Psychics have many abilities and while advisors use these gifts to help others, sometimes, it can be difficult for them to manage — especially if they are an empath. What is an empath you ask? It’s a psychic intuitive who not only has the ability to be able to sense the emotions and energy in others but to also hone into those emotions to reveal a deeper level of understanding and insight into whatever surrounds them. It may be obvious to you that the name is derived from the word “empathy.” Some signs of being an empath include feeling the pain of others whether near or far, being overwhelmed when you walk into a room full of people, feeling ill around certain individuals, being easily distracted (and bored) if not stimulated, you sense that plants have consciousness and many more.
An empath can help you tap into emotions you may have not realized existed within yourself. For example, such an intuitive can recognize if you’re actually going through a period of sadness or depression. By honing in on your deepest emotions, intuitive psychics may help you uncover the underlying reasons for stress or negativity in your life. Their ability to discern whether you or the people closest to you are feeling sad, angry, or happy is particularly beneficial during an empath psychic reading, as channeling the emotions of others can help address a serious conflict at hand.
While it’s a unique gift that can help people in so many ways, balancing emotions as an empath is no easy task and if you believe you possess any of the empath signs, then you already know this first-hand. “Research has suggested that 1 to 2 percent of the population struggle to differentiate between their own bodily feelings and other people’s.” Some individuals can even be driven to have deep emotional feelings when it comes to problems happening all over the world. If this sounds like you, here are some tips for staying balanced while still utilizing your gift.
Always Put Yourself First
While it can be difficult for an empath to put themselves before others, personal self-care is absolutely crucial for physical and mental health. Along with getting enough sleep, eating well, and exercising, find time to do an activity you enjoy, whether that’s reading a book, cooking, journaling — anything goes. Schedule such activities into your day so that you don’t get off track.
Separate Your Emotions From Empathetic Influences
This one is a bit tough, but it’s not impossible providing you’re willing to put in a little effort. Knowing the difference between your own emotions and impressions from empathetic connections. One way to accomplish this is to pay close attention to your emotions and journal your feelings. This can help you identify patterns so that it’s easier to tell when you are more in tune with others’ emotions than yours. Eventually, you’ll be able to make the difference more naturally. Here’s how to tell the difference:
- Emotions that are hard to determine rather than feeling solid suggest you are experiencing others’ emotions.
- Overpowering emotions such as rage, sadness, or fear during major world events (like COVID-19, for example) may feel intensified because you’re picking up on the emotions of those around you. With that said, this could be a mixed bag of your emotions and others’.
- Haphazard aches and pains that randomly come on in the presence of other people — and you have no injuries — most likely belong to others.
- Unexpected emotions that have nothing to do with anything happening in your life likely belong to someone else.
- Feeling anxious, moody, angry, or irritable when you’re in an area with large groups of people can put your brain into overdrive simply based on the abundant number of people around you.
Identify Your Triggers
There’s more than one type of psychic and the same rings true with empaths, too. All empaths experience the emotions and physical feelings of others yet they may affix to dissimilar forms of energy. Common forms include physical sensations, human emotion, planetary connections, plant or animal connections, or specific surroundings. It’s also possible that they may connect to more than one form. Again, journaling is helpful here as it can help you identify which settings prompt empathetic connections more than others.
Connecting with your emotions via meditation for a few times (for approximately five minutes) a day is a helpful tool when it comes to separating your emotions from others. Find a quiet, distraction-free place to close your eyes, take in deep breaths, and tune into your feelings. If you feel your emotions are becoming disconnected, try to determine if this is because of something going on in your life at the moment or if it feels arbitrary instead. This can help you acquire more authority over your empathic gift.
Speak to a Psychic
Think of a psychic like a coach who can help you identify roadblocks that may be hindering your empathic abilities. As you’re already an empath, it’s possible that you possess additional psychic powers that an advisor can help you discover and develop. Allow one of our Keen advisors to help you on your spiritual path.