Being An Empath

I’ve known since my teens that I am an Empath. I’m very much affected by the emotions of others. I can tell when people are telling me the truth or lying. I’m also a bit psychic. My younger daughter and I especially have a connection. We joke about it, I’ll send her a text & she’ll be in the middle of texting me. I think a question at her & she texts or calls with the answer. You either believe in these things or you don’t and the purpose of this post isn’t to convince you. I found a great article about Empaths if you’re interested http://themindunleashed.com/2013/10/30-traits-of-empath.html

What got me thinking was the fact that I seem to have an easier time communicating with Ben than others do. I co-parent with his mother, my older daughter. Even though she is his mama, I’m the “primary” parent. A lot of that is because, being disabled, I’m always home. Part may be that I’m just more patient since I’m more experienced. But part may be because I’m an Empath. I’m able to have a deeper connection to him that goes beyond his autism. I’m not implying that I understand how he sees or connects with the world. I wish I could. I’d love to be able to see through his eyes. I think it’s more of a general, more intuitive sense of what he needs from me. It’s really difficult to even explain what I mean because this is all so esoteric. Mostly it’s that I just know the best way to interact with him.

It’s by no means perfect. Not. At. All. We still have our moments. He’s a kid, he comes from stubborn, opinionated people on both sides of his DNA mix & he’s high support autistic. It’s a small miracle some days that we manage to connect at all.

Anyway, the point of all this is that I do honestly think that being an Empath helps me help him. Now that I’m more aware of this I’m going to focus on using it more intentionally. I’ll let you know how that works out.

9 thoughts on “Being An Empath

  1. My mamaw and I had the psychic connection. I couldn’t tell you how many times I dialed her number to hear her punching in keys and then laughing saying she was calling me. She and I were always good at understanding what each other needed. I felt the closest connection to her of anyone when I was a kid. As she began to slip into Alzheimers I seemed to be the only one able to guide her away from something she was doing in the middle of the night (she would wake up saying she had to feed the cats but would do something else instead) and get her back to bed without a struggle.

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    1. Just goes to show, the kind of connection is very deep. You still had it when her brain wasn’t hers anymore. You & she were still connected. Alzheimer’s is rough. I was young when my great grandma passed from it but I remember how upset my mom was

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    1. So far the only thing we’ve differed on is the chicken fried steak ๐Ÿ˜‚ Since we’re both into the woo woo esoteric stuff, we both understand how much we’re meant to interact right now. I’m just super happy this is an AWESOME meeting!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜โ˜ฏ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ€๐ŸŽŠโ˜ฎ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ†’โœจ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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      1. Awesomesauce!! Purely ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’žโ˜ฎ๐Ÿ•‰โ˜ธโ˜ฏ. Omg I hadn’t seen the yin-yang emoji yet!! How could I have missed that?? ๐Ÿ˜ฑ. (Needless to say, I’ll probably be making up for lost time โ˜ฏโ˜ฏโ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸŒท)

        “Since weโ€™re both into the woo woo esoteric stuff, we both understand how much weโ€™re meant to interact right now.”

        Oh hell yeah! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜ Omg the feeling is so mutual that it’s not even funny lol. I’m totally, ecstatically, flappy-happy!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’ž

        I’ll be emailing you, I promise ๐Ÿ˜. Work yesterday was intense (not emotionally, but in terms of the workload) and this morning will be like that too, but afternoon/evening should calm down ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒบ.

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