Posts by Aurora:
14th May 2017
7 years ago today my dad was set free, I no longer cry because he’s not here, I smile each time he whispers in my ear, he now chats to me from the other side and tells me how much he loves me, this fills me with so much pride. My dad was like no other, now on his next journey with much more to discover.
Today my husband and I were standing on the balcony looking down at our eldest cat Asuka, I think he is around 14 now, he has many names, Oskanosk, Ginger Ninja, Ratty Boy, and of course Captain Slow, he takes so long to get from the bottom of the garden up to the top and each step is taken with precision and a great deal of timing.
He had heard my husbands call, its a unique blend of some kind of smooch and a suck, yes I know weird, but hey, thats my man for you, anyway Asuka was on his way up and my husband turned to me and said “I better go give him some love and then I will clean the pool and come back to you”
Although my husband was always full of this sort of love, today it hit me very deep and I was made aware, that 5 years ago a wonderous soul and mine connected and I felt loved deeper and unconditionally than I would ever have known before, but not only was that love radiated to myself, but to my daughter Taylor who he has supported and loved and sat up at 3am proof reading her Law Exams and helped her move house numerous times until they both fell into an exhausted heap. Also to Taylors daughter Elara, our granddaughter, who he helped enter the world as we were both present not only through, each and every scan and Drs appointment, but held Taylors leg as “BG” entered the world. Kelsey, my eldest daughter who lives in another state so doesnt get to see him every week like Taylor and BG, but he loves and supports her and every thing she does and is so very proud of the amazing woman she has become. Then of course there is his princess Uzume, our other cat with her sleek possum like fur and is treated with an escort to her bed every night, safely tucked away from harm by this amazing man.
And of course me, this man loves me and cares for me in a way that no one else could, our rapport, love, craziness, laughter, happiness and support is something I never take for granted.
He gets my crazy side, adores my beautiful side, encourages my creative side, holds my hand through my emotional side and comforts my pain when it arises.
I am blessed to have met this beautiful soul I agreed to meet, my husband, to be there by my side and I love him with all my heart.
I love you Boodgie
Is there a difference between a Psychic and a Tarot Card Reader?
Absolutely there is!
I have run Psychic and Spiritual development classes for many years and I love to teach people to bring out their inner intuition, I also love to teach them how to read the Tarot, however they are two totally different things.
let me explain
I am a Psychic, I can intuitively connect to peoples higher self and communicate with them, I can also communicate with people who have passed over and Spirit guides both my own and other peoples.
I didn’t go to any class to learn this it was an innate ability that grew as I nurtured it and I nurtured it by reading copious amounts of books, attending workshops on different things and meeting like minded people. During this exploration I picked up some hints and tips along the way and threw away the rest, chosing to develop my own understanding on how things worked.
I even went to tarot classes to learn how to read them, wondering if this was where my untapped energies lay. I became more and more disheartened as I listened to the teacher tell me a story of the tarot, the fool and his journey. I tried for a long time to try and retain all this information and one day I decided I just wanted to throw myself out there and offer my “help” to others in what ever way that would present itself.
I put an add in the local paper advertising my readings and was overwhelmed by the response, I was booked out in 2 days.
I set up my room and paced anxiously as my first customer arrived for her reading…I began the reading using the tarot cards and then I stopped, I looked up at her and I said….
“Who is Mary”?
She replied “Thats my mother”
“Who is John”? I asked
“Thats my father” she replied
OK, so John is telling me that your mothers legs need to be elevated and she needs to rest…I looked at her expectantly and she said “my mum has bad swelling in her legs from doing too much and my dad John passed away a few months ago”
I went on to tell her more and more that was now flowing through and when the reading was over I lay on my bed and cried. I could not understand where all that came from, I was shocked to say the least, but I had another lady due to arrive so pulled myself together and welcomed her as she arrived.
We sat at the table and this time I didn’t use the tarot cards I simply looked at her and asked her a few questions to let a connect begin to flow and flow it did!
This is now how i do my readings I just let them happen, the information just flows through me, I have no need to use any “tools” to do this.
If I were to use a tarot card and read symbols and colours and relate the story in the tarot to the person sitting in front of me, am I not doing just that? Telling them a story?
Photo taken by my wonderful friend Blanche F
My wife, Aurora. I know this blog is her domain, her mechanism for expression and sharing, but I also know that she would not mind me expressing my own feelings here, especially as they are (hopefully) relevant.
Aurora has a gift. It is a gift that is very rare. It is a gift that gives her great joy but can also result in great stress, which in turn contributes to her illnesses. It is a gift that gives her great insight, compounding her natural intuition. It is a gift that allows her to see, listen, teach and communicate on a level not shared by anyone I have ever known.
This gift can be labelled as empathic and/or psychic ability but I know it only as love. Pure love, in fact. A love that is not specific, selfish, needy or greedy, but that is just given, unconditionally. Those close to her, myself included, often take it for granted, get used to it being ever present, but rarely acknowledge it.
My gift to you, my beautiful wife on this Valentine’s Day, is simply acknowledgement of your gift, which touches and affects me and everyone you come into contact with, on every day of every year.
I love you.
I have had some lovely emails and messages asking where I am and how am I going. Well I am going great thank you and I am still around.
It has been an extremely busy past 12 months with readings and healings helping and connecting with amazing people both here in Australia and overseas and as many of you know I only really blog when I feel inspired to do so with some passion.
I don’t blog often but I am always around so please feel free to enjoy the blogs I have posted so far and always email me if you would like to chat or book a session with me. I look forward to it!
Much Love Always
I found it harder to continue to be healthy whilst pregnant with my second child, I craved so many bad things and it was a really rough pregnancy, I had a toddler, no family support and I suffered from bad morning sickness and basically felt sick through the whole pregnancy. The birth was normal and I gave birth to my second beautiful daughter.
So here I am now with two beautiful daughters, my eldest daughter was 22 months and of course my new born baby girl. but I was so sick, I still had a lot of pain and my postpartum bleeding just wouldn’t stop. I was finding it hard to breast feed, look after my youngest daughter and maintain a house being so tired and in so much pain, with no support at all.
I was admitted to hospital about a week after the birth and they ran so many tests and found nothing, now remember I am still un diagnosed with PCOS or Fibromyalgia. I was told there was no other diagnosis they could give me but postpartum depression.
The D word! Oh how I hate the D word, its like when theres nowhere for them to go that’s where they head.
Well that didn’t wash with me so I went to my Gynaecologist for my 6 week check up and I was still bleeding heavily, he ran more tests and now I had become anaemic and was told to go home, relax and take some iron tablets and the bleeding should settle down.
It didn’t. 3 months had passed now and I was still haemorrhaging, I was struggling so much, I was so fatigued by now, so they checked my iron levels again and they were still low, I was trying express how hard this was being in pain, bleeding non stop and trying to cope with every day life, so off I went on a merry go round of Doctors and Specialist to try and find out what was wrong with me.
This just went on and on and on, no one listening to why I was feeling so sick and in pain, no one wanting to do anything to stop this haemorrhaging which had now been constant for 6 months.
I went to my naturopath who told me I needed to see Dr Ian Buttfield a specialist physician who specialised in Chronic Fatigue.
He diagnosed me with CFS/ME and put me onto vitamin b12 injections, some valium to help with the pain and basically sent me on my way. with a diagnosis but still in pain, bleeding and unable to cope. Back then the pain wasn’t even relevant to a CFS/ME diagnosis, so I was still being seen as a malingerer and a lazy depressed mother who needed to buck up her ideas and well basically eat better.
I was now finding it even harder to lose the weight I had gained whilst pregnant, what with the un diagnosed PCOS and the pain and fatigue not to mention the copious amounts of blood gushing from my body for over 9 months now.
That seemed to be their answer to all of this though, lose weight and poof all your ails will be gone.
So through the pain, fatigue etc I tried ohhhh god knows I tried to lose weight but it would not happen. You would think having a 2 year old and a 9 month old to run after would help? I ran their kindergarten groups and went to every single Bananas in Pyjamas concert that came to town, every Wiggles concert, and anything else that would bring a smile to their faces.
But I was dying inside. I had so much pain and fatigue, I had made so many visits to my gynaecologist who admitted me for numerous dilatation and curettage (D&C) procedures, I was constantly in hospital but nothing would stop the bleeding. The next course of action was to try me on all sorts of hormone patches and pills and he made me feel like I was making a fuss about nothing, so did my husband at the time and my family, I guess if you have never haemorrhaged for 18 months non stop then you have no idea what its like? I asked my gynaecologist for a hysterectomy and he wasn’t happy about it, he didn’t think it would help, so off I went home again trying to get this bleeding to stop, I saw acupuncturists, Chinese herbalist, naturopaths but nothing would help. I had had enough!
After a heart breaking few weeks of deliberation I needed to make a decision. I wasn’t sure I wanted more children given my state of health and after all I went through to have children, to now think about removing my uterus, it was a hard decision to make but I had no choice so after 18 months of constant haemorrhaging, trying all sorts of hormone patches and hormonal pills, numerous curettes I said to the Gynaecologist HELP ME! I begged him please you HAVE to take this out, its the only way to stop it! PLEASE!
I had my partial hysterectomy in 1998, and when the specialist came to see me, he told me these words that still haunt me
“you are so lucky we got it out now, you had cystic hyperplasia – your uterus was pre cancerous”
and then these words – words I had been waiting to hear for 25 years
“you also have Poly Cystic Ovaries” “they were so large it was too dangerous to remove them they were adhered to your pelvic artery” “they were so big I took a photo for a book I am co author on, here is the photo”
There they were, my ovaries – the things that were slowly killing me, still inside me, still poly cystic and still causing me health issues, but as is the usual practise of the medical profession, they removed the symptoms and left the problem.
Great! so now i still have them and now what?
“theres not a lot we can do about them” see you in 6 weeks! bye!
The bleeding had stopped and I was feeling a lot better, but this was not the end of my struggle with PCOS, not by a long shot!
My ovaries would continue to cause massive issues including 3, 10cm growths.
To be continued..
I don’t usually like to post or even discuss any “woe is me” type of articles, but I watched this and some of the key statements in this video I related to.
I was diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis in 1994 after the birth of my second child. When I finally got a diagnosis there was a sense of both relief and dread, because now I knew I wasn’t actually dying, even though it felt like it, but now I had a diagnosis of an illness that many people knew nothing about, or was referred to as the Yuppie Flu, or as my mother put it, “isn’t that the thing lazy people get”
Today I have been diagnosed with other illnesses as well and the puzzle of my health has been slowly fitting into place, there are some pieces missing but with my own intuition and Dr Google I, myself, alone, found, diagnosed and then went to the Doctor for confirmation and I will continue to do so until that last piece of the puzzle is found.
I have just come through the tail end of a very long and debilitating flare so I wanted to share my new diagnosis of Hyperadrenergic Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
Right? we all are in our own unique way, it’s just most of us, me included, sometimes fail to see just how awesome we really are.
I have a lot to be grateful for, I have a lot of people from my childhood and my past who I have to thank, simply for being a part of my life, whether they were in it for a long time, a short time, a happy time or a sad time, they all taught me something and for that I am grateful.
I am grateful for being left in the hospital at the age of 6, terrified, having my tonsils out, while I comforted the little girl who waited for her parents to arrive, with no visit from my parents. From that I learnt how compassionate a person I am and when they left me at Kindergarten on my first day and were so late to pick me up that I never wanted to return again, for those and so many other experiences of abandonment I am entirely grateful, for I learnt how to be a fantastically loving and caring mother to my own children.
I am grateful to my sister who teased and taunted me my whole childhood that she was better than me as (she said) I was fat and unhealthy so I would never be as good as her and has now judged me as being fat and unhealthy without even knowing or asking about my health issues; you know why I am grateful to her? Because of her I do not judge other people, or make them feel bad about themselves.
I am grateful for having a family whose ideals are that unless you eat and do the same things that they do then you will never be acceptable or as healthy as they are, from this I am always thankful that I know I never force my beliefs onto others, and I practice being practical not radical.
I am forever grateful that I met and married my ex husband, who made my life a living hell when we mutually decided to separate, even though he stalked me and almost broke me, I am eternally grateful to have had him in my life because I have two beautiful daughters who are as strong and independent as I had to learn to be to get through that time in my life.
I am grateful to my dad for being a searcher, for always seeking the answers to lifes big questions, because with out his need for spiritual understanding I wouldn’t have found my own.
I am grateful for my two ex best friends who lied and hurt me beyond belief, because they taught me that theirs was not a true friendship and to never settle for that again and so when I met my best friend Dawn, who hugged me tight and cried with me at my dad’s funeral and flew interstate to be with me on my wedding day in 2011, I knew that I had met a true friend.
I am grateful to my mum for never believing in me, because even though she made me believe I would never be anything, she taught me that she was oohhh so wrong.
I am grateful for the large houses that I struggled to pay for when I was single and raising my two daughters, because it has made me appreciate the cosy home I now own, mortgage free, with my husband. It’s perfect.
I am grateful for meeting a lady who battled cancer with the biggest smile on her face and won. Every day I admire her and rejoice in the fact that she is well and can share her life with me, when she sent me the picture below and told me it reminded her of me, I realised that maybe she was just as grateful to have me in her life as well.
I am eternally and wholeheartedly grateful for the abusive partners I have had in my life, the relationships that would push my boundaries beyond their limits and test me to he point of exhaustion, because they taught me how to set those boundaries and never accept another person into my life who showed me no respect and how to be strong enough to remove anyone from my life who couldn’t be totally accepting and respectful.
Which brings me to the person who inspired this post, my husband, the only person who has come into my life thus far, who has shown me unconditional love, has never judged me, allows me to be free to be myself and grow and shows me every day how much he loves me. He is truly a spirit that I made a soul agreement to meet in this life time and if I had to suffer all that I did in the past to allow him into my life, then I am ever so grateful, I love him with my whole heart and soul.
The other day he walked into the room where I was sitting and sat down next to me and kissed me gently and said “You are so amazing, I am so proud that you are my wife, never forget how amazing you are”. He kissed me gently again and went to walk away then he turned back and said, “and never give up”.
He sees every day the struggle I go through, the pain – emotional and physical – that I deal with and every day he makes me feel like I am the most awesome woman he has ever met. So who am I to not believe him and who am I not to believe in me!
I am awesome!
Being an empath sure has its good points and I see it as a gift, however it also has its not so good points, like craving chocolate every time one of my daughters is PMS’ing, or feeling the pain of those who are close to me, like my husbands recent back pain, or knowing things before they do. Ask my children, I drive them crazy when I ring and ask them something, they reply with “how did you know that!” (sometimes it’s all over their facebook) but I still say “I’m Psychic!!”
The excerpt below was written by Christel Broederlow and describes what its like to be an empath, read it and let me know how you cope with being empathic. xx
30 traits of an Empath
1. Knowing: Empaths just know stuff, without being told. It’s a knowing that goes way beyond intuition or gut feelings, even though that is how many would describe the knowing. The more attuned they are the stronger this gift becomes.
2. Being in public places can be overwhelming: Places like shopping malls, supermarkets or stadiums where there are lots of people around can fill the empath with turbulently vexed emotions that are coming from others.
3. Feeling others emotions and taking them on as your own: This is a huge one for empaths. To some they will feel emotions off those near by and with others they will feel emotions from those a vast distance away, or both. The more adept empath will know if someone is having bad thoughts about them, even from great distance.
4. Watching violence, cruelty or tragedy on the TV is unbearable: The more attuned an empath becomes the worse it is and may make it so they eventually have to stop watching TV and reading newspapers altogether.
5. You know when someone is not being honest: If a friend or a loved one is telling you lies you know it (although many empaths try not to focus on this because knowing a loved one is lying can be painful). Or if someone is saying one thing but feeling/thinking another, you know.
6. Picking up physical symptoms off another: An empath will almost always develop the ailments off another (colds, eye infections, body aches and pains) especially those they’re closest to, somewhat like sympathy pains.
7. Digestive disorders and lower back problems: The solar plexus chakra is based in the centre of the abdomen and it’s known as the seat of emotions. This is where empaths feel the incoming emotion of another, which can weaken the area and eventually lead to anything from stomach ulcers to IBS (too many other conditions to list here). Lower back problems can develop from being ungrounded (amongst other things) and one, who has no knowledge of them being an empath, will almost always be ungrounded.
8. Always looking out for the underdog: Anyone whose suffering, in emotional pain or being bullied draws an empath’s attention and compassion.
9. Others will want to offload their problems on you, even strangers: An empath can become a dumping ground for everyone else’s issues and problems, which, if they’re not careful can end up as their own.
10. Constant fatigue: Empaths often get drained of energy, either from energy vampires or just taking on too much from others, which even sleep will not cure. Many get diagnosed with ME.
11. Addictive personality: Alcohol, drugs, sex, are to name but a few addictions that empaths turn to, to block out the emotions of others. It is a form of self protection in order to hide from someone or something.
12. Drawn to healing, holistic therapies and all things metaphysical: Although many empaths would love to heal others they can end up turning away from being healers (even though they have a natural ability for it), after they’ve studied and qualified, because they take on too much from the one they are trying to heal. Especially if they are unaware of their empathy. Anything of a supernatural nature is of interest to empaths and they don’t surprise or get shocked easily. Even at the revelation of what many others would consider unthinkable, for example, empaths would have known the world was round when others believed it was flat.
13. Creative: From singing, dancing, acting, drawing or writing an empath will have a strong creative streak and a vivid imagination.
14. Love of nature and animals: Being outdoors in nature is a must for empaths and pets are an essential part of their life.
15. Need for solitude: An empath will go stir-crazy if they don’t get quiet time. This is even obvious in empathic children.
16. Gets bored or distracted easily if not stimulated: Work, school and home life has to be kept interesting for an empath or they switch off from it and end up daydreaming or doodling.
17. Finds it impossible to do things they don’t enjoy: As above. Feels like they are living a lie by doing so. To force an empath to do something they dislike through guilt or labelling them as idle will only serve in making them unhappy. It’s for this reason many empaths get labelled as being lazy.
18. Strives for the truth: This becomes more prevalent when an empath discovers his/her gifts and birthright. Anything untruthful feels plain wrong.
19. Always looking for the answers and knowledge: To have unanswered questions can be frustrating for an empath and they will endeavour to find an explanation. If they have a knowing about something they will look for confirmation. The downside to this is an information overload.
20. Likes adventure, freedom and travel: Empaths are free spirits.
21. Abhors clutter: It makes an empath feel weighed down and blocks the flow of energy.
22. Loves to daydream: An empath can stare into space for hours, in a world of their own and blissfully happy.
23. Finds routine, rules or control, imprisoning: Anything that takes away their freedom is debilitating to an empath even poisoning.
24. Prone to carry weight without necessarily overeating: The excess weight is a form of protection to stop the negative incoming energies having as much impact.
25. Excellent listener: An empath won’t talk about themselves much unless it’s to someone they really trust. They love to learn and know about others and genuinely care.
26. Intolerance to narcissism: Although kind and often very tolerant of others, empaths do not like to be around overly egotistical people, who put themselves first and refuse to consider another’s feelings or points of view other than their own.
27. The ability to feel the days of the week: An empath will get the ‘Friday Feeling’ if they work Fridays or not. They pick up on how the collective are feeling. The first couple of days of a long, bank holiday weekend (Easter for example) can feel, to them, like the world is smiling, calm and relaxed. Sunday evenings, Mondays and Tuesdays, of a working week, have a very heavy feeling.
28. Will not choose to buy antiques, vintage or second-hand: Anything that’s been pre-owned carries the energy of the previous owner. An empath will even prefer to have a brand new car or house (if they are in the financial situation to do so) with no residual energy.
29. Sense the energy of food: Many empaths don’t like to eat meat or poultry because they can feel the vibrations of the animal (especially if the animal suffered), even if they like the taste.
30. Can appear moody, shy, aloof, disconnected: Depending on how an empath is feeling will depend on what face they show to the world. They can be prone to mood swings and if they’ve taken on too much negative will appear quiet and unsociable, even miserable. An empath detests having to pretend to be happy when they’re sad, this only adds to their load (makes working in the service industry, when it’s service with a smile, very challenging) and can make them feel like scuttling under a stone.
If you can say yes to most or all of the above then you are most definitely an empath
Empaths are having a particularly difficult time at the present time, picking up on all the negative emotions that are being emantated into the world from the populace.
TRAITS OF AN EMPATH by Christel Broederlow
Empaths are often quiet achievers. They can take a while to handle a compliment for they’re more inclined to point out another’s positive attributes. They are highly expressive in all areas of emotional connection, and talk openly, and, at times quite frankly. They may have few problems talking about their feelings if another cares to listen (regardless of how much they listen to others).
However, they can be the exact opposite: reclusive and apparently unresponsive at the best of times. They may even appear ignorant. Some are very good at “blocking out” others and that’s not always a bad thing, at least for the learning empath struggling with a barrage of emotions from others, as well as their own feelings.
Empaths have a tendency to openly feel what is outside of them more so than what is inside of them. This can cause empaths to ignore their own needs. In general an empath is non-violent, non-aggressive and leans more towards being the peacemaker. Any area filled with disharmony creates an uncomfortable feeling in an empath. If they find themselves in the middle of a confrontation, they will endeavor to settle the situation as quickly as possible, if not avoid it all together. If any harsh words are expressed in defending themselves, they will likely resent their lack of self-control, and have a preference to peacefully resolve the problem quickly.
Empaths are more inclined to pick up another’s feelings and project it back without realizing its origin in the first place. Talking things out is a major factor in releasing emotions in the learning empath. Empaths can develop an even stronger degree of understanding so that they can find peace in most situations. The downside is that empaths may bottle up emotions and build barriers sky-high so as to not let others know of their innermost thoughts and/or feelings. This withholding of emotional expression can be a direct result of a traumatic experience, an expressionless upbringing, or simply being told as a child, “Children are meant to be seen and not heard!”
Without a doubt, this emotional withholding can be detrimental to one’s health, for the longer one’s thoughts and/or emotions aren’t released, the more power they build. The thoughts and/or emotions can eventually becoming explosive, if not crippling. The need to express oneself honestly is a form of healing and a choice open to all. To not do so can result in a breakdown of the person and result in mental/emotional instability or the creation of a physical ailment, illness or disease.
Empaths are sensitive to TV, videos, movies, news and broadcasts. Violence or emotional dramas depicting shocking scenes of physical or emotional pain inflicted on adults, children or animals can bring an empath easily to tears. At times, they may feel physically ill or choke back the tears. Some empaths will struggle to comprehend any such cruelty, and may have grave difficulty in expressing themselves in the face of another’s ignorance, closed-mindedness and obvious lack of compassion. They simply cannot justify the suffering they feel and see.
You will find empaths working with people, animals or nature with a true passion and dedication to help them. They are often tireless teachers and/or caretakers for our environment and all within it. Many volunteers are empathic and give up personal time to help others without pay and/or recognition.
Empaths may be excellent storytellers due to an endless imagination, inquisitive minds and ever-expanding knowledge. They can be old romantics at heart and very gentle. They may also be the “keepers” of ancestral knowledge and family history. If not the obvious family historians, they may be the ones who listen to the stories passed down and possess the majority of the family history. Not surprisingly, they may have started or possess a family tree.
They have a broad interest in music to suit their many expressive temperaments, and others can query how empaths can listen to one style of music, and within minutes, change to something entirely different. Lyrics within a song can have adverse, powerful effects on empaths, especially if it is relevant to a recent experience. In these moments, it is advisable for empaths to listen to music without lyrics, to avoid playing havoc with their emotions!
They are just as expressive with body language as with words, thoughts, and feelings. Their creativity is often expressed through dance, acting, and bodily movements. Empaths can project an incredible amount of energy portraying and/or releasing emotion. Empaths can become lost in the music, to the point of being in a trance-like state; they become one with the music through the expression of their physical bodies. They describe this feeling as a time when all else around them is almost non-existent.
People of all walks of life and animals are attracted to the warmth and genuine compassion of empaths. Regardless of whether others are aware of one being empathic, people are drawn to them as a metal object is to a magnet!
Even complete strangers find it easy to talk to empaths about the most personal things, and before they know it, they have poured out their hearts and souls without intending to do so consciously. It is as though on a sub-conscious level that person knows instinctively that empaths would listen with compassionate understanding. Then again, for empaths, it is always nice to actually be heard themselves!
Here are the listeners of life. They can be outgoing, bubbly, enthusiastic and a joy to be in the presence of, as well as highly humorous at the most unusual moments! On the flip side, empaths can be weighted with mood swings that will have others around them want to jump overboard and abandon ship! The thoughts and feelings empaths receive from any and all in their life can be so overwhelming (if not understood) that their moods can fluctuate with lightning speed. One moment they may be delightfully happy and with a flick of the switch, miserable.
Abandoning an empath in the throes of alternating moods can create detrimental effects. A simple return of empathic love–listening and caring compassionately without bias, judgment and/or condemnation–can go an incredibly long way to an empath’s instant recovery. Many empaths don’t understand what is occurring within them. They literally have no idea that another person’s emotions are now felt, as one’s own and reflected outwardly. They are confused as to how one moment all was well, and then the next, they feel so depressed, alone, etc. The need to understand the possibilities of empath connection is a vital part of the empaths journey for themselves and for those around them.
Empaths are often problem solvers, thinkers, and studiers of many things. As far as empaths are concerned, where a problem is, so too is the answer. They often will search until they find one – if only for peace of mind. This can certainly prove beneficial for others in their relationships, in the workplace, or on the home front. Where there is a will, there is a way and the empath will find it. The empath can literally (likely without the knowledge of what’s actually occurring) tap into Universal Knowledge and be receptive to guidance in solving anything they put their head and hearts into.
Empaths often are vivid and/or lucid dreamers. They can dream in detail and are inquisitive of dream content. Often they feel as though the dreams are linked to their physical life somehow, and not just a mumble of nonsensical, irrelevant, meaningless images. This curiosity will lead many empathic dreamers to unravel some of the “mysterious” dream contents from an early age and connect the interpretation to its relevance in their physical life. If not, they may be led to dream interpretations through other means.
Empaths are daydreamers with difficulty keeping focused on the mundane. If life isn’t stimulating, off an empath will go into a detached state of mind. They will go somewhere, anywhere, in a thought that appears detached from the physical reality, yet is alive and active for they really are off and away. If a tutor is lecturing with little to no emotional input, empaths will not be receptive to such teaching and can (unintentionally) drift into a state of daydreaming.
Give the empath student the tutor who speaks with stimuli and emotion (through actual experience of any given subject) and the empath is receptively alert. Empaths are a captivated audience. This same principle applies in acting. An actor will either captivate the audience through expressing (in all aspects) emotions (as though they really did experience the role they are portraying) or will loose them entirely. Empaths make outstanding actors.
Empaths frequently experience déjà vu and synchronicities. What may initially start as, “Oh, what a coincidence”, will lead to the understanding of synchronicities as an aspect of who they are. These synchronicities will become a welcomed and continually expanding occurrence. As an understanding of self grows, the synchronicities become more fluent and free flowing. The synchronicities can promote a feeling of euphoria as empaths identify with them and appreciate the connection to their empathic nature.
Empaths are most likely to have had varying paranormal experiences throughout their lives. NDE’s (Near death experiences) and or OBE’s (Out of body experiences) can catapult an unaware empath into the awakening period and provide the momentum for a journey of discovery. Those who get caught up in life, in society’s often dictating ways, in work etc., can become lost in a mechanical way of living that provides very little meaning. All “signs of guidance” are ignored to shift out of this state of “doing”. A path to being whole again becomes evident and a search for more meaning in one’s life begins.
These types of experiences appear dramatic, can be life-altering indeed, and are most assuredly just as intensely memorable in years to come. They are the voice of guidance encouraging us to pursue our journey in awareness. Sometimes, some of us require that extra assistance!
For some empaths, the lack of outside understanding towards paranormal events they experience, may lead to suppressing such abilities. (Most of these abilities are very natural and not a coincidence.) Empaths may unknowingly adopt the positive or negative attitude of others as their own. (This, however, can be overcome.) Empaths may need to follow interests in the paranormal and the unexplained with curiosity so as to explain and accept their life circumstances.
Can you coax your mind from its wandering and keep to the original oneness?
Can you cleanse your inner vision until you see nothing but the light?
Can you love people and lead them without imposing your will?
Can you deal with the most vital matters by letting events take their course?
Can you step back from you own mind and thus understand all things?
Giving birth and nourishing, having without possessing, acting with no expectations, leading and not trying to control: this is the supreme virtue.
From the Tao Te Ching as translated by Stephen Mitchell