Your Authentic Self

The 7 Questions That Will Help You Find out If You're an Empath

-6For as long as I can remember, I’ve been picking up on people’s vibes! I actually used to think their emotions were mine. Luckily now, I know how to make sure I don’t take them on as my own. In the past, it didn’t matter if someone was speaking or not, I felt their EVERYTHING: depression, anger, sadness, anxiety. I was confused because I had no reason to be feeling those emotions and I didn’t understand why my mood was shifting. I later found out that I was an empath. An empath is a fancy word for someone that picks up on the emotions that are attached to a person, place, or thing. Here are 7 questions to ask yourself, to see if you were graced with this fancy title of being an Empath.

1. Have you been told you’re overly sensitive or anxious?

2. Does your mood fluctuate easily, when you’re around certain people?

3. Do you find yourself solving everyone’s problems?

4. Do you feel tired after giving your listening ear to a friend?

5. Are you known for your compassionate heart?

6. Do people tell you how great they feel after talking with you and you all of a sudden feel drained?

7. Do you feel like you are looking for that escape route when you’re in a public place or party?

If you’ve answered YES to the majority of these questions, you are most likely an empath.

Being an Empath has its benefits, but if you don’t know how to manage all of the energy coming into your field, it can be overwhelming.

Here are just 3 of the many tips you can use, to live an enriched life, while still being an empath 1. Know your boundaries: This means limiting your time with people that may drain your energy.

2. Hydrate your body: Drink plenty of water because you will need even more as an empath.

3. Take a breather: Step outside to get fresh air, ground & release the energy. If you feel as though you may be an empath, share your experience in the comments below.

The 2 Main Things People Forget to Leave Behind in 2014

-4 Every 365 Days, we are graced with a brand new year. This is a time where millions of people set new goals and get excited for a fresh start, but they often forget to leave some things behind. Here are the two things you must get rid of. 1. Unused Items

If you haven’t used it in six months, you should either toss it or give it a new home. Clutter that piles up in a closet or corner creates stagnant energy. Lack of physical flow takes up space for new things to come into your life. Take some time to sift through your things and donate unwanted items. By doing this, you are leaving space for things you want to manifest in your life.

2. Grudges Housing pent up emotions within you, does not serve you. And neither does overanalyzing conversations of the past. Whether this anger or frustration is built up against yourself or others, release it. It’s not your job to give this beast of burden shelter. It’s much easier said than done, but the emotional freedom you will experience by evicting it, will open up more space for positive renters. This does not mean you have to forget, it means you are surrendering to a new moment without this burden. Allow these feelings to fall to the wayside, after you are done releasing the tension in your mind, body, and soul. You can do this by visualizing yourself handing it over an eviction notice. Breathe and release. Healing your heart is not an overnight process, but giving yourself permission to get rid of an unwanted tenant can happen immediately.

We don’t have to wait for a new year to leave these items behind. Every 24 hours we are blessed with a new day and every breath we are granted a new moment. Cleanse your physical space and emotions regularly to manifest exactly what you deserve. Leave a comment below about something you've released. Tell us how it made more room for better things to enter your life.

Say No and Feel Good About It

 There have been so many moments in my life where I felt like I had to say yes, even though I really wanted to say no! After my fiance passed away, my energy was depleted. I had to put myself first, so that I could function. Something needed to change. In the past, my energy was drained because I tried to cram too many things into one moment.  I felt guilty if I said no to people, so I was constantly saying yes to things I really didn't want to do. I realized later that was a big mistake. If we say yes to things we love, and no to the things we don't love, we will be on what I call the "LovEnergy Frequency." What is the "LovEnergy Frequency?" I'm glad you're wondering. It's the most powerful frequency for manifesting the things you love in your life. The more things we do with passion, the more passionate things will come into your energy field. The next time you aren't sure whether you should say yes or no, ask yourself these two questions:

  • Will this drain or maintain my energy?
  • Does my heart feel warm and fuzzy or does my body tighten up at the thought of it?

Remember, it's better to say no if you aren't feeling it. If you say yes and put out a resistant vibe while doing the task, it won't benefit you or those around you. Feel good about saying no, so you stay on the "LovEnergy Frequency."