You Are Not Alone-Struggles of An Empath

Empaths are chemically wired differently, therefore we end up experiencing the world and everything in it differently. We end picking up on the smallest facial movements, a mood change before others would clue in or even dismiss, feeling overwhelmed with very little explanation or no explanation at all, you name it, we pick up on it. I want you to feel empowered and aware of the many diversities that we face as an Empath + Highly Sensitive Person, so that you can learn to work with them, instead of being overwhelmed with a feeling of loneliness and like you are drowning in a bottomless sea. You are not alone.

Empaths and Highly Sensitive People tend to get a lot of flack for being who we are. We are told we are too sensitive, often get misdiagnosed or used as guinea pigs when someone wants you to read them or another person,

However, being an Empath is so much more. Unlike some others in the world, we come baring huge gifts with an even bigger heart full of empathy and compassion. Often able to tap into a level of depth most people cannot begin to fathom. We are in touch with our emotions and soon able to own them too. In a world full of challenges, we see the big picture.

Common Challenges of The Empath + Highly Sensitive Person:

Bringing awareness to these common challenges within ourselves and those who are close enough, give us a deeper understanding of how to not just function and operate in the world, but to lead with understanding, heart and discipline.

  • Addictions: Since you are easily exposed to a large amount of energy exchanges and not exactly sure how to find the solution in surrendering, we often turn to addiction. The world today is living in an overdrive of masculine energy. We want fast results, work too many hours to barely ends meet and living in pure survival mode. The solution is getting to the root of the problem and encouraging yourselves and others to adapt to incorporating more feminine energy; nurturing, healing, being in touch with emotions, etc. But without these solutions we want to suppress these intensities with temporary solutions such as alcohol and drugs, the need for drama, over exercising or eating disorders and hyper seclusion from others.

  • Overstimulated: We do not process the way others do. We end up taking on too much and can easily experience burn out and sensory overload. We need time to refill our cups and charge back up our batteries before attending to others. Make sure you are taking at least a few minutes of every day for yourself.

  • Absorbing others energy: Being wired differently we easily pick up others energy and sometimes that makes it difficult to determine if it our own feelings or someone else's. When we end up taking other people's energetics we can experience everything from emotional symptoms such as angry, happiness, sadness, anxiety and heartbreak. However, we can also take on physical symptoms such as back pain, migraines and colds.

  • Troubles sleeping or winding down after the day: Due to overstimulation of energetics throughout the day, we often struggle to let go of them this then causes lack of sleep from the intensity of over feeling or winding down. Even exposing ourselves to technology such as TVs, computer screens, tablets and phones can play a major part in this. Why? It is still an energy exchange with someone else, the only difference is that these are through screens. Do yourselves a favour and give yourself some quiet time before bed, do not engage in intense conversations and avoid screen time, I recommend journaling, mediation or even a light podcast or music to fall asleep to.

  • Intense feelings: Ever watch the news or a commercial and you just can't make it through or feel an overwhelming amount of sadness or anger? What about watching intense movie plot lines? Even if these are just pretend scenes or situations not effecting you directly, you still tap into these energetics resulting in baring witness to their suffering. You simply feel it too.