Jade Small
Jade Small
October 22, 2023 ·  3 min read

Beware Of The Company You Keep, Science Says You Absorb Their Negative Energy

If you’ve ever spent some time with a negative person, you know how quickly you can start to take on that negative mentality. 

Sometimes, it happens that people don’t even realize they have become negative as a result of being around negative people. And negative people are the worst.

A groundbreaking discovery out of Bielefeld University showed evidence that plants can draw an alternative source of energy from other plants.

This discovery will greatly impact the future of bioenergy as it very likely supports the notion that humans can draw energy from others in much the same way.

The research findings, released to the online journal Nature Communications, revealed that a biological research team, headed up by Professor Dr. Olaf Kruse definitively confirmed for the first time that a plant, the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, not only engages in photosynthesis, but also is reliant on alternative energy drawn from other plants.

This revelation suggests that if plants draw energy from one another, then humans undoubtedly draw energy from one another as well. Our physical bodies are like sponges, soaking up the environment. “This is exactly why there are certain people who feel uncomfortable in specific group settings where there is a mix of energy and emotions,” said psychologist and energy healer Dr. Olivia Bader-Lee.

Professor Dr. Olaf Kruse and his team microscopically observed that when the Chlamydomonas reinhardtii plant was faced with a shortage of energy, it drew energy from neighboring plants.

To a certain extent, what we are seeing is ‘plants eating plants’. Currently, the scientists are studying whether this mechanism can also be found in other types of alga. Preliminary findings indicate that this is the case.

“When energy studies become more advanced in the coming years, we will eventually see this translated to human beings as well,” stated Bader-Lee. “The human organism is very much like a plant, it draws needed energy to feed emotional states and this can essentially energize cells or cause increases in cortisol and catabolize cells depending on the emotional trigger.”

Bader-Lee suggests that the field of bioenergy is now ever evolving and that studies on the plant and animal world will soon translate and demonstrate what energy metaphysicians have known all along — that humans can heal each other simply through energy transfer just as plants do.

If you are feeling overwhelmed from taking on the negative energy of others, there is a way to stop it from happening.

1) Put Some Distance Between You and the Negativity

Go outside, take a walk, eat lunch in your car: whatever you have to do to give yourself some space away from the negativity and the negative people, do it.

Sometimes, all you need is a few minutes to regroup your thoughts and remind yourself that their negativity is not your negativity.

2) Know Your Limits

When it comes to dealing with negativity and negative energy, it’s important to know what triggers that feeling in you.

When you can identify a feeling associated with negativity, you can identify it sooner and deal with it faster.

If that negativity is associated with a person, you can see it coming from a mile away and start walking in the other direction.

3) Just Breathe

If you feel like you are becoming overwhelmed by negative emotion, energy or someone else’s negative emotion or energy, then take a few minutes to regulate your breathing and reset your thoughts.

4) Meditate

If negative emotion and energy are flowing over you, take a few minutes to sit quietly in your own head and meditate.

Block the negative thoughts and make room for the positive emotions and energy in your life.

5) Get Clear with People

When it comes to managing negative energy and negative people, sometimes you just have to put your foot down and say “no.”

The word no has a lot of power that we often take for granted. It can stop someone in their tracks when it is used correctly.

If someone is trying to steal your sunshine, setting limits and boundaries with that person can go a long way to changing the tune of their song when they are around you.