What's new in the Empath Community? December 2013
updated by @eliselebeau: 01/13/17 12:32:48AM
I have been working on my resource page for Empathsfor over 8 years now. And it has gone through a lot of "improvements", some better than others.
Recently, I started to feel that it was easy to get lost in all the "resources" to the point where you don't really know where to start.
Empaths are usually overwhelmed in the beginning and I really want to make it easy for them to figure this out, one step at a time. So I came up with this simple strategy:
You're already doing 4) which is about connecting to other empaths, but I wonder if you have gone through steps 1 to 3?
What helped you get through these different stages?
How do you feel about this strategy? Would it have helped you when you realized that you were an Empath?
These are the specific ways I recommend to move through this process:
I'd love to hear about your experience!
The Empath Community is offering you a unique opportunity to experience the power of energy healing!
Join Elise for a deeply transforming session of energy work on those stubborn physical symptom of illness that haven't responded to traditional treatment. Elise has been practicing energy healing for over 10 years and she has developed a protocol to work with large crowds.
To read more about Elise's energy healing work:
PS: Please joins the call a couple of minutes before it starts so you don't miss the instructions!
Time:November 13, 2013 from 6:30pm - 7:00pm PST
Dial-in Number: 1-267-507-0240
Conference Code: 417282
This event is a fund raising activity for the Empath Community web site. We encourage you to donate according to your means by using theDonatebutton on the front page.
See you there!
The first time will be in November. Register here:
The first time will be in November. Register here:
Read the instructions here:
You can use anything that can dial in a phone number (cell, land line, Skype credits, etc).
We are ON! Here is the registration page for the Energy Healing event for Empaths:
I think I found a time that will work for both East Cost, West coast and everyone in between.
PS: Jonny, I avoided the weekend!
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The first healing event will be in November. Register here:
I've been thinking about having an Energy Healing event just for the EC. Because we are so sensitive, empaths tend to respond really well to energy healing for symptoms/illness that are "stuck".
Here's some background on the kind of healing I do:
I have done these over a conference call and I can handle a fairly large group of people. For an Empath Community event, I would not provide the energy healing reports but the healing received is exactly the same, no matter how many people show up. I have developed a system that allows me to tune into everybody on the call.
This would be a free event but you would have to dial in to my phone conference, which means a long distance call for our European friends. Some people buy Skype credit to call the US number which is a lot cheaper
Before I organize one of these for the EC, I'd like to know:
1) Is that an event that you would be interested to see here?
2) What are days and times that works for you (the wider the range the better)? Please include your timezone!
We're super excited to have two new readers join our Made by Empathfundraising store!
PS: The EC receives a donation every time you register for a reading
Angel offers (most appropriately) Angel Card readings
My name is Angel and it is my desire to help you connect with the Angels and their messages through Angel Card Readings. I'm offering a 2 Question reading that involves the use of Doreen Virtue's ArchAngel Deck and connection to the spirit realm to deliver your reading.
Sometimes the Angels may have more to say in a different area of your life, so don't be surprised if you get a little extra! I'm doing this because this is what I believe in and it is my desire to spread hope, love and encouragement. So what do I believe? I believe that Angels are always around us giving us hope, support, encouragement and love.
I believe that life is filled with many trials, and with one trial there there are many possibilities,but most important, I believe that on our journey through this life, we are never alone.
Snake Medicine offers Astrological readings
This reading will provide an explanation of the life patterns represented by each of the planets in your birth horoscope. This is determined by the planets positions by zodiac sign and house, and their relationships to one another. This can reveal insights into many facets of your life, including (but not limited to):
* Your empathic and/or intuitive strengths
* Your emotional style
* How you come across to others
* Major life and career challenges/opportunities
* Your approach to relationships
You can register for a readinghere
Join us for our next Empath Community event: Give a Reading, Get a Reading
Get a reading from another member and provide one to them! Readings are provided by members like you who want to practice their skills.
A moderator will match you with another member so that you can exchange readings in private chat. All skill levels welcome!
Never done a reading? Here's your chance to try it and see how it goes! We foster a fun, relaxed and supportive atmosphere for those who want to explore their empath skills.
PS: This event is a member to member reading event. There will be no coaching or teaching during the event. We just want you to have fun trying it out
There we go! I figured out how to scale down the image a bit so it's not taking over your profile picture! Whoohoo!
Score! I'm glad you like it
Although I wish the heart badge did not block out Tony's painting or make it look like you have a huge lollypop on your left hand, Jonny! LOL!
Hehehehe, now we BOTH have a <3
Yeah, i'm looking for some kind of count down timer so we can all synchronize our time zones!
The Janitor sees no spills on the ground
I find comforting that the EC has survived so much, mostly thanks to our dedicated moderators, so that it can be that place where we can always come back to in times of need. It's also funny how the groups have become a sort of extension now where people can keep growing in their own directions.
More <hugs> on top of Roxanne's pile...
I feel that when this happens, it's triggered by a self preservation mechanism. Nature is at work, trying to protect you from over exerting yourself emotionally when it might completely drain you.
When I touch the energy around the events you are describing, where you felt you empath skills fading, I feel it was just to protect your heart, pulling away from too much exposure to difficult emotions.
I don't feel this is a reason for concern. When your heart is strong, this will all come back
I'm (finally) getting around to writing a book for empaths. One of my intentions is that anyone who reads it will find something that resonates with them. Although I talk about my own experiences, I would like the content to reflect not only what happened to me, but also what happened to all kinds of empaths in all kinds of situation.
That's why I'd like to hear about YOUR experiences. I want to include small snippets in certain chapter to broaden the range of what describes the empath experience.
PS: If I decide to use your post in my book, I will contact you directly to get your permissions. It can be done anonymously, signed with your Empath Community member name or with your real name. Your choice!
Soooooo, here's what I'm curious about:
What was your first experience using the Technique 1 in the Empath Survival Program?
How often do you use it to untangle yourself from the emotions of others?
Is there one particular time where you were blown away by the results?
Answer any of them, or all of them, or only one. Short paragraph or long story (that I may need to edit). I want to hear it all!
Message from Elise
It feels like being an Empath is always a "work in progress". We come and go through the good days and the bad ones. Some moments shine with a sense of finally understanding who we are, while others are overwhelming and discouraging.
It's in those dark moments that the Empath Community matters the most! Write a blog post to unburden your soul, join a new group to broaden your experience or greet a new member who needs to know she's not alone...
Super Contributors - Here's your badge!
Super Contributors are the life line of our community. They lend a helping hand to new members, answers questions, post comments and truly make us feel "at home". You can recognize them by their "heart" badge, since they truly are he heart of the EC.
Made By Empaths
You can offer your services and hand made items, pick up a book written by one of our members or fill your home with original art work born from an Empath's perspective on the world!
We will be reviewing submissions to have your product/service in the store by August 21st (for inclusion in September). So send them in!
Featured Private Reading
Everyone is intuitive. But we all run into dark corners where we need a little help finding clarity, especially when it comes to our spiritual journey. My readings describe what I pick up from you, through my empath and intuitive skills. Please note that I am not psychic and I cannot predict the future. But I can help revealblockages or obstacles so you can correct the present
Elise and the EC mods
Our community is built on the time and energy that our members put into it. Every time you ask or answer a question, post a suggestion or a digital hug, you make this place what it really is: a special kind of "home" for empaths.
We want to recognize the people who are making this place feel like home. So you will start to see (maybe on your profile picture!) our new badges of gratitude!
The Super Contributor Badge is awarded to members who have significantly contributed to the EC. It might be a new member who has been very active in the last few months, or an old timer who has been here since the dawn of time in our little universe, that means after 2007).
The Private Reader Badge is awarded to members of the Empath Community who are providing private readings in the Made By Empathstore.
There's probably hundreds of people who deserve these badges RIGHT NOW so we'll be playing catch up and awarding them a few at a time each month. If you have made a donation with a different email than your member email, please let me know so I can update your Supporter badge!
This place would not exist without you.
You have our most profound gratitude!
Elise & the EC mods
Do you ever wish you could get help on your spiritual/empath/intuitive/psychic journey, when you hit a roadblock? Not just from anyone, but from a trusted member of the Empath Community?
Now you can! We officially have private readings available in our Made by Empaths store!
Elise and Nocturne's Angel have agreed to be our guinea pigs to work out the logistics. The readers and their services will be updated every month, so stay tuned for even more types of readings in September!
PS: Want to become aproviderfor Made by Empaths?Instructions can be foundhere
Elise & the EC Mods
EFT is awesome and it has helped me so many times in tough situations! Glad you like it!
It occurred to me after that fact that being "outed" by the shirt might be an issue! Maybe I need to make a really subtle one where only a member of the EC would know what it means LOL!
I am still chewing on the idea of an Empath Summit too...
Thanks for sharing this Angel and Sandy! Reading this makes me feel like the EC is fulfilling its purpose!
The Empath Community has been around for a while: it was created in 2007. In internet years, that means we're ancient...
In the good ol' days, the platform we use (Ning.com) was completely free and supported by Google ads. But, in time, they got sold and bought a few times and decided to start charging monthly fees.
Even back then, it was really important to me that the EC besustainable. Maybe it's because I live in Oregon and we'll all tree huggers here but I didn't want this web site to bedependenton me. If I got abducted by aliens tomorrow, I want it to be able to stand on its own feet.
So I organized a fund raiser, hoping to get close enough to the $240 I needed for one year of hosting. Needless to say, I wasshockedwhen it took less than half a day to get this sum!
But the truth is that I hate asking for money from people who come here because they are lost, hurt, confused, depressed, angry, wondering if they're crazy and often unable to function well in their daily lives. The last thing they need is to be asked for one more thing...
In my heart, I want this web site to be not only sustainable, buttransparently sustainable. That means our members don't even think about the fact that we have bills to pay. We don't ask them for anything. We just give them our time, experience, support and advise.
There's been at least 3 incarnations of this idea. At first, I had a gift shop where people could buy T-Shirts with the EC logo. I think I sold 3. LOL! Looking back on it, it made sense: this is not something that people wanted or needed.
Then I tried an Amazon store with items that were specifically useful for Empaths, such as crystals. That had a good run as we sold 56 items in 3 months. However, we make about $0.10 per sale. Some quick math reveals that this is not sustainable either.
And very, very late one night, I realized that I had always wanted to help connect our members to each other. Here's a typical story: there's one member who needs help and there's another who's dying to help others. A match made in Heaven!
That's how the idea of offering private readings in a "store" was born. Our more seasoned members could help the new ones, while also developing their own expertise as providers of professional readings.
But this is where I dream to see it go:
...what if we could generate enough money through the Made By Empaths offerings to pay all our hosting fees ($50/month) without relying on our members to chip in?
...what is we could make more than we need and save money to pay for next year's hosting fees?
...what if we could do all this AND have money left over so that we could advertise the AMAZING professional services, books and hand made products in our Made by Empaths store on Google?
...what if we could becometransparently sustainablewhile also helping support our own members as they start new careers and explore their ever expanding talents? Bingo!
This dream is dedicated to you, my Empath friend. I know you have gone through so much already: you have emotionally suffered, been abused, feltabandonedand taken advantage of by those you don't understand what we are.
It is my deepest desire that you will find something completely different here: Support. Understanding. Love. Healing. Growth.
I love you so very much,
Yeah, I have seen this a lot with Empath who finally stop being drained by it. They start to channel it in a way to frees their spirit and opens up their creativity. When I have this worked out, there will be a form to submit your own products and services for possible inclusion
I'm REALLY excited to finally connect our members with each others though the offering of products and servicesMade By Empaths (I'm kidding, it's not registered but I like the idea .
Providers of this new program are all Empaths and active members of our web site . They will offer private readings, creative art, books they wrote and everything handmade. You can now see exactly how other Empaths express their gift and get help from our more experienced members.
This is part of our latest fund raising effort. All providers of Made By Empaths (wow, maybe I should register this...) have agreed to donate a part of their proceeds back to the EC! As you may know, we've been trying to figure out how to pay our increased hosting fees (from $25/month to $50/month).
I know that the most obvious way to make enough money is to charge a monthly fee to our members. But I truly hate this option. I feel in my heart that we are a non-profit web site and I want people to ALWAYS be able to read all the posts for free. Our "Donation" button does not raise more than $5-$10/month right now so it's not enough...
In case you're wondering, I also looked at every other option under the sun (like Google group, Facebook page, Joomla, Drupal and Buddypress) but we would lose all our content from the last 6 years, as well as chat, groups and other cool features...Nooooooooo!
So keep an eye out for the new Made By Empaths products and serviceson the web site!!!
Elise & the EC moderators
PS: ^ Doesn't that sound like a cool rock band name?