Being an empath is often maligned. But honestly, its not that bad when you have solid energetic body
awareness (something that Christina Pratt of Why Shamanism Now talks a lot about on her podcast).
How can boundaries be a tool? Quite simply... when you understand where your energy begins and ends,
you will know when something is yours or not yours. You will know when something feels good and when it
can be shrugged off.
Don't get me wrong, insults and projections are still irksome, but when you have boundaries it is easier to
see when someone is really just projecting their own stuff because they don't know how to heal or handle
themselves. People project because they don't have the right tools to love themselves... and so they shove
off their insecurities and blame onto others so they might be able to feel like they aren't alone, or might be
trying to make themselves feel better.
Ultimately, boundaries are how we preserve our energetic flow. Energy comes in, and it goes out. Just like
breathing. So when your boundaries are strong, you can sift out the negative and fill yourself up with joyful
expressions of energy, and also be self-aware with the energy you send out. Sometimes we project, and
then it makes us feel bad... so being self-aware is a part of boundaries.
I teach an online class about boundaries and energetic body awareness that was inspired by Pratt's podcast, while also bringing in wisdoms from other authors such as Shakti Gawain, Mary Mueller Shutan, Pixie Lighthouse, Sandra Ingerman, Alana Fairchild... and of course, from my own experiences from life and partnership with spirit. This class is available year round and is self paced through my online portal and is focused entirely on preparing you for the major energetic shifts that happen in the cycles of life. The class covers how to get clear, have boundaries, protecting yourself, and honoring your psychic gifts and intuition. It is full with content, practice suggestions, and info sheets to support you on this journey. Best part is that even though it is online and self paced, I am available via email and will check in with you about your experiences, questions and progress!
Here is the link to the class - and if you are so ready for this but are concerned about finances, you are welcome to reach out for a discount.
Without spilling all the fun and secrets, I will share some general pointers to using boundaries as empathic tool here:
1- Know yourself. what are your strengths and weaknesses? Use this awareness to understand where you are
pulling energy away from yourself and when you are allowing yourself joy
2- Know your environment. Who is a projector? Who is an energetic siphon or vampire? Who drains you or overwhelms you? What are they upsetting inside of you... is it concerns about safety, or confidence, or being heard? Sit with this and try to unpack it.
3- Know when, and how, to walk away. Need some space to get cleared and reset? Sometimes that is the
hardest part is being able to pull away. Try different excuses, or tune out and get connected with yourself
and your heartbeat so you don't let others manipulate your energy and awareness.
4- Know your power. This is different from your comfort zones... this is your intuition and psychic gifts - know what they sound like, feel like, etc... this is a lot of trail and error, but when you catch on it, you will be so supported by your soul and spirit. So much information comes through our intuition that is for us, and super helpful! Follow that! The information that comes through our psychic gifts is about the world and others around us... most of it is unnecessary... filter it so you don't get overwhelmed by shoving off that which does not benefit you on your path.
Ultimately, if you are in need of stronger boundaries, you are not alone. We all waver from time to time, and many of us were not taught how to stand in our heart, power and truth. I would be honored to help guide you to that place of self-knowing so you can pursue the world and all its offerings with confidence. Feel free to reach out with questions, or if you would like a discount to access the self-paced Check Yourself course online :)