Section 2: The Language Of Alpha
Language is the general language of the psyche,
the emotional and psychological state of the person. I will refer to
this as "emotive language" for the sake of this lesson. Emotions
filter through body language in Beta and through subtler ways in Alpha.
Remember, Alpha signals come to you through general feelings and impressions.
What you read about the Alpha level of a person is first your
responses to that person, then their responses to you. The
back and forth activity of responses between two people is the Alpha
level of empathic communication.
Your ability to read the Alpha level of a person influences how well
you can read and understand your responses to the person. Understanding
the five levels of Alpha is an important part of your development as
an expert traveler in the "Empath InnerNet," the superhighway
of empathic information.
"For Every Action Their Is An Equal And Opposite Reaction."
(the Beta of Alpha) The
Beta level of emotive language involves your reactions to physical events,
objects, and people. When you are attracted to someone you will send
out Beta emotions, either consciously or unconsciously. When feeling
repelled by someone or something you will also be sending out equally
strong Beta emotions.
Remember: Alpha works with a push/pull process. This
push/pull is a form of attraction versus repulsion. A Beta emotional
signal is usually strong and sensed on all empathic levels. When it
is very strong you simply perceive it at the Beta level using the primary
senses. Your own responses often are clues to reading the Beta level
of a persons emotive language.
Ask yourself this question when in the presence of someone, "Am
I feeling an invisible push or pull with this person?" If the answer
is yes to either the push or the pull you are getting a Beta level Alpha
signal (or in other words, the person is creating enough emotional energy
to make a physical impression!).
"An Ocean of Emotion" (the
Alpha of Alpha) accurately describes the Alpha level
of emotive language that involves the expression of emotional and
feeling states. Expressing your emotions can be through personal
statements like, "I feel happy," or "I am really excited
for you." Yet verbal statements about emotions and feelings are
just the tip of the iceberg. Alpha signals related to emotional/feeling
states are the most prevalent form of empathic signals occurring when
two people are interacting.
- You are responding emotionally to the person you are encountering,
they are responding emotionally to you.
- You have a pre-existing emotional state and so do they.
- You are responding emotionally to things inside your self and so
- They are responding emotionally to their surroundings and so are
All of these signals are flying around when two or more people come
together, like currents in an ocean. As an Empath you sense these currents
at the Alpha level. When you pair Beta signals with Alpha signals you
can get a good reading on most situations.
Empaths could serve very useful functions in political situations.
There is one major complication at the Alpha level of emotive language.
Most people tend to cover their own emotional states. This can be for
two reasons: the basic need for privacy and because we have specific
things that we do not want people to know. The Alpha level is where
we are vulnerable, so the Alpha level is also where we put up our defenses,
our guards, and our walls.
As an Empath you will learn how defenses and walls are strong Alpha
signals. In the same way that you can read someone's emotional state
you can also read their "walls". The strength and intensity
of the wall (or resistance) are normally equal to the strength and intensity
of the emotion it is covering.
Normal defenses that are put up for basic privacy are often flexible
and negotiable. Defenses that are rigid and fiercely defended represent
"dangerous" territory. By that I mean it is an area where
the person is most vulnerable and probing around there could lead to
all types of problems. Learning how to handle dangerous territory and
such complicated interactions comes through experience and advanced
training. Your sophistication as an Empath will develop over time, you
must trust in your own process.
"Starting To Read Minds" (the
Theta of Alpha) occurs through the Theta level of emotive
language. Here is where you respond to someone's internal states, such
as their thoughts and beliefs. You could be riding on an elevator with
a person and that person may not be responding to you at all. They may
not even seem to be aware of you. Yet you are getting all kinds of obvious
and empathic impressions that the person is very angry. Sometimes it
is not obvious, yet you still get the Alpha associations of anger coming
from that person. The anger is not a response to you. The anger is a
response to something they are thinking.
When you get such signals from a person, those signals represent the
Theta level of emotive language. What you do with such signals is up
to your best judgment and personality. You may get an Alpha association
that guides you to offer kind words to the person, which in turn relieves
that person due to your action. The other possibility is that you get
an Alpha association to leave that person alone.
Your first and most immediate impression is usually the most
empathic one. I want you to notice that reading the Alpha level
does not involve so much answering a question as much as it does learning
to sense "currents." When in Alpha take your snorkel and seahorse
inner tube, for you are getting into deep waters!
"Empathic Link-Up" (the
Delta of Alpha) describes the Delta level of emotive
language. This level requires more practice and skill to perceive than
the previous levels. If Alpha is the empathic ocean then this level
is caverns under the ocean floor. Delta emotive language involves an
overview of how the person perceives life, as well as their orientation
to the world. Signals from this level involve a common theme used in
movies when portraying empathic events: seeing through the eyes of another
person. Yet at this level it does not involve seeing what they are seeing,
as much as it involves seeing things the way they see
To give you a "nondramatic" example that many people relate
to: when I go to the movies or watch a television show with someone,
I pick up the Delta level of their emotive language very strongly. The
way it occurs is that I end up perceiving the movie the same way the
other person is perceiving it. If it is a movie that I would normally
enjoy tremendously, and I am watching it with a person who does not
enjoy it and does not understand it, then I experience the movie the
same way they do. If they feel bored with the movie then I feel bored
with it. Later I might watch it alone or with someone who enjoys the
same films, and then find the movie exciting and wonderful.
Another example of the Delta level of emotive language is when two
people are seeing the same event from two entirely different points
of view. If neither one is able to see it as the other does, an argument
usually ensues. As an Empath you can develop the ability to see things
from the perspective of the other person that will help tremendously
with your communication skills.
As you begin to make this empathic link-up with other people, it will
become very important for you to know how to distinguish your own thoughts
and perceptions from those of others. You can ask questions here to
separate your thoughts from someone else's. Examine each thought you
are having and ask yourself if this is your normal way of thinking.
Break down each thought with another question until you feel as you
have separated your thoughts from your link-up partner. As with all
good empathic skills, practice makes perfect.
"The Empathic Snapshot" (the
Gamma of Alpha) The Gamma level of emotive language
involves an overall response to a person, one that is more immediate,
like a first impression. A Gamma first impression is really like a empathic
snapshot. It gives you a complete picture immediately of all levels
of a person. The problem with working with a Gamma first impression
is the speed of it. The empathic snapshot occurs within a second of
For most people many thoughts flood after that first second and the
initial impression gets lost. When you first meet someone each second
counts as one impression. The very first few impressions are the most
empathic. All impressions that follow become imbued with conscious evaluations
Learning to catch your Gamma snapshots, your immediate first impression
requires practice. Most first impressions are followed by a flood of
afterthoughts. Catching those empathic first impressions involves remembering
that very immediate response/thought you had
in a given moment. This is a talent you can develop by repetitive practice.