Reviewed by C. Apell I cant deny it; I was a bit skeptical about this book at first glance. But upon delving deeper, I found Rose Rosetrees work to be an enlightening and thorough guidebook for empaths. And just who is an empath? What are the differences between Physical Intuition and Physical Oneness, Emotional Intuition and Emotional Oneness? Why do empaths need to practice grounding techniques? The answers to such questions, as well as exercises to help develop awareness of empathy can all be found here. Ms. Rosetree s easy way of putting into words concepts that I had been vaguely aware of but never thought there was any way of quantifying or describing is very refreshing. By sharing her own personal experiences with empathy she demonstrates that you, too, can recognize your own empathic gifts and learn to use them as tools to build a more balanced and joyful life. --Fearless Reviews, 2001
Review by Lisa Wechtenheiser Jen's upset about something, my co-worker said about our receptionist. I looked up from my paperwork and replied: How can you tell that just by how she walks down the hallway? I don't know. I just can. Can't everyone? Actually, no. Only one in twenty of us are empaths - those of us who identify with and understand another's situation, feelings, and motives (American Heritage dictionary). Rose Rosetree, teacher, author and yes, empath has written and recorded a very unique guide for those of us with these wonderful skills in Empowered by Empathy. Not only does she explain the various forms of empathic knowing (emotional oneness, intellectual shapeshifting, etc.) but she goes on to offer a variety of techniques specifically designed to assist in working with these gifts rather than being hindered by them. My co-worker, mentioned above, is exquisitely attuned to what others are feeling. Yet, she's had to all but turn that ability off in order to stay afloat emotionally. Because of her centered and calm demeanor, others are drawn to her and she often finds herself drowning in their STUFF. If you've been there, as I have, you know it's not a fun place to be. Rose teaches skills that will show you how to turn down the empathy dial so you can still be present for others but take care of yourself at the same time. She also gives you real life examples to clarify her points and shares her answers to questions the reader might have (based on her years of working with empaths). One of the things I like most about all of Rose's books is her ability to speak to different levels of the audience without losing anyone by being too technical nor boring anyone by being too basic. --Midwest Book Review
From the Publisher
Poets, singers, artists: you who yearn to express the truth and yet more truth, open now to the ways you already create and create without ceasing through your spirits gifts.
Dancers, actors, musicians, photographers, creators of all kinds and intensities: you who fervently wish that someone, that enough someones, might give you the chance to show your talent, open now and be refreshed. Once upon this time, right here, in this room, know that wherever you are, you show forth your gifts and applause for them shakes in the air like the sound right before thunder.
Because you move as an empath, you are an awakener, not only through the skills that you cherish but in all the ways that you serve, bringing light to this world on a silver (though invisible) platter.
Even you, the hidden ones, you who keep your gifts secret, even you whose gifts are kept so far secret that you do not know them yet, stop holding back your tears. Hear the call. Awaken to the mystery of all you can know and all that you share, for our world, like you, is ready to break wide open and show forth the full joy of God.