9 Signs you might be an Empath

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  1. You feel ‘things’ without any plausible explanation – it’s just a knowing;
  2. You confuse the feelings of the immediate collective with you own feelings;
  3. Usually you are an avid daydreamer, visionary or you lucid dream;
  4. Your perception of time is a little ‘off’;
  5. When you speak, people stop and listen – you can be referred to as a ‘wise woman’ and people will come to you for advice;
  6. You really hate being in large spaces with loads of people – public events, concerts, trains – as you find them ’emotionally draining’ and stressful;
  7. Most empaths are really hard on themselves and take criticism to heart;
  8. You have the ability to see alternative outcomes to situations as you are more aware of the energies around you and the other person;
  9. You have a hard time asking for help – didn’t you know we are Wonder Woman incarnate?

Whether you have a few or a lot of these traits, being an empath is a gift, not a hindrance.

Honour the powerful connections you have running through you as these abilities are yours for a reason – now you just need to figure out what that is!

I am a spiritual life coach, mentor, meditation teacher, reiki master, holistic life coach and energy healer. I work with women and guide them into their empowered selves by rediscovering their inner strength, self-worth, power and freedom so that they reconnect with their Higher Selves. What I’m truly passionate about is working in collaboration with other conscious women to bring healing and balance to the world. Connect on Facebook and Instagram.  Safe journeys, Namaste Leanne

Are you an empath?

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Sometimes empaths are confused with highly sensitive people.  They both have a low threshold for stimulation, they both require time alone, have highly attuned senses particularly to sound, smell and light and they both try to avoid large groups of people.  Most highly sensitive people are typically introverts where empaths can be either introverts or extroverts.  Both have a desire to spend time in nature and quiet spaces, have an innate desire to help others and both enjoy spending time alone.  This is where the similarities end.

Empaths have the ability to sense energy and have a tendency to absorb it, particularly the energies from other people.  This means that empaths are subject to the emotions of the environment in which they are in, to the point where sometimes the negative emotions and others pain are internalised until the empath is not sure what pain or emotions are theirs and what is something they’ve brought on board.  All of this can make empaths feel drained, irritable, tired and confused.  If an empath doesn’t spend enough time recharging, it can lead to anxiety, stress, chronic fatigue or other exhaustion based issues in the body.

If you know an empath or are an empath, you will know they have a tendency to ask a lot of questions!  They don’t do this to be annoying, they do it because they are able to sense when, and they know if, something has changed and they need to find out why, what and how this has happened.  Energy shifts will affect them acutely and most empaths shield themselves from energetic changes as best they can – sometimes it’s just not quite enough and they will become anxious.

If you’re looking for a true friend, an empath will always be there.  It may take a long time for them to open up to you and to talk to you about their innermost feelings and secrets, even though you may have already ‘revealed all’ to them.  This is because they want to ensure that when they do expose themselves emotionally to you, you will be able to support their vulnerability.  When they do connect with you, they do so at a very deep level and the friendship you have will endure to the end of time.

Empaths will seek out soul mates, soul friends and trusted tribes for the reason of being able to show their vulnerability in a safe relationship.

Most empaths will identify as being ‘weird’.  It’s part of who they are from a young age and through time will laugh about their weirdness.  They connect deeply to crystals, astrology, nature, energy healing, essential oils, psychics and anything esoteric.  These are all things they innately understand and energies they feel most comfortable with.  Many empaths have strong spiritual experiences and are highly intuitive.

As I used to say to my mother from a very young age, “don’t try to understand me, just love me”!

I am a spiritual life coach, mentor, meditation teacher, reiki master, holistic life coach and energy healer. I work with women and guide them into their empowered selves by rediscovering their inner strength, self-worth, power and freedom so that they reconnect with their Higher Selves. What I’m truly passionate about is working in collaboration with other conscious women to bring healing and balance to the world. Connect on Facebook and Instagram.  Safe journeys, Namaste Leanne

3 Ways to Honour your Inner Self

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Honouring our Inner Self is the greatest gift we can bestow upon ourselves.  When we are truly at peace with who we are, we can truly then serve the world.

Initiate Self-Love : Inner Peace begins from within.  By learning self-love, acceptance of whom we are physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually is to truly understand the gifts of the Universe.  Each one of us is beautiful and sacred, a temple for our Spirit to experience life so learn to treat yourself with the love, support and nurturing it deserves.  Be gentle with your thoughts and self-talk – your body is your best friend, talk to it as you would your best friend.  There is nothing in this world that is perfect – perfection is an illusion.  To reach perfection is to fail – there is nothing more to achieve once perfection is reached.  Not one Goddess from our histories was perfect – Artemis was lanky and lean, Aphrodite was soft and curvy and small breasted while Frigg was tall and ‘motherly’.

Connect with Nature, the Mother that Nurtures us all : when we spend time outside, in our backyards, the park or hiking, we instantly connect with the Earth and with our Inner Self.  The Earth nourishes each of us by providing the food we eat, cleansing the air we breathe and allowing us to ground our inner Self.  Take off your shoes and enjoy the energy from the Earth, lie in the grass and enjoy the sunshine – allow yourself to soak in the healing energies she offers.  In return allow her to take your cares and troubles and calm your heart.  By creating a regular practice of connecting to the Earth, your inner strength and wisdom will flourish.

Know your boundaries : all women, irrespective of their nationality, customs or beliefs, have an issue with boundaries and the hardest of these is our ability to just say “No”.  It is a part of who we are and is part of the Divine Feminine.  However, it is necessary in the world in which we live, to realise that we cannot please everybody.  A part of learning Self-Love is knowing when to say no to demands that do not serve our higher good whether they be requests, relationships or habits.  Learn to release them whilst remembering the lessons they’ve taught us.  It is not possible for each of us to be a master of everything but to know what we are masterly at and to acknowledge it.

I am a spiritual life coach, mentor, meditation teacher, reiki master, holistic life coach and energy healer. I work with women and guide them into their empowered selves by rediscovering their inner strength, self-worth, power and freedom so that they reconnect with their Higher Selves. What I’m truly passionate about is working in collaboration with other conscious women to bring healing and balance to the world. Connect on Facebook and Instagram.  Safe journeys, Namaste Leanne