Energy Transference

So I read this on Facebook today:

Science Finally Confirms That People Absorb Energy From Others (link / simplecapacity.com)

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.

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Some of the best people I know, I never feel drained or “drunk” when I’m with the No Filter family (Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Khalil Kaimo, Sam Concepcion, Micah Munoz, and Lauren Young) Photo taken by Toff De Venecia during the book launch last August

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.

15 thoughts on “Energy Transference

  1. It always is good to hang out with like-minded people which is something I had to learn in the past year. When I moved to New York a year ago, I felt excited with the promising adventure that lay ahead of me being immersed in a big beautiful city such as the Big Apple. That should probably be the case for most people, but I guess God had other plans for me and the more I spent my time in New York, the more I ended up keeping to myself instead of being “out there”, until things took a turn for the worse that I felt a lot of resentment being in New York than when I frequently visit friends in Maryland. I found a family-away-from-home in Maryland instead, where my now boyfriend, and most of our church friends are and so I decided to relocate there. I found a group of people I felt most comfortable hanging out with. While this might have been the biggest decision I have ever made (yes, bigger than moving to New York last year), this is also where I’m happiest and I’m glad I took the leap because I know that this is where I truly belong.

    • Happy that you found your tribe. That’s the important part.

      For me? I have no problem finding my tribe. I find them rather easily or become parts of tribes effortlessly.

      My problem is losing myself in the tribe. I’m too adaptable. That’s what I need to learn: to not get lost in those around me. 😊

        • Oh, maybe I didn’t communicate that well. I’ve found many tribes and happy to be in them all. It just comes easily for me to assimilate and integrate and adapt.

          I don’t know if I’m meant to be a leader. I never do well when I have the burden of responsibility. I take too much of the burden and weight. I like being a follower. I like following someone else’s lead. It’s more comfortable for me.

          And I’d rather get lost around people than have people get lost around me. I’d feel so guilty if people got lost around me; I’d feel responsible for each one. I feel it’s safer if it were me because I’m pretty good at finding my center. 😊

          That’s what I’d like to think anyway. 😆

        • Oh, I see. I apologize, as yah, I didn’t understand correctly. That makes me happy to know you have found many you’re glad to be in. I totally misread that. I think you have 2 major strengths- one being self-awareness, as you are aware of who you are and bold and transparent about it. The other is compassionate- as it sounds this is why you aren’t comfortable being a leader, because you care so much for others well-being, That’s awesome. Adaptation is a strong suit as well. I feel blessed to know you 🙂 And there’s nothing wrong with not wanting to be a leader. I don’t care for that role, either…I’m an introvert, but like to be busy behind the scenes, rather than in charge of people. We all play a role in the big puzzle of life 😉

  2. I can SO relate to this because I’ve known for quite some time
    I was/am empathic….I can feel others energy and feel negativity as
    well. Especially when I am around negative people as you said,
    have that “drained” feeling. Then when I with a certain group of
    people and we are being silly and laughing and such, I get this “high”….
    like I am just pulsing with energy and bouncing off the walls. Feeling
    energy can come in very handy because it can tell you who to stay away
    from, giving one a feeling that something is just not right. People can
    feed off energy too…calling them energy vampires….some do it knowingly,
    some don’t realize it, but, I am a firm believer that we ALL do it. These
    scientist are WAY behind in their studies, because I’ve known it’s existence
    for a long time now;)

  3. This is a really good posting. I like how you opened with it and shared your thoughts based off your personal experience. I totally agree with you/with energy transference. We actually did a show on that very same thing (it ended up being a 2 parter, just because there is a lot to cover and share). You may be interested in taking a listen because it goes right along with what you’re saying, and we even called it “Spiritual Transference”. This is part 1: http://www.spreaker.com/user/heidiklinden/ep62-spirit-influence-transference

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