Cbd oil for empaths

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I am usually in pretty control of my empath anxiety in crowds. And when an occasion hits where I am having a bad day of anxiety struggles I will usually avoid certain places or situations. But every now and again I need to fly in an airplane, and I find the nervous energy I take in from others is often more than I can take. I start feeling like a panic attack is going to hit and get this immediate fight or flight feeling where I need to get out of there. And of course, this is not what an empath wants to deal with when readying for take-off or landing.

I’ve had varying success with protection crystals helping with my travels by air. But I was looking for something a little stronger. And I found a product online called Sunday Scaries that I wanted to share. (Full disclosure, I have no connection with this company, this is just me sharing a product that I found useful). Here’s the website:

The active ingredient in these gummy bear supplements is CBD oil. CBD is generally known as a relaxation compound found in marijuana. But the above company derives their CBD oil from the hemp plant. And that’s how they are legally able to sell this product in all 50 states by mail (all of this is explained on the website).

Before my flight I tested out these gummies by taking one at work to see how it felt. I wanted to know if it made me feel dizzy or sleepy. And I found that one gummy made me really relaxed similar to a glass of wine. But I also had no problem doing my job. In fact, in some ways I did my job better because the gummy helped clear my mind. When I traveled by plane leaving my city I found that 2 gummies did the trick. I was very relaxed and this CBD oil helped shut down my empath sensitivities to where I had no anxiousness from people energy during the flight. On my return flight I took another 2 gummies right before boarding. I did start to feel some minor anxiousness. And attribute this to the return flight being 100% full and running late. I think that added to everyone’s anxieties and that impacted me. But despite that, I was still so much more relaxed that I didn’t have any panic attacks.

For me airplanes are my problem area as an empath. For each of you, you probably have your own tough situations that you have to get through as an empath and need some help. I highly recommend this product. And hope that it can provide some help to any of you that have had an especially bad empath day, or are about to take on a tough empath environment. And as a general disclosure, if you have health issues or take any meds, it is recommended that you speak to your doctor about this product before trying it out.

I think there was a reason for me coming to this site. lol

Like you I had terrible anxiety. It was to the point where I was taking prescription anxiety pills and drinking alcohol on some occasions to numb. At the time, I was told that the pills and alcohol were actually making things worse. They interfered with my body’s energy and responses as an empath. Of course, I did not believe anyone. I was resistant because I thought the people telling me were tree huggers. But then I was talked to by another empath who was straight with me. No bull. The very next day I stopped my pills and allowed my senses to do what they must. I then was able to slowly learn protection and shielding. I also learned that chemicals to include foods were also interfering so I started an occasional detox as a reset. Today, no pills. I have 1-2 alcoholic drinks at special occasions. I still detox especially four bathes. Lastly, I tried incorporating as much organic foods as my wallet will allow.

Ask yourself what are the panic attacks? Are they your anxiety? Are they someone else’s anxiety? Is the panic attack a warning signal to you that someone needs help? Are the panic attacks a signal to you that your gifts are turning on? Are the panic attacks a blockage that you must work through to advance your gifts?

You will not know until you allow them to happen and be more aware.

For me it was a combination. It was other people’s anxiety. It was a warning system to me to beware. It was also an alert that someone needs my help. Once I became more aware, they subsided and my gifts grew.

You bring up excellent points. And I have also read that alcohol and recreational drugs used to block anxiety are not accepted by many empaths. Although my own beliefs are everything is okay in moderation. I’ve also been told by others in the past to go out in the world without protection crystals and any form of protection and take in the energy of the world. But like taking an aspirin when you have a headache, there are various tools that can be used to provide short term relief when empath energy is too much.

I don’t know if you have ever had anxiety building to a panic attack, but that’s how my empath journey started. One was so bad that I ended up in the hospital. It’s hard to explain how debilitating heavy building anxiety is. But it’s an awful way to live. Over the past three years I have calmed myself with grounding and with use of protection crystals. And I still deal with occasional places that overwhelm me and anxiety kicks in. But my kryptonite is airplanes. The anxiety I pick up from others during pre-boarding and take-off triggers me. So while I normally would agree with you that empaths should not use devices to block empath stressors, there comes a time for every empath where they need a little help. Some empaths on this site have commented about struggling to ground and let go of the anxious emotional energy they pick up each day. And for those struggling, and learning how get grounded or balanced, I think this product can help with occasional use.

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As for the energy I pick up on planes, I would say it’s 90% others, and 10% my own. Going back pre-empath I wasn’t really afraid to fly. But a lot of people are. And a lot of people are especially nervous at take-off. I pick up on all of that. And the other 10% of energy is myself recognizing the flood of emotional energy that is quickly building anxiety in a “crap, here we go again realization”.

I’m glad you found something so helpful & are willing to share it. thank you!! My son (who has anxiety), also uses this in oil form. I am totally for whatever works for each individual to feel better in their skin. I feel no need to suffer needlessly. I am also prone to panic attacks. they suck. I avoid so many things including medicines. I tend to have an opposite effect situation with medicines & so never know how they’ll affect me. Mostly, I just avoid anything other than the few I know won’t affect me. Like I said, glad you found something & thanks for sharing. I think we are inky beginning to understand the significance of hemp for our planet & it’s inhabitants!

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I have also used CBS in the past. It does work.

Though it can affect people differently, like anything.

I am curious if you have ever thought about trying a fast before you have to fly? I’m not sure if that is something that would be possible for you.

I have also found that some foods do make dealing difficult. I actually didn’t fully realize this until I started eating after a fast and I felt my energy shifting.

I truly think it has to do with the sacral chakra having the job of processing emotions and it is close to our stomach. Then there is the fight or flight response which largely affects the digestive system.

Any way it’s just a thought.

I think it’s great that they are able to sell the gummy bears in all 50 states. There are truly many benefits to cbd, if only we could get past the taboo. Some people don’t even realize that cbd does not get you high. That would be thc, and cbd counters the psychotropic effect of thc. One day maybe.

Hop-daddy. thanks for that info. will have to check if I can get those gummies here in Canada. lol. whatever helps my issues and doesn’t have side affects is always good. lol

Thanks for everyone’s responses. I knew this would be a little controversial. But for those looking to quiet the mind before or after a stressful event, it’s nice to know that options like this exist. From doing my research the U.S. is not okay with shipping CBD oil products derived from the marijuana plant since marijuana is still illegal on the federal level. However, the CBD oil in the hemp plant contains no THC so this is allowed.

The science on CBD oil has really been exploding in recent years. And it’s been a proven way to find relief from severe anxiety, seizures, and side effects from brain injuries. So while this isn’t for everyone, I plan to keep a bottle on hand for the occasional stressful times in life where I need a little help. Airplanes and family funerals have been my two events where I feel these will be most beneficial for me. But I also think about how useful having these would have been when I was a newbie empath years ago dealing with intense levels of anxiety when I was unbalanced. This would have been a game changer back then. That’s a big reason why I wanted to post about this product.

I had someone message me to ask how it made me feel. There was no high since there is no THC. It felt like having a glass of wine except it was a deeper relaxation than that. But what was odd was that I was both more relaxed and more alert at the same time. The bottle says to take a gummy 30 minutes before a stressful event. Although I found that the relaxation set in real quick in 5-10 minutes. I ended up finding that for me 2 gummies before take off in the plane did the trick. They supposedly keep you calm for 3 hours but I found that it was closer to 2 hours for me (which was fine).

@jonig , I’m glad CBD oil works for your son. I have a 14 year old daughter who gets a lot of empath anxiety and I was wondering if this product was okay for her to use at her age. Your comments sounded promising. I wasn’t sure and wanted to research that.

@crystalsage , I love your fasting idea. I’ve read your other posts and it’s really cool that you’ve had such positive benefits. For me, fasting is like Garfield used to say about diets that are “die with a capital T”. I can diet, but fasting was too hard for me to do. I tried it a few times and decided it wasn’t for me.

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@womanwhowalks , it says on the mfg website that they don’t ship out of country due to all of the international laws. But I was reading that on Oct 17th this year that Canada is legalizing marijuana. You should be able to get CBD oil and anything else you want in your hometown by that date.

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What It Means To Be An Empath

Let’s talk about what it means to be an empath…

Being an empath is when you are affected by other people’s energies, and you have an innate ability to intuitively feel and perceive others. Your life is unconsciously influenced by others’ desires, wishes, thoughts, moods, and even pain. Being an empath is much more than being highly sensitive and it’s not just limited to emotions or physical pain. Empaths can also perceive the motivations and intentions of people around them. Being an empath, you are always open, so to speak, to process other people’s feelings and energy. This means that you really feel, and in many cases, take on the emotions of others, sometimes unknowingly.

Many empaths experience things like chronic fatigue, environmental sensitivities, or unexplained aches and pains daily. These are all things that are more likely to be contributed to outside influences and not so much yourself at all. Essentially, you walk around this world with all of the accumulated karma, emotions, and energy from others. Here are the listeners of life. Empathic people are often problem solvers, thinkers, and studiers of many things.

I personally have ‘felt’ things for a very long time in my younger years and I had no idea I was an empath. I just knew sometimes that I was sad, unsettled, had unusual pains, or was even angry with no apparent reason to be. It wasn’t until I was in my late 30’s that I learned what it was to be an empath, and why I always felt so different. And it took me quite a bit to truly realize this gift. Today, I’m calling it a gift. In my earlier years, I didn’t always think of this as a gift because I didn’t know how to contain it, control it, or even protect myself. Look for my next article on “Tools for an Empath’s Protection”.

Now I’m usually (and I use the word ‘usually’ loosely, LOL) aware of things I’m feeling that aren’t specifically mine, whether emotions things or physical symptoms. Sometimes, however, it takes me some time to figure it out and realize what’s happening. An example of this is something that happened to me the other night at a yoga class.

The minute I walked into the yoga room, I got a tickle in my throat that I couldn’t quite clear. It was just the instructor and me in the room so I just drank my water and didn’t think anything more about it. My throat became very scratchy and I had some coughing for a few minutes. The more I thought about it, I realized that I was perfectly fine before going to class, so I was beginning to think that this issue with my throat was not my own. In chatting with the instructor before class, she mentioned having a sinus thing going on, and suddenly during the class and my coughing fit, it clicked, that I was probably feeling her, and not me at all.

At one point during class and much coughing going on, I stopped doing yoga and walked around the room to clear it. I truly wasn’t certain if I was feeling the energy of the room or the instructor. What do I mean by clearing? I sent Reiki Energy to the room. I walked from one side of the room, all the way around it, sending Reiki, and continued all the way to the door. Once I made it to the door, I opened it and literally pushed any stagnant energy that may have been in there out through the door. Of course, naturally, everyone looked at me like I had 9 heads, until I was able to explain later what I had just done.

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Naturally, being used to people reacting like this, I giggled to myself and went back to my practice. I noticed after that, my throat was clear. I had no more tickle, and no more coughing. At the end of yoga, right at the beginning in the beginning of Shavasana, I went back to the intention set earlier and sent Reiki Healing Energy to the instructor, the yoga room, and the entire room full of practicing yogi’s! After class, I explained what I had done, and the instructor told me that her head suddenly felt completely fine.

And that, my friends, is what it’s like to be an empath! There are too many more to even get into. My next few articles will be concentrating on how to protect you from absorbing others’ energy as well as protecting yourself from the negativity of other people and things, even if you are not an empath. Stay tuned!

Does Marijuana Influence Empathy? Probably. But Not In The Way You Think It Does.

Consuming weed, like consuming alcohol, leaves many of us in good moods. Suddenly, we love everything and everyone. But, what happens when the high wears off? Does cannabis influence our ability to connect with our fellow human beings?

Both research and anecdotal evidence suggest that it might: Mary Jane may reduce our levels of empathy. This, of course, doesn’t mean that you’ll take a hit and suddenly turn into Patrick Bateman from American Psycho (though, surely, there’s a propagandist article somewhere that suggests you will). It merely means that cannabis might not be a way to cultivate empathy. Don’t worry, though, there are lots of other ways.

What is Empathy?

Empathy is the awareness of feelings and emotions of other people. It’s a factor in emotional intelligent: it’s difficult to have high emotional intelligence without empathy.

It’s not the same as sympathy: with empathy, we don’t feel for someone; we also feel what it is like to be them.

Cannabis and Empathy

A study conducted at Colorado State University found that cannabis does affect the ability of a person to recognize and process the emotions of others, reducing their lack of empathy too. But it wasn’t all bad news: the brain can counter these effects based on whether these emotions are recognized explicitly or implicitly.

Using an EEG, which measures brain activity, the researchers asked 70 volunteers (who were either chronic smokers, moderate smokers, or non-smokers), to view faces that depicted four emotions: neutral, happy, angry, and afraid. The results found that cannabis users were better able to identify negative emotions; they were particularly good at knowing when someone was mad. But, they did not respond to the positive emotions as well.

When asked to “explicitly” identify the emotion, the cannabis users were no different than the non-users. However, when asked later to “implicitly” identify emotions by studying gender and face, cannabis users scored much lower. The researchers concluded that cannabis interfered with the ability to empathize with emotions, at least when those emotions were not as obvious.

Another study found that regular smoking (as in every day) shrunk the orbitofrontal cortex region of the brain, a region that dictates mental processing and decision making. It also influences how people respond to awards and adversity. It’s highly linked to empathy too.

Of course, this could be a reason cannabis is effective as treatment for anxiety; anxiety is often linked to higher levels of empathy. If cannabis brings down the empathy, it’s fair to argue that it would bring down the anxiety with it.

Cultivating Empathy

You don’t need to choose between empathy and cannabis. According to Great Good Magazine, there are many ways to cultivate empathy and make it a broader part of your life (yep, even if you’re a pothead).

Cultivate curiosity about strangers: Ask people about themselves and learn what it’s like to walk in their shoes.

Challenge prejudices and discover commonalities: While people come in all kinds of varieties, we have endless commonalities. We will always be more alike than we are unalike.

Try another person’s life: Going outside of your comfort zone and trying something new for you is a great way to embrace a new perspective.

Listen hard and open up: Listening is more than just waiting for your time to talk. And “opening up” is more than just talking about your accomplishments. Vulnerability builds connections.

Inspire mass action and social change: Being empathetic on an individual level is important. But being empathetic as a people can result in needed change.

Develop an ambitious imagination: It’s much easier to be empathetic towards people who are suffering or marginalized that it is towards the person who seems to have the world at their feet. But everyone has a cross to bear. In the words of Scottish author Ian Maclaren (or Plato, depending on who you’re asking): “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

Does Marijuana Influence Empathy? Probably. But Not In The Way You Think It Does. was last modified: May 26th, 2021 by Jenn Keeler