what’s an empath?


The definition of an empath is “a person with the paranormal ability to apprehend the mental or emotional state of another individual.”

For me, the definition of an empath or a highly sensitive person, is someone who feels energy different than most or “normal” people.

Usually I refer to this difference in the ability of someone to feel another’s feelings/emotions, or experience a heightened awareness of what another person is going through or dealing with.

More often than not, an empath is also a highly intuitive person, who experiences clairvoyant visions, clairaudient “messages” or guidance that feel as though they are coming from another source than themselves, clairsentient feelings or experiencing pains/illness in their own bodies that is not of themselves, and claircognizant knowing that occurs when someone just “knows” the information without previously experiencing or having access to the information.

My own experience acknowledging that I was an empath was startling and came out of left field. I had been in a group program where a lot of women kept discussing “being an empath” and I had no idea what they were talking about, so I googled what an empath was and took an online quiz - and low and behold I was one! I later went back to the group and exclaimed that I never knew I was an empath, I just thought all people had this ability to feel another person’s feelings.

They quickly confirmed that nope, that’s not a “normal” thing ha! And that my own sensitivity was far beyond normal of what I experience on a day-to-day level.

It still took me another year of awakening for my intuition and spiritual gifts to push their way into my life, but as the Collective has been awakening at a rapid speed these last few years, my own awakening has been equally as fast.


I’ve also put together a Free 5 Day Course for Empaths called An Intro to Energy which you can find here.

xo. Tanya