I hope you're well! We emailed a while ago when I leased a little house that I was nervous about and I'm happy to say it's been lovely. I've been working through two of your courses on Daily OM - A Year of Spiritual Awakening and Become a Spiritual Psychic in 28 Days. I've also started learning about crystals - fun and pretty!
So here's what's happening. Whenever I read, hear about or see people experiencing pain, I have this uncomfortably strong sensation - kind of a tingling and a super-strong feeling of empathy. I've resolved this by not reading or watching materials that have violence, etc but even hearing friends & family describe painful experiences causes this.
Is this some sort of spiritual/empathic phase? Is there anything to be done about it? Best to you—Jana
The gift of an empathic heart is one of the most beautiful gifts a person can have. However, until you know how to work with it correctly, it can cause some distress and even pain to you.
I do think it is important to limit viewing or experiencing reading materials, movies, etc that are violent or low vibration. Remember: everything is a portal. Books, movies, internet, even phones are all portals to other energetic dimensions; understand and respect this.
Also remember, whatever you see or put in your mind and heart is the same as experiencing this. There is a part in The 33 Lessons that talks about this specifically. Limiting exposure to darkness is one way to guard your heart.
But there is another way, that requires that you take off all heart's armor, and simply allow yourself to feel it all, and holding state of compassion (for the other, for yourself) in your heart. Blasting forth into full compassion, and allow this vibration.... compassion instead of pain... to be how you experience another's pain.
There is a lot of information in my book The Four Passages of the Heart.
Keep opening. Don't worry about guarding or shielding or protecting... just open up from pain into compassion into connection into love.
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