Empaths, Malaise, and Downward Spirals: How to Shift the Energy Now

I can’t tell you how many sessions I’ve had with people this past week for whom the election and its aftermath — regardless of their politics or disinterest in politics — has triggered massive grief, anger, shock, disbelief, confusion, feelings of fear, cognitive dissonance, betrayal, and/or the desire to give up. Most of these clients are people “who know better” than to go down such spirals, but for whatever reason, they can’t seem to pull themselves out of the whirlpool.

In most cases, their usual coping tools aren’t working, because the things bothering them aren’t really “theirs” to fix.

I’ve had an unusually high volume of calls from Water Signs this past week, especially Pisces, well known for their fluid boundaries and subconscious empathing of surrounding emotions and energies. Even if you’re not a Pisces, if you feel less than optimal right now, please consider the possibility that you might be empathing a bunch of energy from people and a culture whose carefully imprisoned Shadows just experienced a collective jailbreak and are now rioting in the streets. In some cases, quite literally.

If you continue to receive “signs” like angel number sequences, faery winks, creative ideas, and magical synchronicities but still feel awful, please prioritize what I call “good energy hygiene.”Literally brush yourself off if an interaction with someone sends you into a tailspin. Sweep down each arm from shoulder to fingertip and flick your fingers like you just washed your hands and can’t find a towel. Employ good energy filters: indoor plants, soothing music, protective crystals (especially black tourmaline, black obsidian, black jade, hematite, and onyx), use protective Runes like Algiz, and follow these guidelines below:

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If you need extra support right now, please don’t feel embarrassed to reach out. I can assure you that you’re not alone. People who began our phone calls sobbing this week ended them laughing and refocused. Sometimes it just takes a little adjustment to pop back into the good reality. A little chiropractic for the soul. As the veils continue to thin, we can sense all sorts of chaos and negativity, but in the immortal words of Leonard Cohen who recently crossed the veil: “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”

Big Love …

34 responses to this post.

  1. Reblogged this on New Earth Journey and commented:
    As I read Laura Bruno’s blog, I had a great sense that I could have written the same article, nearly word for word. Th italicized line second paragraph is the reason for the article and also the reason for my sharing of it.

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  2. Thanks Laura, after reading your two grandmother reblog, I am now reblogging this one of yours.

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  3. Posted by Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature on November 18, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Good advice Laura. Thanks.

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  4. Reblogged this on Illuminations Now!!.

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  5. Great post, Laura – I shared on FB with this comment: For those who may be struggling with post-election shock or blues… Try to be aware of what’s yours, and what isn’t. Observe your surroundings and attend to what’s actually happening, for real, in your world. Be conscious of, but don’t focus on the media narrative, skewed as ever. Think of it like this: A thick scab was just ripped away from a long-festering wound in the American psyche. And yeah: The pus stinks. But open to the air, pus can dry, and wounds can heal. One just needs to keep the injured area clean. In this case, cleaning and healing begins with our own beliefs, thoughts and feelings.❤ Love really does trump hate! Put your hand on your heart and start from inside, right here, right now. xx

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  6. Reblogged this on Reiki Dawn and commented:
    Sharing from delightful and helpful Kaura Bruno. Tips that assist. I myself had a session with Laura not too long ago. Being empathic and struggling with boundaries she reminded me of the brush off technique and the Algiz Rune. I embraced the rune so much along with one other I tattooed them on the inside of each forearm. Now I feel like Wonder Woman. Crossing my arms across my chest in protective stance and blasting of light. It feels good plus it makes me smile

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  7. Posted by Nikkoale on November 18, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Yes, I have felt that much of the “angst” right now is amplified because so many people are much more empathic and unaware of that. Great advice.

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  8. Beautiful message, Diana, and thanks for the FB post! ❤️❤️

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  9. Dawn, YOU make me smile! I love that image of you. All of it! ❤️❤️

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  10. Posted by CindyW on November 18, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Although I haven’t always resonated with runes, I do like this one! thought of you yesterday and had images of doors to be painted, and often, often have thought of the shift from “El Mundo Malo” to “El Mundo Bueno” during the past few days – and sometimes it’s just a few words from us that make the shift (or as Ann K said in Bloomington, writing messages of compassion and hope instead of hate!)

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  11. Reblogged this on Sophia's Children and commented:
    More than a few people have mentioned to me that they’ve been feeling symptoms that I’ve ended up calling “post-election hangover.”

    To be sure, there’s been a whole lot of stirred-up stuff in the shared energy and psychic field (those M-fields I wrote about not long ago).

    Blog sister Laura Bruno has just posted a very good and timely “Energies of Now” and “Energy Hygiene” reminder. Have a look …

    Big Love,
    Jamie

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  12. Brilliant advice Laura.. And I am smiling as this week I started again a certain exercise within my Qi Gong exercises.. Which involves the sweeping of energy down each arm and clearing energy..
    Thank you for sharing xxx Sue

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  13. Reblogged this on Tania Marie's Blog and commented:
    Some good insights and support from Laura on how to shift yourself out of the downward spiral you might be feeling at this time. I’m a Pisces so I can understand SO MUCH why this is happening in excess with the others she mentioned who are Pisces or water signs, as one of our lessons is learning boundaries where we have none. Although I have been unaffected by this since learning what is me and what is not and how to manage my own energy, due to my sensitivities I can feel the energy swirling around right outside my boundary and know it is very easy right now for nearly anyone to take this on, as after all, we ARE connected.

    I’ve not only noticed the effects on everyone’s moods, personalities, energy, and fears, but have also noticed a desperation energy of healers ramping up their marketing in energetically unempowered ways. Perhaps this is in direct reaction to the dynamics that temporarily seem to have shifted with the Shadow coming forth in full force, and about unconsciously feeling the squeeze on what they have been working to bring forth, as if it will be lost. Perhaps it is the unconscious fear working on them, or a sense of wanting to assist everyone having challenge right now to raise the vibration, but the challenge I see is in the guidelines Laura posted in her blog share, as in one must fill their own well first and give only from that overflow you have AND not try to save and rescue others who either don’t want this or that in fact it would be disabling to their own healing journey. Trying to dictate what everyone’s path is and project our ideals upon them with judgment is not the answer.

    It is tough to observe things and feel helpless to assist, and yet that’s the challenge, especially with Pisces, water signs, and empaths you have a natural inclination to truly understand and feel what others are feeling and wanting to help – hence the lesson.

    You CAN assist by cultivating your own well being, which has its own direct effect, not to mention, THEN allows you to assist from an authentic and grounded place, that is healthy and balanced.

    Besides the great techniques and energy filters Laura offered to help with this, I’d like to add what has also assisted me. Truly immersing myself in my creative passions and in creating the life I love despite the energetic environment around me. If you spend your time focused on cultivating your dreams, being involved in what you love, spending quality time with yourself and loved ones, and funneling your energy from your heart into creating the reality and taking the actions that reflect your beliefs and values, then this acts as its own deflector and builds your life force, aura, and strengthens your ability to discern between you and what’s not you, plus creates it’s own natural boundary.

    Of course it’s key to understand how the energetic environment affecting you is providing you gifts to unlock your own Shadow and empower you into authentic being, to be aware of what’s going on to the level of need that is relative to your own path, but I would also recommend removing yourself from constantly feeding the energy once you’ve become aware of it. Focus on moving it through you, understanding what it means for your own life so you can put it to healing rest, and then fueling the power of that enlightening awakening into creating actual change in how you live your life.

    Another thing that could be helpful for Pisces to learn, is to harness your ability to be boundless and collective focused, in a more productive way. Virgo is our opposite sign and learning how to harness the Earthy self-awareness Virgo has to offer us is part of our lesson to integrate as Pisces. So utilize that to KNOW THYSELF, as we say. But in times like the election stuff, rather than be specific focused on the environment OUT THERE and let all the details work on your Pisces sensitivity, this is where you can focus on the Bigger Picture instead. Pisces knows the collective dynamics at work and how it is all divinely unfolding regardless of the details that show up. So this is one of those times where your Pisces tendencies can assist, in embracing that All That Is and the divine intelligence within you KNOWS exactly what it is doing and will work itself out without judging it, just as All That Is does not judge.

    So surrender and lean into that, while letting go of the nit-picking daily grind of details coming at you every day – Virgo tendency. Then harness that practical, go-getter energy of Virgo, instead, to channel into your passions and life’s work. You will find yourself then tempering the best of your aspects to create balance, grounding, and healthy management of your greatest gifts innately available to you.

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  14. Thank you, New Earth Journey!

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  15. Thanks for sharing with your readers, too, New Earth Journey!🙂

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  16. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Thanks, Nikkoale, good to hear from you and your magick land.🙂

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  18. Thanks, Cindy, and yes, I loved Ann’s post on the Baby Picture Project with Trump’s baby picture. A really powerful piece!

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  19. Thanks for sharing with your crew, too, Jamie!❤

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  20. Thank you, Sue! Qi Gong sounds perfect about now.🙂 xxx

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  21. Thank you, Tania! Excellent additional advice on Pisces energy and the power of creativity. Yes, indeed! Get busy with what you’re creating, and “what is” won’t matter so much, because you’ll be creating something so much preferred.😉

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  22. you’re welcome and thank you faery sis! good teamwork😉

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  23. faery twin powers activate! Form of? LOL … a Cappy Goat? An Earthy Virgo?🙂

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  24. lol!!! yesssssss! hehe!

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  25. Thank you for this. I only pulled myself upright on Wednesday, and came to many of the points you covered. Thanks for the confirmation. I shared this with my Facebook friends.

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  26. Posted by Nikkoale on November 18, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Thank you, Laura. Living the Magick here in the Garden. 🙂 Think of you often! ❤

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  27. Very timely wisdom indeed. A lot of repressed shadow has risen to the surface during that election for sure. It needed to happen. People’s shock stems from their inability to contemplate an ego identity that dosen’t rely on the entrenched system and the belief that some powerful authority is going to make it all better. People are now starting realise that they are going to have to become their own authorities and this is terrifying because people have been conditioned for so long to reject their self-soverignty. As you mentioned, piceans are feeling it the most because the unconcious levee has indeed broken. Fantastic work you are doing there. Glad to hear it!

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  28. Thanks so much, Leeby Geeby!

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  29. Thank you, Gratusone. Glad you’re feeling better, and thanks for sharing with your FB friends.

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  30. watching, watching. I am so glad to have been here to be a witness.😉

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  31. Glad you’re here, sweet Ella!

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