Sympathy, Empathy and Compassion are NOT the same.


Most of us want to Be a Good Person. Everybody wants to be liked. Some of us want to feel we’re being politically correct. Some don’t care to be nice at all. But generally speaking we try to be civil.

Being Tinfoil Hat Lady, I am prone to believe that humanity is being manipulated on many levels. I see it reflected in our day-to-day living and of course social programming. We are trained to be good cogs in the machine so to speak.

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Our societies and cultures tend to keep us in states of using sympathy and empathy and not teaching us too much about using compassion.

Due to my research on the way information is processed through the chakra system, I became aware that sympathy is associated with the second or belly chakra, empathy is associated with the third, solar plexus chakra.

The subtle body system is also associated with the lower chakras. The root chakra with the physical body the second chakra with the emotional body and the third chakra with the mental body. Thus sympathy is equated and functions in the emotional body and empathy is equated and functions in the mental body.

Compassion is associated with the spiritual body or heart chakra. There are distinct differences between the frequencies of each of these places of origin.

But isn’t it good to be sympathetic and empathetic as well as compassionate with other people you ask?

Of course it is, however to use compassion is to use the highest frequency tool at your disposal. It’s the most healthy choice for both parties.

When we communicate with other humans we are essentially throwing out hooks and trying to connect. We throw out our hooks and we also receive hooks from others.

When we are hooking into each other sympathetically we are connecting second chakra to Second chakra and engaging fully in the emotional body. Exhaustion is the result.

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When we are hooking into each other using empathy, we create a feedback loop from second chakra to third chakra being projected back to second chakra. Here we have exhaustion and also a confusion of ownership of the problem.

When we respond from the heart chakra with compassion, we are most of service to the other. Showing understanding and reminding the other of their ability to cope is paramount.

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Empowering the other clearly defines the responsibility for the problem, as well as infuses the one in need with confidence and energy to solve their problem. Bolstered by support and the belief the other has in us, we are more confident in our success.

However Society wants to steer us in the direction of always using sympathy and empathy over compassion. The news is always full of things you’re supposed to feel bad about. We play the Martyr and the Victim so often in our day-to-day life.

These are the socially acceptable roles that we can default to and they are as energy vampires.

Learning to take the hooks others throw at you in at your heart, activating your compassion, is key and it takes practice. Years of cultural and societal training to activate your belly and your mind will try to override the higher frequency of the heart. Perseverance is all you need, perseverance and practice.

In fact avoiding sympathy and empathy in favor of compassion is how to care, love and support each other in the most effective way.

You have supported and bolstered the other spiritually and kept your self intact and free of full responsibility for their problem.

I’m starting to realize that this is the reason Candace Owens is upset with the high levels of black people on welfare. It does not empower the people to be given everything through empathy and sympathy. Only through compassionate empowerment do people rise to their full potential.

I think it echoes a proverb I once heard about giving a man a fish only feeds him for a day, but teach a man to fish and he will feed himself for a lifetime.

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  1. Ann Valentin says:

    Hello, this was an interesting post on many levels. This part hits the nail on the head: “However Society wants to steer us in the direction of always using sympathy and empathy over compassion. The news is always full of things you’re supposed to feel bad about. We play the Martyr and the Victim so often in our day-to-day life.”
    Thanks.
    Ann

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    1. Thank you and I appreciate your feedback. I felt this was a very important blog for me to write in this day and age where people are so confused about what they should do and what they should feel.

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