Refresh your spirit and revitalize your energy with these eight simple recharging strategies for highly sensitive people.
The world needs healthy empaths.
A single highly sensitive person can improve the vibration in a room, enhance the harmony in a group, and soothe the heartache of a friend…But only when we’re energetically clear and vibrant.
And because there is so much in the world that can drain us (from seeing violence in the news to witnessing the swatting of a fly), we absolutely must take the time to recharge.
Indeed, when you’re charged up and glowing with radiant energy, you can appreciate all the blessings of being an empath – such as an open heart and a deep current of joy and belonging – without feeling buffeted about by all the pain and challenges in the world. While you can still feel even subtle currents of emotion, you become a beacons of healing. You counterbalance the world’s suffering, rather than letting it overwhelm you and drain you of our gifts.
That’s why I’m pleased to present my eight best recharging strategies for empaths.
Just a couple of handfuls of plain sea salt dissolved in a warm bath is a reliable prescription for clearing and recharging the empathic energy field. Preferably, soak for at least 30 minutes by candlelight, and say a quick blessing over the water before you get in. Keep a generous supply of drinking water on hand as well, and bless that too! You might direct your palms toward the water and say, “Divine Presence, thank you for filling this water with vibrations of healing, purification, and love.”
A healthy heart chakra – a vital power center for empaths – vibrates at the frequency of a lush emerald green. Consuming foods and beverages densely packed with chlorophyll – i.e. green veggies and green veggie juice – brings this vibration into our field and recharges the heart with precisely the energy it needs. Green fruits, like kiwis and avocados, can be great for the purpose too. Plus, this stuff is obviously all super healthy!
Considering how sensitive to energy you are as an empath, you may have noticed that crystals are like little energy batteries. As such, carrying, wearing, or sleeping near a crystal can help restore and recalibrate your energy field, especially when you choose a crystal that feels particularly healing and balancing to you. There are countless crystals that could be employed for this purpose, but a few ideas include tourmaline, aventurine, spirit quartz, amethyst, rose quartz, kunzite, fluorite, and clear quartz. (Make sure to cleanse your crystals regularly in sea salt, sunlight, sage smoke, or running water.)
While every single human will benefit immensely from spending time outdoors in a natural setting (or even a backyard), it’s a particular necessity for empaths. Absolutely nothing works precisely like nature to instantly balance and recharge us. And tons of extra credit points if you walk barefoot: it’s a panacea for all forms of energetic burnout.
My dear fellow empath, you absolutely must must must have regular doses of alone time. You can shield yourself in light and carry crystals all day long, but when there’s another human around, you will not fail to be influenced by his or her vibrations. And while that isn’t a problem much of the time, when you never have a moment to be solely present with your own personal vibrations, you can become one frazzled empath indeed.
Empath Recharging Strategy #6: Laugh Until You Cry
If you don’t already have a standby movie, cartoon, youtube clip, or book that you know never fails to make you laugh until you cry, find one ASAP! (Of course, friends and family members who reliably make you laugh until you cry are even better, but they are sometimes busy.) This is because laughing – especially super hard – transmutes stuck pain into flowing joy: hence the tears. It also breaks down the unhealthy defenses that you may sometimes erect as a survival strategy, so you can once again connect with yourself and the world in a way that feels nourishing to you.
Empath Recharging Strategy #7: Be Around Fresh Flowers
Spending time with flowers or bringing fresh flowers into your space will provide an instant and robust inflow of energetic refreshment. Flowers have the added benefit of working on the level of the emotions to repair and reboot: so important for empaths!
Empath Recharging Strategy #8: Breathe Deeply
Any kind of deep breathing exercise (or even the simple act of breathing deeply and slowly for a couple of minutes) will recharge you surprisingly well. Old feelings can become lodged in your body and energetic field, and deep breathing can help you dislodge these feelings and move them out. At the same time, breathing deeply floods you with freshness and cleansing energy, while you simultaneously receive divine information and healing wisdom encoded in the air.
…And, of course, remember to clear and shield your energy daily!
Take good care of your energy and you’ll find that being an empath becomes a super power rather than a challenge.
Did you try one or more of these recharging strategies? How did it go? Please share in the comments.