Another post on how to cope with intuitive gifts (or liabilities) that come without a manual, or when your inner life apparently isn't only *your* inner life. Trauma-informed and psychologically literate, non-esoteric perspective.
I've just finished drafting the first part of my empath guide project. It answers the ominous yet fundamental question ... Are you an empath? ... in a way you probably aren't used to, with a logical and science-trained aspie mind that's been obsessing about these questions for a while. No angels, crystals, orbs, salt baths, … Continue reading A slightly scientific empath guide (with neuroscience and synaesthesia). Part 1.
I have written both about high sensitivity (in Elaine Aron's sense) and energy sensitivity before. In the last weeks, as I have been receiving guests to my hermitage after a looong (involuntary) solitary retreat, and especially last weekend, it "clicked" for me. Below is another fun exercise in cataloguing human neurodiversity (or my obnoxious pattern-matching … Continue reading What is the difference between high sensitivity and energy sensitivity? HSP vs. empath. Features the ghost at the lake.
This was another internet blind date; in the picturesque market square of an Eastern European provincial town boasting a city hall with an original Renaissance facade; artists trading sketches in the archways of crooked, colourful toy houses. I didn't know anything about her apart from the fact that she knew exotic spices and was a … Continue reading The heart of darkness. A true story about clairvoyance and queer-dating crazy scientists.
This is a specialist post for/about people who actually experience that kind of thing. I didn't know I do – the idea never crossed my mind, until someone implanted it there and out of desperation concerning my emotional state then, to be fair, I followed it up – and it took me a good year … Continue reading What does it feel like to feel others’ feelings telepathically?
A short true story about feeling another person's emotions and sensations over distance, with some thoughts on empathy and New Age concepts through a neuroscience and neurodiversity lens (featuring synaesthesia and autism).
The photo is from my latest walk in the woods. For other articles on entanglement and identity (loss), see these: Are you an empath (or) do you have any of these issues? (basic intro if you are not sure what's meant by empath ... a shorter visual summary is here) How to distinguish your own feelings from … Continue reading Being an empath is like being water?
For an in-depth discussions of some of this, check out ... Who are highly sensitive people, emotionally intense people, empaths, clairsentients, intuitives and psychics? Are you an empath – or any of these? Specifically explaining the difference between the emotional/psychological and psychic sense of empath: Being an empath is not the same as being empathic, … Continue reading Ways to be an empath: psychological and psychic
Here are some ways in which feeling others' emotions (as an empath) may differ 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 … Continue reading 6 signs that you are (literally) feeling others’ feelings