Oracle card decks are gaining in popularity, and for good reason. This wonderful spiritual tool can provide insight and wisdom for a variety of situations!
Our collective language tends to have a disempowered attitude towards our human emotions, where we are passive recipients of emotions, and emotions are something we must “deal with” to get on with our lives. But this approach not only saps our active participation, but it also perpetuates the myth that emotions are always out of our control- as if we are mere sailors, caught on the high seas of feelings.
So what happens when we get home at the end of a long day, and we feel a little overwhelmed or have physical twinges that we can’t quite identify? This is where a regular grounding and releasing practice comes in! Being able to wash ourselves clean of others’ energies and cut cords that hold us down are key techniques for any empath or HSP.
Every time we walk through a crowded shopping center, turn on the television, or sit down to have coffee with a friend, we are exchanging vibrations- we’re having an incredibly complex conversation that we may not even be aware of! So as we go through our day, we have the potential to pick up a lot of other people’s “stuff”, just like they have the potential to pick up ours. But what if we don’t want it? Well, that’s the first key in energy hygiene.
In many mindful and spiritual traditions, the opening act is one of quiet contemplation and distillation of our purpose, whether we are sitting on a cushion, lying on a table, or standing on a yoga mat. These few moments of soul-powered declaration are incredibly powerful to bring about positive energy and change in whatever we are about to do. Most of us know of this act as “setting an intention”, and while it’s more commonly associated with the beginning of a yoga class, it’s a fantastic habit to get into before we do even the most ordinary of daily activities.