by Michelle Belanger
We are constantly pulling energy into ourselves. This function
is unconscious and often undiscerning. When you are among a group
of people, you will draw upon the ambient energy that is generated
by that group. Occasionally, there is a quality to the energy of a
group that you may not wish to take into yourself. This is
especially true if many of the individuals in the group are
tainted in some way, as with illness, intoxication, or drug-use.
Rather than shielding yourself and thus blocking yourself off
from all the energy in the room, you may set up a filter. Less
rigid and opaque than a true shield, a filter allows you to sort
through all that you take in and block certain elements of that
energy out. A filter may target certain emotions which you do not
wish to vicariously experience or they may filter out the taint of
alcohol, drugs, or disease so you do not draw these things into
yourself during a general crowd feed.
Target the specific energy that you do not wish to take in.
Visualize a filter, like a porous shield, that will allow
everything to pass through except this particular energy. If you
are actively drawing from the crowd around you, simply be
selective in what you pull into yourself through nets or tendrils.
Isolate the unwanted energy from everything else and discard it
before you actively pull the rest through. All this requires is an
awareness of yourself and your surroundings on the subtle level.
A filter can also be used to take only a specific sort of
energy in. Simply isolate that element among the ambient energy,
focus on it, then draw upon it to the exclusion of all else. As
the subtle and the physical are intricately interwoven, this can
work on chemicals present in your target's system. Though physical
contact facilitates this technique, it can be done with effort
from a distance. In this way, you can focus on the drugs in
someone's system and pull them away, thus robbing them of their
high. Treat the drugs as you would any intrusion on the subtle
level, grabbing onto them with your subtle body but not pulling
them into yourself.
If you grab onto the drugs or alcohol present in another's
system in this way and pull them into yourself, you will
experience the effects of the drugs vicariously. Sometimes this is
desirable. Simply focus on someone who is suitably intoxicated,
focus on the element present in their systems that is responsible
for the intoxication, and draw it into yourself. Once again, this
is most efficiently done with person to person physical contact,
but can be effected in a group or long-distance draw.
Because you have the ability to manipulate energy on such a
level, you can also consciously burn the resulting intoxication
out of your system whenever you choose. Simply extend your
awareness within yourself, focus on the intoxicant, gather it up
and cast it away. This works to a certain degree even it you have
physically imbibed the intoxicant.