Our Gifts

I’ve written several articles about Empath gifts, primarily because of the importance of being aware of them and getting skilled. This is because it can make a huge difference in quality of life, self-understanding, and spiritual growth when we stop taking on others burdens. But it’s also useful to understand that while only 1 in 20 people are an empath, we are all born with gifts. And it can certainly be useful to discover the gifts we have. Plus, even among people with the same gifts, others expression will differ from ours. Not all animal empaths experience the same aspects … Continue Reading…

The Empowered Empath

There are spiritual approaches that encourage you to ignore your person, perhaps saying that the body-mind or ego is an illusion. This can indeed be the experience at certain points on the journey. But this is just a phase. To properly integrate spiritual progress and function in the world, avoiding or ignoring our humanity is a mistake. It can lead us to get caught in avoidance routines or fail to recognize when we’re getting deluded. I’ve seen several teachers fall into this trap. The issue is not the ego nor the humanity but our attachment to them. We want to soften … Continue Reading…