In this wonderfully written article by Bo Forbes, the author explains the characteristics of people who are categorized as empaths. Not everybody who is empathetic is necessarily what is called an empath, since the sensitivity and its repurcussions are much increased for real empaths, as Forbes explains. Another great article explains the traits further and allows you to test yourself: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/26/highly-sensitive-people-signs-habits_n_4810794.html
By now, there is literature available that provides you lists of characteristics, case-studies, and the lot. Forbes,however, gives you concrete tools from yoga that help an empath learn to welcome this ability of being #extrasensitive. Another aspect she mentions is this: “Lest you think this is a ‘chick thing,’ there are male empaths, too. It’s just that the process of natural selection draws empathic males underground more quickly than it does their female counterparts because sensitivity, empathy, and attunement to others are considered “feminine” traits.”
I love how she cuts the path for male empaths to recognize this wonderful trait and learn to love it! It is not easy in this world, yet, to be a sensitive male. It is enough to watch the debates around homosexual or transgender life-styles to inform us of that. Nevertheless, there are many more highly sensitive males in this world than we know, and not all of them are homosexual or transgender. My point is that acceptance of a more sensitive side of males is not only a recognition of a natural phenomenon, but also a path to a more loving world in which priorities eventually change from fighting for what we think is right to being and letting be who we are. Thus we create a world of loving acceptance.
As of yet, being an empath can still be challenging. No one knows that better than I, who has had the opportunity to learn to stay centered in a variety of cultures – some more, some less accepting of sensitive people. What helps me still, is my energy healing technique called Peak Performance Program. With that, I focus on the “weak spots” that Forbes mentions. For example, when my boundaries get blurry again, I use this technique to detect the weak area in my energy field responsible for healthy boundaries, which is the skin among others, and do the following.
- First, I see/feel/intuit the pattern that causes the beach in the boundary’s strength. That is usually caused by an old occurance manifested in our energetic field and that has not been released.
- Second, I use the PeakPerformanceProgram to remove that pattern. Thanks to the higher vibrations available on Earth, we hardly have to know the cause for this pattern anymore, before we are allowed to remove it. So, here’s to our higher frequencies!
- Third, I remove the old pattern and reweave the energetic fabric with new, divine energy.
- Fourth, the energy gets sealed in, so it connects nicely with the rest of the energetic bodies similar to a skin graft.
- Finally, some more grounding and sealing will help release similar patterns without much effort or even direct attention on them on my part, since just like in EFT similar patterns get affected by the healing done on one pattern alone.
One can do this technique in simple meditation and let oneself be guided to the areas that need healing. Or one can use the Peak Performance Program technique. Or one can use yoga or other methods. Either way, choose a way with which you are comfortable and learn to love your sensitivity – learn to love yourself as the wonderful, world-changing empath you are! The world needs you!
#HighlySensitive #EFT #Meditation #Empath #PeakPerformanceProgram #EnergyHealing #boforbes