Empaths are regularly misunderstood & often called overly sensitive or told they get too distracted. We certainly are deeply sensitive to the energies of others as we regularly feel their emotions, thoughts and feelings, physical pains and intentions. We also get distracted by our environments as we are very dialed into much of the “invisible world” and connected to many senses around us, such as smell, touch, visual, sound and taste, not to mention the energetic fields of people, places, animals, children and nature.
Empaths come in a variety of unique versions. Some of us.....
connect with the Earth, others more with people, environments, animals, nature or spirit, and among this are many dynamic variables & combinations. It's common to mislabel us, however we are evolved souls with a gift to tap in to what is required to help raise the vibration of the universe. Many of us are healers, others with more traditional vocations, and all of us are students of life.
Our gifts are a strength and we don't expect you to understand that which you do not experience. For that would be unfair and something you simply cannot know unless it is part of your vibrational frequency. It is impossible to turn “it” off, although many attempt to via distractions such as addiction or isolation. We are blessed once we understand what the Empath is and how to bring balance in our life with this energetic alignment. Many of us spend a lifetime not knowing that we are Empaths and feel confused when others don’t understand us, tell us we are too intense, deep or sensitive. We also assume everyone else is designed like us as it is all we’ve ever known. I have known since I was a young girl that I “knew” stuff, but it wasn’t until about 3 years ago that another Empath told me that I too am an Empath, which opened a new path of self-discovery.
It takes work to understand the Empath, to allow it to unfold and help you understand yourself on a deeper level and I believe this is true no matter where you are on your ascension journey. Many of the newly incarnated souls are HIGHLY gifted & natural Empaths. They just know things they shouldn't or that the “left brain” can’t explain and openly share this information. My amazing 6-year old nephew is one of them. They are deeply loving souls who recognize others pain and are available to help you if you are open. They also know how to celebrate life and special moments, especially when they experience a deep connection or passion with something. Sometimes others look on at their enthusiasm and zest for life in these moments and think it’s an act or performance of some kind and they simply do not understand the depth and connection of the Empath and how very real it is for us. It is true that many actors and actresses are Empaths by nature, as are many creative artists and they use this special energy to connect their audience to their work.
This new generation of souls, as well as the existing ones, are here to teach, to help others through their healing journeys and help the world heal. Often their presence along elicits a truth and honesty in the energetic field that those not in this alignment struggle to be around. Once of the worst types of souls for Empaths to be around are Narcissist and self-absorbed individuals. It is almost unbearable to be around such an energetic contrast. As Empaths, we can detect all sorts of things such as non-truth & ill-intention, as well as positive energy. We don't always share what we know and that is for different reasons, but believe me we experience a lot and our worlds are very rich.
An Empath is not simply having the ability to be empathetic, which we are all capable of doing. It is so much more than this and is definitely not fleeting, but a part of our inner being and soul. I will share a follow-up blog that talks about ways to recognize an Empath in yourself or others as well as share more about some of the Empath types. Until them, embrace the Empaths in your world and if you are an Empath yourself, know that you have been issued a gift that is meant to help others and that you are not alone.
Much love to all the beautiful Empaths among us!