Are you an empath?
Sensitive to, or even drained by others' energy?
Wish there was a way to protect yourself from empathic overwhelm?
Whether you're at home or at work, energy is everywhere.
And unfortunately we can't control or guarantee that the people, places and things we encounter will always be positive and clear.
Watch this week's 13-minute love letter, which is the first of four video messages covering the power of Grounding for improving and maintaining the health of your empathic energy system.
"I feel overwhelmed when I'm in large crowds."
This week is actually really special because my guides have been telling me that instead of just doing single weeks and single topics, we're going to go on a journey together.
For the next four weeks, you and I are going to go on a deep dive into what is grounding.
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We're going to start, this is week one by the way, so we're going to start on what exactly is grounding and why is that important? Why are we talking about the ground, Victoria? What in the world does that have to do?
Chances are if you've clicked play on this video, that means that you are empathic.
Alright, so in order to understand the importance of having a regular grounding practice, you also need to understand what exactly is an empath?
An empath is someone who picks up ambient emotional data in a way that is more than five sensual.
Right, so Aristotle says that we have five senses. Sight, sound, taste, touch, smell.
Most experts nowadays, actually agree that we have between 16 and 23 regular senses, such as magnetoception, thermoception, proprioception, those sorts of things.
By the way, magnetoception is being able to sense magnetism, right? Or you put two magnets together, and you can sense that.
Thermoception is being able to sense temperature, right? This lamp is warm and this, you know, other thingy is cold. Proprioception is being able to tell where your limbs are.
So, I know right now, that my feet are below my head because I can have my proprioception sense.
So, there are more than just five senses. Now, we're not talking about like, the sixth sense. I see dead people, sorts of thing. No, actually.
When we're talking about the empathic sense, it's simply the sense that picks up ambient emotional data.
This is the sense that:
- "Something's wrong,"
- "This person is not feeling well"
- "This is feeling a little bit off,"
- "Ooh, something good's about to happen."
Right? This emotional sense. Those are all emotional reads of ambient data in the energetic field.
So, here's the thing. Just like with any of our more mundane Aristotelian senses, right? Sight, sound, taste, touch, smell. The empathic sense can be underdeveloped, overdeveloped, right?
Can be normal but just gets broken down a bit with wear and tear and overuse, or it can even be a bit weak over time from underuse even though it's generally healthy.
The same way that if you keep your eyes closed for a really long time in a bright space, when you open them up they're a bit shocked. Right? The muscles strain.
It's kind of hard to perceive dimension, shape, form, color, et cetera with your eyes because they have to adjust, right? There's an adjustment period.
Or, for a nose that's extra sensitive, can't really be around people that wear certain colognes and so on and so forth.
So there are some people who have overdeveloped senses, some people have underdeveloped senses.
And then there are those of us who like, we have our normal senses but they congested or overstimulated from time to time.
The same goes for the empathic sense. But, what if you have to blow your nose, so to speak for your empathic sense? How does that work? Grounding, yay!
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Grounding is essentially the regularized practice of clearing and managing your empathic systems. Now your empathic sense systems within your energetic field, have an influence on your emotions.
They have an influence on your physical body. They have an influence on how you manifest things.
But the grounding practice, in particular, is different ways of maintaining the health of your empathic sense.
Now there are ways to ground physically, mentally and emotionally, and spiritually as well.
If you want a very, very big list of ways, and ways for also to assess yourself, I would highly recommend if you haven't gotten it yet, my book Natural Intuition Now: Uplevel your life by awakening your innate spiritual senses.
This is book one for beginners. There's a whole chapter, the largest one in the book, is actually dedicated to this subject. Grounding.
Now to end the final point, right, on this video is I would like to make a bit of a parallel between grounding in your emotional and empathic bodies, and your electrical body and electrical systems.
Dun dada! Introducing, a plug and a socket, right? This is the plug. This is the socket. Yes?
So listen to me, not only on the engineering side, but also on the energetic side as well as I describe this to you.
In any electrical system in a house, there are these plugs.
You know, if you're trying to plug your lamp in. Hello, lamp. Right? This one in particular, has two prongs. Positive, negative currents flow through those two prongs and that's what creates a basic electrical current. It's positive and negative here, so you know, just look at one of these. Positive and negative.
Now, it's the contrast that allows for the energy to flow through and to them. That contrast is necessary. The yin and the yang causes universal movement. Yes, yes? Right?
But what happens if a system is not grounded is that if there is a disturbance in the electrical field, such as a lightning storm, right? Lightning, pow! Strikes the house.
It disturbs the grid and can actually cause a surge of energy to come through an even, maybe this has happened to you?
Bust the light bulbs, the lights go out, or the circuit breaker trips. The circuit breaker is actually there as a fail safe, to make sure that the house doesn't catch on fire.
But if that wasn't there, it absolutely would have. Right? Because there's too much energy flowing through here.
It's suppose to be flowing in a constant, constant, constant stream. Positive, negative. Positive, negative. That's how we generate electricity.
The point of having a ground, right?
This third hole on a plug, is actually, when you plug that machine in, whatever it is, it has to have a ground because it pulls more energy than the average two prong machine.
So if I'm plugging in my phone to charge or a lamp to turn it on and use it, that only pulls a certain number of amps. However, if I'm looking to use a jackhammer, a shop vac, a fridge, or a washing machine, these types of machines pull a lot more amps and voltage than a two prong machine would. And because of that, there is higher amounts of electricity.
Now positive, negative currents are a bit unstable. The way that they're stabilized is by having a ground, having that third hole, that third prong.
And what this does, it's neither positively or negatively charged. It literally threads through the building, through the electrical grid, and into the dirt, is where it goes. That's it.
So, this is your relationship, whether you are a machine or, now we're talking about us, a person. This is your relationship to nature. To your neutral. To zero.
The point of being grounded, is so that when there are excess amounts of energy flowing through your system, whether you're a machine or a person, they instead of overloading your system, they get sucked into the ground and neutralized so that the work can continue.
So grounding is especially important for those of us who are highly empathic. We're taking in a lot of emotional data.
Maybe our sense, if you're watching if you're like me, is more sensitive than the average bear.
Maybe you pick up on more people's feelings. More of your clients get to you. Those commercials of like the animals and stuff, you can't take it because you just feel the emotion in your body. Right? Maybe you can't even be in crowds because it's just too much energy. Right? Too much empathic energy for you to process.
If that's you, stay tuned to this series because we're going to cover exactly what you can do to best manage your energy.
Now, if as I'm saying this someone else is coming to mind, please share this video. Make sure that they subscribe at victoriawhitfield.com/freegift so they get their healing meditation, by the way, for signing up.
That'll already start grounding you, so that's instant relief if you're in an overwhelmed state.
To close, I'd love to pick an oracle card, as always, from the Archangel Rafael Healing Cards Deck.
Another Doreen Virtue deck. We're on 20 now, I think at the dojo. Angels what do we need to know right now about beginning hour month long deep dive into grounding?
"Leave a stressful situation behind." Leave it behind. I like the unicorn.
"Dear Archangel Rafael, thank you for giving me the courage and willingness to take good care of myself. Including surrounding myself with healthy relationships and positive situations."
So what I love about how the angels have picked this card for you today, is that this week in particular, focus on just letting things go.
Surround yourself in positive situations. Keep a lookout, right? For things that are overwhelming you energetically.
Be conscious of the fact that you have an empathic sense that's taking in emotional data and it needs to be cleared.
And stay tuned.
Next week we're going to start covering exactly how. Next week we're gonna talk about physical grounding. Okay?
I'll see you then! Muah! Bye!
Just for Today...
Focus on letting things go.
Honor the fact that you are an empath and are always absorbing energy by making time to ground and clear yourself at least two times today.
Notice how you feel at that moment - you're already healing!
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