6 August 2016 10 Comments

Dealing with External Energies, Part 3: Transparency as a Key to Energy Protection

Transparency, in the context of energy, means letting energy pass right through you without sticking. Transparency is essential because it provides a way to interface with someone’s energy without cutting yourself off from the other person or taking on their energy. This skill is especially valuable in work or play that involves touch, such as healing or dance. Without this skill you either take on energy from others or wall them out and block your own flows.

I once won the respect and gratefulness of a chiropractor who had been suffering for years from almost-debilitating hand and foot pain. I noticed energy blockage when I saw him work and asked him what was going on. He told me he had been using specific visualizations to block clients’ energy from coming into his hands or entering through his feet. He learned this technique from someone who was teaching it to practitioners. Somehow I managed to correct this condition about five minutes. His pain went away completely and did not come back. He called and emailed his gratitude several times over the next six months.

In order to pick up energy from someone you have to be in some sort of relationship with that specific energy, just as an argument takes two parties. Your role may be minimal, but must exist for energy to transfer.
I go into details about why this occurs in my book. [link]

Blocking yourself off doesn’t work well. If it does keep energy from coming in, it also blocks your most direct source of feedback about yourself. The way your energy interacts with external energy provides powerful and precious feedback—guidance. Personal cultivation is greatly aided by staying open to the mirroring that occurs between our personal experience and the rest of life. Awareness and intelligent response are the high road. Protection may be necessary under specific conditions, but personal cultivation and mastery are more much more meaningful in the long run.

Dealing with personal issues is the one most effective way to enhance energy safety. This is why I write about addressing inner wounds. Inner cultivation with respect to these wounds is critically important and frequently overlooked in self-development programs.

Profound self-knowledge is an essential precondition when it comes to accurately discerning energy influences. We cannot be clear about what is going on externally when we are adding our own issues into the mix. Lucid discernment of energy depends on having a clear baseline. Self-knowledge and personal clarity provide this baseline.

When we get confused about which energies and emotions belong inside versus which do not, we lose clarity. Energies that do not belong with us compromise our transparency like a log in a river gathers debris.

Learning to become transparent to influences that might undermine wellbeing keeps us safe from taking on energies that do not serve us. Transparency also enhances our ability to discern between different types of influences. The self-development work necessary to learn to do this improves every aspect of daily and work life.

We’ll go into more detail about clarity and discernment in the next post.

What have YOU noticed about blocking energy as a means of protection?
How do you feel in relation to other people when you wall them off?

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10 Responses to “Dealing with External Energies, Part 3: Transparency as a Key to Energy Protection”

  1. Greg 12 August 2011 at 7:08 am #

    Teresa,

    This is great! I notice that outside energy hangs around in my system when I block it and when I become transparent and allow the energy around and through me I can do what I wish with it. Blocking it can in some instances allow it to hang around and fester if I take on a certain position about it. Dealing with the energy can allow it to resolve itself in a very positve way. Thank you for this insight on energy and protection.

    My relationship with other people totally stops when I wall them off and this will not allow clearity about who they are and what they bring to the table for my benefit at the time they are in my presence energeticly.

    Thank you
    Greg

    • Teresa Dietze 27 August 2011 at 3:31 pm #

      Dear Greg,

      I love your observation about taking “a position about” something keeps the energy stagnant.

      Great insights and inner work!

      T

  2. Therese 12 August 2011 at 7:44 am #

    I recently had an experience where I took your advice about not resisting outside energy. In a dream, I found myself screaming as a black mass entered my body. I felt the force of it and it woke me. I was having difficulty breathing and felt like there was a war going on in my chest; there wasn’t room for both of us. I stepped back from myself, assessed the situation, and decided I had the tools within to make this a positive situation for me. I began breathing as well as I could, allowed the energy to move, and asked that what did not belong with me be moved on through me. If there was anything of use then it could stay and I would accept it. After a few minutes, I was able to breathe fully, my body felt free, and I allowed the incident to move on out of my mind until reading this article.

    I don’t know what happened or why. I don’t know if anything or all of it stayed or left. I haven’t noticed any differences within myself to tell me one way or the other, either. If you have more light to shed on this matter, I’m interested in hearing it. Otherwise, it was just an interesting occurence.

    Again, thank you for sharing these insights. I always find something useful in them.

    • Teresa Dietze 27 August 2011 at 3:29 pm #

      Hi Therese,

      Wow! That’s an intense experience. There IS a time and place for shielding, and other techniques, and I would recommend them in this sort of circumstance–for most people. If I am correct in my appreciation of you, I think you did amazingly well here, and that could even be considered a test, or a sort of initiation of sorts. You put the principle to the test and passed through the experience whole. Excellent job! That is advanced application.

      You might want to work with spiritual energies and keep love and light with you for a while. Also, it’s always good to see whether you can ferret out what was going on inside that may have invited such an energy, or left you open to it. Every time some type of invasion occurs I work with self-discovery to see whether something inside needs my attention, to remove any inadvertent bait. Sometimes I am being overly open in some way that doesn’t serve me.

      What you were dealing with was obviously not pretty. Sometimes nasty energy veils itself and seems to be something helpful. Then it feels a little fishy. When something shows up and it is difficult to know whether or not it is constructive or destructive and masked one can ask “Are you of the light?” As I understand and have experienced, they cannot lie when you ask directly.

      It’s always good to hear from you, and I your comments inspire me to continue . . .

      Blessings and Peace,

      T

      • Therese 28 August 2011 at 9:26 am #

        Well, I typed a bunch of stuff to you. My cat hit a key on the keyboard and it disappeared. I don’t know if it submitted or just disappeared. Regardless, I want to be sure to thank you for your willingness to share information. I had not realized I could ask outright about the energies intentions. I will remember this and use it in the future.

      • Teresa Dietze 28 August 2011 at 10:26 pm #

        We continued this conversation by email.

        In situations like this I use these gizmos that seem silly based on appearance but actually work well, both for protection and throwing out negative energies. I set up a website some time ago so people who need them can get them. Didn’t think to mention it in my posts.

        http://positiveenergytools.com/

  3. Leah 19 August 2011 at 9:23 am #

    I have really been thinking about this post a lot. I know that personally it is hard for me to figure out what is mine and what is not. What was interesting for me, was I was having a very intense conversation with my Partner and I had been thinking about this post and so I listened but thought about keeping myself transparent and letting all the anger and frustration ‘flow through’. It made SUCH a difference!! I was not upset with the other person we were dealing with and I did not get ‘stuck’ in her emotions. I was able to see MINE more clearly and not just REACT or be triggered by the anger ( a really big trigger for me!)

    This is really cool and it helps beyond measure.. Thank you T!!!

    • Teresa Dietze 27 August 2011 at 3:17 pm #

      Dearest Leah,

      I’m delighted that you are reaching a point in your work where you can enjoy these benefits!

      Love,

      T

  4. Teresa Daly 6 August 2016 at 8:33 am #

    Hi Teresa,
    I appreciate your insight but I’m having a difficult time right now with psychic attack from my ex partner.It is like he is sending psychic barbs at me which go into my head and my heart.It is very painful and sometimes feels as though I’m having a heart attack.He seems to attach these cords and will not let me go and is quite determined and aggressive.I have had some help removing the cords but within hours they start coming back more painfully than before and I am at my wits end as to what to do.I have had no physical contact with him for the last ten months and live hundreds of miles away now but it seems to be getting worse.I don’t really understand how to be transparent and not take on these energies.Thanks for your help.

  5. Teresa Daly 6 August 2016 at 8:38 am #

    Hi Teresa,
    I appreciate your insight but I’m having a difficult time right now with psychic attack from my ex partner.It is like he is sending psychic barbs at me which go into my head and my heart.It is very painful and sometimes feels as though I’m having a heart attack.He seems to attach these cords and will not let me go and is determined and aggressive.I have had some help removing the cords but within hours they start coming back more painfully than before and I am at my wits end as to what to do.I have had no physical contact with him for the last ten months and live hundreds of miles away now but it seems to be getting worse.I don’t really understand how to be transparent and not take on these energies.Thanks for your help.


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