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Are You an Empath?

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Are You an Empath?

Being an empath is very similar to being clairsentient….in fact, if you’re clairsentient you are probably an empath!

All of my life I’ve always been the friend who gave fantastic advice! I ain’t kiddin’ y’all…my friend’s have always come to me for advice, I never knew where I pulled it from it just kind of flowed out! That being said, I expected my friend’s to be able to give me the same advice and my entire life I’ve only found one..maybeeee two. I always just thought my friend’s didn’t care about me as much as I did them.

Not true.

Turns out I was an empath and never knew it! Actually, I didn’t know I was until AFTER I found out I was clairaudient and clairvoyant!

I’ve always had a problem letting people go that didn’t deserve my energy, “friend’s” especially. I could always just find one spark of good in them and convince myself that they could and would do better. How could I give up on them…they needed me? I’ve been this way my entire life and often times it’s pretty draining.

You invest so much time, energy, and love into someone. You create memories and bonds you think will never be broken. You can’t even imagine never talking to this person again. You hold on to one tiny thread that’s keeping you attached, knowing it’s time to let go…but you just can’t seem to do it. They keep hurting you over and over again. You let them walk all over you because they are your “friend.”

Have you ever “broken up” with a best friend? I think it may actually be harder than breaking up with a significant other! You always think that no matter what you guys will ALWAYS be friends and then one day…you aren’t and it hurts, but they seem fine. Empath problems!

Here are a few signs you might be an empath…

  • You feel deeply for others, even people you don’t know.
  • You’re extremely sensitive.
  • You’re extremely moody or anxious and don’t always know why.
  • People come to you for advice. ALL. THE. TIME.
  • You repeatedly help people who continue to put themselves or you in compromising situations.
  • You’re a good judge of character. You’ve always been able to tell if someone has good or bad intentions.
  • You’re often EXHAUSTED after a trip to the store or a busy place.
  • You easily get sick.

Being an empath can be absolutely draining! Before I learned how to protect my energy and ground myself, a trip to the grocery store would leave me drained for the rest of the day. Being in crowds was not on my list of favorite things to do. If someone was in a bad mood, forget about it….then I was too.

You don’t have to live that way though! It’s so easy to protect and call back your energy! Click here to visit Sarah Petruno Shamanism. she even has a course to help all of you empaths!

See ya later!

8 thoughts on “Are You an Empath?

  1. I have always known I was emotionally different from most people. As a child I was very aware and there were things I would just accept to be true even if I had no idea where the information was gained. I could control my dreams and tell myself to wake up if I was having a nightmare. I trusted myself and I never questioned my “knowing” or my compassionate nature. When I got older, I lost a lot of that trust although I’m not sure why. I vaguely remember seeing things that scared the crap out of me and I might have blocked my budding abilities. I’m not really sure. One thing that I never lost was my hyper- sensitive nature. Still recognizing I was different, I was constantly feeling drained and anxious. In fact, the anxiety became debilitating for me. I seemed to pick up everyone else’s feelings. I could be in a perfectly good mood and all of a sudden, I’d be in the dumps. I started to see a pattern emerge where my mood would flip a switch to the extreme opposite with no seemingly no explanation. That is until I would get a call from someone close to me with terrible news or I’d hear about something happening to a loved one. I was so sensitive I would even pick up energy from places not only people. I became a giant sponge of emotion. I kind of just accepted that I was this way without fully understanding it. It wasn’t until the tragic loss of a loved one that I understood the depths of my gifts. I remember crying hopelessly because of my loss and knowing they were with me, begging my loved one to find a way to communicate with me. I felt crazy. The next day I had this inexplicable desire to call one of my mother’s co-workers. I had never spoken to her on the phone before. I hadn’t even seen her for several years. But I’m so glad I listened to my knowing. The first thing she said to me was that she had been meaning to reach out to me and didn’t want me to think she was crazy but that she had a friend who was a medium and wanted to give me his number. The next day I was reunited with my loved one for the first time (now of many). The medium also told me something I’d never heard before. I mentioned something about my sensitivity and he stopped me before I had even finished my complaint. In his mesmerizing southern twang he said, “well sweetie, you’re an EMPATH”. I had never heard that word before but I didn’t need to look it up in the dictionary to know that he was right. That’s exactly what I am, amongst many other things. I’m still learning to control and utilize my gifts but I’m grateful to have the clarity. Losing my loved one sparked a quest within me. In the last year I have grown spiritually by leaps and bounds and my my outlook on life and death has completely changed. Who knew so much growth could come from such devastating heartbreak. I am still processing my grief but I have opened myself up again to my gifts and to a world beyond my wildest and most beautiful dreams. It’s not coming at lightning speed but I know it’s happening exactly as it should. I owe it all to my loved one in spirit. The love never dies it only changes form. Knowing that has been the biggest blessing of all and I no longer allow fear to run my life.

    1. Hi Marissa, I am so sorry about your loss but it sounds like this person is on the other side trying to help you now! I know for a fact that sometimes people leave us a little early and the purpose is so they can assist others from the other side. Since you are such an empath make sure you are grounding and protecting, you will see that it makes a world of difference in your overall well-being. I am so thankful that you found me and I hope my site helps you with all that you’re going through now and helps you to develop even more. It sounds like you have very strong gifts that are trying to come through…you’re already ahead of the game being able to control your dreams! It took me a very long time to be able to do that but oh I am so happy that I can now! I look forward to talking to you soon!

      1. Thanks Ashley! I know that before we come intone have lifetime we make soul contracts and basically choose who our parents are, our siblings, our love relationships, even certain events. I’ve been told by several people that the person who passed is in fact supposed to be on the other side to guide me. It just hurts so much I can’t even imagine planning out 1/2 of the traumatic events in my life. I recognize that through pain comes growth as it definitely has for me but why couldn’t our loved ones help us on this side? I so very very much look forward to working with you. Since my funds are low, I think I’m going to have to wait 3 weeks for my class to end. Trust me I would start today if I could. It would be helpful if you could send me an invoice so I can see what I’m looking at. Perhaps we could do the psychic/mediumship reading first and then start with the other down the line? What do you think is best? Thanks again for everything. Oh, and do you have any articles written about your own personal journey? I’d love to read it!!

  2. I am a combo of most of the CLAIRS – seeing and hearing are my #1. Once I realized that these gifts were a BIG part of my life, I’ve been able to manage feelings better – I know which are mine and which are not – for the most part 🙂

    1. I am exactly the same way Donna! After I started managing these gifts the others really started to open up! I didn’t even realize I was also empathic until I started working with my gifts and then it all made sense! Now that I know how to protect and ground I don’t take on the energy of others nearly as much as I used too! Hope you’re doing well!

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