What is the purpose of feeling the mood or emotions in a room or being? How can you protect yourself and use this gift at the same time?
There is no purpose of any particular sort in therms of sense. And this is how you must see these areas of yourself. You do not ask the purpose of eyes and vision, you do not ask the purpose of feeling and the sensation in your fingertips, you do not ask the purpose of smell. We do not mean to impress upon you that you should be asking those things but any sense termed extrasensory is not extra. It is not something beyond your being that you are experiencing. What you may receive with these sense may come from beyond you, but the methods by which you acquire this information are no different than using your physical eyes to look around you or the sensation of taste, smell, and so on.
It is true that there are varying degrees of ability. Many will have some sort of ability that is either acquired and inborn prior to your arrival here or you acquire it while you are here. There are many who will seem to have less ability, but be sure to not mistake lack of interest for lack of ability. All can experience these extra sense and use them, but just as eye sight may be more keen so can the ability to create a channel or receive the energy from the room.
View these things as not items that should be blocked but another means of experiencing your environment. You do not block bad taste on your tongue, you simply do not engage in that behavior. Do do not ban all burning materials or hot items from your environment, you simply do not place your hands into or on them. This is important to learn, you do not need to block your ability, you need to understand with greater zest what you are receiving and how to remove it or remove yourself from the situation. You are receiving this information for a specific reason much in the same way that you receive the sensation of hot and cold. You will stop receiving information that an item or environment is too hot or tool cold when you remedy the cause. In this way you do not seek to turn off your hands and their ability, you are simply responding to the information. You should also respond this way to information that you receive. Many teach that you should turn off various aspects of these sensations, but do you also wish to turn off the sensation of smell at various times? The sensation and information received by touch? We do not mean, of course, that by doing so you are only going to miss potentially dangerous situations, but sensations of touch, such as your hands in cool water, your fingers touching blades of grass, these are just as important.
Where you may feel uncomfortable in a room or drained, possibly you can describe these as the ability to detect a fire with your senses. You are experiencing the anger, or discomfort, or possible danger and should respond to this information. How you respond is entirely up to you and the situation. There are many who will leave and many who wish to confront this energy, or the source of the feeling or emotion head on. In this way you may also feel other, more subtle, sensations, and these too should you interpret and respond to. Also know that physical and extrasensory methods of information reception can also simply be received, it is not always necessary to react, you can simply file this information away to be stored.
There is not universal answer. If you wish to ignore this information you may do so. If you wish to turn off this information you may do so. There is no switch, but just as muscles will fade with lack of use, so will the ability to sense by other means when it is not used. These are your natural senses, it is because they have been ignored in various stages of development in this life and others than you do not easily use them now. You can grow and develop them, consider if you are being shown this ability for a greater purpose, but also know that you can ignore it completely.
It is for your benefit, for the reception of information regarding the world around you on all levels.