I would like to start this article with a quote from the famous swiss-American psychiatrist, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, who was a pioneer in near-death studies and the author of the groundbreaking book On Death and Dying (1969):
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
The 4 Worst Things About Being an Empath:
Empaths – you must remember that your chosen path is as an empath, and it WILL HAPPEN (whether you like it or not). Having been unaware for so long, you may have been dragged through the experience backwards and have accumulated a fair amount of bitterness if not despair about why this keeps happening to you. And, you’ve probably noticed that every time you forgive others for their atrocious behavior, you find that you fall straight back into the trap and spend days and weeks, if not years resenting them. And, the worst thing about it is that you’re secretly angry at yourself for allowing it to happen.
Unfortunately, in social situations you soak up everyone else’s “problems” and take the “weight” for every little invisible tension or thing that goes wrong. And, you usually let others gang up on you and dump all their negative energy onto you. You probably do this on a subconscious level in order that everyone is able to enjoy a certain level of comfort or distraction from their own downfalls, that’s detrimental to yourself of course. And, unfortunately, you become the victim (willingly) – which is a bad thing. Empaths, you need to understand that you’ll become the people pleaser, the scapegoat and the fool.
First of all, you should know that the main reason why you’ve become an empath is probably because you have chosen that you would have an intense and probably unpleasant experience. And, you should also know that these might include the experience of death firsthand, a public downfall, a grand scale or group suffering or many other thousands of possibilities that allowed you to experience the height of human suffering. And, one more thing – this might have happened in this lifetime and you’re aware of it, but you must understand that your soul chose to experience it in order to get where you are now. Feeling like everyone’s enemy is often also the path of the famous as they are more vulnerable and open to negative energy and harmful thoughts against them as well as criticism, doubt and vampirism.
Empaths, you probably already know that soaking up others emotions on a daily basis is really exhausting in itself. And, you should be very careful (especially if you are the sort of empath who is a people pleaser), because you will also let everyone gang up on you. You mislead others into thinking you’re a child or emotionally weak in order to relieve those awkward situations and let them dump it all on you. Your low self worth and low self respect lead to this and that cycle of victimization only leads to more exhaustion. You have become concave, withdrawn, a vacuum of energy and are unable to draw any boundaries. And, the fact that you chose this path makes no difference. You are completely cut off from your higher self and the divine and have no energy to look at basic daily functions such as looking after yourself and making a living let alone shining your bright light and lifting up others around you.
Empaths, remember this when you feel completely drained – the hole isn’t as deep as you think. People respond to your energy, and as sensitive and sponge-like as you may feel, you have the ability to easily transcend the complex swirls of emotion. Having worked on your boundaries, you are able to lift your head out of the pool and see the bigger picture. By realizing that you are in complete control and always have been, you are able to stop being the victim and direct your energy from your center rather than the outside to become the shining light you truly are and do the work you set out to do. Thank You for your time and don’t hesitate to share this article with your friends and family. Thank you and have a nice day.