“Empaths are most likely to have had varying paranormal and spiritual experiences throughout their lives. NDE’s (Near death experiences), or OBE’s (Out of body experiences) can catapult an unaware empath into the Awakening period and provide the momentum for the spiritual journey of inner discovery. They may not be grounded and are so open and so heart centered, this leaves their aura unprotected and their etheric body gets way outside of the physical body, when it actually should be closer in and symmetrical. The more out of energetic balance a person is, and if they are not fully centered in their auric field, their etheric body starts to become interfered with by dark or negative energies.”
An Intuitive Empath is a person that has natural inclinations towards heightened emotional sensitivity and Empathy. Most of the Starseed community are naturally developed Intuitive Empaths, as most incarnated with their full Soul matrix in tact. Thus, it is critical for Starseed, Indigo and Awakening people to develop control and discipline over their mental and emotional body, or they will be overrun by energies and overwhelmed by their own thoughts and feelings, as well as, the thoughts and feelings of others that they empathically tune into.
Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within the other being’s frame of reference, i.e., the capacity to place oneself in another’s position. There are many definitions for empathy which encompass a broad range of emotional states. Types of empathy include cognitive empathy, emotional empathy, and somatic empathy. 
Being an Intuitive Empath is when you are affected by other people’s energies, and have an innate ability to intuitively feel and perceive others. An empath’s life is unconsciously influenced by others’ desires, wishes, thoughts, and moods, as they can pick up on these energies in the environment. Being an empath is much more than being highly sensitive person and it’s not just limited to feeling and expressing emotions. Empaths can perceive physical sensitivities and spiritual urges, as well as just knowing the motivations and intentions of other people. Empaths have a natural skill with Higher Sensory Perception. A person is either an empath or not. Empaths are open to process other people’s feelings and energy, and in many cases, can take on the emotions of others. For this reason, many empaths experience things like chronic fatigue, environmental sensitivities, or unexplained aches and pains daily. Empaths have a tendency to openly feel what is outside of them, becasue they can feel barraged by external energies, making it harder to accurately feel what is inside of them. This can cause empaths to ignore their own needs and have poor boundaries. In general, an empath is non-violent, non-aggressive and leans more towards being the peacemaker. Any area filled with disharmony creates an uncomfortable feeling in an empath. If they find themselves in the middle of a confrontation, they will endeavor to settle the situation as quickly as possible, if not, avoid it all together. Empaths are most likely to have had varying paranormal and spiritual experiences throughout their lives. NDE’s (Near death experiences), or OBE’s (Out of body experiences) can catapult an unaware empath into the Awakening period and provide the momentum for the spiritual journey of inner discovery. 
Those Lightworkers that are healers, Starseeds, that are very empathic, and are very much in the heart healer archetype and are very loving, they can often have a humongously distended field, or large etheric field because they’re so empathic. These people need to tighten the etheric webbing closer to the physical body and not have it extended so far out. Sometimes empaths have issues with personal boundaries, and they become psychic sponges for other peoples negative energies or they naturally process others emotions. This group really needs the 12D Shield. This lesson may happen at the earlier stages of Awakening, as people tend to be in the love and light sensation of our first heart opening, and they haven’t figured out the wisdom of understanding how to actually navigate through these many complex layers of energy dynamics.
Newly awakening people as a part of their learning process is to understand the necessity for energetic boundaries. They may not be grounded and are so open and so heart centered, this leaves their aura unprotected and their etheric body gets way outside of the physical body, when it actually should be closer in and symmetrical. The more out of energetic balance a person is, and if they are not fully centered in their auric field, their etheric body starts to become interfered with by dark or negative energies. The etheric gridwork in the etheric body can get covered with debris and energetic garbage and this can make that person sick or manifest diseases. No one should be used like a psychic sponge, as it will overload your body. It’s extremely important to keep your etheric body webbing closer to your physical body. Ask your God Higher Self to tighten your etheric body and your etheric webbing closer to be more protected by your physical body, use the 12D Shield, and this will help adjust the layers. 
Empaths can perceive information through others emotions and feelings, which allows them to communicate through the same emotion, which may be processed as an energetic vibration through the empath’s body, making them Telepathic. Many children, autists, and animals are naturally open and telempathic, and will process emotional memories imprinted in the environment or when exposed to emotions that are carried by other people or family members that are near them. It is common for telempathic children and pets that have a strong emotional bond with their parent, to process emotional pain and imbalanced energies in their parent’s lightbody. In many cases a cherished and loved pet will take on the emotional imbalances of their owner, in order to help process blocked energy. This is in effect an energetic emotional clearing that is taking place, by the unconditional love that can be cultivated and bonds formed between animal and human relationships. Certain animals can even be effective gridworkers, and act as environmental energy harmonizers for the land and ley lines. 
- Traits of Empath
- PSD #4 Attachment Cords
Empath and Self Care
~via Ascension Glossary