Have you ever been around someone who obsessively tried to control and dictate everything they thought you were supposed to be, do, have, and feel?
These energy vampires have an opinion about everything and try to control you by invalidating your emotions especially if those emotions don’t fit into their rulebook.
They often start sentences with “You know what you need?” and then proceed to tell you.
This ends up making you feel stuck, demeaned, and put down.
We’re talking about the type of Energy Vampire called The Controller. This type of energy vampire can chip away at your self-worth and this can lead to depression and other physical symptoms.
Here are a few signs to watch out for:
Since we’re diving deep in my Empath Collective and discussing what types of energy vampires can slowly drain the energy out of our daily energy “bank account” I thought I’d give you a sneak peek.
Last week, I talked about the Space Invader Energy Vampire. If you missed it, I also created a blog post about it here:
This week, we’re talking about the energy vampire that I think everyone has in common. The Victim. Yes - I know, we’ve all unintentionally settled into the victim mentality every now and then but we don’t want to live there.
I’m talking about the type of Energy Vampire Victim who is living in their “victimhood”.
As empaths, these energy vampires can really drain our energy and leave us feeling like we've absorbed all of their problems. We walk away feeling heavy,...
During the month of October, I'm adding to my Empath Collective library. This is one of the biggest projects I’ve taken on throughout the whole time my Empath Collective has been together.
I’ve been working on this project for several months. It’s on the topic of Energy Vampires.
I’ve been hesitant to cover this topic for a few reasons:
If you think you might have an energy vampire in your life, you’ll definitely want to keep reading and you might even want to join our Empath Collective.
First things first... You've probably noticed that I frequently talk about energy fields. Yes, we all have this energetic border around us that determines our comfort level. This is also known as personal space.
The only difficult part is actually remembering to use your stress-busting tools. You can set a reminder for a certain time of day or several times a day like once per hour.
You can be mindful to do this each time you walk through a doorway, when you're on a walk, or when you wash your hands. These habits can really add up to decreasing your stress level and blood pressure.
If you're ready to learn more, check out my free guided meditation library
You can probably find an empath coach or reiki practitioner for less than I charge. That’s just real talk.
But if it matters to you that I offer 1:1 intro sessions, group reiki sessions, and group empath coaching sessions sprinkled with meditation and law of attraction, I’m your gal. Our Empath Collective is an amazing group!
I take pride in watching my clients transform by taking baby steps on their goals and thrive as empaths. I believe that empaths don't need to stop being empaths or push down their gifts to fit into the world. If that’s the kind of thing that makes you feel good, I’ll cheers to that!
One of my goals for this year was to branch out into offering more grounding exercises to empaths to help ease the emotional and physical pain through meditation. Recently, I did just that, and it was such a beautiful experience.
I’m excited to share my signature meditation with you... The Body Fades Away.
It's the PERFECT meditation to help with pain relief.
If you’re looking to take the step into owning your sensitivities, creating a meditation practice is a great place to start.
If you're an empath, you might have been told you're "too emotional'. Not to worry. You're just naturally healing. Your body knows exactly what to do.
Tears help protect our eyes by removing irritants, reducing stress hormones, and tears contain antibodies that naturally protect our eyes.
They allow your eyes to clear out irritants, protect our eyes from infection, and are a part of the body’s department of defense.
After crying, our breathing and heart rate decrease, and we enter into a calmer biological and emotional state.
Emotional tears contain stress hormones. They shed hormones and toxins that build up during stress. Crying also stimulates the production of endorphins, our body’s natural pain killer and “feel-good” hormones.
Crying is also essential to resolve grief when waves of tears periodically come over us...
I've rediscovered one of my favorite meditations. Walking Meditation.
Just like any type of meditation, walking meditation can be incredibly rewarding. When you practice walking meditation, you're connecting with your body and the earth at the same time.
Here are a couple of key points and ideas for your walking meditation...
You can count how many steps are you taking with each breath.
Walk and breathe in such a way that you can connect with your body deeply.
Connecting with your breath, the planet, keeping it as simple as possible.
Remember - this isn't a power walk. You're not trying to get from “point A to point B” type of activity.
Walking meditation shouldn't be work. It's nice and pleasant, especially in the early morning when the air is still very fresh.
Take notice of your...