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Being Hypersensitive in an Insensitive world
Apr 8, 2020

On a daily basis, we meet people with the complaint that they feel overwhelmed by what they are feeling in their emotions, their minds, and their bodies. They feel affected by the general lack of care and kindness in the world. They sometimes even get angry at the huge injustices of the world and tend to take things very personally. This definitely does affect their standard of living and mostly they hide a bit from the world and their true-selves. In more esoteric terms people usually would say that this is the energy of an “empath” but this oversensitive energy (unlike the empath) feels emotions, negative thoughts, and physical sensations very deeply whereas the empath focusses more on feeling emotions intensely. At this time in Earth’s history, we are all experiencing oversensitive energy. In short, we are being bombarded with negative news and it’s making us energetically very sensitive.

Signs that you may be experiencing hypersensitivity:

you feel emotions more deeply than before

silly things really move you, almost to tears

you feel a bit drained and overwhelmed

aches and pains


the world seems a bit confusing to you at the moment

more psychic experiences than before

intense dreams or nightmares

you over-analyze things that people have said

the battle to clear your mind

feeling a bit stuck

feeling burdened, it is all too much

sudden bouts of depression or melancholy

feeling like you need a quiet space

feeling like dropping everything that you have worked for in your life and reinventing your self

energy sensitivity


abusing substance or alcohol

stress and anxiety with no trigger

What does hypersensitivity do to your body?

Hypersensitivity activates all the stress hormones (cortisol, adrenalin) in your body, this will, in turn, activate your emotional and mental bodies in your aura and give you a general feeling of unease. This feeling of unease is a direct reflection of what is going on energetically around you. Long periods of unease will lead to dis-ease and finally disease. So, what happens with most hypersensitive people is that the unprocessed emotional energy that they feel from their environment or people around them will create all sorts of unexplainable aches and pains in the physical body. It will also create emotional pain (sadness, grief, discontent) in the emotional body, mental pain in the mental body (anger, frustration, and irritation) and finally spiritual pain (not relating) as a feeling of being lost or being on the wrong planet.

Is this world too intense for me?

Being Hypersensitive will often create a feeling that this world is too intense for you. It is important to separate yourself slightly from the different energies around you and not to take on energy that does not belong to you.

The first step in achieving this is awareness.


Awareness starts with you being present with your own energy. It is quite easy to get lost in the energy soup around us, so awareness will help you to discern what is yours and what belongs to the energy around you.


After awareness comes choice, you have to learn to choose what is aligned with you and what can be potentially harmful to your energy. An easy way to discern what is aligned is to know your own energy quite well, this means establishing baseline energy to work from. Baseline energy can be something like: “I am usually quite happy and positive in most circumstances” or “I am quite sensitive to negative energy”. Once you have established baseline energy then it makes it easier to see which energy belongs to you and which energy is trying to infiltrate your energy body.


The final step is to honor your sensitivity and not to see it as a curse or a hindrance. Your sensitivity is helping you continue to discern what is good for you and what to engage with. It gives you valuable information about the energy world within you and around you.

To recap: become more aware of the energies around you, choose what energy to engage with and finally honor your sensitivity, which means listen to it.

Hypersensitivity as a blessing

Being hypersensitive can often feel like a curse, it can feel that it is preventing you from leading a fulfilled life. Hypersensitivity can be used as a tool to help yourself and others to navigate this energy world. You can use this energy to find ways to support your mind and nervous system. By calming the nervous system you will be able to access this energy and utilize it in a usable way. What does this mean practically? You will become more in-tune with yourself, your surroundings and others. You will get insights and intuitive flashes that will give you information about how to respond to life. The inability to listen to this information will lead to reaction instead of response. Response means you are aware of the energy and you choose how you work with it, reaction means you are unaware of the energy and you become a victim to energy manipulation.

In conclusion hypersensitivity should be used as a tool to achieve a greater and deeper awareness of the energy world, the key is to use this psychic information in a slightly detached way.

Do the following exercise:

Sit quietly and breathe

Ask the consciousness of your body to show you what you can do to support it

Ask the consciousness of your body to show you how to release stuck energy

Ask the consciousness of your body to show you how to release stuck thought patterns

Follow the promptings or intuitions received

Hypersensitivity as a curse

Hypersensitivity, unrealized and unprocessed will lead to emotional and mental fragmentation. It can also cause physical dis-ease patterns (usually ones that create immune deficiencies). If seen as a curse and a person can’t seem to edit the influx of energetic information then there are some remedies that will support.

In general, anything that calms down the nervous system will support and help. Supplements like Calm Shen or adaptogens like Rhodiola can be most helpful. Gentle physical exercise like walking and yoga, meditation and contemplation as well as creative projects can all support.

Still not finding relief? An energy clearing and rebalancing session is always a good idea. Sometimes your energy body just can’t create enough energy on its own to release the buildup of negative energy. Energy clearing and rebalancing, emotional clearing and family karmic pattern clearing will assist and return your energy body to its natural rhythm.

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