I hate to be considered “selfish” but today is going to be all about Rose. I woke up feeling intensely overwhelmed with various things going on around me. I’m feeling people’s energies and it has me feeling anxious. I have that interview with the owner of a healing shop tonight at 6:15. I’m suppose to read his cards. I’m SO nervous but I want to give it a try.

I woke up feeling like The Hermit today. The need for self-exploration is major. I need to do what ROSE needs to do and not what everyone else wants.

Currently. So this is the remedy for the type of day I had. Energy cleansing mind and body.
Perfect meditation. 🌿🍵📔 Shout out to all my fellow {Empaths}. #KeepYourEnergyProtectedAndCharged

anonymous asked:

hello :) i was wondering if you could tell me anything that you find helpful as an empath for managing your gifts? i'm sorry if this is a personal question xx

Hey anon! It’s completely find to ask, I’m always interested in helping others who go through same things as I do as an Empath!

Before acknowledging that I was an Empath, I always had a hard time focusing on my own self because I was being bombarded by so many different emotions and energies from other people around me who would vent, explain the (mostly negative) things they were going through, and generally chat shit.

But for those who saught advice from me would open up and I could somewhat feel how they were feeling, and I’d imagine myself in that position and then outside of it, finally complating what I’d do. Doing this had more of a bigger impact on myself, because I felt that my emotional subtlle body was wavering due to how overwhelmed I was feeling from interacting with others. But there are many ways to be in your own control!

Here are my tips~ ^-^



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My Glitch in the Matrix

So this is for my favorite account on tumblr, Sixpenceee. I recently went through what I can only call a glimpse into another dimension.
I was sitting in the kitchen with my bestfriend, discussing feelings and my recent discovery of my gift as an Empath. As I was sitting there, things around her face and body would go black and I would see her face transform into a different one. This happened 3 or 4 times, seeing everything from a woman with long curly dark hair and a blue scarf with a TOTALLY different body type, to a taller red head with luminescent skin.
I don’t think this would have freaked me out as much if I hadn’t seen that last face. I’m sitting here shaking while writing about it. I suddenly saw an elderly woman with wrinkly skin and wild crazy white hair. 3 things freaked me out about her. 1) Where her eyes were suppose to be there were just giant gaping black holes that almost felt like they sucked out your soul.
2) My friends mom, who is basically clairvoyant, caught a picture of the ghost haunting her house on camera. It was the same face.
3) the aura that surrounded her while I saw that face was completely and totally black. Black as midnight. Her aura is usually a silver so this caught me wayyyy off guard. What’s even crazier was when I tried to go find the picture that my friend had sent me of the ghost, it’s like it totally disappeared from my phone.
I was hoping maybe some other people have had this kind of experience. Please contact if you have, I’m still terrified and this happened 3 days ago.

How to Stop Absorbing Other People’s Emotions

Emotions such as fear, anger, frustration, and immobility are energies. And you can potentially ‘catch’ these energies from people without realizing it. If you tend to be an emotional sponge, it’s vital to know how to avoid taking on an individual’s negative emotions, or even how to deflect the free-floating negativity in crowds.

Another twist is that chronic anxiety, depression, or stress can turn you into an emotional sponge by wearing down your defenses. Suddenly, you become hyper-attuned to others, especially suffering with similar pain. That’s how empathy works; we zero in on hot-button issues that are unresolved in ourselves.

From an energetic standpoint, negative emotions can originate from several sources: what you’re feeling may be your own; it may be someone else’s; or it may be a combination. Here is how to tell the difference and strategically bolster your positive emotions so you don’t shoulder negativity that doesn’t belong to you.

STOP ABSORBING OTHER PEOPLE’S EMOTIONS

1. Identify whether you’re susceptible. The person most likely to be overwhelmed by negative energies surrounding you is an “empath”, someone who acts as an “emotional sponge”. Signs that you might be an empath include:

  • People call you “hyper-sensitive”, “overly sensitive”, etc., and they don’t mean it as a compliment!

  • You sense fear, anxiety, and stress from other people and draw this into your body, resolving them as your own physical pain and symptoms. It doesn’t have to be people you don’t know or don’t like; you’re also impacted by friends, family, and colleagues.

  • You quickly feel exhausted, drained, and unhappy in the presence of crowds.

  • Noise, smells, and excessive talking can set off your nerves and anxiety.

  • You need to be alone to recharge your energy.

  • You’re less likely to intellectualize what you’re feeling. Your feelings are easily hurt.

  • You’re naturally giving, generous, spiritually inclined, and a good listener.

  • You tend to ensure that you’ve got an escape plan, so that you can get away fast, such as bringing your own car to events, etc.

  • The intimacy of close relationships can feel like suffocation or loss of your own self.

2. Seek the source. First, ask yourself whether the feeling is your own or someone else’s. It could be both. If the emotion such as fear or anger is yours, gently confront what’s causing it on your own or with professional help. If not, try to pinpoint the obvious generator.

  • For instance, if you’ve just watched a comedy, yet you came home from the movie theater feeling blue, you may have incorporated the depression of the people sitting beside you; in close proximity, energy fields overlap.

  • The same is true with going to a mall or a packed concert. If crowded places upset or overwhelm you, it may well be because you’re absorbing all the negative energy around you.

3. Distance yourself from the suspected source, where possible. Move at least twenty feet away; see if you feel relief. Don’t err on the side of not wanting to offend strangers. In a public place, don’t hesitate to change seats if you feel a sense of depression imposing on you.

4. Center yourself by concentrating on your breath. Doing this connects you to your essence. For a few minutes, keep exhaling negativity, inhaling calm. This helps to ground yourself and purify fear or other difficult emotions. Visualize negativity as gray fog lifting from your body, and hope as golden light entering. This can yield quick results.

5. Flush out the harm. Negative emotions such as fear frequently lodge in your emotional center at the solar plexus (celiac plexus).

  • Place your palm on your solar plexus as you keep sending loving-kindness to that area to flush stress out.

  • For longstanding depression or anxiety, use this method daily to strengthen this center. It’s comforting and it builds a sense of safety and optimism as it becomes a ritual.

6. Shield yourself. A handy form of protection many people use, including healers with trying patients, involves visualizing an envelope of white light (or any color you feel imparts power) around your entire body. Think of it as a shield that blocks out negativity or physical discomfort but allows what’s positive to filter in.

7. Manage the emotional overload. You don’t need to be beholden to your ability to absorb other’s emotions; turn the curse into a gift by practicing strategies that can free you:

  • Learn to recognize people who can bring you down. People who are particularly difficult for emotional empaths include criticizer, the victim, the narcissist, and the controller. Judith Orloff terms these people “emotional vampires”. When you know how to spot these behaviors, you can protect yourself against them, including removing yourself from their presence, and telling yourself that “I respect the person you are within even though I don’t like what you’re doing.”

  • Eat a high protein meal before entering stressful situations such as being part of a crowd. When in a crowd, find places of refuge, such as sitting on the edges, or standing apart.

  • Ensure that you don’t have to rely on other people to get you out of difficult situations. Bring your own car or know how to get home easily when needed. Have sufficient funds to be able to make alternate arrangements if you start feeling overwhelmed.

  • Set time limits. Knowing how much you can stand and obeying that limit is vital to ensure your mental well-being. Also set kind but meaningful boundaries with others who overwhelm you; don’t stand around listening to them talking for two hours when you can only cope with half an hour.

  • Have your own private place in a home shared with others. Ask others to respect your downtime during which you can rejuvenate. This is especially important to prevent you from taking on your partner’s feelings too much. A study, man cave, sewing room, reading nook, etc., all offer your own space.

  • Practice meditation and mindfulness.

8. Look for positive people and situations. Call a friend who sees the good in others. Spend time with a colleague who affirms the bright side of things. Listen to hopeful people. Hear the faith they have in themselves and others. Also relish hopeful words, songs, and art forms. Hope is contagious and it will lift your mood.

  • Cultivate positive emotions that boost your inner strength. If you’re surrounded by peace and love, you’ll flourish as strongly as negative emotions cause you to wilt. Respecting your own needs through healthy self love will increase your ability to respect others.

  • Learn to use compassion as a way to defend yourself against overwhelming emotions. Compassion allows you to be empathetic to the plight of other people but also requires that you are compassionate toward yourself. This means that you don’t need to feel guilty about seeking respite from being overwhelmed; doing so ensures that you can be more engaged with others in the long run, rather than less so. It also means that you keep yourself whole by not immersing yourself in the world of negative people.

9. Create and maintain a haven for disengagement. Leave many paths open that lead to communing with the resonance of nature. Returning to your rightful home as a creature of nature switches off your victim mentality and recharges you energetically and spiritually.

  • Keep a picture of a waterfall or a lush forest with you and look at it when overwhelmed.

  • Step onto the quiet of a forest path or absorb the coolness of a gently babbling brook from beneath a weeping willow.

  • Maintain a your personal space of cozy retreat where you hook into your own personal power and energy.

  • Practice Yoga and breathing techniques. These draw upon emotional centering and provide safe harbor in times of storm.

By: Dr. Judith Orloff 

  • Empath:I don't trust them, they rub me the wrong way.
  • LSP(Less Sensitive Person):What!?! They are amazing! I love them. I can't believe you! You are so judgmental!
  • Later...
  • LSP:I can't believe they did that? Can You? Who knew they were actually like that?
  • Empath:...

When I say I hate people, I don’t really mean that I hate people. I mean that I’m exhausted by the cruelty of the world at that moment, and from feeling how people hurt one another, and sometimes it’s easier to be angry than to wait around for someone to hurt me again.

self care

someone recently posted a list of things to do if you are hypersensitive/an empath & it made me think about all the little rituals i have. i believe a lot in the power of positive mental attitudes, of developing good habits, & i know these are not cure-alls (i have illnesses that require medication, i have struggles that cannot be overcome mind over matter) but i can tell you that things have helped me in concrete ways. so here is a little list of the things i do to keep my head above water when everything else gets to be too much:

  • baths. i take very long, very pampered baths. i use epsom salts with dried lavender from my mother’s garden, i light candles, i am slowly trying every bath bomb from lush, i bring a book of poetry, i sing to myself, i massage my shoulders, hands & feet, & i stay in the water until my toes are raisins.
  • the natural world. some people put a lot of energy into gemstones, & the healing powers of crystals. i think anything in the natural world can have deeply healing powers. for me that means animals (snuggling with our cat freya or riding a horse or playing with my parents’ dogs or spending time at a farm/sanctuary), it means gardening & digging my hands into the soil — nurturing seeds & harvesting fruit, & it means i carry a piece of yellow jade in my purse. it means i have rose quartz & amethyst in a special place. it means i wear turquoise jewelry. these gems are not simply ornamental, though their beauty has a power in itself — they carry a lot inside of them.
  • cooking. i love the feeling of making something. turning my energy, be it good or bad, into a tangible, digestible thing. i think it helps me digest/process those feelings in other ways as well. not to mention the aromas & spices filling the air while something bakes or boils can be incredible (if i am dealing with stress or anxiety i will go for some bright/clarifying herbs like rosemary, sage, or peppermint, for depression i would go with more calming & comforting which for me means my grandother’s curry blend). i drink tons of herbal teas.
  • yoga & meditation. connecting with a physical & spiritual practice helps me move deeper into myself &/or move beyond myself. yoga can be both physically & emotionally challenging, but i always end with savasana which helps me release & rejuvenate. my yoga practice can be inconsistant, but i know if i am really struggling emotionally or physically i need to focus on it more than almost anything. i try to meditate daily — ideally in the morning, to set my day on the right track & prepare myself for whatever i may encounter in the course of the day. if it was a particularly difficult day, i will meditate again in the evening (maybe before/after a bath).
  • creative work. writing, singing, knitting, drawing, anything creative can help me get out of my head or out of my body & channel whatever energies i am affected by into something tangible. this would be an alternative to cooking/digesting those feelings. usually something i am looking to just let go of completely.