Are you an Empath?
as I laid in bed last night, and after reading a lot of things on here, people I know started to pop into my head, people I am sure are also empaths, whether they know it or not. I read the "telling others" quote, and already had a few experiences where I tried to explain to people what is going on with me or the world, and have been met with amused non-understanding. Fortunately my soul sister understands me. I have known for a while now that my dad is definitely an empath, and I am going back to Germany in a couple of month for the first time in 2 years. Things with my family haven't always been smooth, since I have been running from people and feeling disconnected and misunderstood my whole life. I want to change that, and I really want to communicate this with my dad. I am not sure how to go about it though, since he doesn't have much emotional language, and even less believes in supernatural things. Another person I would really like to know what is going on is one of my best friends. He is still where I was 3 years ago - feeling disconnected and not trusting his feelings. I see signs of awakening in him: he talked to me about not being happy for the first time last week. But then he just drowns in alcohol and sex again. I know I can't fix anyone, and just being there for him and present will bring about change, but I was wondering if there is anything else I could do. How much can I say, how much do people have to find out for themselves?
Thanks so much for all the love and support!! Regina
Some tough questions there... we help when we can, but we have to let the other person learn on their own time. Since you read the Telling Others post, you can see that it can be difficult to explain to people "who" we are as empaths. I've told no one - only the people here on this site. Quite frankly, by people not knowing, it gives you an advantage. If they know, they will be more "guarded" around you. Ultimately it is up to every individual to decide on who to tell or keep quiet. Hope this helps.
Love and Light,
Yes, the more I think about this the more I see the importance of being careful with telling. For obvious reasons it can be a very intrusive thing. I also have to admit when I first started to realize what it is that I do/can do it made me feel kind of special, ego stuff, I even told my counsellor that I was afraid of abusing it. I can make people like me... for a while.
I started doing some of these guided group meditations, and I think expanding my skills like that will really help me to want to shut them down at other times, and around people. I always subconsciously felt peoples expectations, and what they wanted from me, and as a result morphed into that - until I couldn't stand the situation any more and then I just blew up and ran away, started over. I really feel like I am getting to know myself and what I want for the first time.