My name is Chris, I'm 17 a senior in high school and this is my story.
Ever since I was young I believed in the paranormal and psychic abilities. I was drawn to them, I always have trusted in mind over matter. However my parents are a little different, they do not believe in such things.
About the age of 8 I would feel presences in my room and I had at one point moved something on my dresser without touching it, but I quickly stopped all that because I didn't want my parents to think I was crazy and send me to a "special" doctor.
Time went on and I moved into the 7th and 8th grade. By this time I knew for a fact I was different. I was confused I could walk up to a person and see that obliviously they are mad or sad, etc. But when I would ask what was wrong they would give me this confused stare. And my emotions started to send me into a spiral. I could not stand losing control of my emotions. I always like to be in control of my body. So I ignorantly decided to build a "mental wall" between my emotions and me. I was so proud because it worked very well, I would not be influenced by other anymore instead I kept everything held in and was able to let it out on my time. But I could still feel all the emotions around me just not as intensively.
Since I have entered high school things change the feelings got stronger and the dreams came true (I would have dreams all the time as a kid) living a dream was a normal occurrence for me now. I could feel the energy around me around everything. I didn't know what to do so about a year ago I decided to do a little experimenting and research. And this is why I am here now, I can feel the energies writhing all things. I can feel emotions and thoughts but I cannot embody those emotions like I was able to (I will with intense ones), and just recently I have regained the ability to detect some spiritual presences. I come to you for answers, advice, tips, and comforting. I would like to hone my abilities and undo the damaged I caused as a kid by blocking them. I have been able to strengthen my abilities with some meditation and practice.
Lately, I have had an unbearable longing to be with people like me who can understand me. My family doesn't and I cannot talk with them about this, my girlfriend accepts it, she believes me but she doesn't understand, she can't really. I am the only one in my family and friends like this, I need a place to be me, a place to be with those who can give me a place where I can belong. My Genetic family cannot give me this I hope I can find it here.
I have read many stories here and I have found some comfort and felt it was time for me to tell my own. Is this empathic, telepathic, or clairsentients I am not sure. I deeply appreciate any and all advice. Thank you