Light After Life

Exploring the mysteries of Life, Death and Beyond. Afterlife, Mediumship, Spiritualism: Death is not the end; I am but waiting for you for an interval ...

Latest topics

» In the dark with Gary Mannion (finally exposed as FRAUD)
by Candlelight.kk Yesterday at 23:44

» Kai Muegge
by Candlelight.kk Yesterday at 18:39

» WHAT THE BLEEP DO WE KNOW? - DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE
by Candlelight.kk Mon 15 Jan 2018, 18:34

» Silver Birch
by mac Fri 12 Jan 2018, 00:34

» Medium - Allison Dubois
by Candlelight.kk Thu 11 Jan 2018, 10:13

» Commitments to serve
by Candlelight.kk Wed 10 Jan 2018, 11:29

» Pioneer Journal
by Candlelight.kk Sat 06 Jan 2018, 14:05

» Merry Christmas!
by CandyJohn Fri 05 Jan 2018, 05:39

» HAPPY NEW YEAR !
by CandyJohn Fri 05 Jan 2018, 05:38

» Transformation
by Candlelight.kk Thu 04 Jan 2018, 20:57

» Warren Caylor
by Misty Wed 03 Jan 2018, 14:34

» Charlie Kelly - Spiritual Medium
by Candlelight.kk Mon 01 Jan 2018, 14:34

» Quote of the Day
by mac Sun 31 Dec 2017, 18:40

» Psychic News - January 2018
by ariel Thu 28 Dec 2017, 23:12

» REALITY AND THE EXTENDED MIND
by Candlelight.kk Thu 28 Dec 2017, 10:27

» Hi to all
by Candlelight.kk Wed 27 Dec 2017, 14:23

» Hello !
by Candlelight.kk Wed 27 Dec 2017, 14:19

» Hello
by CandyJohn Wed 27 Dec 2017, 04:38

» Remember...
by Candlelight.kk Tue 26 Dec 2017, 16:05

» One Christmas Eve
by Candlelight.kk Sun 24 Dec 2017, 19:27

» How does Mediumship work?
by Candlelight.kk Sat 23 Dec 2017, 20:01

» Grimms' Fairy Tales
by mac Fri 22 Dec 2017, 14:19

» Are you ready to re-align with the changing seasons?
by Candlelight.kk Thu 21 Dec 2017, 12:45

» Wildlife
by CandyJohn Thu 21 Dec 2017, 06:12

» Friends
by CandyJohn Thu 21 Dec 2017, 06:05

» hi all
by CandyJohn Thu 21 Dec 2017, 05:56

» Hello Everyone
by CandyJohn Thu 21 Dec 2017, 05:54

» CandyJohn is here?
by CandyJohn Thu 21 Dec 2017, 05:52

» illusion?
by Candlelight.kk Thu 21 Dec 2017, 02:01

» Renesme is here
by Misty Mon 18 Dec 2017, 13:07

» Tony Stockwell
by Misty Mon 18 Dec 2017, 12:45

» Water wisdom
by Candlelight.kk Sun 17 Dec 2017, 11:46

» One year in 40 seconds
by Renesme Fri 15 Dec 2017, 07:10

» knock knock
by Lovato Thu 14 Dec 2017, 05:48

» Eckhart Tolle Discussion Community
by Candlelight.kk Wed 13 Dec 2017, 18:53

» Love your shadows
by Candlelight.kk Wed 13 Dec 2017, 11:13

» Spirit Guide Sparrow
by Candlelight.kk Tue 12 Dec 2017, 00:11

» What did I miss?
by Misty Sat 09 Dec 2017, 16:18

» Step by Step
by Candlelight.kk Fri 08 Dec 2017, 13:46

» Vegan for 1 whole year!
by mac Thu 07 Dec 2017, 02:38

» Connect with the life force
by Candlelight.kk Fri 01 Dec 2017, 15:51

» Psychic News - December 2017
by mac Fri 01 Dec 2017, 13:42

» Just to reassure ....
by mac Wed 29 Nov 2017, 19:40

» SCIENCE AND THE SÉANCE - (Video of the Week)
by Candlelight.kk Sat 25 Nov 2017, 21:53

» Stop the battles
by Candlelight.kk Thu 23 Nov 2017, 21:49

» For Richard (DD)
by Candlelight.kk Thu 23 Nov 2017, 21:45

» Exploring The Unexplained - A Journey Into Spiritualism
by Candlelight.kk Tue 21 Nov 2017, 13:21

» Here we go again
by mac Mon 20 Nov 2017, 21:00

» Beyond Thought (Awareness Itself)
by Candlelight.kk Wed 15 Nov 2017, 23:01

» Health and help
by Candlelight.kk Wed 15 Nov 2017, 22:06

» Then and now
by Candlelight.kk Sun 12 Nov 2017, 21:09

» Labels limit us
by mac Mon 06 Nov 2017, 00:18

» NOSTRADAMUS: THE TRUTH
by Candlelight.kk Sat 04 Nov 2017, 18:03

» Witchcraft in our time
by Candlelight.kk Tue 31 Oct 2017, 13:25

» Ghostwatch: The BBC spoof that duped a nation
by Candlelight.kk Mon 30 Oct 2017, 12:45

» Psychic News' TRUTH campaign for thermal testing of physical mediums
by Candlelight.kk Sun 29 Oct 2017, 10:58

» Psychic News - November 2017
by mac Wed 25 Oct 2017, 21:09

» Gordon Smith
by Misty Tue 24 Oct 2017, 22:13

» TASHI AND THE MONK
by Candlelight.kk Mon 23 Oct 2017, 12:07

» Appreciate the mystery
by Candlelight.kk Sun 22 Oct 2017, 15:24

» Another one bites the dust / merged with The Scole Experiment
by mac Sun 15 Oct 2017, 22:28

» Topic 'it ?
by mac Thu 12 Oct 2017, 06:11

» HUMAN
by Misty Tue 10 Oct 2017, 09:47

» Faith Healing and 'Debt-Relief Seed' scams
by Candlelight.kk Sat 07 Oct 2017, 16:26

» RITA GOOLD
by mac Thu 05 Oct 2017, 23:04

» Making a difference
by mac Tue 03 Oct 2017, 19:41

» THE ENFIELD POLTERGEIST
by Candlelight.kk Sun 01 Oct 2017, 13:38

» Display of latest topics and posts
by evergreen Wed 27 Sep 2017, 14:57

» On Death and Dying
by Candlelight.kk Tue 26 Sep 2017, 00:22

» THE AFTERLIFE INVESTIGATIONS: The Scole Experiment
by Candlelight.kk Mon 25 Sep 2017, 00:03

» what's its value?
by mac Fri 22 Sep 2017, 20:10

» A Case Against Reincarnation
by Stardust Fri 22 Sep 2017, 08:35

» MIND OVER MATTER: TELEKINESIS WITH NINA KULAGINA
by Stardust Tue 19 Sep 2017, 10:14

» BUTTONS
by Candlelight.kk Sat 16 Sep 2017, 16:14

» Psypioneer Journal News (Update)
by mac Fri 15 Sep 2017, 17:39

» International Association for the Preservation of Spiritual and Occult Periodicals (IAPSOP)
by Candlelight.kk Fri 15 Sep 2017, 17:18

» Reality and the extended mind
by Candlelight.kk Wed 13 Sep 2017, 14:04

» My Psychic Adventures
by Candlelight.kk Tue 12 Sep 2017, 21:04

» PSYCHIC (Part 1)
by Candlelight.kk Mon 11 Sep 2017, 14:42

» The Forum Café
by Candlelight.kk Thu 07 Sep 2017, 15:03

» I literally feel your pain
by Misty Tue 05 Sep 2017, 00:09

» Coincidence? Chance? Synchronicity? or ......... ??
by Candlelight.kk Thu 31 Aug 2017, 13:31

» Psychic News - September 2017 issue
by Candlelight.kk Wed 30 Aug 2017, 23:14

» SAMSARA
by Candlelight.kk Wed 30 Aug 2017, 13:44

» PLACEBO: CRACKING THE CODE (documentary)
by Candlelight.kk Thu 24 Aug 2017, 11:19

» What blocks connection?
by Candlelight.kk Thu 24 Aug 2017, 11:08

» How your digital self could 'live' on after you die
by Candlelight.kk Thu 24 Aug 2017, 10:54

» [completed] Changes to the Forum
by Candlelight.kk Tue 22 Aug 2017, 21:30

» Psychic News - August 2017
by Misty Tue 22 Aug 2017, 15:54

» Total Solar Eclipse on 21 August 2017
by Candlelight.kk Tue 22 Aug 2017, 15:16

» Review and Recommit
by Candlelight.kk Fri 18 Aug 2017, 14:51

» The push & pull of relationships
by Candlelight.kk Sun 06 Aug 2017, 21:28

» Photobucket no longer free ...
by ariel Wed 02 Aug 2017, 18:11

» Derek Acorah to appear in Celebrity Big Brother 2017 ?
by Candlelight.kk Wed 02 Aug 2017, 12:59

» New registrations on the Forum
by Misty Sat 29 Jul 2017, 23:30

» THE MILGRAM EXPERIMENT
by Candlelight.kk Thu 27 Jul 2017, 15:55

» Finding contentment
by Misty Wed 26 Jul 2017, 20:16

» Noted Deceased Scientists & Researchers of Spiritualism/Psi
by evergreen Sun 23 Jul 2017, 10:00

» Psychic News - July 2017 issue
by evergreen Sun 23 Jul 2017, 09:31

Top posting users this month

Light After Life Guest Book

Click the image below to visit and sign our Guest Book


KRAZY KATS FORUM


(Requires separate membership)

Top posting users this week

EMPATHY - Are you an Empath?

Share
avatar
Candlelight.kk
.
.

Female
Location : London
Posts : 2220
Points : 3896

EMPATHY - Are you an Empath?

Post by Candlelight.kk on Tue 02 May 2017, 01:02

(originally posted on 21 Jan 2008)


Empathy is the ability to read and understand people and be in-tune with or resonate with others, voluntarily or involuntarily of one's empath capacity.

Empaths have the ability to scan another's psyche for thoughts and feelings or for past, present, and future life occurrences. Many empaths are unaware of how this actually works, and have long accepted that they were sensitive to others.

Empathy is a feeling of another's true emotions to a point where an empath can relate to that person by sensing true feelings that run deeper than those portrayed on the surface. People commonly put on a show of expression. This is a learned trait of hiding authentic expression in an increasingly demanding society.

An empath can sense the truth behind the cover and will act compassionately to help that person express him/herself, thus making them feel at ease and not so desperately alone.

Empaths experience empathy towards family, children, friends, close associates, complete strangers, pets, plants and inanimate objects. Empathy is not held by time or space. Thus, an empath can feel the emotions of people and things at a distance. Some are empathic towards animals (ie: The Horse Whisperer), to nature, to the planetary system, to mechanical devices or to buildings etc. Others will have a combination of the above.

Empaths are highly sensitive. This is the term commonly used in describing one's abilities (sensitivity) to another's emotions and feelings. Empaths have a deep sense of knowing that accompanies empathy and are often compassionate, considerate, and understanding of others.

There are also varying levels of strength in empaths which may be related to the individuals awareness of self, understanding of the powers of empathy, and/or the acceptance or non-acceptance of empathy by those associated with them, including family and peers. Generally, those who are empathic grow up with these tendencies and do not learn about them until later in life.

Empathy is genetic, inherent in our DNA, and passed from generation to generation. It is studied both by traditional science and alternative healing practitioners.

Empathy has both biological/genetic and spiritual aspects.

Empaths often possess the ability to sense others on many different levels. From their position in observing what another is saying, feeling and thinking, they come to understand another.

They can become very proficient at reading another persons body language and/or study intently the eye movements. While this in itself is not empathy, it is a side-shoot that comes from being observant of others.

In a sense, empaths have a complete communication package.

While there is much we don't yet understand about how empathy works, we do have some information. Everything has an energetic vibration or frequency and an empath is able to sense these vibrations and recognize even the subtlest changes undetectable to the naked eye or the five senses.

Words of expression hold an energetic pattern that originates from the speaker. They have a specific meaning particular to the speaker. Behind that expression is a power or force-field, better known as energy. For example, hate often brings about an intense feeling that immediately accompanies the word. The word hate becomes strengthened with the speaker's feeling. It is that person's feelings (energy) that are picked up by empaths, whether the words are spoken, thought or just felt without verbal or bodily expression.

Empaths are often poets in motion.

They are the born writers, singers, and artists with a high degree of creativity and imagination. They are known for many talents as their interests are varied, broad and continual, loving, loyal and humorous.

They often have interests in many cultures and view them with a broad-minded perspective. They are mother, father, child, friend, nurse, caregiver, teacher, doctor, sales people... to psychic, clairvoyant, healer, etc. (That is not to say that any of these categories are all empaths.)

The list is extensive and really unimportant. It is more important to notice that empaths are everywhere--in every culture and throughout the world.

Empaths are often very affectionate in personality and expression, great listeners and counselors (and not just in the professional area).

They will find themselves helping others and often putting their own needs aside to do so.

In the same breath, they can be much the opposite. They may be quiet, withdrawn from the outside world, loners, depressed, neurotic, lifes daydreamers, or even narcissistic.

They are most often passionate towards nature and respect its bountiful beauty. One will often find empaths enjoying the outdoors, beaches, walking, etc. Empaths may find themselves continually drawn to nature as a form of release. It is the opportune place to recapture their senses and gain a sense of peace in the hectic lives they may live.

The time to get away from it all and unwind with nature becomes essential to the empath. Animals are often dear to the heart of empaths, not as a power object, but as a natural love. It is not uncommon for empaths to have more than one pet in their homes.


Traits of an Empath

Empaths are often quiet and can take a while to handle a compliment for they're more inclined to point out another's positive attributes. They are highly expressive in all areas of emotional connection, and talk openly, and, at times, quite frankly in respect to themselves. They may have few problems talking about their feelings.

However, they can be the exact opposite: reclusive and apparently unresponsive at the best of times. They may even appear ignorant. Some are very good at blocking out others and that's not always a bad thing, at least for the learning empath struggling with a barrage of emotions from others, as well as their own feelings.

Empaths have a tendency to openly feel what is outside of them more so than what is inside of them. This can cause empaths to ignore their own needs.

In general an empath is non-violent, non-aggressive and leans more towards being the peacemaker. Any area filled with disharmony creates an uncomfortable feeling in an empath. If they find themselves in the middle of a confrontation, they will endeavor to settle the situation as quickly as possible, if not avoid it all together. If any harsh words are expressed in defending themselves, they will likely resent their lack of self-control, and have a preference to peacefully resolve the problem quickly.

Empaths are sensitive to TV, videos, movies, news and broadcasts. Violence or emotional dramas depicting shocking scenes of physical or emotional pain inflicted on adults, children or animals can bring an empath easily to tears. At times, they may feel physically ill or choke back the tears.

Some empaths will struggle to comprehend any such cruelty, and will have grave difficulty in expressing themselves in the face of another's ignorance, closed-mindedness and obvious lack of compassion. They simply cannot justify the suffering they feel and see.

People of all walks of life and animals are attracted to the warmth and genuine compassion of empaths. Regardless of whether others are aware of one being empathic, people are drawn to them as a metal object is to a magnet! They are like beacons of light.

Even complete strangers find it easy to talk to empaths about the most personal things, and before they know it, they have poured out their hearts and souls without intending to do so consciously.

It is as though on a sub-conscious level that person knows instinctively that empaths would listen with compassionate understanding.

Here are the listeners of life. Empaths are often problem solvers, thinkers, and studiers of many things.

As far as empaths are concerned, where a problem is, so too is the answer.

They often will search until they find one -if only for peace of mind.
avatar
lar-lar
Seasoned Poster
Seasoned Poster

Female
Posts : 355
Points : 708

Re: EMPATHY - Are you an Empath?

Post by lar-lar on Tue 02 May 2017, 01:06

as i read this..a quick feeling of pain come to me..about chris.One of his problems is his lack of empathy and caused me many days of distress.Im well aware there are alsorts of people who dont have it much but when you experience it close-hand and really understand the complications, its a different story.The good news is he's on the way up with this all the time...and my work with him on this is to explain...sooooooo often...other peoples feelings etc.
avatar
Candlelight.kk
.
.

Female
Location : London
Posts : 2220
Points : 3896

Re: EMPATHY - Are you an Empath?

Post by Candlelight.kk on Tue 02 May 2017, 01:07

Oh, I'm so sorry for your pain Lar-Lar.  I got an insight into what you must have to endure - when I watched that film "After Thomas" and the anguish of his mother in particular not being able to give and receive the hugs that she so yearned for, or to hear the words I love you mummy.  It was heart-breaking.  But happily there was a breakthrough there, and was so wonderful to experience  ... and all down to the family dog Thomas...  I so hope you can get to see that film, Lar-Lar, as the parallel was so likened to your own experiences and with such a positive outcome ...  Keep a lookout for it. I will too.  Maybe can find something on Google about it.
Lots of (((hugs))) being sent your way.  You DESERVE them - for sooo many reasons xxxxxxxxxx

PS:  Sending you a positive karma point as well to go with your (((((((HUGS))))))   Smile  Smile

PPS:  I tried but don't know how to do it  Sad   [HELP!]  Voldsy ...  how do I give karma and do a comment with it? 
I thought you just had to click on the 'plus' sign for that person???
avatar
lar-lar
Seasoned Poster
Seasoned Poster

Female
Posts : 355
Points : 708

Re: EMPATHY - Are you an Empath?

Post by lar-lar on Tue 02 May 2017, 01:09

ahhh,thanks kk,life is getting easier all the time,was only a few months ago he started to tell me he loved me and want to accept more cuddles.Its difficult when theres no physical disability to be seen and his iq is normal and many a time his behaviour is normal.Its very complex though,far more than i ever thought!

back to empathy,mine grew with my experiences ive had,ive always had a natural empathy,one experience where mine grew was when i worked with the elderly,often with disabilities and the dying.I found elderly people beautiful,so giving and caring despite their sufferings.They gave my heart and soul something that i thank them forever,they gave me acceptance full stop,love and care.

For three and a half years,five-six nights a week,i visited an 96 yr old man[96 when he passed]i never realised how attached i would become to 'my' people.This man and his wife[passed after him,3 yrs later]was practically bed-bound in his last weeks of his life.One night,as the daniel odonnell was playing on his cassette,he asked me if he could dance.Jesus,i was thinking,this man could barely stand up! I struggled to get him up and clung on to him tight and we danced for five minutes.He was blind also.His mind and also his wife's were very sharp and witty.He never complained at all.

I was the last person he spoke to.I put him to bed and said goodnight and kissed him.His last words were 'god bless'.I went home and within the hour he passed.

I thought this job was going to cost me my job.I was called in the office and asked not to behave 'inappropriately'.
My crime? sometimes i went beyond my time with them..my time..not theirs,i had done my work,signed off and sometimes stayed longer if they needed a chat.Sometimes i stayed hours longer,and bought us a chinese[this was for a different woman].I went round many a time on my nights off,painted their nails that they couldnt do and fixed their hair.In my work hours,i did everything by the book.This is what i told them and stood up to them.I knew i couldnt really be fired on these grounds.So back to empathy here,i could feel what it was like to be lonely,feel what it was like to to want to smile and laugh and i put myself in their shoes,one day,i'll be old too.

I went to their funerals,cried buckets and still miss them all.

ps one more quickie about this job.. i had to put on a lady's artificial leg,she knew it was my first time,and i forgot to put the soft socket on first to her knee,i poked a spike in her knee! Embarassed didnt hurt her,she laughed like mad,thank god!
avatar
liz
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away

Female
Posts : 95
Points : 398

Re: EMPATHY - Are you an Empath?

Post by liz on Tue 02 May 2017, 01:10

I think you are so wonderful and caring people you seem to take everything in your stride and nothing seems to phase you out,I wish I had your patience or even only half of it,I have to keep talking to my dad who I told you passed away donkey years ago to help give me patience with my mum,(bless her),for when your with them 24/7 it can be so hard work,but as you said we are all going to get old and don't know what we will be like,
    The only thing I hope for I don't get selfish with my old age but we don't know what life will throw at us we just have to accept it,
My mum is a lovely lady and she is a lady, a very quite private person who still has her friends from school those that are still living and she is 88 this year,but she can be so demanding sometime,thats when I talk to my dad to give me patience he must be laughing his socks off at me and my mum,
     She watches Jeremy Kyle in the morning thenTricia then she will watch Jeremy again in the afternoon the same as what was in the morning I say you seen that this morning she will say she never so she will watch it again,I think to my self what a wonderful world lol
avatar
lar-lar
Seasoned Poster
Seasoned Poster

Female
Posts : 355
Points : 708

Re: EMPATHY - Are you an Empath?

Post by lar-lar on Tue 02 May 2017, 01:12

oh liz,try and not be hard on yourself about your mother.You live with it and you know it and fact is,people do get on our nerves.If i lived near my mother,she would drive me insane and to be honest,i dont think i could cover up with her very well.She also repeats herself non-stop,we are completely different and its easy for me to bite my lip with her as she dont live near me.

I dont want to come across as a saint.im really not.i have my bad days with chris,when my patience,tolerance goes out of the window completely.i feel ashamed.what im good at is being realistic and getting back on track.I remind myself that life is tough at the moment and he would wear anyone out..and i forgive myself for yelling.

But i flaw again and again..and i have the guilt and again i remind myself that overall im doing a good job and im fighting hard to get through this and continue to remind myself that having flaws is ok,im human and im doing well,considering.
avatar
liz
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away

Female
Posts : 95
Points : 398

Re: EMPATHY - Are you an Empath?

Post by liz on Tue 02 May 2017, 01:13

rainbows you are being a wonderful mother to chris,what mum doesn't let off on our kids,you have the proud mum factor about chris and that goes a long way,It shows in your diary about chris some mums will have given up but you are there fighting to the end to get him his education etc.thats what you call motherly love in the best possible way,a lot of us have not had that motherly love and protection,no you may not be a saint but a really good loving mum.and thats what its all about.
unconditional love.
avatar
lar-lar
Seasoned Poster
Seasoned Poster

Female
Posts : 355
Points : 708

Re: EMPATHY - Are you an Empath?

Post by lar-lar on Tue 02 May 2017, 01:14

one of my difficulties is accepting praise.

but im accepting it- thankyou.It made me feel good before i sleep.so i hope you accepy my thanks for your kind words that touched my heart.xx
avatar
lar-lar
Seasoned Poster
Seasoned Poster

Female
Posts : 355
Points : 708

Re: EMPATHY - Are you an Empath?

Post by lar-lar on Tue 02 May 2017, 01:15

just saw i wrote' accepy' instead of accept.. lol

i accepy your praise tonight.. lol
avatar
Candlelight.kk
.
.

Female
Location : London
Posts : 2220
Points : 3896

"After Thomas"

Post by Candlelight.kk on Tue 02 May 2017, 01:16

Lar-Lar,  been googling and found that "After Thomas" is out on DVD, but thing is I don't know how to get the link on here, thought I'd just put the details of places that stock it but then got thrown out of it "internet explorer cannot display"...  now can't get back to that place - but do have a look yourself, you're much more of an IT expert than I'll ever be  :?

I'm off to bed now - this flamin' computer's got me all stressed out.  Think its trying to tell me something ..
avatar
lar-lar
Seasoned Poster
Seasoned Poster

Female
Posts : 355
Points : 708

"After Thomas"

Post by lar-lar on Tue 02 May 2017, 01:19

thanks! ill take a look and try get it.expert? hehe..if only you knew..im learning as i go along..wasnt too long ago that got kicked out my forum and couldnt get back in..had to go on support..took hours to get me back in!
avatar
louby loo
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away

Female
Posts : 98
Points : 389

Re: EMPATHY - Are you an Empath?

Post by louby loo on Tue 02 May 2017, 01:21

hi lar just reading this post and read about chris before has you know you have so much yourself but still find time for others liz is so right with what she wrote lar one special lady in my eyes take care love loubyxx karma point from me xx
avatar
lar-lar
Seasoned Poster
Seasoned Poster

Female
Posts : 355
Points : 708

Re: EMPATHY - Are you an Empath?

Post by lar-lar on Tue 02 May 2017, 01:22

aw...shucks,thanks looby-loo. Smile

    Current date/time is Sat 20 Jan 2018, 12:42