Perhaps you or someone you know is a psychic sponge. Generally these are sensitive, empathic people who can feel and pick up others’ energies. Rather than recognize and dismiss these outside energies, the psychic sponge sucks them up and takes them in—often without his or her knowledge! This can potentially lead to all sorts of problems including fatigue, stress, anxiety and depression. Luckily there are ways to cope with this phenomenon. So if you think you may be a psychic sponge, keep reading to find out more.
Signs and Symptoms of a Psychic Sponge
So you suspect you might be a psychic sponge. A good way to tell is by taking a self-inventory. Ask yourself the following questions:
Do you often feel drained or overwhelmed when around too many people?
Do you constantly lend a sympathetic ear to family, friends and even strangers?
Do people always seek you out to listen to their troubles?
Do you feel guilty when you can’t help or solve someone’s problems?
Do you feel responsible for others’ emotions and behavior?
If you answered yes to most of these, chances are you could be a psychic sponge.
There are some additional symptoms to be aware of as well. Many psychic sponges often feel emotions and are not sure why. You may suddenly feel angry or sad for no apparent reason. Or you may feel fine, happy and upbeat, but upon entering a room or being among a group of people your mood dramatically shifts. If conflicts erupt you feel dense, heavy and trapped.
Psychic sponges are very empathic and truly care about other people. Many times they sacrifice their own happiness for others. It can be difficult for them to feel joy if a friend or family member is down. Sponges also tend to hold negative energy within their bodies. Their muscles will tense up and their breathing will become shallow in any upsetting situations. Finally, sponges tend to feel better and more “real” when alone or in safe, calm environments. Identifying these indicators can help you understand what you may be experiencing.
Learning How You Can Cope
If you feel that you are a psychic sponge or have tendencies, do not despair. There are plenty of ways you can cope. The first thing to remember is that you are a sensitive, spiritual being. Take pride in that! Being a psychic sponge is not a defect; it’s truly a gift. The key is to learn how to protect yourself from the outside energies that enter your aura and being.
Protect yourself at all times. Think of it this way; you wouldn’t go out in the cold without a coat, so don’t go out without your psychic protection. Ask Spirit or the Universe to protect you wherever you go. You can also develop some protection tools. Imagine putting on a “psychic coat” that will shield your aura from taking in any foreign energy. You can also visualize yourself in violet colored protective bubble. This color works well for protection and transmutation. Also look into protective amulets and crystals to help you.
Another way to cope is through energetic cleansing. When outside energies do get into your energy field, you must rid yourself of them. You can remove these negative energies by asking for Divine help. You can also visualize yourself in a violet colored flame. Let the flame burn up all negative energy in your aura. On the physical level, taking sea salt baths help remove toxins and psychic debris from your body. Spending some time in front of a fire can also purify you.
Be sure to support and nurture yourself as much as possible. You can still help others, but let them be responsible for themselves and their own karma. Taking on their psychic and energetic burdens just weighs you down and prevents them for learning their lessons. You can still be psychic and sensitive, but don’t be a sponge!