Sensitivity – What is it Really?
Identifying as a sensitive person helps people make sense of feeling the energy around them that can’t be explained. That sensitivity is not always simply having a stressful response in the mind, body or emotions to situations you encounter. Many sensitives are getting signals from their sixth sense. It activates a stress response when it disrupts their own senses.
Here are some ways this other type of sensitivity shows up. Energy sensitivity is having a conversation with a co-worker and walking away nauseated even though the words exchanged were nothing out of the ordinary. You felt their anger, fear or competition.
Energy sensitivity is having someone repeatedly disrupt your thoughts who is not willing to have direct communication with you. They are getting in your head. Thus the image “you are always on my mind.”
Energy sensitivity is not being able to fall asleep next to a partner who angry. It doesn’t feel safe even if they aren’t acting on their anger. Energy sensitivity is feeling pain in your lower back suddenly when someone nearby has a lower back injury.
Energy sensitivity is thinking that someone is attracted to you because you sense their sexual energy. Even if it isn’t directed at you but is just “out there” without boundaries creating confusion.
Energy sensitivity is feeling other people’s needs and desires so intimately, you struggle to clearly know what you want. Their information is muddling your clarity.
Energy sensitivity is knowing something you weren’t told or able to see, hear, touch, taste, feel. Energy sensitivity is having stomach pain, tension or angst after being around a group of stressed out people.
Energy sensitivity is not being too emotional or overreacting. It is not a handicap. It is a skill that hasn’t been refined. That skill is your sixth sense.
Without refinement energy sensitivity leads to exhaustion, a desire to withdraw from intense energy situations or feeling an obligation to take care of someone who you sense is upset.
You take your power back from the loss of energy that comes with sensitivity with your attention.
“The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” Henry Miller
Refining the skill of your sixth sense starts with attention to your energy field. Where it ends and begins. Also known as your aura bubble. It extends around your physical body about 2 feet in every direction.
Energy sensitives often have an aura bubble much larger than this, allowing others energy in their space. When someone is in you aura it alters your thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations, overloading the senses.
Refining your skill also means paying attention to the messages from your sixth sense. Are they information to help you understand your next step? Are they information your reading from the world around you or for someone else? If the message is for someone else, does it serve you to get that information or is it draining your energy to keep your radar open to it?
If you don’t know, take a moment to clear other people out of your psychic space (center of head) by visualizing a strong breeze blowing through it carrying every thought that is not yours away. Then direct your attention with your inner gaze up to the point right above your head. Focused on your higher self, ask.
The more you use your attention to set your energy field and get clear on what is for you versus what is for others, the more your energy sensitivity gains value.
You are an incredibly magnificent being, worthy of attention. Your attention. Teach your sixth sense energy sensitivity to work for you, not against you.