Our little FB group has been very busy discussing the particulars of being Empath’s. I can say, the level of conversation has been enlightening to everyone involved. We have such strong and vibrant individuals taking part in varying conversations. We also have those that sit back and read the content without saying much. There is great value in both.
I want to speak here about a subject that has taken up a lot of space within our group. That is the subject of Spirit Guides. Most of the research that I’ve done on Spirit Guides leads me back to Native American and Indigenous people. There’s also a presence for Spirit Guides in most aged cultures in the world and their texts. Spirit guides are best known answer the gut feeling questions that we have. They advise on matters through the experience of the individual. The sceptics will all say; yeah but isn’t that just listening to your own instinct? I can’t say 100% for myself, although just like being an empath to the living, there seems to be something that can be sensed by the few out there on the other side, and it’s not uncommon that Empaths have this sense.
There are many interpretations of Spirit Guides, because it’s apparent that people have the ability to “see” in different ways. Some people can physically see entities, others can hear only, and then there’s a sensing that is common amongst us. Additionally smell is often tied to the presence of a spirit guide. Many people report the smell of a certain perfume or tobacco use tied to their guides. This makes perfect sense as smell is the only one of our senses that reports directly to the Neo Cortex and is not filtered through our emotional processing Limbic region first.
If you are a person who can sense the other side, I would recommend leaning into the conversations. If you are supposed to receive a message, then it’s most likely for your benefit. Spirit guides are protecting in nature. The information may come in clips and phrases, and that’s ok. If a string of words keeps finding it’s way to you, be patient and bring them into your consciousness. This will allow you to internalize the message.
I want to admit that this is not the strongest of senses for me. I’m a much stronger Earthly empath as I have a greater connection with those people and things that ground me. I even have the ability to completely tune out the Sprit Guide side of things as I become immersed in my priorities on Earth. With that said, the connections that I do have, are for the most part peaceful and calming, even strengthening and they give me great hope for what I may find on the other side.