Empath, may be also known as Clairsentience. It’s seen as an extra-ordinary form of sensory perception where some people acquire psychic knowledge by means of their own feelings or emotions.
To put it simple, it would mean you can practically feel what is going on with someone else, emotionally.
Being an Empath means you literally feel what other people are experiencing emotionally. You can feel it in your body, your mood, sensations and in your thoughts. You can also feel it consciously and on a subtle level without realizing it, which is what this recent study found.
As a culture we tend to be a highly emotionally illiterate species, not knowing what to do with our emotions, how to process them, and consciously relate to them. This can lead to a lot of people carrying very heavy emotional baggage or emotional pollution. And a lot of people means a lot of weight, and being an Empath you can easily feel all the unspoken things other people are carrying.
Of course, if you are around a lot of people with a lot of emotional pollution, you are going to pick up on that and feel all of that energy, thus leading to the connection to Social Anxiety.
Interestingly enough, the study also correlated empathy and social anxiety to understanding the mental state of others. Meaning, as an empath, you not only can you understand how other people feel, you can understand how they think and the frame of mind they are taking in making their decisions.
As an Empath, it can be a lot for someone to handle, as the source of their discomfort is not just the weight of their own life’s challenges and experiences, but also the energy of others all around them, both the good and the bad, all of which can be a lot to integrate and digest.
In fact, this is among the most confusing psychic senses some individuals possess. Therefore, if you’re not sure whether you are one of them, here are 5 signs you may be an empath.
1. Are you the person that always tells whenever someone is lying to you?
Are you able to immediately distinguish the truth when someone is being deceptive to you? If you’re able to pick out the truth from your senses at all times, then it’s a sure sign that you could be an empath.
2. Do you encounter random mood swings or thoughts which make no sense to you when thinking of someone, or when in their presence?
You might not even be thinking about something in particular, however you find that your body is behaving in an emotional way whenever in their presence or out of their presence.
If these emotions are not following with your thoughts, then most likely you’re picking up on someone else’ feelings. Your thoughts have to be coupled with perception, then followed by emotional reaction to the subject. But when your emotions and physical body are reacting on their own, it’s a sure indicator that those feelings are not your own, so you could be an empath.
3. You feel the pains of other people
If you are an empath, you’ll wake up some days and feel sick, or even experience physical pain. Some people get a feeling of nausea, only to discover that an individual close to them was not feeling well. To make it even more clear, you realize that these feelings were coinciding with that person’s situation without a reason.
4. Constant fatigue
Constant fatigue is very possible with an empathic person since they consistently feel the burden of other people. Their energies are drained in such a way that sleep won’t offer a solution. Most of them end up being diagnosed with EM.
5. You feel overwhelmed in public places without a cause
If you’re an empathic person, you will walk into a mall, or any public place and begin feeling anxious for no reason. If this is you, then know that the anxiety you’re experiencing is as a result of picking up everyone else’ feelings and emotions.
Basically, you are like a radio picking up signals from all over the place, hence you feel anxious or overwhelmed.
These are the most basic signs that should indicate you’re an empath. But there are many more which have not been included in this list.
Compile all of them, and if they relate to your situation, it’s a sure sign you’re an empath.
Source: Spirit Science and Metaphysics
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