I would never normally share two posts within one week, but when I came across this article, I got quite excited and wanted to share it with you.
Empath traits are seldom talked about by anyone other than Empaths. So, to find an article that was published in the MailOnline about the subject made me giddy as a Kipper.
It seems synchronistic with my last post about the Empath Awakening, that we are now seeing it discussed in the mainstream.
I’m sure you’ll read it yourself, but the article claims that our Empath traits are a form of synesthesia:
Synesthesia is a perceptual phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. People who report a lifelong history of such experiences are known as synesthetes.
To put synesthesia into laymen’s terms, when someone hears poetry or song, they may see shapes, colours or patterns. For an Empath, however, they feel other people’s emotions as if their own.
I have written extensively in my books about how an Empath’s brain works in relation to experiencing heightened emotions via the limbic system, which apparently has a significant influence on the synesthetic process.
Although, I don’t want to get hung up on ‘labels’ and I believe the traits of an Empath has far more to do with than just being a ‘condition’, it is reassuring to know that it is now recognized as a very real phenomena and not some woo-woo topic.
It also means that we get to talk about the subject more freely. Many Empaths, myself included, don’t talk openly about what we feel and experience for the reason we can sense the disbelief or judgements in others (people find it difficult to believe in a] what they don’t themselves experience, and b] topics not being talked about in the mainstream). Which can in itself be draining as well as disappointing.
All in all, I’d say it is a good day for the Empaths!
So, that’s it for me today.
Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend.