Summer Solstice, The Strawberry Moon and Empath Power

This Monday 20th June 2016 befalls a rather special occurrence… The summer solstice.

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The summer solstice has long-since been noted as a magical day with a time-honored history of celebrations. This year’s solstice comes with an extra bonus of being a full moon. The last time this occurred was 70 years ago.

There are not many who have ever experienced a celestial event of this magnitude. Having a full Strawberry Moon on the same day as a summer solstice is a truly rare event.

The full moon in June is known as the Full Strawberry Moon because it is the time of year to harvest ripening fruit, which also coincides with the strawberry season.

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If you are sensitive to the energy of full moons and/or solstices, this one will surely pack a magical punch. It is a great time to set your intentions for the year ahead and wonderful period to spend in contemplation and meditation (and to spend as much time as you can in nature) to experience the full magnificence of this occasion.

Empath Power

Empath Power, the book, has now been released. I timed the release to coincide with this magical solstice weekend. It is available in both paperback and eBook versions. Here is a snippet of what it entails:

Empat PowerThere are some major changes happening on the planet affecting Empaths on many levels. These changes bring pain, emotional disruptions, repetitive, negative thought patterns and physical distress. 

With any energy shift Empaths, and anyone of a Sensitive nature, get clobbered from all directions. Not only do they endure the discomfort of a shifting period in their own way, but they also pick up on how the populace are experiencing these ups and downs. If you often feel overwhelmed and overloaded by all you have to process during these turbulent times Empath Power is for you. 

As an Empath you are one of life’s game changers! It is imperative you stay grounded, protected and healthy during these testing periods and this book is your guide to show you how! 

You can go to the Kindle store here to read the first section for free and see if this book is what you might need at this present time.

Have a superb Strawberry Solstice weekend!

Until next time…

Diane

Do Empaths Have Mediumistic Abilities?

pschic development imageBecause Empaths are an intuitive bunch it can arouse the question whether they also have psychic and mediumistic abilities. Being mediumistic is not a trait to fall under the ‘traits of an Empath’. However, there are some who do have this ability.

Some Empaths have mediumistic abilities and some mediums have Empathic abilities. But whether we were born with mediumistic abilities or not, it is a gift that can be developed. If it is something we are drawn to and want to develop most can work towards becoming gifted mediums. Empaths are highly intuitive and are aligned to most things of a metaphysical nature. We often experience a strong pull towards mediumship in the ‘early days’ of awakening. However, it is not a subject one should take lightly and finding a good teacher is essential. The teacher has to know and understand all about the traits and sensitivities of an Empath. Continue reading

The Powerful Grounding, Protecting and Mirroring Properties of Haematite

haematite stonesMost Empaths and Sensitives will have a ‘thing’ for the crystal kingdom in some way or other. We can be drawn to crystals for many reasons, but especially for their beauty, texture, colour and the powerful vibrations they emit.

There are hundreds of different types of crystals all with countless healing properties but today I am focusing on one stone that, for very good reason, I’ve been drawn to lately…Haematite.

For the Empath, Haematite is a very powerful stone that has many helpful qualities. It is known as the grounding stone of grounding stones! It is also protecting and has a strong mirroring effect.

Haematite has the ability to both balance your energy and raise your vibration, lifting you up energetically, whilst still keeping you grounded. And one thing all Empaths need is to stay grounded! Continue reading

What is an Empath’s Purpose in Life?

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One of the most frequently asked questions by those on the path of awakening is: What is my purpose in life?

I know only too well how frustrating it is to have this question burning unanswered within.

For the Empath it is doubly frustrating because we have this incredible gift and most do not know what it is for or what we are supposed to do with it.

I have often been asked questions such as: ‘how can I be of service to others?’ or ‘I want to help others but how should I do it?’ 

It is an inbred trait for Empaths to want to help others, especially if they are suffering. However, many of us have tried and failed when attempting to help others help themselves. It can be incredibly soul-destroying to see another suffering and not be able to help them. Continue reading

12 Quick Questions to Discover if You Are an Empath

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If you want to know if you are an Empath these questions will quickly help decide:

1. Do you walk into busy places and find yourself overwhelmed with emotions?

2.  Do some people make you feel inexplicably uncomfortable, finding you stumble over your words or have uneasy sensations in the pit of your stomach when with them?

3. Did you experience any strange phenomena as a child, such as seeing or hearing ghosts, having imaginary friends, seeing energy fields around objects or people, or knowing things you shouldn’t? Continue reading

Why Garlic is the Empath’s Best Friend

We all know that garlic keeps the blood-sucking vampires away but what about the ones we dread being in the presence of most…the energy vampires? For the Empath, it may not keep the latter away but it can certainly help counteract the damage they cause, both physically and energetically.

Garlic is an amazing tool when it comes to healing the body; it is a powerful antibiotic, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory, it helps remove heavy metals and contains potent anti-oxidants that help build a healthy immune system. However, for the Empath, it is what it can do for the energetic body that you may find of interest.

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10 Essential Oils to Re-Balance the Empath

essential_oilsThe value of essential oils has been known for more than 6000 years, not only for their amazing healing properties but for their ability to bring energetic balance back to the body and mind, and promote emotional wellbeing.

Essential oils are composed of tiny molecules which can easily be penetrated by the body. When the essences are inhaled they enter the body, via the cells that line the nasal passages. These then send messages to the brain which directly affects the emotions by working on the limbic system, the limbic system controls the major functions of the body. Thus essential oils are able to heal and balance one’s physical and mental bodies at the same time.

Although the following essential oils have many therapeutic benefits, I will mainly be listing their energetic and emotional balancing qualities. These oils can also help remove the emotional energy, in the form of depression, low moods or anger, you may have picked up off others. Continue reading

Dark Thoughts and Moving into a New World

worldHave you found that you seem to be getting triggered in negative ways recently? You’re not alone. You will be especially noticing these triggers if, in the past years, you have significantly raised your vibration and have done lots of work on yourself.

You may find that for the much of the time you feel happy, even blissed out and then you receive a message off someone that automatically puts you into a negative place and changes your thoughts from being happy to angry or low vibrational.

To find yourself thinking negatively is not your fault, humans are hardwired into thinking more negative thoughts than positive, it’s called negativity bias and stems back to our survival instincts from caveman days. We can brood for hours on dark menacing thoughts whilst positive ones can often go unnoticed.

It only takes 17 seconds for a negative thought to take hold, which could then escalate into hours or days of dark thinking, which will affect both our emotions and our physical health.

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Is This a Cure for Social Anxiety and Introversion?

It has been a while since my last blog post, to say the least. I hadn’t realized just how long, until I glanced at the date of my last post… Eeeek! Time really is whizzing by!

I apologise for the lack of updates. It is not because I have lost interest in my little blog, far from it, I have missed my time away from the keyboard and writing about my passions of self-development for the Empath. The reason I have been away for so long is because my life has seen many changes this past year (all positive), which has meant I have had little time to spend on Just Be. But as I have now found myself with a free period, I wanted to come here and share with you information I recently came across about a condition that could be causing some of you unnecessary social anxiety and excessive introversion.

Like many of you out there, I consider myself to be an introvert and an Empath, with food and environmental sensitivities…which basically means, in this world, it is a constant battle to stay in balance. There are seemingly never ending hurdles to overcome when it comes to my/our wellbeing.

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Rules of Life for The Empath

When we are in the midst of some trying times which can affect our attitude and mind-set in a negative way.

Our attitude reflects in all areas of our life. We draw to ourselves anything on the same level of our vibration. When our moods are low it is difficult to stay in a positive head-space. Our thoughts darken and it is easy to become entangled in low-level thinking. When we become embroiled in a stream of dark repetitive thoughts we start to draw more situations that match this frequency, which only serves in keeping us stuck in a dark mind-set.

If anyone can manifest more of their thoughts, opinions and ways it is the Empaths. For this reason, it is a good idea to reprogram our way of thinking and approach towards life. We draw back to us what we send out. If we get pushed into a low-level viewpoint, by picking up the negative opinions of others, overtime it will alter our attitudes and outlook on life.

We attract into our life who and what we are. To draw more magnificence, we need adopt a more magnificent outlook on life. The following are 50 ways of being to adopt into your life which will allow you to see positive changes.

1. Let Go of Expectations

Our expectations can cause us untold pain and frustration. When we let them go,  it will free us from disappointment.

2. Learn to Accept

We cannot and should not control everything in life. Acceptance of self, others and life situations is essential if we want to live a happy, healthy life.

3. Release Dependency on Others

When we depend on another to make us feel happy or to give our life meaning, we miss out on our own unique journey.

4. Control your Thoughts

Most of our stress is born, not from our life situations but the way we think about them. Choose your thoughts wisely.

5. Judge Not

Judging another will only serve in making you fearful of others judgements towards you; which in turn will make you afraid of doing, saying or being your true-self.

6. Stop Procrastinating

Don’t put off today what you can do tomorrow. Time goes by too quickly. Don’t waste life thinking about what you could be doing and just do it.

7. Be at Peace with Criticism

Trying to go through life avoiding criticism will only stop you from doing what you are meant to do and becoming who you are meant to be.

8. Change not Another nor let Another Change You

Allow yourself or others to be who they truly are. Trying to mould another into being the person you want them to be, or changing oneself to please another takes away life’s opportunities.

9. Don’t Take it Personally

If another judges, criticises or treats you badly, it is not a reflection on you but on them.

10. Stay Unique

With everyone trying to fit in originality is rare. Give yourself the gift of being a one-off original.

11. Never Give Up

Good things aren’t meant to arrive overnight and we have little appreciation of that which comes easy. If you want something and believe in it keep striving towards it, no matter what your age.

12. Leave the Crowd Behind

We are each here to enjoy our own exclusive life experience; following the crowd stops you from having it.

13. Collect Experiences not Treasures

The only thing we get to take with us when we leave this body is our knowledge and experience. Our possessions stay behind.

14. Abandon the Fear of Failure

A failure is simply a learning experience to teach us how not to do something in the future. When we learn something, through failure, it is a valuable gift that only we can give ourselves.

15. Believe in Yourself

Believe in what you want to do, not what family or society expects you to do. If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will.

16. Embrace Success

Have confidence in the fact you are successful and you always will be!

17. Love What You Do and Do What You love

When you are happy in your work, success will follow.

18. Don’t Place Your Worth on Your Appearance

Youthful looks will fade in time but the beauty within continues to grow. Embrace who you are and not how you look.

19. Take Responsibility For Your Actions

Live life believing karma exists.

20. Create The Change You Want To See

Don’t wait for someone else to do it first. Be the answer you’ve been waiting for.

21. Treat Everyone as an Equal

No one is better than another, no matter what their wealth or status. Believing we are better or lesser than another leads to grandiosity or lack of self-worth.

22. Listen to Others

Most are not listening, they are simply waiting for their chance to speak. When we allow ourselves to really hear what others are saying, we expand our own consciousness.

23. Take Not Revenge

It is not up to us to punish others for what we consider bad behaviour. When we treat others badly, or push them away, to teach them a lesson, it will always backfire!

24. Remember You Have Freewill

It is your life, you do not have to do anything you do not want or choose.

25. Allow Yourself to Give and Receive Love

Opening your heart is not a sign of weakness, it’s a show of strength.

26. Let Go of Pain

We wouldn’t hold on to a burning coal, so why allow painful emotions to burn within our body.

27. Don’t Allow Rules to Stifle Creativity

Rules should be seen as guidelines, be a rebel and break a few.

28. Step Out of Your Comfort Zone Daily

If you want to see life changes do something each day that makes you uncomfortable.

29. Stop Waiting for Another to Complete You

The only person who can make you complete is you.

30. Learn to Be on Your Own

Learning to like one’s own company makes the journey of life into an extraordinary expedition.

31. Love Yourself

If you don’t like yourself, you won’t respect yourself and if you don’t respect yourself, no one else will!

32. Keep Your Self-Talk Positive

It is the key to a happy, productive life.

33. Eat What Nature Intended

Genetically modified and chemically laden foods have no right being inside the human body. For lasting health and happiness keep your diet clean.

34. Nurture Body Mind and Spirit

They are connected and only when all three are balanced can we find harmony in life.

35. Free Your Voice and Learn to Say No

If others do not want to respect your right to choose, that is their problem. No matter what you do, you will never please others most of the time, so you may as well please yourself all of the time.

36. Remember Your Friends

One of the biggest regret of those on their deathbed is losing touch with old friends. You cannot make new ‘old friends’. You will rarely make friends like the ones who have been in your life for the long hall, don’t forget them.

37. Free Yourself from Childhood Issues

The child in you lived and got through those difficult times; don’t let the adult now be punished by them.

38. Let Go of Resentment

Why let another’s actions blight your life? Being filled with resentment towards others makes you bitter. Let it go.

39. Control Anger

Our anger only serves in punishing us, not the ones we are angry with.

40. Help Others to Help Themselves

Instead of telling others how to do it, show them by example.

41. Lose The Need to be Right

Wanting to be right, just makes others wrong. Value others opinions.

42. Question Everything

Don’t believe everything you read, hear or see. If it doesn’t feel right, chances are it isn’t.

43. Give Without Expect of Return

Doing nice things for others without expecting anything back, sets the spirit soaring.

44. Stop Throwing Pity Parties

Talk and think like a victim and be a victim.

45. Strive for Many Life Experiences

Keep your life energised with new experiences every day.

46. Why Wait? Go and Get It

If you want something, find a way to get it. Don’t die with your dreams still inside. Step out there and create them.

47. Respect the Elderly

We will all be old one day.

48. Find Your Passions

How will you know what they are if you don’t seek them out?

49. Select Acquaintances Wisely

You become who you spend most time around.

50. Choose Happiness

We have a choice how to feel. For a joyful  life make the decision to feel happy each and everyday!

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©Diane Kathrine at Empaths Empowered

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Your Unfinished Business

Are you struggling to move on in life? Are you feeling trapped with no forward momentum? Do you feel you are in the same holding pattern that you were years ago? If the answer is yes to any of the above, chances are you may have some unfinished business that you are not facing, or indeed not wanting to face.

Humanity is ready to evolve, we know that, but many of us are still holding onto unresolved issues that are keeping us trapped in the old ways and in limbo. This is one of the, many, reasons there is so much pain in the world. We may be so wrapped up in our own emotional pain that we haven’t realized our unfinished business is keeping us on a perpetual treadmill.

As mentioned in past posts, there are millions who are now in emotional turmoil. Everyone will know at least two people (and that’s not including themselves) who are depressed or down in some which way, and that makes for a lot of unhappy people. This depression that many are experiencing is what’s known is ascension circles as: ‘The Dark Night of the Soul’ and this is something we ALL go through, at some point, in order for us to face and release our demons. It is part of the Great Transition.

There are many who’ve been on the ascension path for ten, twenty years or more and, whilst they may have expected things to get better, in the past couple of years some have felt like they’ve been to hell and back. There has been one thing after another coming up for us to deal with: childhood, family, work, financial, security, insecurity, friend, foe, ego issues all vying for our attention. Now, however, many who have been on the spiritual/awakening path for some time, have gone through or are nearing the end of their ‘Dark Night of the Soul’, but, even so, there may still be a sense of lack of completion and this could be your Unfinished Business.

In many children’s ghost stories (and adult ones) the ghost in the story will normally be trapped on the earthly plane because of their unfinished business and the ghost will not cross over to the other side until they’ve resolved it. They don’t always know what the unfinished business is, but they are kept trapped in limbo (earth), unable to enter heaven, until they discover and resolve what was holding them back. Reminds me of what many of us are now enduring.

So how do we uncover what is holding us in limbo? To find out this we have to take a journey within, to our seat of emotions. Is there anything that, when you think about it, immediately makes you cringe, squirm or want to push it to the back of your mind? It could be something you’ve always wanted to do but feared to attempt? Have you started a project, which stemmed from a passion, but not completed it because you didn’t feel you were good enough? Are you hung up with your physical appearance? Do you harbour resentment to certain family members or friends? Is the fear of others judgement holding you back?

Whatever it is now is the time to face it. There is every chance you won’t realize there was an unresolved issue, until you look for it. When you make the realization you are already half way there. You will know when you’ve faced it because you will feel uplifted with a sense of accomplishment, and you will notice things start to go your way.

My past few posts have had the emphasis on much of the dark, sticky energies that have not yet been cleared by us, individually and collectively and the effects they’ve had on the body and mind. And although they may seem a bit doom and gloom, I’ve written them for those, myself included, who’ve been struggling with some of the wayward energies coming in and up, as well as, from what I now realize as, our Unfinished Business. But the great news is, more of us are now feeling (or starting to feel) the Good Vibrations of change that are finally making their presence known. There is so much lovely energy out there (yes, and the pockets of not so nice too) that we’ve all waited long enough to arrive. If you’ve found yourself singing and laughing a lot, more than you have in a long while, you’re experiencing it too. And do not despair if you are not yet sensing it, you will soon. The greatest news is that it is here, for us all, when we are ready for it. 

©Diane Kathrine…Empaths Empowered

The Awakening of Others

As I mentioned in my last post, many of you will be seeing others around you who are starting to break from the pressures of the current energies. You will see this in severe depression, anger and even nervous breakdowns. Men seem to be suffering quite badly with this. For one: it is because of the strong influx of feminine energy, pounding the planet, which, for most, they don’t know how to navigate and because they don’t tend to have the same emotional releases women have (for all the female Empaths living with awakening males, you can expect to be seeing/feeling this in a big way. You will be part of their wake-up trigger and will need to be extra vigilante not to take on their negative releases, nor take them personally and be as supportive as is possible).

In many, there is an internal battle going on between the ego and the authentic, true-self. As humans we are ready to evolve, yet the ego knows with evolvement comes its own demise, so it is in survival mode. It doesn’t’ help that our external environment is designed to feed and stimulate the ego into wanting more of everything, in the shape of money, power, fame, success, fashion and beauty, with the premise that when we attain them, our happiness will be fulfilled and we will be worthy. We all eventually become aware, that this never happens. The true-self is happy with having just enough, the ego always wants more and is never satisfied. Thing is, most people aren’t even aware that it is their ego which is running the show and doing all the talking; they believe it’s their own heartfelt desires guiding them.

There are many people who are too afraid to hear the truth of what is really going on in the world. They read the paper or watch the news and take what’s been said as gospel and without question. There is an attachment, so strong, to their false impression of life that it is like an addiction and it needs to be fed on a daily basis. But somewhere, deep within, they know the truth and are keeping it hidden because they also know that when they listen to that truth, their illusions will be shattered and this may lead to the start of a painful journey.

Awakening and evolving is a destructive process and, on a soul level, one has to be completely ready for it. There will be some who, in this life, won’t choose it. I don’t believe Empaths had much choice when it came to ‘The Awakening’. We all had the internal alarms set, which when they went off, normally came in the shape of a nagging feeling that something was amiss with us and the world. This then heralded our quest to seek out answers and from there our adventures unfolded.

So, what advice do we have for those around us who we can see are in the first throes of self-realization and turmoil? It is too easy to want to reveal all that we have learnt, and know, in one big dollop, because we want to help others, but this may only serve in closing them down (too much too soon). As most are so completely shut off to anything that seems a little ‘woo-woo’ or out there, information has to be spoon-fed and given in small increments. If you have been on this path for a while, think back to what or who helped you in the early days: was it a book, a video, yoga or meditation? Much of which aided us back then, we have long since moved on from, but it may be just what the newly awakened need. Perhaps try to explain that humanity is ready to evolve, but resistance to it is the cause of much internal conflict and pain.

What we, as Empaths, have to be careful of in our quest to help and serve, is becoming a toxic-dumping-ground for others. People come to Empaths because they listen and really hear what they have to say and, as this is quite rare in today’s society, it can become like a drug to those who want to be heard or who love to talk about themselves (this is one of the main reasons many Empaths close themselves off and make it so they are invisible to others). Here is where we have to serve our needs first and say no to those wanting to offload. I’m not saying don’t lend an ear to those in need, but if they keep coming with the same victim-mentality or me-me stories they are just taking from you and this helps no one. It’s all about helping others to help themselves in taking self-responsibility; one can do no more than that. However, if someone does not want to hear the advice you may offer, it is not your responsibility to keep trying to get them to hear you.

Empaths, whether they realize it or not, generally know who wants to listen and those who don’t by their internal feelings. When talking to one, who doesn’t want to hear you (this covers all topics), and even if they act or look interested in what you are saying, you will normally feel an internal compression, like your torso is being squeezed and you will have a reluctance to talk.  For example: you may be having a conversation with an acquaintance and when it’s your turn to talk, you may feel a wave of heaviness and boredom wash over you, this is coming from the other and it’s the signal that they don’t want to hear what you have to say. This isn’t because you are boring them, just that they want to get back to talking about their world, because, sadly, that’s all that some are really interested in.

Unfortunately, not everyone is ready to hear what you know or have learnt. Most of us gained our understandings in small stages, so the information has to be imparted in small digestible pieces. But only to those who are ready to hear and have made the first approach.

Many Empaths feel frustrated that they are not doing enough to assist others, especially when one can feel their pain. It is difficult to see those suffering and know the steps they could take to help themselves. But, as I’ve said in earlier posts, we are all doing more than we realize in transmuting the energies.  Remember, in just offering a bright, beaming smile or lending an ear, for a few minutes, to a stranger is a priceless gift to some and can be appreciated more than you know.

Clear Your Clutter Transform Your Life!

How many of us hold onto things long after they’ve outlived their use?

Have you kept old clothes believing they may come back in fashion one day, or in case you lose or gain weight?

Have you been given a gift that you didn’t really like, but kept it to avoid hurting another’s feelings?

I think it’s safe to say most of us could say yes to at least one of the above questions. But hoarding, even just a little bit, will soon see our homes overloaded with junk. Bad news for Empaths or those of a sensitive nature.

An overly cluttered house leads to an overly cluttered mind and energy field. Clutter equates to stagnated energy and is extremely draining to the body and mind. Even clutter that the eye cannot see, still has a debilitating effect on the psyche and creates an overcrowded feeling within. This can lead to the Empath feeling drained and lethargic!

If you have a crowded house (and I don’t mean with people) you may not realize how much it can deplete your energy, leading to feelings of sluggishness, apathy and an uninspired mind.

Empaths tend to have an inbuilt loathing of clutter, whether they are aware of their gift or not, and this is because they can feel it dragging them down, energetically. They will tend to opt for more of an uncomplicated decor, without too much fuss in the way of ornaments etc., for the simple reason that all objects hold energy. But over the years clutter can unintentionally build and we can find ourselves with all sorts of bric-a-brac, that were probably gifts, strewn around the house, which only serve in being draining.

Many years ago, before I was even aware of the term Empath, I read a book by Karen Kingston called: ‘Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui’ (unfortunately, I no longer have the book, and don’t have a photographic memory, so am unable to paraphrase), it really resonated with me and inspired me to have a full-on house detox. I hatched a plan to rid the home of all unwanted, unused and unhelpful items we had hoarded. My husband and I ploughed through the house, room by room, and cleared tonnes of stuff (slight exaggeration there but you will be surprised how much can be crammed into the smallest draw). I have a minimalistic decor-style and have never liked visual clutter, so everything that was removed came out of cupboards, draws and wardrobes. It was amazing how clean, fresh and liberated we both felt afterwards.

The first thing we all need to summon, when it comes to de-cluttering, is bravery. It may sound silly to suggest being brave when it comes to clearing the house, but in a way that’s exactly what we need. Fear will always rear its ugly head when making any changes in one’s life and when de-cluttering it will be there to tell you how much you need those unneeded items.

In the current economic climate it is an ideal environment for hoarding to thrive. We may hold onto possessions because we fear we won’t be able to replace them with something better or of equal value. You can probably look around any room in your house now and count at least 5 items that serve no purpose. Hoarding is born from the fear of lack and in clearing the clutter you are also facing, and in turn clearing, that fear.

To find out whether you really need something in your life simply ask this question: How will this item improve or make my life better? If you can’t come up with an answer (other than it won’t) it’s probably time to ditch or give it to charity.

When your home is full there is no room for anything new to come into your life. In making space, you are sending out a message that you are open to receive (but hopefully not more clutter).

Clearing the clutter doesn’t just have to be of your external environment, you can also have an internal-clutter-clearing session. Disposing of old beliefs, traits or thought patterns is both liberating and rejuvenating. Granted, they’re not as easy to be rid of as belongings, but probably ten times more beneficial.

A trait that will do you the world of good to eliminate is overly judgemental behaviour of self or others.

Being judgemental is so imprisoning and it causes untold harm to the bearer. It doesn’t have to be vindictive in nature to be damaging: it can be as simple as feeling another is more worthy than ourselves, thinking we are not good enough or believing our opinions are better than others.

Being judgemental catches us all unaware, but when we are conscious of it we are one step closer to removing it (for an Empath, if we are being judgemental, or indeed being judged, it can hold a heavy dark and anxious feeling/energy).

If you are in doubt of what you should or shouldn’t keep in your life, see the following questions:

Clutter Clearing Check List for the Internal and External:

  • Does this serve me today?
  • Will this serve me in the foreseeable future?
  • Can this serve anyone else?
  • Why am I holding onto this?
  • Will keeping/holding onto this make me happy?

A word of warning: you can guarantee that within days of having a clear-out your mind will play tricks on you, finding use for anything and everything you threw/gave away (even though you may not have worn/used it for five years, or previously forgotten of its existence). Just know that this is part of the de-cluttering process and it will pass.

Hope this post helps you on your path

Diane

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©Diane Kathrine at Empaths Empowered

The Developing Traits of an Empath

In recent months I have noticed more of the comments are asking how one develops the traits of an Empath and I have given the subject much thought, not just recently but over the years, and it is my conclusion that an Empath just is. There isn’t really anything to develop. We came into this world ready to do our job of transmuting negative, dense and dark energies and our empathic abilities have developed on their own, over time as one matured and found his/her place in the world and of course one’s own birthright.

It goes without saying that the more experienced Empath will take on more than the inexperienced. Experience generally comes through the obstacles and hurdles met and overcome in life and this is the reason things tend to get more challenging for the Empath over the years, instead of easier: the more done the more expected.

There are some HSP’s (highly sensitive people) and Empaths born with strong clairvoyant, mediumistic, medically intuitive and other abilities. The above gifts can be developed, enhanced and worked on under the guidance of a good teacher and through various techniques. But for the hard-wired Empaths, who all have an intrinsic deep knowing, many have unwittingly, or even consciously, chosen not to develop other metaphysical (non physical) traits. This, I believe, is because they have already got enough to take on without having to attempt doing: healings, readings, regressions and the like. It would be too much as just being round others can be unbearable at times.

Empaths are constantly at work, whether they are aware of it or not, in the unseen realms mopping up negative energies wherever they go and then transmuting them into clean pure energy. And, as there seems to be a never ending supply of dense and dark energies, they are always on call. It is part of their life-path to help bring balance into this chaotic world and many are doing it without being conscious of it.

The job of an Empath is a thankless and, in most cases, unrecognised one. For, unlike other metaphysical jobs, the majority of others are not even aware that you are actually doing anything to help the world at large. What’s worse, Empaths may get labelled as being lazy or hypochondriacs because the dense energies they transmute can make them feel physically ill, especially when they are unaware of their gift, but it’s the type of illness a doctor cannot treat or cure.

Try explaining to anyone, who has their beliefs firmly rooted in the material world, about the existence and abilities of an Empath and they will think you have completely lost your marbles and this is why most just keep the knowledge of their gift strictly to themselves, which also makes it a lonely path to walk.

So, although the abilities of an Empath come as a package deal, there are still many other personal areas that can be developed, to keep one safe and sane whilst walking/working this ‘seemingly’ crazy planet. One such thing is being able to discern between energies/emotions coming from their external environment and that of their own. This can be a huge challenge for an Empath because they are still human, having a human experience and have to endure the same traumas, pains and heartaches that everyone else does. It is so very easy for them to take on another person’s pain and mistake it as their own. This is where discernment is needed.

It is relatively simple when entering a public place, such as a shopping mall, to recognize that one is taking on emotions off others, especially if you felt fine and dandy prior to the visit.  On entering it can feel like you’ve walked into a wall of dense energy (to me it feels like a rush of emotions. I compare it to the film: ‘Bruce Almighty’, when Bruce gets all of God’s abilities, and one of his jobs is to answer prayers. When he starts to hear the prayers he is bombarded with an onslaught of rushing voices in his head that are overpowering and unbearable, and to me this is what the energy of a shopping mall feels like, but without the voices in the head).

What is more difficult to discern is when one is in his/her home without anyone else around, and one starts experiencing an onslaught of negative emotions or even strange energies.  Falsely identifying with the emotions is all too easy and before you know it you can be wrapped up in an endless whirlwind of angry emotions and thoughts that keep you trapped all day. This sends your whole body out of whack and zaps you of vital energy.

So the question is, where are these emotions coming from? Pending on what you are going through in life, they may well be your own to work out and deal with, or they could be negative energies that you are in the process of transmuting. There is also the possibility that you are experiencing some kind of psychic attack. This generally happens when another is having bad thoughts about you and you are picking them up and feeling their intention. And, more often than not, it will be a close friend or family member having a bad day and using you as their mental punch-bag. To determine the energetic origin takes investigation: firstly, as soon as you feel the emotions/energies ask, ‘Are these emotions coming from me?’ If they don’t belong to you and are coming from another, they will normally lose their grip. When you feel this immediately distract yourself from them. If, however, you are in the process of transmuting some dense environmental energy (or indeed processing new energy), the emotions don’t tend to budge when you ask the question. If this is the case, vigorous exercise really helps:

I watched a programme recently about solar flares (coronal mass ejections) and how power plants protect themselves from being taken down by them. At the time a solar flare is expected to hit, the power station cranks up the electricity/power in the grid to full blast so that the energy from the flare gets diffused though the grid and basically, doesn’t fry the circuit. This reminded me of what happens when we do vigorous exercise: we crank up our feel good endorphins, which in turn raises our vibration so that when the external energies hit us, they get diffused into our energetic field and thus, aren’t as taxing on the physical. Even just 5 minutes working out to your max will reap huge benefits. For example walk for 1 minute then run for 1 minute as fast as you can.

As well as exercise to keep the body active, it is good to keep a quiet mind. I mentioned in my earlier post that various tried and tested techniques don’t seem to be working the same way they did for me, and one of those techniques is meditation to quieten the mind. I have found it near impossible to meditate and actually find it quite frustrating to even attempt it (that is not to say others will not find meditating hugely beneficial, we have to keep seeking, sifting and searching for what works for us individually and find new ways when the old no longer serve). If you too are struggling with meditation you may find pranayama (regulation of the breath through various techniques or exercises) or chanting works. It’s important to keep the mind quiet, because thoughts turn into emotions and vice-versa.

Our planet is in the midst of a huge shift and because of this we too have to adapt and evolve our own ways of being. I am constantly researching (one of my favourite pastimes), and trying out techniques, supplements etc, to see if they help in any which way, so I can then share my findings here. Hopefully, I’ll be back soon with anything I may have discovered.

Diane

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Modern Wheat and the Empath

I don’t k now about you but I have found these past several months to have been such a challenge, both mentally and physically, through the energies bombarding us. I never tend to fare well in the dark, winter months anyway so lately it’s a double whammy. It has been my intention to write a post for months now but, unfortunately, I have not had the energy or focus for it.

One of the main problems I’ve had, as I’m sure many of you will too, is having extreme brain fog and debilitating fatigue. It’s been, well, nothing short of ridiculous really and has made just stringing a sentence together an ordeal, never mind writing a post. Many of the symptoms we’ve been dealing with could tally in with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (many Empaths and Sensitives get diagnosed with this illness) and have not been at all pleasant. Here is a sampling of them:

  • Extreme lethargy and/or fatigue
  • Cold/flu-like symptoms without actually having cold or flu
  • Sensitivity to noise/bright lights
  • Nausea
  • Muscle/joint pain, especially the back area
  • Headaches
  • Brain fog and bad memory
  • Stomach pain, digestive disturbances
  • Depression/sadness/emotional pain
  • Insomnia, even though exhausted

The energies we have experienced lately have been seriously intense and debilitating. The usual tools and techniques that may have worked in the past, for uplifting energy levels and focus just don’t seem to work the same lately…or at least that’s been the case for me. So I’ve had no choice but to lay low and take the energetic poundings as they come.

It is frustrating though to feel as bad as this and not be able to do much to help ourselves. After enduring months and years of these symptoms, that just seem to escalate, many of us may be at the stage where we are tempted to pop a pill in hope of getting rid of the ailments. But, as any Sensitive who’s tried will tell you, medication will not get rid of our maladies, especially if they are energetically related (it is always a good idea to get checked out at the doctors though, the above symptoms can also tie in with many physical illnesses). Medication may mask some of the symptoms but that’s it.

It makes sense that if an Empath is extra sensitive to external energies we will be sensitive to anything we ingest and for this reason we should try to be extra vigilante with what we consume. It has long since been my belief that Nature will always offer an antidote to the many illnesses/ailments that all humans endure. The problem that we face today is that our water contains dangerous chemicals and many of our ‘so-called’ healthy-foods have been altered genetically and are no longer a product of Nature, but that of science/man. One of the foods, labelled as a health-food, that I have recently discovered to be incredibly toxic, is wheat!

I was lucky enough to come across the website of Dr William Davies: http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/about-the-author/  He has written extensively about his research into the damaging and detrimental affects of modern wheat on both body and mind, and how it is predominantly responsible for the obesity epidemic which has swept the globe in the past few decades.

Little did I know that wheat was genetically modified back in the seventies, basically for profit, to give a greater yield to the wheat crop, and is no longer a natural food. After reading Dr Davies’s research I decided to abstain from wheat for just a month and see if it made any difference to my well-being…  it did. One of the first things I noticed was my appetite reducing and my craving for wheat-based products disappearing, which resulted in weight-loss. I also found myself feeling much happier. Others, to whom I suggested dropping wheat, reported the same and more: better digestion, more energy, acne clearing up, etc. For years I had a nagging feeling that wheat did not agree with me but the thought of giving it up filled me with dread. I did not think I could live without bread and pastries, but this was just my wheat-addiction talking.

The scary thing is wheat is a staple in the western diet.  A supposedly healthy diet could consist of: toast/wheat cereal for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch and pasta for evening meal, but in that way of eating we are destroying our health. Wheat is addictive, stimulates appetite and is a depressant, to name but a few of its shortcomings.

Highly sensitive people and Empaths have enough to contend with, without having to deal with the drug-like effects of wheat. I urge you to visit Dr Davis’s site/blog http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/  and read all the information offered, especially the testimonials given by those who have given up wheat. Try it yourself, if only for a few weeks. But to really reap the benefits of wheat-elimination you have to give it up completely, which means no breadcrumbs/batters, sausages, sauces thickened with wheat, soy sauces, beer/larger, etc. Always read the label, you will be amazed where it is hidden.

I am in the process of experimenting with adding raw coconut oil and higher levels of omega 3, essential fatty-acids, into my diet to see if there is any improvement with my energy levels. I will keep you posted if it works.