An Open Letter to My Fellow Empaths

Bevin Niemann-Cortez
4 min readJan 18, 2017

It’s time to embrace your inner warrior.

I belong to multiple Facebook groups for empaths and intuitives and noticed so many describing relationships with toxic people. I can’t even count how many posts state something like: ‘Please pray for me, I finally summoned the courage to leave him/her.’ Sending love and light, especially those who are still engaged in that very real struggle.

During a recent meeting of our meditation group, narcissism was the selected topic. Every person around the table had one or more intense stories to share, stories of pain but also stories of triumph and growth.

On the recommendation of a close friend, I found myself reading Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ classic, ‘Women who Run with the Wolves’. I was immediately struck by how the author, who upon writing this book over twenty years ago, casts light on the mythological figure of Bluebeard as the sociopathic antagonist to the young, naïve gentlewoman.

Much has been written about the empath-narcissist dynamic, which impacts so many on such a personal level. However, let’s take a deep breath and step back for a moment to observe this on a much larger scale.

Why are so many of the same references emerging in our world right now?

As a global culture, we’re traversing some of the most difficult energetic situations. It seems like we’re constantly exposed to the energy of violence, divisiveness, inequality, war and separation. Positively, we’re also experiencing one of the greatest surges in mass consciousness in modern history. Multitudes are awakening to a greater understanding of our role as spiritual beings, of our purpose here on this planet.

We’ve begun to ask truly imperative questions like:

  • Who will we become as we move forward into the future?
  • As a society, will we continue to concern ourselves, with just ourselves?
  • Or will we learn to make decisions that honor both our individual and collective needs?
Bevin Niemann-Cortez

Honored to have reached 100,000+ highly sensitive people across our planet with the message that you are not alone :)