Empaths and very sensitive people need strong protection from others who can be toxic or draining. We have all met someone in our life who has completely exhausted us, mentally and physically.
You’ve probably felt like you’ve just finished a marathon, and the only thing you want after meeting someone like that is to crawl into your bed and just have some peace and quiet.
Another reason why you need energy protection is that you feel everything so strongly. If someone you care about is suffering or struggling, it is very possible that you will get lost in their troubles. But you can’t help someone if you drown too.
1. Shielding visualization:
Shielding is a quick way to protect yourself. Many empaths and sensitive people depend on it to block toxic energy while allowing the free flow of positivity. Call on it regularly.
As soon as you are not comfortable with a person, a place or a situation, put your shield. Use it at a train station, at a party if you’re talking to an energetic vampire, or in the waiting room of a crowded doctor. Start by taking a few deep, long breaths.
Then visualize a magnificent shield of white or pink light completely surrounding your body and extending a few centimeters beyond. This shield protects you from everything that is negative, stressful, toxic or intrusive.
In the protection of this shield, feel centered, happy and energized. This shield blocks negativity, but at the same time, you can still feel what is positive and affectionate.
2. Defining then expressing your relationship needs:
Knowing your needs and being able to assert them is a strong form of self-protection for empaths. Then you can be in your full power in a relationship. If something doesn’t seem right to you, raise the issue with your partner rather than suffering in silence.
Finding your voice is like finding your power, otherwise, you could become exhausted, anxious, or feel like a doormat in relationships where your basic needs are not met. Your partner is not a mind reader. Speak to protect your well-being.
Ask yourself, “What do I need in a relationship that I was afraid to ask for?” Do you prefer more time alone or calm? Would you like to sleep alone sometimes?
Do you want to play more or talk more or have more sex? Or would you like to dance under the full moon together? Let your intuition flow without judgment. Find out your true feelings. No reason to be ashamed or to hold back.
3. Setting energy barriers at home and work:
Empaths often suffer in their environment when they absorb stress from their environment. The workplace, in particular, can be noisy and overly stimulating.
To protect your energy level in an emotionally demanding or crowded environment, surround the outside edge of your space with plants or photos of family or animals to create a small psychological barrier.
Sacred objects such as a statue of Quan Yin (the goddess of compassion), Buddha, sacred pearls, crystals or protective stones can define an energy limit. Earphones or noise-canceling headphones are also useful for muffling conversations and sound.
4. Preventing your empathetic overload:
When you absorb stress or other people’s symptoms and need to release negative energy, inhale lavender essential oil or put a few drops halfway between your eyebrows (on your third eye) to calm you down.
When you can spend time in nature do it. Balance your time alone with the time you spend with people. For me, time management is the key to my mental health. I try not to schedule patients back to back. In my personal life, I don’t plan too many things in one day.
I also learned to cancel plans when I’m overworked. It is a skill that all empaths need to learn so that you don’t have to go out if you are tired and need to rest.
Set clear boundaries with energetic vampires and poisonous people. Remember that “no” is a complete sentence. You don’t need to keep explaining yourself. I am adamant to avoid exhausting people, especially when I am overworked.
Finally, practice self-compassion. Be gentle with yourself as much as possible, avoid fighting. After a hard day, say to yourself, “I did my best. It’s good darling.”