Why It’s Not Always Easy Being an Empath

After thousands of years on the Physical Plane, learning all there is to know about being human, your soul has developed the ability to relate to the suffering of others, to put itself in another person’s shoes, and to use your past-life talent for Empathy to reach the deepest level of understanding and compassion. 

The world needs empaths! And it would be a far better place for everyone if you were appreciated and respected for your altruism and kindness.

Unfortunately, being an empath comes with a host of challenges. Those who lack empathy may see you as weak or as a potential victim. You can also become your own worst enemy. Your prime directive (to spread love and higher spiritual values) may cause you to get stuck in negative patterns or situations that lead you to play a part in your own victimization.

It’s not easy being an empath in a world in which traits like compassion and sensitivity are not recognized as a sign of enlightenment, or where your innate gentleness is regarded as weakness.

In this month’s exploration, The Bumpy Road to Compassion, we’ll explore what it means to be an empath, how to express your compassion for others, and how to protect yourself when others use your empathy against you.


While most of us accept the existence of spirit guides, we don’t always know what to do with them. Do we all have them? Are there different kinds of spirit guides? How many do we have?

Spirit guides are an essential part of our experience here on planet Earth. They work tirelessly to guide, encourage, and inspire us to maximize our potential. 

With the support of your spirit guides, you have the opportunity to live life in a way that’s more purposeful by using their knowledge and wisdom to continually shape your destiny. 

Think of them as your support team on the other side.

In this lifetime, we’re all here to live life to the fullest, and to find ways to express our soul’s need for freedom. Yet, how many of us can truly say we’re doing that?

After lifetimes of imprisonment, enslavement, and lack of opportunity, you soul is keenly aware of how fortunate you are if, in this incarnation, you have freedom of movement, expression, and thought.

At a time when many of us are having our freedoms limited, we can still make the most of the experience by finding ways to express our soul’s need for personal freedom and autonomy.

What are phobias? How do they differ from regular past-life fears, and how do they show up for you and your relationships. ? Why do certain events cause a fight-or-flight response? How can you transcend their effects?

In May, we’ll explore how phobias are all past-life death-related fears, and why they feel so crippling. We’ll look at how fears like public speaking, feeling out of control, and being in enclosed spaces like elevators can trigger past-life memories that cause an over-reaction to situations others might find quite unremarkable.

And, in this time of coronavirus and lockdown, we’ll examine the way past-lives of sickness or terminal illness can cause us to respond with fear or go to the worst-case scenario in our minds.

With the phrase “social distancing” on everyone’s lips, let’s examine what being confined to home or having to avoid personal interaction means for the soul. Souls are (in the main) social animals. So, what happens when your soul is forced to isolate itself?

How you deal with social distancing depends on a number of factors. The first being the Paradox: the two missions that determine where a soul falls on the extrovert/introvert spectrum.

We’ll also look at how different soul types can use their distinct traits and behaviors to make the very best of a situation few of us expected to have to deal with in this life.