The intersection of being an intuitive empath and living Brahman is a very interesting one. A good definition of an empath is one who experiences the world as themselves, not by virtue of development of consciousness, but because they have no filter between themselves and the senses and thoughts of others, including plants and animals. The three worlds all leak in easily – too easily. Research indicates 20 percent of the population has this ability to varying degrees, and in varying domains.
Here are a few quotes from The Empath’s Survival Guide, by Judith Orloff, MD, a researcher, author, and empath, to more clearly describe this life:
“Empaths feel things first, then think — which is the opposite of how most people function in our over-intellectualized society. An empath can experience other people’s sorrow and also their joy. We are supersensitive to their tone of voice and body movements. We can hear what they don’t say in words but communicate nonverbally and through silence. There is no membrane that separates us from the world. This makes us very different from other people who have their defenses up almost from the time they were born…” .
“Most people are intuitively tuned in to a narrow bandwidth of frequencies in the everyday material or “real world.” Their ability to “see” is limited to linear time. But don’t mistake the material plane for the only reality. Once your sensitivities can reach beyond it, you will enter a playground of subtler energies and fascinating “nonlocal” realms (a term used by consciousness researchers), which defy the laws of classical physics.
People I call intuitive empaths are especially able to receive nonlocal information. These super senses enrich their lives and connect them to the divine, putting them in touch with the magical timing of moments of synchronicity as well as experiences such as déjà vu, spirit guides, and angels. Some believe that these empaths are old souls, those who have seen much over the eons and have come into this life with highly developed intuition.
Intuitive empaths differ from highly sensitive people in the area of intuition. Though both have a heightened awareness of touch, smell, sound, and light, intuitive empaths can sense further than local reality to contact extraordinary knowledge. They know things that other people don’t because their channels are wide open.
Some have visions that predict the future, and some are able to communicate with animals, plants, and other elements of nature, even spirit guides. Some are powerful dreamers who receive guidance in their dreams. Intuitive empaths can access the mysterious, nonlocal aspects of human consciousness, which mainstream science doesn’t yet understand…”
Here is also a quote from the book from Carl Jung on the subjective life of an empath:
“As a child I felt myself to be alone, and I am still, because I know things and must hint at things that others apparently know nothing of, and for the most part do not want to know. Loneliness does not come about from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.”
All of this made my realization of some of the TM-Sidhis sutras very powerful right from the beginning. Also this tendency hastened my relationship with Sri Brahmananda Saraswati, Guru Dev.
Even more critical, the awareness of Totality, Divinity and the three worlds [Heaven, Earth, and Hell] that comes with living Brahman, is the fulfillment of an empath’s existence. At last, a comprehensive understanding of What Is. Establishment in Being; Establishment in Divinity – Totality, Brahman, an embrace of and surrender to this achingly beautiful, and agonizingly painful Grand Creation.
“The world is as you are, live unbounded awareness” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi