What is an empath exactly and how to know if you are one?
Have you noticed how many people are now calling themselves empaths?
In my view, there are more empaths on the planet now due to a rise in human consciousness and DNA activation. It’s my understanding that when your 4th DNA strand, or Heart Strand upgrades, your emotional body develops and becomes more sensitive. You can then receive subtler messages from the emotional body. You become more attuned to changes in energy and can even perceive others’ emotions and motivations.
As your heart expands, you become more intuitive. That's why I believe that empathy is a kind of emotional telepathy.
So how to know if you're an empath?
In this post, we'll be covering some of the most common characteristics associated with empaths. Note that empathic traits differ among individuals; you may possess a combination of these traits to varying degrees but you might not exhibit every trait on this list.
How to know if you're an Empath
Common Traits Among Empaths:
Sensitivity to Energy
Ability to sense and absorb the energy of people, places, and environments.
Deep emotional understanding and connection with the feelings of others.
Quick recognition and identification of emotions in oneself and others.
Strong gut feelings and intuitive guidance about people or situations.
Genuine concern and care for the well-being of others.
Absorption of Others' Emotions
Tendency to take on or feel the emotions of those around them.
Difficulty maintaining emotional boundaries, leading to potential overwhelm.
Love for Nature and Animals
Strong connection and empathy towards animals and the natural world.
Inclination to help and support others, often putting their needs before one's own.
Intolerance to Injustice
Strong aversion to unfairness or injustice, with a desire for social harmony.
Artistic and Creative Expression
A heightened ability for creative expression, often channeled through art, writing, or other creative outlets.
Heightened awareness of physical sensations and reactions to external stimuli.
Deep Connection with Others
Strong desire for meaningful and authentic connections in relationships.
Natural ability to listen attentively and understand without judgment.
Sensitivity to subtle energy shifts and a keen awareness of the energetic atmosphere.
Natural inclination towards healing, whether it's emotional support or energy healing.
Tendency to feel emotionally drained after being in crowded or energetically charged environments.
Experiencing physical symptoms that may align with the emotions of those around them.
Difficulty Saying No
Struggle to assert boundaries and a tendency to overcommit to please others.
Ability to bounce back from emotional challenges with strength and resilience.
What do you think about this list? Are there any items I've forgotten? Please put them in the comment section.
with Love on your Journey