Disappointment is something everyone deals with from time to time. It stems from our thoughts and expectations differing from what is actually occurring. However, for an empathic person, disappointment can occur more often and be a challenge to overcome.
As an empath who is also an energy healer, intuitive, and holistic health practitioner, I’ve helped a lot of clients deal with disappointment and I’ve also dealt with a lot of it myself. The following tips are some of the best ways I’ve found to deal with disappointment.
Does it Belong to You? As empathic people, we absorb the energy of others. Sometimes, we have taken on another persons’ emotions without even realizing it. Simply asking yourself, “does this belong to me” allows you to shift out of the emotion to see if it’s even yours. If it’s not, ask “who does this belong to” and then send it back to them with a simple phrase such as: “I’m giving back all of (insert person’s name) energy to him/her, and I’m taking back all of my energy now.” This is a simple, yet powerful practice. Try it!
Get Out of Your Head. Empaths tend to overthink and try to understand why people are the way they are, or why we feel the way we do. When we overthink, we are pouring our energy into more of that negative emotion. It is estimated that only 5% of the population is empathic, so we need to understand that others do not feel as deeply as we do. We MUST adopt the practice of letting go. I know this is hard, but it’s possible! Do some physical exercise to move the energy out of your body. Something as simple as walking in place or jumping jacks will help.
Clear Your Energy Field. Often times, our energy field becomes congested with our own overthinking and other people’s energy. When this happens, we often can’t decipher what is ours and what belongs to others. We begin to feel out of sorts and as if we are not ourselves. This is the time to book an energy healing session, swim in the ocean, meditate, or some other method of clearing your energy field.
Explore your motive. If you continually feel disappointed by someone’s behavior, explore why you feel that way. Are you over giving to that person? Do you need to set boundaries? Empaths are natural givers and healers, so we often attract narcissists and energy vampires. If you are giving to someone out of obligation or the desire for acceptance, then you are sending out the energy of lack in the exchange. Begin to say no and set boundaries. It’s hard at first, but once you begin doing it, it becomes easier. It’s an act of self-love that is necessary!
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