It is a gift to experience the thoughts, emotions or sensory information of others but sometimes psychic empathy can feel like a curse, especially if you haven’t yet figured out how to handle it properly.
People with empathic powers generally need to learn how to turn them off, when they want to, or to dampen the effects, so that they don’t experience overwhelming emotions much of the time. Inability to manage empathic powers can cause stress and poor physical health. If you don’t manage it, your empathy can even wear down the un-empathic people in your life.
But you also must remember that your gift has been given for a reason and use it,when you can, to promote the well-being of others. You must learn to see it as a blessing.
First, here are some tips for people who are just beginning to handle psychic empathic powers:
Understand that there will be times when you cannot block out the thoughts and feelings of others.
Be prepared to experience unwelcome emotions thoughts and sensory information, especially when your defenses are low or weakened.
Maintain your energy level by periodically withdrawing from the presence of other people to restore yourself. Especially withdraw from people or places that tend to overwhelm you.
Do not neglect the spiritual rituals that normally energize you, whether that means meditation or some other observance. If you haven’t connected with the world through a spiritual path, you may want to find one.
See whether herbal remedies help to dispel unwanted emotions. Some empaths have used them successfully.
Take time to differentiate your own thoughts and feelings from those of others, because you need to experience them in order to fully understand who you are. This is important when the rest of the world is continually putting thoughts and feelings into your head.
In addition to these tips, it will also be helpful to reach out to elder empathic people because they understand what you are going through and can teach you how to manage both your abilities and your reaction to them. But consult an empath only if you are sure she is skilled at managing their empathy, because they will be able to explain the whys and wherefores, and because in order to give you advice, another empath must have enough control over her abilities so that she doesn’t get sucked into the emotions which you are receiving and broadcasting.
Learning how to handle psychic empathic powers is important because it is the first step in a long journey of realizing the full potential of your gifts. And in order to make the most of your abilities, you first have to gain the control and confidence that come from knowing your gift belongs to you. In time, there will be occasion to put your psychic empathy to good and rightful use, and you will feel comfortable and capable in the knowledge that you know how to handle it.