What are the amazing positives of being an empath or an HSP?
If you do a search online you will most likely find a lot of information on the issues and challenges that being an empath can bring. In fact, I often write blogs that support empaths in managing stress, overwhelm, anxiety, and improving self-care. Now I thought it was time to talk about some of the amazing positives of being an empath. There are so many strengths that come with being an empath.
Today I am going to focus on 4 Amazing positives of being an Empath, although there are so many more.
Amazing Positive #1: You can Read a Room and/or People
An empath can walk into a room and feel the energy in the space. Have you ever walked into a meeting, party, or even a grocery store and felt the feelings of others in the room? Maybe you felt like the energy was dense, sad, or even angry. This skill is not available to everyone. You can use this to your advantage. How you ask..
First, you can sense when it is a good time to stay in a room or if it’s time to make an exit. By leaving when appropriate you are able to protect your energy. If it isn’t possible to leave the room, you can use this to help you function in the setting.
The overall energy in the room will help you to determine if you need to protect yourself or you can stay open. On an individual level, you can also shift how you speak to people by the energy you are sensing. If they are sad, and you feel aligned that day you can provide space for them to talk about their sadness. It is possible to listen to their sadness without taking it on, so make sure you are energetically protecting yourself while holding space.
Another advantage is that when you read a room, you can sense who might be a good person to talk to. There may be people in the room that you are attracted to energetically, which guides your conversations.
Beware of Energy Vampires
A quick tip is that you if have a tendency to attract energy vampires before you go ahead and speak to that person, really check in to make sure you are not feeling the pull toward someone that will deplete you. If you want to learn more about energy vampires, check out my video on handling energy vampires.
Another strength is that when you are in a conversation with someone, you can tell when they are lying. This is very useful if you trust yourself. In fact, you most likely have a strong internal lie detector.
As you are able to read people you can even take this a step further.
Amazing Positive #2: You can Sense what others need
Because another strength you have is the ability to sense what others need. You can tell when someone is tired and may need a hug, or when someone just needs someone to listen to them.
An essential tip: just because you are able to sense what others need, it is not your job to give it to them. Use your own ability to read their energy and know where you are emotionally and energetically before you take a step to support someone else.
One of the advantages of being able to sense what another person needs is that you are a natural healer, coach, therapist, or medical professional. You can use your ability in any career or profession that works directly with people. The level of support you can potentially provide is not readily possible for everyone.
You can also use this ability to help you with parenting, friendships, and other relationships. Another tip: one drawback is that there is a tendency to be resentful if you don’t receive the same level of understanding. Understand that this is your gift and the other person in the relationship may not be able to do this, but they bring other strengths.
Another tip: In order to use your amazing ability in a relationship, you must be clear that you are not crossing boundaries of what you want to do and you are honoring yourself.
Amazing Positive #3: Deep Spiritual Connection Is a Superpower
If you are an empath there is a good chance that you are spiritual by nature. Since you have the ability to sense energy you may also sense there is something connecting all of us. I want to be clear that I am not talking about a specific religion but more about the interconnectedness of the universe.
As a person with a deep spiritual connection, you are able to use this to support you through difficult times. You may also become a spiritual advisor to others. Either way, you have a natural ability to have a deep awareness and understanding of energy, the universe, and spirituality. You may even gravitate to learn about different faiths and have a thirst to learn from spiritual masters.
If you choose to enhance your spiritual connection you will be able to do this naturally with a deep level of understanding.
Positive #4: You are Highly Intuitive
Your intuition is a gift if you listen to it. A lot of empaths can distrust their intuition because they have been told their thoughts are odd or different or even don’t make sense.
Since we have a deep need for belonging, over time you may brush aside your intuitive guidance because you just want to what others are doing or afraid to say what you are feeling because it may upset someone.
Your intuition is a gift and when you learn to follow it, it will never lead you astray. Learning how to trust your intuitive guidance may take some time and effort but it is definitely worth it.
One small step in trusting your intuition is to use your body’s wisdom as guidance for a simple question, like what your body wants to eat today, or which route you should take to a destination.
If you want to learn more about using your intuition check out my blog on making aligned decisions.
Over time, you will learn to trust your internal guidance. A quick tip here: Just because you follow your intuition and things don’t work out the way you want doesn’t mean your intuition was wrong. Know that there is and was something you needed to learn on the path you took.
Acceptance is Vital
The key to being able to use amazing strengths is to be in touch with yourself. You must accept who you are, even embrace it. You were designed this way and it is a gift, even a superpower. Being able to read a room, detect when someone is lying, sense what others need, having deep spiritual connections, and using your intuitive guidance are just some of the amazing positives of being an empath. There are more than I could fit in one blog.
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