Empaths are able to pick up on the emotions and energy of the people and places around them. This can make going into crowded places difficult for an unprepared Empath. We can unknowingly collect the emotions from others and confuse them as our own. It can make a normally simple task, like running to the grocery store, a very draining and anxious experience for an Empath. So, knowing how to protect yourself as an Empath is always a good idea.
One way I prefer to spiritually protect myself before heading out the door is by using my very own Empath Shield. Unfortunately, if you work outside of your home, have kids or consume food, most likely you’ll have to leave your house at some point too. Luckily, you can also visualize an Empath Shield to prevent yourself from picking up the feelings of others. It might take you some time and practice but, once you get it, it will become second nature to you and your outings will be way less stressful.
First let me explain how an Empath Shield works. Each of us has energy centers that are called Chakras. The third chakra is the Solar Plexus, which is found below your rib cage and above your belly button. This Chakra keeps our emotions, energy and confidence in check. It is also the chakra that allows us to connect with energy outside of our own. Some people intuitively block their Solar Plexus from unwelcome energies with a physical barrier. Have you ever seen a person stand in a busy room with their arms crossed over their stomachs? Or a woman carry her purse firmly against the front of her body while out in public? How about a person sitting on a couch at a party holding on tightly to a pillow across their belly? Now, we don’t always have a pillow handy but, we can make our very own energetic boundary whenever we’d like. It’s often referred to as an Empath Shield.
If you’d like to create your very own Empath Shield, start by picturing a golden white light shining down on you from the sky above. The warm, healing light begins to fill your body from head to toe, like honey being poured into a jar. Once you are full of the golden light, it begins to expand beyond your body. Then the light outside of your body begins to gather in front of your belly, more specifically, in front of your Solar Plexus Chakra. Now picture this collection of light forming into the shape of a shield, or some other form that makes you feel protected from foreign energies.
I, myself, like to picture the light creating a translucent golden circular shield in front of my abdomen. If I’m feeling more vulnerable, I create a light shield behind my Solar Plexus as well. I have a friend that prefers to visualize a golden corset, similar to Wonder Woman, wrapped around the lower half of her torso. Another friend finds she feels safest envisioning a golden championship wrestling belt around her waist. No matter what imagery you decide to use, what matters most is truly believing that it will block you from unwanted emotions and energies.
It is best to activate your Empath Shield before leaving your home but, it can be activated at any time. After lots of practice, you’ll find that you just have to think “Empath Shield” and there it is. Also, this Empath Shield may come in handy in other times, like when you are consoling a distraught friend. I hope this visualization works for you. If you would like more ideas on Empathic protection visit my post: “How to Protect Yourself as an Empath”. Don’t give up on finding what works best for you. You are worth it! Take care!