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I'm Getting Older, Are My Abilities Leaving Me?


My Name is Katherine, and I am really worried about my abilities going away. I first recognize them when I was around 13 years old but realized that I had them since a young age. The one that I recognized first was my empathy which I had been using a LOT without knowing to help my friends with several things in their lives, by feeling what they were feeling and knowing the real intention behind their words and from others involved, that way I advice them on what to do with relationships and stuff; but though I have my empathy highly developed I think I also have a little telepathy, precognition by dreams, I see shadow people and once or twice I've seen a ghost, and some more that I don't know really well how to explain or denominate. Though I've tried to develop the others (apart from empathy) I'll have many problems 'cause though I really feel the need to improve them, many times fear pulls me back.

Now I am 18, and for a while most of my abilities have been disappearing, except for the empathy that hasn't go away completely but it has diminished A LOT, an scary LOT, I don't know how to live without my empathy. It's too weird for me not to be sure of what people are feeling. I must say sometimes it has created problems for me, but I mastered it at a very young age and really quickly and I used to have an incredible control on it, now, with the others disappearing slowly, it seems that it is fading away...

I'm really worried that somehow I am subconsciously denying them or something like that because of my age, because of the changes in my life (going to college) or because I have NOBODY to talk about them freely, and the people that I've tried with (except for one friend that is not with me anymore) don't really believe me and make me doubt myself making me think "isn't it a coincidence?" "am I really psychic?" "If I am is not like I'm a very good one". Things like that.

I would really like some help! Is it possible that they go away FOREVER? That if I keep growing into an skeptic (which I don't consider myself at all) adult they go entirely away?

And how can I stop my fear to seeing spirits and ghost? I knew (when my abilities were fine) that if I didn't had so much fear and focused I could have seen or hear them, but fear always stopped me.

I'm really worried I feel that with every minute I'm loosing the opportunity to recover them.

Any kind of help is welcome!


Sorry If It's written a little weird, english isn't my native language.

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precog (2 stories) (24 posts)
13 years ago (2010-07-18)
que pasa

I just took a spanish class recently 😆
But that would suck if your powers left you. There was this guy who had s tory that he only had esp when he was around this chic. Maybe go hang out with old friends and see what happens.
Plus feel free to email me at brignachouse [at]
Adaryn7 (6 stories) (460 posts)
13 years ago (2010-07-12)
Entonces feel free to email me with any questions: adaryn7 [at]

KathyRYo (1 stories) (3 posts)
13 years ago (2010-07-12)
Y tu hablas muy bien español! =D

I've had a hard time on maditating I haven't found the best way to do it for me yet, I always are too alert or too sleep hahahaha, thanks god I could learn to shield!

But I'll keep trying, though with this masive down of my empathy I really got scared maybe that's what I'm mising. I've notice I can maditate better when there is another person arround me, I now it's crazy, but usually I concentrate better surrounded by people (quiet people) than alone, but that makes it really difficult to meditate on my own.

I feel like I need someone to guide me since a few months ago this need became overwhelming, but I haven't found anyone and I don't know my guides, meaning that I don't have direct comunication with them, though I've tried several methods. It's really annoying, sometimes I feel like this barrier or wall that doesn't allow me to move forward in that direction...u.u

Thank you! I really was worried they would dissapear entirely!
Adaryn7 (6 stories) (460 posts)
13 years ago (2010-07-12)
Buenos dias

I was in your part of the world recently...

I agree with Raenie, you won't "lose" your gifts normally unless you don't really use them or try to block them. As I was reading your post I thought to myself "I wonder if she's going through some kind of stress or transition in her life...?" Because your gifts can take a little holiday during times of stress. This has happened to me before, too. So don't worry, just trust yourself Katherine ^^

Also, do do DO meditate, it really does help! Meditate, shield yourself (important for empaths) and work on your chakras--and don't EVER put yourself down! Some people are more psychically developed than others, it's true, but that doesn't make anyone "better" than anyone else. Each of us is at a different stage of our development, and we each have a place and a purpose. You say that you've helped friends--that's wonderful! Why should you feel inferior?

Tu hablas ingles muy bien;) no te preocupas! Bueno suerte
KathyRYo (1 stories) (3 posts)
13 years ago (2010-07-12)
Xxpsychedout11xX I learned how to build walls when I was about 16, they really help.
If you practice currently you get really good at it, but I won't lie to you, even with that somethings have took me by surprise >.<...
Xxpsychedout11xX (2 stories) (7 posts)
13 years ago (2010-07-12)
I know what you mean. I'm a (semi) new Empath myself. I also helped people without knowing it. Someone told me to meditate, like Rae did and it truely helps. I've also been trying to build up walls so I don't feel someone's emotions when they're unwanted. That can cause real trouble. Hoped this helped 😁
KathyRYo (1 stories) (3 posts)
13 years ago (2010-07-12)
woooow! Thanks Rae! That sure gives me confidence and drive so I don't lose them. You see if you ever want to have a talk about it I'd really like it, 'cause I have nobody to whom I can talk to about it. It would be really great if we could exchange experiences!
That's why I was so happy to find this site!

Thank you very much, is amazingly nice to know somebody that passed through an experience just like mine! And to know an other empath!

Any advice about the fear stuff that I talk about too?
Raenie (2 stories) (2 posts)
13 years ago (2010-07-12)
Hello, dear! About a year ago, I was in the same boat--I am also an empath and I had learned to use it to help my friends long before I ever acknowledged it. I was going away to college and I hadn't been able to sense much and I was scared. Very scared. But I will let you in on a secret--you are gifted. You are not losing your gift, you are merely in a state of transition, both in your life and in your gift. It is a good thing, though frightening. As long as you keep yourself healthy and content and keep trying to retain your gift, you can. Try meditation, try studying body language, do anything to keep yourself focused. At college, you will be surrounded by people with unfamiliar thoughts and emotions. Exercise your gift. Like your body and your mind, your gift needs challenges. I hope this has helped.
Yours in Faith, Hope, and Love,

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