What's the difference?
Empathy and Clairsentience are within the same spectrum of gifts, which are those of feeling or sensing the emotions and energies of the world around them. But Clairsentience is a broadened form of Empathy bolstered by ESP and psychic gifts that encompasses a wider field of sensitivities expanding beyond just the emotions and energies of other people or animals. Clairsentience is Knowing!
Beyond looking at definitions and trait lists of each type, you should begin to look at the experiences you may have with your 'feeling' or 'sensing' gift. As you go over those incidences, you will discover the extent of your abilities.
Have you had experiences of overwhelming emotions?
What was the source of the energy, animal, human, visual, hearing or simply knowing?
The basic question to start with is “what is your comfort level?” If you’re distressed by your gift I suggest undergoing training to contain the level of emotional energy received. There is no point being gifted if you’re considered a mad cat woman (or man). Your greatest gift to the world is to heal, often this requires some form of camouflage, in this way perceptions or fears can be contained.
It is completely true to say once a person has undergone a full awakening, as far as the unawake are concerned you could be seen as mad, disturbed or just crazy. There is simply no way to see black as white and streams of energy flowing without alarming the caring members of your unawake tribe, they cannot know what they cannot know. I suggest extreme caution and becoming a chameleon of human intentions at least initially.
But remember, over time, as with any gift, it always has the potential to expand and grow. This is because, as you grow and develop as a person, so will your gifts. All the more reason to take time to discover yourself before letting others discover you. Call it insurance!
You may be the next Nostradamus but if you’re shouting from inside a padded cell you will not create an opportunity for the greater good.
Now that I know what I am, what do I do with it?
You may have a good understanding of what you are and what you have potential to be, that would be a great scenario. Unfortunately, the usual scenario is confusion as to the nature of the gift, what if any responsibilities come with the gift or why me?
The bottom line is this - there are no absolutes. There is no spiritual requirement for you to heal the masses, everything is up to you. You can become everything or nothing. It’s really up to you, freedom of choice dictates. You can do nothing with it. Or you can begin to build a lifestyle to best function around the energy.
There are many born to a gift and there are equally many who awake to a world and find they now have a gift. If you’re a late bloomer you may find the gift was always there, lying latent but switched off. The key point here you is that you can switch it off or on whenever it suits you.
From personal experience, I struggled to be balanced and lived a life immersed in either the practical world or in other worldly place for extended periods. Finding the correct level of mysticism, normal or crazy is your choice.
Over the many years of my personal quest to Know myself I discovered that was the primal desired outcome. To know thyself! This is the greatest gift you can give the world. Consider the fact that “in effect your gift may just be for you”.
Perhaps the only decision is at what level of play you’re comfortable with whilst remaining comparatively sane.
A profit or seer is often not recognised in their own tribe. It’s very difficult for your peer group to suddenly accept that you’re the next great mystical phenomena.
For instance, if you’re known as Dave the plumber and have been for 25 years and then you awaken to a new reality of Angels and visions, then it’s possible that the peer group around you will find one of several plausible outcomes has taken place.