An Empath Struggles with His “Gift”

You know ma’am, I’ve suffered from depression for over 7 years. I have had suicidal thoughts all the time. I mean, I haven’t had a bad life per se but I’m an empath and I’ve had a life experience that has made me kind of a misfit, maladjusted, unsociable young man.

I’m weird in many ways, I think too much, I read a lot. But I found in cannabis a really good ally, I’ve always searched for that spiritual side and I learned how to overcome my psychological, emotional (and even social) problems through a therapeutic use of it. My puppy died a few weeks ago and I don’t know how I could cope with that death if it weren’t for MJ”. – S.T.

Becca comments:

It sounds like you’ve come to grips with this yourself and worked it through, S.T. Thank you for sharing your field report.

Being an “empath” falls on the far spectrum of “Highly Sensitive People” (HSPs). HSPs are people who are super sensitive to any number of things like smells and sounds. For empaths, it’s particularly challenging because these people are affected by other people’s energies. They can walk into a room and be overwhelmed by the state of other people’s chaotic thoughts … and take them on. No wonder it would be difficult to go out and be sociable!

The good news is that when an empath can learn to be in touch with their own emotions and draw good energetic boundaries around themselves, this “curse” turns into a gift. Once they have done the work to heal their own woundings, they can use their sensitivities to become excellent healers for others.

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