Are You An Empath?

I’ve been thinking what to write about for this blog so I thought a good place to start would be to talk about being an Empath and what it’s all about.

So what exactly is an Empath?

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.  Do you ever walk into a building and pick up on the ‘negative vibes’ or the ‘energy’ of the building?  Does this sometimes overwhelm you where you feel you have to get out of there?  Do you pick up on people’s moods and feelings without them saying a word?  Do you walk into a room and ‘feel the atmosphere’?  If so you could be an Empath.

Just as with every other healthy minded individual, Empaths have the ability to empathise 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 internalise emotions from people near and far.  I personally feel it can be a gift and a curse all in one.  It’s important for Empaths to be fully grounded and protected spiritually at all times so you don’t ‘feel’ the pain of the world all the time.   Can you relate to any of these feelings?  If so it’s important that you also ground and protect yourself daily too.  In my previous newsletter I talked about how to ground and protect yourself – you should do this on a daily basis.  I also cut cords with everyone each night before I go to sleep.  This isn’t a ‘bad’ thing and sometimes people ask why cut cords with people you love?  What I do is ask and intend that I am cutting cords with all ‘that does not serve me for my highest and greatest good’ and by doing this I know only the right cords will be cut.

If you read my blogs on Grounding your energy & Protecting your energy, you will have even more insight as to how as an empath you can look after yourself.

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