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EMPATH & PSYCHIC BURNOUT






WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF SPIRITUAL BURNOUT AND HOW TO AVOID PSYCHIC BURNOUT

QUESTION: "WHAT IS THE BEST REMEDY FOR PSYCHIC BURNOUT? IS THERE ANY PREVENTATIVE MEASURES TO BE TAKEN SO I CAN KEEP GIVING MY CLIENTS WHAT THEY NEED?"

"Psychic Advice": There are some differences between spiritual burnout and psychic burnout, but there are similar ways of avoiding both. Spiritual burnout often occurs for people who are working in service professions, especially caregivers and healers. Any profession in which someone gives a great deal to others and does not receive much in the way of compensation or appreciation can lead to spiritual burnout. People who work in healthcare, teaching, healing arts, counselors, social workers and those who work in the justice system can be highly prone to spiritual burnout if they don't take care of their own needs or nurture themselves. Psychics and healers can be susceptible to psychic burnout if they give too much to too many people too often. Psychics and healers are usually givers who care deeply about others, so they want to be of service and assist as many people as possible. The most important thing for psychics and healers to do is to protect their energetic space and maintain proper boundaries to avoid psychic burnout. The symptoms of spiritual burnout or psychic burnout can include exhaustion, depression, dread before or after working, feelings of unbearable responsibility, feeling overwhelmed, crying for no reason, crying often, being overtired, insomnia, difficulty getting out of bed, restlessness, procrastination, avoidance, constant illness, problems with the heart, difficulty breathing, anxiety and panic attacks, extreme weight loss or weight gain, hair loss, irritability, and a desire to avoid people. Once you have reached that point, the best remedy for burnout is to take a break and rest. During that time, take a sabbatical from everyone and everything, and really nurture yourself physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Attend to your own needs and make sure you do things that give you joy - and give yourself permission to do nothing at all for awhile, if that's what you need. People often ignore the signs of burnout and exhaustion, and refuse to take care of themselves until they actually become ill, but it doesn't have to get to that point. Burnout can be avoided. The best way to avoid spiritual or psychic burnout is to make sure that your life is balanced, and that your needs are being met on all levels. Make sure you meet your physical needs by eating really good and wholesome food, drinking lots of water (dehydration can cause many of the symptoms of burnout), and getting plenty of exercise to move energy out of the body and raise endorphins. Make sure you meet your emotional needs by spending time with friends and loved ones, and making time for recreation and the things that give you joy. Meet your mental needs by reading, or going to classes or lectures - keep things fresh by learning new things. Meet your spiritual needs by connecting with others who are like-minded and like-hearted, and by communing with the divine. Many caregivers, psychics and healers are givers who can tend to give of themselves until there is nothing left. You must receive from the Universe in order to replenish your energy - you must fill yourself until your cup overflows, then give to others from what is overflowing. We live in an abundant and divine Universe, and you must remain in the flow of that. If you give all of the time without receiving in return, then you will become empty and exhausted, and you won't be able to give anything to anyone anymore. Some healers, counsellors and psychics can have a tendency to undervalue their work, or give it away for free, especially to friends. This can be very exhausting and can contribute to burnout. In our world of duality, there always has to be an exchange of energy, which is what money is - it is the energy of worth and value given in exchange for the service received. If you don't receive adequate payment for your work, you will ultimately end up paying for it. (Some people hold the belief that one shouldn't charge for psychic work because it is a gift from God. Being a psychic is a Calling, but in order for it to serve the greatest number of people, it needs to be handled professionally so people can find you and receive this gift from you. If you do not charge adequately for it, it means that you have to support your needs in some other way, which will leave you very little energy for helping others with your psychic gift in your "spare time". Certain people are endowed with divine psychic gifts so they can help others, but they must be able to support themselves in order to keep doing that.) In order to avoid burnout, you must take time off periodically to recharge your batteries. Clients may not like having to wait, but you will be able to serve them better if you are energized rather than exhausted. Psychic work takes a great deal of energy. You are connecting with another person's soul, reading what is going on in their body and in their emotions, and are often connecting with a number of other people who are connected to your client at the same time. (A reading for one person can actually involve reading the 10 other people they ask about. This can be even more draining if you are performing mediumship and connecting to those who have passed on.) You are helping people heal their wounds and past traumas, often addressing things they've never addressed with anyone else. If you are empathic, you have to be particularly careful of burnout, because you are taking all of these energies into your body and feeling through your heart. It is important to fully release and disengage from clients after each session. If you do any hands-on healing, you should wash your hands up to the elbows in cold water to release other people's energies from your body. No matter what kind of work you do, maintaining strong boundaries is vitally important to maintaining wellbeing. Each morning, you should surround yourself with a bubble of white light that is your protective shield and forcefield in the world that protects your personal space. You can imagine that you are receiving a beam of white light from the great central Sun that enters your body through the top of your head and fills your body with light, wisdom, guidance and energy - imagine that light pouring into your body until it overflows from the top of your head and completely surrounds you with the Divine Light of Love and Protection. Always maintain this bubble of light around you whenever you are working with others. Another aspect of maintaining healthy boundaries is to set firm parameters for your work. Set fixed hours for working with clients and stick to that schedule as much as possible, making sure that the hours that you work are the times when you have the most energy in the day. Sometimes you will need to be flexible, but be careful because people will naturally take as much as they can. Most people are only concerned with getting their needs met, so you need to give clients what they need without sacrificing what you need. Givers can find it difficult to say "no", but if you are giving out of sacrifice then you are not giving love - sometimes saying "no" is the most loving and honest gift you can give to yourself and to others. Be mindful of clients who have emergencies or who are in desperation - sometimes it is vital to attend to these situations immediately, but it takes a tremendous amount of energy, and you must calm them down first. When people are desperate, it is like they are drowning, and as any lifeguard knows, they could take you down with them if you are not careful. Sometimes you will need to let a little time pass so things can cool down or balance out a little bit - you must trust your intuitive guidance as to when and how to respond in such situations. It is important to have compassion, but dealing with a constant sense of emergency will quickly lead to burnout. Keeping everything as professional as possible helps you maintain your boundaries and stay grounded. This not only serves you, but also serves your clients, because the more professional you are, the more relaxed and confident your clients will feel in your hands. Clearly state your terms, policies and preferences up front, while also being clear about how you work and what your clients can expect. This makes sure that everyone has a clear understanding from the beginning, which ultimately puts everyone at ease. If you lose a client by doing this, you aren't really the right person for them anyway. Have a website that lets people find out about you and your services, and answers many of their questions, so you can use your time and energy to provide those services. Keep a separate phone number for your business, and only speak to clients when you are in the right energy. Avoid giving clients your cell phone number or your home number, because you need time and space for yourself in order to properly be of service to others. Only work when you can give 100%. If you are feeling sick or exhausted, reschedule your appointments - it may be inconvenient, but you and your clients need you to be at your best so you can truly be of service to them. It does not serve anyone to give a half-hearted reading or healing. Make sure you take care of your own health and wellbeing so you can continue to take care of others. It is best if you have a specific place where you do your work, and don't do anything else in that space. That creates a sacred space for your work, and keeps it separate from your life. That way, when you enter that space, you start to naturally resonate at the frequency of your work. It also allows the Universe to better protect that space, and confines other people's energies to that space. Grounding is one of the most important things for avoiding spiritual burnout. Grounding before, during and after work makes sure that energy keeps moving through you without getting stuck in your body. It will also keep you from being "flaky" by making sure that you remain "down to earth" throughout your work. You can raise your vibration and still remain grounded - this allows you to access the highest levels of guidance and bring them into this dimension. One of the easiest ways to maintain grounding and energy is to breathe deeply and slowly. Most people do not breathe adequately - improper breathing can lead to burnout as the body and the brain become starved of oxygen and can no longer function properly. You can use the breath to center yourself in your body and to ground yourself to the Earth. You can also use the breath to raise your frequency and vibration. You can use breathing to cleanse your body of other people's energies, allowing all that is not yours to flow out from the bottoms of your feet and into the Earth. Most importantly, you can use the breath to receive infinitely from the Divine Universe - the more you breathe, the more you receive vital energy, and receive everything else you need to sustain your prosperity and wellbeing. The key to avoiding spiritual burnout is to avoid becoming empty, so allow yourself to receive infinitely and abundantly so you can continue to give freely and serve others. source. askgrace.com/psychic-advice/0833-symptoms-spiritual-burnout

5 signs you’ve burnt out you’re irritated when anyone asks you for help with anything Because your job is to help, getting irritated when someone asks you for it, is often the opposite of how others want to see you, so you may feel shame for even feeling irritated. Let it go, but take a break. You aren’t a “bad psychic” for not caring or not being compassionate, you just need some off, fun time. you’ve started to experience built up energy in your hands, arms, or neck Feeling tense is the start of the slippery slope to burnout. Physical symptoms can be spiritual needs that are tapping you for attention. Tension is an early sign our bodies send to cue us that it’s time to slow down.

you don’t know where to go next and you don’t have any ideas for it either Feeling lost is a good sign of burnout. If your creative juices are normally flowing and you’re all out of juice - it’s because you need a break - and you’ll need to take one likely before more inspiration comes along. you don’t have the energy to respond to social posts It can wait. you’ve verbally snapped about an insignificant topic To me, it’s insignificant if it’s not on fire or someone is not going to die that moment, if it stays unresolved for a time. You may have other definitions of what is insignificant.

Releasing steam in small ways is a sign you’re under too much pressure and you need to give yourself some time away.

Seven Spiritual Burnout Signals to Avoid? 1. Spiritual strain; you feel incapable to play your spiritual roles 2. Feeling depressed; tired of everything about Jesus 3. You don’t feel like participating in public evangelism anymore 4. Spiritual disappointment; you doubt God just because something unwanted happened to you. 5. Feeling hopeless; when your faith level is diminishing. 6. Spiritual disconnection; when your time for personal fellowship with God is scheduled for something else. 7. Inability to concentrate; takes you too long to connect your mind to God and your spiritual roles.

What are the Causes of Spiritual Burnout? Spiritual burnout is the result of overwhelming duties you admit to place on yourself which you cannot bear the weight anymore. Some causes include: 1. A long period of effort at a particular task; when you do the same thing at the same time at same place using the same church doctrine… 2. Carrying too many burdens; Only you want to help everyone that comes your way with your strength just like the blunder of Moses. 3. Vigorous sourcing for a million dollars to feed a million people. 4. Not asking for God’s wisdom and direction to handle the cases of people around you – the blunder of self-reliance! 5. Pleasing everyone by sacrificing your sleep, poor nourishment of your body, extending your schedules, and loving your neighbours more than yourself could put you into terrible burnout.

HOW TO OVERCOME SPIRITUAL BURNOUT A Christian must not get overworked to the point of burnout, but if you noticed this stage in your life then the following points would restore you: 1. Don’t love your neighbour more than yourself. Jesus says: “…You shall love your neighbour as yourself…” (Matthew 22:39) 2. Don’t act like Mr. Know all; Always ask for directions from the Lord. The Holy Spirit is there for you. Not all things are profitable! You would hit the wall of frustration without the leading of the Holy Spirit. 3. Always observe sabbath; Find time to sleep well and burnout would not trouble you. You are a human and not GOD (who don’t rest). The deep sleep of Jesus in the storm was a clear indication that our body needs rest after ministration. (Matthew 8:24) 4. Monotonous way of doing things brings boredom, so practice holy dynamism. For instance, Jesus did not restrict His ministration to the temple only, He ministered in the market, at the sea chore, on the mountain and so on. Thus, follow the example of Jesus and you won’t burnout. 5. Don’t put the burden of people on yourself but on God. Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30) 6. Ministration can take your whole day but it’s not good for you. Create time for prayers and Bible Study like Jesus did when on earth. 7. Stop counting your efforts or money you put for the progress of the Gospel. (Luke 18:11-14) 8. Delegate some tasks to trusted Christians who share the same vision with you. 9. Any spiritual stress in me melts away when I listen to inspirational or worship songs. So, it would work for you as well because music is life in Heaven. Don’t joke with your MP3 Player! 10. Don’t prove to be over-confidence when temptation knocks on the door of your heart, always respond with the word of God and flee!

PSYCHIC BURNOUT One thing empaths, or psychic people may experience is what I call psychic burnout. This is when you have been overloaded with too many things that require your psychic energy, and you not only become depleted, but no longer have the ability to connect and look at things. In my experience, you will feel a psychic type of pain (also could be said to be a phantom pain) and a great mental weariness. Also, in my experience, it seems that others are oblivious to this, and still insist on wanting answers or wanting to share their life issues with you. My recommendation is to fall of the face of the planet for a while and do something that requires no psychic activity at all. Take a day off every week and insist that is your time. Some will not like it. Some will become indignant about it. But that is their issue, not yours. You aren't any good to others when you are burnt out, and if you push yourself too far, you will find yourself in a place where it may take a long time to recover. Be kind to yourself. You are under no obligation to anyone. source. https://www.psi-zone.net/burnout.html It may sound as though this is an affliction reserved for psychics, mediums and clairvoyants and, while it’s true that professionals are at risk of spiritual burnout, it can affect all of us. Spiritual burnout is particularly common in perfectionists. If you expect yourself to be perfect, you may seek to address every area of your life at once by seeking guidance and spiritual healing from a number of different types of psychic readers or attending regular seminars and retreats. It’s natural to be eager to see results when you’re seeking a significant spiritual shift in your life, but very often, the more answers we seek, the more questions arise. We fully support an active spiritual life, but it’s vital that you give yourself time to explore different avenues and allow your spirit the space it needs to recover.

Recognising Spiritual Burnout While it manifests itself differently for each of us, spiritual burnout often begins with difficulty sleeping coupled with feelings of tension and anxiousness. Very often, you may feel pressure but have a sense that you’d be okay if you got the situation under control. After periods of prolonged stress, burnout may then cause you to retreat from yourself and your higher power. You’ll feel as though your energy has drained from your body and you may feel hopeless and depressed, which could cause you to withdraw from community and activity. Ultimately spiritual burnout can fog your vision and make you feel as though your efforts are futile. It drains your inner energy and in extreme cases can lead to a total abandon of your beliefs.

HOW DO I HEAL? The most important thing is recognising the fact that you may be experiencing spiritual burnout. Once you’ve done that, there are a number of ways to overcome it and return to your path of enlightenment, stronger than ever. The first thing to do is lighten your load. Any spiritual journey is geared towards finding a balance. So reducing the weight of your load is the first step in redressing the balance in your life, and will immediately reduce your stress levels in the process. source. https://www.clairvoyant.co/blog/how-to-recover-from-spiritual-burnout

GIVING TOO MUCH OUT The other type of spiritual burnout creeps in while you are busy doing your spiritual work. If you’ve been giving readings left, right and centre or had an influx of people who need your healing help, you have probably experienced this. It feels like:

  • You’ve lost the joy in doing your spiritual work

  • You’re longing for a break, and starting to actually wish for fewer bookings

  • Your intuitive messages are getting foggy, and your body feels like it needs to rest before healing anyone else

This one is tricky to tackle when you need to run your own business, so it’s all down to strategic planning to avoid it happening in the first place. This could mean only doing readings on certain days of the week or being ready to switch to a waitlist system as soon as you hit a certain number of client orders.

Raising your prices will also mean that you can enjoy serving fewer clients well, rather than trying to serve everyone while you run your own energy into the ground.

Especially as an empath, Projector, introvert or anything else which might predispose you to energy drain – planning how to avoid spiritual burnout is going to keep you doing your spiritual work for much longer and with far greater success. source.

TAKING TOO MUCH IN If you have been doing all of the courses and reading all of the books, you might get to a point where the idea of signing up to one more person’s free online challenge feels like literal hell on Earth.

There’s a key message when this happens: it’s time to listen to your intuition and implement what you’ve already learned instead. Information overload can lead to intuition underheard. If this type of spiritual burnout is happening to you right now, you can expect feelings of: Your head wanting to explode

  • An urge to scream at the next ad you see for an online course

  • Wanting to swap your bedtime read for mindless TV instead

Of course it’s important to feed your brain and learn about different opinions, but the most important thing of all is YOUR brain and YOUR opinion. Investing too much of yourself in learning from other people can dilute your own inner voice and stop you from trusting yourself.

The truth is, you don’t need any validation from anyone else if you know what feels right for you. Shut the book, click out of the online course, and see what YOU have to say instead when you’re feeling this type of spiritual burnout.

In the words of Cheryl Cole, “too much of anything will make you sick” and that is also true of spiritual work.



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