I have been an empath my whole life. I do not go to malls, concerts, pubs, family gatherings or any crowded places because the "input" is just too high. (Thank goodness for online shopping!). I do not only experience other's emotions, but also their physical state of being, and ditto with animals. It took me a very long time before I could differentiate between my own feelings or those of others. (LOL...almost ended up in a nuthouse in my 20's).
I had a few strange and terrifying experiences these past two months (the last, and worst was yesterday, Sunday 15 Nov 09), and I hope there is someone out there that can shed some light on what is happening and how to deal with it. Here goes...
1) I had to take my very old dog to the vet to have him put to sleep (he would not eat anymore). I opted to stay with him in his last moments to comfort him. I could "feel" the heat coursing through his veins, his muscles relaxing, his struggle to breathe & the moment his heart stopped. A few seconds later I felt an icy cold sensation shooting up from my stomach through to the top of my head, followed by a "crack" and a blinding "flash". My whole upper body tingled (almost like pins and needles).
2) I accidentally drove over a frog and had a similar feeling as the above, except to a lesser degree (more of a "popping" sensation).
3) Yesterday I heard a thud on my roof and the flapping of wings. All of a sudden a mixture of shock and immense fear came over me and my body started "vibrating". I could not move or think. After a few minutes this was followed by the cold, tingly sensation, the "crack" and "flash". I went out to investigate, I found that my neighbor had shot a rockpigeon.
Has anyone experienced this? Am I feeling the release of their spirit/soul/life force? How can I protect myself against this?
Any comments would be appreciated.