I love all things energy, the answers are all there as long as you are willing to listen to it. Today I want to talk about a special group of people called the Empath because I am meeting more and more of them. A lot of common people still misunderstand this term as “someone who steals other people’s energy” or “energy vampires” or I don’t know…. people who are not used to this term can possibly cook up weird witchcraft nonsense like empaths being able to suck out people’s energy like a straw, you get my drift *laughs*. I did hear someone say that last year, I was glad I wasn’t drinking something.
So what is an Empath and are you one?
An Empath is someone who, willingly or not, are able to feel the energy around them be it people, places or objects as if it was their own. Hence there is a huge problem if you do not know you are an Empath as you will not know how to separate the feelings/wellbeing of others from your own. You will also gradually take on other people’s personality. Which is great if you so happen to be standing next to Oprah, Tony Robbins or Robert Kuok for awhile. But what if you were standing next to (or living with) the grouchiest, saddest, angriest thing on earth no matter how smiley they are? You’ll suddenly wonder why you’re so upset for no apparent reason. Worst still, you take on their anger for awhile for no apparent reason. You become someone’s mirror but in a trained Empath knows how to control this efficiently and even help the upset person to solve their issues because they know exactly how they feel. I’ve been meeting more and more people/students like this. Most of them end up being our Qi Men Dun Jia students. Recently I had the privilege to have dinner with some of them who can glimpse into people’s past lives or suddenly tell you things no one in this world would know. Some find that scary but I actually find it amazing. This happened in our Taiwan excursion as well.
The best thing is that, you’d think someone like this ends up an incredibly sensitive and high strung person when in fact almost all of them are not, because most Empath end up being used or ridiculed anyways and we are fully aware of it. Being sensitive to energy doesn’t mean you have a sensitive personality, and having a sensitive personality does not mean you are sensitive to energy, it doesn’t correlate.
I’ve done a lot of studies on this to try to see if I can identify Empaths using Chinese Metaphysics. I did come up with some findings to support this although there is no 1 clear method to confirm:
- Having a Death and Emptiness in your Bazi chart (DE): Having a DE anywhere in your birth chart (Not luck pillars) automatically makes you more ‘sensitive’ to energy and the feelings of others, especially if that DE is an Earth element. So far, everyone I’ve asked with 2 or more DEs can see entities or have some sort of ‘spiritual gift’.
- Having a Death and Emptiness in your Qimen Destiny Palace: Same effect as the above.
- Having the Qimen Guardian of Destiny of (or high level) Surging Snake or Black Tortoise (sometimes 9 Earth too) : Both are highly susceptible to energy like they somehow have a built in radar. Both, if not controlled or made aware of this, will constantly be affected by or take on the character/energy of everyone around them.
- Sensitive Day Masters: While this doesn’t automatically qualify you as an Empath but if you’re any of the above + you are Gui or Ding day master that is not too strong (40 to 70%), there’s a strong chance you might be an Empath.
Awareness, meditation, grounding and cleansing is not only important, it is absolutely necessary. Certain boundaries and having alone time to ‘recharge’ are also necessary. Something like Qi Gong or Reiki also really helps in learning how to disconnect from and ground all Qi that is not yours. The people you keep around you is as important as having a clear sense of yourself so that you’re aware when you’re acting out of character. In time, you will be able to manage this way better and interact without bringing anymore energy with you.
So are you an Empath?
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