Before you guys laugh at this blog post, hear me out. This is something I learned about six months ago and wanted to share with you guys. As an avid spiritual being, I am always learning about what I can do to connect with my higher self and understand all things spirituality. And on this journey, I have found that empaths are an essential ingredient to society. [And no, they aren’t just water signs. For instance, I am not a water sign. I’m a Taurus.] An empath is someone who feels other people’s thoughts, emotions, and energies. I consider them to be psychic (even though everyone’s psychic) because they are like sponges. They metaphorically become other people good or bad. Many people are empaths and don’t even know that they are. They know when something’s off in the room. They can also sense discord between people and themselves. Some people may call them recluse but they are not. They bring compassion, humanity, and harmony into our human experience.
In my own personal experience, I couldn’t understand why I was so sensitive to people. As a major introvert, it was hard for me to be with people for a long time. Social interaction tired me out and it was a lot. Not that I wasn’t compassionate. It drained me out and made me weird. I was just different. I couldn't understand what it meant to be empathetic let along the difference between empathy and sympathy. I didn’t understand what benefits there could be to being an empathize.
Therefore, I wanted to give you guys some insight into the signs of being an empath.
You are Empathetic Towards Others
This is kind of obvious but it’s probably the best way i know people are empaths. Empaths feel each others pain and absorb other people’s feelings. I’m not saying they’ll cry right after they hear a sad event but they will take a moment to absorb what’s going on. Sometimes they don’t show it but they will say something that relates to it.
Have A Deep Connection for People
Empaths feel connected to others on a soul level. It’s hard to explain but it’s like an invisible cord that gets loose and tightens over time. I didn’t start to feel this aspect until college. In college I developed a love for nature and animals. I began to understand their meaning and presence in my life. It also deepened my reasons for being vegan. I began to care about the environment and people.
But honestly, it might be a problem now. It got weird at times but it’s developed my understanding of this topic. It was necessary on my spiritual journey.
Need to Spend Introvert Time
Yes, most empaths are introverts. I am one of them. I LOVE to be alone. I used to think it was weird but I realized that it’s okay. So don’t worry if you love to be alone and don’t feel like you belong. You will soon attract your tribe. I can’t speak for other empaths but it helps me collect myself, rest, and reflect. After a long day of dance and being with people I must remember where I stand as a person. More importantly sort out my feelings for other people. I also just like to relax a lot. It’s actually kind of stupid.
Disliking A Person’s Presence Without Knowing Explanation
I can contest to this. There are times where I don’t understand why I don't like someone. I’ll literally look at someone and think “I really don’t get why I don’t like you. But i want to like you.”. It’s weird. I realize that it’s because (1) we were not meant to meet and (2) their vibration is much lower than not. Reason two always seems to be the main reason. This is why I so picky about who I let into my life.
If any of you experience this know that those people on their own path and they need to make the decision to raise their own vibration. Let me repeat that: THEY NEED TO MAKE THE DECISION TO RAISE THEIR OWN VIBRATION.
Easily Excited About Ideas, Dreams, and Hopes of Others
What can I say, we like to hear what other people have to say. We especially love it when it’s good because we feed off of it.
It’s like a drug at times for me to think about this. I get very excited for other people. It's a good thing but I’m certain if i let it all out, then it would turn into a scene. I’m not joking. Then again i am daydreaming Taurus who loves to hear other people’s ideas.
Times of Uneasy Sickness
This happens to me when I am around negative people. I start to get sick and I don’t feel like myself. It’s not okay. My advice to cure this is to get away from those toxic people. It not only lowers your vibration but it also breeds for negative situations to happen. That hasn’t happened to me on a catastrophic level but it can be dangerous if it’s been going on for long periods of time..
Now that I’ve defines and told you more about empaths, here are some of the benefits that they bring to society. I promise that it's not just a bunch of people who cry all the time. We'd have a problem if that were the case. In fact, empaths bring more to the table that we realize. They bring so much connection and depth into this world. It's crazy. These can be expressed in various ways. Even performers are empaths. [And I'm not just talking about actors and dancers. Performers of all types.] Here are some of those things listed out.
What empaths do and their purpose:
There’s so much more that I could go into but I just wanted to hit the main points. I hope you have a great day and found this informational. I think this is a topic that can be misunderstood and misread and I’d like to change that.
If anything please remember that it's okay to be an empath. Know that it's NOT weird. It's just what this particular life has brought you, especially in the awakening process. Furthermore, It's okay to feel a deep empathy towards others. Just make sure you are kind to yourself in the process. And give yourself alone time.
I'm not joking. Give yourself alone time. Take it from an actress and dancer who literally makes time for it. [Yes I'm around people too much.]
That being said, have a great day. Stay awesome and love yourselves.