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Signs You’re an Empath/Intuitive

Here are some signs you are an empath/intuitive:

  • You feel the emotions of others.
    When you’re with someone, even a perfect stranger, you know how they’re feeling even before they say a word. This means that you may feel sad, panicked, excited, etc. for absolutely no reason at all.  You may notice this more strongly with some people than with others.
  • You can feel the physical aches and pains of others.
    You may notice a soreness or pain without having any reason for feeling it- then you hear a close friend is suffering from the same discomfort.  
  • Strangers open up to you about their lives.  Often with far more detail than you bargained for and within moments of meeting you.
  • You are the go-to person for advice and emotional support in every friend group. You often wonder how that happened.
  • You feel overwhelmed or exhausted from being in large groups of people. Being around a hoard of people experiencing a wide range of emotions in a confined space quickly produces sensory overload.  Maybe you routinely avoid or dread shopping on the weekend or before a holiday.  Alternatively, being at a live performance will create a positive contact high like none other. All of that intense excitement and anticipation can be wonderful!
  • You need your alone time, desperately. Feeling or being aware of the emotions and pains of others is draining, so you need to spend time alone to refuel.  The need for self-care and down-time is greater than for most people, even for extroverted empaths.
  • You are easily moved to tears, even by fictional tv, books, or movies. Since your ability to relate to people is so strong, it’s easy to get sucked in to the emotionally charged situations of fictional characters. Even those on commercials. Raise your hand if you cry easily at commercials, I see you.
  • You are easily overstimulated by multiple sources of information, sound, lights, etc. You may have noticed that you are more bothered by such things than others. You can chalk this up to being highly sensitive.
  • You tend to want to retreat rather than expose yourself to the onslaught of emotions in the public. You have a core group of safe friends and limit contact with others who have “loud” or intense emotions.
  • You know what someone is about to tell you before they say it. Being tuned in to emotions means you are also likely tuned in to thoughts people are formulating, as they are the dominant thoughts of the moment. You’re not weird, you’re empathic/intuitive.
  • You call people and they say “I was just thinking about you.” Thoughts are energy, and energy isn’t limited by distance. See above.
  • You may refer to yourself as clumsy. This is common enough that I’m including it here. Often out of self-protection, you may spend much of your time un-grounded, or somewhat disconnected to your body. This limits your ability to relate well to the physical world around you, which leads to tripping and bumping into things.  The bruises on me recognize and honor the bruises on you. 

So now that you know you’re an empath/intuitive, (you see now how those words describe the same characteristics, right?) what are you going to do?  This is where many people will begin to tell you ways to protect yourself by erecting a virtual wall, creating a bubble, or setting up other barriers to keep the emotions of others at bay. Well, I’m not going to tell you any of that. I’m going to tell you it’s a super power!

A Super Power?

Here at the Divine Energy Collaborative, we know that feeling like you need to protect yourself comes from a place of fear, and that doesn’t give you power, it takes it away. Blocking yourself off may keep you from feeling other people’s stuff, but it also isolates you and limits your ability to feel all of the wonderful emotions as well. Our perspective is that by opening yourself up to the never-ending flow of divine love and light, you remain fully filled to overflowing. With love and light flowing freely out from you, it’s impossible for any negative emotions to stick to you or cause discomfort, and any who need love will find it without taking anything from you. 

We’re all connected, and these connections to each other are vital, now more than ever.  Instead of closing yourself off in fear of how the intense outside emotions will impact you, try opening yourself up to divine love and letting it overflow.  In this way you can walk in confidence and ease and never worry about whether your “shield” is strong enough. Love conquers all.

Once you are filled to overflowing with divine love, it then benefits everyone you come in contact with, and even those you never see. In this way, you can make a positive impact on the world, everyday. I definitely classify this is a super power!!

Interested in more ways to step into your power as an empath? Join us for Empowerment for Empaths and Intuitives. A twice monthly online group to celebrate, manage, and magnify your gifts. Here is a list about how to have more ease as an empath/intuitive that you might want to share with those you love.

Free Empowerment for Empaths and Intuitives Webinar

These times call for extra support for empaths and intuitives! Join us to get strategies for making being sensitive your superpower.

How do I know if I’m an empath or intuitive? Read this.

This free event welcomes all intuitives and empaths as we share our tips and strategies that will make navigating these unprecedented times more manageable.

In fact we consider being sensitive a superpower! Join us to find out how you can embrace that viewpoint as well!

Sign Up Here

Empowerment for Empaths and Intuitives

As a highly sensitive person, it can be more than a little challenging to navigate the world, and that’s never been truer than it is right now.

Join Amy and Kristi for this twice a month online group where we will offer support, guidance, inspiration, and encouragement for empaths and intuitives.

Wondering if you’re an empath? Read this.

This is a place for you to be your true self, to embrace all the parts of you, to share your experiences, and both find support and support others.

We are creating a safe and nurturing space for you to explore and expand your gifts and abilities so that you may find your superpower within.

In addition to the live webinar on Zoom, we will create a private FB group to build community where we will participate and offer ongoing support.

When: Every other Thursday evening from 7-8 pm

Investment: $65 per month

Empowerment for Empaths and Intuitives

Twice monthly webinar to provide support, encouragement, inspiration, and space for sharing experiences on being an empath and intuitive!

$65.00

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Your Successful Life Balance

  Your Successful Life Balance: What Does That Look Like?

by Amy Antonellis

Your successful life balance is not the same as everyone else’s! This class will take you on a deep dive into what your successful balance looks like and will illuminate the areas that take you out of alignment.

 The class will address your physical, emotional and spiritual energy balance.

  • Thursday October 4, 2018

  • 7 – 9 pm

  • $35

  • **Purchase of this ticket grants permission to use my still and or video image for promotion of Center for Holistic Healing and Art.

  • Buy Tickets Here

 

*These classes are also offered live virtually via webinar OR you may watch the playback at a later date. The investment is the same, and all registered participants will receive access to all of the recordings for classes they have purchased. Whichever way you do it, we trust you will find great value in these classes.

Overwhelm and Anxiety

Feeling overwhelmed and anxious is a pretty common complaint these days. Even a short time out in public spaces or listening to the news can be quite distressing.

Here is a process of focusing your awareness that you can do in just a few minutes nearly anywhere except driving.

1. Focus your attention on one body part at a time and really feel the surfaces that are touching you- clothing, seat, floor.

2. Notice the temperature of the air on your exposed skin, sense the darkness or light with your eyes closed.

3. Now expand your awareness to your energy that is outside the confines of your body- your aura. Feel how large it is and what it passes through or comes to rest against.

4. Now enjoy feeling yourself taking up all of this space, both physically and energetically. Stamp your feet and revel in your own solidity.

5. Take a few deep, slow breaths with your hands on your hips and your feet spread wide as you become accustomed to this expanded way of being.

From this place of confidence and self-awareness you can let love and compassion for others flow effortlessly out of you and towards everyone around you, without judgement or restriction. Practicing self-love and self-care in this way makes you more capable of helping others. It also makes you less likely to feel overwhelmed and more in control of your own emotions.

This is not intended to dismiss or minimize the issues of anyone dealing with panic attacks, depression, or severe anxiety disorder. It is aimed at those who are looking for a new tool to deal with situational anxiety.

It is also a terrific way of realizing your power to effect change in the world by sending out love. This is an active endeavor that can decrease your sense of helplessness with all that is going on around the globe.

Here is a fantastic talk on standing in your power by Amy Cuddy

Empath Empowerment

Wondering how to best love the gift of enhanced sensitivity to the emotions and moods of others without letting it rule your life?  Self-care is of utmost importance for empaths and this group can be an important part of that.

 We will begin with a group meditation followed by the sharing of tips and experiences for maximizing life balance and harmony while expanding spiritual and personal growth as an empath. Feel free to bring questions and concerns.

It’s not always easy to be Fabulous. We’d like to help you to maintain it.

*Saturday March 4th
*7 – 9 pm
*Center for Holistic Healing and Art
*$25 call 508-208-5419 or HERE to pay on line.

Navigating Life As An Empath

Last night we had the privilege of holding an Empath Support Group at Uplifting Connections in Bridgewater at the generous invitation of the owners, Kellie and Jon Hailey.  14 empaths gathered to share concerns and questions as well as stories of challenges and triumphs. Questions were sometimes answered from our experiences but often channeled directly from Spirit. We are fully supported in our quest to live comfortable and meaningful lives!! Those in attendance ranged in age from recent graduates to retirees and were all relieved to see recognition and understanding on the other faces in the group as they spoke of experiences many in their lives had deemed somehow wrong or unacceptable.

Each time we hold one of these groups there is a common theme or thread that runs through the evening. Last night’s theme was personal emotional safety and coping with the extra feelings of those around you. Several important tools were shared including staying grounded and practicing good self-care. Among the specific coping mechanisms that were shared, many talked about spending time outside, being in or near water, using deep breathing, prayer and crystals. One of the more unique practices was to write the unwanted emotions down and then to shred the paper while deliberately releasing the emotions as it shredded. I have a feeling there will be some busy shredders in the upcoming weeks!  A full list of all of these tried and true suggestions was created and it may be found here.

One final thought that is important enough to repeat here- we are all connected- how that shows up in our lives differs but we should always try to react to another with compassion and from a place of love. Whether you know who those “extra” emotions belong to or not, sending out love and light is a powerful and empowering tool that will help keep you safe, aid those you are sensing and help you release those emotions that don’t belong to you.

26 Ways to be Safe As An Empath

26 Ways to Keep Your Peace as an Empath

I know the title is “…Ways to Stay Safe…”, but right from the start, we’d like to reframe that and say that you are ALWAYS safe. Being peaceful, comfortable, and content is really what we’re talking about here.

As an empath, the biggest challenge may be staying emotionally peaceful while still being an active participant in the world. Closing yourself off from everyone and everything that might make you feel is just not a very functional or fun option! Instead you need to find ways to comfortably be with your family & friends, go to work and navigate public spaces like grocery stores, restaurants and theaters.

You are only able to do this gracefully on a daily basis when you take time to stay grounded, re-fuel yourself with good self-care, and fully accept yourself (warts and all). Here are 26 tips on how to cope with the sense of “overwhelm” and take care of yourself so that you can be the best empathic you that you can be!

  1. Take a bath or shower. Place clearing or grounding crystals in with you for an extra boost of emotional cleansing.
  2. Take deep breaths. Visualize pulling power up from the earth as a bonus.
  3. Practice Yoga
  4. Carry a grounding crystal on you, it may be especially helpful to touch it or move it in your fingers to help you shift your energy.
  5. Burn sage or other incense.
  6. Acknowledge that the emotion is coming from outside of you.
  7. Pray- to Whomever you choose for support for you as well as for those who are suffering.
  8. Send positive, healing energy to whomever needs it.
  9. Use your sense of humor- laughter can elevate any energy!
  10. Remind yourself that you are not the cause, you cannot control it and you cannot cure it.
  11. Remove yourself from those sending out strong and uncomfortable emotions.
  12. Avoid being in close proximity to those you sense will overwhelm you with their feelings.
  13. Write down the feelings that don’t belong to you and shred them, releasing them from your energy at the same time. You could also tear the paper or burn it.
  14. Using a blow dryer or hand dryer, imagine it blowing the extra emotions away from you.
  15. Get outside. Make contact skin to ground or a tree. Release any emotions that aren’t yours to Mother Earth to be transformed.
  16. Recite or sing a mantra to change your energy and release what’s not yours.
  17.  Exercise. This is very grounding as well as mind-clearing.
  18. Meditate.
  19. Get regular massage, Reiki or other energy work to keep you balanced and clear.
  20. Make sure to include regular time alone and quiet in your schedule.
  21. Make time to be creative.
  22. Feed yourself well.
  23. Get enough sleep.
  24. Go to the water- large bodies of water are very rejuvenating.
  25. Begin your day by placing your feet on the ground very purposefully with the image of sending your roots deep into the ground. This is a very quick and easy way to start off well-grounded.
  26. Reach out for support wherever you can find it.

Additional resources: Loving and Understanding an Empath , Self care for EmpathsTypes of Empathic Abilities

With Love and Light,

Kristi and Amy

Coaching & Empath Support

Vision Coaching, Spiritual Expansion & Intuitive Wealth Mindset Coaching

Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you’ve figured out that navigating unfamiliar territory is easier with a guide.

That’s what we’re here for!

Our mission is to ignite the Divine within you so that you may thrive physically, emotionally, financially and spiritually.

In individual or small group coaching we offer:

  • Safe space for you to share your challenges.
  • Spirit-guided feedback to provide clarity and a path forward.
  • Support in goal-setting, charting your path, and course correction.
  • Breakdown of your goals into achievable components.
  • Accountability for action items.
  • Ways to turn your empathic abilities into your super power.
  • Tools to manifest abundance in your life.

Understanding the gap between where you are in your journey and where you would like to be is a key to our coaching discussions. Our focus is on incorporating your mind, body, and spirit to assist you in moving with confidence to close that gap.

Amy and Kristi from Divine Energy Collaborative

Focused on your personal finances and business growth? Amy Antonellis is an extraordinary Intuitive Wealth and Mindset Coach! Book a Discovery Call

Looking for guidance on your spiritual expansion, setting and attaining goals, and empath support? Kristi Johnston is here for that! Book a Discovery Call.

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I have enjoyed creating art for as long as I can remember. My family was very artsy-craftsy and there was always some project going on at the dining room table- as a matter of fact more art than eating happened there! Although I took art classes in high school, I decided to become a Physical Therapy Assistant to combine my love of science and my desire to help people. I never lost my passion for learning new things in art and in 1986 I took my first watercolor class. It was love at first brush-stroke and that has been my medium of choice ever since.

In 1996 I began teaching  adult watercolor of egret and tropicsart classes after several people told me they would like to learn from me. I soon added children’s art classes in response to similar requests. I love sharing my joy of both learning and art with all ages! I continue to teach private and group art classes, teach stage craft at Mansfield High School and as well as see clients for Physical Therapy and Reiki.  Creating art on commission and as the spirit moves brings me much joy! See my art here. 

Looking back I believe I have always been an empath and a healer. I have used those gifts in all of my work, but it wasn’t until I became a Reiki Master Teacher that the intensity of those abilities really ramped up and took more of a front seat in my life. I was prompted to create a set of Intuitive Energy Cards Intuitive Energy Cards imageto support your self-awareness and connection to the Divine.  I began to sense the emotions of people around me instead of just those of my closest family and friends. In addition, I could now receive information from people’s loved one’s who were in spirit and was able to draw their faces- upside down! I am still learning about these new healing tools I have been given and greatly enjoy sharing them!

I’m glad to have you on this journey! -Kristi

Coaching & Empath Support

Vision Coaching, Spiritual Expansion & Intuitive Wealth Mindset Coaching

Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you’ve figured out that navigating unfamiliar territory is easier with a guide.

That’s what we’re here for!

Our mission is to ignite the Divine within you so that you may thrive physically, emotionally, financially and spiritually.

In individual or small group coaching we offer:

  • Safe space for you to share your challenges.
  • Spirit-guided feedback to provide clarity and a path forward.
  • Support in goal-setting, charting your path, and course correction.
  • Breakdown of your goals into achievable components.
  • Accountability for action items.
  • Ways to turn your empathic abilities into your super power.
  • Tools to manifest abundance in your life.

Understanding the gap between where you are in your journey and where you would like to be is a key to our coaching discussions. Our focus is on incorporating your mind, body, and spirit to assist you in moving with confidence to close that gap.

Amy and Kristi from Divine Energy Collaborative

Focused on your personal finances and business growth? Amy Antonellis is an extraordinary Intuitive Wealth and Mindset Coach! Book a Discovery Call

Looking for guidance on your spiritual expansion, setting and attaining goals, and empath support? Kristi Johnston is here for that! Book a Discovery Call.

Navigating Life As An Empath

Last night we had the privilege of holding an Empath Support Group at Uplifting Connections in Bridgewater at the generous invitation of the owners, Kellie and Jon Hailey.  14 empaths gathered to share concerns and questions as well as stories of challenges and triumphs. Questions were sometimes answered from our experiences but often channeled directly from Spirit. We are fully supported in our quest to live comfortable and meaningful lives!! Those in attendance ranged in age from recent graduates to retirees and were all relieved to see recognition and understanding on the other faces in the group as they spoke of experiences many in their lives had deemed somehow wrong or unacceptable.

Each time we hold one of these groups there is a common theme or thread that runs through the evening. Last night’s theme was personal emotional safety and coping with the extra feelings of those around you. Several important tools were shared including staying grounded and practicing good self-care. Among the specific coping mechanisms that were shared, many talked about spending time outside, being in or near water, using deep breathing, prayer and crystals. One of the more unique practices was to write the unwanted emotions down and then to shred the paper while deliberately releasing the emotions as it shredded. I have a feeling there will be some busy shredders in the upcoming weeks!  A full list of all of these tried and true suggestions was created and it may be found here.

One final thought that is important enough to repeat here- we are all connected- how that shows up in our lives differs but we should always try to react to another with compassion and from a place of love. Whether you know who those “extra” emotions belong to or not, sending out love and light is a powerful and empowering tool that will help keep you safe, aid those you are sensing and help you release those emotions that don’t belong to you.

26 Ways to be Safe As An Empath

26 Ways to Keep Your Peace as an Empath

I know the title is “…Ways to Stay Safe…”, but right from the start, we’d like to reframe that and say that you are ALWAYS safe. Being peaceful, comfortable, and content is really what we’re talking about here.

As an empath, the biggest challenge may be staying emotionally peaceful while still being an active participant in the world. Closing yourself off from everyone and everything that might make you feel is just not a very functional or fun option! Instead you need to find ways to comfortably be with your family & friends, go to work and navigate public spaces like grocery stores, restaurants and theaters.

You are only able to do this gracefully on a daily basis when you take time to stay grounded, re-fuel yourself with good self-care, and fully accept yourself (warts and all). Here are 26 tips on how to cope with the sense of “overwhelm” and take care of yourself so that you can be the best empathic you that you can be!

  1. Take a bath or shower. Place clearing or grounding crystals in with you for an extra boost of emotional cleansing.
  2. Take deep breaths. Visualize pulling power up from the earth as a bonus.
  3. Practice Yoga
  4. Carry a grounding crystal on you, it may be especially helpful to touch it or move it in your fingers to help you shift your energy.
  5. Burn sage or other incense.
  6. Acknowledge that the emotion is coming from outside of you.
  7. Pray- to Whomever you choose for support for you as well as for those who are suffering.
  8. Send positive, healing energy to whomever needs it.
  9. Use your sense of humor- laughter can elevate any energy!
  10. Remind yourself that you are not the cause, you cannot control it and you cannot cure it.
  11. Remove yourself from those sending out strong and uncomfortable emotions.
  12. Avoid being in close proximity to those you sense will overwhelm you with their feelings.
  13. Write down the feelings that don’t belong to you and shred them, releasing them from your energy at the same time. You could also tear the paper or burn it.
  14. Using a blow dryer or hand dryer, imagine it blowing the extra emotions away from you.
  15. Get outside. Make contact skin to ground or a tree. Release any emotions that aren’t yours to Mother Earth to be transformed.
  16. Recite or sing a mantra to change your energy and release what’s not yours.
  17.  Exercise. This is very grounding as well as mind-clearing.
  18. Meditate.
  19. Get regular massage, Reiki or other energy work to keep you balanced and clear.
  20. Make sure to include regular time alone and quiet in your schedule.
  21. Make time to be creative.
  22. Feed yourself well.
  23. Get enough sleep.
  24. Go to the water- large bodies of water are very rejuvenating.
  25. Begin your day by placing your feet on the ground very purposefully with the image of sending your roots deep into the ground. This is a very quick and easy way to start off well-grounded.
  26. Reach out for support wherever you can find it.

Additional resources: Loving and Understanding an Empath , Self care for EmpathsTypes of Empathic Abilities

With Love and Light,

Kristi and Amy

Empath Empowerment

Wondering how to best love the gift of enhanced sensitivity to the emotions and moods of others without letting it rule your life?  Self-care is of utmost importance for empaths and this group can be an important part of that.

 We will begin with a group meditation followed by the sharing of tips and experiences for maximizing life balance and harmony while expanding spiritual and personal growth as an empath. Feel free to bring questions and concerns.

It’s not always easy to be Fabulous. We’d like to help you to maintain it.

*Saturday March 4th
*7 – 9 pm
*Center for Holistic Healing and Art
*$25 call 508-208-5419 or HERE to pay on line.

Overwhelm and Anxiety

Feeling overwhelmed and anxious is a pretty common complaint these days. Even a short time out in public spaces or listening to the news can be quite distressing.

Here is a process of focusing your awareness that you can do in just a few minutes nearly anywhere except driving.

1. Focus your attention on one body part at a time and really feel the surfaces that are touching you- clothing, seat, floor.

2. Notice the temperature of the air on your exposed skin, sense the darkness or light with your eyes closed.

3. Now expand your awareness to your energy that is outside the confines of your body- your aura. Feel how large it is and what it passes through or comes to rest against.

4. Now enjoy feeling yourself taking up all of this space, both physically and energetically. Stamp your feet and revel in your own solidity.

5. Take a few deep, slow breaths with your hands on your hips and your feet spread wide as you become accustomed to this expanded way of being.

From this place of confidence and self-awareness you can let love and compassion for others flow effortlessly out of you and towards everyone around you, without judgement or restriction. Practicing self-love and self-care in this way makes you more capable of helping others. It also makes you less likely to feel overwhelmed and more in control of your own emotions.

This is not intended to dismiss or minimize the issues of anyone dealing with panic attacks, depression, or severe anxiety disorder. It is aimed at those who are looking for a new tool to deal with situational anxiety.

It is also a terrific way of realizing your power to effect change in the world by sending out love. This is an active endeavor that can decrease your sense of helplessness with all that is going on around the globe.

Here is a fantastic talk on standing in your power by Amy Cuddy

Signs You’re an Empath/Intuitive

Here are some signs you are an empath/intuitive:

  • You feel the emotions of others.
    When you’re with someone, even a perfect stranger, you know how they’re feeling even before they say a word. This means that you may feel sad, panicked, excited, etc. for absolutely no reason at all.  You may notice this more strongly with some people than with others.
  • You can feel the physical aches and pains of others.
    You may notice a soreness or pain without having any reason for feeling it- then you hear a close friend is suffering from the same discomfort.  
  • Strangers open up to you about their lives.  Often with far more detail than you bargained for and within moments of meeting you.
  • You are the go-to person for advice and emotional support in every friend group. You often wonder how that happened.
  • You feel overwhelmed or exhausted from being in large groups of people. Being around a hoard of people experiencing a wide range of emotions in a confined space quickly produces sensory overload.  Maybe you routinely avoid or dread shopping on the weekend or before a holiday.  Alternatively, being at a live performance will create a positive contact high like none other. All of that intense excitement and anticipation can be wonderful!
  • You need your alone time, desperately. Feeling or being aware of the emotions and pains of others is draining, so you need to spend time alone to refuel.  The need for self-care and down-time is greater than for most people, even for extroverted empaths.
  • You are easily moved to tears, even by fictional tv, books, or movies. Since your ability to relate to people is so strong, it’s easy to get sucked in to the emotionally charged situations of fictional characters. Even those on commercials. Raise your hand if you cry easily at commercials, I see you.
  • You are easily overstimulated by multiple sources of information, sound, lights, etc. You may have noticed that you are more bothered by such things than others. You can chalk this up to being highly sensitive.
  • You tend to want to retreat rather than expose yourself to the onslaught of emotions in the public. You have a core group of safe friends and limit contact with others who have “loud” or intense emotions.
  • You know what someone is about to tell you before they say it. Being tuned in to emotions means you are also likely tuned in to thoughts people are formulating, as they are the dominant thoughts of the moment. You’re not weird, you’re empathic/intuitive.
  • You call people and they say “I was just thinking about you.” Thoughts are energy, and energy isn’t limited by distance. See above.
  • You may refer to yourself as clumsy. This is common enough that I’m including it here. Often out of self-protection, you may spend much of your time un-grounded, or somewhat disconnected to your body. This limits your ability to relate well to the physical world around you, which leads to tripping and bumping into things.  The bruises on me recognize and honor the bruises on you. 

So now that you know you’re an empath/intuitive, (you see now how those words describe the same characteristics, right?) what are you going to do?  This is where many people will begin to tell you ways to protect yourself by erecting a virtual wall, creating a bubble, or setting up other barriers to keep the emotions of others at bay. Well, I’m not going to tell you any of that. I’m going to tell you it’s a super power!

A Super Power?

Here at the Divine Energy Collaborative, we know that feeling like you need to protect yourself comes from a place of fear, and that doesn’t give you power, it takes it away. Blocking yourself off may keep you from feeling other people’s stuff, but it also isolates you and limits your ability to feel all of the wonderful emotions as well. Our perspective is that by opening yourself up to the never-ending flow of divine love and light, you remain fully filled to overflowing. With love and light flowing freely out from you, it’s impossible for any negative emotions to stick to you or cause discomfort, and any who need love will find it without taking anything from you. 

We’re all connected, and these connections to each other are vital, now more than ever.  Instead of closing yourself off in fear of how the intense outside emotions will impact you, try opening yourself up to divine love and letting it overflow.  In this way you can walk in confidence and ease and never worry about whether your “shield” is strong enough. Love conquers all.

Once you are filled to overflowing with divine love, it then benefits everyone you come in contact with, and even those you never see. In this way, you can make a positive impact on the world, everyday. I definitely classify this is a super power!!

Interested in more ways to step into your power as an empath? Join us for Empowerment for Empaths and Intuitives. A twice monthly online group to celebrate, manage, and magnify your gifts. Here is a list about how to have more ease as an empath/intuitive that you might want to share with those you love.

Your Successful Life Balance

  Your Successful Life Balance: What Does That Look Like?

by Amy Antonellis

Your successful life balance is not the same as everyone else’s! This class will take you on a deep dive into what your successful balance looks like and will illuminate the areas that take you out of alignment.

 The class will address your physical, emotional and spiritual energy balance.

  • Thursday October 4, 2018

  • 7 – 9 pm

  • $35

  • **Purchase of this ticket grants permission to use my still and or video image for promotion of Center for Holistic Healing and Art.

  • Buy Tickets Here

 

*These classes are also offered live virtually via webinar OR you may watch the playback at a later date. The investment is the same, and all registered participants will receive access to all of the recordings for classes they have purchased. Whichever way you do it, we trust you will find great value in these classes.

Testimonials

“This is the place to be if you walk a spiritual path. If you want to grow and learn beyond your wildest dreams, you need to be here!”

Jamie Breden

Reiki with Kristi is a full-body healing release. She knows intuitively where to focus and brings great relief and healing with her touch. ”

Keli Trejo

Feeling connected more to my inner self. Strength, power, and wisdom! Feeling truly thankful and blessed.”

Becky Kennedy

“This is such a wonderful community! Healing, art and metaphysical awesomeness!”

Melanie Sprague

” I felt a true connection to spirit last night and Amy was a very important part of that. I am very blessed to have these ladies in my life; they help me to connect and learn.”

Wendy Juergens

“Kristi’s guidance has greatly increased my confidence to paint with watercolors. Her approach to teaching is fun, relaxing, and inspiring.”

Sara Chaloux

Empowerment for Empaths and Intuitives

As a highly sensitive person, it can be more than a little challenging to navigate the world, and that’s never been truer than it is right now.

Join Amy and Kristi for this twice a month online group where we will offer support, guidance, inspiration, and encouragement for empaths and intuitives.

Wondering if you’re an empath? Read this.

This is a place for you to be your true self, to embrace all the parts of you, to share your experiences, and both find support and support others.

We are creating a safe and nurturing space for you to explore and expand your gifts and abilities so that you may find your superpower within.

In addition to the live webinar on Zoom, we will create a private FB group to build community where we will participate and offer ongoing support.

When: Every other Thursday evening from 7-8 pm

Investment: $65 per month

Empowerment for Empaths and Intuitives

Twice monthly webinar to provide support, encouragement, inspiration, and space for sharing experiences on being an empath and intuitive!

$65.00

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Signs You’re an Empath/Intuitive

Here are some signs you are an empath/intuitive:

  • You feel the emotions of others.
    When you’re with someone, even a perfect stranger, you know how they’re feeling even before they say a word. This means that you may feel sad, panicked, excited, etc. for absolutely no reason at all.  You may notice this more strongly with some people than with others.
  • You can feel the physical aches and pains of others.
    You may notice a soreness or pain without having any reason for feeling it- then you hear a close friend is suffering from the same discomfort.  
  • Strangers open up to you about their lives.  Often with far more detail than you bargained for and within moments of meeting you.
  • You are the go-to person for advice and emotional support in every friend group. You often wonder how that happened.
  • You feel overwhelmed or exhausted from being in large groups of people. Being around a hoard of people experiencing a wide range of emotions in a confined space quickly produces sensory overload.  Maybe you routinely avoid or dread shopping on the weekend or before a holiday.  Alternatively, being at a live performance will create a positive contact high like none other. All of that intense excitement and anticipation can be wonderful!
  • You need your alone time, desperately. Feeling or being aware of the emotions and pains of others is draining, so you need to spend time alone to refuel.  The need for self-care and down-time is greater than for most people, even for extroverted empaths.
  • You are easily moved to tears, even by fictional tv, books, or movies. Since your ability to relate to people is so strong, it’s easy to get sucked in to the emotionally charged situations of fictional characters. Even those on commercials. Raise your hand if you cry easily at commercials, I see you.
  • You are easily overstimulated by multiple sources of information, sound, lights, etc. You may have noticed that you are more bothered by such things than others. You can chalk this up to being highly sensitive.
  • You tend to want to retreat rather than expose yourself to the onslaught of emotions in the public. You have a core group of safe friends and limit contact with others who have “loud” or intense emotions.
  • You know what someone is about to tell you before they say it. Being tuned in to emotions means you are also likely tuned in to thoughts people are formulating, as they are the dominant thoughts of the moment. You’re not weird, you’re empathic/intuitive.
  • You call people and they say “I was just thinking about you.” Thoughts are energy, and energy isn’t limited by distance. See above.
  • You may refer to yourself as clumsy. This is common enough that I’m including it here. Often out of self-protection, you may spend much of your time un-grounded, or somewhat disconnected to your body. This limits your ability to relate well to the physical world around you, which leads to tripping and bumping into things.  The bruises on me recognize and honor the bruises on you. 

So now that you know you’re an empath/intuitive, (you see now how those words describe the same characteristics, right?) what are you going to do?  This is where many people will begin to tell you ways to protect yourself by erecting a virtual wall, creating a bubble, or setting up other barriers to keep the emotions of others at bay. Well, I’m not going to tell you any of that. I’m going to tell you it’s a super power!

A Super Power?

Here at the Divine Energy Collaborative, we know that feeling like you need to protect yourself comes from a place of fear, and that doesn’t give you power, it takes it away. Blocking yourself off may keep you from feeling other people’s stuff, but it also isolates you and limits your ability to feel all of the wonderful emotions as well. Our perspective is that by opening yourself up to the never-ending flow of divine love and light, you remain fully filled to overflowing. With love and light flowing freely out from you, it’s impossible for any negative emotions to stick to you or cause discomfort, and any who need love will find it without taking anything from you. 

We’re all connected, and these connections to each other are vital, now more than ever.  Instead of closing yourself off in fear of how the intense outside emotions will impact you, try opening yourself up to divine love and letting it overflow.  In this way you can walk in confidence and ease and never worry about whether your “shield” is strong enough. Love conquers all.

Once you are filled to overflowing with divine love, it then benefits everyone you come in contact with, and even those you never see. In this way, you can make a positive impact on the world, everyday. I definitely classify this is a super power!!

Interested in more ways to step into your power as an empath? Join us for Empowerment for Empaths and Intuitives. A twice monthly online group to celebrate, manage, and magnify your gifts. Here is a list about how to have more ease as an empath/intuitive that you might want to share with those you love.

Free Empowerment for Empaths and Intuitives Webinar

These times call for extra support for empaths and intuitives! Join us to get strategies for making being sensitive your superpower.

How do I know if I’m an empath or intuitive? Read this.

This free event welcomes all intuitives and empaths as we share our tips and strategies that will make navigating these unprecedented times more manageable.

In fact we consider being sensitive a superpower! Join us to find out how you can embrace that viewpoint as well!

Sign Up Here

Empowerment for Empaths and Intuitives

As a highly sensitive person, it can be more than a little challenging to navigate the world, and that’s never been truer than it is right now.

Join Amy and Kristi for this twice a month online group where we will offer support, guidance, inspiration, and encouragement for empaths and intuitives.

Wondering if you’re an empath? Read this.

This is a place for you to be your true self, to embrace all the parts of you, to share your experiences, and both find support and support others.

We are creating a safe and nurturing space for you to explore and expand your gifts and abilities so that you may find your superpower within.

In addition to the live webinar on Zoom, we will create a private FB group to build community where we will participate and offer ongoing support.

When: Every other Thursday evening from 7-8 pm

Investment: $65 per month

Empowerment for Empaths and Intuitives

Twice monthly webinar to provide support, encouragement, inspiration, and space for sharing experiences on being an empath and intuitive!

$65.00

Testimonials

“This is the place to be if you walk a spiritual path. If you want to grow and learn beyond your wildest dreams, you need to be here!”

Jamie Breden

Reiki with Kristi is a full-body healing release. She knows intuitively where to focus and brings great relief and healing with her touch. ”

Keli Trejo

Feeling connected more to my inner self. Strength, power, and wisdom! Feeling truly thankful and blessed.”

Becky Kennedy

“This is such a wonderful community! Healing, art and metaphysical awesomeness!”

Melanie Sprague

” I felt a true connection to spirit last night and Amy was a very important part of that. I am very blessed to have these ladies in my life; they help me to connect and learn.”

Wendy Juergens

“Kristi’s guidance has greatly increased my confidence to paint with watercolors. Her approach to teaching is fun, relaxing, and inspiring.”

Sara Chaloux

Your Successful Life Balance

  Your Successful Life Balance: What Does That Look Like?

by Amy Antonellis

Your successful life balance is not the same as everyone else’s! This class will take you on a deep dive into what your successful balance looks like and will illuminate the areas that take you out of alignment.

 The class will address your physical, emotional and spiritual energy balance.

  • Thursday October 4, 2018

  • 7 – 9 pm

  • $35

  • **Purchase of this ticket grants permission to use my still and or video image for promotion of Center for Holistic Healing and Art.

  • Buy Tickets Here

 

*These classes are also offered live virtually via webinar OR you may watch the playback at a later date. The investment is the same, and all registered participants will receive access to all of the recordings for classes they have purchased. Whichever way you do it, we trust you will find great value in these classes.

Overwhelm and Anxiety

Feeling overwhelmed and anxious is a pretty common complaint these days. Even a short time out in public spaces or listening to the news can be quite distressing.

Here is a process of focusing your awareness that you can do in just a few minutes nearly anywhere except driving.

1. Focus your attention on one body part at a time and really feel the surfaces that are touching you- clothing, seat, floor.

2. Notice the temperature of the air on your exposed skin, sense the darkness or light with your eyes closed.

3. Now expand your awareness to your energy that is outside the confines of your body- your aura. Feel how large it is and what it passes through or comes to rest against.

4. Now enjoy feeling yourself taking up all of this space, both physically and energetically. Stamp your feet and revel in your own solidity.

5. Take a few deep, slow breaths with your hands on your hips and your feet spread wide as you become accustomed to this expanded way of being.

From this place of confidence and self-awareness you can let love and compassion for others flow effortlessly out of you and towards everyone around you, without judgement or restriction. Practicing self-love and self-care in this way makes you more capable of helping others. It also makes you less likely to feel overwhelmed and more in control of your own emotions.

This is not intended to dismiss or minimize the issues of anyone dealing with panic attacks, depression, or severe anxiety disorder. It is aimed at those who are looking for a new tool to deal with situational anxiety.

It is also a terrific way of realizing your power to effect change in the world by sending out love. This is an active endeavor that can decrease your sense of helplessness with all that is going on around the globe.

Here is a fantastic talk on standing in your power by Amy Cuddy

Empath Empowerment

Wondering how to best love the gift of enhanced sensitivity to the emotions and moods of others without letting it rule your life?  Self-care is of utmost importance for empaths and this group can be an important part of that.

 We will begin with a group meditation followed by the sharing of tips and experiences for maximizing life balance and harmony while expanding spiritual and personal growth as an empath. Feel free to bring questions and concerns.

It’s not always easy to be Fabulous. We’d like to help you to maintain it.

*Saturday March 4th
*7 – 9 pm
*Center for Holistic Healing and Art
*$25 call 508-208-5419 or HERE to pay on line.

Navigating Life As An Empath

Last night we had the privilege of holding an Empath Support Group at Uplifting Connections in Bridgewater at the generous invitation of the owners, Kellie and Jon Hailey.  14 empaths gathered to share concerns and questions as well as stories of challenges and triumphs. Questions were sometimes answered from our experiences but often channeled directly from Spirit. We are fully supported in our quest to live comfortable and meaningful lives!! Those in attendance ranged in age from recent graduates to retirees and were all relieved to see recognition and understanding on the other faces in the group as they spoke of experiences many in their lives had deemed somehow wrong or unacceptable.

Each time we hold one of these groups there is a common theme or thread that runs through the evening. Last night’s theme was personal emotional safety and coping with the extra feelings of those around you. Several important tools were shared including staying grounded and practicing good self-care. Among the specific coping mechanisms that were shared, many talked about spending time outside, being in or near water, using deep breathing, prayer and crystals. One of the more unique practices was to write the unwanted emotions down and then to shred the paper while deliberately releasing the emotions as it shredded. I have a feeling there will be some busy shredders in the upcoming weeks!  A full list of all of these tried and true suggestions was created and it may be found here.

One final thought that is important enough to repeat here- we are all connected- how that shows up in our lives differs but we should always try to react to another with compassion and from a place of love. Whether you know who those “extra” emotions belong to or not, sending out love and light is a powerful and empowering tool that will help keep you safe, aid those you are sensing and help you release those emotions that don’t belong to you.

26 Ways to be Safe As An Empath

26 Ways to Keep Your Peace as an Empath

I know the title is “…Ways to Stay Safe…”, but right from the start, we’d like to reframe that and say that you are ALWAYS safe. Being peaceful, comfortable, and content is really what we’re talking about here.

As an empath, the biggest challenge may be staying emotionally peaceful while still being an active participant in the world. Closing yourself off from everyone and everything that might make you feel is just not a very functional or fun option! Instead you need to find ways to comfortably be with your family & friends, go to work and navigate public spaces like grocery stores, restaurants and theaters.

You are only able to do this gracefully on a daily basis when you take time to stay grounded, re-fuel yourself with good self-care, and fully accept yourself (warts and all). Here are 26 tips on how to cope with the sense of “overwhelm” and take care of yourself so that you can be the best empathic you that you can be!

  1. Take a bath or shower. Place clearing or grounding crystals in with you for an extra boost of emotional cleansing.
  2. Take deep breaths. Visualize pulling power up from the earth as a bonus.
  3. Practice Yoga
  4. Carry a grounding crystal on you, it may be especially helpful to touch it or move it in your fingers to help you shift your energy.
  5. Burn sage or other incense.
  6. Acknowledge that the emotion is coming from outside of you.
  7. Pray- to Whomever you choose for support for you as well as for those who are suffering.
  8. Send positive, healing energy to whomever needs it.
  9. Use your sense of humor- laughter can elevate any energy!
  10. Remind yourself that you are not the cause, you cannot control it and you cannot cure it.
  11. Remove yourself from those sending out strong and uncomfortable emotions.
  12. Avoid being in close proximity to those you sense will overwhelm you with their feelings.
  13. Write down the feelings that don’t belong to you and shred them, releasing them from your energy at the same time. You could also tear the paper or burn it.
  14. Using a blow dryer or hand dryer, imagine it blowing the extra emotions away from you.
  15. Get outside. Make contact skin to ground or a tree. Release any emotions that aren’t yours to Mother Earth to be transformed.
  16. Recite or sing a mantra to change your energy and release what’s not yours.
  17.  Exercise. This is very grounding as well as mind-clearing.
  18. Meditate.
  19. Get regular massage, Reiki or other energy work to keep you balanced and clear.
  20. Make sure to include regular time alone and quiet in your schedule.
  21. Make time to be creative.
  22. Feed yourself well.
  23. Get enough sleep.
  24. Go to the water- large bodies of water are very rejuvenating.
  25. Begin your day by placing your feet on the ground very purposefully with the image of sending your roots deep into the ground. This is a very quick and easy way to start off well-grounded.
  26. Reach out for support wherever you can find it.

Additional resources: Loving and Understanding an Empath , Self care for EmpathsTypes of Empathic Abilities

With Love and Light,

Kristi and Amy

Coaching & Empath Support

Vision Coaching, Spiritual Expansion & Intuitive Wealth Mindset Coaching

Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you’ve figured out that navigating unfamiliar territory is easier with a guide.

That’s what we’re here for!

Our mission is to ignite the Divine within you so that you may thrive physically, emotionally, financially and spiritually.

In individual or small group coaching we offer:

  • Safe space for you to share your challenges.
  • Spirit-guided feedback to provide clarity and a path forward.
  • Support in goal-setting, charting your path, and course correction.
  • Breakdown of your goals into achievable components.
  • Accountability for action items.
  • Ways to turn your empathic abilities into your super power.
  • Tools to manifest abundance in your life.

Understanding the gap between where you are in your journey and where you would like to be is a key to our coaching discussions. Our focus is on incorporating your mind, body, and spirit to assist you in moving with confidence to close that gap.

Amy and Kristi from Divine Energy Collaborative

Focused on your personal finances and business growth? Amy Antonellis is an extraordinary Intuitive Wealth and Mindset Coach! Book a Discovery Call

Looking for guidance on your spiritual expansion, setting and attaining goals, and empath support? Kristi Johnston is here for that! Book a Discovery Call.