I've been hearing voices that I believe are related to empathy. Many times I only have to think of a person to start hearing their voice and how this person might be thinking or feeling about me. The voices have been historically almost entirely negative although they are positive sometimes especially recently. Many times I feel people's emotions as well but usually only when I'm in physical proximity to them. When people around me are nervous I can often times feel their energy making me nervous and causing me to hear voices. I'm trying to figure out some good methods for stopping these voices entirely and stop empathizing in general unless I really wanted to for some reason. In other words, how do I turn this stuff off?
I've been reading about it but haven't found much on empaths actually hearing voices. Can anyone suggest (or link me to) good resources related to stopping these voices? I've been trying to practice basic skills like shielding, grounding, removing links, meditation but I'm actually new to all of them. It's obvious to me now that I should have learned these things a long time ago. Are there any other methods that might help me? Or if these are the only ones, what is the best way to use them in relation to stopping these voices?