[As a reminder, all of the topics and many of the excerpts listed here on my blog, fortunately, will be compiled in cohesive and edited fashion in my upcoming book. For now, please enjoy here the raw and unpolished bones that are my skeleton!]
One of the fascinating aspects of being a true empath is the actual physiological experience of physically/mentally/emotionally experiencing someone ELSE’s thoughts/feelings (of physical, psychological, emotional and so on). For this post, I try to focus more specifically on the physical.
First of all, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? It means that our human bodies, all of them, are built like antennas. We are either tuned in or tuned out, with varying degrees in between. The more tuned in we are, the more we “pick up” — but then the more tuned in we are, the more we have to … TUNE IN! What do I mean? I mean that once we recognize we are actually picking up experiences (for the sake of this particular post, I will keep it limited to physical symptoms) that belong to another person, we are then put in a position where we must interpret said recognition. WHY? Because the Universe has messages for all of us, all day long, to help guide us on our individual and collective paths. We can’t judge or control it, it just is. Why else? Because our ability to FEEL from a distance lets us know that we are way more than we have been programmed to believe…and this is important on many levels, especially as we advance in “science” and “medicine”. There is a current important and strong gap being bridged between spirit and science/medical. When we begin to learn that there are “other” explanations for “medical diagnoses” (that often come from persistent physical+ symptoms such as I am describing here) and so on, people can begin ditching the unneeded and harmful meds that are thrown at them out of habit/laziness/lack of information…and begin digging deeper into the actual/real message at hand!
WHAT TO DO WITH IT? If you don’t know where/who it is coming from, start to try to know. As it happens more and more, pay attention to who you are speaking with or feeling from a distance. If you think it is yours, but you are not sure, write it down. Pay attention to who calls/emails/texts you within that a 30-minute window (usually post-sensation/awareness). It might be a high stream of energy, or a low one; neither is “bad” or “good”, they each just are. First figuring out where/who it is coming from is important; it may be from/for your mom who calls you 15 minutes later, or it might be from/for the woman you sit down next to at Starbucks in 30 seconds; You will get better and better at identifying the source of this energy. What you will begin to be able to do are a few important things 1) discern what is NOT yours 2) discern who is “reaching out to you” energetically 3) give a 3rd party an indication of something that is perhaps going on with them. This kind of intuition is purposeful, though we may not realize it at the time.
For me, personally, this occurs most often 1) when a patient calls me for the first time 2) the night before a patient session 3) during a patient session 4) right after a patient session 5) all of the time 😉 I notice 1) – 4) the most, though. When someone calls me, asking about my practice, I almost immediately get a feeling/sensation in my physical body. My physical vessel starts going off like a radio. I then narrow down the part of my body that is being signaled, and I notice that there are about 20+ different types of signals I get in that specific body part…then, out of experience with hundreds of people, I am able to intuit exactly what it means. I will know right away what emotional baggage or experience is clogged within a person (sometimes down to the year/a specific age), even if they believe it is only medical. This, in turn, sets the stage for some magic when we decide to work together…
I have kept this very brief and hopefully coherent…but my point here is that if you are an empath/feel people physically or otherwise and they are not even near you (or even if they are!, it is just harder to interpret intuitively when they are not), try to get clearer on the fact that 1) the feelings may not be “yours” — so it doesn’t mean you are “dying” of some disease when your stomach hurts you 10x per day! 2) you are being accessed all day long, even just through thought, and it is important to stay extra healthy/tuned in so that nothing can access you for too long! we can get run down in this way 3) as humans we are being guided to help others! you can give others information once you get good at interpreting this kind of information. It will eventually become undebatable, and most importantly helpful, when you are able to see clearly what is going on with someone either near or far in proximity to you, and relate that information to them in a way that highlights old emotions/experiences that have physically manifest themselves for hopeful release.
The experiences I speak of here are actually incredibly primitive, versus “new agey”. They are nothing weird or to be afraid of. Many people don’t speak about these things because it makes them feel isolated, as if it is all in their head, and as if they are the only ones experiencing them. Give yourself the opportunity to understand the experience of “feeling” someone else’s physical experience, and you will be surprised at just how good you get…and how much good can come from it.