When you’re in tune with the Universe you not only know what steps to take in your life and instinctively can go with the flow, but you know when others are in alignment with you, as well as when others are sending off bad vibes to you. People don’t have to be intentionally sending off bad vibes. They could be feeling insecure around you, jealous of you or angry with you — all of which have the effect of sending off negative energy your way. Bad vibes are simply an energetic display of negative emotion. If you’re aware of the energy around you, you’ll know when bad vibes are around because they simply do not feel good.
You can pick up bad vibes anywhere. When you pick up bad vibes at work, that can derail your career. (Click here for tips on warding off bad vibes at work.) People can also give off sexual vibes, which can be uncomfortable if you’re not seeking that kind of attention. Your pets are also good at picking up on good and bad vibes. You can also pick up bad vibes from someone you shared a past life with.
So how can you detect bad vibes, particularly when you’re not on your metaphysical game?
Sometimes bad vibes can affect you physically. Have you ever noticed the hair on your body stand straight up? That’s a physical reaction to something and you don’t have to be consciously aware of what’s going on around you to have that happen. Often people describe the hair on their body standing straight up right before something alarming happens. It’s one way that your body is telling you that there are bad vibes around, and you should proceed cautiously.
Another way to detect bad vibes is to look at how your pet reacts to something. Dogs and cats are very perceptive about people. If your dog is generally friendly to everyone yet he or she starts barking viciously at someone that comes to visit, look twice at that person. Your dog is likely picking up on negative energy surrounding this person. Of course the person could be afraid of dogs. In that case, the person’s fear is likely what the dog is picking up on. But don’t overlook an animal that seems agitated around someone particularly if that is not the animal’s normal state. On the flip side, when your pet seems particularly fond of someone you can rest assured that that person is a good person to have around you.
Just as pets are good at picking up bad vibes, so are children. Most children are naturally psychic and they have a knack for sensing things that are going on beneath the surface. If a child backs away from someone or seems uncomfortable around someone the worst thing you can do is tell the child to brush their shyness away and be more sociable to that person. Instead, again, look more closely at that person since the child could simply be picking up on the fact that the person is sending off bad vibes.
Are you an empath?
Finally, it’s important to note that you might be picking up bad vibes because you are an empath. Empaths pick up on the emotions, feelings and sometimes the motives of others. If you are an empath, the vibes of others can literally drain you.
According to Dr. Michael Smith, here are some signs that you might be an empath:
* You are a good listener and people naturally want to tell you their stories.
* You feel emotions deeply and you may even cry easily for no reason.
* Your intuition is VERY strong, especially when it comes to other people. You know what’s going on with them even though they haven’t told you anything.
* You easily become over-stimulated in public places like concerts or malls.
When you realize that someone is giving off bad vibes, the last thing you want to do is ignore that information. When you ignore your intuition, or your inherent psychic ability, you not only run the risk of making a mistake in your life, but you cause your psychic ability to lessen somewhat. When you follow your psychic hunches, your psychic ability grows.
When you are around someone who gives off bad vibes, try to get away from them. If you can walk away, do so. If not, visualize yourself surrounded by a protective bubble, which can keep the energy of this person from entering your energy field. Finally, don’t engage with this person anymore than you have to. It stands to reason if this person is offering you a job or suggesting you get together romantically or professionally, look in the opposite direction. You’ll be glad you did it in the long run.