Are You Unknowingly Triggered by Residual Energy?

Continuing from my last post, about how residual energy impacts the Empath, I am here sharing more information how residual energy, picked up from people, triggers an Empath.

As mentioned in my last post, residual energy has a big impact on Empaths. It can seep into their energy field and influence their thoughts and moods for days after being picked up. Anyone and everyone can leave a trail of dark lingering energy, when in a low mood, but those who affect Empaths in the most painful ways are the people who act as emotional trauma triggers (ETTs).

To those who are Sensitive, the mere mention of an ETT’s name is enough to ignite an unpleasant emotional response. But the worst reaction happens when one has spent time in their presence and their imprint has fused into one’s energy body.

ETTs (often family members, friends or work colleagues, etc.) feel like poison to the Empath. Their presence can cause physical and emotional reactions. And when their residual energy is undesirable, it throws the body and mind into disarray for days or weeks after infection. Because yes, the residual energy of trauma trigger people is negatively infectious.

Those who leave the darkest residual energy stain on an Empath, tend to be the ones who have big egos, are stuck in victim-mentality or have narcissistic traits (displayed as the Dark Side of Sensitive).

When those dominated by their ego live in self-conflict — those who have huge issues with others but pretend otherwise, those who tell the world how fantastic their life is (whilst insinuating everyone else’s is worthless) when it’s not, those who secretly harbour deep grudges and display selfish, passive-aggressive, narcissistic or are highly opinionated behaviour — they have powerfully overpowering energy and leave a trail of it wherever they go (always picked up by an Empath). They may try to disguise dark characteristics behind smiles and pleasantries but their energy does not lie and an Empath will always pick up on this (recognize the type?).

Not only does their residual energy lower your mood but it also lowers your vibration and weakens your aura (when this happens repeatedly it can lead to leaky aura syndrome), which in turn opens you up to picking up more residual energy.

You can protect yourself from ETTs in different ways, but by staying in a positive mind-set and not retaliating towards any unfair comments will certainly help. By keeping your intention high and speaking positive, power-filled words in their presence will keep you empowered and strengthen your resolve. This also works in being protective. But, unfortunately, possessing an upbeat demeanour does not always shield you from the residual energy that can sneak into your energy field.

You normally experience the residual energy from an ETT anything from a couple of hours up to a day or two after being in their presence. The symptoms are similar to a psychic attack: you cannot focus and get constantly distracted from everyday tasks, your mind relives their words and true intentions behind them, and you may experience anger, resentment and emotional discomfort. This is often caused by dark residual energy that has attached itself to your energy field. Because you are still energetically connected, by their residual energy, you feel the impact when you drop your guard.

Why Does This Happen?

The Empath’s aura (energy field or energy body), which both surrounds and penetrates the body, is notoriously permeable. This auric permeability causes many mental and physical problems for an Empath, and the longer it is left unchecked the more damage it causes. When the aura becomes damaged, one is at risk of developing leaky aura syndrome. This leaves an Empath energetically open and susceptible to picking up other people’s “stuff”, it also plays havoc with the energy system and chakras.

When one’s energy field is leaky or open, residual energy, from people or places, seeps in and merges. If not cleared, this energy lingers for a long time and causes much disruption.

The aura is connected to the physical body. Anything negative picked up within the energy field disturbs the body and mind — controlling moods and thoughts.

If you know, or suspect, you get taken down by residual energy, after spending time with certain people (or after being in certain places), you need to look at better ways of protection. ( This post has many techniques which will help you avoid taking on negative or residual energy.)

However, if you are at a stage in life that anything you try does not work to protect against a residual energy trigger, it may be wise to avoid all triggers. At least until you have balanced your energy field (read this to understand why you continue to suffer). If this is not possible, only spend time with ETTs when there is a group of people around. Always be pleasant and stay in your positive mental space, but try not to get engaged in deep conversation. This helps keep you protected from their residual energy.

The sad part of this story is those who become trauma triggers to the Empath are often those who have the deepest hidden pain and insecurities, which they refuse to face. This pain is often shaped into selfish or conceited behaviour. Regrettably, until they are willing to see their insecurities and problems for themselves no one else can help them.

There is now a greater chance of you being affected by dark residual energy. We are in a time of change. The world is shifting and people are in crisis!

This crisis has no sight of ending anytime soon. People are having many unresolved issues, emotional pain and insecurities coming up to the surface, because they need to be cleared for us all to move onwards and upwards. Many are choosing to avoid facing this pain and are instead trying to drown it out with distractions such as food, alcohol and drugs. Or they are attacking and placing the blame for their pain on others. This creates a lot of unpleasant energy for the Empaths.

If you are not already aware, I have another book coming out called ‘Empath Power – Grounding, Healing and Protection for life!’ This book is written with the aim of being a guide during these turbulent transition times. It is a compilation of some of the most popular posts on my blog for grounding and protection, and some new information specifically intended to assist now.

Whilst writing the 7 Secrets, I realized some of the material, within its pages, may be too intense for those who have recently awakened to being an Empath, as it is quite advanced. We are all at different levels of development and the information needed for one is not what is needed for another.  I know it is important for me to get this knowledge out now, and I have worked hard every day to do just that.

Empath life is a continuous journey of evolvement. Believe me when I say, it gets better and better, especially when we tune into our intuition and work on ourselves by balancing the mind, body and spirit

Until next time


©Diane Kathrine

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13 thoughts on “Are You Unknowingly Triggered by Residual Energy?

  1. I just love the article. Makes sense on so many levels. I am so exiciting to read more from you. Just discovered this website.

  2. Thank you very much Diana for everything you are doing! I already got the 7 secrets book and loved it so much, surely I will get the upcoming books too.

  3. As usual, your message came right on time, full of wisdom. Thank you for existing and for sharing generously!
    Love and resoect to you.

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