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Are we more sensitive to subtle energies than most?

I’m not sure whether this topic has been discussed before or not.  I have always been extremely sensitive to temperature, pressure, noise, light, etc.  The new humming noises from the car no one else heard.  The flickering fluorescent lights that bothered no one else but me.  I could go on and on with the examples but I think you all get the point.

Family and friends always thought I was a bit crazy because I was always the first, and almost always, the only one to point these things out.  For most of my life, I believed that as well.  But recently, I began practicing with the subtle Chi or Qi energies that Eastern cultures believe we all have.  Even though I’m just a beginner, I feel it so clearly that it is scary.  I tell my instructors about it and their reactions seem to say that I’m probably too enthusiastic!

I tried one of those Chi energy experiments with my skeptic wife.  I waved my hands over hers while, in my mind, I visualized myself handling a sphere of light.  To my surprise, she said she felt tingling and movement.  She was shocked because she doesn’t believe in those things.

The question I would like to pose to my fellow “energetic” community members is this;  Are we more sensitive to these subtle energies than the general population? If that is so, what have you experienced?  I would really appreciate your responses since this is, in my opinion, a much over-looked ability that we have.  And I believe we can share that ability, if we can just awaken.  Thank you so much for your anticipated responses.  God bless you all.


I haven’t practiced Chi or Qi, but I absolutely believe in the theory of it.. I was just discussing it with a friend tonight….

Posted by webjunkie on Nov 17, 2013 at 11:23am

Studies seem to show we are more sensitive; I know I am. 
Couple thoughts as to “why”:  a) our minds’ adaptation ( due to ADHD and frequently “co-morbid” LD issues) makes us more “tuned in” to sensory stimuli in our immediate environment, including noises, smells, etc, and b). our ADHD brains, being so “in the moment” pick up on these details not normally noticed by others…

Posted by john d on Nov 17, 2013 at 11:28am

Did studying those eastern philosophies hel help you to learn to identify your ability to send messages or to connect with your wife on a different level???

Posted by webjunkie on Nov 17, 2013 at 11:41am

Webjunkie, I have practiced different types of Martial Arts, from Karate to Judo, Aikido and now Tai Chi.  What I have found is that the “soft” or energy arts such as Aikido and Tai Chi, allow me to reach a sense of accomplishment, balance or a flow state.  They teach me to concentrate and meditate, and in so doing, I am able to stay relaxed longer.

I am not certain about sending messages to my wife while practicing the energy exercises, but for the first time since I met her this is the first time she finally admitted to feeling something out of the ordinary.  She is a grounded and skeptic person, so I think I am providing some balance to her life by exposing her to these experiences.

I brought up this topic in part because I think that we, as a group, could benefit ourselves and humanity if we awaken from our sleep and start exploring our spiritual or energetic side.  That is just my humble opinion.

Posted by mmori on Nov 17, 2013 at 12:12pm

Awesome topic, I just started learning meditation to help me calm down and at night to sleep and it works better than I thought was possible.  I just read about Chi energies and healing stones and many other spiritual energies and healings.  I also recently bought an energy stone that I wear 24/7.

Glad I’m not alone with my spiritually thing, I will continue to educate myself daily.

Even crazier I’ve been learning about Wiccan and Pagan (I absolutely love it) I’m always looking for something new to learn about, a challenge if you will.

Posted by BexIssues on Nov 17, 2013 at 7:42pm

That’s interesting.  I want to read up on the Chi now.

I’m very sensitive to smells.  I’m also very sensitive to light.  You know when people are househunting and go nuts over rooms with tons of natural light pouring in?  I can’t stand it.  I like windows, but if it’s a sunny day I need to be able to draw the drapes.  On a cloudy day I want to fling them all open. 

I’ve always loved dreary weather and never understood why everyone loves summer so much.  I hate it.  A day at the beach means an instant headache and nausea for me.  I always thought I couldn’t handle the heat, but I realized if it’s overcast or after sunset and still hot out I’m fine.  It’s the darn sun!

Silence is also like nails on a chalkboard for me.  I need a white noise source to sleep, and I’ve always needed a TV or radio on even if I’m not really watching them.  I can also study better in a crowded cafeteria than a library.

Posted by LucyBic on Nov 20, 2013 at 10:13am

I experience something called “street light interference”.  I seem to have this crazy energy that turns on or off street lights randomly.  For example: I used to walk my dog on our street and every time I walked under this certain street light that happened to be off it would turn on, then once I was past it would turn off again.
I did a bit of googling this experience and came across the “street light interference” phenomenon as it was called.  This also happens to me when I am driving, random lights in random streets turn off or on.  Oddly, if I am feeling in a “high” energy state, more than one light will turn off/on. 
This experience of lights turning on/off also happens to me in stores, at home etc., so it is not limited to street lights.
I would be interested to know if any other fellow ADD board members have experienced this.

Posted by jogo on Nov 22, 2013 at 3:59am

jogo that’s so weird, when I used to walk my dog there was always one street light the would be off and as I approached it, it would turn on (I was so thankful cuz it was really dark on that corner) anyway as I walked away it would turn back off so I always thought it was a sensored street light that turns on with movement.  Now I need to bring someone with me and have them go first to see if it turns on or not.  How odd, and interesting.  Thank you for pointing this out.

Posted by BexIssues on Nov 23, 2013 at 5:47am

Omg this is wild!! I believe we are more in tune with the energies around us. I had 2 situations with magnetic sensors. A metal detector at work-would not go off even if i had keys in my pocket. We did the experiment by myself, w keys, with other metals it would not go off. Someone else it would. Another time i walked through a store and sensor went off. I did not have any type of metal on me ie keys phone purse etc. This happened 4more times with this store. Very strange.

Posted by traysay on Nov 23, 2013 at 7:32am

It’d be neat research to see how many adhds have this happen to them. Perhaps instead of saying ‘they have adhd because of a neurodevelopmental issue ie trauma, attachment’  its because of the electrical/magnetic fields & their sensitivity to these sources of energy.

Posted by traysay on Nov 23, 2013 at 7:36am

Got me thinking now, everytime I leave Home Depot the alarm goes off and they just wave me through even if I buy a paintbrush. I think we may have stumbled upon something here Batman.  As soon as I try out the lamp post, street light thing Ill reply back to this post and Ill try out the Home Depot also.  I"ll just have my husband walk through first.  Exciting it is.  All this time I assumed it was just sensors setting the lights and alarms off and it could of been little ole me or lil ole you hahhahaa

Posted by BexIssues on Nov 23, 2013 at 7:56am

Can’t wait to hear back about your results!

Posted by traysay on Nov 23, 2013 at 8:19am

You know what, I am 65 years old. The answer is YES. A big fat YES. Some have accused me of being psychic. But the truth is I am SUPER in tune to facial expressions, body language & movement, light-shadows, noises & probably even smells of things going on around me even if i don’t consciously see, hear or smell them. I also trust my ‘gut’, ‘intuition’, red flags, ‘Higher Power’, Guardian Angel or whatever you want to call it.  It has saved my life several times and I have also stopped fights with it and even known when someone close was dying of something (even though they didn’t know they were sick). And it has been such a part of my life that I just accept I have a wider view of the world than most people can imagine and live with it. There is usually no need to use it for any reason other than your own upward spiritual journey. In my experience using that gift for any other reason borders control or divination and both will get you in a karmic mess.

Posted by missmix48 on Nov 24, 2013 at 2:11am

That’s nice to hear, Sue!

Posted by traysay on Nov 24, 2013 at 9:44am

When I read some of the replies, I realized that I had forgotten some of my own experiences with energies. For example, I stopped wearing watches because the batteries wear out too quickly.  Cellular phone batteries did not last half as the manufacturer claims.  Just a couple of more examples I wanted to add.

To missmix48:  You mention that “There is usually no need to use it for any reason other than your own upward spiritual journey.”  Does that include sharing knowledge about these experiences?  In my case, I keep taking the risk of sharing these experiences even though 99% of the time I am ridiculed.  But it is that 1% that I connect with that lifts me.  Since I am just a beginner, I am curious to know how that affects karma. 

Thank you all for your responses!  They’re great learning experiences.

Posted by mmori on Nov 24, 2013 at 9:14pm

As others in the group, my husband and children think that I’m hearing things or seeing things that aren’t really there.  I have set off alarms, caused lights to change, and not been able to hear clearly on a cell phone. I try to explain that I hear all the “air noises” along with their voices, they just don’t believe me. I don’t know how to filter the noise from voice. In my life I’ve never known silence, I can hear the fluorescent bulbs in my office. We are surrounded with “white noise” all around us. When I received one of the “white noise” radio type device, it only added to the ticking clock, the hum of the computer, the running water in some remote part of the house.  It is crazy and I’d love to learn how to control that “hyper hearing”.  It was good when my kids were small because I could hear them plotting from a several rooms away.  Of course, it serves no purpose now.

Posted by cakemaker on Nov 27, 2013 at 10:00pm

Caremaker, thank you for mentioning the Hyper hearing.  Maybe that explains why when I am lying on my pillow I hear my pulse or the “voices” in the white noise.
I also have issues with the sensor taps that seem to be in all of the public washrooms these days.  Sometimes I have to try 3 different taps before one works.
It feels so good to hear that there are others that have to deal with some of these hyper sensitivities on a daily basis.
I personally think that this would be a great research project for someone.  I think it is about time that adult ADD/ADHD gets more attention for the often debilitating mental “disease” that it is.  More attention=more research and more treatment options etc.
How do you like my ADD post.  All over the place.  At least I know that most of you can follow my train of thought easier than most people I know.

Posted by jogo on Nov 28, 2013 at 4:03am

I want to jump with joy reading all of your shared experiences. I’m hypersensitive to any stimuli really whether the subtle flickering of a light or a humming from another room in the house. My fiance & I are both Adhd & he turns streetlights out when he passes by & I normally pass by them & they turn on. It’s a hoot to walk or drive together because the lights flicker, turn off, turn on etc. We thought we were some oddballs indeed lol. I do have a superbly developed intuition that gives me an innate sense of others, of impending doom etc. Growing up with an abusive step parent, he would yell or do something cruel and books would fly off shelves, pictures would fall…all sorts of phenomenon leading me to suspect a haunted house but once he left it all ceased. Years later in retrospect I still wonder if it was ghostly activity or some psychic manifestation of my fear/anger. I’ve read information linking psychic power to childhood abuse. I always wondered if my abilities were because of the adhd or the childhood trauma.

Posted by KarmaCutie on Nov 28, 2013 at 8:46am

Ok. Very bizarre. I also have hyper hearing. When I had a home phone line I could hear it ring before others could.  Freaked my roomies out!!

Posted by traysay on Nov 30, 2013 at 9:05am

i believe in chi, i also have something to ask of you all: do you have prophetic dreams??? also i have this weird thing with weather, some storms, i feel like i am right in tune with, i have a feeling of what that storm is going to do, but it doesn’t happen with every storm. sometimes, ( this is wicked creepy) i’ve had this feeling that a tornado was in progress, and i’d go to the storm prediction center site and check the storm reports and ind i was right. Other times i’d ask the weather Channel meteorologists about a hypothetical situation on their blog or on their facebook page, only to have said situation verify….. ( that’s when the weather does exactly what it is predicted to do). last time i had the feeling about the tornado on the ground was june 1st, 2011, i was helping teach karate, and i just got this feeling there was a tornado on the ground., unfortunately i was right, it was the Springfield-Monson MA tornado. about the hypothetical situation? last time that happened was in may, the week before the 2013 Moore, OK F5 tornado. i had asked Dr. Greg Forbes of the weather channel a question about the minimum convective temperature required for a wedge tornado….

Posted by Lilapsophile on Dec 13, 2013 at 11:40pm

so far this weather thing only seems to be strong with warm weather systems, like supercell thunderstorms ( a supercell is a thunderstorm with a rotating updraft known as the mesocyclone, supercells can produce some hellacious tornadoes, but not every supercell produces a tornado). does anyone else have this intuition with the weather and what kind of weather does your intuition favor, warm or cold????

Posted by Lilapsophile on Dec 13, 2013 at 11:44pm

Karma Cutie, are you telekinetic??????

Posted by Lilapsophile on Dec 13, 2013 at 11:47pm

another question for all of you? can you detect the mood of a place, such as an office or a school, or a gathering of people???????

Posted by Lilapsophile on Dec 14, 2013 at 12:27am

I still haven’t checked out the street lights that I talked about above in an earlier message but, one thing I’ve been noticing is when I go to the ATM and I try to push one of the touch type buttons on the screen itself (not the number pad) that my hand can be 5 inches away from the flat button selection and it automatically clicks whichever one my finger goes by so when I want to deposit and if I accidentally scroll my hand over the withdrawal button first well it clicks that one and then it takes forever to get back to the cancel button so I can start over.  I learned the other day if I have gloves on I don’t have any problems. Its embarrising when I hold the line up, like everyone thinks Im goofing around. 

Also I cannot use those handheld checkout devices in grocery stores, you know the kind that you check yourself out as you buy each item, then at the end you scan your handheld device and it totals it up and you pay at the register. I always thought mine were broken until I realize whoever is with me can scan each item no problem. I also have problems with batteries in my phone, laptop, remote anything that is within a few feet of me.  I have a hard time answering my phone with the touch screen, thinking of getting a black berry or one with push buttons.

Posted by BexIssues on Dec 14, 2013 at 3:44am

Well I am not conscious of being able to move objects at will. Only in dire situations have I (maybe) have been able to manipulate the outcome. One time at a store a sensor didn’t detect a small child trying to enter the automatic doors & they began to shut on her & I screamed ‘noooo!!!’ and reached toward her and they opened with a vengeance like something big had suddenly thrown them apart. So…coinidence, divine intervention, supernatural- who knows. I do have vivid, sometimes prophetic dreams. And I get premonitions. But they’re rarely clear, muddled up in analogies or ambiguous context. If someone close dies in our family I sometimes dream them & have been able to describe my grandma as she was when she was young & healthy with details that weren’t previously made known to me. I can get a sense of others before knowing or talking to them. I feel very in tune with nature- I commune with my houseplants. I sing and talk to them and hug them. I seem to know how much sun & water they need or if the temp or their placement by the window needs changing.and I’ve never read how to care for them. I feel very connected with babies & animals. I feel an interconnectness, an underlying pulse, a web of connection in living things. Not so surprising to me when our athritis can tell of impending weather or considering moon cycles being connected to our womanly cycles. Plus were cued in to SO many details ppl dont notice!! So yes…I think we are sensitive to energies, even the more subtle varieties smile

Posted by KarmaCutie on Dec 17, 2013 at 6:56am

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