If you are an empath you simply have a natural energetic curiosity. You came in with that curiosity in order to learn more about how to read and create with energy. That was at the top of your to-do list for this incarnation.
You get to choose how you satisfy that curiosity. You can experience water temperature in a body of water by immersing yourself completely or by sticking your big toe in the water. You can gather much information with either method but you will likely find one style more to your liking.
We want you to know you are not at the mercy of how much you feel. If you understand you are simply wanting to explore energy, how it affects you, and how it works, you can adjust how much you dip into it at any given time.
Play with this concept. Understand you are always in charge of your energetics and there are many options between full immersion and not feeling at all. You can learn to work with subtleties rather than giant waves that overwhelm you and still gather the information you are seeking.
You would not have chosen to have the ability to feel energy if it also didn’t come with your full ability to be able to adjust into doing so comfortably. It is simply a skill like all others. If you approach it as energetic curiosity you will find your own unique style that works for you.