Common traits of an empath and why they need protection:

Empaths are drawn to healing themselves and others. Usually they are drawn to healing, because they feel like they have a lot of internal healing to do … until, that is, they realize that most of the healing needed is for others who are ‘feeling’ intuitively.

They are usually in a state of constant fatigue. This is a big problem. People, along with their energies, are constantly invading the energy of an empath. An empath generally takes too much and runs out very quickly, and is not easily cured by sleep or rest. It goes much deeper than that and is quite exhausting.

Empaths are excellent listeners. They really care about the welfare of others and find themselves listening to the ills of people they don’t even know. Most people find it so easy to open up to empaths. That’s when you start to get rid of all kinds of negativity in your life. Sometimes people don’t even realize they are doing this.

In most cases, an empath takes care of the needs of others even before their own, because they care a lot. Since people are comfortable enough around them to open up, they usually selflessly lend their ear to help a person; even if it is to your own detriment.

Time alone is a must for empaths. Many empaths like to get away from all the emotions and energies that don’t belong to them, so they need some much-needed alone time. This is the time for them to regain balance and distance themselves from all negativity that is not theirs.

An empath can also appear in a bad mood. Empaths sometimes seem to have big mood swings, and this sometimes contributes to all the overwhelming thoughts and feelings that bombard them on a daily basis. Not only are they bombarded with these energies, but now they need to clearly classify and discover all the things that are presented to them.

They are emotionally sensitive to violence, cruelty, or any kind of tragedy. Most empaths stop watching television and reading newspapers at some point in their lives, as this can also be very overwhelming for an empath.

Simple knowledge is also a common empath trait. Empaths sometimes know things that are positive that they were never taught or told. This knowledge is very different from intuition or a hunch.

Being in public places is often overwhelming or painful for an empath. Again, many people’s emotions are in public places that can be captured when not even trying. This is a roller coaster that most empaths will avoid at all costs.

An empath can “feel” honesty and integrity. They can tell if someone is being honest or not, which is very disturbing and sometimes painful in their life. It is especially unsettling when it comes to loved ones.

Feeling the physical symptoms and pains of another. Many empaths will find themselves developing an ailment that someone else has that has nothing to do with them. This is empathy at its finest.

These are just some of the traits of an empath. Again, being an empath can be considered a curse or a gift, depending on the tools you use to protect yourself. There are many ways that empaths can protect themselves. Avoiding large social gatherings or public places at all costs is one way. But there are times when you just can’t avoid these things. There are several useful ways to protect yourself as an empath. This is what I like to keep in what I call ‘My Bag of Tricks’: I use Crystals, Meditation, and The White Light of Protection.


Pink quartz it is a fantastic crystal for an empath because its healing properties promote unconditional love and comfort. This is especially good for a person who may have less than loving energies from something, someone, or even herself.

Black tourmaline gold Hematite They are also great crystals for an empath to help you stay grounded. These stones will also help absorb negative energies.

Malachite it is another crystal that will help you absorb any negative feelings you may have; be yours or not!

Labradorite It is a crystal that will really help protect your aura from absorbing any problems that are being shared with you.

Citrine It is a yellow crystal that helps brighten your mood. Another healing property of citrine is that it can also help absorb bad energy from its environment.

Another glass try for me is Amethyst. Not only is it beautiful, it will strengthen your intuition. Augmented intuition is wonderful for everyone, but especially empaths, as it helps them really know that the feelings they may have are theirs or not.

Last but not least is Rainbow fluorite. Rainbow Fluorite can be, in my opinion, the Mother of all crystals for an Empath, as it helps all levels of being. This is a multi-colored crystal that can help you stay grounded, help cleanse and balance all the Chakras, as well as stay in tune with higher dimensions.

These are my personal crystals to help me stay centered, grounded, protected, and in tune. Crystals can and will help heal your life!


Meditation has been used for thousands of years as a way to reach a level of consciousness that is beyond the limitations of the everyday thinking mind. Simply put, it is the practice of bringing mind, body, and spirit together!

Most do not realize that our bodies are destined to self-correct to maintain positive health simply by keeping the mind, body, and spirit in balance. Imagine how easy it is to lose your balance when the energy of others seeps into your body on a daily basis. It’s epic!

When you are out of balance, your life force energy does not flow as it should. The imbalance manifests itself in life as aches and pains. And when you are out of balance long enough, your body begins to generate illness and disease.

Time alone and meditation is a wonderful way for an empath to stay balanced, healthy, and whole. This is the practice of loving yourself that most empaths put at the bottom of the line, if they put it on the line of importance at all!

Protective white light

When I just can’t help doing things that don’t reach my ‘surprise meter’, like walking into large crowds, I usually try to protect myself and my energy with ‘White Light’. A lot of people do it differently and there really isn’t a right or wrong way to do it, because it really comes down to the power of intention.

Take a few minutes for yourself and sit in a quiet place before doing anything. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. On each inhale, visualize the protective white light entering your body through the crown of your head and filling your whole being. Continue to breathe in the white light and when your whole body is full of light, imagine that the light now shines brightly and grows so bright that it now shines outside of you, surrounding your entire body. Sit breathing deeply for a few moments and feel the light that surrounds you. Now smile and thank a little, because you just practiced self-love by putting yourself first. And you’ve just finished protecting yourself from all the negative and unwanted energies around you!

These are just some of the ways you can protect yourself if you are sensitive to other energies. Hope this helped! And once again, share any tips and tricks you may have that you haven’t mentioned. Let’s help each other to be healthy and whole !!

Namaste ‘

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