Old Souls And Intuition
by Mateo Sol
finding films/images of violence or cruelty unbearable, feeling other people's physical pains, being a great listener, suffering from fatigue, needing solitude to recharge and even experiencing the emotions of loved ones who are far away. But most articles fail to answer why this occurs.
Highly Sensitive People are born with a physical sensitivity, that of a brain that is overly sensitive to stimuli of emotions, thoughts or activity. In many cases, HSP's are so sensitive to subtleties within their environments that it allows them to feel the emotional changes within other people as well. However, not all HSPs are Empaths.
This spiritual attunement experienced by the Old Soul is enhanced by their "Old" energy that has been reborn many times. The more an energy comes into consciousness and then returns back to its origins, the thinner the veil of identity between "I" and "That" is, and the more it is purified.
As our individual egos becomes less defined, our unconscious intuitive receptors are left open to not only experience our own emotions, but the emotional vibrations of those around us.
Grounding Your Emotional Center
Being an Empath can be a great asset; but only if you learn to centre yourself, grounding your emotions within your own being and refraining from shouldering the unhappiness and suffering of the entire "Pachamama", mother nature. If you don't learn how to ground yourself, you'll live like a slave to your emotions, rather than a master of them.
Once you learn to master these emotions, you will not feel burdened by your empathy, but freed by it. You'll have the ability to control when you want to feel other people's emotions in order to purposefully understand them. You'll also learn when to tune them off, allowing you the space and clarity to act or advise accordingly.
But first, how do we do that?
1. Identify The OriginThe emotions you feel will not always be from other people; they are often your own. It's easy to think all negative emotions are coming from other people, so in order to get things straight, try to constantly analyse whether there is something that may have caused the negative emotions you're feeling or not.
2. Apply Mindfulness To Ground YouThe emotional energies that you absorb and experience from others are usually processed through your unconscious intuitive receptors. When you focus your attention with mindfulness on a specific action, it forces your unconscious mind to tune out of those emotional frequencies and focus conscious attention on something else instead. Examples of grounding exercises include focusing on your breathing rhythm, visualizing a protective shield around you, or focusing on the spot between your eyes where your "third eye" is located.
3. Seek Solitude And Distance YourselfAfter you have grounded yourself using a mindfulness technique, try to leave the area that persons energy bubble might have effected (for instance, leave for a different room or physically distance yourself by a few meters). This will allow you to see whether it really was that person's emotional energy that was influencing you or not. Afterwards, make some solitary time for yourself which will give you the space to centre yourself again.
Being a Qawaq, or Empath has proven to be an invaluable skill in my life which allows me to teach and treat other people. It has helped me to understand what a person wants or needs and what they are afraid or insecure about by attuning myself to their different emotional vibrations.
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