Having a premonition that you are about to get a promotion can be thrilling. Sensing the jealousy of your co-workers — not so much. But if you’re an empath, you can feel the heaviness when someone has negative thoughts about you. It can leave you feeling tired, drained, anxious, or even depressed. That’s why psychic protection for empaths is so important.
An empath might also feel the presence of a spirit or a being that is no longer in the physical realm. I remember one time sensing the presence of a spirit. I woke up one morning and felt a heaviness on my chest. I knew that someone or something was there, but I could not see it, and I didn’t know what it was. All I knew was that I felt uncomfortable and I was positive that I was not the only one in the room.
When you focus on strengthening your psychic ability, you begin to open doors between the physical world we live in and the supernatural world. Sometimes those open doors are obvious, such as if you are playing with a ouija board. However, other times, you may not realize that the energies of those around you are impacting you. Empaths are particularly vulnerable when they are working with psychic energy.
Empaths can get weighed down by energy
Empaths feel the emotions and the energy of others. Sometimes they even mistakenly believe that what they are sensing is their own energy when in fact, they are sensing the energy of someone else. I’ve had this happen to me and it can be a confusing experience. For example, an empath might feel depressed all of a sudden and not realize what is making them sad. It might be that they aren’t sad at all; rather they are picking up on the sadness of a family member, a friend or someone else around them. But if they don’t know that, they may feel overwhelmed by a sadness they don’t understand.
I sometimes wonder if some people who commit suicide are empaths who feel so weighed down by other people’s sadness that they can no longer cope.
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Here’s another reality empaths must deal with: they are often the victims of psychic attacks. Anytime someone directs negative thoughts toward you that is a psychic attack whether they mean to or not. So those co-workers who are jealous of your promotion and who wish you would mess up at work or get fired are actually launching a psychic attack against you.
If you experience some of the signs of being the victim of a psychic attack, there are ways that empaths can protect themselves or minimize a psychic attack’s effects.
What happens when empaths don’t protect themselves
There are a lot of things that we can’t control. For example, an empath cannot stop someone from initiating a psychic attack either consciously or unconsciously. But an empath has some control into how that negative energy is experienced.
However, when an empath does not take steps to protect themselves, they could experience physical and emotional consequences.
They might feel overwhelmed, tense, anxious, depressed. They may find themselves dreading certain people or types of experiences. For example, if you’re an empath and there is a lot of negative energy expressed in the workplace, you could begin to hate going to work and the quality of your work could suffer. Over time, the quality of your work might suffer so much that you are in danger of losing your job. In this scenario, failing to protect your energy could cost you financially if you lose your job.
Empaths who don’t protect themselves may also feel extreme stress. There are many studies that show the consequences of stress. For example, several physical disorders have been connected to stress, including heart problems, digestive challenges, and respiratory problems.
Empaths who don’t protect themselves may also suffer socially. If you feel overwhelmed whenever you are around people, you’re going to start looking for ways to avoid being around people. This can keep you from enjoying friendships, romantic relationships, and other interactions that can bring much joy to you in life. Psychic protection for empaths is a critical need that should be addressed.
How to block negative energy as an empath
One of the best ways to protect yourself from negative energy is to literally block it. When I was growing up, I used to love the Wonder Twins, a cartoon about twins with special powers. They had the ability to shapeshift into whatever form they needed to be in order to solve their current dilemma. When I block negative energy, I often think of myself as one of the Wonder Twins, using my powers to keep energy vampires and other toxic thought forms at bay.
If you want to block negative energy, first you have to believe you can do it. If you don’t believe it’s possible, stop reading right now. Once you are ready to embrace your power, do the following:
1. Set the intention that you will protect yourself from any negativity that is formed toward you.
2. Visualize yourself surrounded by a white light, a bubble, a veil or some other form that can separate you from harm.
3. Ask God/your Spirit Guides/the Universe or whatever higher power you believe in to keep all negative energy on the other side of the light, bubble or veil.
4. Say a prayer of thanksgiving and know that it is done.
Setting the intention to block negative energy can be powerful and effective, but you may have to do it on a regular basis before you see a noticeable difference. Some people suggest doing it every day. I think that’s a good idea but in all honesty, I don’t remember to do it every day. If you feel negative energy around you, employing this exercise regularly for a couple of weeks may make a big difference in how you feel.
Some of my favorite empath protection stones
If you’re into crystals, it probably comes to no surprise to you that there are crystals that offer psychic protection for empaths. After all there’s likely a crystal that can help you in any endeavor,
Some of these stones help to ground empaths and keep other energies from affecting them as much. Others literally help to block negative energy. Below are a few of my favorites.
Hematite: Best for general grounding. When I wear or carry hematite, I tend to feel calmer and less anxious.
Amethyst: Raises one’s vibration. Amethyst has a spiritual vibe, and I carry it when I need to feel uplifted or when I need spiritual guidance.
Obsidian: I use obsidian when I’m dealing with negative energy and I want to protect myself from it.
Black tourmaline: I use black tourmaline when I’m dealing with negative energy and I want to protect myself from it.
You might want to keep one of these crystals in your pocket or pocketbook. You can also keep them in a location where you are particularly impacted by energy such as the workplace.
While being an empath can feel like a curse at times, there are resources that can help. Hopefully, this blog post gave you a few tips on psychic protection for empaths that can make your life easier.