Guess what?! Clairsentient anxiety? Not that uncommon. Yep, really! In fact, I know a thing (or 10) about it myself.
See, somewhere between the clairsentient realization that, “OMG that’s why I’m constantly feeling drained in large groups”, and, “Maybe now I can dodge bad dates before they happen!” you may also have thoughts like:
- How can I stop the emotions of other people from affecting me?
- What if I can never concentrate in a staff meeting again?
- How can I stop feeling so drained?
- Why does my BFF’s family drama impact me SO much?
But don’t worry. I didn’t write this post to simply tell you that there’s no hope for clairsentient anxiety! The truth is, there are ways to deal with the bombarded feeling you may have right now.
How to Calm Clairsentient Anxiety
1. Deflect the emotions
The next time you’re with someone who is emitting a lot of emotions, imagine that there are mirrors all around you facing outward.
This tactic deflects energy away from you and back to the person… kinda like Wonder Woman’s bracelets!
And don’t worry – this doesn’t harm anyone – it simply keeps you from letting the negative vibes of others bring you down.
I love this method of dealing with clairsentient anxiety because it’s simple to do when you’re around someone you just can’t step away from (like your boss).
2. Take control of your aura
Our aura (the energy surrounding our body) is a direct reflection of the emotions that we feel.
If you feel fab, you’ll have a bright, gorgeous aura. If you feel negative emotions, those feelings will be reflected in your aura, too.
And in our crazy, stressful lives, our auras can be guilty of pulling overtime!
So, the next time you’re feeling overwhelmed or bombarded, take a deep breath and try to get a physical sense of where your aura is.
Does it feel HUGE like it’s filling the entire room?
If so, imagine slowly and gently bringing your energy in closer and closer to your body. (Just imagine rolling your energy up – the same way you see towels rolled up in big, fancy houses).
Keeping your energy feeling closer to your body will calm clairsentient anxiety. This way, your “feelers” aren’t out on a mission to sense everything.
Helpful aura posts:
- How to See Auras in 5 Minutes or Less
- More fun aura cleansing ideas
- Why Do Good People Have a Black Aura Sometimes?
- Purple Aura Guide (tip: most intuitive people have purple in their aura :)
- Aqua Aura – How to Know You Have One
3. Take a grown-up time out
Sometimes you just need a breather! If you’ve had a stressful day or just CAN. NOT. listen to your sister’s drama for one more minute, make taking a break a priority. Honor what you feel and practice self care.
Some of my favorite ways to do this are:
- Taking a bubble bath (bonus points if you take an aura cleansing bath!)
- Coloring (adult coloring books are the best thing since bath bombs)
- Binge watch House of Cards
Tip: Before I do anything, I pop in some lavender essential oil in my diffuser — it’s sooo calming!
Duh. I know I say it in every blog post, but it WILL help calm your clairsentient anxiety… seriously!
But don’t leave your overwhelmed brain to its own devices. Take this opportunity to try a guided meditation.
I’ve used the apps Headspace and Calm for guided meditations, but you can use any method you want! The important thing is that you allow your brain to come out of the day-to-day grind, and reconnect with your Higher Self.
Meditation helps you step out of spinning thoughts and start releasing the anxiety.
5. Practice grounding
For us clairsentient folks, energy overwhelm can kick in pretty easily. And before you know it – there goes the neighborhood… Everything seems like a bigger deal than it really is, and you can wind up feeling flighty and spaced out.
But don’t worry. Grounding techniques can bring you back to the present, and help you feel refocused, calm, and clear.
These are some of my go-to methods for grounding:
- Eating some root veggies (or chocolate! Yes, seriously!)
- Doing the dishes (the water is super calming)
- Popping on my fav song and dancing around
- A walk outside (even better if it’s a barefoot stroll in the grass, dirt, or sand)
Walking is a great way to ground yourself and remove the stress out of a situation. Plus, it helps you expend some of the excess energy that is making you feel ungrounded.
But don’t use this tip as an excuse to go for a walk in the mall with all your gal pals. A walk to calm clairsentient anxiety should be alone (except for Fido, of course!) and in the great outdoors.
6. Surround yourself with white or pink light
Much like the outward facing mirror tip, this can be done anywhere, anytime. If you’re an empath and feeling sad when you come across someone who is down on their luck, surround yourself with white light, and extend some to them as well.
Doing this acknowledges what you (and they) are feeling, and sends the only thing you can — light and well wishes. Surrounding yourself first ensures you don’t burden yourself with their journey as you pass by.
7. Be aware of your perspective
As you’re encountering someone who needs the white (or pink) light, be mindful of your perspective.
In all honesty, being aware helped calm my clairsentient anxiety immensely.
Now, I KNOW. It can be sooo easy to wonder why you feel so sad, and hold on to someone else’s heartache throughout your whole day!
But here’s the thing: You aren’t here to save everyone from their pain.
I’ll say it again…
You aren’t here to save everyone from their pain.
Yep. So the next time you’re about to go down that emotional rabbit hole (you know, the one where you start picking up someone’s emotions and feel like you’re about to cry through a box of Kleenex), remind yourself that they are a spiritual being who is here to learn and grow.
Of course, that doesn’t mean to NOT have a heart or be cold. It’s just that you’re not going to be any help to anyone if you are feeling icky, too.
So, do something proactive instead, like sending them white or pink light, and sending loving and healing vibes their way. :) Your soul will know what to do.
Clairsentient Anxiety Takeaways
I know that some of these tips may seem like they’re designed to remove you from the situation and not help… But the thing is, you aren’t doing yourself (or the world) any good by overwhelming yourself to the point where you are in a constant state of and anxiety.
As a clairsentient, you can (and might) give and give until you have nothing left!
Like I mentioned above, you didn’t incarnate on this earth to be a slave to your psychic gifts.
You are here to help humanity and spread loving vibes into the world. In order to do that, you have to learn how to calm your clairsentient anxiety. Now go out there and take on the world! :)