Empathic ability allows you to read and understand people’s energy. This ability may be genetic, passing from generation to generation. You may share this ability with a relative, so look at your family tree; does anyone else seem to fit the description? Empaths have the ability to scan another’s energy for thoughts, feelings and possibly for past, present, and future life occurrences. Most empaths are unaware of how this really works, and have accepted that they are sensitive to other people’s energy. The ability to correctly perceive and to some extent mirror the energy of another is a challenge. This gift allows us to steer ourselves through life with added perception. You need to be selective and have coping skills in place, if not you will easily be overwhelmed.
1. Imagine a friend is sitting across from you and your friend is feeling fine. You sense she is in a good space. 2. Imagine touching the person with just one finger and listening and feeling for what your one finger is telling you about the friend. Notice that we are only using one finger, a very light touch. Using just one finger is protective and may be all you need to do to get enough information. 3. Imagine you want to know more and experience greater empathy, yet you don’t want to pick up too much. Imagine using two fingers (just two) to touch the person. Notice if you get a little more informatio 4. If you want still more information, imagine placing your hand on your friend’s shoulder and feeling her state. This is still using your empathy as a psychic ability. Many of us are naturally empathic. We are great friends and listeners. Learn how to protect and ground your energy so you don’t pick up too much.
Psychologist Elaine Aron writes in her book The Highly Sensitive Person that about 15 to 20 percent of the population is characterized as highly sensitive (HS). She adds that about 30 percept of people are moderately sensitive, while 50 percent of people think of themselves as being sensitive while they are "not at all sensitive."
What being highly sensitive is NOT: 1. Emotionally immature 2. Self-centered 3. Unpredictable and unstable emotions 4. Over-dependent 5. Demanding and attention thirsty
People who are highly empathic to their own and others feelings often feel overwhelmed by a world that does not support their values and sensitivities. It's time for Empaths to take Cultural Leadership & Power and to build a Culture of Empathy.
"Empathy is the engine that powers all the best in us." Meryl Streep
It's time to stop feeling defensive and to actively work to take societal and cultural leadership & power. Your skills for developing deeper empathy and connection can heal the world. Let's transform fear, selfishness, greed, judgment, pain, loneliness & alienation to Empathy, Connection, Compassion, Caring, Community, Responsibility, Freedom and Peace.
I am an Empath. Now for those of you who do not know, an Empath is one who feels what others feel around them; we have the innate ability to tune into and read people's emotions and feelings, however seldom at will. Throughout my time on this site and looking through various posts and stories about Empathy and Empaths, one of the biggest, if not the biggest, questions is "how do I control my ability?" Plain and simple in a nutshell, you can't. Now I know that's a very blunt, conclusive response, but it's true and it's to the point as far as control goes with Empathy. But if you really, really, desperately seek something that reaches as close to "control" over Empathy as is possible, then you've come to the right post:
Empathy is a beautiful quality whereby we have the ability to step out of our own experience and understand someone else’s.
Isn’t Being Empathetic A Good Thing?
If you’re highly in tune with your empathetic radar, you may have started to realize that feeling other people’s pain and emotions can also be incredibly draining, particularly if you’re taking on people’s sadness or unhappiness on a daily basis.
Over time, this negative energy will not only leave you feeling drained, but it will limit your own joy and ability to live in the moment, as you’re so consumed with everyone else’s experiences. On the other side of the coin, running to someone else’s emotional rescue all the time can be detrimental to their progress, too.
Today I’ve decided to write an article about Empathy, which happens to be an ability that’s natural to me. It’s also one of the first abilities I have ever worked with and contrary to popular belief, empathy is an amazing tool when developed thoroughly!
Empathy is the art of feeling emotions, however, if developed thoroughly, it can grow and branch out into so much. You can learn about connections, and telepathy, those are usually the next two that happen, then you can move onto kinesis and other PSI and ESP abilities. The possibilities are endless and those who are blessed with this as a natural ability, not a power, are lucky in my opinion.
Yes, it is possible to ignore your empathy, however, you can't simply just ignore it. Haha, huge contradiction there now!
There are some cases in which empathy can overtake the person, so be careful.
Empathy, for an Empath, isn't simply about being sensitive to the emotions and emotional states of others and reaching out a helping hand to those people. It's about being hypersensitive to these things, sometimes to the point that other people's emotions can press in on the Empath so hard they want to shut themselves away from the world just to find some peace. Being an emotional sponge, that absorbs the emotional currents of those around them, positive and negative, can be a painful and debilitating experience.
• Are your coworkers, friends, and family members like psychic vampires who siphon your energy and leave you feeling drained?
• Feeling angry, depressed, or sick most of the time? You may be an empath picking up on the detrimental thoughts, emotions, and attitudes of others. Whose Stuff Is This? Finding Freedom from the Thoughts, Feelings, and Energy of Those Around You is for those who carry energetic burdens that belong to someone else. More than two dozen proven and effective ways to clear your energy field, this guide employs empowering, proactive techniques to manage your own energy. With a chapter on the psychology of empathy by Dr. Caron Goode, this book presents the personal story of how the author learned to psychically protect herself.
THE EMPATH is a recurring character in Star Trek, usually a woman, who has the ability to read the emotions of others, sometimes at great distance. Empath Deanna Troi, for example, is seen as having the seemingly futuristic and alien talent to feel what others feel.
By ALBERT NERENBERG,
What is truly sci-fi is that almost all humans possess this apparently fantastical ability. Empathy is a true human superpower. Most of us are empaths. Most of us feel for strangers, can read other people's emotions and can feel other people's pain.
The term empath is used to describe someone who experiences the emotions of others as their own. But is there a basis in reality for the empath experience?
The empath experience is a term used to describe a process by which a person feels the emotions of someone else as their own. Initially born in fiction novels and movies, this concept has gained momentum as potentially having a basis in reality, mostly through self-reports on internet web sites dedicated to empaths. A discussion is presented on the potential biological processes that could be involved in the empath experience, such as mirror neurons. We also discuss the relationship between the psychological concept of empathy and the empath experience as well as the major challenges faced by empaths, such as mental illness, lack of widespread information and a fear of being ridiculed upon disclosure of their experience. Finally, an in-depth exploration of the deeper purpose behind the emergence of this ability strengthens the possibility that the empath experience has transcended fiction to become part of our everyday life.
Empath means that a person has a lifelong gift for directly experiencing what it is like to be another person. Empath gifts include physical oneness, physical intuition, intellectual empath ability (called “intellectual shape shifting” in the first book in English for empaths, “Empowered by Empathy”).
For a full list of possible empath gifts, plus what to do if you have any of them, you can learn from that book. Or you could learn, probably more quickly and easily, from the sequel I wrote after a decade of teaching Empath Empowerment(R), “Become The Most Important Person in the Room.”
As sensitives, we tend to be good listeners. We find it easy to tune in to others, notice subtle cues and give our undivided attention to what someone is saying. Thich Nath Hanh once said that if only more people would truly listen to others, there wouldn’t be such a great need for therapists.
1. Knowing: Empaths just know stuff, without being told. It’s a knowing that goes way beyond intuition or gut feelings, even though that is how many would describe the knowing. The more attuned they are the stronger this gift becomes.
2. Being in public places can be overwhelming: Places like shopping malls, supermarkets or stadiums, where there are lots of people around, can fill the Empath with turbulently vexed emotions that are coming from others.
3. Feeling others emotions and taking them on as your own: This is a huge one for Empaths. To some, they will feel emotions off those near by and with others they will feel emotions from those a vast distance away, or both. The more adept Empath will know if someone is having bad thoughts about them, even from a great distance.
Welcome. I'm Elaine Aron, author of The Highly Sensitive Person and The Highly Sensitive Child, as well as The Highly Sensitive Person Workbook and The Highly Sensitive Person in Love, a book about how sensitivity affects our close relationships. I began researching high sensitivity in 1991 and continue to do research on it now, also calling it Sensory-Processing Sensitivity (SPS, the trait's scientific term). I never planned to write any self-help books, but those who have this trait seem to gain a great deal from knowing about it.
magine being able to feel and sense everything, whether positive or negative around you, 24/7. An Empath can’t turn off empathy (unlike someone who is perhaps ‘empathising’). It is possibly one of the most challenging of psychic gifts to master. I am an Empath who has spent nearly two decades, since awakening, mastering my empathic nature. It is an ongoing process. I am still not perfect and not sure that I ever will be whilst incarnated here. I am however content, despite the challenges of integration, as I see it as an incredible gift to humanity..
Empaths incarnate into this world without a manual.
Just because I feel someone’s feelings, doesn’t mean I'm responsible for them. By Deborah Ward..
When someone you love is feeling bad, you want to do something about it, partly because as a highly sensitive person, you can feel what they’re feeling so intensely. I have found that the closer I am to someone emotionally, the more I absorb their feelings. In the past, this has left me crushed under the weight of emotions I had no control over, as well as exhausted and often somewhat helpless. But I have discovered ways to manage all these feelings in a way that lets me feel in charge of my emotions, rather than at the mercy of them.
There are two major ways that we feel empathy. Physical empathy is when we feel things that other people are feeling but we feel them in our bodies. That means when you are picking up something from someone you feel it in your body. Often, touch is required for this, but sometimes just physical proximity will do it....
Empaths who have strong physical empathy and don't learn how to release that energy often end up sick, with a string of health problems that don't really belong to them.