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15 tips for Empaths & Highly Sensitive People…

I’ve been an Empath for as long a I can remember. There were times when I could not endure crowds because of the large amount of energy I would receive from many different directions, or watch the news and witness all the bad things that happen and have those images and feelings to stay with me for days at a time. Now that I’m older, I’ve learned to ground & center myself and release those energies I should not be stuck with.

These are some great tips for those having the same issues dealing with the plethora of energies around them 🙂 :

Empathic ability allows you to read and understand people’s energy. This ability may be genetic, passing from generation to generation. You may share this ability with a relative, so look at your family tree; does anyone else seem to fit the description? Empaths have the ability to scan another’s energy for thoughts, feelings and possibly for past, present, and future life occurrences. Most empaths are unaware of how this really works, and have accepted that they are sensitive to other people’s energy. The ability to correctly perceive and to some extent mirror the energy of another is a challenge. This gift allows us to steer ourselves through life with added perception. You need to be selective and have coping skills in place, if not you will easily be overwhelmed.

These are some excellent methods for coping:


1. Schedule time with you:

Spending time alone creates the space needed to release emotion, energy and stress.

2. Positive Affirmations:

Short messages that train thought patterns. An example: “Let me receive what is in my best and highest good at this time”

3. Shielding:

Placing a protective shield of white light that is around and encasing you in a bubble, remember to make a grounding cord so you don’t float away!

4. Chakra Cleansing and Balancing:

Regular cleaning of the chakras will keep your energy field free of negative or unwanted energy. Re-balance them by bringing in energy that will create alignment and balance.

5. Centering:   

Align yourself with spirit and get out of Ego.  Try to live in the moment and whatever emotion comes up express and release it.

6. Stones:

Some people find that crystals and gemstones aid in clearing negative energy and maintaining balance. Choose yours by trying several different stones,and by paying attention to how each feels.

7. Aroma therapy:

Essential oils can enhance well being. Choose what elevates or calms your mood.

8. Forgiveness:

Forgiving others and forgiving self is one of the most powerful tools you have. It will clear your energy and raise your vibrational rate.

9. Grounding:

We have a grounding cord in the root chakra that connects us to the earth. Being aware of this and using this cord to both send negative energy into the earth where it is absorbed and drawing nourishing energy up from the center of the earth will increase your energetic flow.

10. Meditation: 

Quiets the mind so you can center, be present and listen to the voice within.

11. Soothing Sounds:

Relax yourself using music or nature sounds.

12. Animals and Nature:

Being in Nature or spending time with our pets is a great way to relax, clear energy and connect.

13. Smudging: 

The Native Americans have been doing this with great results for years. Burning sage while stating an intention is a great method for clearing energy.

14. Yoga: 

Yoga is effective because it combines breathing, centering and grounding. A wonderful way to raise vibrational energy.

15. Gratitude and intention journal:

Ending the day by writing a list of things you are grateful for and then stating an intention to work towards keeps the energetic flow steady.




Crossing Over…..

I’m a firm believer that there are Spirits among us…..whether they choose to cross over or not. Here’s a fascinating article I found that covers this subject:

Crossing Over
By Erin Pavlina

One of the more interesting things I’ve discovered while doing the intuitive readings and connecting with the deceased is that there appears to be different states or levels of dead-ness (is there a real word for this?). In other words, I always thought that when you died you went into the light and you were greeted by angels or deceased relatives and off you went to the heavenly all-you-can-eat-never-get-fat buffet. But apparently this is not the full and complete story. I’d like to share with you what I’ve learned about the varying states of crossing over in case it helps you one day when you cross over.

Choosing not to cross over
First there are the spirits that choose not to cross over at all. These are the spirits who cling to this plane, ignoring the call of the light, or perhaps they don’t see the light at all. These are often people who have done something so negative in their lives that they fear judgment, so do not cross into the light because they think they are going straight to Hell. If you thought you were headed for eternal damnation would you be in a hurry to get there? I thought not. These are often the spirits who come through on Ouija boards and are not to be trusted. They feed off of your energy to cling to this plane. Never invite them to parties.

Can’t see the light
Sometimes a person dies so suddenly or unexpectedly that they simply don’t realize they are dead. They don’t see the light because they are totally focused on figuring out what happened to them. Many movies have been made about ghosts like these, such as Just Like Heaven with Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo. Eventually they figure it out. Either their own funeral finally drives the point home, or a friendly angel or spirit comes and gets them. Still, if you find yourself waking up in a morgue you might question whether you’re dead and look for the light. It might save you some time.

Can’t face the light
Next there are spirits who commit suicide and cannot forgive themselves. I encountered a spirit who had committed suicide and she was still very much attached to her previous life. The shame and guilt she felt made her feel unworthy of going into the light. Her guides and higher self could not reach her, but there was an angel with her who was trying to counsel her past her grief, shame, and guilt so that she could receive the loving energy of Source. She was very much in a state of limbo. She was totally protected by this angel, but she was not ready to slough off her mortal coil. She was locked into her actions. Oh, reminds me of the movie The Others with Nicole Kidman… a spirit who did not realize she was dead because the reality of what she had done to her children was so overwhelming that she just couldn’t accept it. I felt very sad for this woman but I saw that the angels were working with her to help her cross over. A reading with the same client a few months later showed me that they had made significant progress with the deceased spirit. They were taking her back to a happier time in her life to lift her vibration so they could get through to her more easily. Note that not all suicides suffer this condition. Many suicides release easily and go into the loving light and are completely whole again.

The next group I encounter are those spirits that are hovering. These spirits know they are dead and are planning to cross over wholly but are still very attached to their loved ones here on Earth. They cannot go on completely because the grief of the people they’ve left behind holds their energy here, like a tether. Or sometimes it’s a husband waiting for his wife to pass so they can cross over together. Or a grandmother waiting to see her grandchild safely born. Often this is someone who has too much left unsaid or undone and they can’t go on until they get the message to their loved one. This is a job for a medium. Getting important messages to loved ones frees the spirit to move on, like the tv show Ghost Whisperer. This is the kind of spirit that I pick up on most often. They are usually recently deceased or there were many tangled, loose ends in their life that they really want to tie up before they cross over.

The full cross over
The final type of spirits I encounter are those who have crossed over completely and are on the other side. It’s harder for me to reach their energy because I have to vibrate very high to get to them and they have to come down a little in their vibration to reach me. When I’m channeling one of these spirits they are less attached to their old earthly identity, but are still able to give me information that is helpful to their loved ones. There is much less emotional attachment here though. They are still accessible, for sure, but they are less urgent about it. They’ve gone on, as it were, and are working on their own development (that’s right, “Personal Development for Dead People”, you heard it here first!)

So far these types of spirits are the only ones I’ve encountered. There could be other states I haven’t picked up on yet. But I thought it was an interesting tidbit to discover as I’ve been glimpsing what’s going on behind the light.