If you see someone on the road holding a sign in his hand that says "you can now see the 10th dimension of the string theory", kill him.
How can you be sure he's real?
Autumn, folks didn't understand the science of energy until fairly recently in human development, and they are still learning. (are we there yet? are we there yet?). But basically, whether we are talking about electricity, neuro-energy, solar energy, biological (food source & processing) energy, liquid energy, emotional energy or cognitive and communication energies the principals are all the same.
Energy flows through conductive pathways on the shortest route back to its source.
When you spill anything from its source it flows outwards either in a radiating pool or in a conducted path.
It is either a direct (one way) current/path or an alternating (two way) current/path.
Along the way it may meet resistors or conductors.
It may be re-routed along conducting pathways or absorbed (always temporarily nothing 'dies' completely) by an absorber or insulator along the path of flow.
If you think of water - rain falling directly onto the sea and returning to its source by evaporation.
If however there is a water tank on the ship the water may be (temporarily) re-routed, absorbed etc
If you have a tap onthe tank you can regulate the 'flow' in terms of on/off.
If you attach a hose to the tap you can regulate the flow in terms of volume.
If you get a resistance (kink) in the hose it will stop the flow.
If you get a leak in the hose, tank or pipe it will spill out.
all knowledge - consciousness is the same. It's energy flowing at differet rates depending onthe resistance along the pathway.
Empathy as you pointed out being related to Enthusiasm and swallowing God em-path-y is the route (path) that the God (life) energy takes by the least diversion and resistance in the 'individualised form'.
If you notice ET uses (isolated from the energy form) experiencing the energies of resistance - obstacle, enemy, means to an end and the oneness conscious notion (open to the energy flow) of acceptance, enjoyment and enthusiam in the open flowing state - which is conducting rather than 'blocking' the energy flow.
These understandings are also very scientifically prove-able
the 'buzzing' of an open flowing circuit is energised by the free flowing life energy running through it. No less than the oxygen flowing into your lungs, or the blood flowing through your veins or the sun's energy being absorbed, or the energy in food and water nourishing you. Try and stop any of those flowing and I suggest you may feel 'different'.
We become accustomed to 'recognising' stimuli and energy no matter its form, and adapting to it. Our mental processing eg believer / skeptic neural pathways are also conditioned in levels of openness and awareness - all of these things rely on Ethos - characteristic spirit and beliefs - based on ethnicity, cultural influences (acceptance or resistance); Logos - free flow of logical reasoning and recognition and evaluation of supporting and contradictory evidence. and Pathos - emotional free flowing pathway in the sense of being able to process and empathise (swallow life energy) (fear is the kink inthe hose that shuts the flow off) including fear of punishment or isolation from your ethos (cultural peers) or logos (sanity).
Gee I do hope this made 'sense' - that your pathways were open for it. If it's not please look for the kinks in the pathways of ethos, pathos and logos and I'll try to explain further.