Are you sensitive?
Do you feel the emotions of others as your own?
Perhaps you are one of the few who are an empath?
What is an Empath?
Empaths are not only sensitive people who are able to feel the emotions of others, but also someone with the ability to connect with the various frequencies around them.
Empaths have highly tuned senses to pick up subtle energetic frequencies in the environment, especially people’s emotions.
Empathetic ability is NOT a trait, it is a power.
The Ability of Energetic Connection
The world we live in is in a state of continuous movement at the most microcosmic level.
Everything emits a frequency in which we all feel.
All frequencies have an effect on our mental and emotional well-being.
Have you ever gleefully smile during a rock song full of anger and sorrow?
Have you ever get pumped to workout over a soft piano melody?
Most likely not.
Music carries certain frequencies that attune to different emotions.
This is why you don’t listen to breakup songs after a breakup.
It is also why a cute cartoon with a scary music over it can create a whole different experience.
Everyone is receptive to frequencies, but Empaths are highly receptive to subtle frequencies.
When I say “subtle”, I mean that not everyone can sense the frequencies in their environment.
While normal people can see the anger in someone’s face, they cannot feel the sorrow in their eyes as the Empath does.
As energetic people, we are always communicating with others via our vocals, body language, and energy (in this case, our vibe).
An Empath is sensitive to others’ energy and what frequency they emit, even if that person try in vain to hide their emotions.
Empath’s Sensitivity and Power
Sensitivity means being able to receive.
Our hands have natural high sensitive areas to pick up stimulus in our environment.
Similarly, Empaths have aura fields or electromagnetic field, which is sensitive in picking up the energetic influence in the environment.
You might believe that being sensitive is dis-empowering ability, but the more sensitive you are the stronger you really are.
But the more insensitive the more you are really at risk.
In fact, there is a case study of a woman who died because she wasn’t sensitive to pain.
Miss C., a Canadian girl never felt pain. She was insensitive to everything.
She could be put under hot water at high temperature, to electric shock, and in ice-bath and still no sign of pain!
You might think this is a good thing.
But her insensitivity began having pathological knee, hip, and spine problems.
The surgeon helped her and gave her advice to take it easy and to shift weight when standing, turn over in her sleep, and avoid certain postures.
But she couldn’t feel her joints and fail to make changes, resulting in death at 28.
Everyone is sensitive to a certain extent, it is our sensitivity that allows us to pick up feelings or energies and adapt to the change.
What Can Empaths Do?
Now some people limit Empaths to feeling other people’s emotions only, but this is not so.
The power of empathy can stretch toward animals, plants, waters and mountains.
Just like how a dog will naturally curl up beside you during times when you feel down, you can empathize with the pain of a dog.
Everything that is “alive” can be connected to the Empath.
Empathy is very similar to how telepathy works.
In telepathy, you can tell who someone is over the phone when it rings.
Empathy is telling how that person feels over the phone when you pick it up.
An Empath can:
- Feel the emotions of others
- Understand someone’s perspectives and experience
- Take on the emotions of others or the environment around you
- Send out waves of your own emotions to others who are receptive
- Senses the pains and joy of animals, plants, and others
- Access your internal moods so that you can get out of stressful environments
- Find someone who is like you
- Tell if someone is being honest
But an Empath has to Deal With:
- Absorb the negative emotions of others
- Easily influenced by emotions and the environment
- Overwhelm of emotional impact
- Feel like you have to help everyone with their pain
- Being emotionally drained after meeting up with someone
- Avoidance of over-stimulation (like crowded places)
- Wanting to be overly guarded
The positive and negative aspect are One with Empathetic ability.
Power to sense the feelings and energy around you can help you, but too much of anything can deter you.
Being an Empath in the Real World
As an empath, it is often hard NOT to absorb the feelings of other people.
It’s a tough world out there.
And I realize that not everyone has the ability to empathize.
Each person has their own path and different abilities.
As for the Empath, this is an ability which we must accept and empower to its full faculty.
Do not succumb to reality’s expectations.
Whether you believe it to be a gift or a curse, empathy is a psychic power that you have inside.
Your ability to feel as though you have lived the emotions of others without having to go through it yourself is a skill and should be taken with care.
When negative emotions arise, Empaths tend to escape to another place or to another dream.
Fear and Anger are destructive emotions that can cause great impact on an Empath’s life.
If you meditate and have detachment, it helps to lessen the impact of unwanted emotions and energetic influences.
But there are many other ways to release and prevent the negative impact from the Empath’s life (which I will get to in the another post.)
Am I an Empath?
If you have to ask this question, then most likely you are not.
But for those who ARE but wants reassurance, see how easy it is to understand someone else.
I’ve had random strangers tell me their deep secrets and personal life without me asking or hoping for their input.
But on the other hand, I’ve also become overwhelmed of someone’s feelings after meeting with that particular person.
Empaths are all about feeling, and feeling is itself a language of energy.