5 Tips for the Thriving Empath

Empaths are highly attuned, sensitive individuals who have a natural connection to the subtle worlds. These are the subtle worlds of thought, emotion, spirit and energy. These people tend to be artistic, intuitive and right-brained individuals who process the world around them through “feeling”.

The reality of the empath can be confusing and painful because they tend to take the weight of the world on their shoulders. On a vibratory level, empathic people are highly attuned, meaning that they can tap into things that others may not. Usually they are more introverted, and need reprieve form the world around them.

Stillness, rest, and retreat are the necessity of the empath, yet empathic people seldom create the space for this in their lives. Usually this is the result of not knowing that you are experiencing life through empathic awareness. But now you have validation that you are not alone, nor are you “too sensitive”. Actually you have been given a fine-tuned gift, a type of navigation system to guide you through the world, and down the path to your highest good!

5 Tips for the Thriving Empath

  1. Stay grounded in your daily life.
  2. Take time for rest, regeneration and stillness.
  3. Eat foods that ground you such as root vegetables, nuts, and stone fruits.
  4. Set an intention for yourself each day that expresses your highest good.
  5. Say no to things that deplete your energy, always asking yourself: Is this feeding my spirit?

Learn more about being, and caring for yourself as an empath by reading my article:

HOW TO THRIVE & GROW AS AN EMPATH BY CREATING YOUR OWN SACRED SPACE

© Shaheen Miro 2015

The Gypsy’s Aura Elixir Giveaway

The Gypsy’s Aura Elixir is a powerful tool for spiritual cleansing, and protection. It is draws on the power of botanicals, lunar energy, and Reiki to create a high vibration that eliminates negative vibrations, and influence leaving the aura feeling lighter, brighter and sealed from negativity.

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Who is the Gypsy’s Aura Elixir For:

  1. Empaths
  2. Spiritual Workers
  3. Introverts
  4. People in stressful jobs and situations
  5. Anyone needing a moment of serenity, and spiritual clearing

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Winner will be announced 9/6/2015

How to Use High Vibration to Spiritually Cleanse and Protect Yourself

I have written extensively on spiritual/psychic cleansing, which is the act of releasing negative, unwanted and unintentional energies that surround you. This is an affirmative process that defines your space, and reestablishes your connection to your highest good. With that being said, spiritual cleansing is just that cleaning.

If you dust your home, rest assured that you will need to dust again. If you cleanse your energy body, you will need to do it again! What a practical concept. You are wiping away the unwanted, but you must replace it with something.

Think about it this way, when you are spiritually cleansing yourself, you are setting an intention hat you are releasing something unwanted, to allow you to connect with something you do want. Break that down… what do you want…well to put it simply you are wanting to be happy, you are wanting to feel good, you are wanting to be whole, completely tapped into your natural state of wellbeing.

Vibration is the key. Everything is a vibration, whether it is a low/negative, or high/positive vibration…everything is vibration. When you are spiritually cleanse yourself, you are ridding yourself of accumulated, negative gunk.

What allowed that negative gunk to form?

You! Your state of being, either consciously, or unconsciously you welcomed those negative vibrations. Now that is not meant to instill a sense of guilt in you, or fear. It is just the fact of the matter. This can come from a simple willingness to be open to whatever is around you. And at different times of your life you will find your defenses are weak.

The key to successful spiritual cleansing is to raise your vibration, and protect your energy self. Raising your vibration means that you are moving from a lower vibratory state, to a higher one. You are moving from fear, to acceptance. You are moving from pain, to wellness. You are moving from anger, to love.

When you clear one vibration, you must replace it with its energetic opposite. This is where most people fall short. If you spiritually release your pain, and then continue to follow pain patterns, then this will only be a very, very temporary fix.

Clear the negativity away, and choose a vibration that is opposite then you will not need to cleanse yourself as often. Taking protective measures after spiritual cleansing will fortify this process, and essentially take you to the next highest vibration.

Name your vibration

Before you do a spiritual cleansing session take some time to meditate on your state of being. Name your vibration. Give it a name. What do you feel in that moment?

Give it a one-word name. Be simple, be clear, and be honest. There is power in a name. If you name something you are getting to the heart of whatever it is. It doesn’t matter the source of your vibration. The vibration itself is all that matters.

Maybe you named your current vibration as anger. So you are feeling anger right now. You are being bound up in anger. You are vibrating with anger, and you are attracting more opportunities for anger.

It doesn’t matter where your feelings of anger come from. They may come from you, and you alone. Or maybe your experience of anger is brought on from someone in your life. On the deepest level all things are coming from you because somewhere you have accepted that state of being.

Remember, everything is a mirror of your inner world.

Later you can look for the source, and make a conscious effort to eliminate, or avoid that thing!

But for now we are naming the vibration. You are experiencing a vibration of anger. So what is the opposite of anger? The opposite of anger is love.

So you are eliminating, cleansing away the vibration of anger to make way for the vibration of love. You want to experience love, and in order to do this you have to wipe away the feelings of anger.

Go through the process of clearing away anger. This can be done in any number of ways. Cleanse yourself with a Sacred Sage Bundle to release negative energy. Try misting a botanical mixture like, The Gypsy’s Aura Elixir.  Do a sea salt bath to clear way negative energy. Whatever method works for you… do it.

And then… replace it with the opposite vibration.

How to choose a better vibration

You can simply choose the next vibration. Remember, your most powerful tool for change is your mind. Your mind is the way you direct your reality. When you consciously manifest your life, you can experience whatever you want.

That sounds simple, and easy. And really it is. But for most people it is easier said than done. But here we are, in this moment, choosing to do something different. And that is the key!

Name your next vibration. Name the next highest vibration you can believe in. Maybe you are releasing anger, and wanting to move to a place of love. But love might be way too far off for you to go right now. So we move to a vibration of acceptance.

You are accepting your experience. You are accepting yourself. Acceptance is the pathway to love. Maybe you are going to move to a state of like… and then from there you can move to a state of love.

A few ways to infuse your energy body with a new, higher vibration

Work with crystal energy. Crystals are seeds of energy. They are concentrated forms of intentional vibrations. When you work with crystals you are infusing yourself with the essence of whatever vibration that crystal holds.

In this case we are moving through anger, to love. So using a stone of love, that vibrates with love, will open the heart center, integrating into your vibration, and helping you get to a move loving place.

This can be a simple process of holding a stone of love. Or taking a bath infused with a love crystal. Rose quartz is a powerful stone of love. It is gentle, and friendly. This will help to balance and fortify your intention for love.

Herbs, and botanicals also vibrate at a high rate. Taking an herbal bath will help to infuse your aura with a certain vibratory pattern. The traditional tool Florida Water has been used for years in spiritual practices because it vibrates at a high rate. It basically eradicates negative vibrations.

You can use Florida Water after you have done a traditional spiritual cleansing. Mist yourself with Florida Water, dab it on your wrist. And as you are doing this set the intention for yourself that you are going to feel a higher vibration.

Affirm this, concentrate on it. Meditate on it. Remind yourself of this higher vibration every time you begin to stray from it. And believe it, feel it in every fiber of your being.

When I work with clients during an Intuitive Consultation we are naming the energies at play in their lives. When we name these energies, and see how they are working through life… we can find points of power to make change. This will give you a snapshot of where you are, where you’ve been, and how that is dictating the path you are going down.

When I work with clients during a spiritual cleansing, energy session we are working to remove these negative blocks, and filling the holes with a higher vibration. I enjoy this process because it is a proactive approach to spiritual/psychic cleansing.

We are not only removing, or working to remove the block, but we are trying to replace it with something better.

If something is making you sick, you treat the symptom, and remove the source. If you just treat the symptom of your sickness… in this case your energetic disharmony, without removing the source then you will only get back what you had before.

I invite you to take this step forward. I would be happy to help you along the way. I want you to feel empowered. I want you to move forward in your life in a positive direction. We can do this together if you like.

Follow your heart!

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Sacred Sage and Botanical Bundles

SacredSageThese organically grown mountain botanical bundles are hand wrapped and filled with good energy for spiritual cleansing and blessing. Each smudge is made with sage, cedar, lavender, lilac, and lichen. Each botanical has been selected for a unique energetic property that will help to lift out negative energy, and cultivate a space to set positive intention, and facilitate personal recovery.

These can be used for spiritual cleansing of a space, or your aura. I use these bundles in combination with The Gypsy’s Aura Elixir.

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A Spiritual Personal Day

I always find myself needing to shake off the heavy, woolen feelings that linger past winter. There’s a call that bacons me to awaken the inner gypsy that has been half asleep through the colder months. When the spring blows in it brings knew life. It fills the air with a magical energy that surrounds everything in a radiant aura. Tap into this powerful energy!

Awaken yourself with a spring cleansing ritual. Or as I like to call it… a spiritual personal day!

It’s always essential to your spiritual wellbeing to keep your aura filled with beautiful energy, and the energy of spring brings about a special change. This energy allows you to get in-touch with your true self, to become more authentically connected to spirit and to consciously manifest.

To awaken the inner gypsy and to connect with your authentic self make a day of celebrating you! This day can be filled with whatever you want. There’s no right or wrong! As long as it makes you feel good.

Here are some suggestions:

Plan your day ahead of time. The night before enjoy a nice cup of warm tea before bed. Say a prayer/blessing and let the Universe know that you are taking a sacred day to connect with yourself. Let yourself sleep in. Wake up naturally, and take note of any dreams you have.

Take a long walk in a park, or out in nature. Find a place with privacy among the trees and sunshine. Meditate for a few minutes on your inner light. Let the Goddess speak to you. What comes to the surface? Are there any “truths” that you have been avoiding in your life? Let these pearls of wisdom settle into your core.

Write a prayer or affirmation to help you connect with yourself. For example:

“Let my inner light shine through allowing wisdom to bubble to the surface.

Let the worn out masks of my identity fall away.

Let me become more congruent with my truest self self.

Let my gypsy soul immerge so that I can walk authentically in my life.”

Pick a spiritual cleansing method that resonates with you. I always enjoy cleansing baths because they are relaxing, and healing. Taking a spiritual cleansing bath becomes a little respite from everything else.

For this particular day a Rosewater Bath would be suitable. Rosewater has a delicate and gentle magic. It envelops the aura making it radiant and smooth. It makes the aura magnetic, charging it with positive energy and peace. Use pure Rosewater hydrosol in a bath, adding a cup to warm water.

Do any other activities that make you feel authentic, grounded and whole. This might be a good day to have your favorite meal, go to your favorite place, or read a favorite book. You may even want to spend some time with an old friend.

Let the spring fill you up! This is a time to remember the parts of you that have been buried all winter, and to honor those beautiful jewels. Giving yourself a personal day is a spiritual gesture that helps you gain momentum.

It allows you to realign yourself with the Universe, and that’s the ultimate form of spiritual cleansing.

© Shaheen Miro 2014

How to Reclaim Your Power

In this hectic, crazy world there is need for spiritual self-care. We are all doing our best to get through life, to really live, and cultivate our true purpose. This can be an elusive task for many people, especially since we live a culture that pushes us to work harder, to swallow our feelings, and to actually neglect our wellbeing. But this doesn’t have to be the case.

Dare I say that this is counter intuitive. Your true nature, your right is to be happy, and whole. There is a misconception that if you take time for your own needs you are either being selfish, or irresponsible. The hell with that… you are a beautiful being of light and you need to make your wellbeing the number one goal!

When you revel in your light, when you light yourself shine, when you are amble and whole… you shine that light on the world. You are the best you that you can be for everyone, and every situation you are involved with. That is the real goal, right?

So how can we achieve this fabulous way of being? Well there are a million ways… but to start you can be honest with yourself. Be honest with where you are, and where you want to be. This allows you to set intentions. From there you can consciously manifest the life that you want.

Pinpointing where you are, and if that is in alignment with what you want to manifest is what I do. In an Intuitive Consultation we are looking at a snapshot of your energy. From there we see where you are losing energy, and where you are gaining it. Of course we don’t want to lose any energy… we want positive energetic investments.

Once we know where you are, we can make a plan, a path to work on. This can be done in a number of ways. My favorite being the act of reclaiming energy. Reclaim your energy through grounding and centering, meditation, and spiritual/psychic cleansing.

Much of my work, and practice is based on the idea of spiritual cleansing, and balancing your energy body. Why is that? Because your energy is the accumulation of your thoughts, ideas, and experiences and beliefs about the world, and how you fit into it. This energetic story as I like to call it, dictates everything that is happening in your life.

If you are blindly sending energy out into the world… with no direction, or no conscious effort then you are doing yourself a disservice.

Are you feeling fatigued? Stressed? Even depressed? Are you feeling unhealthy? Lost? Well this is the result of not being aware of your energy. Don’t let this make you feel guilty, or bad about what you are doing… or what you’ve done. No, this is a point of power, right here, right now. We are recognizing there is room to grow, and now we are going to tap into the potential, and make magic happen!

As an intuitive consultation I want nothing more than to build you up! I want to give you the tools, and the understating to make your life one badass place to live. If you aren’t happy, then stop right now… and make a change.

So you want to know were to begin?

Well start with all this beautiful information I have presented on my website. There is so much here that I know will help you. You can take that time of yourself. You deserve it.

If you need a guide, and a friend contact me. We will do an intuitive consultation. We will look at your life as a whole, answer the big questions, and shedding light on the big holes. The act of setting up a consultation is a call to reclaiming your power. I want that for you!

As I said before, spiritual cleansing is a huge part of my practice, personal and professional. Spiritual cleansing is the act of clearing the slate. Revealing, honing in on and releasing the things that live in your energy body, and your life. The trick to successful spiritual cleansing is clearing away the ick, and then replacing it with something good. This is where most people falter.

If you remove something energetically… good or bad, something must take it’s place This is where “negative” energy comes into place. But this negative energy is usually nothing more than unpurposeful, or unintentional energy. If we remove that, and then replace it with an intention your energy body will return to a state of wellbeing… and like magic your life will come back!

Now, this isn’t a quick fix. I don’t promote miracles. I promote self-empowerment. We make the decisions… and we have to stick to them. Getting into he habit of taking care of yourself and can be difficult, we all falter, that’s why it’s good to have a friend, a guide, a teacher to help us on the path. We are in this together.

One of the most rewarding things for me is working with a client through spiritual cleansing, and energy work. I do this long distance or in person. This is the reason I created the Gypsy’s Aura Elixir… it’s a call to action, a way to give you the tools, and the power to take care of yourself in daily life.

When I work with a client to release negative energy, and bring them back to an ample, expansive place I feel like I am sharing a spiritual moment. This is rewarding for everyone involved. I like to do this long-distance, or in person… either way we are creating a cosmic place for us to work on bettering our lives.

I love to offer tools to help you. In a personal cleansing, and blessing ceremony we set an intention. What do you want to release from your life? What do you want to bring into your life? Then we move through the energy bodies, using crystal vibrations, sage smudging, and sacred botanical waters. This is a way to release the unnecessary, and bring back the light energy that belongs to you.

From there we spend some time talking about where you want to go next. And what other actions steps you can take to move forward. This can be helpful suggestions of creating a vision board, or setting intentions. Maybe a few spiritual practices that you can incorporate into your daily life.

Any good reading will bring things to light… from there it is your job to make it work. But with a cleansing/energy session, or a personal blessing ceremony we create the space, and the action steps for you to do that. You aren’t alone!

I want you to find your light, your center, your authentic expression of you in every moment. Take from here what works for you, what doesn’t just leave behind. But if you take away one thing… let it be this…

You are beautiful. You have a right to be whole. Life doesn’t have to be heard. You can live your dreams.

Visit, here to book an appointment for an Intuitive Consultation, or an Energy/Spiritual Cleansing Session.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Your Spiritual Map and Blessing the Journey

The magical part of life is that you are in a constant state of motion. You are a divine being experiencing your own divinity! You incarnate to learn and experience, and before your incarnation you create a “map” that details the different events of your life to lead you to spiritual growth, and “enlightenment”.

In this life you will have mapped out many things. Some of the lessons you have mapped out will be physical obstacles, dealing with health, security and safety. Others will be mental/emotional dealing with relationships, addictions, beliefs and fears. Or spiritual obstacles dealing with faith, religion and issues of your own divinity.

On your map you will have strategically placed the right people, the right places and the right events to help you to achieve your goals of spiritual growth. Like a geographic map, you will have created alternate routes in order to fulfill your journey.

There is a secret: Your pace of learning is completely up to you.

It may not always seem that way when you are in the process of living your map, but on a spiritual level your soul is constantly being guided. You choose how fast or slow you get to your mapped out destination.

The more conscious you are of your spiritual state, and the concept of your map, the faster you can grow and learn spiritually. The quickest way to travel your map is through trusting your intuition, and consciously manifesting (through prayer, spellwork, and a regular spiritual practice).

Your intuition is your spiritual navigation system. It is constantly trying to link you to the smoothest and most effective path to your spiritual experiencing.

To help you connect to your intuition create a daily routine. Here are a few suggestions:

Spend at least 15 minutes a day in meditation and prayer. Meditation is an opportunity for your mind to slow down, and your intuition to leak into your awareness. Prayer is a way of creating dialogue with the Divine. Open yourself up to your personal Goddess, and allow her wisdom to touch you.

Use spiritual cleansing as a way to clear your energy field. Remember, you are constantly telling an energetic story, and this energetic story dictates the route you take on your map. Take a spiritual bath with salt water once a week. Use sage smudging to lighten your aura.

Light a candle of intention. What goals are you trying to attain? What energy are you trying to invite into your life? Create a simple ritual to help attract these qualities. Inscribe a white candle with a word, or phrase that sums up your intention and anoint it with sweet oil.

A Simple Daily Blessing

On Monday gather a handful of mugwort and rue. A white candle. Lavender oil. And silver thread. Make a strong tea from the mugwort and rue. Start a hot bath, adding the tea as the water runs. Once you slip into the bath allow yourself to ground and center. Let the energy of the Divine fill you up, and wash away all negativity.

Say a simple prayer of blessing, such as, “Mother goddess, loving and divine, clear my body and my mind. Surround me with your spiritual glow, and bless me on this journey I go.”

Soak for 10-15 minutes. Then towel yourself off gently and sit cross-legged on the floor. Hold the silver candle in your hands filling it with intention. You can use the above blessing. Anoint the candle with lavender oil, and your pulse points. Light the candle.

As the candle burns, tie a knot in the silver thread for each goal, or blessing you want to bring in your life. This will act as a charm of attraction. Let the candle burn out. Keep the thread under your pillow, or on your altar.

All good journeys begin with an adventurous spirit, and a good dose of positive energy! Remember to trust your intuition and use the wonderful tools that you have at your fingertips. Many blessings to you!

Appeared first in Soul Path Magazine 2014

© Shaheen Miro 2014

Tarotscopes: August 2015 with The Medicine Woman Tarot

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4 of Bowls (Cups)

As we begin to move into the latter half of the year, prepare yourself for big changes. Cosmic energy is swelling doors, and will soon bust through all the hurdles and barriers that have been created throughout the year. Ready yourself for this immense magnetism. Use this to your advantage. Set your intentions. Ask for what you want, and be very clear in doing so. This is a good time to do a candle ceremony, or create a vision board.

Aries March 21-April 19

8 of Pipes (Wands)

Make time for stillness. As you go inward you find ways to attract and attain your goals. You will be far more productive if you ground yourself, rather than charging forcefully into the future. End your days with some silent reflection; meditate on your journey through the year. Cool your fiery energy with a cleansing bath of rose, and citrus. Before bed contemplate your intentions, and see what is revealed in sleep. This is a good time to suspend any unsettled relationships.

Taurus April 20-May 20

Apprentice of Arrows (Page of Swords)

Taurus this is a good time to define your space. What do you stand for? What is important to you? Make yourself crystal clear, and do not waiver from this vision. You will stumble to clarify what you want, vs. what others seem to want for you. Take some time to contemplate this point of power in your life. The fall and winter will reveal a lot about who you are. This will have its ups and downs… stay strong!

Gemini May 21-June 21

7 of Bowls (7 of Cups)

You will find yourself caught in a tide of great energy. This energy is passionate, and powerful. It will pull you in many directions. Find your footing throughout the next few months so that you can remain composed, and in control. Relationships, especially romantic will be in full bloom. Ask yourself in each situation: does this feel good to my spirit?

Cancer June 21-July 22

The Emperor

Looking for answers? Needing clarity? Ask for help! You have a resource of people who love and care about you, and your wellbeing. These people are waiting at the door, to guide you, support you and walking with you on the path ahead. Do not be silent about what you want and need, as you will get swept away in your own storm.

Leo July 23-August 22

The Chariot

You are gaining momentum, Leo. Powerful energy is propelling you forward into your dreams, goals and desires. Tap into your sensitivity, and remain fluid at this time. As a fire sign it is easy for you to burn brightly with passion, but if you burn too bring, to fast, you are sure to burn out. Connect with the grounding forces in your life.

Virgo August 23-September 22

2 of Pipes (2 of Wands)

Virgo, you have gathered your breathe, and centered your intentions. Now set them free into the Universe. Let your every dream, and desire fly forward. Give them life, and belief. Use your voice as form of action. Speak, write, connect, and communicate. If you’ve felt the call to send an email, write a letter, or reach out to someone… then do it now!

Libra September 23-October 22

6 of Pipes (6 of wands)

Wrap yourself in the gentle energy that is around you. Find solitude in moments alone. Find peace in not uncertainty. Move into a spirit of gratitude, and now that the blessings you are seeking will begin to rain all around you. Open your arms side, close your eyes, and accept all the good that is coming your way. Charge your aura with good vibrations. Try working with rose or clear quartz, and spritzing yourself with a bit of rose water.

Scorpio October 23-November 21

Totem of Pipes (Knight of Wands)

Liberate your mind. Let out, release, and purge the troublesome thoughts and worries. Anxiety does not have to be a part of your daily life. When you ground yourself, you actually find your wings. Move your body, dance, exercise, run, jump or try some yoga stretches. This will activate the cleansing qualities of the element of air.

Sagittarius November 22-December 21

Lodge of Stones (Queen of Coins)

You have everything you need. Sit down; partake in the feast laid out before you. Don’t be shy, and don’t be picky… enjoy, experience, and try something new. A new perspective only comes from trying new things. Make a list of all the things you are grateful for. Gratitude is an energy of multiplicity. A sense of calm, and good fortune will fall around when you look at life with thanks, and wonder.

Capricorn December 22-January 19

The Devil

Capricorn, do not fall into the trap of self-limiting beliefs. The shackles you are feeling is nothing more than the weight of your own fears. Question whether these things are true or not. Has experience taught you that things never workout for you? Has the recent past shown you a series of pitfalls? Throw that out the window. Turn around and take another path. Don’t work yourself into a state of depletion when you have an oasis waiting for you in the other direction.

Aquarius January 20-February 18

Exemplar of Arrows (King of Swords)

Share your knowledge and experience. You have a powerful perspective, and an equally moving story. Find ways to express yourself in daily life. In fact, find your expression of you in each situation you encounter. Leave your fingerprint on each thing that you touch. Feel the alchemical qualities of moving into your own spirit. You are closer to your goals than you think!

Pisces February 19-March 20

5 of Stones (5 of Coins)

Release your beautify into the world. Bestow upon the people around you, friends, family, strangers… the fruits of your labor. Share your art, share your vision, share your voice… share your spirit with everyone. If you have been working diligently on a project in the secret hours of your life, then this is the time to release that into the world. Let it fly, let it live! When you give away, it comes back in kind.

Spiritual Cleansing Mini Workshop Friday August 7, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 8.57.36 PMDo you ever feel uninspired, heavy or just dull? Do you ever feel “cursed” or caught in a streak of bad luck? Many clients describe having a heavy cloud hanging over their head, causing them loss pain and heartache.

It’s true that you may be stuck in a string of karmic lessons. Or caught in a loop of negative energy. Often times this “curse” or “steak of bad luck” is an unconscious creation of your own mind and energy. You are allowing something into your life that is causing you to suffer.

Are you helpless?

No, you can actually change this…

Join me for an afternoon of spiritual cleansing tips and tricks! We will discuss a handful of practical, and powerful spiritual cleansing techniques that you can incorporate into your daily routine.

Take ownership of your energetic story… manifest the life you want!

Where: Cincinnati

When: August 7, 2015 4:00-5:30 pm

Cost: $30 per person

Minimum: 5 people

Maximum: 8 People

This will be an intimate setting. The cost will include printouts, and other materials provided in the workshop.

To sign up please email: shaheen@shaheenmiroinsights.com

Natural Foods, Empathic Child Challenges, and Picky Psychic Kids, by Melissa Leath

Being a young empathic, your child could be sensitive to many external things, besides other people’s energy. Examples could be loud noises or extreme light, clothing that rubs their skin in an irritating manner, pollen and other outside irritants such as weeds and flowers. Carpeting and flooring glue can cause problems too.

Being physically grounded and fully “in the body” are essential tools in dealing with these situations.

So what can help your child stay physically grounded? Food

More specifically, the best food for your child helps your child stay grounded to deal with these outside sensitivities. Since each child is different from their siblings and parents, there are no steadfast rules about what foods are better and what are worse. Each child has special needs. So it is important to learn more about the different types of natural foods, synthetic foods, and junk foods. This may take some experimentation.

Keeping life and health in simplistic balance is a natural way to prepare a child with special requirements. Monitor what your child is eating, by only having natural and organic foods at home. Let them be active in the planning and preparation of meals.

There has been so much research dealing with attention problems and hyperactive children. Do some of your own research and find out what works best for your child’s balance in energy. Some of their stress could be coming from food allergies such as food dyes, preservatives, and additives, as well as pesticides.

Consider some of these options:

  1. Some kids do better with all fresh vegetables and fruits instead of canned.
  2. Others do well with only raw foods
  3. Gluten free eating may be a way of clearing toxins from the body.
  4. Juicing fresh fruits and vegetables is a great way to get the nourishment needed and could be right for your child.
  5. The natural color of food may play a big role in what your child will or will not eat
  6. Meats and meat products (milk, cheeses, yogurts, etc.) can slow down the body’s metabolism. This may make your child sluggish, sleepy, or cranky.
  7. Proper food combining can keep the mind sharp and the body lively.

Picky Eater?

You may have a picky eater on your hands. I can relate to this, since I was a picky eater when I was young (still am to a certain degree even now as an adult). I always had trouble eating meat and certain vegetables. They always made me gag. I believe that the body speaks to us in wise ways that are sometimes misunderstood, especially with the young. And children who cannot or will not eat certain foods could be doing so because their bodies cannot handle them properly.

At the age of seven, I remember sitting at the dinner table for many hours after everyone else left me there. The rest of the family had eaten all their food, so they went outside for the evening. But I had not eaten the beef on my plate. (I usually could eat a few bites, by my father believed I should consume the whole portion.) So, I had to sit there until I ate it all.

After I thought my dad had gone outside, I stuck the piece of offending beef under the bone that was on my plate. I thought I had hidden it pretty well. But Dad came strolling into the kitchen, and pulled the meat out from under the bone, and said to me: “Now, there. Eat all of it.” Needless to say, tears and gagging followed. To this day, I have difficulty eating more than a few bites of meat.

It’s never a good idea to force your child to eat things when they are not feeling like it. Be sure to question your child to see if they feel compelled to eat because of emotions, or not to eat because they have an upset stomach (which might be empathic anxiety). It could be that your child just doesn’t need much food at this stage in growth. The best thing is to keep plenty of nourishing foods that they do like, so they can have the best available when they do feel like eating.

Staying Hydrated

Drinking plenty of water is always important for the body to function properly. Look into sugary soda drinks and decide what you will allow in your home. Many children become hyperactive and uncontrollable with too such sugar in their drinks.

Ideas to interest your child in participating in their own nourishment:

Grocery Shopping. If your child is older they may like to help with making the grocery list, and helping with the shopping. Be sure they consider the nutrition of the food item in question, and the way it could be combined with others for a meal.

Meal Ideas: Magnets for the fridge, blocks of felt on cloth board, or good old fashioned chalk and blackboard for meal ideas. They could cut out magazine photos or grocery ads with meal ideas.

Meal Planning: Older children, especially pre-teens and high school will feel involved as they plan one or two meals each week. And their desires are addressed.

Cooking: Help in cooking/preparing according to age and skill.

Tables: Set the dinner table with themes, color schemes, etc., that includes your child’s likes.

Growing Food: Planning and planting outside gardens and indoor containers of herbs, etc. This always helps a child accept foods that are good for them. And the gardening experience is the best way of “Earthing”, a form of grounding by working with the soil.

Family Meals: Eating together at least once a day will give your child a feeling of belonging. They will share in conversations of daily activities, and tend to eat better.

Make sure the whole family supports and participates in these healthy eating decisions. And always check in with your family medical professional before you make any changes.

After your intuitive child grows older, changes may need to be made to their nutrition list and the schedule of eating. Take your time and flow with it. This certainly is the journey that your family can lovingly address as time goes on. And your child will let you know when it is time to shift the food by the way he acts.

2015 Copyright, Melissa Leath

About Melissa Leath:

Melissa Leath, owner of Off the Beaten Path Intuitive Arts, facilitator of the Professional Psychic Medium Certification Program™, works with empathic kids and young adults in private mentoring programs. She has many online workshops and classes. Author of Psychic Integrity and Does Your Child See Sparkles? http://www.MelissaLeath.com