Rituals–Surviving a Modern World as an Energy Sensitive Individual

Stream of consciousness on energy and a new realization I’ve had built since my new moon fast(which I highly recommend, by the way(it was my first fast and brought me much clarity))

–For anyone who is energy sensitive just as I am, I’m not just expressing my experiences because I find myself to be such a fascinating creature I just must be written about. I’m attempting to perhaps awaken something in others and I’ll talk more about rituals and what I believe them to be so that perhaps others can create their own. We shouldn’t have to live our lives feeling like weak, fractured beings when in all actuality our sensitivity is a calling for something grander

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I’m what I’d call ‘energy sensitive’, and that’s exactly why I talk a lot about energy so much. It’s such a crucial subject for me and many others that it’s literally make or break in terms of what happens in our lives. A major realization I had today after my third day developing my own Ritual of Light is that I spent so many years absorbed in my mind, my emotions, my cosmic self not taking any action whatsoever in the physical world around me simply because if I was properly occupying my body, I’d essentially be a slave to the energy around me…and that energy was just too overbearing, to powerful for me, huh?

I remember as a teenager when I started to have this energy crisis even though I had always been sensitive to emotional energy and pretty much knew it on an intuitive level. A once fiery, passionate, untamed mind started becoming dull and nearly lifeless. I was losing myself, my essence, things I held so dearly..my spirit. Around that time, I started suffering awful migraines which carried on for years after so I have to wonder if they’re related. I felt so drained, so dead, and my active mind began to stale. I couldn’t stand it, but I couldn’t deny it was happening. I tried a few things to help myself: On some level I think I knew it involved the nature and the sun as if they would be my saving graces. I tried to keep my window completely open with sun coming into my room all day, but it didn’t seem to work. Eventually I became fed up with the migraines and decided the sun was in fact my enemy. I proceeded to live like a vampire with a thick blanket over my window insuring I had no idea what time of day or night it was at any given time. Following this episode was a massive personality shift and a delving into darkness, true, palpable darkness, that completely transformed my life…for the positive, I must add. And if I choose to go into this darkness, it’ll make sense of why I’m so passionate about death-life, darkness-light, destruction-creation, but I’ll save that for another day

Nearly a decade later, I’m now working on grounding myself, rejoining the physical world I’ve avoided for so long as my higher self is calling me to take action now. I’ve spent enough time thinking, contemplating existence and beyond, every fractal of light and darkness. I’m realizing again just how extremely draining the energy in the environment can be for me. And it’s not always draining. Sometimes it’s stimulating on a very destructive level which I quite enjoy for the sheer rawness. If there is beautiful energy around me, I will feel it to my core, but unfortunately, that energy isn’t so thriving in my current environment. This isn’t just the emotional environment which does affect me deeply, but the energy of a midsized city in a nearly broken down neighborhood

The death in the nature, in the spirit of all around me…I can feel the death. That’s part of the reason I retreated into myself as a teenager. I started feeling this energy and I couldn’t figure it out…just where it was coming from, I only knew it was draining me clean blood dry. The world became my vampire and as a consequence I fell so into the depths of myself I almost lost myself to solipsism or even to the vacuumous darkness itself. So the puzzling thing is that if I was falling prey to the darkness around me, why when I retreated completely did I start embodying darkness itself? Easy for me to answer now. By avoiding it, I gave it tacit control. I surrendered to the chaos, to the darkness, to the destruction without knowing it and so these forces controlled me and I was their halfconscious, fervent servant

So I’m returning to this dream I had about energy a few months ago that I consider a gift–What I remember is that I was a small girl and I was with another little girl, right my age. I didn’t really recognize the girl, but I feel like we were practicing together, not like I was being taught. We were teaching each other. We were in a patch of grass in the yard of a dilapidated house in a rural area and the sun was shining heavily upon us. My memory when I woke up was rather blurry, but I just had this intense sensation I’ve talked about many times that I had mastered some skill, something I’d certainly never felt before…in the astral realm at least I know I mastered it. In the physical world, I knew it’d take some time for it to fully set in. I did know it had to do with energy, something along the lines of energy manipulation or regulation, energy creation, transmutation. I remember us doing something odd where we had our arms up in the air but not in a typical childish ‘weeeee!!’ fashion, it was very deliberate and I got the sense we were making various motions while sitting in the grass, but I couldn’t remember all of them. I kept this dream close with me as I knew it was heavily significant and I hadn’t fully understood what it meant but in coming months would come to. I recognized it as a gift since I’d been such a slave to energy for 25 years of this incarnation on Earth. I believe the significance of us taking the form of small girls was because as children we are so open, ‘impressionable’, as they like to call it to put a negative spin on our minds primed for remembering and synthesizing wisdom of previous lives with our new lives

What I realize now is that it wasn’t just about energy, it was about rituals. Why else would we have been making these strange motions with our arms? Rituals are what help summon energy, whatever energy we so desire. And I’d let myself for so long be a slave to the energy around me while escaping into my own cosmic world where I could find the energy I desire within myself while not taking a single action in the external world, always involving music as music is very important to me, it’s a key, maybe the key. I was escaping the vampiric world around me and sipping on half truths. I consider my ventures into the darkness to have been equally as vital as my realizations about energy as it gave me a clear understanding of dualistic forces and their connections to each other, how darkness isn’t necessarily an enemy, nor destructive or chaotic energies which I thrive off of to this day

What we were doing is what I call now a ritual of light. It’s something new I’m incorporating into my life. It’s necessary for me while I’m living in an environment that’s incredibly draining, dead and deafening. I have to ground myself with whatever nature I can find as well as sunlight, animals are good to be involved. Not as sacrifice, mind you, but for their energy as they do have a purity about them, they are a part of nature as much as we may try to tamper with them.

I have a strong connection to the ocean and I do live in a coastal city, but I don’t have super close access to the shore. If I could visit everyday, it’d greatly benefit me, but I’ll have to go as often as possible while appreciating whatever nature I can find around where I live even if it’s just a patch of grass in the sunlight

There are other rituals for me to incorporate. Rituals of creativity, rituals even of chaos and destruction, which for me are ultimately rituals of creation. I seek to raise the dead in me, not simply awaken the light in the darkness as that’s what feeds my creativity. It’s a balance of sorts that must be met as I find both light and dark forces to serve purposes for me and sometimes I greatly benefit from just surrendering to my darkness if it’s not of the nature that paralyzes me, deadens me. These rituals channeling destruction and creation will involve a lot more music and dancing, surrendering to that raw energy of the music and letting it possess me temporarily. I’ve made this a habit of mine, especially as a teenager, and it would bring me this sense of having lost myself to something other, something transcendent, something stripped bare that could even bring me to tears that seemed to just as much come from somewhere unearthly. These were often trancelike and the writing that resulted was purely from my subconscious

I’ll end up building a collection of rituals throughout my life, but they won’t be strict rituals. I’ll always follow my higher self and the serendipitous moment. I also never know what kind of energy I’ll take on on any given day and there is so much nuance to energy that it can’t be neatly bagged and tagged into strict categories. Rather when I speak of things like ‘light’, ‘dark’, ‘destruction’, ‘chaos’, etc., they’re symbols of things that are much grander, overarching with their own universes. They’re much more than just their Oxford definitions, far more

I must say, I’m such a curious creature in that I’m never satisfied where I am. When I’m distraught, I seek to purge these demons, but when I feel as peace, it begins to feel dull as I crave this raw baring energy, bloody and fiery and chaotic. I may not know what to do with myself when I feel such immense energy within me it’s like a supernovaic sun, but I couldn’t live without the sheer intensity of the energies I sense

There’s a concept I’ve thought of before of ‘energyscapes’ which in my mind would be a collection of various stimuli that would serve to channel desired energies in myself. As of now, this is just a concept floating around in my mind, but as I become more adept at handling energy, I think it’ll become more of a reality. Music will again be vital since music is a channel for energy for us

What I learned is that I’m not supposed to be a slave to the energy around me, in fact, I’m supposed to be quite the opposite and I think that can be said for anyone who is energy sensitive. Someone told me earlier something that really struck a chord with me: “If we’re sensitive to energy, energy is also sensitive to us”, and believe me, when I get into a horrible mood, I’m all too aware of what I’m feeding into my environment. However, though we may have lived lives feeling weak and powerless, this is a clear sign that we’re meant to call upon our power and seize it

Rituals

I talked about my realization about the necessity for me to incorporate rituals into my daily life, but what does this really mean? How do we create these rituals or decide how to transmute the energy we’re taking in into the energy we need and wish to also extend to the world around us occasionally?

This is where it gets a lot more complex as rituals I don’t believe are set in stone. I strongly believe we create our own rituals as we’re all different beings. Listen to your higher self, your guides, your guide, angels, God, whoever you call upon you perceive to be above you and trust me, they’ll lead the way. Most often we know the exact answers to the questions we ask, we just don’t know we know them because this modern world is built on distracting us from this divine cord connecting us to the noncorporeal

Embrace the spirit experimentation and don’t give up because you know how vital this is for you to live life and embrace your energetic power. I’d say that whatever energy we feel, we need to discover the cause of that intense energy seemingly overpowering us and from there we have to work with forces which oppose the source of the energy within us if we want to balance it. But then there may be times when we want to increase the energy we will within ourselves in which case, similarly…find the source and embrace it as it is in its own way a part of our rituals

I for one love concerts. The energy is infectious and it gives me a natural high greater than anything any lab could create or even the sacred Earth itself could grow. We’re lucky in that while everyone may feel energy, we feel it more intensely than others and that goes both ways. We may find environmental shifting like visiting concerts in my case might be part of our rituals

The word ‘ritual’ does imply something that has a strict set of rules, but I don’t believe that’s necessary and it may ultimately be detrimental to this specific cause. Discipline is necessary in other areas, but not in this one. In our rituals, we need to connect to our spirits, our higher selves, our core and we have to listen as what we need may vary from day to day or hour to hour

Something I feel I should also add is that it might benefit us to also delve into the rituals of our ancestors, ancients who were much more in touch with innate energy than the average modern human is. Don’t feel you need to read about specific cultures. If you feel drawn to a certain culture, it’s more likely than not because they have wisdom to offer you and your higher self or guides are calling you to find something that will serve as another vital key

This is a new realization for me, so I’m gonna be learning a lot through my own journey and experiments. I don’t want to sound like an absolute authority. I’m just a human being on a journey sharing insights I come across along the way in case they may resonate with anyone else

I really hope this helps someone. I came to these realizations quite independently, but I don’t feel they relate to only me, but in any case, Godspeed