8 Tips To Stay Balanced As An Empath

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empath coping mechanisms

Are you an empath? Do you feel like a sponge absorbing all the energy from people around you? This could be good or bad energy but nonetheless harmful to our minds and bodies in the long run.

All humans have male and female energies. One helps us with our thinking and the other symbolizes our emotions.

Once the balance is gone, you feel out-of-place, irritated, tired, you find that you have less motivation and less energy. Empaths are mostly dominated by the female energy when they don’t know how to keep the balance in order to protect themselves.

They are more intuitive, they sense things more and faster than others, they absorb others’ vibrations to the point where they can’t exercise their own will at times.

If you are one of those people who find it hard to balance yourself as an empath, here are 8 tips to help you how:

1. Take control of your emotions, get in charge

You are the boss! Repeat this, you are the boss! When you notice someone’s bad vibes or destructive emotional ups and downs, remind yourself this.

Do not let these vibrations take control of your body and mind. Remember that you can have a protective shield around you and you are not a sponge.

It is good to be intuitive, it is good to have strong senses, so use these qualities in a positive way for yourself and don’t let the information that flows into your system overpower you. Keep a mental distance that will enable you to see things from a healthier perspective.

Feng Shui Bagua and the Corresponding Colors

I found this incredibly useful.  Remember, if your front door is in the center of the front of your home, you enter the Bagua in Life Area #1…. everything else is calculated from there.  If your front door is on the left side of the front of your house, you enter in Life Area #8, Right Side of the home front is #6.  This is where you always start… the rest of the rooms are your view when looking into your home from the front door.

So, the far left rear corner, from your view looking in from the front of your home, is always Life Area #4.

Feng Shui Colors

How To Tell The Difference Between Spirit Guides, The Higher Self, and You!


Spirit GuidesDo you talk to yourself often and if so, are you sure it’s you that you’re actually talking too? If you’ve visited my website before then you know that we all have spirit guides and that they are actually pretty easy to communicate with! One of the most common questions I get is “how do I tell the difference between my higher self, spirit guide, and me?” It is something that certainly takes practice but in this article I am going to tell you, how to start deciphering between the three!

 The Higher self

If you’re clairaudient like I am (if you talk to yourself often then you might be too) then you probably hear spirit more often than you realize! The higher self is known for popping in at random times to deliver messages, insight, and even warnings. Our higher self LOVES to come through when we are doing mundane tasks such as washing the dishes, driving, folding laundry, and washing our hair.

The higher self is an extension of us and most of the time will come through as our own voice but usually with a difference in verbiage. Your higher self will never talk down to you, discourage you, or deliver information to you that could harm you in any way. When speaking to you, the higher self will have a calming and peaceful demeanor. It will deliver only messages of love…even if it is sometimes “tough love.”

An example of a conversation with the higher self might go something like this:

“I really need to make a change in my life but I don’t know where to start! What if I tell people who I really am and what I really want and then they hate me? It would be easier to just keep living this same day to day, that way I don’t have to risk being alone.”You

“It’s ok to make a change and we deserve this change. Things will unfold for you exactly as they should and while there may be a period of transition, this will be the best thing for us!”Higher Self

“Who am I kidding? I can’t make these changes, I can’t go out on my own. It’s a wonderful dream but nothing more.”You

“The worst thing in life you can do is be untrue to yourself and what makes you happy. You deserve happiness and you will achieve it if you believe in yourself. Do this for us!” – Higher Self

As you can see the higher self is loving, encouraging, and often uses words like “we” and “you” instead of I.

Spirit Guides

Each spirit guide has their own personality, their own way of communicating, and like the higher self they are always loving and encouraging. To me, the higher self and spirit guides are easy to get mixed up. That is why it is so important to get to know our guides! The best way to get to know your guides is through meditation. It is here that we can ask them to identify themselves, ask for their unique cue, and ask for a name!

Once you have started working with your guides on a regular basis it will be much easier to recognize them from the higher self. Spirit guides will usually sound different than our own voice; they may speak in an accent or their voice may come in as a different gender than yours. Your spirit guide is less likely to pop through unprovoked…unlike the higher self. Spirit guides are always on standby to help us but they don’t like to intrude, so unless it’s an emergency they usually sit back and wait until we call on them!

A spirit guide will usually give you a cue that it’s them. This could be visual, such as an image or flash of light; it could also be through their own mannerisms. Spirit guides can be funny…really funny or they can be short, firm, and to the point. Just like people (because they once were) each guide is unique and communicates in their own special way.

Getting to know your guides personally is the best way to recognize them and receive their internal guidance and messages.

You and Your Ego

Ahhh the ego, the wonderful wonderful ego. The ego has a bad rap ya know? Normally when we think about the ego we think of someone as being conceited, into themselves, and selfish but that’s not what I’m talking about here. The ego I’m talking about is the one that tries to play it safe.

That’s right, the ego is just trying to look out for you man! Usually keeping you safe means keeping you in your comfort zone. Keeping you in your comfort zone means talking you out of things that have any risk involved…at all.

The ego is the one that says even though you hate your job you should stay because it’s a steady paycheck. Your ego may also say that even though you’re unhappy in your relationship you need to stay because it’s too scary in the dating world.

Is your ego a jerk or is it just looking out for you? I guess that answer is up to you and how you choose to view things. I look at the ego as a scared little kid who just wants to be safe. This kid misses out on so much because he is constantly talking himself out of things. Viewing the ego this way allows me to have compassion for it, thus having compassion for the darker parts of myself. When my ego pops up I actually thank it for its concern but ask it to please take a backseat so my higher self can come through.

It may sound too good to be true but it actually works! I learned this technique in the book May Cause Miracles by Gabby Bernstein. I recommend this book to anyone trying to get closer to the higher self and move out of the space of the ego!

So to recap…

The Higher Self

  • Sounds like you but uses different verbiage.
  • Pops up at any time, especially during mundane tasks.
  • Uses “we” and “you” instead of “I”
  • Loving, supportive, wise, and encouraging.

Spirit Guides

  • Spirit guides have their own personalities, identities, and appearances.
  • They are very easy to communicate with once you start working with them!
  • Your guides will come through generally only if you call upon them.
  • Also always loving and encouraging

The Ego

  • The ego is the voice that says “I can’t”
  • Negative words, discouraging advice, and playing it safe are all identifiers of the ego.
  • Interrupts during higher spiritual guidance. The ego needs to be reigned in or it will pop through all of the time!

I hope this article has helped you to discern between the higher self, spirit guides, and you and the ego! For more in-depth development tips please check out the spirit guide e-course or the  5 week Intuitive Progression Course!

(Source: lightloveandspirit.com)

9 Positive Thinking Tips: The power of positivity on your health

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Positive Thinking

Every time you find yourself in a new situation, what are your first thoughts?

  • Are you the kind of person that thinks, “Oh God, this is horrible!”
  • Are you the kind of person that thinks, “Awesome, something new!”

There are basically two kinds of people: positive thinkers and negative thinkers. Did you know that negative thinkers tend to have more health problems than those who think positively? Not only can positive thinking make you healthier, but it can actually help you have a better life.

In this post, we’re going to take a closer look at the impact of both positive and negative thinking. By the end, you’ll be convinced that having a cheerful attitude toward life is the key to living for many years to come!

Positive Thinking

The Impact of Negativity

Negativity is kind of like an addiction. Once you start thinking negative thoughts, it’s easy to continue filling your head with them. But, as you’ll see below, it’s the WORST thing you can do for your health!

Negativity and Depression

A study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology examined the thinking patterns of college students suffering from depression.

  • Their first experiment found that negative thoughts always returned, even if students were able to repress them.
  • Their second experiment found that using positive thoughts helped to distract from the negative thoughts more effectively.

The study discovered that negativity just makes depression worse, as the negative thoughts accompanying depression tend to lead to more. These thoughts can undermine your attempts to control depression!

9 Types Of Pain That Are Connected To Stress And Emotions

Via Organic Universe

Did you know that your emotions and physical health are closely connected to your mind and spirit? This important link between the mental and physical health is usually ignored by majority.

The following different types of pain indicate a specific emotional condition. Read them and improve your overall health and well-being.

Emotions and Pain


Regular headaches can mean you are overstressed. Find time to relax and rest.

Neck Pain

This type of pain means you don’t forgive easily. Don’t focus on the bad things about people that might make you hate them. Instead, think about the positive things that’ll help accept and love them.

Shoulder Pain

Pain in your shoulders indicate emotional burden. Talk about your problems with someone close to share the burden.

Upper Back Pain

Pain in the upper back can mean you’re feeling alone and unloved. Go out, find someone and have fun.

Lower Back Pain

Pain in the lower back can indicate financial worries. You need to make a plan to spend your money wisely. In this way, you’ll always have money for the things you need.

Elbow Pain

Elbow pain and stiff arms mean you have to make more compromises and change your dull lifestyle.

Hand Pain

Pain in your hands can mean you are a little selfish towards others. Try to change this habit and make new friends.

Hip Pain

If you have pain in your hips it could mean you have to take charge of your life. Stop overthinking and make more confident decisions.

Knee Pain

Knee pain can indicate big ego. So, try working on this by helping others around you.

What do you think about this interesting connection between pain and your emotional state?

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How to Cut Etheric Cords: A Ritual You Need to Know

by Tanaaz

Etheric Cords

Have you ever seen the etheric cord that connects you to every thing on this planet? 

You may get a glimpse of it every now and again, especially in your most meaningful relationships.

When we connect with another person, especially romantically we activate an energetic cord with them. As we continue through the relationship every interaction, thought, emotion and feeling is added to the cord.

Spiritual author Doreen Virtue describes it best- “etheric cords act like hoses, with energy directed back and forth between both people”

This cord has the ability to share energy and transmit a high frequency of communication, which may explain why we often feel and connect telepathically to our partners thoughts and emotions.