Social Distancing & the Empath

We are in Day 4 of social distancing. Many Empaths always try to limit their exposure to other humans. I am quite the opposite. As an Empath, I love being around other humans. I enjoy the different energies people bring to a room. For the most part, people feel good to me, and when they…

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“When you look in the ashes, look well.”

This morning I woke up with enough fear and anxiety to choke a horse.  I went to my mat to process it and try and accept and release the pain from my clenching stomach, but it was hard and sad.  It caused me to wonder about the nature of a pain so great that it…

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The Alchemist

Once long ago, a tarot card reader told me I was an Alchemist in a past life. “You were very powerful and quite cruel,” she said as she turned another card over and looked at the spread with folded hands. “What is an Alchemist?” I asked, which is a bit weird because I was less hung…

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Loving What Is

“Loving what is” is not mine.  It is from Pema Chodron, but I like it all the same.  She teaches us to accept those parts of ourselves that we struggle with.  She tells us to take ourselves just as we are. This is so difficult for me.  Perhaps it is difficult because we live in…

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Abuse and the Empath

When I was child, I was abused by my father. When I did anything wrong, I was beaten with either a hand or belt. I was most scared of the thinner belts.  They hurt the most.  My father has a “funny” story that he used to tell when we would be sitting around the dinner…

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Love and the Empath: Why Would Anyone Want to Date You?

I am starting to wonder.  The other day I was talking to a colleague about dating and she said, “Why would someone want to date you?”.  She wasn’t referring directly to me.  She was citing a radio personality who was telling a story about a young lady in the dating world.  The young woman was…

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Understanding Your Anxiety-Perspective from an Empath

The first emotion I can feel in any person is anxiety. This is like a fog or smokiness that permeates and clouds almost every other emotion. Anxiety does not thread through a person unless he/she is just an anxious person. Anxiety in others makes my stomach clench and the hairs on my arms stand up.…

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