Energy Vampires: The Controller

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: 

  • They flatter you and shower you with gifts until you feel you owe them and have to be nice and return.
  • Then... they gradually increase the pressure until they're not nice at all (and you're still being nice)
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Energy Vampires: The Victim

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: 

https://www.rachelkhudson.com/blog/energy-vampires-the-space-invader?cid=3a7b4125-666d-41a3-bc0b-aef229ebef9c

 

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,...

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Energy Vampires - The Space Invader

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: 

  1. I'm really careful about the energy surrounding each topic. If it's too negative, it might bring people down.
  2. I'm also careful around labels because labels can stick and I believe that people really can change.

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

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Lower your stress level

Bringing down your stress level is easier than you think. Simplicity is the key that will keep you coming back to that still point that rests within: 
  1. Take a deep breath in
  2. On the exhale, relax your jaw
  3. Take a deep breath in
  4. Exhale and relax your forehead
  5. Take a deep breath in
  6. Exhale and relax your shoulders 
  7. Repeat

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

 

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Shout out to our Empath Collective

Truth bomb

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!

I'd love to have you be a part of our group! Send me an email at [email protected] with any questions or just click here to join

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Practicing Acceptance

We live in a time where self-discovery is on the rise. Although being an empath is not the norm, some people still debate whether or not being an empath is real.
 
Letting people be who they are is a sign of respect. And being (or feeling) judged feels terrible. Imagine what kind of relationship you would have with family members or friends if you felt supported. That your strengths as an empath were appreciated instead of being seen as a weakness.
 
In my Empath Collective, I make sure that empaths feel empowered and have the tools to thrive. Oftentimes it seems like a bit of work, but the process of self-discovery is incredibly rewarding.
 
Believe in yourself. Focus on your gifts rather than your perceived shortcomings and acceptance of yourself and others will blossom.
 
 
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Meditation for Pain Relief

Empaths have a tendency to absorb the emotional and physical pain that someone else is going through. It's true.

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.

 
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What you should know about crying

Did you know that tears are healing?

They're the body’s natural release valve for stress, grief, frustration, anxiety, and sadness.

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.
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Crying is also essential to resolve grief when waves of tears periodically come over us...

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Digital Detox

 

A few weeks ago our Empath Support Community had some fun with Empath Self-Care Bingo. We tried about 20+ different self-care activities with the idea that at least one activity would resonate with us.

 
I told myself I'd try everything on the bingo card and I finally made it to the "digital detox" square on the bingo card.
 
At the time, I was feeling really burned out on anything digital. Phone, laptop, Zoom, TV, social media, and even podcasts. It felt overwhelming. But... I kept going because I connect with clients primarily through all things digital.
 
But, I tried it. Then I stepped away from it for **gasp** more than 24 hours and it just felt right. It ended up being about a week.
 
I felt a little guilty at the time but I knew deep down that this was what I needed in order to sustain my mental energy.
 
This is SO important! Especially for Empaths. I took a dose of my own medicine, so to speak. It was fabulous. I scaled down on...
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Walking Meditation

Have you ever wondered how many types of meditation are out there?

I've practiced meditation with mala beads, mantra meditation, silent meditation, chanting, and the list goes on.

 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...

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