Are you an Empath?

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Are you sensitive to other people’s energy? Do you feel their emotions, sense things they do not say and feel drained after being around others?

Do you become easily overstimulated, feel isolated and like you don’t fit in?

These are some signs that you may be an empath or HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) and according to studies this is true for about 20% of the population. (It is argued that there are differences between the two but that is not the purpose of this discussion so I’ll keep things general.)

While many see this as a curse and often ask me how to stop taking on other people’s energies and how to stop feeling so exhausted, it truly is a gift once you learn what is going on and how to manage it.

Empaths are not “over-sensitive” they simply have a gift they must learn how to use effectively 

Empaths contribute to society with their creative, intuitive and heart-centred approach to life, and as consciousness evolves on the planet empaths are on the leading edge of that change, guiding humanity into a space of deeper compassion, vulnerability and awareness.

One of the most important pieces of advice I can offer here is to remind you of these qualities and to let you know that you are like a vast, enticing pool of healing waters for every lost soul and troubled being for miles. They sense your big heart and depth of compassion and they are drawn to it like moths to a flame.

Here’s the important part: If you do not take care of yourself they will drown you in your own pool!

They do not do this intentionally, but you will kindly take all of their stress and negativity out of the goodness of your heart because you want to help people and you hate to see them suffering. The more people you do this with the more you can start to become depressed, stress, heavy, overeat, over-emotional and so on.

If you take care of you, your empathic gifts will contribute to others in the most amazing ways. You will inspire and delight, you will shine your light and you will be a bridge to a deeper level of consciousness. The world is truly waiting for you.

Tips for Self-Care

  1. Vote with your Feet – when you feel yourself getting overstimulated leave the situation immediately. Go outside, walk in nature, leave the party, find a quiet space, go to bed, slow everything down so you can regain your balance. Enduring any energetically overwhelming situation is unkind to you.
  2. Use your voice – explain to friends and family (as much as possible) that you are sensitive to energy and sometimes need to leave social situations early. They will learn to accept this, or they will think you are weird. Either way, it’s not your problem.
  3. Trigger Points – you may have your own specific triggers that you are aware of and can minimise where possible. Here’s a few common ones: large crowds, anything noisy and chaotic, traffic, negative people, low blood sugar, overworking, harsh chemicals or environments, watching the news or violent movies, energy vampires (these people will seek you out for your delicious energy leaving you feeling like you feeling like all life has been sucked out of you).
  4. Create your own space – you need time out from all the crazy and this is imperative. Let your family know that even 15 minutes is required each day just for you. It may be outside at night in the moonlight, a comfortable and nurturing space in your home, among the plants in your garden where you can just sit and rejuvenate.
  5. It’s not yours – remember that the energies you pick up are not yours. You will think they are because they seem so real and immediate, however, 99% of all thoughts, feelings and emotions you are aware of are not yours. Remember this next time you feel sad or depressed and ask “Is this energy mine?” If you get a sense that it’s not yours simply ask the universe to return it to its source as you take a deep breath and let it go.
  6. Rescue Remedies – these are great for negative energy build ups when you have trouble getting away from an overwhelming situation
  • Lightening Hands – Imagine all the energy gathering in your hands then count to three, and flick your hands out in front as if trying to flick the energy from your hands. Do this about 5 to 10 times (use your intuition, you’ll know).
  • Conscious Breathing – take some slow deep breaths into your belly. Let everything else fall away and just be with your breath for a few minutes. Then allow the energies around you to sink into the earth. Mentally say “Release and dissipate” numerous times.
  1. Water Therapy – take a shower, go for a swim, or wash your hands. Water is soothing to your soul, it is healing and rejuvenating for you and will wash away a lot of stuck energies. You can even imagine the energies flowing down the drain as you enjoy the water.

Being an empath has been a bonus for me as a healer, I sense people’s feelings and emotions as if they were my own, which allows me to have a very intuitive sense of what my clients require and how best to help them. As a child this was overwhelming and I learned behaviours to stuff down all this awareness and pretend I didn’t notice it. Now that I have a better understanding of this I acknowledge that it is truly a gift and while it takes a little practice you can begin to honour this gift within you right away.

What magic do you have to share with the world that you have not yet acknowledged?

Until next time, Beautiful Beings . . .

**Don’t miss the Being A Healer teleclass on Tuesday 12th June**

Keryn Lee is a Healing Practitioner, Tarot Reader, Money Coach and Intuitive Consultant. She offers transformational Private Sessions and Programs to clients who are ready to create phenomenal change in their lives. Sessions available In Person, Online or Phone. Book Now on 0408 857 620 or keryn@kerynlee.com.au. Visit website: www.kerynlee.com.au 

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Is your Health your Hindrance?

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Does poor health hold you back from living a joyful, expansive life? Do you feel frustrated that an issue with your physical body can disrupt your life and it seems that there is no way to change it?

Sometimes we need reminding that we are Infinite Beings and that we create our own reality. This can be difficult to hear or admit when we are in extreme pain or suffering. We fall into victim mode which shuts down our awareness which causes us to function from a place of limitation.

From this limited space we buy into the story about our illness and start trying to find answers and solutions to fix the problem. Whether it comes from a doctor or alternative therapist, whether it’s information from this book or that, we are now embroiled in a game of make-believe that involves trying to fix something that we see as “wrong”.

If we remember that we are infinite beings and that our bodies respond to us in each and every moment, we can choose to create a different reality with our health.

  1. Your Health Issue Is Not A Wrongness

Recognise that your body is simply giving you information that you have been ignoring and there is nothing actually “wrong” with it. Instead of fighting against it not losing trust in it, start creating change by saying “hi” to your body and reconnecting with it each day.

  1. What does your body know?

Every time you have pain or think about your health issue ask your body: “Body, what awareness do you have that I am not acknowledging?” When you do this you are letting your body know that you are now listening and it can give you more information.

Don’t expect an answer to instantly drop into your lap, just be aware of your body and what it requires and follow your intuition. Asking this question creates a space for change.

  1. Asking questions

In past articles I have spoken about “being in the question” which is a tool from Access Consciousness. When we ask a question we invite the universe to respond, when we seek answers we send ourselves in circles trying to figure out the “right” answer. So ask the following questions daily (without expectation of what might show up):

  • What would it take to change this?
  • What else is possible?
  • Body, what are you aware of?
  • Body, what do you require today?

You’ll be amazed at your body’s wisdom.

  1. What’s your Superpower?

By focusing on the “story” of being ill, (the label we give the illness, the symptoms we endure and the time we spend trying to fix it or complaining about it) we often divert our attention from a capacity that we have that we are refusing to acknowledge. When we suppress our unique capacities our body sends us signals to let us know that we are not being all that we could be. We are being finite instead of infinite. We are being limited instead of expansive. We are being victims instead of creators.

All of this is a way to shut down our full awareness because at some point in our lives it seemed unsafe or inappropriate to be that in this reality. As children we were often taught to be seen and not heard, or we were too exuberant and joyful for a parent who suffered from depression, or we experienced abuse or hardship in some way, so we learned to minimise ourselves.

  1. New Focus

Take your focus from the “story” of your health issue and start to ask questions to create change in your life: “What capacities do I have that if I would acknowledge them would create the change I desire in my life?”

Continue to ask the questions in this article as often as possible to create change, to gain more awareness about you, your body and your life. Your health can change from an issue that hinders you to awareness that guides you.

Until next time, Beautiful Beings . . .

Keryn Lee
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What Torment are you Living?

 

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I know that there are so many of you out there who face some sort of torment every day – whether it’s depression, abuse, illness, pain or suffering of any sort. Or perhaps you dream of a better life that you have no idea how to achieve because most often you are just going through the motions trying to survive let alone figuring out how to actually excel!

Let me share a story from many years ago when I was in my late twenties. I suffered from severe eating disorders and depression, I was stuck in a job that I hated, and I felt incapable of changing my life. Every day was a living hell which I seemed to spiral deeper and deeper into each day.

Things got so dire that before I went to sleep each night I would pray that I would die during the night, then each morning as I peeled my eyes open and realised that I was still alive I would cry from the utter despair of having to face another tormenting day.

Somewhere, buried deep inside was the tiniest sliver of awareness that something different was possible, which is probably why I am still here to tell this story, and with each gradual step forward I became the change that I wanted to see in this world so that I could inspire others to do the same.

I am grateful for this experience because I know that from that deepest, darkest place where I saw no hope, I changed my reality, and you can too.

It may help to look at this from a bit different perspective:

Everything is Energy

As an energy healer I have always been fascinated with life from an energetic point of view. For example, a table is energy, our bodies are energy, a thought is energy, in fact, Science tells us that everything is energy!

If you observe the structure of an atom through a microscope you will see small vortices of energy, and if you look closer you observe a physical void. An atom has no physical structure and therefore physical things really don’t have any physical structure! They are 99.9999% space. This means that everything you think is solid and real is not – including your pain, your relationships, your illnesses, your job, your emotions, your beliefs, and anything else – it’s all just energy. Therefore wherever you think you are stuck and cannot change it’s actually not true.

In saying this, I’m not trying to negate your experiences; I’m inviting you to look at them in a different way. Instead of buying into stories, judgments, beliefs and points of view that make our problems seem significant and unchangeable, what if we were willing to expand into the infinite possibilities available to us for change.

Getting Started

  • Take some slow deep breaths and expand your energy out a hundred thousand miles in all directions. Then expand even more, and even more. You will notice your body starts to open up and feel lighter. The energy is no longer contracted and you open up space for more possibilities to show up. (When we struggle, have pain or try to figure things out we contract the energy.)
  • Stop buying the story. Every time you tell someone about your pain or suffering, every time you blame your parents or circumstances you are recycling an old story. How’s that working for you? I know one thing, it certainly won’t create change, it will keep you stuck in a no choice universe. So, why not choose something different? Eg. Instead of saying “I always have disastrous relationships” say: “Up until now I have had disastrous relationships, today I choose to have loving relationships that contribute to me, my body and my life”.
  • Ask questions instead of trying to find answers and figure out solutions. This will open up doors of possibility that you cannot currently see and it invites the Universe to support you. Asking questions is one of the most powerful ways to start creating change.

When you ask a question, don’t go looking for the answer. Just allow the awareness or possibility to show up when it shows up. Here’s a few questions to try out:

  • What else is possible? (My favourite for all situations.)
  • What awareness can I have about this?
  • What questions can I ask about this?
  • What would it take to change this?

Notice that these questions are an invitation for more awareness and possibilities. Questions like “why does this always happen to me?” are conclusions with a question mark at the end and they are not expansive or inviting.

Asking Questions is an amazing tool from Access Consciousness and if I had used such a tool in my late twenties I would have dealt with depression and eating disorders in a very different way. I can see how I bought the story and played the victim. I was reacting to my past experiences and kept looking for answers and solutions to fix my problems which just kept me continually judging myself as wrong when my life didn’t improve.

For me, seeing problems as energy keeps me from indulging in my stories, judgments, beliefs and limitations and reminds me that change is always possible.

What are you trying to fix in your life that if you stopped trying to figure it out and asked some questions would change your reality?

Are you ready to choose something different? Are you ready to go beyond torment to be the brilliance of you?

Keryn Lee is an Intuitive Consultant and Healing Practitioner. She offers transformational Private Sessions to clients who are ready to create phenomenal change in their lives. Sessions available In Person, Online or Phone. Book Now on 0408 857 620 or keryn@kerynlee.com.au