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Can I Feel The Emotional Or Physical Feelings Of Others?


Can I feel the emotional or physical feelings of others? That is one of the biggest questions I have had my entire life. I see an image of someone going through any type of pain or an emotional event and I can feel myself getting unhappy, getting ready to cry, or so filled with happiness I actually smile and feel lighter. Its at a point where I can't leave the house sometimes because I can't take walking by someone and breaking down in the grocery store from sadness. I just need to know that I'm not going crazy or its all in my imagination.

I can just be sitting on my couch and see a person in my mind, I see their surroundings, the weather, time of day, just about everything that person is experiencing. I can't hear what is being said, the words are muffled. I never know the person, but I can feel the fear, happiness whatever they are feeling at that moment and it gets to be way to much a lot of the time. It always just happens, I never concentrate or ask for it to happen.

I need to know how to shut it off, I have a child of my own now and I don't want to project anything on to her. If the same does happen to her, I want to be able to help her control it. There have been several other anomalies I have experienced, but this one I can't handle. I hope I have explained myself enough and that this article gets published, I really need someone's help. Thank you very much and I appreciate having a website like this to turn to.

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energyisall (2 posts)
14 years ago (2010-07-11)
I bet your sweet as can be and your daughter is lucky to have a mom like you... You probably send your heart out to the world as well as wear it on your sleeve. However a heart belongs in a chest where it can be protected from outside influences. I know this might sound bad, but you might need to work on not giving a fu*?. Energy is free floating your open hearted ways give this negative energy floating about a place to go ie positive attracting negative. Not saying be a bad cold hearted person. Focus your kind energy on yourself for some time and treat yourself to a good life, that may be were its lacking and the hole opened for others emotions to flow in. Feeling too kind to the world will cause it to consume you, because you will just be too sweet, energy and emotions are the same
Roseburg (1 stories) (7 posts)
14 years ago (2010-06-28)
I feel others emotions just by being near them especially if they are strong emotions or dark emotions. I see instances of what they have done or plan to do. I have prayed that my gift be healing and that somehow I can use this as part of it. Sounds kind of like what I go through form time to time.
misunderstoodgirl (1 stories) (4 posts)
14 years ago (2010-06-26)
I know EXACTLY how you feel. I can pass by someone, then feel what they feel. It's like a vibration. I can feel energy pooring out of people. Then when it hits me it's like w-o-w, you feel that way? I find that it's less 😕 ing when we can talk. E-mail me at: springer.puppie [at]
❤ 2 You all
Kahlyn (4 stories) (311 posts)
14 years ago (2010-06-21)
I feel my emotions now one is of relief and knowledge that people I came here to care about will get the help they need.

It is odd emotions of contentment.

My body feels tired though.
Shelia (5 stories) (34 posts)
14 years ago (2010-06-20)
well I guess this power or sense is pretty normal because psychic stuff runs in my age group around my family one of my cousins (actually the one who tries to teach us) has that exact sense
VendettaSiblings (guest)
14 years ago (2010-06-20)
Yes, feeling the emotions/physical pain of others is an ability. It is a branch of empathy. You are like a sponge. One of our newcomer members is actually like this, but she has an extra part to her empathy. She actually not only feels the emotions of others, she also replaces them with good, lively emotions and takes the bad ones in. This is extremely depressing for her. One of the older members often has to cleanse her from the bad emotions. Empathy, even though it is a gift many have, is also a very precious ability to have. If you have any more questions, email us at VendettaSiblings [at]

mishimishi (1 stories) (10 posts)
14 years ago (2010-06-17)
people with low adrenal function have more empathetic qualities, so maybe you should look at "adrenal fatigue" and see if the other symptoms are also applicable to you.

I know I have had this happen to me to the point where I felt I could really know what others were feeling, but it has passed, thank God. 😐
amy111 (2 posts)
14 years ago (2010-06-17)
wow 😉 wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwoooooooooowwwwwwwwwsccccccccccccaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
Kahlyn (4 stories) (311 posts)
14 years ago (2010-06-12)
I was actually going wait until I the story of share experiances was open.

When I was about 5 or 6 is when I first traveled out of my body when I slept. I met all sorts of people when traveling and some are were not very good spirits and others were very kind. When I dream travel I was never alone and even though I never met the person in life. An native american shaman kept an eye out in case of trouble. I could tell he was of the living world and not of the dead. I met his family once in the real world and it was strange... Also sad really. I missed meeting the Shaman by a couple days before he passed away.

The spirits been different I can sense them and hear them. Some were quite evil they wanted to hurt the world of the living. When children die the soul at certian age the things such as right and wrong are not instilled so sometimes the spirit does not know they are doing wrong. Even then some do not care. The concept of child soul being pure is inaccurate in truth it is a blank slate where the ethics have yet to be establish.

When a soul that still wishes harm upon the living and not willing to move on. I use my other abilities such as banishing it or other means. My spirit guides been teaching me my honing my abilities and responsible use of them.

I can feel emotions of others and spirits so much it hard to feel my own at times. I see auras of others and sense the soul future not the immediate one.
OliviaWaterIce (2 stories) (38 posts)
14 years ago (2010-06-11)
You are not going crazy at all! I have the same gift as you do and what can I say it makes me stressed because most of the time when I'm at school, I can feel peoples emotions especialy my friends and it really bothers me but I do have an ability were I can make some kind of sheild to protect me from all the stress. First you need to find your inner spirit and connect with it by breathing slowly and imaging something at always makes you happy, then use the power if the elements of fire, water, air, earth and sprit. And once you get really focous on your power and imaging a shield prtecting you from emotional affects! I'm Olivia and I'm only 14 and has experianced this myself only a year ago and is totally new to this.

Hope I was great help if anyone wants to ask me about ANYTHING! Because I'm also an elementalist and can control al elements and heal and comunicat with animals! My e-mail is: olivia.hand [at]
Hope you can fix this problem and may light guide you to a relax life!
giftedone (2 posts)
14 years ago (2010-06-10)
I am 16 years old and empathic. My grandfather was and my dad. I don't yet know how to control it. I get stressed out and tired really easy. I hate going out in public because of all the people and emotions. I can walk into a room and tell you exactly how everyone is feeling. Sometimes I'm not careful and it effects my emotions as well. Then with people I am close to such as my friends and family all I have to do is think about them when they are no where near me and I know what they are feeling. I can also feel their physical pain. I also get a lot of headaches. It does interfere a lot with my day to day activities. It's stressful.
JJHafford (1 stories) (2 posts)
14 years ago (2010-06-06)
Thanks to all of you for the advice. I have tried meditation and using a white ball of energy for a protective barrier. I just couldn't get enough going to keep it all out. Someone had mentioned that the things I collect could explain visions from other countries and time periods. I plan to read and re-read all of the posts to get as much info as possible.

I know there is a lot more to the things that happen to me, I just wanted to start somewhere and the feelings were the one thing that scared me the most. I appreciate all the information and will research as much as possible. I can't thank you guys enough, I feel like weight has been lifted and I know that it will get lighter as I learn more.

I feel both good and bad feelings. I'm just happy to have a name to start with. I plan to do as much research for Avalon's (my baby) and my sake. I believe she has the same gifts. I want to understand for her, I want to have answers when she is confused.

When I get a feeling from a person I sometimes get physical pains, but I always thought it was my imagination. I can feel left over emotions in a location. I have started crying just walking into someone's house or have doubled over when being told about someone getting into a car crash. I even had a severe asthma attack when a friend suffocated from an overdose. I didn't know he had died at the time. I found out when I got back from the E.R., I didn't know what had happened to me, I never had breathing problems before.

As for knowing or not knowing the people; I have had dreams where I dreamed of a person and interacted with them only to meet them in the future. I would meet the person and know private facts that was told to me in the dream, but it was never connected with how they were feeling or their emotions.

I really started to think about all this when I bought my new home and someone asked me how the house made me feel. I knew what he meant right away and when I thought about it, my house makes me feel happy and my baby is the happiest little girl you will ever see. With my house, its like I know that this was always a happy home and I think there may be a previous occupant still here interacting with my little girl. I don't feel any fear or negative feelings so I have just left it alone.
Kahlyn (4 stories) (311 posts)
14 years ago (2010-06-05)
I really don't have all the terms for what I can do. Not big believer in labels... I think I answer question. Go to my profile there is my Email address. Just put in the header your Mirrors from psych.
Kahlyn (4 stories) (311 posts)
14 years ago (2010-06-05)
It is sometimes both. It can manifest it self as an ailment as person. If a place has a strong negative event that occured I will pick it up. I live in St Thomas at first I could never go downtown because the building I work in Historic. It was used during the slave trade. People have been picking up the feelings and it does show in some more than others. The spirits can infleunce a person to act it out on others especially descended from the original slaves.

The mood has change some today because of the economy. That I felt more intense today because I was near my boss.

I have to process the feeling to understand what I am sensing.
MirrorsO (1 stories) (150 posts)
14 years ago (2010-06-05)
You are definitely a very sensitive empath. All empath have different degrees of empathy and others are more clairsentient (sp?). I just want to know... Do you feel just the emotions or do you also feel things like physical ailments as well as the emotions that have stayed behind in places? There's ways to 'block' these emotions out, but not completely. You could perhaps block out the negative ones by visualizing a barrier of pure light around you that has a reflective outside like a mirror. When you make this barrier, keep in mind what you wish to be blocked and all of those things instead of reaching you will just hit the reflection and fade away (or return and stay with its point of origin). There's a vast list of ways to block out the negativity (and lots of books that help as well)... But keep in mind, empathy is not neccesarily a bad thing. You can connect and relate with those around you in such a level that no one else can which makes you a very understanding and caring person. This kind of gift could open you to a huge amount of possabilities. There's empathic healing or transmitting (making the negative feelings of others wane by radiating your own positive light)... I could go on and on just talking about this... But your worries does have a solution that will make you not feel so overwhelmed. Believe me, I also have a daughter (that is also empathic and empathic children can be difficult to raise) and learning how to control and use it for the good of your self and everyone else around you is a good way to be ready for anything life throws your way. Its a gift that could give you infinite wisdom and healing possibilties (among others).
Kahlyn (4 stories) (311 posts)
14 years ago (2010-06-04)
Without shielding I felt myself drowning of feeling of others. Where I my own emotions are locked away in me. Once I was abled to control it I found measure of peace. It help control other abilities I have.
yellow_rose13 (5 posts)
14 years ago (2010-06-04)
I identify strongly with empathetic abilities as well. Mine became too much for me to handle a few years back so I reached out and educated myself on how to control my abilities and shield myself from "interference" and "energy attacks." Try looking into the author and medium Debra Katz for great information on grounding and protective shields. Great luck! You have a gift, the more you educate yourself, the less fear and displeasure it will give you!
ravenv5 (1 stories) (63 posts)
14 years ago (2010-06-04)
Sorry there are wrong spellings in my post. Well don't be afraid with that Gift.

Personally I am annoyed by storms of emotions everyday.

Shielding is difficult but you can control the input and output if possible. In all layers of shield the black one is considered to be the ultimate barrier since it can reflect all possible attacks.

For psi-vampires it is not advisable since it block energies from outside and inside. It will be impossible to feed once the black shield is online.

It think since you are not a psi-vampire it will be possible for you to use it as a protective barrier to block everything.

Don't be afraid to use the black layer. Black is not always evil but it symbolize power also.

The most advanced part of shielding is spinning every layers in opposite directions in each layer as fast as possible.

Spinning the shields for us psi-vampires grants us protection at maximum level since it will be impossible to attack same target if the barrier is spinning.

This is the most advanced level and very difficult to maintain.

If you are willing to try. Try to visit some of this tutorial in psi-vampires websites.
ravenv5 (1 stories) (63 posts)
14 years ago (2010-06-04)
Greetings of Peace!

It is possible that you are an Empathic One. Being an empath is really troublesome if you can shield yourself.

I think what you need is to form a shield. For a psi vampire like me it is a vital part to for a protective shield against unnecessary emotions of attacks.

Http:// this link contains tut for empathics. I recommend you also to some psi vampire sites.

There you can find all sort of helps. After learning of shielding try also to learn centering.

In centering tutorials you will find help on how to level yourself and eradicate unnecessary energies. Some could be found in psi-vampire sites.

Http:// this is a simple Grounding and Centering tutorial this is essential during overloads applicable for both Empathics and Psychic Vampires.

Good Luck
psychicAngel (guest)
14 years ago (2010-06-03)
Sterling advice from the spookvanger and the legendary dreamer!
It can sometimes be hard to 'create' and visualise your own protection... Particularly when you are in a very drained phase - I find it helpful to ask my Master Guide and Guardian Angel to flood God's protective white divine energy light over me like a shower.
There are different ways to be protected - always pray and ask for Guidance to what works best for you and as you are very sensitive and strong, you will quickly become aware of what works best for you.
My favourite start is quiet solitude, deep to shallow slow breathing and really slowing down with everything or just stopping when I am busy, because that is when I feel I most can't but most need to because I am more receptive to others' thoughts and emotions around me.
I hope things improve for you.
Spoovanger's advice about not hiding it is also a very powerful way to protect yourself, because then you become more in charge rather than at the mercy of your gift & that's when it works in your favour. Pushing it out or trying to shut it down is often why it can feel overwhelming. Though this is not easy SV is right as it will help you master it and even enjoy it.
Erebus (3 posts)
14 years ago (2010-06-02)
You are an empathic and as I can read you are a strong one, I believe that the problem isn't if you can do it, but how you can be shielded by anyone around you. I mean you need a filter, or a sort of to keep out all the "stuff" when you are in overflow. Maybe meditation can help you 😉
spookvanger (13 stories) (137 posts)
14 years ago (2010-06-02)
I want to echo what TheLegendryDreamer said:
"Its a gift not a curse".Rather nurture it.
You have to have empathy to become a healer. Jesus had plenty. Use your gift, do not
Hide it.
Gods blessings on you and your family.
astra (1 stories) (4 posts)
14 years ago (2010-05-31)
i have the same problems with school, its really hard to shut it off I find>.< my mums said I have to pretend that a object I'm wearing makes all the feeling an everything like that rebound off sorta like a sheild, so I wear this wrist band, it helps somtimes but its really draining>.< it does help though... Untill it snaps an you have to rebuild it up XD but that's the only way I really know how to close a little bit off >.< hope that helps sorry if it dont, also it is mostlikely your child has it, both me and my sister have it from out mother, but toatly diffrent ends >.<
Hope that helps you sorry if it don't XD
Blessed be
Xx 😁
silentdeath (4 posts)
14 years ago (2010-05-31)
:D I agree with "the legendaruydreamer" you should try meditating and feel your ability, it usually has a certain shape or feeling, I have somewhat an empathy, but not as strong as yours, I can only take someone's feeling of depression and saddness and give them my feeling of happiness, I know it sucks to feel sad but I found out that there are ways to move on from it, like putting that negative energy into things l (objects):) I haven't figured out how all this mojo works, but lately I've trying to work it to my advantage.:)
Lyro (468 posts)
14 years ago (2010-05-30)
It's called Empathy. And feeling the feelings like emotional ones is called mental Empathy, feeling the actual pain is physical Empathy. I started with just mental, and developed into physical. And it's actually very common to be an Empath.
ghostgirl3512 (6 stories) (298 posts)
14 years ago (2010-05-28)
You're child probally will get your ability. For example, my mom has great intution and my dad sometimes gets prophetic dreams. Yesterday, he said he was going to die in 28 years, so I was just like "ooo nice number. 28" so he said "yeah, I'm physic"
I thought he might be joking, but now I'm wondering. Guess I gotta wait for another 28 years...

Anywho, I am not sure why you don't know these people. Maybe people you will meet? People from a past life? Who knows. Just try to keep your emotions your own. Try to mediate if you don't want these people's emotions. I usually don't do this, cause it's not really over-wealming and I don't get many empathic feelings, just when it's strong.

Blessed be
Lolli ❤
Sendy23 (7 posts)
14 years ago (2010-05-28)
i can do that as well I think is normal isn't it? 😁 jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj
Andya (5 posts)
14 years ago (2010-05-28)
The previous advises are very good! I have been also an empath throughout my life and before I knew what was going on I thought sometimes that I have a two-way personality disorder:D. But while you start to learn about yourself, that is done by spending a lot of time with yourself, your feelings and maybe someone close to you in whom you can recognize the feelings you are going through, you start to notice what are your feelings and which feelings are from someone else and then the best part is when you start to realize whos feelings they are. Then you can help people and this way, I actually never feel alone. It gives me a proof that we are all connected. I don't want to block the sad feelings either, when you know its not you, it won't hurt you, it is kind of another you that you can analyze.

Doublemint (3 stories) (261 posts)
14 years ago (2010-05-27)
I can begin by saying your an extremely sensitive emotional empath this ability can be quite draining. In order for you to recoup your energy find a quiet room were you could be alone to distress for an hour alone to meditate this will allow you to balance and clear out others thoughts. Seeing visions same as esp read some of the stories perhaps this will help you get a better understanding. Also read articles on grounding, shielding, and chakras this will help with control issues.
TheLegendaryDreamer (1 stories) (20 posts)
14 years ago (2010-05-27)
Often times psychic abilities are passed down to a child from their parents.
Often it can't be turned off, but fortunately, it can be put to good use. Here's some advice: take some time off to meditate. Visualize a white light radiating from yourself. That white light will form into a solid shield and block out anything that is negative. Make sure to do this often as it will help you block out things you don't want to experience. You should practice with this ability (Empathy) and you soon will be able to turn it into a gift you can use.

Remember, it's a gift, not a curse.
Love and light to all. Namaste!.:D

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