You May Be an Empath – Here’s Why
A lot is going on in the world right now.
Many people are beginning to understand that there’s more to themselves than just physical reality. You might have asked yourself the question, “Am I an empath?”
A considerable rise in the concept and understanding of empathic people has recently sparked. An empath, by definition from a professional healer, is someone that feels everything around them. Empaths are in tune with the world yet can sometimes be out of tune with themselves. Nevertheless, there is a deep connection to the psychic sense of feeling, whether it be a physical feeling or a kinesthetic feeling about your surroundings.
If you think you might be an empath, the following traits and experiences that empaths share may feel familiar.
Feeling vs. Absorbing
One of the most identifying traits of being an empath is feeling everything going on around you. For example, big crowds of people can seem overwhelming or even claustrophobic, as you may sense everything going on in your environment. Empaths not only feel what’s going on, but they also absorb it.
Have you ever been around a person who makes you feel tired or drained? This is a common experience for empaths. You may often feel tired or exhausted when going out in public, and it can take a long time to recover after you get home.
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Interestingly, empaths often experience physical or psychological illness due to the amounts of energy they absorb. An empathic person might feel physical pain or symptoms with seemingly no cause. Medical professionals often tie afflictions to autoimmune diseases. However, the mysterious pain or sickness frequently stems from empathic tendencies.
Feeling involuntary empathy for others can make it difficult to distinguish between your energy and someone else’s. If a person is sad or upset about something, you can feel what’s going on. You may also feel you take on that emotion for them.
Empaths experience excessive amounts of people randomly coming to them for advice or speaking in-depth about their problems. Empathic people are intuitively able to “help” by absorbing the energy at hand or saying/doing something comforting for that person.
Another aspect of being an empath is the need to spend a lot of time alone, particularly in nature or with animals. These things remarkably help clear the energy field out, making you feel balanced and calm– there’s nothing else quite like it! Time alone is not spent watching television or reading a book. Instead, communing with nature helps empaths to reabsorb positive, natural energy.
If you are an empath, you might find you have some trouble with boundaries. You may feel guilty saying “no” to people who want you to listen to their story, which sometimes leads to manipulation. Empaths must learn to set clear, firm boundaries. This can be very difficult, and unfortunately, many empaths are forced to sort through karmic relationships and narcissists. These difficult personality types help empaths learn how to be strong, say no, and read the situation before it happens.
Not to worry! If you’re an empath, you are likely a natural healer and somebody that many people like to be around. You are very caring, with an open heart and a keen intuition. Above all, as an Empath it’s best to learn how to manage and take care of yourself. Establishing a practice of self-care will allow you to use your skillset in a positive way.
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