Ahhh, to be an Empath … a Sensitive or Clairsentient — One who is wired to be more sensitive to the energy currents (subtle and not-so-subtle), the thoughts, and the emotions wafting and swirling around you.
She or he of heightened and attuned sensory perception.
(There are other types of sensitivity in addition to Empathic or Clairsentient, as well. Do you know what your unique ways of perceiving are?)
To be an Empath, Empathic-Sensitive, or Clairsentient is to have a set of unique gifts or medicines for our times, though it may not always feel like it when you’re getting barraged or drained by the energies around you.
As well as gifts, there are hazards on the path, due to the ‘toxic normal’ conditioning of a Bully Culture that often casts sensitivity and empathy as an aberration (see “You’re Too Sensitive … Not!” below) while at the same time benefiting from the empath’s gifts (and energy).
If you’re an empathic sort, you know what I’m talking about.
To cultivate and bring the medicine of your empathic nature (and to be authentic), an Empath is wise to understand the toxic-normal conditioning, and what that looks like in everyday interactions.
That way, the Empath can reclaim her or his Empath mojo by learning to see the bully and energy vampire tactics in play and choose more consciously what you’ll participate with, and what you won’t, thank you very much.
You’ll also honor your Empath nature with the self-care and energy hygiene that helps you bring your Empath medicine to the world (and stay as well and sane as possible while you’re at it!).
After all, if we don’t honor, respect, and stand for our Empath nature, who will?
Each of the following posts and articles offers up its own inspiration (for Empaths, by an Empath).
Plus each is a portal through which you’ll find just the right insight to guide you on your beautiful Empath Way.
This series and focus is ongoing, both in this Sophia’s Children blog and my one-on-one work with Empath change-agent clients, so I’ll be posting more on this topic.
Here’s a good primer for now, though — see what leaps out at you, and start there:
The Empaths and Sensitives Series (so far):
(#9) Empath-Sensitives & Psychic Pollution Page (freshly added)
(#10) Empath-Sensitives & Psychic Pollution blog post (freshly added)
(#11) Empath-Sensitives and Energy Fields (M-fields) (freshly added)
Soothing Remedies, Energy Hygiene, & Intuition
Wisdom Strategies for Thriving for Empaths & Chaos Surfers — receive personalized insight and strategies with Sophiastrology+Intuitive consultations and/or coaching/apprenticing)
What’s Your ‘Identity Essence’ – Key Questions for Revealing What Has Heart, Joy & Meaning for You (audio program & eGuide, available only as a bonus gift for Sophiastrology+Intuitive and coaching/apprenticing clients)
NEW – Transformative Experiences Series
Increased empathic-sensitivity is often one of the ‘after-effects’ of a Near-Death Experience or other more potent transformative experiences (kundalini awakenings, etc.).
Navigating that heightened sensitivity is often just one of the post-Transformative Experience challenges (and potentials) experiencers face.
The Hero’s and Heroine’s Journey
Since the Empath’s journey so often is the Hero or Heroine’s Journey, it’s really helpful to be savvy about the Hero’s Journey map … along with the mythic maps of Persephone and Inanna. Here’s a start:
Enjoy the inspiration.
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