Are Empath’s and Psychic’s the Same?

To be an empath versus psychic (aka spiritually aware, awakened, etc.) at times seem like they should be both classified as psychic. And no wonder if you take a look at Meridian-websters definition of Psychic which is:

  • -lying outside the sphere of physical science or knowledge : immaterial, moral, or spiritual in origin or force
  • -sensitive to nonphysical or supernatural forces and influences : marked by extraordinary or mysterious sensitivity, perception, or understanding

And emapthy is defined as such in their online dictionary:

  • the imaginative projection of a subjective state into an object so that the object appears to be infused with it
  • the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner ; also : the capacity for this

So with the definition of psychic it is clear that it is pertaining to having knowledge where you can’t explain how you have it scientifically whereas with empathy it can be scientifically explained. See the following articles regarding mirror neurons in the brain:streaming movie First Kill 2017

Empaths feel and transmute negative energy. When an empath talks of other things like knowing who it is they are feeling and having insight into peoples thoughts…that deeper insight that goes beyond just feeling, they are actually utilizing psychic abilities in conjunction with their empathy. And just because there is a chakra that is responsible for emapthy and there is also chakras responsible for the functioning of psychic abilities, that makes no difference. There is a chakra that controls fear as well but that doesn’t make fear a psychic ability.

Empathy is also genetic and it looks like scientist are getting closer to proving that. See the following article:

Empathy Partly Based On Genes, Mouse Study Shows –

Also with psychic ability information it is actually coming from some where/someone. For example, information from spirits, akashic records, etc.

Everyone is born with psychic abilities. Not everyone’s abilities stay awakened and opened however. But everyone has the abilities and can awaken their abilities. I guess you will not know what abilities are your strengths until you awaken.

So I would say that as an empath you’ve got maybe what might feel to you as a shorter way to go to get to calling yourself PSYCHIC.

I would say that no empathy and psychic ability are not the same. You can become psychic through development however you can’t become an empath through development and practice. If you are not emapthic but want to be then you would want to develop clairsentience.

2 thoughts on “Are Empath’s and Psychic’s the Same?”

  1. I am an Empath and have been on meds since age 15 now I am 34 an just figures out that I am not "crazy". I feel others pain and emotions. I can't go into a large crowd without being drained or be around real crazy people with out feeling and being drained by there emotions. I am just figuring myself out at 34. I am still on med and hope to be untill I can understand how to flip that switch and not feel so much. Thank you for your blog as it's nice to know I am not alone….

  2. Hi Talithia,

    Glad that you foudn my blog and it helped answer some questions. Not to worry. It wasn't until I was 39 that it became more obvious to me that I might be an empath and even then it took some time to be able to really confirm it for myself. Yes, it was a big part of resolving emotional issues I had or thought I had including the depression I went through and why it seemed to end as abrutly as it began. I know of many people who are either empaths or spiritually aware (psychic) that are on meds. It's hard because if you tell doctors what you feel or experience they often want to say that it is a manifestation of a mental problem you have when often they are two seperate things. For example, it would be possible for me to suffer from a mental illness but at the same time be an empath and they don't have anything to do with one another although certainly you can see how one can affect the other. I am sure you will be fine but don't feel that your goal has to be to get off of meds. If you need them you need them and that is fine. It will not change who you are as far as being an empath and controlling that ability. You will be better able to control and develop your empathy if you are mentally, emotionally and physically stable. I think I stated that right but if I didn't someone with more experience than I with having abilities and being on meds can comment and give more insight.

    Hang in there…your definitely not alone! SMILE



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