The Empowered Empath
A comprehensive guide for making your sensitivities work for you
You know you’re an empath because you feel things that overwhelm and scare you. You know things about strangers on the street that you have no scientific way to prove. Sometimes these feelings make you anxious or maybe they scare you so much that you have trouble leaving the house. Your home is your refuge… and your prison.
This course is designed to take you from the helplessness and anxiety that accompanies empathy, to the fearlessness of a modern day shaman.
This course is the culmination of all that I have learned from the many healing techniques I have studied, combined with all of the information I have personally gleaned from Spirit while treating clients in my healing practice.
We will learn how disease manifests physically, but is rooted in energy. We will learn to read energy, and restore the flow of energy, to this root.
We will learn that it makes no difference whether or not the client believes in energy therapy because the healer is not communicating with their conscious mind. The healer communicates with the subconscious mind, or Blessed Higher Self, to clear karma and energetic blocks to wholeness.
We will understand that learning to be your own shaman does not interfere with any religion. In fact, the skills we will learn in this class will enhance and deepen your connection to God, the Divine, and the Universal Source of all.
One possible exception is this: You will come to know that we are all one, and in order to heal, we must love everyone and everything.
If you don’t love everyone, you can’t heal anyone
Our 6th sense is something we were all born with, just like the other five; sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell. In this course, we will focus on increasing our perception of the world around us with our intuition. The goal is that we learn to experience the world around us with all six senses, equally.
If you find that you are uncomfortable with such terms as “meditation”, “medium”, “past life regression”, “séance”, and even the use of the word “energy”, I implore you to think of these terms, as just words. They are totally powerless until we assign meaning to them. In this course, these terms are all used with the strict purpose of bringing healing to ourselves and our clients.
We will learn to converse with spirits on the Other Side because there are higher beings with valuable information for healing who are eager for us to be able to hear them. They have absolutely no interest in our beliefs. They are there whether we believe in them or not.
In the end, we will know that all healing comes from Love, which is the highest energetic frequency on the planet, and we will know how to match our personal vibration, and that of our clients, to this frequency. This is known as harmony and it is the destination of all who are on the path to enlightenment.
As you embark upon this journey to discover the greatest secrets of the Universe I would like to give you the biggest key to the whole process, right here, right at the beginning:
Don’t take yourself too seriously.
That’s it. Relax and let yourself enjoy the process. All of the greatest enlightened beings from around the globe laugh easily and enjoy life to the fullest. If these incredible, intelligent, grounded people see this world as a wondrous playground, shouldn’t we?
I am a natural born intuitive, and so are you. The reason we don’t know this is because we were either taught to forget, or have had our ‘imaginations’ trained out of us by our parents, society or church. Think back to some of your earliest memories and you’ll likely remember playing with imaginary friends, being completely comfortable in situations that made your parents uneasy or even quiet moments spent watching the subtle movements of energy in nature. Things like the way dry leaves move across the pavement in a gust of wind or the way branches sway in the trees up above. These simple facinations lead us to discover so much about ourselves and the ways of energy, yet when we get caught observing these simple things, we’re told to stop daydreaming.
It is my intention to help you remember how to to sense energies and see auras and spirits.
When we come into this world we are still so connected to the Other Side, that we can converse easily with those who are still there. Think about how many children have imaginary friends, then ask yourself how this could possibly be a coincidence.
The reason some of us retain knowledge of the Other Side as we grow older is because we dedicated ourselves to higher consciousness in previous lifetimes and that is also the reason you are holding this book in your hands right now. You retained some bit of your prior knowledge of your Universal consciousness and now are seeking to remember more.
You will find answers to the questions your soul is searching for. You will come to see that your sensitivities to the emotions of others is a gift, not a detriment, and certainly nothing to be afraid of. Rather, it is a super power and you need to learn how to make it work for you.
Here are some simple definitions of terms I’ll be using throughout the course. We will get deeper into these things as we move along.
Blessed Higher Self or BHS: This is your sub-concious mind, your higher mind or that part of you that is in constant communication with the Other Side, our guides and Universal Source.
Collective Unconscious: Synonomous with God. Used when we refer to thoughts and inspiration from a supernatural origin.
Empath: a person with the paranormal ability to apprehend the mental or emotional state of another individual.
Great Spirit: Synonomous with God.
Other Side: Simply put, this is home. The place we all originated from and will return to. The religious minded call it Heaven.
Medical Intuitive: A medical intuitive is an alternative medicine practitioner who uses their intuitive abilities to find the cause of a physical or emotional condition. Other terms for such a person include medical clairvoyant, medical psychic or intuitive counselor.
Red Road: Native American phrase for Spiritual path.
Sensitive: A person who is believed to respond to supernatural influences. Quick to detect or respond to slight changes, signals, or influences. (You can be sensitive without being emotional)
Universal Source (Source Energy): Synonomous with God.
White Light: The highest, purest energy; Love. It is used to surround and protect ourselves and it comes from the balance of our chakras (which represent every color in the rainbow), creating a clean, clear connection to our Universal Source.
Something I will also be refering to often is the Love/Fear scale. If we think of these two in terms of a vibrational frequency, fear will be at the very bottom of the scale, while the frequency of pure love vibrates right off the top. It has no limits and when we are connected to and working from the highest level of love, that is where, when and how miracles happen.
When we are in the flow of the higher vibrations, everthing works out. We call this being in alignment. When we are going through hard times and vibrating on the lower registers of the scale, we are out of alignment and instead, are in a state of resistance.
We can also think of it like this: Cold is not a measurable energy, rather it is the absence of heat. Heat is the energy form that is lacking from the room or object, making it cold. Think of the thermostat on your wall. When you adjust the temperature, you are adjusting the amount of heat that your furnace will create. When we feel cold, we turn up the heat.
When we talk about vibrational frequency, all there is is Love. When there is a shortage of love, we experience fear, but fear is not an energy form all by itself. It is simply a lack of love.
When we have ill will towards others and experience sickness in our bodies, those fear based states are signals telling us we need to ‘turn up the love’.
The dotted line that bounces between the red and the lower parts of the blue, represents someone who lives with anxiety, depression and chronic illness. The dotted line in the upper portion of the diagram represents a person who is in the flow of love and is aligned closely with Source Energy.
An empath can read your energy when he or she lives in the flow and is in alignment. A true psychic is really just someone who knows how to tap into the collective unconscious at will.
Now ask yourself these questions:
Have you ever seen a ghost? Heard your name called from ‘nowhere’? Smelled roses in the dead of winter? Or had some other super-natural experience?
It was during these moments that you were without resistance. You where in clear alignment with the Universal Source.
What’s Your Story?
I’m going to paraphrase Caroline Myss, as she used this analogy once and it really resonated with me:
Let’s look at the levels of consciousness as the floors, or stories, of a big city apartment building.
We all start out on the first floor and many of us never live in the Penthouse.
We have the same address as the people in the penthouse, but we have a different view. To those living on the ground level, the ocean is miles away; to the penthouse dwellers, it’s right outside their window. On the first floor we have pollution; garbage on the street, and a constant stream of noise, traffic and sirens. In the Penthouse, it’s peaceful and quiet. Down by the street we lock our windows against thieves, while there is no need for that on the upper floors.
It is our choice which floor we live on, but with each choice, the mortgage gets higher. Our costs increase. Most of us want to live on the upper floors, but we ground ourselves with negative thoughts about what it takes to get there.
As we move up to higher stories, we get new neighbors. We lose some of our old friends who are stuck in their first floor mentality, but we gain new friends who have similar goals.
When we see the next staircase, we know the risks, and we start pacing because we understand there's going to be a price. But we start thinking about the reward and we must decide. We KNOW we 're going to take that flight up, it's just a matter of when.
Once that inner spiritual appetite wakes up, we can’t help but go up.
As we progress story by story, the more our appetites change from a desire for exterior things, to interior things.
On the first floor we want stuff and money and physical beauty, but as we make our way up to the penthouse, we want to give, rather than take. We ask, “What can I become? What do I have within me that is spectacular?” We become the subject of our investigation instead of worrying about what everyone else is doing.
When we live in the lower levels, the way we perceive problems, crisis, relationships, illness, is to go to an outside person and say, “You, fix me”. I am a victim. I didn’t deserve this. It happened to me. And our other first floor friends gather around and say, “It’s not fair! She needs our help to…” raise money, hold her hand, blame God, whatever. And on the first level, God is a God of democracy. He only allows bad things to happen to bad people. If we haven’t broken any laws, we should not be punished, and we may think of some bad people who should be sick instead.
As we climb up the Spiritual staircase, we begin to take responsibility for ourselves. We watch what we say, and then we learn to watch what we think. Our reality begins to change for the better, because we are putting better things out into the world. This is how energy (karma) works; we reap what we sow. Probably the best thing about doing this very hard work on ourselves, is that every spiritual step we take is cumulative. Every hurdle we cross stays crossed. When we reach those upper floors, the knowledge stays with us for not only this lifetime, but through all others. Forever.
How to read this book
This is a texbook and is designed to be used as an eight week course. You will find that each chapter begins with the words, “Week One”, Week Two”, and so on. To get the most from this book you must commit to reading it in this fashion, doing all the exercises and homework, and not reading ahead.
I recommend that you choose a time to read that you can stick to each week. Are Sunday mornings good for you? Great! Read the first lesson in its entirety and do the homework, then next Sunday morning read the second lesson, and so on.
I’ve been teaching this course in the classroom for several years and I’ve found that metering out the information in this way is the most effective method to reach our goals.
It also teaches the importance of self-discipline. If you can follow directions AND use your intuition, you can rule the world!
I will talk to the reader as if you yourself are a teacher or healer. The reason I do this is because we are all teachers and healers. The information in this book is to be shared so it can grow enough to heal us all so I want you to imagine yourself sharing these skills as you are learning them.
There is absolutely no room for competition on the path to enlightenment. We are in this together. I will share the inspiring words of other masters with you, and you will share the pearls you glean from books, lectures and your own intuition with those you know and love.
I encourage you to start classes in your living room or public library, using this book as a guide to create a healthy community.
This course will change your perception of reality! Enjoy!
I am currently seeking a publisher for this book. Posting the introduction on my blog is my way of putting it out into the Universe to make my request known. Thank you for your interest!