I want to start off by saying I'm sorry if this seems very scattered. I'm just trying to give as much information that may matter in helping me.
Ever since I was around 3, dragon flies would fly right in front of my face and just hover there for awhile. Everyone has always told me or my mom that I am an old soul, which I believe. But I believe I'm more than just that. I was diagnosed with anxiety but I read that people which gifts are usually diagnosed with a disorder. My therapist says I have a high EQ (emotional awareness). I feel like I am an empath. But I don't know if I'm just crazy or not.
I feel like I can feel people's emotions but what if they are just my own? Also, does this run in genetics? I don't know if any other of my family has had gifts or not. I'm very confused about all of this and would like to figure it out. I have times where I know when something is going to happen and it does. More than normal. When I focus on these abilities it seems like they grow. What if they aren't growing, and I just believe they are. I believe the mind in powerful enough to trick us. I've always felt connected to nature and animals. I feel vibes very much. I know when people are nervous or sad just by being around them. I'm very confused and I just hope someone will help me.
My mom says she feels like she is an empath too. We have ancestry from women that were in the Salem witch trials if that helps. I don't know. It's all very confusing to what is real and what is in my head. Thank you