Feeling sorry or caring for someone because of something you have experienced can mean that you are empathetic. But, when you actually feel the feelings that people are feeling, chances are that you are an empath. Being an empath is a gift and you can tell if you have this gift or not.
Empathy is something that is a source of compassion for someone that is going through something in their lives. You normally feel this when you have gone through circumstances yourself. You understand the situation and you feel bad for the person going through it.
When you are empathetic, it means that you understand and care about what someone is going through. This allows you to feel whatever someone feels or to mirror their feelings. If someone is happy about having a baby, you can share their excitement. If someone is sad about losing a loved one, you can share their sadness. Even if you have never gone through that same situation, you can still feel for what they are going through, good, or bad.
What is an Empath?
An empath is someone that actually picks up the emotions and feelings that others are having. A person that is an empath will be able to physically feel the emotions inside of them.
Being an empath means that you are able to pick up the energies of people when you enter a room or when they come to you. They don’t have to tell you what they are feeling, you just can tell by their energy field. When you have this gift, you are more sensitive to the energies around you.
Emotions are strong and you will be able to pick up the emotions that people have. These emotions will affect your own mood though and you need to be strong.
Knowing You are an Empath
You can know the difference between being an empathetic person or being an empath. An empath can pick up on body language and feelings, even your environment. A person that has empathy is able to pick this up by the way someone is looking or the way someone is acting. When someone tells them what they are going through, an empathetic person will be compassionate.
An empath doesn’t pick up on any cues. They feel the energy of others and it comes to them. This is something that happens both subconsciously and consciously. These people can experience things just like any other psychic and this is a psychic gift.
Having Boundaries as an Empath
You can be a good empath and help other people. You can help people that you love such as friends, family and more. Whenever you do this though, you need to make sure that you have boundaries to protect yourself.
Empaths want to be happy and to be strong, but empaths have a hard time saying no to people. This can bring unneeded stress into their lives. Empaths need to stay grounded and to learn how to be calm when emotions get strong.
If you are an empath, make sure that you set boundaries, go out in nature, and ground yourself and talk to others about your feelings. You can even talk to a psychic if you need someone to guide you in your life.