Over-empathizing can be described as becoming overly concerned with what is going on with other people. Mostly we think of it as a form of compassion, but it can result in people feeling badly for others, or being in shock on behalf of others.
People drawn to energy work often have the ability to tune into other people’s emotions in a detailed way. Returning to the body and grounding the energy in our heart space can help relieve some of the stress around caring for others.
We empathize from a heart space so empathy is more balanced when it comes from a grounded heart space.
When we become overly obsessed with other people’s feelings, there is often a leaking of our own energy and a feeling of being enmeshed with the other person.
If you are a highly sensitive person or an over-empathizer, the key is in noticing and observing this behavior.
Is the pattern obsessive or does it amplify a sense of helplessness?
In learning about our own patterns and then allowing ourselves to come back into a neutral space in the heart, we are able to care for others in a more effective way.