I'm an 18 year old empath, and though I've known for a while about my ability only when I read some articles on this site did I realize there were ways to harness this. On my own I've discovered a shield for my interactions with spirits which is to form a light in the center of me and expand it outward as a shield. Literally only minutes ago did I read that some empaths are using this as a way to shield themselves from negative emotions.
Imagine my pride as I find out that even in my inexperience I'm not so far behind the curve. I would really love to find other ways to shield myself because when I have my particularly sensitive days sometimes there are too many emotions or the emotions are too strong and they literally make my heart hurt. I assume that's purely because its too much for me to handle. I've read that meditation and prayer might help me focus better.
I was wondering if there were any tips or particular methods that any of you used or any ways to help me control this. I'm finding my prediction ability to fade but in the areas of being sensitive to other people and spirits things are getting out of hand.
Thank you very much for reading and I am open to any counsel that can be given.