Are you an Empath?

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Our sensitivity can empower us in ways we can’t quite understand. Find out what kind of an empath you are and how you can become a better person through simple awareness.

In today’s society, sensitivity is viewed as a weakness, which is kind of ironic because our sensitivity can be quite empowering.

So, how can we become empowered by a trait that makes us soft and delicate, in a world dominated by loud and overpowering people? Yes, it is true that many empaths may seem weak and even get overpowered, but there is another aspect to this sensitivity.

Deep down, way beyond the veil of our superficial personas, all empaths have something distinctly quiet and quite powerful. This power doesn’t dominate or overpower people but rather empowers one in an extremely useful way.

This gift allows empaths to benefit in the long term by gathering psychological, emotional, and physical information from their surroundings. This information is usually inaccessible to the unreceptive mind.

Although it is indeed correct that empaths cannot bully people or use brute force, they can however, protect, guide, heal, and deeply understand the people around them.

In this way, they can gather incredible amounts of information and how they use this knowledge is at their discretion. Knowledge is, after all, the greatest power.

Think You Are An Empath?

If you suspect that you are more sensitive than the people around you, then continue reading to find out if you too are an empath in an insensitive world.

If you really are an empath, you will recognize some of these experiences that are faced by most empaths:

You tend to absorb other people’s feelings and emotions and experience them as your own
You consistently feel mental and physical fatigue
Your emotional state tends to swing throughout a day based on external stimuli
If someone close to you is in physical pain, you can feel their pain in your own body
You cherish solitude, which helps you refresh and recharge
People prefer to come to you with their problems
You simply cannot bear violence or cruelty
You are naturally caring and nurturing
You are an excellent listener
Your awareness of our physical environment is greater than normal, e.g. your sense of taste, smell, hearing, touch, etc.
Crowded places tend to overwhelm and drain you
Animals and children seem to be attracted to you

Different Types of Empaths

Yes, being an empath can have many benefits, but at the same time, it can also weigh you down and cause anxiety. This is one of the reasons why it is important to understand our individual experiences in the hope to better understand ourselves.

The following is a list of different types of empaths and a small description to help you understand what kind of an empath you may be.

1. Physically Receptive Empath

Many empaths seem to be receptive to the physical pains and illnesses of other people. The pain can manifest in the empath’s own body – an ability which has proven to be extremely useful in healing.

2. Emotionally Receptive Empath

Almost all empaths are extremely receptive of external emotional states. This can result in physically and emotionally feeling other people’s emotions before they are expressed.

3. Claircognizant Empath

Claircognizant empaths have the ability to know if something needs to be done or if a statement of a person’s intentions is true or misleading, without any rational reasoning. Such empaths have the ability to know if they should do something or not.

4. Geomantic Empaths

These empaths have the ability to read signals and energy transmitted from the soil or earth. Meaning, they can feel if a natural disaster is impending.

5. Fanna Empath

Fanna empaths can feel, hear, and interact with animals.

6. Medium Empath

Medium empaths, as the name suggests, can either feel, see or hear spirits.

7. Flora Empath

Slightly similar to Fanna Empaths, as they can communicate with plants by being able to feel or receive their signals.

8. Psychometric Empath

These empaths develop the ability to receive energy, impressions, and information from inanimate objects such as jewelry, photographs, etc.

9. Telepathic Empath

Telepathic empaths can accurately read another peron’s unexpressed thoughts.

10. Precognitive Empath

Such empaths can feel a situation or event before its occurrence. These usually manifests in the form of dreams of emotional or physical sensations.

In this insensitive and coarse world, empaths can often find it difficult to maintain their inner harmony. But with self-awareness, everyone, including empaths, can learn to appreciate their unique gifts and abilities.

Hopefully, this article will help you find some answers to your questions. We would love it if you would share your experiences with us all.

About the author: Dylan is a 31-year-old surfer from California. He traveled the world, rode the waves and learned the universal concept of oneness. He is a vegan for over a decade and, literally, wouldn’t hurt a fly.  [🙂]  He was reunited with his twin soul in Greece, where they got married and settled… for now. Dylan is a staff writer for DreamcatcherReality.com and teaches surfing to children.

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New way of Being…

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Being Present in the moment, includes the awareness that everything is new. That we do not know anything. That everything is fresh and new. All things may now mean something to us, than previously thought. We may see things very differently. We may experience things very differently.

By taking the time to slow down and approach EVERYTHING with this not knowing anything into our daily awareness. We let go more and more of assuming we know. Of responding to people, things we read, through the eyes of past conditioning. Of assuming we know.

Many are on automatic pilot, so to speak. They automatically read something, hear something, respond to something based on what they assume it means. Based on the past.

Part of Being Present is Practising Being Present.

Recognizing the Past does not need to play a role now.

We can start fresh. Through TRULY approaching all experiences in front of us (in the moment) through releasing and practising not assuming we know what is in front of us.

So many are living in a state of constant assuming. Caught up in the never-ending loop of assumptions.

To Be Present is to be FULLY here now. Free from past conditioning.

Past beliefs.

Letting go of ASSUMING is a huge leap in consciousness. Recognizing past assumptions, is a Huge Quantum Leap in consciousness as well.

When you read things, slow down. Do not assume you know. Be OPEN to the gift of expansion. Look at all things, communications, through the eyes of Newness. Of understanding IT IS NEW. You Do not know.

This place and space of Being, is the openness that ALLOWS you to HAVE new EYES. To SEE all things from an aspect of this newness. Free from your past conditioning.

Begin to practise this, if you are not. YOU then are applying your will, to the present moment of awareness, of expansion.

Part of this is letting go of wanting things to be a certain way.

Not living in fear of experiencing pain.

Embrace pain. TRUST. Trust what is present. Let go of assuming. Of feeling you know how it needs to be. That nothing is new. It is you that is holding on to the old way.

Embracing everything with the WILLINGNESS to accept all things, as they are. NOT how you want it to be. How you feel they should be.

But with the HUMBLENESS of not knowing, not judging, not attempting to negotiate changes. So that you get things that you want.

This is not about the smaller self getting its way. Getting what you want.

It is about going through all experiences, in Harmony.

Letting go of the struggling, the control, and surrendering, is the Path. It is the path, or it is denial of the path.

Practising Being Present, letting go of assumptions. Approaching everything with the openness of a child. That YOU DO NOT KNOW. Is the path that is an accelerated path. That releases those old beliefs which helps you to truly always live in the new. Which is living in the moment.

Read this again, with the awareness you do not know what this means. Especially if you read this and assumed you understood. Open to what is new.

HOW else can you open to something more expanded. We must give ROOM for the expansion. That takes place through the beginners mind. The child like mind. The awareness of living as if all is new. The awareness of the present moment. This is how to truly receive.

 

Rumi…Poem…

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Don’t be a spectator

You are the Spectacle!

You are the seen and the unseen,
You are the universe.
Here or there, wherever you go,
no matter-
You are the intention behind here and there.
Do not postpone union and light until tomorrow….
You are the Master of tomorrow and today.
You say,
I am trapped in exile,
bound by separation-
but You are the one who joins together and closes the distance.
When Eve was born of Adam
she spoke, and exclaimed that Adam was You and Eve is You.
When the date is born of the palm tree, it says
that You are the tree and You are the birth itself.
Don’t search outside for the remedy-
You are the antidote,
the cure for all pain.
Don’t pander to those who only bring more unease;
You are Spirit-
You are the One to bring comfort, and ease.
When you are whole
You are immune to the mobs-
with them-
or without them, all alone,
You Are.
Spread your glorious wings-
You are the mountain,
You are the summit,
You are Simorgh.   (Persian mythical creature like the Phoenix)
Pass through these muddy shores-
You are the ocean, so seek the pearl!
Arise, out of the well of existence like Joseph- (Joseph symbolizes ultimate beauty and connection with Source or G-d.)
You are the fields,
You are the meadows,
You are the plants
If I speak of you till the end of time,
the tale will not end-
You are the end and You are the beginning….