Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, that is, the capacity to place oneself in another’s position. Definitions of empathy encompass a broad range of emotional states. Types of empathy include cognitive empathy, emotional empathy, and somatic empathy.


Currently, I am experiencing a spiritual awakening… I don’t entirely understand what brings them on but I’d guess this enlightenment has a lot to do with all the goings on in the world. Things in my psyche have been getting clearer and more ethereal while everything else seems out of balance and chaotic. Reads strange? Let me give a more familiar example. Christians share experiences of being “born again”… Surrendering to God IMHO, is “An awakening or enlightenment experience that is simply a radical shift in one’s perceptions.”

When becoming aware of this ability in my youth, I didn’t think too much of what was going on. I have had many inexplicable experiences throughout my life, some of them described to me as I was too young to recall what had happened. My mother always used to say that we spiral through levels of awareness. The direction Ascension or Descension along this path, depends on our mindset, the former of the two leading us to God… With the exception of one instance, she never shamed nor denied me the gift that I was born with but rather encouraged it.

Today I know this gift is simply empathy, and I am glad not to be isolated with it… I will begin sharing my experiences here to reassure you that neither are you. Feel free to contact me if you’d like to find peace with it. You’re not crazy, it is just an ability that has us a little off center at times.

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A balanced, grounded, and awakened empath is:

  • Able to energetically radiate divine light and unconditional love effortlessly
  • Able to comfort, help and heal others without taking on their issues, emotions or energy
  • Able to intuitively sense the energies around them without being negatively affected
  • Able to set healthy boundaries
  • Able to pursue their greatest passion while remaining firmly grounded in physical reality

These are highly desirable traits and skills that make awakened empaths powerful healers, leaders, and change agents in the world. They are to be cherished and celebrated. And, for those on the path, there are helping hands along the way.

Douglass E. Knoll

So wake up all you “mountain hippies” (as my husband now calls me)… Let’s take our shoes off and get grounded together to manifest/pray/dance some healing into these times of chaos!


Click image to listen to one of my favorite songs of all time… MAGIC

Published by staygoldensunspa

As a Wellness Advocate and NLP Master Practitioner, I am here to help you learn the language of your mind and empower you as a “whole person”; spirit, mind, emotion, and body.

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