Friendship #101: How to create space like an Empath

My entire life has been filled with friendships. Many of my friendships are more than two decades old. The number of people I hold dear and consider my closest of friends is considerable. I am also aware of how rare this is. My friends are placed in various groups: high school friends, work friends, college…

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Question of the Day: “What can you take away from Don Miguel Ruiz’s four agreements?”

Today I am thinking heavily about the third agreement: “Don’t make assumptions.” Ruiz writes that we are living in a dream, and we turn this dream into a nightmare every time we assume what others are thinking or feeling about us. Oh, is this so true for me. My empathic abilities, which always enable me…

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Musing of an Empath: Feeling the Love

Today, I have decided to show up with love. Today, I made the conscious decision to reflect and radiate love as opposed to vacillate in anger and hate. Today, love and loving actions are my goal and these two things guide me through today. “I am willing to see things differently. I am willing to…

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Another Reading and the Empath

I really enjoy reading people. I like to have their feelings coursing through me like an electrified metal. It is a weird mix of pleasure and pain. My shoulder feels like it is catching fire and my left arm heats up with such intensity. I can also feel it in my eyes. I feel like…

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Gender Differences: An Empath’s Perspective

It’s been about ten years that I have been reading people and feeling their feelings.  I’ve felt the pain of losing a child, the fear of losing the ability to hear, and the happiness of a new love.  It has all taught me so many things. It feels like women and men do have the…

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On Being an Empath

The life of an Empath is an interesting one.  This gift comes with so many jagged edges.  These edges catch and sometimes I feel like I am a conduit for light and love. I feel the sensations down and up my left arm and I know I have hit a vein in the person I…

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How to Tell if You’re and Empath

There are many sites and books on being an Empath.  Went I started my journey to figure out exactly what this is, I found many insights.  Some of them were helpful; many of them were not.  One website actually contained a quiz that I could take that asked questions like, “Do you think of a person…

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Energy and the Empath

In this world there are an amazing and never ending supply of circumstances that leave me confident that there is more. What do I mean by this? More is such a general term and can be used so wrongly. Here is exactly what I mean. More than what I can see with my eyes, hear…

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A Man’s Transgression and the Wandering Empath

I always feel things that I cannot say.  It’s one of the most frustrating parts of my gift, but my spiritual adviser was just telling me yesterday that I cannot and should not say everything I feel.  It is a waste of my talents and gifts and some people are just not ready for it.…

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