posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 10:11 PM
Originally posted by smyleegrl
reply to post by timidgal
Ignorant question but I want to know.
Is there a way to become an empath?
Not an ignorant question at all, smyleegr, and I personally do not know of anyone not born with the basic ability who was able to develop it, but
that's just me and it's not a topic I ask alot of people about. I share this information with VERY few people because I have had occassions where
others who sensed it used it against me. Remember, we're not talking about reading others' thoughts (which i can't do) but experiencing their
feelings (or as i believe, their energy frequency).
Now there's a difference between having intuition, which I believe we're all born with, being an empath or being an energy worker (a person, usually
an empath, who can actually manipulate the energy they feel eminating off of a person or object). People often confuse the three.
Have you ever had the experience where you met someone and was automatically either drawn or repelled by him/her or something deep down inside said
"stay away from that person" without any feasible reason for feeling that way? That's usually intuition but I believe there's a very thin line
between the two. Intuition would tell you that something doesn't feel right about the person (or location or situation) but those with empathetic
capabilities would know the reason because you innately know the person's feelings and therefore the reasons and/or intensions surrounding the
feelings. We are all born with intuition and lose it, to a degree, as we get older and the stress of everyday life and the insecurities we develop
take hold. Intuition is always there, but unless you've made a conscious decision to always listen to it, it's easy for it to get lost in all the
Being an empath can be either a wonderful or dreadful thing. For many years when I was very young, I didn't understand the intense feelings I
couldn't relate to and it did cause me to retreat and become scared of everyday life. It wasn't until I was older and learned how to protect myself
from allowing others' feelings to take me to a bad place (or even realize that they weren't my own feelings) that I was able to control the
emotional effect and channel it for good purposes.
I myself was born with empathetic capabilities (my father recognized them when I was no more than three years old) but perhaps someone who has learned
how/if developing these abilities is possible can provide you with more info. I know this doesn't exactly answer your question but I hope it
provides you with some interesting information.