Sunday, December 16, 2012

Empaths: Let’s Stop the Suffering!

I am an empath.

I was so excited when I learned that there was such a thing as being an empath,
because I felt alone, and overwhelmed, and out of control, and freakish... 
SO, I was excited to learn that I wasn't alone, and I felt validated in my experience.

But now, decades later, I am uncomfortable identifying as an empath, or as a ‘A Highly-Sensitive Person’ (HSP). 
Why is that?

Empaths are powerful and capable.
Empaths get info about the state of the people and the energy around them, that many miss.
Why would I feel uncomfortable about that?

These things are great!
But here is my issue:  for many of us, there is a suffering that goes along with being an Empath, that is unnecessary.
That is not great.  And I would like to see us all let that go!

Without training, it is easy for us Empaths to feel overwhelmed by sensitivity to so much of life;
dominated by emotions, heaviness, darkness, and suffering! 
I am here to tell you - there is a WAY OUT.

I have enjoyed over a dozen years of freedom from all that crap! 
This is delightful and delicious, and I am so peaceful and blessed to be past that.
I am still an empath, but I am a comfortable, happy and free Empath.

We can still keep the special gifts we are blessed-with
AND find balance with them!
If that sounds good to you - please read on…

From my expereince, the ups and downs of most people's expereince of being an Empath were modeled very well by Counselor Deanna Troi on Star Trek, The Next Generation. 
If you are familiar, she was an Empath who received information that was often useful to herself and others.
BUT: she was sometimes overtaken by other energies/personalities, and she was sometimes overwhelmed by others emotions.

An interesting question, that I didn't consider before my own training:
Isn't it strange that an entire culture/species could have these abilities,
but not have the information/ability to protect themselves and control their Clairsentience.

A Clairsentient is someone who has a heightened ability to perceive the energetic/psychic input about how the body feels - emotions and sensations - our own and others - it is another word for Empath.

This inability for energetic moderation and holding one's own personal boundaries that Deanna experienced, made for a great plot device (but it does not make a great life, for us ;)
Fortunately, it turns out in REAL life, there is a lot of information and practices that assist us to manage our information and energy reception, this just isn't known to our common culture. 

Knowledge and practices have been passed down through the millenia, from many different sources and spiritual traditions, about how to directly manage our energy. 
With practice, these tools can become as easy as turning a volume control up and down.

Practicing these tools, has revolutionized my life!

Your suffering can be OVER! 
Are You ready for that?

Being overwhelmed by energy/psychic information and carrying other people's garbage around, doesn't make us special, it makes us SAD and dis-empowered. 
It turns out that Everyone has psychic senses and abilities - just some of us have them turned way up, some have them turned way down, and some of us have them tuned just about right, most of the time ;)

We can all find our volume controls - and come to balance!
Now that my dials are more comfortably and powerfully set, I am free to be of true service in the world. 
Now that I have chosen to stop suffering and be free: I have more and more energy available to live life, abundantly; and to share Light and Life in the world.

From my expereince, if anyone is interested in being more energetically and emotionally comfortable - it is a choice we can make. 
I teach folks how to do this all the time, and my students consistently enjoy tremendous freedom and joy, after years of their own unique brand of heartache and pain.
IF you are willing to learn, heal and change, you can stop the suffering as an Empath, and live an amazing and abundant life.

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