Could you be an Empath?

It wasn’t until a few years ago that I found out I was an Empath.  It was a huge light bulb moment and I felt that I had come home.  I just felt validated and a true essence to the core.  It was an amazing feeling to put a name and a skill to this quality I have lived with my whole life.

photo-1421809313281-48f03fa45e9fWhat does being an Empath mean?

That you were born with highly attuned mirror neurons.  It is a physiological trait and a birth asset.  One we can use to be present, sensitive and supportive in this very chaotic world.  We are so needed at the moment.  The world is in transition.

The mirror neurons is the key to the physiology.  Because as Empath, we feel what others are feeling, physically, emotionally and spiritually.  We are sponges.  If someone feels sad, anger, joy, anxiety, we experience this.  We start feeling this way.

Growing up as an Empath

From when I can remember, I was labelled sensitive or crybaby.  I could sense other people’s feelings, grounds were an issue, loud noises or over sensory stimulation of any sort would create a feeling of wanting to recoil.

As a child, I would cry easily.  Watching TV, seeing someone cry or really any emotions, I would simply take them on board.  It was unsettling but it was the way I was and I thought that there was something different about me.

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Then I went to work in a corporate job, and I was labelled too sensitive there too.  Had no idea that this was something I could manage or learn to live with, in bliss and harmony.

It was always energetically draining.

I even suppressed so much that I became clinically depressed, numb to the outside world because it was too hard.

Until I started to channel into this amazing gift and use it everyday for the service of others.  It turns out that it is a rare phenomenon.  Only 20% of the population are Empaths and use this gift to shed light in the world.  This was super exciting to find out.  Woohoo – there was nothing wrong with me I was gifted.

Intellectually this was very hard to appreciate.  Everyone is the same – we are all gifted.  But, I know now, that, being an Empath is a precious asset that I can use to save the world – the world that is my world.

As a supersensitive Empath, I became a Medical Intuitive.

I am able to read bodies and feel the pain of others, highlighting that yes it exists and the reasons why it is being persistent.  Yes, pain is a message.  Dis-ease is some sort of cellular mis-information.  Until you name it, respond to it and then release it – it does persist.  Starting with a whisper and ending with a shrill scream.

Denial is the first port of call – I know – I have been there, done that.  But really if we follow the 3 steps of naming it, respond to it (meaning taking action) and then releasing the pain – it is a melody and a dance which accomplishes so much.  Essentially a blissful physical and emotional reverence that is mutually exclusive to the presence of pain.

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So if you are a healer, bodyworker or coach – of service to others, maybe you could be an Empath too.

I am so passionate about sharing the journey that I have created a 6 week Ecourse, Energetic Boundaries. In the course, I share the 5 pillars and how to thrive as an Empath. View this very special trait as a gift. Enjoy it. Engage with the skills and attribute of being an Empath. Embrace the gift.

11 thoughts on “Could you be an Empath?

  1. Cathy Sykora

    It sounds like you have really learned to maximize your natural talents, gifts, and abilities! It is wonderful that you have been able to recognize this not only in yourself, but also to find a way to be of service and help others with it. It is such a wonderful journey when you are on the path that you feel you are meant to be on. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Maria Post author

      Hi Julia – it is a journey – understand and appreciate it – I think that's why the shift has occurred. Just being is cool and grounded xx

  2. april

    "seeing someone cry or really any emotions, I would simply take them on board." this is me! i've never felt that being labeled "sensitive" has been negative though. i have always considered myself fortunate to be able to fully experience my emotions. especially since i've seen how holding them back or keeping them in can be so detrimental at times.

    1. Maria Post author

      wow – that is so powerful April – and inspiring – thank you for sharing your experiences too xx

  3. Michelle

    Yes! I am an empath to the extreme. It was challenging in my teens and 20s when I didn't understand it. These days, it can still be a challenge, but I've learned about boundaries and channeling my gifts properly. 🙂

    1. Maria Post author

      hi Michelle – the same for me – now I can turn on and turn off – it is a wonderful gift <3

  4. Cathy

    When you describe the experience of being an empath, or being an intuitive of any kind, it made me think that the special gifts of such people were extraordinary. Yes, they are special gifts, but what I used to think was that these were people who had some sort of magical power that the rest of us didn't have access to, and that they had very concrete flashes that allowed them to know something without a doubt.

    It almost seems strange -strangely reassuring – to think of how all of us who were cry-babies and extra-sensitive to our environments were simply tuning into more than meets the eye. As I get to know my own intuitive nature more deeply, I'm always happy to hear the experience of others, and how this is all perfectly normal, for those with such gifts.

    It also makes me curious and excited to see what special gifts we discover among the millenials who are all being labelled with attention disorders and learning disabilities. In the Percy Jackson series of novels, having dyslexia is a sign that you're the child of a Greek god and I have no trouble believing that these children have something to teach us about the next phases of the new paradigm. (I'll stop here…I'm babbling.)

    1. Maria Post author

      I just loved your insights – I could feel the something unravelling for you in the comments. Inspiring Cathy – thank you for sharing your experiences xx

  5. Valerie

    I've never heard of mirror neurons before. I'd love to learn more about that. But yes, me too! I've always been empathic, always been sensitive, in tune with the emotions of others – sometimes too much so. I've had to work hard to learn to separate my emotions from the emotions of others.

    I've never named it being an Empath though. I'll sit with that for a while and see what that opens up for me. 🙂

    Thanks!

    1. Maria Post author

      Hi Valerie – what came up? I am always challenging labels, but this one somehow resonated so completely that I felt safe wearing it. Blessings sweet soul xx

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