When you want to understand how intuitives work, it’s helpful to also focus on psychic work. These two work on a similar path. A main difference is that psychics must decode and make clear the insight they receive on the psychic level. Interpretation comes before understanding.
Insight to intuitives comes as sparks that don’t need processing. Many seem to come out of nowhere. Some examples are mother’s intuition or gut instinct. We experience intuition throughout the day with nudges, ideas, vibes, and inspiration. Perhaps you get a feeling like a warning. If your psychic senses aren’t being used, intuition fills that role as well.
The delivery of our intuition comes to us as our own thoughts. It is our own voice. Intuition bridges where we are and the pulse of the universe.
One of the purposes of intuition is to gain clarity and find epiphanies. It’s often personal, expressing thoughts on the journey of life we are undertaking. When intuition is followed it grows clearer and happens more often. The more it’s used, the more active and robust it becomes.
Empathy is sometimes confused with sympathy. In sympathy for example, if a friend is sad, we become sad and experience what they are experiencing. In the midst of this you may lose yourself and lose the big picture. You may not be able to see clearly.
Empathy is coming alongside someone. You are in your own space at the same time you are aware of what they are encountering. In this space you can gain clarity without immersing yourself totally in the feeling. For example, someone may be feeling exhausted. An empath will feel the exhaustion and connect, but is still able to offer insights. Empaths are highly sensitive to other’s emotions and are good listeners.
Empaths heal as they share the experience with someone who may feel that no one else gets them. People feel that an empath knows where they are coming from. They can see through other people’s lens and through their own lens at the same time.
Empaths may also be psychic. Empathy is used to relate to a person and to heal. At the same time, tapping into their psychic capacity helps them figure out issues. Empaths who don’t use their psychic abilities often fall into other people’s feelings or get ill. It’s helpful for empaths to use both abilities.