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In the last lecture, I gave you a list of signs you might be an empath. In this video, I’m going to give you some tips for reducing empath fatigue. Even if you don’t identify as an empath but you do experience fatigue, I would encourage you to give these techniques a try and see how they work for you.
I personally identify as an empath, and the energy protection techniques I’m going to share with you here are things that I have used myself and have seen good results with.
A few months ago, I started wearing an organite pendant. They’re usually made with black tourmaline, which is a protection stone. And let me tell you, this has made a HUGE difference in my energy levels. Organite vibrates at a very organized sort of frequency, so it purifies the energy around you when you wear it. So instead of tuning your frequency to the energy of the people around you, you’ll be better able to stay in your own energy. I will leave an Amazon link in the lecture description so you can check this out. I love this because I don’t have to be consciously thinking about energy protection when I’m going about my day.
2. CREATE A PROTECTIVE BUBBLE
In your meditation practice, you can visualize a protective cocoon of white light surrounding you, or it can be any color you like. You’re essentially creating an energetic forcefield that repels negative energy and only allows in the positive.
Like I mentioned in the last lecture, it’s not necessarily that you’re absorbing the bad energy of others or that their energy is attacking you. But this visualization still works because it’s raising our vibration from the frequency of powerlessness to the frequency of empowerment and self-protection. It firmly anchors you in your own energy. Even just a couple minutes of this visualization can work wonders.
3. LISTEN TO MUSIC
I used to really struggle with feeling overstimulated when I would go to loud, crowded places like the grocery store. So I started putting headphones in and turning up my music loud enough so that I couldn’t hear the other noises. This helped me to focus on the task at hand and made me feel less anxious. I would highly recommend doing this. Music is frequency. I talk about this in more depth in the Awaken Your Inner Healer PDF guide which you can grab on the downloads page. But music is a great way to tune your frequency to a higher vibration. It doesn’t matter what kind of music is as long as its something that makes you feel good.
4. CLEANSE YOUR ENERGY FIELD REGULARLY
Again, this is all about raising your energetic frequency and creating a sense of empowerment. There are so many ways we can achieve this. You could burn sage or frankincense or use sage or frankincense essential oil to purify the energy of yourself and your home. Our thoughts vibrate at their own unique frequencies, so you could use meditation: white light visualization is a good one, so is any sort of chakra meditation, the purple flame meditation I’ll be sharing with you later this week, yoga nidra would also be a good practice for this. Pranayama will also purify your energy - Breath of fire, breath of joy, or even just full, slow deep breaths. Bioenergetic shaking is also a good technique for this because it helps move prana.
5. SET BOUNDARIES
If you haven’t listened to my boundaries lecture, go do that after you finish this one. As empaths, it is especially important for us to set boundaries. Say no to the things that create unnecessary stress in your life. Be picky about the people you allow to share space with you.
6. PRACTICE SELF CARE
Take care of your physical body. Take care of your mental and emotional health. Self care needs to become a non-negotiable in your daily life. Self care doesn’t have to be complicated. It doesn’t have to take a long time. But it can take a long time if you want or need it to. Find a daily routine that works for you, and if you’re looking for ideas, check out the Refreshed ebook on the Tribe downloads page. For me, the first couple of hours of my day are completely devoted to self care, and I give myself time to check in throughout the day too. It’s honestly kind of like I’m mothering myself and taking care of myself the way I would a small child. I’m high maintenance, and I’ve learned to be okay with that. When I make myself a priority, I am better able to serve others.
7. CREATE SAFETY
Empaths are prone to anxiety and feeling like we’re being attacked and like we need to be on high alert all the time. So we need to start creating an environment of safety for ourselves. So I want you to make a list of all the things and activities that make you feel safe. These can be really simple things, and I’ll give you some of my own examples to help you get started:
sounds that make me feel safe are the sound of the furnace kicking on in the winter, the sound of a train horn, music that resonates with what I’m feeling in the moment, thunder storms
smells that make me feel safe are the smell of burning leaves, the smell of baked goods, cinnamon, lilacs, the scent of rain
I also feel safe with the feeling of soft fabrics against my skin, having my skin caressed by someone I love and trust, being wrapped up in a blanket, wearing clothes that make me feel good
Reading a book that I’ve read before
Holding a cup of hot tea in my hands
Eating warm bowls of my favorite foods
Once you have your list, you can go back to it in times of stress and create that feeling of safety for yourself in the present moment.
It’s important to understand that empaths aren’t the only ones affected by energy. Everyone is. It’s just that empaths are more sensitive to and more aware of that energy. When you work on raising your vibration and protecting your energy, you’re also raising the vibration of the collective. So this is important work you’re doing here, not just for yourself and your own empowerment, but for everyone around you too.
Thank you so much for being here with me today.
I hope these tips and tricks have been helpful. If you have any questions or would like to discuss what I’ve talked about in this lecture, please head over to the private Facebook group. I love getting to dive deep with you.
I’ll talk to you again soon. Namaste.