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10 Female Archetypes: Awaken Your Inner Goddess

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Female archetypes are the roles that we play in the course of life. They are described in the myths of Ancient Greece, Hinduism legends, and even in fairy tales from our childhood. Old as the world, tales offer not just to learn and understand the logic and feelings of the female archetypes, but to participate and live the dramatic events in the life of their characters. This is how the wisdom of generations of women who lived many centuries before us is transmitted, and how they share their knowledge and feelings with us.

In this article, we want to introduce you to 10 female archetypes. Every archetype has its own image, its own functions, emotions, specific manifestations in the body, and thoughts. If you know how to manage these manifestations and read their messages, you can harmonize your body, emotions, and life.

Start with…

drawing a mandala flower with an empty middle part and 10 petals in your journal. The Central part of the mandala represents your essence, the beginning and the end of the experience, which is formless, potential, internal, and eternal. It connects all parts of our being together and at the same time linked to the Earth by an imaginary stem. This stem is connected to the Center of our planet. This is the starting point, the zero-state, where we rest and restore energy, clear the mind of thoughts, and find a connection with the Whole.

On the petals, you need to write the names of the female archetypes. Of course, it is almost impossible to go through the entire spectrum of female archetypes in one session, this task will take time.

By performing these exercises, we bring to life the image of the goddess that the mind is attuned to. After each module, you need to listen to your feelings, talk them out (preferably with your partner), write them down and, maybe even draw them.

Now check and write down how often you have to use this image in your life:

  • the main role;
  • often used;
  • used sometimes;
  • used extremely rarely;
  • never used.).

Now write down whether you like playing this role:

  • yes;
  • no.

Then evaluate the level of physical comfort when you’re playing this role on a ten-point scale (10-excellent, 0-severe discomfort).

Remember that each archetype has its own challenges and advantages, and by rejecting some of them, we are depriving ourselves the opportunity to know and realize our potential. For example, not wanting to be a Dhumavati blocks the path to a long life and often associates old age with the most negative period of life. If you gave yourself 10 points, for example, for the roles of Athena and Artemis, and 2 for Aphrodite or Kali, ask yourself what is so repulsive or annoying about them. You may discover features that you are pushing out of your life.

After working with each female archetype, you need to return to the neutral state through Shavasana and calm pranayama.

10 Female Archetypes

Now let’s take a deeper look at the 10 female archetypes so that you can analyze yourself through the prism of these 10 types of energies.

#1: Persephone

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This female archetype usually manifests itself most actively in adolescence but may return throughout life in critical situations, such as after a divorce. It helps to reconnect with the Soul, its needs, find a new direction in life or its purpose.

Main characteristics:

  • sensitivity, which passes into sensuality;
  • the study of the physical impressions and the impression made;
  • discovering the world and its power.

The connection with her mother is of great importance to Persephone, but, at the same time, she is attracted by the unknown and finds opportunities for adventure. She is busy exploring the external and internal world. Her attention is simultaneously directed inward, to the sensations and movements of energy in the body and outward. She “moves between worlds”, recognizes dream images, and has mediumistic abilities.

Persephone awakening

To experience Persephone awakening, focus on:

  • yoga techniques that free up space between tissues, get rid of muscle cramps;
  • exercises that increase the sensitivity of the feet, hands, ears, face, and neck muscles;
  • practices that help shift attention from mental activity to tactile signals, hearing, taste, and smell;
  • reconnecting with your original nature.

#2: Athena

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The focus of this female archetype is on making decisions, building strategies, and turning ideas into reality. Athena is a true realist who knows how to think and gain authority in her chosen activities. A woman with a strong Athena archetype is highly valued in the modern world.

Main characteristics:

  • hard-worker;
  • focused on building a career;
  • her mind acts purposefully;
  • resourceful;
  • eloquent;
  • strong and competitive.

She can easily become a scientist, a politician, a project manager, or a founder of her own business.

However, she usually does not notice the emotional needs of others and her own fatigue. Since the work brings her a tangible external result, she tends to sacrifice her well-being, emotional and spiritual needs for it.

Athena awakening

To experience Athena awakening, perform:

#3: Artemis

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Initially, Artemis was the goddess of the moon. Then she became a hunting goddess, keeping in touch with nature, understanding, and respecting its laws.

Main characteristics:

  • engaged in sports;
  • loves competitions;
  • takes care of her health and beauty;
  • strength;
  • endurance;
  • achieving her goals is of great importance to her;
  • values her time and doesn’t waste her energy.

Artemis awakening:

To experience Artemis awakening, practice:

  • exercises that improve coordination of movements and attention management;
  • balance asanas;
  • the Tree Pose with your eyes open (attention on a point on the floor) or with your eyes closed (attention on the point between your eyebrows) for 1.5-2 minutes on each leg;
  • Trikonasana, a transition to Parivrtta Trikonasana, for a minute in each pose, attention is distributed from the pelvis in all directions to the limbs and head;
  • Half Moon Pose for a minute on each side (attention on the extension of the leg, spine, and arm, as well as on the supporting arm and leg);
  • The Archer’s pose (attention over the line of the outstretched arm at a point on the horizon) for 1-2 minutes on each leg;
  • Natarjasana;
  • Chaturanga Dandasana – 3 times for 2-3 cycles of breathing.

#4: Hera

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Hera is the Goddess of Marriage and Birth. For Hera, the value of the institution of marriage is the highest goal. She is the wife and sister of Zeus. Her attention is directed to her husband as a light that comes from her heart and gives her spouse a halo of respect, strength, and power. She literally “makes” him a king. Her encouragement and wise counsel restore his faith in himself. She is his “Shakti,” as they say in the East. Her energy makes his plans come true.

Hera awakening:

Sit in the Vajrasana in front of your partner. Now both of you interlace your fingers and raise your hands above your head so that they form a semicircle. Hands symbolize a halo-the glow of energy around the head, activation of the upper centers responsible for clarity, power of projection of thought, and wisdom. Look into the space between your partner’s head and hands, without blinking, and project light, confidence, and inspiration. Imagine that your partner is endowed with the best qualities: courage, wisdom, strength, authority, and justice. Perform for 3-11 minutes.

#5: Demeter

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In this hypostasis, a woman joins the happiness of motherhood. She is ready to give herself completely to her children – to nourish, protect, and educate them.

Usually, every woman turns to Demeter archetype during pregnancy and childbirth.

During pregnancy, the woman’s connection with the Earth, which gives life and shelter to all living beings, is particularly strong. Legs, hips, pelvis filled with warm heaviness, knees and hip joints soften and dilate, the breast is full. She has a strong emotional connection and understanding of the needs of the object of her love.

Demeter awakening

To experience Demeter awakening, practice:

  • Crow pose with pelvic movements left-right, transition to the chair position (2 min), then to Baddha Konasana, and then to Supta Baddha Konasana. Then perform Ustrasana (1-2 min.), Child’s pose, and Supta Vajrasana.
  • Meditation: sitting in Sukhasana, place your palms on your chest, the center of your palm barely touching the chest, your forearms parallel to the floor, your eyes half-closed, and looking at the tip of your nose. Inhale through the nose 5 seconds, exhale 5 seconds, hold your breath for 15 seconds. This practice activates the field in the chest area, increases the sensitivity of the hands and healing abilities.

#6: Hestia

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Hestia is the virgin goddess of the hearth, the right ordering of domesticity, the family, the home, and the state. Her element is the hearth, the fire that warmed the house and brought all the family members together for a meal. Hestia is an independent goddess. Her attention is directed to the harmonization of the internal space of the body and home, as well as any space that she considers hers.

Hestia helps us to understand if we are comfortable in our bodies and our homes. When you’re performing usual activities like working, performing asanas, driving a car, etc. and you feel uncomfortable, this is Hestia trying to attract your attention to your body that needs some healing, rest, or cleansing.

Hestia illuminates your inner space of the body with the light of attention, optimizing muscle effort, and neutralizing tension. Look through Hestia’s eyes at your workplace and home environment, and think about what you would like to change.

Hestia awakening

To awake your inner Hestia, perform smooth side extensions and Surya Namaskar in a slow version, 3 cycles of breathing in each pose. While performing the exercise, observe the slightest sensations that arise in the body, release yourself from tension.

Be attentive to your body! Make a “map of your body”: draw it schematically, like a child’s drawing. Mark with a red marker the areas where you feel tension (for example, hamstrings stretch badly, shoulders are strained, neck movements are difficult, and so on). Note how the sensations change after performing asanas with increased attention to difficult areas.

Try to draw your aura on a piece of paper. Pay attention on what colors you choose to use and the size of it. Do this practice after yoga classes for a week or a month, without looking at the previous drawings. Then compare them. Learn to “read” your condition, mood, and feelings.

#7: Aphrodite (Venus)

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Aphrodite is the goddess of love, sex, beauty, and fertility. She finds and cultivates pleasant, ecstatic sensations in the body, she is engaged in the search for bliss, she experiences and translates it.

Spontaneously, every woman is in a similar state when she falls in love, focusing on filling the body and emotional state with joyous experiences.

Aphrodite never criticizes herself. We can say that her Ojas, Tejas, and prana are in perfect balance. Aphrodite’s attention is focused on feelings of pleasure, she experiences and radiates joy, she is “in the flow” of life, spontaneously and naturally initiates contacts. She is loved and admired. She inspires feats and creativity.

Aphrodite awakening:

  • As you study your body, find places where you are experiencing pleasant sensations right now: warmth, movement, and the desire to stretch. Often similar sensations occur in the thighs, calves, and feet. Start moving, enhancing the pleasant experience. You may begin to make spontaneous movements consisting of asanas, dance moves, and gestures. Let your body guide you.
  • Perform Cobra Pose (1-2 min.), Side Bow Pose, Eagle Pose, Downward-facing Dog Pose with legs lifting.
  • Practice Taoist meditation “Inner smile”.

#8: Tara

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In the Buddhist tradition, Goddess Tara is a female incarnation of the Buddha of compassion, who comes to help in difficult situations. Goddess Tara helps to better understand the needs of others, to tune in with those who need help and care, to become more empathic, loving, and compassionate. The Tara archetype is endowed with a special life-giving power, magnetism, and wisdom.

Tara awakening:

#9: Kali

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Goddess Kali is the dark and violent hypostasis of Parvati, the dark Shakti, and the destructive aspect of Shiva. She is a symbol of destruction. Kali destroys ignorance, maintains world order, and blesses and liberates those who seek to know God.

Kali is independent in making decisions.

The woman of this archetype is reminiscent of Lilith, who refused to submit to Adam. In anger, she is capable of destruction, whereas long-repressed suppressed anger brings destruction to herself. Therefore, knowing how to release her emotions and express her true feelings a woman is able to master her own power, transform it into energy for life, and remove obstacles to further development.

Kali archetype has a special power and both positive and sharply negative features. Some women completely reject this aspect, while others deliberately cultivate it. In order not to suppress periodically accumulated feelings of anger, irritation, and resentment, but to turn them into your allies, you need to recognize them and give yourself the opportunity to express these emotions.

Anger is a natural human emotion. However, the current situation is that we are often angry, but we do not have the ability to adequately express this emotion. The reason is social pressure: almost all of us are taught from childhood that it is bad to be angry, without offering any reasonable ways to solve the problem. A person who freely expresses anger is usually judged by others. As a result, he is good at mastering techniques for suppressing anger, so that it becomes a habit and leads to the accumulation of internal aggression.

Internal aggression can break out in the form of powerful attacks of rage, which are replaced by feelings of guilt.

Another way some people deal with internal anger is to direct it at themselves. This is where the roots of depression and self-destructive behavior lie.

Kali awakening:

To experience Kali awakening, practice:

#10: Dhumavati

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Tantric Goddess Dhumavati represents the fearsome aspect of Devi, the Hindu Divine Mother. She is a very old and very wise woman who has passed all the stages of life, knows the essence of things, feels people at first glance. Her appearance is not particularly attractive, and her essence is the utmost honesty and clarity.

We can turn to this archetype when we want to learn how to be honest with ourselves about our deepest desires, as well as determine the long-term perspective of life decisions.

Dhumavatri awakening

To experience Dhumavatri awakening:

  • work on strengthening your bones and joints;
  • make long-term plans;
  • practice honesty towards yourself and others;
  • chant Dhumavatri mantras.

The Bottom Line

Look at your mandala and think about the female archetypes that resonate the most with you. What do you like the most about these female archetypes? What qualities would you like to develop to become closer to them?

And now think about the female archetypes that you resonate with the least. What emotions are you feeling when you are thinking of them? Are scared? Ashamed? Disappointed?

Take your time to analyze your personal Goddess archetypes. Make a list of qualities and abilities you have. What is your superpower?

Now that have a better understanding of the divine feminine nature hidden inside your human personality you can develop it into the highest manifestation of your essence.

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10 Must-Watch Conscious Movies That Make You Think Deeply

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As humans, stories are one of our most powerful forms of communication. We love stories! They help us to understand important ideas and make sense of the world around us. Everything we go through in our lives is a story, every dream we have is a story, and there’s a story behind every achievement and every failure. That’s why it makes sense that we love movies since they perfectly embody interesting stories. Some of us watch movies to get inspired or motivated, others – to find a sense of relief from our daily stress, to have a mind-twisting experience, or to even feel empathy by letting them touch our hearts. It’s not a secret that the right kind of movie can even help us grow as individuals and be a powerful tool for self-reflection. Conscious movies can encourage us to question our lives, ideas, and principles, realize our infinite potential and endless possibilities, and even understand where we’re heading as a society. 

In this article, we want to share with you our list of 10 conscious movies that will definitely make you think deeply and question old paradigms.

10 Conscious Movies

#1: K-PAX (2001)

K-PAX is a  science fiction mystery film based on the eponymous 1995 novel by Gene Brewer. This is a very intriguing film because it makes you wonder about the possibility of alien life in our universe. The movie is about a psychiatric patient who claims to be an alien from the planet K-PAX, 1,000 light-years away from Earth in the Lyra constellation. During his treatment, the patient demonstrates an outlook on life that ultimately proves inspirational for his fellow patients and especially for his psychiatrist.

Where to watch:

Amazon Prime Video

#2: Peaceful Warrior (2006)

Peaceful Warrior is a 2006 drama film based on the 1980 novel Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman. This is an inspirational and triumphant movie about the power of the human spirit. The story is about a gifted young athlete, bound for Olympic gold, Dan. He has it all: trophies, talent, and all the women he wants. But after a life-changing event, Dan comes to rely on Socrates, a mysterious stranger, and Joy, an elusive young woman, to teach him the secret to overcome incredible odds and tap into new worlds of strength and understanding. 

Where to watch:

Amazon Prime Video

#3: Frequencies (2013)

Frequencies is a 2013 independent British science fiction film. This movie tells us a story about an alternate reality where frequencies determine luck, love, and destiny. A young college student Zak has to overcome science in order to love Marie, who emits a different frequency than his own. This unique drama blends science fiction and romance to create a futuristic story where love, science, and fate collide.

Where to watch:

PLEX

#4: I Origins (2014)

I Origins is a 2014 American science fiction thought-provoking drama. This movie tells us a story about a molecular biologist whose study of the human eye has far-reaching implications for humanity’s scientific and spiritual beliefs. The human eye is one of the elements of biology that makes us unique and that religions around the world have used as proof of the Divine Creator. Each of us has unique eye biometrics, and various cultures have viewed the eye as a window to the soul or even the thumbprint of a creator. I Origins is a film about how destiny and love can lead us to different revelations than we could have possibly reached without them. This movie will make you ask the question: “Which is right, science or faith, chance or destiny?”.

Where to watch: 

Amazon Prime Video

#5: The Congress (2013)

The Congress is a 2013 live-action/animated science fiction drama film, based on Stanisław Lem’s 1971 science fiction novel The Futurological Congress. This movie tells us a story about an aging actress who decides to take her final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal made with her loyal agent, her alias will be controlled by the studio and will star in any film they want with no restrictions. In return, she receives healthy compensation so she can care for her ailing son and her digitized character will stay forever young. Twenty years later, under the creative vision of the studio’s head animator, the actress’s digital double rises to immortal stardom. With her contract expiring, she is invited to take part in “The Congress” convention as she makes her comeback straight into the world of future fantasy cinema. The Congress movie is a dystopian political story exploring the ideas of ageism in Hollywood and the soullessness of digital life.

Where to watch:

tubi

#6: Lion (2016)

Lion is a 2016 Australian biographical drama film based on the 2013 non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley. This movie is based on a true story about a five-year-old Saroo who gets lost on a train that takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

Where to watch:

tubi

#7: Limitless

Limitless is a 2011 science-fiction thriller movie. This movie tells us a story about a struggling writer who with the help of a mysterious pill enables access to 100% of his brain’s potential. This ability helps him to become a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with many dangers. The movie shows us what we could be capable of if we used our brainpower to its fullest. But also it warns us about the hidden “side effects” this ability can bring.

Where to watch:

Amazon Prime Video

#8: Inception (2010)

Inception is a 2010 science fiction action film. This movie tells us a story about a thief with the rare ability to enter people’s dreams and steal their secrets from their subconscious. His skill has made him a hot commodity in the world of corporate espionage but has also cost him everything he loves. He gets a chance at redemption when he is offered a seemingly impossible task: to plant an idea in someone’s mind. Christopher Nolan (the director of the film) surely thought through every aspect of the dream world and mastered the presentation of it on the big screen. Literally, everything the characters say about the dreams and the dream world in this movie is true.

Where to watch:

Amazon Prime Video

#9: Interstellar (2014)

Interstellar is a 2014 epic science fiction film. This movie tells us a story about Earth’s future where a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl are slowly rendering the planet uninhabitable. Professor Brand, the NASA physicist, is working on plans to save mankind by transporting Earth’s population to a new home through a wormhole. But first, Brand must send former NASA pilot Cooper and a team of researchers through the wormhole and across the galaxy to find out which of three planets could be mankind’s new home. This is a movie about transcending time through love.

Where to watch:

Amazon Prime Video

#10: Cloud Atlas (2012)

Cloud Atlas is a 2012 science fiction film based on the 2004 novel of the same name by David Mitchell. This movie is an exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present, and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. Cloud Atlas tells us a story about a time-shifting weave of six interlinking narratives, with diverse settings from the savagery of a Pacific Island in the 1850s to a dystopian Korea of the near future. The main topic has to do with the incarnation and human nature. This movie is touching, magical, and inspiring. 

Where to watch:

Amazon Prime Video

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The Art of Deep Listening: A Healing Practice for Suffering Souls

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Are you battling anxiety or depression? Does waking up each day feel like a struggle? If so, you could be having undigested emotions weighing you down. Huh? See, trauma, abuse, or a sudden illness can make us have unpleasant emotions leading to soul loss. Unless you start your healing process, these emotions remain hidden in your subconscious, causing havoc to your life for years to come. Indeed, we can never wish away our unpleasant feelings. But we can deal with them through the art of deep listening.

What Is Deep Listening?

Deep listening is a form of mindful meditation whereby you become fully present to your inner self or those around you. Simply put, it is a spiritual practice of listening to connect. Here, you engage in quiet moments that help you awaken your buried emotions.

Similarly, you nurture a connection with anyone talking to you at that moment, sharing your goals, dreams, fears, and concerns. Hence, it entails listening to yourself or others to form a connection.

Active Listening vs. Deep Listening

Active listening refers to you choosing to be fully present in a conversation. It forms the basis of deep listening because you focus on what the other person is saying as you become an active listener. Deep listeners go a step further to connect to those non-verbal communications from the other person. More so, deep listening includes listening to our emotions to connect to them.

Why Do We Need to Practice Deep Listening?

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Listening with intention helps you understand your surrounding and the people closest to you. In turn, you learn how to best respond to your emotions and those of others. This understanding is necessary when undertaking your soul loss healing process. Below are more benefits of deep listening:

#1: Develop Resistance Against Surrounding Distractions

We live in a digital age where smartphones, computers, and other smart gadgets distract us all day. These technologies make it almost impossible to maintain eye contact when talking to someone else. Likewise, they eat into our self-care time, robbing us of a chance to connect to our inner feelings. Deep listening encourages us to maintain undivided attention to our inner self or those near us.

#2: Resist the Temptation to Respond Without Deep Thought

One of the barriers to effective communication is selective listening. Here, we choose what we want to hear, then formulate responses that we think are suitable. A biased listener is always quick to offer solutions without taking into account the other person’s feelings. Likewise, if we never take time to listen to our inner self, we may judge ourselves based on the stigma surrounding our conditions.

#3: Facilitates Soul Loss Healing Process

Have you been diagnosed with a mental illness? Do you feel like you are going crazy because that is what society brands you? If so, you may find yourself hiding away from friends and family, fearing being caught off guard by their out-of-control emotions.

However, did you know that a bit of deep listening practice can unearth the unresolved emotions behind mental illness? 

A person who understands the root cause of their mental conditions can practice self-care and have self-compassion for healthy living because shadow emotions are never permanent. Mindful meditation allows you to change your emotional triggers, hence, facilitate the soul loss healing process. 

Deep Listening Must Be Intentional

Now, anyone can practice deep listening at any time or place. However, did you know that not everyone can listen without bias or aiming to be a problem solver? Yes, deep listening is not easy. It takes time and practice to develop the skills.

The Techniques

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Now that we have an idea of what deep listening is all about, here are some top deep listening techniques you can start practicing today:

#1: Heart-Gut Centering

Are you making a life-changing decision? Find a quiet place at home or outdoors. Set up your mat or pillows to sit comfortably. Place one hand on your stomach and the other against your chest. Concentrate on listening to your inner voice. What do you hear?

The head, heart, and gut are the centers of our decision-making. The head is our rational brain, the heart is the emotional brain, and the gut is the intuitive brain. There are lots of instances where we follow our gut feelings or heart feelings. These are the times where logical thinking using our brain may not be adequate in assessing emotions.

Listening to your heart and gut allows you to be a rational thinker who weighs your feelings and emotions. In turn, you avoid cognitive dissonance, a state of inner conflict that can lead to anxiety and depression

#2: Listening to the Surrounding Voices

When was the last time you were still and listened to voices all around you? It may be the whistling trees in your backyard, a shaky door, a ticking clock, or the sound of your breathing. Whatever you get to hear, allowing yourself to connect to your surrounding gets you into a mindful state. This awareness state refreshes your mind, expands your thought process, and renews your wisdom and intelligence.

#3: Journal Your Thoughts

Are you feeling lonely, depressed, or in a crisis? Put what you are feeling in writing. Conscious writing is an excellent way to practice deep listening. You use pen and paper as an avenue for your creative energy and ideas to flow. Doing so gives you mental clarity, regaining a sense of sanity when overwhelmed with emotions.

Here are some tips to get you started:
  • Use a pen and paper instead of your smartphone or notebook. Journaling your thought this way is real and tangible.
  • Write it as it is, immediately the thought pops in your head. Do not overthink.
  • Maintain a dream journal.  Capture what you remember from your dreams, then reflect on it.
  • Grammatical errors are allowed. What matters is getting your thoughts on paper.
  • Read aloud what you have written. It will give you a chance to hear your thoughts and voice your unspoken pain and trauma.

Conclusion

Deep listening is necessary if you want to develop mindful thinking and grow your emotional intelligence. These two aspects ensure you stay in tune with your inner self and be more susceptible to non-verbal communications from others. That way, you live in the present, embrace your uniqueness, and cut yourself some slack, especially when undergoing a challenging emotional experience. 

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What Type Of Empath Are You? Take This 2-min Quiz To Find Out

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An empath is someone with the unique ability to mirror the feelings of another person even without undergoing their circumstances. In its purest form, it means being able to be in another person’s shoes emotionally or having that extra dose of empathy within you.  Being an empath is not easy, and sometimes it takes a toll on you. The good thing is that when you know what type of empath you are, you can use your gift in a healthy way and create a lasting positive impact on people and the environment around you. Or you can even build a fulfilling career!

You see, empathy is a true gift when you know how to use it. You can heal, guide, protect and deeply understand the lives of the people, animals, and the environments around you. Or, maybe you can predict events and even save lives?

The key is to know exactly what type of empath you are and how to open up your potential so that you can be helpful and, at the same time, protected from negative energies you could be picking up.

Types of Empath

There are many empath types that deal with different aspects with empathy with their own specifics and unique expressions. In this article, we decided to focus on the 6 most common types that represent the most common expressions of empathy.

You may ask, “Why label ourselves when we can all just be called ‘an empath’?” Well, you see, being an empath can have its many positives and benefits, but it can also weigh us down heavily with confusion, disorientation, and anxiety. That is why it makes sense to put a name to what we individually experience to better understand ourselves, and identify others who share the same abilities as us. By understanding who you are, what gifts you possess, and where you stand in life, you will be able to understand your life purpose much better.

Take the quiz below to find out what type of empath you are and what special gifts you brought to this world!

Quiz: What Type Of Empath Are You?

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Do you tend to absorb the emotions and sorrow of other people as if it was your own?

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Do you tend to feel and absorb pain and symptoms of other people physically?

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Do you tend to 'sense' the specific 'vibe' of a building, landscape, or place?

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Are you able to feel and understand the emotions and feelings of animals?

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Do you have a tendancy to feel and sense the thoughts and emotions of others and then act them out in front of another person, showing him/her his/her unwanted aspects (shadow self)?

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Do you tend to know the outcome of a situation before it happens?

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Can you tell if someone is being dishonest, be it emotions or expressions?

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Did you have trouble learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols in pre-school?

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Are you left-handed?

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Can you communicate with animals and receive messages from them?

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Do you have a deep connection with the earth to the point that you can even predict natural disasters?

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Do you usually intuitively sense or know what ails a person and what they need to feel better?

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Do you tend to experience the emotions of other people within your body?

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What are you naturally drawn towards?

Types Of Empaths Quiz
Emotional empath

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You have a unique ability to pick up another person’s emotions or energy without even having to talk to them and you do so without asking questions. When you say, “l feel you,” you mean it to the core. If your friend or family member is upset or sad, you may soon find yourself upset or sad. As an emotional empath, you can get truly exhausted by friends who are constant complainers who dwell in the negative, or narcissists who suck up all the attention and never reciprocate when they’re feeling down. Because of this, you tend to get drained by emotional vampires. Therefore, it is essential for you to practice self-care and learn how to differentiate other people’s emotions from your own.
Physical empath

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You are able to pick up physical symptoms from other people and absorb them into your own body. You intuitively “sense” or know what ails a person and what they need to feel better. You can feel the subtle energy of a person and even change that person’s subtle energy field so they can be healed. However, you have to be very careful you aren't taking on other people's pain. Being a physical empath, may help you to become a highly skilled energy worker, Reiki healer, acupuncturist, massage therapist or yoga instructor. What an amazing gift!
Geomantic empath

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You can read the energetic signals transmitted by mother earth. In fact, you may have already felt and/or predicted a natural disaster before it occurred. Or, you may be able to relate to the pain, joy, or fears that form the history of a particular location. You have your energies intuitively adapted to your environment. As a geomantic empath, you can be strongly affected energetically by natural disasters, weather, and the environment being harmed. Remember that connecting with nature works restorative wonders. This could be as simple as meditating under a tree, "earthing," or prioritizing enough outdoor time. You, as a geomantic empath, have a strong need to feel close to nature, so honoring that is important for your health and energy.
Animal empath

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You are highly skilled at feeling and embodying the energy of other animals. As an animal empath, you have a deep understanding of what animals need and are trying to communicate. You have an uncanny ability to connect with wildlife of every kind. It may feel like a somewhat telepathic connection, where you sense what an animal wants. You are naturally inclined to go into work with animals, particularly where you directly caring for the animal. Being around/helping animals brings you joy. Think about using more of your time to foster this part of your life, by volunteering with a local shelter. You could even take it one step further by practicing energy healing, such as Reiki, on the animals in your life.
Heyoka empath

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A Heyoka is a Native American term that means mirror. You feel and sense the thoughts and emotions of others and then act them out in front of another person. You show the person all the unwanted aspects or their inner shadow. In a sense, you are very much like a guru because you come here to help others evolve and do so by playing a stage character for the others to see a reflection of themselves. You may find yourself doing things such as reading and eating differently or in an unconventional manner. You process things in a completely different pattern and think outside the box. Crowds and public places tend to drain your energy. That is why you often prefer being in your own company. Alone time gives you enough time to decompress from all the negative energy you take in and re-energize.
Claircognizant empath

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Claircognizance is the inner knowing of an event without having prior knowledge. Information, insight, and special knowledge comes to you in the form of thought, or a subtle sense of knowing. Sometimes you know what somebody will say before they even finish speaking. You are a human lie detector who has an uncanny knack of determining when someone is being authentic or not. You always know the outcome of a situation before it happens or even provides hints on how it will turn out. You love figuring things out, and people always seek your opinion, be it work-related or personal stuff. In addition, you do a lot of analytical thinking and help people find solutions when they are stuck. You don’t have to feel like a weirdo every time you make an inference that turns out to be true. Pick yourself up and dust off the self-doubt. Look yourself in the mirror and make peace with that person looking back at you. Embrace the claircognizant empath you are.

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