Empathy is one of the most important tools you have for connecting with others. It supports the mutual exchange of love and nurturance, and it helps foster community, cooperation, belonging, and a sense of spiritual vitality.
But sometimes empathy can present challenges, especially for people who experience too much empathy. Difficulty can also arise for those who feel too little empathy or twist their sense of empathy to manipulate others. Llewellyn's Little Book of Empathy shares effective solutions for working through your under- or over-empathic tendencies, and it shows how you can process the underlying issues that lead to manipulation. You will also learn about the different kinds of empathy: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Popular author and long-time intuitive counselor Cyndi Dale shares dozens of exercises and quick tips to prevent empathic downsides and support the positives of this ability, including:
Increased ability to set and achieve financial and lifestyle goalsImproved physical and emotional healthBoosted creativity and passion for lifeEase in separating others' feelings from your ownIncreased ability to give and receive compassionStronger and more loving relationshipsBolstered self-esteem and self-confidenceEffective ways to establish appropriate empathic boundariesAn acute ability to problem-solveIntensified capacity for perceiving and making the best choicesA level-headed approach to dealing with toxic people and their beliefsEnhanced connections to spiritual guidesHeightening of powers needed to reject negative people and spirits