What do all of these things have in common? And what might they have to do with you?
These images depict the circle of life through the eyes of different cultures. One is Tibetian. Another is Celtic. And yet a few others are Native American. Look at the similarities. Look beneath the surface of each picture to see the intertwining connections which reside in each. Despite the differences in cultures, beliefs, and the large separation of these cultures across the globe, still they came up with similar ideas. This singular idea is simple at its most basic form, 'All things are connected'.
So again, what does this have to do with you, as an Empath, in your own search for mastery over your abilities? This can be answered by asking another question. Do you believe that the only thing Empathy is, is to feel another person's emotions? Or could there be more to it than that? Could your empathy allow you to connect not just with human beings, but also animals, plants, and even things that we do not consider alive such as weather, rocks, and the Earth itself? Could you, through this connection of empathy, touch both the past and the future perhaps?
Having the gift of empathy is like a first class ticket onto the circle of life. You have the ability to not only walk the roads which bind all things together, but also to see them. Its like looking at a spider web.
Look at each individual strand woven together. Look at the points where they each connect with one another. Now imagine that web stretching out of you in all directions, connecting you to all things on this planet. Can you see the tapestry woven through you? Can walk the threads to any given place?
While the spider web is purely metaphorical, it is an excellent description of our gifts. In being an Empath, you walk those threads in order to reach out to the person you are working with and trying to help. Their pain becomes yours because you not only perceive this thread of connection, but you utilize it to send and receive energy.
Imagine the things that you can do, if you perceive the threads. Imagine the things that you can do once you've awakened your mind to these intricate connections full of balance. Imagine. Because imagination and visualization are key for this kind of mind altering work. Once you can see it in your mind's eye, you can start to have faith in what you do. It will no longer be 'I'm doing this but I'm not sure if I'm crazy for thinking I can do it.' It will be, ' I can see and understand what it is I'm doing. I know how it works and why its possible.' Once you can do that, you go from thinking your insane to self assurance in yourself and your abilities. And then from there, the sky is the limit with your gifts. ^_^