Do you know how to unplug from the energy of others?
Would you like to find out how?
This is a very important subject for an Empath, because if we don’t unplug from the energy we pick up from others, then the energy of others will control our life.
Empaths have to work hard to stay grounded, balanced and in control of emotions. And if we want to stay ‘on top’ we have to learn to switch off from the energy of the masses.
I think you’ll agree; these past years have gone from one level of trauma to another. The energies have switched from stress to anger to hate to fear to more stress.
It’s obvious the populace is being distracted and divided with the intention of keeping us from finding our true-inner-power.
What I mean by this is, we are in a unique time where past issues are coming up to the surface to be resolved and healed for everyone. Not only in the way of karmic return but in calls to find balance of the body and mind (modern life puts a huge strain on our human bodies).
When past trauma is ready to be healed it shows up in many ways: feeling constantly dissatisfied, suffering illness, anxiety, fear, anger and other strong emotions. There are many other ways in which people receive their inner-calls to make changes and go within.
Instead of being able to address old wounds and or physical issues, as they arise, people are being given reasons to project their emotional pain on to others. Which many Empaths pick up, even if they are not in direct firing line.
When we are kept angry or distressed, by focusing on the world’s injustices or propaganda, it not only keeps us trapped in a negative mind-set but it stops us from taking the steps to face and heal any physical or emotional wounds that need attention. We then continuously draw back more reasons to feel emotionally low.
For those Empaths who have already done much inner-work, it sometimes feels like we are being taken back several steps. It doesn’t help that feeling the emotional energy of the world, when it is so negatively charged, can be incredibly isolating.
We not only need to keep swapping and changing our healing/grounding techniques to stay protected, we need to stay ‘unplugged’ from this energy.
This is so important, even if it’s just for five minutes a day.
By consciously unplugging from all external distractions, it not only allows for a vibrational reset, it shifts our focus. Which helps us break the connection to the emotional energy of others, and allows us to tune into our higher-self.
By simply closing your eyes and focusing on your breath or doing some type of meditative practice, it works well to unplug.
One technique I like to use is the ‘balancing triangle breath’.
This may sound strange, but in my mind’s eye I draw a triangle with my breath between my nose and third eye.
If you want to try it: Inhale through your left nostril (you can block the opposite nostril with thumb), taking the breath up to the third eye (centre of forehead), then on the exhale see your breath travel from the third eye down the right nostril and then back over to the left nostril. After a few breaths reverse the flow from right to left, and then keep alternating.
The image may help you get a better idea of what I mean (I apologize for the creepy face).
The above technique not only helps you unplug and re-centre, it also helps balance your masculine and feminine energy (learn more here).
Take a Salted-Magnesium-Essential-Oil Bath:
A salt bath with added magnesium and lavender is an incredible combination for instilling calm and balance. It’s also super soothing to your emotions and helps you unplug from the world.
Salt is great for clearing all types of people energy, especially when it is negative. It also heals and softens the skin.
Magnesium helps one relax, and boosts energy, supports the endocrine system and aids sleep (quality sleep is essential for repairs). You can buy magnesium bath salts in most supermarkets.
An essential oil, such as lavender, is both relaxing and uplifting and is great to use after being peopled.
Add a grounding crystal into the mix and you have a super-powerful formula for unplugging. Find out the best grounding stone for an Empath here.
Avoid Negative People
This is something I probably don’t need to remind you of, but I also know how hard it is to do. If there’s one thing that can suck dry your last remnants of goodwill, it is being around negative people or ‘energy vampires’
Did you know, science has acknowledged that by just spending too much time around negative people it can influence your health and happiness?
There are many studies showing how prolonged ‘people stress’ can alter gene expression within the immune system… Meaning: anyone can become sick just by hanging out with negative people. For an Empath, however, who can wear another person’s emotional energy like a heavy winter coat, it tends to have a double impact!
So, if you find you are affected by being around negative people, the above are some simple but effective ways to unplug from their energy.
If you have any other techniques that work for you, feel free to share in the comments below
Hope this helps.