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Hey, I'm a 14 year-old kid from Kentucky and I'm an empath. But here's the thing when I'm around people I don't feel constantly bombarded with emotions. It's more like I'm in a stream and that I can pick out the person's emotions that I want to read. But that all goes to waste as soon as I touch someone. It's like a dam bursting. I've always felt close to someone even if I've never meet them before that day. I may talk to them and it would be like we've known each other our entire life.

People are always coming to me for advice whether it's because they are in a fight with a friend or they just need to get something off there chest. About a month ago a girl that I barely talked to just came up out of know no where and said "Help me." I took her into a room and we ended up talking for a good 3 hours about her problems. I still wonder why she chose me over some of her best friends, they were more experienced over some of the issues but in the end it worked out all right.

Sometimes I see small fights break out, and I don't know how but if I touch someone in it all their anger melts away and everybody goes home happy. Other times I can touch them and I might end up in the fight. Though when an adult tries to break it up I manage to keep everyone from getting into trouble even if they're black and blue or bleeding.

Also I can get a feeling when something bad was going to happen. When the world trade centers was plane crashed I was sitting in my class working, then all of a sudden I felt a wave of despair. At that time I though that it was cold air (I was only in 2nd grade), 10 minutes later the principle called over the phone telling all teachers to turn on their tv's and I saw a living hell. It felt as if I was right there in front of it all.

The main line is this, I fell like I can help people but at the same time I want them as far away as possible. It's tearing me up.

A friend of mine recently told me see was clairvoyant that she she's what things may look like it's not accurate but the meaning seems to come through for her.

Please if there are others like me give me a feed back, I can use any advice Good or Bad.

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mairy19755 (5 posts)
14 years ago (2010-06-10)
Hi Nova. I just wanted to tell you that I'm also a new empath. I have been an empath probably all of my life without really knowing it. Now I'm finally putting the peaces of the puzzle back together! I just wanted to say that you are not alone. There are many other empaths that feel the same way as you. As for the question of whether it's a curse or a gift I'd probably answer that it's a gift because we are the chosen ones in order to look after others, so that makes as very very special. But, as I am new to all this staf, I can't control all the feelings I'm having and I loose a lot of energy on the way. Does anyone have any answers?
sapphire95 (3 posts)
14 years ago (2010-02-18)
Hi nova, my names paige and I'm an empath like you. Only difference is that only some of the kind can I pick up on certain emotions. I have similar happen to me as well. First of all, its a gift, not a curse and you should try to use it as much as possible to train yourselve to get used to feelings others emotions when you get older.
I can feel peoples feelings but sometimes in big crowds it gets to much. If people get into a fight I can feel their anger. But like, if I watch things on tv that are violent of just depressing its like I'm right there with those people. I can feel exactly what they feel.
It's normal to want these people to leave you alone and want to help them at the same time. Me and four of my friends all are empaths so we've helped each other through a lot. Some advice I can give you is only go to a hospital, funeral or graveyard if you have to. These places aren't exactly great places for empaths to be because even if you can pick out certain emotions it could still very well be over whelming for you to handle.
If you ever want to e-mail me to chat about empathy, I pretty much know a lot from learning in my own way. Check out my profile for my e-mail. 😁
Diane_17 (3 stories) (46 posts)
14 years ago (2010-01-28)
i think they are gifts, if you feed off of the possitive to give to the negative a positive, then the negative will be positive. 😁 I'm an empath too.
Oracle101 (2 stories) (506 posts)
15 years ago (2009-11-30)
It is a CURSE if you do not want it, or if you do not put it to good use by using it to help others.

It is a GIFT if you use it for good purposes and to help others.

It is common to occasionally feel overwhelmed. Everyone needs a day off. When you feel overwhelmed with your abilities or with spirits, messages, or signs that come your way then you need to step back and take a moment to relax. I like the saying, "Allow room for the Angels to work in your life". This requires patience and not feeling so anxious. This is why your abilities decrease when you enter grade school and college, when you socialize with friends, and when you marry and have children. Your Guides and Angels are wise. They know when you need time out to focus on other things in your life. They know you have other important issues to deal with such as friends, dating, family, education, and a new career.

When you feel you do have the time to develop your psychic abilities more, and you have time to help spirits (if spirits come to you), then you can get back into the groove by meditating (and/or getting out your tarot cards) to communicate again with your Guides for assistance.

Remember that when you open up that door again everything tends to increase and you might begin to feel overwhelmed once more. Your Guides realize this and so might slow it down again if you become stressed and overloaded. They know you are human and so can only handle so much. Thank heavens for our Guides!

As an Empath you need to keep yourself healthy and strong.

Oracle101, Psychic and Medium for 43 years
Always happy to help others
For more advice click on my profile name to read my other posts
Flann (1 stories) (1 posts)
15 years ago (2009-11-26)
I feel the same way about my "gifts". I never know weather I want them or not. But then I thought it makes us who we are. God made us just the way we are so we can help others help ourselfs etc. Think about who you'd be with out your gift. I know you won't be you.
Cambria (1 stories) (3 posts)
15 years ago (2009-11-25)
Hi Nova
I had the same stuff happen to me as a teen. It really drove me crazy. A lot of the times, I felt like my intuition was being used by people. It really made me mad to think that random people were recieving such amazing healing energy and caring psychic advice from some one who they couldn't give back to. So, one day I decided to put up a healty barier around myself. I wrote down what exactly it was that I wanted from friends, life, etc. I wrote down what I didn't want to experience as well so that I remained aware of what was good and bad for me. As an empath, you have to know your limitations. If you don't, you will stress your self out and that will lead to frustration and emotional outbursts. Accepting the fact that you are special, beautiful, wonderful and unique is the first step. Protecting your spirit is the next. So don't ever "help" someone unless they respect you and what you are doing for them, or unless your gut feeling tells you, you absolutely need to help them. I know you feel like you could help and fix peoples problems-because you probably can. I feel it too-and I have to stop myself from over extending my "gifts" to people who don't appreciate or don't understand them. In a perfect world everyone would appreciate you. As you grow older you will find those people and be able to share all your gifts with them, and vice versa.
epoy1984 (14 stories) (644 posts)
15 years ago (2009-11-25)
Think of it as a gift not a curse. All of us are connected to each other by means of an imaginary white energy so that we can pick vibrations. It is hard to explain but I will make it easy and short so that you can get what I mean. For example each computers symbolizes humans and the world wide web (internet) is the link that connects the computers so that the user can get the same important topics regarding on the subject matter. Think of computer viruses as negative energies like the I love you bug virus that affected and destroyed many computers in the past. Good day😊
Nova (3 stories) (3 posts)
15 years ago (2009-11-25)
Thanks I believe that this can help me out a bit I guess on making things go on the way they have been
Ashton (1 posts)
15 years ago (2009-11-25)
Hello Nova. My name is Ashton. I have a similar gift in empathy. Most gifts can be seen as a curse if you don't understand how to be the one in charge. When I was younger I was one to be bombarded with others emotions; instantly swayed if someone was mad or sad. Their emotions would over power mine. As I have gotten older I have a firmer foundation to work on. Like I know that I want to feel good,, I know that I am happy and are no longer so easily influenced by others. Its a lot easier to help if from a position of control and coming from a loving, cheerful heart. Thats just my story, but what I am getting at is that I have learned that everything in my world is a direct result or reflection of me. There are certain laws that govern our universe whether we choose to acknowledge them or not. There is one called the law of attraction. This law states that our thoughts and feeling directly create our experiences. In knowing this I have found with the help of teachers and guides that you must be specific within yourself about what it is you are wanting,, then pay attention to your thoughts and feelings toward this. You can tell a lot about where you stand on a given topic by paying attention to how you are feeling about it. Follow those feelings that feel good, that validate and speak the truth about you. Know that you do love to help people and that is a beatiful thing because all a lot of people need is some loving guidance or an understanding ear,, but also know that you want to feel good in doing so. In being joyful you will help others find their joy.

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