Are You Too Sensitive?

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Are You Too Sensitive?

May 20, 2016 | JVP's Blog

Do you feel overwhelmed, insecure, as if you’re at the mercy of other people’s moods and emotions? It’s not surprising! We are all constantly bombarded by outside forces, and if you’re a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) or empath you’re particularly vulnerable to other people’s thoughts, feelings and judgments – which can be like bullets penetrating your energy field.

Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) and empaths operate on a vibration that‘s very tuned in and open to the energy of others. People are drawn to these selfless and compassionate folk, but if sensitives and empaths don’t take steps to protect themselves, they can quickly become physically, mentally and emotionally compromised.

So, how do you know where you fall on the “sensitivity spectrum?” The difference between HSPs, empths, psychics and mediums is not black and white – but there are some key differences. Highly sensitive people are super tuned-in to the outside world, and pick up energy with their 5 senses. Empaths have the ability of the HSP, along with additional psychic gifts. They actually experience the feelings of others with their 6th sense, through clairsentience. Unfortunately, empaths absorb those feelings, which stay with them – accumulating until something is done to clear them. Psychics and mediums are called “sensitives” for a reason. In order to connect with the Spirit world they have to raise their frequency and open themselves up energetically to receive messages

As a medium, I’m at the top of the sensitivity range. After all, I have to be open to receive messages from the other side. But over the years, I have become an expert at turning my “receiver” off and on – dialing down the frequency in order to protect my energy field. It wasn’t always that way. There was a time early in my career when I was feeling so drained, exhausted and mentally scattered that I was convinced there was something seriously wrong with me! Concerned about my physical health, I scheduled a session with a famous healer from Japan. After scanning my energy field, he asked if I had recently been on television. Surprised, I told him that I’d been on a talk show earlier that week. “How could you tell?” I inquired. He told me that my first chakra was full of other people’s energy, which had lodged there like the quills of a porcupine. Millions of people watching me on national television had been desperately trying to deal with the grief of a lost loved one. They bombarded me with their thoughts, which were all about survival – and because thoughts are things – they traveled through space and zeroed in on my first chakra. The healer was able to clear and balance my chakras, and showed me a technique to clear my energy field. I was amazed when my symptoms disappeared. I’ve used this technique ever since. Later in my career I added into my cleansing routine a special process that I developed for grounding myself and running my energy.

If you feel drained, dragged down and blocked by outside energy, I’ve created a new one-day course just for you! The Highly Sensitive’s Survival Guide is designed to give empathetic souls the tools to nurture and protect themselves so they can continue to raise the vibration all around them! You can learn more about it at: