We are now going to look at how you can be sensitive to the energy of strangers. In some respects, this is the easiest one. I had read people’s energy, of course, as we all do – noticing facial expressions, stance and how they dress, etc. It’s something a lot of us do without thinking – but not everyone. I think it has to do with looking beyond ourselves. Some people just read people as a means to their own end. They think people are reacting to themselves and that’s all they care about so they don’t notice how other people are feeling, of course.

So – for starters, you have to look beyond your own nose! You have to SEE people, even those you don’t know. Everyone has something worth seeing. That person is actually not responding to you. If you really approach a person with the intent to see them they will give you a glimpse of their true selves – even if it’s just a vibration or a feeling.

I think it has been a bit of self-preservation for me. I moved all of my life, switching schools nearly every year. When I was meeting new people, I was usually in a hurry to make friends and, so, I’d look for them. I’d look for kindness, funniness and I’d get a read in just a few days on who I’d like to be friends with. Sure, there were other obvious things like choosing people who were friendly enough to approach me and/or offer to show me around. But, still – it was clear who was genuine and who was not.

I organize several trade shows a year where I work. This past year I started to realize that I had some very clear feelings about people that I didn’t know. I think it actually began with a man who approached the booth and said nothing, actually. He was uptight to be sure but the anger eminating from him made me actually step back A LOT – like to the back of the booth. I thought that was pretty interesting so I decided to try and “read” people. Perfect venue, right? Here are actual strangers approaching me without me even having to go scouting around.

Sure enough, there were a few – not everyone – that had such powerful and distinct energy. There was one woman who smiled and had friendly eyes but her sadness was so strong I had the urge to stop her and ask what was wrong.

As I said, not everyone can read the energies of others and not everyone is “clear” enough to have their energy “readable”. Here’s how to try to see if you can! First step that I mentioned before is that you have to completely put yourself on the back burner. If you are at all concerned about how you look or what you want for lunch you aren’t going to be able to do it. Try to look past what the other person is wearing and doing. Try to look in their eyes. Then, you yourself put out a silent message of “I’m here – it’s ok to be yourself.”

From my experience… bingo. That’s all you need. Be sensitive to very slight feelings. Just keep practicing and have fun with it!!