Should the Empath Become Vegetarian?

There is much debate within the Empath world as to whether meat should be consumed. Many Empaths find themselves naturally drawn to vegetarianism, even from a young age. Some even become strict vegans, others may eat only chicken or fish. However, as each Empath is affected differently by their consumption of meat, chicken and fish it is a choice they have to make for themselves as to whether they consume.

The majority of Empaths will question their meat intake at some point on their journey, even if they like the taste. And this often comes down to their love and respect for nature and the animal kingdom, as well as the fact that consuming animals just feels  wrong.

It has to be said, we live in a barbaric world where animals eat animals, fish eat fish, and insects eat insects to survive… and yes, humans eat animals (and, in some rare cases, other humans). But these days more people, and not just the Sensitive, are choosing to stop eating meat because of the way animals are treated.

It is not just because of their love of animals that turns the Empaths away from eating meat, whether they realize this or not, it’s often because they feel the energy of an animal when they eat its meat. Some are so Sensitive that they can even feel the energy of an egg and will avoid eating them too.

If an animal suffered or felt much fear before being slaughtered, it can cause depression and low emotions in the Empath who consumes its meat. The bigger the animal the more this energy is felt. These emotions are normally experienced soon after consumption, within minutes or hours. One may feel weepy, sorrowful, irritation or experience waves of anger. You may even find yourself more sensitive to the energy of your surroundings. That said, some are little affected. It really depends on one’s level of Sensitivity and the type of animal produce. For example: some Empaths may eat chicken or fish and feel no ill-effects, but if they eat meat, derived from a cow or pig, it greatly affects their moods.

It is probably safe to say, should you develop low emotions soon after eating meat, avoidance may be the best option for you as an Empath.

I eat chicken and fish, and very little meat. I would prefer to be vegetarian, and for some time I was, but it didn’t suit my health. I have autoimmune and a leaky gut, which I can control through my diet. I find most vegetarian proteins cause a negative bodily reaction (even avocados). And because of the environment I live in, I tend to stay overly responsive.

Leaky gut and autoimmune disease are conditions common among Sensitive people. After experiencing a lifetime’s worth of heightened emotions and sensitivities, the gut, which is the area of the seat of emotions, weakens. Couple that with the amount of chemicals in our atmosphere and diet, and the foods that have been genetically altered, makes us vulnerable to developing physical and energetic weaknesses.

In brief, if you suffer with a leaky gut, the lectins in many vegetarian foods trigger a reaction that allows food particles, that should stay inside the gut, to leak out into the body. This causes an immune response. When this happens regularly it eventually leads to an autoimmune disease, where the immune system attacks the organs and glands. For the Empath, this opens another can of worms, igniting unbalanced chakras and a leaky aura.

Should you choose to eat meat, fish, chicken, or even dairy products, as an Empath you are best eating the finest quality organic, pasture-raised produce. Not only because the animals will have been better looked after but because of the amount of chemicals pumped into most livestock.

Over 80% of all produced antibiotics are given to livestock. And up to 20 different medications and vast quantities of hormones could be present in non-organic meat and dairy. The antibiotics and hormones found within animal produce are causing humans many health problems. They are known to be endocrine disruptors. And anything which is an endocrine disruptor upsets the balance of hormones within the body. This in turn disrupts the health of the chakras and weakens the Auric field (meaning you pick up more energy from others).

So, as already noted, should you choose to eat animal produce it is probably best to consume the finest quality.  The last thing you want, as an Empath, is  your diet to destabilize your aura and debilitate your chakras (You may want to read this post on how unbalanced chakras can destroy the Empath). Empath life already comes with enough hurdles as it is.

For more posts on how diet affects Empath health click here here, and here.

Hope this helps on your journey.

Stay happy and healthy.

Diane

©Diane Kathrine

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The End of the World as We Know It?

Although I have dislike of watching strong violence on the TV, I do have a penchant for zombie and end of world catastrophe movies. One of my favourites being ‘World War Z’. It only recently dawned on me that these zombie films are almost like a metaphor for the world we live in today.

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In a typical zombie film, a plague or virus wipes out the human host. It may look like the body is alive, but it is just going through the motions, whilst under the control of a parasitical hive-minded predator. The zombie is unable to show empathy, think for itself or express any emotion, other than rage, and all it seemingly can do is attack those not akin to it. Hmmm, sound familiar?

We are surrounded by what seems like many non-thinking sleepwalkers who are just going through the motions of life but aren’t really taking part in it. They follow the protocol of: consume, reproduce, sleep and obey (If you’ve ever seen the film ‘They Live’ you’ll know where I’m coming from) and don’t seem able to see, never mind question, the wrongdoings currently happening in the world.

Our reality has shifted, and the world is becoming more divided. We are seeing evidence of this everywhere we look. The polarities are so tangible now and it truly seems like there is a war between light and dark being played out. We are in the midst of some challenging, earth shifting times, that are affecting everyone in some way or other. The Empaths are feeling these changes in a pungently unpleasant way.

People are being played off against one another. With their minds distracted and preoccupied, it has kept them from waking up to the truth of themselves and the world. This is causing friction and frustration. There are a lot of unhappy folks out there, looking for ways to express their pain. They don’t know why they are feeling the way they are, they just want somewhere to offload their aggravations, and guess who frequently gets in the firing line…? yes, the Empaths and Sensitive.

What is Happening? Continue reading

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 Heart’s Intuitive Intelligence

I do love synchronicity and the way the law of attraction works!

After writing my last post, my mind has very much been on the power of the heart-centre and I have received all sorts of insights and information on ways we can build and project out our inner-heartlight (keep an eye out for future posts).

I believe we always get confirmation of the valid insights we receive intuitively as our proof and to tell us we are on the right track. For me, it is also a sign to continue along the same path as there is more to discover. 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

Where Are We Now?

I decided to write a mini-post today because I am sensing a lot of confusion and, for want of a better word, flatness around me.

We all know there has been huge energetic shifts and changes of late, but shifts into what? We’ve certainly arrived somewhere in time and space but the question is where?

It seems the more we learn about this process of evolving the more we come to realise, just how little we know. The only thing we know for certain is nothing is certain. Even for those who once had a firm grasp on the true nature of reality and a good knowledge of the what’s, why’s and how’s of this process, are not truly sure where we are or where we are heading.

It feels like we’ve landed on a blank canvas with the equivalent of writer’s-block. We know we can create anything we want, but how and where do we start? What is holding us back? Is it fear or timing? If we do begin to create, will we finally be able to break free from the old ways of doing/being, or will it hook us back in when we step from its shadow? There are lots of questions and uncertainty now, without any real answers.

Some oddities happening  of late are crazy dream themes and sleep disturbances. If you have been experiencing this, you’ll know exactly what I mean. It is difficult to put into words.

I am seeing disorientation, confusion and forgetfulness in myself and others. It’s as though we are all suffering from some sort of neurological disorder. For me, it almost feels like I’ve got foam stuffed in my head, blocking and disallowing access to certain areas of my brain. It’s like a wire’s been cut and I’ve been disconnected, especially from my memory bank.

I am forgetting many little things and even having no recollection of carrying out tasks. For example, I may think I need to put the pots away and when I go to do it, I find I’ve already put them away. Also, chunks of time seem to be going missing. I wake up on a Monday, blink and then it’s Friday (at least it feels like that). I am seeing this in others too. In fact, most people I speak to are saying the same things, no matter what their age, gender or beliefs.

I was out with friends the other night, all of whom are very ‘mainstream’, and they were all relaying the same stories of memory-loss, time lapses, frustration and disorientation. One friend went to the ladies-room, only to forget where she was when she came out. This is all too common a theme and something you may be nodding your head at, having been in the same situation yourself.

If I’m, and most others around me are, experiencing time and memory lapses chances are, you will be too. I am sorry that I cannot offer any more insight into why this is happening. I guess we have to consider that our memories could be being wiped for a reason, all part of the ‘greater-plan’. I am sure all will be revealed soon enough. I feel there’s not much more we can do other than ride this phase out. And, like so many other phases on this journey, know it will pass when  its ready.

©Diane Kathrine…Just Be

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