Let me start with a disclaimer: I have always been psychic, but only recently cultivated my abilities. My primary ability is empathy, and I'm generally clairsentient (meaning, I process most energy as physical sensations, whereas some psychics would process it visually [clairoyants]).
But it's important to know, that I have had a history of eating disorders, so I've done rather significant damage to my body, and on top of that, my doctors say I *might* have lupus. Right now they say I have "like-lupus" which means I get mild joint pain and fatigue, but I don't have the full-blown symptoms because I haven't developed actual lupus.
Now, I've known (since beginning to develop my psychic abilities) that I have very sensitive hands/skin. I used to walk into metaphysical shops and use my palm like a metal detector, passing it over different stones to find the vibration that felt the best.
Over time, whenever I would do this, the feelings in my palms would get stronger and stronger, of course, because I was practicing more.
But, recently I walked into a particularly powerful metaphysical shop, which was very high-energy... And I started feeling pain in the palm that I was using on the stones. So I stopped hovering my hand over the stones. But the pain didn't stop. I tried to cleanse it out by imagining a white light healing my hand, but it didn't help.
Eventually my whole arm, and then my shoulders, were feeling tense and painful.
The pain only stopped about 5 minutes after leaving the place.
And then, a few days later, I bought a rather large quarts crystal point necklace because I was intensely drawn to it. But after I put it on, I got somewhat intense joint and muscle pain again. I sensed it was because of the crystal, but it didn't stop for a few hours.
In general, also, I've noticed that when someone sits next to me on the subway who has a particularly strong aura, the side of my body that they're next to starts to hurt until they go away, even if the energy is neither good or bad. It's just the intensity of the energy that causes the pain. And recently at work (I work in my school's theater, which is haunted and therefore high-energy) my joint pain got worse whenever I was inside the theater.
Now I can wear that quartz crystal just fine (maybe I built tolerance to it?) but now my joint pain is all over my body. And I've been limping for a few days, because my hip joint is especially bad. I have not used my crystals any more often than usual. Nor have I been meditating less or more than usual.
Does anyone else get joint/muscle pain? I have heard that pain disorders, like fybromyalgia, MS and lupus, are common in empaths/clairsentients.
But what can I do about it? Even doing a sage cleansing on myself kind of hurt, because the sage's energy was so intense. It seems like even if the energy is very good, it gives me pain, only because of its strength, not of its quality.
Hopefully someone can help!