“I’m an Empath” — Now what??On August 14, 2019 by mysticdd-admin
One of the most common changes to awareness levels in this new age of enlightenment is the sudden realization that empathy is more than just a feeling generated through the interaction with other people who are in need of understanding.
Being an Empath is so much more, yet no where near as complicated as it can be made out to be.
We have all had times when we felt empathy for someone else — been able to provide support on an emotional level, helped with a grieving process, or simply been a shoulder to cry on.
While emotions shared on this level can be impactful, they are usually short-lived, only felt for the duration of the interaction, and quickly dispersed once the situation has passed.
For many, being an Empath can be debilitating, bending under the weight of the emotions of those around them. It is not always doom and gloom. Empaths also pick up the joy and jubilation of passing people, but often disregard the positive and instead allow the ego to focus on the negative influx as it is often stronger and more wide reaching.
Everyone is an Empath. Don’t be fooled by the newly enlightened who believe they have cornered the market on what an Empath is, or how they should behave. The only noticeable differences are the types of Empaths currently known and the degree to which an individual reacts to the world around them.
For those that are Emotional Empaths, every day is a new adventure, or a new drama, maybe a new crisis. This is because they absorb the emotions of everyone they come into contact with. And each Empaths does this differently. There are no set rules that make one Empath any more “real” than another. Some need physical contact for the transfer to occur, some only need to be in proximity with their auras soaking up the energy like a sponge.
Medical Empaths spend a great deal of time trying to determine if the symptoms they are suffering through are theirs or if they belong to someone they have brushed up against. It can be crucial for Medical Empaths to learn the difference as their symptoms cannot be treated if there is no underlying illness to go with it. This can be baffling to the patient and any medical professional they may seek treatment from.
Earth Empaths are those people who have a natural affinity for plants and are most often seen a having a “green thumb”. Plants thrive under their care and it almost looks like they can talk to the plants, give them just what they need. Sounds crazy – right? Not really. Energetically, this is exactly what is going on. Plants have frequencies that humans can interact with and, for those that are in tune with them, develop the ability to provide the right care for each one.
Not to be left out are the Spirit Empaths, the individuals who are able to sense and interact with people and animals who have crossed through the veil. Often paired with mediumship abilities and heightened clairvoyant or clairsentient abilities, Spirit Empaths may sense, see, or hear our deceased loved ones. Again, each Spirit Empath will see or sense things in a different way. And, as an individual grows into their skills and gains more understanding of how they receive information, these ways can change and grow with them.
For now, I am an Emotional Empathic medium, simply meaning that I pick up the emotions of the person or pet that has died. Also a clairsentient, I receive my messages through thought – sort of a “fill in the blank” puzzle. I have a friend who is a Medical Empath. Her skills are triggered through contact. To protect herself, she has created a very specific way to allow the messages or information to be transferred. This has helped her to prevent being overloaded by the illnesses and ailments being dealt with by those around her.
What no one talks about is how invasive it can be to be an Empath, in particular a Medical Empath. Because most people are energetically open, their aura freely shares everything with everybody. When an open Empath enters such an atmosphere, it can be overwhelming. Self protection and self care are are vital part of everyone’s energetic tool kit, but Empaths should devote some extra time each day to clearing up their own aura and giving themselves a fresh start each morning.