Being an empath or clairsentient (someone who receives messages through senses and feelings) can be a beautiful quality to have.
Ever get the feeling you know what someone is thinking and then they say it? Or do you often feel drained after being around a lot of people? Or perhaps you can't stand to watch sad movies or the news? If you answered yes, you are an empath.
Sometimes being an empath (and feeling every little thing) can be tough to navigate. Especially when you walk into a crowded shopping centre or have issues with family or friends.
I have been an empath my whole life but only realised it later in life. It explains a lot now when I look back at how I used to feel in confronting situations.
How can I stop other people's emotions from draining me?
How do I stop feeling emotionally wiped out?
Why does drama impact me SO much?
Never fear, here are some tips to help you thrive as an empath (from my personal experience).
1. Practice Grounding
Energy overwhelm is absolutely real, and it can kick in very quickly. One sad movie, one confronting conversation, and before you know it, everything seems like a bigger deal than it actually is.
Grounding is one of my favourite ways to help deal with this because it helps you refocus and recharge. It's a way of returning to the present - sort of like meditation.
Take a salt bath or swim at the beach
Walk barefoot on the grass
Play your favourite music (sing and/or dance!)
Eat some root veggies!
Exercise of any form
2. Avoid Negative Nancy's
You know that one person who is constantly complaining? They could win the lotto but still find a way to put a negative spin on it. Being around negative energy is extremely exhausting for Empaths, and it takes a while to recover from these interactions.
As much as possible, steer clear from these people and start surrounding yourself with positive, like-minded people. Remember that like attracts like.
3. Set boundaries
Sometimes you can't avoid negativity but you do have a CHOICE in what they take from you. Recognising negative behaviours that drain you will help you protect yourself.
Don't be afraid to set boundaries. Ensuring that your energy is at its fullest, allows you to bring your best to the people in your life who matter.
4. Don't watch the news
Nearly everything in the news these days is beyond draining. Keeping up with current events is important, I know. But for me it's not worth the way I feel after I watch a segment on war, murder, violence, or politics.
So if you're noticing that your energy is vibrating at a lower frequency after watching the news or a scary/gory movie, avoid them if you can, or watch in moderation.
5. Wash off negative energy
If you've been in a situation that has left you feeling drained, jump into a hot shower and wash that negative energy away down the drain. I like to visualise it going down the drain. Changing into a fresh pair of clothes helps too.
I also love to use Sage and Crystals to soak up any negative energy that may be sitting stagnant on me. Black Tourmaline and Selenite are great for this.
6. Keep in mind that your Manifesting Power is at work
The law of attraction is a real thing and every single one of us attracts stuff we might not be aware of. The Universe will deliver what you expect. The point is, we are all conscious creators who have the ability to attract anything into our physical experience. So the higher your energy is vibration, the more positive your thoughts are, and then in turn the more positivity you are bringing into your reality and physical experience.
So in summary. I used to feel that being oversensitive and empathetic was a negativity quality to have. But now I have turned it into my super power in becoming a Psychic/Medium. I've learnt how to manage being an empath and I see it for the gift it really is!
Once you start implementing these tips, you'll see what a gift being an empath is, too! The world needs more beautiful, loving energy. And that's something that we, as clairsentients and empaths, can bring to the universe.
Love and Light
Amanda Jane xo