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Empathy and Boundaries: Robin Williams

Updated: Jun 17, 2020

Sometimes I have difficulty finding my balance after interacting with others. Anita* said that Robin wanted to help.

Ann: Robin, Anita says you can help me with restoring boundaries when I get out of whack.

Robin: Absolutely you have come to - or actually I have come from - the right place. This is not a new problem, and one that many of us lug around on our backs, particularly for us empaths. It makes us fly out into the world with a sack full of monkeys, and then, after the sack is empty, scuttle back to dive under the covers with a book and a flashlight to decompress.

When you live between worlds, or dimensions as they are more accurately known here, it is not to be wondered at that you may catch up a few traces of some less than healthy matter travelling to and fro from one to the other. This can happen with intuitive work or in an ordinary interaction with another person. It is not that either is bad. It is that confusion and doubt can glom onto your spirit when you are making those transitions back and forth because another being’s flotsam and jetsam can interact with yours and a rather unsettling brew can result.

I had this problem every time I went out on stage and moved into the altered and elevated states that allowed me to travel between many personalities at a rapid fire pace. I exhausted, not only my listeners, but my own soul which really could not keep up. I needed down time to process this firehose of divergent energies, but many times chose drugs or alcohol instead to douse the adrenaline rush and the feeling of flying out of control or of simply being off balance. It happens to a lot of us in one way or another.

You need to find a reliable way to decompress - and, no, brownies are not the way, though they have their attraction as I can attest. Though you may denigrate the technique, your little novels or an uplifting movie (I can suggest several, see picture above from Patch Adams) can allow you resting room. Of course, just as helpful would be your animals, exercise, and time outside whenever possible.

In the meantime, taking a shower can often clear out any leftover energies that leave you feeling at sea. Meditation works also for some but, so far, you have not been able to develop the skills to use that practice to release these energies that you have tapped into.

As you move through whatever routine you have chosen, ask to be released from all energies associated with others and ask to have their essence banished from your memory and your internal systems. This will not prevent you from connecting with them again in the future but will store the experience externally as if in a vault which can be opened if needed and not otherwise. “See it, say it, be done with it,” are words of wisdom which should become a ritual prayer for you when you engage in a challenging interaction or reading.

Ann: Robin, sometimes I have trouble getting myself to talk to people, maybe because of being porous - which I suspect this work may have intensified?

Robin: Yes, possibly, but sometimes it may also be the fear of not being received at all, kind of like when you lob something at a solid block of concrete which bounces off and lies useless on the ground. Some folks just repel every good intention and insight you offer, and they no doubt have their reasons. So while you do the work to make sure your boundaries are intact, you have to let go of the idea that you have to be received - or that you may disappear.

Of course it is nicer to be received, but sometimes your audience is a cold as a dead fish. Have you any idea what it feel like to be on stage in front of that kind of crowd? Makes you want to kill yourself and be done with it. Just kidding....

Ann: But I know what you mean, it's hard to stay true to your center, not let the pendulum swing to far one way or the other.

Robin: Yes, I know you do which is why I wanted to talk to you. Put your hand in mine, in John’s, and put on Richard’s coat of many colors. Your angels and your knights walk behind you, and Jesus leads the way. Nothing is going to get through this phalanx, so go forward with a smile and a light heart, you are among your own.

Ann: Robin, his coat is not colored, it's kind of tweedy really…..

Robin: And she's back....

Ann: Thank you, Robin, you are an angel.

Robin: Yes, yes, I am.

June 16, 2020

*Anita Sacco. See "Recommended Channelers" under "Resources" tab.

Anita can be contacted for purchase of obtaining the recipe for her protection spray or readings at

All blog entries are works of the imagination and are for spiritual and entertainment purposes only.

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Amy David
Amy David
Sep 09, 2020

What a lovely man. You are a lovely woman, Ann. Thank for sharing this conversation. you capture his essence so perfectly. I love his reply to you: “And she’s back...”. So funny! Did you laugh when he said that to you?


Jun 21, 2020

Really interesting, Erin, I have no answers but you open up my mind to seeing these conditions in a new way. Thanks.


Jun 16, 2020

After 5 decades on earth, I recognized I am among the "neurodiverse" population, which includes those who identify as HSP, autistic spectrum, ADHD, OCD, Tourette's, to name a few labels. Currently working on a project exploring neurodiversity as territory, I'm compiling resources for others and asking the question: "What does it take for you as a 'neurodivergent' person to thrive?" Looking at my life through an autistic lens has clarified a lot of patterns for me, but this point about healthy boundaries and protection is one that fascinates me. I tend to mirror people to the point that if I speak with someone with an accent different from mine, they always ask where my accent is from as I start…


Jun 16, 2020

Thank you so much Ann and Robin. I needed to read this today !

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