Sheltering your own soul while trying to help others

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Victoria
@victoria
2 years ago
5 posts

Hello All,

I must say I was very relieved and encouraged to find this website. I've been searching for a local support group for empaths and those who deal with our struggles but to no avail. I have recently, throughout the past year or so, discovered the source of why I am so much more sensitive and almost like a sponge to energy and feelings of others plus my own. The biggest struggle I have faced is how to keep from gathering so much energy in the form of pain or fear from others. It can be false fear, like in a movie, or true emotions of another. I gather it, unwillingly sometimes, so much that it becomes an actual pain in my body. I've had panic attacks for the past 5 or 6 years and even though I have many demons in my past as I'm sure we all do, I could never understand why I had them and had finally just blamed it on some fear I held and was reminded of at those moments. The more I learn about this whole world, the more I see it in myself. But it doesn't make it easier to understand sometimes, and I become more confused then before lol I've chalked most of it up to, and this is what I've tried explaining it to my bf, that I suck in others energy, without my knowing or wanting to, and it overwhelms me with whatever emotions they have. Sounds like I need a shrink lol

My biggest challenge has been shielding myself. I've always been the one who fixes others pain and am realizing that I somehow need to guard my own soul if I want to continue to be able to help others.

Any guidance or experiences anyone would like to share about how they cope with this, I'd be so grateful to read them. Thank you so much <3


updated by @victoria: 04/14/17 09:19:02PM
Trevor Lewis
@trevor-lewis
2 years ago
272 posts

Hi Victoria

Some reading material for you to get you going on the topic of shielding...

  1. Elise'sEmpath Survival Program.
  2. Donna Eden'sZip Up Technique
  3. theTools for the Empathgroup
  4. Thriving As An Empath - my own favorite for reasons that will be obvious when you go there. I personally use this technique every day.

For some people being an empath feels like a liability now but it is a gift, an honor and a privilege to have this ability. Enjoy reading the articles.

Trevor

Victoria
@victoria
2 years ago
5 posts

Trevor,

Thank you so much. I look forward to reading them, much appreciated

Victoria

Victoria
@victoria
2 years ago
5 posts

Sirah,

Your awesome. I love your light, thank you tons. Sometimes I feel like I'm so far from normal and become negative about my reality instead of realizing its a gift and a precious experience. The overwhelming nagging of the world to fit in. But then I remind myself I'm like a bright butterfly or beautiful fairy in a sea of people and feel lighter and pretty again :)

Thank you

Victoria

Goodenergyhealing
@goodenergyhealing
2 years ago
373 posts

yes cleanisng! Well, I pray for 24/7 healings, cleansings, protections and recharges for my energies - as much as necessary, available and sensible.

As for grounding - I concentrate on my heels and ask healthy, divine Earth energies to come up and connect to me (they'll then pull out negative and stale energies and give me fresh energies up).

Another great and simple visualization is a divine, healing bubble of Light - around you. You'll then breath in Light and breath out whatever your bodies want to release (or you can work on specific things). The Light then will take those negative and stale energies, and put them into the big cosmic recycling....

I love combing the two techniques with my cardio. Keeps me breathing, I won;t fall asleep and get soem exercise done at the same time.

Furthermore I do ask for as many and strong 24/7 protections as necessary, available, possible and sensible, and trust that I receive them - but I had to learn that if I get strong (negative energies) I will feel them none-the-less. I have come to see that as unavoidable. I think we are channels, not just for more Light to come in, but at times used too for confused energies to get out (they see our Light and just want to go home, but passing through we end up feeling them). Since I do not fight and resist this process anymore it has made it easier. Being an empath, for me, is hard work at times, but on average it has gotten easier over time and I am confident that in the log run we will have easier and happier lifes for it (plus all those benefits for the planet etc....) Love, Light and Laughter!

MusicianAthena
@musicianathena
2 years ago
10 posts

I am the same way, Victoria. I have a difficult time with shields and am just learning. I am always the fixer, I care for others more than myself and I need to know how to selfcare. i also have demons in my past, horrible demons, and that makes recovering a lot harder when I pick up on everybody else's emotions! Athena <3

Victoria
@victoria
2 years ago
5 posts

Athena,

Thank you for sharing. Its comforting to know I'm not the only one in this battle. I've lived through several very painful times in my relatively short life and it seems to amplify other's pain. I've tried to imagine the bright light of the Lord, shining through me at the top of my body and out me as a river if you will, of happiness nd light to those around me, especially those in pain. It seems to carry away some of my own hurt at the same time as it passes through. I find that method works better then just a bubble shield so I want to be able to help those around me, just not carry it with me always, rather then just have their pain bounce off my shields. This way seems to be always moving and cleansing, bright and golden like a shining river :) The imagine just in itself makes me calmer. lolol I understand why so many people don't understand us and this world lol It does sound very out there ;) Its nice to know others who live it :)

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