Hi everyone. Here’s a great article for Highly Sensitive, Intuitive People and/or Empaths who are feeling a lot of emotions and/or physical symptoms that have you feeling confused, frustrated, and stuck. Highly empathic people can often feel the feelings of others as if they are your own.
I know this sounds really “out there” but it is a fact that many highly sensitive people are able to absorb negative energy from other people and feel it both emotionally and/or physically. This article explains how this is possible and has some great helpful tips on how to take care of yourself and your sensitivity to other people’s emotions. It includes a wonderful video by psychiatrist Dr Judy Orloff (Author of Guide to Intuitive Healing) that is a “must see” for all HSPs in my opinion :).
Please check it out with an open mind and give your self lots of time to process this information if it is just too much for you to take in and believe at first. If you are indeed an empath, this information can help you begin to understand why you feel so critical of yourself and so different from other people. This ability is actually a very special gift to have and you can learn skills to help your self and even begin to help others if you so desire.
Click here for the article=>http://www.wikihow.com/Stop-Absorbing-Other-People’s-Emotions
This Section Updated March 2016
I deleted some parts on this page about dark souls or dark entities that were insights from Sylvia Browne. I now believe that it is not of service to call any soul a dark soul but realize that malignant narcissists are just “completely” disconnected from their true essence and light. I believe due to severe abuse and atrocities from childhood, malignant narcissists etc. have had the dark wounded parts of themselves take over and run the show–their lack of remorse is evidence of this complete separation from their true essence. Their free will is at hand here so there is no hope of “fixing” them or healing them because they don’t believe or want to be fixed or healed. Sylvia Browne is to be honored for her service and for her positive contributions to many people awakening to the hope that Love and Light really exists on another plane that we can all access and believe in. I believe we are all (especially highly sensitive people) connected to these positive Forces For Good of the Universe (God) and we will thrive as we make efforts to go inward to connect to these forces and follow our inner guidance. I no longer recommend Sylvia’s theories or books (although I am still grateful for having read them as part of my journey).
I also removed the link about Dark Entities at the bottom of the page. I now recommend Sanaya Roman’s books for a higher New Age perspective coming from a place of love, compassion, and gratefulness to come to an understanding of how to deal with these issues.
HSPs and EMPATHS–YOU ARE LOVED AND YOU ARE A SOURCE OF LIGHT AND LOVE THAT HELPS OTHERS.
Hi everyone. Inspired by comments on this page, I am adding some helpful information for empaths.
I have come to understand that Love and our positive feelings thoughts and energies are always stronger than the negative and dark energies around us and will heal, dissolve, and repel them. So there is nothing to fear.
Some say we are here on the planet to learn lessons through the painful experiences that happen to us (there is no pain in heaven so we must come here to evolve our souls to new heights and learn the healing power of compassion and love for ourselves.) Then once you are healing emotionally then you can help heal others if you choose.
But just your being here on the planet is enough. You do not have to do anything. You are a bright light and source of love and an inspiration to others just by being. Take some time to heal and stop listening to the “shoulds” from insensitive people who are steeped in negativity and fear. Fear is the opposite of love. Learn to love your true self and find inner peace. Don’t try to help others until you have fully healed and have extra to give while balancing all the needs in your own life. Stop being a people-pleaser and don’t compare yourself to others. Surround yourself with people who love you easily. If there aren’t any, you must start with loving yourself and knowing you are loved by God. That is all you need to start healing. When you start changing your inner beliefs of your worthiness you will start attracting more and more people who see you clearly because you see you clearly. But if your life is full of people who drain your energy and your time, then there is no space available so the universe can send you some new healthy relationships who will appreciate you and reciprocate your love. First, take some time for yourself, be still, and heal your inner wounds.
“Relax and enjoy your life and everything will be all right.”
I received those words loud and clear as a very vivid and real message in a semi-dream state when I was waking up one morning–I experienced this years ago and it awakened me and changed my life and caused me to slow down and tune into my intuition so that I could hear more loving guidance. This message was exactly what I needed to hear at the time and all I knew was that it was not from me and it immediately comforted me–I had this deep feeling of “wow–someone up there cares about me”. Sylvia Browne says that we each have our own spirit guide. (Others refer to them as guardian angels.) They are there to help you at all times giving you insights and access to your creativity and your intuition from your higher self–this is what I refer to as your inner guidance (those aha moments).
Some helpful visualization techniques for empaths:
The Mirror Visualization–When you are feeling bad (a lot of negative feelings and negative energy from your own emotional wounds and from others) it may help you to visualize God’s love, light, and bliss coming down on you from heaven (there is no negativity in heaven) and imagining a protective barrier like a cylinder around you with one continuous mirror shining outwards surrounding you. The mirror reflects the negativity back to itself thus deflecting it away from you (negative energy is looking for positive energy to “feed on” and exchange with)–this is a very helpful visualization that really works to protect you and for when you need recharging. Imagine the top of the cylinder is open and the beam of light that comes down fills up this cylinder with you inside and you are completely safe. You can imagine it as large as you like so that you feel comfortable.
Decharging Negative Energy–When you are feeling other people’s negative feelings you can release them by saying to yourself, “these are not my feelings, I am going to let them go” and visualize these negative feelings as negative energy going away from you. It takes time and healing to know what are your feelings coming up from childhood wounds at your core and what belongs to others.
Working through and healing your childhood wounds is what I assist with as a life coach as well as teaching journaling techniques, visualizations, and positive affirmations for any of you who are interested. You can recharge yourself by feeling God’s love for you from within your own heart and also from the earth which is highly recharging as well as water, air, and fire (the 4 elements). So you can decharge and recharge from baths, candles, walks in nature etc. As I wrote about in a past post, imagining yourself grounded in the earth and receiving positive healing energy from the planet and nature can help so much.
For now, read my page of Recommended Books for all the books that have helped me get to where I am today. I highly recommend Sanaya Roman’s books if you know you are an empath but the inner child healing books are necessary as well for adult surviviors of narcissistic parents. John Gray’s book that I listed is where I learned the most about decharging and recharging for HSPs–it is great!
Sending all of you love and light,