I have already voiced on this site about my being a guardian. I believe that designation may have evolved into me being more of an empath. I can still sense auras, and project mine so that it touches others (a skill that has developed even more as I can now do it from across a room). I am still confused to how that skill is useful as an empath.
I have recently noticed, that as of my last post here, that the second ability, that at the time had only been around for a month has gotten to a point that I can pretty much ignore the emotions of strangers and those I do not know, so I do not get overwhelmed in crowds much anymore. But as soon as my friends come around, I can immediately tell whether or not they are ok emotionally, or if they are hiding behind a mask so to speak. Family members also trigger this, but normally those I am closest to.
I have always been more at home in nature, which everywhere I look points to being an empath. I can calm people usually fairly quickly especially my 10 month old daughter, who stops screaming as soon as I pick her up. Now I know most children do stop crying after being picked up, but I am talking about those moments when they are inconsolable, as in nothing you do seems to work. I have even had her asleep within five minutes of her mom giving her to me after a fussy bit of time.
So this is more of an update on my skills as a Guardian, what I need to know is more on being an empath, and what the risks are. I still can be the defense, but now I think I am suited for more of a healer role.
One more quick story on this. Several years ago, I met someone who was new to my school. He was rather shy, and always getting into trouble, but no one could ever get more than a few words out of him. Except me. Every time I talked to him I learned more and more of why he acted out the way he did. And before long I had somehow managed to earn his friendship and respect, and he knew he could talk to me about anything. Some of his story actually hurt me to the soul. I could barely believe some of it, but I listened, and he always said he felt better afterward.
So I don't know what path I should take, continue as a guardian or shrink back as an empath. Seeing as constantly taking in emotions could destroy me as could the forces of darkness.
Any one else out there that is both an Empath and a Guardian? Or is it best to pick one?