I am new to this site (I know, it's shocking) and I've realized that I am an empath. I can also see auras, hear voices and muffled noises, and feel ghosts' presences. My abilities are very weak though. I'm not sure how significant these abilities are so I'll give you some examples and have you decide.
My first experience was the first time I saw an aura. I was on my computer researching auras and aura seeing and it told me to just stop focusing my eyes and look for a light surrounding the object I was looking at. I immediately looked over at my friend and saw a huge white aura around her. I've been practicing and have been able to see many colors. My only problem is that it takes me a while to see them. I can't seem to see them quickly.
My second and third experiences was when I was trying to contact my spirit guide (which I still can't do...) and I asked "Where are you?". I heard "I'm here"in response. It seemed to come from a little girl. The thought of a young redhead girl came to mind afterward.
On another night I was lying in bed, unable to sleep, and I whined to myself "I can't sleep..." In response I heard "Why don't you talk to me?" The voice was soft and sounded like the little girl. It also, like the other times I've heard noises, didn't make a sound like when you're talking to someone tangible, but sounded in my mind. Does that make sense?
As for feeling presences, I can feel then constantly when I'm in my room, unless I tune them out with music. The music gives a kind of barrier. Instead of feeling the presence, I feel the life in the music. But, when I go to bed it quiet. Every night I can feel someone in my room and I'm not sure of his intention, but it doesn't seem bad, I'm just afraid. I know its a man because I've seen their face before. One night when he was near my bed I closed my eyes and saw a man. He was old and bearded. Maybe I'm wrong and that was just a random vision. I really don't know.
Anyways, those are some of my experiences. I'd like to hear what you think. Are these abilities worth pursuing? If so, how do I improve?