Inauthenticity and the Empath

Have you noticed that the level of untruths visible within the world is skyrocketing lately? But the strange thing is we can also see that people are blindly inhabiting this world of deception, fraud and dishonesty, as if it is the normal, acceptable thing to do.

In these current times, many Empaths are struggling with the countless pretenses we face in daily life. We have a strong awareness of the fact we are meant to live with integrity. We know we are not supposed to lie for personal gain or to manipulate others and, although we may strive each day towards bettering our-self and finding our truth, it becomes increasingly harder to do when all around us we see so much dishonesty and corruption.

In a world where silver-tongued fraudsters, who spin twisted webs of deceit, are rewarded for their outspoken dishonesty, and those who speak their truth get attacked or victimized, it is easy to understand why people are hesitant to live authentically. And because it seems many are content to bury their heads and not hear or accept real truths, it can feel like things will never change and only get worse.

This evident level of deceit has caused many Empaths frustration, unhappiness and a deep sense of disconnect from the real meaning of life. Everywhere we look truths are suppressed and lies are snowballing out of control. Empaths feel the energy of ‘the lie’ and are deeply affected by them, even when they don’t know what the lie is.

We are in a time where dishonesties are breeding more dishonesty and much of the populace are living in a state of cognitive dissonance. This is causing conflict and chaos within the Empath’s psyche, and is another reason some are so out-of-balance. Something will always feel off ‘energetically’ whilst the world is awash with hyped propaganda and disinformation, and can leave the Empath feeling anxious and physically drained.

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But it’s not just living under a disingenuous and power-corrupt establishment that creates imbalance within the Empath, simply being in the presence of inauthenticity can be enough to throw us into disarray.

As an Empath, when we spend time with someone who is not vibrating truthfully it affects us on many levels. When in the company of those whose words don’t match their vibrational energy, it can feel as if our brains have been scrambled. So much so, we may struggle to form a complete sentence when spending time with them. This mind-numbing effect is not caused because the other person is in any way evil, but because our Empathic antenna is picking up all is not what it seems. We are detecting that what this person is showing is not a true reflection of who they really are. Quite often this is because they are hiding deep inner pain. When anyone creates a fake persona, it is a way to hide a side from others that they believe will be rejected (or in some cases as a way to manipulate). Every human wants to feel special and loved, but because many feel unworthy or unlovable, they create a fictitious side to their personality and become inauthentic in their quest to be accepted.


When we come across inauthentic people, it is easy to believe we are getting energetically attacked because often that is exactly what it feels like. Our brain gets scrambled because we are reading contradictory energy. It can be seen as stumbling over words or our memory and thought process being unpleasantly affected. It can even cause illness, nervousness or anxiety. This ‘brain scrambling’ could be classed as a form of protection. Our brains are trying to make us aware that something is not right with the present energetic connection. We are not always given direct information about the nature of the contradiction, just a sign that something is off (it is up to us to learn to decipher our reactions). Anyone who is not emanating truthful vibes will put an Empath on high alert, even when we are not in imminent danger. Continue reading

It’s True! The Truth will Set you Free as an Empath!

Finding the truth of who you really are as an Empath is one of the hardest things you will face whilst on this path of awakening.

If you are struggling with the current shift happening in the world, or with being an Empath, I guarantee, one of the reasons is you are not facing your personal truth.

The person you see in the mirror is an accumulation of many fear-based emotions, untruths, rejections and painful events, built up from your personal history.

Ever heard the saying, ‘We’re not really upset about what we think we’re upset about?’ It means we’re not facing the true cause of our pain.

Finding your truth is not an overnight process. It can take years. At least it took me years and I’m still uncovering new stuff all the time.

It was part of my journey to go the long way round, perhaps, so I could share the information here.

So how did I make the discovery? That the truth really will set you free…? Through journaling.

When I was at my lowest ebb (part of my resistance to the a changing world and my Empath ways) I did not want to talk to anyone about what I was feeling inside. I believed it would make me appear weak and vulnerable. I felt frustrated that I was not in control of my emotions (When I discovered I was an Empath they made more sense) and, as I was not prepared to talk to anyone about it, I had to find a way to offload. I did this by journaling.

I came across journaling, quite by chance during a quest to improve my writing skills. In her book, Writing down the Bones, Natalie Goldberg explained: to hone one’s writing ability one should write every day. The idea was just to put pen to paper and see what came out. This is exactly what I did… Continue reading