Have you noticed the feelings of anger and frustration in the air? Those feelings have certainly glommed onto me lately. I don't think I've ever been so road-ragey as I have recently.
When I first was learning what it was to be an empath, I often noticed that I could pick up the emotions and energy of the person driving in front of me. It was like I passed into their emotional/energetic cloud and absorbed it. It's a bit like following a diesel truck and inhaling that foul odor.
I asked my guides (I know, channeling) about how to deal with it, and they explained it this way:
We empaths are like mollusks sitting at the bottom of the ocean. One option is for us to open our shells a little bit, allow whatever is floating by to drift into ourselves, and let the rest go. Another option is that we could just sit with our shells completely closed. Of course, we'd just starve that way. It's like being a hermit.
So, we empaths need to be open enough to allow whatever is for our best purpose to enter, and then allow all the other stuff float by. We don't need to open our shells completely, nor do we need to close down altogether.
I think that in these angry and frustrated times, we need to be aware of what's going on around us, but we don't need to take it into ourselves. I think that in doing so, not only are we harming ourselves, but we are also adding to the anger and frustration on our planet.
Here's a thought: how about if we keep the intent not only to be careful and discerning about what we take in, but also to transmit peace and compassion to all we meet? Perhaps then we could help blunt the force of all the negative stuff that's going on right now. Let's transmit peace.
It all starts with me. Tomorrow. In rush hour traffic.
Wish me luck.