I'm a massage therapist and I have been empathic since I can remember. It wasn't until a couple of years ago that I learned what it meant to be an empath and how to protect myself from taking on other people's junk. In school we learned how to ground and it became very clear how important it was for me when I suddenly burst into tears when working on someone who had a traumatic injury previously in the spot I was working. Since then I have gotten great with grounding and carry crystals for farther protection.
I was working on my boyfriend today and I kept getting nauseous every time I touched him. It literally would go away the second I took my hands off of his skin. I even re-grounded myself and sat a big chunk of black tourmaline underneath me to help and it kept happening. I finally had to stop.
We love each other very much, he's a great person, and was in a good mood. I don't know what could have happened. I have also very recently been working on a client and felt this electric volt go from her body into my finger, hand, and down my arm when I hit a tender point on her.
There was another instance when I was doing work on the client's stomach trying to break up scar tissue and my stomach started severely cramping. It was my third client without a break that day so I know why my grounding techniques weren't holding up the best. Plus she was opening herself trying to help me intuitively. I don't think she realized how intuitive I was, but she backed of immediately and I stopped feeling it pretty quickly.
Any thoughts on this? My empathic abilities have always been just emotions. I've NEVER had physical symptoms with my empathic abilities unless I see gruesome pictures and in those instances it's like a quick painful feeling in the same spot on me that is in the picture. All three of these happened within the last month. Could I be developing more empathically? Does that happen? Why could I be feeling nausea with my boyfriend?