Untold gatherings and tea dates with friends and encounters with strangers have often had uncomfortable pauses as they seem to try and re-arrange their masks when they feel I might be seeing them ‘naked.’ (Don’t get me started on fun family dinners!) But rest assured my friend, an Empowered Empath is not trying to peek at your dirty laundry. We simply feel your pain and may have an idea about the source, but will go out of our way not to engage it, if we can refocus the conversation elsewhere that still feels real.

That is compassion in action. Plus it is also about having healthy boundaries. We are not performing ponies and do not run about shouting out personal information. That would be invasive and a misuse of our abilities. It would also be a ridiculous use of energetic priviledge. We must practice discernment or pay for it energetically in some way.

EmpathWays Truths (5 or 6) - not a psychic

Empaths are sensitive souls who may or may not be intuitive. Want to learn more about how to thrive with your sensitivities? Learn more about Empath 101.

Psychics? Whole different kettle of fish. They get paid money to see the future and more details about love and money concerns. People come to them wanting specifics and they are able to provide what is needed in those moments. They do not come to an Empath wanting to be seen. In fact we can find that some folks are down right uncomfortable to truly be seen on all four levels (physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually). We do it for ourselves as part of our self-care and yes we can do it for you as well, but wouldn’t it be wiser if you were tapping into your Inner Wisdom? Easier for someone practicing Conscious Living but not a daily practice for most. Perhaps that is why we are sought out in public spaces.

Empowered Empaths feel ‘safe’ enough to tell the deepest secrets to. We can be trusted. We can also hold the space for another because we know how important it is to be seen and heard. We have been doing it for others our whole lives!


From the files: Imagine the distraught Mother coming to me because her daughter was having difficulty at school. She was falling behind scholastically, not because she was lazy or slow but because she cared. She wanted the teacher to be ok in the classroom. Seriously! And at recess in the schoolyard this sweet little girl was making sure the bullies would leave the even littler ones alone. Why was this happening? She was an overwhelmed Indigo child feeling everyone’s energies and was seeking a balance and peace to her environment. Once that little girl learned about to strengthen her own fields, her studies dramatically improved. She still felt connected to everyone, but her ‘superhero cape’ was off and she was ready to be a regular student and enjoy the experience of school.


Think this story is just about kids in school? Think again. It just might hold an important aha moment for YOU!

You just might be an Empath who needs help balancing your fields and learning how to discern what is right action in each situation. It will be much easier when you are able to get naked with yourself about your intentions and motivation. Often we try and rescue others because they are mirroring something that we need help with or that may be a trigger for ourselves.

Reflection question: How often do you find yourself putting on your ‘superhero cape’ and trying to rescue a person or fix a situation that you are no part of?


Answer below or share on Facebook and let’s talk more about this. It’s time for all of us sensitive souls to shine!

Many blessings, EagleSpirit


ES promo shot sedonaEagleSpirit, a Contemporary Shaman, has worked for over 20 years to help clients relax their bodies, release limiting beliefs and radiate their most authentic selves.
As the creator of Empath 101 Empowerment program she speaks to groups internationally, facilitates the month-long course that has changed lives and is often featured in the media for her grounded approach to spirituality.
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4 comments on “Underneath the superhero cape, even Empaths are naked.

    • Thanks Kathy! The EmpathWays Truths are a series of images that identify common experiences Empaths and Sensitives experience. They are a great way to share more about ourselves for those who do not live with these sensitivities daily and wonder what it might be like. And they are also a fun way to remind ourselves that we are blessed to be who we are when we stand in our power. So glad you enjoyed the blog. More exciting things to come! Video, posts… hmmmm maybe even guest posts?

      Many blessings, EagleSpirit

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