Empaths are incredibly sensitive people with natural, innate psychic abilities. They are very rare, but they are also precious to us as a species.
They tend to be the people who are most connected to the spiritual realm and, with training, often become sources of spiritual guidance and mentors for all of us.
But there is a flip side to this power – the Empath is dangerously vulnerable to psychic an energetic attack, both by those that mean them harm and by contact with people who, either knowingly or unknowingly, harbour negative energy in their auras.
So the Empath must endeavour to protect their highly sensitive energies. Many techniques provide psychic protection for Empaths.
Because of their sensitivity, Empaths tend to be far more attuned to the emotions and energies of others than they are to their own.
The Empath that wishes to protect their energies must first ensure they are well attuned to them.
They need to remember to take stock of the energies they are putting out into the world and what energies they have picked up that they need to be rid of.
Stay Healthy And Grounded
Physical and mental health is also vital for providing this psychic protection, as all of our spiritual, physical and mental energies are inextricably linked.
The Empath does well to ensure they have a healthy, balanced diet and take regular stock of their physical, mental and spiritual health.
This means remembering that, although they may naturally feel more at home on the spiritual plane, they exist primarily on the physical plane and must keep their house in order here as well.
Be Protective Of Your Energies
The first defence against negative energies is not to encounter them.
This would be a gargantuan task to embark on in totality, but the Empath would be best advised to cut out of their lives those that are commonly described as “energy vampires”.
These are the people who care little about anyone but themselves, who feed off of attention and the energies of others. In other words, your garden variety narcissist.
The Empath must remember that the energies, emotions and needs of others may be available to him/her, but it is not his/her responsibility to heal everyone they meet.
Remember To Cleanse Your Space
Lastly, the Empath must maintain a healthy living space free from the harmful energies they will experience on a daily basis out in the world.
This might mean utilising aromatherapy and crystal cleansing around the house to rid the places in which they spend the most time of the accrued negative energies that tend to build up wherever they are not actively being cleansed.
Sage and salts are an excellent tool for cleansing the home environment of negative energy.
And really, this is the most crucial step. And we can all learn from it, Empath or not. Our home is where we recharge, it is the place in which we have the most control of our surroundings, and it is where we raise our children and create the best memories.
We could all do with a little spiritual cleansing at home, to provide energetic and psychic protection from negative energies – whether they are the negative energies of others or the accumulation of our own.