This is the second part of my first post about my being an Empath, and trying to figure out what other abilities I might have. I have had several different things happen over the years, and all of them seem to be getting more and more frequent.
I have always had a sense of just "knowing" about things. For instance, I have frequent occurrences where my intuitions are extremely strong. I know without a shadow of a doubt when something bad is going to happen. I get sick at my stomach and a strong sense of unease, and within a matter of hours and sometimes a couple of days, what I sense will happen does. I feel it in every part of my being. I will think about a distant friend, and she will contact me usually immediately even when we have not talked in months. I know that I should change something or do something in order to prevent something negative from happening and sometimes to help something good to happen, and it always does. I know these things sound kind of vague, but this happens so often - almost on a daily basis, that I could never remember or type everything there is that has occurred. I will dream something will happen, and it does usually the next day. Many times this is like deja vu, where I know I have experienced it before.
I have had lots of experience with the paranormal. I have seen shadow people several times, and have seen several ghosts/spirits. Everywhere that I have lived, I have had things happen including the things above as well as electrical issues, doors opening and closing, footsteps, and a feeling of not being alone or being watched. Just the other night I had a door close when there was no draft and no one at home, and right after that, our electric can opener went off and was actually stuck running. It takes a lot of pressure to get our can opener to work, and something had to press hard to get it to stick like it did.
I wake up at night many times to hearing foot steps, voices, and things that sound like someone else is in the room. There's been numerous times that I hear what I swear sounds like a radio going with people talking, and sometimes even music in the background. None of our radios are on when this happens.
A couple of times, I have been in that state where you just are falling into sleep and I hear a voice, almost a loud whisper, that says my name and it startles me so that I wake up. My husband never talks in his sleep and his voice is totally different than the one I hear, but it is a male voice every time.
Another time that I was almost in that sleep stage was when I was trying to take a nap, and I had a female voice say the numbers "2 2 2." It jolted me awake, and I had the feeling that I immediately had to write it down. I am an artist, so I keep an art journal, and I felt I had to create a journal page using those numbers. That happened about 1 month before we moved to a new town, and I still am not sure what those numbers were supposed to mean. It has now been over 4 months ago, and I still haven't figured it out.
I have had many conversations with my Grandmother who passed away in 1996. She always comes to me in that almost dream state of sleep, but I remember every visit and conversation with her as vividly as if it had happened with me awake.
I have also experienced several "signs" through nature. For instance, my grandparents lived on a farm when I was growing up, and close to the front of their house was the largest garden spider I have ever seen. She seemed to come every spring to the same spot close to the end of their roof, and would stay until winter. Just a few weeks before my Grandfather passed away, I happened to think of that spider one day. Low and behold, the very next day one showed up on the side of our house where our roof ended just like the one I saw growing up. We never had any garden spiders where we lived, and that was the only one I ever saw there. She stayed until he died, and then she was gone when we got home from his funeral.
Another time this same type of thing happened with a red dragon fly. I remember thinking to myself that I had never seen a red one before because we had a lot of them where we lived that had greenish/brown bodies and blue tipped wings. The very next morning, I was standing out back with our dog and all of the sudden a red dragon fly landed on the chair next to where I was standing. I was just mesmerized! It was solid red - body, wings and all. I remember thinking I wish you would turn to the side where I can see you better, and it did as if it seemed to know what I was thinking. It stayed there a good several minutes before flying away. When it left, I had a feeling that something bad was going to happen to my brother, and sure enough it did the same day the following week that I had seen the dragon fly.
I know things things may seem far fetched to some, but they are very real for me. My questions are these:
1. Has anyone had these types of experiences? If so, I would love to hear them.
2. Is it common for and empath to have other abilities along with the empath ones?
3. Can anyone shed some light as to what these things might be or mean, or what type of abilities these might demonstrate that I have?
4. Does anyone know what the numbers 2 2 2 might mean, or what it means to get some sort of number message like I did? What about hearing my name being said? Have any of you experiences any of these things?
I am at a total loss as to what these things could be or mean. I have never really understood them, and I just want to try to figure some of this out so that I can learn as much as I can about these abilities on my end so that I can learn how to use them better.
If anyone can shed some light to any of this, I would really really appreciate it!