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Empaths vs. Highly Sensitive People: Understanding the Differences and Embracing Your Sensitivity

Both empaths and HSPs (highly sensitive person) have a low threshold for stimulation; the need for alone time; sensitivity to light, sound, and smell; and an aversion to large groups. 

However, empaths take the experience of the highly sensitive person much further.

Empaths can sense subtle energy and actually absorb it from other people and different environments into their own bodies.

Highly sensitive people don’t typically do that.

This capacity allows empaths to experience the energy around them, including emotions and physical sensations, in extremely deep ways.

Many times, energetically internalize the feelings and pain of others—and often have trouble distinguishing someone else’s discomfort from their own.

Also, some empaths have profound spiritual and intuitive experiences—with animals, nature—which aren’t usually associated with highly sensitive people.

Side note

·        Empathy is on the spectrum, with narcissists on one end and empaths on the other.

Empaths have many times a hard time dealing with these feelings.

My recommendation is to always ground, clean and protect. GCP is very important for all. But then if you are an empath and for example you wake up feeling energized and happy but as soon as you get into the office you feel angry, sad or anything else STOP and ask yourself if this feeling belongs to you?

Do you have any reasonable explanation of why you feel this way? If not, it belongs to someone else. Look around the room. You most likely are going to be able to identify who the person this feeling belongs to.

But even if you can’t just send the person lots of love and light. The idea is for you to be able to separate energetically from this emotion.

That being said, being able to feel someone else’s emotions and physical sensations is extremely important because this is the way Spirit communicates with us.

If I am doing a mediumship reading I am able to tap into the deceased person’s feelings and pain so I can tell my sitter as means of identifying who I am talking with.

But it is clear to me that I am not the one having a heart attack or sacred for any reason.

So which one are you?

Most lightworkers and if you are in this group you most likely are one, are either empaths or HSPs.

Let me know in the comments!

If you are interested in learning more about empaths and HSPs and how to deal your gift Type FEELINGS in the comments section or send me a DM!

Have a wonderful weekend!


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