Being an empath is when you are affected by other people's energies, and have an innate ability to intuitively feel and perceive others. Your life is unconsciously influenced by others' desires, wishes, thoughts, and moods. Being an empath is much more than being highly sensitive and it's not just limited to emotions. Empaths can perceive physical sensitivities and spiritual urges, as well as just knowing the motivations and intentions of other people. You either are an empath or you aren't. It's not a trait that is learned. You are always open, so to speak, to process other people’s feelings and energy, which means that you really feel, and in many cases take on the emotions of others. 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 are walking around in this world with all of the accumulated karma, emotions, and energy from others.
There is really no separation from an empath, others here in this world, as well as ancestors passed down through your DNA. Being an empath can be so difficult because you can walk through the spirit world, and walk through the earthly world being grounded to the earth. We have the ability to merge our consciousness with anything easily, even if we are not aware that we are doing so. We feel more comfortable in the world of Spirit. It's sometimes difficult being in the earth world. It's very dense, much darker, and filled with violence and lower vibrations, here on earth. I personally, have stopped watching the news due to the pain I feel when I do so. The thing that is so difficult for empaths is to be grounded and to honor your body. Being grounded helps you become more intuitive and powerful within this gift. Intuition without proper grounding is useless to everyone. If you’re not grounded, you’re in a constant state of floating around. This is a very confusing state to be in for an empath. Getting present in your body through grounding is critical for proper functioning in this earth and for completing your mission to help people.
Empaths are most often passionate towards nature and the beauty of it and how it makes them feel. This is an Empath's form of release; how nature makes them feel. You will often find an empath enjoying the outdoors. It is the opportune place to recapture their senses and gain a sense of peace in the hectic lives they may live. The time to get away from it all and unwind with nature becomes essential to the empath's energy and how they feel. Animals are often dear to the heart of an empath, as animals know unconditional love. It is not uncommon for empaths to have more than one pet in their homes.
Here are the listeners of life. Empathic people are often problem solvers, thinkers, and studiers of many things. As far as an empath is concerned, where there is a problem, so too, is an answer, and we can help. They often will search until they find one-even if only for their own peace of mind.
That's all on me being an empath for now. Stay tuned...