I'm able to feel other's emotions and I know that's what an empath is (or does), but I'm not sure about it because I can stop from feeling people emotions (most of the time) at will. Is this just a metal shield or something?
I find myself always looking around and observing people (people watching) and can almost always feel their emotions or pain. I am also prone to randomly helping people and it's almost against my own will! This is really starting to bug me because I find it harder and harder not to help people and I have almost no way to stop unless I'm doing something to distract my self (though the mental shield thing does help).
Also, when watching movies or Health TV shows I feel pain in what ever is being cut or hurt!
I've also been told that I act ALOT older that I am and, that I was Something known as an "Old Soul". I often get along with people who are much older than me that those who are younger or my own age.
A few people that have told me that I was an old soul or someone who has had a life before where:
My REALLY REALLY OLD Librarian
A friend that studies this stuff
Can someone explain what an old soul is? And is it possible to be that an Old Soul and an Empath?