Have you ever taken on someone else’s energy?
Have you ever “caught” someone’s happiness?
Or “taken on” their anger or misery?
Yeah, I thought so.
I have, too.
While it’s AWESOME when someone else’s joy rubs off on you, getting caught in the crossfire of someone else’s moodiness, complaining or negativity sure isn’t fun … don’t you agree?
That’s especially the case if you’re empathic, like me.
If you don’t know what an empathic person is, the simplest way I can describe it is that you’re like a sponge – you “soak up” everything around you. Good or bad, negative or positive. It all leaves a mark on you. And those marks can stay with you unless you know how to handle them or let them go.
Being empathic is great on many levels (you’re more conscientious and aware than the average bear) but if you don’t know how to deal with it or control it, it can make your life challenging to say the least.
I know this because I did it unknowingly for most of my life. I’m not going to delve into the traits of empathic people this week, but if this is something that interests you, stay tuned; I’m currently putting the finishing touches on an article about empathic traits and it’ll be in your inbox soon! Let’s just say there’s a good chance you’re empathic if:
You feel things on a deep and intense level;
You naturally steer clear of large crowds;
You can tell what another person is feeling without them telling you;
Even if you’re NOT a full-fledged empathic person, though, most people have empathic traits to a varying degree; which brings me back to my message today.
Having empathic traits is AMAZING. It is a gift and a feature of highly sensitive, intuitive and emotionally intelligent and available people.
Unfortunately, like anything, it also comes with some challenges and downsides if you don’t know how to handle these traits accordingly.
The example I gave at the beginning of the article is one of the biggest ones: the tendency to absorb other people’s energy. Like I said earlier, it AWESOME when it’s something good … but not-so-good when it’s something bad.
This puts you in a conundrum, though, because you have to live your life, and everyone has bad days. And if you’re not careful, you might start isolating as a way to avoid the negativity (I’ve done this, too).
wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a way to take in the good stuff, but avoid the negative? To actually deflect it so it never bothered you?
I don’t know about you, but at one point in my life I would’ve paid a million dollars to learn how to do this! I didn’t pay quite that much, but I did learn how to do it, and my life is MUCH more peaceful as a result!
And, guess what?
Today, I’d like to share with you some of my top tools for doing just this!
The only question now is … are you ready to learn some deceptively-simple tricks for safeguarding your energy?
Awesome! Let’s jump in!
1. Under the Umbrella. I call this first trick Under the Umbrella.
Let me ask you something: would you ever purposely go into a rainstorm without an umbrella or rain gear? Unless you wanted to get wet, my guess is no, you wouldn’t.
Yet, so many of us walk around every day without giving a second thought to protecting our energy.Why is that?
In my opinion, it’s because we simply weren’t taught to do so.
Until now … just like you wear protective gear to shield your physical body from the elements when needed, I want to invite you to begin shielding your energetic body, too. Visualizing an umbrella over you is one of the easiest ways to do this. All you need to do is close your eyes, take a deep breath, and imagine an umbrella over you, protecting you and keeping negativity out of your space. You can visualize whatever you want under your umbrella: yourself, your family, your house, anything. And when you feel like you don’t need it anymore, visualize yourself closing the umbrella up and putting it away. Yes, it really is that simple. Just know that the umbrella won’t stay out forever; this is a practice you need to do every day.
2. Invest in a high-quality gemstone. My favorites for deflecting negative energy are hematite and black tourmaline.
These beautiful stones are well-known for their protective properties, plus they’re inexpensive and, they work! I can personally attest to this trick, and I’ve watched in amazement as some of the harshest environments I’ve ever experienced transformed into calm, loving places right before my eyes! I’m not saying you will experience this immediately, but with time and practice, these stones will go to work for you.You won’t need a protective stone every day, but a great time to have one is when you feel insecure or scared or if you’re going into a situation with harsh energy, such as being around someone who has a history of complaining or taking their anger out on you.
3. Stop wearing black! I know, this may be a hard one for some of you (it was for me!) but as most of us know, black ABSORBS energy – so unless you WANT to absorb the energy around you, brighten up your wardrobe with some color and give the black a break!
You don’t have to get rid of all of your black; just be conscious of when you’re wearing it and also layer in colorful accessories when you can. This trick also extends to what you eat. If you want to bolster your aura and energetic field, swap processed foods with natural, organic and colorful eats, and drink plenty of water every day!
So there you have it: 3 of my favorite, deceptively-simple tricks for deflecting negative energy.
Which one will you try today?CLICK HERE NOW and tell me!
I love hearing from you! (It’s always a highlight of my week!
And remember: if this subject interests you, stay tuned because in the next few weeks, you’ll receive a fun article from me about empathic people, their characteristics and their gifts.
And who knows? Maybe you’ll discover something about yourself you never knew, and learn some ways to make your life easier, happier and more joyful!
Until then, have a spectacular week!