An empath is an intuitive with higher sense perception. The awake empath is quite aware of the word ENERGY. Energy is not a bad or crazy word. When referring to our energy, it is a term that expresses how physically or emotionally powered up (or down) they feel at any given point and time. We eat food, we exercise, and we even relax to help us manage our energy.
In general, people think of energy as something to be preserved, gained or restored. We then speak of high energy when we attend a fun event or socialize with wonderful people. We speak of low energy or about feeling down when we are at a sad event or around people that are not so wonderful. We feel tired when we lack energy – meaning, we have nothing left to function, no extra to give to others. To most, the word energy is something we must have, get, or maintain. In summary:
We give energy,
We get energy,
WE ARE ENERGY!
This is the brilliant idea the metaphysical world has been trying to tell us about. The concept that we are energy is hard for some to accept, as many see themselves as simply physical bodies. But that physical body runs on nourishment, rest, and exercise. That physical body needs a form of fuel that allows it to function — a sort of "electricity" you can say. Energy is the unseen electricity that allows us to function on a daily basis.
The Word Energy is LOADED for Empaths
The empath knows we are energetic beings, and really “gets” the metaphysical concept that everything is energy. Many empaths feel the energetic body; others can see it. Empaths know that in every interaction with another, there is an energy exchange beyond shaking hands or saying “hello”. They are affected by energy seen and unseen, more than the “average” person. This gift allows Empaths to feel and know things about people on a more intimate level. The gift of knowing and feeling goes hand-in-hand with an Empath’s ability to help others heal emotionally.
Emotional healing involves helping a person understand, release, or see his or her life situation from a higher perspective. Often the people being helped don’t truly understand or see what is happening when they speak to an Empath, but enjoy the connection because they walk away with a smile or at least, feeling better.
What happens in this exchange with an Empath? There’s a clearing or transmutation from a merging of energy.
An empath also uses the term energy to describe how someone feels to them. The empath is able to determine via intuitive vibe (knowing or feeling) many things about another person. Most notably, empaths connect with the emotional layer — although they also have the capacity to connect to physical ailments and thought patterns.
As an empath, I find it interesting that people are often totally uninterested and/or unaware in knowing, acknowledging, or feeling anything that is inside of them. They often fear negative emotions and refuse to visit uncomfortable situations. As such, negative emotions can remain buried and take up permanent residence within them.
Emotions that remain buried in the body cause energetic blocks. As these blocks accumulate, they lead to physical, mental, or emotional issues. It is these issues that empaths are uniquely qualified to help with. When we address issues that arise beyond not just physical, but emotional and spiritual as well, we move into a more holistic level of wellness.
Michelle J. Howe is the founder of Empath Evolution. She is also a graduate of Orin & DaBen’s Awakening Light Body Program, and a certified Reiki Master, Integrated Energy Therapist, Soul Detective Practitioner and Metatronic Healer.