09/06/2019 | eaglespi | Leave a comment Ready for another Sensitive Souls Sunday chat? Put the kettle on. Make a nice cup of tea and sit down and breathe. Let’s get ready for the week ahead together. Monday is coming and it will bring another news cycle. And frankly that means mostly bad news, because that is usually the focus. But it doesn’t have to be YOUR focus! It didn’t happen to us, but it feels like it. Some of my Empath and HSP clients have referred to their heightened sensitivities as a curse until they too could manage their energies more easily. If this has been an issue for you too, and you are currently dealing with the effects of the drama and stress happening on, in and around the earth I am sharing a few helpful tips for you here. Often we are caregivers for others. Now it is time we take care of ourselves with the same level of love and compassion. 1. Take care of your physical needs – When the waves of stress reach you, you may forget about the basic needs that help your body maintain your energetic awarenesses. Stop for a moment and take note, how are you sleeping? What sort of food have you been attracted to — quick and easy but with little nourishing energy, sugary and salty to move the focus to the pleasure of taste or have you found nourishing and nurturing, healthy and vibrant natural foods to rebuild your body that is being depleted by the stress response. To be most helpful to others, you need to be running on full steam, not on autopilot. Reduce overwhelm with self-care this summer. 2. Acknowledge ‘your’ feelings – An empowered Empath knows to check when s/he is overwhelmed by an emotion because the feeling may not belong to him or herself. Discernment is key here. The question, “Is it mine?” is very helpful. Then deal with what is yours and return to your natural state of balance and calm. If you need support in moving that emotional energy, give yourself permission to ask for help from a wellness practitioner, a counsellor or therapist, or even a visit with a friend who is a good listener so that you can move that energy. Self-soothing in a healthy way will make it easier to be of comfort to others in stressful times. 3. Don’t re-traumatize yourself by repeatedly reliving the stressful event – Step away from social media and conversations rehashing the event or other similar triggering stories. Your sensitive soul lives the stories as though they are currently happening. If you are feeling overloaded and overwhelmed, move your mind and experiences today to things that are more nurturing. Getting addicted to the drama can be deadly for a sensitive soul. 4. Check your self-love list – Go to your helpful list of self-care/self-love you made when you were feeling stronger. Find one that you can do during your day and do it. Haven’t made a list yet, no problem. I encourage clients to make a list of their Top Ten Self-Love habits. Perhaps it is a bubble bath, a walk in nature, time with family, curling up with a good book or something else that costs little to do but that increases your energetic reserves. You can not wait for someone else to recognize that you are in energetic overload. When you feel overwhelmed, try to include at least one self-love item into your day. 5. Get back in your body – Whether it is working out, going for a walk, cleaning the house — it doesn’t really matter. What matters is that you get back into your body and back into the present moment because this is where you can know that you are safe and all is well. This is where your point of power is. Sensitive souls can not pretend the pain doesn’t exist or simply love it away. We can meet it in the eye, stand in our power and let it pass through trusting that in addition to the crisis that we are experiencing, there are some wonderful things happening too. We can look at the chaos around us and see with the eyes of love. As we empower ourselves to consciously move through each experience, we energetically give permission for others to work through things as well, in their way and their time. This is healing for us all. Many blessings, EagleSpirit <3 Shapeshifting Your Life – Living From a Soul Perspective © www.eaglespiritjourneys.com Today’s Takeaway: Give yourself permission to choose the most meaningful activities that nourish and nurture you. As a Sensitive Soul , your environment includes not only your physical surroundings, but the media you consume. Is it nourishing your right now? Be mindful about being engaged without getting overwhelmed. * Today’s affirmation comes from the Empathways ~ Affirmations for Sensitive Soul series. Get your personal set for your altar or to give as a gift at our gift shop. EagleSpirit, a Contemporary Shaman, has worked for over 20 years to help clients relax their bodies, release limiting beliefs and radiate their most authentic selves. As the creator of Empath 101 Empowerment program she speaks to groups internationally, facilitates the month-long course that has changed lives and is often featured in the media for her grounded approach to spirituality. Visit here for more details about Empath 101 and contact us if you would like to sponsor the program in your area. Email to find our about personalized Soul Journeys, the 2019 Fall Sedona Spirit Quest Tours or private sessions. You deserve to feel Soul Good!