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EMPATHS R US
Welcome to another empath interview in the series “Empaths R Us”!
I’m so excited to help others access a great community of empaths. Finding community is such an important part of reclaiming yourself as an empath, and all those empaths who are interviewed are so generously sharing their personal experiences with all of us.
Today’s interview is with Ronni Ann Hall, a spiritual teacher and professional intuitive empath for animals & people (and writer/designer).
Ronni Ann loves to help encourage other sensitives/empaths to embrace their gifts, and is believed to be part fairy. Ronni Ann’s professional intuitive empath site Ronni’ s Psychic Room can be accessed here.
She loves to teach her passion for discovery and exploration of all forms of psychic communication. She has many creative and entertaining projects including an illustrated online class, fun e-book, entertaining workshops, Comfort Cards, and an illustrated fairy deck filled with wisdom. The link to Ronni’s projects is here.
1. Empath means “becoming one”. Empaths have the ability to become one with something (humans, animals, crystals, environment, etc.) How would you describe the kind of empath you are?
I’d have to say animals and Nature energies (what I call Fairies), and of course, people.
2. How would you describe your most dominant empath skill?
It’s a toss up between feeling others’ feelings, and that deep knowing of what is happening under the layers.
3. At what age did you consciously become aware that you were more sensitive than others?
As a child, I slept-walk, had nightly visitors, left my body and “sat” on the ceiling. I had many episodes of “de-ja-vu” that I realize as an adult, were empathic feelings of picking up other’s deep feelings as information, and possibly, having premonitions. I assumed at the time that everyone did these things and that they weren’t uncommon, but I didn’t share any of this.
4. How did this empathic ability affect your childhood?
See #3. I often embarassed my parents announcing what I knew about their guests and no one wanted to acknowledge. These observations were often discounted. My father, a psychologist, told me I was “projecting” onto others, but I was always spot on. I often had stomach flus from taking on others’ stuff around me. With friends, I simply didn’t express what I felt, but I did have an affinity with their dogs!
5. How did your parents or family reaction to your hypersensitivity?
It was tough on my Mom, who was also sensitive, but who didn’t express that sensitivity. My Dad saw me as “delicate.” He was also very sensitive and closed it off. I learned from them to close down, I think, and literally didn’t cry in public until I was fourteen and the family dog died. I expressed my sensitivity and emotions through a sick stomach most of the time and tried to always be very positive and upbeat.
6. Did you view of your empathy change as you became an adult?
Absolutely. When I took my first animal communication class, I realized my empath ability allowed me to communicate with the animals and help them. I now embrace and teach others to use their empathy as a skill. A huge change from the little girl who closed it all down.
7. At what age did you fully realize what being an empath meant?
Around 18 I had intense panic attacks when I lived at college, a huge, crowded place. It was when my sensitivity became a huge burden. I had no tools and no knowledge of my ability. I simply overloaded all of the time. I did not see the benefits of the gift then and realized my ability to feel so much was not always a good thing Only after becoming a communicator and meeting other psychics did I realize being an empath was a good thing and the reason why I received so much information.
8. What did you feel like when you realized that there were other empaths in the world?
Grateful. There was a name for it. I wasn’t flawed or had something wrong with me, in fact, my ability could help many people and animals, and there were others who truly understood and lived life at a deeper level like I did.
9. How would you say this empathic ability shaped your life overall?
It’s given me great depth and information. Overall, it is a huge part of who I am.
10. Do you consciously use your empathic skills in how you make a living?
Yes. Absolutely. I now use it for all parts of my business. I use the skill to communicate with animals and tap into what’s underneath, as well as, help people with the missing pieces of information they need. I use it to decide what colors or images to use in my artwork and what feels right in all decisions.
11. What are the best techniques that you have found to keep your emotional boundaries intact with others?
Alone time!! It’s been crucial. I need that time to sort out what is mine and what is others and just center within me. I try to get out in Nature to refill as much as possible also.
12. What is your favourite thing about being an empath?
Helping others and my own animals. I love the discovery process: learning, putting the puzzle pieces together, analyzing and finding big answers.
13. What is your least favourite thing about being an empath?
Picking up on loved one’s feelings from far away and carrying it unknowingly. And, I still don’t like malls, crowded stadiums or rooms. I’ve learned tools how to deal with them, but still not my favorite places.
14. What is your best piece of advice for other empaths?
In the past year I wrote an e-book that included all the tools I’ve learned on what helps me. That book contains all that I would want to share with another empath for survival and thriving. Perhaps they can avoid the pitfalls I’ve encountered. I also created an online class, “The Care of the Sensitive”, working with gentle, nature tools to balance your sensitivity.
15. Do you believe there is any difference between empathic skills and intuitive/psychic skills?
For me, it’s the same thing. My empathic feeling skill is my strongest intuitive skill that I have and gives me the most information.
Thanks again to Ronni Ann! You can access Ronni Ann’s main site here.
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