Summer Solstice, The Strawberry Moon and Empath Power

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

summer solstice

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

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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 an attribute that falls under the ‘traits of an Empath’, but that is not to say they cannot have the gift.

Some Empaths have mediumistic abilities and some mediums have Empathic abilities. But whether you were born with mediumistic abilities or not, it is a gift that can be developed.

If it is something you 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.

They 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 have a ‘thing’ for the crystal kingdom, in some way or other.

They are 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?

 

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 they have this incredible gift and most do not know what it is for or what they 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 have tried and failed when attempting to help others help themselves. It is incredibly soul-destroying to see another suffering and not be able to help. 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

The Incredible Benefits of Garlic for the Empath

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? Well, it may not be powerful enough to keep the latter away but it can certainly counteract any 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.

For the Empath, however, 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_oilsFor the Empath, having a variety of quick-fix-pick-me-ups is vital for their continuous health and happiness.

After spending time in public, around draining people, or just when the stresses of life take us down, the last thing we may want to do is sit in meditation or perform energy clearing techniques to realign ourselves.

When taken down by the world, the idea of waving a magic wand to find our inner-bliss is a most appealing idea. And this is where essential oils come in.

Essential oils work very much like a magic wand and have many incredible benefits: they can help still the mind, clear energy, aid restful sleep and return us to a state of equilibrium. They are a perfect way for the busy Empath to stay in balance.

The 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 balance back to the body and mind, and promote emotional wellbeing.

Essential oils are composed of tiny molecules that are easily penetrated by the body.

When the essences are inhaled they enter the body through the cells that line the nasal passages, which then send messages to the brain via the olfactory senses. These messages act as instructions for the limbic system.

The limbic system is a part of the brain that controls the major functions of the body and have a huge impact on the emotions and emotional memory (it is also responsible for sparking nostalgia through certain scents). When the limbic system  receive the oil’s message it in turn responds to the request and takes action, whether that be to heal the body, calm the mind or both.

The following essential oils are brilliant for the Empath, and have many therapeutic benefits. Not only do they help heal physical ailments but they also work to remove emotional energy held within the body, or within the aura, and act as brilliant Empath elixers.

You can use these oils  in fragrancers, room sprays, candles, body and facial oils, on a handkerchief, on your  pillow, and even in your bath. 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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Could This be a Cure for Social Overwhelm for Empaths?

I think you will probably all agree that, for the Empath, there certainly seems to be never ending hurdles to overcome when it comes to wellbeing.

Like many of you lovely Empaths out there, I consider myself to be somewhat introverted. And living in this extrovert world can often make me feel like I’m a large square peg being pushed into a small round hole.

And as is typical of an introvert, the thought of going out in busy peopled places or having to attend bustling social events sometimes ignites a bout of ‘social dread’ for me.

So, when I recently came across a condition that causes unnecessary social anxiety and excessive introversion, it immediately caught my attention.

The condition is called Pyroluria. and is caused by a lack of vitamin B6 and the mineral zinc.

Vitamin B6 and zinc are stripped from the body when under a lot of stress. As most Empaths suffer with high levels of emotional stress, they have to consider their nutrient levels may be low.

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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 Empath Clutter Transform Your Life!

It is incredible how quickly clutter builds within the home and the mind. How many of us hold onto things long after they’ve outlived their use?

Have you kept old clothes for when you lose weight or hope they may come back in fashion one day? 

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

I think it’s safe to say most could answer yes to the above questions. But hoarding, even just a bit, soon sees your home overloaded with junk. Bad news for Empaths or those of a Sensitive nature.

An overly cluttered house leads to an overly cluttered energy field.

Clutter equates to stagnated energy and is extremely draining to the body and mind. Even clutter the eye cannot see has a debilitating effect on the psyche and creates an overcrowded feeling.

If you have a crowded house (and I don’t mean with people) you may not realize how much it depletes your energy. Clutter causes sluggishness, apathy and an uninspired Empath mind.

Empaths tend to have an inbuilt loathing of clutter, whether they are aware of their gift or not, and this is because they feel ‘clutter energy’ dragging them down. They may opt for an uncomplicated decor, without too much fuss, for the simple reason all objects hold energy. But over the years clutter unintentionally builds.

Many years ago, I read a book by Karen Kingston called: ‘Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, 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, but you will be surprised how much is crammed into the smallest draw). I have a minimalistic décor style and have never liked visual clutter. So everything removed came out of cupboards, draws and wardrobes.

It was amazing how clean, fresh and liberated we both felt afterwards. Removing the clutter also cleared energetic debris held within the unused items.

Where to start

The first thing you need to summon when de-cluttering is bravery. Yes, it may sound silly to suggest being brave when it comes to house-clearing, but it’s often exactly what you need. Letting anything go causes discomfort. Fear always rear its ugly head when making any changes in life. When de-cluttering, fear likes to perch on your shoulder and whisper in your ear, telling you how much you need those unneeded items.

Hoarding is born from the fear of lack. By clearing your clutter you face this fear. When your home is full there is no room for anything new to come into your life. In making space, you send out a message to the universe that you are open to receive (but hopefully not to more clutter).

To find out whether you really need something in your life simply ask this question: How will this item improve my life? 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.

Mental Clutter

Clearing the clutter doesn’t just have to be of your home, you can 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 serve you no-end in eliminating is overly judgemental behaviour.

Judgemental behaviour carries a dark, cluttering energy

Although Empaths may dislike judging others it doesn’t mean they won’t harshly judge themselves. Being judgemental is imprisoning and causes untold harm. And it doesn’t have to be vindictive to be damaging: Believing you are not good enough, or another is more worthy is destructive. Self-judgements shrinks your self-worth and clutters your mind with insecurities.

Being judgemental catches all Empaths unaware. But when you work to clear it you become more conscious and automatically disengage from judgemental musings before they have chance to do damage.

Clutter Clearing Check List for the Internal and External

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

  • 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: Within days of having a clear-out your mind will play tricks on you. You will suddenly find use for everything you de-cluttered. You may not have used an item for 5 years but your mind will find a job for it once you’ve binned it. Just know that this is part of the de-cluttering process and it will pass.

Hope this post helps you on your Empath journey.

Until next time

Diane

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©Diane Kathrine at Empaths Empowered

Developing Traits of an Empath

In recent months I noticed many comments asking how to develop the traits of an Empath. Many are now wanting to follow their calling but are not sure how best to do it.

Although an Empath came into the world ready to do their job of transmuting negative, dense and dark energies, they find they are taken down by them. There are many things about modern life that pushes an Empath out-of-balance. This not only makes life difficult and sometimes painful, but it also means the energy they pick up has a negative impact on them.

It also doesn’t help that they cannot openly discuss their abilities. Try explaining to anyone, who has their feet firmly rooted in the material world, about an Empath: They assume you’ve lost your marbles and look at you as if you are from another planet. For this reason, many Empaths keep to themselves who they are, which can make this a lonely path to walk. It also makes it difficult live authentically. But this is not enough to stop the Empath from pushing onwards and upwards.

It goes without saying that an experienced Empath takes on more than the inexperienced. When I say experienced I’m referring to those who are aware of their gifts and know how to stay grounded and protected. Experience also comes through the obstacles and hurdles met and overcome.

Ironically you would think the more challenges an Empath faces the easier life would become. Not the case. Many Empaths find the further they travel in life the steeper their climb. I guess this comes down to the more done the more expected.

Empaths are constantly at work in the unseen realms mopping up negative energies. Whether they are aware of it or not, they go through life transmuting 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 an Empath’s life-path to help bring balance into this chaotic world and many are doing this without being conscious of it. Sadly, the job of an Empath is thankless and, usually, an unrecognised one.  But all the same it is a very real one.

Unlike other metaphysical jobs, the majority are not aware of just how much an Empath takes on. What makes matters more frustrating is if they get labelled as being lazy or a hypochondriac because of what they take on.

Negative energy can make an Empath physically ill, especially when they have a weak energy field and are out-of-balance. It is the type of illness a medical doctor cannot treat.

Learning to discern between energies/emotions coming from their external environment, and that of their own, proves to be a huge challenge for an Empath but it is one of the first things they need to become aware of for self-protection (see this post). It is too easy for an Empath to take on another person’s pain and mistake it as their own. This causes stress and  emotional pain which may lead to unnecessary illness. Building a powerful energy field also helps protect from overwhelming emotions. A good diet and exercise is one of the best ways to do this.

I  recently watched a program about solar flares (coronal mass ejections) and how power plants protect themselves from their impact. When a solar flare is expected to hit, the power station cranks up the electricity in the grid to full blast. This gives a protective shield and diffuses the energy, of the flare, though the grid. The Sun’s energy can’t then fry the system. This reminds me of what happens when we do vigorous exercise: we crank up our feel good endorphins, which in turn raises our vibration and builds a stronger energy field so that when the external energies hit, they simply get diffused. Even just 5 minutes working out to your max reaps huge benefits. (If you become easily overwhelmed from too much energy see this post)

As well as doing exercise it is good to keep a quiet mind. Negative thoughts cause stress and emotional turmoil. Because an Empath picks up the thought-forms of others it is imperative they have control of their own mind and thoughts. Meditation is the best way to get a still mind.

However, sometimes, for the Empath, mediation is difficult to do or keep up. There are many reasons for this. But if you are one who finds mediation incredibly frustrating, do not despair. There are some other brilliant techniques you can try that will help calm your mind and build a strong energy field (see this post).

If you are interested in developing your intuitive gifts there are some easy steps to take (see this post), but if you are more drawn to developing other metaphysical abilities such as: healing or clairvoyance it is best to do so under the guidance of a good teacher (who knows about Empath abilities). Although some Empaths are born with clairvoyant, mediumistic, medically intuitive or other abilities, I would not recommend developing them on your own. Opening up energetically to the invisible realms may cause problems for the unaware and could lead to some scary experiences. 

If you want to transform your life as an Empath and harness your hidden power you may want to read this

 

 

 

Hope this helps on your journey as an Empath.

Until next time.

Diane

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©Diane Kathrine at Empaths Empowered

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.

What Mayan Elders Are Saying About 2012 – Carlos Barrios

An interesting article I came across on www.shiftfrequency.com and a must read.

Disclosure 2012 .

”We are living in the most important era of the Mayan calendars and prophecies. All the prophecies of the world, all the traditions are converging now. There is no time for games.”

Carlos Barrios, Mayan elder and Ajq’ij is a ceremonial priest and spiritual guide of the Eagle Clan. Carlos initiated an investigation into the different Mayan calendars circulating. Carlos along with his brother Gerardo studied with many teachers and interviewed nearly 600 traditional Mayan elders to widen their scope of knowledge.

Carlos found out quickly there were several conflicting interpretations of Mayan hieroglyphs, petroglyphs, Sacred Books of ‘Chilam Balam’ and various ancient text. Carlos found some strong words for those who may have contributed to the confusion:

Carlos Barrios: “Anthropologists visit the temple sites and read the inscriptions and make up stories about the Maya, but they do not read the signs correctly. It’s just their imagination. Other people write about prophecy in the name of the Maya. They say that the world will end in December 2012. The Mayan elders are angry with this. The world will not end. It will be transformed.”

“We are no longer in the World of the Fourth Sun, but we are not yet in the World of the Fifth Sun. This is the time in-between, the time of transition. As we pass through transition there is a colossal, global convergence of environmental destruction, social chaos, war, and ongoing Earth Changes.”

He continues: “Humanity will continue, but in a different way. Material structures will change. From this we will have the opportunity to be more human. We are living in the most important era of the Mayan calendars and prophecies. All the prophecies of the world, all the traditions are converging now. There is no time for games. The spiritual ideal of this era is action.”

Carlos tells us: “The indigenous have the calendars and know how to accurately interpret it — not others. The Mayan Calendars comprehension of time, seasons, and cycles has proven itself to be vast and sophisticated. The Maya understand 17 different calendars such as the Tzolk’in or Cholq’ij, some of them charting time accurately over a span of more than ten million years.

“All was predicted by the mathematical cycles of the Mayan calendars. — It will change –everything will change. Mayan Day-keepers view the Dec. 21, 2012 date as a rebirth, the start of the World of the Fifth Sun. It will be the start of a new era resulting from and signified by the solar meridian crossing the galactic equator and the Earth aligning itself with the center of the galaxy.”

At sunrise on December 21, 2012 for the first time in 26,000 years the Sun rises to conjunct the intersection of the Milky Way and the plane of the ecliptic. This cosmic cross is considered to be an embodiment of the Sacred Tree, The Tree of Life, a tree remembered in all the world’s spiritual traditions.

Some observers say this alignment with the heart of the galaxy in 2012 will open a channel for cosmic energy to flow through the Earth, cleansing it and all that dwells upon it, raising all to a higher level of vibration. Carlos reminds us: “This process has already begun. Change is accelerating now and it will continue to accelerate.

If the people of the Earth can get to this 2012 date in good shape without having destroyed too much of the Earth, we will rise to a new, higher level. But to get there we must transform enormously powerful forces that seek to block the way.”

The date specified in the calendar Winter Solstice in the year 2012 does not mark the end of the world. Many outside people writing about the Mayan calendar sensationalize this date, but they do not know. The ones who know are the indigenous elders who are entrusted with keeping the tradition.

Carlos tells us: “The economy now is a fiction. The first five-year stretch of transition from August 1987 to August 1992 was the beginning of the destruction of the material world. We have progressed ten years deeper into the transition phase by now, and many of the so-called sources of financial stability are in fact hollow. The banks are weak. This is a delicate moment for them. They could crash globally, if we don’t pay attention. Now, people are paying attention.”

The North and South Poles are both breaking up. The level of the water in the oceans is going to rise. But at the same time land in the ocean, especially near Cuba, is also going to rise. Carlos tells a story about the most recent Mayan New Year ceremonies in Guatemala. He said that one respected Mam elder, who lives all year in a solitary mountain cave, journeyed to Chichicastenango to speak with the people at the ceremony. The elder delivered a simple, direct message. He called for human beings to come together in support of life and light.

“Right now each person and group is going his or her own way. The elder of the mountains said there is hope if the people of the light can come together and unite in some way. We live in a world of polarity — day and night, man and woman, positive and negative. Light and darkness need each other. They are a balance.”

“Just now the dark side is very strong, and very clear about what they want. They have their vision and their priorities clearly held, and also their hierarchy. They are working in many ways so that we will be unable to connect with the spiral Fifth World in 2012.”

“On the light side everyone thinks they are the most important, that their own understandings, or their group’s understandings, are the key. There’s a diversity of cultures and opinions, so there is competition, diffusion, and no single focus.”

Carlos believes the dark side works to block unity through denial and materialism. It also works to destroy those who are working with the light to get the Earth to a higher level. They like the energy of the old, declining Fourth World, the materialism. They do not want it to change. They do not want unity. They want to stay at this level, and are afraid of the next level.

The dark power of the declining Fourth World cannot be destroyed or overpowered. It’s too strong and clear for that, and that is the wrong strategy. The dark can only be transformed when confronted with simplicity and open-heartedness. This is what leads to unity, a key concept for the World of the Fifth Sun.

Carlos said the emerging era of the Fifth Sun will call attention to a much-overlooked element. Whereas the four traditional elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water have dominated various epochs in the past, there will be a fifth element to reckon with in the time of the Fifth Sun — that element is ‘ETHER’.

The dictionary defines Ether as a “hypothetical substance supposed to occupy all space, postulated to account for the propagation of electromagnetic radiation through space.” Perhaps it could be defined as the “space between space”. I would suggest it could be manifest as the alignment of charged particles from our solar system (Sun), and our galaxy (Milky Way) surge. The Ether element represents spiritual energy

“The element of the Fifth Sun is celestial. Within the context of Ether there can be a joining of the polarities. No more darkness or light in the people, but an uplifted unity. But right now the realm of darkness is not interested in this. They are organized to block it. They seek to unbalance the Earth and its environment so we will be unready for the alignment in 2012.”

“We need to work together for peace, and balance with the other side. We need to take care of the Earth that feeds and shelters us. We need to put our entire mind and heart into pursuing unity and unity now, to confront the other side and preserve life.”

“We are disturbed — we can’t play anymore. Our planet can be renewed or ravaged. Now is the time to awaken and take action. Everyone is needed. You are not here for no reason. Everyone who is here now has an important purpose. This is a hard but a special time. We have the opportunity for growth, but we must be ready for this moment in history.”

Carlos says: “The prophesied changes are going to happen, but our attitude and actions determine how harsh or mild they are. We need to act, to make changes, and to elect people to represent us who understand and who will take political action to respect the Earth.”

“Meditation and spiritual practice are good, but also action. It’s very important to be clear about who you are, and also about your relation to the Earth. Develop yourself according to your own tradition and the call of your heart. But remember to respect differences, and strive for unity. Eat wisely — a lot of food is corrupt in either subtle or gross ways. Pay attention to what you are taking into your body. Learn to preserve food, and to conserve energy. Learn some good breathing techniques, so you have mastery of your breath. Be clear. Follow a tradition with great roots. It is not important what tradition, your heart will tell you, but it must have great roots.”

“We live in a world of energy. An important task at this time is to learn to sense or see the energy of everyone and everything — people, plants, animals. This becomes increasingly important as we draw close to the World of the Fifth Sun, for it is associated with the element ‘ether’ — the realm where energy lives and weaves. Go to the sacred places of the Earth to pray for peace, and have respect for the Earth which gives us our food, clothing, and shelter. We need to reactivate the energy of these sacred places. That is our work.”

“One simple but effective prayer technique is to light white or baby-blue colored candles. Think of a moment in peace. Speak your intention to the flame and send the light of it on to the leaders who have the power to make war or peace.”

Carlos reminds us this is a crucially important moment for humanity and for Earth. Each person is important.

He said the elders have opened the doors so that other races can come to the Mayan world to receive the tradition. “The Maya have long appreciated and respected that there are other colors, other races, and other spiritual systems. They know that the destiny of the Mayan world is related to the destiny of the whole world.”

“The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It’s not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It’s encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way.”

http://www.allthingshealing.com/Sacred-Living/What-the-Mayan-Elders-are-Saying-About-2012/10883

Also- http://www.care2.com/greenliving/what-the-mayan-elders-are-saying-about-2012.html?page=1