Dealing with Negative Energy

Article by Brooke Chang, Pathway to Joy and Healing

Several former clients in my Reiki Therapy practice had asked me about dealing with others’ negative energy. This question may appear simple on its face, but it’s quite complex. When encountering negative energy, we first must evaluate whether this is, in fact, another’s negative energy, or is this our emotional reactions triggered by our encounter with this person.

What we observe in others frequently is a reflection of what is within us. When there is this mirroring, our egos will automatically blame or accuse others for this negative experience, therefore, labeling this person with bad or negative energy.  Did you emotionally react or become upset by this interaction?  Did you feel any fear or discomfort?  If yes, then you were triggered by your encounter with them.  Therefore, the emotional injury is within you, and your avoidance of this person will not rid this emotional reaction or fear in the future. The only to way to prevent this recurrence with another is by healing the injured part of yourself. Try to identify the root of the fear or discomfort, and emotional trigger. This conscious awareness of the root cause will begin the healing process.

If you didn’t emotionally react or become upset, and didn’t feel fear or discomfort during your interaction, you simply did not enjoy this experience, and prefer interacting with others, then this may very well be negative energy from the other person. In this situation, you can observe your interaction with them in a detached way, and refrain from identifying with this person or situation. This process transmutes the negative energy to a more neutral one.  Frequently, any future contacts may not occur again because the two of you do not attract.  Any future interactions may be very superficial and handled with limited contact.

Most negative energy or interactions are emotional triggers causing fear, discomfort, or upset. It is a mirroring within you of the energy from the other person.  I have noticed within myself that if I don’t heal this emotional injury within me, this type of interaction simply will repeat with another at a later time. May you find healing within and transmute any negative energy you encounter. (Copyright 2023 Brooke Chang with All Rights Reserved.)  

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How to Protect Your Energy as an Empath!

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This weekend, I spent time away with a friend who I met four years ago.  During this weekend, I realized how much I have changed.  As an empath, I can feel what others feel and what they are thinking.  During our time together, I was able to observed and become aware of her feelings, and my own feelings about how I relate to her now.

As I was in my friend’s energy field, I felt all the old feelings of wanting to control everyone and everything around me.  What I feel the most in people’s field is fear. It is the most dominant feeling, and maybe it is the dominant feeling for all humans as I also feel fear myself.

During this weekend, I realized that I need better energetic, emotional, and physical boundaries with others.  I ended our weekend early with my friend  as I no longer could tolerate how she controls me and everything around her.  The interesting thing is that she kept repeating how easy going she is and how flexible she is.  In interacting with her, she is neither easy going nor reflexible as we did everything she wanted to do, and she directed me even when we walked while shopping or walking from the car.

As we parted ways early, I ended up going for a long walk in the beautiful outdoors, had the meal that I wanted to eat this weekend, and went to my favorite clothing store.  I don’t make as much money as her, and my focus is no longer to make a lot of money, but to service others.  Our paths are diverging now, because she is who I was four years ago.

When I return home, I plan to begin practicing how to separate my feelings from others, so they don’t affect me so much energetically or emotionally.  I am sharing an article called, “Are Those Your Feelings?”  This aritcle gives great tips and techniques on how best to do this.  Good luck with your practice!  (Copyright 2015 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)

My Graduation


This weekend, I am graduating from this phase of my spiritual work. I am attending a three day Reiki Master Training Class.  After the introduction in this class, we took a break and I went for a walk. During this walk, I heard a voice telling me that this is my graduation so I can move forward onto the next phase of my spiritual work.  I don’t know exactly what that means, but I am excited.

During this class, we received an attunement or placement and ignition process as it is called in this training.  We first began the healing process as we go through a guided meditation with our instructor then we begin to experience healing in the River of Life.  There, I saw myself as a little girl walking through the forest and being cleansed in the river, but I became the river and was part of it.  Then I saw an image of my parents who were dressed in 1920 clothing and of a different race sitting at a train station.  I knew they were saying good-bye to me, and a voice told me to let them go.

During the placement process, we again went through a guided meditation and were allowed to experience ourselves in a light.  During my experience, I became the light and moved in this light through its waves and currents, and felt no physical body.  I felt such utter joy and love while in this light, and believe this is what it’s like to die.  It was the most perfectly joyful and beautiful place, and it’s like returning home.  Then I saw an images of million of faces as far as the eye can see, and I knew they were people who had passed over.  I saw my uncle who had gone missing, and my grandmother who passed many years ago.

I realized in that moment that I am never alone, and my loved ones are always with me.  In this light, I became one wtih all even those who are no longer with us in the physical world.  I had travel to the beyond, and understood that we are not limited by our physical bodies.  One day, I will return home again, and find my loved ones there waiting for me. I will be one with all when I finally return.  (Copyright 2016 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)

The Power of Your Energy

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There has always been synchronicity in my life. However, after I began my spiritual and emotional healing Journey, my world began aligning with the Universe.  As my Kundalini energy rose, my intuitive also abilities were heightened.

Other empaths have shared that they can hear the thoughts and feelings of others.  I have always been very sensitve, but after my Kundalini energy rose, I began feeling the feelings and hearing thoughts of those around me and at a distance of those close in my life.

Last night was the first time that someone from my distant past responded to my thoughts and contacted me.  Last night, I saw a movie about two lovers who ran into each other after they left each others years earlier.  The male character in the moive was an Asian man.  They reconnected but it was frought with problems and past hurts.

One hour into this movie, I received a message on my work email from my Asian ex-finance who I was engaged to while in college. I have not heard from him in over 30 years. It actually freaked me out as this coincidence was too close to home.  I was a completely different person in college when he knew me, and I have transformed even in the past five years.  I no longer have any feelings for him, and feel neutral indifference as we all feel when we get over our ex’s.

However, this synchronicity told me that my thoughts have power to connect and move others to action.   I have used the lazy empath’s method of connecting with others, as I would think about someone to call me, text me, or email me, and then there message would appea on my phone or computer.

I have known people to use this ability for selfish or manipulative reasons.  There are empaths and Kundalini active individuals who manipulative others for their money, possessions, and even love.  As empaths, we must use our abilities for the good of others, and not for selfish reasons.  Many empaths have learned to block out others from our energy fields, but those who are unaware of energy can easily be maniplated.

If our abilities are used to satisfy our ego’s greed, fears, vengence, or hatred, then we will be confronted by our own karma.  Taking responsibility is critical in the evolution of our souls.  What we reap, we shall sow.  Think positive, do good, and good will return to you. (Copyright 2016 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)


Surviving as an Empaths


In this post, I want to share how best to cope as an empath.  When I am around others or am connected to others, I take on their emotions and moods, and sometimes, this can occur at a distance. This weekend, I spent time away with three other women. One of these woman is a good friend who recently was involved in a car accident.

We decided to drive two separate cars to the Lakeside condo that we rented for the weekend.  I was driving alone in my car, but began experiencing unexplained fears and apprehension while driving in my car to the Lakeside condo.  As other cars merged toward me during my drive, I became frightened and startled.  At first, I was completely bewildered by these emotions.  I could not figure out where this was coming from.

After arriving at the Lakeside condo, my friends asked me to drive when we went out together.  My friend who was involved in the car accident, sat in the front passenger’s seat.  As cars approach my car or came near my car, she screamed and nearly jumped out of her seat.  After observing this in her, I realized that I was connect to her and empathically felt her emotions of fear and apprehension, even at a distance.

When I experience certain feelings or emotions, I first determine if they are mine or others.  Sometimes, others will trigger certain feelings and emotions within me.  I consider which feelings are mine because I have felt those feelings recently, or there is a current situation/trauma that is causing these feelings to arise within me. On the other hands, if these feelings just come up that is strangely unexplainable or feels foreign to me, I am most likely feeling the emotions and moods of others.

I found a way recently to disconnect from those emotions and moods.  The first step is to identify this emotion or mood and to whom they belong.  The second step is to actively disconnect from that person.  I do this through breathing them out of me with nostril or belly breathing techniques, and simultaneously repeating the mantra, “You may not enter my energy field, please leave now.”   I also use imagery to imagine a bubble of light surrounding me so others cannot penetrate this light bubble.  I then repeat the mantra, “I am sovereign and am my own being.”

Repeat these exercises as many times as necessary until others leave your energy field. After doing these exercises, I stopped experiencing the fear and apprehension while driving home from my weekend away.  Let me know if these exercises works for you!  (Copyright 2016 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)


Guided by the Higher Self


After four years of intensive emotional healing work, I am still attraction people who are less than acceptable into my life, although it is improving.  So this morning, I am exploring why I am still not attracting what I want.  The initial analysis is that I am still operating in fear and running away from what I don’t want instead moving toward what I truly want in my life.  Ego’s fear is a tricky thing as it sneaks up on me without my even realizing it.  I must operate with the intention to move toward what I truly want and is beneficial for my life, and not just run away from my current life.

Another benefit to doing the emotional healing work is that I am able to recognize unacceptable behaviors toward me very quickly usually within days or weeks of meeting someone who I may not even meet in person.  This is an invaluable tool as I am able evaluate people, situations, and events very quickly without being emotionally involved for long periods of time.

I reply on my higher self to guide me in this evaluation process. Here is my earlier post on Accessing the Higher Self.  My intuition is becoming keener so that I am able access my higher self than quickly determine if the people or situations are in my best interest and for my higher path.  I will regroup and begin work on facing my fears before I am able to move forward on my spiritual path to manifest the life that is intended for me.  (Copyright 2016 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)

Using Energy to Heal


After the rise of my Kundalini energy, I became fully aware of the energy around me.  What I have discover is that energy exists like the Internet.  We are all connected by this energy, and we connect with others through this energy like the Internet. We can contact others through this energy by sensing others physical states, hear their thoughts, and feel their feelings.

People’s energy fields are like websites on the Internet when we are within their field or focus on them, we can read that person’s energy field,  about their lives, and about their past.  Some call this universal consciousness, and this is how we are all connected as one.

As I became more consciously aware of this energy, I have been able to sense others when they are ill, particularly those with terminal illness, such as cancer.  People who have terminal illness gives off energy that feels like death.  Even before the rise of my Kundalini energy, I was able to sense others with terminal illness.  Two of these individuals were not aware that they were terminally ill, who later were diagnosed with cancer and died.

Many energy practitioners and Eastern health practitioners use this awareness of energy to help diagnose their clients and heal their clients.  It is an invaluable tool as it is non-invasive to the human body.  I have begun to use this practice along with Reiki to help heal traumatized animals, and hope to help those animals heal so they can be adopted. (Copyright 2016 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)

Healing Nola


This is Nola who is a chihuahua being fostered by one of my artist friends after her owner gave her up at the animal shelter.  This is the story of how I met Nola.  I first met my artist friend a couple of years ago at a craft school where we both attended art classes one summer.  After meeting her, we kept in touch via Facebook.

During my recent trip, I found my artist friend’s artwork at a gallery in the city I was visiting.  When I saw her work, I immediately recognized it and mentioned this to the gallery owner.  As we were talking about my artist friend, the gallery owner informed me that she lives in this very city since I was unaware of this fact. Just then her phone rang, and it was my friend’s husband calling the gallery.  In amazement, the gallery owner relayed this coincidence to me, but I knew in my heart that this was no coincidence at all.

After purchasing some of my artist friend’s artwork, I posted the gallery and her artwork on Facebook.  I immediately heard back from my friend who invited me to her home for drinks. When I arrived at her house, she introduced me to Nola who appears to be traumatized.  I explained to my friend that I use Reiki on traumatized animals to help them heal their emotional and physical wounds.

As I began to work on Nola, she growled aggressively and would not allow me to touch her.  Then, I just sat quietly next to her, and she began to inch closer and closer to me until she was touching me.  We then began our work together.  When I touched her, I saw visions of her owner and her back yard where she lived.  As I touched her back, I felt an old injury of which she guarded and did not like to be touched there. When I touched her wound, I saw a vision of her owner kicking her with his shoes injuring her.

My friend told me that Nola was frightened of her husband, and I explained that her owner was a big bald man as her husband also is bald.  As I worked on Nola, she began to relax and her anxiety lessened tremendously.  After her healing session, she was more playful and friendly.  Today, I heard from my friend that Nola has a prospective family visiting for her possible adoption.  I hope my Reiki healing has helped heal some of her emotional wounds so she can find her new family. (Copyright 2016 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)

Understanding Vibrational Frequency

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If you engage in spiritual practice then you understand that all matter have vibrational frequency as everything exists as energy, including animate and inanimate objects.  I became aware of energy and their vibrational frequency when my Kundalini energy rose.  With this knowledge, I began to observe my attraction to others, and began reading about how we attract others through vibrational frequency.  In my earlier post, “the Law of Attraction through Quantum Physics,” I posted about vibrational frequency through Quantum Physics, the study of particles on a subatomic level.  Through Quantum Physics, it has been demonstrated that like vibrational energies attract each other.

So what makes up vibrational frequency that cause us to feel attracted to and attract others?   From my observation, vibrational frequency of an individual is a combination of our emotional landscape, karma or our past and present behaviors toward others, and our current feelings and…

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