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As we discussed earlier in our post “How to Eliminate Negative Emotion and Create Positive Emotion“, changing our physiology is vital to creating positive emotions. This week I want to challenge you just that…

Practice “relaxing your body” throughout the day – especially before sleeping. This will greatly energize us since we are no longer using those energy to tighten our body.

For example, hold out your hand and squeeze your fist. Keep it tight. Notice how much energy and effort it takes to keep that fist tight. It is essentially the same thing happening when we tighten our body. Most of our energy is being used up when our body is tensed.

Let your tight fist relax now. Notice how much more energy you have now.

So by relaxing our body, we can free up those energies and have much more awareness.

I’m proposing that we put the next 3 days to test. Be aware of how our body is. Is it tight and tense or relaxed? Scan your body from head to toe. Put your awareness on your forehead, then scan your jaws, your neck, your chest, your arms, your stomach, your back, your legs and your feet. Relax any part of the body that is tense.

Whenever you spot an area that is tight, simply relax the muscle of that area. Use your breath to help you relax. Go ahead, take a deep breath… yes, breathe deep all the way from your belly.

Becoming aware of our body we can better understand and take care of ourself. With this ability we can better ground ourself in the state of presence. You’ll have more life energy passing through you to do other wonderful things you want in life.

How about it?

Join me in this discovery about how our body can stay energize…

I’m gonna let you in a little secret… I’ve already tested it for a day. I must say, I didn’t realize how much I tense my body throughout the day. When I woke up this morning after practicing relaxing my body yesterday and while I slept, I feel less tense and more relaxed. I have more energy flowing through me. I even feel like I’ve lost some weight this morning when I woke up.

I can’t wait to hear about your experience.

Let’s start now…watch your body and relax any tension you find.

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It’s summer time… and exciting movies are coming out this year.

Just for fun. Let’s play an exciting guessing game!

It’s call “Search for Celebrity Empaths”.

Let’s see how good your empath detection skills are.

Who do you think and suspect are famous empath celebrity?

  • (A.) Gwyneth Paltrow
  • (B.) Keanu Reeves
  • (C.) Ashley Judd
  • (D.) Kim Basinger
  • (E.) Jim Carrey
  • (F.) All of the  above
  • (G.) Only A, D, and E

Vote who you think is an empath.

Leave us your answer in the comment section below.  :-)

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Are you sharing your empathic experience with others…and getting blank stares back…as if you were crazy?

It’s understandable because if they can’t relate then it’s a little more challenging to GET what is being shared. But that doesn’t mean what we are feeling isn’t real or invalid.

Take for instance, back in the coal mining days, they use to put a canary in the coal mine. So if there is any methane gas or deadly fumes (that’s undetectable to the human nose)…then the canary will die. This is the first sign of warning that something is seriously wrong. And miners need to evacuate the premises immediately.

As empaths, we work similar like that. We are the canaries in the coal mine. (But let’s hope that’s not all we are good for.)

We have a very keen sensitive system that allows us to pick up things faster. And like the canary, have a much more sensitive body structure that can easily detect things before hand. Which means we get affected easily. It’s just the way our body’s and energy field is structured. It’s not bad. It just is.

So for example when you eat something like processed food or hormonal meat versus grass feed meat – and you feel off – maybe it just doesn’t taste right, and it makes you queasy, you get a migraine, tired, sleepy, or feeling like you been eating something totally unnatural. That’s the canary in you signaling…warning this is bad stuff – not good for our body.

As compared to someone with more tolerance. You know them. You seen them. They just seem to eat whatever. And still be able to function. The processed food, the chemicals, the food additives, the preservatives just doesn’t seem to affect them that much. (At least not in the short term that is noticeable to them.) As opposed to you. A few bites of highly unnatural meat or processed food and it sends your head spinning. The next few hours or days, you feel like crap, as if you were partying and drinking all night long. And you’ll be detoxing and trying to recuperate from it if you ever it eat again…

Many of us empath might not know it yet, but due to our sensitive nature, we have to eat differently if we want to function at our optimal and reclaim our high vibrant energy back.

The food you choose to eat can kill or heal you. It’s a decision you have to make daily. It’s a choice that determines whether you keep your energy or be zapped of your energy – and even open the gateway to more negative unwanted energies.

This is by far the most crucial part for all empaths and highly sensitive individuals. You just don’t have that much cushion to play around with.

Eat the right food that will help fuel and power you. So you can continue to do what you are put on this earth to do. Live fully…and spread you gifts and beautiful talents to the world!

So What Do I Eat?

Watch this video below from Dr. Terry Wahls as she shares her experience and discovery on how food affected her sensitive system… And how she overcame it.

Discovered the best foods and eating secrets that help her fuel her body and mind to the maximum health state.

And when you are ready to transform your life, eat to raise your energy– and increase your high vibration… Check out Certified Nutrition Consultant, Rose Cole’s life changing program “10-Week Transformation”. She’ll show you step by step on how to eat, what to eat, and when to eat to maximize your energy and keep you in your high vibe mode all day long…

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You know what’s tough about being an empath? We tend to feel others’ emotions and physical pains intensely. So much so that if we weren’t fully aware of our own state we’d likely confuse their pain and feelings as our own.

As much as we like to BLAME others for making us feel this way or that way… We just can’t afford to do so.

Why?

Well, if we lower ourselves to “why me” we start feeling weak. We start viewing ourselves as the VICTIM of others emotions – powerless to do anything. Then we risk lowering our vibrations. Which could mean a lot of things…

When we see ourselves as a victim. We get depressed. We don’t want to do anything anymore. Things just seem to look dark and gloomy for us.

Trust me… we can not afford to let our awareness down. That just makes cracks for more dirtier vibrations to come in and feed on our misery.

Ever heard of that saying, “Misery loves company.”

Well, it’s true.

When we’re down in this lower self – feeling defeated and blaming the world for all our troubles –  we pick up MORE negative thoughts, impulses, unwanted emotions and pain. We attract MORE of that similar lower vibration! We are doing ourselves a huge disservice.

What can we do about it?

The first step is acceptance. As empaths, it’s crucial we learn this one phrase: “It is what it is.” And learn to accept it is what it is. Afterwards, look for solutions – little things here and there – we know we can change to help us grow, learn, and THRIVE.

Here are 3 solutions you can use – after accepting what is – to stay in higher vibration:

  • Eating Healthy. Clean your body. Take care of it.  Put only premium fuel (food) in it.  This is one of the most crucial part of the puzzle. More importantly it’s one of the things we have total control over. You are in complete control of what you put into your body. We can always choose Healthy Foods to Eat.
  • Letting Go of Emotions. Clean emotional junk you’ve been holding onto. Take a look  at the emotions that are surfacing. Is there more to it? Do you need to feel your feelings and let that go?

  • Breathing. Breathe. You’ll be surprise how many of us are shallow breathing (me included). We can retrain our body to breathe deeply – like back when we were babies – from the diaphragm. This one thing can help us relax and let go of tension we hold in our body. This reduces so much unnecessary stress on our entire system.

So what’s the one thing you are doing to stay in high vibration after reading this article?

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Below is an EmpathSolutions Forum question from one of our reader, Michael. In this post I’ll be answering Michael’s questions and going over traits specifically towards “thought empaths”… And how a thought empath can cultivate their telepathy abilities.

Question From A Reader:

I am a very sensitive Empath, and love it (mostly)! I learned the term Empath less then 2 weeks ago. Since then I have discovered my uncle, aunt, female cousin, and 3 girls I know are Empaths. A few days ago I had the pleasure of driving on of the Empaths home. This was my first interaction with her. As I was driving, she was giving me directions, I was stunned to realize I felt her thoughts (i.e. a sensation within me that meant “left”). No emotional content, just pure thought. Her thoughts were somewhat erratic, and she had a strong external (not internal) focus, making it much less likely her thoughts could be clearly perceived, but there they were, crystal clear.

Several years prior, during highschool summer vacation I was walking on a side walk alone, and a small group was walking towards me. As they approached, I perceived a thought from a girl, “you’re not bad looking” (again with no emotional energy attached). I replied (in thought) “you’re not bad yourself”. After we passed, the girl turned, as I did, and we stared at each other for a few moments. I could tell she heard me, and was equally confused. Until understanding this Empath thing, I didn’t know what to make of this (just another unexplained mystery in my life). Now I get it. With some people I feel their thoughts. Telepathy, without having some direct experience, it would have been very difficult to convince me telepathy was possible. I understand perceiving someone’s thoughts when the thoughts have an emotional charge. Without the energy behind it, I have always had difficulty understanding how thoughts can be perceived. It’s easy enough to convey what emotions and energies feel like, but I don’t know if I could accurately explain what a thought “feels like”.

There is another, more subtle phenomenon I experience (much more frequently). When I am with someone (that I have known, or just met), I often sense their thought patterns, again without emotions attached. I can take a situation, or decision, and project that into the lucid grasp I have of their thinking, and “perceive” how their mind/thinking would respond. This perception makes it possible for me to grasp how they would think without being in their presence. It doesn’t seem as though I am connecting with the person during this interpretation, it’s more like I have a template of their thinking. The insight I get through this type of perception of another is amazing, and useful.

As an example, I interacted with a friend’s wife, while helping them develop their business. Without previously understanding her, I perceived thought tendencies, that made it possible to explain to my friend specifically how his wife’s thinking interfered with the group dynamics. My friend couldn’t understand how I gained such an intimate knowing of his wife’s thinking after an hour of interaction. When he asked how I gained that perception, I told him I sense energy and emotions from others. But this was neither energy nor emotions, this was “perceiving” (feeling doesn’t seem accurate) her mind and thinking process.

I have always been keenly interested in what I refer to as “understanding the mind”. It seems as though that interest has been driven by my instinctive need, as an Empath, to connect with others. I’m wondering if my interest in “understanding the mind” has help to cultivate this lucid perception. (I intimately understand the power of attention.)

These phenomenon seem loosely similar because of the lack of emotion/energy driving them. (I know everything is energy, in it’s most basic form, but the emotion provides the “voltage” behind the thoughts, and there was none.) I sort of get the telepathy thing, but I NEED to understand the second phenomenon. Are these Empath traits, or is something else going on??? Any insight would be immensely appreciated.
Thank you for your thoughts.

-Michael L.

 

Faey’s Answer:

Hi Michael,

I am glad to hear you are loving your new abilities. It’s always nice to discover more about ourselves. Connecting and knowing more and more of who we are as individuals and how we function really help us grow and gain understanding…And make even better choices!

Your curiosity and interest in what you refer to as “understanding the mind” is quite expected. Most of us tend to be more drawn to what innately is our strength and skills. And yes, this very interest you have can help you deeply connect to that part of you more strongly and help you cultivate those experiences more.

The occurrences you wrote about are very good experiences. Those will come in handy to help you understand just exactly “how you tap into your abilities.”

One thing I do notice from “thought” empaths is that they tend to be very mind creative. What I mean is as a thought empath, one who is able to tap into others thoughts, you know that you are indeed reading the other person’s thought and not creating the perceived thought yourself.

It’s still best to get third party perspective – feedback from someone else – to know for sure you are indeed “reading their thoughts”…Until you’ve more fully developed the skill.

Best way is to practice with animals, babies or another person (who you trust and feel comfortable with to give you feedback). Just to test your readings. Most likely, another thought empath…with similar abilities can be a tremendous help for you on this. You want to see if you can still do the same thing. Reading their thoughts and what they are sending out… and how consistent is your ability to do this.

Use this technique to practice, practice, and practice to hone that skill. This will also help you differentiate their thoughts versus your created thoughts.

As for “these phenomenon seem loosely similar because of the lack of emotion/energy driving them. (I know everything is energy, in it’s most basic form, but the emotion provides the “voltage” behind the thoughts, and there was none.)” My explanation to you Michael is that when someone cleans their emotion (especially the energy charges behind certain experiences in their life) when they create thoughts, sometimes it’s just pure thought and there’s no heavy emotional charge (emotion/energy driving) behind the thought. Never the less the thought still comes through clearly if not more sharper!

Thanks again for your questions…And participating in the EmpathSolutions.com Forum!

With love and appreciation,

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As an empath it can be confusing living with others.

What’s mine? What’s yours?

Differentiating others “stuff” from your stuff.

Whether it be in a house with our family, in an apartment surrounded by our neighbors, or at work with our co-workers. Trying to differentiate where energy or sensations is coming from can be tough. All our energies are smushed together like a bowl of soup.

Especially when it comes to others feeling bad, negative energies, unwanted emotions, sadness, anxiety, physical pain or ailment of some sort, and even confusing rambling thoughts in someone else’s head.

Yes, as an empath we tend to pick up these things more easily than others.  Heck, some of us who are empaths…and don’t know are empaths, tend to take it all in as it is OURS. And ours alone. That could be overwhelming.

So just how do we tell what is ours and what is others?

Even with handy techniques in our hands, there’s still times when we get so immersed in the energy that it’s fuzzy to pick out where everything is coming from.

There’s hope… this one technique has saved me on countless times!

When the direction or source of that “UNWANTED” energy can’t be detected anymore, it’s wise to step out for a second. Simply get up and take a nice walk to sever the energy ties between you.

That’s it. You just have to remember to do it. Comment below and let me know how it worked for you.

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Things aren’t going exactly the way you hoped. Just how can you turn it around?

Better yet, how can you use these opportunities to become a stronger person– a more skilled empath?

Very interesting article from Dr. Michael R. Smith on how to use the chaotic occurrences to strengthen our empathic abilities.

Check out this new concept.

Empaths and Chaos – Making Sensitive People Stronger

By Michael Robert Smith

Empaths know that there is deep medicine in chaos.

When I was being trained as a counselor back in the 90′s, I had the “accidental” honor to be trained, at two different institutions, by the only two counselors in the entire country who studied and applied Chaos Theory to people and groups.

Without getting too detailed, chaos theory can teach empaths about how things break up and come back together, and that includes us as empath individuals. Sometimes, in order to be fully whole, empaths must be willing to die to old selves, and be willing to endure having ourselves be taken apart, sometimes through trauma, sometimes through intentional processes. However you get there, when you come out the other side, you come out a stronger empath than ever before – less likely to take on other people’s negative energy and more fully realized as a strong, healthy, conscious empath.

I use these words as an invitation for you to find out more about the power of chaos, the associated animal Spirit Guides such as the coyote, and the spiritual teachings associated throughout the ages, in many traditions, that describe its potent power; power that you can apply as an empath.

Entrainment is a word use in Chaos theory to describe what Native people know happens when people are together in ceremony. We move together. Literally. You, as an empath, know this better than most others. Entrainment is the quickest way to move up Spiritually.

If you are exposed to a certain frequency long enough, you will eventually change your vibration, to match the frequency to which you are exposed. This happens in interpersonal relationships, in student-teacher relationships, in the workplace, in every single interaction in the world. The more an empath knows about entrainment, the better you will be prepared to change others to your frequency rather than have them change you to their negative frequencies.

For more solutions and techniques to sky rocket your empath skills & personal journey check out Dr. Michael Smith’s Complete Empath Toolkit here.

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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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Being an empath can feel like a curse instead of a gift. This is especially so when we don’t know how to deal with it.

Moreover, we can feel like a victim to the different things happening around us… Even feel things going on are bigger than us. Taking in so much emotion, thoughts,and physical pain of others we can feel overwhelm and over consumed by the intensity.

… and we wonder “Why me?”

When it feels like it’s just too much, this one phrase could help you put things into perspective.

“We all are affected by each other regardless if we are an empath or not. You affect me. I affect you. Even if some of us can not sense it  to the degree and intensity as we [empaths] can, never the less, they are affected. Because WE ARE ALL CONNECTED. ”

I picked this up from a good friend and teacher of mine, Dr. Michael R. Smith. If you want to learn more about being an empath and how to work with your gifts and abilities, or simply just need more guidance, or pick on a skilled empath’s brain (who has over 15 years of experience in helping empaths and highly sensitive people (HSP) connect with their highest self bringing out their full potential) I highly recommend you to get a copy of his ebook The Complete Empath Toolkit: 44 Practical Steps to Master Your Energy and Personal Power. It’s a life saver!

He is truly a gift and inspiration to us fellow empaths for the work he does. We can always use more people with loving heart and patience. Michael is definitely shaking up the world with his work. I invite you to join us in the journey of discovering your unique abilities.

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