The Power that Nature has to Heal the Empath

As an Empath, you will already be aware there is nothing more healing to the body, mind and spirit than being in Nature.

A stroll through a beautiful woodland, over a grassy meadow or near a natural-flowing stream is not only uplifting but it is also grounding.

It is not by chance Empaths love being outdoors. Their inner Knowing guides them towards the Earth’s natural healing power to harness its power.

Spending time in Nature is uplifting for all humans, but to the Empath it activates a special kind of magic. It removes impurities from the energy field and quietens a busy, stressed mind.

Even sitting in your garden listening to the birds sing, whilst eyeing over the vegetation has a clearing and calming influence.

Whatever the season, it serves the Empath to get outdoors. Especially in denser wooded areas.

Woods and forests are as close to healing energy temples as you can get. Trees are powerful and majestic, but few pay little notice to them or their magnificence. Just gazing upon the greenery of a tree has an instant soothing effect, allowing you to experience a release of pent-up emotions you may not realize you had.

The Japanese believe so much in the power of Nature’s healing that they developed a health program called Shinrin-yoku.

Shinrin-yoku basically means spending more time around trees. It is also known as forest bathing.

The idea is to spend a time of quiet contemplation in densely wooded areas. Not jogging, hiking or expending energy, but just drinking in the natural vibrations of Nature.

The Japanese found, through scientific studies, that forest bathing has numerous benefits on the physical and psychological. And they discovered it was not just down to the fresh air.

Trees emit oils, called phytoncides, which act as protection from germs and insects. These oils also help build a strong immune system.

It was also noted that by being in forests, heart rate and blood pressure lowered and stress hormones, such as cortisol, were significantly reduced.

Forest bathing is also known to reduce depression whilst increasing energy.

Green is the colour of the heart chakra and by connecting to Nature you activate the power of your heart which helps heal and clear your energy field.

The Empath’s energy field (aura) is constantly under stress. A poor diet, worry, alcohol, stimulants, medications and other people’s energy, weaken the aura, making it permeable. This is bad news. A leaky energy field not only lets energy out but also allows too much external energy in: in the way of other people’s negative energy, thought forms and emotions (see this post to learn more).

Being in Nature helps build a more resilient energy field. This goes a long way to keeping the Empath healthy, grounded and protected.

Here are some more benefits of spending time in Nature:

  • Better Sleep
  • Reduction of inflammation
  • Energy increasing
  • Normalizes circadian rhythms
  • Relieves muscle tension and headache
  • Improves hormone related symptoms
  • Speeds healing
  • Protects the body from electro-magnetic frequencies (EMF)
  • Reduces snoring

After regularly spending time in nature, you notice the energy picked up off others does not affect you in the same way. It seems to bounce off (if only for a short period).

Now is the perfect time of year to get outdoors and if you want to get double the benefits why not try Earthing at the same time?

Hope this helps on your Empath journey.

©Diane Kathrine





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5 thoughts on “The Power that Nature has to Heal the Empath

  1. Diane how do you obtain all this information on Empaths? I truly don’t mean to sound rude or skeptical, I just genuinely want to know for personal reasons.

    • Hi Charlie,

      Most of the info I get comes from either study & research (over more than 20 years. Love it!), intuitive and thus personal experience (again over 20 years), and being a big fat (quiet) observer, listener and sponge.

      But you are right to question. That is one of my mottos in life: question everything… oh and don’t believe everything you read 😉

      Some things I write about are universal to Empaths, other subjects applicable to the few. One of the reasons I am such an advocate of pushing for the Empath to build their intuition is because it is an incredible life guide. When the intuition is reliable, one can easily determine whether something is a fit just by the way it feels.

      Hope this helps. 🙂

  2. “Walk where there are trees, if possible. Trees are breathing too,
    and there is a specific emanation from trees (an ‘air vitamin’, so to
    speak) which is beneficial. Why else are sanatoriums built in the
    mountains and forests? Who would think of establishing a beauty
    farm or health resort anywhere except among trees?” –
    so wrote Gayelord Hauser in “Look Younger, Live Longer” in 1951.
    How lovely to see one of my favourite writers on health and living, validated yet again in the 21st century!
    Thank you for this article.

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