Are You An Empath?
Have you ever felt anxious or sad but you're not sure where it's coming from? You may end up finding out that someone near you was feeling anxious or sad and you were actually just picking up on their energy, which could mean you're an empath. Empaths have the ability and higher awareness of energy to pick up on the emotions and feelings of others. They are very tuned into the energy of other people around them and have a keen sense of the subtler energy that many other people can't feel. Also, if you're an empath, you may have an awareness of the collective pain of humanity and the Earth and all other creatures, and you can feel very connected to other beings. You may find yourself to be very sensitive to not only other beings' pain but also toxic or unhealthy behaviour from other people. Wolf Sister, who was interviewed by Hannah Ewens from Vice says that she found out she was an empath when she started out on a spiritual journey exploring meditation and other spiritual practices. A psychic happened to tell her that she was very empathic which lead her to get a Reiki attunement and start energy healing.
Using Reiki, which is the transmission of universal energy to help release energy blockages in the subtle energy body, Wolf Sister helps people on their healing journey. She even tends to find out that many people she sees are empaths too like Hannah found out she was in her healing session with Wolf Sister. During an energy healing or Reiki session, the Reiki practitioner will use crystals and other tools of divination to help bring their client into more of a sense of alignment and balance. They will place their hands over or on different areas of the body to concentrate on sending healing energy and awareness to those places. The client may feel a release which may lead them to feel emotions that have been pent up in the body which is most often the cause of these energy blockages. They may cry or feel angry or feel a sense of unjustness like Hannah did during her session. Any release that happens helps the client become more aware of their own emotions and energy which puts them more in touch with themselves which is the whole purpose of any healing session.
If you feel like naturally adapt to the energy of other people around you, this could also be a clue that you are an empath. You may also go as far as making sure that everyone else is comfortable, but you should never do this at the expense of yourself. So if you do feel like you resonate with the video from Vice and you feel as though you could be an empath too, there are some things you may want to consider. Since empaths are very kind and generous people, if you think you're an empath you may want to protect yourself from those who would take advantage of this. Always embrace your empathic nature, but also be very discerning and trust your gut intuitions about people, places and situations. If you feel like someone or something isn't right for you, or you feel sick or very anxious, that's your own body giving you signs that something isn't in your highest good. Always trust this. It's also important to set boundaries and take time for yourself so that you're not taking on too much of other people's stuff. Watch the entire video from Vice on Facebook and see if you resonate with being an empath.***
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