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6 Important Grounding Tips For Empaths and Highly Sensitive People

Empaths can’t help being understanding, giving, and more aware. It comes natural for them to feel everything, even if they don’t want to.

An Empath will always be there for you, a shoulder to cry on, a confidant, but this is also incredibly draining for them, as they find it hard to say no.

If you are an empath and looking for ways to cope, here are some tips to help you ‘control’ your gift, and not resent it.

Creating a shield

As an empath, it is important to protect yourself. This is an exercise you should do as often as possible. Visualize a shield of energy around your physical body, choosing a specific colour may help, and then imagine a flowing, moving and energetic protective layer around you. You are not trying to lock yourself into a box, so keep your shield flexible and only allow what you want, in.

Once your shield is in place, visualize that the center of your being is a little light. Focus on this internal light, or fire.

Every one of your senses. Be aware of your thoughts, feelings, emotions. After trying this alone, try practicing it when around others. Try switching your awareness from your outside environment, back to yourself, your flame, and then back again. Take note of how each feels different.

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The Different Kinds of Soulmates And Their Real Purpose

Human life’s purpose is to return to unconditional love. Depending on the type of relationship, as we learn to love unconditionally,  we feel affection, friendship and romance.

This is where the soulmate fits in, and our soul families are here to help us learn that unconditional love. Romance alone wont fulfill that mission, so our soulmates are here to help us grow and understand.

Karmic Soul Mates

You can have many Karmic soul mates experience in a lifetime, it is very common. These soulmates come into our lives to teach us valuable lessons.

Karmic soulmates can be family members, close friends, or even co-workers, but humans are not the only karmic relationships we will have, the same karmic characteristics displayed by humans are often found in our pets, as many of us consider them important and special members of our family.

On occasion, Karmic relationships can be romantic in nature, however, they usually do not last long, because they are solely meant for us to learn a lesson from, for personal growth.

Companion Soul Mates

This soul mate relationship can and usually is romantic in nature, but these soulmates are usually not meant to be forever, just like Karmic relationships, these soulmates come into our lives for a specific purpose, and leave once the lesson has been learnt.

Many people do spend their entire lives with their Companion Soulmate, if they haven’t yet met their twin soul, But should they meet their twin soul while in this relationship, it could suffer and this can cause it to end. If it continues, it won’t be a satisfying relationship at all. If you feel like you have felt your twin soul while in a Companion relationship, it does not mean you need to run off!

There is a reason why your companion soul mate is till part of your life!

One thing you must keep in mind is that ending an existing relationship solely because one feels one has found one’s twin soul is never a good idea, because over time you will realize that both associations are meant to be and both have an important role in your life.

We put a lot of our energy into the Companion soulmate relationship, which is an interesting aspect.

While the Karmic soulmate tends to go slow and easily, without effort, just like it does in the twin soul type, the companion bond needs work and effort from both partners.

Twin Flames

The highest form of soulmate connection is that of the twin flame.

This is your souls other half, finding this soul is much like finding yourself.

People spend their life searching without realizing that they are looking for someone just like them, and often never find them in this lifetime.

The twin flame is always there, but not always apparent. Do we close our eyes to them instead of observing and listening to our souls yearning? Life is set at such a fast pace and we forget to take notice of things that are right in front of us.

Recognizing your soul mates

Twin Flame
· A feeling of knowing. A feeling of comfort and a feeling of assurance that no matter where you go or what you do that you will reunite.
· Similar intuitions
· Dreams
· A knowing that you share a higher purpose

Companion Soul mate
· A teacher
· Someone who mirrors you in some or many ways
· Someone that may have gone through a similar life story or situations
· Someone who reminds you of the lessons you are here to learn, like forgiveness.

Karmic Souls
· A soul which you have shared another lifetime with
· Someone whom you might feel a connection to when you meet. You have a feeling of knowing this person previously.
· Intense feelings of love, needing to be together and sometimes fears.

What Are Your Ancient, Traditional and Modern Birthstones?

Rare and beautiful crystals and gemstones were attributed with magical properties In both India and Babylon, as far back as 300 BC. The early civilizations gem merchants looked to astrologers for advice before purchasing, with the hopes that they could influences the forces that were identified in their favor.

Gemstones has no formal classification, but were assigned to each zodiac sign based on colour. The power of each stone was thought to be unleashed through color.

Both the Babylonian and Indian systems were linked using corresponding gems ruling planets, this was the start of the zodiac system we know and use in today’s world.

Have a look at this chart detailing each zodiac signs ancient, traditional and modern birthstones are.crystals

Not only are Crystals beautiful to look at, but they each have unique  healing attributes as well.

Aries, a fire sign ruled by Mars. Ancient birthstones for Aries are bloodstone an amethyst. The traditional birthstone is emerald gemstones and diamond. Modern birthstones are amethyst, aquamarine, bloodstone, Tourmaline, Emerald, citrine and more.

Taurus, an Earth sign ruled by beautiful Venus. The ancient birthstones for tourists are Emerald as well as the traditional birthstones. Modern birthstones include blue tourmaline, Emerald, quartz, selenite and kyanite. Continue reading

Matavenro – The Tiny Eco Village That is Completely Off Grid

Matavenro is an eco village set high in the mountains of North West Spain.

People who want to live harmoniously in nature have been living there since 1989. Photographer Kevin Faingnaert visited Matavenero in 2015 to photograph their way of life.

He spent a total of 3 weeks in Matavenero, which is actually one of many repopulated “ghost towns” in Europe.

The people who live there do not care for modern conveniences and strive to live a natural life.

In 1989 a group of German people looking for somewhere to live fixed up the village, they put up tents, cleared new paths and even introduced a canal to bring water in. As the years went by, word spread, and more like minded people came to live in Matavenero. Around 60 people call it home today.

A small schoolhouse is set up for the 12 children of the village, 4 hours school days consist of Math, writing and reading. There is a homeopathic doctor too. The communal gardens provide food, although some food is brought in from outside the village. The homes are all handmade from recyclable materials and built on the foundations of the old villages ruins.

“Everything brought in must be carried by donkey, horse, wheelbarrow, or on your back,” Faingnaert explains. “The only electricity is from renewable sources. All waste must be recycled or carried away back uphill. The same plastic bags appear over and over again.” In this way, Matavenero functions self-sufficiently in its mountainous hideaway. Continue reading