Meditation is one of the most powerful tools an Empath can use for their personal growth. It strengthens the mind, body, and spirit and builds a powerful shield of protection against the energy of others. But that’s not all…
Meditation also opens up the Empath’s intuition like nothing else.
Strong intuition requires clean thinking. And this is where meditation comes in. When you have clarity of thought and a lucid mind, magical things happen.
Not only does meditation build intuition it also reprogrammes the brain into being able to better deal with negativity. This enables you to deal with the onslaught of thoughts, energy and emotions picked up from others.
Negative energy picked up from others can activate negative thoughts in your mind. Negative thoughts create stress within the body which is destructive to health and wellbeing.
Empaths spend a lot of time in their heads. Which is great when thoughts are creative, happy, or enlightening. But spend too much time around certain people or in certain places, where the energy is low-level, and painful memories, anger, or ideas of being wronged can be triggered.
This is why some type of meditation is crucial for the Empath to a) help you recognize when thoughts, you are experiencing, have been triggered by the external energy, b) switch off from them, and c) develop the ability to stay grounded and detached.
Some Empaths find meditation difficult to get into because of their creative and over-active minds. But the more busy or chaotic your thoughts, the more you need to still them (also, the more we resist something the more we tend to need it).
An overly cluttered, thought-filled mind will do nothing to help you grow or develop your Empath abilities. Thoughts are addictive and the darker ones can lower your mood faster than anything… When the mind is reset, through meditation, you can switch off or disengage from destructive thoughts much easier.
Perseverance is all that is needed.
Starting with a five-minute practice and then building up will reap incredible benefits.
If your thoughts are keeping you up at night and creating unnecessary worry it is probably a good time to start a practice. Regular meditation helps you detach from thoughts, fact!
Transformation may not happen overnight, but it does not take long for you to see how regular meditation practice is totally transformative and a fast-tracked way to developing greater intuition.
To see what amazing transformations are to be had by practicing meditation, set yourself a four-week challenge and allot an amount of time each day to practice.
I find mornings are easiest. Perhaps get up ten to twenty minutes earlier and start with five minutes of meditation then gradually build up. If you are on a time limit set a gentle alarm. It is amazing how quickly time goes once you are enveloped in your private mind sanctuary.
(The only time meditation is not recommended is if you are suffering deep depression. A moving meditation, such as Ashtanga yoga, may be more beneficial.)
I find the best way to meditate is with an erect spine, either sitting in a straight-backed chair or in a comfy cross-legged or kneeling position on the floor. Keeping the spine straight and upright allows the energy to flow up and down and the breath to be calm.
There are some who will say lying down is a perfectly acceptable way to meditate, which it is, but it is too easy to fall asleep when lying down and the opportunity to consciously quieten the mind is lost. Just make sure you feel comfortable before you start.
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If you find meditation difficult it may be a good idea to try a guided meditation. There are hundreds to choose from on YouTube. I have included a couple, just to get you started (using earphones is beneficial with the guided meditations).
Before you start any guided meditation make sure you are compatible with the narrator’s voice. If you do not find the voice soothing then you may get irritated by it during the meditation, which is a distraction. Oh, and make sure you won’t be disturbed.
Until next time…
©Diane Kathrine at Empaths Empowered
Written by Diane Katherine
Originally published on Empaths Empowered/ Just BE