I felt a bit spacey and lacked motivation – reaching for distractions that I gravitate to for soothing. That’s when I realized I was picking up on something and I felt overwhelmed. That something was the huge swirling storm called Irma and the fear associated with this storm.
In order to shift this uneasy feeling, I headed out to nature to ground, become quiet and find peace.
I spent time in my backyard collecting acorns that were falling.
I laid on the earth looking up at the sky.
I spent time with my dog.
As I was laying on the earth, a deep peace began to settle into my body. I placed my palms directly on the earth and connected to that which we are all made of.
Empaths pick up on energy and if they’re not careful, they can continue to carry this energy until it becomes too heavy to carry garnering attention through physical pain, fatigue or emotional meltdowns or depression.
The first step is recognizing what you’re feeling. It may be yours, and it might not be.
A question you can ask yourself if you’re feeling ” off”or uneasy is:
IS THIS MINE?
If it’s a yes, you’ll eventually begin to receive an answer and know as you tune inward with awareness.
If it’s not, it’s time to release this energy either back to it’s rightful owner or for you to consciously drop it.
Are you wondering if you’re an empath? Think about a time you walked into a meeting, home, party, store and felt uneasy or uncomfortable. You were probably picking up the energy of the space, a person’s emotions, or something that occurred there. This is part of your intuition system and it’s built in. For some people this attribute is more sensitive and empathic self care is required.
An easy way to clear yourself is with the earth element.
The earth is the element that grounds, earth IS the ground! Earth is where we are rooted; it is our source for living. Your physical self is where you express and experience all the other elements; thoughts, feelings, and spiritual self and the body is home for all the elements combined.
If the outer world and the energy around you has you feeling unsettled, allow the earth and nature to soothe your soul.