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.
We assist others and the planet by absorbing negative energy, for the purpose of transmuting and clearing that energy. If we are not strong or skilled enough, it will hurt us. So how do we become strong enough? We become more skilled and knowledgeable with our gift.
There are several skills, exercises, mantras and items that assist our ability to transmute that energy. There is also the important skill of setting boundaries and knowing when to walk away.
As an unskilled Empath, I was strongly affected by the energies around me. Not anymore! A few weeks ago I attended a Football game with over 40,000 people that used to send me running. I had a fantastic time and felt wonderful and one of the things that made that possible was the string of Shungite beads I wore around my neck.
So I invite you to become skilled and strong enough to be who you were meant to be. It really is worth it because when you do, you get to not only process the negative energies, you also get the gift of absorbing the positive energies which really make the job worth it!