I consciously choose to "turn off" my gift in day-to-day life. When I meet someone I don't go snooping around in their energy or digging through their dirty laundry. We are all human, all fallible and really it's none of my business. But on occasion someone works so hard to cover up their lack of integrity that it's like cologne amply applied into a choking fog... as if trying to mask an unpleasant smell. This manufactured facade proceeds them into a room and they stand out in a crowd. Like the cologne, this covering up only calls attention to the underlying scent that may have otherwise gone unnoticed without closer scrutiny. They choke the room with things like "I cheat on my partners" or "I manipulate and lie to get what I want"...They expend a tremendous amount of energy and mental focus maintaining a socially pleasant alter ego and this energy radiates with a harsh edge in comparison to the soft hum of someone living authentically.
They create an unconscious warning system to society. Your gut instincts are design to pick these people from the crowd. Whether it's alarm bells and whistles, red flags or just and uneasy feeling, listen and trust it. This built in barometer is there not to judge them but to keep you safe and guide you through relationships, business dealings and protect your body, mind and spirit.