First off I'm an Empath. I'm just learning more about it and what exactly I'm capable of.
First, I have three friends I have strong connections with. Their emotions are the ones I feel most often/more intensely. I even feel their pain on myself if any physical harm comes to them, its how great the connection has become. Though, I've been having trouble reading anyone else's emotions aside from theirs. I can, but it doesn't come as easy/naturally. Yet, I can feel a friend of mine's emotions, who lives on the other side of the continent! Does this mean my ability is still maturing or is it just limiting itself?
Secondly, for those of you who read my other story, I've been seeing a black shadowy looking figure. Well, I was very close to my aunt before she passed away, and she had given me a coyote claw that she had found near her mountainous home when I was younger. I decided to make a necklace out of it, but as I was doing so, I touched the claw with a needle and something fell and crashed on the other side of the room. (I never found out what exactly fell, I couldn't see anything out of place). I didn't know whether to take that as a sign or what. Since I have been wearing the claw around my neck, less activity has been happening. Do you think the claw is some form of protection, or just coincidence saying the shadow's occurrence wasn't often in the first place?