Intuitives: Are you a psychic sponge? Micara Link offers her suggestions…


The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. ~ Albert Einstein

Lots of folks are working on being more sensitive, more aware, more empathic…and after a while, it works. Now comes a new thing – how do you handle picking up energy all around you?

Suddenly, it feels like everyone you pass on the street has left their psychic (and more, sometimes) energy with you. What can you do?

To check on this, we checked in with intuitive Micara Link for her suggestions:

Do you FEEL everything? Welcome to the club of Empaths! You are not alone.

Recently, I received an email from a lady who shared her concern for her sensitivities and how they can totally consume her. She tends to feel the energy and emotions of those around her and isn’t sure how to manage these sensitivities.

I can totally relate and I know many of you can, too, so I thought I’d share our conversation with you in hopes that it helps you navigate and cope with your own empathic sensitivities.

Hi Micara,

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had this thing where when I look at people (strangers for the most part) I feel like I’m taking all the sadness that they have ever experienced in life and I feel it as though I’m going through the same thing. I’ve also noticed that I’m SUPER sensitive when it comes to sad news stories, sad movies etc…like the one about the lady in Utah that killed all of the 8 babies that she gave birth to that has been in the news that past couple of days. It seems to be getting worse and every time i hear something sad, I internalize it and it takes away from my concentration and I get this bad feeling in the pit of my stomach.

I hope this all makes sense because I’m kinda babbling.

Anyways, I’m wondering if you have any insight on it. It has really been bothering me over the past year and I’m just not sure what to do with it. I look forward to hearing back and thanks in advance!

My reply:

I can definitely relate and understand what you are going through. Your experiences are showing you how empathic you are. Empathic sensitivities can be difficult to handle at times, because they can be so intense and consuming. We have our own emotions to feel! So add on other people’s and it’s totally overwhelming.

Empathic sensitivities and clairsentience (clear-feeling) are intuitive abilities that allow you to pick up on and experience the energy of emotions and feelings in the people around you, places, and situations. In short: You’re a feeler or psychic sponge.

One of the things that many people don’t realize is that those who are highly empathic are usually very gifted healers. Your empathy gifts you the ability to truly feel and experience what the other person is going through so that you know best how to help them.

Although being empathic is a gift, I know it doesn’t always feel like that. Here are a few suggestions to help cope with your sensitivities:

1) When you notice yourself start to feel another person’s emotions, let them go. This all starts with awareness. When you become aware that you’re tuning into someone’s energy, pull back and remind yourself to let go of their energy.
(note: We don’t always know when we are feeling someone else’s energy, in this case, whenever you are feeling a strong emotion or energy and you are not sure where it’s coming from, practice letting it go. Even if it is yours, you don’t need to hold on to it.)

2) Imagine a protective bubble of energy around you throughout the day. Some people like to visualize a color that they love (like blue) or an image of a shield around their energy field. This thought and intention allows you to protect your own energy so you don’t pick up as much of the energy around you

3) Ask your Angels and Spirit Guides to clear and cleanse your body, mind, and spirit. Do this throughout the day, especially before bed and on your way home from work.

4) Don’t subject yourself to the news (or any other negative energy). The news is like a constant horror story! So much of that stuff we don’t even need to know. Did we ALL need to know about that lady in Utah killing her babies?! No, it is not helpful to anyone to know that stuff. I personally have quit watching the news because it is just too much for me to handle every day. It’s toxic. As sensitives, we need to keep our distance from that stuff.

Awareness is always the first and most helpful step. With the awareness you have about your sensitivities, you will find ways to help yourself move through it. Try some of the techniques above to see if they help. I know it can be hard! Stay aware and remember that you’re in control of your own energy.

Blessings ~


You can get to know intuitive & mother & writer & teacher Micara Link & her work at her website at Based in Kansas City in the States, Micara offers her services there and online.

Thanks, Micara, for your thoughts today!