I really found value in this article. I am an empath, have been one through most of my lifetimes and have often been snagged by narcissists. I’ve been working to learn to identify them better and change my behavior that attracts and allows them to do what they do.
So after reading this article, I had a “talk” with my light team to better understand it. I can see that when I try to “fix” someone, is when I really run into trouble, as that moves me out of my center and then allows the manipulations that a narcissist uses. Or when I move deeply into feeling their pain, then end up apologizing for them treating me badly, as if it is all my fault.
I have often been a “healer” in most of my lifetimes and professionally in this one, along with my agreements to take on and process the pain of this planet and humanity. I don’t want to stop this work of mine but am wanting to learn how to better take care of myself.
The light explained that if I just “step up to the plate”, in offering my healing work and my life as an empath, with no attachment to outcome, or allowing anyone to entice me to move “past the plate”, then that will help keep and establish my boundary, keep me in my center and lessen any manipulative behavior by others. They also reminded me that another way I can get into trouble is when I am feeling a need for validation, acceptance, etc. and seek it from the other, rather than just seeking it within me or from Spirit.
I loved the imagery of just staying in my center as I “step up to the plate”, and either tuning into my heart or connecting upward with my team and Source. That gives me something to hang on to in my memory to help keep me operating cleanly and keep me from falling into victim.
Here is the article:
Hope you enjoy it and my notes are helpful for you!