Holiday Empath Protection Begins with Discernment
Today’s topic is Holiday Knowing. As Highly Sensitive People and Empaths, how do we protect ourselves from the noise, confusion, and distractions of the holiday season?
The answer may surprise you.
But what is discernment?
Discernment is knowing.
Discernment is knowing and becoming consciously aware of and acknowledging what you know.
To begin, we must know who we are, why we’re here, and where we’re going, then learn to stay focused on the purpose these answers provide.
To Avoid Distraction, Know These 3-Things!
- How to Discern Between Instinct & Intuition
- How to Discern Your Stuff & Their Stuff
- How to Discern Thinking About vs. Doing
Instinct & Intuition
Since our birth, we’ve developed highly effective survival instincts to thrive in the environments that raised us.
The instincts to survive, reproduce, eat, sleep, and rest are part of our hardwiring, as with all animals. To survive, we learn to fight, run, freeze or fawn.
In addition to our instinctual hardwiring is intuitive knowing, which is unique to humanity and shows up occasionally in all of us.
Intuition goes something like this, we suddenly know certain things but don’t know how we know them, regardless of logic or reason.
Empaths are known for their intuitive perceptions and knowing, but few feel empowered by their gifts.
Holiday Empath Protection Through Spiritual Growth
Spiritual growth and development help us bring our intuitive knowing into the foreground. We can learn to consciously enter the eye of the storm, stay mindfully present, and know.
How to Discern Between Instincts & Intuition
We can discern these intuitive knowings and distinguish between instinct and intuition to inform our decisions and subsequent actions.
We record our process in our journal, discerning between instinct and intuition, then evaluation the outcomes for accuracy of knowing.
The holidays are the perfect time to start your Intuitive Knowing Journal because outcomes can happen quickly for verification.
How to Discern Your Stuff & Their Stuff
A primary tenet of spirituality is a personal responsibility for our lives.
The best holiday empath protection is only possible when we can know what’s our energy.
Our ability to discern and know what our stuff is versus what belongs to others helps us stay purposefully focused and self-directed.
Your stuff impacts your awareness and vibration and is within your control to manage. Energies belonging to others are not ours to change or control.
The problem for highly-sensitive people and empaths is learning to discern between our energies from that of others. We need to be able to distinguish energy sources before we can manage our reactions to them.
Our reactions are sometimes survival instincts and sometimes intuitive knowing.
An essential spiritual skill is learning to tune into and isolate our vibration from others. Some describe this as being grounded, present, and mindful… We call it entering the eye of the storm.
Mastering this skill starts in your journal. For example, notice what you perceive when you walk into a room, then discern its source.
If you notice three different energies, note what’s your own versus the others around you. Then, jot down your insights in your journal, carefully examining the outcomes as they occur to verify if it was yours or not.
Whatever the outcome, remember to bless others and leave them with their stuff.
Thinking About vs. Doing
And the holiday season tests our ability as empaths to stay focused and on purpose, making this last practice difficult, learning to notice when you’re overthinking about things versus doing things.
The physical universe responds to action. That response is either positive, what you want to bring about, or harmful, what you don’t want to bring.
By learning to make an actionable decision and taking immediate action is the shortest path to freedom.
Knowing who you are, why you’re here, and where you’re going makes actionable decisions easier and ensures your actions move the ball forward.
We must remember that thoughts are things. They are real. So overthinking creates a delusional sense of progress but only fuels procrastination thwarting your progress and leaving empaths feeling vulnerable.
Taking action empowers confidence and keeps your energy focused on progress rather than the musings of others.
You Deserve A Happy, Thriving Life
As we ponder this holiday season, please know that you deserve peace, health, well-being, and harmony. You deserve love and abundance. So accept responsibility for this birthright and protect yourself by mastering these simple skills that allow you to be you.
In the words of Star Trek Next Generation’s Jean-Luc Picard, Make it so.
My highest blessings.