Protect Your Sensitive Self: Shielding Methods for Empaths
Being an empath is a gift, but it may be difficult to deal with the emotional burdens of others around you.
The constant barrage of stimuli may cause sensory overload, necessitating coping mechanisms like empathic shielding.
Because of the constant barrage of feelings, it might be difficult for an empath to just “turn it off.”
In this article, we will discuss 10 empathic shielding strategies that may be used to safeguard mental health without sacrificing empathy.
Okay, so let’s begin.
How Can an Empath Best Protect Themselves?
Protecting with Crystals
Crystals are used by many empaths as a way to store the feelings and energy they receive from their environment.
Simply carrying a crystal or sleeping with one close to you may provide significant protection.
Having crystals around means you won’t have to take on any of the bad vibes floating about.
Maintaining a regular cleaning routine for your crystals is essential. Without frequent cleaning, which is simple to accomplish, they will lose their therapeutic abilities.
To charge your crystals with the moon’s energy, just leave them out in the open overnight or run them under water (but make sure it’s okay to do so since certain crystals shouldn’t be exposed to water).
Citrine, obsidian, amethyst, black tourmaline, smithsonite, pyrite (fool’s gold), black jade, and clear quartz are some of the best crystals to utilize as an energy or emotion shield.
You might also benefit from having some soothing gems like rose quartz and lapis lazuli on hand.
This is a great crystal-based empath protection method if you like working with crystals.
Smudging as a Kind of Protection
If you want to get rid of any bad vibes or cleanse the air, sage smudging is the way to go. Among these methods, it is likely the most effective in protecting empaths from harm.
Clearing the air with sage has been practiced for ages, and now it’s recognized by science.
Using sage to clean the air has been shown in studies to be effective in removing up to 94% of airborne microorganisms. The reason behind this is that when sage is burned, negative ions are released.
Sage, in Latin, is salvia, derived from the word for healing, itself a potent word.
Although sweetgrass and other herbs may be used for smudging, sage is the most effective in clearing the air of any unwanted energy.
The fact that it also has a pleasant aroma is the icing on the cake.
It’s easy to smudge. To use sage, just ignite a stick and set it in an ashtray or similar device that will keep the ashes while letting the smoke escape.
You may ignite the sage while saying a short prayer or chant, if you choose. A candle or a match is preferable to a lighter for lighting sage.
Herbal and Plant-Based Protection
Sage is just one of several herbs and plants that might help you maintain equilibrium and composure when life appears to be crashing down around you.
Many societies throughout the globe have relied on plants for centuries, whether for spiritual reasons or protection.
Plants have incredible healing qualities and may be utilized to induce altered states of consciousness.
Because of this, you’ll be able to get closer to God.
Have plenty of plants around your house and office if you find yourself in a continual state of aggravation or overload due to the energy of others.
Simply being in the presence of plants has been shown to have a calming effect on individuals, and this may assist you as well.
St. John’s Wort, for instance, has soothing effects. Anxiety and other mental health disorders may find some relief from this.
Having plants around may be comforting, but it’s much better if you can find additional ways to benefit from them. You may use the dried plants and herbs to create a tea, or you can put them in capsule form and consume them that way.
You may get these capsules at any health food shop. Rose and lemon balm are two other herbs that are both uplifting and relaxing and should be considered.
Visualization as a Kind of Protection
Shielding is an excellent method of defense against disruptive negative energies.
Visualization is a powerful kind of empathy that may be used by anyone with a high degree of sensitivity to the feelings of others.
Protecting oneself against the drain of energy or emotion is essential; we can all think of at least one such person.
Otherwise, as empaths, we’ll absorb those energies and mix them in with our own and whatever else happens to be floating about in the air.
To begin, take a few deep breaths. Imagine a soft white light that fully envelops you.
The light might be either white or pink. You may use this as a formidable barrier against stress and harm.
Having that barrier in place will make you feel safer, which in turn will make you feel more at peace with yourself.
You’ll feel more energized, and despite shielding yourself from harm, you’ll be able to pick up on the positive vibes that are all around you.
Protection Through Earthing
Grounding is method number five on this list for protecting yourself if you’re an empath.
After coping with your own stress and the stress of others around you, it is crucial that you find methods to ground yourself.
Thankfully, Mother Nature is great at keeping us rooted.
The great thing about grounding as a method of electromagnetic radiation protection is that it can be done anytime, anywhere, and costs nothing.
All around us, Mother Earth is beckoning us to take advantage of her bounty.
Simply choose a peaceful outdoor location.
Take off your footwear and go barefoot. Sensitize your body to the elements by letting the energy of the ground, the grass, and the sand flow through you.
Keep your mind on the way in which Mother Nature is purifying your soul.
After some practice, you’ll find that you don’t need natural surroundings to get the same sense of peace.
If you happen to reside in a place where the winters are very cold and snowy, they will come in handy.
Once you’ve practiced grounding outdoors, you’ll be able to do it pretty much everywhere.
Protecting Oneself by Letting Go
It’s important to give oneself permission to unwind and recharge by removing yourself from stressful situations whenever possible. Simply isolating yourself in a quiet space where you can focus on unwinding is one option.
Yes, it does seem odd to put one’s attention on unwinding. But first, you must master the art of relaxation.
Do some deep breathing exercises first. Take note of your breathing and see how focusing on it calms you down and helps you let go of stress.
Conscious relaxation is fantastic since it can be practiced whenever and anywhere you choose. Both lying down and sitting up will work.
It’s so easy, you can do it in the shower or bathtub! In fact, while you’re in the water, it’s easy to imagine those overwhelming emotions being washed away.
Mini-relaxation sessions may be done at any time throughout the day to help keep you focused and grounded, but setting aside at least 20 to 30 minutes at a time is ideal.
Take some time to relax consciously whenever you can, whether it’s during a break at work or between errands.
Mantra Meditation as a Protective Measure
You should prioritize your own needs, despite the pressure to always put others first. Despite what other people may believe, it’s crucial to prioritize your own needs from time to time.
After all, you won’t be much help to anybody else when they truly need you if you can’t assist yourself first.
Empaths might learn to put themselves first through the practice of mantra meditation.
This won’t take a long time, and you can do it at any hour of the day or night, from the comfort of your own home or even at the office.
Mantra chanting has dual benefits: it helps you relax and generates the positive energy you need to keep your own vitality safe. It’s recommended to start off by yourself in a calm space.
Mantra chanting is something you can do anywhere if you get into the habit.
Some examples of effective mantras include “OM” and “Sat Nam” (which translates to “truth is my identity”). You may also create your own mantra chant that is tailored to your own needs.
Protecting Oneself with a Necklace or Bracelet
This is one of the more basic empathic protection methods, but it works.
We’ve discussed how crystals may help you release bad energy just by holding or being near them. Crystals are an added bonus.
In fact, some people believe that wearing a selenite necklace or bracelet is one of the most effective means of shielding oneself from harmful vibrations.
A crystal is not required for a protective necklace or bracelet. The jewelry doesn’t have to be expensive, but it should be something you treasure.
Jewelry that has special meaning to you or that makes you feel confident and secure when you wear it may serve as a powerful amulet.
If you plan on using the jewelry as a shield against harmful energy and feelings, you may wish to cleanse and charge it beforehand. We have covered how simple smudging is to accomplish this same goal.
Purify the jewelry with sage or other plants and herbs so that it may be used to absorb negative energy instead of you.
Crystals and other stones that may be submerged in water should be cleaned in water, as should sterling silver and gold jewelry.
If you wait to use the water until after the full moon, its cleaning powers will be amplified.
Protection by Cloak
Veiling, or the practice of concealing one’s hair, is common in many global faiths and alternative lifestyles. The crown chakra, found at the top of the head, will be better protected in this way.
It will allow you to hold on to your good vibes while blocking out the bad vibes of others around you.
Veiling as a form of protection is simple and effective. A simple head covering, such as a hat or veil, can accomplish the trick. Of course, the situation is more nuanced than this, but you get the picture.
The head covering of choice should be something you treasure, something that helps you feel protected and cozy.
Veiling may be used as a form of protection in more situations than just covering the head.
Make your own protective “veil” using rose oil, frankincense, and myrrh essential oils, for example.
To stimulate the crown chakra, dab some oil on your forehead.
In addition to dispelling any bad energy, the calming and centering effects of these oils can help you keep your feet firmly planted on the ground.
Veiling is a common technique used by empaths to protect themselves from harmful energy, and it has been around for quite some time.
Self-Defense in the Face of Negative Thinking
Loving oneself is a great strategy to keep your vitality safe.
Negative energies from other people might attach to your own while you’re dealing with problems like pain or anxiety. You need to master the art of self-love.
In fact, self-love is likely one of the most effective means of protection for empaths. You have all you need to mend your energies already inside you, and you are your own greatest defense.
Putting this kind of love into reality requires facing your anxieties and getting to work on being a better person.
You might begin by keeping a gratitude journal in which you list two or three things you like about yourself every day. This will force you to examine your identity and your limits.
Another option is to just stare at oneself in the mirror and tell oneself how much one loves oneself.
This is so much more than simply a pretext for indulging in some self-centered behavior.
We’ve previously established that learning to love oneself is the first step in learning to love and serve others. You need to realize that there is a lot to enjoy about you.
You have learned the ten methods empaths use to protect themselves. Let’s talk about why it’s so crucial that empaths like you take precautions.
The Importance of Shielding for Empaths
It’s very uncommon for someone who is empathic or extremely emotionally sensitive to feel as if they’re drowning in a sea of feelings, only some of which are their own.
This is why it’s crucial to acquire the skills necessary to protect oneself.
Learning to identify the symptoms of sensory overload is the first step toward self-care. Finding the most effective methods of empathic protection and dealing with your symptoms will be much simpler if you know what to search for.
Apply what you’ve learned as soon as you experience symptoms of sensory overload, such as fatigue without a physical cause or unexplained sadness or anxiety.
Spend some time centering and protecting yourself. Shielding will be more effective the sooner it is applied.
Conclusions Regarding Empath Protection Methods
We’ve covered a lot of ground in terms of protecting yourself as an empath, but there’s still one more item to cover.
Ascended masters and the golden light of protection are also useful. Using this method, you can shield yourself from low-vibration emotions.
Connecting with Christ’s awareness and experiencing His love on a deeper level is another benefit. Invoking the assistance of the ascended masters is the most effective method.
It’s possible that your bond with certain ascended masters is stronger than it is with others. You should reach out to such people.
I appreciate you taking the time to read about the 10 most effective strategies for protecting yourself as an empath.
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