What does that mean, exactly?
Well, it means that whatever you attract, carry and vibrate in your field, your Aura, is your responsibility.
But I’m an empath, say many. I feel and carry the burdens, suffering and pain that others are experiencing. It’s one of my ways of relating to the world. Are you telling me that this makes me responsible for others?
Energetically, yes. If you’re carrying it, you’re responsible for it.
Here’s the thing: It’s actually not your job to do anymore than own your energy.
In fact, by carrying other people’s energy, you’re buying them a pass, assisting them to be out of relation to their own experience! How’s that a good thing, exactly?
Well, if I’m not responsible for fixing them, why am I carrying all of this energy on their behalf?, asks the empath as he or she awakens.
I don’t know. Why are you?
In reality, in varying degrees, we all take on other people’s emotional energy and schlepp it around in our field. It’s part and parcel of our humanity. Empaths just tend to carry a lot of it, through their way of engaging and connecting with others.
However, it’s not necessarily an ideal thing to do. And we can learn to let that accumulated energy return to its rightful owner for his or her evolution and full experiencing of life.
Like that idea?
Years ago I learned an amazing practice for getting in relation to what energies were truly mine, belonged to me. I teach it in one of the Online Courses, Chakras: Manifesting Like You Mean It!.
The practice includes recognizing that the energy of your emotions serves as a lightning rod, drawing the emotional energy of others who vibrate with similar emotional tendencies.
In other words, your anxiety attracts others anxiety. Your invalidation (self-hatred), attracts others self-hatred.
Once it’s in your field, you won’t be able to tell the difference between what belongs to you, and what came from encounters with others (even strangers). You’ll think it all belongs to you.
When you choose to heal and clear the pattern – anxiety, invalidation, depression, anger, whatever – it’s helpful to begin each meditative exploration by inviting all of the energy of the emotion to activate, and then to return the emotional energy that belongs to other – to other!
Not yours. Not your problem. Or as a good friend of mine says, ‘not my pig, not my farm’.
Liberate yourself today and every day. What emotions do you ‘go to’ and find pervasive in your experience? Take responsibility for only what’s yours.
Return what belongs to other – to other!
And then do the active energy clearing to release the triggers and patterns. Move forward with greater authenticity and self-awareness.
You’re only responsible for you. Give up the idea that you can heal or fix anyone else. And surrender the idea that you’re a pig farmer! You need not take on and carry what belongs to someone else.
Not my pig, not my farm.
Keep your vital energy flowing!