Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Are You an Empath?



Merry Meet,

"As she walked into the room she clutched her jacket a little closer around her waiting for what she knew was coming.  Almost every time she walked in the room she would feel like she was hit with a hurricane of emotions.  Regardless of how relaxed she was when she walked into that room she could leave there almost on the verge of tears overwhelmed with an influx of emotions."

"She snuggled sleepily onto the couch underneath her blankets and watched Beauty and the Beast.  It was a Disney movie so she knew she was safe watching it, as Disney movies are always happy.  All of a sudden she felt her eyes well up with tears as Beauty and the Beast were dancing in the ballroom together as she could feel the love between them overwhelming her.  It's a Disney movie are you kidding me! She was frustrated with herself for crying at yet another movie on tv."

"She was so excited for her friend to come over. She hadn't seen her in awhile.  She'd spent the afternoon baking cookies and getting the house all cleaned.  As her friend walked in the door she suddenly felt a huge wave of sadness come over her and felt the urge to cry.  But I was just happy three seconds ago? She gave her friend a hug, silently scolding herself for her emotions creeping up to interfere yet again.  She attempted to put up the walls to her emotions as she had learned to do throughout her life.  As her friend came in and sat down her friend started crying.  She was overwhelmed.  Her friend began to tell her how she had just lost her precious furbaby.  They both sat there crying and giving each other hugs."

Crazy? Sound familiar? These are just a couple quick examples, there are countless other stories and examples I can tell you.

I see so many people out there who are empaths and they honestly have no clue that they are.  I can usually tell right away as I am one myself.  These empaths are often told they are too emotional.  They are told that they need to keep their emotions under control.  They've been picked on throughout their lives for being too sensitive, looked at from society as if they are damaged.  Empaths are not damaged.  There is nothing in fact wrong with them.  They are blessed and gifted with a form of clairsentience.  The ability to feel anothers emotions.  Most of them are natural healers. Yet most of them are unaware that they have these gifts as we live in a society that has not yet fully learned what an empath is and where their talents lie.

What is an Empath?  

An empath is someone who is in tune with others emotions.  Depending on how powerful the gift they can usually feel others emotions and if not careful can actually take these emotions on as their own.

 - Can you feel what other people are feeling?
 - Do you always seem to know others emotional states?
 - Do people confide in you easily, even strangers?
 - Do you get emotionally overwhelmed in crowds?
 - Do you get a lot of random mood swings and aren't sure why?
 - Do you always know if someone is telling the truth or not?
 - When you watch tv can you actually feel the emotions of those you are watching?
 - Are you drawn to water?

Empaths are usually highly sensitive people, or clairsentient.  Everything in the world is made up of energy.  All this energy puts off vibration.  We are sensitive to the energy and can feel the vibrations.  That's a whole other article in and of itself. Some of us are sensitive to the energy of those who have crossed, some to things in nature, some to electrical appliances, and we are sensitive to the energy of the living. We've come into this world like a finely tuned radio.   Among the highly sensitive people you will find Empaths.   Empaths have the "others emotions" channel tuned in extra strong.

If you are not aware that you have this ability, and a lot of us aren't, you can become bombarded by information overload if you don't know how to control it.  Let's face it, not everyone is walking around happy and it doesn't take much before you can get bombarded with negative energy if you aren't protected.

The first step is to acknowledge that you are and realize that you have a gift! :) Yes, go back and read that line again, you have a gift.  You were brought here to earth this time to help others make it through life.  A natural healer both emotionally and some of us physically. When in the presence of other empaths I can usually pick you out, as you emit a brighter more white light around you then everyone else does.

Empathy is typically hereditary.  So take a close look at Mom and Dad. Mom might have an extreme case of mother's intuition. :) In my case, both of my parents are sensitive.  My mom is an empath. I can't get away with anything.  My father is extremely sensitive to his natural surroundings. Yes guys can have this too. :P

A lot of empaths are drawn to water.  So you will find them either living by water or dreaming of living by the water.  Why is this? Water is naturally grounding.  Next time you take a shower picture the water washing all your negative energy down the drain and the water filling you with white light and love.  This is a simple effective way to ground and it fits right into your daily routine.  Drinking water will help as well. I can't emphasize enough how important it is for empaths, as well as everyone to drink lots of water.

You will also find most, if not all of us, are very in tune with nature.  Taking walks outside and just breathing is another great way to ground.  Even better, walk barefoot! The energy outside in the woods tends to be more soothing.  It's away from electrical appliances, noise, and usually people.  A perfect sanctuary for the empath.  Next time you take a walk find a place that you can sit and be comfy.  Sit however you are comfy. Picture roots extending out of your rump into the ground.  Now allow any negative energy to go down those roots and into the ground.  Place your hands on the ground and draw positive energy up into your body.  Concentrate on your breathing.  Now listen and try to sense the energy around you.  How do you feel? Are you sensitive to the trees? I can actually get information on the history of an area when I do this as I am sensitive to the energy all around me.

Meditation is extremely beneficial. So try to take time each day to meditate and center yourself.  It can be as simple as laying on your bed for five minutes each night and concentrating on your breathing.  Quiet time for you.  As an empath it's essential for you to get this quiet time or you can get quickly overwhelmed and the emotions just stack up on you.  So take that quiet time away from technology and just breath.

Shielding is the second skill you will want to learn to master.  This can be as simple as envisioning a white ball of light all around you.  Set your intention to only allow positive energy to get to you and have the shield stop the negative energy.  You can customize this shield anyway you like.  Take time designing it. Make it personal to you, but take time every day to apply it.  You need to make sure though that you are not throwing a natural brick wall.  So many of us try to block the emotions out and bury ourselves under a shield that is not practical for going through life.  Ever heard people say that you've put up brick walls? That's essentially what many of us do.  So no bricks ok? Nice happy white light that allows the positive emotions to still get to you.  The world will miss you if you don't! :))))

Once you start working with these things everything will become easier for you.  It will take time to learn to control it so be patient with yourself.  If you choose to develop your gift you can do that as well.  The more you become aware of your gift and work with it, the more you will open back up to it.  The more you become aware of it you will start to find others who are as well.  I can assure you there are a lot of us! :))))  So remember.. you are not alone, you have a gift, and you are loved always.  You're sent here to help others.

Love and Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong


18 comments:

  1. OMG Jasmeine, I truly enjoyed this article on being an Empath. Never knew it had a name. I recently graduated from Cortiva Institute of Massage and am currently waiting for my state license. Always knew there was a reason I was put on earth. Mine is to help other people with what ever it may be. I am now able to help others through touch. Thanks for the tips on grounding as that is the first thing we were instructed to do prior to performing a massage. What a marvelous way to help other human beings. (and animals also) Could talk to you for hours. Thanks for your site. Brings much pleasure to people. Continue the great work.

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  2. You are an awesome amazing Human Being! I can't thank you enough for the encouraging words in this blog about Empaths! I am an empath as is my Mom and i have a tendency to put up "Brick Walls" and yes people have called me on it.I am working on all of these things now more than ever, Surrounding myself with white light and grounding and shielding.It is all so hard to remember to do these things what with all the busy day to day happenings but i'm determined to not let myself get so overwhelmed by others emotions and energies.

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  3. You are wonderful.

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  4. I am an Empath and a nurse which isn't always easy. Thankfully I've known this for years and have a very good shield defense. Thank you for this information :)

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  5. Excellent post! Very interesting and informative... makes me want to stop and think about the possibility... Thank you for linking up to Pagan Pages Blog Hop! I hope to see a lot more wonderful posts!

    Blessings,
    Kourtney

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  6. I always felt like I was "just being too sensitive" about things, even the little things. I always thought something was wrong with me, but, reading this, it all makes sense now. Thank you so much Priestess for helping me find out why I felt this way. Now, that I know how to control the overwhelming feelings I get when it happens, I can use this gift to help others heal, move on, etc. Brightest blessings to you♥

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  7. I am so delighted to have found you....thank you so much for your kind and obviously well guided words. They are like a caress to my heart.

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  8. I appreciate It is very nice to see good information in your posting, I was searching the same which you post, thanks now I got my desired information which I was looking for my work.
    Negative Energy Protection

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  9. omg...this so fits me in just bout everyway..i cry at the scenes in movies cartoons...i been told time and time again i am way to sensitive..i can always pick up emotions from those around me.. my husband can pull in the drive and me not even see him and i know his mood...and sadly if its not good there goes my mood...i cant do crowds of people cause sometimes its just "to much". i feel the need to reach out to certain people who i just "know" are having it hard even complete strangers and do my best to help them..alot will talk to me bout thier problems and as always i do my best to help...i always know if someone is being honest or not with me and i call em out when they arent...the mood swings come out of no where alot of times but.i dont know how to control this.i have known for a while that i might be an empath...this confirms it.. thank you...blessed be
    Tabby

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  10. Hi, name is richard and i also thank you for your word's
    i also have this gift. Also i have to ask if it is in your family from both side's how powerful can you get in the future because on my mother's side it was my great grandfather and my mother clearly has it too and in my other side of the father's dad has the gift so clearly to see and feel so my question is because i am 28 now and i was possiblely thinking how powerful can it yet to become?

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  11. Hi i have the gift too and it is strong from both side's but not all embrace it who do have but how strong can it get in the future for me like others it was if you wrote it for me alone and not other's so if you can i would be so greatful if you could answer

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  12. Thankyou for writing about this. I am unsure if I am empath, as I had never heard about it before until the other day when I was doing some research online about llness and emotions/stress. Do you know if empaths are more suseptible to illness? I am only 32 and have a few chronic illness's as well as Generalised anxiety disorder and high blood pressure (not genetic). All the things you listed above is me to a T. I have always been VERY susceptible to places making feel certain ways, both good and bad. Also people and animals, I seem to absorb there emotions (does that make sense). People that don't get on well, even if they don't say anything to each other make me want to leave the room. I also have a slight psychic connection with loved ones.

    Places, for example, A place called WIlson Promontory in Australia makes me feel quiet strange... in a good way. When I go there I get really hot bubbly sensation up and down my back and in my fingers, all the hairs on my arms stand on end and I feel like crying, but happy. SHopping centres make me feel overwhelmed and I then feel like I am walking in a bubble, when this happens its like the volume is turned down and its better. When I was younger I lived in a very old house that we rented that made me feel extremely upset. It was scary, bad feeling and even my parents picked up on the fact I was not comfortable there as they were always telling me they would never let anything hurt me.
    Anyway, I am finding it all quiet interesting, I though I was just mad ;p

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  13. I just spent the last ten minutes bawling my eyes out! Not because I was sad, because for the VERY FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE, I feel like I'm understood! I would say, 'you have no idea what that feels like!' but I'm sure you do. :) My husband does NOT understand me...ever. We've been married for 11 years, and to this day, he still ridicules me for "feeling too much," or laughs at me (albeit, in a silly and loving way" when I cry with my kids over the Disney movies (especially 'The Lion King', or Nick's 'Rugrats Go to Paris' and Chucky just wants a mommy). I'm a clinical psychologist, so I spend every day, bombarded by emotion. Sometimes, when the day is done, I just cry! Almost every night, after the kids go to sleep, I just lay on the hard wood floor in my dining room and quiet my world. If I don't, I cannot handle the next day.

    I do not intend to use this little white box as a confessional or a therapist, but I'm a Virgo, and I'm married to a Pices. All my husband knows are brick walls and defiantly ignoring the emotion of others. So much so that it has put our relationship on the line many times. It is incredibly hard to be married to a man that doesn't feel, when you, yourself feel SO MUCH!I still have faith though that I can eventually help him see how beautiful it is too feel, to really feel. I realize and completely understand that we cannot force others to be what they are not, but I know his heart years for an openness he is fighting so hard against.

    Tonight I will be praising the goddess a little more than usual for leading me to you, to this site, and to people who truly understand. Thank you, Jasmeine!

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  14. Affected by others energy, Yes..Crazy, no.. thank you.. Sometimes negative energy takes my breath away,, literally.Able to reach out and hold a strangers ’ hand when needed,,done,, a friend hand when uptight, yes.. sit and listen when needed,, yes..Walk away from those that make my soul uneasy,, most definitely.. Pull away from the maddening crowd for peace,, now..sitting in peace with my three cats..yes.. thank you.. Kat.Lady My favorite formula.. Cause = effect =affect = effect = affect,,,,,,,and so on,,

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  15. sending a positive message back to you in thanks
    Your post reminded me of what I've known and tried to ignore. The last paragraph actually made me cry.

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  16. I'm only 16 but I've been looking for the answers or well any answer really to why it is I feel the way I do. One day I was explaining myself and my feelings to a close frend of mine and she told me that maybe I was an Empath so from time to time I've been looking into it. Everytime I look it up I find new information from so many people and I fit most of the information I find. It feels great to know that Im not just too sensitive but that I have a gift. I just wanted to make sure that I am an Empath so that I didn't walk around calling myself someting I'm not. Thank you so much for this, everything seems a little more clearer now.

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  17. I have a quick question; I have known that I was an empath for a very long time, but I have always been repulsed by water being on my skin if I'm not showering or swimming. Do you think that has any sort of meaning, or just a strange human thing going on?

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  18. I wish I could express my gratitude for your positivity on the empath trait. Your light gives me the courage to accept that I too am an empath. I know now that being an empath doesn't have to be absolutely horrible and there are ways to protect oneself. You have led me to to see being an empath as a gift, rather than this terrifying thing I have to hide from. Thank you so much. May loving, healing energies find you ♥

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