Being an empath is not just about receiving a feeling or feelings from other people and animals. There must be a complete pathway or a complete circle for an empath to feel. There must be a sender and a receiver. It is not necessary for a person to believe or disbelieve in empathy. An empath is and will be one in association to their natural abilities. I think there is much confusion with the Bi-polar diagnosis and the mind altering medication roller coaster. Which of course will not work in a person who is a natural unknowing and unaware empath. For the Christian to be diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and then medicated. This removes their ability to use the Christs gifts as Jesus had used them during his walk.
One of the ongoing false teachings with the whole of the Christian faith is the absolute rejection of anything which could be identified with the occult. This of course needs and should be guarded against. But, to such as an extent as to prevent the Christs gift from ever manifesting? This is wrong. No matter if it is from any religion, any defined place of holiness or the medical profession. Which after, decades of being on a medical roller coaster. The medical professional may advise on the use of electro convulsive therapy. Which of course will damage those regions of the brain until the Christs gifts are burned away forever.
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