What it Means to Be The Ultimate Mirror: A Heyoka Empath

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.  

shutterstock_297740546For 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 process emotions.

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 transformation.

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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 other.

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 truly are?

 

By: Robyn Iacuone

Heyoka

Empath Coach

13 thoughts on “What it Means to Be The Ultimate Mirror: A Heyoka Empath”

  1. PLease delete comments like the terribly negative ones above, after you have read them, administrators. Such profanity and stupidity are not wanted or acceptable…. if you want people to visit this site without fear of some idiot who thinks he or she is an old indian God or Godess, monitor the idiots right off of here.

    1. We’ve been insanely busy and we get way too many comments to keep up with in a day. I’m trying my best! We’re working on a solution to many issues, this being one of them!

  2. i find this APPROPRIATION to be INSANELY OFFENSIVE.

    first of all, god damn it, there is NO SUCH THING AS “NATIVE AMERICAN LANGUAGE”. stop the whitemanization and chrisianization and dumb-ification and assimilation – VIS A VIS – GENOCIDE AND HOLOCAUST.

    there WERE over 500 languages in the USA alone before 1492. (and i am not inlcuding canada and mexico and south – over 1,000 languages) and that means there were over 500 tribes. and 1,000s of bands and family groups.

    so when you say “heyoka” is a native word. NO IT IS NOT. for f**k sakes. that is idiotic. yes IDIOTIC.

    IT IS LAKOTA (or Nakota or Dakota) the main siouan dialect. SIOUX is not a SIOUX word. it is a bastardization of some french and Crow words.

    SO EAT CROW. no, actually i don’t want to disrespect those winged ones or that tribe.

    next item – HEYOKA is JUST NOT SPOKEN OF. if you are SPEAKING OF THEM – you have no right to be, because a Lakota would NEVER do such a DISRESPECTFUL THING unless it is an ELDER in a CEREMONY, giving a teaching and YOU ARE NONE OF THOSE THINGS.

    STOP STEALING LAKOTA and NATIVE things.

    that picture of the WHITE girl with feathers – god damn is that offensive.

    YOU ARE WASICU – STEALS THE FAT. that’s what WHITES do – steal all the good parts and leave NOTHING left for anyone else.

    could i have been kinder here and not ripped you a new one? no. in fact, if youve ever been up on the rez, the grannies PUBLICLY HUMILIATE idiots like you and RIP INTO YOU till you are in tears and run off.

    LEARN SOMETHING and STOP STEALING. holy crap.

    1. Ya know, you’re not wrong. However, had you been kinder, perhaps we could’ve worked together to share more accurate information. Just because the elders and our ancestors have done something for a long time doesn’t make it right. Knowledge without wisdom is a bad combination.

    2. Anger and hate blinds ,my friend…
      I totally understand why there’s anger for what happened in the past when europeans landed here..But war,rape,torture,stealing of land and belongings was going on in what we call the U.S. today for thousands of yrs before “Europeans”landed here…Its not a white thing,it’s a human thing!!! Look at the aztecs,mayans,mongolians..etc
      Oh and you’re being a total hypocrite if you live in anything other than a teepee,use anything other than a horse for transportation,use or benefit from anything created by Europeans/Americans…

    3. From Desiree, “You need to find a balanced place in self expression. To have head knowledge and then to live this experience in a profound way are two different animals. If you want to view it with such ignorance than most languages are a “bastardization” of another language/dialect. It’s called evolution of humanity as a whole. I have both Cherokee and Lakota ancestry. I come from generations of Lakota (and Cherokee) medicine men, holy men, and chieftains. I am a redhead female that resembles my Scottish ancestry more, but the Native American in me is an inseparable part of who I am. I have natural Shaman abilities, I can read energies, weather patterns, and people like few other can. I am an INFJ and both highly highly intuitive and empathic. I am a great mirror and it’s been a profoundly painful life experience. When you live this experience they way I do, then you give less shits about technicalities of word appropriation, and you find resonation through these words written above. If anyone was offensive in this article and forum…..it was the person in the mirror. You are in desperate need of energetic clearing and anything you can do to open the energy centers of your mind so they are less closed you will have more peace. If anything here offended you, then that is your choice and your creation of your own experience. Take responsibility for how this made you feel rather than blame the world around you. I imagine this isn’t non typical behavior of yours because the problem is not external.”

      1. is there a white, or black, or red or etc. colors of a Soul ❓🙄, We are all Souls having Physical body , NOT a Physical body with a Soul .

        1. Actually yes there is! Its your aura your souls state of being! I don’t give no fucks about where the word came from or if it’s actually the word for what is described here but I for one relate to everything described here except being breached. But any how I feel others emotions as my own n I can tell you from experience any help to help you understand why you think your fucking crazy why very few can relate to you why your feeling a way you have no reason to look unto others emotions n feelings. I knew my dad was dying before he knew n I hadn’t spoken to him in over a yr when I found out he was dying. Before that he was in good health. Now thanksgiving day2011 I was bawling my eyes out due to the strongest emotions I was going to have my child ripped from me knowing full well I had no reason to feel this way my bf at the time said go talk to my mom n maybe she can help you feel better so I did I was grasping at anything to get this horrible feeling gone. Well long story short it was actually her feeling that way about her daughter she had taken from her. I know how people feel even when they don’t i am a natural lie detector just ask my ex my kids my man. I have social anxiety due to the huge stop of emotions coming from people in stores crowds etc I’m only learning what I’m capable. So don’t rip my throat out I’m not claiming I’m a God etc but I will say this article weather full of shit or not I do these things. My man hated me because he thinks I don’t know how he feels when in fact I can tell him more descriptive then he could what’s wrong n how to fix it. You can call it whatever you want a call it a blessing n a curse cause until n even after realization it makes living with others sometimes most of the time in hell. Try n explain what I just did n expect people to believe you there’s the first con second feeling emotions that are not yours, ya you find a solution to that one there’s only one learn to distinguish theirs from yours third any clue what it’s like hearing a store full of emotions inside your own head you don’t want to fourth sure make everyone hate you when all your doing is trying to help you will have tons of friends ya right!! Fifth the physical n emotional n mental drain n strain on yourself just trying to ignore these things that you already know are happening or get even better try following these feelings n emotions n helping the ones they are coming from…… I’ll stop here I can go on n on about the last 8yrs of realization that I figured out on my own without the knowledge of research or written testimonies or even scientific explanation that makes all this make sense cause it won’t only way to make sense of it is accept your different your gifted your talented I can’t label it as I don’t know what it is just that it’s been my life for 30years n I’m going to hang on tight n keep going I don’t need an explanation teachings books etc how far I’ve come I’ve made the journey alone until recently no one knew this about me because I kept it inside sealed up because of the destruction that can come along with others hearing this thinking I’m crazy well guess what I even did till my counselor bought me books about being hsp sensitive intuative etc ya that’s right my counselor a Dr with a PhD n then some so fine dont believe the things written here are possible that’s your choice but I for one know whatever this is it is definitely real n possible

    1. No worries, a new day is coming. Content will have to pass a series of filters before being published. The people that were posting didn’t put in as much effort into the research as they should’ve. We’re working on the website right now and will eventually get around to cleaning up the articles.

      1. I just posted well attempted to it has not shown up I apologize for my language I didn’t write to hurt anyone just want people to know the things this article speaks of are in fact real weather one or all things in one. People need an open mind there will be many things that won’t make sense that can’t be scientifically proven but for those who experience them they are very real n the powers that be give those blessed with the proof they need that’s it the proof they need not others for they don’t need to understand but accept that get this just happened it’s not coincidence that one particular person saw past your facade of fake emotions I’ve not met a single person in my life that can hide their emotions from me unless I just don’t care to see which never happens or I block the energies which is possible

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