Do you ever come home and feel exhausted after a day out at the mall?
Do you ever catch yourself sensing that the person you are with might be suffering even if they are smiling?
Have you ever instinctively picked up on a 'Vibe' from a stranger and felt a sudden change of emotions in yourself?
These are just a few signs that you are an in-fact an empath. Empaths are highly sensitive people who can pick up on the emotions and energies of others.
For a long time, I struggled with feeling insecure about my sensitivities. I was always that girl growing up 'feeling' strongly about what people say or how they may act. I never understood why I struggled to maintain my energy at a shopping mall after only an hour of being there, let alone a festival. Anytime I was around negativity I would continue to feel angry or sad hours after the situation occurred. I never understood this until one day mum sent me an article about signs that I could be an Empath.
A light bulb moment went off and I finally felt connected to the universe and inner self. I have created the list below with my own experiences of signs that you too are an Empath.
If you find yourself agreeing to these signs just know that I am here for you and I understand you.
When you know, you just know!
Empaths are naturally skillful at picking up on the feelings of those around them without that person even speaking.
Empaths just know.
They can walk into a room, tell who is feeling what and somehow know the why. It's more than a gut feeling, its almost as if we can literally feel what someone is thinking. This is so powerful and a blessing we Empaths should appreciate it.
I used to brush this off as being a weirdo who was sensitive to my environments and those around me. I never understood why I would leave a person and feel an emotion I didn't intend on feeling at the beginning. Now I know I am 100% an Empath! I embrace this ability and love that I am able to feel other's emotions and try to help. I have also learned how to let go when I leave so that I don't carry this around. This is another topic I will cover.
Once you accept and learn that you are an Empath, Your whole world will change for the better.
Attention to detail but with GREAT attention.
Empaths notice everything!
They will notice if you have been working more or less, the reason you dress a certain way, the way you eat and the way you do a certain task.
Speaking of attention to details, as I type this blog I noticed Jason has gone quiet on the lounge and every-time I look up his grin is growing the more he types. Intuitively I pick up that he is typing something funny or lame online and when I questioned him on it he laughed and told me I was right.
Honestly, It's just feeling that you already know the answer to before they tell you. This is created because of certain movements or energies bouncing off them.
It's not that we want to watch you, we just can't help but notice.
Sensitivity is quite beautiful.
This is one of Empaths main traits which for me was a blessing and a curse. I could blab on about this topic and tell you the story of my life but that will be saved for another blog topic. By being naturally sensitive you are hurt easily by the emotions of others but you also can help easily when others are hurting. Empaths will absorb the feelings of another human being and continue to hold onto that even when they have left the room. If someone is crying you might find yourself wanting to cry and feel the pain of what the other is feeling. If someone is joyful and optimistic you will find yourself feeling motivated and inspired to tackle the world.
It is very important to control and let go of any negative emotions you take on so that you can protect this amazing ability that you have.
Empathetic, Compassionate & Naturally Helpful
Always there for you no matter what is going on in their lives.
Empaths have this amazing ability to drop what they are doing and be there. You know when you meet a stranger and then they start to share a personal story and for some reason, you feel as if you were apart of the story? It's because you invest easily and become attached to other emotions. You are willing to put yourself in someone else's shoes and naturally know how to help the situation.
Empaths care about everyone and everything, they even care about ants crossing a path safely.
My partner is extremely compassionate that I always catch him saving bugs and making sure they are protected. It's really sweet to be compassionate and caring because in a digital world that we live in it's almost rare to find.
Caring and feeling is so beautiful. This world needs more empaths to open up and share this.
Feeling overwhelmed in crowds
Not sure which energy to connect or disconnect to.
Empaths struggle to maintain the same energy as they first walked into a room full of people and by the time they leave. Empath picks up on the vibrations of everyone around them and can't help feeling overwhelmed and suddenly drained.
That is because when so much is going on around you it is hard to decipher your energy with the many nearby.
I have always been exhausted after a day out at the shops, visiting groups of friends and especially coming home from a customer service type role. I never understood why I needed a quick nana nap and that is because I have literally absorbed all the energy of every single person I have been in contact with. You can't help but connect your soul to others and feel emotionally drained when there are so many different vibrations bouncing throughout the moment.
Regardless of the group is a positive high or a negative low, just remember you need to ground yourself and recharge afterward. Otherwise, it will burn you out.
Negativity is extremely overwhelming
Empaths care and overthink, ALOT.
That is why negativity can consume most of an Empaths energy as they tend to focus on the why and how. Empaths will try to find the core reason as to why someone is acting the way they are, and this is a beautiful trait but they have to be careful not to take the negative energy of others afterward. Empaths are naturally caring and helpful humans, so when a negative situation arises they feel it hard.
I can easily put my hand up to tell you that I find it extremely difficult to be around negative people. The first thing I try to do is help them to see the lighter side of the situation but as soon as the other energy doesn't change and gets worst, I feel worst.
Sadly, Negative energy is the most we feel, hence why we are Empathetic people. A lot of Empath will be drawn to roles that are helping others but we do attract types of people who seek this superpower we have and take it away from us. Therefore it leaves us feeling emotional and confused. negativity is overwhelming because it is in our nature to be bright and caring.
Learn ways to detach from negative situations and people so that you can control your awesome superpower of being an EMPATH.
Empaths are beautiful, caring souls placed on this earth to help others.
Once you accept and understand who you are, life becomes easier. You will soon notice and attract other empaths, You will find a purpose in life for helping others and you will feel at peace with yourself.
Being sensitive is nothing to be a-shame of, I learnt this after many years of doubting who I am. Being sensitive is so powerful as you have the passion and spark in life to make it better.
Don't ever dim your light and energy for those who don't appreciate it.
I appreciate you.
You appreciate you.
The universe appreciates you.