ‘What would it feel like to have MS?’ Shortly thereafter, I saw that the check out girl wore a medic alert bracelet for MS.”
Today I received an e-mail with much the same story. The writer said, “I had this strange thought that I was an amputee, and later that day I ran into not one but two amputees.”
Both of these people had one question for me. It was, “How do I get this to stop?”
As Bob Dylan once wrote, “The times they are a changin’.” We are becoming increasingly and unpredictably psychic, and much of the information we are receiving is about something that we don’t particularly want to know. There are also some very interesting ethical questions that arise as we become more aware of what is going on with other people and what they are thinking and feeling. Are we becoming psychic voyeurs?
My response to the two inquirers discussed above is that it is important for us to be able to use our intuition on command, not let it run rampant over us. We need to learn not only how to access it, but when to turn it off.
I will readily admit that I am not an expert at turning it off. I have noticed that in the last year or so I am becoming somewhat of a recluse. It is uncomfortable for me to go to places where there are a lot of people, especially if they are emoting a lot. So, I tend to stay away from parties, bars, shopping malls, hospitals and the like. I also am much more careful about who I invite into my home, as I notice that their energy can linger after their bodies leave.
I don’t think the answer is for us all to stay home alone. After all, we can pick up information on people no matter how far away they are. As with most things, the answer lies in the power of intention. We need to become purposeful in our use of intuition, turning it on (and off) at our command.
Also, perhaps, we need to be less “leaky” with our emotions. As we become a species of empaths and psychics, it might be considered “yelling” in public if we become highly emotional.
These are all very interesting issues that will continue to arise as our species marches on toward our intuitive evolution. I welcome your thoughts and ideas about these issues. You can e-mail them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will share them in further columns as we continue the dialogue of how to develop as an intuitive race.