Being the avid follower of all shows medium oriented, I find I never fail to learn something new from “my people” (wink) nearly every time I tune in.
What I learned just the other night while watching Tyler Henry (one of my favs) while he was reading for Megan Fox, was simply this… we’re all tired (ha).
Megan was asking Tyler about her own intuitive abilities (apparently her entire family follows the psychic/medium bend due to an extensive Native American blood-line). And, while she speaking on the subject she mentioned how much she hates crowds, red carpet events, and all things that go along with large venues. She went on to say how much they tire her. Also stating how when she attends it’s always such a struggle.
Tyler responded by saying that those who are empathic mediums have this trouble. Adding that he too hates large crowds and is often a hermit, surrounded only by his family, in his “off” time.
Apparently not everyone is an empathic medium, many are more visual mediums (I’m assuming clairaudient in nature). Thus explaining to me how some psychics give 10+ readings a day.
In the past I’ve also heard Tyler mention how after every reading he does for the show, he goes home and takes about a four hour nap. Ah-ha! So it turns out I’m not so abnormal. In fact, I’m rather normal amongst the ranks of my people. I like that!
All of this new info reminded me of once hearing John Edwards (another of my favs) mention, during a live-show I attended, how he used to be able to “read” all day, but now had to limit it to 4-5 readings per day due to his lower energy levels. So yes, this is normal.
Now the reason I wanted to share this information with all of you is many of you have asked me this very question. You’ve also asked me how to prevent or block these energy drains. Granted, there are a few things you can do that help some, but nothing I’ve ever found stops it. Apparently neither Tyler nor John have found the answer either. So at least we’re in great company.
END RESULT BEING, our life energy is hands-down the most valuable thing we have. Without it, there is no life. There is no us. Even just with less and less of it, there is no quality to our lives. So we must guard it and purposely choose wisely how we spend it.
Granted, it’d be great to be filthy rich (maybe), own yachts (yawn), big houses (more to clean), nice cars (who even cares), and all the thrills that excite most (well, other than me obviously…. but I’m strange in that sort of way… lol)! But what does it matter once you’ve spent all of your life energy and have all these marvelous things without a good working body to enjoy them?
SO… if you’re anything like me, a person who absorbs the energy of every person, place, and thing they encounter as easily as most people take in oxygen, appreciate the fact that you’re easily overwhelmed… and consequently, depleted.
In fact, I also once heard The Healer, Charlie Goldsmith (you guessed it, another of my favorites), mention how he has sensitives to everything around him. So much so that he’s had to change how and what he eats. He’s even had to learn how to alter how much energy he shares during any given healing in order not to exhaust himself and end up with Chronic Fatigue again.
Personally I can attest to the fact that I’ve gained numerous allergies and sensitivities over the years. They (whoever “they” are) say that allergies are to be outgrown, not grown into. Yet in my case, as a child, I wasn’t allergic to anything.
Apparently then, this is the consequence of coming into this physically dense world with such light, higher vibrational types of spiritual gifts. Yet even knowing this, would I choose it again? Probably. I’m stubborn like that (ha).
TOO THOUGH…. once you learn your limits and sensitivities, you also learn how to rather easily (most of the time) work around them. You even live a “normal” life. I mean no one who’s ever laid eyes on me would guess I’m as sensitive and complex as I am. It’s all do-able.
GOOD NEWS IS… I figure I’ll know about any upcoming illness of my own about ten years ahead of time… I’ll feel the seeds sprouting long before harvest… if you will.
IN THE END… to all of you, my fellow healers and feelers, remember to honor your limits, regardless of how many there are. If not, you’ll have nothing left to give.
PERSONALLY, I hope to retire within the next year or so. Maybe move away to somewhere far less energy-congested. Hopefully find someone I’m mad crazy for and keep them close. Than other than my kiddos, perhaps limit my human exposure to a minimum. I’ll find a creative outlet; maybe teach a small class; maybe restore some antiques; maybe just work on whatever little home (no… I do not want more of anything) and just pull in more energy than I give out. That’s my version of paradise.
I think all of us should find our vision. I mean even if you aren’t looking at retiring, if you could do anything, what would that look like?
How would you choose to spend your life energy, if you had a choice? Then, how can you work more of that into your day right away?
We have to release the obligations that we’ve already fulfilled. I know so many think that if you have children they’re forever your obligation. And while true, there is a point you hope they can “take it from here” and let you get onto you. Let you find your version of happy.
I also talk to many people who find themselves in marriages, relationships, and/or jobs that drain the life out of them. Yet they feel the obligation, the weight, the societal demand of continuing onward until “something gives”. But sometimes that something has to be you. You have to realize that what feeds you energy is what you deserve. So you must pick you.
Granted, I’ve worked jobs I hated. I’ve also stayed in relationships long after their demise. So I get it. It’s simply this “sensitive” thing has made me realize lately that if I don’t pick me who will? The people who want me to carry on with some version of normal or usual? NOPE. They’re not going to pick me being happy over them being happy, content, satisfied, or even pacified with me staying the same.
BOTTOM LINE IS... take care of yourself first. Your life energy is the only thing that matters in the end. Be very sure and diligent about how you choose to spend it. Make it worth it… for you. I’m finally headed in that direction. It took me a long time though. So no judgment here… just hard-won lesson sharing.