Empathy is more than emotional following along, it’s a transmission. Empathy is a thinking skill.
Understand that empathy and sympathy are practically opposites and move in different directions. This is the key to learning how to be and use empathy.
The potential of psychedelics is largely determined by what you allow yourself to experience. This is determined partly by your fearlessness and partly by your awareness.
Psychedelics can be a light in the dark territory. They offer direction for training, not a trophy of success. There is real work to do. You still need to do the walking and the thinking.