Why Empaths Need Protection

umbrella-protection--logistics-symbol_318-36130You may have noticed that I have written about protection, healing or grounding methods, for the Empath, lately and there is a very good reason for this.

There are some major changes/shifts going on, energetically, that are affecting all of us (humans) on many levels and these changes are bringing about a lot of pain, emotional disruptions and repetitive, negative thought patterns.

Generally, when there are major energy shifts all Empaths, HSPs and anyone of a Sensitive nature get clobbered from all directions.

If you are feeling like you are going seriously cuckoo with all the energies and emotions you are processing it is probably a good time to pull out your ‘protective-tools arsenal’ and start experimenting with different techniques. Especially, if you have a daily protection ritual that you are finding isn’t working so well.

I have found, over the years, that some protection/grounding techniques that worked wonders at one time may stop being as effective after a while (weeks, moths or years). This, I believe, is because we just get used to things and need change to see change.

When I worked in hairdressing we used to recommend our clients to change their shampoo and conditioner every few months. Why? Because our hair gets used to certain products and what worked brilliantly at making our hair look fabulous one month may not work so well 3 months later.

The same can be said with exercise: our body gets used to doing the same exercise if performed over and over. We have to keep increasing/changing weights to build stronger muscles or try different yoga poses to increase our strength and flexibility.

If something is no longer working for you, it is probably time to change it (this is not to say we cannot go back to the technique later) and this is a reason I am posting more on protection techniques, as a reminder of the tools available (and because I love writing about them).

Why are we Feeling so much Negative Energy and Emotion Now?

The world is changing and people are in crisis! They/we are having all sorts of unresolved issues coming up, because they need to be finally cleared for us to move onwards and upwards.

Now is the time for all of us to face our demons and hidden issues!

However, many aren’t choosing to do this and instead are projecting blame for their emotions out onto others in the form of anger. This is generally felt by us Sensitive folk as psychic attack.

At this time, it is difficult to discover/know what belongs to us and what belongs to others, because it can all be so interrelated; as in be coming from family or friends of whom we have a lot of history and unresolved issues with.

If you are unsure where these painful emotions or thoughts are coming from here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • Are these emotions, feelings or thoughts unusual for you?
  • Do you get urges to want to hurt someone’s feelings when it is totally out of character for you?
  • Do you get hateful or bitter thoughts that make you want to explode?
  • Do these thoughts or emotions just pop up and quickly enrage you?
  • Do you know of another person who is jealous or resentful of you, wants to prove you wrong or has bad ideas of you?

If you said yes to the above questions, the emotions and thoughts are probably coming from someone else (Don’t forget they could be coming from more than one person which would intensify these emotions considerably). If they are coming from others you really need to amp up your protection and grounding techniques.

And some more questions:

  • Do these feelings, thoughts or emotions seem to be childlike in nature?
  • Can you relate these emotions to a past issue?
  • Is this a recurring theme that has kept popping up with different people over the years?
  • Are your thoughts of the issue on a perpetual loop?
  • Did you bury a lot of emotional pain as a child and always put on a brave face?

If you answered yes to these question some of the emotions you are experiencing are probably coming from within. (You will no doubt still be experiencing other people’s emotions too, so keep protecting yourself.) Most of our personal emotional pain will stem from an event in early childhood.

It is probably a good time to check your back-story and find out what these issues link to. Listen to your intuition. What is it telling you? (If there was ever a time to meditate and still the mind, now is it.)

Your current emotional pain, thoughts or feelings may have stemmed from a rejection or an injustice in childhood; this may have snowballed over the years and attached lots of other associated pains to it along the way.

Don’t focus on the memory, just recognize it as the root-cause and release it. Simply discovering the cause is often enough to clear the pain attached to it.

We are in a unique time where we have the opportunity to forgive, release and rise above the dramas of others. When others cause us pain, they often do so in ignorance. Their actions will often stem from their own pain and insecurities and from not knowing any better. They too in time will learn.

Hope this helps you on your path.


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©Diane Kathrine at Empaths Empowered

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11 thoughts on “Why Empaths Need Protection

  1. Hello thank you for your post.About 6 months ago I discovered it was call been a Empath.!!
    There are a few thing I do not understand. Why do we have to intentionally protect our self. Would it be a little more helpful if it was naturally inherent or part of the package ?
    thanks George

    • Hi George,

      Good question!

      It would be great if us Empaths didn’t need to protect ourselves from others energy, unfortunately there are things in life that can leave our energy field wide open and lead us to taking on other people’s ‘stuff’ without being aware.

      Certain foods, alcohol, stimulants, drugs (prescriptive or other) and EMF, to name but a handful, can act as endocrine disrupters and thus create imbalance in our chakras and energy field (aura). By taking preemptive steps to help strengthen or balance our energy field, it will act as a shield and other people’s energy will bounce off and not become part of our ‘stuff’. We just need to find what works best for us as we are all different and what works for one won’t always work for another.

      We do have the power within to build a shield around us, but we have to unpeel some layers before we can gain access to it. I will be writing about this in the near future.

      Hope this helps.
      Diane 😀

  2. What can an empath do to re-awaken and heal their empathic sensitivities? After years unknowingly in an abusive marriage with an SNPD, I am now separated but finding that I feel almost nothing. I feel deaf and blind, hugging people because that is what I would normally do, listening and asking questions as I used to do, but not “feeling” how they feel.

    • Hi Ann,

      I imagine you must have closed down your abilities as a form of protection. Your sensitivities will probably awaken when you have sufficiently healed.

      Keep practising your grounding and protection techniques, heart opening meditations may also help.

      Hope this helps.

  3. This came right on time. It’s like experiencing everything at once, only you don’t know where some of the emotions are coming from. Just starting to figure things out. Kinda overwhelming.

  4. I needed to read this today, thank you. I’ve been struggling lately with having a relationship with my mother who abandoned me at 5. A lot of hurt and resentment attached here. She has wanted to act like we’re best friends which isn’t possible but in all of this I know that I have to release it and forgive her. I came to this conclusion last week and feel very good in my decision. No need to carry around the anger and hurt any longer.

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