Living the life of ( what is largely described as) an empath is a very challenging experience to say the very least. After all trying to exist and live a ‘normal’ human existence is frequently fraught with anxiety, stress, drama and perceived obstacles.
So it is not surprising that those of us who share a predisposition to being energetically sensitive have more than the average person to contend with.
Whether or not we agree with the term ’empath’ many of us indeed share similar proclivities. There are going to be variables depending on individuals however many ( including myself) experience the following :
– a tendency to pick up on the emotional states of others ( and sometimes confuse them as our own)
– a tendency to pick up on Earth / Nature energies
– an extreme sensitivity to whatsoever is in the energetic field of our vicinity, including spirits, ghosts and paranormal entities
– we may take on physiological and psychological aspects of those to whom we are close to
– numinous spiritual occurrences, for example Advaitic, Kundalini et al episodes
– moving in and out of anothers dreams.
This list certainly is not exhaustive nor exclusive but it gives us an idea of what ‘ normal’ can be like for the empathic on a day to day basis.
Before we discover and understand our ‘ energetic sensitivity’ we are largely at the mercy of whatever situation we find ourselves in. This can leave ourselves prone to intense uncontrolled emotions, questioning our sanity as well as feelings of isolation and loneliness ( due to not being able to confide our feelings to those around us). This is when being empathic can feel like a curse.
However it is possible to embrace these abilities and to enjoy the rich depths of insight and sensuality open to us.
The first step is to understand what being empathic is.
The next is to find what works for us to enable the individual to maintain balance and reign in some of these disparate energies. Some find grounding, shielding and meditation helps.
We do though need to bear in mind that we need to be loving and compassionate to ourselves. The fact that on our journey so far we have encountered many, many challenges, possibly more than most others. And this is often without the advantage of peer support due to the uniqueness of our predilection for sensitivity.
Namaste ( “I bow to the divine in you” – Hinduism)