Empathic Awareness – gift or curse? How to become a master of it. A few beginning steps you can try.
Everyone is empathic, some overly so, and others are not even aware of it. It is a matter of degree. There are many articles written on the traits of an empath, however, I have yet to find one that shows how to transform these traits into a powerful gift. Being empathic means we are aware of subconscious, and unconscious information and often neurologically wired to use that awareness to create safety. This is generally happening beneath our conscious awareness, and therefore we are unconscious of it. In order to reclaim the power from our empathic awareness we need to create another way of feeling safe in order to transcend the challenges of being empathic. A key to safety is an awareness of our own sense of self, grounded, embodied and heart centred knowing our own boundaries so that we are able to discern what we are responsible for and what we are not. Being safe requires us to ‘be here’, not out ‘there’. Safety inherently requires us to know who [...]