An empath is affected by other people energies, often experiencing the same emotions. They are incredibly sensitive to others, but much more that that, they are influenced by others desires, wishes, thoughts, and moods.
Being an empath is an incredible thing but it can be very draining at the same time. It can also stop you focusing on your own feelings and spending time on yourself, this is why you need to learn how to protect yourself and make sure you’re not constantly drawing in negative energy. Here are 5 tips to help you become more in control of your gift.
By meditating every day you are setting yourself up to be at your strongest. It also gives you some much needed alone time where you’re not picking up on the energies of others. Use the time to delve deep into yourself, experience your own energy and get to know your own feelings.
Learn to Say No
You can only help so many people before you’ll become emotionally drained. Therefore it’s perfectly acceptable to say no when someone comes to you. At the end of the day if you’re exhausted
you’re not going to be too much help and the chances are that you’ll be able to help them at a later point. Being an empath, you’ll notice that most of your energy gets taken on smaller issues. It’s perfectly fine to say no to getting involved in these.
Create an Energy shield
This is a visualisation exercise where you are drawing energy from you heart chakra outwardly, to form an energy shield. This means that while you are using energy to block negativity, you’re using far less than you would if you were to let that energy in completely. Imagine your Chakra circling in a bright circle of energy. Keep it spinning and gently draw it out to about a foot in front of you. As it’s circling, allow its side to grow bigger and bigger until there is a disc of your height spinning in front of you. This is your shield and this is what will absorb the energy flying at you.
Reiki teaches you to control energy and even utilise your own for the purpose of healing and cleansing. Becoming attuned to Reiki Level 1 will allow you to practice on yourself. This lets you clear negative energies from your body and revitalise yourself at the end of a long day.
If you like this ability you can go on and of Reiki II & III, learning to heal others both in person and at a distance. With distance Reiki, an empath can learn to heal others without getting close enough to become emotionally drained.
Take Mini Breaks
It’s essential that at various points in the day, you get to go somewhere were you are completely alone. This removes you from the cacophony of crowds and chaos of various energies and allows you to centre yourself. Here you can try a mini meditation or breathing exercise to get back to being you.