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Third Eye Opening - Awakening - Toddler's Shaky First Steps


Greetings, community: I can't express my relief in discovering a place to share my experience and ask for insight! I am not alone anymore!

Over the course of the past two years I've started to become more aware of my psychic abilities. Like the snowball effect, my awareness is rapidly growing. I don't know what the future holds for me but I welcome it. I would greatly appreciate any guidance as I this process unfolds.

About me: I am a 25 year old female who recently moved to New England. I'm studying to become a holistic counselor and art therapist, though I would like to learn to use my gifts in this field.

The Lights

Two years ago, I started seeing lights and shadows. Flashes of light - different colors and corresponding energies. As an empath, I also sensed a feeling when I saw the flashes of light. White and gold were higher, positive. Black shadows felt foreboding and negative. They can be tiny or very large. Only twice have they taken form, and those were powerful black shadows. One became a form of a person, the other was a huge red form of an evil person in a robe riding a creature over a hotel. That was pretty frightening.

I used to see the lights once a week, now I see them multiple times a day. I don't know what they are yet. Spirits? Auras? Manifestations of emotion?

There are some patterns that I have yet to understand. During my last argument with my parents (which was very traumatic and has since been reconciled), I saw a black shadow appear in the space between us and travel over our heads. When I'm speaking with a friend and we're "connecting", I see blue bursts of light. What are these?

I have seen auras twice so far - once a pink light enveloping the head of my professor during class. Later she revealed that she is a fellow empath. Then another time, I saw the crown chakra of a friend as she lay down on the floor.


I've been fortunate to experience incredibly vivid dreams my entire life. Sometimes I lucidly dream. I've also dreamt about places and events before they happen, usually several months in advance. I believe I also astral project in my dreams to visit friends and other places.

Once time, I became "lost" when I did this. In the dream, I became afraid because I did not know where I was. I was standing on the top of a hill overlooking a city. I called out to my brother, who appeared in the dream driving a blue Toyota coupe. Then he took me back to my body. It is still comical the clichรฉ of him "picking me up" in a car.

In my dreams, I am frequently visited by the same person. When I am with him it feels like he is a best friend - a companion. But oddly, he changes form. The feeling is always the same but his appearance is usually different - sometimes he can be young or old, black or white, and has even changed appearance before me in the dream. He usually appears and then we hang out in the dream. It strangely feels like I'm dating him! I don't think he is an angel, because I've dreamt of one and that person felt different. He definitely is or was human, but what is he? Is this someone I'll meet in real life? Is this a soul mate who passed away prematurely? Is this a guardian spirit? It's perplexing.


In the past month, my ability to feel the energies of other living things has increased phenomenally. I may have had this ability for a long time, but it is only recently that I am sensitive and open enough to perceive it for what it is.

I can't control whether I am "on" or "off", as I like to put it. It seems to pick up more when the moon is full and when I wear certain jewelry (quartz crystals). Though I love that I can feel bubbling joy from a puppy and tell how my houseplants are doing, it feels more alienating when I'm around people. When I'm "on", I can feel love coming from an acquaintance when she talks about her upcoming wedding. I can feel joy when a stranger recalls a pleasant experience. But when this happens, I also sometimes get a strange look from them. When I focus on another person, they sometimes appear frightened and move away. It's like they can tell I'm doing something and don't like it. What's happening when I do this?

Finally, I can usually feel the energy points in my palms. When I'm on (like right now) I can feel the energy coming out of them. When I'm describing something and waving my hands in the air, I feel a trail of energy. I also felt the physical pain my friend was experiencing in her back as a hot, prickly unpleasant feeling. What is going on with my hands?

Once again, I appreciate any guidance, explanation or theories. I'd really like to understand some of these nuances and find others like me.

Thank you!

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VValentour (1 stories) (12 posts)
11 years ago (2011-06-16)
Awesome your like me. Well the names V I am 19 and so bored with the intros due to multiple post. Actually your hands tingling is a sign that your a healer. And that your also able to now project energy. I have the same abilties cool we're like twins lol (although I've never met you before okay that sounded strange but whatever I am bored feeling happy and jumpy and energized from the storm.)
Funny though that you can feel energies from the shadows I just see them and I have had lucid dreams and I could feel energy in my dreams as well from where ever in world I was.
The olny thing I can say is try to slow down when that happens with your hands your releasing energy you should be able to focus on doing this and feel a destinctive heat comming from them. This is actually a good thing if you wanted to start to try to heal something try your plants. Try directing your energy to them like once a day for about 5 minutes and see if they don't look bigger and healthier in a week. Essentally this is your energy that your putting out. Which as I have learned but still have problems following my own advice can draw to you vampric spirits such as psy vamps and shadows mostly shaodws as psy vamps are too goth to bother with the "preps" as they say whatever tf that means. Anyway your really getting adept at this and thanks for the clear quartz refrence see people stones work only if you keep them in contact with you. I have a huge one like basically one dug up form the yard. And it has a really strong healing energy although it could just be mine. Quartz amplifies your energies in your arua and helps it be sent along also it helps to keep unwanted energies out too. Its a really good stone to have but something tells me that you knew this and then something tells me that you wanted a validation type thing but lol you already had that its called intution ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜‰
CosmicDancer (1 stories) (8 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-19)
AnandaHya - I had a feeling that I was absorbing other's energies since they react so strangely to me when I'm "on". I likened it to a friend as being a "psychic leech" (jokingly) but there must be more truth to it.
But on the other hand, I feel that I reflect energy better than I absorb it, but I can't be sure. In tonight's class, we were told to radiate love to a partner who was supposed to radiate hurt. I immediately overpowered my partner, who started smiling uncontrollably. That was nice.

Joe631 - I can only see energies sometimes. My awareness is opening slowly but surely. Last night I was able to see the energy coming out of the sole's of my friend's feet but I look forward to the day when I can see it all the time!
Joe631 (2 stories) (89 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-17)
[at] CosmicDancer

Ive just recently discovered this aswell! Are you able to see the engery yet? I have been forming little balls of energy within the 4 to 5 inch space between my palms lately. Its amazing to say the least
AnandaHya (guest)
12 years ago (2011-01-16)
i haven't read the others comment but I'll try and address the many aspects of your story lol. I've got one posted as my life as an empath too but didn't title it that way.

To begin with, why do people move away when you have your powers "on" personally when that is happening is because I am absorbing some of their energy and that throws them off balance if you do it without asking.

In college I would do it to heal people through massage at late night parties, because I was bored and didn't partake in the drugs, alocohol, etc. So I just gave healing sessions through energy movement and massage. I probally should have documented my experiments but it was very interesting to see what worked and what didn't.

I used my hands to move this energy around. Anyway my kids just woke up. Email me if you have questions or post on my story and I'll come back to yours to comment lol

Light peace and love
CosmicDancer (1 stories) (8 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-16)
So true, ashd9! I get double-takes, especially when I'm in the throes of being myself.

Pay closer attention to your palms, Joe631. Hold them about 3 inches from each other. Do you feel that? It mesmerizes me. Just yesterday, a friend put a rosebud on my workstation. I picked it up and held it in my left palm to get a better look. Then I started to feel it's energy! Definitely a different feeling than a person or animal. Try it out.
Joe631 (2 stories) (89 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-14)
Wow coming back to this post I realize something I didn't the first stop here haha.

That is the palm bit you speak of, I get this too and constantly feel the energy from me expressed in either cold or warm heat from my palms.
ashd9 (44 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-14)
I know those strange looks very well. I'm five feet one inches and 115 lbs. I get people looking at me like I'm a scary monster. They must know we're a little different:)
Darkstar (guest)
12 years ago (2011-01-13)
To protect yourself put up some positive energy sheilds/barriors also try to keep those light ones around, they might repel the dark ones.
CosmicDancer (1 stories) (8 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-13)
Thank you, Darkstar and Shadowbishop. The explanation for the shadows and lights makes sense. I had a feeling that shadows were negative spirits because of the accompanying feeling of the location or situation. The lights were curious but as I usually see blue ones when I connect with a friend, it makes sense that they'd feed off the positive energy we're generating.

Shadowbishop - I totally agree about negative spirits possessing people. Oftentimes I see the worst of them when I'm vulnerable - between waking and dreaming state or sick. Their forms are more defined at this time. Just last night, I awoke to see a large shadow next to me in bed with tentacles/fingers reaching out from it. But I'd burned sage the day before! What can I do to protect myself? Does this have any relation with sleep paralysis?
shadowbishop (19 posts)
12 years ago (2011-01-13)
I think the shadows might be something like negative spirits, things that never were human. I have seen one before, (bad experience) and they like to kind of "possess" people who are weak or psychic. The man is, I agree, probably from a past life, maybe someone who was a close friend or a boyfriend. The tingling in your hands I can't help with. Maybe I can get my empathic friend, Marin, to help you with that.
Bishop takes knight.
Darkstar (guest)
12 years ago (2011-01-13)
The shadows and lights are spirits that feed off of emotional energy. Shadows feed of negative emotional energy and the lights I would say feed off the positive.

I would say the guy in your dreams is your spirit guide or someone you meet in a past life that wants to help you in this life.

As for people acting weird when you are reading them, I would say that is because you use a lot of energy so much that they even feel it, basically you are a really strong empathy. As for the points you feel I would say that's were you emit your energy at.

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