“Just as there is physical pollution, so there is a type of psychic pollution in the world. And that is the psychic soup in which we live.”
“The more open and the more sensitive and the more evolved you are, and if you’re really aware of your instinctual nature and the earth, you get really clobbered.”
“And what you don’t realize is that it’s not your problem. And the harder you work on it, the more you suffer.” ~ Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Feminine Consciousness & Masculine Mind
In my own journey, it took me a long time to de-condition and realize that not everything that I was feeling or experiencing was actually mine — that was something of a revelation when I heard it and understood it well.
Now, thanks to the good fortune of working with some adept and wise teachers, the altering after-effects of several ‘Epically Transformative Events‘, and doing the Underworld-initiate cycle, it makes a whole lot more sense.
Learning more about the ins and outs of Energy Wisdom became a necessity, really.
In our culture, we’re not taught Energy Wisdom — one of the ancient areas of mastery and wisdom, and a foundational one.
So Empathic-Sensitives, or Clairsentients (those who have a strong Clairsentient capacity for sensing and feeling ‘between the lines’), often learn that the heightened sensitivity and finely attuned sensory perception is aberrant, flawed, and wrong, and that what’s being sensed “isn’t really there.”
It isn’t flawed or aberrant, it’s just been forgotten and dismissed. And often what’s sensed is in fact there, if not visible or ‘sensible’ to those who are differently ‘wired’ and less sensitive than innate Empaths and/or Clairsentients.
Other ‘Clair‘ types receive similar messages in our culture, too, even now, because the culture is deeply steeped in the banishment and repression of Right-brain, Feminine and heart-centric gifts and ways, including abilities to sense the ‘Unseen’ and know there’s more than what our human eyes see.
We’re coming along in the remembering — re-membering — of this wisdom, but it’s easy to see the suppressive conditioning even now.
Regardless of cultural norms, as Empathic-Sensitives, we’re well-served by becoming more aware of how energy works and how to discern when we’ve been flooded with the ‘psychic pollution’ as Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee very aptly calls it.
Once we really get this and understand how and why it is, then we can become more skillful at recognizing, tracking, clearing, and disengaging (versus wrestling with, etc.) with what may seem to be ours (because we’re sensing it so strongly sometimes) but is not.
And we begin to see things differently, and certain things make a lot more sense, when we include these ‘energy dynamics’ and ‘energy hygiene’ in our ways of understanding.
Given the stirred-up and often intense — and very polluted — quality and condition of the shared energy and psychic field these days (there are quite a few things that mix into that cocktail!), it’s a really good thing to realize or be reminded of.
This is but one of the ‘foundational facets’ to these Ways of Wisdom and what I call ‘energy hygiene’ that I often explore with clients and Wisdom Ways apprentices, but I’ll leave it at this for now.
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In the meanwhile, be well!
Garbage-polluted waters photo from Cookiesound – visit the article here – it’s a good one.