An interesting synchronicity has occurred over the past few weeks. I've had a number of clients come to me describing how they feel negative all the time, or how they seem to attract negative people who want to "unload" on them. Others have told me that they need to spend a lot of time alone to feel well or how they can walk past a stranger and feel so overwhelmed with emotion that they have to be at home to "cry it out" because that is the only way to release the overwhelm.
Some of these clients already knew that they were empaths; others had no idea that they were. I even had one client ask me what an empath is when I told him "it sounds like you're an empath" when he was describing his life and chronically negative he felt.
An empath can sense and absorb energy from other people, often to the point of internalizing the feelings and pain of others. Many empaths (like my client) have no idea they are doing this and can't distinguish the energy and feelings of others from their own. They are walking through life carrying the emotional burdens of others. This heavy burden can result in a lot of anxiety for the empath, particularly if the person doesn’t realize they are an empathic. They may have a lot of apprehension about being at work, or interacting with a set of specific people at work (these are the people who are most likely resonating an energy that is very discordant to the empath and from whom the empath is really “picking up” on their emotions).
In the past, I've had only a couple of people come to see me who I thought were empaths. I would give them some not very good advice, because I'm not an empath and clair-sentience (the intuitive ability to "feel" information) is my weakest intuitive ability. I've honestly felt at a loss when trying to tell these folks how they can continue to feel good after a session with me. Through energy healing, I can remove the "junk" they've absorbed from other people, but I didn't know how to guide them to not continue to "pick up" what isn't theirs.
But, as mentioned, synchronicities have been at work in my life. I recently went to a workshop led by an empath who gave some tips for how she handles buffering herself to not absorb other people's (imagine your energy field pulled in tight around your body when you're out in the world with other people). I also received an email newsletter from Anna Sayce, a psychic I follow, who wrote a book called The Empath's Toolkit. I've been recommending it to all my clients I think may benefit from it.
If you're realizing that you are an empath, or if you've already known you are, and want to feel light, free and radically reduce your anxiety, I'd love to work with you individually in an in-person or distance session. I can clear your energy field of what isn't yours, plus give you individualized intuitive advice about how to recharge yourself and protect yourself from feeling drained or overwhelmed.