Empathy (noun): The ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
Where it differs from sympathy, is the fact that an Empath can feel the feelings of another (If this reminds you of Mantis from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, you are on the right track) and not simply observe and feel kindness towards others.
Being an empath can be really tough; they feel others’ pains on a deeper level. As a result, they can do a lot of good to the people around them and to the world in general. Because of their special ability, they can physically relate to a person’s pain; and this does not mean they cringe every time they hear someone is hurt.
Consequently it drains a large part of their energy. As a result an Empath can often be overwhelmed and can often suffer from chronic fatigue and tiredness. Though they might seem like complicated individuals, once you come to know them, everything becomes clear. And if you know one of them, consider yourself fortunate and blessed.
The following 7 signs will help you determine if you are an empath:
1. You have “knowings” about things before they happen
You can sense omens. In 2004, Sarah dreamt about a terrifying tsunami while it was underway. She was drifting in outer space, observing a model of the Earth. Large portions of land gradually disappeared under water. Once awake, she knew something was amiss. The TV blared out the news of the hundreds of lives lost.
#SoulNote: Omens aren’t always negative.
Intuition has different ways of surfacing: uneasiness, fear, goosebumps, shivers, etc.
2. Certain situations freak you out
Empaths are overly sensitive. Things like loud noises, crowded environments, violence, often tend to weigh them down.
#SoulNote: Love will triumph.
In order to mature, you must learn to find positives in these environments instead of letting them scare you.
3. Your Bulls*it detector is always on point
You are perceptive to the aura of people around you. You can easily read into their body language, and identify the reason why somebody’s vibes are going haywire.
#SoulNote: Secrecy is the key. Be careful who you reveal this intimate information to.
This meter isn’t only there for you to brag of. If you recognize a negative aura, you must identify the cause of their sufferings. Send some healing their way.
4. You have clear visions
Your third eye is active. Empaths can transform their deepest desires or thoughts into clear visuals. This helps them understand the spiritual message better.
#SoulNote: Maintain a journal for visuals.
Sarah dreamt of her child when she was 16. He had curly blonde hair, and a British accent. 5 years later, I was engaged to a British man, and our two-year-old son was the exact replica of her vision.
5. You feel soul-to-soul connections with people
You deal in ‘forever’. The people in your life have a deep connection with you. Your relationship might even be akin to those of ‘twin flames’.
#SoulNote: Highly intuitive humans are magnets for the right energies. They look for people who can uplift, support, and be a strong part of their sensory experiences.
6. You feel the need to recharge with your own company
Empaths often tend to be introverts. They hardly indulge in ‘small talk’, or speak endlessly in meaningless conversations. It is important for their mental well-being to grant themselves some ‘me-time’. You could sit quietly, or have a one-person party: watch re-runs of F.R.I.E.N.D.S or sit staring into the sunset. Methods of recharging vary, but it is absolutely imperative for your trade.
#SoulNote: Me-time is a must for you. Use it wisely. (and no, Instagram is not me-time)
7. You’re a power manifestor and you know it
An empath deals with the energies of the Universe. You know the cosmos like the back of your hand. Irrespective of what life brings, you can harness the energy of nature and fight it. It is important to be aware of what you are invested in. What you make of your power, controls your fate.
#SoulNote: There is a volcano of sensitivity in you. You possess immense power. Use it wisely.