An empath kind of like a telepath, except that instead of others' thoughts, they receive others' feelings. Instead of receiving thoughts through your "head" or mind space, they often receive emotions, feelings and sensations through their body or "bodily field of awareness" (just like emotions and feelings are felt in the body by the emitter-person). Perhaps by… Continue reading Being an empath is not the same as being empathic, just like being a telepath isn’t the same as being thoughtful
After having tried to explain to a number of people with some futility, here is the shortest and craziest explanation that seems to work: they're kind of like telepaths, except that instead of thoughts, they receive feelings. An empath is not just an empathic person (and actually doesn't have to be empathic – that depends… Continue reading Who on earth (as opposed to intergalactic space) are empaths?
First off, being an empath doesn't have to mean you are overloaded. You may, instead, be deeply in tune with and nourishingly connected to nature and the people around you, full of gentleness yet vitality, creative and spiritually fulfilled (one option). However, many empaths find out they are empaths only after going through a crisis… Continue reading Signs of empath overload compared to some similar conditions
Here are some ways in which feeling others' emotions (as an empath) differs from feeling your own: 1. They are out of context. Usually when feeling your own sadness, you know what you are sad about, or can get to the Heart of Darkness (Conrad reference) on a reasonably short path of honest self-reflection (the… Continue reading Are you (literally) feeling others’ feelings?
Empaths feel other people's feelings physically, viscerally in their own bodies. They are not simply people who are highly empathic or exceptionally sensitive (the latter may enjoy resources for HSPs). They are not people who find it easy to imagine what other people feel. On the contrary, they often feel other people's feelings without understanding… Continue reading Am I an empath?