Empath: someone who has the paranormal ability to apprehend the mental or emotion state of another individual (also applies to animals).
Are you an empath?
Have there been times when you have walked into a room of people or friends and you started to sweat, experience nervousness, anxiety, extreme excitement, grief, sadness and couldn't understand why?
Chances are you are picking up on the group energy or one individuals energy within the room.
Do you feel drained after hanging out with someone who is demanding of your emotional container?
Do you experience pain when someone in your family goes through pain?
and I mean seriously feel something to the point where it can bring on confusion.
These are some signs that you are an empath. A lot of time anxiety can be a trigger for empaths because empaths don't know they are an empath until they have heard about it from somewhere or someone, this results in a lack of education and awareness. And the overload of energy smacks right into your energetic field causing your vibe the shake. Awareness is what gives us emotional strength. This is not something that is spoken about often in the "non-spiritual" world but it is very real.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE SPIRITUAL TO BE AN EMPATH!
Humans are born with different systems to help them on their journey and to help build community. Part of building community is holding space for others in their times of need and having our space be held when we need it as well.
Empathy is quite common; I believe a fair amount of people turn away from experiencing emotion because it can be so intense. In the end, we end up disconnecting from one of our greatest gifts to ourSelf and to others, our ability to feel for others.
OKAY! so what does this mean for our overall health as an EMPATH?
This means that YOU must take responsibility to stay in your body.
How do we do this? How do we clear the energy?
There are a number of ways that we can stay in our body and be aware of those outside of ours, here we go.
It is important to clear yourself daily. This is part of my overall health and I take it very seriously. You can even do a simple cleanse in your shower. Visualize the water pouring over your head as a way of clearing, this is SUPER BENEFICIAL for your Crown chakra, and feel it pulling the energy down your body and out of your feet, finally down the drain.
This does not have to be complicated, but it does NEED to be done.
When we cleanse out others energies from our body, we feel lighter, less bloated, less stiff, less confused, less in our head, less anxious, less tired, less drained, less used.
I have been doing some deep clearings coming into this Full Moon in Scorpio and I have literally lost weight. You see and feel the results when you start practicing these things.
Depression and Anxiety are masks for what is going on energetically within. Physical reaction is the delayed reaction to energetic and emotional interaction.
When we start to become aware that we are so much more that mere physical material, hopefully we see the necessity to self-care. I don't mean just baths and coffee dates and good food. I mean the self-care that needs to be done in order to help deal with the negative chatter that fills the mind and body.
Some humans will unknowingly or knowingly take advantage of your susceptible energy system and the will latch on to you for an extended period of time until you become aware of their attachment. This is why we feel extra drained sometimes or when one friend leans on us too much and since we feel their pain, we don't put up a healthy boundary and we end up draining ourSelf for their personal health over our own.
Empaths have a tendency to put themselves last, which is rather obvious when you think back to the definition of an empath.
This blog is an encouragement to put yourself first in a healthy way while still being there to support those around you.
You cannot fill another's cup if yours is empty. Fill your cup and hold space in a safe way.
Energetic education matters!
If you have any questions please feel free to use the comment section under this blog post.
I have so much more to say but I need to end this at some point.
I am sure I will be posting some more in the future.
I love you
You are forgiven