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Spiritual Gifts of Empathy and Sensitivity

There are a lot of misconceptions and confusion around the topic of sensitivity and empathy, because there is not much scientific and concrete factual information about the subjects. Only from people who live with the inherited traits.

One out of five people are living on the planet are born with the trait of sensitivity.

My knowledge about sensitivity is through my own research to acquire information on mastering my own sensitivity. In my research, I have studied many different point of views and perspectives.The perspectives range from: mental, physical, biological, physiological, and lastly, a spiritual perspective. Each perspective taught me how to understand myself and my unique trait a little more. This gave me confidence, overtime, and helped me, not only to master the trait, but to see it as a spiritual gift.

Spiritual gifts help us evolve. To evolve spiritually means to expand in consciousness, which ultimately means learning that we are not separate from God. That we are only in physical form to learn and to manifest. Sensitives and empaths are able to manifest easier, because they are more aware of how energy works and are able to travel back and forth between different dimensions and different worlds. In metaphysics and science we learned that everything in the world is made up of energy and that energy holds a vibrational frequency. The vibrational frequencies act like radio waves. We can not see them, but we can feel them. Empaths and HSP have a keen sense of clairsentience also known as feeling.

Empaths and HSPs are born with a unique sensitivity in their central nervous system. All sensory organs on an empath or sensitive have low threshold, therefore resulting in unusual sensitivity to light, smells, sounds, and textures.They also have a very sensitive emotional nature, which is usually very difficult to self manage, and contributes greatly to self esteem and confidence issues.

Empaths are driven by their own intuitive nature, which is largely unconscious. Empaths make great healers, because the gift of empathy allows them to experience oneness. They  usually have poor sense of time and space but understand anything having to do with emotions.

Empaths have a child like and free spirit way about them and are always extremely creative, artistic and have very colorful imaginations.

All sensitives are drawn to spirituality or have a desire to heal others. Sensitives or HSPs may only be sensitive to subtle energy in their environment such as sounds, smells, and textures, and usually have food and seasonal allergies.

Many HSPs can feel energy, but do not know what to do with the information they are given and have no desire to understand it.

Sensitives can develop the same psychological, physical, and spiritual imbalances as an empath does, because both types of individuals have sensitive nervous systems, which can become overstimulated.

Empaths are people who are capable of feeling the emotions of others despite the fact they themselves are living a completely separate experience. They are capable of feeling another persons pain and have an uncanny inner knowing what the person needs in order to feel better. This is why healing is an innate desire in most empaths.

Empaths also have the ability to scan a person’s energy as well as their psyche for thoughts and feelings. Empaths are also capable of picking up information about a persons past, present, and future occurrence, as well as places and things.

ESP and knowing are psychic abilities which empaths acquire. Empaths have a deep sense of knowing that accompanies their considerate and compassionate understanding of others. Many empaths are kinesthetic learners and need to learn by the experience of doing.

There are many differences between a healed and unhealed empath. Unhealed empaths haven’t mastered balance. They tend to overcompensate, where they give out more energy than they get back. They have a hard time determining the difference between someone else’s wants and needs to their own.

They also can become overwhelmed with emotions they don’t know why they experience, and can experience other peoples physical aches and pains.

They get emotionally and physically overwhelmed in crowds and many times feel as if the weight of the world is on their shoulders. They can experience  everything from mood swings, energetic imbalances and insomnia .

Balanced empaths are able to block energy they do not want to experience, so they do not become over whelmed.  Professional empaths are able to control the flow of psychic information and use the information accurately to heal a person or situation, hence energy healer.

Although all individuals are born being empathic, most people learn to ignore information they pick up from others. Empath’s and sensitives who do not understand and/or haven’t mastered the gift of empathy tend to develop destructive and sabotaging behaviors and habits to deal with the emotional information they receive. It is not uncommon for an empath or HPS to isolate themselves.

Empath’s usually learn to work with their sensitivity through spiritual lessons, therefore making the lessons we learn through our sensitivity spiritual.


Regular workshops and individual coaching for HSP .

Class Itinerary:

 Are You A Highly Sensitive Person or Empath?

An individual who is known to feel other people’s energy and emotions is known to be an empath. A highly sensitive individual has spiritual, emotional and energetic perceptions. This physical and emotional trait is inherited. One out of five Americans has the trait of sensitivity. All sensitives aren’t empaths but all empaths are sensitive. In this workshop we will learn the differences between sensitivity and empathy. We will also explore some of the physical, emotional, spiritual and mental manifestations which come from being born sensitive.

Can you identify with the following?

Being labeled as too emotional or sensitive?
Are your feelings hurt easily?
Do you get overstimulated when under pressure?
Do you feel nervous or anxious around loud noises, weird smells or textures, and bright lights?
Do you find that you eat, drink, smoke or use recreational drugs to turn yourself off, emotionally and mentally?

In this workshop we will learn how to manage our sensitivity through learning about the spiritual gift of sensitivity and empathy.

Class Schedule

Open  Prayer–Energy Exercise

Traits of the healed and Unhealed Empath and Highly Sensitive Person

Life Style & Diet which supports the Sensitive an Empaths unique physical constitution

We will close the workshop with Psychic Protection, Grounding, Cord Cutting and Entity removal exercises and discussions

Laura Schwalm is a Master Psychic Healer who has the gifts of clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, and  tactic knowing. To book a soul psychic reading, crystal reading, Tarot, PSY, or medicine card reading, To book a spiritual advising or coaching session please go to

If you are looking to learn about the healing arts, or how to master your own sensitivity and psychic ability please check out my holistic and spiritual workshops at

Until next time, be true to yourself!

Laura Schwalm


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