Energetic Shielding For Empaths

What is an empath?

Empaths feel the emotions of others, often without knowing they are even doing it. They are constantly bombarded by varying emotions from others, from happiness and joy, to sadness and frustration.  Empaths  feel these feelings as if they were their own.  Influences from others in the work place, at home, or in public can affect their mood and outlook.  Empaths often feel the emotions of others so deeply that they can experience anxiety, depression, or epic mood swings.

Negativity

Oh yes, that ugly monster that everyone wants to block and avoid.  And rightfully so!  Negativity from others can be an impairment for those who are striving in their daily lives to be positive, happy, and joyful.  Negativity from others (whether it is directed at us or not) can make us feel…well…crappy.  It’s no fun if you experience this on a day to day basis in the workplace, at school, or even at home.  I don’t tolerate it, plain and simple.  When someone around me is acting out from a place of negativity, I walk away, wish them a blessing, and ignore it.  I have enough of my own  that I don’t need to feel their schtuff too.  That’s not always easy, right?  Good thing I have some crystal helpers for support.

Black Tourmaline and Shungite

I have always used black tourmaline to help “shield” the nasty energy that I sometimes feel from others.  It has made a huge difference in the way that I feel on a day to day basis, because black tourmaline works to change how we process heavy or negative vibrations that come into our energy field.  It helps us to process that energy in a way that doesn’t make us feel so…bad.  Black tourmaline acts like a filter protecting us from energetic “pollution” all around us.

This notion of a filter inspired me to add a little extra ka-pow to my daily black tourmaline.

Shungite is a known water purifier, and as the saying goes “as it is above so it is below”. This means whatever a known physical property of something is, chances are it will have a similar property in metaphysical applications.  Since shungite is a known purifier, I had a hunch it would purify my energetic environment just as well.

A Powerful Duo

A combo of black tourmaline and shungite is like an impenetrable wall of energetic protection.  Those “nasties” will bounce right off.  Here’s how you can start working with them now:

  1. Carry  tumbled stones in your pocket

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2. Wear them as jewelry

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3. Create a crystal grid for your home if that is where it is needed

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If you have tried these out, I would love to hear from you.  Do you have other tried and true methods for energetic protection?  Join the convo…what works for you?

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7 Days To Balanced Chakras- Day 5 The Heart Chakra

heart-chakraThe heart chakra is located in the center of the chest, and governs our emotions, just as one might think.  Have you ever felt a literal heartache?  Have you ever felt a squeezing sensation in your chest when you are nervous, worried, or excited?  That is because the heart center is a powerful hub for emotions, much more so than the brain.

When the heart chakra is blocked or under-active, we can experience this in many ways.  We might have difficulty expressing love to others, or we may even feel unworthy of love in general.  We may also have a hard time with forgiveness, for when the heart chakra is truly open and balanced, forgiveness flows effortlessly.  A blocked or closed heart chakra can also lead to feelings of jealousy, hatred, anger resentment, and unworthiness.

Because the heart chakra is the bridge between the upper and lower chakras, balance is the key to strive for.  The heart is the seat of the soul, and must flow openly and easily with the other chakras for a complete state of balance.

Crystals for the heart chakra:

Rose Quartz for gentle heart chakra healing and comfort

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Green Adventurine will gently expand the heart chakra

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Rhodonite is helpful when there has been a traumatic experience that needs to be healed

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Malachite brings rapid healing by forcing emotions to the forefront.

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Most of these can be carried in your pocket throughout the day, but malachite is usually recommended in small doses (15 to 20 minutes at a time).

A wonderful heart chakra healing meditation can be done in a crystal bath.  This is an ideal way to begin caring for yourself and your heart chakra.  Rose quartz and green aventurine are both water safe, and can be added to your bath along with some rose or jasmine essential oil.  Add a guided meditation for supreme relaxation and self-care.

Heart chakra affirmation that you can repeat to yourself throughout the day:

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