Sensitive people are highly attuned to the beauty around them--But it takes strength to walk through the world with the dial turned all the way up on your senses. There are plenty of small actions and intentions we can use to more gently and easily navigate the swirl of external energies we encounter in daily life.
Sensitive people are highly attuned to the beauty around them--But it takes strength to walk through the world with the dial turned all the way up on your senses. There are plenty of small actions and intentions that can serve as a buffer between ourselves and the swirl of external energies we encounter in daily life.
It may be helpful to cleanse yourself and your space by burning sage, to clear away negative energy, followed by burning palo santo ("sacred wood") to call in positive energy. The Protection Bundle has sage, palo santo, and a sterling silver pendant of Black Tourmaline, a well-known crystal for protection. You can also wear Black Tourmaline as a bracelet. If burning sage is not possible where you live, you can get the same cleansing benefits with Sacred Sage Smokeless Mist.
You can also tend to your energetic boundaries and your aura, since a strong aura helps shield you from negative emotional, spiritual and physical energies. Learn about your energetic body and how to protect yourself in Energetic Boundaries: How to Stay Protected and Connected in Work, Love, and Life, by Cyndi Dale.
For seeking out and clearing negative energies from your aura and your physical spaces, Clifton Harrison has created the Botanical Alchemy Aura Cleanser. It is an energetically charged, alchemical blend of 6 essential oils, 35 flower essences, and 12 gem essences.
Whether sprayed into the air or spritzed into the palm of your hand and then 'brushed' over your aura, the Aura Cleanser transforms negative or blocked energies, renews energy connections, rebuilds joy, and rebalances after cleansing. Releasing stuck energies can help you feel lighter, happier, more balanced, centered, grounded, and loving.
Keep your feelers out, eyes and ears open for techniques and tips that other people have developed, that help them step safely out into the stream of experience, the river current of the world. You do not have to do everything they do--just hang on to the information that is most helpful for you, and if something works, write it down somewhere you won't forget, to look back on later when you need assistance.
There are many books out there if you are curious--these include The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People, by Judith Orloff, and I Don't Want to Be an Empath Anymore: How to Reclaim Your Power Over Emotional Overload, Maintain Boundaries, and Live Your Best Life, by Ora North.
While retreating like a crab into its shell can be tempting, it is important to know when to retreat, and to do so in an intentional, regulated way--To take care of ourselves, but also stay aware of the beauty of our surroundings, and be open to change and flow.
The challenge for the New Moon in Cancer is to balance between going deep inside to know ourselves, and connecting to the world outside, gently opening, allowing and perceiving--Intentionally fostering softness and openness, knowing that therein lies our strength.