Most Empaths will have experienced psychic attack at some point in their life. Many without realizing what they are actually experiencing.
There are many forms of psychic attack. For the purpose of this post I’m referring to the type which is sent, from one person to another, through dark thought forms.
It is difficult to discern between the emotions our thoughts create, by pondering a stressful subject, to those we experience through psychic attack, and this is why many Empaths are unaware they are on the receiving end of another’s malicious musings.
It is not common for people to experience the dark thoughts of others, for the Empaths, however, it is. If another is having undesirable thoughts about them, it can reach an Empath’s mind. Some can even feel the other’s emotions, without being in their presence, and mistakenly claim them as their own.
We are in the midst of some challenging times, which are bringing up buried insecurities and hidden issues to the surface within us all. But, instead of facing them, many are projecting their discomfort onto others in the way of ‘blame’. Instead of taking responsibility and finding the true cause for their troubles, some will lash out and project blame for their unhappiness through their thoughts.
Those who choose to blame everything on others (rather than take responsibility for their own actions) and stay in a negative mind-set tend to vibrate at a low-frequency. Their energy becomes toxic to the Empath. Because an Empath finds it difficult being around those who carry this type of energy, they may need to disconnect or stop spending time around them, which often causes bitter resentments to form in the other. And a psychic attack may ensue.
Generally, a psychic attack will come from family members (not necessarily blood related), friends who are close or once used to be, work colleagues or those the Empath has disconnected from. As already mentioned, most do not pick up on the dark brooding thoughts others have about them (everyone thinks badly of others at some point), but being so Sensitive to all energy, the Empaths do.
How can you tell when being attacked?
When under psychic attack the tell-tale signs are repeating negative thought patterns surrounding one person. For example: a certain friend (the one thinking and thus sending bad thoughts) will repeatedly pop into your mind, along with negatively charged feelings, throughout the course of the day or days.
You may wake up thinking angry thoughts towards this person, when you have had no recent contact with them or reason to be feeling angry with them. And you will somehow manage to link the negatively charged feelings to a past situation and, therefore, falsely believe you are responsible for creating the angry thoughts.
When under attack, the one thinking/sending the dark thoughts won’t know you are on the receiving end of them. You will probably not be the only one the thoughts are directed at, but you will likely be the only one feeling them.
What should you do when you sense a psychic attack?
You have to nip it in the bud straight away and this means not indulging the dark thoughts or emotions you are experiencing. Which has to be said, is not easy to do. By engaging their thoughts you become part of the problem.
An Empath has the power to project angry thoughts back to the source without realising, and in doing so, unintentionally open a two-way psychic battleground with angry thoughts flying back and forth. It can go on for days. And in these cases, the Empath always comes off worse.
You may have noticed your moods are projected onto others. If feeling happy you lift others up. If sad, you see it wash over those in your presence. Even your tiredness, and stumbling over words, is projected to another. So yes, Empaths take on negative, energetic vibrations from others, but they also powerfully project them back out.
More than any other, Empaths have to be cautious of what they project into the world in the way of gloomy, angry or irrational thoughts. What goes out has the tendency to come back amplified. (The positive flip side to this is the return of projecting positive, happy, love-filled thoughts out into the world).
How do we stop engaging dark thoughts?
The easiest way is to do this is distract yourself the moment you notice any dark thought forms. Especially if they repeatedly go back to the same person. You may have already discovered your own way to do this but making noise in your head can really help, like singing, humming or chanting, etc. Just like plugging in your ears and singing loudly blocks out external sounds, I’ve found this helps with outside thoughts too. You could also try strenuous exercise or get creative as a way of distraction.
How can we protect ourselves from psychic attack?
Build up a strong energy-field (aura).
Being weak, physically or mentally, automatically weakens your energy-field (aura). Your energy-field is your invisible shield which protects you from outside influences, such as negative thoughts and emotions. If it is overly porous or ‘leaky’ it will let too much energy in from others (click here to find out if your aura is leaky), including their thoughts.
Suppressed emotions, poor diet, lack of exercise, a busy head, illness and emotional pain all contribute to weakening of the aura (energetic body). If you suspect you have been on the receiving end of psychic attack it might be a good time to tune into your IGS and see what changes could be made. By strengthening the body and mind (see here for more) it will in turn strengthen your energy-field and thus help ward off psychic attack or negative energy.
Hope this helps on your Empath journey.
Until next time.
©Diane Kathrine at Empaths Empowered
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