How to Distinguish Between the Highly Sensitive Person, Empath and Clairsentient?

What’s the Difference? The Highly Sensitive Person, Empath and Clairsentient

It’s easier than you think!

Think of them in layers and one being slightly more enhanced than the next yet equally special in their own way.

They are indeed similar, and you may be exclusively more one than the other. You may also have a bit of them all!

Remember that regardless of your lean or ability, these are true gifts! Honor them, care for them and use them for the highest of good, love and light. Set the intention to use your gifts to guide, support and help those in need, spreading your own light throughout the world.

Let’s get started!

Highly Sensitive Person

“What exactly is a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)?” you ask. This term began to receive notoriety by the well-known psychologist, Dr. Elain Aron who discovered through research and studies that as much as 20 percent of the population are bestowed with a unique and heightened sensitivity to the world around them. These people get things quick, are a step ahead of the game and easily notice more than the average person. They are very in tune to the external stimuli around them.

How to Know If You’re an HSP

Highly sensitive people are especially sensitive to smell, taste, sound and feelings or emotions. In addition, certain foods and flavors and things like caffeine or even the smallest doses of medicine affect them in drastic ways. They also have a few other unique characteristics:

  • Bright lights, especially fluorescent lights, overwhelm you. You might even hear the humming of the lights and become agitated by it.
  • Must have quite time having been in sensory rich, loud, busy settings.
  • Especially sensitive to works of art and it may even bring you to tears or emotion of some kind.
  • Very uneasy when you have little time to complete a long list of to-dos.
  • Odoriferous settings leave you overwhelmed and in need of fresh air.

In sum, the HSP is very emotionally in tune to their environment and in many cases they don’t know why. They subconsciously receive the often very subtle clues in body language, tone of voice, and/or facial expressions of those they are interacting with at any given time.

What is an Empath

In turn, the empath can feel the emotions of all those around them including animals. They are highly sensitive to the energy field of human or animals, also called the aura. The difference here, as we add on a layer, is that the empath will absorb the emotional energy of those around them taking the emotions on as if they were their own. Yes, they literally experience the exact same emotional effects in their own bodies of those near.

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A Classic Empath vs. HSP Experience

Scenario: A heated conversation occurs in a room or setting of some kind between two people.

The HSP, unaware of the tense conversation, knocks and enters the room and the couple does a splendid job of acting as though nothing is happening. The HSP, upon entering the room would sense the tone of the room immediately because they can perceive the ever so subtle cues of body language, voice intonation and facial mannerism regardless that these cues may be hidden quite well.

However, the empath could enter the same room hours after the arguing two left the room and still feel and even absorb the emotional residual energy from the argument without any obvious physical evidence that it took place.

There is no hard and fast rule, but you might think of it like this: Most empaths are HSP but not all HSP are empaths.

A Few Empathic Traits

  • Must turn off the television when you see violence or tragedy.
  • Literally feel the emotion of others when you are near them.
  • Often root for the losing team or the underdog in a situation.
  • Empaths are highly creative and have extremely rich imaginations, hence vivid dreams.
  • They know when someone is being dishonest.
  • Many empaths are natural healers involved in healing, medicinal or therapeutic arts.

MORE PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT: Psychic Medium Gives 5 Powerful Coping Tips for Empaths

We Arrive at the Clairsentient

Now then, adding on yet another layer, we explore the Clairsentient. Clairsentients are quite often highly sensitive people as well as empaths.

Clairsentients, just like empaths can sense the emotional energy around them and take it on as their own.  The clear feeling ability of the clairsentient expands a bit further allowing them to make absolute sense of the information regarding that energy around them. Here’s what I mean by that: Clairsentients have a sixth sense or heightened sensory ability that takes them beyond mere physical or emotional. They add in a component now of knowing much like the clairvoyant receives knowing through visions or images. So, the Clairsentient may have a physical sensation response to a person around them such as a tingling in their hands and know with absolute certainty this person needs physical healing. They may feel a throbbing in their throat (throat chakra) and receiving a direct knowing of this feeling, such as this person is sick with a cough, healed from cancer or more symbolically is needing to express more in life.

Along with their heightened sensory awareness and ability to absorb the emotional energy of those around them, clairsentients also gain great knowing (symbolic, factual or physical) from extrasensory perception that they can then use to guide someone.

Using our scenario above regarding the two people in the room involved in the heated argument, the Clairsentient would enter the room hours later and not only tune into the energy of the room but they would also be able to perceive clear and specific knowing regarding details about the two in the argument such as a sense about why they were arguing about. They may also feel in their body the sensations one or the other was feeling during the tense interaction – such as heart racing, sweaty palms or grief. They may also get a sense through feelings of what’s impending such as a break up or divorce.

Clairsentient Abilities & Traits

  • You give more attention to feelings of experiences in their daily life.
  • Your language includes words like feel, touch and sense vs. hear, see or smell. For example, you say, “As I consider this project, I feel …” as opposed to “As I consider this project, I’m hearing you say or I’m envisioning …”
  • A classic clairsentient response is the chills in your body. When this happens, pay attention to what’s happening around you and become aware of higher consciousness signs, symbols and messages presenting for you in the moments surrounding this.
  • You’ve experienced a sensation of a slight touch somewhere on your body – perhaps your shoulder or head to find no one there.
  • Your feel the emotions of others, this emotion often manifests physically in your body (inside your body or outside your body) and you have a sense of knowing, through a heightened sensory ability, what this is related to and/or how you can help.

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There you have it! There are many similarities between these three terms however there is a stark difference between each that accounts for the main difference. Remember, you might be one, all three or a combination of each. Over time, learning and development you’ll better discern this knowing. May this new level of understanding these ‘emotional abilities’ point you in a new and valuable direction!

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The Psychic Ability of Being an Empath: 12 Traits

Psychic Development: Understanding What It means to be Empathic?

Being an empath is all about ‘feeling’ the emotions of others. This gift presents in many different ways. For example, do you feel that you just know things without being told? Or, do you feel overwhelmed in busy and loud place? Is it hard to be in an airport, mall or busy store? Do you take on the emotions or feeling of others as if they were yours? Or, do you feel the emotions of those near you? An empath will know or feel thoughts about themselves or another from near or even afar.

Am I a Psychic Empath? Here are 12 Traits:

  1. Do you have to turn off the television when you see violence or tragedy because it is just too unbearable? Do you stop watching or paying attention to the media, altogether, because of this?
  2. Do you actually feel the illnesses, aching, pains or physical symptoms of others when you are near them?
  3. Do you find yourself rooting for the losing team or the underdog in a situation? Are you inspired to support those who you see as being intimidated, bullied or who are suffering?
  4. Empaths are often highly creative and extremely rich imaginations. Is this you? Are you a fantastic day dreamer?
  5. Do you know when someone is telling mistruths or when you are getting partial truth? Do you loathe dishonesty and feel a deep desire for truth?
  6. Many empaths are natural healers. Do you have an affinity toward healing others? Or, are you drawn to holistic, metaphysical or naturopathic solutions and remedies?
  7. An empath will desire quiet time, peace and solitude in their daily lives wherein they can just ‘be’ and breathe and reflect and be in the moment. Often this is sought out through a deep connection and love of animals and children.
  8. Do you find that family and friends come to you to divulge their life issues and problems?
  9. Empaths are of problem solvers seeking out answers. Unresolved or unexplained question are frustrating as the empath searches for resolve and completion.
  10. Do you find yourself intolerant with clutter? Most empaths are free spirited souls, thriving on adventure and new experience. They are sponge-like when it comes to freedom, travel and learning. Is this you?
  11. Rules and regimen are stifling to the empath. Their freedom is essential and so control of any kind is met with great resistance. How do strict guidelines, procedures and guidelines work for you?

If you felt a resonation with any of these traits, it’s very likely you are an empath.

Techniques for the Psychic Empath 

Purple and dark blue colored fruits assist you expanding and opening your third eye. Eat blackberries, blueberries or red grapes. Also, consider flavoring your foods with hemp seeds and lavender. Try burning Vanilla or Lavender incense to support this as well.

  • Psychic Development & Protection Roses

A Protection Tool: Creating a Protection Rose

In your psychic development, you must learn that your pure, positive essence is the only energy allowed in your space.  A Protection Rose is an energy tool that assists you during your daily life, meditation or any kind of spiritual work to keep healthy energy boundaries in place. A Protection Rose acts like a filter or receptacle that absorbs energies near or around you that are not your own and don’t belong in your space.

 

  • Be in the Center of Your Head in Your Psychic Development

Our lives are full of poignant experiences. If you are an energy worker, intuitive or healer of any kind you are likely coming across equally highly charged experiences – even if you are not consciously aware of it. It is natural to slip into the emotions and chaos of events around use and/or into the energy of the client. This is especially true if you are an empath. More often than not, at these times, your attention is focused outside of you, and you are completely entrenched with whatever situation is pressing at the moment. When you learn how to consciously be in the center of your head you begin to call your life force back to you, finding peace of mind, clarity and balance.

 There is a spiritual space in the center of our heads from which we are better able to filter out much of the noise of the world, and more easily focus on consciously creating our experience. Staying in the center of your head increases your awareness of your body, mind and spirit.

Psychic Medium Michelle Beltran reveals powerful psychic development tips for empaths to cope. Click to learn if you have the psychic gift of being an empath.

 Steps to Being in the Center of Your Head:
  1. You easily get into the center of your head by taking your awareness to this area of your body and acknowledging it.
  2. Imagine a miniature version of yourself right in the center of your head – at the apex of to two crossed lines traveling through the center of your head.
  3. The center of your head is your own space so decorate, design and flavor it any way you choose. Take some time to create this sacred space exactly as you choose.
  4. The center of your head is for you only. If any other people, animals, or issues are there ask them to leave through your Grounding Cord by opening the trap door located directly under the crossed lines.
  • Psychics and Empaths Must Strengthen Root Chakra
The root chakra helps psychics, intuitives and empaths to stay grounded and in the present. When the root chakra is in balance we are in harmony and fully grounded in all matters of life around us. To support maintaining this equanimity, smudge your home, ground and run energy daily, and bathe in sage. Also, eat root vegetables such as garlic, onions, and carrots to enhance grounding. Most importantly, exercise! Try, dancing, cycling, or yoga.
  • Tune into Your Throat Chakra to Access Psychic Awareness
This is the center of communication. Speak your truth, set boundaries and don’t be afraid to say, “No.” You can say no with love, care and grace. Try singing, chanting and sharing your feelings. Feed this chakra with water and tree-growing fruits like apricots and peaches.

What’s Next In Your Psychic Development?

As a psychic empath it is paramount to learn to manage the input of emotions and the physical reactions that accompany them. The empath must put these emotional connections into a space where they can acknowledge them and their physical manifestations as just information to be communicated and nothing more. This takes practice, but people so endowed are mandated to submit to their gifts and deliver the messages they receive. Try this powerful meditation to begin opening your third eye!

Develop Your Psychic Ability at The Intuitive Hour: Awaken Your Inner Voice!

Listen to the entire iTunes podcast episode on this topic at The Intuitive Hour: Awaken Your Inner Voice!
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Psychic Medium Gives 5 Powerful Coping Tips For Empaths

What Is the Psychic Gift of Being Empathic?

Being an empath is all about feeling the emotions of others. This psychic gift presents in many different ways. Do you feel that you just know things without being told? Or, do you feel overwhelmed in busy and loud places? Is it hard to be in an airport, mall or busy store? Do you take on the emotions or feeling of others as if they were your own? Or, do you feel the emotions of those near you? Listen in today as Michelle discusses psychic development, what an empath is and how to navigate your day to day life as a sensitive/empath.

Develop Your Psychic Ability and Discover If You’re an Empath

  • Do you actually feel the illnesses, aching, pains or physical symptoms of others when you are near them?
  • Do you find yourself rooting for the losing team or the underdog in a situation?
  • Are you inspired to support those who you see as being intimidated, bullied or who are suffering?
  • Empaths are often highly creative and extremely rich imaginations. Is this you? Are you a fantastic day dreamer?

Many empaths are natural healers. Do you have an affinity toward healing others? Or, are you drawn to holistic, metaphysical or naturopathic solutions and remedies? An empath will desire quiet time, peace and solitude in their daily lives wherein they can just be and breathe and reflect and be in the moment. Often this is sought out through a deep connection and love of animals and children.

Do you find that family and friends come to you to divulge their life issues and problems? Empaths are of problem solvers seeking out answers. Unresolved or unexplained question are frustrating as the empath searches for resolve and completion.

Most psychic empaths are free spirited souls, thriving on adventure and new experience. They are sponge-like when it comes to freedom, travel and learning. Is this you? Rules and regimen are stifling to the empath. Their freedom is essential and so control of any kind is met with great resistance. How do strict guidelines, procedures and guidelines work for you? If you resonate with any of these traits, it’s very likely you are an empath.

 

Coping Tips for Psychics and Empaths 

Develop Your Psychic Third Eye Chakra

Purple and dark blue colored fruits assist you expanding and opening your third eye. Eat blackberries, blueberries or red grapes. Also, consider flavoring your foods with hemp seeds and lavender. Try burning Vanilla or Lavender incense to support this as well.

Psychic Development & Protection Roses

A Protection Tool: Creating a Protection Rose

In your psychic development, you must learn that your pure, positive essence is the only energy allowed in your space.  A Protection Rose is an energy tool that assists you during your daily life, meditation or any kind of spiritual work to keep healthy energy boundaries in place. A Protection Rose acts like a filter or receptacle that absorbs energies near or around you that are not your own and don’t belong in your space.

Be in the Center of Your Head in Your Psychic Development

Our lives are full of poignant experiences. If you are an energy worker, intuitive or healer of any kind you are likely coming across equally highly charged experiences – even if you are not consciously aware of it. It is natural to slip into the emotions and chaos of events around use and/or into the energy of the client. This is especially true if you are an empath. More often than not, at these times, your attention is focused outside of you, and you are completely entrenched with whatever situation is pressing at the moment. When you learn how to consciously be in the center of your head you begin to call your life force back to you, finding peach of mind, clarity and balance.

There is a spiritual space in the center of our heads from which we are better able to filter out much of the noise of the world, and more easily focus on consciously creating our experience. Staying in the center of your head increases your awareness of your body, mind and spirit.

Steps to Being in the Center of Your Head

  1. You easily get into the center of your head by taking your awareness to this area of your body and acknowledging it.
  2. Imagine a miniature version of yourself right in the center of your head – at the apex of to two crossed lines traveling through the center of your head.
  3. The center of your head is your own space so decorate, design and flavor it any way you choose. Take some time to create this sacred space exactly as you choose.
  4. The center of your head is for you only. If any other people, animals, or issues are there ask them to leave through your Grounding Cord by opening the trap door located directly under the crossed lines.

Psychics and Empaths Must Strengthen Root Chakra

The root chakra helps psychics, intuitives and empaths to stay grounded and in the present. When the root chakra is in balance we are in harmony and fully grounded in all matters of life around us. To support maintaining this equanimity, smudge your home, ground and run energy daily, and bathe in sage. Also, eat root vegetables such as garlic, onions, and carrots to enhance grounding. Most importantly, exercise! Try, dancing, cycling, or yoga.

Tune into Your Throat Chakra to Access Psychic Awareness

This is the center of communication. Speak your truth, set boundaries and don’t be afraid to say, “No.” You can say no with love, care and grace. Try singing, chanting and sharing your feelings. Feed this chakra with water and tree-growing fruits like apricots and peaches.

What’s Next In Your Psychic Development?

As a psychic empath it is paramount to learn to manage the input of emotions and the physical reactions that accompany them. The empath must put these emotional connections into a space where they can acknowledge them and their physical manifestations as just information to be communicated and nothing more. This takes practice, but people so endowed are mandated to submit to their gifts and deliver the messages they receive.

Develop Your Psychic Ability at The Intuitive Hour: Awaken Your Inner Voice!

Listen to the entire iTunes podcast episode on this topic at The Intuitive Hour: Awaken Your Inner Voice!

 

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