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In my experience most people change because they have too, life has left them no other choice and they have hung on to old patterns and experiences for various reasons. There is another way though, and it requires effort. You change because you want too.

The first way, people change because they have too, most often because the circumstances demand it with no other alternative but to change. This type of change is often abrupt and can cause many challenges. However, it is the most common reason for a change in most peoples lives. Usually, the biggest challenges and changes come from experiencing a change in what I call the big 3, relationships, health or career. Typically change on any of these levels is abrupt and can be a shock, which introduces fear and makes any transitions or changes even harder to navigate through.

However, as the universe and life itself are truly rich and abundant with opportunities, there is another way to change if you so desire. Usually, people who choose this type of change are dissatisfied with some are of their life and desire to change for various reasons. This change is through conscious effort. It can slowly and systematically reveal much about yourself, your subconscious programming and your true desires. If your willing to do the work it takes to honestly self reflect and heal old traumas and patterns. Questions will inevitably arise such as why are you the way you are? Why are you experiencing what you don’t want instead of what you consciously desire?

To look at your life and truly see where you require a fearless honesty. A willingness to see things as they are and recognition and awareness it is you who has the power to change.

Sound healing combined with energy work is a powerful catalyst for those willing to embark on an internal journey of change from within. When one changes from within one heal what has been holding them back, then the world responds to your new vibration with experiences and change that reflects this new signal your sending out. It doesn’t happen overnight and requires effort that is well rewarded. Are you ready?

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6 Effective Grounding Techniques for Empaths

6 Effective Grounding Techniques for Empaths

Empaths walk around every day picking up on the emotions of others. If you’re an empath, this can be quite overwhelming and begin to affect other areas of your life, draining you of energy and otherwise impeding on your overall functioning.

Developed empaths can sometimes turn their empathic receptors on and off in various situations to better regulate how much emotional energy they take in at any given time. However, even the most developed empathwill need to learn grounding techniques so that they don’t get overwhelmed.

What is Grounding, you ask? Essentially, it’s the act of connecting your body with the earth, and there is science to support it’s effectiveness. When most people think of grounding they think of walking barefoot on the ground in nature. However, walking barefoot through a field is not the only way to ground yourself. Connecting yourself with earth energy can be done in a variety of ways. Most of these methods can be done whether you have access to the outdoors or not.

Here are 6 Effective Ways to Ground Yourself:

1. Oils and Incense

Grounding Techniques for Empaths

The use of plant oils, incense, and other aromatics for grounding dates back to ancient civilizations. Native Americans still use natural fragrances and herbs like sage, sweetgrass, juniper, cedar and pine needles to cleanse an area of negative energy and to attract positive energy. Sage especially is made into bundles called smudge sticks, which give off an incense-like smoke which is said to clear the air of negative energy.

As long as it’s 100% naturally derived, any oil or incense can provide grounding. Essential oils are great when you’re on the go. Natural incense and resins are great for burning in any room of your house.

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2. Water

Grounding Techniques for Empaths

Water can be used in any number of ways to help you stay grounded. The options are endless. If you’re in need of a quick grounding (and relaxation) session, take a bath or a shower and just focus on how the water feels on your body. Feeling childlike? Dance in the rain or go stomp in some puddles. Live near a body of water? Go for a swim or just sit near the water and reflect upon your thoughts.

Water can also be used as an element in home decor features. Try setting up a miniature water fountain near your work space for continuous grounding throughout your day.

3. Meditation and Reflection

Grounding Techniques for Empaths

Whether it’s in nature or in the comfort of your own home, taking time to gather, organize, and clear your thoughts is important. It’s doubly important for empaths because of the amount of unfiltered, raw emotion you can sometimes take in. All of that emotion can feel confusing and jumbled with the rest of your thoughts. It’s also easy to get your emotions mixed up with those of others, so taking time to filter out what’s yours to own and what’s not is an important practice.

If you’re feeling emotionally stressed, try taking some time out of your day and asking yourself the following questions:

  • How am I feeling?
  • What is going on in my life right now that may be causing me to feel negatively?
  • Have I been around any negative people or situations recently?
  • How are these feelings serving me?
  • What feelings can I let go of and which ones are mine to own?

Write down your thoughts if you need to.

4. Gems and Stones

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Gemstones and crystals are great for grounding because they come directly from the earth. They are also extremely portable. Some empaths carry a small pouch in their purse or bag with their favorite gemstones. Others wear them as jewelry. However you choose to use gemstones and crystals in your grounding techniques, make sure that they are 100% natural.

One simple way to ground yourself with gemstones is to hold them in your hand. Try rubbing the stones during times of stress or using them during your meditation or reflection time.

Read more about Grounding with Crystals and Gemstones

5. Communing with Nature

Grounding Techniques for Empaths

Of course, if you have the time and a favorite spot in mind, getting out into nature is one of the best ways to ground yourself. Preferably it will be a quiet location by yourself. It sounds weird at first, but you can use nature as a sounding board for your thoughts. If nobody is around to hear, you can say whatever you need to say out loud.

Try your best to experience the nature surrounding you with all of your senses. See, hear, taste, smell, and feel it. If you’ve never spent that much time communing with nature, I think you’re in for a treat.

Depending on the time of year and your location, don’t forget to grab some natural bugspray and sunscreen, dress for the weather, and take into account any seasonal allergies you have. Although nature is great, it can still be a little harsh to humans at times.

6. Going Barefoot

Grounding Techniques for Empaths

It’s the most basic grounding practice there is, and it’s simple. Take off your shoes and feel the earth. Whether it’s your backyard or the beach, feeling the earth beneath your feet has been found to have numerous benefits for your health. It’s especially helpful if you’re an empath, as it can help rebalance your emotional state.

Special Thanks to Vanessa Pruitt