I have know for a long time that I held this gift. I feel things deeply, even excessively at times. Because of this gift I can hold strong compassion for people and feel an understanding of things that I have not personally experienced. The flip side is that it can make it hard to be in large groups of people. And it can be difficult to understand my own feelings sometimes if I allow them to get tangled with the rest.
One thing I have heard time and again is fellow empath's blaming all the unbalance or unpleasant emotions on others. I will admit when I first learned the term I used this as an answer too. But the more I come back to the center, the more I realize that even if the initial feeling was not mine, it only lingers if it has a resonance with something that is mine. It stirs stuff up. It can be exhausting and it can be easier to say, "that's not mine." Yet, in my experience, if it didn't strike a cord with something that IS mine, it would clear with a few breaths and focus. It would not have the strength to bring on a panic attack once my conscious focus was there.
Today I face the fact that this is mine. It carried into my energy field on the waves of a friend. I allowed it to linger but now I have made it my own. I take responsibility and I reinstate my power to process and dispel this energy.
I'm grateful to be an empath. I'm grateful to define this word not as an escape or cop out but an empowerment to understand those around me and connect to a deeper part of myself. I'm grateful for the layers of subconscious it brings to light. I'm grateful for the power I feel as I clear my energy field and face my own fears that are left in the wake. I'm grateful for the comforting hug of darkness and quiet that I sit in this morning. I'm grateful for this clarity and to give myself the gentle compassion I need. I'm grateful to send loving energy to my friend whose energy was my trigger for this deeper understanding.
Is there anything in your life that is calling for your awareness? How can you take responsibility and give yourself your power back?
May today remind us of our incredible power. May we find blessings all around us. Have a beautiful day!