An Empath’s Guide to Self-Discovery: Understanding the Empath Archetypes
Have you ever been told you are too sensitive? Or, maybe you take on the emotions of others and it interferes with your day-to-day living. This can lead you into a state of anxiety, or hiding away in an effort to protect yourself, and keeps you from realizing your full potential. If these things resonate with your experiences, you may be an empath.
An empath is someone who has the ability to experience the emotions of others as if they are their own. This is a unique way of engaging with the world as it gives you not only your emotions to process, but other’s as well. Learning to understand your experiences and manage emotions is all part of the empathic journey.
Empaths have a unique set of challenges, but you also have an amazing gift. You are able to connect deeply to the world and people around you. You feel what others are feeling, and this subtle, non-linear knowing allows you insights and increased intuitive abilities.
In this guide, you will be taken down one path of greater self-knowledge, empath archetypes, so you can gain a deeper appreciation for who you are. You are an empath first, but you can experience that side of yourself in a variety of ways.
Become the main character in your own
There is nothing you have to do to get started on your journey as an empath. You already are one, and you are on the path to knowing yourself by choosing to read this guide and get to know your archetype. Creating your own personal mythic journey allows you to engage with your life and become the main character in it, not a side story.
You have heard the call of your spirit or self to discover more about yourself and what your purpose is. Delve deeper into why you have these specialized empathic abilities. Decide how you are going to use them in your life.
Changing the lens through which you view your life puts you in control. Empaths so often give up control to others who have written the narration for them.
Being sensitive to the needs of society and people means you care about the state of individuals and the state of the collective. This is exhausting work, and sometimes it is important to turn the camera back on yourself and do some self-work, self- development and self-care.
If you could conjure up any character, from myth or from a story, that you want to emulate, who would they be? Start to think of how the themes and energies of their life might be mirrored in your own. What changes would you have to make?
What aspects of your emotional world would you have to integrate into telling your story with more authenticity? Discovering who you are within the context of what you want your life to look, feel, and be like will allow you to attract and seek out the relationships, situations, and path that is meant for you.
Here you can review what makes someone an empath, discusses what archetypes are and why they are a useful tool for self-reflection, and explains the nine different empath archetypes. Getting to know more about empath archetypes opens a door into knowing yourself better and understanding your purpose within the cosmic psyche.
In addition, you will be given a set of practical approaches and tools you can use to live more holistically and authentically as your empathic self.