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How Empaths Are Damaging Themselves!

Written by: Colleen Urquhart, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


In my business, I am always working with Empaths. I hear all the time from my clients. They are attracting narcissists; they are exhausted, they want to shut themselves away from everyone and everything. This is usually the point where they are awakening. They are spiritually exhausted because they are not aware of protecting themselves. It is a bit like walking out the front door of your house and leaving it wide open for anyone to walk in and help themselves. Would you do this? Of course not, so why do it with your own energy?

Learning to ground yourself and protect your energy should be a daily practice for everyone but especially Empaths. It's essential to navigate your emotions and survive without feeling like you are in survival mode every day, leading to burnout!

What is Grounding?

Grounding your energy is the practice of bringing yourself back to the present. It ensures you are not thinking or worrying about past situations or what could happen in the future. Generally, if you feel stressed, anxious, forgetful, frazzled, lack concentration, easily aggravated, exhausted, scattered, clumsy, and overwhelmed, these are all signs that you are not grounded. Grounding yourself will help you overcome these feelings and bring a sense of balance within you.

How long does it take?

Grounding techniques can take anything from a few minutes to 15 mins. Spending 5 minutes of your day, preferably when you first wake up, will make a big impact on your energy. If you are new to grounding, you may not notice a difference initially, but over a few days to a couple of weeks, you will quickly start to see the improvements and benefits of grounding.

Protecting your energy is another essential technique, and this can be incorporated into your grounding practice. If you do not protect your energy, you will attract negativity in your vibrational field, you will leave yourself open to attract the wrong people, you will be allowing other people to take away your own energy, and in turn, you will absorb some of their energy, which can impact your emotions and overall wellbeing.

Have you ever felt like you were in a bad mood and had no explanation for it? I know I have, and it usually means I have forgotten to protect and ground myself. If you’re an Empath, this is essential to navigate everyday life. Even if you are stuck at home with family in lockdown or on your own, your energy can be affected by television, radio, news, zoom calls, team calls, and/or friends and family moaning about being stuck at home!

Both Grounding and Protection are great techniques to implement into your everyday life to overcome emotions that negatively impact, and for Empaths, they are essential for everyday life.

If you find yourself feeling stressed, anxious, forgetful, overwhelmed, frazzled, aggravated, clumsy, scattered, and/or exhausted, it’s a sign that you need to ground yourself. Bring yourself back to the present and focus your energy. When your energy is flying high, it will bring the most magnificent positivity to you and bring you great clarity.

If you want to know some simple techniques to implement, you can connect with me on social media or join my free Facebook group for regular tips, and the link is in my Instagram and Facebook Bio’s.

Visit my website for more info!


Colleen Urquhart, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Colleen Urquhart is a leading mentor in energy attunements and healing. After reaching a dark point in her life, where she lost her sense of direction. She discovered Usui Reiki and used this as her basis for healing while learning and developing in other healing modalities. Colleen is the founder of The Spiritual School of Attunement. The host of her signature mentoring program for Women. Learn how to become a master in Energy Healing, how to apply it in your everyday life, overcome Spiritual Imposter Syndrome, follow your intuition and create a successful Holistic Business. Her mission is to connect women to their true source, to launch a successful career in alignment with their soul and become profitable masters.



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