Dear Empaths, Mediums, and Spirit Communicators:
While this post is intended for those of you who are either coming to terms with who you are, or who are still getting a handle on what this means for you, it may be beneficial to many others.
October is a great month. The leaves are changing colors, the days are cooler, and Halloween is just around the corner. It's a time for costumes, parties, and scary movies.
It is also a time when the dead can - and do - walk among us. It is a time when many cultures honor their ancestors. It is a time for magic, contacting those who have crossed over, and for reconnecting with Spirit.
For many of us, that means an influx of activity that is difficult to ignore, leaving us feeling more "haunted" than usual. I have noticed that for Empaths, this can be a difficult time.
My husband is an Empath, and a pretty powerful one. He also has some PK (psychokinesis) abilities. I'll go into that more later. Anyway, while I do see and feel everything they go through this time of year, I wanted them to tell me specifically what they have noticed about their current struggles. How many of these ring true for you?
Emotional drama: an influx of emotions that include anger, rage, extreme sadness, joy, fear. These usually come out of nowhere and are not their own.
Sleeping patterns: No matter how tired they are, falling asleep is nearly impossible. Staying asleep is even worse.
Interpersonal relationships: There is a strong reluctance to deal with people in general because there is a fear that they will take all of this out on others. There is a serious need to retreat and be left alone more than normal.
Spirit activity: While our home is always full of spirit activity because of me, this time of year is very difficult on Aaron. With everything mentioned above, there is also the sudden influx of them actually seeing spirits much more often than usual. While Aaron is used to feeling spirits, they do not usually see them very often. However, during this time, Aaron sees a great deal of them, and they are usually attached to very strong emotions like fear, anger, and sadness.
So how many of these rang true for you? If you're reading this and living with an Empath but maybe aren't one, have you noticed these things happening?
I also mentioned that Aaron has PK abilities. During this time of year, Aaron's PK abilities are also much more prominent. Lights are more apt to flicker. Light bulbs usually need changed more often. They see and hear spirits. We'll have issues with sound, issues with electronics. While these things can happen during any spirit activity, in our home, it tends to happen more often during this time of year when Aaron is having a more difficult time.
So how can you manage the sudden onslaught of feelings and activity? The important thing to remember is that you're okay. It may feel like you're losing your mind on some days, but you're okay. Self-care is going to be very important for you. This is a great time to indulge in the things that make you happy. A bubble bath, ax-throwing, cooking, watching horror movies, taking a walk, reading a book. For me, it's cross-stitching, old episodes of Hell's Kitchen or Bar Rescue, horror movies, or spending an hour on Pinterest. Self-care is whatever makes you feel whole and happy.
Watch how you communicate with others. This is especially important since Mercury goes retrograde this Halloween. Aaron and I have a serious breakdown in communication during this time of year until one of us realizes what is going on. If your partner is an Empath, sometimes it becomes important for us to create an atmosphere that feels safe, calm, and relaxing. Aaron and I do this for each other a lot, and it does help. If you live alone, try giving yourself a moment to decompress before you flip on the television. Stay hydrated. Eat well. For me, this means a lot of water and eating things with protein. For others, this is chocolate and a glass of wine. Find what works for you.
This is your chance to use the comments section to offer your tips, ask for advice, and tell us how you're making it through.