When you start to be more aware of your own psychic gifts, one of the first ones that will open up is “empathic” ability. This will allow you to pick up energy and feelings/emotions alot more easily. It will take you a bit more time to learn if it’s coming from yourself, or the people around you. Starting to be in tune with the emotions of others can also be hard on yourself. If you’re already an emotionally connected person and your taking on a flood of other energy, you might find this difficult to deal with, and might have yourself being more moody than you would normally be.
Let’s face it. There are people out in the world who just carry their negativity with them, and if your around it and not aware of how to protect yourself, your empathic abilities will absorb it like a sponge! Have you ever gotten up in the morning and had a great day. Everything seemed to be going right. You head out to the grocery store to pick up a few things for dinner and there is another person standing in the grocery isle. Without warning, you start to feel grumpy with all the people around you. Feeling irritated that you might have to wait in line a few minutes longer than you had planned. That your favorite candy bar is not on the shelf. Strange that you would be in a great mood, and then all of a sudden it switches. Alot of this has to do with picking up the emotions from those around you and not releasing them.
One of the best ways to protect yourself from other peoples negativity is to visualize yourself in a cocoon of light. (you can choose whatever color you feel connected too) Saying in your mind “only goodness may enter me and only goodness may leave me, if your not from the light please leave”. This will often repel any unwanted energies from affecting you.
If you are looking to start doing readings for yourself or your friends, you would also want to ensure that your protected from any negative energies that might be where you are. They are often attracted to spiritual energies and being more open to your abilities can do this.
Make sure to sit with your eyes closed, hands in your lap and visualize a light coming from the sky and going into the top of your head, pouring through your body and into your toes. It then leaves your toes and goes deep into mother earth, like roots from a tree. Feel yourself planted firmly. This is a great grounding technique to help protect you.
If your interested in crystals and stones, then look for Black Tourmaline. This stone is known for its ability to positively transform and “cleanse” negative energy. It is considered to be one of the most powerful protectors in the crystal world, since it repels negative energy from the receiver and gives it back to the sender.
If you feel like your house has a lot of negative energy built up, look into using white sage. It’s easily the most recognizable smudging herb, and is commonly used to cleanse the energy of a space.