I am a very unpracticed Empath.
Empathy is probably the MOST common 'ability'. I believe it is the most primitive part of our '6th Sense' group.
Empathy comes on different levels, depending on what you're sensitive to. In a basic sense, empaths are able to feel and interpret the energies
emanating from bodies (yes, I can be empathic towards a rock). Some empaths are sensitive towards residual energies, and usually are the ones who can
tell you about the history of a building without knowing anything about it.
Other empaths are sensitive to animal emotion (not just human). They are usually the ones to become the typical 'treehugger' type.
Some empaths can feel peoples' secrets. Your aura tells all about you. It is the energy radiating from you, and contains all the information about
I seem to be somewhere in the middle of these 'types'. I'm not really good at any single one. I've met people that swing extreme one way or
another, and are very practiced at what they can do.
So, I probably don't have anything that a skeptic would accept as proof (hell, we can't even prove that we exist to a skeptic...l seriously! Tell a
skeptic to use the same debunking methods on that... no proof exists in a solid enough form to totally accept the existence of anything beyond my own
perception. Philosophy is not a weapon, it is a tool for understanding!) On that note, you can all go _____ yourselves, and have a good day!
What you fill that blank in with reflects your own perception of this topic... if you dropped in a vulgar word automatically, just leave. All you are
gonna do is drag down the discussion with derailment, intentionally or unintentionally. If you placed "enjoy" in that blank, then RIGHT ON! some
people really need to take a look at their attitudes towards everything around them. Being an Empath, I get flooded by people's emotions and
attitudes, and if I can get at least ONE person to change their negative view to a positive, that's awesome. It's hard to be in crowds without
something to 'numb' me... beer works quite nicely, while other... stuff... just increases sensitivity. Caffeine increases my sensitivity as well.
There may be a reason beer is such a social drug.
And a last note, Empathy is just a gateway ability, and usually leads to harder stuff like telepathy and maybe even to (gasp!) SELF AWARENESS! If you
feel like you may have an empathic ability, save yourself and join a church somewhere that can rid you of this terrible demon! (yes, it is sarcasm