Empaths are people like you and me. The reason why this particular group of people has been categorized is because of their unusually impressive ability to sense external thoughts and emotion.
I am sure you have heard of the social issues experienced by empaths. For example, they find crowed places to be quite overwhelming; the continuous external emotional stimuli lead to the confusion of their own emotions with those of others around them.
The simplest way to describe them is through their ability to absorb the emotional frequencies of others, just like an “emotional sponge.”
The chances for you to encounter an empath are quite low, because they account for around five percent of the total human population.
But interestingly, a lot of old souls tend to exhibit the same qualities that empaths do and there seems to be a link between old souls and empaths.
In this article, I will try to analyze the relation between empaths and old souls and see what I can find.
Historical perspective of “Living Energy”
But before venturing any further, let’s take a brief look at what history tells us about empaths.
According to knowledge that has survived the test of time and several wars, the Incan civilization was aware of this trait prevalent in empaths.