Signs you are a heyoka empath

In this post, we talk about signs you are a heyoka empath.

Signs you are a heyoka empath

There are numerous types of empaths, but only one is thought to be the most powerful: the empathic heyoka.

Heyoka, pronounced hey-OH-kah, is a Lakota word that means “fool” or “sacred clown” because of his ability to heal through humor. The Lakotas are a group of Native Americans who originated in the Great Plains.

Heyokas are the most powerful empaths, acting as a mirror and satirically mocking the situation to open people’s minds to new perspectives. Making light of serious situations allows people to see themselves differently and begin to heal rather than being trapped in a wallowing mindset.

Make no mistake: heyokas do not mock or hurt people with their humor; they remain empathetic, and their understanding of people’s emotions prevents them from crossing the line and becoming offensive. Rather, they disrupt lines of thought that are detrimental to the people they are attempting to assist.

signs you might be a heyoka empath

1. You are empathetic.

Empaths are people who are sensitive to the emotions of others. Empaths are people who can feel what others are feeling.

To varying degrees, everyone is an empath, but empaths have such a strong capacity for it that they can’t control whether they feel other people’s emotions or not. They’re always doing it.

Because of their empathic abilities, empaths make excellent friends, partners, and advisors. They want others to be as happy and at ease as possible, for the sake of the people and so that they can share the jokes.

2. Opposites and mirror images are an innate part of you.

While empaths are identified based on social and personality traits, heyokas can be distinguished further by some physical characteristics.

It is said that empathic heyoka are frequently breech, left-handed, or dyslexic. All of these characteristics are inverted or reflect the norm. The majority of babies are born head first, but breech births occur when the baby’s bottom comes first; the majority of people are right-handed; and dyslexia is a learning disorder in which the person sees some letters flipped, how they are written by themselves, or changed within a word.

Heyokas reflect other people’s emotions, causing them to become aware of how they are acting. Mirror images are a natural aspect of a heyoka that can be presented in a variety of ways. This does not imply that all lefties or breech babies are heyokas, but rather an empathy for these characteristics.

3. You prefer to be alone despite your strong social skills.

Because of their environment, empaths sometimes find it difficult to modulate how they truly feel. As a result, empaths frequently prefer solitude, despite their innate gift for sociability.

Getting some alone time can help empaths become more at ease and in tune with their feelings without interference or influence from how others feel.

Heyokas in particular are frequently isolated. Many people find heyokas’ jarring words and behaviors too off-putting, pushing them to the margins of society.

Heyokas instill deep insecurities and problems because what is ignored cannot be cured. While this quality is beneficial in theory, forcing people to reject heyokas in order to continue rejecting their own emotional traumas can be very uncomfortable in practice.

4. You are frank with people.

When people don’t want to confront their problems, heyoka’s honesty can make them uncomfortable, but honesty is the best policy for a heyoka. They simply want people to be able to heal from emotional issues that are impeding their stability and growth as individuals.

Mirroring the other person and even using humor can help you gain a fresh perspective on your negative thoughts and feelings. To make a change in one’s life, one must first change one’s perspective on the situation.

Mirroring also allows people to see how they are behaving and how it affects their surroundings. It can be difficult to face the truth, but what is true is true, and heyokas aren’t afraid to point it out.

Some people may be so entrenched in their beliefs that they dismiss heyoka as inappropriate, but those who can open their minds and hearts to heyoka will see that they are correct.

5. You are creative.

Heyoka’s creativity will not only push people to evolve, but will also open doors to romance, adventure, and beauty.

Being invited into the world of a heyoka is akin to discovering the key to Alice’s Wonderland. His boundless imagination and audacity to be different opens up a world of new experiences.

Just as heyokas can reveal hidden negative emotions, they can also display loving, happy, and exciting emotions in unexpected ways. Heyokas are daring innovators willing to explore unconventional possibilities because they don’t mind, and even enjoy, being alone.

When a heyoka is accepted for what it is, it is a welcome companion on adventures and can be taken to fantastic places and ideas.

6. You worry.

Heyokas are deeply caring people due to their empathic abilities. Heyokas want to look after the people around them, even if they do so in unusual ways. Because of their creative insights and emotional intuition, they make excellent sounding boards.

Heyokas want to elevate people to healthier, happier states of being because they can take on the feelings of others, and they will if allowed to. Heyokas frequently put others’ needs ahead of their own because they cannot help but feel both external and internal emotions.

Despite their pushy methods, heyokas ultimately want to help the people around them heal and grow. Your wit is intended to alter the other person’s perspective and cheer them up.

Why you should fix your attachment style to have better relationships

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Everyone deserves to have healthy, happy relationships. But lots of us are stuck in cycles of unhealthy and toxic relationships.

This is thanks to our upbringing and how we learned to relate to others.

For some, this means an anxious attachment style, where we are needy and have a fear of abandonment.

Meanwhile, others have an avoidant attachment style, where we keep emotional distance because we’re afraid of getting too close.

Both of these are insecure attachment styles.

What’s the solution?

To build an earned secure attachment style. This means that we understand ourselves and others. While also being able to relate to our past experiences in a healthy way.

This isn’t easy. It takes time and introspection. But it’s well worth it if it means getting the healthy and happy relationships you know you’ve always deserved

That we all deserve.

Get ahold of inner work exercises to help build your earned secure attachment style, so you can put an end to this cycle of toxic relationships once and for all.

Here are some resources I recommend:

Shadow Work for Beginners is based on my in-depth research and personal experiences with shadow work, projection, sadomasochism, inner child healing, triggers, and all things shadow. This resource gets updated at no additional cost.

A Light Among Shadows is a guide on self-love and being. This series goes over consciousness, spirituality, philosophy, and makes sense of why people are the way they are. Recommended for anyone dealing with resentment and self-hate. Learn more here.

Shadow Work for Relationships teaches you everything you need to know about attachment theory, practical inner work, and your dysfunctional behavior. By the end of this, you will have developed your earned secure attachment style so you can put an end to your cycle of bad relationships.


Shadow Work Journal: 240 Daily Shadow Work Prompts contains inner work exercises related to relationships, anger, anxiety, self-love, healing trauma, abandonment issues, depression, forgiveness, etc.

Self-Love Subliminal for self-hypnotism that will help you change your behavior and gain self-love, self-awareness, better relationships, greater health, and improve your creativity.

Shadow Play (or “DsR”) is a sister website that goes over “sensual” shadow work through BDSM experiences. If you are 18+ and are interested, go here.

Mindful & Mending is a small website that’s about self-hypnosis, affirmations, auto-suggestion, and more techniques & tools to help you shift your unconscious mind. Check it out here.

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