The Empaths of the world are often misunderstood, sometimes even by the Empaths themselves.  They are considered the “sensitives” of the world and are often told they need to ‘get a tougher skin.’  The unseen energy that exists all around us highly affects these wonders of the world, and without proper protection techniques, an Empath can have a difficult time navigating the world in which we live.

What is an Empath?  An Empath is a person who’s nervous system is not created like most people’s.  Their nervous systems are porous, like a sponge, and they pick up on energies of all living things including people, plants, animals, trees, and the Earth.  They are highly affected by these energies, and oftentimes don’t even realize it’s happening.  For example, I hugged a relative one time and suddenly my back started hurting, instantly.  I couldn’t put my finger on why, all of a sudden, my back was killing me!  I came to understand that the relative I hugged had previously fallen and fractured their spine.  I was merely picking up the energy of the pain and taking it on.  This is a common occurrence for many Empaths and it doesn’t just happen with other people.  Empaths can pick up on changes in the weather, the cycles of the moon, even issues with pets.

There are various ways in which an Empath can protect their nervous system and personal energy field so that they don’t take on so much energy.  However, this takes practice, over time, and is a learned skill that all Empaths should understand and utilize.  Due to the nature of our nervous system’s sensitivities, we can suffer from a myriad of health issues, frequently undetected by medical professionals.  I like to refer to us as “medical mysteries” for this reason.  Therefore, learning how to manage your nervous system and energy field is important so that you know when you need to clear the negative energy out.

So, how do you know if you are an Empath?  Well, if you pick up on the subtleties of energy in various living things, you very well may be an Empath.  If you have unexplained medical issues (particularly body pain and gut issues) that no one can put a finger on, you may be an Empath.  If you feel sadness or anger or other vibes from people, you may be an Empath.  If you are totally exhausted after a quick trip to the store, you very well may be an Empath.