A question for Empaths
updated by @rene: 09/18/17 01:21:02PM
i remember just one time i felt that i could sense someone off a post that was probably accurate. as for invasion of privacy if you think about it empaths invade everyones privacy since they essentially peer into someones deeper emotions/intentions energetically so if you are an empath you invade privacy all the time.
but idk i cant really tell if my intuition about a sense off a post is right but profile picture if you sense something from that i would say it is probably accurate.
Don't worry, I think most of us are fellow thinkers and wonderers too
As for your question; I do feel people that way as well, without trying to... It is strange how our perceptions do this without trying, whereas others are far more oblivious. I especially get a sense of who someone is if I look into his or her eyes, even just in a picture.
I can relate to the feeling of "invasion of privacy." But I also believe that we're meant to be empathic for various reasons, and that we are typically also gifted with being caring and kind (due to high levels of sensitivity), so that we can use these gifts for good purposes. It's not as though we choose to be this way, but I've never found a more "real" group of people than this community, so in that way these gifts give back to us. Our eyes are more open in a lot of ways, compared to the average human being
That's very interesting.. to wonder what you feel like. I wonder what I feel like, too.. I want to see myself the way that people see me, but I feel like that's impossible, since I am a chameleon type of empath.
I do the same thing. I have never looked at it like invading their privacy. I have no power where my insight takes me. and my intention, when I do realize I am 'there', is to see if I can help in any way... Sometimes it is just about observing... usually always there is a life lesson involved for me as well.
Mine is on overdrive right now, I am on another forum for another situation in my life.. and right now.. I am just having it coming to me in waves... so, ya, it happens... just from reading someones words or seeing a picture...
I read a book many, many years ago, about this woman who could supposedly channel dead composers & write music. (N.B. it was the time before Google and YouTube, so back then I believed it all, but have since heard some of the music on YouTube and it was not very Chopin etc.... Still....). At one point she asked those composers what heaven is like - and they said - 'In heaven everyone is psychic, and knows, feels and sees everything. As such for some people coming up there initially heaven is hell, as they cannot hide behind masks and or lies anymore....' It kinda made sense to me, and still does.
I guess most people would not mind if you feel their positive energy anyway, it is mostly about their negative energies that they might feel invaded. I rarely talk to e.g. my clients about what I fell though. For one I am never 100% sure if it is accurate, and I do not want to be insensitive either - 'Oh, you are very depressed again today!' . So I just take feeling such energies as a query for healing, which I channel for them.
As for social media posts I do not always feel something (maybe I am subconsciously blocking some stuff out, to not get overwhelmed?), but I think to have quite a good BS detector. Especially hanging about in a lot of spiritual forums, I usually feel/ understand quite quickly if someone has been brainwashed/ in a cult, or is a wanna be (manipulative) guru... The same way that I have gotten better at identifying narcissists over the years. But with sociopaths and narcissist I'd argue it is no invasion of privacy at all, rather it is a self-defense/ self-protection ability.... Reversely I am relatively good at telling if someone has a sensible, spiritual head on their shoulders (but maybe that is just them agreeing with what I believe? - lol).
Love and Light!