• Tori Owens

Reading People’s Energy: The 5 Second Rule


The infamous 5 second rule. Who remembers it ? If you’re unfamiliar with this phrase , it’s referring to the 5 seconds you have to “safely” still eat your food if it drops on the ground. This was never scientifically proven so I’m sure some bomb ass mom somewhere made this up. When I was a kid and my food dropped, we had to say “kiss it up to God” after we plummeted to the floor in a rush to get our food. Oh such good times when the world was....simple. As an adult , I’ve come to realize the 5 second rule still applies but in a different light. (Don’t get me wrong though, I’m still gone eat my dropped food lol) These days I correlate the 5 second rule with a connection to someone’s energy. First impressions still matter, and while im so protective of my energy these days, it’s weighted heavier than ever before. Don’t judge a book by its cover right ? Eh, that’s partially correct. Your looks or attire mean nothing to me. But who you are as a person on the inside speaks louder than how you walk in those beautiful Christian Louboutin’s or sway that perfectly tamed beard that you cater to daily. Unapologetically, I give a person 5 seconds before I decipher if our energies mesh. As you read people notice: does their overall energy feel warm? Calming? Uplifting? Invigorating like a breath of fresh air? Or is it draining? Cold? Detached? Angry? Jarring? Depressed? Do they have a friendly presence that attracts you?

Here’s a story I think you can relate to. My 2 year old daughter, Bailey, is extremely friendly. (More than I prefer, but I don’t like to hinder her personality ) We went to the city market and out of everyone around us, she walks up to this older Caucasian woman and just gives her the longest and most heart warming hug. They hugged for about 30 seconds. The woman said it made her entire day. Bailey’s dad and I looked to each other with this telepathic confirmation that Bailey is showing signs of reading energy. She hasn’t been taught this. It’s an innate ability that we trigger away from as we grow older, when in actuality , it’s an ability we should work harder to protect. Leaning to trust your instinct takes skill at this age, but your body will never steer you wrong. You can know someone for 10 years and could’ve never meshed the same as someone you met an hour ago. It’s all divine. Go with it. Protect your energy like it’s the only thing you own. Because it is. Get into this 5 second rule unapologetically and watch how easily it becomes to let people enter or exit your life. “Reading energy lets you attune to how you relate to people, who you feel comfortable around and who you don‘t. To avoid bad relationships and regrets, you must let go of trying to convince yourself of anything the body‘s intuition doesn‘t affirm. “ - the good word org