There are different types of empaths who employ different psychic empathic traits. These are some of the abilities that I have:
Psychometry – the empathic ability to receive energy, information and impressions from objects, photographs or places. This means, since I often go to the thrift store for clothing and I buy used jewelry sometimes, that I have to energetically clear what I buy because the odds are that thing will have some sort of negative energy ingrained in them by the previous owner that I can feel.
Mediumship – the empathic ability to feel the presence and energies of spirits. I am also mildly clairvoyant when it comes to ghosts and in general non-physical beings in that I can usually see an vague whitish outline with my physical eyes. I also have the ability to do remote viewing of spirits and other non-physical beings and sometimes people which I’ll get into later.
Physical Healing – the empathic ability to feel other people’s physical symptoms in my own body. Something interesting is that I have the ability to sense, when holding a specific medicine (I like homeopathy) what exactly that medicine will do to my body and others’ bodies and whether two medicines will complement each other or fight each other. This is very helpful when deciding what medicine to take if there are multiple options. It is especially helpful with homeopathy, since if I’m taking multiple remedies at the same time I have to make sure they don’t cancel out each other’s effects. It’s also why I try to stay away as much as possible from conventional drugs, they are very harsh on the system and have nasty energetic side effects.
Emotional Healing – the empathic ability to feel another person’s emotions. This is what I’m best at, and I’m very good at it :) I can feel people’s emotions and energy across hundreds of miles, possibly thousands. To do this as of now I have to have a relatively current picture or something they wrote recently (either online like a post on a social networking site or something physical). The more writing/photos I have of someone the easier it is to feel them.
Animal Communication – the empathic ability to feel the emotions of and communicate through feelings with animals. The communication here is sort of like claircognizance in that you just know because of a feeling you have what they’re trying to say without any words being spoken.
Nature – the empathic ability to feel and communicate with nature and with plants. More specifically, I feel the energy of the earth and of the plants and rocks that make it up as well as feeling the emotions of plants and rocks. For example, the grand canyon has a very different energy/feel to it than does a rainforest. Also, I do talk to plants using clairsentience as well.
Note: this was originally posted on 6/5/13 but changed substantially on 6/12/13