I love the energy of a Saturday morning. It’s so calm and peaceful and when the sun is shining, like it is today, it all seems so extra special.
One of the many gifts an Empath has, is the ability to feel the energy of the days of the week. Friday afternoon and Saturday mornings are my favourite-feeling-days. Sunday evening and Monday morning are not so much.
Empaths can take for granted all that we feel energetically, that others cannot, because it just happens so naturally. For the most part of our life we may have assumed everyone could feel the same things as us. I remember as a child being able to see the energy/aura around the inanimate and the animate. I used to love lying on the grass on a warm summer’s day and just stare at the hazy energy around the lush, green trees swaying gently in the breeze. This I also assumed was something everyone else could see/do. It was only in adulthood when I reminisced about it with family and friends that I discovered they didn’t see the auras of objects or anything else for that matter. Sadly, that natural ability faded with time. Now if I want to see auras, I have to really focus and work at it.
It is not uncommon for children, whether they are an Empath or not, to have metaphysical gifts: seeing and being able to communicate with spirits and non physical beings is a common one, as is intuition. Unfortunately, many children tend to forget, grow out of or consciously close down these abilities when they become adults, for fear of being different. For the Empath, intuition is not something one tends to grow out of, but it is something that can go largely ignored in adulthood.
Intuition (the Knowing) can come in many forms, foreseeing future events, being psychic, having the ability to read others etc. This intuition can be developed, if that’s what one wants, and enhanced, but I believe the most important thing we should start doing is just to listen to that which we already have.
Every Empath will have intuition to varying degrees. For most it will come as strong feelings within the gut area in regard to certain stimuli. For example: when we first meet someone we may get the overwhelming feeling that this person will be bad news in some way, and the stronger the feeling, the more stark the warning. We may then share this feeling with another, only to be told not to be silly, that our suspicions are unfounded and we should really like this person because they are fabulous. So we may tell ourselves we were wrong and the feeling fades, only for the memory of it to come back to haunt us when they do something bad to us, or a loved one in the future.
Another example is: on a visit to the bank we are advised, by the bank manager, where to invest our money for the greatest yield, we then experience that gut-burning dread in our solar plexus. We ignore it, thinking the bank manager knows more than we do and he wouldn’t advise us to invest if it wasn’t a good idea (I think you know where this is heading), only to find out, months or years down the line, that investment was the worst thing we could have done. I could go on and on with examples but I’m sure you get the picture.
Many of us ignore these gut-feelings (Knowing) for many reasons, maybe because we want to see the best in others or we don’t believe in ourselves as much as we should, or even that they just don’t fit in with our plans or desires. Those gut-feelings are there to warn, serve and protect us from experiencing anything we don’t need to (we already take on enough as it is). This strong sense of Knowing that Empaths have is a guide and way-shower for us and it also helps us discern what is right or wrong for us individually. We may question it, especially if it does not fit in with the ethics of society (but then let’s face it, with all the corruption going on in the world, society, as a whole, does not seem the best for advising anyone on ethics).
I will relay a situation that happened to me, many years ago, involving me ignoring my intuition: In the days when I had my own business, I was interviewing for a junior place and one girl, who seemed pleasant but came with extra baggage and a sob-story, came in. During the interview, my solar plexus was screaming and my head was yelling at me, not to take her on. But a side of me decided to be morally-correct and not to listen to these warnings. I told myself, everyone deserved a chance to prove themselves. That decision came back to haunt me: the girl in question was constantly taking time off and when she did come in she was always late and she brought with her a very negative, draining energy, that all could feel (not just me). If we tried explaining anything or reprimanding her on her behavior she would argue back. Basically, she was hell on legs and in her short time with us, did a lot of damage. So, the moral of the story is, in my ignoring my intuition and opting to take the moral-high-road, I subjected myself to a lot of unnecessary pain that could have been avoided, had I listened.
When we get these strong urges, feelings, premonitions or notions in any shape or form, it is in our best interest to listen to them (this is when it also helps to have a quiet mind). The reason behind them may not be revealed for days, weeks, months or even years but they will normally always be explained.
My post today is a follow on from the last and further dipping into the meaning of the Knowing. I find that if I don’t post what I’ve written on the same day I write it, it doesn’t get posted. Either because I don’t get round to finishing it off or the energies, which I may have been referring to in the post, change and what was relevant one day is no longer so. For this reason I end up missing or forget to include information.
Until next time 🙂
©Diane Kathrine at Empaths Empowered