LIMITLESS MINDS: “8 Ways To Cleanse Yourself From The Negativity Of Other People”

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If you are a highly empathetic person, you are willing to listen to others, understand and support them. But often you cannot protect yourself from other people’s negative emotions and energy. Therefore, compassion, no matter how good it sounds, it may show the other face.

It’s Important to Keep Your Energy

Most people want to be in the company of empathetic person because it makes them feel recognized and accepted. But being empathetic may be a source of great difficulties. Other people’s trouble can totally block us and often we are not in a position to react and fix the situation that we were upset about. That’s why is important to set boundaries between yourself and others, and realize when a healthy understanding and acceptance of other people’s feelings becomes our problem.

If you identify yourself as a highly empathetic person, it is good to take some action so you won’t be upset about things that have nothing to do with you. Keep the energy for yourself and people you love, and don’t let this information, energy and emotions to enter into your system and draw your strength. Try to do that, through these 8 steps:

1. Explain it to Yourself

When your good mood suddenly changes, when emotions like fear, pain, sadness and anger raise, ask yourself – whom did you interact last; what information have you received from the environment; did you attend any unpleasant events. If yes, try to explain to yourself that the emotions you have are not yours, but you absorbed them from the outside. If you are in a position to change someone’s situation, help, comfort or consult them, do that, but if you are not in that position, tell yourself that there is nothing you can do about it and concentrate on yourself. Free yourself from the negative emotions, because you cannot help anyone, neither yourself if you are feeling bad. If you continue to go through all the feelings of others, you are exhausting your strength, rather than investing it in something constructive.


2. Look Deeper Inside

Ask yourself, what’s that inside you that makes you feel bad, just because someone else is feeling bad. Have you ever experienced something similar? Are there any feelings for someone that you suppress? Think about your problems and start dealing with them. Look deeper into yourself and start healing your old wounds. Accept all your suppressed feelings, embrace them with tenderness, let them be the way they are, express them and then release them. An important part of this process is forgiveness of self and others i.e. forgiveness to all who have caused those negative emotions.


3. Take Time to Be Alone

When you are alone with yourself you are in a position to reexamine, cry or rid of the negative emotions on any other way.


4. Imagine a Shield Around You

When you are around a toxic person, or you find yourself in an environment full of bad energy, visualize a white, transparent shield around you, that doesn’t transmit negative energy and doesn’t let other people’s negative emotions to reach you.


5. Use the Power of Water

After a contact with a highly negative person, it will be good for you to wash down all the negative energy from yourself. If you are not able to take a shower, then at least wash your face and hands. Visualize how the accumulated negative energy is falling off of you.


6. Express your Emotions

Whatever you fell, express it. No one ever gained anything good by suppressing their emotions, on the contrary, that’s a highway to various diseases. Allow yourself to express concern, fear, anger, disagreement or anything else that you feel.


7. Ground Yourself

Visualize that you are connected with the ground by a tube, through which you send all the negative energy that you have absorbed, and then you are getting positive energy from the earth. This exercise increases the flow of healthy energy within us.


8. Spend Some Time Outdoors

There is nothing more healing than the nature. Try to often be in contact with the water, earth, fresh air… Let the wind take away the negative energy that is accumulated in you.


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ALEXA PELLEGRINI: “The Empath’s Dating Survival Guide: 5 Tips for a Healthy Relationship”

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For empaths, dating can be filled with the highest highs and the lowest lows. If you’re an empath, you’re already aware of how being an antennae for others’ feelings isn’t always easy, especially in romantic relationships. The chances of being an empath are high if you experience social anxiety and just seem to ‘know’ what others are thinking or feeling. The extreme sensitivity that comes with being an empath, along with a natural tendency toward self-sacrifice, can make relationships dramatic and heartbreaking. But, by using these dating tips specifically created for empaths, you can find a relationship that provides you with the chance to give endless love and compassion — and receive the same in return.

Don’t rush the relationship: Like many empaths, you probably have an overwhelming desire to merge with your partner, body and soul, and it’s tempting to fantasize about the incredible intimacy you’ll share. But, it’s important to tap into your own empathy and realize that your partner may need more time to open up and get to your level. Talking about a past life you’ve shared together or how you’ve already sensed the future of your relationship could make your partner uncomfortable. After all, the best part of falling in love are the healthy surprises that go with it, and it can be unnerving to hear that you already know things will pan out! Instead of romanticizing the emotional connection you had with your partner on first sight, get to know your partner slowly and let the relationship progress naturally

Keep the communication balanced: By your third or fourth date, you may feel deeply involved with your partner and have the urge to share your life’s story, including some of your most private memories. Although it’s tempting to be an open book to earn your partner’s sympathy and trust, this sets you up for potentially revealing intimate details of your life without receiving the same in return. If your relationship fizzles out unexpectedly, you may feel emotionally violated knowing your ex-lover has seen the depths of your heart when they didn’t deserve to. You also pose the risk of emotionally alienating your partner by getting too heavy too fast. Instead, focus on creating a balanced stream of communication, with equal give and take.

Avoid creating unrealistic expectations: When you feel you’re merging with someone on a soul level, it’s easy to accidentally create unrealistic expectations. Telling your partner after just a few months of dating that you sense you’ll be together always may seem like a harmless statement that expresses the depths of your love. But, by indulging in this thinking, you risk losing touch with reality. Empaths often suffer from a fear of losing those they love. However, making statements like ‘I’ll never leave you’ or ‘I just can’t live without you’ in order to create an indestructible attachment just does more harm than good. Although it’s sweet to be romantic, you don’t want to set yourself up for a co-dependent, anxious relationship.

Acknowledge your lover’s faults: Because you’re so compassionate, it’s easy to overlook your partner’s faults. Forgiving annoying quirks can be helpful, but sweeping more serious issues under the rug will set you up for unhappiness and heartbreak. If you find you’re making sacrifices and constant excuses for your partner’s bad behaviors, it’s time to meditate and ask yourself what you’re really getting from the relationship. Trust yourself, and realize that you deserve the best. And remember: it’s not your responsibility to take care of the weak and wounded at the expense of your own happiness.

Don’t resist change or parting ways: As an empath, it’s easier for you than most to sense when a relationship isn’t working. Because of your heightened sensitivity and desire to be loved, you may fear an impending breakup and do anything you can to keep your relationship alive. It’s challenging to realize that the person you love has become distant or a root cause of your unhappiness, and you may be tempted to do all that you can to recreate the beautiful connection you initially had. You must ask yourself: Do I love the person before me, or do I love the idealized version I’ve created of them? If you see qualities in your partner that may threaten the future stability of your relationship, communicate your feelings but don’t give into the urge to fix or change them. It’s important to recognize when it’s time to keep trying or let go. Use your keen insight to recognize when a relationship has served its purpose so you can move on to discover what fulfills you.

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STEPHANIE LUCAS: “Are You an Empath? Social Anxiety Could Be a Sign…”

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Accepting your role in a socially inclined world as an empath who picks up on others energies can be challenging. This is often particularly true for those on their ascension journey and seeking their path back to Source – a time when it’s essential to protect yourself from negative energies.I say this as someone who once struggled intensely in social situations – even minor outings like picking up groceries had me feeling as though I was running a gauntlet filled with reject extras from a “Walking Dead” episode.Some may say this just means I’m ‘sensitive’ and to some extent – they are right! However, evidence is mounting with studies indicating strong correlations between social anxieties and empath abilities. In other words, social anxiety doesn’t necessarily make you crazy, overly sensitive to daily life, or mean that you need a prescription – you just might need some empath sensitivity skills and tools to cope with anxiety.

Are You an Empath or an Empathic Being?

Before delving into the gist of what it means to be an empath or tips for coping with empath related anxiety…take the quick, fun, spam-free ‘Are You an Empath Quiz!’

TAKE THE QUIZ: DO YOU HAVE SIGNS OF BEING AN EMPATH?

Now that you have discovered your potential attunement as an empath – or lack thereof – learn more about what this means for you and how you can better handle social anxieties related to possessing this gift.

What Does it Mean to Be an Empath Versus Empathic?

Empaths are typically described as those with elevated cognitive empathy tendencies who have a knack for tuning into other’s mental states. In other words, they are Highly Sensitive. Empathics are often considered to border on clairvoyant/reading abilities and they often seriously struggle in crowds to the point of panic attacks of having to leave the room.

Many on this level of the empath scale require special training to learn how to handle all the radiating energy fields they both consciously and unconsciously tap into and OUT OF certain social interactions. While a precious gift to the receptive empath, these sensitivities can prove cumbersome without the right tools to understand, acknowledge, and control them.

Solutions You Can Implement NOW for Anxiety Relief

Empath related social anxiety is a burden that can be alleviated and often resolved with the right intentions and approaches. For those with extreme anxiety, you may want to obtain, train, and harness the protective energies of white light, healing stones and crystals for anxiety, or even use sacred geometry as tools to aid your journey along with the following strategies.

  1. Don’t attempt to be normal or fix yourself– this is only fighting universal intentions and there’s nothing wrong with you. And besides, who wants to be normal?
  2. Strive for a Stress Free Existence by choosing whose energies you surround and associate with – even online! (Especially online!)
  3. Avoid overwhelming yourself in work and home situations – even hobbies – and take proactive steps to cut ties with negativity and stressors. Replace with them new passions!
  4. Study your emphatic abilities, and learn to manage and control them under experienced guidance from a holistic healer, and perhaps learn to embrace your own energetic healing abilities.
  5. Listen to your conscious and subconscious – they don’t lie, only tell universal truths!

Personally, I seem to have reached a cross point between embracing my empath skills and still lacking in shielding abilities. In essence… a message from my Higher Self seems to be guiding me to accepting that a part of my own soul still needs assessing and healing. Are you an empath, and if so, do you struggle in social situations and what are your solutions?

 

 

 

 

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BRENDA BENTLEY: “Branded”

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Growing up on a dairy farm, I understand what it means to be branded. In the olden days, ranchers heated the branding iron in an open fire then seared their brand directly onto the hides of their cattle or horses. My father used ear tags for the same purpose – as a way to identify and claim ownership of his registered Holsteins.
BrandedWhen I was 10, I remember asking my dad if he thought the cows felt the pain. I felt deeply for their pain and wanted to know if there was another way to identify the cattle.

Now, as an adult, I understand this concept of branding all too well because I realize that, as a child, I too was branded. I was (and still am) a highly sensitive person coupled with some heart ailments. Because of this, I was branded the ‘weak one’. As a highly sensitive empath, I would often pick up on other people’s energies and carry them inside of me as if they were my own. Similarly, because I could not always physically keep up I was branded ‘fatso, heartache, and heart murmur’.

Wounded

WoundedAs a small child, I often felt broken and not as good as everyone else, especially when I felt helpless, needy or vulnerable. Like a good kid, I loyally carried the ‘brand’ my family gave me and without even realizing it, turned the labels into some of my core ‘beliefs’. For many years, I walked around carrying ‘my brand’ believing that I was the emotionally and physically weak one. These beliefs had a huge impact on my self-worth and self-esteem. One of the stories that I carried with me into adult life was that I was not strong enough, smart enough, healthy enough or tough enough to succeed in life. In short – I saw myself as defective because I was wounded.

When our hearts and minds have been deeply wounded by our branding, it takes a great amount of courage, compassion and love to heal our emotional scars and replace the pain with love and inner light. It has been through my own journey of self-healing and self-discovery along with loving support, that I have given myself permission to remove the brand from my psyche and release the old wounds. It is important to point out that I could not do this entirely on my own for I needed trusted friends and professionals to support me by ‘holding the space’ with no judgement of my ‘brand’.

Heart Healing

Once I opened my heart and mind to this new journey, I was able to release the attachment to my old ways of thinking, judging and feeling. This new sense of awareness opened me up to experience a greater sense of joy, lightness and freedom along with a brand new self-image.

Heart HealingNo longer needing to be fenced in by a brand, I released the pent up energy of past emotions and experiences, allowing the amplification of new energy and physical strength to replace the old wounds and ways of thinking. Like a horse running free, I expanded into new territory, allowing a deeper level of divine love, compassion and forgiveness to transform and heal my heart with lightness.

Today I carry a brand new story with me as I embrace my emotional intelligence, trust my intuition to guide and support me, and know that I have strengthened my core on all levels – body, mind & spirit.

What brands are you willing to release? And what will you replace them with? How will you allow others to ‘support’ you and hold your space along the way?

 

 

 

 

Brenda BentleyBrenda Bentley is a Certified Life Coach, Hypnotherapist and Spiritual Guide.  She is an avid collector of crystals, metaphysical tools and indigenous artwork and understands the energies around them.   She enjoys spending time in nature and working with others.  She offers her coaching services and customized CD’s at www.brendabentleycoaching.com.

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SOUL SCIENCE: “8 Important Tips to Staying Balanced As An Empath”

 10 Important Tips to Stay Balanced As An Empath

Are you an empath? Do you feel like a sponge absorbing all the energy from people around you? This could be good or bad energy but nonetheless harmful to our minds and bodies in the long run. All humans have  male and female energies. One helps us with our thinking and the other symbolizes our emotions. Once the balance is gone, you feel out-of-place, irritated, tired, you find that you have less motivation and less energy. Empaths are mostly dominated by the female energy when they don’t know how to keep the balance in order to protect themselves. They are more intuitive, they sense things more and faster than others, they absorb others’ vibrations to the point where they can’t exercise their own will at times.If you are one of those people who find it hard to balance yourself as an empath, here are 8 tips to help you how:

  1. Take control of your emotions, get in charge

You are the boss! Repeat this, you are the boss! When you notice someone’s bad vibes or destructive emotional ups and downs, remind yourself this. Do not let these vibrations take control of your body and mind. Remember that you can have a protective shield around you and you are not a sponge. It is good to be intuitive, it is good to have strong senses, so use these qualities in a positive way for yourself and don’t let the information that flows into your system overpower you. Keep a mental distance that will enable you to see things from a healthier perspective.

  1. Your will power matters

Empaths find it hard to use their will powers to their advantage once they lose their balance. Sometimes, to the degree of feeling other people’s wills as if they’re their own. It might get confusing. In times like these, it is a good idea to take notes, write things down about you and what you need and what you want. Go back to these notes when you feel you are getting further away from yourself and about to take a path that is not meant to be yours. Never feel guilty for having will power, it does not make you selfish, it only makes you stronger and it protects you.

  1. Turn the lights off, mentally

When you realize things are getting overwhelming, and you find yourself consumed with bad or negative vibrations coming from all corners, shut down your channels. It is like turning the lights off mentally, it is your way of telling yourself enough! Because you need time on your own and away from all these mind tangling energies around you to sort out where you are, where you should be, what your feelings are and how you can help yourself.

  1. Know when to run

When we say run, of course we don’t mean it in a bad way. You have people you care about and they need your help and support, but when you find yourself in an emotionally draining situation, or if this is a repeating situation that leaves you drained and unmotivated, it is time to run. Get yourself out of that situation. Listen to the signs your mind and your body are giving you. Trust your gut feelings and if something doesn’t feel right do not get involved with it.

  1. Take good care of your body

A good diet can help you balance your immune system and metabolism. But not only that, when you have a balanced body, your energy levels will be higher and you will feel healthier. Make a list when you eat things and figure out which ones give you discomfort and which ones make you feel sick or tired. Try to eat natural organic foods and stay away from processed foods as much as you can. Yoga, tai-chi, martial arts, jogging, walking… any exercise will help your brain release more endorphins naturally and this will help you tremendously in finding back your balance too.

  1. Don’t forget your mind

You need to take care of your mind too as much as your body. You need those gray brain cells to function properly. A daily meditation, especially mindfulness meditation can help you with this. You can also try transcendental meditation. They both help keep you in the present moment and with breathing exercises and repeating mantras, you can reorganize your brain and get rid of the thoughts that are not useful to you and that are giving you stress and anxiety.

  1. Positive affirmations

When we put our focus and energy into something that we really want, we have the power to achieve it. Positive affirmations help us in this area. Repeating them daily reprograms our brains and boosts our self-esteem and keeps us focused on our path to self-improvement. Positive affirmations also help us in times when we feel weak and we need to recharge our batteries. Just a few minutes devoted to this practice daily will soon help you in need of emergency. Use this moment when you repeat these affirmations as an emergency break to pull yourself out of a situation and quickly regain your focus and energy.

  1. Reduce your consumption of certain things

Alcohol, caffeine, drugs that are stimulants… All these things are bad habits for everyone but especially when you are an empath they are worse for you. Imagine this: you have your radar on, scanning everyone and everything around you and it’s on autopilot. This scan happens constantly and the results are coming in by the seconds. You are very vulnerable and open to emotional breakdowns. Because your mind doesn’t know how to rest and you get emotionally involved in these things too. Caffeine and drugs that give stimulation will give you panic and anxiety and alcohol will bring you down and make you weaker too. Stay away from these bad habits as much as you can to protect your inner balance.

 

 

 

 

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