Meet Skilled and Conscious Empath, Dr. Michael R. Smith…

Today, I like to have an amazing teacher and a good friend of mine share his story.

Let us know how he discovered about his empathic nature…and started his spiritual journey.

And how he is now making pathways and breakthroughs for the rest of us fellow empaths. Finding nuggets and tools to help all empaths and highly sensitive individuals who are ready to become a skilled and conscious empath themselves!

Becoming a Skilled and Conscious Empath – A Spiritual Journey

By Michael Robert Smith

Armed with a Ph.D. and a lucrative counseling professorship at age 30, I embarked on what was to be one of the shorter careers in the history of academia. Despite being nominated for early career awards and authoring a half-dozen research publications, I decided to leave my tenure-track position at the University of Wyoming in 2005 after just three years to begin working with empaths in Santa Fe, NM. I had to follow my heart. After I realized I was an empath, there was no turning back.

The cultural identity of empath is rapidly growing and gaining mainstream acceptance; Dr. Judith Orloff’s best-selling holistic healing books are evidence of that. The primary characteristic of an empath is a high degree of sensitivity to the emotional state of other people. If you’ve ever been told that you’re a good listener, then you might be an empath. People feel comfortable sharing their emotions and deepest thoughts with empaths, and thus, we tend to be especially popular around high-stress times like the holidays.

However, an empath’s ability to bond with others can lead to unintended health consequences. In many cases, empaths will take on other people’s emotional pain as if it was their own. In toxic situations, intense emotional energy can affect an empath deeply. We can unintentionally absorb emotions, like a sponge. I walked around for years with what felt like two fishing hooks stuck in my heart area.

In 2003, I sought out healing for my accumulated emotional and physical pain. I began a five-year apprenticeship with two Native American healers and drove the 8-hour trek from Laramie, Wyoming to Santa Fe every month. I quickly discovered why counseling came so easy. The Native American community recognizes empaths. These individuals have been trained as the medicine men and women in tribes and communities.

Research has shown that approximately twenty percent of people are highly sensitive in general. In my experience and observation, fewer still are empaths (those sensitive specifically to other people). Perhaps 5 percent of all people are natural empaths – and most don’t recognize it. I am seeing women and men who have lived their entire lives wondering what was wrong with them, being called hypersensitive or oversensitive – who can now breathe a sigh of relief. What was thought to be a quirk or even mental illness in actuality is a special gift for being able to understand the emotions and motivations of other people.

In my coaching practice, I help empathic individuals differentiate what energy is theirs, and what is coming from other people. We work on coping strategies to manage the high sensitivity and prevent the absorption of harmful energy.

I’m so happy and privileged to work in this special field with empaths, helping us to become more joyful, more skilled, and more conscious of the tremendous spiritual gifts with which we have been blessed.

For more helpful energy tips and techniques to help Empaths & Highly Sensitive People (HSP), check out Dr. Michael Smith’s The Complete Empath Toolkit: 44 Practical Steps to Master Your Energy and Personal Power.

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A newbie to yoga? No problem.

This is a great starter video for beginners.

Neesha Zollinger will walk you along with some simple stretches.

Enjoy this 24 minute sequence covering Yoga Basics.

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Watch this informative video below from QuarkTech Inc. They explain more in depth the practice behind yoga.

So, what is yoga?

“Yoga, this ancient Sanskrit word means to join, to unite or simply the union; it’s all about uniting the body and soul, it’s about merging the mind into the body. For many who take it up, Yoga is a sport, just another fitness option. Maybe they are not aware that the physical aspect of Yoga is only a small part of an entire approach to self knowing. Yoga is about taking the human body to the heights of spirituality. It aims for the perfect union of body, mind, and spirit, through a system of postures, breath control, sounds, meditation, and other practices.”          -QuarkTech, Inc.

Want to relax and clear your mind now? You can do it by watching this short video: Conscious Breathing (For Meditation and Yoga)

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This simple yoga breathing exercise can help you dramatically reduce stress.

Rose Cole will show you how easy it is with this short video.

It’s great! (We do this a lot in yoga class.)

Gets you grounded and center in your body. Very relaxing. Try it out.  :-)

Watch the video below to see how to do alternate nostril breathing.

Besides teaching other how to balance their breaths between two nostrils, Rose Cole is also a Certified Natural Health Professional &  a Certified Nutrition Consultant. She has helped hundreds of people all over the world balanced their body.

Balance their blood sugar and body chemistry, so they  can stop storing fat and start converting stored fat into energy.

And STOP feeling so damn tired and burn out all the time!

With our sensitive nature, we can use all the help we get… Right?

I know 100% that when your body is BALANCE– your hormone balanced, your blood sugar balanced… your whole system would be at its optimal!

Well, what do we got to lose for balancing our body chemistry and making sure our hormones are balanced?

Nothing.

Just a whole lot of BENEFITS.

… And who knows what our FULL empathic abilities are with ALL our physical needs met and taken care off.

Like to stay energetic and fabulous? Click Here to check Rose out.

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