Empath: My Own Truth

It’s odd knowing things. My parents assumed I was an eavesdropper. There was no other explanation that made any sense. It wasn’t true, but truth evidently was too uncomfortable. To know when bad things are coming is almost too much for a child to bear. And yet I did that every day of my life growing up in an unsafe home. In fact, the only real safety I had was in knowing. At least I wasn’t caught unaware, but it wasn’t enough.

When an empath grows up unaccepted and unable to communicate with others in a way that validates who they are, life can be incredibly difficult. You have no one who understands you or even knows how to talk to you. It can be such an isolating experience. And when you’re a witch on top of everything else, life is never normal.

Most people believe empaths are just people who are over-sensitive. But that’s not the whole picture. We’re extremely complex and our awareness can be expansive. Because everyone’s aura overlaps with everyone else’s aura, empaths tend to pick up the emotions of others. I’ll become upset for no reason at all, but it will feel as if the world just ended. And then it’s gone. I can’t even work up feeling even remotely the same way. That’s an example of feeling the emotions of others. I may have simply been in the vicinity of someone who was upset and then began experiencing those emotions.

Any boundaries provided us by our physical form doesn’t apply to our nonphysical vibration. That is one with everyone else, so it makes a certain amount of sense that an empath would experience other vibrations so intensely. We’re experiencing another’s focus into form. Of course, it’s powerful and intense. It would be odd if it were not.

Experiencing another’s emotional vibration, an empath knows when others are lying and we don’t suffer fools as they say. Of course, this applies to witches as well. And we’re crushed when we’re not believed. But that’s how it is when you know things that make others uncomfortable. And it’s not easy for empaths to not convey what they know. But in the process, it can perceived by others as disapproval, even when it’s only an awareness of what is. Not everyone wants to disclose everything about themselves. Being around an empath makes that impossible.

At the end of the day, we may be one in Source, but we’re not in physical form. Physical form is tricky. Tread lightly.