Differentiating between your sensitivity and vulnerability can be a challenge. Just being highly sensitive alone can make you “vulnerable” to the energies of others. Yet, vulnerability isn’t a weakness, it’s a strength. It lets you know that it’s time to shore up your energetic boundaries. I believe that vulnerability makes being highly sensitive your superpower.
When you feel overwhelmed by the energies of others, you may be leaking your own energies. It’s time to zip up your energetic suit before you go into a challenging situation. You are prone to absorb the energies of others by not putting on your protective suit and zipping up your energy field before you go into this situation. You’re “leaking your energies” because of your sensitivity, not because of your vulnerability.
Vulnerability gives you the courage to lean into whatever unhealed parts of you are revealed during the sensitive encounter. It alerts you to take care of your precious self before, during, and after the encounter so you don’t allow the toxic energies of others into your essence.
To protect your sensitive being and zip up your protective energetic suit, you can practice these three steps:
- Before entering any challenging situation, pause and check with in yourself. Take a moment, open your heart, and sense your level of sensitivity. If you are overwhelmed, anxious, or emotionally vulnerable give yourself permission to either take some time before you enter the situation or don’t engage in the situation at all until your protective energetic suit is fully zipped up. Get some fresh air, tell the person you will call them back, or take a walk until you feel your energetic boundaries are in place.
- Before entering any challenging situation, put on your protective energetic suit by creating healthy energetic boundaries. Open your heart and visualize radiating white light out its center so it creates an expansive energy field that fills the room. Like a divine light shield, this protects you from anything that is coming at you. Now you can hold a space of compassionate detachment by sustaining an open heart while simultaneously removing yourself from any unhealthy energies you encounter. Keep your protective energetic boundaries in place by continuing to beam love and light into the space around you.
- When you enter the situation, do so slowly, with loving intent, and a high level of awareness. Make sure you are fully centered and energetically zipped up. Continue to raise your energy vibration by opening your heart and emitting white light. Keep your interactions short and sweet, end conversations swiftly and with compassion, and lessen the time and duration you spend in toxic situations.