When we are raw and wounded, the first thing we throw out of the window is usually trust. The most natural reaction to our loss of faith is to wrap ourselves in a protective shell because we are afraid of what might come next. The world no longer feels safe.
The first thing that you should understand about this little quirk that you have is that it’s a psychic ability. You probably know this already, but I mention it, in case you
Most professional psychics, mediums, energy healers, and medical intuitives are empathic. It’s a big and important part of their skill sets. You are a part of this highly hallowed club, so welcome! Give yourself a pat on the back and pump your fist in the air a couple of times. This is a good thing.
It’s not something that should make you feel frightened. You are simply made a little differently than other people, that’s all.
Put a group of mediums into a room and ask them what they think happens when we die, and chances are an argument is going to break out. Eyes will roll. Voices will rise. Opinions about the afterlife are varied and vast, and mediums are no different from the rest of humanity when it comes to beliefs about the spirit realm and its inhabitants. Having an opinion about something, though, doesn’t make you right.
Empaths are highly sensitive souls, and being in a relationship with one can make a person feel like they are dating outside of their species. It’s not for the faint of heart. We are elusive creatures who sometimes avoid intimacy because we don’t want to feel consumed and suffocated by another person.
We feel everything, but that’s not necessarily what makes it so difficult to be in relationships. More often, it’s that we absorb other people’s emotions and energy so much that we barely feel our own. Our boundaries can be poor to the point where we don’t know where we end and others begin.
We rarely take love lightly because it’s difficult for u...
Is all of this crazy energy we've been experiencing lately making you feel like curling up into a ball and hiding from everyone and everything? Before you give up, watch this weeks vlog by the Happy Empath herself, Barbara Buck.
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Emotional Healing Coach and "New Age Colbert" JP Sears shares some serious thoughts on fear as this weeks guest contributor.
I get scared everyday. My daily fears can be construed into stories such as, “What if I’m not good enough, what if people leave me, what if I never live up to expectations, what if people see through my façade, what if people knew that I don’t really know who I am, what if I run out of money, what if fail at something…?” I’ve come to believe that being scared is the scariest thing we can ever do! As my acknowledged fears reverberate within, I curiously notice that since I’ve learned to be scared, my life is expanding, more authentic satis...
I love random acts of kindness and the idea of paying it forward. There are few things better than doing something for no other reason than the pleasure of making someone feel good.
What’s even better about being kind, is that it makes other people want to be kind also. Your one small act will spread like the seeds of a dandelion.
Here are a few ways to practice kindness that you might not have thought of, and they don’t cost a thing:
Listen without judgment or the need to give advice. This isn’t as easy as it sounds! Most of the time when someone is telling you a story about their life, what they really want is for you to “bear witness” and simply listen. Be...
In the last couple of years, people have gotten really free and easy with labeling other human beings “toxic.” You see articles like “How to Avoid Toxic People Like the Plague” and “How to Recognize a Toxic Person.” You hear people say, “Oh, that guy was totally toxic. I stopped dating him ages ago.”
When did it become acceptable in the healing community to judge and label people this way?
Calling someone toxic strips them of their humanity. We are judging them as less than we are, so that we feel superior. We are saying, “I have a right to judge you because you are struggling and it shows in your behavior.”
It appalls me that this word gets used the most in t...
“Just be yourself.” Sounds like great advice, right? We are offered this nugget of wisdom when we go for a job interview, or to meet a date for the first time. The problem with these three little words is that most of us have no idea who “we” are. How can we be authentic if we don’t know ourselves?
Think of how much time and energy we spend on managing our image. We get up in the morning and do our hair, choose a certain style of clothing for whatever we are doing that day, put on one face for our kids and another for our boss. It’s exhausting, when you think about it.
Most people don’t intentionally try to be inauthentic. We don’t even know we are doing it som...
Happy Valentine’s Day! Archangel Raphael is the angel who helps us with healing and romantic relationships. Today is all about love, so here is some channeled guidance from Raphael on the subject.
Remember that you were made in Love. Because you were made in Love, you can be nothing less than Love itself.
You are all connected and a part of each other. Just as you are connected to each other, you are connected to us, who are connected to the Source of Love Itself. Your actions and feelings are waves of energy that affect not only yourself and each other, but the very Source of all that is.
When you choose to hate one person, you are choosing to hate yourself,...
When Socrates was put on trial and sentenced to death for inciting the young, he said in response, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”
Leave it to Socrates to give us a teachable moment on the eve of his execution.
While scholars have argued about the exact meaning behind his words for centuries, I think it’s pretty clear; the only reason for being on this earth is to get to know ourselves. Everything else is pointless.
What’s interesting is how society still discourages us from doing that. Socrates had the same problem back in his day, only worse. People were expected to blindly follow the rules, worship the government sanctioned gods, and not questio...
“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”- Buddha
Empaths are constantly affected by other people’s energy. Our gift can leave us feeling drained, confused, and victimized. We can feel like we have no control over being influenced by other people’s moods and physical problems.
Many of us wear our empath status like a handicap parking permit. We move through the world as though we are the walking wounded. Other people are encroaching on our energetic space and we have no control over it, so we give our power to everyone else. Their feelings supersede our own, so we are never...
When I was 12, I decided that it was time to find out what the “religion thing” was all about. The most spiritual thing I’d ever been involved in as far as my family was concerned, was my mom marching us down to the Transcendental Meditation center to get mantras when we were 10.
That was less about religion, and more about getting us to sit quietly for 30 minutes every day so she wouldn’t lose her mind from her daughters constantly fighting. I don’t blame her, believe me.
I had friends who were involved in their churches and temples. I was fascinated by the Catholic kids who would come to school with ash on their foreheads and their tales of what they had to...
I have a vivid recollection of one of the first times that I spoke my truth. I can still remember how anxious I was.
I worked with an African American guy who used a certain racial epithet freely and on a regular basis. This word deeply offends me and it always makes me uncomfortable to hear it. Words are important to me. They have frequency, and that word is just plain ugly.
I mentioned to him that the word offended me, and he said “I’m black. It’s my right to use it whenever I want. You don’t get to be offended by it.” I shut my mouth and put up with it for months after that.
One day I finally had enough and decided that I had to say something. I was terrifi...
We recently had a number of beloved celebrities pass away, and few of us have been left unscathed by it. My own personal sorrow at losing a couple of them has left me slightly embarrassed and my grief and wondering why the death of someone I’ve never met affects me at all.
The most obvious reason would be nostalgia. David Bowie was a huge part of the soundtrack of my teenage years, and his death is a bit like losing a part of my youth. He took a piece of it with him when he left.
There is more to it than that, though. His music affected me. I spent a multitude of hours holed up in my teen cave just sitting and listening. David Bowie, along with other musicians,...