If somebody’s energy “sticks” to you for longer than just an initial flash of recognition-and-letting-go, you have an issue with manifestations of that energy in you, or something it conveys/brings up. This way, as we say in Poland, you can trace back along the thread to find the skein. Every time. One of my teachers… Continue reading How to use your empath experiences for debugging yourself
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
So you are in the middle of an empath nightmare. Your immigrant dad just dumped his life's stresses and traumas on you in an hour long diatribe, leaving you feeling drained, powerless, insecure, and like this world is not worth living in. Your last client today was self-destructive, stuck in their life, and hopeless –… Continue reading How to get rid of sponged energy
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?