Have you ever been told that you’re too sensitive?
Are you able to sense another person’s energy even though they are not there with you?
If you answered ‘yes’ to one or more of these, you just may be empath. Empaths are people who have the paranormal ability to apprehend the mental or emotional state of another individual or group.
When I first began my intuitive practice, at the end of the day I would feel all kinds of ailments. From headaches, backaches, rashes, blurred vision and so on. No one had explained to me why I was feeling these things. So in time I began to ask my clients during their sessions if they were feeling for example the headache. Astoundingly, the answer was almost always yes. I then knew I was empathic.
While this is truly a unique gift to have, it also comes with its own ramifications. For example:
● Overcrowded places can be overwhelming and exhausting to you.
● You sense fear, anxiety and stress from other people and will physically feel these symptoms as your own.
●You have a built in lie-detector and can tell when someone is lying to you.
●Other’s point out your too sensitive when you cry easily at a movie, song, or memory.
● You have to avoid watching the news, or seeing tragic images.
●You value and treasure alone time, enjoying calm and peaceful spaces cutoff from the world.
●You enjoy being in nature and a love for animals.
●You make an escape plan, such as driving yourself to events.
●Noises, certain smells or excessive talking can set off your nerves causing anxiety or panic attacks.
●You give people the benefit of the doubt and believe in the good of others. You are generous to a fault.
● Your strong intuition makes you a naturally good listener.
●You are a natural healer and have a way of making others feel better.
There are a few things that are helpful in protecting yourself from sensing someone else’s energy at the expense of your own. I personally surround myself with white light as a shield and will wear crystals such as obsidian, tourmaline, or hematite (all these crystals are black). Even something as simple as crossing my arms and legs help me to block the absorption of others energy. If you become overwhelmed by any of these it is imperative to isolate yourself and spend some time reconnecting to yourself. Spending time away and distancing yourself from these sensors is vitally important to your sanity.