The traditional meaning of empathy is basically being able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. Unless you’re a cold hearted human being, you’ll have the ability to empathize with another person. However, that’s not the kind of empathy I’m referring to. I’m referring to empathy as a psychic gift.
What Is Psychic Empathy?
There are many forms of empathy but I’ll be talking about emotional empathy for the purpose of this article. Empathy as a psychic gift means that you are literally able to merge with another person’s energy. You’re able to experience their feelings as if they’re your own. In fact, you suck up other people’s emotions like a sponge to the point where it can be debilitating. Many people have no idea they have this gift and if you don’t know how to control it, it feels more like a curse. You feel like you’re on an emotional roller coaster. These people are often labeled “hypersensitive.” or “temperamental.” In many cases these people are diagnosed with some form of depression and put on medication.
All empath’s are born with their abilities switched on which can make life difficult when you don’t know how to control it. You can feel when someone doesn’t like you, you can feel what another person’s intentions are towards you, and you can feel when someone isn’t being honest with you. You CANNOT bullshit an empath! They know when they’re being lied to. They know when you’re trying to spare their feelings, whether or not there is malice behind your words, and they will always know you’re intent. Even when they can’t give the exact details of what you’re hiding, they will know whether you mean them well or not. Does any of this sound familiar? Don’t worry. You’re not paranoid or crazy. Empathy is very real!
What Are The Positives To Psychic Empathy?
Empath’s are healers. Whether you’re aware of it or not, you have been serving humanity as a healer you’re whole life. It’s part of your life purpose. Whether it’s helping a friend solve a problem or a Doctor saving lives, an empath is actively helping and healing people on a daily basis. Has someone you’ve never met come to you and offered up their entire life story? The good, the bad, and the ugly? That’s because you unconsciously hold a sacred space for people and you can listen without judging. They immediately feel like they can trust you. That in and of itself offers profound healing. Even when you don’t like someone, you’re empathic nature will take over and you’ll feel obligated to help them heal.
The key to being a healthy, happy empath is learning how to control it. If you don’t learn a technique to shut it on and off at will, you’ll suffer. One simple way to do this is by protecting your energy. Visualize that you’re in a bubble. The positive things can come in but all the negativity has to stay out. You have to do this consciously, on a daily basis, and sometimes several times a day depending on the people you’re around. Try to start recognizing what belongs to you and what belongs to somebody else. If it doesn’t belong to you, let it go. Establish firm boundaries with people. If you’re not used to boundaries, learn how to develop some healthy ones! Those boundaries are going to be your best friend!
Empathy doesn’t have to be an ugly thing. It really is a special gift, and not one that everybody has. It was given to you so you can help others. All it takes is a little effort to learn how to use it effectively.
What do you think? Are you an empath?