First let me introduce myself to you. I have realized since a month that I am an empath. I can see auras of people glowing with white light. I have noticed that I some percentage of my dreams always come true.
There is one thing that is puzzling me since two months. Do empaths take sick habits from people other than emotions and energies? I was trying to help one of my friends with his bad habits like-spending his most time chatting with his girlfriend, listening to music with earphones all day and night, not studying at all, sleeping with shoes and belt on, and two others, but I found that as soon as I asked him twice or thrice for avoiding these things, I eventually found myself doing the same things next day onwards one by one.
I know if you think about other's weaknesses for long, they become a part of you but I didn't even think about those things much. And seeing so drastic effects in a day.
Yesterday he spent all day seeing his chapped lips in the mirror and I asked him if he was mad. The same night, I found my lips were chapped and burning like anything! I want to help him study, but if I tell him to, I am unable to study for a week. After spending some time with him, I usually feel drained and sleepy.
If I ask him not to spend his full day sleeping, the following day, I find myself sleeping all day. If I ask him not to miss his classes, I soon find myself missing classes.
I want to help people but will I have to pay the cost of taking it on me every time? There are good people out there who need help but will this happen over and over? That guy literally seems to be dumping his weaknesses over me.
It's not a burden on me now but what if It amplifies with time? Please help me come out of this.