If you find yourself frequently worrying about health, or you feel symptoms of different ailments frequently only to be told that nothing is physically wrong, you may believe that you are a hypochondriac. You may be the kind of person who literally feels like you have a certain disease and you may even have symptoms, only to be told by a healthcare practitioner that it’s all in your head.
While it’s true, you may be a hypochondriac (or you may need a second opinion), you may also be an empath, a person who literally feels what’s going on with another person (or pet) energetically. Many pet owners, in fact, feel symptoms when their beloved dog or cat, for example, is ill, before the pet begins to exhibit symptoms. If you are concerned about your pet, a pet psychic may be able to give you some insight into what’s going on with your four-legged friend.
Empaths also tend to pick up on the ailments of other loved ones. Do you feel pain in your chest area, only to be told that your heart is healthy? You may be psychically picking up on the fact that a loved one is having heart trouble. Do you feel anxiety, even when nothing is wrong? You may be an empath who is psychically feeling the fear and anxiety that a loved one is going through. Some empaths are very powerful medical intuitives –psychics who specialize in detecting illnesses in the body. While a medical intuitive cannot — and should not — take the place of a doctor, he or she can help you to pin down information that may be used in conjunction with a doctor to treat you.
Help for empaths
If you’re an empath who regularly experiences the aches and pains of others, you know that is no fun. Nobody likes to be physically ill or uncomfortable, and when the pain and illness isn’t even yours, you can feel overwhelmed and trapped in a body that you cannot control.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s important that empaths learn how to work with their gifts. I use the word ‘gift’ because although it may be overwhelming to be an empath, you have the ability to help others by understanding what they are going through in life. But you can’t help someone else before helping yourself.
The first thing empaths must do is learn how to differentiate between their feelings and those of someone else’s. It can be confusing at first, but you can learn to make the distinction. You can learn to say, ‘this isn’t my pain or my symptom.’ Then you’ll soon be able to determine who the pain or the symptom belongs to. Once you get to this point in your development as an empath, you can even be a blessing to others by alerting them that they may want to see a doctor or get some help.
As you better learn how to control your empathy, you can also begin to shut it off at will. You may decide that sometimes you want to experience what others are experiencing so you can better understand them, but you also want to be able to say, ‘I now separate myself energetically from this person,’ and no longer feel their symptoms or pain. The Complete Empath Toolkit is a program that helps you to grasp these lessons and come to terms with the gift of empathy. The program teaches you to not only recognize when you’re dealing with your emotional baggage or the baggage of someone else, but it teaches you how to stop picking up on the thoughts and feelings of others at certain times. In other words, with The Complete Empath Toolkit, you can learn how to stop being a sponge for everyone else’s negative and painful thoughts.