As an empath, one of the most important things is to find ways to shield and clear your energy. Without doing this, you are susceptible to the negative energies and emotions of those around you, every day of your life.
But since many people do not become aware that they are empaths until later in their life, when they start noticing how family members or a friend can overload them with their energy, they may not be aware of some of the energy clearing techniques.
In this article, we are going to be looking at some of the best ways of clearing negative energy and replacing it with light and positive energy. No longer will an energy vampire soak up everything positive in your life.
What Is Shielding?
A lot of people think that shielding has to do with fear or anxiety but it is quite the opposite. Some people would describe using a shield in the same way that you would use an umbrella when it is raining, for example. These techniques can help to protect you from a negative energy attack and prevent anything from interfering with your positivity.
These techniques are particularly useful when you are having to travel or are in the middle of a crowded place, such as at work or school. We must all go about our lives but if empaths do not shield from negativity, it can quickly take over.
Using Crystals For Shielding
One of the best and most effective ways is to use crystals for shielding. The crystal is used in many types of energy work because they have a subtle vibration that can be used to move, clear and store energy. This is particularly useful when trying to protect oneself from negative energies.
You do not need to do anything drastic but merely place the crystal within your space. You can wear a crystal on your body in the form of jewelry or carry it in your pocket. This method is great for when you need to face other people in situations like at a party where any individual person could drain your energy field.
It can also help to place a stone in your environment such as in your bedroom or in your car.
With this in mind, let’s take a look at stones that offer the best help.
- Citrine is a great example of a stone that can support positive energy since it is able to magnify positivity at the same time as repelling negativity.
- Amethyst is known to help because of its ability to lift energy.
- Obsidian can deflect psychic attacks and can shield against bad energies; for example, if you feel that your friends aura is clashing with your own.
- Clear quartz is excellent for breaking up negative energy.
- Lapis lazuli is a great stone for someone who is looking for general protection and help.
Someone who is an empath may find that they need help from a higher power to shield their energy field and one thing that is incredibly powerful in this aspect is a protector angel.
One such angel is the Archangel Michael. He will help people to shield their energy field by using light. This angel has a powerful purple and blue light and to access the help of this light, all a person needs to do is to ask.
Michael has no limit and so he is able to offer help to anyone who asks. Calling out to the Archangel Michael is as saying a silent prayer to him.
What Is Clearing?
An empath is often described as being a sponge for the energies and emotions of other people and even other things around them. Of course, there are many different types of empaths but each of them may be affected by the stress associated with a build-up of negative energy.
When we talk about clearing, we are talking about dissipating all of the negative energy that has built up in your energy field. It is important to do this regularly is you are an empath otherwise, the stress may overtake and you might even begin to notice this affecting your physical body in a negative way.
Clearing can also be done by making contact with the Archangel Michael but some people prefer to use a different method.
Bathing And Essential Oils
It may come as a surprise to learn that taking a warm bath is a great way for a person to clear all sorts of negative energy. But the bath must be prepared in a specific way.
You should add sea salt to your bath water which can be purchased from a natural store. Alternatively, you might add essential or flower oils to the water or burn them in a diffuser.
Candles containing natural oils are also an excellent way of performing energy clearing. White candles are especially good and can be placed in the space around the bath. You can then direct your thoughts and intentions at these candles, using them as a focal point.
Oils can also be used as part of a massage therapy. Although in order to do this, it can be worth seeking out a professional who is trained to work with and clear energy as not everyone has the ability to do this.
When we are looking to clear negative energies, one of the things that a lot of people forget to consider is their diet. But what a person eats and puts into their physical body can have a dramatic effect on their energy.
The best place to start is by taking a dietary detox as this will allow you to rid your body of toxins and this will extend to your energy, removing toxins from your aura and getting rid of negative energy.
Some people like to do a juice fast which is a great way to rid the body of heavy metals and other toxins that can have an adverse effect on energy.
It may sound strange at first but it is entirely possible for tree to heal you and improve your overall wellness. One of the best ways to do this is to simply be among these giants of nature. Being in this environment is calming as it is but when you find a tree that you connect with, you can ask it to remove any negative energy in your aura.
A common one that is used in the healing of energies is the palo santo which is native to parts of South America. But it is possible to purchase the wood for smudging which can be a great method of cleaning your energy field.
You can also sit down in front of it and lean into the trunk allowing it to absorb all of your negative energy. Some might worry that this will harm the trees but they are very resilient and this process is very similar to how they convert carbon dioxide into oxygen.
What Is Grounding?
All of us might sometimes find ourselves in daydreams at times, and this is normal; this is when our energy leaves our body for a short time. However, our energy must remain in our body and this is what grounding is. It allows you to bring your energy back into the body.
You can do this in various ways including working with the protective stones that we talked about earlier, obsidian is particularly useful but others will work because of their subtle energy vibration.
You can also include lots of root vegetables in your diet including potatoes, radishes, onions, and carrots.
Another grounding technique includes giving yourself a foot massage or getting one from somebody else- and there aren’t many of us who would turn that down! But this is not the only method of working with the feet. You might also close your eyes and imagine roots spreading from your feet into the ground.
If you can, it is worth getting out into nature and interacting with the environment as this is extremely effective for grounding and can realign your energy easily and quickly.
Anyone who is able to pick up on the energy contained in the aura of others or who can experience the emotions of others is known as an empath. There are times that this is something of a blessing but for many of us, the negative energy that we pick up can take its toll.
It is therefore essential that empaths are able to take the time to perform cleansing rituals that can remove any negative energy and replace it with positive. This is known as clearing. But it is also crucial that you work with shielding techniques and grounding techniques that can prevent your energy from being affected in the first place.
Things like oils, healing stones, and bathing in sea salts can all be effective for this.