When awakened, empaths are capable of seeing the symbolism in situations. We can look at what’s happening in our bodies, our businesses, and the world and understand the deeper meaning.
This bird’s eye view allows us to disengage from the minutiae of the situation and address the real issues that need attention.
We make change by being visionary leaders.
When we get responsible for our gifts (I like to call them superpowers) and take a stand for our future, we bring much-needed harmony back to this world.
We sometimes feel as if our ability to see the good in others makes us vulnerable. However, this powerful gift, when used with discernment, is a rare and useful tool. Consider developing your skills as an empath if you’re struggling with being taken advantage of.
Everybody has intuition but the gut feelings of empaths are quite literal. — Colette Davenport
In her book, “Anatomy of the Spirit,” Caroline Myss, Ph.D, says the solar plexus chakra (manipura) is the power center that holds our self-esteem and self-respect.
It contains our “survival intuition,” our sense that protects us when we are in physical danger and alerts us to negative energy and actions of other people. We violate this energy when we disregard our gut instincts.
Our ability to receive intuitive guidance requires us to have a strong sense of self and respect for that self.
Myss continues, “Equally significant is the role of self-esteem in healing and in maintaining a healthy body.”
Consequently, when we lack self-esteem and self-respect, our relationships lack certainty, our intuition is off, and our lives feel as if they are out of our control.
Mastering our energy and emotions, along with trust and respect for ourselves, are some of the keys to being a badass empath.
3. Psychic Ability
Here’s where I get a bit weird — but if you’re like me it’ll be totally normal.
Empaths are not only emotionally gifted, we are psychically attuned as well. These hits can come in various ways, similar to intuition.
How this is different though, is we can be hundreds of miles away from someone and get a feeling or sense of something they’re going through.
An example from my own life is in my morning journaling session, I got a “signal” about one of my past clients. I saw his face, heard his name, and felt uneasy in my gut.
I went about my day and no less than three times throughout the day, I got that same signal.
So I sent him an email with the subject, “You pinged my radar this morning.…”
Here’s how it went:
In my morning channeling sesh I saw you (the ping) and felt a peculiar energy. I know we haven’t talked about life in a while but my ‘door’ is always open.
I’ve been intentionally improving my empathic abilities so if this note resonates with you, give me a buzz and let’s see what’s there — in your energy field — that I was alerted to. And if not… hey, NO BIGGIE! But send me a quick note either way.
His reply the next morning:
Is this some voodoo shit? Scary. Yesterday was a bad day. Let’s talk about it next week.
This kind of thing happens almost weekly now.
My hope is that we all learn to trust our signals and show up for those who are “calling to us.”
In the stillness of your presence, you can feel your own formless and timeless reality as the un-manifested life that animates your physical form. You can then feel the same life deep within every other human and every other creature. You look beyond the veil of form and separation. This is the realization of oneness. This is love. — Eckhart Tolle
As empaths, our ability to be with people is extraordinary.
How often do we fully use this gift though? In my experience, we tend more toward protecting ourselves rather than showing all the way up. We fear being overwhelmed by other people’s energy and so we reserve our own.
But it’s not working!
Instead of creating distance with ‘the shield’ it might benefit you to learn a new set of skills. The kind that have you confident in your abilities and capable of communicating your needs and feelings.
Since we can feel, see, and understand other people on a deeper level our presence is quite literally a healing tonic for hearts in need. As long as we’re shielding this from the world we will not change a thing about it.
As empaths we amplify the high vibes so charge up your natural gifts and show up for the people who need you.
5. Power to Heal
Okay so here’s where I call forth my people.
On some level you already know you have the power to heal yourself and others, but are you fully accepting this or are you still trying to be normal?
For years I tried to numb out and be normal.
If you’re like I was, some of this may resonate.
- I used to feel helpless, hopeless, and out of control.
- I struggled with self-esteem most of my life. I was confused and depressed for years.
- I dropped out of college (to work as a call girl, thinking that would give me a feeling of control).
- I got sick (developed a visible lime-sized brain-stem tumor).
- I was afraid NO ONE would want me given my past AND this lump on my neck.
Then I learned how to use my empathic abilities.
Vision — I saw the deeper (soul-level) wounds as the source of my sickness.
Intuition — I stopped tolerating self-sabotage and built my self-esteem and self-trust.
Psychic Ability — I accepted the thing that makes me different and stopped trying to fit in.
Presence — I learned to love myself unconditionally and let others be who they are. I gave up trying to control everything.
Power to Heal — I recognized our unique and magical AF powers. I’ve used mine to heal my heart and now to transform my body.
Creativity — I’ve shifted the focus of my life’s work to serve my fellow empaths and HSP, writing Get Your Magic Back: Emotional Mastery for Empaths.
In other words, when it comes to the daily struggles, I got the hell over it.
It took years and a lot of high-level support, but now I’m a bold, courageous, outspoken woman with more confidence and clarity than I’ve EVER had in my life. Damn that feels good.
My biggest wish for you is that you do not wait until you develop a tumor (or something similar) to begin healing yourself.
Most empaths fall into the “creatives” category.
You’re likely an entrepreneur, a healer, or work in the creative fields like design, art, marketing, film, architecture, teaching, etc.
One of our natural gifts is that we have a refined ability to turn ideas into something tangible.
I like to say we bring our dreams to life.
And since we are visionaries who can manifest like a mother fucker I believe part of our ‘job’ is to use this ability for the greater good of humanity.
We are in a state of crisis.
Privately, we’re struggling with anxiety, depression, and exhaustion. Nationally, we’re being manipulated by our ‘government’ and enslaved by its systems. Universally, we’re nursing our soul wounds with food, booze, drugs, social media, TV, technology, and hookups — leaving us hungover and searching for the pill to make it all go away.
It goes away when we wake up.
When we come out of hiding and get responsible for our gifts, the global shift from fear to love will occur.
We are gifted. Trying to fit into a world that is suffering only means we create our own suffering.
I know it’s not easy to navigate this world with these gifts.
I know we feel the need to dumb down and numb out to fit in.
I know we can be ‘a lot for other people to handle’.
I know it takes a shit ton of self-esteem to show up as yourself, unmasked.
Stop trying to be normal and be the badass you were born to be. My fellow empath, you have a choice. Stop buying the bullshit and start embracing and enhancing your gifts. We’re real life X-Men for bloody sake! No, it’s not easy. Yes, only some of us will do the work so we can lead the way. That’s why it’s called leadership.
I’m calling on my people who are done shielding and staying silent, who are fed up with feeling all the depression and anxiety and powerlessness in this world. I’m calling on us to heal our wounds, deal with our destructive behaviors, and make a difference. Now.
It starts with you, with your self-love and self-esteem.
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