What’s it feel like to be an Empath in a crowd?
Here I am, walking down the street with one other person who is attempting to carry a conversation with me. I do my best to listen, process and respond, but the truth is, I am so distracted by the amount of people passing me and all the waves of energy. Every step is like experiencing someone else’s world, or multiple worlds at once. Waves of love… hunger… focus… attention seekers… overwhelming groups… loneliness… laughter… confusion… hate. If you can think of an emotion, I probably felt it within the 20 minutes of walking down this street.
Now, let me say, I am not having an unpleasant experience. Yes, it is an overwhelming feeling, but I myself am not overwhelmed to the point of not functioning (like I used to get in crowds). Until I felt comfortable and empowered by my sensitivity, I would be catalyzed into a state of panic because I couldn’t keep up with what I was feeling and didn’t understand why it was happening. Nowadays, I know what is happening, I’m not surprised by it and I am, in fact, intrigued by it. I enjoy it! Besides missing a lovely conversation with a close friend, I am able to walk by hundreds of people and get to know them on a deeper level than some of their friends know them on. What a gift!
Sometimes, these waves don’t feel so welcome. For those times, there are certain techniques and guides that can help you focus on yourself or whatever it is you want to focus on, even in crowds. That is a big part of what I help my fellow sensitives with- staying in their power despite the absorption of others emotional states. I find that the best thing to do for myself is to go quiet (after I explain to my friend what is happening) and just allow these energies to flow right through me. I experience, observe but I hold on to nothing.
Wouldn’t this be a healthy way to face life in general? How often does it feel like our life events or environments are overwhelming waves of emotion and actions?
No matter how crazy these experiences can make you feel, I promise you that there are ways to thrive as an empath. We aren’t doomed for a life of solitary, but we may need to seek help and explore ways to take our emotional power back and keep it.
If that sounds like something that suits your life, never hesitate to contact me!
It is my passion to empower the empaths of Earth!
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