Are You Feeling Lost, Alone or Disconnected?

It has to be said: we are in the midst of some dark, challenging times.

With all the civil unrest around us, it may seem near impossible to find any kind of balance as an Empath. It certainly appears that dark energies are on the increase, which is causing bedlam among the Sensitive of the world. And all the political and religious dogma being spouted in the media is certainly not helping matters.

When I started my junior hairdressing apprenticeship, we were given certain rules of what not to discuss with clients. The first rule was to hang up our problems with our coats in the morning. The second was to avoid, at all costs, discussions about politics or religion. We were told these two subjects were the worst for igniting angry disputes. At sixteen years old I didn’t think much of it, but now I see just how pertinent it was.

If there are two things that create heated disagreements, conflict, division and hatred it is political opinions and religious beliefs. This is so clear in what we are seeing in all corners of the globe.

Between terrorism, politics and religious or race divisions there seems to be little else in the media (other than reality TV personalities). With another election being called in the UK, it appears the media fuelled political disputes will be never-ending.

There is so much hate being bred, both in the media and out on the streets, that even if you lived far underground it would be difficult to avoid the dismal energy being produced.

People are so affected by the dramas being played out that they don’t see the real intentions behind them. Much of which are ploys to keep us divided, distracted and angry. People are being played off against each other and all it is doing is causing a blanket of massively contagious, dark, dark energy.

As I mentioned in my last post: negativity generates negativity. Negative emotions are contagious and are subliminally taken on even by those who aren’t Sensitive. People get swept along by the irrational, infectious moods being intentionally perpetuated. They breed and feed. Getting caught up in the political/religious doctrines, and the whirlwind of propaganda that goes with it, is all part of the plan designed to keep people from unity. It is just another form of gaslighting.

Because the populace is continuously fed more reasons to become fearful, infuriated or dissatisfied, and very little to feel positive and cheerful about, low-level energy continues to escalate.

Even if you are able to stay detached from the propaganda being generated, you will not be immune to the murky oppressive energy it stirs up. This energy seeps into your energy field even whilst you sleep. And because it is so all encompassing it is difficult to stay detached from.

This low-level energy may show up as periods of lethargy and chronic fatigue, depression, brain fog and an absolute sense of disconnection from life, as well as loneliness. Many are feeling completely lost. Again, this isn’t just affecting the Sensitive, I am seeing/feeling it in many people.

I have already written about this subject in recent months. But as it is a continuing theme I feel it is right to discuss it again, because the impact it has on an Empath is not pleasant. Picking up on dark energy coming from the masses, is nothing short of exhausting. It is difficult to hide from even with the best intentions.

My belief is that everything is being magnified as a ruse to keep us from finding oneness, truth and self-empowerment. If we are kept distracted from our true power we cannot harness it and find the peace, happiness and balance we are meant for. It is so important, during these dark periods, that we stay on top of our game.

We are being targeted mind, body and spirit and it isn’t just by political distractions and gaslighting. The food we eat, the air we breathe and the substances we are subjected to are nothing short of toxic. All of which acts as endocrine disrupters which in turn messes with our chakras and energy bodies. We have to continuously work to evolve and adapt by making changes, it would seem, on a near-weekly basis.

Part of overcoming the low vibrational energy being contagiously projected into the world is to keep mind, body and spirit strong. Eat good food, exercise, stay grounded and keep clearing your energy field. Your diet is so important now. It has more impact on your mental health, and how you show up in the world, than you may know.

Also, if ever there was ever a time to keep your mind empowered now is it. And a good way to do it, other than meditation, good food and exercise, is by focusing on all your strengths. Look to find your hidden super powers and stay focused on them. For example: focus on your kindness, consideration or creativity. Don’t be tempted to indulge in negativity, wherever it is coming from. Just keep swimming in the potential of your innate gifts, how to develop them and how lucky you are to have these unique talents.

What we focus our attention on grows. When we embrace our inner power, that power will grow. We then project out this positive vibrant energy, which in turn helps neutralize the bad stuff.

What is also important to remember during these fractious periods is you are not alone. There are many others experiencing similar moods, energy levels, loneliness and disconnection. If you feel lost, confused, fatigued or angry, whilst voyaging these turbulent times, just remember how many others are also living through it and coming through the other side. You may feel lonely but you are not alone.

Hope this helps on your Empath journey.

Until next time…

Diane

The following posts may also help:

Clear Your Energy Field: here, here and here

Stay Grounded: here, here and here

Empath Diet and Exercise: here, here and here

©Diane Kathrine

The Crossroads of Change: Unplugging from The Hysteria

You would have to live very deep underground to not have noticed the crazy happenings in society. Almost everyone has been affected, in some way, by the engulfing mass hysteria that has swept the world. It is easy to believe that most of it is politically fuelled but; it is my belief, the real reason goes much deeper than that.crossroads2

The world is not a happy place. The masses are angry and afraid. Either because there are changes afoot they do not agree with or they are scared to speak out about their true beliefs for the fear of being labelled as racist, sexist, stupid, a conspiracy theorist or not politically correct.

Dogmatism and cognitive dissonance is rife. Freedom of speech, freedom of thought and individuality are being supressed. And the energy of hate is skyrocketing. It certainly feels like all humans are being manipulated to turn on each other. This is not a recent thing it has been building for a while and affecting Empaths on many levels.

2016 was one of the most energetically chaotic years I can remember. Not so much from a personal perspective, but within the populace. There was so much shifting going on that no one could hide from the turbulently vexed energy being pumped out. I don’t know of anyone who did not face some type of challenge, pain or frustration during 2016 (even if it was just political frustrations). Empaths, the world over, were drawn into this tumultuous vibrational energy, if even indirectly, without realizing. Even those who considered themselves to be in a good vibrational space, were affected.

For me, I look back on 2016 and see it as a huge transitional year. A time of growth and empowerment. But it was not an easy year to live through and, it would seem, 2017 has started much the same.

We reside in a world going through the quickening of change. These changes are causing trauma, chaos, emotional pain, depression and more. Although trauma and upheaval may be considered as emotionally damaging, it actually leads to growth and spiritual awareness… if we allow it. Trauma is the first step we take across the tempestuous waters of awakening. Pain is a prelude to birth.

For some, the initial stages of awakening are seen in random behaviours. Two of these being: denial and blame. In the past couple of years, you will have seen this behaviour everywhere. People pointing the finger of blame and convincing themselves their problems lie in the hands of another. Most are so busy avoiding themselves, and instead lashing out at others, that they are miss a unique opportunity for transformation.

Suffering is part of the ‘wake-up call’. People far and wide are hearing the sirens of the awakening, and call to change, but it is their choice how the transition goes. The words of Tony Robbins spring to mind:

‘Change is inevitable. Evolution, however, is a choice

We can choose to wake-up, evolve and grow or we can choose to stay in denial. Denial is the comfortable, normally, safe passage. At least for a while. However, we can’t ignore evolution forever. If we try things will eventually become so bad that we are forced to change.

All humans are presently being fed fuel to stoke up raging emotions, such as anger, bitterness and hate. If we engage them, these types of emotions keep us trapped in mental conflict and away from finding peace and harmony.

Evil begets evil. Hate breeds hate. Anger feeds anger. Fear fuels fear. The more of this type of energy people put out into the world the more it grows.

We all have light and darkness within; both love and hate. Whichever we choose to give the most attention to will be the force that guides our feelings, thoughts and choices. Choose wisely. We are the creators of our own reality.

Strange Things Afoot

It is clear there are some seriously strange things happening in the world. (If you’ve read anything about the Mandela Effect or the flat Earth theory, you’ll know what I mean). There is a lot of positive change happening and many truths are being revealed. But we are also being distracted to prevent us from discovering our own power. Distraction is a powerful tool. When our mind is preoccupied with all the wrongs in the world, we don’t see what is right. And we don’t notice the powerful positive and uplifting energy that is all around us.

We are at the crossroads of change. Being a crossroads means we have a choice of which direction to take. We can choose the path of denial and despair or the one of love and gratitude. That choice is often determined by where we place our focus.

You would think it’s a no brainer for us to choose the positive, love energy. But the more people who focus and send out the hate/fear energy the more this builds and the harder it is not to become embroiled in. For anyone Sensitive, this low-level energy, that has swept the globe, is agonizing to experience. But it can also be perversely alluring; drawing us in without our realizing.

I too have been lured into engaging the distressing and emotionally provoking news, designed to distract, divide and enrage. And yes, I get wound up by it all. I keep having to remind myself to unplug and stay switched off from it. No good comes from occupying the mind with such negatively charged news.

Some might argue that we have a duty to stay informed, we should fight for our rights and silence is consent. And as much as I may agree with that, most of what we are being fed is shameful propaganda, which does nothing but feed our darkest emotions and pains the soul.

When we focus on the incredible force of gratitude and love it is a game changer. You see more and more positive come into your life. This amazing energy is all around us, we just need to take our eyes off the distractions and diversions to realize it.

By not giving our attention to anything which feeds negative emotions, we can free ourselves and then take our focus to the more positive. Choosing to stay unplugged is the best form of protection at this time. Especially if you are badly affected by all the hysterical energy.

Here are some excellent ways to stay unplugged:

  • Stay away from the media: Online news, social media and televised news reports can lure you into negative thinking, frustration and anger.
  • Avoid politics: Don’t get involved in dogmatic discussions and avoid those who seem to thrive when politically venting.
  • Steer clear of large groups of people or protests: Mass hysteria is contagious and drags everyone in, even those with the best intentions.
  • Pursue your passions: Do what you love and be creative as often as you can (your own form of distraction).
  • Express gratitude every day throughout the day: Be grateful for anything you can. A delicious meal, a good book, film or just the traffic lights being on green. Keep pumping this positive energy out.
  • Keep control of the mind: Meditate or perform moving meditations like yoga, Thai-chi or dance.
  • Get outdoors: Spend as much time in nature as possible and bask some natural sunlight.

Pain serves us in mysterious ways. We eventually come to a point when we understand why we endured all we have, and we recognize how our pain shaped and changed us for the better. But we don’t need to keep experiencing it over and over. We have a choice. Now is the time to start shaping your new reality by unplugging from the old.

Until next time.

Diane

©Diane Kathrine

How to Spot A Residual Energy Attack

Hope everything is keeping really well in your life and (depending on what part of the world you live in) you are enjoying these lovely summer months.

Continuing on from my last post about how residual energy impacts the Empath, I am here following up with information about the residual energy  picked up from people and  why it gets caught up in our energy field and how it affects us.

Residual energy from others can seep into our aura and influence our thoughts and moods for days after being picked up. Anyone and everyone can leave a dark mark of lingering energy when in a low mood, but those who affect Empaths in the most painful ways are the people who act as emotional trauma triggers (ETTs).

To those who are Sensitive, the mere mention of an ETT’s name is enough to ignite an unpleasant emotional response. But the worst reaction happens when one has spent time in their presence and their imprint has infused into one’s energetic body. Continue reading

Why Empaths Need Protection Now More Than Ever!

You may have noticed I have written a lot about protection, healing or grounding methods, for the Empath, in recent times, and there is a very good reason for this.

There are some major changes/shifts going on, energetically, that are affecting everyone on many levels and these changes are bringing about a lot of pain, emotional disruptions and repetitive, negative thought patterns.

Generally, when there are major energy shifts, Empaths, and anyone of a Sensitive nature, gets energetically clobbered from all directions.

If you feel like you are going seriously cuckoo, with all the energies and emotions you are processing, it is probably a good time to pull out your ‘protective-tools arsenal’ and start experimenting with different techniques. Especially, if you have a daily protection ritual that isn’t working so well. Continue reading

Rewiring and Rebooting

Already more than half-way through 2014 and it has to be said, this year is proving to be a game-changer!

The changes happening around us are palpable in every way and becoming more so with each passing day! These shifts and changes are all about bringing in the new way of BEing.

Rewiring and rebooting are words used a lot within ascension circles as an expression of how we are being affected by the current energies/changes, but at this present time, I feel these two words could not be more appropriate.

We have seen some random days of intense energy bursts, which may have lifted you up or brought you crashing down.

These shifts in energy have brought in many changes. Emotionally, the themes I am seeing/feeling mostly in others (and on some days in myself), is anger, frustration and depression.

This video (which I very timely just came across) is a must watch/listen for these current times. If you have not yourself experienced depression, pass it on to those you know who have.

There are some other ways in which these energies may have affected you physically and emotionally and here’s a sampling:

Feeling energetically wired with an intense rush of power pulsing through your body:

This fizzy-type energy cannot be mistaken, it pretty much leaves you feeling like you have been charged up with electricity. And although you may feel mentally or physically tired, this buzzing energy can keep you awake at night.

Brain fog:

Poor memory recall and a fuzzy head seems to be the norm in recent years, but do not be surprised if you are feeling more scatty than normal.

Intense emotional ups and downs, very bi-polar in nature, or being hyper-sensitive:

It may seem like I’m stating the obvious here as, for Empaths, it is normal to feel strong emotions, yet these emotions/sensations are not like the normal ones we experience. They come out of nowhere and range from anger to blissful happiness. You may find yourself waking up in a bad mood, with no reason for it, or little things that would not normally bother you suddenly have you riled. Then you may find yourself feeling happier than you ever have.

We are also getting the backlash of other’s strong emotions. Many people are now being activated or effected by the rewire and, as I have said many times before, it can be very easy to lay claim to other’s emotions and build them into our own life-story.

Having zero tolerance for selfish or self-pitying behaviour and drawing a line under past dramas:

You may have previously been able to put up with another’s self-centred ways, but now find yourself quickly backing away from their dramas. You may now have come to a point where you will no longer put up with bad behaviour, nor allow others to pull you down into their self-perpetuating crisis’s. You have decided enough is enough!

This is not by chance. It’s as though we are disconnecting from all the irresolvable dramas, family or friendship feuds that we had in our past, not wanting them to have any part in our future.

And there are very good reasons for this:

You have very likely been on this path for many years and during this time dealt with your emotional wounds, whilst others around you looked on and/or had no idea what you were enduring. Now and in recent times, those others are now going through these changes. It is their turn to process/deal with their emotional wounds and if you have found yourself walking away or distancing yourself from family or lifelong friends past dramas, selfish behaviour or other, it is your internal knowing stopping you from getting involved.

You may have also found past issues have recently been stirred up. Painful memories that you had long since forgotten, or already dealt with, suddenly arise within. It may have left you baffled as to why you are experiencing this now and the reason is very likely because these (or other) memories have been triggered within a friend or family member, as part of the energetic shifts and you are feeling or picking up on them. This may have further pushed you away from them.

For Empaths, walking away from those in emotional turmoil is not something that would have previously come naturally, so it may feel somewhat alien if you are finding yourself doing it. You are not being harsh or brutal by drawing a line, and not engaging in ‘their stuff’, it is simply not yours to deal with and they have to do it for themselves. This is very much a DIY process!

Changing one’s diet and lifestyle:

Giving up people, foods, drinks and habits that do not promote all-round health, happiness and wellbeing is the way forward. Most people will have made gradual changes to their lifestyle over recent years, but now it is as though all the ‘health’ pieces are clicking together and you are finding a diet or exercise plan that works for you to heal your body, mind and spirit.

Ready to take the leap:

You may suddenly feel very ready to make big changes: in your career, social life or habitat. You may also find yourself finally doing things you have wanted to do, but put off for years. It’s as though the past self-doubts that previously held us back, no longer have the same hold. We know we’ve got to meet our new life half-way and that means stepping out into the world to bring it forth.

These are just some of the ways you may have experienced the new and I’m sure there will be many others too, not listed here, but one thing is for sure: if we are to truly move forward in life we cannot have the old dramas (people, jobs, lifestyles) dragging or keeping us back.

The new is ready for us when we are ready for the new…

I don’t know about you, but I for one am ready to move forward into the brilliant new way of BEing… We’ve waited long enough…

I came across this article which I found both synchronistic and serendipitous to this post. http://thinkwithyourheart.com/16319/brainpower-to-heartpower-enter-5d-creation/
And although not the full article (you have to purchase it if you want to read more) it offers a great explanation about why we are experiencing what we are.

Hope all’s well in your world…

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©Diane Kathrine at Empaths Empowered

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The Joys of Solar Flares… or maybe not…

Well, it’s been a while since my last post, over 2 months. I spent the latter half of November and most of December in India doing my yoga teacher training (which was the most amazing, albeit challenging, experience). And as I don’t tend to fare well in the dark, winter months in the way of motivation, I have not had the inclination to put fingertips to key board since my return. However, I thought it important to write a post this week because of the adverse effects the solar flare, which hit earth last Tuesday, has had on myself and those around me. It’s knocked me right out of my groove and I’m sure it’s doing the same thing to countless others who aren’t aware of solar storms and their effect on humans, hence this post.

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I first noticed something was amiss on Sunday evening with the arrival of some turbulently vexed emotions, but hadn’t linked them in with the solar flares until yesterday. Tues and Weds were the worst days, they were pretty unbearable. Here’s a list of  some of the symptoms endured:

  • pressure in the head and ears, and headaches
  • excessive thirst
  • body/muscle soreness, similar to flu symptoms
  • disturbed sleep
  • exhaustion coupled with exhilaration
  •  irrational anger
  • intense grief
  • depression

On Tuesday the symptoms had got so bad I was starting to question my sanity. My emotions were ranging from rage to feeling like I was in mourning. I didn’t know what to do with them or where to place them. And I wasn’t buying into it being about issues/emotions from my past that I’d not dealt with. The emotional and physical maladies weren’t showing me anything, they were just there. I had no control over what I was feeling and unlike the usual ascension related emotions, they weren’t coming in waves lasting 20 mins to an hour, they were constant. Nothing I tried shifted them or lightened the load: yoga, meditation, walking in nature etc. I was baffled by it all until I noticed on the news that the largest solar flare since 2005 had hit the earth on Tuesday 24th and it gave me an ‘aha’ moment in that this had to be the reason I had gone completely cuckoo for 2 days.

My mind went back to the information I’d come across last year on Mitch Battros’s website: http://www.earthchangesmedia.com – on how the solar flares can affect humans, emotionally and physically, I remembered that I’d previously been affected by them (although not to this extent). Battros has worked alongside Mayan elders and done much research on Mayan predictions and the effects of solar activity. His scientific research along with ancient text documents suggests the ending of the Mayan Calendar may very well be connected to solar activity, it shows that charged particles emitted by the Sun in the way of solar flares, CME’s and coronal holes are the cause of extreme earth changes such as earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, and tornadoes, it also indicates the very same magnetic flux which affects the Earth, also affects humans, in that the magnetic field which surrounds the Earth is similar to the magnetic field which surrounds every living thing.

Equation:          Sunspots => Solar Flares (charged particles) => Magnetic Field Shift => Shifting Ocean and Jet Stream Currents => Extreme Weather and Human Disruption (mitch battros 1998).

— Mitch Battros “I believe it will be the magnetic influence produced by the Sun which will usher in what is described by our ancient ancestors as “the transition” bringing us to a new state-of-being”.

So there we go, something to for you to ponder. If you’ve come across this post, chances are you may have been affected by the solar flares. And the more sensitive you are the more you’ll have had to endure. We’re probably going to be in for a very bumpy ride this year, if this flare was anything to go by, as it’s expected we’ll be getting more, much more and it would seem there is nothing else to do but accept that this (and all the other crap we’ve been through) is a by-product of The Shift and see where it takes us. I think the best thing we can all do is: slow down our thoughts through meditation, exercise, get out in nature, drink plenty of water and eat well… and, probably most importantly, keep the faith.

Until next time…

The Eve of Change

So here we are on the eve of 11/11/11 wondering what tomorrow will bring. For those of us who are sensitive, there has still been lots of ascension symptoms to deal with of late. The most prominent being lethargy or chronic fatigue. Then there’s the strange things happening during sleep-time. Could perhaps, our dreams be trying to tell us something? 

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Are you making simple mistakes and feel like your brain is made from candy floss? Or do you have incredible muscle weakness and stiff bones…? Join the club. Many of you will, no doubt, have a range of symptoms not listed here but whatever maladies you maybe suffering you can guarantee our rational mind’s will try to find a reason for these ailments, sending us out to find remedies or a cure. In some cases, holistic treatments, extra vitamins or a tonic may help, but as has always been the case with ascension symptoms, they will leave in their own time.

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Our pets are feeling them too. Have you noticed your furry friend needing more sleep than normal? Or being slow to get up in the morning? I guess it’s not too difficult for our pets though, for them to sleep all day is no big deal… it would be great if we could say the same.

The date 11/11/11 is holding hope for many that it will see an end to our ascension symptoms and allow us to come into realization of what our future paths will hold. Many of us have lived in the void for too long, feeling like we’re floating without direction. It has taken much faith on our parts to keep going, but we have because we believe what we’ve endured has been for a purpose. It’s been a lonely path, with many of us having no one to talk to about what we’ve experienced or what we believe is really going on… and it’s not for want of trying. But then, this was our journey, our own unique experience through life.

As I wrote in my last post I finally understand how privileged we’ve been to have had lived in these amazing times and have had this life experience. We’ve been be able to live half in and half out of the 3D world, having a knowing that others didn’t. We’ve weathered much and seen the full spectrum of the rainbow and now, as we step over the next threshold, it’s time to receive our ‘pots of gold’.

How will you spend your 11th day? Working? In prayer or meditation? At an organised gathering? I hope that however you chose to spend your day and evening you will do it in celebration. Celebration of what is over and what is to come. And as I’ve said before, even though what we’ve been through has been tough, very, very tough, many of you would not wish to change one  single aspect of you life since your awakening, whether that be 10 days, 10 months or 10 years ago. Happy 11/11/11.

It’s True! The Truth will Set you Free as an Empath!

Finding the truth of who you really are as an Empath is one of the hardest things you will face whilst on this path of awakening.

If you are struggling with the current shift happening in the world, or with being an Empath, I guarantee, one of the reasons is you are not facing your personal truth.

The person you see in the mirror is an accumulation of many fear-based emotions, untruths, rejections and painful events, built up from your personal history.

Ever heard the saying, ‘We’re not really upset about what we think we’re upset about?’ It means we’re not facing the true cause of our pain.

Finding your truth is not an overnight process. It can take years. At least it took me years and I’m still uncovering new stuff all the time.

It was part of my journey to go the long way round, perhaps, so I could share the information here.

So how did I make the discovery? That the truth really will set you free…? Through journaling.

When I was at my lowest ebb (part of my resistance to the a changing world and my Empath ways) I did not want to talk to anyone about what I was feeling inside. I believed it would make me appear weak and vulnerable. I felt frustrated that I was not in control of my emotions (When I discovered I was an Empath they made more sense) and, as I was not prepared to talk to anyone about it, I had to find a way to offload. I did this by journaling.

I came across journaling, quite by chance during a quest to improve my writing skills. In her book, Writing down the Bones, Natalie Goldberg explained: to hone one’s writing ability one should write every day. The idea was just to put pen to paper and see what came out. This is exactly what I did… Continue reading