Updated: Mar 31, 2020
I am an Empath too and I want to legitimise your sensitivity. The fact that you are the only person feeling something doesn't invalidate your perceptions.
Acceptance and Self-care
People who don't experience your reality might not be able to support or understand you. They are busy living their lives too. Accept and Love yourself as you are. As an empath, you need to have enough self-knowledge to articulate your needs.
Empathy can be a source of compassion, vitality, creativity and a tool to understand yourself and other people better.
The most important thing I have learned is that the best protection is no protection. Recognising, your needs as an empath is the first step in taking charge of your life. These simple acts improve your self-care technique and positively affect your relationships.
Here are some strategies to strengthen your Trust and help you to socialise more easily.
1. Have a daily Meditation
It centres your Energy, so you don't take it on from others. Meditation is a useful practice that helps relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression. You'll feel less stressed, and your levels of the "stress hormone" cortisol decrease. #centreyourself
2. Clear you Energy
Be Present and Ground yourself in the moment in whatever activity you're doing. Take deep breaths throughout the day to relax, clear and focus.
Take a deep breath, and Imagine a conscious white light coming from your heart. This light cleanses, revitalises and nourishes you
Focus your awareness in your heart
Emanate Love from it
See this light covering every molecule inside and around your body, your bedroom or office #energyclearing
3. Learn to say NO
Be firm—not defensive or apologetic—and polite. This gives the signal that you are sympathetic, but won't change your mind if pressured. Be clear. If you decide to tell the person you'll get back to them, make sure you'll do that. If you lead people to believe you'll likely say "yes" later, they'll be more disappointed with a later "no." No excuses are necessary. If asked for an explanation, remember that you don't owe anyone one. "It doesn't fit with my schedule," is perfectly acceptable. Get to know your LIMITS. #knowyourlimits
4. Avoid gossip and judgement at all times
Judging others drains the life-force nourishing energy from your body.
5. Create a space for you to retreat and recharge your Energy
Clear away visual clutter. It can make a huge difference in how you feel to take the clutter off the surfaces in your home. Keep tabletops, countertops and desks clutter-free. That alone can make your entire system relax and feel less overwhelmed.
If you come to one of my workshops, I'd love to show you how.
For more information please visit www.jaelortega.com