Empathic awareness: helpful hints to mastery as a guide to reclaiming your power

Everyone is empathic to one degree or another. I am focusing on those who are challenged by it, either by being overwhelmed, or drained.  Being empathic generally means we are sensing and feeling other people's pain (emotional, mental, physical). However, what most people don't realize is that their pain is resonating with our own unresolved pain inside us.  There is an energetic resonance between our own hidden pain, that is hooking us up to the pain of the person we are empathically aware of. This situation is a kind of neurological wiring which is based on situations when we have not been able to stay present when something painful happened; emotionally, physically or mentally.  Either that or perhaps as small children, a parent isn't supportive when you are in pain, or perhaps they are not willing to hear your expression of it.   There is a lack of presence, yours, or your parents when you were very young.  Instead of feeling and expressing what is going on, we are 'taught' to [...]