by Lisa Hazard
(Decatur, Alabama, USA)
We all have empathy for those we live with or are around a lot of the time. We feel other people's emotions like they are our own.
How do people with empathy that's so strong it extends to the general public handle it? We go into hiding and become agoraphobic...or we learn how to project. That's the real gift of the empath. Projection.
I use a simple technique with my imagination and you can, too. I'm a Taurus, an earth sign, so I begin with "feeling" the earth with my empathy. I imagine a greenish light coming up from under the floorboards, through the couch and into my spine. I let it flow freely through me. It energizes me. I feel alive.
You can do this with your element from your sun sign, as well. Find a chakra and a color you feel fits with the beginning of your battery.
Now for the other half of your battery. You're taking in energy, but to be a battery and keep charged, you have to let it out as well as take energy in.
I imagine a bluish-white light coming out of the crown of my head. It's a current. The green comes in my spine, runs through my body, and comes out bluish-white from the top of my head.
Now that I have my battery in motion, I can "push," or project my juju, the great energy I'm feeling, without becoming drained. You can do this, too. It takes practice. Focus, focus, focus. Before you know it, you'll do in without even thinking about it. You'll be surprised at how much energy you have in situations where normally you'd be drained in an hour. And even better than that, you'll see that other people respond by getting in better moods around you.
And because you're an empath, you'll be able to feel their happiness. It's a circle, a cycle, a loop.