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Why Am I An Empath?

 

It's something I've always been able to do, ever since I was a small child. I could look at person and feel whether they were happy or sad, etc. I wouldn't ask them, but this feeling would just come over me.

It's been like this and it's just grown stronger in the last couple of years. Something I don't understand is that quite often I can talk to someone I barely know and if there is something important on their mind more often then not they will tell me about it. Alright, when I say important I mean like death of a loved one, grief, break-up, cheating partner.

For example, there is this girl and for privacy sake we'll call her Robin. I'd never met Robin but we're Facebook friends. I added her and she accepted but we never had a conversation. Anyway, she broke up with her boyfriend. So I asked what happened and we started conversing and in ten hours I'd gotten all of her problems with him, her cell number, she even said and I quote "You're a better friend than my friends and I don't even know you." Remember this is someone I just started talking to that day. We still keep in touch here and there and if ever something comes up again she knows she can talk to me.

Another example would be about my friend we shall call Tommy. He and I have only known each other for about 5 months. I'd gotten some bad news about one of my friends, she'd been beaten and assaulted but she was alive. This was about 3 months into the friendship. He consoled me and he told me about his friend who'd passed. He talked about his grief and his regret and he's only spoken about it to one other person, the other person being a life long friend of his.

Something else that happens is if I start talking to a person, sometimes it's like we have this vibe. I'm not talking about chemistry it's deeper. It doesn't happen with everyone but every once in awhile I'll find somebody and sometimes they tell me about their entire life. Kind of random, considering have the conversations are with people I barely know.

The last thing is when something happens to my friends, something that causes emotional pain, I feel it. I could be at my house and all of a sudden feel sad and find out someone had broken up or they just are in a bad situation and I get what I feel is a 5 pound weight pressing on the my chest.

I just want to know why me? What power is this or do I even have one? Will this better or worse? I need some advice. Please and thank you.

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flowergirl220 (4 stories) (14 posts)
 
12 years ago (2009-05-25)
Hi this is all been really helpful and I apperciate all the feedback I'm getting. Yeah d3ra, that's pretty much what happens to me, I just don't know why people open up to us so much? I mean I like helping people and I'm willing to lend an ear most days but sometimes its just like can't they go talk to someone else for a change? You ever feel like that sometimes?
dr3a (3 posts)
 
12 years ago (2009-05-24)
completely relating to you. Whenever I'm near a person at a party I can sense what their all feeling. Individually looking at them of course or just standing next to them. I think it is strange that we have that radiating aura of people coming near us, but ok, everytime that I Go to parties, I ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS end up having a long conversation with someone I barely even know. We don't talk a lot at all but I would just sit next to them and talk about wahtever problem their having. Like breakups, lost of a loved one, or family problems. At a recent party, I had three long conversations with strangers. Well I knew them, but not so much that any other person would be able to talk to them pertaining to their innermost feelings.
revsilverson (guest)
 
12 years ago (2009-04-30)
all things have energy emanating from them. With humankind it is a blend of physical body energy and the spiritual energy of the soul. These 2 energies are intertwined and radiate out about 3 ft. That is why most people have a comfort zone of about 3 ft and in some cases if someone comes to close to our physical being we begin to feel stressed in some manner. Our auric energy is in conflict with theirs. Other times it is very good to have someone come close to us and we get excited in a good way. Our auric energy is blending together in these cases. Auras exist around all things that store or project energy. They also have subtle color to them depending on what is happening to the object. You can research the colors on the internet. I stay away from people with a black aura because they quickly drain me of positive energy. I do my best to help them solve their problems but I do it long distance and not up close and personal in most cases.

Love and Light
flowergirl220 (4 stories) (14 posts)
 
12 years ago (2009-04-30)
Oh and responding to Lauren, It takes some practice. I know it did with me lol. It takes awhile to learn to separate your own thoughts and feelings from those you are picking up from other people around you. This is important because if you can't separate the two firstly you won't know where you end and the other person begins secondly processing all these things constantly can cause and information overload and cause your chakra network to shutdown. I don't know exactly how it works but it's all inter related. I know if I don't separate myself from other people sometimes and just have some space for me I get really drained.
flowergirl220 (4 stories) (14 posts)
 
12 years ago (2009-04-30)
Hi everyone, thanks for your comments and advice, they really are most helpful. I've attained a better understanding and I don't know where this will lead but I got a feeling it's somewhere good and that feels great to me. I feel like I got a better handle on things now but anyone and everyone feel free to chat with me at anytime. I like helping people. I know I should help myself first before doing that but to me helping people makes me feel better, like I'm doing what I'm meant to do while I'm here. So again if you have problems just tell me if you need some one to chat with or just listen to you I'm here. Also, auras? I've heard of them before but never heard anyone use that term in the same sentence with me. How exactly do our auras affect those around us? I'd really like to know. That area of expertise is beyond my knowledge.
revsilverson (guest)
 
12 years ago (2009-04-30)
your empathic abilities do not explain why people seem to trust you enough to share their innermost secrets when they haven't known you for very long. It is actually the energy aura that you radiate that draws people to you- even over the internet and even at long distances. The energy connections we make with others are formed with words and the freedomn to share emotion with others. I have never felt cursed by my psychic gifts. I consider myself greatly blessed by the Divine Spirit and offer prayers of thanksgiving and gratitude for my abilities.

If ever I am in a store on an aisle by myself, it won't be 10 seconds and suddenly it's like they all want to look at whatever it is I am looking at. A small group forms around me. I also get "do you work here?" a lot. Seems I give off the helpful, friendly, non-threatening energy and people are attracted to it.

Love and Light
david3413 (2 stories) (3 posts)
 
12 years ago (2009-04-29)
I am an empath in a family of skeptics. I have had similar expiriences as you as well. I am still developing, however if I focus hard enoguh I can even see something someone is visualising. All that I have done is self taught, and I think both my dad and brother are empaths, they are simply unwilling to accept it. I'm me a dodeka1313 if you just want to talk about expiriences, I get its tough when you have no one to talk to.
_Lauren_ (1 stories) (5 posts)
 
12 years ago (2009-04-29)
I think I'm a "developing" empath. I read people's emotions very well. How can I strengthen this though?
Cocodreams (2 stories) (66 posts)
 
12 years ago (2009-04-28)
Xtjrx - I see your posting now. Wow! That was weird. I felt whatever you were writing about. That was really really weird. Stuff like this happens to me all the time. My dad has it strong but I think I'm going to surpass his abilities. I have some that he has never had. The one's that we share he has stronger though. Wow.
XtjrX (7 stories) (300 posts)
 
12 years ago (2009-04-28)
Hello. I'm an Empath, among other things these days it seems. It's difficult and can make one quite miserable. "why me" is someting we all ask ourselves. The whole gift/curse paradox. I can't speak for everyone, but I was at WAR with myself until about a month ago. In my life, it kept getting stronger and stronger no matter how desperately I tried to "make" it stop. I have most definately suffered much because of it. It's clear to me now that when I felt sick, I wasn't sick. Now that I'm aware of it, I have to pay close attention to which thoughts or feelings are my own, or if I'm picking them up from someone else. Example: Sunday I was at my Dad's with my brother. He is allergic to cats (I am not) and he was having a hard time breathing, etc.---well so was I, but I can't say that right?! So I have to listen to him complain about how miserable he is... And I think to myself "you think you have it bad, I have to experience your shortness of breath AND listen to you complain about it". He left and then my trouble breathing went away. The best advice I can give you -relative to my experiences- is to be aware of what's going on around you. Try to avoid situations or people that will make you feel "yucky". This isn't always possible, so meditate the first chance you get. I hope this helps.
Cocodreams (2 stories) (66 posts)
 
12 years ago (2009-04-28)
Hi Flower girl. I have the same ability but never knew it was called an empath. The older I get the stronger it gets. It's to the point when I can stand near someone and tell if they've committed a heinous crime that hasn't been discovered yet. One time I sat on the railroad and a man sat next to me. Immediately I got this horrible feeling that took over my body. It was strong and I could tell that he was a child molester. I can feel it. I was typing on my blackberry and he was leaning over trying to see what I was writing so I wrote, "I know what you did you filthy animal!" He was startled, jumped up and moved to another car. He looked at me as if how did I know? I could feel it though. Another time I was on the subway and I "clutched my pearls" I felt that strange feeling again. When I looked it was a man dressed in a suit behind me but I knew he was a horrible person and had hidden secrets. I kept staring at him and he kept staring back at me. I didn't say anything but I knew. I just knew. That's just the tip of the iceberg with me. I'm way more than an empath. I found out this past summer (summer 08) that my uncle and my great aunt have the same gift. I already knew my father had it but he won't talk to me about it. He just keeps telling me it's a blessing and not to curse it.

I can relate with you. I understand completely! Ugh! A gift and a curse!

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