The dark side of empathy. There’s nothing wrong with empathy or helping, but where it is coming from? Is the way you are seeing people when you support ultimately disempowering them? Who are you being in experiences where you support, help, heal, or be there for others?
This episode is not just for healers, empaths, wellness practitioners, or those in the helping profession — this is for everybody who has relationships to themselves and others. An Empathy Cleanse so that we can truly be honoring of each other in this life.
In this episode: where empathy can go wrong or too far, how we might put ourselves aside and where empathy supports self-avoidance or abandonment, my story of shifting in consciousness around being a healer, respecting others’ in their wholeness, and SEEING.
Also, a bit here on how supporting others, acceptance of death, respecting each others’ journeys, ancestry or past life, narcissist/empath and other victim/perpetrator agreements and dynamics, and codependency all connect in this conversation about empathy.
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18:13 When Empathy Goes Too Far the Layers of Who You Are Now
21:42 How I Am Now?
25:22 I Was the Function of the Healing Not Just the Healer
37:34 How Are We Using Our Gifts?
38:11 About Empathy: My Story
39:52 When Empathy Hurts and a Healthy Vision
44:05 Why the “Empath, Savior, or Parental” Figure Position?
45:07 Narcissist / Empath Dynamic
47:36 When We Put the Needs of Others Over Our Own (Out of Balance Mother Child Dynamic)
52:25 Value of Selfless and Selfishness
57:06 Selflessness Can Be Actually Avoidance
58:53 Being a Care - Taker vs Being Caring
01:00:25 The Archetype of the Wounded Healer
01:00:58 Endings and Death: Respecting Everyones’ Path
01:04:00 Questions for You to Explore
01:06:05 Your Feedback & Thoughts?
01:06:33 Credits & Podcast Mentions in This Episode
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