A while ago, I came across an amazing blog called 30 Traits of an Empath which covered many more traits than I come across before. They were written in a very clear and succinct way.
I approached the author, a very humble person, to see if she or he (I can’t be sure on the gender) would give me permission to discuss them with my guides and post them here. I was told that I may.
The traits will be presented in their original form and if you wish to see the entire list, (and if you haven’t, I really recommend that you do) you can do so here.
As always my guide’s responses are in italics.
3. Feeling others emotions and taking them on as your own: This is a huge one for Empaths. To some, they will feel emotions off those near by and with others they will feel emotions from those a vast distance away, or both. The more adept Empath will know if someone is having bad thoughts about them, even from a great distance.
This is essentially what defines an Empath. We can generally sense how people feel about us, even if what they show and what they think are two very different things.
The further removed you are from the person or the situation, the less likely you are to pick up their feelings.
That means that the more something or someone affects you, the stronger you will feel it.
This can be especially apparent at work. I could always tell when things were being done behind my back. I would always get a great sense of anxiety on the way home and sure enough, the next day, I would have received a nasty e-mail from someone, or find out someone had been attacking me. In all cases, the attacks were unjustified and unwarranted, especially as these people had nothing to do with me in my day to day job, and my work was always done quickly and to a very high standard.
My guides did not take kindly to those attacks either. They eventually took action.
You have some very protective guides. As you said, they don’t take kindly to attacks on you that you did not initiate. You will also notice that even though these people did exactly what they accused you of doing, you were the only one targeted. Also note that you were the only one trying to help people (and at times save their lives) at work. It is an oddity that, in this world, helping others is actively resisted by many.
However, what we want to discuss here is why we sense what others feel.
We are all connected because we are one soul. Even though it is split into infinite aspects, the same energy still flows through it.
Now, that does not mean you will sense everything all at once. That’s not possible, or even healthy, unless you are on a much higher vibrational level.
What it does mean, though, is that the more you resonate with something, the more you will feel it.
Look upon people as transmitters. You are the receiver, and they are the station generating their thoughts and their feelings.
The only things you will pick up on are those you are tuned into. Now, it’s possible to have a broad range of frequencies that you can pick up on, but even that would be considered small considering that the range is infinite.
The more relevant and important something is to you, the stronger you will pick up on it. If a loved one is having a hard day, chances are, you, as an empath, will sense this.
If they are having a rough day and it’s due to you, then you will certainly sense it very strongly.
If it’s an acquaintance, you can still pick up on their feelings, but generally only when you focus on it.
If someone is plotting behind your back, that information is important and relevant to you, so you will certainly feel something is going on.
In short, the further removed you are from the situation, the less likely you are to feel it.
But don’t some people feel everything all the time?
Not everything. They feel what they resonate with. If they resonate with fear, grief, trauma or anything that’s negative, they will most certainly pick up on all those things around them. Once again, it’s what you are attuned to. What frequency are you open to.
If someone has experienced danger and trauma in their past, they will always be open to such things because they will be trying to sense potential danger.
I will tell you this, though. The stronger the energy, the more likely people will pick up on it. Even non Empaths.
Great traumatic events, such as 9/11 was felt strongly around the world. Many psychics felt something horrible was going to happen weeks before it occurred. It was a major event.
The problem is, you can feel something is going to happen, but you can’t always work out what.
In the end, all you can do is send healing and positive energies to those feelings, and know they will help.
As an Empath, you are powerful. Enough Empaths sending positive energy and love to those they see as negative could heal this world and it wouldn’t take long.
- Empath Series: 30 Traits of an Empath by Just Be – Trait 2 – Crowds or party on, dude??? (areyouanempath.com)
- Empath Series: 30 Traits of an Empath by Just Be – Trait 1 – Knowing or what is truth? (areyouanempath.com)
Got your own experiences or comments? I’d love to see them.