Are you an Empath?
Empaths are highly sensitive to other peoples emotions as well as their pain if this sounds familiar here’s a few signs you might be one.
1. You have a deep sense of knowing
As an empath you may know things with out being told and this goes beyond hunches and gut feelings.
2. Sharing others emotions
Empaths tend to experence others emotions as their own, even feeling those emotions over text/computers and even across great distances.
3. Overwhelmed in public places
Empaths tend to find public places such as malls concerts and large public gatherings overwhelming as well as highly draining.
4. Lie Detectors
As empaths we are highly attuned to peoples energy’s and aura’s this means we can sense the emotional and energetic fluctuations of an individual that means that an empath knows when a person is lying based on this subconscious input. This also means that an empath will know if a person is saying one thing and thinking another it also means that they know when others are masking their emotions.
5. Sharing Physical Symptoms
Depending on the strength of the empath it is common to experience the physical symptoms of the illness and pain of others especially if they are close to them.
6. Need for Solitude
Because being an empath is overwhelming we tend to seek quiet, Sequestering them selves with as much peace and quiet as possible to seek tranquillity.
7. Prone to mood swings
Because they have to deal with not only their own emotions but those of others empaths tend to have a lot of mood swings as they hate having to hide their moods.
8. Appears shy, disconnected and aloof
Though for the most part it is unintentional empaths will sometimes appear aloof and disconnected sometimes shy, this can be a subconscious way to protect themselves from being overwhelmed by others emotions and energies.
9. Strong desire to be in nature and around pets/animals
Empaths find that being nature and around pets tends to calm them down far better than just being alone. The energies that being in nature produce clears the invading energies of other people, being around pets such as cats and dogs produce a similar effect as cats will sense the empaths distress and seek to bring comfort, a cats purr will produce a relaxation effect. Where as dogs will simply cuddle and produce a relaxing protective energy.
10. Digestive disorders anxiety and fatigue
Empaths will suffer from digestive disorders, Irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers cramps, Anxiety and fatigue, this is due to the high amount of stress they are put through on a daily basis.
Being an Empath isn’t easy we are constantly being bombarded by everyone around us weather intentional or not. However by virtue of what we are we tend to get involved in bad relationships with out realising what we are entering into, the desire for an empath to heal and help is strong and for the empath falling into relationships with Narsistic persons is common, I’ll cover that in another post.
Not only do we have signs if you are an Empath but there are also types of empaths a person can be one or many, I my self have connection with six out of the seven types,
Types of Empaths
1. Emotional Empath
The most common form of empathy, where The empath picks up the emotions of others around them and feels the effects of those emotions as if they owned them. This is where an empath differs from a Clairsentient, because the clairsentient feels the emotions of others without taking on those emotions or owning them. The empath however goes into other people’s emotions, deeply experiencing them in their own emotional body. With skill, the empath can change their empathic ability into the clairsentient ability by disallowing others’ emotions such intimate resonance in their own being.
2. Physical Empath
Have you ever witnessed a psychic with a skill for health readings pick up the energy of other people’s bodies? Whether it is just a sore neck, an injured leg, or something more serious, this ability is classed as a form of medical empathy, whereby the reader experiences another’s physical complaints briefly in their own body for the purpose of providing help during a reading. Some mediums can do this also when communicating with a loved one in spirit, by experiencing the health difficulties present when they passed over. This is often used to confirm that the medium is picking up the right spirit and can be a great comfort to those being read.
3. Claircognizant Empath
This form of empathy blends with the psychic ability of Claircognizance (the ability to just know things) when dealing with other people. This kind of empath will simply pick up information off other people by being around them, as in simply knowing all kinds of things without being told those things. The claircognizant empath often knows when someone is lying. Crystal (aura) people have this ability in spades. One glance at someone can give them all kinds of insight into a person, and no lie will get by them because they can hear your intentions as you speak. They resonate to others energetic field, and through this resonation they can read the energy of others very easily.
4. Plant Empath
Do you have a special empathy for plants? The flora or plant empath certainly does and can sense plants needs, such as where a plant may like to sit and with which other plants. They may even communicate with them more intimately. I like to thinks of the trees whispering in Tolkien’s ‘Middle Earth’ and the beings who could communicate with plants, like the elves – were certainly flora empaths. Even though this skill is represented in fiction as a magic power, plenty of average humans are plant empaths and plenty more could open this skill with a bit of practice.
5. Animal Empath
Similar to a flora empath but with animals. Surely those of us with animals have at least a bit of this sense. Of course animals are telepathic so it isn’t difficult to communicate with them or send them messages. It is unusual however if an animal talks back, or telepathically initiates a message. They may do so if asked, but usually will not unless there is a pressing need. Those who can hear these messages may find they are being asked that something change in the animals life. I have been surprised in the past by animal messages from pets that did not belong to me. If their owners are not empaths, the animal will explain a situation to me instead, which is sad that they have to resort to this. It can seem very unreal when this happens.
6. Medium Empath
A medium empath is a medium who feels the emotions of spirits who have crossed over. This empath feels it deeply and is affected by such emotions. An ordinary medium can communicate and sometimes see spirits; the medium empath however has a very strong sense of the emotions and is drawn in by them.
7. Geomantic Empath
This is an interesting one because those with this ability are tuning into the earth in such a way that they can sense and be alerted to a pending natural disaster like an earthquake, perhaps subconsciously reading the energy signals and changes coming from the earth. Some people simply know when disasters are happening, like floods not far away. They may in fact be channeling or sensing in ways other than empathy, so it is not only certain empaths who can be alerted to disasters as they happen or even before hand.