Can you please explain why I am having such extreme difficulty understanding others and having them understand me? The difficulty is so severe that I almost feel that I would have more clarity if I could just communicate empathically with them? (Related post: You Are Attempting To Accomplish Powerful Acts Of High Magic.)
After my stay for many weeks in the lower underworld at the beginning of 2015, I came out of my body's five week coma fully empathic / telepathic. I could hear people's thoughts as though with my physical ears. I found that empathic / telepathic communication was very unsatisfactory, because most are unaware how their thoughts are in contradiction to their words. In fact, most weren't even aware of their thoughts at all, and when I responded to their thoughts as though they had spoken them, they thought I was mad or at best, delusional. So no, you wouldn't have more success communicating silently.
Let's examine why it's so hard to understand others right now, and vice versa:
A Reversed World
When one advances to one of the more advanced stages of evolution, it sets you apart from others around you. Being in a different stage than someone else, is like being in a reversed world — the way looking in a mirror reverses an image held up to the mirror. From a more advanced point of view, the other person is in a reversed reality (like a mirror — which is what 'outer' space is).
The present challenge on our journey is to integrate inner and outer space. Something that occupies one's full attention and expands one's awareness. To be able to properly communicate and relate to another, requires that the master enters into the contracted awareness of another. In doing this, the master forfeits the ability to empathically know what the other is saying, and unless the other person is willing to patiently explain the details of his or her meaning, the master cannot understand what the other person is saying.
If the master cannot fully switch off their empathic ability, this adds a further problem in that the master has to sort through what is being said and what is actually being meant by the other person, since most have a dissonance between their thoughts and words.
Truly, patience from both sides is very much needed — especially since you may have understood them so well before, and suddenly it appears that you can't. This may be very bewildering to others. Be patient with yourself and others, or there will be a lot of friction in your relationships.