Protect yourself while you continue to learn about your abilities

Grounding and Meditation are very, very important when you have any kind of sensitivity.  And you may find that you several going on all at once. As important as grounding and meditating is protecting yourself.

I am a psychic medium and an empath. It seems pretty straight forward doesn’t it? I have learned there are many sensitivities/abilities that work together to make up the classifications “psychic medium” and “empath”.

More than likely you, like I, are experiencing one or more if “the clairs”.  In my experience it is “the clairs” that roll up into more broad titles in the psychic world.  See below.

Clairvoyant (clear seeing), Clairsentient (clear feeling), Claircognizant (clear knowing or intuition), Clairalience (clear smelling), Clairaudient (clear hearing), Clairgustance (clear tasting).

Talk about sensory overload!

Now it’s time manage them and protect yourself (while you continue learning). It is important to protect yourself for your own well- being. No matter the ability or abilities you have one of the most important things to learn in the beginning is how to protect yourself! Grounding and meditation play a big part in protection, however, there are other ways to protect yourself.  Ask the universe, your spirit guides, and your angels to allow only positive energy and experiences to enter your energy field. You may not have connected with your spirit guides or angels yet, but they are with you and they do listen.  The key is, you have to ask them for what you need.  It is also very important to thank them and let them know that you are grateful for their help and all of the blessings in your life.

At the beginning of my meditations, as I focus on my breathing, I envision a while light coming downward into the top of my head (where the crown chakra is located).  I visualize the light pouring down over my body forming a bubble around me.  This white light is protection given by the divine universe.  This is not limited to meditation.  I take a moment to envision this white light when I feel that I need to do so.  As an empath this is particularly helpful when I know I am going into a very high energy situation, large crowd or am going to be around someone that I know carries negative energy of any kind.  I even do this before going into a doctor’s office.  Empaths pick up all energy that they encounter. Even energy that is left behind by others.  If I don’t protect myself, I pick up that energy and unknowingly project those emotions onto others. Not protecting yourself can also drain you mentally and physically. That energy stays with me until I cleanse my own energy.  Sometimes I do this by using a sage stick and surrounding my body top to bottom.  I repeat “All negativity and darkness must go, only love, light and peace may enter”. Taking a bath or shower as described in my last post is my other go to since it is my favorite.

Cleansing and protecting your home is also very important. Whether it be spirit or energy that comes into your home with other people it’s important to protect your space by cleansing it on a regular basis.  The easiest way that I have found and is most widely used is smudging.  It’s easy to do and it works.  Get your sage stick and light the end of it using a lighter or clicker (a lighter that is used for lighting candles, BBQ grills etc.). Once lit turn the stick up side down and let the flame envelop the end, then blow it out.  You will probably have to blow on the end of the stick to get the embers within to keep the embers hot and smoking.  Once you have smoke coming off of it you are ready to start. I simply move my arm in a circular motion repeating “No darkness or negativity is allowed in this space.  Only love, light and peace may enter”. I do this through every room in my home.  It’s important that every door and window in the house has been smudged (I go all the way around each door and window).  Once completed put the stick out in a safe container. I use an abalone shell.  You can also put it out by gently rubbing it on the earth. Not only does this cleanse the energy in your home, but it will help to keep negative or dark spirits out.  I do this about every 2 weeks, but if my intuition tells me I need to do it before the 2 week mark then I do it.  Listen to that intuition. 😊

There is so much more to protection (which I will talk about in another post).  The methods listed above will do the trick no matter how many other methods we discuss.

As always, please leave your questions and comments for discussion.

Blessings to all!

Grounding – Washing unwanted energy away

I mentioned in my last post that red jasper helped me ground for meditation. While that was a wonderful thing and helped me to get to the point of quieting my mind in order to meditate there is so much more to it than holding a stone in your had. It’s important to ground yourself as often as you can. Some people may be able to be grounded without as much conscious effort as others. For me it’s a bit challenging, but as I continue to work on it the easier it gets.  The first and easiest way to ground is to stand barefoot or sit on the earth.  You are literally grounding yourself to the earth. Now, I live in Colorado so standing barefoot or sitting on the ground in the middle of winter when it’s cold and snowy just isn’t appealing to me. This being the case I had to find other ways to ground myself during the winter.  What I found that works the best for me is taking a bath. Whether in nature or in the bathtub water comes from the earth and therefore is grounding.  This is especially helpful for empaths (which is one of my gifts)! Run a bath and put Epsom salt or essential oils in the water (I prefer lavender since it is a relaxing fragrance).  Totally submerge your body. Dip your head under the water just so that the water has completely covered your body to start with.  I rest in the water and repeat “Ground and center mind body and soul”.  I repeat the mantra until I feel grounded and centered. Until I feel that it no longer needs to be repeated.  Sometimes it takes longer than others. Once I am grounded and centered and feel relaxed all over I start draining the water. I visualize all negative energy flowing down the drain.  Some people envision this as a black color swirling down the drain.  I see little sparks hit the drain and disappear.  I didn’t envision that intentionally, it’s just what came to me.  Let the bathtub drain completely while envisioning the negative energy disappear down the drain.  I always feel much more grounded, centered and light when I am finished with my bath.  You can also do this while showering. It is the same premise.  As you shower, starting at your head, visualize any negative or unwanted energy being rinsed off your body with the flow of the water.  I visualize it being rinsed off just as soap would be.  Make sure to focus on every part of your body.  You can use the above mantra or simply feel the water rinsing all of that energy away.  I love this particular technique because it is incorporated into daily life very easily since physical hygiene is a daily routine for most people. I feel incredible after a bath or shower using this visualization.

There are so many more ways to ground and center and I’ll talk about those a bit more later.  I had to share this method first because it’s one of the easiest and my favorite!

If this sounds like something that would work for you give it a try.  I would love to hear about your experience with this method.  Or if you have other methods that really work for you please share them.  Keeping an open mind and trying new things is part of the fun of enriching and developing your abilities!

God Bless!

Meditation – Getting started by getting grounded

During the first conversation I had with Paula I explained that I was seeing two spirits in my house, but I knew there were many more. It actually felt crowded in my house. I felt drained all the time. She listened quietly and then in a very matter of fact way, she stated “you’re a medium”! I was elated, yet very nervous at the same time. As we talked, she explained to me how important meditation is and how important staying grounded is. I began meditating that day (after I cleansed my house). Or trying to anyway.  I’ve always had high anxiety so it was very difficult for me to quiet my mind. It took me a couple of months and a lot of experimentation before I was successful for the first time.  I tried picturing happy memories, beautiful places, Angels etc. I tried essential oils like jasmine, lavender and Oakmoss.  To no avail.

What finally made it click?  Holding a piece of red jasper (compliments of the owner of my favorite metaphysical store) in my hand and not trying to meditate, but just focusing on my breathing.  Not trying to see anything in particular. It was only when I stopped trying to force it that it happened.  Once it did it became very calming and magical. I look forward to seeing something new every time I meditate.

If you are having difficulty meditating don’t give up. Your intuition will take you to the place you need to be.  Trust that.

If you meditate and would like to share techniques that worked for you please do. 😊

Blessings to all

The Awakening

Thanks for visiting my site! The intent of this blog is to discuss the discovery of our abilities. There may be a post that you read that is helpful or you may leave a comment that will be helpful so someone else. I’ve known, since I was a child, that I had sensitivities but it wasn’t until about a year and a half ago that they opened wide! When it happened I was very excited and happy that some of my abilities were opening up. Coming alive! There was only one little issue. Now what am I supposed to do? I was on sensory overload and didn’t know which way to turn. I was getting desperate because there was so much happening all at once. One day my daughter connected me to a co-worker that read auras. In turn she gave me a list of names of psychic-mediums. I called one of the well renowned and respected psychic-mediums on the list. I left a message, skeptical about whether she would even return my call. She did! That was my conformation that it wasn’t all in my head and the beginning of this wonderful journey that I am on.

No matter where you are in your journey let’s walk the path together.