Do you ever feel like you have an antenna for someone else’s emotions? That your colleague’s negativity gives you a bad mood? Or that your sister’s company has positively changed your mindset after you cried? Science can now confirm that this is indeed how it works: there is a constant energetic exchange between ourselves and the people in our environment.
If you have ever heard of the term aura or energy field, then you know that humans have some energy field around them. Humans have been experimenting with different energy fields for thousands of years before even scientifically proving that this energy existed! Without energy, there would be no universe. The universe is energy!
Energetic exchange between humans
The energetic exchange between people is a complex phenomenon that goes beyond our verbal and non-verbal communication. It is often referred to as “vibes” or “auras” and involves the transfer of subtle energy or information between individuals. Although there is no scientific consensus about the energetic exchange phenomenon, many people report experiencing a sense of energetic connection or picking up on others’ emotions without any explicit communication. There are several perspectives that try to explain this phenomenon:
Empathy and Emotional Resonance: Humans have an innate capacity for empathy. This allows us to understand and share the emotions of others. Empathy enables us to pick up on subtle cues, like facial expressions, body language, and tone of voice, which can provide insights into someone’s emotional state. Besides, empaths tend to pick up energies, of auras, as well.
Subconscious Non-Verbal Communication: Our bodies not only communicate in words, but also through microexpressions, gestures, and postures, we constantly emit non-verbal signals that can be picked up by others at a subconscious level.
Energetic Fields and Auras: Everything has an energetic field, from rocks on the beach to animals, trees, and human beings. This energetic field is made of electromagnetic energy and it contains information about a person’s emotional, mental, and spiritual state. According to this perspective, individuals who are sensitive or attuned to energy can perceive or “read” these fields, allowing them to sense the emotions and intentions of others.
Quantum Entanglement and Synchronicity: Quantum physics suggests that particles can become entangled, meaning their states are correlated even when separated by vast distances. This theory proposes that this quantum entanglement extends to human consciousness, allowing for non-local connections. In this view, our minds may be interconnected, enabling us to sense the emotions or intentions of others through a subtle energetic or quantum-level exchange.
Energetic charge and exchange
We have always thought of the air around us as empty, but nothing could be further from the truth! It is also energetically charged, an infinite field of energy and information. And that is what we feel when an angry person enters our own “energetic bubble”. We absorb that energy, and it affects our feelings.
While we are probably decades away from a total understanding of how energy works and how it affects all living things, we can already see a continuous energetic exchange.
We are steadily discovering new fascinating facts about how energy works. Not so long ago, a study at the University of Bielefeld in Germany concluded that plants could absorb energy from other plants.
The researchers studied algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii), and they discovered that the algae have an alternative energy source in addition to photosynthesis and that they could absorb energy from other algae.
Like the algae from this research, our bodies are sponges that can absorb and release energy. This is precisely why it can feel uncomfortable for some people to be in a crowd. The great mix of energies and emotions can feel overwhelming to someone sensitive to this.
The Battery Effect: tantric energy exchange
For the exchange of energy, you don’t have to do anything. An energetic field surrounds us by nature, reaching up to 1.5 meters around our bodies. Everyone who comes near us can feel that field and vice versa; we can feel their energetic field. The heart generates this electromagnetic field, which acts as a transmitter.
The HeartMath Institute in the United States has been researching for 40 years on the human heart, the energetic charge the heart generates, and how this affects the environment.
The exchange of energy with other people can also take place consciously. A good example is a tantric practice, where two people who love each other build an energetic circular system. This technique involves exchanging energy through breathing and visualization. This technique is also called ‘the battery effect’ or ‘the battery effect.’
For the battery Effect a couple can choose to sit in the Yab-Yum position, meditating on the flow of energy through their bodies. In this intimate pose, not only does the Heaven-Earth polarity flow, but their own energy systems become aligned. Their chakras, also known as energy vortices, are interlinked.
Yab-Yum’s focus on energy makes it effective even when practiced with clothes on. However, some couples opt to incorporate Yab-Yum into their lovemaking and meditation sessions. In this practice, the root chakras can physically connect. This connection enables the couple to remain open all the way to the crown chakra, facilitating the channeling of energy from the physical act of sex to the spiritual realm.
The shift from feeling to reasoning
Over the centuries, humanity has lost its connection with nature. Slowly our spiritual insights and abilities have disappeared. Our ratio has replaced our spiritual powers. We mostly experience emotions based on our reasoning.
Now that we finally understand how the energy exchange between people works, we can benefit enormously from it. Our mind is energy and in fact, “being supernatural” is nothing more than an ability to interpret the interplay of different energies.
This wisdom has been known to civilizations on all our continents for centuries. Science has long ignored these fields of research. They did not want to be vulnerable and perhaps end up outside of established science and be labeled as ‘crazy. Few scientists dared to question these issues and have now been able to prove how energy exchange works.
Fortunately, scientists such as Dr. Joe Dispenza and Gregg Braden do get off the beaten track and are researching this.
Example of energetic exchange
At home, you are sitting on the couch after a hard day’s work. Tired but satisfied, you drink a nice cup of tea. While the food is simmering, immerse yourself in an interesting article that you have been eager to read. Your partner comes home. He curtly asks if dinner is ready, and it’s pretty clear that his working day was not great. When you ask for a kiss, you get a rough smudge on his unshaven cheek. The energy that surrounds him feels even more challenging. Not nice! Soon you will feel rushed, and you are less looking forward to a lovely evening of Netflix.
You see how the energetic exchange can have a huge impact on your mood and your relationship in the long term. Of course, you don’t have to be receptive to that negative energy. The more you know this and the stronger you are in your energy, the less you will be bothered by other people’s emotions.