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Qawaq

The shamanic Quechuan word for empath is “Qawaq” which means “one who sees” living energy. The Incas believe that people born with the ability to experience the energy of others have a great blessing as they are able to connect to their souls and spirits of existence much more easily than others.

Luna & Sol

#Awakenedempath

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Posted in Empath, Enlightenment, Inspiration

To feel deeply or not at all

The world of an empath is challenging and rewarding at the same time. A healthy balance is key, and solitude is needed to retreat and charge your batteries when your light is getting dim.

I’ve had plenty of times thinking that I have felt just a little too much. That it was a curse to get involved too deeply, feeling everything as if it was happening to me directly, picking up the pain and hardship of others while it was draining my own energy away. But would it be better not to feel at all? What an empty shell would we be without our feelings and compassion. Without the opportunities to make a difference for others and do good in this world.

There is little control in adjusting the level of how much you want to feel. It’s either all or nothing and an empath has no choice. It’s draining as you pick up the unspoken energy of society and the world around you. You easily sense vibes and moods without even trying, no matter how much someone wants to conceal those emotions. You smell a lie and excuse a mile away. Not much gets by you which in turn can be intimidating to others. Most likely you can’t stand gossip as it brings disruption and turmoil into your life.

Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath that is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a “hot mess” or having “too many issues” are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world.

~Anthon St. Maarten

Posted in Empath, Feelings

The Empath Diaries

I am complicated,

yet simple at the same time.

I need my books, my writing, my music,

my space alone; at times.

As well, I tend to think too much and over analyze.

I can come across as shy, snobbish,

even tongue tied but that’s ok.

I am just quiet, an observer, a listener,

and idle chat is not my forte.

I am goofy, funny, witty, playful, like all the rest,

cept reserve this for those that understand me best.

I don’t need expensive things

or fancy places to stay.

I adore the small, little things,

and prefer the outdoors and nature

to a 5 star abode, any given day.

I am fiercely intense, passionate,

loyal, independent, and do not need

anyone to take care of me;

but I do need someone to care for and to be there for me.

I am complicated, yet simple at the same time.

Posted in Empath, Inspiration

Empathetic people

Empathetic people, dreamers and idealists, have this sort of accidental power. Most spend their early years ridden with self doubt, insecurity, and people pleasing habits. But their journey is inevitably derailed when this comfortable life gets uprooted by an unexpected darkness.

Suddenly their trusted methods no longer seem to bring them happiness. At first depression convinces them that thy might never feel joyful again. But ultimately, it sets them on a quest for something more-for love, justice, and wisdom. Once this adventure begins, there is no stopping a dreamer. And when dreamers unite? Well, that’s how we start to change the world.

~Tinybuddha.com

Posted in Empath, Inspiration, Life

Dear Empath

Picture from last year at one of my favorite hangouts near my house.

Today’s post is personal and I know many of you will relate. May it bring peace to you in reading those lines. May it remind you that you feel everything just a little extra. And may it outline how truly special you are for doing so. Here it goes….

Dear empath, the one who feels everything so deeply.

I understand that your tender heart feels so tired, so overwhelmed by the heaviness of life here. You don’t understand how people can be so mean, so cruel, so vindictive and so angry. But even more so, you just don’t understand why everyone expect YOU to also be that way.

It’s just not in your nature. You love. You see all of life with love, and you only want others to also see the love and beauty that is present in all of life.

You’ve walked through most of your life feeling like an outsider, like you’re from somewhere else, and you’re beginning to desperately want to go home there now. Please don’t give up. You’re not wrong. You’re not the one who is wearing blinders to our true nature. You’ve known the answer is love all along…

The time has come for you to flourish, to learn from your heart and to share the immeasurable joy’s that doing so affords. It’s your time to shine, dear one. And to do so, you simply have to love yourself…Love yourself is fiercely as you’ve loved everyone else. That’s been your job all along – and now it’s your time. Love YOU with all your being, dear one, and you’ll remember again that ALL is well.

Love,

Your Soul

~Soul speaking