It is always around this time of year where things seem to feel accelerated, almost as if you feel your already busy life has now somehow hit the race track. As an empath this can be an overwhelming time for us all. There are more people on the roads, you can pick up on the anxiety of the holiday season from families coming together, choosing gifts, decorating, world energy, or for some an increase in stress due to financial difficulties. It is during this time that empaths feel the most depression and anxiety. Can you feel the energy just from these words alone? It’s too much energy!
However, there is a way as a sensitive soul to actually enjoy your holiday season and protect your energy. I am going to be sharing my go to holiday empath protection guide to surviving this holiday season.
1)Breathe…once you take time to breathe time moves slower and you remember to be in the present moment. A daily meditation practice will help support and allow you to feel empowered and more in control. Once you breathe you realize that there really is not that much to be stressed about. Then your mind pop’s in and says, “Wait a minute but I still have a ton of things to prepare for?” Well, that leads us to number two on our survival guide.
2)Make a list… empaths love visuals and when you create a list of visuals or colorful words you soon feel much better. Create a column or bubble or event hearts if you wish, of what you need to accomplish and another column of your wants. Your wants might be attending several parties or gatherings. Although most empaths prefer to stay at home so pick a smaller gathering if you do go out. Whereas your needs might be looking for just that right gift for a family member. Regardless taking the time to make a list of what needs to get done versus what you wish to get done are two separate things. Circle or use your favorite color for the items that are the most meaningful to you. Is it of service to others? Are you giving or showing love to a friend or family member that has been a gift in your life? Remember this holiday season is a time to share the love energy.
3)Service… being of service and offering your time to others is the greatest gift of kindness we can show one another. Donate to charities, smile to those you walk by, sending prayers and loving energy to those who are homeless. Whatever speaks to your heart follow its guidance. Empaths are very good in showing this throughout the year however within the holiday season we have even more opportunities that can show up.
4)Food… let’s face it this is the time of year where sugar is at its finest. We are bombarded with savory and delicious meals at every turn. Empaths in order for you to support your energy you truly have to watch what you fuel your body. Be prepared create and find new healthier versions of a sweet treat. Pack healthy snacks and add fun essential oils to your waters to help support you during this time. Eat seasonal foods such as pomegranates, oranges, nuts and warm foods that sooth the spirit. There are so many healthier options now, just use google and you will find amazing recipes. My favorite is dandelion root coffee with hazelnut. What can be more soothing, delicious and best of all healthy liver cleansing drink than that?
5)Essential Oils… as empaths we are always extending out our intuitive senses through our five senses, sixth if you wish to count our intuition or feeling sense. Diffusing oils are not only therapeutic but it can also shift our moods and bring our vibration up. There are so many wonderful options such as Frankincense, Myrrh, Wild Orange, Cinnamon, Ginger and the list can keep on going. I personally love to create a gingerbread blend mixing cinnamon, ginger and clove together. My children walk into the home asking where the cookies are every time. Can you see simple scents can offer a feeling of comfort and love? So this holiday season do not forget the essential oils, just make sure that they are therapeutic grade quality. If you need support I am happy to help you.
6)Music… the right kind of music and its vibration helps support our moods during this time. By choosing soft gentle melodies, or if you celebrate Christmas those songs are pretty much uplifting and gentle as well. There are some amazing angelic voices that come out during this time of year. For example there is a boys choir group called Libera with angelic voices. One you tube video in listening to them and you should be getting goosebumps, I know I do!
7)Self Love…Empaths are very good at offering kindness throughout the entire year. Do not forget to be gentle with yourself, get a present for yourself this year. It is very important to never forget you! Self love is the single most important thing you can offer yourself this holiday season. It shows that when you take care of yourself that you are better able and are in fact stronger to help support our world energy, and we need you.
8)Gratitude… we are all here on this earth to learn, grow and expand. So whether we are around a challenging family member, or there is turmoil going on somewhere in our country or across the world simply remind yourself of all that we have to be grateful for. Go into nature and sync up to the rhythm of Mother Nature. Send prayers, angels and guides to help support challenging causes and trust that everything is working out exactly as it should be. We are all on this transition team of shifting our planet into peace. The pendulum is swaying towards the light even though it may not feel like it. By holding the energy of gratitude, grace, hope, peace and love you are supporting Mother Earth and holding our planets vibration of love.
9)Angels…simply remember you are never alone and that your angels and guides are ready to help support you, just ask and they will give you a sign. If you feel any anxiety or are overwhelmed remember to clear your chakras and ask the angels to cut your etheric chords, ask to keep your energy protected as you go through out your day. You have an incredible team to help support you. I suggest clearing your energy every morning and night, and even throughout your day. If you must go shopping do it online or find local mom and pop shops to purchase from, they will feel a lot less stressful and you will be supporting members of your community.
So these are a few simple and easy survival tips for this holiday season. I am sure as empaths that you can certainly add more and I hope this post reminds you of them or inspires you to create new ones. My hope and wish for all of you is to feel empowered during this holiday season. For once you have the tools to help you through this season then you will truly begin to enjoy this beautiful energy of love. Sending all of you angel hugs and many blessings this holiday season.