In recent years there has been such a lot happening with energetic changes. And anything to do with energy shifting will always affect the Empath in weird and wonderful ways.
But it is how it impacts others that might disrupt your life as an Empath.
When there is any type of ‘shift’ it usually brings to the surface that which has long been buried within the populace. Which often causes conflict, activates anger issues and finger pointing.
If as an Empath you experience waves of feeling emotionally floored, angry, anxious or under attack, with no real reason for it, it could simply be down to a shift.
When these shifts happen you may, at times, feel like you are out of body, observing life as it is going on around you, but not really feeling part of it. You may overhear conversations that seem so predictable and obvious that you wonder why others are having them. Or you may wonder why people can’t seem to jump off the hamster wheels they are so fervently spinning on.
It might seem as though you are watching helplessly from the side-lines as others refuse to face the truths of themselves or of this world and that everywhere people seem angry and preoccupied with issues or concerns. They are busy looking for ways to project this anger and they lash out, which then fuels it further.
This destructive energy then just builds and builds and becomes more overwhelming for those of us who are Sensitive.
When we are simply observing the madness going on around us, in a detached way, it does us no harm. But it is too easy to become embroiled in it all and thus take on emotional energy that does not belong to us.
Because this ‘anger energy’ is so powerful, our mind wants to search out a logical explanation and reason for it. But even if the emotions don’t belong to us, and haven’t been caused by anything we are currently experiencing, the mind will still reach into its database and bring up a memory that matches the emotion.
If, for example, you had a disagreement with a friend or family member in the past where you felt betrayed or treated unjustly, you might find yourself festering over those memories; even though you have already forgiven those involved or let the situation go.
If, however, the mind cannot find a memory to attach the emotional energy to, it will look for something else to connect with. You may find yourself drawn into an injustice happening to a friend or family member. A political issue, that would not normally garner your attention, suddenly draws you in and winds you up the wrong way. Or you may see an issue that isn’t really there.
As Empaths, when we absorb strong emotional energy belonging to another we can still be tricked into believing it is our own. No matter how aware or how much work we have done on ourselves, we can still be taken off guard by these potent energies
Here are some ways in which you might experience energy shifts:
1. Waking Up Vexed: This is a common theme. Waking up in the morning, or in the middle of the night, with your mind already focusing on some past injustice, that had not even been remotely on your mind. These memories take over your thoughts which then trigger emotional responses. If you start your day in a low mood, you will draw to you more situations that match this low mood energy and the darker your day becomes.
2. Skin Outbreaks: You may notice sores, spots or other strange skin disruptions popping up in random places on your body. Inflamed, itchy skin patches, which you don’t ordinarily suffer with, may suddenly come and go. The force of this intense emotional energy disrupts the calm flow of energy through the body and can ignite strange skin outbreaks.
3. Stomach Troubles: Emotional upset causes stomach imbalances and hyperacidity which often lead to some kind of stomach pain, discomfort or bloating or a change in bowel movements. You may also find yourself needing to eat more stodge or sugary foods.
4. Disruptive Thought Patterns: Potent energy normally always induces repetitive thought patterns that are difficult to reign in, even if you generally have a calm, quiet mind.
5. Feeling Under Attack: Those who have not worked on themselves, or who have gone through life acting in self-serving ways, are having issues coming up that they need to face. But instead of dealing with them, they often lash out at others instead. They project this energy out as blame. Some are so adamant of not facing their truth or inner-pain that they launch their anger onto another, attacking them verbally or mentally. If you are on the receiving end of this ‘attack energy’, it feels dark and dreadful and can ignite similar feelings within.
What to Do
If emotional energy does not belong to us, it is not something we need to work on (unless it is activating unresolved issues within). But we do need to clear it from our energy field and distract our mind from it. Whether emotional energy belongs to us or not, it will still cause the body harm if we allow it to ignite anger or painful emotions.
Here are some gentle ways to help you detach and let go of the overwhelming energy you may be subjected to:
1. Calm the senses: Taking a salt bath with essential oils, or listening to soft music that you find relaxing, will go a long way to calming your senses and easing distressful emotions. Salt is an incredible cleanser of negative energy. It is also a perfect way to end an emotionally busy day.
2. Distraction: When your mind gets stuck in a destructive thought-battle or if you feel like you have been unnecessarily attacked, find a distraction. By distracting your mind, you withdraw your awareness and energy from the situation. This can help break the continuous looping thoughts that happen when caught up in the aftermath of energy shifts.
3. Acceptance: Accept the energy does not belong to you and don’t try to fight it or figure out why it is happening. Realizing what you are experiencing is not your own (and is not a personal attack), makes it so much easier to accept and then detach from.
4. Nurture yourself: Eat well, lots of nutrient-rich foods to keep a strong immune system, drink lots of water, exercise, stay grounded and get out in nature. Being outdoors and walking nature is one of the best ways to clear energy and reset. Lying on the grass under an indigo, star-filled sky is another perfect way to clear toxic energy. If you cannot get outdoors, take yourself there in meditation. It works equally well.
5. Forgiveness: Sounds cliché, I know, but when either on the receiving end of powerful negative emotions or caught up in them towards another, it is harmful and imprisoning. Whatever the reason an emotion has been triggered by, it serves us (and them) to send forgiveness. Through forgiveness we become liberated.
Until next time.