There is a lot of talk regarding Empaths on the internet about protection and/or shielding. This has never felt right to me. Firstly, we chose to come to this Earth to assist as Empaths and secondly, if we chose it why would we want to turn our backs on it.
Awareness is the key. When you become aware that you are Highly Sensitive or an Empath, take responsibility for choosing that. The first step is to decide whether you are going to take that on or turn your back on it. Hopefully you choose your path wisely and if you chose to shield yourself, well you’re not really fulfilling your purpose.