This month, we’re going to talk about the Care and Keeping of your Empath. This can be you or someone in your orbit. After a long, long, long time of dealing with being SO SENSITIVE to the people around me, I’ve figured out some tips about keeping my energy separate from everyone else’s, and how to keep their energy from knocking the air out of me. Also how to keep other people from eating you energetically.
The first thing is basic health. If you’re strong, you have better boundaries and are more grounded. Now, I’m strong-ish with my dumb asthma and bad back, but I have found that when I eat good food and go to the gym, I’m less likely to let other people’s drama effect me. I don’t read when I’m sick, for example, because the readings are all over the place.
Secondly, Geomancy. Keep some rocks in your pockets to keep you on the ground. I like labradorite and jet for when I’m feeling floopy. We also have a selenite and black tourmaline grid in our house that does some of the work for us.
I also find that washing your hands well after meeting folks helps immensely. Running water is fantastic to clearing away unwanted energy. You can also be sure that people don’t touch you anywhere on your body where one part joins to the other.
Elbows, knees, at the crook of your neck, your wrist – these places are favorites for energy vampires to start chomping on you. Once I realized this, I started moving away from folks while we were talking. This one dude always touched the small of my back and my elbow, and I felt like crap after talking to him. Once I stopped letting him near me, that awful feeling disappeared. Also, folks shouldn’t touch you without permission unless they want to pull back a bloody stump.
Next week, we’ll talk about how you can protect yourself emotionally. I wish I’d known this stuff when I was 14.