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A darkness within !
Feeling every pain and sadness as a vibration of energy around them, an empath is the person others often turn to when they need to release their burdens.
You look cool ,confident and grounded on the outside but on the inside, you can be feeling in turmoil , with a never ending struggle to quieten the mass of feelings overwhelming your mind and body .
Sometimes it is so overwhelming that it can actually make your physically ill !
The super speed of negative shifts of energy can flow out of no where and offer little time for you to prepare yourself .
As they hit you ,it can feel as if your being turned inside out and upside down , throwing you into a spiral of confusion and distress.
Unfortunately, it’s the negative energy that empaths feel the most.
The suffering, the heartache, weigh down on you far more than the good .
This society just wasn’t designed for people like you.
Your hearts only feeling are deep with great intensity; there is no middle ground.
It can be mentally and physically exhausting to live life in an almost constant state of heightened emotion, but you hold it together, somehow !
It can be a lonely existence as an empath even if you are surrounded by people, the mixing of energies can leave you feeling lost.
You become unsure of where you end and where others begin, and within this never ending struggle you try to sort out which feelings are really your own .
sadly, this feeling of isolation can drive you into the hands of people who seek to take advantage of you.
An empaths longing for an identity, and to be liked or loved for who you are, can see you fall into the traps set by manipulators and abusers.
They prey on sensitive people like you who want to feel that sense of belonging.
Empaths being the kind and loving soul that you are, do not see the dangers that lurk all around.
They are blind to all the warning signs and feelings !
Yet an empath can not resist the temptation to try and help others ,
it is your very nature to turn your attention to the ills and needs of those in trouble because you somehow feel that helping them will help yourself.
You don’t see the burden that this level of selflessness is putting on your life, or if you do, you resist the temptation to acknowledge it for fear of once again being forced to face your own demons.
You prefer to walk through the streets hunched with the weight of the world pressing down on you, rather than walk freely and see your own pain and hurt ahead of you.
This avoidance does you no good in the long run because sooner or later your heart and mind can't cope , which in turn makes you address the real issues .
By delaying the start, you simply dig a deeper pit into which you willingly throw yourself into to escape the outside world.
You withdraw from everything and cocoon yourself physically and emotionally so that you may dive deep within and tackle your underlying wounds.
Your agony during this time is great!
how could it be any less in a person who experiences emotions in such a deep and profound way?
Your heart is torn into a million tiny pieces trying to fathom out which are your own inner feelings and which are others .
When it comes to hearts , you aren’t always able to give yours fully to a loving partner, and this leaves you with some sadness and regret.
But to open up fully would mean to experience the sheer, unbridled intensity of love in its rawest form.
You just don’t know if you can handle such a powerful force, and you doubt whether a partner would be able to cope if you tried to let it all in.
So you shield yourself somewhat, never showing your entire hand, you hold something back to prevent potential future heartache from destroying you completely.
Yet you long for a time when you can embrace love in all its passion and force, because you know in your heart that this is what you truly want.
You shouldn’t let yourself be defeated by your powerful, yet challenging gift.
There is hope ! there is always hope !.
The dark side of an empaths life needn’t be this forever. You can, with some practice, and with the support of those who love you, learn to cope with the piercing severity of the emotions you experience.
Your pain and hurt can be eased, and you can learn to recognize which feelings are yours and which come from external energy sources.
There are ways to let others in without becoming overwhelmed by what you feel.
It comes through acceptance, effort, and the sheer will and determination not to let your prized gift become your lifelong prison.
Learning to ground properly is the first thing ,
There are many methods to do this and with a little trial and error you can find one which is perfect for you.
Centering and blocking are next on the list ,bringing in your own energy and creating a blok so neither it escapes nor others get in .
Shielding is also a must, like blocking its stops any other forces getting in but it also protects your aura of any debris flying about which may get stuck to you , which in time can cause havoc with your feelings .
But the most important thing to remember is
Never give up and never give in, when dealing with the dark side of being an empath❤