If you are an Empath, surely you know exactly what I am saying.
Whether you are brand spanking new to digesting the concept of being an Empath, or you are somewhat seasoned at walking your journey, I am going to share my perception of how I now see myself functioning through life as a “chameleon.”
I am an introvert. Interestingly enough, I can also be quite social and comfortable meeting new people at times. The funny part is, that no one would guess that about me. The truth is that I also love my alone time and limit my time around people. My preference has always been quality time with friends; one-on-one.
In the past, what happened when I go to a social function? I would turn on the extrovert side of me, focus on one person at a time; especially those that intrigued and interested me. In the moment, I was having fun learning and exploring without noticing anything more. I was simply doing what I did naturally, listen, connect, and explore another person. Never in my wildest dreams did I think others would affect me so much. In those days, I was not aware of energy or energetic-exchange; instead, I saw my shifting moods, anxiety, or the feeling of being overwhelmed as some crazy annoying part of me that had no rhyme or reason.
Today, with my new knowledge and awareness of what it means to be an Empath, I notice myself doing fine in short-term social situations and I enjoy myself. Later, or during the next day, I will feel drained or not quite myself. Then, I sense myself going into my little “cocoon” to re-energize.
This way of functioning is typical “Empath-style” and noticing the “craze” was an important ah-ha moment for me.
I realized that all that time I had the ability to act, adjust and interact with many different types of people; loving each situation and bridging any differences between us. This is an interesting art for me and many Empaths!
This was me, unconsciously being a “chameleon” to facilitate soul-connection with others.
There is an important, additional point here to be made.
While I was always so busy, interested and intrigued to know others, I lost sight of one very important person.
Have you guessed it yet?
I lost sight of getting to know ME. Ironic for an Empath to be too distracted and too busy helping others, that there is no awareness of self.
This, my friends, is the biggest “craze” of being an Empath. We become distracted by the outside world; confused, or just plain inattentive to our spirit and knowing our own energy separately from others. Our little selves are so busy probing and bouncing from person to person, that this feeds us in some way and the result is that we deal with moodiness, anxiety, or worse; we are without awareness of Self as separate from others.
My reason for sharing this is to help you become more aware of your behaviors.
The big message of this story is that you, as an Empath, have wonderful abilities and can be completely distracted from walking forward on your biggest mission in life; to KNOW YOURSELF!