January 22, 2013

Empaths Knowing What Someone is Thinking or Feeling

Webster defines empathy as “the capacity for participation in another person's feelings.” Everyone has some empathic ability. We were all born with the ability to feel other people's emotions, thoughts, and physical sensations. Highly sensitive people may get intuitive clues about a person and feel that we cannot trust him or feel that he is hiding something or lying.
We can listen to our intuition about a situation and ascertain whether or not it is safe or wise for us to proceed. Being able to know what others are thinking, feeling, or experiencing is a way of protecting ourselves. It also has its drawbacks when unchecked as you will see in my story below.
While shopping at Wal-Mart one day I suddenly had a panic attack. Fear overtook my body and the “fight or flight” adrenaline rush nearly crippled me as I clung to the shopping cart. I felt as though I was going to pass out before I could get to a place where I could sit down. I was shaking so hard, I could hardly breathe. My heart was pounding fiercely and at first I thought I was having a heart attack!

Within one minute a “Code Adam” announcement came over the store’s intercom system and the store was locked down. I knew then that I had taken into my body and emotions the panic and fear of the parent who had lost their child in the store. Fortunately, I was still able to sense my own personal energy separate from this chaos. Part of me was calm and level-headed as I witnessed this bizarre emotional reaction. I was sane enough to call upon angels to help locate the boy and reunite him safely with his parent—I intuitively knew the child was male and that his mother was in the store. I placed myself inside a bubble of protection—a visual exercise I use for protection—and the symptoms began subsiding.

When I heard the child had been found, I cried for joy. I knew I was still picking up on the mother’s energy of relief, but that was the best I could do at the time. I immediately left my cart in the aisle and walked out of the store. I was wiped out for the rest of the day.

There are ways to avoid this kind of “hit” and I give some of these exercises in my book, Whose Stuff Is This? ~ Finding Freedom from the Thoughts, Feelings, and Energy of Those Around You. PURCHASE the paperback book at http://tinyurl.com/EmpathAmazon.

The e-book version is now available for Kindle, iPhone, iPad, and other digital reading devices on Smashwords.com. Get the PDF on my website: WeAreOneinSpirit.com.

Or have someone read the book to you. Check out the audio book MP3 file version.

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