Friday, 2 March 2012

E is for ...... Empath

What is an Empath, well Wikipedia says "Empathy is the capacity to recognize and, to some extent, share feelings (such as sadness or happiness) that are being experienced by another sentient or semi-sentient being." 


And any Charmed fans will remember Prue being infected by the Warlock with the 'curse of Empathy' and then later on Phoebes' powers growing into her Emphatic ability .........

So, with that definition and TV's portrayal of Empathy .... if someone around you is happy - then you feel happy, if someone is sad - then you feel sad! Easy peasy .... well, no it's not that easy...... Empath's don't have to be around you and see you smiling, they don't have to see someone cry and if only it were just the two emotions, but an Empath can pick up on any emotion even if the room is empty!

I know of Empath's that can be affected by moods on Facebook, if someone is having a truly bad day and the Empath is not shielded then it's not unheard of for the Empath to head to their bed with migraines, bad stomachs and a general feeling of unwellness.....

It's not only people that an Empath will be affected by, places can affect them too.

There is a great blog written by a wonderful Witch here - Wiccan Moonsong taught me how to shield and how to use my abilities, I am still learning and still growing but at least I finally got to give my feelings a name and not just worry that I was just an 'oversensitive crybaby'!!

9 comments:

  1. My husband and BFF are Empaths; the only time I can really sense people's emotions, oddly enough, is through the internet. It only really works if the person is a threat, in which I get nauseous or have a panic attack. Don't know why i never thought that was empathy. :-/ Learn something new everyday. Oh, but I still know that I'm over-sensitive! :-) ~)O(~

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  2. great post hon, as a fellow Empath I completely understand :) I found Hats, simple as they are, to be very effective ... ~)0(~

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  3. Great post! Thanks for stopping by mine. I, too, found Wiccan Moonsongs's blog post on Empaths to be very informative. When I Googled Empaths, hers was the first in line.

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  4. Now I want to go back and watch Charmed! LOL Am going to have to look on my Kindle :))) First off :) Thank you :)) Huge Hugs You know I love you to pieces :)))) Second great article and I am soooo unbelievably proud of you :)))) You are such an amazing person. I still remember when you first started at the Mists :)))) You are amazing Huge Huge Hugs

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  5. ps. your blog looks amazing! How pretty!

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  6. I am an Empath and find being in large crowds extremely overwhelming. I am able to shield and guard myself in much smaller crowds though. One funny thing I've noticed is that I pick up some energies much more often than others. Anger. I can go from fa la la la la to someone getting me all riled up in a matter of minutes. Perhaps I'm just a hothead ; 0

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  7. Wonderful Post! I agree with Jasmeine, this page is just breathtaking!

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  8. Wow excellent,, I love charmed, just so you know,, and also am a big cry baby,, lol super sensitive to peoples feelings, learning how to block and control, it a great technic however, I did not learn it from Priestess,, who I adore, but from another friend who has taught me many things about myself, and about my path, that is making it my own. :) :) :) <3 yeah you,, for doing such a great job, your blog page does look great,, I want to do something like this but dont know how,, lol <3

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