Explore the spiritual side of our natures as D.G. Kaye shares her experiences and research into this element of our lives.
Welcome back to my second post in my empath series. As I discussed in Spiritual Awareness – Communicating through Spiritual Energy #Empaths, there are ways to help us shield ourselves from some of the negative energies that grab hold of us. So today I’m writing about empathic shielding.
How Empaths Can Shield Negative Energies
HOW TO AVOID BEING DRAINED BY ENERGY SUCKERS WITH SHIELDING AND TOOLS TO AID IN CLEARING
As empaths we absorb thoughts, feelings, and emotions of others. We are highly sensitive to energies, people, places, and nature.
For those of us who are empaths and often find ourselves being caught up in people’s orbits who constantly lean to us when their life is in turmoil, just know there is help for us to shield ourselves from being drained by low energies, we have only to learn how to use these tools.
The difference between being empathetic and being an empath is empathetic people feel for someone’s unhappy situation whereas an empath actually takes in the vibes of that someone, almost like a sponge absorbing feelings, and feels their emotion within, regardless of the emotion they are giving off whether happy, sad, angry etc.
When we’re around negative people giving off their vibes and toxic energy, there are a few things we can do to repel those energies from penetrating into our own emotions.
How can we avoid attracting these negative energies when we’re empaths who tend to attract too many feelings? Only what we allow ourselves to give our power to is what can affect us. What permits other’s energy to enter us is when we sympathize with them, leaving us feeling compelled to help. We as empaths, have a dire need to fix people, creating a bond between us and the person in need. We absorb their need for help and that energy stays within us, depleting our own positive energy.
A good head start to avoiding energy draining is to stay protected by first paying attention to our senses. If we begin to feel sensory overload from toxic energy, we must train ourselves to create a mental shield for protection. If we are able to pick up energies, we are certainly capable of learning how to create mental shields. Besides learning how to shield, it’s important to learn to recognize whose energies around us are stealing our good energy and learning how to keep those people out of our spaces. To limit the amount of people who steal our energy, we must learn to practice avoiding such people. But there will always be times when people will enter our orbit and we may not be able to avoid them, and in those times, it’s time to turn on the shielding.
HOW TO SHIELD
In order to stay grounded and not enable bad energies to seep into our psyches we must first ground ourselves and set intention. By setting intention we first focus on our desire to shield and sending good vibes out to the universe. Often, setting these intentions will drive vibrations, sometimes making the negative person wanting to leave our presence on their own volition, not wanting the good we project. But we won’t always get that lucky so we must learn how to deflect.
Picture yourself centered surrounded by pink light. Close your eyes and visualize yourself being poured over with pink light from above your head right down all around you, down through your feet, finishing and sealing yourself in with that light going just below the ground. This ensures you are completely sealed as though you are in a bubble. It may help to envision liquid pink bubbles of light being poured over your head and protecting you like a big round soap bubble. Pink light is ethereal and provides a semi-permeable shield, meaning while it repels negative energies it can still allow your good vibes and loving energy to flow out of it becoming a filter of sorts.
The beauty of shielding is that it can be done anywhere, and nobody has to know what we’re doing. We can be out in public, at somebody’s home or halfway around the world and we have this ability to use it anywhere. We can also use the shielding in our own home when we’re feeling overwhelmed from a guest in our home or from negative energies which may have been left behind after someone left or even if we’re just watching TV and listening to negative news.
At home, we can also use objects to keep our work or living space clean from negative energies by setting up an area we like to spend time in with plants (energy absorbers), negative energy repelling crystals and protective stones, and objects symbolic to us specifically such as: Buddhas or angels or any other meaningful items we desire to provide psychological shielding. If we find we are often drawing in negative energies, keeping protective crystals on our person, in our pocket, purse or under our pillow help to deflect negative energy. You will never see me without wearing a stone or crystal somewhere on my person.
Do keep in mind that we don’t have to wait till we feel like we’re in the midst of toxic energy to begin shielding. We can practice shielding at home and do it as a once a week precaution. Take a good minute to prepare your intention and clear you mind and spend a few more minutes envisioning the shield you cast around yourself and focusing on positive messages.
OTHER METHODS OF RELEASING BAD ENERGY
Journaling – As a writer, I’m going to add, don’t underestimate the power of journaling. It’s another method of getting what bothers us out of our conscience and sent out into the universe.
Smudging – Burning sage is an age-old secret for dissipating negative energies. Scientific studies have been done on sage for disinfecting air and claim that up to 94% of airborne bacteria can also be eliminated by burning sage because burnt sage releases negative ions. It’s no surprise the Latin name for sage is ‘salvia’ which is derived from the word ‘healing’.
I FOUND THIS WONDERFUL VIDEO FOR BEGINNERS WHO WANT TO LEARN HOW TO SMUDGE:
Meditation – This can help you prepare for mental shielding. Entering a calm state first will help you perform your shielding, making the practice more effective.
IN CASE YOU’RE NOT WELL-VERSED IN MEDITATING, BELOW YOU WILL FIND THIS SHORT VIDEO THAT CAN HELP YOU WITH A SHORT MEDITATION.
Ask for protection – Don’t be shy or afraid to ever ask Archangel Michael – our protector angel, to shield you with his purple light when you feel you need immediate shielding. Whether you are aware of your protective angels or not, we all have angels around us. Archangels are unlimited in their abilities to be there for anyone who calls on them. All you need to do is ask, Please surround me with your protective shield now Archangel Michael.
This article will offer you some more helpful tools to clear negative energy from your home:
Energy Muse – How to remove negative energy from your home
Here is another video that will teach you how to clear your space to shift energy:
In conclusion, learn how to set boundaries to keep negative people out of your circles. I know well from experience that is not always possible, but I’ve come a long way learning to dodge situations when my radar detects negative energies. Like anything else in life, we must train ourselves to become aware of our feelings and the energies that surround us to learn to avoid energy suckers. In those instances when we do find ourselves trapped in a situation with a negative or toxic person, practice your shielding.
In the next installment of this empath series, I’ll be sharing about – Empaths and Energy Sucking Vampires and Narcissists. In this episode we’ll learn why people who drain our energies are often referred to as Vampires.
My thanks to Debby for another fascinating exploration of the world of an empath . I know she would love to hear from you.