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From: The Lightworkers
Date: Oct 17, 2008 12:19 AM
From: Shellectrical Storm
Date: Oct 16, 2008 10:58 PM
reposted by:SlavicMermaid ( aka Polish Pixie )
RE: Traits of the Psychic Sponges (empaths) & Mercury Retrograde
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Date: 15 Oct 2008, 23:01
Many people are empathic, whether they realize it or not. Empathy is an intuitive gift - it is the easiest one to develop, but the most difficult one to deal with. This week's column, "Psychic Empathic Traits" (Part II) addresses why empaths feel anxiety, and how to handle it. This column also describes the different types of empathic abilities and how to work with them.
Wishing you infinite peace and prosperity,
"Psychic empathic traits"
"Why an empath feels anxiety"
(Part II) (Read part 1)
Question: "I am a sponge to the global chaos in the now and it's nearly destroying me - this is all new to me, realizing it's not me, it's the energy of the entire globe. I've had this battle all my life - a sponge of people's emotions (always thought I was crazy) - but now hear their actual thoughts too. I touch an object in the grocery store and see our future - and feel it. This is horrible and I need to learn the Light Side. Meditation is a short hour of feeling good - I can't meditate 24/7. The rest of the time I feel all the suffering on the planet. Literally. It is crushing me. Guidance for peace?"
Having psychic empathic traits can be extremely challenging, and even painful. The definition of empathic understanding is to be able to feel what another person feels (sometimes both emotionally and physically). Even under normal circumstances, having psychic empathic traits can be confusing and difficult to manage or understand, but in times of global chaos, emotional tidal waves that rip through the collective consciousness can be utterly overwhelming. This is why an empath feels anxiety at these times.
Some people consider being an empath to be a paranormal trait, but it is more normal than we realize. Many, many people have psychic empathic traits, but they are usually labeled as being "overly sensitive". Empaths have a heightened sensitivity, and parapsychologists often refer to them as being "Psi Sensitives".
Some of the characteristics of an empath include being "moody", or having mood swings for no apparent reason. This is because empaths pick up on the energies and emotions from other people, places, animals, and even things around them. An empath can be feeling fine one moment, then suddenly become depressed or sad or angry, or even develop physical pain and headaches "out of the blue". Many empaths can feel like they are going crazy, especially empathic children who cannot understand what they are feeling or why they are feeling that way. An empath must learn to trace these feelings back to their origin in order to determine what triggered them. First ask yourself, "Is this mine?" - if the answer is no, then determine when and where it started, and who or what was around you at that time.
Some other characteristics of an empath can involve extreme shyness, avoidance of public places, or being overweight (especially in children). These are all ways to try to shield and protect oneself from the psychic abilities of being empathic. An empath can absorb and take on the feelings and symptoms of others just by being near them or even by speaking with them on the phone, which is why an empath feels anxiety when faced with crowds of people.
There are different types of empaths who employ different psychic empathic traits.These are the 10 levels of the empath:
*Psychometry - the empathic ability to receive energy, information and impressions from objects, photographs or places
*Telepathy - the empathic ability to read people's thoughts
*Mediumship - the empathic ability to feel the presence and energies of spirits
*Physical Healing - the empathic ability to feel other people's physical symptoms in your own body (and often the ability to heal, transform or transmute them)
*Emotional Healing - the empathic ability to feel another person's emotions
*Animal Communication - the empathic ability to hear, feel and communicate with animals
*Nature - the empathic ability to read, feel and communicate with nature and with plants
*Geomancy - the empathic ability to read the energy of places and of the land - geomancers can feel the energies of the Earth, such as Ley lines. They can also get headaches, pain or anxiety before earthquakes or other disasters occur anywhere on the planet.
*Precognition - the empathic ability to feel when something important is about to happen (often this can be a feeling of inexplicable dread or doom)
*Claircognizance or Knowing - the empathic ability to feel what needs to be done in any given circumstance, often accompanied by a feeling of peace and calm, even in the midst of a crisis
Psychic empathic traits not only involve the ability to receive energy, but also include the ability to heal in many cases. For this reason, an empath's life path is best suited to the healing arts, whether it is in the field of healthcare or counseling, or working with children, plants, animals, or even healing places through design and renovation. There are many different paths for how to become an empathic energy healer - you just need to determine which characteristics and levels of an empath resonate with you most. When you have a positive outlet for the psychic abilities of being empathic, you can experience peace and fulfillment. This allows you to overcome the overwhelming feelings of why an empath feels anxiety.
Meditation can be helpful for anyone to achieve a state of peace, but what is even more important for those with psychic empathic traits is to maintain constant grounding and protection. You must visualize yourself surrounded by a bubble or blanket of white light that shields and protects you from external energies. If you are extremely sensitive, you may want to increase these boundaries of protection by imagining a rainbow of layers around you, starting with a bubble of red light surrounding your body, followed by a layer of orange light, then yellow around that, then green, then blue, then indigo, then a layer of violet light, and finally a layer of white light around them all. It is also important to envision yourself grounded and connected to the Earth so you can remain balanced, stable and secure. It is helpful to use the affirmation "I am willing to receive all that is for the highest and best good of all for me to know, and I am protected and shielded from all else at all times".
Remember that those with psychic empathic traits are not only able to receive and pick up energy, but they can also project healing energy. The reason that empaths pick up on energy and information in the first place is because they have the power to do something about it.
One of the easiest methods for how to become an empathic energy healer is simply by using your intention. When you receive feelings from others, or even from the whole world, you can reverse the polarity and send out healing energy. Close your eyes, imagine that there is a vast sun above you that is sending down a beam of light into your heart and down into your hands. With all of your will and intent, send that light out from your heart and your hands, and direct it to wherever it needs to go for the highest and best good of all.
This is what will give you peace. The future is not set in stone and we are not victims. We have the gift of free will and the power to change, so we must not be afraid, even when it seems overwhelming.
KEEP IN MIND: Mercury retrograde ends today, but it usually has a last kick at computers, electronics, delays and communication for a few days to come. Now things can start to move forward again and pick up positive momentum. .
source: askgrace. com
Thanks Grace...can't Be
May 28, 2009, 4:06 pm
Thanks Grace...can't be reminded enough. I don't know how many times I have picked up a physical symptom or mental feeling and walked around with it forgetting....I've never tried the rainbow light protection...but I'm going to.
Wise Advice From Learning_love
February 27, 2009, 1:22 pm
learning_love is spot on about “it is, however, important to learn how to protect yourself, discern, and be good to yourself. an empath is no good to themselves or others if they are bombarded by energies and feeling a "victim" rather than a source for power.”
Being sensitive or accessing our abilities doesn’t mean leaving our self open to other energies & vulnerable. Part of accessing our abilities is finding our strength & learning how to manage our own energies & the energies we interact w/.
Excellent message on moving past the victim paradigm- http://lightworkers.org/channeling/66615/archangel-uriel-victim-speak#comment-139522
Using the distanced observer energy management technique helps us manage our energies- http://lightworkers.org/forum/56841/distanced-observer-technique
Changing energy practices as our frequency rises- http://lightworkers.org/forum/66926/energy-practices-change-our-frequency-strengthens
Thanks For Posting!
February 13, 2009, 3:47 am
i found this very helpful. i was told by a fellow lightworker (after i was complaining about being an empath) that my empathy was not for me, it was for others. at first, i didn't understand, and then i realized that it gives me an ability to help and heal other people, and that it was all designed to be of assistance. it is, however, important to learn how to protect yourself, discern, and be good to yourself. an empath is no good to themselves or others if they are bombarded by energies and feeling a "victim" rather than a source for power.
December 23, 2008, 2:46 am
It is very important to realize when the symtoms are not your own. I am a Reiki Master and have felt both physical and emotional symptoms of people I've been helping. once I confirm it to be theirs it will go and often theirs will go or at least be muted. It is a tool for me to help them sometimes connect an emotion with a physical symptom.
Very Useful Info. I've
November 2, 2008, 8:57 pm
Very useful info. I've discovered a while ago that I'm an empath, and was not very happy about it. But I'm learning to live with it. At least I know that my sometimes sudden negative thoughts, feelings and just depression were not mine, I was picking them up from those around me. It just took me a while to learn that.
October 31, 2008, 8:54 pm
I was having a hard time today and this helped. Very useful info that was great to read. Learning to shield yet deal with is rough but totally worth it. Thanks!
"Great Spirits Have Often
October 19, 2008, 1:55 am
"Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds."
wow this is so true........ i need alot of healing being highly sensitve when i was a kid.... kids are probly going nuts feeling all this .. poor them ...