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Energies That My Soul Can't Handle


I'm new to this site and here because I'm looking for any insight into some experiences I've been having over the last 10 years. I've always brushed them off as anxiety or panic attacks until my most recent one- it was so intense that I can't ignore it. I was listening to a gospel performance artist and quite enjoying my brunch when out of nowhere the music began to affect me so much (specifically the bass notes and vibrations) that I felt as if I was going to faint! All I could think to do was close my eyes and breathe through the experience and hope that the song would end soon. Id like to note that this was not a religious gospel ceremony, just a performance artist /singer with gospel influences.

I feel I am very spiritual, but do not subscribe to any particular organized religion. It was very difficult for me to keep it together in this room full of people and this is not the first time something like this has happened.

I've experienced this from sunsets, concerts, and other group organized functions such as picket lines and prayer circles in an AA meeting that I went to in order to support my friends sobriety. In case you're not familiar at the end of AA meetings everyone stands in a circle, holds hands, and says the "serenity prayer"... It is nearly impossible for me to handle the "energy" in a group prayer without having difficulty breathing and almost blacking out, so I have to let go of their hands (which adds to the frustration cause I feel rude not taking part in it.) Same thing with the performance artist event... I feel as if I cannot handle the unified energy of the room while at the same time I can't very well up and leave in the middle of a performance, even though I feel like I'm about to black out.

I suppose it's also important to note that it's not like I'm "working myself up" with thoughts of anxiety or anything else. It's like one second I'm happy an comfortable and the next I'm overwhelmed with vibrations and energies that my body/soul can't handle.

One of the things that confuses me most is that I FEEL like this is some sort of positive spiritual experience but I've an inability to let it flow THROUGH me in a positive and healthy manner.

Does anyone have or have heard of anything similar? Any advice or anyone I should speak to about this? Is it a "spiritual experience"?Any recommended reading or research? Anything at all really?!? As I get older it gets stronger and I don't want to pretend it doesn't happen anymore.

Please write back with any thoughts you may have.

Thank you!

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Anon (guest)
4 years ago (2020-01-31)
In case this hasn't been mentioned

Grounding and earthing (stand barefoot on a nice patch of grass)

Qi gong

Lots of water

Learn to discern how artifical versus natural energy makes you feel

Redirect artifical energy to a grounding source

Perhaps an amulet or maybe there's an object safe to send it to (cast a redirection spell). After a lifetime of artifical stuffing me I just managed to redirect it, weird consequences but I am no longer completely swamped:D
GoldenGate (22 posts)
13 years ago (2010-09-01)
Hi James and Dharmaswirl you both have a nice way to put all of these in a simple story for us to read. Great. Yea, visualization and breathing are very powerful both in grounding your energy and synchronizing your energy to your surrounding. Only that sometimes you do not feel the direct effect of what you do, so it could make you feel that you do it for nothing. But it is in a quantum state, so whatever you think it happens instantaneously at that level of quantum state. Although your physical sensors could not yet detect it.
😐 😜
James (10 stories) (151 posts)
13 years ago (2010-08-14)

Hello to you in sunny California, you are not alone my friend.

Last Easter I was in the Catherdral in Milan for the services and almost fell over due to the absorption of the "negative" energy flowing from those around me and into ME!

I do a "grounding" with Mother Earth as often as possible to cleanse the body of these negative energies (no I am not a nut and there is a definite transfer of energy within my body).

Quite simply I sit on the floor so my Base Chahkra is in proximity to the earth. I clear my mind and envision the roots of a tree spreading outward from my body and into the earth.

I take a deep breath and envision this breath entering my body through the Crown chahkra (top of your head), filling my lungs until my diaphram is reached.

Then I exhale and envision the flow of air exiting out of my Base Chahkra (lower back) and flowing into the earth via the roots. As I do this I ask Mother Earth to cleanse my body of Negative Energy.

Next I inhale through my nose again and envision the energy flowing from Mother Earth back up through the roots and into my body via the Base Chahkra. At the same time I ask Mother Earth to "fill up my body with your beautiful Positive Energy"

I then Exhale and envision the energy flowing out of my Crown Chahkra into the surrounding air. This is one complete cycle for which I do 7 times.

Afterwards I feel very refreshed and alive. As a result I have had a much easier time in dealing with situations whereby strong negative energies are present.

One thing to also keep in mind is that it sounds like you are receptive to giving off wonderful positive energy and this is extremely draining of your physical body. There are many days I feel like I have my hands stuck in an electric wall socket, my body just feels charged and there is nothing I can do about it but let the energy flow to those around me, for it is they who are receiving it at the soul level.

Bear with it for you have awakened the Spirit within you, now seek God who is also within and ask the same questions, for he will answer, you just have to listen or observe the answer. It is a wonderful feeling this communion with the Father, I hope it never goes away.

Dharmaswirl (1 stories) (1 posts)
13 years ago (2010-08-12)
I was at an aa meeting to support my friends recovery from alcoholism... Although many years ago I dabbled in many forms of drugs I no longer do though I'm not "sober." and although I do not completely shun the spiritual experiences induced by psychedelics (perhaps that may be a fine road for some) it is not a path for me, as I believe that meditation and a spiritual practice is a more reliable source of "spiritual" experiances.

I do appreciate your thoughts though. Thank you for taking the time to comment.
boomerang (3 posts)
13 years ago (2010-08-11)
You write that you go to AA meetings. Usually drugs makes you more vulnerable or in your case sensitive to "spiritual experiences" whether you believe it or not you are blessed with an ability.
Personally, I've done drugs for that specific reason to help me astral project. It helped me a lot and made me more prone to touching or sensing entities.
Control your ability by meditating because the withdraw of alcohol is causing strong emotions that affect how you "sense" things.

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