How to Protect Yourself as an Empath

If you read “What is an Empath?” and related with many of the characteristics, then you might be an Empath. Most likely many parts of your personality and life are influenced by this intuitive ability. If this is the case, you might be curious as to how you can protect yourself from unwanted energies. Here are a few suggestions that might work for you…

1. Visualize

  • Your Solar Plexus Chakra is your energy center located between your belly button and sternum. It can connect you to the energy of those around you. Visualizing a shield of light in front of your abdomen can keep your Solar Plexus from absorbing energy from other people. It’s a good idea to visualize this Empath Shield before heading out of the house or going into large crowds, especially if you deal with anxiety.
  • Picturing a golden-white bubble of light surrounding you is another way to block the energy of others from mingling with yours. This Protection Bubble can also help block negative energy from places and also spirits from coming into your personal space.

2. Meditate

  • Spiritual Grounding is a great way to let the world’s energy flow through you, instead of it getting trapped within you. Holding onto the energy of others can become toxic for you physically and emotionally. Visualizing golden-white light entering the top of your head and flowing through your body as it returns to the Earth can help cleanse any stagnant energy from your body that may have been left behind by others.
  • If you believe you are carrying the negative emotions or physical discomforts of someone else, it’s best to send that energy back to it’s source but with love. First recognize the foreign energy. Next, thank God (or Universe, or Source) for surrounding the energy with light and love and returning it to it’s true owner. Express gratitude for that person having the strength, courage and wisdom to address that energy. This will hopefully help you feel lighter and more like yourself.

3. Protect Your Space

  • Crystals are a great resource when wanting a physical object to help you shield against or cleanse negative energy. Just a few examples of protective crystals to consider keeping on you (in your pocket or as jewelry) or in your home are: Black Tourmaline, Black Obsidian, Selenite, and Clear Quartz.
  • You can also clear the energy in your space by burning White Sage or Palo Santo Wood, which is what is often used when smudging. I like to include a prayer before smudging and repeating an intention as I spread the smoke into every nook and cranny of my space. For example: “Please remove all negative energy and negative Spirit from this space in God’s name. Only allow positive energy and positive Spirit into this space.” I also like to bathe in the smoke to cleanse my personal energy as well.
  • Be selective of who you share your space with. If you feel drained after being around some people, maybe consider spending less time with those people. Or use the Protection Bubble when around them. Some people can be Energy Vampires and not even realize it. Surround yourself with people who give off positive vibes as often as possible. This can be quite healing.

Hopefully you will be able to find some relief with some of the suggestions above. However, I believe the most important part of protecting yourself as an Empath is taking care of you. Spend time alone to rest and recharge. Stay hydrated and eat nutritious foods. Find ways to raise your vibrations and find joy where ever you can.

If you would like to learn more about the suggestions mentioned above, please stay tuned to this blog as I go further into detail with future posts. If you have any suggestions for empathic protection, please share them in the comments below. May your day be filled with joyful thoughts and positive vibes.

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