Ever wonder if you might be an Empath?
Who am I kidding? You probably know for sure because, well, you are empathic!
Personally, I view myself as an intuitive empath.
An Empath is a hypersensitive person that is highly in tune with the emotions of people, places, and animals, so much so that sometimes we can actually feel what they are feeling and we will continue to carry those emotions with us, making it hard to distinguish the pros and cons of being an empath. Is it a curse or is it a gift?
Sometimes being an Empath is fun and interesting, for example, I used my abilities to shop for my family’s home. I like old things, I think that’s because I can feel the history, I can feel when something has been loved….or not loved. I found our home in Cleveland Ohio, it was built in the 1920’s but the couple we bought it from had only been the second owners. The original owner was Mrs.Geiger, she was beloved in the neighborhood, especially by children who used our now home as the designated hangout spot. She grew old in our home and died there. The second owners were the couple we purchased the home from. They were a beautiful couple, they were also extremely kind and genuine. They adopted two children in that home, and when you walked in you could feel so much joy and love. I needed to feel that feeling before buying a home. Growing up my homes never felt like that, and we moved to often to manifest any sort of good energy anyway. Our home still feels full of love, and I would say my intuition did not lead me astray. A lot has happened the last 4 years but my home has always played a huge roll in my peace and healing.
Sometimes being an Empath can feel like a curse. Energy is real weather people realize it or not. Because we are so kind, caring, great listeners, and advice givers people with a lot of emotional baggage tend to be attracted to us. Even darker, we tend to attract sociopaths and narcissist, literal energy vampires. I was raised by a narcissist, so I continued attracting people like this into adulthood. I always had girlfriends who had so much negativity going on in their lives but they never wanted to do anything to change it. I would end up on my couch, depressed, tired, sleeping a lot, dreading the next time we would see each other, but I kept going back for more because I wanted to be kind, I wanted to help save, and based on integrity isn’t that what friends are suppose to do? I drew no boundaries for myself because I thought being all in and all open was what you had to do for family and friends.
Well I have great news…. you can draw boundaries for yourself! You can even cut off relationships all together! However when you find yourself in a situation where the emotional cords have been tied, I have the tool for you, and its easy and cheap to make!
Black Kyanite, legend says Michael the Archangels sword he used to defeat Satan was made from the crystal Black Kyanite. Its an extremly resilient crystal and from the research I have done it is the one crystal that does not need to be be cleansed or recharged making it incredibly unique.
Holding it in my hands it feels strong, brave, it feels powerful and dark. I think the darkness that it possesses is the perfect balance an empath needs. Especially those of us unevolved, constantly wanting to see the light and the best in everyone that crosses our path.
As I was researching and finding the right crystal to protect empathic energy I started thinking how convenient it would be to make this particular crystal into a necklace on a long chain. I know a forget everything and part of the ritual is to swoop the Kyanite all around your body to cut energy cords being tied to you. So if its on a long chain you will always have it with you and will be able to cut away if need be!
An empath cutting energy cords be like…
Supplies you will Need:
Black Kyanite: for locals I found mine at “Lion and Blue” in Lakewood. For everyone else you can find an assortment of Crystals at your local healing or witchcraft store. If you still cannot find the Black Kyanite you can always resort to online.
A long chain: you can choose whatever chain catches your eye. I did sterling silver in a 30in. Length.
Wire: you can find wire for jewelry crafting at any hobbie store like Michaels or Pat Catans.
Small pliers for bending the wire
A candle in a soothing scent (optional): this is just a personal preference but I like to have a candle present for anything I do, whether that be journaling or meditating or crafting jewelry!
A journal (optional): this is also optional but I chose to journal my project and also my incantation.
Light your candle and create a calming, beautiful space to craft a piece of jewelry that will mean a lot to you.
Step One: Wrap the crystal until you get a loop to place it on the chain. Below I included some GIFS so you could see how we fandangled the shit of it! And then poof like magic we had a loop! No but seriously there is no method really and you can be as neat or as messy with this process as you would like!
Step Two: Place on the chain and you now have a beautiful, simple but powerful piece of jewelry!
Next meditate with your crystal close to your body or heart. Envision moments of feeling really free, nudity, cliff diving, skydiving, breaking the rules, anything your heart feels is freeing.
Think of your incantation. “The past in now behind me. I cut these spiritual cords that bind me. So mote it be”. Say or feel your incantation as you sweep your crystal across your body.
Now wear and use your crystal when you find yourself around those negative people, human vampires, or troubling experiences like a holiday with toxic family members for example. Also use it to let go of people who have stories or actions that are triggering to your past. When it is time to let go sweep it all over your body, especially under your left ribcage (a hotspot for incoming psychic energy) say your incantation and visualize feeling free and cutting all the energy cords attached to your body..
So there you have it. Protect yourselves empaths. Your mental health and well being are worth it. Drawing boundaries is an act of self love. Love yourself.
If any of you make this, send me pics of you wearing it! I would love to see!