The word empath has become popular recently, but do you know its real meaning? Are you one?
Empathy is defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Empaths not only feel the feelings of others, but can also sense and feel the energies of those around them. Everyone has a certain amount of sensitivity, but an empath is sensitive and emotionally perceptive to the next degree. When they learn to manage their feelings and stay in the heart, they have developed what could be called a new ‘superpower’.
Empaths are highly sensitive people and are full of understanding for others. We can say that they are truly considerate and compassionate to the highest extent. They have the innate ability to feel what someone else is feeling. Yet most empaths are not really sure about how this works.
If you’re curious about whether or not you’re an empath, these 8 signs will help you figure it out:
1. Dreaming about events before they happen.
Have you ever had a dream about a specific event, and it happened the next day, or week? While many people chalk it up as coincidence, this is actually your deep intuition at work, and if you open it up a bit more it will happen regularly.
2. Having a bad feeling about a certain situation, and being right.
Turning out to be right about having bad feelings toward certain situations is quite normal if it happens just every now and then. But if it keeps happening over and over again, then think twice. It is very likely that your intuition is off the charts!
3. You just connect to some people.
It’s long been established that humans are social beings who cannot live alone. When we engage in social interactions, we instinctively analyze the person and feel drawn to some. But there are special cases where certain people attract you instantly!
4. You usually end up getting what you want.
Call it blessed or just unbelievably lucky, but you seem to realize your goals and dreams much more easily than others.
5. Even a completely silent room seems noisy.
In a room full of quiet people, it feels like sounds and energies are hovering above, always present. Sound familiar? You are capable of feeling the feelings of others. This can be quite overwhelming at times, but you’ll eventually get used to it.
6. You know when someone’s lying.
You have this tried and tested ability to judge whether a person is being honest or not. It doesn’t matter if you know them personally. You can say that you’ve developed this ability over time through numerous interactions, but most likely you’re just gifted with a special kind of intuition.
7. You can predict how things will turn out.
You can quickly predict the outcome of a situation while others cannot easily see what it will be.
8. You feel the need to recharge your own batteries quite often.
Last but definitely not least, you need your alone time to regenerate. After dealing with so many emotions and energies, your body needs time to cleanse, relax and replenish your own energies.
Have any of these experiences happened for you?