This week we are in the first week of the first Mercury retrograde cycle of 2018 which is a perfect time to retrace your steps and have a look at some of the ways in which you need to reaffirm your self-care. It’s also a great time to focus on ways to manage your experience especially if you identify as a highly sensitive person or empath. This particular retrograde in Aries is highly charged and can be quite combustible and combative. That said it’s also perfect for rigorous self-honesty, and really determining what you are enthusiastic about!
So, if you’re sensing the edge in the air and it starts to feel overwhelming you need to find a way to manage your experience. You don’t want to end up feeling like the energy of the world is assaulting you (and it really can feel like that sometimes.)
I’m going to include a video from Nick Ortner at the end of the blog to support you too since he has a great way to dial down anxiety. Bottom line is that intuitive people can suffer if they don’t have tools to manage their boundaries and feelings. (and they can also find it hard to release excess body weight, manage fatigue too etc. but that’s a whole other story)
So I wanted to offer up some simple easy to follow tips especially since we’re in the first Mercury retrograde phase of 2018 which empaths, in particular, need help navigating.
First off here is an interesting article about empath traits to see if you relate. It’s pretty much the best one I’ve run across (even though its 5 yrs old!) so if you’re curious you should answer the 30 questions. (I got 28 out of 30) http://themindunleashed.org/2013/10/30-traits-of-empath.html
So here are 10 simple self- care tips for the upcoming retrograde (which work all the time)
These seem simple but for highly sensitive people they work to keep us balanced so we can release the weight of the world and manage our days with happiness, grace, and peace not just in a mercury retrograde but all the time!
With love and laughter,
P.S. Here is the link to Nick Ortner’s video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyHxuTG6jRk with an introduction to tapping which will help you deal with stress.
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