5 Steps to Becoming an Empowered Empath

Empaths are true spiritual warriors.

They are beings of light that have come to this earth to help awaken and heal others who are still “asleep”.

Empaths host numerous abilities due to their hypersensitivity.

However, due to their hypersensitivity, Empaths can also suffer greatly when unaware of their true purpose.

Without honouring the gifts and abilities that an Empath embodies, there can be issues in relationships, people-pleasing, and digestive issues.

Becoming an Empowered Empath is the only way to shine your light and spread love and healing throughout the world.

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The 5 Steps to Becoming an Empowered Empath

1. Awareness

Awareness is one of the fundamental elements of the spiritual awakening process.

Everything starts with awareness.

Awareness of your breath, awareness through meditation, and awareness of your true gifts.

Becoming aware of your empathetic gifts is vital for embracing, using and honouring your gifts.

Related: The Importance of Grounding for Empath Awareness

One of the major issues for Empaths is their lack of awareness that they are in fact an Empath.

Speaking as an Empath that grew up in a typical, physical-based, normality forming household, there was very little talk of feelings, emotions, and spirituality.

This resulted in feelings of over-sensitivity, confusion and a sense of loss throughout my childhood and adolescence.

Only once I became aware of what exactly an Empath was, and the strength of my unique abilities was I able to take the steps toward becoming Empowered.

One of the most powerful practices to heightening this awareness is through the RAIN Technique.

Rain stands for:

R: Recognize

A: Accept

I: Investigate

N: Non-Resistant

This mindfulness technique is an extremely valuable practice when becoming aware of your gifts.

When I first explored my Empath essence, I would use this technique as little as 20 times a day.

From having zero sense of awareness, it can become challenging to perceive and sense just where your abilities are kicking in.

However, through this technique, you can quietly observe, before you can react.

If you’re put in a situation where you are “feeling” a sense that someone is lying (which is one of the most common traits of an Empath), before acting on anything, STOP.

R: recognize what is going on.

- Become aware of where you’re “feeling” this. Which of your senses are indicating someone is lying. Recognize whether or not you're picking up on body signals, or whether you intuitively just KNOW someone isn’t right.

A: Accept. Accept that this is your reality.

- Don’t try and prove to someone they are wrong, or that you are right. Just observe what is going on, and what energy you're picking up, without the need to control it.

I: Investigate the situation.

In normal mindfulness practice, you are trying to investigate why you feel a certain emotion. When using this technique to become an Empowered Empath, investigate how this is possible. Investigate whether you are feeling things, words, and actions more than others. Investigate the feelings in your body, the energy you’re picking up from others, and the TRUTHS that seem to remain unsaid.

N: Non-Resistant.

When using this mindfulness technique, the N represents Non-identification. However, for this technique, identification with the Empath abilities are desired, and therefore, N represents non-resistant.

The surrendering to the true gifts and abilities that are part of your Empathic essence is a crucial element of blossoming into an Empowered Empath.

Instead of trying to shut out those inner voices, that gut feeling, an inner knowing that something isn't true, melt into that feeling, and true awareness.


2. Knowledge

They say knowledge is key. In this case, knowledge is the key to becoming an Empowered Empath.

This process of becoming an Empowered Empath is like a school for your inner soul.

It is through studying, testing, assignments, and deep understanding that you can graduate, and thrive as an Empath.

Similar to mathematics, chemistry, and art, learning about the qualities, psychic abilities and spiritual powers of an Empath creates that connection to your soul.

Knowledge can be found within every breath and moment.

Just the knowledge that there is something deeper within your soul that needs to be explored propels you forward to learn more.

There are many popular avenues one can venture on their search for more awareness of being an Empath.

a) Gaia

Gaia is an amazing media platform that hosts endless videos, documentaries, and rituals that embody spirituality as a whole.

There are over 8,000 videos all tailored to energy healing, meditation/yoga, neuroscience, mindfulness, and Empaths.

Exploring different views and experiences of what means to embody the Empathic nature allows a connection and realization of similarities that were once overlooked.

In order to become the best at something, there needs to be constantly

learning and comprehension of the facets of their existence.

Think of Gaia as your Empath 101 headquarters of endless knowledge.

Watch the FREE Gaia episode here!

b) Books

I am an old soul, so I always recommend reading books to others.

There is something about the smell of a new book or the nostalgia of reading fantasy stories as a child that connects me to the importance of reading to gain knowledge.

Reading books such as the ones below empower you to understand your weaknesses, strengths, triggers, and gifts.

Only understanding and continuous learning are testaments to a true Empowered Empath.

c) Other Empaths

One of my favourite ways to gain more knowledge of how to become an Empowered Empath is through connecting with other Empaths.

Every student has a master.

Majority of the time their master is someone far more advanced in their practice.

Empowered Empaths have an obligation to help others connect with their souls, and regain their power.

This is why Empaths tend to draw toward them those who are starting their spiritual awakening, or require your assistance to do so.

Seeking other Empaths through Pinterest ems_path, or Instagram @ems_path, are amazing places to start your connections, and claim your abilities!


3. Trial and Error

Such as with anything in life, there is trial and error in everything that is perfected.

The majority of the time, there are more errors than successes in the creation process.

If Edison discovered 1000 ways to NOT make a light bulb, how do you expect an Empowered Empath to be manifested in 1 try?

It may take months, even years before you can truly exhibit the qualities of an Empowered Empath.

It all depends on how much focus and attention is placed on your growth and metamorphosis.

With regards to becoming an Empowered Empath, placing this new knowledge of your intuitive gifts into practice is necessary for growth.

There are some Empaths that are EXTREMELY sensitive to loud sounds and large crowds.