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Empath Characteristics | Building a Better World

Are you wondering what it means to serve as Visionary + Empath? More deeply, what role does a Visionary + Empath play on the planet?

Here are some characteristics of an Empath:

A visionary + empathic person is highly affected by other people’s feelings, emotions, and energies but also their actions and thoughts.

With this trait, visionary + empaths have an innate ability to deeply understand the people they are confronted with.

They also sense the energy of the collective consciousness. They have a deep desire to help make the world better and often use their gifts, transmuted pain in service towards a more equitable world.

Empaths perceive the underlying motivations of other people’s actions, their intentions, and their desires.

In a sense, they are consciously or unconsciously tuned into other people and deeply understand them on an emotional level. With a deep sense of attunement, they can often find it difficult distinguishing their emotions from the emotions of others and global disasters and injustice can often leave empaths feeling despair, rage and hopelessness.

Let me share some insights to support you in deepening your understanding of your gifts:

⚡️ Innate desire to better the world

Many of the actions of highly empathic people are driven by their wish to make the world a better place. They spend a lot more time with activities of a humanitarian or charitable nature than on more self-centered projects.

⚡️ Highly Sensitive

People who are naturally empathic are very sensitive to their environment and quickly pick up even the slightest changes in others. Their sensitivity is not just limited to physical sensations – it especially includes interpersonal aspects. They can “feel into” other people and are able to deeply understand their emotions, motivations, and feelings.

Now there is a difference between a Highly Sensitive Person and an Empath. Empaths take the experience of the highly sensitive person much further: We can actually absorb energy from other people and different environments into our own bodies. Highly sensitive people don’t typically do that. This capacity allows us to experience the energy around us, including emotions and physical sensations, in extremely deep ways.

We energetically internalize the feelings and pain of others — and often have trouble distinguishing someone else’s discomfort from our own. Also, some empaths have profound spiritual and intuitive experiences — with animals, nature, or their inner guides — which aren’t usually associated with highly sensitive people, according to Dr. Judith Orloff, the author of The Empath’s Survival Guide.

⚡️ Highly Intuitive

In many instances, empaths are deeply in touch with their own feelings and emotions. They have a much better understanding of their own emotional landscape than many others.

Consequently, empathic people have learned to take note of their gut instincts and are very intuitive. They can sense things long before others take note. At the same time, their intuition helps them to avoid people that are highly toxic and manipulative.

Many of my clients and collaborators are not just about building business but they are building purpose driven work that creates collaborative communities to emerge.

The role of the Empath in our current culture is to support a grand shift that we can feel from the inside out.

I recently participated in a soul collage workshop and if you have not done this, please do so! It supports leaders, teams, entrepreneurs and those who desire to bring intuition into soul led work.

We discussed:

  • Intuition

  • Mental health

  • How to redistribute wealth and philanthropy sans the White Savior Complex

  • Healing our inner critic

  • Femifesting and more!

These are of course heavy themes and require deep contemplation and may bring more questions with fewer answers. We may feel a bit untethered right now but our roots run deep and our souls know exactly what is needed for the hour we are in.

What we are seeking is seeking us and what enlivens our spirits is the action to take. We are in need for both/and scenarios, communal connections and love guided and anchored missions. So no matter where you are in your business or life, I invite you to be:

  • Curious

  • Conscious

  • Evocative

  • Creative

  • Sit in the discomfort

  • Allow vs deny

  • Surrender vs resist

As you entered into this community, I offered an empathic toolkit and assessment. Click the link to re-engage the process of understanding and growing.

This is a season of reset and redirections.

We must let go of old ways of doing and believing so that we can be available for the New Heaven and New Earth that is unfolding. We are the ones we have been looking for and what we desire is waiting on us to be available.

Our business models must include the four P's: People, Planet, Purpose, and Profit. It is through this ecosystem that we can build a foundation of a new world.

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