Being empathic means you’re sensitive to the emotions of others, as well as the vibrations of your surroundings. You care – a little too much. You’re like a sponge that just soaks things up, very much to your detriment.
I have yet to meet an extra-sensitive empathic person who says “I love being this way!”
Most of the empathic people I meet feel that their empathy is more of a curse than a blessing. They can’t be around certain people, because their life force energy literally gets drained out of them. They don’t feel comfortable in a lot of places, because it’s too much for their senses. When it all boils down to it, life itself just seems too harsh, filled with yucky vibes they have to work hard to avoid.
The good news is, you can curb your empathy so you don’t have to suffer so much. Here are some basic self-care exercises that will help:
1. Cut Out or Avoid ALL Toxins
If you’re already sensitive, think about what your environment could be doing to your vibration. Toxic noise levels, power lines, energy grids, chemicals in the personal products you use, toxic chemicals in the foods you eat, toxic workplaces, toxic home spaces, toxic people, toxic TV shows, toxic electronic devices, toxic music – all these things are really, really draining to the empathic person. Make it your mission to cut out or avoid these things, so that you can build up your energy, your strength, and your vibration.
2. Get Grounded and Heal Yourself with Nature
Fresh air, trees, mountains, water, green grass, the sun, rocks, gardens, flowers…putting your body in this type of environment is very healing and strengthening. Eat fresh, organic, unprocessed foods. Use essential oils and crystals and sound vibrations to restore your energy. Make it a point to live closer to the earth, which will restore and heal you.
3. Practice Centering Yourself in Your Solar Plexus Chakra and Turning Your Emotions OFF.
When you’re an empathic person, it can seem as if your emotions are always on and amplified to react to and match the energies around you. If you picture yourself firmly grounded in your solar plexus chakra (this is your 3rd chakra, right around where your belly button is), and imagine you’re turning the dial down until it’s in a permanent OFF position, you can actually put a stop to the sensitivity. It takes practice but if you stick to it, it will work. Just put your dominant hand over your gut, take a couple of deep breaths, and imagine you’re standing there in your solar plexus. Try and visualize yourself if you can, and if not, just know that you are consciously there. Next, imagine that you’re now turning your sensitivity off, or closing the curtains, or shutting the door to your empathy, which in this visual is like a room in your solar plexus. You close the door, but you get to stay inside and bask in your own good energy. This is not going to hurt you in any way or make you any less of a good person – you’re just closing shop for the time being, and you are perfectly allowed to do so. It’s your right to do so if you choose to. Then just see how you feel!
Once you realize you’re an empathic person, you really do have an advantage, because then you know how to work with it. For more tips and techniques, check out my MP3 instant downloadable workshop, Psychic Protection Techniques for Empaths and Sensitive People.
And good luck!