Luckily I’d heard of such things, because when I experienced such a thing, it had the subtlety of a space ship landing on your house. If you ever run across a Psychic Imprint there will be no doubt of it even if it’s your first time.
It was early on at the turn of this new century as I went for a stroll with a dear friend of mine who calls himself ‘the Wise Wizard’. Peter and I used to enjoy going for a stretch along Jericho beach in Vancouver, Canada to ground ourselves and catch up on each others lives. He was always a great sounding board, and the first to chuckle at one of my few fears in life, dying in a fire or by drowning. He was quick to share that he had a flash of me in former lives and it was little wonder WHY those two haunted me. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not afraid of death per say, but the ‘how to’ part might be problematic as I don’t find myself attracted to pain. Past lives have a way sometimes of leaving an emotional mark in this one and I’d had many an unpleasant ‘end’ as a Witch or Healer or ‘Woman of the Woods’ when it was less than popular to be one. Thank goodness we don’t stone Naturopaths or Herbalists in this day and age.
N’way, we were strolling along taking in the sun and surf when it felt like a wall of emotion ‘gob smacked’ me in my tracks. I had the distinct impression of fear, panic, desperation as though I was in peril. I pointed to some shrubbery where a large rock was present and said, ‘There. That’s where it happened. I felt like I was dragged in there.”
To my utter astonishment my companion answered back in agreement. “I was overwhelmed with the urge to sexually assault you. To drag you into those bushes” Even though his comments sounded predatory I wasn’t worried or offended because we were both psychics, and we both understood that what we’d experienced was an example of an imprint, but from two very different points of view. I had taken in the extreme emotions imprinted on the natural environment from the victim’s stand point while my friend had experienced the echo of the stalker. Echoes are not the same as your own emotions and having had plenty of run-ins with other people’s feelings I could differentiate like a 5 year old can tell chocolate from strawberry ice cream. Advantage goes to the Empath.
A psychic imprint then is an echo of an emotion, an emotional memory of an event that occurred by those who experienced it. The natural environment almost acts like a sponge recording and playing back that energy. I don’t believe it can hurt you although it can shock or frighten the heck out of you if you didn’t know what it is, or when it’s coming. More than likely you can expect to pick up on places that witnessed great tragedy as obvious sources of unexplained outbursts of emotional energy, however great joy and love can also imprint an area.
To review, any intense emotional charge can have this effect so be forewarned that just going into the bedroom of the average North American teenager may lead to bursts of emotional drama. (grin) Yes, that was a joke. For those of you who still have adolescent children at home….good luck with that.
For the rest of us, if you pass by an area and inexplicably find yourself shaken with intense emotions that aren’t your own, there’s a very good chance you just experienced your first psychic imprint. Inhale-Exhale. Just breathe, and leave. Whatever happened is in the past so say a little prayer such as the protective affirmation “All that is not mine, please leave” with conviction, and go on with your day knowing you caught wind of some echoes wafting through time.