I have posted here before and found the insight and comments very helpful. After some research and practice, I have come to believe I am empathic. I even learned about "shielding" which I seem to do automatically once some kind of energy gets overwhelming. Is this normal?
My next question is that I seem to have other psychic abilities I will recount several of my experiences to see if anyone can help me figure out what these are so that I can educate myself and focus on these gifts as well.
The first experience I'd like to share is a dream I had several years ago. I was sleeping over my grandparents house, and had a very real dream that there were several men, dressed in red hooded robes holding the passengers of a plane hostage with plastic knives. There purpose of being on this plane was to make it crash. When I woke up I recounted the dream to my grandmother (she just told me I was full of nonsense) About ten minutes later my mother called and asked us if the news were on, we said no and turned it on. The first plane had just crashed into the twin towers. I believe my psychic senses were telling me what was happening, being that I was dreaming this as it happened (even though some of the details were off, the situation itself was eerily similar)
The second experience is much more recent, a friend and I were heading out for a bite to eat. I suggested one place, until I got a very strong craving for a sandwich in which I have never had. Well after we arrived at the diner so that I could get this sandwich, my friend asked what I was going to order. I told him that I had this insane craving for a monte cristo. He then informed me that at the exact moment I suggested this diner that is exactly what he was craving. Well to cut it short I ordered the sandwich and hated it. Is it possible that I was sensing his energy so strongly that I actually craved what he was craving?
This has happened several times but not necessarily with food. I have finished peoples sentences, or blurted out something they were going to say, and only a couple times actually felt someones physical pain. And the only way I can explain these occurrences is that I felt there energies at this time. Other times I will know information that I couldn't have known, such as someones nickname as a child, or what someone will wear the next day. These feelings come to me in my gut, as if I have always known but that is impossible.
And last but not least, in practicing this empath ability I have played around with visualization (which is something that helps me determine someones thoughts and feelings.) Well sometimes I for lack of a better word force my energy into theirs. I can't really see what I'm doing, but I can FEEL what I'm doing. Sometimes it will alter them, such as if I put through my energy to pick up a pen, or turn there head and then they do it. Is this coincidence or what is it?
So my questions are-
How far does the empath ability go?
Do I have more than one ability?
What is this persuading that I do, through energy?
Any help in these matters is greatly appreciated.