I suppose I was very young when I started tapping into the feelings, thoughts and emotions of others, but it wasn't until I got older that I realized
those feelings, thoughts and emotions didn't belong to me. Strange, right? A little weird? You betcha! But we all have the ability, and it
happens every single day. Most people just don't slow down long enough to get to "know" themselves well enough to distinguish between what belongs
to them and what doesn't.
I use to joke and say that I didn't need a cell phone, because I knew exactly when my friends and family were thinking about me, and it was always
So before you try to skewer me and stick me on the grill, check this out and see if any of it rings true for you.
1. Do people you know randomly pop into your head during the day, without having any other source that triggered that thought? (like something that
reminded you of them, etc.) If so, you most likely just picked up on a thought they had of you!
2. Everyone has at least one person in their life that has caused them grief, anger or pain. Do you find yourself in a relatively good mood, only to
have this person pop suddenly into your head, and you find yourself getting angry? Congratulations.....you just picked up a transmission of emotion
from them that was directed at you. There is another thread that someone else started regarding negative energy from someone harming you. This is
very real, but I can share how I've learned to deal with it.
3. Have you ever been in a conversation with someone, and suddenly felt like you should retract something you said, even though you didn't mean
anything by it? Follow that feeling, because that person just misinterpreted what you said and you just picked up on it. 9 times out of 10, if you
apologize, they will kindly reassure you that they thought nothing of it...your feeling should instantly change. Generally speaking, a kind human
spirit will seek to ease discomfort through your display of genuine humility and kindness by deflecting the cause of the vibe they just gave.
Sub-conscious human behavior only wanted it to be noticed, and your attention to the matter was enough to correct it. The psychic world is one in
which we interact in on a daily basis, but we don't even realize it!
4. Have you ever walked into a room and suddenly felt uncomfortable? Either someone was just talking about you, or someone has looked at you and was
thinking ill thoughts. Of course, you can't argue with someone's thoughts, because people will quickly assume you're nuts, but you can learn to
use it to your advantage.
5. You can equally pop yourself into someone's head by thinking strong emotions about them. Preferably good ones! I say "strong", because it is
the loud voice that sticks out in a crowded room. Unless your friend or loved one is in meditation, it is likely they might never notice the random
thought of you.
6, Have you ever walked passed a stranger out in public and instantly got a "feeling" about them, despite the dozens of others that just walked by?
Maybe you KNEW they just checked you out, or maybe you felt like they just thought you were too fat or too skinny, or maybe you knew they liked what
you were wearing, or maybe they liked your perfume/cologne....whatever. Congrats, that's your radar! Now this isn't an excuse for pumped up egos
to walk around and say "yup, she wants me", or "yup, he thinks I'm hot".....be cool. Remember, "random" is the key here....not normal,
So how do you decipher between what's yours and what's not? Quite simply....know yourself first and foremost!! Get to know your own thought
patterns and how you think. Are your thoughts generally positive? Are they generally negative? Do you meditate or pray on a consistent basis? Do
you spend time in gratitude (thanking God for everything, etc.)? Are your thoughts a bunch of static that make no sense, or do you like to focus on
certain things and go with it? Get to know YOUR thought patterns first. When you become familiar with how you think, and what thoughts trigger
certain emotions, then you will begin to discern between what is foreign and what isn't. I have personally found that it is MUCH easier to discern
when the majority of your thoughts are in a positive range. Negative ones will instantly feel like someone just screamed in your head, especially if
it doesn't belong to you.
Compare it to your home. You know your furnishings, or at least you should. If someone came over and left something of theirs, how long would it
take for you to notice? Most people would notice right away that there is something in their space that doesn't belong there, or that doesn't
belong to them. Your thoughts are the same way, and our brains are magnificently programmed to be the original "cell" phone. Of course, we can't
download applications, text message, or any of that, but if you are willing to "unplug" from all the gadgets and spend some time alone with your
thoughts - paying ATTENTION to them - then you just might find your newly discovered gift a lot more fun than any electronic gadget out there.
I will say that at times I enjoy this knowledge, but also many times I do not. There are places I refuse to go, and people I refuse to be around,
simply because their thoughts and emotions are so intrusive.
So, how do you combat a negative thought pattern or someone who is thinking hateful thoughts about you? Well, it's the easiest, and also one of the
hardest things to do, especially if you're not use to it. When you feel the emotion or the negative thought come in, INSTANTLY say NO! Say it out
loud....say it several times. What you're doing is denying those negative energies from entering your space. It may seem a little hokey, but you
have to remember that thoughts are waves of energy on their way to becoming THINGS. If you want to keep bugs out of your house, you close the door,
right? Same thing. Say NO!
Second, after saying no, replace it with a loving thought. If you cannot love your enemy, at least replace the thought with well wishes. Wish that
person peace if you can't wish them genuine love. But whatever you do, you must mean it with intention....you cannot fool your intentions. Your
goal in doing so should be to calm the person's mind, so wishing them peace enough to release you from their thoughts is something just about anyone
can do. Practice makes perfect!