The Gift of Mercy
"Your pain is the
breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even
as the stone of the fruit must break,
that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain."
--The Prophet-- Kahlil Gibran
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"Empaths and Empathy" --Daniel's
brief summation of one of the key attributes of those who have the
Orientation towards Consolation (Mercy).
Traits and Characteristics
of The Gift of Consolation--A summation on this gift--its
strength and weaknesses (when practiced out of balance). This is a
work in progress. Your own contributions are welcome.
Definition: Grounding Gifts:
That which connects and organizes
Reconnection Activity within 3D. (7 Grounding Tones). Gifts of
Stabilization and Flourishing for the Oneself Body of Earth.
Key Distinction: There is a
difference between performing an activity (which we all do) and having
that area of life be the Core Motivation for your life purpose. Each
individual may perform these listed activities--but each performs it from
a different root motivation. By determining, through trial and error, what
turns you on the most, you can determine the appropriate priorities and
community involvements that will best serve you and your unfolding
Some Additional Views of Empathy---Here is a collection of
for "Empathy" from various sources.
Mirina Sirtis as
Troi, "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
Empathy is predicated upon and must,
therefore, incorporate the following elements:
ability to imagine;
- The existence of an accessible Self
(self-awareness or self-consciousness);
- The existence of an available Other
(other-awareness, recognizing the outside world);
- The existence of accessible feelings,
desires, ideas and representations of actions or their outcomes both
in the empathizing Self ("Empathor") and in the Other, the object of
- An aesthetic frame
- A moral frame of
Dr. Sam Vaknin
Inter-Subjectivity (alternate term):
"This term refers to the status of being
somehow accessible to at least two (usually all, in principle) minds or
'subjectivities'. It thus implies that there is some sort of
communication between those minds; which in turn implies that each
communicating minds aware not only of the existence of the other but
also of its intention to convey information to the other. The idea, for
theorists, is that if subjective processes can be brought into
agreement, then perhaps that is as good as the (unattainable?) status of
being objective - completely independent of subjectivity. The question
facing such theorists is whether inter-subjectivity is definable without
presupposing an objective environment in which communication takes place
(the 'wiring' from subject A to subject B). At a less fundamental level,
however, the need for inter-subjective verification of scientific
hypotheses has been long recognized". (The Oxford Companion to
with Other Phenomena:
One must be careful not to confuse empathy with either
emotional contagion or
mind reading. Sympathy is the feeling of compassion for
another, the wish to see them better or happier, often described as
"feeling sorry" for someone. Emotional contagion is when a person
(especially a child or a person in a
with strong emotions others are showing and becomes subject to the same
emotions themselves. Mind reading is a controversial paranormal
phenomenon, which differs in that empathy is based (so far as is presently
known) not upon the paranormal but upon sophisticated processing of what
is seen and heard in the usual way. (from Wikipedia--Empathy)
The Ultimate Consoler's Movie:
"POWDER" Starring Sean Patrick Flanery, Mary Steenburgen,
Jeff Goldblum, Lance Henriksen.
"Have you ever
listened to people from the inside? Listened so close you
can hear their thoughts--and all their memories?"
This article applies equally to both intuitive
feelers and Imagineers. These traits usually show up in youth, and
they are either embraced, shunned, exalted, or driven
underground--dependent upon how safe an environment
is established in the
Family of Origin.
"Taking Over the Family
Business: Star Kids and Empathic Healing": An article
which was originally written for Children of the New Earth Magazine.
It seems that our New Kids are so intent upon making sure that WE "get
it"......as parents....that they will often wear our "shadows" for us,
until we are ready to own them overselves.
Dolphins, and Whales"--The manner
in which Consoler's process reality is not too dissimilar to the way
Dolphins and Whales communicate in the waters of Earth.
and Animals: Some students
behavior claim that empathy is not restricted to humans as the
definition implies. Examples include
saving humans from drowning or from
attacks, and a multitude of behaviors observed in
both in captivity and in the wild. See, for instance, the popular book
The Ape and the Sushi Master by
Frans de Waal.
Sickness: Empaths and Over-Stimulation: Crowd
Sickness is one of the major causes of illness in Empaths. Until he
(or she) learns how to shield himself, the Empath can become seriously
bogged down in OPS (other people's stuff)!
and Religious Ecstasy: There are some religious
experiences that cross the
pleasure/pain barrier, and take on a character that some find a bit
scary. The jury is still out on this one. Some people believe
that this level of empathy is taking things a bit too far! Others
hold that all suffering or ecstasy (like the suffering of Jesus) is a
choice, and part of the beauty of the Multiverse.
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Spiritual Gifts: Intro
Gifts and Planetary Gridwork
Gathering the Clans and Tribes
People Web Site (HSP) Great Resource!
Your inner Genius
Links for Highly
Sensitive People (I haven't reviewed them all, but here they are)
Families of the Heart
Dictionary of Gestures, Signs, and Body Language Cues
The Star Children
Dreams of the
Living from the Heart (Without
Losing Your Mind)
The Age of Communication
Been Feeling Weird
Dealing With Psychic
Pains of the New Humanity
Art by Nan
Principles of Healing
Activation of Breath
Emerald Tablets of Thoth
on the Philosopher's Stone
Trans-Portals: Energy Gates in Space
Trans-Portals2: Travel Within the
Trans-Portals 3: Building Astral
Trans-Portals and the Disease Process