An Empath is a person who has the
ability to understand the emotional state of another individual. There are many different types of Empaths and
many levels of gifts and abilities. It’s
one thing to be an empath, it’s another to be a Heyoka.
For the Heyoka Empath,
there is little available information and yet is the most powerful type of
Empath.Heyoka or “Sacred Clown” is a
Native American term and has been loosely translated to mean “Fool or Clown”.
This translation does not give
justice to the true meaning of the term.
To say, to act in a manner that is different, backward, opposite of
normal, gives us a clearer understanding.
The spirit of a Heyoka is the Great
Mirror. When you connect to a Heyoka,
what you see in them will show you what you need to work on to evolve
spiritually. The Heyoka’s mirror is one
of emotion, for however you react to them emotionally is their guidance to
reflect back to you.
For example, after being with one you
may feel anger, feeling them to be arrogant yet the Heyoka’s mirror is showing
you your need to be humble. Or you may
feel great love, again the Mirror is showing you the path of self-love.
The following traits of a Heyoka is
defined by the energy you carry. It’s how you interact with reality, how you
Some of the traits may include; being
dyslexic (thinking backwards), being born breach (coming into the world
backwards), doing certain things backwards, or appearing younger than their
age. Heyoka is movement and
This is something you don’t claim to
be. A Heyoka recognizes another Heyoka when they feel that energy. It’s a deep
understanding of our how our sensitivities and emotions interact with each
In Native American ceremonies, the
Heyoka would be the one to disrupt the proceedings so as to get the people to
see things differently or to shift the energy of the situation. Modern day Heyokas, when working with people,
will say or do something to shift the energy which creates change, healing and
balances the energy.
The Heyoka’s gift is to bring people
back into balance and get people unstuck by showing the opposite, the backward
way. Heyoka’s carry the medicine of
chaos and this medicine has the power to change people’s lives.
This energy is firm, forthcoming and
strong. It is disruption out of love; in the hopes to experience growth. It is the medicine to show us that the shadow
remains unseen and the mirror of truth is hard to gaze into. It’s difficult to
humble yourself in a world of ego.
So if you were to meet a Heyoka,
would you have the courage to experience the unseen and see yourself as you