What is an Emapth?
Have you ever been called oversensitive? Hear the words you are too emotional? Feel the emotions of other people without them telling you? See the slightest chance of behavior and interpret it as something else? Are your feelings easily hurt? Do you get overwhelmed by a crowd and waits for more than a minute alone to get back? Do you eat anything sometimes everything when you are stress from all the emotions? If your answer is yes to 2 of above questions, do not worry and keep reading this.
When I was 14 years old I experience things in life slightly different than the rest of the kids in my age – I was feeling people’s emotions more than other would. I used to say to myself that I am just feeling overly sensitive, feeling too much of what other people is going through.
Whenever I go out with my friends, they do not have to say a word I can just pick up what they are feeling, what they are going through without them telling me. I came to a point that these emotions were too heavy to carry, too much to process and take that I became distant to the world. But the more I am alone the more feelings I feel, the more words I hear and silence became louder. I then looked at it at the bright side, think of it as a way to help others.
I absorb the emotions of the people around me, I can sense and know if something is not right. If you are having a bad day, I can be lend my ears and time to listen to your stories. If you feel alone, I can give you company and make you feel better.
I became an effective listener and somehow, in my own way, I help them by being there for them, and that makes me happy. . Life can be stressful but it can be bearable with the right company. When I started looking thing that way, I realized that the world needs someone like me – someone who is an empath. I am empath.
What is an empath?
Saying that I am empath was not just a random words I blurted out, when I was detaching from the world because feelings were too heavy to contain I looked online of how to divert my emotions and I came through descriptions of similar to what I am experiencing so I answered the empath test to dig deeper of what is an empath.
So what is an empath? What does that really mean? What am I really? As I was answering the empath test, I somewhat find it similar to me. According to google, an empathy is “a person with the paranormal ability to apprehend the mental or emotional state of another individual.” Empaths are deeply sensitive individuals who are extremely familiar and accustomed to the emotions and energy of others – the people around them.
They can easily understand and grasp on the emotions of others as their own. Those words were like describing me, the definitions were just like speaking about me, the empathy test telling what is an empath was like a mirror, telling who I am. Affirming that I am an empath.
So if you are feeling the same things you are reading, going through the roller coaster ride of emotions of yours and the people around you, it would be best to know yourself more so you can understand yourself more and the best way to do that is to take the empath test.
On the other hand, another type of empaths is emotional empath.
The most common type of empaths is the Emotional empath. They will easily pick up the emotions of others around them and feel the effects of those emotions as if it were theirs. They feel everything sometimes to its extremes. Emotional empaths are highly influenced of the emotions around them that often they can experience another person’s emotion in their own body. An emotional empath is a person who can feel the joy that other people feel, or if not joy, they can also feel the pain of other people as their own
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Emotional empaths are usually good in giving out advices because they can, sometimes literally, put themselves in your shoes. They can understand you in a deeper level. They can go to extreme lengths of experiencing the feelings of others in their own emotional body. They can be happy if you are happy and even experience sadness whenever you are sad.
Now after reading and knowing all of those, do you know what is a true empath?
What is a true empath?
It is just easy to ask a question, “What is an empath?” even easier to just google it and research, “what is an empath?” But to know the true definition heartily is different because only us can answer the question,
“what is a true empath?”
There are a lot of kinds of people out there, I for myself belong to the special one, the empaths. They say that empaths are very special people as we have pure and kind souls that can feel the emotions of other like our own. But what is a true empath? What does this truly mean? Did you know that there are several different types of empaths that a person can be? To understand ourselves, we need to know ourselves. By taking the empath test this can lead us to knowing what type of empathy are we.
Am I an empath? Many question whether they are an empath or not. If you’ve taken the empath test, you’ll find type of characteristics along the way, and yes, chances are you are an empathy. But nothing compares to knowing the type of empath you are. We will highlight some of the types of empaths in this article. That being said, we start with intuitive empath.
Intuitive empath is a person who has a rare ability for knowing and understanding the feelings of others. Intuitive empath knows what other people around them feel without the need to be told, and they have a remarkably sharp sense for whether someone is being truthful or just lying to them. Being intuitive empath means you have a high sensory perception and can actually be affected and impacted by other people’s energies. Though, intuition is an internal feeling that one has to evaluate and understand a situation.
Intuitive empath are great listeners, they never ignore people and will always see through you and refuse to be fake or put on a facade. But what is a true empathy? A true intuitive empath always goes out of there way to help people in order to make those around them happy.
HOW TO DEAL WITH AN EMPATH?
I am empath – These are three powerful words that greatly define us. Three words that give us label and make us different from the rest. Recognizing and telling that “I am Empath” is the first step in taking charge of your emotions. Sometimes, having this ability is overwhelming that we might not be able to control it. By knowing more about ourselves, who we truly are and our purpose, we will make everything around us a better place. But that’s it, we feel other people’s emotions, understanding their feelings, but who will feel and understand ours? How to deal with an empath? What does it mean to be an empath?
Balance. Being an empath is overwhelming and throughout the years of being one, I learned that to deal with ourselves we need balance. How do you balance all of the emotions you feel from other people from yours? How do you keep on understanding others but also need to understand yourself? Healing for empaths are necessary, in order to process everything, we need to balance and heal ourselves first. We need a reminder. In my case, I’ve encountered that having a tangible object I can see or touch gives me a sense of healing for empaths. That whenever I get caught up in everything, I just look at it and reminds me to balance and heal from everything. The object I am referring to is empath crystals.
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Back when I was still 14 and I did not know anything nor that I am empath and before I came to learn about what can help me feel balanced and practices of healing of empath, I used to feel like I was going crazy. How is it that I can feel deeply and so much at once? Using amethyst to boost your empath abilities is well known in spiritual community. Amethyst energy is best with water so crystal water bottle would be a good choice to start with. After I took the empath test and Iearned that I am empath really changed my life forever. I know myself better. I love myself. Most of all, I understand myself more.
And with the help of empathy crystals, I somehow know how to deal with an empath, myself, and I am now able to balance myself and control my emotions and other people’s emotions all at once. At first everything was hard to control but with empath training I learned how to align energies with mine so it will not overwhelm me and the empath crystals have a really big role in that one.
With empathy crystals, it became my empath protection symbol or empath protection tools in empath training me to have an environment with good energy for myself to help me control my energy as well. See it as a cellphone, when you have cellphone in your hand you know you can text or call someone even from miles away. With empath crystals, it is a tangible tool that let you do the work with less effort, with less energy. Empath crystals transmute and neutralizes energies so that energies will align and not resonate bad energies, most importantly.
When using empath crystals, it made me focus even more and attracts good and positive energy. Sometimes, to my wonder I even experience spiritual empath. Spiritual empath become overwhelmed with not only their ability to understand and feel their own feelings, but their ability to do likewise with other people around them and their feelings. Spiritual empath needs so much guidance and by using empath crystals it helps them find and attain much greater mental and emotional clarity. Empath crystals are helpful in creating inner balance because when the world is being too much we must always remember to go back to our inner core and not get lost in the way.
After using empath crystals, I noticed that meditating is easier for me to do. The empath crystals somehow radiate an energy shield that protects my space when the world is overwhelming for me to handle – an empath protection symbol. There are many ways on how to deal with an empath because once in our lives we are one.
EMPATHS AND RELATIONSHIPS
Empaths often meet challenges in starting romantic relationships because of their extreme sensitivities. Being in a relationship with an empath is not easy, it is even quite challenging they say. As empaths are highly sensitive and can absorb even experience other people’s emotions, controlling their own and understanding their own can be challenging for them what more if they can feel other people’s emotions let alone their boyfriend or girlfriend’s feelings? Will it be good for their relationship? Will it help their relationship work out? Or will this be an additional stress for empaths to handle?
Relationships with empathy can be a roller coaster ride as they can feel their partner’s happiness, pain, anger, disappointment and many more – sometimes to an extreme. You go out, meet someone, and eventually become part of their daily routine, their walking diary even, you and your partner show and share different emotions but for empaths it is more different, complicated per say? Because for empaths they can actually feel their partner’s emotions and this is very challenging. So how to deal with an empath who is in a relationship?
Imagine going on a date with your partner, you planned for everything from the time you are going to pick her up, to what you are going to wear, what perfume you are going to use, and the things you are going to do with your partner for the entire day up to the restaurant you two will eat.
You have this picture perfect memory already imagined in your head of how your date is supposed to go but when you take her to your favorite place – the museum you felt that she do not like it, you do not share the same vibes of excitement as you see the paintings hanged in the wall as those speaks volume to you and somehow calms your nerves whenever you are feeling too much from the world, the museum was supposed to be your safe haven and you wanted to share that little piece of you to her and she did not like it, you can feel the boredom in her breathe and her eyes were drifted somewhere.
What does it mean to be an empath? You feel everything she feels and from 100 excitement you felt 0 boredom as well. But you have a long list of where you are going to take her and instead of continuing your list and following this picture perfect memory in your head you just tell her where she want instead as if you have no plans to where to go next but you just feel obliged to make her mood shift into something positive. You are willing to change your plans and adjust with the emotions you saw and feel from her because you are an empathy, you feel everything. And sometimes, you consider other people’s feeling first more than your own.
Empaths and relationships are quite to handle for them – particularly romantic relationships.
What does it mean to be an empath in Love? Empaths do not just face that challenge in romantic relationships, empaths and relationships can be in the form of their relationships with their family, friends, teammates and even their workmates. Empath can feel the tension if his parents’ are fighting over something and can feel his Mother’s cries from the opposite wing of their house and make him just want to cry with her. An empathy can cry tears of joy for her friend who got the admission letter from her dream school. An empath can feel the whole teams disappoint, despair from losing a championship where they poured their tears, blood and soul, their everything during trainings to prepare to get the title but still fail. They can carry the whole world’s sadness in their body during the bus ride going back home. Empaths can feel everybody’s pressure in her work when they are juggling and busy to meet deadlines for their month end’s report. Empaths and relationships can be too much for them to handle but with empath training they can balance everything and sort out emotions to be able to handle them.
When an empath can absorb both positive and negative emotions from their partner they are called empath sexuality. Empath sexuality are highly sensitive during lovemaking and even flirting too. They must feel and share physical intimacy with their romantic partner who can show them respect and shower them love and caress. Empath sexuality is mostly based on heart’s energy. To balance heart chakra energy you should start meditations with chakra stones and especially with labradorite to balance love and spirituality.
Empaths deal with emotions every day, even on their darkest day they can still feel other people’s emotions more than their own. Bringing to them empath protection symbol or empath protection tool helps them get back on track and think straight so they will not get drowned with everything. Using empath protection tool is very helpful in healing for empaths. What does it mean to be an empath? To be able to feel others but it also means to balance and also prioritize yourself. What is a true empath? A true empath can balance his or her emotions properly to be able to handle his or her own relationships. Being an empathy should be used as advantage to help others but most especially to help yourself too. The most important relationship empaths should focus is its own relationship with her own self. In that way, she can understand herself and love herself more.
Another empath protection tools are books and/or movies that will help on how to deal with an empath.
Adam, the main character of the movie, has Asperger’s syndrome. Although he is not an empath but he shares the same feelings with empaths. Sometimes, for Adam, he feels like the world is too much to live and it is a difficult place for him to live in and to interact with others. It is a beautiful story where we see the journey of Adam as he face every day and fighting for his way in the world that is too much for him.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
A wallflower is, according to google, is a person who has no one to dance with or who feels shy, awkward, or excluded at a party. Empaths can relate to a wallflower, the nerds, the weirdos, the misfits in the world who often feel out of place. However, empaths are popular and often times well-liked but the characters in the movie can be related to empaths as these wallflowers feel each other’s emotions. They can touch each other’s lives and create a big impact.
The Sneetches and Other Stories, by Dr. Seuss
This is a book that portrays the “us vs. them” mentality. The book is about two types of sneetches who fights for their validation in their own world through having stars on their bellies. Until, someone arrives with his Star-on and Star-off machines and gives the Plain-Belly Sneetches stars. The book gives us lesson about excluding certain group of people. As empaths, we are like that someone from the book as we can feel what the sneetches feel from being excluded and we always look through everyone around since for empaths appearances should not divide us.
Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White
Another book is considered as one of the best children’s book of all time as its classic story will teach us important lesson about friendship, mortality, the passing of time and most importantly it teaches us about empathy. What makes it even more wonderful is that each character is different thus teaches us different lessons and it stirs up a lot of emotions. The kids when reading this book is being taught what does it mean to be an empath, to recognize an emotion in someone else, the people around them, balance everything and choose on how to respond.
The Hundred Dresses, by Eleanor Estes
The book The Hundred Dresses is written in 1944, this is yet another children’s book about a girl named Maddie who is afraid thus chooses not to speak up when she sees her classmate being bullied. Maddie has a friend named Peggy who always bullies and taunts Wanda, a poor, Polish immigrant, for wearing the same faded blue dress every day.
Maddie feels bad every time her friend Peggy makes fun of Wanda but she is too afraid to stand up to Peggy. One day, their school has an art contest, Wanda submits one hundred stunning, gorgeous drawings of dresses, each one unique and decorative. The girls in their class were all so stunned. At the awarding ceremony, Wanda’s name was called for winning the art contest but she was not there and cannot be found. The girls then learned that Wanda’s father learned of her daughter’s situation and chosen to move in another city so they won’t be excluded and bullied for being different. Maddie was disappointed as she never had the chance to stand up for Wanda but has no way of apologizing.
This book does not just shows us how to feel empathy towards others but to teach us that our actions on how to respond on our emotions have major consequences. Empaths can tell what is going on and can feel other people’s emotions but to be able to respond to it depends on what does it mean to be an empath. The decision and choices we make makes us what is a true empath.
Life as an empath can be a struggle. For empaths, they feel things differently, those feeling we get and absorb from other cannot be justified, and the only way we can express it is by feeling it. There are days, as empaths, we feel like we do not fit in in this world, emotions can be too overwhelming. We are so different and we know it. Sometimes, we cannot identify if the feelings we are feeling are our own or of others, it is just so confusing. But we also know that we cannot change who we are and what we know.
What empaths can do is embrace who they really, what they really are and learn how to cope with it. It is challenging but once we know how to create inner balance we can then shore up our own energy and be in a good place even though the world is full of emotions.
If you are an empath, be thankful you are one. When you can control it, being an empath, this can be a great asset to you. You can make so much change and can make the world a better place.
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