What is a molecular empath? How can you recognize one? What can you do if you ARE one?
Today’s article is meant to be a kind of one-stop shopping trip into the world of molecular empaths, inspired by popular demand.
What is an empath in the first place (not just a molecular empath)?
?Empaths are born, not made, not developed. Empaths can be trained, however, just like any person with an innate talent.
An empath is born with at least one significant, trainable gift for directly experiencing what it is like to be another person.
This ability (or set of abilities) shows in your aura right from you are in the womb.
And I mention this not just theoretically but because, like everything I write about in this article, I have researched it thoroughly. For decades.
Reading this article you have the benefit of my work in this field starting long before I published the first book in English for empaths, “Empowered by Empathy.” I suffered and slogged my way through developing these understandings. And I am perfectly happy to share what I have learned so that you can avoid similar slog!
How have I researched empaths who were still in the womb? I have used skills of energetic literacy to read chakra databanks in the mother, then separated out what belonged to who and read the equivalent chakra datanks in the developing child. Or, in the case of twins, children.
Although this isn’t an easy, beginner’s form of aura reading, I could certainly teach you — every single one of you Blog-Buddies — if you wanted to learn.
I could teach you how to read anyone’s aura. And I could train any of you born empaths to become Skilled Empaths, the whole point of my system of Empath Empowerment(R). However, neither I nor any other teacher can MAKE you a molecular empath, an empath with Emotional Oneness, Emotional Intuition, Physical Oneness, Physical Intuition, Animal Empath Ability, being an Environmental Empath or Mechanical Empath or Plant Empath or Crystal Empath or Spiritual Empath or Intellectual Empath.
About 1 in 20 human beings are born as an empath with at least one of these gifts. That means about 1 in 4 Highly Sensitive Persons or HSPs. Because most people, even most Highly Sensitive Persons, are NOT born as any kind of empath. Period.
A relatively small number of people are born as molecular empaths.
What makes any empath special?
Every empath has the ability, throughout life, to directly experience what it is like to be someone else. Natural empaths, a.k.a. unskilled empaths, constantly do unskilled empath merges.
In an unskilled empath merge, your aura expands to include another person’s aura. You lift out STUFF belonging to that person. It lands inside your aura.
For a very short time, that random person feels better. But no permanent healing has been done, so the person quickly regenerates the same quality of STUFF (i.e., stored emotional and/or spiritual debris on the level of auras and the subconscious mind).
Meanwhile, the unskilled empath is walking around with new STUFF, which may be with that empath for a very long period of time. Techniques of Empath Empowerment(R) are designed to prevent this happening in the first place by using consciousness in an effortless, innocent manner. There is also First Aid help for moving out STUFF, because the emerging empath might slip up from time to time and revert back to having empath gift(s) turn ON without doing a Skilled Empath Merge.
Techniques of Skilled Empath Merge are done after an empath, any kind of empath, has learned basic empath skills — keeping your empath gift(s) turned OFF as a matter of habit. Then you become eligible to safely use a dedicated technique for a minute or two, maximum, to learn from the inside what it is like to be that other person — with clarity, much greater clarity than is available by doing unskilled empath merge.
What makes a molecular empath special?
A molecular empath directly experiences other people at the finest levels of consciousness. Your individual nature has many levels of refinement, from the surface level of life all the way through to the finest, most refined levels of your personal Who You Be.
Every empath makes contact with your Who You Be, a startlingly different experience from being oneself. (Which is why it can be such an amazing, funderful experience doing Skilled Empath Merge with people directly or doing a technique with a photograph like “Darshan” in “Empowered by Empathy” or “Magic Picture” in “Read People Deeper.”
Making contact at this level, akin to physical molecules, brings a deep knowledge of Who You Be. For a skilled empath who is a molecular empath, this is very useful for facilitating healing or teaching. This definitely informs my workshops and personal sessions, for instance. Sometimes people are quite surprised at how I can get in there to find and help solve a problem that depends on a very tiny nuance of consciousness, maybe a habit.
But that’s what molecular empaths can do if they are healers or teachers. We will use our skill sets, like 12 Steps to Cut Cords of Attachment(R) and have a dimension of healing built in because that is the nature of our innate consciousness.
What is it like, being on the receiving end, with Skilled Empath Merge from a Molecular Empath?
Not everyone would notice a difference. Depends on how much you are paying attention, including the clarity of your auric field and how much energetic literacy you have developed.
Some people do notice what’s happening, however. People even notice being in the presence of a molecular empath, whether that person is skilled yet or not skilled. It feels as though the empath knows about you without your saying a word. It’s akin to what was written by Washington Post reporter Hank Stuyver when he interviewed me for a face reading article, “Who Knows What the Nose Shows?”:
“It’s like she’s known you forever… but that’s crazy, becauase you just met. Still, she has decribed youu perfectly, and not just your surface traits. Not a bit of it had anything to do with your being a Leo, your biorhythms, your palm wrinkles or numerology.”
Actually, you could use any of those skill sets, or the face reading skill set I used with Hank, to decorate the experience. But a molecular empath is doing something extra as well. There is a kind of wake-up effect because of having the consciousness of the molecular empath reach you where, usually, you are hidden from other people.
Some folks love it. Some actively feel uncomfortable. Others have a vague sense that something different is happening.
Even the molecular empath may not know what is happening, not until that natural, unskilled empath becomes a skilled empath.
Is a psychic empath the same thing as a molecular empath?
No empath has psychic powers. Not necessarily.
No empath, including a molecular empath, is necessarily left handed. Or has red hair. Or likes listening to The Grateful Dead.
So many attributes and interests are possible for a human being. Often folks mush them together, and not just in personals ads.
But of all the unfortunate combinations of attributes, one of my very least favorites is the term “psychic empath.”
Psychic development, and psychic talents, are lovely. But they have been mushed in with loads of other things.
To take a very specific example, in my system of Aura Reading Through All Your Senses(R) I list a dozen possible gifts you might have, life-long, gifts that are a basis for how you will find your greatest success with energetic literacy.
One of those gifts is “Psychic knowing.” That means you spontaneously receive information about people who are far away in space or time, whether past or future; you may have flashes of insight about events, not just people.
This gift for aura reading is not better or worse than any other gift. It is, simply, a gift for deeper perception. Everyone — and that means each of you, Blog-Buddies — is wired to have gifts of your soul that are part of your magnificence in life. Including your gifts for aura reading.
Training for you as an aura reader can go in two different directions. Choose one, at any given time in your life.
- You might choose developing energetic literacy, reading people’s auras all the way through to chakra databanks. (In which case, woo-hoo! You have found the website. Because this is definitely a skill set I teach.) (And Aura Reading Through All Your Senses(R) is a separage skill set from Empath Empowerment(R), right? That’s why I bothered to get the different trademarks, no easy task, getting a trademark with the USPTO.)
- A completely different path for aura reading is psychic development, by far the more common route in New Age circles.
You do appreciate that having a gift for psychic knowing does not mean you must pursue psychic development rather than energetic literacy, right? And a mode of study, or set of skills, does not GIVE you a gift of your soul. You appreciate that part, too, right?
So then it will be easy for you to appreciate the other point. (I hope.) Which is that when people start throwing around the term “psychic” along with “empath,” things become really, really confusing.
As someone who has worked extensively in the field of teaching aura reading, plus empath empowerment, I am quite sure that these are completely different fields. And there is no such thing as a psychic empath. Instead:
- There are skilled empaths and unskilled empaths.
- There are unskilled empaths who do random unskilled merges which bring them information that could be interpreted as “psychic” or “knowing things in a mysterious fashion” etc.
- There is psychic development, a field of study that does nothing whatsoever to make a person skilled as an empath. (Separate, different skill set.)
- There is a perceptual gift called “psychic knowing.” This has nothing whatsoever to do with whether or not someone has a completely separate sort of gift for being an empath.
Whew! It’s so important to sort all this out, I think. It isn’t a matter of academic interest or fussiness over theories. I work with real-live students and clients. When they identify themselves in a way that brings confusion, or do a mishmash of seeking in a direction that has been confused in the first place, real people have real-life suffering.
Anyway, what was my reason here for bringing up the confused and confusing notion of “psychic empath”? Because I want to make very, very sure that the term “molecular empath” does not get added to all the other confusion.
You could be in the presence of someone who really is a molecular empath, feel that something woo-woo and unusual is going on, and then slap on whatever label is floating around on the Internet.
- As of today, “psychic empathy” — you know, that confused and misleading and inaccurate term we have just been discussing together — gets 1,340,000 hits.
- As of today, “molecular empath” gets 476,000 hits. And “molecular empathy” gets 789,000 hits.
- But stay tuned. Because one consistent pattern in my service is that concepts I work with become way, way more popular over the years. That’s just how I’m positioned in the work that I co-create. Just google terms like “cutting cords of attachment” or “chakra databanks” or “the power of face reading” 😉 “Cords of attachment” had fewer than 100 hits when I published my how-to book on that topic; while the other two memes had zero hits, back in the day.
To the extent that I can help it, I’m asking you Blog-Buddies to help me here. Whenever you have the chance, please discourage people from thinking that being a molecular empath has anything to do with being either psychic or a so-called “psychic empath.”
How can you recognize a ?????molecular empath?
Seeing one walking down the street, will you recognize a molecular empath? Nope. Same with sitting in a room, or talking on the phone, with a molecular empath.
Apart from a certain internal kind of strangeness, you won’t notice a thing. Even that you might not notice.
And, for heaven’s sake, being human requires all of us to experience many internal kinds of strangeness! One reason to learn energetic literacy skills is to sort them out.
If you are seriously interested in being able to recognize who is an empath of any kind, check out this post about how to recognize an empath.
What can you do if you ARE a molecular empath?
Now there is a simple answer. Get skills as an empath.
By now, many systems are available for making life better as an empath. Empath Empowerment(R), though the first, hasn’t been the only for years.
Be aware that every teacher of empaths will somewhere define what “empath” means. Many teachers of empaths do not define being an empath with much nuance or detail. Use your consumer smarts, Blog-Buddies. It isn’t a good sign if “empath” is defined purely emotionally or in terms of taking on pain or described as being a “psychic empath” or if being an empath is equated with being a Highly Sensitive Person.
If your teacher isn’t clear enough about what it means to be an empath in the first place, how much can you rely on that teacher’s help?
Personally, I think that becoming skilled as an empath is best done with techniques that shift consciousness in easy, effortless, well directed ways. That is what I teach, anyway. And the process of learning Empath Empowerment(R) works for ALL empath gifts, including the one called “molecular empath.”
My personal experience as a molecular empath
?Now it is fun. Once upon a time it was hell, being an empath, including the molecular empath part. I am very grateful to Tantra Maat, who introduced me to the term “molecular empath” and is immensely talented at this, besides being deeply skilled. Likewise I am grateful to Bill Bauman, Ph.D., another highly skilled empath, and molecular empath, who has done many sessions of healing that helped me enormously.
I feel grateful that years ago, I spent a summer of bliss downloading a book that became “Empowered by Empathy,” a skill set that included learnings from long before I incarnated into this lifetime, and a skill set co-created with Divine help.
It took me years, 3 1/2 years, to edit “Empowered by Empathy.” Since its publication, I have continued to develop a clearer understanding about how to be a skilled empath myself and how to train others.
When people use terms like “psychic empath” I have to laugh. Because, as many of you Blog-Buddies may know, I am not a psychic. I don’t have the gift of “psychic knowing.” And despite having friends and colleagues I respect enormously who happen to be professional psychics, I have zero interest in going there.
Being a molecular empath does not mean I do a psychic or science fictioney travel deep within other people’s bodies, knowing all their secrets. Mostly it means that I have a certain transformative power, entraining with clients and students at the very deepest level, to shake them awake.
If I use a technique for skilled empath merge, I may go a bit deeper into the consciousness of the person being researched when compared to what I would do if I didn’t have that gift.
What matters, however, is that everyone has a full set of gifts. That’s you, Blog-Buddies. God has given you that, from back in womb-time, back when you drew up your life contract. You have a complete and magnificent set of gifts for deeper perception. It is perfectly aligned with your spiritual mission as a world server. It is encoded in your auric modeling, your Who You Be.
Explore that and you will move forward most rapidly on your personal path to Enlightenment.