... since the one purportedly means being over-empathic and the other lacking empathy? Let me start by saying that both these definitions are wrong, and then tell some stories. The gossip Last year, a close friend of mine moved out of her ramshackle town up to Ottawa. She is not only diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome,… Continue reading Can an empath be autistic?
I once got fired from an empath course because the instructor insisted that I invade her field. Since I was at the time a PhD student trained in science and not a medium trained in new-age phraseology, my deepest heartfelt response to that was "What?!". Electromagnetism? Potatoes? So should I bring rubber boots next time?… Continue reading What the heck is an energy field?
In a previous post, I have described the Catch-22 (crazy-making) situation of having empath experiences while not realising others don't. To keep up the reference to dystopic novels, over time this landed me in a serious 1984 episode of doublespeak. Because in believing that all people have intense empath and intuitive experiences which for some enigmatic… Continue reading 1984: why do they all doublespeak?
Let’s say you are Hemingway. You are sitting at your typewriter at sunrise, planning to write a novella about the old man and the sea. Inspiration hits; your fingers dance. As the Spanish sun rises inspiration ebbs; you start yawning (perhaps starting your working day at 4AM was that tad too radical), so you leave… Continue reading Empath tale of the yellow hybrid typewriter
I can't believe it One of the big surprises and confusions for me when I “discovered” (was told, and slowly tested) the idea of being an empath was that I assumed that everyone feels this visceral, kinaesthetic echo of others’ emotions, state of being, soul and bodily states in their being. For me that was… Continue reading What do people look like if you don’t see energy?