Another snippet from a facebook discussion, this time initiated by one lamenting his situation of being not just an empath, but also gay. Knowing all this and more, I had to add my two cents, which I’m recycling here for the sake of preserving this personal document for posterity and those who can relate, or in whom it provokes thought.
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I’m an empath and also queer (perhaps a bit more hardcore, I still feel I’m stuck in the wrong gendered body, but am making peace with it in some way on a spiritual level) and have been in relationships with people of most possible genders.
I’ve also grown up bilingually as an immigrant and was typically the only “foreign” kid at school etc. Plus the only kid that spent most breaks reading books.
So yes … I’d guess that I can relate to your situation. On the level of always being the odd one out, no matter what kind of group you go to – join an empath group, you may be the only gay person (don’t mention being trans), go to an LGBT event and most people are non-HSP extraverts, etc. Not to mention that nobody gets that my views are influenced by having migrated in childhood and later lived in like 6 different countries (so i always do something “weird”, i either eat weird stuff or use weird words or dress weird or whatever) …
I was depressed and in fatigue for a long time, but overall I’ve tried to take what life dealt me to mean that I have to make an effort to find authentic human connection regardless of labels and classifications. At least, well I have to if I don’t want to feel isolated. Not always easy, of course … in fact, usually hard 🙂
But somehow always do bump into various exceptional individuals that I appreciate deeply (even if sometimes the meetings are briefer than wished for as I’m still on the road and so is my mind).
For me it’s basically just been a huge prod towards personal development … in a sink-or-swim way (that I’ve been pissed off about for years until I got too tired to be that).
Do you relate?
Wish you the best on your journey!
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If any of this resonates or thought-provokes (or feeling-provokes), please feel free to share or comment.
Thanks for reading!