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The Hidden Journey

Quest for the soul

By Liza SpiridonPublished about a year ago Updated about a year ago 3 min read
The Hidden Journey
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The life of an empath is a lonely journey.

Picking up on everyone and everything is exhausting! So much so you may view yourself as the victim, or think you are depressed, anxious or an introvert. If you identify with any of these it does not necessarily mean you are an empath.

You may have gone a good portion of your life not knowing you are empath, because you’ve been that way your whole life. You don’t know who to confide in, you don’t want to bother anyone, or you are ashamed of the overbearing emotions you have experienced.

Being an empath can be exhausting when you don’t know how to work with your empath abilities, not against them.

Some signs you are an empath:

  • You feel someone else's emotions - sometimes to the point where you take them on as your own but you don’t even realize it.
  • You gravitate towards more alone time - you actually loved 2020 when the world shut down and gladly used it as a reason (an excuse) not to see or speak with people.
  • You get easily overwhelmed in large crowds - so much so that you avoid them at all costs!
  • You are overstimulated by electronics - the more you use electronics the more your nervous system goes on overdrive!
  • You are sensitive to caffeine - you might not drink caffeine because of how sensitive you are and if you do, you can only have a very small amount before a certain time of day.

If any of these sound like you, you might be an empath.

You may have been told to ‘calm down,’ or that 'you’re super sensitive' since a very young age. Mismanagement of emotions is quite common for empaths.

As an empath there is not a ‘one size fits all,’ although these are some general themes that show up:

  • Putting others needs before your own
  • You feel responsible for other people's choices
  • You are constantly concerned (worried!) about other people and the world!
  • Your mood changes when you are around certain people - irritable, depressed, and angry may be signs you are picking up on other people's emotions.

So what does this all mean? What can you do with your empath abilities? A LOT!

The key is to work with your sensitivities, not against them.

Some ways you may work against sensitivities:

  • Blaming - you fault others
  • You feel like a victim - you see life as ‘why is this happening to me?’
  • Numbing with vices - alcohol, drugs, social media…
  • You don’t feel like you have a choice - you make excuses why you don't have a choice

I want to make this very clear - you are not alone!

There are over 8 billion people in this world and according to a study on empathy, published in Nature Neuroscience, only one to two percent of the population consists of true empaths. That’s only 160 million people!

As you explore your unique empath abilities, you may notice you are more sensitive, your interests might have changed, your inner circle is very intimate, and you avoid large crowds at all costs.

You may want even more alone time, and actually prefer it that way.

Speaking from personal experience - I thought most of my life that I was an introvert but what I came to realize is that I'm an ambivert - a balance between ‘extrovert and introvert features.’ It’s all about who I surround myself with. Some people I get an energetic boost and feel calm around, while other people make me irritable and drain me to the point of exhaustion.

Being an empath is a beautiful gift! It allows us to tap into our inner knowingness and trust ourselves. When we trust ourselves we trust others, and when we trust others we feel more calm and at peace.

Ease feels amazing! Many of us have forgotten what ease feels like in recent years - thank you sensory overload!

It starts with putting ourselves first. As an empath, this can be very hard yet it’s necessary, not just for your wellbeing but for everyone you cross paths with.

Wondering how you can create a life with more ease? Grab your FREE Soul’s Journey Guide HERE. You’ll learn about who you are through numerology.

I’d like to know - do you resonate with being an empath?

💜 Liza

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About the Creator

Liza Spiridon

CA/OR. I have degrees in Psychology, Criminal Sociology, am an RVT and empathic numerologist; I write from the heart, and about the paranormal. When I'm not writing I'm exploring hidden gems and reading about past lives and anomalies.

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