One of the complaints from Empaths that I hear a lot is that they often feel overwhelmed by too many feelings and emotions.
So much so, it drives them nuts. It is a very real problem, and causes all kinds of issues, including psychic burnout.
You might liken it to one of those old egg catching games from the early 1980s. Eggs would come from four different directions, and you would catch them. Over the course of the game, they would get faster and faster. Let three eggs fall and it was game over.
Depending on your skill and stamina, you could last a long time but eventually fatigue would kick in, and you’d drop the eggs, normally in rapid succession.
To take it a step further, it also can be likened to doing too many jobs at work when you’re short staffed, or understaffed. Unless you are amazingly skilled, you will eventually hit a point where you suddenly no longer are coping, and just going through the motions.
Mistakes happen and you collapse into a heap, exhausted and sick.
This is what it can be like for the Empath on a daily basis. They are hit by too many energies all at once and they go into a toxic, psychic overload where it literally hurts to even think.
To make matters worse, the people around them tend to get angry that their demands aren’t being met, and put additional pressure on the Empath. If there is any protest, they will ask to ignore everyone… but themselves.
Psychic burnout can and often does lead to long term illnesses and mental breakdowns.
Fortunately for the Empath, the Bach Flower Remedy, Elm, will help with those feelings of too much, too soon, too overwhelming.
When taking it, the sense of panic and exhaustion lifts, and a sense of calm and organization tends to take its place.
Elm is a remedy worth keeping in the Empath’s first aid kit. It also works well with Oak (when someone is pushed past their limits) and Olive (long and short term exhaustion.)
It’s saved my bacon on a number of occasions!
- Are You An Intuitive Empath? (debbrockmann.com)
- Empath Series: Psychic attacks or why am I feeling so drained? (areyouanempath.com)
- Empath Series – Psychic attacks – Serendipity or cutting the mustard. (areyouanempath.com)
Got your own experiences or comments? I’d love to see them.