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Are You Thriving as an Empath?

Dealing with emotional energy is the hallmark of our nature; however, it is not what makes you an empath, it is merely a symptom. Empaths are here on planet Earth, in large numbers, at this time in history to DO THEIR WORK. Learn to heal yourselves so you can teach others how to live from their heart. That is your work.

Still, we feel “afflicted” with the burden of sensitivity. Because we are lightworkers and our sensitivity tunes us into to the world around us. We are not meant to assimilate into the current world, rather we are meant to shine the light of love into the darkness of self-interest, greed, and power-over.

In shining our light, we dispel that darkness and together we transmute the energy allowing love to come through. For anyone who has ever felt victimized by their sensitivity, I promise you are not meant to be overwhelmed and wounded. You are meant to heal and come alive to your purpose of love in action. 

How each empath is lead to spread love is their work, their purpose, their why. So, if the question is, “Why am I afflicted with sensitivity?” to spread love, is the answer.

Thriving as an Empath Blog Series

Thriving as an Empath

In the years I have been studying being an empath, what is clear to me is there is no universal experience of being an empath, there are no quick fixes or protections to keep you unaffected by the energy of others, and your wellbeing is completely in your hands.

The Empath Defined

An empath is anyone who senses and reacts to the electromagnetic energy waves coming off of people, animals, plants or objects.

How you sense and react to the energy is your personal expression of being an empath.

A Primer for Energy Maintenance

The human energy system is a multilayered tapestry and empaths need to become masters at its maintenance. Through its mastery we come to be more balanced emotionally. The root of maintaining healthy boundaries begins with our energetic boundaries.

Self-Awareness is Key

Beginning to heal and learning to thrive as an empath relies on radical self-awareness. Identifying our emotions in the moment, knowing our wounds, what sets them off lead us to heal and find more comfort in our every day living. Feeling better comes from knowing ourselves deeply and not being afraid to look in the dark corners for liberation.

Evolution, Empaths & Lightworkers

Empaths have an important role to play in the energetic evolution that brings light and dark into better balance and shifts the planet and humans into a higher energetic vibration. Healing the power structures in our people and planet begins with healing our wounds around power and bringing the heart into the light.


Every person has a life that they were born to live. Things you came into this world to express, accomplish, and discover. Life has a way of happening though. You can lose your way or acquire a heavy coat of armor that makes it difficult, if not impossible, to achieve, express, and discover those things without mending yourself and getting a different perspective.

About the Author

Laura Rowe is an Intuitive Strategist & Spiritual Seeker at The Vital Spirit. Living in Portland, Oregon, Laura founded The Vital Spirit in 2013.

She has a background in business operations, a master’s degree in organizational management, and she has spent the last 35 years studying spiritual traditions and practices, and the last 12 years training in intuitive energy healing modalities.

Laura helps empaths and sensitives who have struggled their whole life with belonging. Explore How We Can Work Together