Growing up an empath, not knowing, what that meant, was at times very challenging. In third grade I had a problem learning my multiplication tables.
There were 2 third grade classes at my elementary school. The teachers worked together, so sometimes one of the teachers would teach both classes. The teacher of the other third grade taught us math. This teacher made me very uncomfortable. I could not concentrate in his math class. I felt anxious and unsettled, and no matter how hard I tried I could not focus on math. My parents worked with me at home, and I did eventually learn multiplication, but not at school. At the time all I knew was that I felt unsettled and unsafe in his class. What I did not know until high school is that he was abusing his daughter, who was one of my classmates in that third grade class. I was feeling the energy in that classroom, coming from my teacher and his daughter. As a child I had no idea what that meant.
I have spent most of my adult life learning what it means to be an empath and how to use my skills to help myself and others. Now I know if I feel unsafe, unsettled or agitated in the presence of certain people, I am feeling something about them. This has given me a lot of peace. I have also learned other skills that help me understand and cope with the gift/curse of being an empath. Things like grounding, energy healing, protection, understanding chakras, physical movement and meditation have all helped me so much.
5 years ago my sister Katie pitched an idea to The Psychic Sisters. She suggested that we develop a card deck and book about the skills empaths need to manage their lives. She suggested that we use the skills we have learned and developed to teach other empaths how understand themselves, use their gifts and thrive. The project Ground, Bless, Protect and Move: Daily Care for Your Spirit was born. Life happened and our project took more time to complete than we planned. I do believe that things often happen as they are meant to, and now is the right time for it to be released.
I am blessed to be a Psychic Sister. As usual, Katie, Ronda and Kara have inspired me with their commitment to this project. I am so excited to share it with you!
I shared more about my experiences and my new cards on my radio show, Kindred Spirits on 12radio.com
Watch the show here!