Awakening the Sleeping Empath Within You
begin with you are already psychic. That means you are already receiving
information through levels distinct from your ordinary senses of sight,
smell, taste, touch, and hearing. Therefore, there is no actual need
for you to develop "psychic abilities." If you
practice "psychic development" exercises that is fine and it is your own
choice but it can be a waste of time without perspective.
You may or may not have realized this part of yourself yet. Every person,
and in fact, every living thing on this planet is psychic (and by that
I essentially mean that we are all "interconnected" on levels that are
not readily apparent - yielding more information than we have currently
acknowledged or understood.) Many years
of experience and research have helped me discover some important facts
that have led me to this conclusion that every living thing is psychic.
I will be sharing those points of information with you throughout this
book. What is important for you to learn is how to recognize and utilize
all of the information that is already coming to you. It is through
your intuitive abilities that you will begin to nurture your Empath
You will find within these lessons intense guidance and support for
realizing your empathic potential. The process of learning the empathic
language, Dreamtongue, automatically takes you through all of the stages
of becoming an Empath. You can pass through the stages again and
again, growing more each time, spiraling open from within.
An Empath is an "active psychic." By active psychic I mean
a person who is capable of using their psychic abilities at any point
in time just as they would any of their other abilities. I propose
this image over that of someone who is "trying to do something
remarkable or extraordinary." Most psychic information is very
mundane and even useless.
Specifically, Empaths have highly attuned sensitivity to the emotional
and mental states of others, as a result of active psi abilities. Everyone
has a psychic potential, but not everyone knows how to access or utilize
that potential on a regular basis, in a useful way. Until this
part of our brains is properly mapped out by science most work in this
area will be guess work. (speculation)
The primary venue for "psychic connection" occurs between
people and living things, so psychic communication takes place primarily
between people. Empaths are "psychic" about people; more so
than about objects, times, or events. Therefore, the term Empath here
indicates an active people focused psychic, a person who listens to and utilizes the
silent language of Dreamtongue to enhance relationships and
communications. In theory, an Empath should be an expert in
relationships and communications. We'll hold that thought for now.
I will use the words psychic, intuitive, and empathic interchangeably
throughout the lessons, gradually redirecting the terms towards a more
Intuitive information is always present within your mind. You may not
be aware of that information.
The problem or challenge is that intuitive information is largely
and stored in your unconscious. The way to tap into that information
is by listening in to a very subtle dialog that is occurring in your
head even as you read this. It is possible that you have many dialogs,
voices, or thoughts going on in your mind at all times, drowning out the
intuitive information available to you. This is the problem of the
discursive mind. There is a exercise that I teach, called "focused
sitting" that tames this issue very effectively. It is addressed
in the second course called "The Psychology of Energy."
That internal dialog is the result of your conscious and unconscious communicating
with each other in a continuous feedback loop. You may or may not have
noticed this dialog before. Most of us notice the nagging, critical
version of an inner voice that dissects our thoughts and feelings. Most
of us are preoccupied with that voice. Yet there is a more powerful,
more "REAL" voice just underneath all that inner mental noise.
It is a very small and soft "voice" or form of information,
often referred to as the small still voice within. I call this your
"dream voice." This dream voice
is the "sound" of the dialog between your conscious and unconscious
That dream voice is the one that urges you at times to turn right
on a street, to pick up the phone and call someone, or to avoid a certain
place at a certain time. Often we ignore that voice and think later
that we should have listened. It's more of a feeling than a sound, yet
it is something somewhere in-between, an echo. It is through these pages
and my teachings that I send out my silent echo. I visualize Empaths
like whales and dolphins around the oceans of the world. We have a level
of communication available to us that is not limited by time and space.
I send my silent echo to all who can hear and all who will come.
How often have you said something like, "I kept thinking that
I should call you but I just didn't," or, "something kept
telling me to drive down that street but I just thought I was being
This tiny little messenger comes from the feedback loop between your
conscious and unconscious mind. It is difficult to listen to this voice
because it speaks a different language, the empathic language of Dreamtongue.
An important distinction between the "conscious mind voice" and the"
unconscious mind voice" is as follows:
- The "conscious voice", the rational waking mind, speaks
loud and clear. It's primary mode is to analyze, break things down,
and utilize those things.
- The "unconscious mode," the intuitive subconscious mind,
speaks in whispers, shades, and metaphors. Its primary mode is to
synthesize, put together, and reveal more gestalt workings.
When the intuitive voice is trying to tell you something it is often a matter
of guessing the message. It is very much like talking to someone who
speaks a different language than you. Occasionally you can get the gist
of what they are trying to say but it is mostly guess work.
This is where most of us struggle with intuitive nature. We are
often aware that we are receiving or sensing some information but do
not know how to interpret it. The dream voice comes from the sleeping
Empath within. I use that metaphor to encourage a subjective
feeling, like having a rosebud inside that has yet to bloom. The
potential of awakening a sleeping Empath within, invites growth and
transformation on many levels.
Your inner Empath/psychic is sleeping because it is within your unconscious,
its "eyes" are closed but it still sees, its ears are closed
but it still hears. Your inner Empath whispers to you when you are awake.
It is your best friend and your guide. It is you, in your fullest
When you sleep you travel into your unconscious where the barrier between
you and your inner Empath disappears. In your sleep you experience the
language of your unconscious through dreams. Once you awaken that language
fades into the background and becomes the quiet dream voice once again.
I call this language Dreamtongue and you can learn this language through
nine stages of self-training. These stages appear in the outline below:
Stage 1 (Preparation) Identifying/Recognizing the Empath Within
This stage involves gathering information, dispelling myths & misinformation,
clarifying and defining concepts, and setting goals.
Stage 2 (Education) Learning the Basics of Empathic Language
This stage involves becoming familiar with the idea of Empathic language
and learning about the five levels of Dreamtongue.
Stage 3 (The Beta Stage)
This is the first level of empathic language. Here you learn about
Beta messages and how to recognize them. This stage trains the senses
to plug into Empathic information flow.
Stage 4: (The Alpha Stage)
This is the second level of empathic language. Here you learn about
Alpha messages, how to recognize them, and how to interpret them. This
stage trains your awareness and heightens your empathic sensitivity.
Stage 5: (The Theta Stage)
This stage introduces you to the third level of empathic language.
Here you will learn about Theta messages, how to trace them, and how
to deal with the mental noise that drowns them out. During this stage
you will develop a channel between your waking mind and the "sleeping"
Empath within you.
Stage 6: (The Delta Stage)
This stage brings you into the fourth level of empathic language.
Work in this stage involves accessing Delta messages and tapping into
their many uses. During this stage you will bring your inner Empath
up from the depths and into the light of your waking mind.
Stage 7: (The Gamma Stage)
The fifth level of empathic language introduces you to an entire universe
of possibilities. At the Gamma level Dreamtongue occurs in its full
composite form. During this stage you will learn the final category
of empathic information and be prepared for learning the art of empathic
communication. At this stage you develop your power source as an Empath.
Stage 8: The Receptive Stage
In this stage you will learn the basics of interpreting and working
with the empathic language of Dreamtongue. You also learn the key points
of interpreting Dreamtongue in day-to-day events.
Stage 9: The Expressive Stage
This is the final stage of beginner's Empath training. Here the goal
is to learn the expressive side of Dreamtongue which occurs through
five different channels.
Now, let's move farther on into the first stage of your training. You
are probably like most people and have doubts about your own psychic
ability, intuition, empathic nature, etc., as well as the subject of
psychic phenomenon in general.
Empath development does not have to be discussed in the context of
"psychic phenomenon" but I do so to build a bridge from past
concepts to future concepts. You will see how this plays out in future
There is so much information and misinformation about the field of
Psi that often people are simply left feeling confused about the subject.
The information I will share with you will help clear up that confusion.
If you have a strong interest in pursuing your own empathic development
and turning it into a useful part of your life, then you are in the
The fact that you are reading this material already says something
about you. You already have the power to break away from the masses
and to think for yourself. This is a strength, a power, if you will.
The power to think for yourself is the foundation to becoming an Empath.
You also have the power of curiosity, which is the sign of a vital
and growing intelligence. Your powers of independent thought and curiosity
draw from an undercurrent of a sense and feeling about life.
You are not only directed by your intellect and your senses, you experience
guidance from an inner push and pull that words cannot really describe.
These powers or qualities indicate an Empath waiting to happen or
already in progress.
The first step to becoming an Empath, an active psychic, is to acknowledge
the sleeping psychic/Empath within you. The purpose of this chapter
is to assist you in that process.
Read the following information carefully, as if you were dining on
a delicious meal. Savor each part and let yourself be aware of what
you are experiencing. Read over the material two to three times until
you feel connected to what you have read.
Right now an extraordinary part of yourself is gestating within your
unconscious, sleeping in the midst of an ordinary life. What may frustrate
you at time is that this extraordinary part of yourself tends to stay
asleep, only stirring occasionally.
When the sleeping Empath within you stirs you catch little glimpses
of information, get hunches, or feelings about things. Then when you
want information from your inner Empath it is either comatose, not responding
at all, or it is mumbling in its sleep incoherently.
This idea that your psychic awareness sleeps within you is a vital
image, a tool that you will use to learn the art of Dreamtongue and
to awaken your powers of Psi. It is a metaphor that works like a tool.
All metaphors are tools in Dreamtongue.
To understand the relationship between your waking and sleeping mind,
consider the following analogy. There is an ancient myth that has appeared
in various cultures. It is a story of a great but tragic love story
between the Sun and the Moon. In most versions of the story, the Sun
is the powerful god that is smitten by the Moon, a beautiful and elusive
The tragedy is that the two can never be together. As the Sun "moves"
around the Earth pursuing the Moon, so too does the Moon continue to
move. The Sun searches in the day for the Moon who lives only in the
night. It is only for a brief moment at dusk or dawn when the two may
catch a fleeting glimpse of each other, which fuels their passion for
continuing the chase through the skies.
The story of the Sun chasing after the Moon is a perfect analogy for
understanding your empathic nature. The Sun is the conscious mind, the
source of light and sensory information; the Moon is the unconscious
mind, the source of dreams and intuitive information. The Sun is the
direct light, the Moon only reflects light.
Empathic information is like "reflected"
information rather than direct perception. With the
waking mind (the Sun), people search for evidence of psychic phenomenon,
the Moon (which is the sleeping mind). Most of the time the evidence
eludes the search and only brief glimpses of the psychic happen.
For those of us who have searched for the hidden side, the psychic
side of ourselves, the journey has often been lonely and long. Our passion
for the search burns within due to each glimpse no matter how fleeting
was the moment.
When you are awake you are using your conscious mind (the Sun). Your
unconscious mind (the Moon) is not usually visible during this time.
When you sleep the waking mind recedes and the unconscious mind emerges.
The Sun sets, the Moon rises.
During sleep and dreams you wander, fully immersed in psychic territory.
This is why dreams are often rich with psychic information. When you
wake up again, the unconscious recedes and so too does the empathic
The Sun, the Moon, and the Earth are all part of the same gravitational
field. Gravity is the invisible connector between the Sun, the Moon,
and the Earth. In your consciousness, your dream voice is the connector
between your conscious and unconscious minds. Gravity is a key
metaphor is growing strong with your Empathic connections.
What is important to learn from this analogy is that your intellect
and your empathic self are polar opposites of your mind. Polarities,
yes, but of one mind. They are each
part of your one mind, but when you are in one state, you are opposite
of the other.
Just as when you are in China you cannot be in America at the same
time. The passing through states of mind is a form of traveling.
In learning to become an Empath you will be learning to become a traveler.
Your thoughts and your awareness will travel.
As with any extensive traveling, you will fare much better if you learn
the native tongue of the places you will visit. In psychic territory,
the unconscious, the language is Dreamtongue, a language that communicates
what is far beyond the grasp of the conscious mind.
In your normal waking state the unconscious is still present, but acts
as a hidden force until you do something to access it. Occasionally
it spills over or makes itself known to the conscious mind.
Traditional psychotherapy has many methods of revealing the unconscious.
For example, the Rorschach inkblot tests reveal the content of the unconscious.
Often the unconscious reveals itself spontaneously, in the idea of the
"Freudian slip." A Freudian slip is when you say or do something
to reveal what you really think or feel, without consciously intending
to do so.
In the same fashion, empathic information is always present in your mind
but you may have to do something to access it. Sometimes it will reveal
itself spontaneously in a hunch, a feeling, a glimpse, a reaction, or a bit of information.
The point of becoming an Empath is to learn to retrieve the information
Part of recognizing your Empath nature involves identifying the barriers
that hide it from you. One significant barrier is the attitude of science
towards psychic phenomenon and the ways that society has adopted that
The reason that science struggles with the issue of psychic phenomenon
or parapsychology is that they are "using the Sun to find the Moon."
A similar point occurs in the joke about the man looking for his car
keys under a streetlight. He had lost his keys somewhere in the house
but there was more light under the street lamp.
Science turns on a light and says that anything that is not under that
light does not exist, this is the "empirical method." What
Empaths say is that the scientists need to go feel around in the dark
to discover more about reality. Scientists say that there is nothing
beyond that light. I realize that is an over simplification of the
issue but it gets to the point.
Psychic interactions take place outside of that light, through the
unconscious mind, the sleeping mind, in relatively unexplored territory.
That is the very definition of psychic, the activities that are occurring
outside of the light, outside of conscious awareness.
If someone says show me psychic ability you may not be able to show
them in that instance. Just as if someone said show me an atom to a
scientist, they might not be able to produce evidence of an atom in
Many things are "invisible" to the senses, or outside of
the light, but that does not mean they are nonexistent. The scientist
would say that they need certain conditions or instruments to show the
atom. An Empath would say the same: psychic functioning requires certain
Yet the problem in demonstrating psychic evidence is not really in
dealing with facts, the problem is dealing with bias. There is a pervasive
prejudice against identifying psychic phenomenon. There are plenty of
printed materials on this issue and I encourage you to do some research
to see for yourself.
There are several sources of this prejudice. All of which you must
learn to identify in order to recognize your own psychic potential.
I will narrow these sources of prejudice to four general categories:
myth, belief systems, misinformation, and fear of the unknown.
Barriers to Psychic Evidence
There are all kinds of myths about psychic phenomenon. There are also
a great deal of "popular ideas" about Empaths; ideas that
have been randomly generated by opinion rather than serious study.
There are many things people believe about psychic phenomenon that
are not true and are actually counterproductive to developing psychic
ability. Let's look at four of them together:
Myth # 1 -- "Psychic ability is a supernatural phenomenon."
There is nothing supernatural about psychic abilities, if supernatural
means beyond or against nature. They are as natural as sight and hearing.
Psychic abilities are part of human nature. They are the result of subtle
interactions between the brain and nervous system with the environment
(environment includes other living things).
Some believe that psychic functioning is an extension of the immune
system, serving to detect harmful influence and to ward off danger.
Eventually psychic powers will be explained through nuclear, electrical,
chemical, and biological terms. The model of "Empath" includes
psychic functioning as part of being alive, of being human.
Myth # 2 -- "Psychic ability is a gift that only some
people possess." Because psychic functioning is a natural
part of a human being everyone has psychic abilities. Some people are
more likely to pay attention to psychic perceptions than others and
therefore may develop their ability to use them more readily.
Different temperaments and personalities will respond to psychic
potentials in different ways. A person who is more feeling oriented
may pay more attention to psychic messages, whereas a person who focuses
in their intellect may ignore psychic messages unless they are very
intense. An Empath is closer to a "personality type," so not
everyone would be an Empath without development.
Myth # 3 -- "Psychic ability means the ability to see
into the future." While premonitions of future events
do occur, this is the least common of psychic events. The majority of
psychic functioning occurs in the form of remotely obtaining information already
Telepathic communication, empathic reading of individuals, obtaining
information via extrasensory means, such as remote viewing (clairvoyance)
are the more common psychic experiences. Empathic ability, which is
the result of "integrated psychic ability" is continuous and
pervasive within an awakened Empath.
Myth # 4 -- "Psychic ability is unlimited and unconditional."
Many people seem to think that if someone is psychic, that
this means they have unlimited powers that work unconditionally one
hundred percent of the time. I hate to be the one to tell you, but no
human ability works that way. Vision and hearing have limits and conditions,
and so does psychic functioning.
Psychic abilities are influenced by as many factors as influence any
person. Examples of what conditions influence psychic functioning are:
how relaxed or tense a person is, what a person pays attention to, a
person's belief systems, emotional states, values, needs, desires, perceptions,
and so on, and so on.
These are just a few of the myths that people have about psychic phenomenon.
Can you think of other beliefs about psychic phenomenon that people
have or that you have yourself? Are you willing to test out those beliefs
or to consider other points of view? If so, then read on.
2. Belief Systems
Another major barrier to searching for psychic evidence involves the
belief systems that people live by. Philosophical and religious beliefs
may act as a barrier to understanding the psychic. An example of such
beliefs would be the thought that psychic abilities come from an evil
If a person believes that psychic phenomena come from an evil force
then all of their own mental energy goes into resisting psychic experience,
or into fear of what might happen if they "give in" to their
psychic perceptions. This leads to patterns of self-fulfilling prophecies
where people begin to undermine themselves and their experience.
This is very common.
Many people are superstitious. It is important to understand that being
superstitious and pursuing psychic development are two separate activities.
Yet when the two occur together confusion and distortion are often the
result. Anyone can fall into superstitious thinking
unintentionally. As Empaths we have to make a conscious commitment to
recognize and avoid superstitious thinking.
Being superstitious means incorrectly attributing a cause to an event.
People do this all the time. It is the result of reaching conclusions
based on misperception and erroneous thinking. Superstitious thinking
has plagued the subject of psychic phenomenon but is a separate problem
of human nature.
Another belief is that reports of psychic phenomenon are just nonsense.
The thought that psychic abilities do not exist is just as much a belief
as any other belief. A person, who claims to be pragmatic and rational,
dismissing the psychic as nonsense, has a belief that existence is just
a hollow space filled with solid objects that have no connections between
them. We cannot rule out discovery. Keeping our minds open
to possibility is the key to the future. It always has been.
There is an underlying assumption to such beliefs that simple mechanical
laws govern all existence and that nothing else is possible. Science
itself has long since progressed passed such simplistic beliefs but
many people still subscribe to them.
You may have noticed at this point that all of these categories overlap.
I have divided them up this way so that you can give more thought to
how each area relates to your experience. I have separated out this
category of misinformation to specifically address a more modern problem.
Misinformation is the result of incorrect examples and the perpetuation
of misleading stereotypes. In short, this problem originates with the
media: television, the movies, as well as popular fiction. The entire
subject of psychic phenomenon has been clouded over by movie images
of extraordinary feats and special effects.
Thanks to the media most people's idea of something psychic happening
involves someone's eyes rolling up and the wind starting to blow. For
some reason the wind seems to always be blowing in movies when something
psychic is happening. I can assure you that for the majority of the
time, when your psychic senses are at work, the wind will not usually
start to blow. If it does, chances are that it is just a coincidence.
Movies and television portray psychic events as dramatic, intense,
frightening, and typically fantastic. When the truth is, most psychic
events are very subtle and usually related to ordinary situations. The
media frequently ties in psychic abilities with the media's version
of "occult practices." As you learn to access your psychic
abilities there will not be any special effects, surreal music, wind
blowing, or earth shattering visions in most of your experiences.
Another source of misinformation comes from the popular fad of telephone
psychics. I am not a supporter of this practice for several reasons.
Once a service becomes part of big business, and turns into an industry,
then it is more susceptible to being misused, and subject to more fraudulent
You will find as you complete your training, psychic information
results from genuine connections between living things and especially
between people. The big business of psychic phone services has created
a media image of "psychics" that is communicating to the public
at large that "psychics" are just a commercial gimmick. It
is yet another form of misinformation about a subject already greatly
I decided to stop working as a professional psychic counselor when
this fad first began. I am sure that there are many gifted psychics
who are working with this trend who are finding ways to make it work
for them. Personally, I did not want to be associated with that trend.
It is a matter of opinion and personal preference. I am an advocate
for clarifying and developing the field of psychic research.
Another fallout from this kind of misinformation is the idea that
psychics are supernatural entertainers. Some people have the idea that
if you are psychic that means you should perform impressive feats like
entertainers who sell themselves as psychic. Being psychic has nothing
to do with showmanship, unless the individual wants to be an entertainer.
That is a personal choice.
4. Fear of the Unknown
The last general category regarding barriers to psychic evidence deals
with the fear of the unknown. This is a primitive and instinctive fear
that all people possess on some level.
To illustrate this fear and its relevance to us as human beings, I
like to give the following example: Let's imagine that you and a group
of people are with me high up in the mountains somewhere. We are all
standing in front of a large cave. The mouth of the cave is a large
opening leading into utter blackness. The inside of the cave is so dark
you cannot see one thing within it. Now imagine that I have instructed
you and the group that on the count of three I want all of you to run
immediately into the cave.
I count, one....two.....three! What happens? What would you do? What
would most people do? Are you likely to just run blindly into the cave.
Well, a few people might, but most would not. Fortunately, we are each
equipped with some survival instincts that protect us from such foolishness.
Opening up your empathic nature is like venturing into that cave.
You may have the curiosity and desire to discover what is in it, but
some part of you is not comfortable with stepping into the unknown.
The world you live in is primarily a world of perceptions, held together
by beliefs and ideas.
Venturing into psychic territory can lead to discoveries that challenge
those beliefs and perceptions. This built in protective instinct can
also act as a barrier to you accessing your empathic talents. If this
is the case for you, then the more you learn the more you will progress.
Now look and feel inside of yourself and answer the following questions.
- Do you sense the presence of your inner Empath, a presence just
beyond your awareness; a part of you that longs to bud forth, to emerge
into this world, and to fully express?
- Have you been an observer of your dreams, your feelings and sensations,
of people, and life?
- Do you know things in ways that words cannot describe?
- Do you find signs and symbols popping up in your life in meaningful
Chances are you have already recognized your inner Empath. Chances
are you have already discovered that you and your inner Empath are one
and the same. It is now a matter of learning the hidden language of
your Empath nature and applying all that you learn through this special
Dreamtongue will allow you to understand more about your Empath nature
and the psychic nature of existence itself than ordinary language will
As you complete this chapter you are completing stage one of your training
in Dreamtongue. To help you get the most from this stage and each stage,
a review of the primary points appears at the end of the chapter.
Stage One Review
1. The goal of stage one is to prepare for learning Dreamtongue, to
identify and recognize your own Empath nature, and to scrutinize myths
and misinformation about psychic phenomenon.
2. You are already psychic, which means you are receiving information
on levels other than your direct senses. You can develop further into
3. An Empath is a person who has learned to integrate psychic abilities
into his or her own life.
4. The story of the Sun and Moon represents the relationship between
the conscious (waking) mind and the unconscious (sleeping) mind.
5. Your dream voice is the result of the invisible connections between
your conscious and unconscious mind.
6. The language of this dream voice is called Dreamtongue, the empathic
7. Multiple barriers are present within each person, which make it
difficult to provide psychic evidence. These barriers reside within
you as myths, belief systems, misinformation, and fear of the unknown.
8. Through Dreamtongue you can learn more about your Empath nature
and the psychic nature of the world around you.