Rosemary DeTrolio Reiki Master Teacher
Empaths were once sensitive children. I know because I was one. When I was a child, mom would tell me, “You walk a mile in other people’s shoes but feel the pebble in your own.” Empathic people need to learn boundary setting. An immersion in everyone’s junk can overload and damage a delicate nervous system. Without learning proper shielding or these negative vibes, strange symptoms, such as brain drain, mood change, and illness result from a depleted system.
To the untrained eye, empaths appear to be hypochondriacs. You might be the parent of a sensitive child who gets stomachaches every time there’s is a fight at home or at school. An empathic child attempts to process and clear arguments or disturbances. Their energy field is sensitive and magnetically draws in unstable energies to “fix them.”
Empaths cry the tears that you can’t shed. They hurt from your frustration and often can’t separate the feeling from their own. Without the proper guidance, many Empaths are adults who suffer from anxiety, or try to numb sensitivity with alcohol.
Some Empaths never learned how to process emotions collected from other people, perhaps a family member or spouse. Bottled-up anger is like a steaming pot ready to blow its lid off. You might be the recipient of a whopping fit to release the family’s bottled up angst.
What can you do for you or your youngster? Breathe deeply; spend time alone to recharge yourself. Nature is a great healer. The salt water at the beach always helps me. If it’s winter, take an Epsom Salt bath instead. Epsom salt is calming to the system and cleans the energy field.
Try a tree exercise. Have your child stand like a tree imagining giant roots from the bottoms of the feet. This simple technique is called grounding. Yogis call it the Standing tree or the Mountain pose.
Walk barefoot in the grass and feel the earth clear your energies. This technique is called Earthing. The magnetic energy from the earth helps to stabilize the human energy field.
Practice saying, “I release any energies that are not my own and am filled with light.”
Try some art therapy. Take watercolors and paint your feelings. Practice visualizing a bubble of clear protective light around you to hold good energy in and keep out prickly vibes. Try them out and let me know how it goes!