The power of the mind is unparalleled. The mind and spirit has the scientifically proven (in many very interesting cases actually, I’ll link a couple at the bottom!) power to heal the sick, to create and transfer healing and positive energy, to create and manifest a seemingly unreachable goal. But how can one harvest this power? But we’re just normal people here, right? That meta physical folklore is shaky at best, the stuff of myths or far away lands. I’m here to tell you with absolute, unwavering certainty that the power of the mind is virtually limitless, and, by default, as are we.
And who the hell am I and what do I know? You’re probably asking. Can’t blame you there. I’m no expert on anything. I went through childhood and most of adulthood, actually until I was 27, knowing I was “different”. I clearly didn’t think the way others did, i didn’t fit in to “normalcy.” I couldn’t control my emotions, actually I was physically incapable of doing so. I thought I was crazy, I was bi-polar, something was wrong.
When I was 27, I was laying with a good friend just quietly reading while he was busy on his phone. He suddenly looked up at me and said “you know something others don’t, don’t you?” I said yes, but I have no clue what it is. Then he went on to ask me a life-changing question: “You can feel what others feel.” I said well, yeah. Duh. Can’t you? He looked at me with disbelief and shook his head. “No, Kortny, no one does.” Yeah, OK, whatever. I thought hes clearly the weird one. Everyone feels how others feel.
But this got me thinking. I asked everyone i knew. I got the same answer from everyone. I was different. This clarified so much. Everything suddenly made sense and absolutely no sense all at once. I finally realized why i felt different.
It was as if i knew things so clearly in my mind so as to simply “know” they were truths. Let me give you an example. Since i was a child, as far back as my memory allows, I’ve always “known” that everything has energy. I didn’t always know that it was actually energy (I learned this for certain in college. I was a pre-dental student). But before school, I simply pictured this energy as balls, spheres, around everyone and everything. These invisible spheres held our moods. Joy, anger, sadness. These moods were transferable from person to person.
This is one example of spiritual knowledge that i simply “know” and have known my whole life. But it wasn’t until my years as an undergrad at the Honors College of USF (i thought i wanted to be a dentist) that scientific theories gradually replaced my inner “knowledge” with facts and truth to back it up. The transfer of energy, quantum physics, a fourth dimension. It blew my mind away. Just thinking about how learning these scientific theories that were foreign to so many of my classmates, had been innate in me since birth was earth shattering to me. I have goosebumps now thinking about it. How? How did I know these things? Where did this knowledge come from?
If you ask my devout Southern Baptist family, they would say it’s God. I tend to think of it simply as “The Universe”. My years at USF certainly acted as a catalyst for my journey into spirituality, astrology, karmic energy and balance, even energy healing. I’ve grown tremendously.
I grew up Southern Baptist of course, (I have NO intention of converting or bashing any religion or view point by the way! I think God is the equivalent to what i know as The Universe. We’re all connected!) But as a member of organized religion, I never questioned. I was terrified to! Although, something just didn’t sit right with me, I didn’t want to burn in hell for all eternity! (A famous line of my Memaw)
My science degree may never be used in a practical way. I since decided against dentistry and labs bore me to death. But I know The Universe put me in that science lab for a reason (everything happens for a reason. Everything is interconnected) One of those reasons was to discover my innate gift of clairsentience, or “clear feeling”. If for nothing other then to assure myself that I wasn’t crazy, I wasn’t bi-polar, I was experiencing sudden, severe mood swings (my entire life) because I was simply absorbing the energy from those around me.
This awakening gave me the opportunity to train myself to distinguish my energy from others and sent me on a mission to find others like me. I “know” that we all have a gift like mine. We are all “different” We are all clairsentient (or some type of Clair, as I’ll discuss later) to a degree, some are more sensitive to the reception of energy then others.
Let me clarify: an empath’s spirit isn’t simply sympathetic to another. Our energy “sphere” quite literally sucks up other’s energy into our own, and we mentally and physically experience another’s pain, joy, or sadness as if i wss our own (because it truly is!)
Now that I know I’m not crazy (at least not as crazy as I thought), and have identified ways to control the absorption of negative energy around me, I am passionate about spreading positive messages, positive energy, positive thoughts, positive vibes. Because our thoughts are so immensely powerful! Not just to ourselves, but to others!
Think about the last time you had a crap day at work. You still have to pick up the kids, make dinner, clean up, get the kids to bed, listen to your annoying spouse do whatever they do that’s annoying (we all have our moments!) Try to reflect back to that moment; what kind of energy was your child putting out? Your spouse? Anyone who surrounded you?
Undoubtedly, they were absorbing your negative vibes and then projecting them back, creating a frustrating cycle from hell (been there more times then I’d like to admit).
I’d like to leave with an exercise for you to try that is so simple to implement, yet so few realize the full potential and incredible positive impact this small gesture can and will have on you, and those around you. Project positivity. Be kind. When your husband forgets to take the trash out for the fifth day in a row and you want to smack him (been there as well) slow down, take 3 deep breaths, ask yourself, “will this matter in a year? In 6 months? In 2 weeks?” If the answer is no, redirect your frustration into gratitude. What has your spouse done that you appreciated lately? Give him a hug, let him know you appreciate him picking up the kids or making dinner. Let him know you understand he works hard, show him kindness. Just try it. I know it isn’t always easy, but the efforts will be reciprocated ten fold. I promise. Live what you Love 💘