Call your gift(s) as an empath anything you like! Except “Intuitive Empath” may not be a name that helps you very much, other than giving you some name or other for something very important… your talent.
Here I’d like to add my perspective as someone who teaches born empaths (by any name) to become Skilled Empaths.
Names have consequences. Have you ever considered these three unintended consequences of using the term “Intuitive Empath.”
Intuitive Empath Problem #1
By calling yourself an Intuitive Empath, you’re equating your empath ability with being psychic.
It’s true that you can get powerful information intuitively, especially if you do it as a Skilled Empath by doing a dedicated technique of Skilled Empath Merge. (Just check out all the articles at this website done through Skilled Empath Merge.)
That takes training and knowledge, however. Not huge apprentice-style coaching, like learning old-fashioned Bel Canto singing. More like learning how to ride a bike.
The skill set of Empath Empowerment is completely different from learning the skill set of being psychic.
Whatever you call yourself, please get clear about the difference. Otherwise you may never become a Skilled Empath.
Intuitive Empath Problem #2
Calling yourself an Intuitive Empath may lead you to think you know everything about what it means to be an empath.
Ouchers! Many different gifts come under the term “born empath.” Check out this Empath Quiz for learning about your different gifts.
The very process of naming your gift(s) accurately is required to develop skill as an empath. Even though it is not the only thing required, which brings us to…
Intuitive Empath Problem #3
Giving yourself a name, however impressive, does not mean the same thing as having a skill.
For the past 40 years, I’ve done yoga just about every day of my life. I’m not talking fancy. Or fantastic. Or even able to sit in a full lotus position.
But at least I do a five-minute something, and sometimes a longer something. Therefore, I enjoy some of the benefits of yoga.
Over the last few years, however, I’ve noticed the funniest thing. Yoga has become way more popular. Just about everyone knows about yoga. Unless you’ve been living in a cave.
(My son’s godfather, Art, is a dedicated yogi. Born as a good Catholic boy in Massachusetts, he now wears a long white beard and a dhoti. He does live in a cave, or at least an ashram high in the Himalayas, and he spends most of his days and nights doing meditation, yoga, and yogic flying. I’m immensely proud of Art.)
But regarding popular notions of yoga, I have met people whose main experience with it seems to be owning a yoga mat or owning cute yoga clothes or, perhaps, carrying a tote bag with the word “Yoga” on it.
Yoga is not a lifestyle. It is not a name or description you give yourself, as in “I own yoga, just check out my wardrobe.”
Some people just don’t know better. Yet.
Similarly, I have encountered quite a few talented empaths who are totally stuck in their development. For now.
Every day they pick up pain, randomly, from others. Their unskilled Empath Merges aren’t very effective, compared to the potential for information and service to others with a Skilled Empath Merge. These empaths would benefit enormously from getting skills.
Very often, these empaths proudly say, “I found out that I am an Intuitive Empath.”
End of story. Or is it?