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We have heard a lot of calls for unity recently. It is a topic that we teach in Standing in the Light® and for which we have discussed here many times before. However, a friend of mine, Rae Russel, mentioned that we would be better focused on the energy of empathy as a stepping stone to eventually manifest unity. Her words really resonated with me.

Therefore, I started to poke around the internet to find a definition of empathy that spoke to me.

In the online version of Psychology Today, there is a definition of empathy in an article called Empathy | Psychology Today

Empathy is the ability to recognize, understand, and share the thoughts and feelings of another person, animal, or fictional character. Developing empathy is crucial for establishing relationships and behaving compassionately. It involves experiencing another person’s point of view, rather than just one’s own, and enables prosocial or helping behaviors that come from within, rather than being forced.

I really liked the part of this discussion that having empathy helps with “behaviors that come from within, rather than being forced.” This is important so that the action is instinctive instead of feeling like we are following a set of rules or guidelines that someone else imposes on us.

Going a little bit further down the rabbit hole of this definition, I looked up the meaning of prosocial. At the website called verywellmind.com, there is this definition in an article titled The Basics of Prosocial Behavior (verywellmind.com)

Prosocial behaviors are those intended to help other people. These actions are characterized by a concern for the rights, feelings, and welfare of other people…Prosocial behavior includes a wide range of actions such as helping, sharing, comforting, and cooperating. The term itself originated during the 1970s and was introduced by social scientists as an antonym for the term antisocial behavior.

Obviously, the above definitions are from the third-dimensional world. They are a good place to start evaluating ourselves. If we are having trouble being empathetic and helpful, we will want to ask what judgments and fears we have that are keeping us from feeling these qualities instinctually. Do we fear scarcity and abandonment? Do we judge others for their actions? Are we judging ourselves for our own thoughts and beliefs? Look at the reasons behind the lack of 3D empathy.

In the Standing in the Light® Channeling Class, the Christ tells us that one of the modalities for receiving information, for channeling is being empathic. Here is that definition. “An empath is one who receives information through sensing emotions.  An empath tunes into the emotional state of a person, a group, an animal or an object and feels the emotional state.”

The benefit of tapping into your ability to be an empath, if you desire, is to help you understand the reason others may feel and act the way they do, to be less judgmental of them and allow you to discern what action is in the highest plan for you now. You may be guided to help someone else in a third-dimensional way, like by donating money or time for a cause. You may be guided to send energy to others on your own or with a healing circle. By understanding how someone else feels you may be guided to do nothing, knowing that it is important for the other person to work through her situation herself. By being empathic, you will feel more confidence that the action you take or don’t take is the highest plan. Ultimately, this confidence will help you with your stress level because you will know that you have played your part in the co-creation of what is unfolding.

We are reminded that being empathic is not an excuse to be a psychic voyeur and to forget that we ask permission when we send energy to others, just as we would ask to help someone in person.

We are also reminded that just because we are aware of someone else’s energy does not mean that we need to take on or wallow in that energy. We use the awareness for information to help us know what our action plan is.

Finally, let’s look at 5D Empathy. When we are holding the frequency of fifth-dimensional empathy, we are tapping into the energy of the Whole, the energy of the One, the energy of Source. Within Source are all the energies and emotions healed and unhealed. All the energies are divine even when they don’t feel divine. Having the awareness of all possible energies will allow you to consciously decide what action plan is the highest plan for your piece of the puzzle for all of creation right now. The knowingness and wisdom of Divine Empathy will guide you to more peace and unity instinctively. It will feel like second nature and the truth of who you always have been because it is the truth of who you are.

Thanks to pixabay.com for the image.

1 Comment

  1. Rita

    Thank you Lori

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