Ever Wondered Why You Continue to Suffer as an Empath?


Have you tried all types of grounding or protective techniques, as an Empath, and find nothing works? Or have you found you are more negatively affected when spending time around certain people than you ever have been?

Have you considered the possibility that you may be suffering with leaky aura syndrome?

Most Empaths come to realize they have a leaky aura when they experience near-constant exhaustion, after spending little time around people. The grounding and protection techniques, they try, don’t make any difference to how they feel or experience the emotional energy of others. They may have even become so sensitive that they struggle to enjoy life.

Anyone whose auric field is congested, particularly with negative energy, may eventually develop auric permeability. But it is not just negative energy that causes the problem. In fact, when a person’s aura is permeable the problem often originated within the body. The biggest contributors are excessive stress, emotional pain, poor lifestyle choices, bad people, toxic environments and food.

After a lifetime of being Sensitive, and the challenges that go with it, the Empath’s body becomes less resilient (especially evident after the age of thirty). A weakened body weakens the energy field and is a major contributor to leaky aura.

The auric field is affected by your thoughts, feelings, actions and words. And because of the law of attraction, depending on the way you think and feel will determine what you draw into your life.

If as an Empath, you have leaky aura syndrome, and are unaware of it, you have little control over what you attract. You will struggle to protect yourself from the low-level vibrations in your environment; they seep into your energy field even when you work to stop them. You then vibrate at this same frequency, drawing in more of the same.

Even without a leaky aura, Empaths pick up the energy from those they connect with. They will always feel negative or residual energy, inauthenticity, low moods, dark people and bad vibes, but when this energy is experienced in excessive amounts, it is an indicator one has leaky aura syndrome.

The Aura

The human aura emanates around us like a luminous egg-shaped sheath. The vibration of this energetic shield is fine and subtle. It is magnetic and draws in both negative and positive energy.

When you have leaky aura syndrome, your energy leaks out and the energy from others seeps in. This energy then becomes etched within your auric field.  It is a progressive condition that develops over time. However, once the ill effects are experienced, the aura is often already weakened.

Another common problem that may trigger the condition is when the aura recedes.

Because of their sensitivity, and the way they experience energy, many Empaths develop a receded aura.

By experiencing deep hurt and rejection, or if something or someone made them feel unloved or unworthy, it can be a knee-jerk reaction to retract the energy field. Like retreating into a shell, as way to prevent themselves from getting hurt again. They may want to be invisible and untouchable. This compelling intention, to be unseen, causes the aura to recede, especially when one’s desire to stay invisible becomes more than a temporary state.

When the aura shrinks it destabilizes. Just think about it: when you experience an expansion in your energy field you feel free and empowered. When you are withdrawn or excessively introvert, and your aura has dissipated, you feel broken and weak. A receded aura is prelude to permeability.

Leaky aura is bad news on many levels. The frantic energy mix within the aura, which ensues as a result of absorbing others’ energy, often becomes toxic. And is another reason many Empaths become excessively influenced or drained by certain people. When one has a leaky aura, the energies of those in close proximity are drawn in with a ‘seemingly magnetic force’.

One of the biggest indications of having leaky aura syndrome is if you remember a time when you weren’t so badly affected by being in the presence of others. When your aura is weakened, you take on so much more than you should. Which can affect you physically and mentally.

When healing leaky aura syndrome, we have to uncover where the initial disturbance lies. If it is simply a problem of an energy overload, that made the aura overly porous, then one of the many energy balancing techniques would fix the problem, click here and here.

The mind, body and spirit are connected. When one goes out of balance it tends to push the others out too. Uncovering the problem, that caused leaky aura syndrome, takes investigation. Until you address the cause, it will be difficult to restore your aura to equilibrium, and you will always struggle being around the energy of others and any type of negativity.

Every Empath experiences it differently, but leaky aura syndrome is never a pleasant thing to endure. When suffering, you tend to feel constantly dissatisfied, rundown or out-of-sorts and, until you heal, it is difficult to become empowered as an Empath.

If you want to see more of the symptoms of leaky aura syndrome click here

Because many Empaths have discovered it is a weakened aura that has caused many of their problems, and because it is a complex subject, I wrote a book on the condition. It is written for the Empath, and is aimed at uncovering the cause and finding a solution. If you are interested in discovering more about it click here.

Otherwise, there are many posts on this blog aimed at helping the Empath find balance.

Here’s a post that might help you with energy realignment.

Hope this helps on your Empath Journey.

Until next time.


©Diane Kathrine






16 thoughts on “Ever Wondered Why You Continue to Suffer as an Empath?

  1. I forget where it is but u have an article that says “empaths r

    introverted narcissists”

    , do ur research first before u post because u have a lot of useful information for empaths but this article especially is untrue and harmful…the difference between an empath and a narcissist is a narcissist intends on bad intentions to better their situation, empaths are really sensitive and they want to fix people and have good intentions ONLY. It’s impossible for the narcissist to empathize. They’ll move to their next victim once the empath breaks away from them in no time at all. There are many articles that are informational and available about this. They also say that Empaths Attract Narcissists, and it’s a very toxic combination. he more the empath gives, the more the narcissist takes, and feels powerful and manipulates the empath to control him/her more so the empath gives more~ the cycle is very toxic. If the empath is in a relationship long enough with a narcissist, they take on narcissistic qualities~ how do I know? I’m an empath and was in an almost 8 year relationship with one, but didn’t realize he was narcissistic/a narcissist …I’m also a clairsentient and a telepathist. I also have bffs and a boy friend (I’ve been broken up with my ex almost a year btw) now who are psychic. I know you have good intentions and are an empath…just be careful though.


    and Empath shouldn’t be in the same sentence. An empath should NEVER be identified as one. It’s impossible, they are higher vibration, the other is very low vibration~ scum of the earth if I do say so myself.
    Light and Love to you.

    • Hi Resilency,

      This comment left me confused.

      Did you read the article ‘Is the Empath Really an Introvert Narcissist’? Because the post is referring to an article I came across (scientific paper) that compared some of the known traits of an Empath (indirectly) to an introvert narcissist.

      My post explains how some of the traits could be confused. But ultimately it is making the point how an Empath is NOT an introvert narcissist.

      Here is a link to the post: https://theknowing1.wordpress.com/2016/01/19/could-the-empath-be-an-introvert-narcissist/

      Thanks for sharing 🙂

      • to be honest, I’m too emotionally connected to the word I’m desperately trying to detach from, so I didn’t read the article among other articles that have similar subjects in order to protect myself. How long have you been an empath? I was born psychic, but it was so infrequent, one feeling every 3-5 months, that I just thought I was cursed…after I had the two strokes, I get 30+ feelings a day, and it just started a lil over a year ago, but not all at once…initially it started out as just an empath, then more abilities came…I couldn’t read pics last Feb. Now I can read them like I’ve been doing it for years…and telepathy? all I can tell you are my dreams are very accurate and validated by non-psychic friends. I have 2 bff friends whom are psychic and they also validated what I said. Good Article btw

  2. Aloha Diane,

    Thank you for your blog! You are one of the few Empath’s I’ve encountered that seems to have an idea on how to heal my “leaky aura.” I do a grounding/protection meditation every morning and throughout the day and I still feel drained/out-of-sorts around people. Like your blog states, I did not see the physical effects of this until I turned 30, and I have been going through stomach issues for the past 2.5 years…I just bought your book and am looking forward to learning more.

    Happy Holidays!


  3. At the beginning of the year I found out that there is a name for what I was feeling all this time. I just had a new experience which I would just like to find out whether there is a connection with being an empath or not. I don’t have anyone who can relate with me.
    I am visiting a friend of mine and each day since I have arrived I have been experiencing some kind of outer body experience – but from his side.
    For example I see him standing behind me and I can feel him wanting to kiss me. I get that feeling of close-ness. Like he wants to be closer to me or be more intimate.
    I am not saying this can be romantic wise, it could be just as friends.
    Is this experience part of being an empath or not?

    • Hi Karin,

      The main trait of an Empath is feeling and experiencing other people’s emotions, but there are also many other traits that come with being Sensitive. So although your experience isn’t directly an ‘associated Empath trait’, it is not to say you are not an Empath.

      There are some, but not all, Empaths who have psychic intuitive attributes, some stronger than others. Thoughtbombing is also another common ability (experiencing others’ thoughts) which some do without even realising, which I suppose is a form of telepathy.

      The journey of an Empath is certainly an unusual one. I totally understand you not having anyone to relate to, as people don’t tend to understand what they don’t themselves experience.

      Hope this helps.

      Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • I’ve felt that before many times. Not sure what it falls under but I’m an empath, clairsentient, and telepathist. It’s gross if u don’t feel the same way lol. You can always message me if u like. I’m on 1x a day sometimes, and discontinued my data on my phone, cuz I get psychic feelings through the internet, and I try to protect myself.

  4. Hello Diane, I have been reading your blog with great interest. For a long time, I have been wondering why am I so easily affected by the emotion of people around me. I have found that I share many characteristics of an Empath. Which, given the sound of it that is slightly beyond science, scared me. But at the same time, a part of me felt relieved. If I am one, it would mean that I am not as strange as I had been thinking of myself.

    I have discovered now that I am definitely a HSP, but I am not entirely sure if I am an Empath. Would you mind answering a few question that I have?

    1. What is the line to draw that define Empath feom HSP? I have read a few articles about the difference between the two, but I’m still very much unsure.

    2. I am very interested to read your books. Which one would you recommend me to read first, for a person that is not even sure yet, if she is an Empath.

    3. I have tried to buy the kindle version of ‘7 secrets of the sensitive’ and ‘Empath Awakening’ but Amazon says ‘This title is not currently available for purchase’. Normally I would not mind buying a paper back at all, but I currently live in China. Shipping a package here would take a few weeks, and it might not arrive at all. If you can advise me on how to buy a kindle versions, that would be very lovely.

    Thank you

    • Hi Zara,

      Although there are many attributes to an Empath the main trait that defines them is their ability to feel other people’s emotions. It may take them a while to realise this because they themselves feel such powerful emotions. Learning to discern between theirs and others’ feelings can be tricky in the early days.

      Many, if not most, Empaths, myself included, also have traits of a HSP.

      7 Secrets of the Sensitive is a good all-round book for the newly awakened Empath, and beyond. It acts as a guide and offers ways to make Empath life easier and happier. The Empath Awakening is a more basic version for those who know little about the ways of an Empath.

      To purchase my books on Kindle, you have to go to the Amazon Kindle store in your country. I’m not sure why they won’t let you download them from the American site. I put on the link for the American Amazon on my blog, as that is where most my readers are from.

      Hope this helps you and best of luck on your journey.

      Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. I agree with you: “what re-balances one Empath won’t necessarily work for another”. In my experience, Reiki has proven very effective. It is part of my life and I don´t feel vulnerable anymore. I feel protected wherever I go. Even in really adverse energetic conditions (every week I canalize reiki for people with cancer) I effectively draw on this energy healing method. If I suddenly feel affected in my aura, I recourse to it quickly. Maybe some of your readers could give it a try and, who knows, find a wonderful tool.

    Hugs from Mexico.

    • Hi Tina,

      For each Empath it is different. We may all have similar ‘Empathic traits’ but what weakens each of us can be different. For example: One Empath may have had a deep-set insecurities developed from feelings of unworthiness as a child, another may have taken an excess of recreational drugs, another has unbalanced chakras, one suffers with an undiagnosed autoimmune condition, another endured an excess of stress in adult life or a combination of many things, etc. (This is the reason for the book.) On my blog there are many posts aimed at helping an Empath find balance and alert them to what could result in weakness of their body, mind or spirit (and thus leaky aura).

      It is important to tune into one’s own intuition and use discernment when reading any information regarding healing. What’s right for one isn’t always right for another. The links on the post will take you to posts that are a good starting point. If you have any questions about anything feel free to ask. Or you can inbox me privately through my Facebook page (link on side bar).


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