So, I'm Phychicstar, with yet another weird situation. Gosh my life is abnormal. (But I love it)
Anyway, basically I'm trying to figure out something weird I've been experiencing for a long time. And that's the fact that whenever I'm around an animal-especially one in pain-I seem to be able to FEEL what the animal is feeling in that moment in time. To better explain, I should probably give an example.
Okay, so today I was in a really good mood. I came home from school with a big smile on my face. Not one bad thing had happened all day. I felt really good. Then, out of nowhere my little-kid-neighbor knocked on my door. She was holding a tiny kitten that had been bitten by a loose dog. It was muddy, bloody, and barely breathing. The little girl said she'd found it and wanted to know if I could help it. I didn't know if I could but I said yes and took the kitten inside. I couldn't afford the vet, so I just stopped the bleeding, cleaned it off, and fed it. But that's not the weird part. The weird part is that the entire time, I could FEEL the pain the kitten was in. I could FEEL the dizziness, the light headedness, the fear and pain.
Finally when I was sure the kitten was going to be alright, I lay down on my couch to realize something almost just as weird: My good mood had entirely dissipated. I was exhausted and saddened. It was as if I had gone through the same ordeal as the kitten herself.
Oh, and remember, this is definitely NOT the first time this has happened. Stuff like this has happened to me since I was little. I just never gave it much thought. I thought it was just because I love animals.
So, is that what it is? Or is it more? Curse? Gift? Is anyone else experiencing this, or can you give me some info on it? I'm pretty clueless... I'd like to develop this into something useful if I could, though. Anyway, any response much appreciated!