My dear friend, Terry, gave me a wonderful birthday gift. Yes, my birthday was six months ago. I just received it, because it was a phone session with Pat Longo. Pat is a gifted teacher and healer, who is booked six months out. She is perhaps most famous for being a mentor and healer for Theresa Caputo, the Long Island Medium.
Pat and I had an hour together on the phone. She diagnosed me as an empath. "Google 'Traits of an Empath'" she said. And so, I did. Yepperdo. I'm an empath.
"Did you suffer from anxiety as a child?"
"Do you walk into a room and immediately know what mood everyone is in?"
"Are you exhausted after being in a crowd?"
"Do you frequently have a sense of deja vu or synchronicities?"
"Do you dream lucidly and vividly?"
"Do you just know things?"
"Do you suffer from digestive troubles?"
"Have you ever had migraines?"
"Are you extremely affected by sounds, sights and smells?"
"Is it unbearable for you to watch violence or cruelty on TV? Do you feel as though it's happening to you?"
She suggested many strategies to help me both develop my own psychic abilities, as well as to ward off unwanted energies. "Do you know those big belts that professional wrestlers wear? I want you to visualize yourself putting one on each morning, right around your solar plexus, under the rib cage and above the navel."
She taught me an exercise called Ground and Surround, in which you visualize yourself in a bubble of pure white light. That's surround. Then you visualize white cords of light coming from your heels and tailbone, growing deep into the earth and wrapping around a tree at the very center. That's ground.
"Six seconds for the whole thing. Try it every single morning and all your physical ailments will go away."
She concluded the session by doing a long-distance healing with me. We were both silent, eyes closed, for just a few minutes. I got an intense sense of being whirled around on a merry-go-round at a park. I could see the colors spinning by and could feel the clockwise motion. I told her that when she was done. "That's exactly what I did. I very quickly did a healing that cleared everything from every part of your body. Clockwise."
So. All of you with all of your moods and energies, your sounds, your smells, your visual stimuli. You can't get to me. I've got my belt, my bubble and my cords.