Question: When I’m around certain people or in certain places, I feel a bit overwhelmed by what they’re doing, what they’re going through. How can I tell what is my own energy and what I’m picking up from other people? How does an empath learn to navigate situations where there’s a lot of pain that is not our own and give her light without feeling drained?
Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given at a conference in Washington, D.C. (USA) in 2019.
When you are around other people, especially when they are very emotional, the energy you feel is always their energy, or it is your reaction to their energy. What you need to look at in either case is why you are reacting. You need to look at your reactionary pattern and see why you’re being pulled into this pattern time, and time again. You will find that behind such patterns is, of course, a self and behind every self, there is some kind of belief that, for instance, as a spiritual person, I should be compassionate towards other people, and the way to be compassionate is that I feel their energy or take on their energy to lighten their burden. Many spiritual people have a very similar belief, not necessarily expressed with the same words. You need to take our teachings on free-will then come to the point where you realize that you are not helping people grow by taking on their energy, you’re enabling them to stay in the same state of consciousness because you relieve their burden. That allows him to continue being in that state of consciousness.
You can, of course, use spiritual protection to seal your energy field from being invaded. In reality, you need to resolve that reactionary pattern, that separate self that makes you feel that you should react to them. You could say that the definition of an empath is a person who feels that they should react to the feelings of other people instead of having your own feelings. Many, many spiritual people have gotten into such a momentum of wanting to help other people that they deny their own feelings. It’s almost like they push them aside, and they feel they don’t have these feelings. They don’t recognize their own feelings. This, of course, is not something that is healthy and not something that will get you to higher levels of consciousness.
You need to be willing to look at your own feelings and see what you feel. Now, as of course you rise to the Christ consciousness and overcome your primal self and depersonalize your life, then you don’t have any of these lower feelings. But you will have higher feelings still. Because, without feelings, you cannot manifest anything in a physical octave as the process is that the energy and the images move from the identity to the mental to the emotional and then to the physical. Many, many people have become in a modern age so intellectual that they are trying to skip the emotional and bring something directly from the mental mind into the physical, but it cannot be done.
Copyright © 2019 Kim Michaels