09 Mar Spiritual Advice for Healing
If you’re a spiritual or highly empathetic person, it can be difficult to heal in this highly-stressful and emotionally-charged world. Keep reading for 5 steps to emotional and spiritual healing.
Do you identify as one of the following spiritual types?
- Intuitive types
- Highly sensitive people
- Highly intelligent
- Introverted people
- Spiritual seekers
- Light workers
If you find your personality traits on the above list, know that you’re in good company. Please know that there are self care tips, tools, and techniques that will help relieve stress, help you become more embodied, mindful, and remove tension from your nervous system & body.
Empaths, spiritual, and sensitive people tend to absorb the emotions of others, and often feel confused, because we aren’t aware whose emotion we are feeling in our body, if it’s ours or someone else’s. One thing you can start to notice, when you are around other people, is how you feel when you’re with them. Notice if they feel anxious — if they have shallow breathing, if they are talking fast, or their body movements seem frenetic. You may notice your stomach feeling a sensation of butterflies, or your throat feeling like it is tightening up. Be curious about this. Check in with yourself, and ask …”is this my anxiety or hers/his?”
Here’s what you can do:
- Feel you feet connected to the earth, start doing four count breathing.
- Bend your knees slightly.
- Picture sending that anxiety out of your body and anchor it into the center of the earth.
- As you breath deeply, picture sending your friend some peace. You might find that they also start becoming more regulated, as they sense your groundedness.
We aren’t trained in grounding practices or self care when we come into this life. Many sensitive or spiritual people tend to be good listeners, and can feel, accumulate and take on other people’s emotional baggage. When we listen we can inadvertently give our energy away to the other “needier” person — sometimes unknowingly. And we often don’t know how to replenish or why it’s important.
Grounding practices, meditation, yoga, therapy, swimming, massage, walks, art, are all good forms of self care. When you’re an empath, you’ll need to really up your self care game! Otherwise you will end up trying to give from an empty cup, and hurt ourselves.
Highly sensitive people, empaths, INFJs (Myers-Briggs) also need to learn to set boundaries to protect themselves from emotional vampires, like narcissists. Unfortunately, this pairing is a “perfectly dysfunctional fit” as one person likes to “take” and the other loves to “give.” If an empath continues in this type of one way relationship, without setting good boundaries, they often wind up physically ill. Dr. Gabor Mate wrote an excellent book called “When the Body Says No” about the toxic effects of emotional stress on our bodies.
Come meet with me, and learn 5 steps to setting boundaries, and experiencing mental, emotional & spiritual freedom:
- Emotional clearing through energy work & prayer (see Splankna blog)
- Grounding practices like the Golden sun meditation
- Self care tips to replenish the empath’s soul
- Gathering wisdom on safe and unsafe people & setting clear boundaries
- Speaking your truth & fostering self-compassion, and self love
There are several different types of therapies that I offer to help relieve stress from the body, soul, spirit and mind. These include Splankna (Greek for mind- body-spirit) energy work, EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), somatic experiencing, and internal family systems.
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