Today I would like to touch on a topic that the Russians are fond of experimenting on. Yes. The Russians.
I would like to talk about enhanced/ extreme empathy— something which has been unfurling in people so rapidly these days. In fact, it seems like many individuals no longer need to be born with it; they are suddenly developing it left and right! It's like people these days wake up in the morning with enhanced empathic wavelengths in their brains. And yes, the Russians have been onto this far long before anyone else has. It's open-book knowledge. In fact, there are legit websites funded by the Russian government, where you can take long tests (it seems like they have been trying to do research into the human race as a whole, or, I should say, anyone who has internet connection.) We all know that Russia is all for the advancement of their weapons and such, it seems like they are interested in enhancing their knowledge of human anatomical capabilities, as well.
So, what is empathy? Well, simply put, we are all normally born with empathy and that is the thing within you that makes you feel bad when you accidentally hit a dog with your car while backing down the driveway or when you see someone get hurt, it normally will make you feel their pain and you will end up in tears, as well! This is a needed capability of the human species to be able to thrive as a higher form of living thing. Even animals have empathy! In fact, some would argue that, at times, animals may have even more empathy than some human beings! It's the thing that doesn't allow you to hurt others, because if you do, you are hurting yourself, too! Obviously, many people in the world have less empathy than what is ideal! But then just as everything in the world bears the law of opposites, so does this. If there are those who bear far less empathy within themselves; there are also those who bear far more than what is normal.
I have studied this over the years, in scientific reports (nothing New Age or Witchy), not that there is anything particularly wrong with doing research into the New Age and the Witchy side of things, but, I preferred to look into scientific reports and observations. Apparently, people with enhanced empathic capabilities (far more than normal), exhibit a higher magnetic "resonance" in the brain. Something like that. I like to compare it to a bat's radar. It's not the same, but, I just like to compare it to the bat's radar which is capable of mapping out for it, what it in fact cannot see! The bat can't see it; but it knows that it's there, thanks to it's radar. Now, scientists have observed that, apparently, those with enhanced empathy/ extreme empathy, have an overly developed magnetic resonance in the brain (kind of like the energy going on in a microwave when you turn it on), therefore allowing the person to take "photographic evidence" of what is not actually manifested in front of the eyes (again, similar to a bat's radar.)
Now, I have been wondering if the sudden and surprising increase in those who claim to be empathic, has anything to do with our relationship with technology these days? These days, people communicate on Facebook rather than in person. People communicate on their iphones and S4's rather than facing one another and making eye contact. Face the truth! How many times have you texted someone in the same room as you? What if humans are simply evolving? Since the distance of communication is becoming further and further, since the modes of communication are becoming less and less physical, since we now need to amplify our senses to a heightened degree in order to know what our loved ones on the other side of the world must be going through, feeling, thinking, etc. — what if our bodies are simply adapting? What if the normal quantities of magnetic fields, the cognition, the "radar" is all just amplifying in order to adapt to the less and less personal environment that we put ourselves into? We need to know what our loved ones are feeling now; it's no longer just a choice! That being because usually they are on the other side of the earth! Or. In the other room but stuck on Facebook! Now, as a law in biology, there is always a supply meeting a demand. The more something is demanded of a living thing— the more the living thing will evolve to supply that demand. Therefore, I present you with a theory on enhanced empathy— that it is simply an evolution of the human species. We see evolution, every day! The next generation is always taller than the one before; the next generation's lifespan is usually longer than the one before it; human races that came into existence in cold climates have narrower nostrils due to the fact that the cold air needs to enter more slowly and needs to be warmed up a bit before entering the lungs; human races that came into existence in warm climates have wider nostrils due to the fact that hot air needs to be cooled down a little before entering the respiratory tract... and so on and so forth. The human anatomy develops to adapt to whatever situation it needs to adapt to. And I'm not saying that we all come from apes. If we did, then there shouldn't be any apes anymore! Rather, I am merely pointing to evidence of evolution, everywhere. What does evolution mean? It describes the process of evolving, of course! What is meant by evolving? Something that changes in order to adapt, in order to grow, in order to become better and more capable!
I will conclude this by saying, that I consider something that others consider to be a psychic phenomenon— as scientific evolution of the human species. Sure, some people were born with it and that means they evolved ahead of time. Which is cool. But more and more are experiencing this "phenomena" now, that it's not even surprising, anymore! I believe it does stem from the need for closeness! We need closeness more and more now! We have a need to know what is going on with our loved ones, more and more these days! Everything is just so spread out and so far away and we are connected by machines rather than by skin and hair and the look in the eyes! And so we evolve. We develop ways to feel, which were previously unneeded by our species. Some were born evolved, others are still developing these traits, while others will probably never evolve because they are psychopaths (psychopaths lack all form of empathy, whatsoever.)
How empathic are you? How far out can you feel? Does it actually make life easier for you? Or in the present setting, does it make life even harder? Easier in ways but harder in others? Maybe you feel like if our civilization were more advanced— then you'd probably feel like things were easier for you? A lot of things to think about... a lot of things to think about! But hey! At least you're not a psychopath, that's for sure!
Have a good day and some good thinking! And below I've posted some informative articles that I think you might find helpful. I haven't read every single thing in these articles, so I don't endorse them, however I am familiar with the concepts presented by each and these concepts I do agree with:
Empathy In The Workplace
Center For Building A Culture Of Empathy
Jefferson Medical College— Jefferson Scale of Empathy
Anthropology, Psychology, Evolution, Neuroscience
Neuroscience and Empathy