Resources for Empaths & Sensitives | Sophia’s Children

The Valkyries Vigil, by Edward Robert Hughes (Image courtesy WikiCommons)


Resources for Empaths & Sensitives
| Sophia’s Children

Ahhh, to be an Empath — One who is wired to be more sensitive to the energy currents (subtle and not-so-subtle), the thoughts, and the emotions wafting and swirling around you.To be an Empath, oran Empathic-Sensitive as some might correctly say, is to have a set of unique gifts or medicines for our times, though it may not always feel like it when you’re getting barraged or drained by the energies around you.

As well as gifts, there are hazards on the path, due to the ‘toxic normal’ conditioning of a Bully Culture that often casts sensitivity and empathy as an aberration (see “You’re Too Sensitive … Not!” below) while at the same time benefiting from the empath’s gifts (and energy).

If you’re an empathic sort, you know what I’m talking about.

Hope in a Prison of Despair, by Evelyn De Morgan. Image courtesy Wiki-Commons.


To cultivate and bring the medicine of your empathic nature (and to be authentic), an Empath is wise to understand the toxic-normal conditioning, and what that looks like in everyday interactions.

That way, the Empath can reclaim her or his Empath mojo by learning to see the bully and energy vampire tactics in play and choose more consciously what you’ll participate with, and what you won’t, thank you very much.

You’llalso honor your Empath nature with the self-care and energy hygiene that helps you bring your Empath medicine to the world (and stay as well and sane as possible while you’re at it!).

After all, if we don’t honor, respect, and stand for our Empath nature, who will?

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Each of the following posts and articles offers up its own inspiration (for Empaths, by an Empath).

Plus each is a portal through which you’ll find just the right insight to guide you on your beautiful Empathic-Sensitive Way.

This series and focus is ongoing, both in this Sophia’s Children blog and my one-on-one work with Empathic-Sensitive change-agent clients, so I’ll be posting more on this topic.

Here’s a good primer for now, though — see what leaps out at you, and start there:

The Empaths and Sensitives Series (so far):

(#1): Series Intro – Unveiling Offloads, Energy Vampires, and Other ‘Toxic-Normal’ Hazards, and Reclaiming Your Empath Mojo

(#2) Energy Vamps and the Offloading Tactic

(#3) Energy Vamps and The ‘Leveling’ Tactic

(#4) ‘Withholding’ as a Manipulation Tactic

(#5) Be(A)ware the Energy Vamp: Tantrums, Outbursts, Hissy Fits, and Offloads

(#6) You’re Too Sensitive!” (Not!)

(#7) Five Ways Abusive Narcissists Get Into Your Head

On deck for this series:

– Energy Vamps, Bullies, and the Scapegoat-the-Empath Habit

– What Amps Up Sensitivity and How to Balance and Soothe It

– The Empathizing, Identifying, and Manifesting Connection

Soothing Reclamations, Energy Hygiene, and Intuition

Empaths, Energy Hazards, and Energy-Restoring Practices

Tracking and Clearing Energy Slime

Calming Remedies for Intense Energies

Energy Hygiene for Empaths and Sensitives: Working With the Water Element

When Feeling Off-Center and Pulled in All Directions, Center is Up

The Rising Tide of the Intuition Age

Other Inspirations

Why ‘Normal’ is Not a Virtue (from the Ivy Sea Wake-Up Juice)

Reclaiming Your ‘Word’ Power

Wisdom From Harry Potter – It’s Time to Reclaim Your Magic (Wake-Up Juice)

Wisdom From Austin Powers – It’s Time to Reclaim Your Mojo (Wake-Up Juice)

Psyche Entering Cupid's Garden (1905, John William Waterhouse)

The Hero’s and Heroine’s Journey

Since the Empath’s journey so often is the Hero or Heroine’s Journey, it’s really helpful to be savvy about the Hero’s Journey map … along with the mythic maps of Persephone and Inanna. Here’s a start:

Hero’s Journey: Reclaiming the Lost Heart

Persephone, Inanna, and Walking the Via Feminina

Enjoy the inspiration.

Big Love, Be Well, and Be You,


NOTE: You’ll also find this Resources for Empaths & Sensitives Series within the Sophia’s Children blog as a post, too. Because it’s a ‘reader favorite’ theme, I created the page so that it’s easier to find on the main sidebar of the blog.