Being an empath means that you can feel the feelings and the emotions of other people. Some empaths will pick up the moods of those around them and sometimes it can leave them feeling stressed and upset. Being in a crowed can cause you to have stronger emotions and even watching violent movies or the news can affect your energies.
There is nothing wrong with being an empath and it is a gift from the universe but sometimes you have to learn to overcome the negativity that is associated with being an empath.
What Happens if I am an Empath?
If you are an empath, you will experience what other people around you are feeling. This can be exciting, but it can also be depressing because you will connect with what they are feeling at the moment.
Chances are that you are full of other giftings such as healing energies or intuition and so when you are around happy people, it can be easy but when you are around people that are dealing with hard things, you will want them to be healed and it can cause you sadness.
This can lead to you being forced to face your own emotions and feelings and can lead to depression. If you are an empath, it might be hard to know if the feelings you are having are yours or if they are someone else’s. If you are an empath, you have to figure out the energies around you.
Call Out the Feeling
Being sensitive to what other people are feeling can confuse you and cause you to wonder where that emotion came from. You have to learn to call out what you are feeling and learn to decide if it is your emotion or the emotion of someone else.
This will help you to learn to recognize what you are feeling and going through.
One of the most important things that an empath can do is to ground themselves. You need to use crystals or learn to focus on things around you. Name the object and make sure you are taking deep breaths.
You can even separate your energy and practice being mindful and meditating to stay strong and grounded.
Be aware of what is going on in your own life. You might need to take time by yourself so that you can allow your feelings to come out without other people judging you.
Learn what makes you feel happy and be aware when you are facing your own emotions. Find out what is triggering you to act or feel a certain way.
Chances are you will pick up the energies of other people around you and the feelings might not even belong to you.
There are different things that you can do to protect yourself such as imagining a bubble or even a glass wall. Imagine that there is a glass wall around you and the energies that are trying to come in bounce off of the glass.
This allows you to keep your own emotions in check and not to feel that you have to take on the emotions of others. Do this when you are in a large crowd or when you go out places.
Learn to be curious about other people. Ask them questions, especially if you pick up their feelings. Be curious about what someone is about and what they are thinking.
Doing this can help you to separate your own feelings from their feelings and can help you to know what you can do to help them to heal.
Everyone has to have boundaries, but it is even more important when you are an empath. You understand the feelings and emotions of others and so you need to make sure that you are strong.
Do not allow people to bombard you with negative emotions and make sure that you are full of energy. Do not go places that drain you and make sure you are meeting your own needs.
Let the Emotions Go
Even if you feel the emotions and you can name them, it doesn’t mean that you are letting the emotions go. Imagine ways that you can release the emotions and not get overwhelmed in life.
Imagine you are floating down the ocean or draw a picture of your emotions. Do whatever it takes to be calm and to let the emotions go.
Being an empath is a gift that allows you to help others. When you connect with people and you have to face negative energies around you, it can help you to be calm and help you to have more compassion for others.
Make sure you know your own emotions so that you can stay strong and help other people to heal.