If you’re like me, crowds are overwhelming for you to be around. If you’re like me, you can easily pick up on others’ emotions and even take them on as if they are your own, without even trying. If this sounds like you, you are probably what most people call an Empath and you are probably EXHAUSTED!
Even though I’d prefer to stay home or at least stay close to home (another trait of an Empath), grocery store runs are a necessity for our family of five. I needed a way to go out in public with less anxiety and less fear because it’s draining. So, I read many websites and books and watched lots of videos and a few webinars. I was able to learn a few things that have helped me. First, everyone has seven spiritual centers called chakras. They start at the base of your tailbone and count up to the top of your head. The third chakra is in our stomach area and is called the Solar Plexus. It’s the center that helps us tap into our intuition and pick up on the emotional energy of the people around us. So, the anxiety, panic and fear I feel in crowded places, mostly likely comes from unknowingly taking on the unwanted energies from all the people around me through my chakra. Ever notice how you might cover your stomach with a pillow, a purse, or even your crossed arms when you are in public? That’s your intuition telling you to block your Solar Plexus from allowing other people’s energy from joining your energy.
Since we don’t always have a pillow handy, visualizing some kind of a buffer between your Solar Plexus and the public can help stop you from picking up unwanted emotional energy. I’ve heard of some people picturing oversized championship belts. I even have a friend who prefers to imagine a corset covering her stomach for protection. For me, a circular shield of light in front of my belly is my go-to image that prevents me from accidentally gathering emotions that don’t belong to me. What ever you decide to visualize, the key is believing that the image you choose truly does block the energy coming from others. Don’t worry if you can’t do it right away. Like everything, it will take time and practice. Take your time and do what works for you.