I've always been empathetic, especially when I was a little girl. I didn't know what it was, when I felt others pain I always thought it was just mine and I did not know how I felt it. Now I know what it is I can brush it off and ignore it but a couple of years ago it was hard for me because I couldn't. I use my empathy when I feel one of my friends is in danger of something.
I'm not sure if it's a part of my empathy but when I touch people I can see things that happen. I was at school in my cooking class and I met this year 12 guy that moved in our class when year 11 and 12 were combined. One day he was talking about his mother and I described what she looked like just by sitting next to him. When I touch someone palm it comes easier and I get sort of like a video image of their life. I only do it when I get permission because I think it is incredibly private.
I was reading one of my friend's palms one day and she asked me to try to tap into her future. I wasn't sure how to do it at first but I guess it just grew. It was very faint and hard to understand.