Raising an Empath Kat & Hannah

Kat:

I knew from the minute she was in my belly that my daughter Kara was different. At the time we did not use the word empath. I played dolphin music and meditated every day, I sent her love. She was soft and barely moved. I felt from the moment she was born that she knew more than what the eye could see.


Hannah:

I talked to Theo a lot when he was in my belly. He is my first born and the pregnancy was particularly magical. My not-yet husband gave me foot massages every day. I did baby-focused meditation and yoga every day. Theo moved around a lot! Sometimes he would thrash about like he was angry at something. It’s still his personality. He only fights with himself. All I can do is be there for him when he’s ready to cuddle.

I knew immediately when he was born that we’d met before. That boy is a very old soul.


Kat:

She observed the word around her with a fierce and deep stare. She was quiet but strong and I felt right away that my job was to help her navigate the world in a way that did not overstimulate her senses.

I found a Waldorf school in NYC and it was perfect. The soft, natural, calm nature of the school was a perfect fit for her. They respected her and did not mind at all that she did not speak much.


Hannah:

Today when I dropped him off at preschool, this boy he wants to befriend was crying. He stayed and sat with him and the teacher, observing, being there just in case. Sometimes, I fear that he won’t be met by other kids. The teachers at his preschool are so nurturing and support the kids unconditionally. Sometimes I think Theo is better friends with the teachers than the other kids. That idea makes me smile. He can be such a good guy to have around.

On the playground he stops when he hears an airplane. It’s not even loud. He is so aware of the world around him. His emotional connection to his environment is so strong. Nothing is dull inside him. He is alive in every pore of his being.


Kat:

I often heard “what’s wrong with her” as people noticed her stillness and quietness. She was just observing the world around her, I said to myself. She is perfect just as she is. Now we would simply call her an empath.


Hannah:

Theo loves being in the world. He is more social than his parents for sure and we often wonder where he gets it from.


Kat:

Fast forward to this week. She is now 31 and lives in NYC not far from me. She, like everyone else, was starting to lose it with the pandemic. She is a beautiful ballet dancer. Her dance teacher once said “She doesn't need to speak, she speaks with her body onstage.” Dancing is everything to her. Kara got her dream job this winter but as with everything else the performance was cancelled. She can’t dance, and her life that she loved is on hold.


Hannah:

He used to dance to strange things – like the window rolling up and down or the vacuum. It was more vibrational than any real percussion but sometimes it was a rhythm I could barely hear. I would just look over and see his hand going up and down rhythmically as he concentrated.



Kat:

She called me and suggested we get energy work at the Roslyn Salt Cave in Long Island. She loves this place because it is an energy vortex and the Reiki healer Gina is amazing. Empaths need energy work. I always took her to healers and homeopaths when she was growing up. Kara slept with crystals, meditated every night, made intention boards and nature tables.


Hannah:

Today I met a woman who said I need to protect him with my bubble. He’s too young to protect himself still. So I try - not just in the normal motherly ways (which he doesn’t listen to anyway) but spiritually also. Of course he wants to decide everything himself. Literally everything. Sometimes I feel powerless. He is so strong in every way.


Kat:

I decided early on that nothing was wrong with her and that my job was to give her the tools to navigate the 3D world that we live in. Raising an empath is challenging especially if you don't accept their gift. You can't change the fact that they see things other children don't and they feel the world deeply. Giving them tools is the key, whether it’s dolphin sounds or Reiki in a Salt Cave. I am hoping when we transition completely from 3D to 5D consciousness that the world is a better place for her.


Hannah:

Being an empath is never a bad thing.



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