Changes happen for people every day.
Most Empaths come to learn how to navigate the moods and changes in the energy of others! However, when there is a huge energy shift in the world, some may find themselves struggling.
The problem is, an Empath may not know how to differentiate between experiencing a ‘shift in the global energy’ between their own emotions or other peoples’ emotional energy. So, let’s have a look at how these energy shifts impact us:
Rewiring and rebooting are words used a lot within ascension or new age circles as an expression of how we are affected by energy shifts, and, during these times, I feel those two words could not be more appropriate.
Intense energy shifts can lift us up or bring us crashing down. They often trigger anger, frustration, depression or incredible joy.
There are some other ways in which these energies may have affected you physically and emotionally and here’s a sampling:
Feeling wired with an intense rush of power pulsing through your body:
This fizzy-type of energy cannot be mistaken, it pretty much leaves you feeling like you have been charged up with electricity. And although you may feel mentally or physically tired, this buzzing energy can keep you awake at night.
Poor memory recall and a fuzzy head seems to be the norm in recent years; but when there’s a shift do not be surprised if you feel more scatty than normal.
Intense emotional ups and downs, very bi-polar in nature, or being hyper-sensitive:
It may seem like I’m stating the obvious here, because for Empaths it is normal to feel strong emotions, yet these emotions/sensations are not like the normal ones we experience. They come out of nowhere and range from anger to blissful happiness.
You may find yourself waking up in a bad mood, with no reason, or little things that would not normally bother you suddenly have you riled. Then you may find yourself feeling happier than you ever have.
We are also getting the backlash of others’ strong emotions. Many people are now being activated or affected, as I have said many times before, it can be very easy to lay claim to another’s emotions and build them into our own life-story.
Having zero tolerance for selfish or self-pitying behaviour and drawing a line under past dramas:
You may have previously been able to put up with another’s self-centred ways, but now find yourself quickly backing away from dramas.
You could have come to a point where you will no longer put up with bad behaviour, nor allow others to pull you down. You have decided enough is enough!
This is not by chance. It’s as though we are disconnecting from all the irresolvable dramas and family or friendship feuds that we had in our past, not wanting them to have any part in our future. And there are very good reasons for this:
You have very likely been on this path for many years; and during this time you have dealt with your emotional wounds, whilst others around you looked on or had no idea what you were enduring. In recent times, those others are now going through these changes. It is their turn to process and deal with their emotional wounds.
So, if you find yourself walking away or distancing yourself from family or lifelong friends’ dramas, selfish behaviour or other, it is your internal knowing, stopping you from getting involved.
If you find past issues stirred up, that you had long since forgotten or already dealt with, it is very likely because they have been triggered within a friend or family member, as part of the energetic shifts, and you are picking up on them. This may have further pushed you away.
For Empaths, walking away from those in emotional turmoil is not something that comes naturally. It may seem somewhat cruel or aggressive. But you are not being cruel by not engaging in ‘their stuff’, it is simply not yours to deal with. They have to do it for themselves.
This is very much a DIY process!
Changing one’s diet and lifestyle:
Another sign of energy shifts is wanting to change one’s lifestyle. An example of this would be giving up foods, drinks or habits that do not promote all-round health, happiness and wellbeing.
Most Empaths make gradual changes to their lifestyle over the ‘awakening years’, but when there’s been a shift, all the pieces start clicking together. You find a diet or exercise plan that works to heal your body, mind and spirit, and you want to stick with it.
Ready to take the leap:
You may also suddenly feel very ready to make big changes: in your career, social life or habitat. You find yourself doing things you have wanted to do, but put off for years.
It’s as though the past self-doubts that previously held us back, no longer have the same hold. But, we also know we’ve got to meet our new life half-way and that means stepping out into the world to bring it forth.
These are just some of the ways you may have experienced the shifts and I’m sure there will be many others too, not listed here.
But one thing is for sure: if we are to truly evolve in life we cannot have the old dramas (people, jobs, lifestyles) dragging us back down.
Energy shifts help us evolve, and although they may be uncomfortable, they help take us to all the right places.
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©Diane Kathrine at Empaths Empowered