Author Topic: The Life of an Empath  (Read 4902 times)

littlebirdie

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Re: The Life of an Empath
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2015, 09:05:15 AM »
One year to the day of his death, we were taking me back from the doctor and I started crying and begging him not to die. I couldn't shake it. We both thought I was nuts.

It does make you feel crazy if you don't know what it is. I struggled with it mightily at first because, as you know, I am not one to believe in spirit/psychic/new age woo. A friend I confided in, who was into crystals and spirit realms and all of that, told me to stop fighting it and just accept it as part of my intuition. Everyone has intuition, so that made it easier.

But yeah, when it comes out of nowhere like that, it makes you feel a little nuts.

look2thesky

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« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2015, 10:40:49 AM »
I always thought if there were true psychics, they would know what numbers to play in the lottery and hence wouldn't need to charge for their services. Have no idea what that has to do with this topic but I was always one to be confused : /

HvnBound

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Re: The Life of an Empath
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2015, 10:45:42 AM »
I don't think I am an empath but I do have great intuition. I don't think I ever told this before but the day before DH died I saw one black crow on the top of our house and my first thought was my MIL telling me that if I see a single black crow, it means death is coming. I ignored that thought quickly but sure enough, the very next day he was gone.
"It's time to start living the life you've imagined."

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Sometimes you just have to die a little inside in order
to be reborn and rise again as a stronger and wiser version of you.
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littlebirdie

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Re: The Life of an Empath
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2015, 10:52:03 AM »
I always thought if there were true psychics, they would know what numbers to play in the lottery and hence wouldn't need to charge for their services. Have no idea what that has to do with this topic but I was always one to be confused : /

Yeah, I don't really subscribe to the "crystal ball gazing/always able to accurately predict the future" psychic stuff.

The way it was explained to me is more a heightened sense of intuition. The more you exercise it and the more you pay attention to it, the better you get at reading/reacting to it. Everyone has it. Some people's intuition is just more finely tuned, and many (most?) people ignore their intuition and/or write things off as coincidence. And maybe it is all coincidental. There's really no way to know for sure.

petesgirl77

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Re: The Life of an Empath
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2015, 12:12:41 PM »
 I'm happy to see this topic come up. I can relate to so many of your posts. I also find crowds exhausting, but even more so are those I've read dubbed as 'psychic vampires'. If you've met any, I'm sure you know exactly what I mean. Unfortunately, I feel like a magnet for people of this nature. I find I actively seek recovery time after spending too much time with them or even talking to them.
 
I also meditate, but not enough.  I work in a hospital so you can imagine the energy here.  It's work to try to block it and then I somehow feel a little guilty for trying.
 
I do tend to try to lean toward logical explanations as much as possible, but I have had many experiences where theoretical thinking or speculating on a broader spectrum has made more sense than what I could come up with only relying on logic.  Nice to see I'm not alone  :).
 
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Sugarbell

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Re: The Life of an Empath
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2015, 04:23:07 PM »
It's not being a clear cut psychic...The only time I see things are with people like family....or someone I have a connection
With. I love wide open spaces..nature..it feeds it. I meditate everyday...

But it's also absorbing everything. Even electronics....when my energy is short circuited...I drain cell phones (to where they won't charge for 24 hours, set off security alarms at work, crash computer systems, cash registers...credit card/debit card scanners.

The man I am seeing believes me....he has seen this happen dozens of times now with electronics. Anyone who has ever worked in an office with me believes it too. I have a magnetic mat at work where I put my feet on when on the computer because I have crashed systems. I walk out of the room and it starts working. Guess I absorb that energy.

I really wish I didn't have it...I miss the element of surprise and have pissed people off when I tell them what I see and they don't like it. So now I keep my mouth shut and just listen.
B.W.H. 9/24/2007

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Re: The Life of an Empath
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2015, 06:29:27 PM »
I have 1 friend which I definitely feel is an empath.  She has never discussed or mentioned this but she can not watch TV shows dealing with cruelty, violence, and high drama.  This applies to much of the news as of late.  Her sensitivity to the emotions of others is just overwhelming.  Interestingly, she feels the emotional joy and happiness of others just as strongly as the pain and grief of others.  Rather intrigued by this topic because she is the epitome of all the good qualities one seeks in life.   Meditate she does not but is a real advocate of the power of prayer.  I don't feel these two action are non-exclusive.

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« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2015, 08:49:31 PM »
Never thought of myself as am "Empath".  How would you know?  What does one do to alleviate some of those traits? 

But, Wow, the emotional pain I feel sometimes is horrific.  Crowds are terrible, can just make me feel sick sometimes.  Loud noises actually hurt and I'm made fun of for that.  In fact, someone around me continues to do loud tapping, stomping or just tap on a pan with a spoon to prove that he's not being overly loud.  I have to leave the room cause it seriously hurts, I feel the noise in every fiber of my being!

I can tell when someone is lying to me and I don't say anything. 

When DH passed away, a few days later, after everyone left and it was just our son and I at home, when I went to sleep that night, I dreamed that he carried me through the house, down the stairs, and to the couch where we always sat.  I felt it, I really did, I can still feel it as if it were yesterday.  It was so real, so weird real...

Unfortunately, I feel beat up all the time.  Just drained, I listen to someone's negativity over and over and over, about people he works with, the store clerk who can't count change, the car that needs gas...again, the company that does nothing right, etc.  I tell him to stop, to think of something positive to talk about and he thinks I'm just not wanting to listen. It makes me depressed, lonely, I don't know, it's awful... it's draining!!

My biggest problem with where I am now is the clutter...I  feel trapped, isolated... I clean, pick up, move things here or there to make it better..maybe.  It may not seemed cluttered to anyone else, but it does to me. 

Is this what you mean by "Empath"?  If so, how do I control all these feelings that just build?  I'm exhausted all the time... But, I still wear that smile that no one sees beyond.

Guess I need to do some research on this....
~Tracey~
My wonderful husband Rick of 19 years, 12/11/67 - 9/20/09 Neuroendocrine cancer.
I still miss you everyday, I go forward, but my mind stands still.

littlebirdie

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Re: The Life of an Empath
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2015, 08:51:42 PM »
I have 1 friend which I definitely feel is an empath.  She has never discussed or mentioned this but she can not watch TV shows dealing with cruelty, violence, and high drama.  This applies to much of the news as of late.  Her sensitivity to the emotions of others is just overwhelming.  Interestingly, she feels the emotional joy and happiness of others just as strongly as the pain and grief of others.  Rather intrigued by this topic because she is the epitome of all the good qualities one seeks in life.   Meditate she does not but is a real advocate of the power of prayer.  I don't feel these two action are non-exclusive.

She definitely sounds empathic to me. I cannot watch the news at all either. My daughter tried to get me to watch Breaking Bad a couple of years ago, but I only lasted 20 minutes into the first episode before I could tell it was going to be too intense for me. Other people's energy and emotions can be suffocatingly overwhelming. I can see prayer having the same centering effect as meditation. It makes sense.

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Re: The Life of an Empath
« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2015, 11:51:38 PM »
Most of the time....I don't "see" energy unless it's really really bad...of exceptionally positive. I saw dark energy in our house after DH died. Dark, black energy. I absorbed it....I didn't understand all this stuff then. I also see light/good energy....which I see white light around positive exceptional people/places. But daily stuff...just feel it.

My house is light and free of dark energy...but I literally re did it. Looks like a Zen Rehab now...but the feel is now positive.

I constantly read now on this stuff....and have more since DH died. My main motivator was with my then 4 year old son --Who knew the moment his Dad passed, how he passed and where to find the body. I wanted a logical explanation how he knew this. He's an empath....felt his Dads energy the moment his Dad passed, saw location, etc. it wiped my kid out...he became extremely ill a few hours later...spikes a 103 fever for 3 days (that meds wouldn't bring down). When I finally retrieved his Dads body...within an hour he was better.

That's when I surrendered to the fact that some people have abilities that cannot be explained or understood
B.W.H. 9/24/2007