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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Did we all come to the Earth with billions of fellow humans just to build our own individual lives, stay glued to screens and try our best not to make eye contact? Maybe some did, but I find that connection with others brings me great joy and feelings of harmony and unity.
There is something simply sweet and grounding about connecting to strangers for the first time, loved ones on a deeper level and to Earth herself.
Just today, I had a complete stranger sit in front of me to chat. I’ll call him Kyle. “Is this seat taken?” he asks. “Nope, it’s not.” I say and so he sits. I see no intentions in his eyes, just a curiosity. “I just walked in here, I didn’t even get a coffee. I just wanted to meet someone.” So we chat about how no one looks up long enough to meet new people. How we both love spontaneous connections, essentially. We even made constant eye contact for 45 seconds as a challenge. Our conversation went on to topics like Reiki and the classes I will be teaching in Raleigh next month and brief descriptions on what we do and who we are. Then, he left with a smile on his face and a shake of my hand.
I may never see Kyle again, but he sure left me with a sense of joy and a beautiful reminder. Connection is what it’s all about! We don’t have to walk through this life alone, with our heads down and headphones in.
We are constantly surrounded by interesting people that are bound to resonate with us on some level!
Look up! Make eye contact and smile! Give a hug! Make a phone call!
There is nothing to lose.
Only love to gain.
Thank you, “Kyle,” for sharing this experience with me! I wish you the greatest blessings on your journey.
Thank you to Owl City for this beautiful song!
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