Empath is the ability to "read" and understand people and be in-tune with or resonate with others, voluntarily or involuntarily of one's empath capacity. Empathy often works alongside with telepathy, and this mutually enhances the strength of these abilities. Empaths have the ability to scan another's psyche for thoughts and feelings or for past, present, and future life occurrences. Many empaths are unaware of how this actually works, and have long accepted that they were "sensitive" to others. Empathy is a "feeling" or another's true emotions to a point where and empath can relate to that person by sensing true feelings that run deeper than those portrayed on the surface. People commonly put on a "show" of express him/her, thus making them feel at ease and not so desperately alone. It's as though the empath truly understands, and, in many cases, they do through personal "firsthand" experience. Empaths experience empathy towards family, children, friends, close associates, complete strangers, pets, plants and inanimate objects. Thus, an empath can feel the emotions of people and things at a distance. Some are empathic toward animals (the "Horse Whisperer"), to nature, to the planetary system, to mechanical devices or to buildings. Others will have a combination of the above. Empaths are highly "sensitive". This is the term commonly used in describing one's abilities (sensitivity) to another's emotions and feelings. Empaths have a deep sense of "knowing: that accompanies empathy and are often compassionate, considerate, and understanding of others. Everyone has this natural ability; however, many never choose to utilize their ability and/or completely unaware of their empathic ability. There are also varying levels of strength in empaths which may be related to the individual's awareness of self, understanding of the powers of empathy, and/or the acceptance or non-acceptance of empathy by those associated with them, including family and peers. Generally, those who are empathic grow up with these tendencies and do not learn about them latter in life. Empathy is genetic, inherent in out DNA, and passed from generation to generation. It is studied both by traditional science and alternative healing practitioners. Empathy has both biological/genetic and spiritual aspects. Many will claim that empathy and telepathy are strictly of a "spiritual natural". This is an injustice; just as it is an injustice to focus only on the physical nature of empathy. For indeed, empathy has very physical, mental and spiritual implications and attributes. It is not unusual for empaths to have experienced many things in their lives. Often many of their life experiences could be considered rather extreme, adventurous, or daring, allowing empaths to be open and receptive to much more. Whereas some people's lives may be considered rather "soft or easy" and even enviable, that of an empath is often more than just challenging, with many major roller coaster ride thrown in here and there! Empaths often possess the ability to sense others on many different levels. From their position in observing what another is saying, feeling and thinking, they come to understand another. They can become very proficient at reading another persons body language and/or study intently the eye movements. While this in itself is not empathy, it is a side-shoot that comes from being observant of others. In a sense, empaths have a complete communication package. While there is much we don't yet understand how empathy works, we do have some information. Everything has an energetic vibration or frequency and an empathy is able to sense these vibrations and recognize even the subtlest changes undetectable to the naked eye or the five senses. Words of expression hold and energetic pattern that originates from the speaker. Behind the expression is a power better known as "energy". For example, hate often brings about an intense feeling that immediately accompanies the word. The word "hate" becomes strengthened with the speaker's feeling. It is the person's feelings (energy) that are picked up by empaths, whether the words are spoken, thought or just felt without verbal or bodily expression.

Empaths are often quiet achievers. They can take a while to handle a compliment for they're more inclined to point out another's positive attributes. They are highly expressive in all areas of emotional connection, and talk openly, and, at times quite frankly. They may have few problems talking about their feelings if another cares to listen (regardless of how much they listen to others). However, they can be the exact opposite: reclusive and apparently unresponsive at the best of times. They may even appear ignorant. Some are very good at "blocking out" others and that's not always a bad thing, at least for the learning empathy struggling with barrage of emotions from others, as well as their own feelings. Empaths have a tendency to openly feel what is outside of them more so than what is inside of them. This can cause empaths aggressive and learns more towards being peacemaker. Any area filled with disharmony creates and uncomfortable feeling in an empathy. If they find themselves in the middle of confrontation, they will endeavor to settle the situation as quickly a possible, if not avoid it all together. If any harsh words are expressed in defending themselves, they will likely resent their lack of self- control, and have a preference to peacefully resolve the problem quickly. Empaths are more inclined to pick up another's feelings and project it back without realizing its origin in the first place. Talking things out is a major factor in releasing emotions in the learning empathy. Empaths can develop an even stronger degree of understanding so that they can find peace in most situations. The downside is that empaths may bottle up emotions and build barriers sky-high so as to not let others know of their innermost thoughts and/or feelings. This withholding of emotional expression can be a direct result of a traumatic experience, an expressionless upbringing, or simply being told as a child, "Children are meant to be seen and not heard!"

Without a doubt, this emotional withholding can be detrimental to one's health, for the longer one's thoughts and/or emotions aren't released, the more power they build. The thoughts and/or emotions can eventually becoming explosive, if not crippling. The need to express oneself honestly is a form of healing and a choice open to all. To not do so can result in a breakdown of the person and result in mental/emotional instability or the creation of a physical ailment, illness or disease. Empaths are sensitive to TV, videos, movies, news and broadcasts. Violence or emotional dramas depicting shocking scenes pf physical or emotional pain inflicted on adults, children or animals can bring an empaths easily to tears. At times, they may feel physically ill or choke back the tears.

Some empaths will struggle to comprehend any such cruelty, and may have grave difficulty in expressing themselves in the face of another's ignorance, closed-mindedness and obvious lack of compassion. They simply cannot justify the suffering they feel and see. You will find empaths working with people, animals, or nature with a true passion and dedication to help them. They are often tireless teachers and/or caretakers for our environment and all within it. Many volunteers are empathic and give up personal time to help others without pay and/or recognition. Empaths may be excellent storytellers due to an endless imagination, inquisitive minds and ever-expanding knowledge. They can be old romantics at heart and very gentle. They may also be the "keepers" of ancestral knowledge and family history. If not the obvious family historians, they may be the ones who listen to the stories passed down and possess the majority of the family history. Not surprisingly, they may have started or possess a family tree. They have a broad interest in music to suit their many expressive temperaments, and others can query how empaths can listen to one style of music, and within minutes, change to something entirely different. Lyrics within a song can have adverse, powerful effects on empaths, especially if its relevant to a recent experience. In these moments, it is advisable for empaths to listen to music without lyrics, to avoid playing havoc with their emotions! They are just as expressive with body language as with words, thoughts, and feelings. Their creativity is often expressed through dance, acting, and bodily movements. Empaths can project an incredible amount of energy portraying and/or releasing emotion. Empaths can become lost in the music, to the point of being in a trance-like state; they become one with the music, through the expression of their physical bodies. They describe this feeling as a time when all else around them is almost non-existent. People of all walks of life and animals are attracted to the warmth and genuine compassion of empaths. Regardless of whether others are aware of one being of empathic, people are drawn to them as a metal object is to a magnet! Even complete strangers find it easy to talk to empaths about the most personal things, and before they know it, they have poured out their hearts and souls without intending to do so consciously. It is as though on a sub-conscious level that person knows instinctively that empaths would listen with compassionate understanding. Then again, for empaths, it is always nice to actually be heard themselves! Here are the listeners of life. They can be outgoing, bubbly, enthusiastic and a joy to be in the presence of, as well as highly humorous at the most unusual moments!

On the flip side, empaths want to jump overboard and abandon ship! The thoughts and feelings empaths receive from any and all in their life can be so overwhelming (if not understood) that their moods can fluctuate with lightning speed. One moment they may be delightfully happy and with a flick of the switch, miserable. Abandoning an empathy in the throes of alternating moods can create detrimental effects. A simple return of empathic live-listening and caring compassionately without bias, judgment and/or condemnation-can go an incredibly long way to an empaths instant recovery. Many empaths don't understand what is occurring within them. They literally have no idea that another person's emotions are now felt, as one's own and reflected outwardly. They are confused as to how one moment all was well, and then the next, they feel so depressed, alone, ect.. Then to understand the possibilities of empaths connection is a vital part of the empaths journey for themselves and those around them. Empaths are often problems solvers, thinkers, and studiers of many things.

As far as empaths are concerned, where a problem is, so too is the answer. They often will search until they find one-if only for peace of mind. This can certainly prove beneficial for others in their relationships, in the workplace, or on the home front. Where there is a will, there is a way and the empaths will find it. The empaths can literally (likely without the knowledge of what's actually occurring) tap into Universal knowledge and be receptive to guidance in solving anything they put their head and hearts into. Empaths often are vivid and//or lucid dreamers. They can dream in detail and are inquisitive of dream content. Often they feel as though the dreams are linked to their physical life somehow, and not just a mumble of nonsensical, irrelevant, meaningless images. This curiosity will lead many empathic dreamers to unravel some of the "mysterious" dream contents from and early age and connect the interpretation to its relevance in their physical life. If not, they may be led to dream interpretations through other means.

Empaths are daydreamers with difficulty keeping focused on the mundane. If life isn't stimulating, off an empathy will go into a detached state of mind. They will go somewhere, anywhere, in a thought that appears detached from the physical reality, yet is alive and active for they really are off and away. If a tutor is lecturing with little to no emotional input, empaths will not be receptive to such teaching and can (unintentionally) drift into a state of daydreaming. Give the empathy student the tutor who speaks with stimuli and emotion (though actual experience of any given subject) and the empathy is receptively alert. Empaths are a captivated audience. This same principle applies in acting. An actor will either captivate the audience through expressive expressing (in all aspects) emotions (as though they really did experience the role they are portraying) or will loose them entirely.

Empaths make outstanding actors. Empaths frequently experience déjà vu and synchronicities. What may initially start as, "oh, what a coincidence", will lead to the understanding of synchronicities as an aspect of who they are. These understanding of synchronicities will become a welcomed and continually expanding occurrence. As an understanding of self grows, the synchronicities becomes more fluent and free flowing. The synchronicities can promote a feeling of euphoria as empaths identify with them and appreciate the connection to their empathic nature. Empaths are most likely to have varying paranormal experiences throughout their lives. NDE's (Near death experiences and or Out of body experiences) can catapult and unaware of empathy into awakening period and provide the momentum for journey of discovery. Those who get caught up in life, in society's often dictating way, in work, ect., can become lost in a mechanical way of living that provides very little meaning. All "signs of guidance" are ignored to shift out of this state of "doing". A path to being whole again becomes evident and a search for more meaning in one's life begins. These types of experiences appear dramatic, can be life-altering indeed, and are most assuredly just as intensely memorable in years to come. They are the voice of encouraging us to pursue our journey in awareness. Sometimes, some of us require that extra assistance! For some empaths, the lack of outside understanding towards paranormal events they experience, may lead to suppressing such abilities.

(Most of these abilities are very natural and not a coincidence.) Empaths may unknowingly adopt the positive or negative attitude of others as their own. (this, however, can be overcome. ) Empaths may need to follow interests in the paranormal and the unexplained with curiosity so to explain and accept their life circumstances. Empathy is often mistaken for sympathy. Having empathy is not having sympathy for another. To sympathize is to feel for another's situation. (For example, it involves a concern of sadness or helplessness in watching another suffer. You might hears, " I couldn't help her and I felt so day.") The sympathizer often may not know what to say or confuse the situation more by unintentionally saying the wrong thing. A sympathizer may have difficulty comforting another for one feels uncomfortable just thinking of it. They may not understand where the person is coming from, let alone going. It is a different form of understanding than empathy. In death, one often says, " I sympathize with you", "I am sad for you", or "I am sorry for your loss". (There is nothing wrong with this form of understanding.) On the other hand, in flowing empathy and empathy feels, to some degree, what the other is going through as though it were the empth's own true feelings.

An empaths may know what to say and do comfortably with affection, compassion, warmth and understanding. In true empathy, an empaths will share other's experience without judgment, bias or harsh, thoughtless words. It's as though they experienced the same situation and have walked in the other's shoes. Many people believe they are empathic when, in actual fact, they are sympathetic and vice-versa. "My empathy is so overwhelming." This has to be one of the most frequently expressed sentences I hear from empaths. It is generally followed by, "How can I control my empathy?" Yes, it most certainly feels overwhelming! If one is not aware of how to control it and/or has little understanding of what empathy is all about she or he will struggle to maintain emotional balance in life. The less known, the more overwhelming the life of an empathy "feels" because he/she cannot determine the origin of many of the emotions, illnesses or symptoms that he/she experiences. It can affect relationships with a partner, family, friend or potential friends. The empaths can get overloaded with other people's emotions and even become seriously drained of his or her own personal energy. Learning to become aware of his or her "own" feelings as just that, belonging to and originating from one's self only will help tremendously. Otherwise, an empathy can unknowingly take on board another's feelings/emotions. This is most noticeable in situations where an empathy can take on the "anger" or "stress" of others.

Suddenly, without reason, he or she may become angry, have outbursts, or find him or herself retaliating. Essentially, the empaths is sending the anger or stress back to its owner, although he or she will assume the anger or stress is his/her own. If an empathy finds him or herself in this situation, he or she can expect to have taken on someone else's feeling. This situation often leaves one feeling bewildered, if not confused as to how it started. It is not fun taken on board another's feelings. A large part of learning about empathy is becoming aware what originates from one's self. When the empathy learns about him or herself, he or she will learn that much more about others. Although the following varies from empathy to empathy, a few examples of what empaths may experience are Chronic Fatigue, lack of energy, feeling exhausted in a company of certain people, experiencing extreme anxiety in crowds, in shopping malls and in public places, and/or feeling drained when arriving at the workplace. Again, these experiences are dependent upon how well the empathy knows him or herself and how well the empathy understand empathy. Many a time an empathy will feel (through empathy) and/or hear (though telepathy) the thoughts of another that are directed at the empaths. These are words or feelings from another that aren't said out aloud. Rather, they have a "behind one's back" kind of feeling and can be very difficult to deal with. The empath's thoughts will be along the lines of "why don't you just say it out aloud, and get it over and done with?" Unfortunately, those thoughts and feelings ARE the others person's not the empath's. Until (if ever) they express them openly, it is the empath's job to literally ignore them. As difficult as it may be, there is a privacy matter that comes into place there regardless if we like it or not or understand it or not. The ethics and morals involved in being empaths are discussed in part 3 of this report. To a degree, empathic interactions can be controlled. That degree depends upon one's willingness to learn what empathy is continuously teaching us firsthand. Being aware of empathy is a great start. Detaching yourself when necessary is the next thing. When you find yourself in a "heated" or stressful situation, STOP what you are doing and THINK quickly. Rewind the scene in your mind and go back to how you felt just prior to the situation getting out of hand. Were you calm, happy, relaxed? And then did you suddenly feel overwhelmed with anger, ect.? If so, empathy is calling for your attention! You may have just taken on board the other person's feelings as though they were your own. For the unaware empaths, this is an unconscious act and hence, the dire need to learn to be in awareness. On the other hand, have your found yourself thing about a situation throughout the day? You find yourself feeling irritated, insecure, angry, annoyed, upset, to the point that, when your finally had the chance to express yourself, you were "heated". In this case, it was your emotion initially and not an empathic interaction. When you STOP and THINK-analyze the emotions as not yours-then KNOW its is not yours. Confirm this mentally: "oh, it is not I that am angry." Or "These are not my feelings." This mental act detaches one from the mix-up of emotions from all parties concerned. When you become aware of how to separate your emotions from others, you will learn to remain calm in yourself, focused on the other, and able to allow the other to express him/herself without prejudice or critical judgment.

You are not detaching yourself from the other as though you are heartless. You are simply not taking on another person's feelings in a literal manner, confusing them as your own, or expressing them as if they were. In learning empathy awareness you are able to step back and allow your natural compassion to come through with no deep underlying effect on yourself. You are able to understand others in a nurturing way because you "know" and "feel" their emotions. This whole situation applies to all that come your way. It is without a doubt beneficial to you as the empaths and helpful for any relationships you have with family and friends. Sometimes not being detached from others, especially close loved ones, can appear quite the challenge. Another method of not picking up others so easily is a very simple else fully; immerse yourself in it- an object, tree, and/ or picture-in order to distract your attention from what (or whom) appears to be "draining" you. You can also listen to music, preferable without words, as certain lyrics can enhance your empathy and feeling of another literally re-create what you're trying to distract yourself from. You can watch a lively "funny movie/video, go for a walk, clear the air, clear yourself, sit beneath a tree, or read a book. Focus away from the one that appears to "load" you up with his/hers emotions. It is highly possible he/she has no idea that they are projection their emotions/thoughts so strongly. Nor do they know that you, as an empaths, are receptive to that projection of emotion/thought. After all, the other person is most likely unaware that you are an empaths and what empaths means. NOTE: Just as empaths pick up feels of others, empaths also project their own feels powerfully. We're not just talking about powerful words, but words that were packed with VERY strong emotions. Can you as an empaths imagine what it would be like to be on the receiving end of an empaths? Sometimes it appears inevitable to be in situations where another person's feelings can't be so easily pushed aside. Empaths can reach a point where the feelings flow through them rather than crash into them. They can learn that not all emotions are theirs and allow them to move on without need to analyzing. It is possible. It is possible to "go with the flow".

It is really that important to have self-determined ethics and morals in regards to one's abilities? Yes, I feel deeply so. Thos who do understand to a degree, but fail to have any ethics and/or morals in place, are hurtful to themselves and/or others. When anyone uses an ability to intentionally harm or manipulate another, his/her actions reveal the kind of person he/she truly is. The ethics and morals involved in living with empathic senses depend upon the individual and an awareness of how the empaths depends upon the individual and an awareness of how the empaths uses these abilities. That awareness must be continual. As empaths learn more and apply it to their lives, their empathic skills will be refined so that they are constantly aware of both their empathic nature and others. For those few who intentionally want to have fun with their abilities. One may ask: "What is the definition of fun?" Fun needs to be tempered with knowledge of what you're doing and safety for oneself and others."

How do you explain that empathy and other abilities are not games to be "toyed" with? Can this perception be altered? Yes, it can be changed through respecting any and all abilities one has, how they work, and how we use them with others. Empaths need to understand, to the best of their abilities, what effects empathic abilities have on themselves and others. We gather respect in seeking to understand, nurturing ourselves and sharing accordingly with others. There are noticeable times during interactions in which it is required that empaths detach themselves. The ability to detach will prove invaluable and is especially important in professional careers where you are helping others. Being empathic can be consequential if your are not aware. You can become overly concerned with another's "issues" and find it almost impossible to walk away. Sometimes, no matter how compassionate and genuinely caring you are, it is essential to detach. It is that person's issue to deal with. Learning to use discretion will surely help. You cannot help all the people all the time. Unless they are willing to help themselves, you will end up being a "doormat" or simply someone to help "bail" them out of trouble when the need arises. Some people don't want to help or aren't ready for it. That is their right. Empaths should not concern themselves with another person's issue, emotions or feelings unless they are approached or it is a matter of safety. Experience and awareness teaches one this.

Otherwise, it can blow something trivial out of proportion and damage a relationship. Experience helps develop tact and an ability to know when the "time is right" to say or do something: That experience also teaches you when to step back. Learning to walk away is something not to be considered as uncaring; at times, it is a selfless act of immense compassion for all concerned. Adopting these principles will improve your personality, self-growth and heighten your perception. It will open your heart and mind to yourself and others and provide a better quality of life. Being responsible, having a degree of control, learning, and applying your knowledge in all moments are part of having ethics and morals. There are 10 Levels of Empathy: General 1 The feeling you get when walking into a room where the feeling(s) are so thick in here, you could cut it with a knife. (Everyone has experienced this level of empathy, even those who claim to not being empath!)

Empath 1 (a)They are hit with all sorts of feelings and emotions, but know that those emotions/feelings are not theirs. But have no idea where they are coming from SPECIFICALLY, are unable to identify those specifically.

(b)Over all'static' feeling of emotions or are over-whelmed and consumed. ..Do not know where it's coming from or why. ..Generally in 4 people or greater groups or crowds. ..The larger the group/crowd the more over-whelmed feeling one would get. ..It is possible that some 'clinically depressed people MIGHT fall into this category. Because the over all emotions of others so overwhelm, that they avoid groups of any size, because it causes depression. (These are those where there is no clinical or medical reason that can be found.)

Empath 2 Same as EMPATH (1a and b) BUT: They can identify the emotions of the above. HAPPY, SAD, JOY, PAIN, ect...But are unable to focus on where specificaly it is coming from except one-on-one, without obvious visual clues.

Empath 3 Same as EMPATH (2) BUT: They can identify the emotions of the above and tell generally where it it's coming from in small crowds, without the obvious clues.

Empath 4 Same as EMPATH (3) BUT: In large crowd can focus on strong emotional out put from individuals, and tell generally where it it's coming from and focus and search it out.

Empath 5 Same as EMPATH (4) ALL THE ABOVE plus over great distances of people they love or know, and major events: earthquakes, bombings, celebrations, ect...

Empath 6 ALL THE ABOVE, and be able to hone in and know WHY the feeling is there in general to slightly specific reason for the emotion.

Empath 7A LL THE ABOVE and be able to detect if emotional or physical in nature, and why in rather specific detail.

Empath 8T his is the level of Psi abilities. All the above and know without seeing, knowing or observing by natural means... in very specific detail.

Empath 9 ALL THE ABOVE and is able to focus and scan the person for detail or information physically, emotionally, etc... and give very specific information/detail.

Empath 10 ALL THE ABOVE with great control, this person also branches into PSI abilities and is able to control to various levels though/body and other functions in another person. Depending on the level of PSI, which is another, and deeper study and research. Basic Psychic Protection Basic psychic protection acts as an energy that wraps around us. The purpose of this energy is ultimately to block out all intrusive or malicious vibrations that come from other sources. As one begins to practice magic or any psychic art their awareness of the worlds energies increases greatly.

With this new found sensitivity comes exposure to a new realm of distractions. You know how when your smoke alarm's battery runs low and it makes that little beep noise every minute or two. Most people don't notice the annoying little reminder right away. It'll beep for weeks until a friend points it out or you simply start to hear it one night while you're trying to fall asleep. Once it creeps into your range of hearing it's hard to ignore it. Even though it may have beeped for weeks without you noticing, it suddenly becomes impossible to ignore. This comparison isn't entirely suitable since your awareness of energy will most often be a positive and exciting development, and not an annoyance. It's when you begin to pick up others dark emotions or any outside negative vibes that you will want to practice psychic protection. Bubble Technique The most basic technique for protecting oneself magically is to simply imagine yourself inside a ball of white light that turns away any energy before it can touch you. When you visualize this ball of light around you, you want to make sure it appears opaque and solid in your minds eye.

This bubble should probably extend about a foot above your head, and at least 6 inches below your feet. It doesn't have to be a perfect sphere; just make it fit around your body in whatever shape seems most comfortable or appropriate. You want to enforce the energy in the areas above and below you to be just as strong as the area in front and behind you. Rest assured that even after you come out of your concentrated state, this bubble will move with you without problem. Any vibrations that touch it will simply pass over and around your shield like the wind moving over your car. In the rare circumstance that your shield comes up against someone else's, it will bend to compensate, but not break. Much like two balloons pressing together. You need to hold the image of an impenetrable force field in your mind for at least a good solid minute or two, before returning to your everyday life. Mummy Technique The visualizing of specific shapes forming around your body piece by piece adds focus and resolve to your protection magic, and this is the basis of the mummy technique. Begin by creating the image of a ball of white light glowing just above your head, where the crown chakra or higher-self psychic center is located.

Focus on the energy here, increasing its intensity as you focus on it. Visualize white light sweeping down from this powerful sphere in the shape of a wide ribbon that begins to wrap around your head. You may want to leave some space between the energy ribbons and your physical body, perhaps 3-4 inches. Have the ribbon continue to wrap around your head, overlapping itself and creating a solid sheet that surrounds your head in protective energy. Don't stop at the head though. Let the ribbon continue to spin around your shoulders, torso, hips, legs all the way down to the feet, making sure to cover every spot so that you are entirely and safely wrapped. When you work your way down to your feet have it wrap underneath them completing the blanket surrounding you. When you are completely wrapped, hold the image of what you just did in your mind for a few moments before opening your eyes. This exercise is a great way to improve your skills with energy manipulation while benefiting yourself. Burning Flame The Burning Flame is best used in situations that may be dangerous or that you require a great amount of protection over a short period of time. If you are entering a place/meeting/situation with a terrible amount of negativity you can perform this technique. Some people visualize their shields as a fire surrounding them at all times which is fine, although the method presented here is geared toward an emergency situation or on a temporary basis since it uses high amounts of energy. Stand perfectly upright with your legs together and your arms flat against your side. Go deep inside yourself to the center of your being. Approach all of this with a confident intensity, your mind focused on your need for protection. Find your center and know that in your center is an intense source of energy, the very energy that all your magical abilities come from. With your consciousness in this core of your being, create an eruption of energy within yourself. Like a volcano building up pressure, cause your energy to rise and expand from your center out. As the energy reaches the outside of your body have it burst into a blue flame that surrounds your body. The curved base of the flame should be at your feet and the tip of the flame above your head. The intense energy flame will burn any outside vibrations before they can reach you.

This flame won't harm you physically since it's a spiritual flame, but it will stop any other spirit or energy from touching you. Once the flames surround you, try to keep part of your mind focused on it as you proceed through the situation you felt required extra protection. Imagine more energy fanning the flames stronger and higher as you exhale. As with any of these techniques, practicing first in a safe place is highly recommended. Chakra Spin Protection This powerful technique unites the chakras to create a shield fully embedded with all aspect of your will and energy. Begin by visualizing performing the Psychic Center Visualization as detailed in the Energy Techniques document- A quick rehash: Charge the crown chakra, and draw a line down to the 3rd eye chakra. Charge the 3rd eye before drawing a line to the throat. Charge and continue to the heart, charge this chakra and draw a line of white light to the solar plexus chakra. After charging the solar plexus you move to the sex chakra, charge it and then onto the root chakra. As mentioned before, this is an adaptation of the traditional chakra system to have a center between the two feet so draw one more line to the ground center and charge this area.

Create two lines of light from this center that swoop to each side of you in an upward curve before connecting with the crown chakra above your head. Begin cycling your energy through the lines through breathing. Instead of stopping at this point continue cycling but move your focus to the curved lines at your side. We want to move these two line simultaneously clockwise so that they being to spin around the body. Let them put of energy as they continue to move faster and faster until their light forms a solid wall of energy that surrounds you. Spin this wall of energy around you for a few moments. When you feel ready, let the image of the chakras fade from your mind, and let the spinning motion end, but hold onto the image of all the energy the chakras surrounded you with. How often and how long? You should practice shielding techniques at least once a day until your body picks up the habit and begins to naturally reinforce your shields with energy. After a month or two you should be proficient enough that you only need to re-visualization your shields once a week. If you find yourself in a particularly nasty situation where you need an extra amount of protection, feel free to shield yourself again even if you had done so earlier in the day.

As you become more comfortable and skilled at these techniques you will find it possible to reinforce your shield with a little concentration and even while you body is in motion or otherwise distracted. Colors in Protection Everyone likes to add a little color to his or her magic. When you give your energy it's own color, you are personalizing it and making it easier for you to relate to. Some people are very firm in the belief that white energy is the purest and therefore is most powerful. Generally white and blue are the most commonly used colors for protection. There may be something to this, but it's always best to listen to your gut. If you feel an urge to have a green shield than go with it. You can always experiment by changing your shields color every week. If you find one shade or tone to be more effective than others, then stick with it. Complex combinations of color can be used to create very strong protection. In example you could make a shield that started as red at the top of your head and then slowly graduated to orange, yellow, green, blue and then purple when it finally reached your feet.

Visualizing such a shield takes strong focus, and holding it this image in your minds eye as the day goes by can be challenging. Since the appearance of this shield requires much more effort, it is strongly empowered by your will. Unusual patterns in shields can also aid you in psychic defense. Integrating a religious design or an occult symbol that represents protection can add extra strength and power. Grounding, Centering & Shielding is an excellent way to stay spiritually healthy. Grounding your personal energy into mother earth is akin to sinking a lightning rod to protect your home. Just as the ground rod safely channels extra electricity after a lightning strike, your personal ground keeps you psychically safe from emotional strikes. A personal ground, once established, acts as a safety valve to channel away extra energy when you're feeling overloaded. Another essential spiritual health practice is known as Shielding. Shielding is commonly used as a form of psychic self-defense. In its simplest form, shielding can help insulate us from the atmosphere of stress and negativity that unfortunately surround so many of us in this modern age. For those who are naturally empathic, or receptive to the emotions of others, shielding often becomes a very practical necessity. In these cases, Empathic Shielding can set up a filter between personal emotions and the emotions of the people around you. In establishing shields of any kind, the first skill that should be mastered is grounding. Grounding establishes a deep, clear channel between the abundant energy of the earth and the personal energy of the practitioner.

This often takes practice to become familiar with the sensation of connection, but it is a critical skill for virtually all areas of magical working. The feeling of complete well-being that results from proper grounding should be incentive enough to pursue mastery of this skill. Grounding There are many different methods or techniques that may be used for grounding. One simple way is to sit comfortably, breathe steadily, and imagine that your spine is a hollow pipe extending down from the base of your spine deep into the earth. Once your "pipe" is sunk into the earth, you can easily "drain off" negative energy that has accumulated. If standing, you can easily imagine extending these "pipes" down through your legs and feet, and deep into the earth. Another common image used in establishing a ground is to visualize yourself as embodying the Tree of Life. Instead of hollow pipes, imagine your body as a mighty tree whose roots extend deeply into the earth. Your torso becomes the trunk, and your arms may be upraised to gather the energies above and around you. As you reinforce the image of roots extending deeply into the earth, your personal energy will likewise connect with the earth, thereby grounding you. Having a steady, deep link to an abundant energy source outside of yourself is indispensable to the functioning of a healthy shield. Shielding is actually a very simple, basic concept, despite what some people may try to tell you. Some people talk about their shields as though it were strapped to their arm and had the family crest blazoned on it! Actually, a shield is a very subtle energy shift that is tied directly into your aura. Creating a shield is something like programming a computer: the energy of your aura is already there, merely awaiting your commands. You just need to tell it what you want it to do. Unless you have a natural "knack" for seeing auras, you may never actually "see" your shield, but once you have it, you'll know it's there. You will know your shield is up and working by the simple observation that it is working. Without a shield, I'm an emotional sponge, soaking up everyone's vibrations whether I want them or not. With a shield, I can maintain an appropriate boundary between my own energy and the energies of those around me. Shielding Find a quiet, private location where you can get comfortable and be reasonably sure that you won't be disturbed for a half hour or so.

Light candles if you have them, or otherwise dim the lights in the room to a comfortable level. Sit on the floor, preferably in a position where you won't get cramped by sitting still for awhile. (In other words, if you don't practice yoga, maybe the "blooming lotus" position is not for you!) Basically, prop up pillows and get comfortable, however you like it best. Physical discomfort will only distract you from the work at hand. However, I'd only suggest laying down if you are certain you can resist the temptation to fall asleep. Once seated, close your eyes and begin to relax. Breathe deeply and slowly. If you have an established meditation routine, use that to allow yourself to slip into a deep state of relaxation. If not, progressively focus on each major muscle group of your body, beginning with the feet. Clench the muscles, hold for a few seconds, then release the tension. Feel the relaxation flood your body as you work your way through your entire body. (Don't forget the face! We store a lot of tension in our expressions.)

Once relaxed, establish your grounds. Don't skip this step, or rush through it. Forming a solid, grounded connection is a critical component to successful shielding. Drain off any excess energy you've been carrying around with you, and continue to relax completely. Feel all of your emotional tension drain away into the earth. Next, reverse the flow of energy through your grounded connection. Gently pull in these cleansing and healing energies up from the earth, until you feel your aura shimmer and become vibrant. Continue to focus on flooding yourself with this clean, pure energy until you feel yourself radiating energy from within. As you fill with Earth energy, you might notice a variety of physical and/or emotional effects. Many people report feeling energized - alert, yet deeply relaxed, and frequently a tingling sensation that travels through their body. Continue to pull in energy until you feel that it can no longer be contained by the limits of your body. Allow the energy to extend out from your body and flood your aura. Now that you are in tune with your aura, it's time to "program" it with your intention of creating a shield. Visualize your aura as a shimmering web of light that entirely surrounds you. Notice if there are any holes in this web; if so, fill them with the Earth energy you have pulled from your ground. Reweave the web of light until it is a firm, whole piece of auric "fabric" that surrounds your entire body. Next, focus on this web and see if there are any "sticky" spots. These are areas of your aura that outside vibrations will naturally "cling" to.

These areas will be unique to each individual, but commonly appear over chakra locations, either on the front, back, or both sides. Mentally inspect your aura carefully. Pour additional energy into any area that feels weak or soft to you, and scan yourself from top to bottom for any gaps or vulnerable spots. Again, reach out with your "energy fingers" and cleanse away any "sticky" areas of the web, until the entire area is smooth and silky. Focus now on the tension within this web of light. Pour strength into each strand, watching the web get tighter and stronger with each breath you take. You are now surrounded by a strong, vital, shimmering auric web of light. Feel it gently protecting and cushioning you. Once you have completed your work, focus again on your breathing, and slowly bring your thoughts back to the surface of your awareness. Open your eyes and take a few more deep breaths to re-ground yourself. Your work is done. Health Maintenance Like the ground you've established, once you've set your shield, you can't ever really "lose" it. Once found, you always have access to this unlimited supply of earth energy. All that is necessary is that you remember to stay consciously aware of it. Heavy stress can easily distract us from this important awareness of our connection, and it can weaken the effectiveness of your shield. Under stress, we forget our connection to our source of strength, and forget to draw upon it in need. Instead, we burn ourselves out. Illness, fear, shock, anxiety, and worry are all emotions that distract us away from an awareness of our continued connection to this unlimited supply of energy.

If you feel sick, anxious or vulnerable, take a few seconds to close your eyes and pour energy from your ground into your auric shield. Usually, a few minutes or so is all you really need. So stay grounded, stay connected, and enjoy the abundance of energy available for your use and growth. It's the natural birthright and blessing of our Mother, the Earth. Grounding and Shielding are natural means for staying healthy and happy on our path through life. Stand barefoot if possible so you get a good contact with your feet and the ground. Feet a bit apart, as much as it feels comfortable to you, usually about a foot, but less will also do. Straighten up your body, let your arms hang along your body, palms inside. Close your eyes if that helps you to concentrate. Feel energy coming up from the ground into your feet. Grow roots from your feet downwards into the ground. Think about them. How are they? Thin, thick, straight, contorted, spread out? Once you have imagined your roots start to feel them and draw up energy through them. You'll feel it in your feet and then little by little use your thought and your breathing in to draw it up through out your body and the chakras. 1st chakra (genitals, pubis and a bit further up) red, 2nd chakra (lower belly up to your navel) orange, 3rd chakra (navel to diaphragm) yellow, 4th chakra (the heart) green, 5th chakra (the throat) blue, 6th chakra (third eye) indigo, 7h chakra (crown of the head) violet. If you can manage that feel the energy going out gently from the top of your head. Your arms and hands should feel very relaxed and heavy, warming up little by little. Pull the energy up to your elbows and shoulders. If you find it difficult just imagine your blood flowing and you'll feel it ok. Stay there, grounded for a while, as much as you like or it feels comfortable. Then, little by little start moving your fingers, your hands, feel your feet and then as last open your eyes. It is a very simple exercise and it will make you feel so much better!

Try doing that when you get out of bed in the morning or anytime you feel stressed out! Shielding A shield is a bubble of energy that works like a window screen. It filters the energy that moves through it and defends against others negative energy. It also prevents people with psychic abilities from using them with you. Shields help empaths keep others' emotions separate from their own. Creation Begin by clearly thinking through your purpose for the shield. Why do you want a shield? What exactly do you want it to do? Will it keep out all energy, or just bad energy? Will it be temporary, or will it be permanent? Will it only be defensive, or will it attack in response to negative energy? Once you have a clear intent, begin drawing energy and swirling it around you. Picture the energy as anything you wish. Common visualizations are soap bubbles, waterfalls, balls of light, fire, trees/vines, crystals, feathered wings or fur, tank metal, and armor. Choose an image that you enjoy thinking about and that isn't cramped or heavy. Swirl the energy around you. When you feel the shield is strong enough, let go. It will maintain itself with whatever purpose you gave it as you created it. If the shield depletes over time, repeat to add more energy.

Effects A shield can have many effects, alone or in combination. A shield can keep energy on one side or the other, or act as a filter to allow only certain energy inside. It can convert energy from one form to another so that a filter is unnecessary. Shields help empaths keep out some of the extra emotional energy so they don't feel overwhelmed. Shields also define boundaries in the physical world, which people will usually not to cross. Often they wont even realize why they stopped there. The edge of a shield works as a psychic alarm. When someone physically crosses it, the shield gives the owner a psychic warning that someone is nearby. Shields cause any effects you intend them to have when you create them. Just like any psychic ability, energy follows thought. Whatever you think about when you create the shield affects how it is created. Shield effects are not at all limited to what is listed here; anything you can think of, you can do. Maintenance Stress sometimes interferes with maintaining a shield. Under normal circumstances, a shield maintains itself for quite a while. However, large amounts of negative energy, attacks, illness, and lack of sleep all weaken a shield. This section explains how to maintain a shield under stressful conditions. Daily Stress Daily stress is the most common difficulty with shielding.

While a shield often prevents psychic energy from adding to the stress, eventually the shield weakens. More rest, planned time alone, meditation, and avoiding stress are the best cures. Daily or weekly meditation replenishes a drained shield and helps relax you. Empathic Overload Empathic overload is similar to, but can be more intense than, normal stress. Large crowds, schools, and cities are filled with intense emotional energy. Empaths who are particularly sensitive to this learn to build very strong shields to keep other people's emotions separate from their own. The first few days of an emotionally intense environment can be particularly tiring if the empath has not yet made a strong enough shield. Meditation and self-examination are important to protect from the empathic pounding of emotionally intense environments. Meditation helps relieve the stress and emotional energy in a controlled way. It also gives time to identify the difference between empathic emotions and personal emotions. By identifying yourself carefully (especially emotionally), you add an extra layer to the shield which defines "self" and "other." This helps external emotions bounce off harmlessly. Electromagnetic Fields Sometimes electromagnetic fields, from power lines or electronic equipment, can tear at a shield and cause it to weaken. If a person has grown up near power lines, his or her shield may already be adjusted to compensate. For people who have just entered electric fields, though, it can be rather intense. Experiment with drawing energy from the field and changing it into a more useful form of energy. Also, try matching your own energy to the existing electricity. With some practice, adjusting your shield to that energy takes little effort. Psychic Battle Shields also become weakened by psychic battles. Though most people will never need to deal with this, some can't avoid it. They may have known they were dealing with it before ever reading a book on psychic abilities. Shielding is a natural defense to psychic attacks. During psychic battle, people hold their shields in place by willpower and energy. Willpower controls the shield the most. Calm confidence is the best way to prevent a shield from being drained. If you are uncomfortable trusting in your own endurance, trust in the universe to do what is best for you, whether or not that is protection. If the shield does feeling drained, draw additional energy from a comfortable source to replenish it. Keep drawing until you know you are safe. If you cannot hold up the strength any longer, place your psychic self some place safe (or even shut down) to avoid being attacked. A safe place is any place, real or imagined, where you feel secure. Attack rarely causes any symptoms worse than a headache, but avoiding fighting is best. Common Problems For this, and all future skills, first check your grounding and centering. You should be strongly grounded, and strongly centered. You also need relax and avoid pressuring yourself.

Q: I cant get a shield created. I cant stay focused.

A: Ground, center, and relax. Draw energy just as you would to create a psiball. Instead of directing it through your hands, direct it outward around your body, as if you are inside the ball. If you want, use your hands to trace out the ..size.. and shape of the shield in the air. Add energy until you feel it strengthen and hold its shape.

Q: I can create a shield but its not very durable. How do I strengthen it?

A: Your shield strength is very closely tied to your grounding and centering. Be sure they are both very strong and stable. Relax and stay playful. Your shield should be somewhat flexible, not brittle. Keep it flowing and swirling around you.

Q: There’s unhappy energy inside of my shield. When I put my shield up, I feel bad, or I feel like there’s something stuck inside.

A: Drop the shield for a minute, and push away the energy you don’t like. Clear the space around you. Before you put up a shield, push a lot of energy out away from you. Start the shield tiny inside of you, and make grow bigger like a balloon until its around you. This prevents energy from being trapped inside it.

Q: My shields are fine until I enter a particular room, and then they wobble or fail. What’s going on?

A: Other people may be affecting your shields, either purposely or accidentally. Staying grounded and well centered will help that. You also may be getting interference from power lines, or an electromagnetic field. Adjust your energy to match it, instead of fighting it, and the shield will work again. Ground and Center Choose the shields purpose. Draw energy. Swirl it around you until stable. Let go and ground. You can create a shield when you want to. You can control the strength of the shield. You can control what the shield keeps out and lets in. You can control the texture and visualization of the shield. The shield does what YOU tell it to.