I’d almost forgotten what a migraine felt like. I’ve been able to avoid or halt them very effectively for the last few years, but yesterday one came on strong. The pain was a steady hammer beat in my left temple. My hands were freezing, and there was an odd taste in my mouth. Sounds felt like physical blows, and bright lights were knives.
But the strangest part is when I lose my ability to sense energies. It become so second nature, that I forget entirely that it’s there sometimes. Like suddenly not being able to smell anything. My gods went silent, my usual sense of other people and things was gone, replaced by a heavy feeling of silence and loss. I looked at Tarot cards and saw only pictures.
Temporarily losing your abilities gives you a great appreciation for them. It allows you to pick out what is that sense and what isn’t in much clearer detail. Part of learning how to sense energies is figuring out how they appear in your physical senses. Most of us lose the easy ability to simply perceive energy in childhood, and so it filters through our other senses at first. Energies might appear as colors, smells, emotions, tingles or buzzes. Or anything else, really.
They’re often subtle, so you might dismiss an unusual tickle as a random thing instead of a sensation of energy. A pulse of color might go unnoticed in the wave of cars passing. Tapping into those sensations and becoming aware of them is the first step to feeling energies. Then, you can begin to unpick which were actually random and which were your perception of energies.
I’m fond of using your own body as a study aid. It’s always with you, and becoming more aware of your body will help many other things in life. Feel your body. Be aware of it. What is tight? What is painful? What itches? What pulses? What can you relax? What places are harder to feel? What happens when you try to relax one place at a time? What happens when you breathe deeper? Slower? Faster?
When you can sense energy, then you can understand and know when you are sending it out or taking it in. Practice and play with this!