ARE YOU AN EMPATH?
Lets start with explaining what an Empath is. An Empath is someone who can feel other people's emotions. We can also pick up on energy of animals, places, and things.
As explained in the Empath Guide
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An Empath is
a person who can psychically tune in to the emotional experience of a person,
place or animal. In the paranormal and in some works of science fiction and
fantasy, highly developed empathy is a psychic ability to sense the emotions of
others and often highly aware of the health and state of mind of their loved
ones, no matter how physically near or far away the individuals may be.
I have encountered many Empaths in my Reiki sessions and most are not even aware they are Empaths. They know there's something different about them and they go through life as I did pretending and trying to be as normal as possible. They think they are too sensitive (as they've been told) they think there's something wrong with them. Many are diagnosed with mental health issues, some develop all types of autoimmune issues, chronic fatigue, environmental sensitivities or unexplained aches and pains daily.
We really DO feel and take on the emotions and energies of others.
What I have discovered through my Reiki practice and almost daily interaction with clients who are "empathic" or "very intuitive" is that each one has become "lost" or "disconnected" from self. Why? because they have no idea they've been given this " Gift."
Sure, some may say "a gift?" I feel "drained" and "miserable" most of the time, "people don't understand me" and "make me feel like there's something wrong with me" how is that a gift? it feels like a curse.
Why do we feel this way because we have no idea what to do with this amazing gift, we think it controls us, and we allow it to.
What I have noticed once I explain to my "gifted clients" that they have a "gift" not a "curse" each one becomes emotional as if a deep rooted burden has been lifted. They realize that, finally, someone understands them, there's nothing wrong with them.
And at that very moment I know their healing is beginning!
Once they become aware they begin to accept who they are, they become more interested in learning more about their gift, which feeds their soul, they become more enthusiastic with life decisions. Why, because when we are "True" to who we are, everything begins to fall into place. Of course, we still need to go through our lessons, every lesson learned "good and "bad" helps us to "grow" as individuals.
As an Empath I know we can live a healthy, normal life, the key is to first accept and embrace that part of you because it is "You," become more knowledgeable, research, learn more about this "amazing gift". The more we learn about it the more comfortable we become with it. "Empower" yourself, become the "Empowered Empath".
" It is true "knowledge is power".
One of the most important steps in embracing this gift is t0 learn how to identify and feel your own energy field, get in tuned to your own emotions, once you have mastered the ability to identify your energy and emotions you will then be able to know if you are picking up on someone else.
Learn to ground yourself, grounding is so important for everyone especially intuitive and sensitive people. Grounding helps us to connect with "self" being present in the moment will help us identify our energy and emotions.
Ask questions like: How do I feel right now? take a breathe and allow intuition to guide you. Notice what you are feeling, acknowledge it.
"TRUSTING" your INTUITION will help you to continue on your "journey" with a better understanding and need to continue to see where it may lead you.
Our intuition already knows what we are suppose to do and what our journey is.
A DISCONNECT from SELF begins when we choose not to embrace who we are as individuals BUT instead allow other's and past experiences to define us.
We define who we are and we have to make the conscious decision to be "true" to who we are. We are co-creators so create the life you would like to live.
We all have our own journeys in life, we can not compare ourselves to others and most importantly we should not allow ourselves to be defined by what others think or what we are told to think or be. When we become "lost" "confused" "disconnected" it's because we are not being "true to ourselves"
BE TRUE TO YOU!!
As an Intuitive Empath/Reiki Master my goal is not only to help as many people as I can with their healing needs but to also help Empaths/Intuitives learn to embrace their gifts... there is so much to teach and learn.
LOOK FOR MORE GUIDANCE AND INFORMATION IN THE COMING MONTHS!!!