Hi Sam :) I have been an empath ever since I was a very small child (I am now in my early 20’s) However I struggle constantly with the intensity. For example, if a person whom is upset or angry or distressed in any way is in the same room as me, it can overwhelm me to a point where it affects me physically, I will get short of breath, become tense, headaches and feel unwell etc. Do you, or the sangha have any advice for how I might be able to manage this better. Thank you <3
There are many techniques your fellow empaths use to insulate themselves. First, before you go out into the world center yourself and calm your spirit. Second, recognize that the energy and emotion you are experiencing is not your own. Third, use a mantra or third eye visualization, anything to focus your consciousness away from painful emotion. Avoid emotional hot spots. Avoid energy vampires i.e. those people who feed off the chaos they produce. We are very sensitive to these people. In your meditation develop a “pure essence”. This is a visualization technique where we see our deepest core as a perfect jewel, incorruptible and inviolate. This technique can be used in all stressful situations or when you feel intruded upon or violated. Breathe. Yep, pranic breathing really helps. Don’t be afraid to walk out of a room if necessary.
I hope this helps.
☯ Samsaran ☯