- Religion and Philosophy
There is a Reason You Are Empathic
Do You Feel Cursed by the Gift of Empathy?
Being empathic can often times feel like a curse in our stages of development. We constantly absorb energies and emotions from others around us, which can be totally exhausting in a day, especially on those days in which we may find ourselves surrounded by negativity.
I have often been asked how to turn off this ability. What I can tell you is this, you cannot turn it off. You have it for an important reason. You can try to block, but blocking only causes negativity within us, which manifests in physical illness. It is best to learn to work with it, and use it.
I, too, once felt cursed by this blessed gift. I now see it for what it truly is. It is a beautiful gift and a beautiful responsibility.
If you are struggling with the gift of empathy, then your thinking needs to be turned completely around in order for you to understand, detatch, and use this extraordinary gift, and opportunity you have been given in life.
Many people spend years wondering why their feellings and emotions are all over the charts before they come to fully realize they are absorbing emotion from others. Still, there are those who seem to be in tune with this gift early in life through natural meditation, or perhaps a bit later in life when they add a meditation routine to their day, and start on the road to spiritual development. Whatever the case, this can be one of the hardest spiritual gifts to come to terms with and ultimately learn to use for positive good.
In order to detatch from emotion, you must become one with it. Become very observant of your emotions and changes. When you know emotion did not come from you, then set to identify where it came from. Accept it as just emotion. Acknowledge it, and release it.
It is important that you surround yourself in the positive. It may not be possible to completely remove ourselves from anything negative, but we can control which environments and people we allow ourselves to spend the most time in and around.
Know That You Are Here to Serve
Although many empaths may be aware that we absorb emotions and energies constantly, the one aspect of the gift that seems to come with later understanding, is, we also have the ability to project emotions and energies.
Other gifts that come along with being empathic are a part of us, for two important reasons. One being that we need a way to release those emotions and energies that we take in constantly, and two, it gives us a way in order to project emotion and energy, which helps massive amounts of people throughout the world, and helps raise the vibration levels of our world when used positively.
Whenever one is empathic, they will have one or more creative gifts that go along with the gift of empathy such as writing, art, music, a highly scientific mind, or other creative talents. You may also find them in fields where they motivate mass amount of people such as in motivational speaking, as well as teaching mass audiences.
What goes in, comes out. Be very aware of what you allow to become part of your energy field. Also remember, it is from within that we create our lives around us. Don't ignore emotion of your own that needs to be examined, healed, and released.
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