Empaths have the skill to read other people’s emotional energy but they also have some other great powers which they might not be aware of.
They can use these powers for their own as well as others’ benefit.
Here are 4 rare superpowers Empaths posses, and should not take for granted:
1. Mind reading ability
No, it’s not like they show it in the movies. Mind reading in real life is a subtle and difficult task. You have to take cues from a person’s body language, their energy, and the way they communicate. An empath can tell if someone is lying or when someone is pretending to be what they are not. We can all (at some level) read other people’s behavior but empaths go further by connecting all the information they get, to reach a conclusion about a person.
Some empaths can also sense things beyond the material world like they have visions or can hear messages from a world not so earthly. If you can do so then you should practice on making your empathic skills more powerful and magnetic.
2. An emotional ninja
You can empathize with others but do you use this ability for yourself? Apart from focusing on how others feel, you should also start distinguishing your emotions from theirs. Don’t get trapped in an emotional bubble. Separate yourself from all the mess and indulge in some self-empathy.
Self-empathy is when you start paying attention to how you feel. This could have a severe impact on how you deal with others. When your compassion is directed towards you then you feel less at odds with others. Instead of arguing or debating you start analyzing their point of view. This allows you to filter all the unnecessary negative emotions which you might encounter with people. Being kind to others is good, being kind to yourself is necessary. So let your hair down for a day and give yourself a much needed break.
You can start by meditation and creating an atmosphere of relaxation around you.
3. Transform negativity into something positive
An empath is as much aware of negative things as s/he is of positive. You can’t escape negativity so why run from it and make your task more difficult? Try to find better ways in which you can make something out of any cynical experience. You can also convert negativity by practicing a quiet five-minute Tonglen meditation.
You can also use high-energy plants or flowers where you feel there is some kind of low energy. The best and easy method is to utter few positive and encouraging words and thoughts to people who are feeling low on energy. You can also use laughter to dispel all the gloominess. After all there is nothing better than a shared laugh!
4. Turn your sensitivity into a weapon
If you are sensitive to smells, sounds or anything else then use it for your advantage. Instead of feeling being burdened by it, try to make it work for the best. You can use it for public benefit also like you can create quite places for meditation where you feel relaxed and can welcome others too. You can use your sensitivities to create something meaningful in the world.
Your empathic skills are not a curse. Sure they overwhelm you and make you feel exhausted, but they can be channelized in such a way that doesn’t leave you bereft of peace and happiness. Try to sharpen your skills and make the best out of everything. You don’t have to overdo it with positivity; you just have to make it survivable for yourself and for others.