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Are You Sensitive to Energy? (Part I of a Series)

Today I was researching the effect of negative ions on our emotions and learned something about how we sense energy that I thought was important to share. Further, it made sense that this is an area worth exploring with you because if you are on a spiritual journey or simply trying to be more connected to your intuitive abilities, how each of us senses energy is extremely relevant and can really jump-start your development. For example, if I told you that most of us "hear" intuitive guidance in one place in our heads if you started listening closely, you would quickly notice the pattern and from then on, be able to differentiate between internal thoughts and external guidance. In an instant. As I thought about this, I realized there are lots of ways to learn about our ability to sense energy, so this is likely a multi-part series in the making.

We all sense energy. Not all of us are aware that we do, however. For some, it is interpreted/received through emotion. An empath senses emotional energy. When we enter a house and know immediately if anyone is inside, we are sensing energy. I learned to sense Spirit energy by visiting many historic buildings that were rumored to be haunted and noticing where or how the energy affected my physical body.

So back to negative ions. Negative ions are plentiful where water is moving - waterfalls, beaches, rainstorms, and even in our bathroom showers. Numerous studies have shown that exposure to negative ions helps regulate sleep patterns and mood, reduces stress, boosts immune function, increases the metabolism of carbs and fats, and kills or inhibits the growth of bacteria, viruses, and mold. Really. I've actually known about the mood enhancement benefits of negative ions for a long time - when I started working at the beach in 1977 and met many depressed people that came to walk along the water to feel better (and they did).

But what I learned today was that three out of ten people are very sensitive to negative ions. For example, air conditioning removes most of the negative ions from our home and work environment. If you feel better when you leave an air-conditioned space and inhale a deep breath of air, even if it's really humid, you're probably sensitive to negative ions. Another example is if you really enjoy thunder and lightning storms - this discharge of energy consists of negative ions. On cloudy days, there are more positive ions in the air, which can make those of us that are sensitive to this energy lethargic. One study done in 2015 showed that after exposure to negative ions, cognitive function improved, so we even think better in a negative ion-rich environment.

The important thing I learned today was that many years of research studies support our sensitivity to this type of energy. In addition, I learned sensitivity to negative ions is more pronounced or experienced to a greater degree for some people than for others. While this makes sense and is exactly what I teach, today was the first time I made this connection to my own super-sensitivity to negative ions. I mentor quite a few people that are developing their intuitive abilities and conveying the many ways we sense energy is sometimes a challenge to explain in everyday terms and with clear examples. This real-world connection makes understanding how we sense energy much easier for everyone - so those just learning about their own abilities can see that energy sensitivity is not some unachievable or mystical state of being that's out of their reach. We are all energetic beings. We are always processing incoming guidance and sensing energy - the key is understanding how to recognize and make sense of it.

Are you sensitive to negative ions? Electrical storms? Feel really renewed just by taking a shower or walking by moving water? Prefer fresh air to air conditioning? I'd love to hear if you're sensitive to this type of energy and how it affects you.


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