BEing empathic means to read and understand and decipher energy.
Empaths have the ability to scan the energy of people, places, and objects, and even words, for thoughts, feelings and possibly for past, present, and future life occurrences.
This ability may be genetic(ancestral in my view), showing up through several generations…and sometimes there’s just the one. Still, there may be, and most likely are, more than one Empath within one family.
Very many Empaths are unaware of how being empathic really works, and have not accepted that they are sensitive to other people’s energy, many think they themselves have alot of problems, when in fact, they’re just so sensitive to others energies, that they reflect them, even without being aware of it.
The ability to correctly “see” and to some extent, mirror the energy of another can be a challenge to the unpracticed or unskilled Empath. This gift allows us to steer ourselves through life with a heightened, or enhanced perception. It serves to ones well-being to be selective in friendships and other relationships, as Empaths are also very susceptible to being siphoned of their energy.
Empaths of all levels and experiences can and do become overwhelmed at times. Maby suffer with isolation and/or depression. Many fall into drug and alcohol use and even some become energy vampyre, “sucking” off others joy or misery…ir allow themselves to be victimized, so others can feel better.
Having coping skills helps one manage internal and external energies in an uplifting way…and knowing the difference between “mine and yours”. Prayer, travail, crystal healing, sun gazing and/or bathing, tree-hugging, laying in grass or by water, writing, self-dialogue, even playing with children …are few of many ways to stay grounded…in a positive uplifted vibrational frequency.