QUIZ: ARE YOU AN EMPATH?
The term “empath” is a form of identity emerging in the twenty-first century to describe a person who was born with unique variations in how her brain and central nervous system works. An empath has the ability to read and understand people and be in-tune with or resonate with others, voluntarily or involuntarily of one’s empath capacity.
In general, the biggest trait of an empath is a high degree of overall sensitivity. All of the sensory organs of an empath have an unusual sensitivity to light, smell, and sound, as well as other, subtler senses. Again, the degree to which they are sensitive depends on the capacity of their natural abilities. An empath also possesses a very sensitive emotional nature that is typically difficult to self-manage. However, being highly sensitive is only one part of being an empath.
Empaths are very, very intuitive. They tend to do things by feeling, sensing, and reacting to cues that most people can’t even begin to see. After all, empaths are driven by deep intuitive connections that are largely unconscious and automatic. Although what an empath senses or knows can’t be verified immediately, once they master their gifts their hunches and gut feelings can become invaluable.
Essentially, empaths have a deep sense of knowing that accompanies empathy and are often compassionate, considerate, and understanding of others. All of this may sound very intimidating, but in truth, these are gifts to be honed and celebrated. Folks who are empaths make wonderful healers, leaders, light workers and holistic practitioners. They are valuable contributors to those who wish to change the world.
So, does this sound like you? Take this brief quiz to find out:
Do you feel overwhelmed in situations where there are many people around?
Do you feel drawn to work that helps others and provides a valuable contribution to the world?
Do people (even strangers) come to you and share their life story, commenting that you are easy to talk to?
Do you feel the same sensation or emotion around a specific person repeatedly?
Do you prefer the energy of the ocean, forest, or nature to the city?
Do you have a strong reaction to violence and avoid horror movies, the news and any stories about violent acts?
Do you influence the moods of others?
Does your mood change depending on who’s in the room with you?
Do you cry easily and have a difficult time containing your emotion?
Do you require a lot of sleep, particularly after visiting a friend or loved one who is hurting?
Do you often feel the pain of others?
Are you good at reading between the lines of what people say (i.e. saying one thing but meaning another)?
Do you find yourself caring for or taking care of others more than yourself sometimes?
You most likely have empathic gifts. “Earth Angel”, healer, holistic practitioner, Lightworker, Indigo child/parent: the aliases you might have go on and on. There are many terms that fall under the category of an empath. Regardless, you have beautiful gifts of compassion, love, empathy and healing that the world needs you to embrace and share with the world. If this sounds like you, you are being called in a big way to get to work on helping and molding our world.
You most likely have empathic gifts and sensitivities beyond the average person. It’s time to awaken your gifts and abilities and strengthen your awareness of them. Consider exploring deeper into this possibility, as you may be ready to find and fulfill your sacred life purpose.
LESS THAN 6 YES’S
You may be sensitive but not necessarily empathic. In this case, honor your own boundaries and begin to elevate your awareness to what feels good and what feels bad. This will help you feel better as a sensitive being.
Using The Science of Intention Setting for Success at Work
According to many spiritual leaders and success gurus, good fortune, abundant health, love, and finance do not come to you by accident. You call them forth with your thoughts, actions, and intentions. And if you are not experiencing days filled with joy and fulfillment at work, it is likely that you only have your own subconscious mind to blame.
Many old, limited and toxic belief systems hide out in our subconscious mind and are secretly running the show of our lives. When you are focused on your current state of misery, scarcity, and ‘want,’ then you will receive more of the same. Yet merely by thinking of yourself as having joy and abundance at work, you will start the process to make it a reality and begin to attract the right resources and people to you.
Setting Your Intention
Start by taking a big picture approach to your goals and be specific. If you know what you want, don’t beat around the bush. Boldly ask for it. Saying “I am a confident and detail-oriented senior copywriter” leaves little question as to what you are trying to accomplish. When you acknowledge the direction you’d like your career to shift, you can start to approach your workday with a whole new sense of being — every action you make throughout the day starts to change with your intention in mind.
Rephrase your goals in a positive way that brings you even closer to what you want. Saying “I am happily employed at the job of my dreams” will eventually help you figure out what those dreams actually are.
Even thinking through your intention helps you get really clear on what you might want out of your job, which in turn helps you make clear decisions that are focused solely on that goal. You might start to ask yourself “Does this new project I am taking on serve my intention?”
Give these mantras a try
Repeat these to yourself daily or write them down in a journal.
- I am confident in my skills and will keep an open mind when new challenges arise.
- I am getting a new job that inspires me to challenge myself and that makes me happy.
- I am focusing my energy on what I can accomplish in the present moment and not dwelling on mistakes from the past.
- I am successful in everything I set out to accomplish.
- I am a valuable asset to the company.