Sylvia Brallier says "Can you feel what others around you are feeling? Are you sensitive to your surroundings? When you lay your hands on someone, do your hands know right where to go to help that person? Perhaps you are an empath.
Curse or Blessing?Being an empath is a double edged sword. It can be both a curse and a blessing. On one hand, you have the ability to intuit exactly what you need to do to make someone comfortable. On the other, it is easy to lose track of what you need, because you are so accustomed to caring for other's comfort before caring for your own. You have easy access to information about what is going on with the people around you, but sometimes it is hard to know your own mind."
Yes, I am in an awe - Kimmy
An Empath's Commandments taken from http://empathcommunity.eliselebeau.com
- People are NOT your pet projects for you to fix.
- You are NOT an 'emotional mechanic'.
- Just because you're emotionally fine-tuned (as most empaths are) does not automatically obligate you to intervene.
- How others choose to live their life is not your call.
- Everybody handles trauma/ distress in their own fashion.
- People CAN change, but ONLY if they have the desire to.
- Interference is not a promise of good results.
- There is nothing glamorous or cavalier about self-sacrifice.
- Forcing change never works on anybody.
- Accept that you can't change everyone's situation. That struggle is their personal journey, so give them the room they need to find their own brand of enlightenment down the road.
- Offer your unconditional love and unbiased understanding. This is the most you can do for an ailing heart.
- A listening ear is extremely helpful and has a bigger impact than you think.
- All your actions resonate for many years. You just may not be present to see the results.
- Your gut instinct. The alarm in your head. The nagging voice in the back of your mind. That bad feeling that warns you. LISTEN TO IT.
- Whatever you put out in this world comes right back to you. So tried and true. A real lesson in karma.
- Saying curse words, putting a curse on someone, or just the general desire to wish harm upon someone tends to have the negative effect of corrosion on your soul. You will feel it.
- Meditation does work; helps calm you the heck down! Find any Youtube video on mediation and follow it to clear your brain cobwebs.
- Walk out of the room if encountering a heated battle, before your "fight or flight response" kicks in. Petty squabbles are never worth the emotional damage it causes to your armor.
- Arguments are pointless, incendiary and help no one. Unless you're a lawyer.
- Some people involuntarily extinguish your light. They may not be aware of how toxic they are, but you do. Fixing them is futile and not your responsibility. Get far away from these people as you can.
- Be the bigger person. If someone says something nasty to you, you say "Thank you for your kind words." and walk away. Be classy. They may scoff, they may retort, but after some time passes one thing is always guaranteed. And that nagging feeling at the back of their mind, it's called shame.
- You pick up bad emotions, not only good ones. It's important to pinpoint where they come from.
- If you feel overwhelmed and nothing stressful is occurring in your life, you're accidentally picking up nasty vibes from someone nearby or some local event. Time to get away for a bit.
- It's narcissistic to believe it's your duty to 'fix' people. Wanting to help and believing you have to are 2 very different things.
Posted by Supernova on September 22, 2010 at 7:00am in The Empath Life on http://empathcommunity.eliselebeau.com
Sharing light with Kimmy. Striving to create a path between the present course of events and a new course; leading to new outcomes.