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Being An Empath


I'm at a loss right now, and am not entirely certain what to do next. I could go into my life story, but instead I'll make this short and sweet. I'm an empath, and I HATE it. Picking up strangers' random thoughts, and suffering bouts of depression and euphoria because someone near you is feeling one of those things is not fun.

I've tried various things to deal with those issues. Therapy lead to some heavy drugs that made me loopy, but still allowed me to be able to know things I shouldn't. Medical testing yielded absolutely nothing other than telling me I have excellent health (Yes, I hoped I was just a crazy person, or someone with a brain tumor).

Ignoring the issue, and attempting to block everything out didn't end well either. It worked for awhile (two weeks of blessed mediocracy) but like a dam breaking, the aftermath was terrible. My final step was reluctant acceptance. I can deal with being antisocial. I like animals and plants better than people anyway, they don't lie to you, and don't overwhelm you with a sea of emotion.

So why am I posting this story and asking for help you might ask? Simple. My empath abilities are getting stronger. You would think that given the depth of my hatred for this ability, the powers-that-be would take pity on me, and at least leave me alone. Instead, I receive a steadily more powerful, uncontrollable "gift".

When I was a child, I was just more sensitive to situations, and responded accordingly. Now, I can not only sense emotions, I can HEAR occasional thoughts, and even FEEL (as in physical sensation) other's pain. The bigger the emotional bond with the person, the more I feel from them.

As much as I would love to turn into a hermit with no emotional ties to anything, I am a human being, and want the things most humans want. However, I can't have a normal relationship with anyone, because of this ability. The more it increases, the more I feel like I'm cut off from regular people.

So I was wondering if anyone has any advice on better ways of dealing with this, and possibly ways to prevent the ability from growing any further?

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Psychicgirl18 (3 stories) (69 posts)
11 years ago (2012-08-26)
Hello, I'd just like to say that your not alone, I'm an empath too, and I've had this sense childhood. I remember seeing little kids cry and I would start crying, I could feel anyone's emotions as if they were my own, and i've recently experienced picking up on people's thoughts every once and a while. If you'd like to talk more about this, send me an email as I am qukcer to respond to that, I hope this helps.
bluejanuary (3 posts)
11 years ago (2012-08-26)
I just found this site and I'm so thankful.

I was in St. Louis when I found myself experiencing others emotions much more than I had before. St. Louis is a sad place... The city that time abandoned is how I saw it. There was so much sadness that I felt like I needed to run as fast and as far as I could. I ended up having a panic attack and was prescribe xanax which was enough to allow me to get on a plane and fly back to Florida.

When I called my niece and explained what was going on she reminded me that I come from a family of seers. I might have inherited this ability. But now when I look at people I can feel... Inside my being... Exactly what that person feels like. And it's surprising just how many people are seriously in emotional pain. I can't watch TV anymore... Have to be careful what I read online... And seldom socialize.

I feel debilitated. Does anyone know if medication work? If so what? I've been on anti depressants before and I felt worse. I am on the verge of panic at the state of mankind. Is it the impending second coming? I'm so confused. I would appreciate any input.
iheartvolleyball (2 stories) (10 posts)
11 years ago (2012-08-26)
Ide also like to add that you have something in common with every human being on this planet. That part of them that can feal pain, fear, and sadness. Like you said you are human which means you yourself can feel pain, fear and sadness. I completely understand where you are coming from becuase I myself see it too. I can honestly say I hate humanity but in order to cope with it I remind myself that I have that one thing in common with every human. I am able to put aside some empathy and sympathy for the people around me becuase of that. Though humanity has a countless number of flaws, there are things that you can find that will make humanity seem worth it if you try to pick them out.
iheartvolleyball (2 stories) (10 posts)
11 years ago (2012-08-26)

I relize you submitted this story a while ago but I came across it and noticed that it was from Idaho. The reason this spiked my interest was due to the fact that I currently live in Idaho so I read your story and relized it was a lot like how I am. I don't believe I have abilities to your extent but there are deffinetly several simularities. For me it was the oppisite. I would recieve people's thoughts uncontrollably and it drove me insane sometimes. After a while I started to be able to feel others emotions.
PEMe (2 stories) (60 posts)
12 years ago (2012-03-27)
That's Seeker1, hit it on the head. Sorry for the typos and reposts.
PEMe (2 stories) (60 posts)
12 years ago (2012-03-27)
that's practice 'meditation' not mediation. Which is a huge difference with this audience.:)
PEMe (2 stories) (60 posts)
12 years ago (2012-03-27)
FSport06 hit it on the head. This awareness is what's helped me. The more you push your gift away the more it comes back? Of course! This should not seem unusual when you think about it. Energy is VERY transferring especially for 'empaths'. What you put out is coming back. Once you accept yourself as such you will begin to see others as such regardless of what energy they're giving off... Which is temporary but a mere moment and not their TRUE self. It will be like changing the channels with people and your gift is the remote control. You can chose whom to focus on or not. Practice mediation to quiet your mind and listen/look for the answers to your questions.
Seeker1 (5 posts)
12 years ago (2012-02-28)

I hear ya...
Those who "are mostly shallow and selfish, incapable of putting someone ahead of them" operate out of and from what I call their "baser"/beastly human nature (from the truine brain). They do not operate out of their divinity.
It is my belief (my opinion that I share only) that we are all spirit having a human experience. When we realize/awaken to our true identity as spirit/divine then those baser emotions will be seen less and less. This is a work in progress for this planet.
Perhaps seeing humanity in this way will help us (empaths) cope.
I sincerely hope we can find ways to help each other deal with this so called gift.

Blessed Be 🤔
Fsport06 (1 stories) (7 posts)
12 years ago (2012-02-27)
Luzon, if I could trade places with you I would. Sometimes children cannot carry their special abilities into adulthood for a reason. Sometimes their powers come and go in spurts, and you might get stronger later in life. I wish only happiness for you, and sincerely hope you find a way to hold onto the powers that seem to make you happy.

Seeker1, I agree that there is a higher purpose for the gift of empathy. However, instead of making me more sympathetic towards human suffering, I've become more cynical and suspicious towards others. It seems that humans are mostly shallow and selfish, incapable of putting someone ahead of them. This leaves me incapable of helping them because I get so disgusted. Most people don't want to be helped, they want to wallow in their miseries while getting smothered in heaps of sympathy, of which I have none.
Luzon (1 stories) (5 posts)
12 years ago (2012-02-27)
I am an empath. My ability is simular to yours. Can feel others pain, but instead of hearing the ocational though, if I close my eyes I can set myself in the body of another person that I am or have recently seen and I can see or what is or did happen in their eyes. For now my empathis abilities are starting to go dormant. I don't know if it's because I accept it or if it is because there is somebody I like now (I am serious and my powers seem to be weaker ever since I made physical contact with her[my empathic powers hightend with close distance to physical contact] and I'm not sure how to get them back) For me I would like my powers back and you would like them gone. It's kind of like we're both in the wrong shoes.
Seeker1 (5 posts)
12 years ago (2012-02-27)

I understand where you are. I am an Empath also. Your story is parallel to my own.
I still have not learned how to turn it off. A friend told me to visit a Reki healer to learn how to block. I haven't found one yet.
I have learned how to co-exist with this condition by limiting interaction with others for long periods of time. (not easy when married to a strong broadcaster). Prayers help, but the biggest thing that has helped is: "acceptance" of the gift. The more you fight against a thing the larger it becomes. I must tell myself that what I am feeling and "hearing" is not my own feelings or thoughts and as cold as it may seem that other peoples feelings and thoughts are not my problem. If I can help them I do.
I know there is a purpose for our gift and I believe that in discovering the purpose we will find some peace through it, and be able to help those we "hear" if a door opens.

Blessed Be

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