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Empathology 101 TOOLS FOR HUMANS SENSITIVE TO ENERGY An Interview with Jeremiah and Amanda Rangel of IntraAwareness TIM MIEJAN Edited for space. Please read the full interview at Edgemagazine.net BY

PERIODICALLY OVER THE COURSE of time, groups of people perceived as different have come onto the planet to help transform humankind. People who are highly sensitive to other people’s energy, known as empaths, represent one such group, and they are emerging now to support the personal transformation of humankind during this time of great change, according to Jeremiah and Amanda Rangel of IntraAwareness. They are presenting the three-day workshop, Empathology 101™ — Tools & Training for People Sensitive to Energy, on June 21-23 at the Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center in Chaska, MN. Jeremiah and Amanda Rangel spoke with The Edge about this event and why empaths are important at this time in our collective evolution.

For the unfamiliar, what is an empath and what are the signs that you might be one, but not know it? Jeremiah Rangel: An empath is somebody who is more spiritually, emotionally and energetically more sensitive, more in tune. Empaths come to Earth to help people who are elevating in consciousness or connecting with life. There is a difference between being an empath and having intuition. Every human being can use intuition and their intuitive faculties as a part of being, but an empath is somebody who feels more and cares more about humanity or nature, about the evolution of consciousness, and they’re built and born with a specific life’s purpose to help humanity in a very specific way. Amanda Rangel: Discovering that you are an empath is a different process for everybody. Some people might just go through life feeling extra sensitive when they’re around large groups of people or family or friends, almost so sensitive to the point where they decide that they don’t like to be around large groups of people. That is somebody who is very likely an empath because they have that sensitivity to energy, the energy around them, 1 6  WWW.EDGEMAGAZINE.NET

but they haven’t necessarily learned how to develop that skill, to be able to use it in a way that works for them. Somebody might realize that they’re an empath by their friends, family or co-workers coming to them, because they’re the go-to person to get advice when someone’s having a hard time. Others may start to feel better just being around an empath because the empath has the ability to tune into the energy of other people and upgrade it. They might not know how they’re doing it, but it’s something that’s happening.

Jeremiah: An empath is what we call the white sheep of the family. Some people say, “Oh, I was the black sheep of the family,” which is like being the odd one out, so to speak, but a lot of families have what we call darkness, meaning the absence of light. It’s unconsciousness, underdevelopment, maybe hurt, maybe fear. Empaths are just a little bit more developed. People see that you can sense more, and you can feel more of what is going on inside of somebody, what is going on in their life. Some of the things that need to be developed with an empath, which we are going to present in our Empathology training, is how to not take on energy, how to not be too sensitive. Some people have 0 percent feeling, they are not tuned into their feelings, and then there are those on the other side — empaths —who feel everything. They may not be able to go to the Mall of America or out in public because it’s too much energy. They may think, “I’m really sensitive, I can get hurt easily” or “I go places that don’t really fit with me, and I take on that energy, and I don’t

know how not to.” Empaths usually realize they have spiritual gifts, but they don’t always have a lot of people to talk with or get training from.

What daily challenges do empaths have in their lives? Amanda: What I found is that a lot of those who are drawn to our IntraAwareness offerings — coaching and courses and classes and such — are empaths. A part of them knows that they can get help by coming to events or being around us. But I’ve also noticed that some people don’t even know that that’s what is going on. Everybody is not an empath. As we’re going through life having our own experiences, we build our own map of the world, how we see things and feel things. It’s easy to assume that everybody else is having the same experience. A challenge for an empath is that everybody isn’t having the same experience. When most people walk into a room full of strangers or family and friends, they aren’t necessarily picking up on the energy from individuals within that room. Whereas an empath will automatically do that and not know that their experience is just fundamentally different than the other people who are close to them. Jeremiah: When I grew up, I was just more open than most people around me, and people would open up to me. They would share things with me that they didn’t share with anybody else. They opened up about sexual abuse or physical abuse or things they had never told anyone else. A good friend’s girlfriend would tell me things that

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This month: An interview on Empathology 101 with Jeremiah & Amanda Rangel of IntraAwareness. Also: Insight by the 6 Keynote Speakers of the...

The Edge | June 2019  

This month: An interview on Empathology 101 with Jeremiah & Amanda Rangel of IntraAwareness. Also: Insight by the 6 Keynote Speakers of the...