I've been empathic for as long as I can remember, but I don't have much experience with anything except people's emotions. I have a family member who is an empath, but it doesn't seem right for me to ask much about it.
To start with I've always had vivid dreams. Most of the time I have some sort of control, and can usually avoid nightmares. Though when I do have them I can't do much. I've also noticed that sometimes my dreams hint at future events.
I have a very close friend that I am very overprotective of because of his situation at home, whom I feel very connected with. I am always worrying about him, and at the time I figured that was the reason for having the dream.
The dream included several of my friends (which wasn't strange since most of my dreams do), and it overall seemed pretty much normal.
I decided to tell my friend about it a few days after I had it, and he listened carefully. When I had gotten about halfway through it he told me that he had the same dream. I didn't believe him, but he finished the dream almost perfectly. The only difference being that it was from his point of view.
I was very surprised, and still not totally believing. So I asked him what night he had the dream and it was the same night I had mine. Does anyone understand how this happened, or why?
My best guess is that I'm connected to him subconsciously, but I still don't understand how I did this. If you've had something similar happen or understand this, feel free to comment. And I will happily listen to any guesses you have.