What has a funeral and a broken ankle got to do with being an empath?
Maybe nothing, but probably a lot.
So please learn from me, and don't make the same mistake.
It was Memorial Day and I was scrolling through Facebook when I saw a post that a semi-truck loaded with hay had overturned near my hometown of Hurricane, Utah.
My husband was outside barbecuing hamburgers.
I immediately thought of my brother who frequently uses his semi to deliver hay to his customers and was hoping he was home barbecuing hamburgers too.
Unfortunately, a minute later my phone rang and I knew that my fear was true.
He passed away the next day and I was in shock.
A week ago Saturday the church was filled almost to capacity to honor Farmer Brown, the name many knew him by.
It was a beautiful service and I was comforted to feel that even though the way he went was tragic, he was ready and it was his time.
Last Friday, less than a week later, I was at a step class at the gym, doing what I have done for over 20 years and somehow I came down on my left foot and rolled my ankle.
As I fell backward I caught myself with my right elbow.
I immediately knew both were broken.
By the time I limped out of the gym and got in my driveway so my husband could take me to the emergency room my ankle looked like this.
Don't worry, I just chipped the end of my tibia. It looks tons worse than it is.
Luckily for me, Friday is the day I trade energy work with a friend and I was able to get home from the emergency room in time to have my session with her.
She tuned in to me and the first thing she said was, "You have a ton of other people's energy in your ankle."
I immediately knew that I was storing stuff from being around all the sad people at the funeral.
I was surprised because usually when I'm storing other people's stuff I feel heavy and I was feeling pretty good on Friday.
However, I also know that when shocking stuff happens we can become so overwhelmed by all the emotions that we stuff them without feeling them.
Then, to protect us, our bodies will store stuff that we aren't aware that we are storing that can cause health issues down the road.
Was this part of the reason why I rolled my ankle?
I will never know for sure, but hindsight is always 20/20.
If I had it to do over again, I would have checked my energy the day after the funeral and made sure that I wasn't storing people's energy from the funeral instead of waiting until Julie and I had our session on Friday.
As the saying goes, "An ounce of preventions is worth a pound of cure."
So be proactive and ask your body daily if you are storing anyone else's emotions by asking through muscle testing, "Hold strong if I am storing anyone's emotions anywhere in my body that I am unaware of?"
And if it holds then just put your hand on your heart and say, "Asking all the cells in my body to let go of anyone else's emotions that I may be storing,"
Then take a big breath in and as you let it out give your cells full permission to release and let go of anything that isn't yours.
In fact, making this a daily practice before you go to bed at night is never a bad idea.