Thriving as an Empath: 4 Steps to Your Inner Healer

4 Steps to Your Inner Healer

4 Steps to Your Inner Healer


Article by John Scardina
Photo Credit: Dasha & Mari
Magazine: Issue #29

Empathy: the feeling that you understand and share another person's experiences and emotions, the ability to share someone else's feelings. Absorbing the feeling of others.

It may sometimes take a lifetime to understand why we feel the way we feel around others or especially in a crowd of people. Why are we sad consistently when near certain people, why we are filled with anxiety with others, why do we make bad decisions while around certain others? If you sometimes prefer to be alone rather than be in a crowded environment or be somewhere in nature and solitude as much as possible, you may very well be an Empath and not even realize the gift you possess.

Most people when trying to figure out why certain emotions seem out of their control while surrounded by certain people, go through a plethora of reasons why these events occur, never checking into the option of being an empath. Some consider being an empath equal to a disease or affliction. This can be true if you do not realize the power that is inside of you waiting to be polished and serve you well throughout your life. Empaths hold many traits such all-knowing or intuition and tapping into and understanding this may allow you to be a self-healer and or the ability to heal others.


The challenge to thriving as an empath is to be able to zero in as to what type of empath you are. Rather than being overwhelmed by absorbing others emotions or traits you can learn to block the negativity and become a master of your own emotions, with that ability to heal yourself and others. An amazing positive for anyone willing to manifest and become the type of empath that they may be.

1| Identify what type of empath exists in you.
2| Develop and own the traits you possess.
3| Learn to block the events that are not productive.
4| Manifest the inner healer that exists inside of you.

Types of empaths:

Telepathy – the empathic ability to read people’s thoughts

Mediumship – the empathic ability to feel the presence and energies of spirits

Physical Healing – the empathic ability to feel other people’s physical symptoms in your own body (and often the ability to heal, transform or transmute them)

Emotional Healing – the empathic ability to feel another person’s emotions

Animal Communication – the empathic ability to hear, feel and communicate with animals

Nature – the empathic ability to read, feel and communicate with nature and with plants

Geomancy – the empathic ability to read the energy of places and of the land – geomancers can feel the energies of the Earth, such as Ley lines. They can also get headaches, pain or anxiety before earthquakes or other disasters occur anywhere on the planet.

Precognition – the empathic ability to feel when something important is about to happen (often this can be a feeling of inexplicable dread or doom)

Claircognizance or Knowing – the empathic ability to feel what needs to be done in any given circumstance, often accompanied by a feeling of peace and calm, even in the midst of a crisis.

All of these types of empaths have benefits for the healer once properly attuned to their type. Knowing and trusting your intuitiveness is one of the many keys to discovering your inner healer.

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John Scardina is Holistic Health Consultant, Reiki Master/Teacher that works on manifesting the inner healer in the individual. “My Thriving as an Empath” program allows you determine the type of empath you are, understand and manifest this power within you. This program aligns you with the empath that you are in order to allow you master or own the benefits of being an empath. Learn more about "My Thriving as an Empath" here.

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