Whatever your experience, being an empath can be challenging.
It means that you are able to process energy for other people. You feel everything, even if you are not aware of it. Being what some
may erroneously call "hypersensitive" to the feelings of others is not a bad thing. It does not mean you are co-dependent. There isnothing wrong with you, although it may feel like there is. For better or worse, because of your diffuse energetic boundaries, you
can feel, and in many cases, take on, the pain of others.
While this is almost always helpful to others; it can leave the empath severely
drained, always running on empty. As you now awaken to your empathic gifts, if you are to thrive, you must have the courage to plant
your feet firmly in the ground, and learn to say no.
You are being asked to choose wisely. Just because you have this gift, does not
mean you need to always use it. (Download my free resource guidebook and 1-hour audio to learn the top 15 strategies to
prevent being overwhelmed).
With the gift of empathy comes tremendous responsibility. Before we can move on to bigger things, such
as helping others, we need to confront the challenge of really knowing, loving, embracing, and fully accepting ourselves as we are.
Many of the clients who I coach in my Empath Academy classes have energy blockages in the throat area, which is metaphysically tied
to being able to express yourself fully in the world. When the lower vibratory energy from others accumulates in your body over time,
you may feel constricted around the throat and you may lose the awareness of how to fully use your own voice. It is the rare empath
who has not been challenged to keep this area flowing freely to express oneself in an authentic manner. If we can be more fully authentic
and honest about who we really are, then we allow others can do the same. Instead of being overtaken by the energy of others, we will
overtake them with our joy and expressive authenticity.
In my advanced instruction package, The Complete Empath Toolkit, I discuss
hundreds of effective ways that you can take care of yourself and maintain your energetic and emotional sanity. Applying the principles
and working them into your daily routine may likely allow you be happy, joyful, and more prepared to face the demands of your daily
life. And, in the Bigger Picture, that's really all that's being asked of us. May you continue to put one foot in front of the other
with a smile on your face, no matter what the circumstances, one small baby step at a time!