What color are your eyes?
One green and one grey
Wow. Lots of replies. Yes, I do grounding regularly, and use crystals too. Black tourmaline is way too strong for me. Right now carnelian is what my body is asking for so just ordered a bracelet and a pendulum. I think I;ve figured some things out though. I do need to center myself more, and keep that centre as long as possible. As my counselor says, when Buddhists meditate in the lotus position, its about keeping a soft heart but with a strong erect back. It gives the strength to be open, but stay centered so as to not take other people on. I will report back as to how it goes with the staying centered. Thanks everyone
I've got this weird thing where I take other people's physical body parts on to mine. I'm not the kind of empath where I take on unknown people. I can go into a crowd or a mall and leave without absorbing anybody's energy - unless something happens. This is more about people I know. I've got physical weak spots and I take other people on to those spots. For example, breathing is an issue, so I can be sitting at home by myself and I notice my breathing is restricted and so I dowse with my pendulum and find out whose lungs I've taken on to my lungs and blow them off. And whose diaphragm I've taken on to mine and blow them off. Typically there are several. Then I find out who's pelvis is on mine, and who's legs are on mine and who's neck is on my neck. I've usually got a number of people's body parts on my mine, and I have to dowse several times a day and get them off me. I take them on to the areas that are hot spots for me - where I feel vulnerable.
My mom passed away last year and was the last of my immediate family and I entered into extreme anxiety. This anxiety later became physical with back and leg issues that I am now seeing a physio for - and its helping! However, I've been feeling quite vulnerable lately and so the dysfunctional empathy is much worse of course. Taking people's hips and backs on to my hips and back is messing up my recovery, and so need to stop doing this.
This has been an issue for years. About 2 years ago I really focused on it and was able to stop taking people's energies on completely - by using the law of attraction. I just visualized like it had already happened and how happy I was staying grounded in my own energy field and after getting into that space daily for months, one day I just woke up and realized I had stopped doing it. It was awesome! It lasted for about 8 months, and then I started doing it again. Sheesh!
So, I'm trying to do that again, but in the meantime I could use some other techniques. I ground and use white light and tons of prayers. My issue is not that I cannot protect myself from other people - my issue is that I seem to unconsciously reach out and take other people's energy on to mine. I could see my chiropractor on Monday, and then for some reason on Friday I decide to take his neck on to my neck.
I can see how part of me uses it as a distraction from my life in an unconscious way, but that's a process I'm working on.
So, does anybody have any ideas about how to stop doing it?
I am an astrologer and I find it has helped me immensely throughout my life. I did a blog post about introverts and astrology, and you can extrapolate that to empaths, but I've found that we typically have strong aspects to Neptune. Here's the link to my post if you're interested.http://comfychairastrology.blogspot.ca/2012/06/astrology-of-introverts.html