Empaths are sensitive to sound. If you are empathic you can confirm this. I know I often will become overwhelmed by a lot of noise, especially in a crowded place or when there are competing noises. This can be anything from a random noise, to music, to the tone of someones voice. Sounds shoot right through the empath, and can leave them soothed, or completely defeated.
Sound is vibration, and vibration is the frequency of energy. Empaths are sensitive to energy frequencies, and actually take them into their core. As sound moves through the empath it either competes, or flows with their personal vibration. If the sounds or noises are harsh, unappealing, or on a different “channel” than the empath then it can be extremely upsetting.
Turn your awareness to moments when noise, and sound have shaken you up, and knocked you off your center. What kind of noise was it? Was it a person? Music? Or just a random noise from the hustle and bustle of the day?
I have noticed that sounds from music will affect the empath on a deep level because music has an imbedded intention that the empath feels on an intimate level. If this intention isn’t a feel good one, then they will instantly take on that new intention, or emotion. If it is a person then maybe that person’s energy is opposing your own. Or they are burning off excess energy, and you are not in a state of taking on anything extra!
When you are having an adverse reaction to sounds it may come as anger, frustration, sadness, annoyance, depression, anxiety, and even surplus energy. Sound can even elicit a physical response, such as pain, soreness, weakness, and especially stomach problems.
So what can you do?
- Ground and center. You should ground and center daily, especially in situations where you are feeling knocked off kilter. Simply find your breath. Inhale, and exhale, finding a rhythm. Feel the ground beneath you, and the stacking of your bones sustaining you. Let yourself relax into the security of your body, your surroundings, your position on the earth. Now, begin rooting into the earth. Imaging a strong flash of light moving from your crown, down your spine, and through your legs, and feet into the earth. This flash of light is clearing energy, and rooting you deep into the earth. Affirm, verbally, or mentally, “I am solid, stable and whole. I am rooted deep in the earth, grounded in this moment, grounded in my spirit.”
- Cross your arms. Have you noticed you cross your arms when you are speaking to someone that makes you uncomfortable, intimidated, angry or overwhelmed? When you cross your arms, you are crossing your solar plexus, which is the energy center where you process intention and energy. When something intense is being sent your way, you can consciously cross your arms, and deflect whatever is being sent at you. Crossing your arms, thus protecting your solar plexus can help curb upset stomachs and poor digestion that the empath seems to experience often.
- Wear headphones and listen to uplifting music. If you are in an industry, or situation where you can wear headphones then you have a reprieve from whatever noises seem to be arousing your frustration. Listening to feel good sounds temporarily suspends the energy vibration being sent your way, and creates a type of personal sacred space. Doing this even for a few minutes throughout the day will give you a good reset. It will fortify your personal shield. Make sure this is positive, uplifting music. Something ambient, and atmospheric. New age sounds. Nature sounds. Or classical music are all good options. Instrumentals, without any voices, or lyrics are a great option!
I hope this gives you a little help for your empathetic experiences. Be good to yourself!
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© Shaheen Miro 2015