The EMPATH Explained:
Empaths have the ability to scan another's psyche for thoughts and feelings or for past, present,
and future life occurrences.
Empaths Sense Deep EmotionsEmpathy is a feeling of another's true
emotions to a point where an empath can relate to that person by sensing true feelings that run deeper than those portrayed
on the surface. People commonly put on a show of expression. This is a learned trait of hiding authentic expression in an
increasingly demanding society.
An empath can sense the truth behind the cover and will act compassionately to help
that person express him/herself, thus making them feel at ease and not so desperately alone.
Empaths experience empathy
towards family, children, friends, close associates, complete strangers, pets, plants and inanimate objects. Empathy is not
held by time or space. Thus, an empath can feel the emotions of people and things at a distance. Some are empathic towards
animals (ie: The Horse Whisperer), to nature, to the planetary system, to mechanical devices or to buildings etc. Others will
have a combination of the above.
Empaths Have Deep Sense of KnowingEmpaths are highly sensitive. This
is the term commonly used in describing one's abilities (sensitivity) to another's emotions and feelings. Empaths have a deep
sense of knowing that accompanies empathy and are often compassionate, considerate, and understanding of others.
are also varying levels of strength in empaths which may be related to the individualís awareness of self, understanding of
the powers of empathy, and/or the acceptance or non-acceptance of empathy by those associated with them, including family
and peers. Generally, those who are empathic grow up with these tendencies and do not learn about them until later in life.
How Empathy WorksWhile there is much we don't yet understand about
how empathy works, we do have some information. Everything has an energetic vibration or frequency and an empath is able to
sense these vibrations and recognize even the subtlest changes undetectable to the naked eye or the five senses.
of expression hold an energetic pattern that originates from the speaker. They have a specific meaning particular to the speaker.
Behind that expression is a power or force-field, better known as energy. For example, hate often brings about an intense
feeling that immediately accompanies the word. The word hate becomes strengthened with the speaker's feeling. It is that person's
feelings (energy) that are picked up by empaths, whether the words are spoken, thought or just felt without verbal or bodily
Empaths are often poets in motion. They are the born writers, singers, and artists with a high degree
of creativity and imagination. They are known for many talents as their interests are varied, broad and continual, loving,
loyal and humorous. They often have interests in many cultures and view them with a broad-minded perspective. They are mother,
father, child, friend, nurse, caregiver, teacher, doctor, sales people... to psychic, clairvoyant, healer, etc. (That is not
to say that any of these categories are all empaths.) The list is extensive and really unimportant. It is more important to
notice that empaths are everywhere--in every culture and throughout the world.
Empaths Are Good Listeners
Empaths are often very affectionate in personality and expression, great listeners and counselors
(and not just in the professional area). They will find themselves helping others and often putting their own needs aside
to do so.
They are most often passionate towards nature and respect its bountiful beauty. One will often find
empaths enjoying the outdoors, beaches, walking, etc. Empaths may find themselves continually drawn to nature as a form of
release. It is the opportune place to recapture their senses and gain a sense of peace in the hectic lives they may live.
The time to get away from it all and unwind with nature becomes essential to the empath. Animals are often dear to the heart
of empaths, not as a power object, but as a natural love. It is not uncommon for empaths to have more than one pet in their
Traits of an EmpathEmpaths are often quiet and can take a while to
handle a compliment for they're more inclined to point out another's positive attributes. They are highly expressive in all
areas of emotional connection, and talk openly, and, at times, quite frankly in respect to themselves. They may have few problems
talking about their feelings.
However, they can be the exact opposite: reclusive and apparently unresponsive at the
best of times. They may even appear ignorant. Some are very good at blocking out others and that's not always a bad thing,
at least for the learning empath struggling with a barrage of emotions from others, as well as their own feelings.
have a tendency to openly feel what is outside of them more so than what is inside of them. This can cause empaths to ignore
their own needs. In general an empath is non-violent, non-aggressive and leans more towards being the peacemaker. Any area
filled with disharmony creates an uncomfortable feeling in an empath. If they find themselves in the middle of a confrontation,
they will endeavor to settle the situation as quickly as possible, if not avoid it all together. If any harsh words are expressed
in defending themselves, they will likely resent their lack of self-control, and have a preference to peacefully resolve the
Empaths are sensitive to TV, videos, movies, news and broadcasts. Violence or emotional dramas depicting
shocking scenes of physical or emotional pain inflicted on adults, children or animals can bring an empath easily to tears.
At times, they may feel physically ill or choke back the tears. Some empaths will struggle to comprehend any such cruelty,
and will have grave difficulty in expressing themselves in the face of another's ignorance, closed-mindedness and obvious
lack of compassion. They simply cannot justify the suffering they feel and see.
People of all walks of life and animals
are attracted to the warmth and genuine compassion of empaths. Regardless of whether others are aware of one being empathic,
people are drawn to them as a metal object is to a magnet! They are like beacons of light.
Even complete strangers
find it easy to talk to empaths about the most personal things, and before they know it, they have poured out their hearts
and souls without intending to do so consciously. It is as though on a sub-conscious level that person knows instinctively
that empaths would listen with compassionate understanding.
Here are the listeners of life. Empaths are often problem
solvers, thinkers, and studiers of many things. As far as empaths are concerned, where a problem is, so too is the answer.
They often will search until they find one--if only for peace of mind.