An empath is a person who can psychically and/or Spiritually tune into the emotional experience of a person, place or animal. You may find that people are drawn to you for help in all personal situations. Or you just can’t help caring and helping those in need. Their intense empathy creates a tuning fork effect, wherein the empath seems to actually "feel" the emotions of the people around them.
Is it a blessing or is it a curse?
Put simply, an Empath is a person who absorbs other people’s emotions and experiences. These emotions feel as if they were the empaths own, which makes it draining to them... an emotional overload!
Empaths actually feel other people's feelings, health concerns and emotions and most often have a second, or more type of psychic ability, such as telepathy. It can be challenging for empaths to function healthily in society if they are unaware that they have this sensitivity, and often opt to be alone. Their life is unconsciously influenced by others’ desires, wishes, thoughts, and moods . Many empaths experience things like chronic fatigue, environmental sensitivities, or unexplained aches and pains daily. Empaths are more inclined to pick up another’s feelings and project it back without realizing its origin in the first place.
Empaths are sensitive to TV, videos, movies, news and broadcasts. Violence or emotional dramas depicting shocking scenes of physical or emotional pain inflicted on adults, children or animals can bring an empath easily to tears. No two Empaths are exactly alike, but all have amazing gifts of compassion and intuition to share in powerful ways. The empath’s gifts and sensitivities aren’t only with people close to them, but with complete strangers, animals, plants, and also inanimate objects... (Possibly negativity from an imprint of the energy of it’s former life)
Empathy isn’t bound by space or time, thus the Empath will feel and react to situations or people from any distance, around the globe.
Empaths are drawn to healing professions, Many empaths intuitively learn to become highly observant and excellent readers of body language.
Signs you are an empath...
You feel pain and suffering deeply
You are a natural healer
You are more sensitive to your environment
You are charismatic (but don't realise you are)
You try to stay away from crowds
You know how people really feel
You ignore your own needs
You’re a Great listener
You Bottle up your own feelings
The list could go on, but you get the picture.
I hope this article helps you to understand if you are an empath. In my next article I will discuss protection and living with this blessings or curse.