Empathic Abilities and Connections: “The Feeling”
The unseen world around us is like this web except made of energy. Photo credit: Automania; creative commons license.
Empathy, empathic abilities, and what I call “energetic connections” (or emotional connections) between people are all about feeling what someone else is feeling. Some of us empaths, or “highly sensitive people,” have these abilities more than others, to the extent where it seems like a curse. If you’ve formed an emotional, empathy-type connection to someone who is terminally sick, mentally ill, or overstressed, the emotions can be debilitating. On the other hand, merging with a lover takes biological to chemical to alchemical thrills.
Examples of such connections:
– A mother’s intuition where she feels her baby’s pinched finger as if it were her own flesh.
– Suddenly feeling something is horribly wrong and getting a call 10 minutes later that a loved one has died.
– A High Priestess who forms a strong bond with the Initiates of her coven and can sense when one of them is in trouble—or doing quite well.
For more information on empathy and “highly sensitive people,” and for the most extensive article archive online concerning “energetic connections,” we recommend the empathy, energy, and psychic categories of this website.
Thank you so much! I accidentally came across your article, “Empathic Abilities and Connections: “The Feeling” and this is a strong relation to my life (I’ve been reading your articles). I guess I am a highly sensitive person – I enjoy being alone because the overwhelming feelings that I pick up from other people is sometimes debilitating in my life. I have been to many doctors and been treated for depression, anxiety, panic attacks, etc… None of the treatments or medications work. I have a hard time being around crowds or several people at a time because I cannot control the various levels and degrees of feelings that I feel, all at one time, coming from so many people. I am not magical or special but I feel what others feel around me. Sometimes I do feel as if it is a curse. I am trying to learn how to control it but I am not having much luck. Any suggestions??
Gayle, check out the article on here called the Empath’s Checklist and read anything you can find on “shielding” techniques. I’ll be adding some articles in future on more shielding techniques for empaths–I picked up some remarkable tips just last weekend, and I’ll share them.