To be close to nature is the seeker’s perspective of life. The flowers bloom naturally, trees shed naturally, sun and the moon rise and set naturally. There is a path and there is also a journey in the life of everything that is the creator’s child. I am a mere human being who is deliberately trying to break a familiar path and engulf a parallel path that’s always been there, followed mindlessly but, never embraced wholeheartedly.
The day I became aware of its existence, I shed many tears unknowingly, trying to understand the relevance of an ’empath’ in the concrete design of things.
Summing up, based on the explanations provided by certain website, and as I understand, “empaths” are people who connect deeply with people and situations. They can be extremely sensitive, get affected or overwhelmed by sensory affectations, feel uncomfortable in crowded places, and they may lead others to judge their receptiveness and reactions as ‘being shy’ or ‘lacking in confidence’.
Probably, it is very challenging to be reliving the pages from the books, scenes from a film, sounds of the incident one witnessed that touched deeply. It may even take days to erase a few things that came across in the course of the day.
However, they see the world from their heart, work with love, cherish Nature, and empathise greatly.
Often,”what is the matter with you?” sort of question crops up to an empath. The answers may not seem very convincing to others, and attempts at explaining things beyond the purview of the familiar fixed images of ‘the right’ and ‘wrong’ behaviour, may well be misinterpreted. That doesn’t require an empath to hide behind the security of the home always. That also doesn’t mean, one has to forcefully work to change oneself . There is no doubt, like any hardworking person, empaths are also good at work, and efficient as well. Therefore, be there, live there.
In fact, it is very satisfying to try visualisation techniques to protect oneself, before stepping out into the regular pattern of life. Something, I’ve been trying for a while, “using the tool of imagination to visualise” and the “tested power of affirmation”.
For instance, if I am visualising, I prepare myself first. I spend a few minutes to get my focus on my breathing.
Breathe in, Breathe out. I continue to do it till, I find a calm within.
Of course, the shortage of time, makes me count to three or five with every inhale and every exhale. But, when I am breathing, I affirm myself with positive messages : I breathe in confidence, I breathe out messages of gratitude, I breathe in love, I breathe out messages of unconditional love, and such.
Another way of inclusion of affirmation is: breathe in confidence, breathe out insecurities, breathe in love and breathe out hatred, and such words that are ‘my calling’ for the day. In other words, the messages of affirmation are dependent on my frame of mind.
Once I achieve this state, I begin by imagining showers of blessing from heaven and earth connecting, and protecting me in a cocoon of universal love. The colours may matter, but to me ‘the colour of protective layer of unconditional love’ is either a white or a golden light.
I live in the moment, sometimes a seven minutes or sometimes even more (say 25 minutes), absorbing the state of awareness. Towards the end, I close the practice of visualisation, thanking heaven and earth, in a three time acknowledging bow down/nodding head. I do trust in the powers of the Universe that, may be a light, or a form of Almighty/ God.
Each one of us is unique, and unique with our ways to find a solution to our God-given ‘life’. Have trust in yourself, and mark beautiful memories in the journey of life.
2020, Deeya Nambiar