Ever since I was a child, I've been able to tell what people are feeling. From what I could tell by my research online, I believe I'm an empath - I can normally feel people's energies, and occasionally even from touching an object or going into an old house I can get a certain energy reading, sometimes just something as simple as good or bad to knowing something specific about the owner of the object.
My clearest memory of that is from a school trip a few years ago to an old museum. I had felt weird all day while seeing all the old artifacts, but the moment I stepped into the room with artifacts from Egypt - including sarcophagi and old remnants of pyramids - I started shaking and felt extremely nauseous. It was as if it was all suddenly too much, and I was suffocating. It had the same effect on my friend and we quickly left the room, although we were shaken up and never spoke about it after.
With people, too, I can often tell what they're feeling and how they'll react almost as if I were feeling their emotions myself - it's almost like an aura, but without seeing anything visually. My sister and I once spoke about it and she believes she has the same abilities; however, no one else in our family can do the same (at least, no one that we know of). Sometimes it's on and off - my abilities have periods of months where they grow fainter or stronger, and I'm not quite sure why; I only know that I feel quite blind when they aren't very strong.
But besides that, I once had a premonition that "Death was Coming," and I actually heard a voice warning me twice. The first time I heard it, I was at a school play, completely engrossed in the story and the song when I heard it. It sounded faint and it was obvious that it was in my mind, so although I was shaken up, I quickly passed it off as nothing and forgot it until a few months later, when I was taking the train back home from a trip with my mother. I was sitting among strangers and looking out the window, once again not thinking about anything serious, when all of the sudden I heard a man's voice: "Death is Coming." I looked around, honestly expecting someone to have spoken and everyone else to hear, but no one else had even looked up. Once again, I didn't seriously think anything would come of it - but the next morning I received a call that a boy in my grade, who had lived a few doors down from me, had killed himself. He had been performing in that school play, and he ended up jumping in front of a train - incidentally the same railroad that I had been travelling on just a few hours before.
That was years ago, and I never received any other warnings until recently, hearing quite faintly (as I did at the school play) another warning: "Everything will Change." It was last year that this happened, and I had a feeling that it was quite far off. But over the summer I got this increasingly bad feeling about this upcoming spring, and as it's January now, the feeling has only grown worse, and I'm certain something bad will happen within the next few months. I have the instinct that something terrible will happen to my family, but I have absolutely no idea what to do about it.
Does anyone have any advice about what to do or how to get specifics on what will happen (presuming it's impossible to prevent)? Is this something common, and are there any theories about why this might occur? Thank you in advance!