The number one tool that all empaths need to feel better, but most don’t know about.
For protecting yourself and healing others.
Empath protection (and shielding) starts with this Light Projector exercise to protect yourself from other people’s energy and, at the same time, provide healing to help them.
Human consciousness is growing rapidly, possibly even exponentially. I, like most of you reading this, want to be on the leading edge of this revolution, and so I work with empaths. Why?
Firstly, because I’ve learned the hard way what it takes to turn being an empath from a liability into an asset. I want to help other people avoid the struggle I went through.
Secondly, because as empaths we are among the leaders of the consciousness eco-system on the planet. We are a measurement of the consciousness health of the planet and I want every empath to be a healthy, thriving empath.
One of the themes that I discovered as I have worked with hundreds of different people is that we suffer as empaths when we are only in receptor mode. We thrive as empaths when we step into healer mode. The exercise that I share here is THE core practice that I share with other empaths. It seems to work for the vast majority of people and for some it has been life-changing. Before using this technique, some empaths were unable to go even to the supermarket or a restaurant because they were so sensitive to other people’s energy. By using this exercise they have been able to go back out in public again. For others, it’s just a way of staying’clean’ when interacting with other people. Personally, I use it every day. I hope you use it and enjoy
Trevor Lewis –
Author of ‘Thriving as an Empath: Empowering your highly sensitive Self‘
The analogy I use is of two barrels of water. If a barrel of dirty water feeds through a pipe into a barrel of clean water, the clean water starts to look as dirty as the water in the dirty barrel. If the water flows in the other direction, the dirty water gets cleaner and the clean water is still clean. By refilling from the Divine wellspring the clean barrel is refreshed.
Most shielding exercises we use as empaths turn off the flow of water, and we know what eventually happens to stagnant water when it sits for long enough! When we operate as healers, we keep the flow of water moving from the clean barrel to the dirty barrel.
When we operate only in receptor mode, we are picking up other people’s ‘dirty water’. Not only that, our first instinct is to think that if we feel bad, it must be something about us. Our minds look to justify why any emotion we are feeling must be our own and then work out how to fix it. It’s the result of growing up in a mechanistic world that teaches us we are all separate. As empaths, we know how untrue this is. We are all connected, and that is true regardless of distance. For me, learning that I was processing other people’s emotions was, in itself, the first huge step forward. Then, as I cleared myself of my own emotional baggage, I was better able to recognize when I was processing other people’s emotions. In fact, once I realized that emotions were often not my own, I was able to ask whose emotions were passing through me and what those emotions were. Once I can identify whose emotions I am processing, and especially once I can identify what emotions they are, those emotions usually drop away, and I go back to feeling myself again. Even though I know this works, there are still times when I don’t remember to ask the question “Is this mine?” it is easy to fall into the trap of immediately assuming it is our own.
So how do we move from being passive receptors to being active healers? A friend was dreading going to a funeral because of all of the emotions she knew, as an empath, that she was going to pick up. I ‘downloaded’ the following exercise by way of an answer to her. She said it worked like a charm! I now recommend doing this to avoid taking on other people’s energy and as protection from being drained by being around others.
Practicing the light projector exercise
1 – CONNECT DOWN to the center of the earth.
2 – CONNECT UP to The Divine and allow that energy to fill you up.
3 – PROJECT OUT from your heart to the person or people around you.
Start off by grounding. These energies need to be grounded the same way electrical circuits need to be grounded. Imagine that you are growing roots like a tree from your legs, through the soles of your feet, deep down into the center of the Earth. You can tie those roots round a boulder in the earth. The roots are flexible so that you can lift your feet without disconnecting.
You are a Light Projector. The process is to channel Divine Light, Divine Energy, and send it out to the people in your environment. This point is important – if you send your energy out it will be exhausting for you. It will drain you and weaken you even more causing you to let in even more of their energy when your defenses are down. You are only a conduit for Universal Light.
I have presented this exercise in three different forms below for people who are primarily visual, auditory, or kinesthetic (feeling). Use whatever style or combination works best for you:
Visualize the energy in the form of light coming in through the top of your head, down your spine all the way to your feet, filling your whole body, and then out from your heart to them. The flow of Divine Energy through you and out to your environment will help to push their energy away from you. Also, just as a water pipe cannot channel water without getting wet, you will be energized by the flow of Divine Energy through you. It may help to visualize the energy coming into your head as white light, and send it out your heart as a prism of rainbow-colored light.
Bring the energy through the top of your head as an ‘ee’ sound (internally within yourself or externally by actually making a sound). Send it down your spine all the way to your feet, filling your whole body, and then send it out from your heart as an ‘oo’ to them. Inhale on the ‘ee’, and exhale on the ‘oo’.
Feel the waves of energy coming in through the top of your head as a vibration of love. Think of the warm and fuzzy feeling of playing with puppies or kittens. Send it down your spine all the way to your feet, filling your whole body, and then send it out from your heart
You want to keep that flow going into your environment 24×7. Keep that up consciously for a short while then just have the intention of keeping the flow going. Tell your subconscious that this is what you want to be doing 24×7 and then let go. Check in occasionally, when you remember, so as to keep the process going. Keeping the flow of Divine Energy down through you and out to the people around you is the best form of shielding.
Do not concentrate. The mind will get distracted. All you need to do is gently bring your attention back to the exercise. It’s like using an SLR camera. When the subject of a photo moves out of focus all you do is refocus the lens of the camera. When the object of your mental attention moves out of focus, refocus the mind. Just bring your attention back to your subject. Do not worry about having thoughts. Do not try. Let it be – easy!
You can use it for a single person who may be annoying you. You can use it for a room full of people (such as a work meeting) or a whole building. Especially with a crowd, it is much better to use this exercise before you leave home and before you are entering their space. Once you walk into the building and you start to take on their energy, the momentum of the flow is already moving from them to you. This exercise will help, but it is harder to reverse the direction of the flow of energy. It is far better to create the flow through you to them from the outset.
Here is a quote from an empath friend on her initial use of this exercise: Yesterday I imagined being a light projector every time I left my house, and it immediately made me calm. I even went to the store yesterday alone without my husband and kids who I usually use as a buffer between other people and me. This morning I imagined being a projector before getting out of bed, and I’ve been in a good mood since. It seems to calm me whenever I’m about to go bananas.
Some of my thriving empath friends have been doing their own version of this exercise for some time. For example, one responded: “This is something I came to realize myself a little while ago. Each day I ask to be used as a conduit of Divine Light and Love to this world. I ask that Divine Love be infused within my spirit and body; that it flow out to everyone that I meet on that day and out to everyone that they meet so that the Light will flow outwards and elevate this world into the higher frequencies. I can feel it flow down through the top of my head, across my shoulders and down into my legs exiting through my feet and connecting to the earth. I find that if I am in continuous ‘send’ mode that negative energy has no chance to come into my life. If I do have someone of a negative charge come into my day, they will have little to no effect on me. It feels like the positive aura around me just flows over them and has a calming effect on them.”
For myself, as an intuitive healer and coach, being an empath is extremely useful. It is an ability that I want to keep and control, indeed, even amplify. What I started to realize though was that I didn’t have an off switch. I particularly realized this when I woke up one morning processing some emotion that didn’t feel like mine. I asked whether it was mine and got a no. I asked whether it belonged to a member of my family; again no. I got a yes when I asked if it belonged to a client and proceeded to test whose emotion it was and what the emotion was. I then cleared the person and emailed her that I had just cleared her for ‘confusion’ and quickly got a reply back “Thank goodness. I was processing that all night.” What I have now done is set an intention for office hours and emergencies only. In other words, to turn on my empathic listening only when I am doing healing work unless someone is having an emergency in which case I am willing to be interrupted.
Again, we suffer as empaths when we are only in receptor mode. We thrive as empaths when we step into healer mode. Empath protection (and shielding) starts with this Light Projector Exercise to protect yourself from other people’s energy and, at the same time, provide healing to help them. This exercise is a step towards moving from being confused to being a thriving empath. I encourage you to use it every day.
A guided meditation audio of this exercise is available here.
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