You’ve probably heard someone calling themselves an Empath and describing themselves as over sensitive.
But most people who use this term are just hiding behind the terminology.
They have been hurt at some point in their life (like we all have) and they try to justify their weakness by hiding behind this term. It’s like their shield.
They are safe from questioning themselves because they’ve identified with being an ‘Empath’ – someone who feels too much and is here to help the world with their emotions, because everyone else is ruining it. At least that’s what they make out of it.
That’s not something they carry on their forehead, telling everyone they meet they are empaths.
It doesn’t matter if you see patterns others can’t, if you feel too much, if you eat only vegetables, or like to meditate. Being a good person is beyond that.
It demands facing your own demons, not hiding away from them and projecting them upon the world.
And that’s something most people would rather mask, in return creating the bad world they blame everyone else for.
Here is how a FAKE Empath sees the world:
Empath: One who has a high degree of sensitivity and caring to the feelings of others, to the point it can become a problem. If your client is occasionally saddened by ads about abandoned animals or starving children, it’s because they have a unique and wonderful super power. Please note that one of the most common signs that your client is an empath is that he/she is highly responsive to flattery.
Sociopath: Anyone who hurts an empath’s feelings, especially within the context of a romantic relationship. Examples include someone who forgets an anniversary, leaves the toilet seat in the wrong position, forgets to pick something up from the store, or has to be told to pick something up from the store.
Psychopath: Anyone who hurts an empath’s feelings, especially within the context of the breakup of a romantic relationship. Symptoms include having different tastes in movies or TV or music than an empath does, or forgetting to pick something up from the store twice in a row.
Narcissist: A person they care for that doesn’t give them equal amount of attention, and is more focused on their self. A simple interaction with them is emotionally draining because ‘Empaths’ invest too much of themselves in the ‘relationship’ giving everything to the other person, and they get abused. The other person might simply don’t care that much, or don’t feel the same way.
Caring and Concerned: What empaths are when they express negative feelings.
Rageaholic: What sociopaths, narcissists or psychopaths are when they express their negative feelings to an empath.
Soulmate: That person you’ve been on three really good dates with.
Twin Flame: That same person after you’ve been in a good relationship for three months.
Here is how a real empath sees the world:
“I am a human being just like everyone else. I don’t care who you are, if you are a good person I will like you. If you are not, I will not like you.
You have every right to not like me, just like I have every right to not like you. I don’t judge you, but sometimes I see more than anyone else, and that’s my problem. I trust my instincts. I will protect myself at all costs, even if it means avoiding you.
I know you are only human, fighting your own demons. We all have our own demons. We have flaws. Sometimes we can get along and this is a good thing. Deep inside, behind all that chatter and all those layers, we are all connected. We all bleed red.
The world doesn’t need saving. We need to learn how to live with each other. Mother Earth is alright for every other living thing, except us. So maybe there’s something wrong with the way we see the world, the way we interact with it: maybe it’s our own demons that fool us. Once we start taking care of ourselves healthily, I think all living beings, including our Mother Earth, will thrive.
And yeah, I know your secrets, I know your truths and I know your soul but it’s not my place to tell you what I know. It’s your place to figure it out. I can guide you if you wish, but it’s your own path. We all have our own journeys.
I am an empath and I feel everything but I control it. My gift does not control me. I am the future but I will never ever tell you or anyone that. That is also my demon, my fight, my journey, my pride and my doom. I have accepted my gift. I am at peace.”
(original author unknown, adapted by Em)