Last week I shared a post that described the difference between Sensitive, Empathic and Intuitive.
If you missed it you can find it here.
You read through the traits and qualities and probably found yourself saying, ‘YES! YES! THAT’s ME!!’ at some point.
Maybe, if you are like me, when I first discovered these terms I thought, ‘Thank GOD! I am not crazy, there are others out there like me and there is even a NAME for it!!’
It felt good to be acknowledged and understood in a way I never had before. Many friends and family, though they meant well, thought I was too sensitive and needed to ‘toughen up’. Which is actually the opposite of what I needed to do!
So you may be saying, ‘That is awesome Jenean, I know I am empathic, sensitive, intuitive (or all 3!), but what do I do now? What can I do to feel good in public??
Well learning how we work best individually is a life-long process, but here are 3 keys steps that I have found are non-negotiable for Sensitives, Empaths and Intuitives alike.
1. GROUND YOURSELF
I cannot stress this enough. Grounding yourself is the single most important tool you can learn as it will allow you to shift your energy in a heartbeat.
As sensitives most of us struggle to stay in our bodies and we float up to our heads and start over-thinking, over-analyzing, over…whatever, as an avoidance tactic to feeling everything.
When you feel everything as deeply as we do, it is easy to want to escape your body, which is why grounding ourselves is so important to owning your power.
Think of it like this. Our nervous system is like the electrical wires in your house. It receives and transfers energy to where it is most needed. If it is not grounded, the energy runs amok and you have a situation that is out of control.
Out of control electricity causes you to blow fuses, burn wires, shock yourself, and so on.
Imagine what that feels like in your body!
How do you ground yourself?
~ Take a walk…invite the fairies and angels to join you!
~ Imagine tree roots growing out the bottom of your feet and into the earth. Focus on the feeling of connecting to the earth
~ Walk barefoot on the grass
2. Protect yourself
As sensitives we are natural givers, so our hearts are WIDE open. Which is amazing because that is our strength…loving others.
However, with a wide open heart, the energy flows 2 ways…out AND in, so that means we are receiving others energy as well.
This can be awesome when you are with your favorite person deep in intimate conversation, but not so awesome when you are walking through the grocery store and the crabby lady, the disgruntled employee and the screaming child all send out energy (unconsciously) that you absorb!
So how do you protect yourself?
Adjust your chakras. Chakras are energy centers on and around your body. You can shrink and expand these to fit your needs in the moment. Here a great video by the fantastic Rev Kerti https://youtu.be/z_U6rT5Jqsk
I also did a training call on Energetic Protection for Sensitive Women a while ago, you can listen to that here:
3. Cut cords
When you connect with someone, you create an energetic connection with them. It looks just like a cord of light that attaches from you to the other person. When you end the connection (ie conversation, relationship, etc) you still have the energetic connection. This can become very draining as you are still giving energy to those you may no longer have contact with (think old relationships, work experiences, etc)
Cutting the cords allows you to reclaim your energy and you may feel an immediate boost after doing so.
How do you cut cords?
Close your eyes.
Take 3 grounding deep breaths.
Visualize your body and see the cords coming from you.
If you desire you can ask to see who they are connected to, but knowing this is not necessary to cut them.
Invite Archangel Michael to assist you in cutting cords, by saying something like,
‘Archangel Michael, I ask you to assist me in cutting cords to _______(specific person, situation or you can say all cords in all time, space and dimensions.)
See him stepping forward with his sword of light and cutting through all the cords.
Watch the cords sever and see your energy return to you.
Notice and sensations, feelings, thoughts that arise and just observe them.
Thank Archangel Michael for his assistance.
Have you found a way to help you thrive as a sensitive or empath?
Share in the comments, so we can all learn from your awesomeness!
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