There is a distinct scent that antique shops give off; the scent of old wooden cabinets, vintage clothing, perfumey old candles, used worn toys, old records, dust covered silk flowers, and paper goods that have collected moisture. It is a scent of memories, lost love, nostalgia, and serene remembrance.
When someone concentrates heavily enough on a task, especially if there are any emotions attached to it like enjoyment, excitement, frustration, or sorrow, it can transfer to other people even in small subtle ways. This is what I like to describe as shared attention. Our attention goes to what their attention is already on. This subtle coherence or assimilation can also be easily interrupted though too since it doesn’t belong to us in the first place. If we already have our attention elsewhere, we likely won’t be receptive to the streams of attention other people are projecting. But if we are open and receptive, then what is around us can become part of us.
When we pay close attention to our thoughts, especially when it leads to behaviors or actions that are out of character for us, it is likely coming from something else other than ourselves. The key is to observe, not absorb. This is most important for people who are naturally telepathically receptive to their environment, especially in haunted or spiritually active locations. The most receptive people can easily become influenced by Spirits or Entities that have a dominant energy. So self protection, self observation, and careful monitoring of our internal dialogue and thoughts are important. This helps us discern what is ours and what isn’t.
To an Empath, other people’s energy transmissions can feel like an assault, invasion of space, and cause a sensory overload that unravels critical balance in a backward spiral of thoughts and emotions. It becomes difficult to tell what is theirs versus what belongs to other people. Invasive thought patterns and unsettling emotions can send an Empath on a roller coaster of confusion, depression, anger, and instability. This is not mental illness. This is not a phase of “crazy”. This is a bi-product and set of symptoms that occur when an Empath’s Auric Field is too open.
An Auric Field, or Energetic Body, is an energy field outside of the human body that is comprised of seven layers of energy. These layers hold different vibrational signatures individually which correspond to specific systems within us such as our physical body, emotional body, organs, Chakras, and spiritual body. Collectively, they can align vibrationally for specific purposes, or involuntarily during a response to encounters with strong transmissions of electromagnetic energies. Our Auric Field not only transmits energetic information outward, but it also receives and interacts with transmissions of energy projected onto it by others. For an Empath, these energetic exchanges can be intensified compared to other people. This is because of the nature of their Auric Field being energetically more “available” or “open”. Think of it like a widely woven fishing net compared to a tightly woven sheet of cheesecloth. More energetic information and foreign energy signatures breach the protective layers of the Auric Field easier, and can penetrate the subtle bodies. Once this occurs, two reactions typically happen. Either the person rejects the foreign energies, or, assimilates to them.
Ascension Plateau’s usually happen as a gap between stages of spiritual growth. It’s part of the rhythm of the ascension cycle, like exhaling or sleeping between periods of wakefulness. Because we are in a physical body, there are steps we must take to absorb what we develop and learn, before we are on to the next phase. It is what our brains need sometimes in order to capture the mundane, so we don’t lose touch with physical 3D in the process of attaining 5D coherence. I like to think of it like a plane that is ascending in altitude. If it shot right up without acclimating to changes in atmospheric pressure, the turbulence and disorientation would likely cause a crash. So, it has to be done in stages.
You are working to attune your spiritual and psychic sensitivity. So why are you experiencing strange and sometimes negative side effects of this growing hypersensitivity that is not part of using psychic senses in general? For those who are working regularly to increase their Psychic receptivity and awareness, they will often experience an equally increased condition called Misophonia.
Misophonia is a disorder of decreased tolerance to specific sounds or their associated stimuli that has been characterized using different language and methodologies. Reactions to trigger sounds range from anger and annoyance to activating a fight-or-flight response.
Empaths often experience this the most, while it is also possible for other types of energetic sensitivities to cause this too.