The only problem we have is the implication that being an empath is a bad thing and we have something to protect ourselves from. We believe that being an empath is a great gift to have and should be used for the good of ourselves and for the good of others.
That said, if you have this gift and have recently discovered that you have it, or if you knew you had it but did not know what it was, it is essential not to consume the negative energy of the people and the world around you. It’s easy to consume negative energies if you don’t really know how to deal with your emotions.
So we wanted to write a follow-up and advise you on how to protect yourself from negative energies, while absorbing the positive energies of others around you, and drawing from the deep and pure energies of collective consciousness.
1. Acknowledge that you are an empath:
It may sound pretty obvious, but many people are confused. Being empathic and feeling what other people are feeling is that you are part of a larger consciousness.
As an empath, you have managed to tap into this “collective consciousness”, which is why you are able to feel what others around you are feeling. It is not a bad thing, as you can experience negative emotions as well as positive emotions.
When you recognize that the feelings you are feeling may come from outside of you, it is important to remember that they are still part of you. You represent a tiny fraction of the collective unconsciousness in the world, so the feelings you can feel from others are really the ones that come from you too.
2. Turn your negative feelings into positive:
If you’ve ever been to a job interview, you know that one of the main things the interviewer might ask you is “What is your greatest weakness?”
The correct answer to that is to tell them a perceived weakness, like being too perfectionist, and you go on to explain that you know it, but the interviewer actually sees it as a positive thing, it’s a bit like that.
When you feel the negative emotions of others around you, take that feeling for what it is, and turn it into positive and send that energy back into the collective consciousness and direct it to the people around you.
3. Shut down energy vampires:
There are people in this world who feel the need to lower the energy level of others around them in order to gain sympathy and love from those around them.
Although these people are capable of change, they must first recognize that they are energy vampires. If they don’t, they will never change, so it’s best to stay away from these people and send them positive energy from a distance.
You can also protect yourself from energy-sucking by imagining yourself in a huge clear bubble, and from there you can send positive energy, but repel negative energy.
4. Raise your consciousness:
We are all at different stages in the growth of our consciousness, but we can learn to tap into the collective consciousness in order to help ourselves and those around us.
A great way to do this is to just meditate for 15 minutes, twice a day. you don’t have to do anything fancy like finding a guru and lick their feet while they accumulate a lot of wisdom on you.
You just sit back, relax, and try to mentally drop everything. Think of it as a shower for the mind, and you cleanse your energy to tap into the pure energy of collective consciousness.
5. Say the truth:
When we are dishonest with ourselves and with others, we create inconsistencies in our minds. We go over a situation several times and we say to ourselves: “I should have said that”, “I should have done that”, “I should not have accepted that from them”. It can last a long time.
When you are completely honest, with yourself in particular, you cleanse yourself effectively to make room for purer energy. When you are honest with others, you do the same except that you also help the person with whom you are honest.
Now, I’m not talking about being cruel and saying to everyone “Yes, your ass looks big in there” or “yes you’re a bit of a dick, but I still love you” because that is being too cruel. When someone asks you for your honest opinion on something, ask them if they want the truth or if you tell them what they want to hear.
Soon, the only people who will ask for your opinion are those who really want the truth. Now, I know that all this talk about collective consciousness and pure energy may seem a little out there, but you can have a different word for them, and whatever terminology you use, the same steps are will always apply.
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