I´m going to share the story of a lady that I met on a retreat last year. She was a perfect example of an Empath without boundaries in a group setting.
I spent the day with her and another ten people of all different ages. We were a real motley crew from different backgrounds.
She was a lovely lady…kind, curious and empathetic, but I immediately noticed that she seemed to sway a little on her feet and seemed flustered.
As a curious and empathetic person, as the day progressed, I noticed that she appeared more drained and was visibly pulling away from conversations.
She had the look of a deer caught in headlights and, at times, she seemed visibly upset.
She confided in me that she was really struggling with certain people in the group.
At this point, I realised that she was an Empath without boundaries.
The more she opened up to the people around her, the more she was able to feel their energy. She felt swamped.
As an Empath with boundaries, I could see why she was struggling with certain people. This wasn´t because they had “bad” energy. They were carrying negative energy in terms of their emotions. She was picking their energy up and feeling it all. She wanted to get away as fast as possible.
As an Empath with boundaries, I also sensed the emotional wounds of certain members of the group. The different between myself and this lady was… my boundaries.
I could empathise with every person in the group because I have the boundaries in place to protect my energy. I don´t feel other people´s pain as my own.
I have the ability to control my boundaries with different techniques so I don´t run from group situations and can hold space for people if they are struggling.
She brought back all of my memories of being an Empath without boundaries. The negative impact on one-to-one relationships and just being with people in a group. Especially when in a group of people where their energy is negative. I truly remembered the benefits of becoming an Empath with boundaries.
If you can relate to this story, the best remedy to protect your energy is to develop your boundaries so that you´re no longer open to the emotions of the people around you. You´ll improve your relationships and your levels of happiness and well-being.
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