My name is Isabella and I am 15 years old, and I have recently found out that I am an empath.
My entire childhood, I served as being a mediator. If someone was being teased, I defended them. I always seemed to put myself in someone else's shoes. When I was 7 or 8, I could not stand the fact that innocent animals were being brutally slaughtered for food, so I became a vegetarian out of the guilt.
Also, whenever someone mentions physical pain, such as a broken arm, I tend to feel their pain as well. Am I taking the pain away from them, or just connecting with them? I also can feel someone's pain that I am emotionally close with, without them telling. I was thinking about a friend, and got a pain in my wrist, and she called me telling her wrist hurt, and so on.
I can also connect to people who I am not physically close to. Such instances are when I just know someone is pregnant. My mom mentioned my dad's coworker, and I said, "Oh, is she pregnant yet?" My mom said, "No." 3 weeks later or so we were out for dinner with her, and she announced she was 4 weeks pregnant. I hadn't seen her before, and she certainly wasn't showing yet.
I have predicted numerous other pregnancies. It is usually a strong urge that comes into my mind. In one instance, I woke up in the middle of the night, a week after a woman I knew's wedding, and thought she was pregnant. A few months later, the thought kept coming to me, and for a week I was asking everybody if she was. One night, I had a dream she was pregnant. Guess what she announced the next day. (Keep in mind I hadn't seen her since before she got married.) Even freakier- Her due date is 9 months, one week after her marriage date.
Also, I can think about someone, or even look at a photo of them, and my 4th chakra hurts. It is like a dull pain on my breastbone. Would that do with being an empath?
I have been told that feeling for other people is a heavy weight to carry, so how do I cope until I can use my gifts for good. Are there any other empaths that can relate, or have advice? Thanks so much in advance.