Psychics may seem to be individuals with incredible unique qualities – and they are incredible human-beings –, but in fact all people share one common psychic ability and that is empathy. At the same time, empathy is also one of the least understood abilities, aspect due to the fact that we define this term in two ways: the psychic one and the non-psychic one. The latter defines the word “empathy” as a natural component of human psychology. The question raised by this reasoning process is what does it take then for a person to be a real empath? When does one experience true empathy and crosses the threshold between “normal” empathy and “psychic” empathy? In the following paragraphs, we will try to answer these questions and more.
On the subject of normal human empathy one thing can be said with absolute certainty: all human-beings are capable of showing empathy. This trait is developed in each and every one of us from a very young age, increasing its strength with age. Normal empathy is required for healthy communication – socializing and bonding with others – and those who aren’t able to show empathy are usually psychopathic or sociopathic.
Normal empathy can be defined as that ability which allows us to understand other persons’ feelings, thoughts, and experiences, and to relate to them. On a daily basis, interaction with other people ensures that we experience normal empathy. For example, if someone tells you that one of their relatives died recently, then you can relate to their feelings of loss and sorrow by thinking about your own losses.
As for psychic empathy, this trait is far more complex and powerful than normal human empathy. Psychic empaths don’t even have to rely on communication in order to realize what the other person feels or experiences. With psychic empathy, you don't even have to be physically near the respective person, to see or hear them.
Every individual is surrounded by their own energy field, which is commonly known as an aura. Certain empaths have the ability to sense other persons’ energy and vibrational state, and even to see their aura, although this doesn’t apply for all empaths out there. Auras’ colors and shapes change with our energy, so when you visualize someone’s aura, you can tell what they feel or what their mood is.
Drawing a line between normal and psychic empathy can be a bit tricky, but with attentive self-analysis and observation you can differentiate between the two of them. Usually, psychic empaths don’t base their conclusions on any type of external information, they simply rely on their own feelings. A person might show a brave face to the world, but an emapth will always be able to tell whether it’s true or forced. As mentioned before, if you’re a real empath, you don’t even have to see or hear a person before being able to tell what they actually feel.
A downside of being a psychic emapth is that you may easily absorb other persons’ emotions just like a sponge absorbs moisture. Being around a depressed individual can lead to your experiencing of the same state, while sitting next to an energetic, happy person can put a huge smile on your face. This aspect of psychic empathy can prove particularly troublesome for those who aren’t aware of their ability. They may even think that they’re just incredibly moody when, in fact, they experience the moods of those around them.
Being able to show psychic empathy is one of those gifts with which you must learn to live and, at the same time, to control. It is of paramount importance to learn to protect yourself so that the impact of empathy on your life won’t be as strong. Just think of it as a gift, a blessing, and not a curse – psychic empathy can actually improve the way in which you deal with other persons. They key is to learn to control it.