Empaths have a strong sense of integrity and they know a lie when they feel it. They also know they shouldn’t lie for personal gain or to manipulate others. Their goal in life may be to live in complete authenticity, but find it difficult to do in a world where dishonesty and corruption are more readily accepted than the truth.
We live in a time where silver-tongued fraudsters are rewarded, and those who speak their truth often get attacked. And because of this, many are afraid of showing who they are or what they believe in.
While the world is filled with deceit and disinformation, something will always feel off to an Empath. But it’s not just living under a corrupt establishment that creates a sense of unease, simply being in the presence of inauthenticity throws the Empath into disarray.
When in the company of those whose words don’t match their vibration, the Empath’s brain tends to scramble. So much so, they may struggle to form a coherent sentence. This mind-numbing effect is caused by the ‘Empathic antenna’ sensing all is not what it seems. It is detecting a person is not showing a true reflection of who they are.
In most cases, when someone creates a fake persona, it is a way to hide a side they believe will be rejected. Every human wants to feel special and loved. And if someone feels unworthy, they may create a ‘face’ they hope will be accepted.
But inauthenticity breeds and feeds. And an initial quest to ‘fit in’ can escalate, over time, into a darker manipulative personality.
When an Empath encounters inauthentic people they may, initially, assume it is their own insecurities creating the ‘freeze effect’. When it is really a brain scramble caused by the contradictory energy they pick up.
Brain scramble can cause: confusion, stumbling over words, nervousness, and anxiety. It can also cause a stall in the memory, where names, places and events get temporarily erased from the mind
I believe this ‘brain scrambling’ is a form of protection. The brain is alerting us to an inconsistency, or contradiction, within the energy connection. Or, in other words, it is alerting us to lies. We don’t always know the nature of the lie, but just that something is off with what the other is saying.
It is becoming obvious that these current times are all about finding one’s truth and purpose. Lies are being exposed because it is time for everyone to start living authentically (Sadly, this will probably take some time).
During this period, whilst the world is in such upheaval, many Empaths have found staying away from people and hiding out in their sanctuaries is a more healthy way to live. Not only does spending time alone allow for freedom and authenticity, it is also essential for growth. Staying away from the noise of negativity and distraction, helps an Empath evolve.
Discomfort serves a purpose; without it we would not pursue progression.
So, although you are living in difficult and conflicting times, the inauthenticity of others can serve the Empath in many ways. You just have to trust the process. Know that all you experience is pushing you in the direction of something magical. Trust your gut and keep walking through your storm.
The following post will offer more insights: Why Empaths Freeze Around Inauthentic People.
Until next time.