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The Path of the Empath ~ Vol. 2

This is the second installment in a personal series I am writing about being an empath.  (Here is a link to my first post:  The Path of the Empath ~ Vol. 1.)  The term “empath” keeps cropping up more and more, and I believe that’s because there are many of us recognizing this trait within ourselves.

It is my hope that these posts will help those who have come to know that they are empaths, realize that they are NOT broken or damaged, but rather a very important group of people.  It is not unusual for empaths to feel alone or ostracized, so I also hope that these posts can help unite empaths, and inspire a sense of community and camaraderie.

To kick this second posting off properly, let’s define “empath”:
Via Wikipedia –
“An empath is a person who has an acute or highly developed sense of empathy. In the paranormal and in some works of science fiction and fantasy, highly developed empathy is a paranormal or psychic ability to sense the emotions of others. It is distinguished from telepathy, which allows one to perceive thoughts as well. Occasionally empaths are also able to project their own emotions, or to affect the emotions of others.”  

If you are curious as to whether or not YOU are an empath, here is an awesome test.  I have known for quite some time that I am an empath, but for fun, I took the test.  I scored 76 out of 80, which resulted in a “You are definitely an empath” distinction.

Fun online quizzes aside, being an empath isn’t always easy.  In fact, if you are not grounded spiritually, 100% of the time, it can be a slippery slope to walk.  An empath MUST learn how to set healthy boundaries and “guard their sensitivity.”

I obviously know this, but even so, I started getting a little careless a few months back.  As a Life Coach, it’s easy for me to “preach” to others about their spirituality, and setting boundaries, but it is sometimes hard to follow that advice myself.  I fell victim to countless “energy vampires“, thinking that I was helping them by somehow being available to them whenever they determined they needed me.  This wasn’t just happening to me, it was happening to my empathic husband, as well.  We started getting run down.  My husband,who has a chronic health condition, started becoming ill again.  I was growing depressed, and allowing any and all negative situations – including sad or upsetting news stories – deeply disturb me.  Our daughter, who is the epitome of a Crystal Child was being adversely effected, as well.  In just a few short months, our small family unit had begun to completely fall apart.

Without going into too much detail, I will admit that I believe I experienced a complete nervous breakdown.  This was mid-January of this year.  In all truthfulness, it took until about mid-March for me to start feeling “normal” (whatever that is) again.  Actually, I didn’t just start to feel normal…I started to feel HAPPY!  100% happy!  A happy like I had not known in quite some time.  A beautiful, foreign feeling, to say the least!  And had it not been for that breakdown, I might have never been put in a situation where I was FORCED to receive help.

That’s right.  Professional help.  And I’m not ashamed to say that.  Five weeks in an Intensive Outpatient Program and ongoing counseling, and no, I’m not “weak” for resigning myself to such.  I’m more in touch with my spirituality than ever before, and am also a much more “protected” empath.

What do I mean by “protected”?

I mean I am learning – or re-learning, rather – how to set healthy boundaries.  This is important to ALL people, yes, but particularly important to empaths.  An empath literally feels and “gives” too much, and without boundaries, you are on the fast track to a breakdown, yourself.

You can still HELP people even when you set a boundary.

You can still FEEL.  An empath would absolutely hate to lose their ability to feel, even though, it is that ability that can be their biggest downfall.

One thing that I had a terrible tendency to do was start manifesting sickness or pain within myself when I started lamenting sickness or pain in others.  A VERY useful (and simple) tool I learned to employ when I would start feeling this way, was to remind myself that I cannot get sick enough to take away the sickness of the world.  I cannot become poor enough to take away poverty from the world.  I cannot feel pain enough to take pain away from the living creatures of this world.  

I tell this to myself almost daily, when I feel those old tendencies coming on, again.  And it works!  But it’s taken a lot of effort to arrive at this point.

If you suspect that you are an empath, one of the best things you can do is learn, or remind yourself how to set healthy boundaries.  Don’t be afraid to say “NO” to people – very often, empaths are “people pleasers.”

Lastly, one of the best things an empath can do for themselves, is to guard their sensitivity.  You are NOT a “crybaby” or a “basket case.”  You are a beautiful, healing soul that has an enlarged capacity to feel!  Don’t let anyone try to make you think that this is a bad thing!  Guard it, protect it, and appreciate it.  You were given this amazing gift.  It’s not enough to to celebrate that gift – you must protect that gift, as well.

Note:  If you have made a habit out of reading my blogs, you may have observed that I openly discuss many of the trials I have gone through in my life.  It is not uncommon for Indigo Children – another topic I regularly post about – to experience many of these issues.  If you are curious about Indigo Children, here is a helpful link.  

Thank you for reading!  

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A Message for fellow Indigo Children ~

 The following is a post I penned and shared on one of my many FaceBook groups.  I felt divinely inspired to help spread the word about the emergence of Indigo, Crystal, Rainbow Children as well as Star Seeds or Star Children.  

We are here, we are awake, and now it’s time to wake up the rest of the world.  Blessed be!

*~*~*~*

~ A Message to my Indigo Brothers and Sisters  ~

Welcome fellow Indigos!  We’re all grown up now, but we’re still…Indigos.

Now, you may not know what I mean when I call you an Indigo, but chances are, you do.  If not, though, since I fancy myself a teacher of sorts, I shall explain.

What is an Indigo a/k/a “Indigo Child”? 

According to Doreen Virtue, a foremost expert on Indigo, Crystal and Rainbow children, Indigo children are called such because of their auras:  “Indigo Children have a lot of indigo blue in their auras. This is the color of the ‘third eye chakra,’ which is an energy center inside the head located between the two eyebrows. This chakra regulates clairvoyance, or the ability to see energy, visions and spirits.”

Do a quick internet search on Indigo children and you will find that the biological ages of supposed Indigo children vary from site to site, and page to page.  Some pages say that the Indigo generation is, at most, age 25 or so.  In reality, the Indigos seem to be anywhere from people who are in their mid twenties to the forties.  With a few “early” (older) Indigos thrown in for good measure, of course.

Just for your information, the generation that came after the Indigos were the Crystal children.  Some sites have Crystals as being teenagers now, possibly up to their late twenties.  There are, however, examples of early Crystals, too – Ascended Master Jesus Christ is known in some circles, as being THE earliest Crystal Child ever spoken about in history.

Rainbow children are the generation immediately following Crystals.  They are the newest, most recent generation.  They are new souls to this realm – never having incarnated before, on the earthly plane.

In addition to Indigos, Crystals and Rainbows, there are also Starseeds/Star children and “Cusp” children, who show signs of being both Indigo/Crystal, or Crystal/Rainbow.  For more info on all of these different generations of lightworking “children,” Doreen Virtue’s website, angeltherapy.com is a wonderful source.

In the meantime, we’re here to discuss Indigos, and chances are, if you are reading this, YOU are an Indigo child!  And should you need confirmation, here are some tell-tale traits of Indigos:

Do you feel like you were born with a “mission”?

Do you know when someone is being dishonest?

Do you struggle with “authority”?

If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, there is a good chance that you are indeed, an Indigo child.  And we, as Indigos, were brought here for a REASON.

In case you hadn’t noticed, (ha, that’s funny!) there is worldwide crisis occurring even as you read this.  A MASSIVE shift in global consciousness is about to happen.  No, no, I’m not talking Mayan Prophecy (we’ll save that for later) but I am confirming what most of us already knew.  Stuff’s about ready to hit the fan, and you were called in to help.

So, what can you do?

The most important thing (in my humble opinion) that an Indigo can do is LIVE YOUR DHARMA.  No, no – I won’t go all Buddhist, just yet, but by “living your dharma,” what I am basically saying is DO WHAT YOU CAME HERE TO DO.  And somewhere DEEP down, you know what that is.

Maybe it’s time for a little introspection…what DID you come here to do?  What resonates with you?  Why do you feel you chose to incarnate at this particular time in history?  Once you have those answers, or even just the innate desire to HAVE the answers, you are on the right path.  If you can take it a step further and know, deep within your very being, what you came here to do, then there is no excuse NOT to act on it.  In all truthfulness, it very well might involve major life changes.  Changing jobs, relocating, etc.  And yes, “they,” whoever “they” are, probably WILL tell you that you’re crazy.  But like in the voice of “early” Indigo (I am almost POSITIVE of this) Jim Morrison, THE TIME TO HESITATE IS THROUGH.

THIS is that wake-up call that you might have “joked” that you’ve been waiting for.

Think of yourself as a sleeper cell who has been waiting months, years, decades, even, for the call to action.  THIS is that call.

Time is fleeting, Brothers and Sisters, but we need not panic.  Everyone ELSE on the planet is panicking – just turn on the evening news, and that becomes obvious.  We are the ones that have been entrusted to, for lack of a better term, SAVE THE PLANET!  Do we really want crazy, jabbering, panic junkies doing things ‘round these parts, or do we want to relieve them of their duties, send them back to their reality TV programs, fast food and routine vaccinations, and take matters (BACK!) into our own hands?  I know what I’m going to do.

Will you join me?

I’ll leave you with the words of  John F. Kennedy, Jr:  “There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.”

We can afford to be inactive, no more, so I ask again…

…will you join me? 

Namaste, Brothers and Sisters.  Until, next time…