I’ve often wondered what my life’s purpose was my whole life. Hell…I still wonder, not unlike so many of you. The journey to discovering ones path must begin with discovering ones self. Personal discovery is so freeing…so enlightening. It’s always amazing to find out new things about ones self. I am a bit hesitant to share a fairly new discovery that I’ve recently made about myself. New, meaning, within the last year. My recent discovery has shed such undeniably radiant light on so many things that the truth of it is hard to ignore. It has been humbling and has mapped a new course for my personal development.

I write because it is in my nature to be creative. It is in my nature to educate, enlighten, comfort and advise. I have no choice…I must release the wisdom, knowledge and compassion that is within me onto the world. The release of these things is what gives me joy. I am an Empath and a Highly Sensitive Person. According to Elaine Hodge, up to 20% of the population is highly sensitive to some degree.

The word Empath literally means that we feel you in a metaphysical way. Empaths, like myself, feel energy. Energy like emotions, thoughts or intentions to name a few. Being an Empath is when you are affected by other people’s energies, and have an innate ability to intuitively feel and perceive others. Our lives are unconsciously influenced by your desires, wishes, thoughts, and moods. We are conduits to filter or process any negative energy and produce positive energy out of it. Everything is made of energy…E=MC2.

Upon further investigation into this intriguing topic, I’ve found myself to be dead center of a personal enlightenment. I mean it explained so much. I was so glad to know that my ways were relatable, diagnosable, identifiable. It was so relieving to know that I am not alone and that the experiences, perils and intricacies of being who I am are not isolated incidents.
I plan to research the subject more In depth in the near future. I have books on order, but what I’ve already read has made me a believer. I’ve joined a few groups and am going to learn more about what I don’t know and master the things that I do. An Empath simply is….

Apparently we are needed in society. When you learn that you are special it is a relief because for a long time I thought I was an outcast and a freak. Viewing myself differently has changed everything for me. Wouldn’t it have for you? Of course it would’ve.
For me it’s been eye opening. I now realize that being an Empath is the reason I tend to be creative, sensitive to different things and have some unusual situations with random people.

I realize, according to my new knowledge, that I am suppose to give you all I got. All my creativity, all my heart, my attentive ear, my unsolicited help, my unconditional compassion, my deepest love. I give because I am purposed to do so. I am what I am and there is no denying it. There’s no turning back. There aren’t any regrets.

I encourage you to understand my gift and embrace it. Accept it for what it is and use me without guilt, for I am ready and willing. I will help you. I will listen to you without bias. I will truly feel you deeply. I will intuitively know and I will intelligently speak as such. Pour your heart out and be confident in my counsel. I see you deeper and more truer than you may even see yourself. Talk to me and if no words are spoken at least walk with me on the Empath.

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