Can an Empath’s Sensitivity Hurt a Relationship?
What exactly is
an empath, and have you ever encountered one in any type of relationship?
An empath is someone who is hypersensitive or extremely
sensitive to their surroundings. Empaths
are overly sensitive to another person’s emotions, feelings, pain, and
intentions; sensing energies or energetic fields (auras) is another aspect of
the conditions that an empath encounters in their everyday lives.
have a heightened sense of awareness in regards to their surroundings,
especially concerning the people that are within close proximity to where they
are located. The closer an empath is
located in relation to another person’s energetic field, the more vulnerable
the empath becomes. However, not all
individuals are harmful to these sensitives, and not all sensitive people are
affected in the same way that other sensitives might be affected. Regarding relationships though, romantic and
non-romantic, if an empath does not have their ability under control, it can
definitely become detrimental to the essential foundation of the relationship.
Most empaths have
a propensity towards forming particularly strong connections with other
people. Sometimes to the extremity so that
the empath has knowledge of certain aspects or feelings about the other person
they’re in the relationship with. Some
of these empaths feel that they should not have had the knowledge regarding
certain aspects of the other person’s life.
Many of these empathic people wonder what they should do with the
information they have received. This
information can affect the way the empath understands the person they are in
the relationship with.
Should the empath
form judgments based solely on the information they have received from their
empathic abilities? The answer to this
question is no, but it is a bit more complicated than a simple no. Forming an immediate judgment based solely on
the information received can cause problems within the relationship. One of the reasons these judgments should not
immediately be formed is: the
information an empath has received could have come from another individual that
might be within the vicinity of the person the empath is in a relationship
with. However, an empath that has been
using their skills for a long time will be able to tell the difference between
energetic fields; distinguishing between the possible sources of
A person who has
recently come to terms with the notion that they are an empath, does not have
the necessary skills to enable them to distinguish between the sources of
energetic fields. These newly found
abilities, and the lack of knowledge about how to utilize them, are the source
of much hurt and pain in establishing relationships with those who don’t have
empathic abilities. However, with much
patience and determination, a newly found empath can acquire the skills needed
to distinguish between the sources of energetic fields, in order to develop
healthy and long-lasting relationships.
To begin with, practice meditating and
focusing on a particular image. While
focusing on that image, imagine the energetic field surrounding and emanating
from the image. Feel and see the energy
from this object; see it entering into your own energetic field or aura. Once it penetrates your aura, let the energy
from its field produce sensations or tiny vibrations within your body. Notice how this feels- does it feel warm or
cool? Does it leave an impression of a
color? Do you notice a particular
emotion related to it? Do not allow
another energetic field to penetrate while the initial field is in place. Once you have accumulated the information
from the initial field, then you can sever the connection, write down or
remember the data, and move on to the next energetic field. Practice this several times each day, and you
will soon be ready to form a relationship without confusing energetic fields.
Blessings and Love , SirCheo