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Just as you can read books without ever stepping into a library, you can practice spirituality without ever going to a temple

Having grown up in a staunch Christian family, I quickly paved my way by developing an interest in spirituality in its entirety – not confining it to only religion. Having studied Theology, Psychology and Anthropology, I was always well aware that my career path would touch on spirituality. Currently, I work at a local University - acting primarily as a faith resource for staff, open to questions or concerns on issues of faith. I take my role very seriously and further assist staff with their planning for reflection time, morning watch, or campfire devotions, as well as making themselves available to staff for one-on-one conversations. With a healthy spiritual life, I believe that other aspects of one’s life can be at their maximum.

Signs You’re an Empath! (Are You One?)

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An empath is a person who has a paranormal ability to sense and absorb the emotions and energies of the people and surroundings they encounter. According to clinical psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline,"Empaths have strong intuition and use it as their primary lens for processing the world around them. They are highly intuitive people who feel emotional and physical sensations on an extremely deep level, and intellectualizing those feelings is tough for them to do."

Signs of being an empath are: high sensitivity, generous hearts who may give too much to others, quick to respond to someone's needs. Because empaths naturally internalize other people's feelings, thoughts, and pain, empaths have a very difficult time distinguishing between other people's emotions and their own, which leads to extreme anxiety and emotional burden. Empaths can be easily overwhelmed in intimate relationships or in highly emotional situations. They need time alone, especially in nature, to recharge.https://exemplore.com/paranormal/What-is-an-Empath-Traits-signs-solutions
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I am an empath and it took me years to totally embraced it. Before, not knowingly that I am an empath, I can easily absorb people's energy like a sponge and at the end of the day I feel so drained. I've been absorbing negative energies from people. People always come for me to seek help or advice and the burden seems to be transferred on me and I can really feel the weight. I was always exhausted. Thank God I have learned to handle it now.
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Are you an empath?
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Being able to pick up on the emotions can sometimes be a double edged sword. On one hand you are in a great position to help other people in their darkest times. But on the other hand, going out and about can be a bit difficult as highly sensitive people tend to absorb the emotions of others. So, it's challenging to hold space for so many incoming sensations and emotions. This is why empaths and highly sensitive people tend to be more introverted. But the positive thing is that one on one interactions are often all the more rich and fulfilling. That said, ability to hold space for lot's of people's emotions can be cultivated by learning how to let go and detach and simply take things for what they are. So, overall it is a major plus with some challenges to it.
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Being able to pick up on the emotions can sometimes be a double edged sword. On one hand you are in a great position to help other people in their darkest times. But on the other hand, going out and about can be a bit difficult as highly sensitive people tend to absorb the emotions of others. So, it's challenging to hold space for so many incoming sensations and emotions. This is why empaths and highly sensitive people tend to be more introverted. But the positive thing is that one on one interactions are often all the more rich and fulfilling. That said, ability to hold space for lot's of people's emotions can be cultivated by learning how to let go and detach and simply take things for what they are. So, overall it is a major plus with some challenges to it.
I know by the energy of people, their intentions and its hard when it is towards me with their unawareness. They do not know I can read them. I just told my husband today how sensitive I am to even be on this planet. With everything, the animals especially.
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Being able to pick up on the emotions can sometimes be a double edged sword. On one hand you are in a great position to help other people in their darkest times. But on the other hand, going out and about can be a bit difficult as highly sensitive people tend to absorb the emotions of others. So, it's challenging to hold space for so many incoming sensations and emotions. This is why empaths and highly sensitive people tend to be more introverted. But the positive thing is that one on one interactions are often all the more rich and fulfilling. That said, ability to hold space for lot's of people's emotions can be cultivated by learning how to let go and detach and simply take things for what they are. So, overall it is a major plus with some challenges to it.
What do you mean when you “say hold space for”? I’ve heard people say this before and don’t know what it mean.
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What do you mean when you “say hold space for”? I’ve heard people say this before and don’t know what it mean.
I'll answer it for you my dear. It's kind of like allowing yourself to open up your emotional 'space' completely with complete acceptance of whatever comes relative to your own emotions and others. To give an analogy, imagine one of those bricks that get karate chopped in half. They are hard and condensed, so they break when they're hit hard enough in the right way. Now imagine that a person that can easily chop a brick in half with their karate chop tries to karate chop a tissue. The tissue is very delicate, soft, and flexible. But it doesn't break when hit hard because it is less rigid and goes more easily with whatever force comes at it. It has less resistance, so it is more resilient.
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Being an empath is a blessing. In today's day and age, the world needs more empathy and help than ever before.
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Being an empath is a blessing. In today's day and age, the world needs more empathy and help than ever before.
I tell people that all the time. I thought empathy was something everyone had and it was normal to feel more connected to people and things. apparently it’s not a universal trait.
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Everybody thinks they are Empath when they really aren't.
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Everybody thinks they are Empath when they really aren't.
I can tell I'm not, lol! But I try to have empathy as much as I can.
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I can tell I'm not, lol! But I try to have empathy as much as I can.
People want to feel special.
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