Do you enter a room and can suddenly feel something fishy about the room and the people around? Can you sense good or bad feeling the first time you meet someone? Do you feel unusually sad when someone around you is sad? Are you that person? For those of you who feel like I’m talking about you, you might be an empath.
Being an empath is much more than being highly sensitive; an empath can even perceive physical sensitivities and spiritual urges, as well as just knowing the motivations and intentions of other people. An empath is always open to people’s feelings or energies, so they usually take on those emotions and feelings and sometimes it affects them badly. No wonder they usually feel miserable just by being with other people or seeing other people feeling sad or angry. Earth angel is usually an empath.
Empaths are more inclined to pick up another’s feelings and project it back without realizing its origin in the first place. The cares they have for other people are too much; they usually make people’s problems their own. Sometimes they are willing to make themselves miserable for the sake of helping others.
Are you an empath? If you’re still not sure, here are the traits of an empath. Let’s see whether you are one.
- Knowing; empaths just know stuff without being told
- Feeling other’s emotions and takes them as your own
- You know when someone is not being honest
- Excellent listener
- Likes adventure, freedom and travel: Empaths are free spirits.
- Watching violence, cruelty or tragedy on the TV is unbearable
- Being in public places can be overwhelming to you
- Addictive personality: Food, alcohol, drugs, sex, are to name but a few addictions that empaths turn to, to block out the emotions of others. It is a form of self protection in order to hide from someone or something.
Just by looking at this list, it shows how empaths need to set healthy boundaries so that they can stay calm and happy. Undoubtedly, emotional withholding can be detrimental to one’s health, for the longer one’s thoughts and/or emotions aren’t released, the more power they build. The thoughts and/or emotions can eventually becoming explosive, if not crippling.
The need to express oneself honestly is a form of healing and a choice open to all. To not do so can result in a breakdown of the person and result in mental/emotional instability or the creation of a physical ailment, illness or disease. Here are ways how to keep healthy boundaries for empaths.
1. Stay centered/be mindful
Keep your focus on something important in your life, don’t get easily distracted. When your focus is set on something, it won’t be easy to budge you. Practicing meditation will do you tremendous good.
It depends on what you believe in, you can pray and ask helps from God, the angels, etc. to keep you safe. Your faith and the protection from the divine beings will guard you the way you need to be guarded.
3. Follow your intuition
If your heart gives you signs about certain person(s) or condition, follow through. For example: your heart tells you to not trust someone, then it’s better for you to keep your boundaries and walk away. Always trust your intuition.
4. Realize that you get carried away
If you want to change your situation, you have to first realize what’s going on with you. Realize that you get carried away from other people’s feelings, and that it’s not yours to worry. If you are drowned in their feelings, how can you help them anyway?
5. Build a shield
If you are a visual person, you can visualize a shield made of a big ball of white light to protect you. Or you can just set the intention and use your words to build the same kind of protection. You can use the shield as a filter so that only love and light can enter.
6. Watch what you consume
What you consume is a big factor in your life. Friends, environment, information that you allow to enter your mind, food and beverages; these things contribute to create effect to your boundaries.
7. Increase your own energy
When you increase your own energy, other’s energies wouldn’t affect you as much. You can do this by projecting the deep love you feel from God or the Universe, by feeling grateful, by pumping up your positive vibes, and by connecting yourself to the greatness all around and that you have within. Also keep your body fit by doing routine exercises.
So, are you an empath? If yes, how do you deal with it all along? Please share your experience and maybe other empaths can learn from you 🙂
Dear Earth Angels, dear Empaths, dear highly sensitive ones… I hope this article reminds you to reconnect to the reason why you’re here, to use your greatest gift not to scare you out, but as an asset you can use to help yourself and others around you. When you’ve discovered how you can deal with your sensitive heart, you’ll realize that you are way more powerful than you think you are.
Yes… your heart, your feeling, your energy are your greatest assets. Use them wisely.
Thank you very much and I’ll see you soon!
Love and light,
PS: If you know other Earth Angels/ Empaths/ highly sensitive people who can benefit from reading this article, do a favor by sharing it with them. We’re on the same boat, so let’s take care of one another! 😉
Amelia is a Quantum Healing Practitioner and Intuitive Coach. Her goal is to help you find out who you truly are and why you are here, and therefore, support you to live yourself as the true you – the best version of yourself. She does that by giving you tools that you can immediately apply to improve your life, your relationship, your career, your health and many more than you can possibly dreamed of by incorporating methods such as past life regression, hypnotherapy, chakra wisdom healing, clearing, card reading, life coaching and meditation. Now, she serves through one-on-one therapies and coaching, and also offline and online classes, workshops and retreats. She regularly shares her passion through the newsletters that you can subscribe for free at ameliadevina.com. You can contact Amelia at firstname.lastname@example.org or her Facebook page and her instagram/ twitter @ameliadevina777.