“I can feel other people’s feelings”. Can you? If so, what we’re about to say will strike a chord with you.
Have you ever experienced a moment of oneness? As though you are one with another person? Can you feel other people’s emotions? These phenomena truly do happen.
Here are a few facts to open your mind:
- Most people experience moments of oneness, where they feel as though they are one with the world or with another person.
- Many people experience deep empathy, where consciousness merges with other people. If you are a highly sensitive empath you will know all about this.
- Many reports show “Spontaneous knowing”, where people communicate across long distances just by thought.
- It is scientifically impossible to prove whether we are individual or whether we are all one.
So can you truly feel other people’s thoughts?
To answer that question we need to change our view on things.
The standard, contemporary view of life is that we are individuals. We have our own bodies. We have our own minds. We have or own brains. We are individual people. So the notion goes.
The rest of the world is out there. They are separate. They’re not “us”, they’re “them”.
Science seems to confirm this idea of individuality, of “us” and “them”. Science tries to tell us that we are a combination of particles, atoms, and molecules working together to create our being, and that all “mental phenomena” are the result of the activity of those particles in our brains.
And because of all this, science suggests that you cannot feel what other people are feeling. Science basically says your’e confused. The feelings that you think are other people’s are actually your own. You’re projecting your thoughts and feelings on to other people. That’s why safe science would say. But is that really the truth? Or is it just the token answer of scientists who have yet to discover the truth? After all, every day scientists discover new truths that disprove what they formerly held as gospel.
Science be damned. Because me, you, and every other heightened empath in the world knows that yes we can feel what other people are feeling.
You may be familiar with these 3 expeiences:
When you feel what other people are feeling:
Odds are you have experienced this sensation at least once in your life. You get the impression that you are feeling what the other person is feeling. It’s a moment of connection through empathy.
Empathy is the ability to feel what other people are feeling. Highly sensitive empaths, for instance, are very in-tune with the emotions of other people.
Not everyone is a highly sensitive empath.
Some people only experience rare moments of empathy. In fact, some people do not experience empathy at all. Psychopaths and sociopaths, for instance, have zero empathy, which is why they are the way they are. PsychopathyAwareness tells us, “A psychopath lacks much more than empathy for others in his emotional repertoire. He also lacks the capacity to experience any kind of emotion that requires deeper insight and psychological awareness.”
The average person experiences many moments of shallow empathy, moments where they get a vague sense of what another person is feeling, but nothing deeper than that.
Most spiritually awakened people experience moments of deep empathy. These are moments when we truly step into another person’s mind and feel what they are feeling. As a highly sensitive empath and spiritually awakened person, I can generally look at anyone, even a stranger, and get a very strong sense of what they are feeling. You can feel another person’s pain. You can feel another person’s emotions. At times you can even experience another person’s thoughts. This state of being leads to altruism, to universal loving kindness, the desire to do anything to alleviate other people’s suffering, because their suffering is your own suffering.
The second type of experience is oneness. This is a state that Buddhists create when they meditate (usually using Bhakti meditation). Oneness creates the sensation that you are escaping your individual self, that you are becoming one with the universe.
This state of oneness will make you feel almost as though you are breathing with the entire world. That there is no separation between yourself and the outside world. Many people, for instance, know what’s it’s like to go to a beautiful nature spot and to feel as though you are one with the environment. And if you have not experienced this state, you really must practice these mindful habits, which will create the state for you.
Then there is the state of interconnected knowing. This is a spontaneous act of communication between two people, without words or any other known means of communicating. There are stories, for instance, of family members who can feel each other’s fear. One family member will be in an emergency and the other family member will intuitively sense it.
One morning in 2015 I woke up knowing that something was terribly wrong with my father. Two hours later I received a phone call telling me he had died from an accidental fall. Such moments are rare, but they do happen. And it doesn’t just happen in humans, either. Scientific research has also proven that pets can be psychic.
So if you’re wondering if you can feel another person’s emotions and thoughts, yes you can, and your pets may be able to too.
Science struggles to account for these phenomena. Materialists argue that empathy is not actually about feeling another person’s emotions. They say it is about selfishness, about us projecting our emotions onto other people. And those moments where a person learns information as though psychically; they say those moments are mere coincidence (though the odds on that are often one in billions).
But what if we actually are interconnected?
If that is the case, then these “psychic moments” or “highly empathetic moments” are no longer phenomena. They make perfect sense. Then, these psychic moments are just one part of a single body telling communicating with another part, like your brain communicating with your moth when you speak.
What if all matter is conscious? That is the view of the “panpsychist”, those who believe that all is mind. And each year more and more psychologists and scientists take-up the panpsychist view.
Panpsychists believe that consciousness is like mass of gravity, that it is a universal ever present. And when we accept the possibility of panpsychism, we realise that actually heightened empathy and oneness aren’t mental phenomena, they are very real, utterly logical things.