What is it to be an EMPATH? Can I make My Difference/ IMPACT in Peace & Joy?

I have found there are many people broadening the definition of Empath,
I think because Empath is a more acceptable term in our society/ religion than psychic, intuitive, etc.
Sadly, this is adding to the 
confusion.

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Context: ALL THE SOUL SENSES

There are Many Natural Soul Senses and Gifts.
Which we ALL Have, and each vary in ability:
– Some Consciously & others UN- Consciously Utilize.
– Some have the ‘Volume’ turned too high, too low, or Just Right – for their comfort & ease

We have many inner resources and capacities.
We can learn & practice how to be informed-by and served-by them.
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As we do
within and in our lives:
the Suffering decreases and the Peace & Joy increases.

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This is not the point of this post, but I do want to make clear:
There are many core competencies around How to navigate our Soul Senses
– many more distinctions and healing & growth opportunities than I can name here, but here is One example:

* Soul Certainty (trusting my unique inner information)
Including what might seem like the opposite – but isn’t:
* Differentiating Expereince – one might say Discernment:

— what is mine & what is theirs,
— what is past & present & future,
— what is spiritual info & what is body-mind info,
— what is my particular ‘bent’ (past experience, set-points, lies, limits, programming…)
& what is ‘real’ (actual current soul perception)

Ok enough of that jag.
I just want to make clear this convo is in a much greater context
of Comfortably and Powerfully Navigating Soul Senses,
but let’s move on to the point:

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In this particular SOUL SENSE: CLAIR-SENTIENCE

I believe Empath means
someone whose Clair-sentience is powerful,
who has a high Soul capacity to perceive & process sacral chakra info
– body experience, communication, desire
– ie emotions, feelings, sexuality, etc.
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I see being an Empath as a wonderful Gift
and useful in service to ourselves and our world;
WHEN we
– Learn to ride this horse comfortably:
– Consciously Utilize this capacity & have the ‘Volume’ turned Just Right.

I believe many Empaths I hear-from these days
have not learned to ride their Gifts comfortably.
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There is nothing wrong here, no one is Bad.
But it can be Much Easier, more Comfortable, more Effective to be an Empath,
than many are experiencing.
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In the case of Clair-sentience (2nd chakra capacity of Clear Soul Feeling),
as we learn & practice how to be informed-by and served-by our inner resources and capacities:
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The Suffering from Overwhelm of body Information, and sometimes Impulses
– and the many negative results of this within us and in our lives, can decrease and then cease.
This is my story, and the experience of many I have worked-with.
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Learning to turn the “Body Info” “radio dial” up and down,
so it rests at a comfortable ‘volume”
is a useful metaphor for this intention, I have found.

If we are tuned-into our Soul, and ready to shift,
this choice can be straightforward to apply.
For others it may take a bit of Learning & Practice.
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This can Stop the Pain.
But, it isn’t the most challenging part for most Empaths, I have found.

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OTHER ISSUES that EXACERBATE SUFFERING of EMPATHS
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Many are experiencing other issues that I notice exacerbate the experience of Suffering as Empaths.
I myself have experienced all of these issues (below) – and many other folks that I care-about, have as well.
I am not meaning to be judgmental or trivializing, only to quickly focus attention on some of the pain-points.
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The top issue I notice is above, as I already said is our willingness to turn the Volume Down.
Not OFF, just no longer Blaring.
So we can Enjoy, not be Dominated/ harmed by the ‘music’.
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When we are willing to shift our intention to be willing
and build Soul muscle to be able to shift,
the results can be quite miraculous,
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And, If we are not able – it helps to get skilled coaching.
Otherwise, this issue can get in the way of our expeditious Healing & Development in the direction many of us really desire:
a positive Impact in and for our world; as well as a more comfortable, delicious life along the way.
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In addition, there are secondary Tendencies I see trending in the Empath Community,
that keep us Empaths from more positive IMPACT and living IN less Peace and Joy.
Folks may experience one, some, all of these:
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A TENDENCY toward:

* LIMITED access to sacred Power, our own free Will, and healthy energetic & social Boundaries (I find, Helpful to heal & OWN Solar plexus Chakra)

* LACKING Autonomy, relying on others for Love & Worth, Co-dependence.  Maybe not understanding/ desiring a comfortable separate experience of I / Thou, not recognizing the value of individuation in our human experience. (I find, Helpful to enjoy Oneness Spiritually AND make ‘Soul Separations’. Also learn Soul Sovereignty.)

* EXPERIENCING the world as “happening TO me”, Victim Identity, Learned Helplessness… (I find, Helpful to learn to be Captain of my Ship, Master of my Soul)
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* LOOKING outside myself for Truth, or Validation of my OWN experience. (I find, Helpful to grow muscle of ‘Soul Certainty’)

* IDENTIFYING with Suffering, that is supposed to help/save others (I find, Helpful to clear ‘Martyr pictures’)

* BELIEVING I’m Special because of this experience (I find, Helpful to learn Soul Equality (non-Competition) – each Special and Valuable in our Own Unique Way)
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* FALLING into the many pitfalls of a ‘Healer’
(because that’s what many of us ARE, but not as effective because of the tripping and suffering)
a few examples below.

— a focus on healing Them before mySelf

— believing I can heal them, when only They can do it (I can only assist)

— imbalance of Giving & Receiving, leaving me needful and eventually resentful

(I find, Helpful to master Powerful Healer Perspectives – including what 3 above point-to)

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THERE IS MUCH HOPE

Again, above are some of the Experiences I see trending.

We are All Learning and SOUL MATURING.
No judgment.
I have been there and I got more than the T-shirt,
I got hell on earth.
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But as I shift, ever more deeply around all these issues,
my life and my world got SO MUCH BETTER.
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There is a Terrible belief going around that
There’s nothing we can DO about these experiences, 
The Suffering of being an Empath can’t be Cured, only Managed.
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THAT IS NOT TRUE!!!!!!!
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ALL this can be handled and transformed, 
Life, Abundant and Overflowing with Beauty – is Available.
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Best on your Unique Journey into Beauty, Peace & Joy!
Wendy
EmpoweredEmpaths.com.