Have you ever wondered why people who are strangers or people you hardly know open up to you and
share their most trusted thoughts?
Do you have an instant connection with animals?
Are you unable to watch violence, cruelty, or tragedy on television or in the movies because
your soul just can’t bear it?
Do you have an instant knowing about the character of the people you meet upon first meeting them?
Are you highly spiritual and find the physical world and everything in it heavy?
Are you often tired and have physical ailments that cannot be medically explained?
If you answered, “yes” to any of these questions you may be an “empath. "
Empaths are people who are highly sensitive to the energy and the emotions of the people, animals, and
sometimes even the spiritual imprints that exist around them. Some are even sensitive to the energy
of plants. This extreme sensitivity applies to the familiar as well as the unfamiliar; people we are
intimately close with and total strangers.
We experience the world around us and feel what other people are feeling through our extraordinarily
heightened senses and keen intuitions. We often internalize the feelings of others without being
aware we are doing it and interpret those feelings as being our own.
Just as with every other healthy minded individual, empaths have the ability to empathize with whom
they are interacting. We are able to relate to how others feel and understand what they are experiencing. What sets empaths apart is our higher-than-average level of empathy, the ease at which we can connect to the feelings of others, and the range within which we can do it. And where others experience feelings of empathy that are cued by interacting with others, empaths do not always. We do not have to rely on the physical senses of sight, hearing, or touch, or clues from our interactions with others, to pick up on the emotions and energies around us. We can feel and internalize emotions from people near and far.
Empaths are avid seekers of solutions, answers, and knowledge. We are deep thinkers and studiers.
Believers that there is a solution for every problem, and uncomfortable and frustrated until we find it, empaths will tirelessly search until they are satisfied. Those who are spiritually connected will ask God or the universe for guidance and answers. Our gift allows us to tap into the spiritual realm and tune into its energies. We frequently experience synchronicities, phenomena that occur in everyone’s life, but because
we are more connected than most people to the supernatural world we more easily recognize these
coincidences as signposts of guidance.
Empaths have great interest in metaphysics. Likely having experienced paranormal experiences of our
own, whether it be near death experiences, out of body experiences, psychic ability, or a connection with those who have crossed over to the other side, we easily incorporate this unseen reality into our physical experience without question. We naturally know that these things are so without requiring any rational explanation.
With a natural ability to tap into Universal energy and heal others, empaths tend to gravitate toward
work in the fields of holistic therapies and energy work. Our sensitivity allows us to feel the emotions
of others, influence their bodies and minds, and create harmony within them. In order to do that,
empaths must learn ways to keep the energy of others from becoming their own. Otherwise the
balance and harmony we create in others will cause unbalance and disharmony within us.
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