One of the many gifts an Empath has is the ability to feel the energy of the days of the week. Each day has a unique vibration. Friday afternoon and Saturday mornings are my favourite-feeling days. Sunday evening and Monday morning not so much.
The reason Empaths feel the energy of days is because they pick up on collective energy. Early weekends feel liberating because most people are off work. Late weekends start to feel heavy as the dread of returning to unpopular jobs kicks in.
Empaths take for granted all they experience, energetically, because it happens so naturally. For the most part of life they may assume everyone experiences the same.
I remember as a child being able to see energy outlines (auras) around the inanimate and the animate. I loved lying on the grass on a warm summer’s day and stare at the hazy energy around the lush, green trees swaying gently in the breeze. I assumed this was something everyone could see/do. It was only in adulthood, when I reminisced about it with family and friends, I discovered they didn’t have the same childhood experiences. Sadly, that ability faded with time. Now if I want to see auras, I have to work at it.
It is not uncommon for children, whether they are an Empath or not, to have metaphysical abilities. They often see and communicate with spirits and non-physical beings or are extremely intuitive. Unfortunately, most tend to forget these abilities when they become adults. For the Empaths, however, intuition is not something they outgrow, but it maybe something largely ignored in adulthood.
Intuition (the Knowing) comes in many forms, foreseeing future events, being psychic, having the ability to read others, etc. This intuition can be developed (see this post for more details), if that’s what one wants. But a good place to start is just to listen to what you already have.
Every Empath has intuition to varying degrees. For most it comes as strong feelings within the gut area in regard to certain stimuli. For example: when you first meet someone you may get the overwhelming feeling that this person will be bad news. The stronger the feeling, the starker the warning.
Another example is: on a visit to the bank you are advised, by the bank manager, where to invest your money for the greatest yield. You immediately experience a gut-burning dread within the solar plexus. You may ignore it, believing the manager knows more than you do, only to find out, months or years down the line, that the investment was the worst thing you could have done.
I could go on with examples but I’m sure you get the picture.
Many ignore the gut-feelings (Knowing) for many reasons. Maybe you want to see the best in others or you don’t believe in yourself as much as you should. But those gut-feelings are there to warn, serve and protect you from experiencing anything you don’t need to (you already take on enough as it is).
The strong sense of Knowing Empaths have is their guide. It helps you discern what is right or wrong for you. You may question the Knowing, especially if it does not fit in with what your mind wants, but you would be wise to listen to it.
I will relay a situation that happened to me, many years ago, that involved me ignoring my intuition: In the days when I had my own business, I was interviewing for a junior position in the salon. At the time we were desperate for a junior and didn’t get a good response from the advert; only one girl came in for the job. During the interview, my solar plexus was screaming at me and my head was yelling, not to take this girl on. But being short-staffed I decided to ignore my intuition. I also told myself, everyone deserved a chance to prove themselves.
As you can imagine 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. She brought with her a very negative, draining energy, that everyone in the salon was affected by. Clients complained about her and if we tried explaining anything to her or reprimanding for her behaviour she would argue back. Basically, she was hell on legs and in her short time with us, she did a lot of damage to the staff and the salon’s reputation.
So, the moral of the story is don’t ignore your Empath intuition or its promptings.
When you get these strong urges, feelings, premonitions or notions in any shape or form, it is in your best interest to take heed (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 have a protective reason. For more information on tuning into you solar intuition see this post.
Hope this helps on your Empath journey.
Until next time
©Diane Kathrine at Empaths Empowered