Tool Kit for Empaths and Highly Sensitive Folks (All of Us!)


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Are you empathic? Do you seem to feel what other people are feeling? Are you upset or angry for no apparent reason? Does your stomach feel queasy, but you are not sick? Is it difficult to go into large department stores? Here are some PREVENTION AND COPING SKILLS

Be vigilant about maintaining your vibration at a high enough level to enable you to navigate through life more purposefully, authentically, and, most importantly, safely. You will attract whatever you imagine, so to be mindful of the frequencies you are focusing on. But beware: do not manipulate anyone’s free will. This will weaken your energy quickly.

Be the observer; don’t let yourself get hooked in any drama. As you experience these changes, you may notice that others around you are treading water, or are resentful of the new us. The reason for this is that they are still living in the old world of duality and control. Don’t take it personally.
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You can maintain a high vibration level by:

• Release energy vibrations from shame, blame, or guilt
• Refuse victim consciousness
• Cut energy cords that drain you
• Ground your energy through meditation and relaxation
• Remove emotional blockages through regression therapy and Reiki
• Protect yourself by visualizing a white light around you
• Remove yourself from drama and chaos
• Be selective regarding whom you invite into your space

Empath Judith Orloff, MD also gives us some suggestions. Empaths are highly emotional sponges. If empaths are around peace and love, their bodies assimilate these and flourish. Crowds or negativity, though, often feel assaultive, exhausting.

“For empaths to fully enjoy gatherings with family and friends, they must learn to protect their sensitivity and find balance. As an empath, I’ve always been hyper-attuned to other people’s moods, good and bad. Before I learned to protect my energy, I felt them lodge in my body. After being in crowds, I would leave feeling anxious, depressed, or tired. When I got home, I’d just crawl into bed, yearning for peace and quiet.” — Judith Orloff

Here are six empath survival strategies from Orloff’s book, The Ecstasy of Surrender to help you manage empathy more effectively and stay centered without absorbing negative energies.

Empath Survival Skill #1 – Move away
When possible, distance yourself by at least 20 feet from the suspected source. See if you feel relief. Don’t worry about offending anyone. At the gathering try not to sit next to the identified energy vampire. Physical closeness increases empathy.

Empath Survival Skill #2 – Surrender to your breath
If you suspect you are picking up someone else’s energies, concentrate on your breath for a few minutes. This is centering and connects you to your power. In contrast, holding your breath keeps negativity lodged in your body. To purify fear and pain, exhale stress and inhale calm.

Empath Survival Skill #3 – Practice ‘Guerrilla Meditation’
Be sure to meditate before the gathering, centering yourself, connecting to spirit, feeling your heart. Get strong. If you encounter emotional or physical distress while at an event, act fast and meditate for a few minutes. You can do this by taking refuge in the bathroom or an empty room. If it’s public, close the stall. Meditate there. Calm yourself. Focus on positivity and love.

Empath Survival Skill #4 – Set healthy limits and boundaries
Control how much time you spend listening to stressful people, and learn to say “no.” Set clear limits and boundaries with people. Remember, “No” is a complete sentence.

Empath Survival Skill #5 – Visualize protection around you
Research has shown that visualization is a healing mind/body technique. A practical form of protection many people use, including health care practitioners with difficult patients, involves visualizing an envelope of white light around your entire body. Or with extremely toxic people, visualize a fierce black jaguar patrolling and protecting your energy field to keep out intruders.

Empath Survival Skill #6 – Define and honor your empathic needs
Safeguard your sensitivities. In a calm, collected moment, make a list of your top five most emotionally rattling situations. Then formulate a plan for handling them so you don’t fumble in the moment.

And finally, here are some practical examples of what to do in situations that predictably stymie empaths:

~If someone asks too much of you, politely tell them, “No.” It’s not necessary to explain why. As the saying goes, “‘No’ is a complete sentence.”

~If your comfort level is three hours max for socializing–even if you adore the people — take your own car or have an alternate transportation plan so you’re not stranded.

~If crowds are overwhelming, eat a high-protein meal beforehand (this grounds you) and sit in the far corner of, say, a theatre or party, not dead center.

~Some empaths are highly sensitive to scents, if you are overwhelmed, for instance by perfume, nicely request that your friends refrain from wearing it around you. If you can’t avoid it, stand near a window or take frequent breaks to catch a breath of fresh air outdoors.

If all else fails and you absorb stressful or negative energy while at a gathering, when you get home take a bath or shower. A bath is a sanctuary after a busy day. It washes away everything from bus exhaust to long hours of air travel to pesky symptoms I have taken on from others. Soaking in natural mineral springs divinely purifies all that ails. Or use Epsom salts, or essential oils.

Take it easy, dear ones…
Melissa Leath
http://www.melissaleath.com

Member’s Only Online Psychic Development


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Psychic Development Class Alternative

Can’t make it to local classes? Then this option is just for you! Self Study as You Want It!

For those of you who want to study with Melissa Leath, but live too far away to attend onsite classes, this is a wonderful way for you to participate in your own self-development, only in a closed, private group. Held once a month, with projects to keep you working at home. They are for unfoldment and development of psychic awareness and mediumship awakening. Both novice and seasoned students benefit from these classes. A warm and safe environment has come from these classes and all are welcome.

Class Format:

  • Monthly Online Psychic Development Class (Beginners or Experienced)
  • Video Package sent to you the first of each month, with follow up exercises.
  • Study the program when you have the time!
  • Guided Meditation Audio
  • Group interaction on a secret Facebook page the last Thursday of the month.
  • Many lessons taken from Melissa’s book “Psychic Integrity”.
  • **** You MUST have a Facebook account, and become a “Friend” to Melissa Leath on Facebook, in order to take part in the interactive discussion. (This is not required but included in the price. No price adjustments allowed.)

    Be sure Melissa has your proper email, since this is how the Video Package will be delivered. You can reach her at: monthlyonlineclass@gmail.com

    What they’re saying…

    This is just a note to tell you how much I have learned and enjoyed with your 4 week series on my spirit guides. I have been able to make a connection that I never sensed before now. Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom, time, effort and good heart. I am grateful to you and my guides. – John Wead, class member of Doorway to Your Spirit Guides Workshop.

    Your sweet, kind nature has imbued my life with so much knowledge and kindness. You teach without trying – what a great example to follow. –Jackie Stearns Jenkins, Intuitive Medium Reader and Massage Therapist

    To find out more click here!
    YOU CAN START AT ANYTIME — VIDEO PACKETS ARE SENT OUT THE FIRST WEEK OF EACH MONTH.

    Who should attend? —
    Have you been getting psychic “hits” at different times of the day? Do you think you are psychic, but not sure? Are you interested in gaining control over this gift? Would you like to share with others of like-mind, in a safe environment? Then this is the class for you.

    Your Instructor:
    Melissa Leath uses her book Psychic Integrity, The Respected Practice of Modern Day Mystics as the basis for the class. It will be used for a foundation of her teachings. She has been co-teacher (with Sharon Smythe) for two ongoing development classes, since 2006, in the Ohio area.

    Melissa Leath, owner of Off the Beaten Path Intuitive Arts, facilitator of the Professional Psychic Medium Certification Program™, works with psychic/mediumistic kids and young adults in private mentoring programs. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Metaphysical Counseling, was certified as a spiritual medium in 1983, and ordained as a spiritualist minister in 1997. Life Visionary™ and author of a number of books including her newest: Does Your Child See Sparkles? Help for Parents Guiding Psychic Kids, her mission is to guide as many people as possible through her books, sessions, and programs. She teaches both online and in person, has taught meditation and parapsychology courses at Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio, and is one of only a handful of mediums offering classes for psychically gifted children. She has written for DreamWeaver Magazine, and is a regular featured radio guest. http://www.melissaleath.com

    How to Lighten Up Your Frequency


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    Lighten up your frequencies. By that I mean find higher vibrational things that resonate with you – instead of old, heavy, limiting thoughts and practices.

    In desiring to become more enlightened, you will naturally find yourself lightening up. We, as humanity are awakening. And we are searching out our connection to Source. By doing that, we turn infinite accessible light into physical energy. So we naturally feel lighter!

    There are many ways people have been doing this over the years. Monks and Chi Gong masters, for instance can generate chi (energy) from their own internal Light Source.

    Breatharians are people who believe they can “ingest” light, like plants. They do this by taking in the sun’s energy and breathing prana.

    You can use nourishing, high vibrational foods to convert your own body and mind to new levels of energy. Humans today are more sensitive and light than the humans of the past, so they require more living, natural foods instead of the heavier, dense foods we have been used to.

    No major changes are required to do this at first. Take your time as you change your thoughts and perception on how and what you are eating. It is more important to raise the thoughts you have about your diet. Be kind to yourself about it. Send love and gratitude to your food. Be present while you eat, chew, breathe, and have appreciation for this energetic exchange.

    Consider eating more organic foods, and add more raw fruits and vegetables to your plate on a regular basis. You’ll feel better – and Lighter!

    Proof Watch Party, John Edward, and Residual Hauntings


    proofHave you been watching Proof, a television program on TNT network? It’s pretty amazing, if you like to investigate life after death, and spirit communication. (Description: Following the death of her teenage son, a divorce, and a rift with her daughter, Dr. Carolyn Tyler is persuaded by Ivan Turing, a tech inventor and billionaire with cancer, to investigate supernatural cases of reincarnation, near-death experiences, and hauntings, in hopes to find evidence that death is not final.)

    I was invited to a Watch Party with John Edward last week. It was very interesting idea: watch the program, follow his Tweets and Facebook posts about the program as it is shown.

    He also had one of the actors from the Proof program (Jennifer Beal) with him. So you could get inside information that way too.

    I do not have Tweet capability (never could figure that out!), but I did watch the posts on John’s Facebook page. And followers could post questions and comments to his page too. He commented with answers when he could.

    I know how this type of thing goes, as far as the Facebook interaction. I have a monthly Interactive Discussion on a Secret Page of Facebook. It is part of my Monthly Online Psychic Development Class. Members receive a Video Packet (video lesson and guided meditation audio by me), at the first of each month. Then they watch the lesson and use the meditation each day during the month in their own spare time. Then we get together at the end of the month to discuss and question what transpired for each member.

    Anyway, it is really fun to do that Facebook discussion. It moves really fast, and you have to follow what everyone is saying and respond to it. It has always been fun and informative. So for John Edward to put one of these things together must have really been fun for him and Jennifer Beal of Proof.

    ghostinroomThere was one area of the program that I know was incorrect. The medium that was consulted about the haunting at the church and graveyard made a statement that I do not agree with. He said that a residual haunting was when the soul separated from a dying person during a traumatic death event. And the soul was still on earth haunting the area.

    Well, the way I understand it, a residual haunting is a culmination of energy from a traumatic event creating an imprint. It is like a replay of the event over and over, but there are no spirits involved. It is only the result of such strong energy. The spirit (or soul) of the person who died is not still there haunting the place.

    Now, I have only watched this one episode. But if all of them are disseminating incorrect information like this, it cannot benefit us in anyway. If you know me at all, you know I only stand for integrity in this field. Anything else is not worth my time.

    I am sorry to say that I do not support this program, and will not endorse it. And it’s too bad. Because we need high standards and honest reflection of our spiritual (albeit paranormal) endeavors. Of course, I consider what I do as normal — not paranormal. But that is another article!

    If you saw the program, give me a shout out below on the comments area. Let me know what you think.

    Copyright 2015, Melissa Leath

    http://www.melissaleath.com

     

    Online Workshop: Doorway to Your Spirit Guides


    doorblueADnewIf you have ever wanted to understand your guides, know that they are around you, or create a stronger link with them ,then this is just the workshop for you!

    http://www.melissaleath.com/doorway.html
    VIRTUAL ONLINE Video Course
    July 2015 (four weeks)

    * This course of study is essential for expanding your psychic medium abilities. *

    The foundation to connect with your spirit guides starts in a simple way: early childhood experiences, developing a spirit guide meditation, personal symbols, and special exercises. Create distinct practices for your own unique link, generating a deeper, harmonious rapport with your guides.

    Module 1, week of July 5. Who are your guides?
    Explore who your guides are and how they are connected to you. Includes discussion on the different levels of existence, ascended masters, spirit teachers, animal guides, etc.

    Module 2, week of July 12. Making first contact.
    Are your guides always there? Why don’t you hear them? Learn how your guides are able to connect in a very natural and organic manner. Exercises and practices to use.

    Module 3, week of July 19. Are you sure?
    Get doubt out of the equation. Receiving Recognition Response. How can you be sure you are receiving information from your guide? What are the clues you can be sure of? How does the information feel?

    Module 4, week of July 26. Deeper linking.
    Now you can go into a closer relationship with your spirit guide. Find out just how much you can receive from them and understand. Realize how much you can use spirit guide connections in your work/life.

    Each week, we’ll have an Interactive Discussion on a secret Facebook page (no one is able to see it), to share stories and ask questions about that week’s lesson!

    Please click>> Doorway to Your Spirit Guides to access all the information and register on Paypal.

    Becoming Spiritually Mature as a Psychic Reader


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    Becoming spiritually mature requires a giant leap of faith. Along with that faith comes the realization that you are capable of making good, sound decisions. Having a responsible attitude is to know you are ready for spirit to move you toward the right decisions.

    Growing in spirituality and psychic abilities requires the same learning process as growing from childhood to the teen years and on to adulthood. By the time you have matured to adulthood (spiritually speaking), you have learned how to trust in your own abilities.

    With knowledge comes responsibility. Being spiritually mature involves great responsibility. Psychic readers are responsible for the information they share with their clients. To assist their clients properly, they need to be educated and mature enough in their spirituality to be a responsible source of information and service.

    There is no excuse for wrong action. You aren’t the child you used to be. You have been given access to wisdom; you must use it correctly. Now is the time to adopt the attitude of responsibility. By your attitude, you assume a position. An attitude of responsibility implies that you are capable of adult action. As you grow in spirituality and develop your intuition and psychic ability, you realize the importance of your gift. This gift is meant to be used in love and to uplift everyone with whom you are connected.

    To find out more about becoming a responsible psychic medium, research my book Psychic Integrity, The Respected Practice of Modern Day Mystics (Balboa Press division of Hay House Publishing).

    Also, you can access me through Private Mentoring Sessions or Online Development Classes. Find Your Psychic Self at http://www.melissaleath.com