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Being an Empath #empath #spiritualgrowth

Being an Empath.

I consider myself to be a deeply spiritual person, in tune with both my emotions and those of others. For example, I can walk into a room and instantly feel the energy within it. I am an empath and that is a gift that comes with pros and cons.

The pros are great. Really great. I can tell instantly when someone is lying to me for example. I can pick up on people’s movements, the way they speak and even the way they move, and this is absolutely instinctively built into me. If there’s deception in the air I will always sniff it out quickly. My bullshit radar is rarely wrong.

Another pro is instantly being able to read whether another person has positive or negative energy. This gift is great for discerning who I let into my (very small) inner circle.

Some say that the cons or disadvantages of being an empath outweigh the pros, and I can see why.

As an empath, it is impossible to flick a switch and turn it off. You simply do not have a choice. An empath picks up on the emotions of people around them, and of people thousands of miles away, and this can become overwhelming.

We are prone to being overwhelmed or overstimulated by all these energies surrounding us all the time and this can lead to what feels like constant fatigue. If you find yourself craving solitude, you are not alone. This really is a strong need for an empath, an absolute must. It is the time we need to reset ourselves emotionally, spiritually and physically.

If we do not protect ourselves properly, we take on all these energies that don’t belong to us until we resemble and overburdened packhorse. Of course, nobody can withstand this type of pressure for very long before cracking, and this happened to me just a few weeks ago. I became complacent and despite my constant preaching to my followers to “meditate, meditate, meditate”, I simply stopped. What happened next? I crashed and burned. Negativity took over and I found myself in a downward spiral. Eventually, I managed to pull myself out of the virtual hole I’d found myself and started to meditate again.

I guess that my message to all empaths (new & seasoned), is to keep grounding yourself. Take that time alone that we all need. Take it without guilt or judgement. We are spiritual beings who need to refuel and recharge in order to function at higher vibrations. So, meditate, meditate, meditate, put your hands in the earth for a while or simply have a candlelit bath. Either way, take care of you and the Universe will do the rest.

Please feel free to leave any comments and let me know your coping mechanisms and experiences about being an empath.

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