Our card for today, Monday, January 11th, is taken from the Indigo Angel Oracle Cards – Shielding.
For those of us who are empathic, or sensitive to the energy of other people or even places, it is sometimes necessary to shield ourselves so that we are not negatively affected or overwhelmed by the energies of those around us. Speaking for myself, I couldn’t go to a party, or a club, or even the mall without coming home feeling so energetically drained and depressed. Then I just avoided crowds as much as possible. Most of the time I knew there was no logical reason why I should be feeling the way I was, but I didn’t understand the reason for it until I learned what an empath is. Then I learned how to shield myself by visualizing myself surrounded by an egg-shaped bubble or shield.
As a daily practice for a long time I would take the time during my morning shower to visualize my shield being washed clean of any negative or dense energy under the running water, and then I would strengthen my shield with the white crystalline light of our Mother/Father God, the green light of healing, and the pink light of the combined love of my Twin and I, asking that I be protected from anything that was not of love and light or for my highest good. I would then ask that anything that was directed at me that was not of love and light to be transformed into love and light energy before being returned to its sender. Then on my way out the door, no matter where I was off to, work or the mall or wherever, I would just say “shields up” like on Star Trek. This shielding works very well in protecting our oversensitive hearts.
However over the past year or so I came to realize that shielding is fine, but I’m a transmuter of energy and if I can’t feel the negative or dense energy of those around me, how can I transmute it? If we shield ourselves from all negative energy, or from the negative feelings of those around us, what does that serve? Yes we are protected, but what if we are meant to feel it all? What if our empathy is the greatest gift we have been given? I read somewhere once that when all people can feel the suffering and despair of every living being on this planet, we will not stand by and let one more person die of starvation in a world of plenty, or stand by while another person is tortured or harmed in any way, or even an animal for that matter. If we tune out and block ourselves from feeling these negative things, then we become apathetic to the plight of others. Our very apathy then allows the suffering and despair to continue because it’s not affecting us in any way. It is only when we can feel everything our brothers and sisters, and all living things on this planet feel, will we ever put a stop to hunger and even war. If we can feel it all, then we won’t stand idly by while even one person suffers on this planet. It is only then that this world will finally know peace.
There are circumstances where I still shield myself, but in my regular day to day routine I don’t anymore. So by all means learn how to shield, and how to keep your aura and chakras cleansed and balanced, especially in situations where you feel overwhelmed, but remember it is also a gift to feel what others feel so we know what we need to do to help them, or even to just take in the energy, transmute it into love and light energy, and release it from our own energy field. You can find meditations or exercises for shielding or cleansing your aura and chakras on the internet. At first it will take some time to get into the practice of it, but once you know how to do it and it becomes routine for you and you can move through the exercises very quickly just by visualizing it. So shield when you need to, but otherwise don’t look at your empathy as a negative thing, see it as the gift it truly is and use it to help you understand and help the people in your life.
Have a great day everyone! ~Namaste~
Love✲ ¸¸.•*¨¸.☆.¸＊°˚ ˚
& Light ♫☯♪ ☼ Aurora & Star Twin
Artwork taken from the Indigo Angel Oracle Cards, Shielding.