So here we are again, not long off another year-end.
And what a year it’s been!
I’m sure 2018 will always be remembered as the year of conflict and division.
I know every year has its own crazy vibe, but this one seems particularly explosive with all the dark energy that’s been stirred up.
For those of us who are Empaths, it has certainly been a challenge to stay out of the angry clashing energy, fired up across the world, that has created a huge wave of all-consuming dark emotions!
To top it all off, we’ve arrived once more at the ‘Christmas silly season’. I know many Empaths struggle at this time of year (I was once one of them). All the rushed and stressed emotional energy, being produced by the masses, can prove to be nothing short of exhausting. Even when we stay tucked away, in our own little sanctuaries, the emotional energy is difficult to avoid. And the lack of sun/daylight in the northern hemisphere, means a lack of Vitamin D, and thus extra stress-related colds and flu to deal with.
So, it goes without saying that we all need to step it up at this time of year. We have to work that extra bit harder to stay grounded, balanced and in control of emotions. Which, as you may now be thinking, is not so easy to do. When feeling out-of-sorts from not only the ‘Christmas energy’ but all the other ‘stuff’ we’ve had to endure, working on self is often the last thing we have time or energy for.
I think you’ll agree; this year has gone from one level of trauma to another. The energies have switched from stress to anger to hate to fear to more stress. It’s obvious the populace is being distracted and divided with the intention of keeping us from finding our true-inner-power.
What I mean is, we are in a unique time where past issues are coming up to the surface to be resolved and healed for everyone. Not only in the way of karmic return but in calls to find balance of the body and mind (modern life puts a huge strain on our human bodies). This shows up in many ways: feeling constantly dissatisfied, suffering illness, anxiety, fear, anger and other strong emotions. There are many other ways in which people receive their inner-calls to make changes and go within.
Instead of being able to address old wounds and or physical issues, as they arise, people are being given reasons to project their emotional pain on to others. Which only serves in keeping the pain alive.
When we are kept angry or distressed, by focusing on the world’s injustices or propaganda, it not only keeps us trapped in a negative mind-set but it stops us from taking the steps to face and heal any physical or emotional wounds that need attention. We then continuously draw back more reasons to feel emotionally low.
For those Empaths who have already done much inner-work, it sometimes feels like we are being taken back several steps. It doesn’t help that feeling the emotional energy of the world, when it is so negatively charged, can be incredibly isolating.
As I mentioned in my last post, because of constant shifting energy, we need to keep swapping and changing our healing/grounding techniques. But at this time of year it is even more important. If we don’t take control of what we feel, the way we feel will control our life.
So, here I have some winter remedies that I hope will help:
This is so important, even if it’s just for five minutes a day.
By consciously unplugging from all external distractions, it not only allows for a vibrational reset, it shifts our focus. Which helps us break the connection to the emotional energy of others, and allows us to tune into our higher-self.
By simply closing your eyes and focusing on your breath or doing some type of meditative practice, it works well to unplug.
One technique I like to use is the ‘balancing triangle breath’.
This may sound strange, but in my mind’s eye I draw a triangle with my breath between my nose and third eye.
If you want to try it: Inhale through your left nostril (you can block the opposite nostril with thumb), taking the breath up to the third eye (centre of forehead), then on the exhale see your breath travel from the third eye down the right nostril and then back over to the left nostril. After a few breaths reverse the flow from right to left, and then keep alternating.
The image may help you get a better idea of what I mean (I apologize for the creepy face).
The above technique not only helps you unplug and re-centre, it also helps balance your masculine and feminine energy (learn more here).
Avoid Negative People
This is something I probably don’t need to remind you of, but I know how hard it is at this time of year. Work’s do’s, Xmas family get-togethers and the like, mean we end up spending time with those we wouldn’t normally. But if there’s one thing that can suck dry your last remnants of goodwill, its being around ‘negatives’ or ‘energy vampires’
Did you know, science has even acknowledged that by spending too much time around negative people it can influence health and happiness? There are many studies showing how prolonged ‘people stress’ alters gene expression within the immune system… Meaning: anyone can become sick just by hanging out with toxic people. So, for an Empath, who can wear another person’s emotional energy like a heavy winter coat, it’s double whammy!
What can we do to protect our health from people stress?
Well, an easy place to start is:
Eat Lots of Bright Coloured Food
Sadly, I’m not talking about Smarties and M&Ms. I’m talking real food.
By eating lots of lovely bright coloured fruit and veg, it ensures you get lots of vitamins, antioxidants and enzymes which ward off stress-related illnesses (especially colds and flu). If this is difficult, try taking a good range of supplements (read here to learn more about supplements and the Empath).
And, if all else fails have a bath:
Take a Salted-Magnesium-Essential-Oil Bath:
A salt bath with added magnesium and lavender is an incredible combination for instilling calm and balance. It’s also super soothing to your emotions.
Salt clears negative energy, it also heals and softens the skin. Magnesium helps one relax, and boosts energy, supports the endocrine system and aids sleep (quality sleep is essential for repairs). An essential oil, such as lavender, is both relaxing and uplifting. You can buy magnesium bath salts in most supermarkets.
Hope this helps.
Ok, so if I don’t get to post again before Christmas, I hope you all have a truly wonderful time.
Don’t forget to check this out before 30th Dec.