How to Know What You Need to Heal Right Now as an Empath

Empath life often feels like a double-edged sword. On the one hand we have incredible encounters and insights that few will ever experience, and on the other, we endure emotional energy and overwhelm that can at times be crippling, and affects our quality of life.

Experiencing the energy of those we come into contact with impacts our biology. Meaning, our immune system is compromised and our hormones get overworked, just by picking up the emotions of others, which can eventually lead to anything from depression to physical health problems.

 So, yes, we have to constantly work to heal, reset and stay in balance. 

The problem is it is difficult to know what we need to heal for each given situation.

Because Empaths tend to be Sensitive to anything of a low vibration, it is not only others’ emotions that take their toll. We can be taken down by work stress, being peopled, environment pollutants, EMF, earth changes, diet, etc.  Also, what works one day to reset or heal, might not work so well the next.

So, how do we determine what we need now?

The best way to find that answer is to simply ask yourself.

Our body has the wisdom to know what’s required for self-healing, and we are able to decide what we need by the way something feels after asking prompting questions.

For example: sit quietly and take a couple of calming breaths, close your eyes and ask yourself: will my body benefit from doing a short yoga practice today?

See how that question feels within your body.

Then ask yourself, will my body benefit from not doing yoga today? Then see how that feels. One will feel right, one will feel wrong.

You can use this technique with any question to any situation, and not just for healing.

When questioning yourself, be sure to listen to the body and not the mind. The mind is good at talking us out of doing what we don’t particularly want to do.

As you know, I share many techniques for the Empath to heal, reset, stay grounded or detached from emotional energy for the reason we are all different. We all have different needs, and we are constantly evolving. By swapping and changing it also helps to keep the body guessing.

When we do the same workout every day, for example, the body gets used to it. We don’t always feel as much benefit as when we mix up our routines. The same can be said for rebalancing  or healing techniques:

One day we might need a certain crystal to stay grounded, another day an essential oil is required, we may benefit from yoga to reset one day, another day we may need HIIT, or meditation might work best one day to calm a stressed mind, then on another day pranayama breathing is more beneficial.  

I must say that my two all-time favourites for energy cleansing, emotional clearing, rebalancing, etc. are getting outdoors in nature and being in water (the bath/shower, sea, natural pools, etc.) Nothing works as quickly or as dramatically.

If I ever feel out of sorts or over-wired from too much emotional energy and go for a walk in the woods or down by the local waterway, I’m always amazed at how quickly I feel uplifted and cleansed. I can go from feeling wired or overwhelmed to feeling fantastic within an hour of being in nature.

Nature and water are also great to cleanse your energy field, especially if you have spent too much time on the internet or on electrical devices, or if you have been peopled.

Salt baths are also incredible for resetting and healing the body (it’s also a great time to do a meditation or to tune into your higher self).

So, if you are not sure what will work best to rebalance, sit quietly and ask yourself what you need. I will add links at the bottom of the page to posts with grounding/energy clearing/rebalancing techniques, just for some fresh ideas.

Love and best wishes.

Diane

©Diane Kathrine

15 Ways to Stay Grounded

An Empath’s Guide to Living in the World

5 Ways to Stop Empath Overwhelm

Essential Oils for the Empath

Meditation and Breathing Exercises

 

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4 thoughts on “How to Know What You Need to Heal Right Now as an Empath

  1. Hi!
    What would you recommend to a person that has to deal with an empath? How can I make an empath feel welcomed? Would it be beneficial for an empath to have a partner that is also an empath or it would be to much?

    Thank you

    • Ooh, that’s a challenging question and one that is a little tricky to answer.
      Perhaps if I give a little information about some typical traits of an Empath, which may help a new relationship:

      Empaths tend to get overwhelmed when in social situations. Being around lots of people can be a challenge; as can being one on one if the other has emotional issues, is nervous or being inauthentic.

      I wouldn’t say any Empath expects special treatment in regards to being welcomed, but it helps to understand that sometimes they may appear aloof or withdrawn, if they have taken on too much emotional energy, and not to take it personally.

      And there is no reason why an Empath shouldn’t date a non-Empath. All relationships involve growth, discovery and acceptance and Empath relationships are no different.

      Hope this helps

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