June 14, 2011

Empaths Have a Keen Sixth Sense

Being empathic allows us to pick up information with the five commonly accepted senses: sight, hearing, smell, feeling/touch, and taste to bring us a message about others. Empaths naturally want to help others by easing their emotional burdens or carrying their pain for them. Some empaths sympathize with another person so much so that they actually absorb their thoughts, feelings, emotions, and sickness. Empaths don’t just walk a mile in your shoes, they clean, polish, resole, and fetch them for you. It’s like psychic codependency and this even occurs with people we don’t know or have a relationship with.

They are compassionate individuals who have healing abilities they may not be aware of. They have a keen sixth sense about things. They sense and know things that no one has told them. They may hear voices, see apparitions, or smell things that others in the room do not.

When I wrote my book, More Than Meets the Eye, True Stories About Death, Dying, and Afterlife, I was dealing with a lot of disembodied spirits coming to me—my uncle was one of them. I didn’t know why ghosts were paying me visits, but I felt like I was somehow supposed to help them. Researching to write that book was very helpful in finding answers not only for what the ghosts needed, but for learning how to protect my energy field as an empath.

The ill, the suffering, and those with weak boundaries are drawn to the unconditional love an empath emits by default. Therefore, an untrained empath can be bombarded with energetic information that causes emotional, mental, and physical distress. They may feel overwhelmed in a crowd, have precognizant feelings about a situation or person, see shadows or ghosts, hear voices, or express random mood swings and bouts of unexplained fatigue or ailments. Some manifest symptoms similar to bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder. Until they learn how to shut out the energy of others, they may have a pretty miserable existence in which they feel like they have to be entirely alone in order to survive. Because they can’t go into public settings, they may become hermits.

A well-developed empath knows how to turn on and off this intuitive ability at will. They use their gift to “read” people and situations without taking on detrimental energy.

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  1. Hi Yvonne,

    It was very insightful to read this and other articles in your blog. I kind of saw myself in this text a lot. I am dying to read your book and reclaim my life back.

    So thank you.



  2. Bless you, Diandra. Be sure to sign up for the free telesummit coming in September. Click the "Training for Empaths" tab at the top of this blog.

    Hugs to you!

  3. Thank you for this blog. I have had this ability all of my life and I know what is troubling a person before I even talk to them. I am learning through trials and wisdom that I cannot continue to absorb all of that negative energy. I am compassionate and empathetic. I have learned to listen and choose my battles wisely.

  4. I'm not sure if anyone is actually still reading these and replying but here goes.
    This article describes my son to the letter... I think every issue mentioned here
    Is my son's issues.. He is on meds for depression and bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder. He needs help and I do not know where to turn.. he has been empathic his entire life... He has a very strong energy.. There is so much he can do, it scares some people who meet him... but no one more than himself..
    I would be grateful if someone would reply to me. My email is jogail@msn.com

    1. Yes, we do read these blog posts, and are in service as we are able to help. So I am happy to reply, and ask how can we help you? Much is available in a variety of areas to help your son, pending he wants help and is able to take steps to self-learning. The first program I recommend is Inner Guru Alignment - please find the class on http://Live-Spirit.com. It starts on April 3rd and provides certification for those aiming for certification as an intuitive coach. Also, it is available to those who wish to operate from their inner wisdom (hence guru) as a general self-development class. Also, here is a web site you and your son can work on together: http://www.parentstakecharge.com/about-ptc/. Also MIndfulness training has been very successful in helping people through symptoms as your son. There are personal coaching programs as well as Breath retraining (http://fullwavebreathing.com) which offers him the ability to change the biochemical component of depression so he can learn to use his gift should he choose to do so.

      Dr. Caron Goode

    2. Thank you so much for the reply and the web addresses.
      I just noticed I forgot to mention he is 32 years old.
      I will give him the sites and we will have a look.
      I know he needs a personal mentor/coach to help him.
      His abilities are multiple and that frightens him as well as other people.
      He is at this moment considering a stay in a mental ward, today is a bad day for him.. He does use his gift where he can but it is sometimes to much for him . He has not learned to shield completely. His abilities seem to be getting stronger and his control is not as it should be.
      I am hoping I can find someone not too far away who is willing to travel to see him. Like I said he is very powerful and getting stronger all the time..

    3. He definitely needs to learn how to raise his vibration to keep from picking up detrimental energy; and to transmute the energy by working with advanced beings of light. Without sounding too sales-y or promotional, has he read my book, Whose Stuff Is This? (http://whosestuffisthis.blogspot.com/p/purchase-book.html). It has many helpful and effective techniques for doing this.

  5. This article is very true. I have been an empath most of my life.Before I actually knew what was happening to me, I would absorb other peoples' energy and emotions. I often would need to withdraw for several days to regain my energy and emotions. I could sense things before they would occur and Diagnosis illnesses!I learned to shield myself from the negativity that was going on around me. It has helped me to stay focus and maintain balance in my own life!Thank you for such an inspiring book...

    1. Very glad to hear of your success with managing energy. I am so blessed to have written a book that has inspired you! Thank you for letting me know.

  6. I have always known that I felt other people's pain (emotional only for me), that family, friends, and strangers find it easy to talk to me, and that I need tremendous amounts of alone time because I always felt drained. I first learned the term intuitive empath during one of my social work classes (yep, I went into a healing field). I also have dreams that come true and feelings that tell me something is very wrong. I'm so very glad to know that I really am not alone, or imagining things, or over-identifying with movie characters with "ESP". Thankfully, because I did become a social worker and am now a licensed therapist, I do set firm boundaries. I still find it difficult to avoid the energy drain. This is complicated by an evidence-based diangosis of Narcolepsy. I just wanted to thank you for your posts to the woman whose son is having such a hard time. You didn't try to push product after product on to her, you simply let her know she and her son are not alone, there are resources available (which you provided), and that she can always contact you. That is the greates gift any helping healer can provide.

    1. Bless you! This encouragement thrills me and I am appreciative of your comment. When you pick up this feeling of energy drain, this could be a sign that you are transmuting the suffering of others by using your body (or emotions if there is anger, sadness, depression). There is a simple way to clear yourself and allow the transmutation to be done with the help of angels, archangels, and ascended masters. Are you familiar with the St. Germain's Violet Flame of Transmutation? I call upon this purifying flame on a regular basis.

      There is a video on YouTube that shows how: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hat4rGlMwnM

  7. Oh my! An answer finally! My life has not been easy at all. With what I just listened to and read, I will buy your book as soon as I can. I always felt cursed although did not quite believe in curses. I wondered though, oh my, Thank you sooooo much!

    1. Thank you for purchasing my book. It is the guidebook I wish I had 20 years ago when I was totally unaware of why I was so sensitive and cried all the time. Let me know if you would like on-on-one coaching.