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  • Writer's pictureJamie Bates

How Do I Stop Absorbing Other People’s Negative Energy? Tips And Tools To Become The Observer.

Updated: Mar 4, 2020

Being an empath or energetically sensitive can be difficult, especially if you find yourself often tangled in other people’s emotions. Here are some tips and tools to keep you from absorbing everyone‘s energy and stay in you.

1. Learn to expand your energy, expanding is an excellent way to not absorb.

When you’re expanded think of it like when you enlarge a photograph. The megapixels become larger giving more space for things to flow. When someone is upset or negativity their megapixels are very small. Make yours bigger and the space of upset flows through you instead of getting stuck in you. Listen here to learn how to expand.

2. Acknowledge what you are aware of.

Acknowledgment is key. Acknowledging someone is being negative does not mean anything about you. You do not have to do anything or say anything out loud. Just acknowledge it for yourself. When you acknowledge what you know you no longer have to resist it or react to it, giving it space instead of absorbing it into your being.

3. Become the receiver of information without resistance.

Resisting or reacting to someone's negative space creates space for it to exist in your own field. You must learn to receive information without twisting or reacting to it. This gives you freedom and space around it.

4. Allow yourself to know these things without making you wrong.

Just because you know someone is being a negative Nelly or a bad person doesn’t mean you have to do anything with the information, after all that is all that it is, information. Your body is a receiving organ consistently receiving information from everyone all the time. You are a receiver. Stop making what you are receiving bad or wrong.

5. Understand that everyone has their own path, what they are creating is not yours.

What other people are choosing and doing has nothing to do with you. When you get that what other people are doing is their choice you can observe their choices and acknowledge what is true and release the outcome.

6. Give yourself space to breathe and acknowledge without having to “do” anything about it.

You are doing the best you can with this life. Stop being so hard on yourself!

If you resonate with this blog, check out this podcast with these same ideas to help you stop absorbing other people's emotional baggage and give you space for you!

About the author

Jamie Bates is a consciousness facilitator, author, podcast host, wife, mother, empath, and energy healer. Jamie's podcast, Expand Your Reality offers a wide variety of tools and healing processes that are also found in her many workshops and online programs. Check them all out at


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