The main aspect of being an Empath is that they can feel, and often experience, the emotions of others. The Empath can tell when another is feeling nervous, when one is angry or sad. They enter shopping centres, or busy peopled places, and feel an array of strange sensations, that are coming off others, wash over them. This is due to their gift of being able to feel…
Granted, not all Empaths consider the ability to experience every Tom, Dick and Harry’s emotional energy as a gift. In fact, some would say quite the opposite. But that is often because they haven’t either yet figured out what it’s for or they still have their own issues or physical imbalances to work through (which may take some time).
Before they become aware of their birthright, some Empaths may not give much thought to all they experience, energetically, because what they feel happens so naturally. It is not something they force, nor do they have to work at it. They may go through life assuming everyone experiences the same ‘stuff, not realizing what they ‘feel’ is unique to them and part of Empath life.
But once the Empath’s eyes are open to their incredible traits and abilities they have, they can’t unsee them. All those ‘feelings’ finally have an explanation.
Other than their ability to sense the emotions of others, most Empaths also have incredible intuition…
Empath intuition comes in many forms, but for most it comes as strong gut sensations, having the ability to read others, or just having a ‘knowing’ about future outcomes.
Empath 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.
Some ignore their gut-feelings (Knowing) for many reasons: Maybe they want to see the best in others, or perhaps they don’t believe in their intuition as much as they should. But every Empaths gut-feelings are there to warn, serve and protect from experiencing anything they don’t need to (you already take on enough as it is).
The strong sense of intuition an Empath has is both their guide and their best friend.
They may question their intuition, especially if it does not fit in with what their mind wants, but they would be wise to listen to it.
Strong urges, feelings, premonitions or notions in any shape or form, happen for a reason and it is in one’s best interest to take heed of them.
The reason behind them may not be revealed for days, weeks, months or even years but they will have a purpose that will eventually reveal itself. For more information on tuning into Empath intuition see this post.
Another one of the many traits an Empath has is the ability to feel the energy of the days of the week.
If you love the energy of a Saturday morning, because of it feels calm, peaceful and uplifting but are not so keen on the energy of Sunday evening, there’s a reason for that too…
Empaths pick up on collective energy.
The start of the weekend, when the majority are off work, can feel deliciously freeing. Late weekends, however, (Sunday evening for example) has that heavy vibe as people prepare to return to jobs they dislike or even dread doing.
Some Empaths will blame their workday feelings on their own job dissatisfaction, not realizing they are picking up on the energy of those around them.
But not only do some Empaths have the ability to feel energy but they can also see it.
I remember, from an early age, seeing energy fields (auras), around the animate and inanimate, without even trying.
I loved lying on the grass, on a warm summer’s day, and watching the hazy energy around the trees as they swayed gently in the breeze. I assumed this was something everyone could see/do.
It was only in adulthood, that I discovered not everyone could see energy fields. I realized it was just another trait of being Sensitive to energy.
The Empath’s ability to see or feel energy can strengthen or weaken with passing years, depending on life circumstances. But they have these traits for a reason, and a great part of Empath life is figuring them out and learning how they can guide them towards the life they were born to lead.
Until next time
©Diane Kathrine at Empaths Empowered