Taking care of yourself as an empath.
Being an empath is like being finely attuned to everything and everyone around you, which can be a tiring thing to navigate when you’re absorbing so much extra energy, and feeling a higher level of emotions than most.
Before we talk about ways to help with your day to day life as an empath, we want to help you identify if you are one. You may have already learnt this about yourself, but if not,
how do you know you’re an empath?
You can sense subtle energies around you - emotions and physical sensations - and you absorb these into your own body, experiencing deeply strong sensations.
You internalise the feelings, pain, symptoms, and emotions of others and will sometimes find it difficult to distinguish other’s discomfort from your own.
You are highly sensitive and highly intuitive, at times it feels like you can read others minds.
You give too much and easily attract people that want to take advantage of your generosity.
You are sensitive to violence, even on T.V.
You can feel energies emanating from devices like phones, computers and the T.V.
You feel a call to fight for injustice and be the voice of the voiceless, however, most empaths can also be introverts.
It can be hard for an empath to switch off these sensations. Without proper training, there isn’t usually an on/off switch, and we can’t always choose when the feelings will come over us. This can make living with this ability difficult, stressful, and draining at times.
But it doesn’t have to be. I’ve put together 7 ways that may help you if you’re an empath, so that you can better look after yourself as well as being there for others. Some are more immediate suggestions and actions to take, others will take time, as you educate yourself and learn how to better live with your gift.
A great way to move the feelings, is to verbally ask, where does this come from? Does this belong to me? This allows your conscious to interact with your subconscious. You don’t have to wait for an answer but doing this alone will help to release it from within.
Practice putting parameters on your spiritual sensors and strengthening your etheric field, so you’re able to be empathetic at will. This can be done through Prayer, or meditation.
Develop a prayer to open up your psychic sensors, and to close them off. With practice you will get better at this and you won't be open in public spaces.
Essential oils can also guide and control the emotions and energies around you. Geranium Essential Oil is calming for the heart. Tea Tree Oil can be used as a repellent for other people’s energy, and Clove Essential Oil helps raise boundaries, as does the On Guard protective blend.
Say these affirmations aloud:
- I honour my sensitivities and treat myself lovingly as I explore what it means to be an empath and embrace my gifts. I will appreciate myself everyday -
- I will protect my energy around draining people. I will learn how to set healthy boundaries, and say “no” when I need to. I will listen to my intuition about the relationships that are nurturing for me -
- I will embrace my sensitivities and take time to rest and recharge, expressing my needs with supportive people. I will be authentic and not hide my gifts. I will be proud of the sensitive and loving person I am -
Spring has sprung, the flowers are about to bloom, and so are you.
From my heart to yours,