So I read this on Facebook today:
In short, a study in Bielefeld University was able to find evidence that plants can absorb energy from other plants when there isn’t enough sources of sunlight and water. It gets a bit scientific about plant cells and their processes.
The article then makes the jump that says humans have this ability as well — but of course, there are no studies conducted with humans — and the article assumes that this is something humans can do or will be able to do.
“When energy studies become more advanced in the coming years, we will eventually see this translated to human beings as well,” stated Bader-Lee. “The human organism is very much like a plant, it draws needed energy to feed emotional states and this can essentially energize cells or cause increases in cortisol and catabolize cells depending on the emotional trigger.”
— from the article written by Michael Forrester
I know it’s kind of useless to be putting out articles that assume too much and make drastic announcements in the Internet but the parts about the study on plants is an interesting thing (if it is true, I haven’t fact-checked it yet).
But it is a nice jumping off point into energy transference and the observation we have that we can get energised just being around certain people while other kinds of people just drains us of energy.
I wonder if that means I’m a pretty good conduit for human energy. I really get energised in social situations and, more often than not, people like hanging around me. They find that I have a very positive energy. I have always said that I was empathic. I can feel the ebb and tide of people’s energies and I can ride the waves. I can spot a person who is putting out good energy but deep inside, they are suffering inside over something. My natural tendency is to bring them aside and just ask them how they’re doing and if anything is bothering them and they usually get shocked. “How did you know,” they ask. I just smile and give them an opportunity to unload if that’s what they want or need. They usually feel better after.
I usually feel energised by this. I don’t know. I like the feeling that I’ve been helpful.
But when I get home after, I usually feel exhausted and I didn’t even know until I get home. I usually have a deep sleep and I cancel everything the next day and just stay in bed the whole day to recharge.
Sometimes, I hang out with a different group of friends and recharge myself in their good company.
I wonder if this is in any way connected to what the article above says about living things’ ability to absorb energy from other living things. It would be quite interesting if there was a way to monitor, quantify, and directly observe these transferences, if it were true.
I wonder, though, if this is all true, if what I’m doing is good or bad for myself and for my friends. When I’m alone for too long, I can get really drained. When I’m around negative people, I draw in too much of that negativity. When I’m around very positive and cheerful people, I can get “drunk” on that energy and wake up the next day with “a hang-over” of sorts.
It really has to be tempered, I guess. Moderation in all things. It’s not science, I guess, but it is a pattern that I have observed and been able to somewhat record and maybe it is something to think about in the future in how I deal with people.