Tips to Avoid Being Drained or Depleted




by Judith Orloff, MD - 

One of the challenges to our strength and power is the feeling that we are being depleted and drained by people, places and circumstances. I am sure that many of you can relate to this: You wake up feeling great, and ready to greet the new day. You have all sorts of plans and a schedule to keep. 

You feel hopeful and anticipate good things to come when ... zap! Something occurs that makes you feel that your good energy and good intentions are being drained away. If you protect yourself from the energetic drains (and drainers) in the universe, you will be able to claim your true strength and power – and maintain it too!

I want to share with you my favorite strategies for avoiding the experience of becoming depleted or drained. Try them on for size and see which ones appeal to you.


S T R A T E G I E S

* Walk away. Let's say you're chatting with a man you've just met at a conference and your energy starts bottoming out. Here's how to tell if you're being zapped: Don't hesitate to politely excuse yourself; move at least twenty feet from him (outside the range of his energy field). If you receive immediate relief, there's your answer. Most people are oblivious to how their energy impacts others. Even energy vampires--people who feed off your energy to compensate for a lack of their own--aren't generally intending to sap you, yet still they do. Obnoxious or meek, vampires come in all forms. Watch out for them. 

For years, reluctant to hurt anyone's feelings, I needlessly endured these types of situations and suffered. How many of us are so loathe to appear rude that a raving maniac can be right in our face and still we don't budge for fear of offending? Whenever possible--if your well-being feels at risk with an individual or group--give yourself permission to make a tactful and swift exit. In a spot, physically removing yourself is a sure quick solution.

* Shield yourself. A handy form of protection many people use, including healers with trying patients, involves visualizing an envelope of white light (or any color you feel imparts power) around your entire body. Think of it as a shield that blocks out negativity or physical discomfort but allows what's positive to filter in. For instance, your sister is on the rampage. She's about to blow up; you don't want her anger to shatter you. 

Now--take a deep breath, center yourself, engage your shield. Literally picture it forming a fail-safe barrier around you which deactivates anger. It simply can't get to you. Shielding is a deliberately defensive technique aimed at guarding your feelings, not repressing them. It works by establishing a perimeter of protection around you that functionally doesn't permit harm in.

* Practice vulnerability. One tenet of my spiritual practice is to remain as vulnerable as I can to everything; not to shield, the antithesis of defense. Some people prefer my strategy, some don't. Use it if it succeeds for you. Here's the premise (not madness) behind this: if we solidify our bond to our inner self, we'll become centered enough not to need to defend at all. Thus, the best protection turns out to be no protection--a stance that initially alarmed me. It didn't seem possible I could do hands-on energy work with someone who had cancer or depression, for example, without absorbing their symptoms myself. But it was. 

What could be more liberating than to find I could hold my own and still remain open! Too often we're taught to equate vulnerability with weakness. Not so. I like being vulnerable and also strong. This disarms people. To me, the appeal of such an approach is that it's a non-fear-based way of living in the world. It requires that, increasingly, you harmonize with whatever you confront, let it flow through you, then recenter again, your own resilience. Pace yourself. A vulnerable posture will feel safer the stronger you get. It is a choice and a life-long practice.

* Meditate. To cement your inner bond and hold your center in any situation, I recommend a daily practice of meditation where you focus on the spirit within. Doing so gets you into the habit of connecting with yourself. Start with a few minutes, then gradually increase the duration. 

The technique is simple: follow your breath and explore the silence. It is not void or empty; that's the mystery. As thoughts come, and they will, continue to refocus on your breath. Every inhalation. Every exhalation. The spaces between thoughts are where your spirit waits to be discovered. There is something real in there worth finding. 

My spirit feels like a core of head-to-toe warmth vertically aligned though the center of my body. Imbued in the warmth itself is an  intelligence and intuitive responsiveness to my rhythms and questions. It speaks only truth, which resonates like a chiming in every cell. Silently become acquainted with your spirit. You can return to it to reinforce who you really are--not just the self you present to the world but that part of you that is timeless. Make room to pursue it.




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The Door To Higher Consciousness



GOING WITHIN:

by Michelle Walling, CHLC - 

What does it mean to go within? This question is on the mind of most people who are awakening to the multidimensionality of this reality. Many people have different experiences but there is one similar thread that all people need to know about. 

The meaning of going within 

The term “going within” is the method by which we discover who we truly are.

"To go within simply means to be with yourself, to listen to yourself and your higher self, and to feel yourself by calming the mind and clearing the clutter; allowing more space for your higher thoughts to enter your being." --Michelle Walling




How do I go within? 

Going within has been tied to the term meditation, and while this is an excellent way of doing this, there are also other ways that may not be actually termed “meditation”. Most times we go within without realizing it when we are:

  • Daydreaming
  • Driving (happens naturally but not the best time to remove your focus!)
  • Lying in bed before going to sleep and when we wake up
  • Sitting in nature
  • Singing, painting, writing, playing music, etc.
  • Washing dishes, mowing the yard, gardening, or doing a repetitive task
  • Taking a shower or bath
  • Reading
  • Watching TV

If you think about what your mind does while doing one of these tasks, you will realize what it means to go within. It feels like you are removing the focus from the outside world and going off on a little trip inside, right before you catch yourself and bring yourself back into the moment of the task at hand.
 
The next thing to add is intention. . As you sit with yourself, intend to turn off your five senses and withdraw from the world that you are used to existing in. Focus on who you are as consciousness and feel what it is like to be that. Acknowledge this consciousness and intend to bring more of this consciousness into your body. 

Having this sense of self awareness strengthens the connection to your higher self by placing your attention there. As you continue to do this, the connection continues to strengthen. 

As you practice this, you may or may not see things. Some people receive letters, numbers, or symbols in the mind’s eye. Some people feel a tingling sense of warmth and love. Some people may receive thoughts or movies. However some people may simply receive what they perceive is nothing but is actually the peace and serenity of their true selves. 


What will going within do for me? 

When you go within, you begin to crack the door open to higher consciousness. Contemplating who we are will re-establish the connection that has been lessened by the last round of genetic manipulation of humanity. Spending the time with yourself to grow this connection opens the door more and more to our multidimensional selves

When you begin to realize your multidimensional existence, you gain the ability to forgive others and to see things from a higher perspective of love and understanding. You may naturally separate from conflict and from people you do no longer resonate with. You build a sense of truth and knowing Once you have practiced going within it becomes something that you embody. You are always connected to your multidimensional self and you are able to access this part of you without having to try. 


This will be the one thread that is the same for everyone at this time. Your life will flow and synchronicity and precognition will appear to show you the way. This is truly the biggest benefit of going within and is the one thing that must be experienced on an individual basis to fully understand. Take the time to yourself to reflect on who and what you are and the magic will begin!within your infinite nature and begin to understand the polarity and duality that exists within you. You realize that you are connected to everything and everyone and the journey for balance begins. 

Once you have practiced going within it becomes something that you embody. You are always connected to your multidimensional self and you are able to access this part of you without having to try. This will be the one thread that is the same for everyone at this time. Your life will flow and synchronicity and precognition will appear to show you the way. This is truly the biggest benefit of going within and is the one thing that must be experienced on an individual basis to fully understand. Take the time to yourself to reflect on who and what you are and the magic will begin! 


About the author: Michelle Walling
Certified Holistic Life Coach. She has devoted her life to being a bearer and grounder of the light in service to others. As a truth seeker, she is committed to share her experiences with the world. She is also a hands-on healer, a distance healer, an empath, and an intuitive. Michelle has recently joined forces with Gregg Prescott as an admin for the In5d Facebook page, as an assistant for In5d Events, as a contributing author for in5d.com, host of The Cosmic Awakening Show and Body, Mind Soul & Spirit Show (The BMSS Show) on In5D Radio and webmaster/author/editor on CosmicStarseeds. Michelle also supports Gregg’s endeavors in many other areas including alternative and holistic healthcare. Their next project is a walk-in clinic under the name AHH - Alternative Holistic Healthcare to be launched in the Sarasota, Florida area and then subsidiaries will be opened around the world based upon that model.



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