A lot of people will find their emphatic abilities develop first more than the other psychic abilities. Now your abilities have been heightened, you will find you pick up on emotions and stress so much more. You could be visiting with a friend and they are smiling and laughing, but you still pick up that there is something wrong. Turns out that they were pretending to be happy and spill the beans when you ask them about it.
You could be out shopping and notice the energy is different and finding yourself feeling grumpy as well without understanding any reason why. The energy around you could be draining you!
So how do you prevent this and protect yourself from other peoples negative energy without bringing it into your self? Create a beautiful shield of light around yourself. Start from the top of your head and cover yourself from head to toe in this light. Almost like a cocoon. Usually a few inches away from your body as a way to reflect any negative energy that might be coming in. You can use white light, or whatever your guides call you to use. It will act like a filter and help eliminate some of the energy that would otherwise drain you or cause you to feel stressed and grumpy!
If you are feeling overwhelmed and stressed another great thing to use, is lavender essential oils! Putting it on your forehead where your “third eye” resides, will help bring you a sense of calm and relaxed.
The next best thing is to leave the room/person if possible. Excuse yourself to the bathroom or another area of the house and just allow yourself a few minutes to be free of the energy and regroup! This really does help in situations where you do not have the ability to shield yourself or to use the lavender!
How old were you when you realized that you were empathic? Was this the first psychic ability that you realized was open?