The key difference between being an empath vs empathy is the reliance on external cues. The feeling of empathy requires an external trigger, like getting a phone call or seeing the look on someone’s face. Being an empath does not.
All theempath has to do is consciously, or subconsciously, “look” at another living creature’s energy to know what it is experiencing. They don’t have to be engaged with them on a physical level at all to access that information.
Being an empath is an intuitive Spiritual gift. When utilized effectively, has the capacity to facilitate healing for our loved ones, communities, and our planet.
For sure, some peopleare born “higher up” on the empath scale, just like some are better at math than others. But like math, you can also practice to become skilled as an On Purpose Empath. It only requires that you open up to your intuition and trust that it is a gift, rather than some sort of freaky weird thing that you need to fix or change about yourself.
Empathy, no matter where you are on the scale, is nothing short of amazing. Our empathy, whether based on external cues or not, is what creates connection between us. It creates trust, intimacy, reverence, compassion, and belonging. And like I said before, it expands our capacity to hold space for one another to heal, grow, and transform.