Empathy is not a gift for special people. It is a part of all of us, one of our most precious heart and soul senses, energy communication, connecting all beings universally, from within, the soul connection of Beings. We cannot help to feel each other so deeply. We are always connected.
For long, the capability to feel others from within, their emotions and frequencies, their pain and joy, also known as Empathy, has been assumed to be a special gift, an extraordinary ability reserved only for a few lucky and enlightened beings, the “extra sensitive”, the HSP’s (Highly Sensitive People), the psychics and the mediums, not a common trade. What do these people have that most don’t? A sense of connection, a spiritual bond with the Source and the world around them!
The word empathy derives from the Ancient Greek word ἐμπάθεια (empatheia), which means “physical affection or passion”. Officially, “empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another being (a human or non-human animal) is experiencing from within the other being’s frame of reference, i.e., the capacity to place oneself in another’s position.” Not to be mistaken with the concept of Sympathy, “the perception, understanding, and reaction to the distress or need of another human being.”
Empathy and sympathy are often confused. Sympathy is acknowledging someone else’s pain and suffering but from a separate perspective, while empathy is literally feeling inside their “skin”. Anyone can be sympathetic, without actually being truthful or caring at all. Words are deceiving whenever the heart is closed.
Empathy is more like the marriage vows: “to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health.” We cannot avoid feeling the pain around us, and for that reason, for many empathy is perceived as a curse. That is also the main reason why most people stick with the sympathetic approach. It’s easier, less painful and socially accepted. This is how we have been taught.
Once we embrace our spiritual journey, many changes start happening inside of us. We begin by (re)connecting within ourselves, our physical body’s energy, our emotions, our soul and life’s purpose. The more we come in contact with our soul, the more we reconnect with the universe and the Source. The more we practice, the highest our sensitivity to the ever flowing universal energy will be.
Has we know, because we have been there for a while, the first stage of connecting with the Source is detoxing, physically and most importantly, emotionally (energetically), to release our spiritual being from the lower vibrations that hold us down in the evolutionary chain. And because for the time being there is still a lot of suffering to detach from, those would be the most frequently felt vibrations. Healing always begins when blockages are liberated for our Love and understanding. Only after this stage, the spiritual inner balance resurfaces. The same with empathy, once we begin to open our Hearts, we reconnect with all life energy around us, and strongest whenever we are attach emotionally to someone else or something. We start to feel other people’s energy as deep as our own. That is the first challenge, to know whether if the energy is ours or someone else’s.
There is a great reason why we must feel the pain of others. Empathy is reconnecting as ONE. I feel you, because you are me! In order to reach the next stage in the evolution of mankind, from the Individual Consciousness (aka the Ego) to the Collective Consciousness (UNITY), we must connect. The best way for human beings to understand each other is by sharing their pain. Although it may sound crazy, history has proven time after time how the most painful moments are also the ones that better unite us. Collectively, it unites us in a common goal. Individually, it teach us how to treat others, with respect and compassion. I truly believe that one of the main reasons for all the selfishness, discrimination and social ignorance lies in this lack of empathy, and self-disconnection from the universe. If we can feel how much we hurt others, and how we are also hurt in the process, we will stop, even if just as a self-defense mechanism. “Don’t do unto others what you don’t want others to do unto you.” – Confucius
We do not feel other people’s pain, so we can heal them. The most asked question by an empath is: “what am I supposed to do with this feeling? Now, we know! It serves our self-preservation and energetic balance, because it can save us in many circumstances, from toxic situations and people. It’s a vibrational defense. It also works on behalf of our self-love and unconditional Love learning, the purpose of Life. Love is the connection and the final goal. It reconnects all beings, as we all suffer. Empathy is the first stone to building a loving and compassionated society. Inner healing is an individual duty. We each have our personal missions, and our pains are part of it.
Finally, what can we do with it, how can we use this ability on behalf of all? We can empower one another!
Please watch the video:
The Celestine Prophecy, giving and receiving energy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN7FdI-ejeQ
Eli de Lemos
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