An intuitive empath
I’m an intuitive empath, and some would say that having these psychic skills is a blessing, well sometimes it’s in an absolute curse. Because an empath can pick up on the invisible energy and I pick up energy that’s around me. You have to learnt o understand your environment because energy is everywhere. Some good, and some I bad.
What’s an Empath?
An Empath is a person who can psychically tune into the emotional experience of a person, place or animal. In paranormal and in some works of science fiction and fantasy, highly developed empathy is a psychic ability to sense the emotions of others and often highly aware of the health and state of mind of their loved ones, no matter how physically near or far away the individuals may be.
When loved ones are sick or hurting, I hurt too, before they can express it? I feel this aspect is the cursive side of being so sensitive. I can take on the tortured emotions of people in my world, which was the main reason why I was so stuck in a damaging relationship. Because I absorbed all my opponents’ pain, taking it on as if it were my own. You could say I had no boundaries and I didn’t know where my anxiety ended or where his began. I know better now, so the experience was a great lesson too. What I came to understand was when I wasn’t in his company, my mood would lift, my energy would go from 0 – 100 within minutes of getting away from my ex’s negativity and self-loathing. It took a long time to understand this gift, and I’m grateful that I’ve learnt to hone this skill over time. The book by Caroline Myass helped me immensely.
I guess it’s a little like mind reading, only I don’t read the other person mind, I read their emotional state, which reveals their thoughts and their intentions.
It’s call Clairempathy, a type of telepathy to sense or feel within myself, the attitude, emotion or ailment of another person or entity. And this is the hard part, because when you know what is hurting or harming another person, when you try to tell them this, some become defensive and offended, others take an instant dislike to you.
Intuition is an added skill for me too.
I’m so sensitive to the visible as well as the invisible that I depend on this skill these days. So much more is said without sound or words. I pick up on body language, tone of voice, body movements, the words people choose when they speak, the words they avoid, the logic they use; These are hidden things that only an empath can sense inside another person. I’m highly in tune with my children, so much so that I often burst into tears before they do, the good part is when they’re ecstatic, I am too.
The intuitive aspect is a knowing, a knowing of something you can’t prove, or verify. It’s an instinct and feeling.
Sometimes the reality of the other persons intention is hard to accept, especially when their intention towards you is sinister. Because I like to see the good in all people, I’ve learnt that not all people have good intentions. But the good thing about my sensitivity is that I often come across some highly anxious and fearful young people in my job. I too absorb their inner state, because their fears are justified.
Most people with this skill enter the care profession. However, not all health professionals have this skill. Which is one of the reasons why I think people who have been an inpatient share horrific experiences. Other have what’s called a personality disorder, and whatever care you give, it will never be good enough.
Once I was on the ward and one young person was leaving to go to another long-term rehabilitation unit, she was so anxious and frightened that as we talked I broke the rules and asked her if I could give her a hug. She welcomed my gesture, and, in the embrace, a whirlwind of anxiety started to surface, her emotions started to erupt, then she broke away, afraid of what she would do. She was afraid of her emotions and worried about breaking down, so she took a deep breath and smiled. I took some of her anxiety with me, it was heightened and the wheels inside me churned. I took some deep breathes and transmuted the energy.
Once she left the ward, I walked into the nursing office and two of the support assistants said, ‘good riddance,’ I slammed my book down and walked out, it was another blow that I really couldn’t handle so instead of getting mad I and went off to cry. I too had to transmute the energies off the ward that day. I felt the sword of contempt from the support workers against the fear of the unknown for this young troubled person. Yet I also understood how tiring and difficult the young person had been for the staff on the ward.
It’s a very challenging job and one that needs empathy to survive any longevity in this field. The disadvantage is professionals are at risk of compassion fatigue!
So, when an I’m around somebody who is anxious, I’m like a sponge and absorb that energy into my body, it isn’t even mine – This part is the curse! Being a psychic sponge soaking up all the psychic and emotional static that other people give off.
Some people say being an Empath is one of the most challenging of all the psychic gifts. I think it’s because it’s dual natured. I guess I learnt from a young age how to read and understand people, from the times where I was deaf, and yes, people think I’m weird. I used to believe that when one of the main five senses is damaged, another sense is replaced to compensate, which is why my empath skills enhanced over time. I don’t read the future, I don’t read fortunes, I read people’s emotions.
However, it does have its benefits. So much more is said and expressed, without sound. I listen without my ears because I’ve learnt – silence speaks a thousand words! If you want to enhance your empathy skills, you first need to pay attention – to words, actions, body language because so much more is revealed, without sound.