This post was inspired by a book I read at the beginning of my Empath journey and now I cannot recall the book!
If you’re not feeling so hot and you have tried every type of grounding, clearing or protective technique and still nothing seems to help you re-energize… in fact, you find yourself more irritable and negatively impacted when spending time with people than you ever used to. It is most likely that you are experiencing a leaky aura.
Most Empaths realize they have a leaky aura when they experience near-constant exhaustion and fatigue after socializing. This was definitely me in my twenties.Photo By: @raevena_visual_artist
Negative energy is not the only culprit that causes a leaky arua. Some of the biggest factors are excessive stress, poor lifestyle choices, emotional pain, toxic people, toxic environments and drug-like foods.
A weakened body, weakens our energy field and is a key contributor to leaky aura.
At the end of the day everything we experience is our responsibility and is a direct reflection of how healthy we are on the inside. Mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Our aura is affected by multiple factors, our thoughts, feelings, actions and words all affect our health and the vitality and efficiency of our Aura.
An Empath who is unaware that they have a leaky aura is not intentionally attracting what comes into their life. Without awareness and intention you have little to no control over what you are attracting, however we are always manifesting, intentional or not.
Protecting ourselves from the low vibrations in our environment can be a struggle, but also remember our beliefs about the depth of this struggle is our responsibility, we hold the power, always.
When experiencing a leaky Aura low vibrations seep into your energy field even when you use techniques to stop them. You then end up vibrating at this same low frequency, attracting more of the same.
We know that as an Empath, we can pick up the energy from those we are connected to, which is why it’s so important to be intentional about our environment and those we choose to surround ourselves with.
If you are always picking up on negative energy, inauthenticity, low moods, toxic people and bad vibes and if this negative energy seems to be absorbed in excessive amounts, you most likely have a leaky aura. Not only is it time to start re-thinking your environment, it is also time to start detaching yourself from your current one. Realize that you are simply an observer in this life.
“We have the ability to witness the toxicity around us, yet not allow it to be about us.” -Torie
When you have leaky aura, your energy is leaking out and the energy from others is seeping in. This causes fine slices and cracks within your field. This is something that develops over time and if you are already experiencing the negative effects, the aura has most likely been punctured.
There is however another common experience, this is when the aura recedes. Because of your gift and the way you experience energy, you can develop a receded aura. Experiencing deep hurt and rejection or if something or someone made you feel unloved or unworthy, it can be an instinctual reaction to retract your energy field, trying to protect yourself from getting hurt again. You may feel like you want to be invisible and untouchable.
Having the intention of not wanting to be seen, actually causes the aura to recede. If you desire to stay invisible, it actually becomes more than just a temporary state. Your aura destabilizes when it shrinks. Which absolutely makes sense, when you experience expansion in your energy field you feel empowered. When you withdraw your aura dissipates leaving you feeling broken and weak. Therefore leaving you vulnerable to a weakened energy shield.
Leaky aura is no bueno on so many levels, if you have a slice or a crack in your Aura, they are letting in anything and everything, and this can quickly become quite toxic. It also explains why Empaths with a leaky aura become overwhelmed and drained by certain people. If you have a leaky aura, the energies of those close to you are pulled in with a magnetic force. So be extra intentional with those you choose to surround yourself with.
One of the biggest clues to whether or not you have a leaky aura is if you recall a time when you weren’t so affected by being around other people. When your aura is torn, you take on so much more than you should, which will affect you physically and mentally.
The best part is, we can heal our leaky aura and our spirit guides and angels are surrounding us at all times, waiting to assist us in our healing. If this was simply a problem of energy overload, that made your aura weak, then a grounding technique or adequate rest would fix the problem. Most likely your pain is being triggered from within your body, you just have to uncover where the initial pain is coming from.
We all know that the mind, body and spirit are all connected. When one goes out of alignment it typically pushes the others out too. You’re going to have to do some detective work. Set yourself up for success by consciously preparing yourself. It will be a process to restore your aura to a healthy balance and you will continue to be challenged by being around the energy of others and any type of negativity, until you uncover the root of your pain. You are resilient, you are fierce and you are powerfully unique.
Remember pain isn’t bad, it’s just a message and beautiful place to start loving yourself.
This guided meditation is fantastic for a powerful clear! 🎧