Activating Your Expanded Perceptions
Empathy and Intuition
The Arcturians through Suzanne Lie
Empathy is the ability to feel another person’s emotions. It is a second dimensional ability shared by “primitive,” tribal societies, herd animals, and birds in a flock. An example of this is when our pet comes up and nudges us in an attempt to comfort our sadness. Other examples are a mother’s understanding of what her nonverbal infant needs or a healer’s deep knowing of how a patient feels.
Empathy is another one of our “animal perceptions,” in which we must pay attention to our bodies in order to receive and understand them. Darwin wrote about animal’s four basic emotions as a means for survival.
The survival purpose for FEAR was to create a state of fight or flight. SADNESS created bonding within the heard/pack/flock, HAPPINESS urged on procreation of the species and ANGER’A purpose was to break through barriers. Our third dimensional animal self makes use of emotions in much the same way, as well as for the purpose of survival.
Humans tend to be more empathic with people that they deeply care for, even love. However, intense anger or fear can doom ONE to feeling the person whom THEY greatly dislike. The complicated part of empathy is that we feel the emotions of another in our own bodies, as if they are our emotions.
Therefore, to avoid confusion we need to understand our own emotions. For example, if we are in a fine mood and we walk into a room where someone is angry, it will not feel like that person is angry, but instead it will feel like we are angry. In order to differentiate between our own feelings and someone else’s, we need to have a conscious recognition of our own emotions.
Then, when we could walk into that room and say, “I suddenly feel very angry.” We can also say, “However, it does not feel like my anger.” In that case, we can look around the room to determine the source of the anger that we have been feeling inside our own body.
Empathy is not limited to time and space. We can suddenly feel an emotion from someone far away. However, this is usually only when we have a strong psychic attachment to that person.
Fear and anger are very loud emotions because they are important to activate the Fight/Fight Response of our body. These emotions are loud in our psyche because they are directly related to our survival mechanism.
Sadness is not as loud, but it is very contagious. We have all had experiences of crying at a funeral of someone we didn’t know that well, but we emphatically feel everyone’s sadness
Love, and the happiness that arises from love, comes in two categories: conditional love (from humans) and unconditional love (from Spirit, as some humans). If we have no ability to feel and identify a certain emotion in our own body, it will be difficult for us to empathically feel that emotion in another.
Hence, if we have never experienced some one loving us, or if we have never loved our self, we may be very close to some one who deeply loves us and never know it. It is sad to say that love is learned, but here in the third dimension it can be true.
Fortunately, there are those who never loose their connection to spiritual love. These people have “eleventh hour luck,” for they always find someone to love them when they need it, even though they currently have no loving support.
In fact, some of those who vowed to awaken in this lifetime were born into loveless childhoods to urge them to look inside to find the love they need within. The gift was that when they looked inside, they not only found love, they found unconditional love from spirit.
Intuition, another form of bodily knowing, gives us answers, “gut feelings,” without the need for thought. Intuition is the ability to combine the perceptions of the fourth dimension and beyond, such as vision, hearing, proprioception (your location in space)