Understanding Empathy

by Jenna Avery – 

As a sensitive soul, you are likely to have a high degree of empathy. Empathy is the ability to feel another person’s emotions as if they are your own. In many ways, being empathic is a gift, because it allows you to fully experience, understand, and support others. In other ways, it can feel intrusive, overwhelming, and frustrating to have your personal space “invaded” by other people’s emotions and energies, and sometimes, even their physical symptoms.

Recognizing Empathy

Even if you’re highly sensitive, you may not fully recognize the extent of your empathy yet. To start, try paying attention to how others affect you while staying open to the idea that not all the emotions you’re feeling may be your own. I, personally, have been able to validate my empathic nature first-hand. Although I’d always called myself empathic, it wasn’t until recently that I truly began to understand what that entailed.

I was with a friend who to all outward appearances was in good spirits. But suddenly and abruptly, I found myself lost in a quagmire of negative thinking about my life, my work, and my relationships. I thought: “Wait a minute. Just aminute ago I was feeling fine and uplifted. As soon as my friend sat down, I went into this downward spiral.” And before giving it much more thought, I said to him:“Hey, are you okay? As soon as you sat down I started feeling really depressed.”

Being the gracious, open, sensitive soul that he is, he responded with the truth. He and his girlfriend had just ended their relationship only moments before. Although I felt so sorry for him, I was also elated. Here was real and tangible evidence validating my experience! I quickly began to reframe my past experiences of sudden, inexplicable depression that came on from as if from nowhere. It was a huge relief to shift my thinking about it.

Since then, I have put a great deal of effort into understanding and working with my empathic nature. What I’ve found is that we experience emotions that we have an internal resonance with. In other words, we’ve felt the emotions before, so we recognize and feel them within ourselves. Along with other factors like getting overstimulated and having low self-esteem, I think our empathy is part of why many sensitive souls are susceptible to feeling depressed.

Latest Science

Interestingly, in a Science Now program that aired on the PBS series Nova, the recent identification of “mirror neurons” was presented. These neurons fire when we move or emote, or see someone else moving or emoting. They can’t tell the difference between us taking action and someone else taking action, which means that we have the experience of doing it ourselves even if we’re just watching. (I guess this is what makes virtual reality a real possibility!) 

Have you ever watched people dancing, skating, playing sports or being emotional and felt as if you were moving or crying yourself? These neurons mean we may be capable of feeling motion and emotions even if we haven’t had a first-hand experience of them ourselves. Further, Nova’s research indicates that we are more likely to resonate with those we’ve already experienced. I can’t help wondering if sensitive souls have more greatly developed or expanded mirror neuron systems.

Psychic Development

Some schools of thought hold that empathy is a form of psychic ability, but my training has led me to believe that empathy is actually a form of having weak boundaries. Clairsentience is the fully developed and highly functioning form of empathy and is a psychic ability. Clairsentience, when it’s working properly, allows us to experience the emotions, energies, and physical sensations of others, without being personally affected by them ourselves. This state is an advanced skill – the ultimate form of empathy. The first step toward harnessing it is learning to balance and manage our empathy.

How Do We Get There?

I teach a number of skills in Phase II of my Embrace Your Essential Self program that focus on developing stronger boundaries, as well as other essential skills for sensitive souls. 

Here’s a look at some of what I teach to get you started:
  • Try flower essences. The yarrows flower essences sold by Flower Essence Services help you be less susceptible to the emotions of others and to differentiate your emotions from others. Different yarrows are available for different states, so be sure to explore. Walnut sold by Bach Flower is great for “protection from outside influences.” I’ve created a custom blend of yarrow, walnut, and purple monkeyflower (for psychic or spiritual discomfort) for myself.
  • Use the elements as support. You may want to try using water in your home and workspace to help protect yourself. Water is the element of emotion, and strategically placed bowls of water throughout your space can become repositories for emotional energy. I created a simple tabletop fountain to keep the energy and emotion moving through my space instead of stagnating in it.
  • Practice the art of self-defense. Karate, capoeira, kendo, boxing, and tai-chi are a few of the many forms of self-defense training that will help strengthen your energy field and personal power, which are key aspects of strong boundaries. My personal experience with this is that it is very empowering.
  • Love yourself. Seems simple to say that, doesn’t it? But self-care and self-respect – along with the ability to protect yourself and the ability to say, “No thanks!” – come from a place of deep self-love. Aren’t you worth it? When you get down to it, aren’t you the most important person in your life? And you deserve to be loved by the most important person in your life!
So next time you experience a sudden emotional shift that seems to come out of the blue, in addition to checking with yourself about what’s going on, take a look and see what might be happening around you. You may be experiencing something that isn’t yours!

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OBEs, NDEs and Remote Viewing Explained

by Lee Bladon –

Conscious Out-of-Body Experiences 

(Astral Travel / Projection) 

Every time we fall asleep we have an out-of-body experience, but it is not a conscious experience. When we fall asleep our monad (self), along with our emotional, mental and lesser causal bodies, leaves our physical-etheric body. Exactly the same thing occurs in a conscious out-of-body experience (COBE), except that the exit point is different:
  • When we fall asleep our monad (self) exits through the solar plexus or heart chakra, depending on whether it is going to the lower or upper emotional world. Exiting through either of these chakras causes the consciousness thread (which links the monad to the physical-etheric body) to become detached, hence the physical body loses consciousness. The physical brain plays no part in the out-of-body experience, so has no recollection the event. The memories are, however, stored in our emotional permanent atom, which is part of our subconscious and has a powerful influence on our dreams.
  • For a conscious out-of-body experience the monad (self) must exit through the crown chakra. This allows the consciousness thread to remain attached so the physical body does not fall asleep. The physical brain remains connected to the remote monad, which provides real-time conscious awareness of the out-of-body experience and full recall afterwards. When out-of-body, our waking consciousness is no longer restricted by the etheric web or censored by the physical brain, so we can perceive non-physical beings and environments. The “silver cord” that out-of-body explorers often report seeing is the life thread or sutratma, which carries life energies from the monad to the heart chakra of each subtle body.
The Arrangement of the Subtle Bodies 
in a Conscious Out-of-Body Experience
When we are awake, all three units of our triad are connected by the consciousness thread. This allows our monad to be simultaneously aware of perceptions from our physical-etheric, emotional and mental bodies. The same is true with a COBE except that the emotional-mental body is remote from the physical-etheric body. The absence of the emotion-mental body causes the physical-etheric body to become paralysed.
Conscious out-of-body experiences can occur spontaneously or intentionally. The ability of the monad to intentionally leave the body via the crown chakra and maintain continuity of consciousness is called “samadhi”, which is a Sanskrit term. People generally associate samadhi with meditation; however conscious out-of-body experiences are not induced by controlling our consciousness but by controlling the matter of our subtle bodies.
Conscious out of body experiences in the emotional world are only possible when the chakras of the emotional body are fully active, and experiences in the mental world are only possible when the chakras of the mental body are full active. Conscious out-of-body experiences are impossible for primitive people because their monads are centred in the physical atom (1:7), which is incapable of objectively perceiving the emotional world. People at all the other stages of development are theoretically capable of COBEs, although they are extremely unlikely at the civilised stage because the chakras aren’t all active. Developed people are only capable of experiencing the emotional world (2:1–2:6) in their COBEs. Humanistic people can experience the emotional world and the mental world (3:1–3:4). Enlightened people can experience the emotional world, mental world and causal world (3:5–3:7), with or without leaving their bodies.
Being fully conscious in the emotional world is far more reliable than clairvoyance or mediumship for acquiring information about the non-physical worlds or communicating with the “dead”. But practitioners should never forget the illusory nature of the emotional world and remember that they are unlikely to learn anything of real value. Various books and CDs are available for those wishing to learn how to induce COBEs, but a tremendous amount of dedication is required and most will fail. Anyone who is thinking about learning the technique should seriously consider their motives because the time and effort could be put to better use by actively developing their level of consciousness.
Conscious out-of-body experiences can be induced with drugs like ketamine and DMT, or plant extracts like ayahuasca. They work by blocking neurotransmitter receptors in the brain, which temporarily prevents the persona from operating through the physical body and triggers an out-of-body experience.

Near-Death Experiences

A near-death experience is a type of conscious out-of-body experience that occurs at a time of intense physical distress. The stages of a typical near-death experience (NDE) are listed below and explained from an esoteric perspective:
  • You hear a loud ringing or buzzing sound. This is caused by your emotional-mental body detaching from your physical-etheric body.
  • You travel through a long dark tunnel. Your monad (self) travels up the central sushumna channel of your etheric spine and out of the crown chakra. This point of exit allows the consciousness thread to remain connected, which enables “live” perception of the event and subsequent recollection by the waking consciousness.
  • You notice that you are outside of your physical body but still in the immediate environment. You are objectively conscious in your emotional-mental body.
  • You look down on your physical body and feel intense emotional upheaval as attempts are made to resuscitate it. Emotions are greatly intensified when the emotional body is free from the dampening effect of the dense physical body.
  • You realise that you still have a body, but one of a very different nature to the physical body you have temporarily left behind. The emotional body can fly, pass through solid matter and visit non-physical worlds.
  • Other non-physical humans come to meet you to ease your fears and disorientation, then an angelic being of light appears – this is your guardian angel.
  • The angel telepathically asks you to evaluate your life. You are shown an incredibly detailed panoramic review of your life, which includes everything you have ever done, said, thought, felt or experienced (more on this shortly).
  • You are overwhelmed by the intense feelings of joy, love and peace. As previously stated, your emotions are greatly intensified when your emotional body is free from the dampening effect of the dense physical body.
  • The angel tells you that you must return to Earth because your time has not yet come. You return to your physical body and wake up with full recollection of the experience.
Near-death experiences are induced by our guardian angel to awaken us to our life’s purpose or get our life back on track. They show us things about ourselves so that we can become better people, and they show us things about our lives so that we can make the most of them. They show us our true colours; without ego or self-deception. Quite simply, a near-death experience is a wake up call to remind us that our life could have ended but we are being given a second chance.
The life review is often described as being more vivid and real than the original events were. This is because our feelings and emotions are greatly intensified in the emotional world. People often describe being able to sense the other person’s perspective in addition to their own. This is because our emotional bodies perceive every emotional thought-form that passes through them, but most of them are too subtle to make themselves known to the physical waking consciousness. However, the memories remain in the subconscious and can easily be recalled in the out-of-body state. This enables the events to be relived with an added “dimension”.
Some near-death experiencers report being given the choice to remain in the emotional world or to return to the physical world. Everyone chooses to return to Earth because if it really was their time to die they would just die – there would be no NDE and there would be no “choice”. Their guardian angel knows what their decision will be and only offers the choice to those who want to return to Earth, because they are more likely to embrace their second chance if they willingly chose to return. If their guardian angel knows they want to stay, he will simply tell them that they must return to Earth.

Remote Viewing

Remote viewing is a mental faculty that allows a “viewer” to describe a remote location, known as a “target”, by acquiring information that is not available to the ordinary physical senses. Accomplished remote viewers can describe locations on the other side of the world which they have never visited, describe events that happened many years ago, describe a picture in a sealed envelope, or describe a specific person’s current location and activity – all without being told anything about the target. Remote viewing was used extensively by US government “psychic spies” during the Cold War for classified military projects. It has now entered the public domain and numerous professional organisations have been set up to conduct research, introduce standards and help people to develop this intriguing mental ability, but none of them seem to understand the mechanism behind it.
Remote viewing simply involves imagining yourself at the remote location observing the target. The power of your imagination creates a synthetic image of yourself from the mental and emotional matter of your subtle bodies. The thought-form is projected to the target location where it acts as a remote “self”. Sensory impressions perceived by the remote self are communicated back to the viewer by sympathetic vibrations, i.e. they give rise to identical vibrations in the viewer’s subtle bodies, which can then be perceived by the physical waking consciousness. The process works in the same way that a vibrating tuning fork makes other identical tuning forks resonate.
Remote viewing is a skill that can be learnt and does not require any natural ability or special “gift”. Anyone who is awakened enough to be interested in remove viewing probably has sufficient mental capacity to learn the technique. The clarity and accuracy of perception depends on the viewer’s level of consciousness and how much they practise. With practise, the thought-form becomes better “trained” and the informational pathways to waking consciousness become more effectual. A temporary loss of concentration causes the remote “self” to dissolve, and it must be reformed before the remote viewing can resume. The further away the target, the more mental effort is required to maintain a lock on it and bring back accurate perceptions.
Remote Viewing
The Mechanism of Remote Viewing
Remote viewers generally follow strictly controlled scientific protocols to ensure there is no possibility of cheating. This usually involves “viewing” a target that is identified only by a numerical code. The code might refer to the Sydney Harbour Bridge but the remote viewer will not know that; they will just be told to view location 123-456, for instance. So how does the thought-form know where to go? The person who devises the remote viewing test chooses a numerical code to represent the target he has in mind, so the two are mentally connected. The information that links the numerical code to the target is vibrationally embedded into the numerical code (all this occurs subconsciously and automatically). When the remote viewer sees the code, his sub-conscious mind simply “reads” the embedded location and knows where to go.
Remote viewers can even view events from history because every event that has ever taken place is vibrationally recorded in the surrounding matter (the akashic record). Every atom of matter possesses a degree of consciousness and has an undying memory. The memories of these events can be accessed by our meta-conscious minds and raised up to conscious awareness.

After-Life Exploration

Some techniques for exploring the non-physical realms of the afterlife, such as the one described by Bruce Moen in the Afterlife Knowledge Guidebook are very similar to remote viewing. Moen refers to two components of consciousness which are necessary to acquire knowledge of the afterlife:
  • The “perceiver” is the remote thought-form that is sent to the non-physical environment.
  • The “interpreter” is our physical-etheric brain. It receives sensory information from the perceiver and assembles it into a coherent image of the remote environment. The physical-etheric brain cannot always make sense of information from non-physical environments, so it searches its memory bank for something that roughly approximates to the image it is receiving. The same thing occurs in our dreams.
  • Moen’s technique involves continually shifting one’s attention between the remote perceiver and the local interpreter in order to retain a continuous and coherent memory of the experience. The physical-etheric brain must be allowed to comment on the perceptions it receives, but just long enough for them to be stored in the physical memory. Care must be taken not to let the interpreter get carried away in a chain of associated thoughts and memories, or the remote perceiver will fade away.
As with any method of obtaining information from the emotional or mental worlds, there is a high probability that your own preconceived beliefs and ideas will affect what you “see”. You are also likely to encounter manifestations of other people’s erroneous ideas and false beliefs.
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Purging Your Emotions

by Heather Rulton – 

Have you ever had a week or two or even just a few days where you found yourself extremely emotional, crying, exhausted, sore, irritable, where everything that was said to you made you upset to the point where you just wanted to left alone? Where even though nothing major or traumatic has happened but it seems as though your world is falling apart and you just can’t seem to get grounded or find reason for the way you are feeling ? You may be going through a type of purging. 

You may be going through a period of releasing old past emotions or experiences. 

When we are consciously trying to heal ourselves and understand that the surfacing of past experiences is necessary in order to release and heal them, this purging of emotion is a great thing. Something to be grateful for. You may never really know exactly what it was you were releasing but you can bet once it has past you will feel better…lighter than you did before.

While emotionally purging allow yourself to feel whatever you are feeling and give yourself full permission to cry whenever you feel the need. This is how most of our past pain is released. Take extra care to try and eat healthy foods, even if only in small amounts. Herbal teas are good for this to, many of them have cleansing properties that help in cleaning out whatever you are releasing. Baths with candles and essential oils are also good for this.

Most of all ask for Spirit help. 

This can sooth you in your deepest moments, speed up your purge and possibly even help you understand what you are feeling. Spirit loves you and wants you to heal and this is the reason behind your feelings of despair.

Be grateful for this healing as hard as it may feel because the pay off is you no longer are carrying those emotion within and you never will again. Once you are feeling back to yourself you should notice a change in yourself, one of lightness or raised vibration.

If you notice this thank Spirit for the opportunity of releasing old energy and relish in you new found lightness.

I should mention purging is not a one time thing, it can happen many times over your lifetime, some are longer than others and some seem more difficult but no matter, if your intention is to heal then the release of these old emotions is essential for your journey.

Welcome these periods and try to remain as positive as possible as when they pass you will feel better than you did before. Blessed be !!

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Suffering, Pain and Crisis

by Don Turner – 

Everyone experiences some difficulty, pain and grief in life. A certain amount of unhappiness is a natural part of the process and learning entailed in living. Pain triggers natural defense processes that are meant to protect us. This can easily be seen in the case of the physical pain we experience if we touch something hot. The body instinctively pulls back because it is not good for it.

With psychological pain it is often not as easy to see the cause, although the psyche has its own instinctive way of defending itself here, too. Often, however, the defense structures established in childhood (primarily by withdrawal, aggression or submission) become restricting when, in adults, they contribute to a rigid personality based on fear and negative assumptions that limits our ability to grow. It can lead to a crisis if we either do not listen to the message in the pain or our beliefs do not allow us to change.

Although we may dislike this, pain actually is an opportunity for expansion and renewed life. Nature is forcing us to change–for our own benefit.

If we can think about suffering in this way — as showing us ways we need to change to claim ourselves, our capacities and intents — we can be more open to seeing what message it contains for us. One’s inner self is invulnerable and not threatened by anything we might experience. The places where we experience pain in our lives are therefore showing us where we are out of alignment with our inner self or have not fully realized some particular awareness or capacity we have. We need to change and grow in this area to realize our innate potential.
As adults, we create our life as a result of our beliefs about who we are and what is real and right. Dysfunctional assumptions which were acquired when we were children may be changed as we become aware that they do not reflect what we truly are. 
To summarize:

As adults, we create our own suffering as a result of wrong assumptions about ourselves and life which are usually established in childhood–often as a result of normal reactions and defense processes.

Pain and suffering in adults are lessons which show us where we are out of accord with our inner self. We need to take responsibility for ourselves and our experience and realize that we can change by releasing old ideas and patterns which are dysfunctional.

We have the innate ability to understand the lessons our experiences hold for us and to change so that we live a harmonious and fulfilling life regardless of what difficult experiences we have had. We have the potential of living a harmonious and fulfilling life.

Most erroneous ideas of who we are assume that we have to life in fear and cannot trust ourselves or life. These assume that reality is a threat and that life is a struggle for survival where we have to use our power to get the things in the world we need and lack. 
The ideas which are in accord with our inner self are those related to love and trust where we understand that the universe is actually working for us and our benefit. We can learn to live in harmony with it and our spirit. When we learn to listen to our inner knowing, life will flow more smoothly and the inevitable problems which arise will be resolved more easily, without so much trauma or crisis.

Resolving Negative Elements in One’s Life

Is this Section for Me?

Even the most successful among us have areas or times that are not so successful or happy. Gauge whether you need to work on issues in this section by answering the following questions.

  • Do you sometimes loose control or do things you know you shouldn’t?
  • Do you have habits you’d like to change but haven’t been able to?
  • Do you sometimes experience resentments, jealousy, hatred, shame, self-condemnation, pride, anxieties or other negative emotions?
  • Do you feel frustrated at times or feel there are some things you are still missing?
  • Do you notice a lack of interest or meaning in your life at times?
  • Do you feel blocked in realizing some important goal or dream?
  • Have you lost touch with your passion and joy or your idealism?
  • Is your life motivated by fears and defensive reactions — security, possessions, power, etc.?
  • Are you less than totally happy and fulfilled?
  • Are many of your relationships not loving ones?
  • Do you sometimes feel victimized by people or circumstances or blame others a lot?
  • Do you look to other people to tell you what is right or true?
  • Are you little involved in your community?

If you have said yes to some of these questions — congratulations, you’re honest. Since as adults we are responsible for creating our experience, negativity of any sort means we have core beliefs, assumptions and issues to become conscious of, clarify and resolve. This is what this Section is about.

To the extent that we overlook this naturally unpleasant and painful side of life, we shall thus continue to be affected by it no matter how much attention we place on our positive and happy interests in life. Therefore, this Section is definitely recommended for nearly everyone.

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Living as One Human Family

by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat –

A friend once described herself as a “knitter,” but she wasn’t talking about yarn. She likes to bring people together and help create beautiful things from their unity. What a wonderful mission that is!
Let’s face it. The walls dividing people today have gotten taller and thicker, whether between men and women, young and old, gays and straights, developed and developing worlds, haves and have-nots. 
Yet the spiritual dream of unity persists. We believe that God is a Weaver of Oneness who wants us to live in harmony — neighbor with neighbor, communities with communities, religions with religions and nations with nations.
We are inherently similar. 
One of our favorite children’s books captures this beautifully. To Every Thing There Is a Season (Blue Sky Press) weds the sacred verses from the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible with the breathtaking art work of illustrators Leo and Diane Dillon. Each spread depicts a different culture — Egypt, Japan, Mexico, Greece, India, Europe, North America, and others — to create a global family album that reminds us that we share in the universal rhythms of life. We can practice this unity by building hospitable and generous communities.
Yet in these tense times, just the opposite seems to be happening. Competitive individualism has given many people the ammunition they need to feel smug about separating themselves from others. The media and politicians drone on and on about enemies in our midst or crossing our borders.
Religious and spiritual people can help reverse this trend by being willing to to reach out to people outside our clans and affirm unity consciousness. As devotional writer Henri J. M. Nouwen writes in Bread for the Journey, “Only when we have the courage to cross the road and look into one another’s eyes can we see there that we are children of the same God and members of the same human family.”
Whereas people of different traditions don’t have to agree on everything, we can work together to advance what Christian theologian Hans Kung has called a global ethic: “a commitment to the culture of nonviolence and respect for life, to a just social and economic order and to the ideal of equal rights and partnerships between men and women.” 
To adhere to these commonalities is to agree with Protestant minister William Sloane Coffin who said: “The religious community has the saving vision. It is the ancient saving vision of human unity, now become an urgent pragmatic necessity.”
Here are a few simple spiritual practices to help you deepen your unity consciousness:
• Reach out across a border or boundary to a person of a different race, age, or culture.
• The term “butterfly effect” relates to the idea that a small action here, such as a butterfly flapping its wings, could have a large impact elsewhere, such as a tornado in China. Without taking the meaning that far, it is good to think about the long-range impact of your actions on people elsewhere in the world. Write in your journal about the potential reach of something you have done recently.
• Extend your circle of intercessory prayer to those not usually included in your concerns.
• When you have a free moment at work or in a community meeting, jot down a few of the things you have in common with the others there. How can you express your appreciation to others for what you share?
• When you are watching the news about people in another country, note things you have in common with them. Find a way to act upon your feeling of unity with them.
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Traveling Dimensions

Creators of Your Hologame: 

by Peggy Black – 

The truth is that the other dimensions are as close as your breath and allowing. This knowledge scares most humans. It does not fit with the learned programs. It is too strange. The idea that the stars communicate with every cell of your physical body at all times can be a mental stretch for some. The concept that someone can hear this communication from the stars and act upon the connection is a real mental stretch.

The universe is a complex matrix. It is a weaving of energy strands of all possibilities.

It is waves and it is particles depending upon the focus and the awareness of the focuser. Remember you are the creators of your hologame.
Reality, as most humans believe and sense it to be is limited to what they can see, feel and touch. However there is a much larger universe that is available in which parallel realities exist and portals of energy can be activated or closed or shielded. Traveling dimensions is merely shifting one’s consciousness, frequency or vibration.
We invite you to continue to listen to spirit and the stars. We honor those who are willing to expand their sense of who they are and to recognize and allow their multidimensional aspects to be acknowledged. Portals, matrices, energy grids, power places, star travel, parallel lives and realities, dimensional shifts – these are all juicy places to focus on and invite into your daily life.

Share your experiences and insights with Peggy at: joyandgratitude@aol.com
Personal reading/transmission appointment line: 831-335-3145 between 9:00-6:00 Pacific time.

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Tips for Highly Sensitive People

15 Tips for Empaths and Highly Sensitive People:
Lynn Zambrano – 

Empathic ability allows you to read and understand people’s energy. This ability may be genetic, passing from generation to generation. You may share this ability with a relative, so look at your family tree; does anyone else seem to fit the description? Empaths have the ability to scan another’s energy for thoughts, feelings and possibly for past, present, and future life occurrences.

Most empaths are unaware of how this really works, and have accepted that they are sensitive to other people’s energy. The ability to correctly perceive and to some extent mirror the energy of another is a challenge. This gift allows us to steer ourselves through life with added perception. You need to be selective and have coping skills in place, if not you will easily be overwhelmed.

These are some excellent methods for coping:
1. Schedule time with you:
Spending time alone creates the space needed to release emotion, energy and stress.
2. Positive Affirmations:
Short messages that train thought patterns. An example: “Let me receive what is in my best and highest good at this time”
3. Shielding:
Placing a protective shield of white light that is around and encasing you in a bubble, remember to make a grounding cord so you don’t float away!
4. Chakra Cleansing and Balancing:
Regular cleaning of the chakras will keep your energy field free of negative or unwanted energy. Re-balance them by bringing in energy that will create alignment and balance.
5. Centering:
Align yourself with spirit and get out of Ego. Try to live in the moment and whatever emotion comes up express and release it.
6. Stones:
Some people find that crystals and gemstones aid in clearing negative energy and maintaining balance. Choose yours by trying several different stones,and by paying attention to how each feels.
7. Aroma therapy:
Essential oils can enhance well being. Choose what elevates or calms your mood.
8. Forgiveness:
Forgiving others and forgiving self is one of the most powerful tools you have. It will clear your energy and raise your vibrational rate.
9. Grounding:
We have a grounding cord in the root chakra that connects us to the earth. Being aware of this and using this cord to both send negative energy into the earth where it is absorbed and drawing nourishing energy up from the center of the earth will increase your energetic flow.
10. Meditation:
Quiets the mind so you can center, be present and listen to the voice within.
11. Soothing Sounds:
Relax yourself using music or nature sounds.
12. Animals and Nature:
Being in Nature or spending time with our pets is a great way to relax, clear energy and connect.
13. Smudging:
The Native Americans have been doing this with great results for years. Burning sage while stating an intention is a great method for clearing energy.
14. Yoga:
Yoga is effective because it combines breathing, centering and grounding. A wonderful way to raise vibrational energy.
15. Gratitude and intention journal:
Ending the day by writing a list of things you are grateful for and then stating an intention to work towards keeps the energetic flow steady.
About the Author: Lynn Zambrano R.N., has worked professionally as a nurse on a psychiatric crisis unit. While working as a nurse she studied energy healing and further developed her intuitive gifts. As an intuitive life guide she helps others achieve the success they want by breaking through perceived barriers, finding inner wisdom, clarity of mind and inner strength. Twitter and Facebook or email her at Lightminded1@yahoo.com. 

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