March 30, 2011
What is the Difference Between Empathy and Intuition?
Empathy is part of this sixth sense guidance system. Being empathic allows us to pick up information with the five commonly accepted senses: sight, hearing, smelling, tasting, and feeling to bring a message about others or help them ease their burdens by carrying the emotion or pain for them. Some people would love to learn how to be more empathic, but it is much wiser to get information about people through intuition or by communicating directly with their over soul.
Empathy brings in information and energy (info-energy) like a radio picking up multiple channels all at once. The brain does not know what to do with all this random input. Developing our intuition requires us to tune in and interpret the information we are receiving.
Intuition does not invade the field of another person in order to glean information. It is not external but rather internal. There are times when you will hear your intuition telling you to avoid a situation or person. It might tell you to take a different route to work and later you find that an accident took place on your normal route about the time you would have arrive at that location. This type of insight comes from the universal mind where all knowledge is stored. It is direct, impartial, unemotional, and does not discriminate or judge. It does not impose on you or others. It sees the bigger picture and offers suggestions and information accordingly, but you have to decide what to do with it. Intuition does not shout. If you are stressed out, frustrated, upset, or angry you may miss an important message that could actually ease your burden. Unfortunately, most people are so busy, they don’t take time to listen to the gentle and wise voice within.
Intuition is your own mind, higher self, or over soul speaking to you from a higher perspective—like a bird’s-eye view—and assisting you in making good decisions and avoiding trouble. People who actively use their intuition make rapid and quite accurate assessments of people, surroundings, and situations.
Children instinctively use their intuition to gather information about certain things. Instead of teaching them to question them, teach them to trust what they're feeling, and help them learn the value of listening to their inner voice. our intuition is a great gift; it is the wisdom within that helps us make good decisions, find the safest way, know who to trust, and make life easier.
Some people, children and teens included, are so intuitive and empathic that they have trouble dealing with the overload of energy they pick up from their environment and from those around them. This can lead to stress and even illness if not dealt with. In my new book, Whose Stuff Is This? Finding Freedom from the Thoughts, Feelings, and Energy of Those Around You, I show you how to recognize your own energy and let the rest go. There’s also a chapter about how children develop intuition and empathy.
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