Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Do the winter doldrums have you down? There could be a simple answer for that. It's not just about the snowfall that seems never ending this year; it's about the energy. Doctors call it Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD and often link it to the lack of light, and Vitamin D we receive from the sun in the summer, according to Martin Downs, MPH, in his article Winter Darkness, Season Depression. We need the light's energy to release us from feeling lost or unhappy. There's a reason we clean out our closets when the weather starts to break. Making room for pretty new clothes isn't all there is to it. You're making room for new energy!
When we feel the desire to clear out the old and bring in the new it's because we are done with whatever is happening and we need to usher in change. Bright spring colors help pull us out of our winter funk and lighten us up. We wear clothes and shoes and jewelry that make us feel more vibrant, more alive. We choose to revamp our homes, our clothing, and our spirits!
When we ignore the need to clear out old energy we often suffer--we may experience feelings of depression or even sadness. Empaths, people who are more sensitive to energy around them and can feel the energy of others, tend to have a harder time when their energy is depleted or drained. It can even cause feelings of social anxiety. According to Amateo Ra's article, New Study Links Social Anxiety to Being An Empath, "As an Empath, it can be a lot for someone to handle, as the source of their discomfort is not just the weight of their own life’s challenges and experiences, but also the energy of others all around them, both the good and the bad, all of which can be a lot to integrate and digest."
If you are empathic, you might experience feelings that you are unable to source. In other words, you have no idea where these feelings are coming from. Until you discover your empathic gifts or clairsentient or clairempathic abilities it may be difficult to figure it out. All of my books provide exercises crucial to working with these natural psychic gifts and can help you protect yourself from unwanted doses of energy. Even Theresa Caputo, the Long Island Medium, shares how she suffered from debilitating anxiety until she learned how to work with her spiritual energy.
So, what does all this mean for you? Clean out your closets! Refreshing the energy in your home as well as the energy of your spirit with clearing intention can bring in an abundance of health, love, and laughter! Lighten up by letting go of anything you've been physically or spiritually holding on to! Get rid of anything that no longer suits you or any psychic debris that you no longer need! Remember, being empathic means feeling energy of others as well so be sure to free yourself from anyone who habitually brings you down or causes you more stress than joy!
Create a vision board of what you want and FEEL it! Learning to work with your incredible abilities will make you happier than you can imagine. Embrace your empathic gifts and experience all that life has to offer this Spring!