I have often been asked on this blog questions such as: ‘how can I be of service to others?’ or ‘I want to help others, how should I do it?’ And, although I have replied to those who have asked these kind of questions, in comments, I decided to write a mini-post about it. I know I have already covered this topic, in other blog posts here, but as I know how much of a frustrating question it is to have within, I feel it needs addressing again.
It is an inbred trait for Empaths to want to help others, if only in an indirect way. And it can be incredibly soul-destroying, to the Empath, to see another suffering and not be able to help them. But it is through suffering that humans really learn and grow. It can also be an important rite of passage into spiritual consciousness. However, we all need help and direction at some point in our lives, no matter how evolved we are. And it is up to each person to seek out those answers for themselves and take self-responsibility. You will see those who don’t do this, in their continuation of the same life experiences.
Empaths do more for others than most, including themselves, will ever know. Simply listening to another is healing to the one being listened to (except for when another is repeating a victim-story, like a broken record. In these cases it is best to walk away as woe-is-me victims tend to be energy vampires). People don’t really listen anymore. Most are too busy thinking about their own story to hear what others are trying to say. This is why Empaths are so sought out, because they do listen. Also, in taking on and transmuting negative energies, Empaths are being of huge service. So, without even being aware, Empaths are helping others.
It has to be noted, that advice should only be given, when asked for. And, when it comes to giving advice, we can only give as much as we have learnt for ourselves. However, as Empaths tend to be more consciously aware of life and how the world ‘really’ works, not everyone will be ready to hear what one has to say and information may need to be spoon-fed.
But, in all, the best way to help others is by helping yourself to be the best you can be in body, mind and spirit (will cover this topic in another post). This in turn will naturally develop one’s personality and empathic traits for the better, enabling one to greater serve others.
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