Walking around unshielded as an empath is like being a lint roller in a house with a long-haired cat. You pick up everything and you get used up very quickly. Your energy gets gunky and depleted. You feel fatigued, and it can start to take a toll on your health. These energetic dynamics affect us all – not just empaths! Empaths are more likely to sense it and feel drained by it, but negative energy impacts everyone on some level.
Cleansing – A Shower for the Spirit
Just like we want to breathe clean, fresh air, we also want to surround ourselves with clean, fresh, positive, and uplifting energy because that is what we will take in. Our energy fields are naturally permeable. We can sense what is around us, positive or negative. And, just like we change our air filters and clean our homes, we also want to do the same with our energy.
Grounding – Connecting to the Physical
At its most basic, grounding connects you back to the Earth, to yourself, and back to this time and place. Grounding draws you back into your body and can stabilize your energy. This can be accomplished in different ways in different contexts.
An Elemental Ode to Thunder
The ground shakes with peals of thunder
The vibration of life deep within my bones
Singing through my marrow …
Thoughts from Under the Trees: Ice Cream
Originally published in March of 2012. At the Church of the Earth we find a place to celebrate our Paganism, and here I use the upper case “P” to refer …
A Simple Invocation
A simple invocation I learned from a close friend long ago. By the Earth below,By the Winds that blow,By the Fires that glow,By the Waters that flow. Elements hear us,Your …
How I Spent My Summer Vacation (a.k.a. My Biophilia Photo Essay)
I got carried away describing how cool the whole thing was and there was no room left for the pictures …
The tree’s tops,
Are the sky’s root’s
to the Earth!
Ask the Trees
A squirrel hangs upside down in the Holly tree, dangled by nimble toes.
Reaching, reaching, reaching …
Late 2020 Quarter Calls
Spirits of the East, Spirits of Air – you who are with us in leaves blown across the sky – please teach us clarity even when we are distracted and …
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