I’ve awoken feeling a bit nostalgic. The first song I heard when I turned on my phone was, “Sweet Home Alabama”, and it’s been stuck in my head for an hour now. Yes, I was listening to Classic Rock when it was just “rock.” I think I’m dating myself… 🙂
My teenage years were spent in backwoods New Hampshire and music was a big part of that. I wasn’t listening as much to Madonna as I was to Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, ACDC… I really liked losing myself in those guitar solos.
Looking back on it now, I realize that I was using music to ease the deep depression I was in (which lasted from about 7th grade on and off until I was 30.) I felt so sad and alone so often – and yet, I loved and craved people, but they were just SO MUCH to deal with! It wasn’t until twenty years later that I finally understood why music had become my salvation.
It was the energy.
As a super-sensitive person (probably just like you if you’re reading this), I often took in the feelings and emotions of everyone around me. I “felt” so much of what others were saying, thinking, and experiencing – even when it had nothing to do with me.
But music – music actually drowned all of that out. It was like a sound buffer through which no one else’s stuff could get through. Pretty incredible, right?
Well, yes, and for an eighteen-year-old it worked. But as I grew into adulthood, it became less and less acceptable for me to grab my Walkman and headphones and disappear – which, once again, left me open to the energies of the outside world.
I didn’t know how to handle all the things that I was picking up, that really didn’t have anything to do with me! Nor did I understand how to hold myself in such a way that I could BE with others and not be bowled over by them.
Which is the whole reason I ended up becoming an expert in energy management. I really had to! I don’t think that I would be here today, doing this work, if I wasn’t finally able to understand myself in this brand new way.
There are so many super sensitive people out there right now – many of whom have NO idea that they are as nervous or worried or chaotic or lonely as they are simply because they are taking in too much energy from the outside world, or simply because they haven’t yet learned how to place themselves energetically in the world.
And that’s one of the absolute best things about doing this crazy work that I do – watching someone’s eyes light up when they say, “So, THIS is what it feels like to relax?” or “I’ve never been so focused before!” or “I finally feel like myself..”
I would love to know what you’ve experienced as a result of your own energy management – and I know everyone else wants to know as well. Please share below!
Love & Light,