Empathy

Empathy is the capacity to recognize or understand another's state of mind or emotion. It is often described as the ability to "put oneself into another's shoes", or to in some way experience the outlook or emotions of another being within oneself.

 

Maja Milosavljevic

 

The Alphabet of Being

Maja shares her intuitive insights with you in her inspiring and beautiful book,"The Alphabet of Being". Each chapter is a story unto itself which reveals to us the blessings and treasures that we each possess inside of ourselves. "The Alphabet of Being" will enchant you as Maja leads you along your own personal journey to believing in the whispers of your heart and soul.

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The Smiling Soul | Notes

 

Being An Empath

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I have been asked many times how being an empath feels... I always smile, because I never know how to describe it - I always thought everybody thought the way I do, and FELT the way I do. Many times in my life, I've wondered how people can't feel that someone is hurting, or being under terrible pressure, or just feeling wonderfully happy... Since I'd been told by many people over the years that I'm too "touchy", sensitive, vulnerable, even complicated - I started facing "inward" and tried to find comfort in my own SELF. That had led me to a completely new discovery!! I asked the Source for guidance and help, and the information came pouring in - through books, articles, films and most importantly - PEOPLE!!!

So I saw the Law of Attraction at work in my own life!

I've learned that I'm not crazy, touchy, or any of those adjectives I used above to describe myself - I was just a walking "human sponge"!!! My interest in people and the love I feel for them, I look at now as a blessing!!! I love tuning in, spending time and having wonderful conversations with them!! They teach me so much, with each and every interaction!

I'm thankful to my many friends, to Glenda Graves for her guidance and for being the wonderful loving medium and person she is, to Rev. Kevin Masters who "made" me realize I have a gift (lol), and last but not least - my friend Hemal who has been leading me by the hand to this point where I am now - searching for answers and being led to them!!! I will write more on this subject for sure.

I thank you all for this love I have felt here, and I'm honored to have each and every one of you as my friends! Love to all xo :o)

 

How an Empath Feels

Many times, it has happened with no warning; the phone rings, I pick up, say "hello", and I hear a voice. BEFORE I can even recognize whose voice I've heard - the feelings are all over me. Sadness, pressure, confusion... and a strong need to RELEASE all of those feelings. Then I recognize the voice, it's usually a friend, of course and I just ask, "What's wrong?"

The answer is always the same: "How do you know something's wrong???"

Well, I do... And, very often, there are "scenes" illustrating those feelings. They don't necessarily have to be actual ones that have taken place, and brought the situation to where it is at present. They may just be scenes that my mind uses to "Illustrate" how the pressing emotions came about, in the first place. I only recently came to realize that I was in fact, empathizing. And once I've got the person talking, and gently encourage her/him to open up, we come together, to the very core of the feelings they're having.

With me, it is even easier when writing. My friend ((Jo)) mentioned, in her comment, how I tune in with her and "feel her feelings". We usually type, chatting, and my fingers just fly away, lol!!! I seem to be even more comfortable (and knowledgeable) - I may add - when I write. It's not the same for all of us, I guess we all have our own ways of "tuning in". Whatever is good for you - works!!

Same goes with feelings of joy - of course, those are fantastic!!!! There's great pleasure in feeling "double happy" as I call it, - feeling someone else's happiness PLUS my own, for their JOY!!!!

It's beautiful to help and learn at the same time. Being and talking with people is a gift which should be cherished.

Thank you for letting me share this with you.

Thank you ((Crystal)) for telling me that I'm not imagining things. Love you, sister.

Love to my friends xoxoxoxo :o)

What Empaths do

Empaths are people who don't "read" the future, or predict it - they, in fact, "read" people, and their energy. A lot, of course, depends on the person being read, too. What I mean here is this: If you're an open minded person, one who shares easily and has a trusting nature - you'll be read very easily, and will get all the beneficial help you need, very fast. On the other hand, if you're a "doubtful Thomas", or have an introvert personality, you'll be hard to reach, and hard to be helped. It doesn't mean it's impossible - let's say just - a little more complicated! :o)

We know, though, that most people asking for this kind of counseling are usually very open minded, and have already been in contact with some kind of information connected to readings, spiritual growth, self empowerment, etc. Those that haven't are usually surprised how it all works - very simply in fact, and that there's no eerie sense of DOOM or FATE hanging over them like a threatening shadow, nor a frightening lady with heavy make-up and a huge golden turban on her head telling them what awaits them around the corner! Unfortunately, readings of any kind, have been mystified by the media and the film industry - and no wonder! People are naturally attracted to what seems supernatural or inexplainable. How their bubble bursts when they find out they are SUPERNATURAL themselves!!! Lol!

We all have power within to create what we want. We are all born healers, empaths, and clairvoyants. Some of us have just learned to rely on it, and actively use it. Whether or not YOU will put your inborn abilities to use - is your own choice. Are you willing to work on them? Are you ready to invest your time into practice? Are you interested enough to meet like-minded people and ask for help? And last but not least - Are you TEACHABLE? Or should I say - are you willing to learn?

Working close with people is the greatest gift from the Source. We have all we need inside of us, and interacting with other people who we attract when we're in alignment with our wantings, makes us feel good and happy! Everything we need - manifests! Teachers appear, students approach, doors open, windows close, we are guided to what we need and what makes us truly happy.

We are born with gifts. Some of us haven't unwrapped them yet!!! An Empath will help you read yourself, and look within. You'll be surprised by the beauty of riches that are hidden deep inside you. You will clear away the clutter that has made your path difficult, and learn to concentrate on the goodness that is and has been always within your reach. You'll learn to love people more, and yes - love yourself MOST. This is not what my mother taught me - nor most of you, lol, but that's the truth. Because, only then, when we love ourselves most, can we give of ourselves to others without guilt, anger, impatience or frustration. You'll give of yourself to others because you WANT to - not because of sense of duty or obligation, or good manners.

Empaths will feel you, and help you in your search of happiness, and self love.

I feel love and am grateful for each and every one of you! Blessed to have you in my life,
love to all xoxoooxo :o)

Our feelings and the Law of Attraction

How many of us have heard the old saying "Misfortune never comes by itself"? Or, a saying that is very present in my country goes like this "If you have a run of bad luck once, expect 2 more runs of it to come your way!" Not anything to look forward to, is it? LOL. Well, I agree. Why, then, these sayings? Why do we always "expect" bad things to happen, and think it "only natural"?

And, when good things happen, no one dares be truly happy, as you will "invite" bad luck to come and spoil all the fun you're having!!!

Well... no wonder we fall into difficulties all the time, over and over.

Knowing how the Law of Attraction works, we are aware now, that we have accepted bad luck on a subconscious level, too often even on a conscious level - and when it hits us, we are almost triumphant saying - There!!! I KNEW it!!! I KNEW it!!! I can NEVER be happy for long!

What you have done here, in fact, is to AGREE to what is happening to you, and that you actually expected it!! So you got what you wanted! Another wish fulfilled by the universe.

Another saying goes: "Be careful what you wish for"... Now, that's wise. You know how the rest of the saying goes - "...because you may get it".

What we send out - we receive back. It is that simple. So let us try to shift our thinking, little by little. Let's not concentrate on bad outcomes. We do that often, as we feel we can prepare ourselves for disappointment, so when it occurs - we are prepared for it! The truth is - we never really are. We have learned to have fear of good things happening, so let's try to change that. The Universe is full of Love Everlasting!! All our wishes, hopes, and heart's desires are out there waiting to be fulfilled!!!! Let's WISH!!!!! Let's BELIEVE!!! Let's TRUST that we already have what we want!!!! It is time to unwrap our gifts we were born with - let's do it with JOY in our hearts!!!

With much love from my heart ~ Maja xoxox :o)

Your feelings are mighty tools!

It is all very simple, actually. Our feelings help us create our reality!! How wonderful can that be!
Wanting something is a process that moves within us an avalanche of other processes; we start to imagine what we want and actually feel the happiness we embrace when we finally get what we want!

Suppose you're dreaming of an exotic holiday; such destinations are very luxurious and demand a great amount of money. On the other hand - you may have the money, but not the time to go. There can be many reasons for you to think that this "dream" is not going to happen, until you realize that YOU are in charge!! Yes, you are!! What you need to do first is to get in tune with your wantings and feelings that follow them. Imagine yourself looking through the holiday brochures. FEEL the excitement while leafing them, FEEL the happiness when you recognize the beach of your dreams, FEEL the excitement and JOY of getting on that airplane, boat, whatever you like... Unpack your bags in your thoughts, step out onto that beautiful terrace and breathe in the salty air of the sea - so many wonderful sensations overcome you, don't they? You can do this with ANYTHING you want. FEEL the joy of meeting the person of your dreams, FEEL the happiness of OWNING that house, FEEL the contentment of that promotion, FEEL the joy of making up with your family... Just FEEL those GOOD sensations, and allow them to manifest.

Our feelings are mighty tools. Goethe says it so beautifully "Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now."

I know that Providence does indeed move too. Happiness means so many different things to many different people. For some people, success is earning a great deal of money, living in a big house and driving an expensive car. For others success is being able to stay at home with their children. Or just getting along with a sibling/spouse/parent day after day. Success comes in many forms and has many meanings. What success are you seeking in your life right now?

People who do experience an abundance of Joy in their lives all have several things in common, the first and most important being that they simply expect it. When a problem or challenge arises, they believe that somehow, things will be sorted out in ways that are to their great benefit and joy. When they desire to advance in their careers, they truly expect that someone will appear to give them a boost up. No matter what, they know that they will connect with the right person, the right set of circumstances, the right knowledge or answers that they need to continue moving forward in ways that allows life to ever more fully Bless them. And when we are feeling Joyful, expressing our Joy and feeling all the Love that must spring forth from within when we are in a state of Joy, we then become powerful magnets for that which we call Good Luck. It happens easily and effortlessly, it flows into our lives in greater and greater abundance. It sweeps us along as a mighty and powerful force that knows no limitations or boundaries!!

So there we are creating our thoughts, concentrated on how they FEEL and manifesting them into our lives!!!!! All we need is to get in tune with our feelings - recognize them, acknowledge them, and act on them by simply FEELING them the way we want them to manifest. Dwell only on good thoughts that bring joy to your heart, and peace to your mind. Dwell on solutions, rather than the problems. Feel the Universe approaching you with the greatest LOVE there is - the LOVE of being one with everyone and everything in that very Universe.

You deserve to be happy. Allow yourself to be!!

May your souls keep smiling, with love, ~~~ Maja ~~~ :o)