Self-Care for  the Self-Aware
  
Self-Care for the Self-Aware
A Guide for Highly Sensitive People, Empaths, Intuitives, and Healers
Published:
8/18/2013
Format:
E-Book (available as ePub, Mobi, and PDF files) What's This
Pages:
108
ISBN:
978-1-45257-857-6
Print Type:
B/W

The needs of the self-aware are different. Many of us are overly empathic, and many are extra sensitive to certain foods, medicines, situations, and people.
If you have physical or emotional ailments, are overweight, have allergies, or are inexplicably lethargic, unfocused, or feeling lost, there is a reason. Your energetic sensitivities likely have caused you to take on the pain, unhappiness, and other disease of the people around you. Self-Care for the Self-Aware provides a solution specifically tailored for you and your uncommon healing needs.
If you've done way too many traditional, alternative, or complementary healing modalities and at best have only achieved temporary relief, Self-Care for the Self-Aware is for you. You'll learn a process specific to the self-aware to heal ourselves, so we can better serve others.

em•pa•th / émpˈæTH/ N: a person who can experience the thoughts, emotions, energy and direct experiences of others

Many people identify themselves as empaths, but few know how to use this skill effectively. When understood and used correctly, the burden of empathy can be a divine gift for the betterment of all humankind. After years of misunderstanding and denial, the author was forced to better comprehend his empathic abilities in the most unusual of circumstance. The catalyst was an atypical evening with friends in several bars. Not having drank anything other than water the entire evening, Dave Markowitz got drunk.

This opened up a whole new wave of clients in the following years. Over 90% of them had seen multiple practitioners yet still suffered from acute and chronic conditions. Their hopes of healing, their bank accounts, and their trust and faith in themselves, medical practitioners, and sometimes their higher power were constantly getting crushed. Medical doctors to shamans hoped for the best, but the best these clients could receive was an occasional and temporary relief of the symptoms. True healing could not be found. Clearly, something was missing.

What was missing is now found.

Dave’s new bevy of clients had three distinct commonalities:

• they’d done a large amount of self-growth and healing work yet nothing had permanently shifted their pain or illness;
• they had an overblown sense of responsibility;
• and they were all empathic.

These clients often wondered why they were still unwell, having done all of the things recommend by the experts. Dave danced on the shoulders of the giants in the field, and was able to intuit that a combination of the above-stated commonalities were a recipe for much more than a temporary sharing of energy and emotion typically associated with empathy. There was an addictive quality to being an emotional and energetic sponge. What untrained empaths take in— stays in. This led to pains and illness that could not be traced, understood, or healed by conventional or even well established alternative methods of healing. Simply put, the empath’s symptoms were not their own.

For example, if a friend is going through a difficult time, I naturally want to help out. As an empath, I can absorb the energy of my friend and begin to feel what he’s feeling. In a small amount, this can be a great thing; it can increase my compassion. But over time, an untrained empath can unknowingly develop symptoms of pain and illness that have an origin outside of the personal self; compassion is usurped by empathy due to a misunderstanding and misapplication of responsibility. The author knows this absorption process to be true because when energy is returned to its original source through a method described in this book, the empath heals even long-standing conditions.

We all know that metaphysically speaking, we are all one, but oneness does not have to include a lack of boundaries and an unhealthy empathic response. To do so is an invitation to become dangerously enmeshed with others. Empaths typically and often unconsciously avoid certain situations and people to prevent this unhealthy enmeshment. At best they have applied commonly accepted techniques that the author has found to only be useful in the short term; however, when using these walling techniques, there is no deep-seated learning or permanent transformation. Self-Care for the Self-Aware details vastly healthier responses for the empath. It offers linear, easily applied, long-term protective solutions so that the empath doesn’t take on or keep unwanted energy.

Self-Care for the Self-Aware documents five powerful concepts and simple corresponding action steps. Dave intuited these to help himself and other empaths see our burdens transform into healings and realizations. Empaths learn that their skills—when worked with as described in the book—are a divine gift that can benefit all of humankind. Through detailed concepts and action steps, this book teaches the readers how to prevent themselves from becoming an emotional sponge, and introduces an incredible powerful exercise called Return to Sender that harmlessly “gives back” the misplaced energy, emotions, and more to their original owner with permanence. Return to Sender as described in the book provides immediate shifts and incredibly effective long-term results. The author states that in almost two decades of healing work, he has never seen a more powerful exercise that offers so much clarity to an often-desperate client. Overall, this work lets the empath know they’re not alone, and that there is hope for what they’ve learned to believe was hopeless. Self-Care for the Self-Aware can help you transform illness into health, eliminate pain and embrace freedom, and convert confusion into clarity and direction.

Dave Markowitz is a medical intuitive who has helped thousands on their journey toward wholeness. After years of denying his empathic abilities, his slap-in-the face moment was when he got drunk without drinking any alcohol. Dave then began attracting clients who’d done lots of spiritual work but hadn’t seen improvements using traditional, alternative, or complementary modalities. He was able to intuit that his clients’ pains and illnesses weren’t their own; that their empathic abilities made them an “energetic sponge.” Dave knew he could “squeeze” the sponge but also knew that without addressing the underlying causes, all pains and illnesses would eventually be recreated. He then intuited a five-step process that helps empaths see their gifts as a blessing and not a curse and also helps them “give back” what isn’t theirs. A native New Yorker with a wry sense of humor, Dave works in person and remotely from his new location, Portland, Oregon.

As you will see after reading this, Dave is a gifted healer and writer. For those of you who are empathic souls, "healers" yourself or not, you will learn so much from this book. I had read Dave's first book, "Healing With Source," and when this came out, immediately got it. Both are amazing. I am currently re-reading them both to allow all the insight to sink in again. Truly impressive and life-changing! I highly recommend it.
Deb 
I feel very fortunate to have come across this gem simply because there is nothing quite like it out there that I know of. Self-Care for the Self-Aware is innovative, timely, has down to earth practical advise and is an easy read. I will definately use these methods for myself and my clients.
Victoria 
I connected with this book immediately and I read it straight through without stopping. It was exactly what I needed. I have never found another technique to help me deal with my intense sensitivity to others. I immediately felt the release happen as I began the techniques Dave shares in Self-Care for The Self-Aware. This book was a real blessing to discover. It has helped me to understand myself better and interact with the world in a way that is much more gentle on me. Thank you Dave!
Angeline 
I loved reading this book. I inhaled it in one night. Dave Markowitz is brilliant. I heard him speak at the Open Center in NY, where he first spoke of the keyhole. I knew in my heart that this was the only way to be a healer. Although many resisted because they had employed all the physic armor of bubbles and shells, Dave's vision resonated so strongly with me that I use it daily and share it whenever its needed. Of course, I give him credit for the brilliantly simple idea. It has saved me from taking on people's "stuff".



The "Return to Sender"idea will now be part of my arsenal to get rid of unwanted energy and advice to those who also have taken on that which is not theirs . Dave, thank you for another simple, extremely effective book with great points for all who work with people. I highly recommend this book.

Luz Arpino 
 
 


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