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I Think I Am Psychic - Need Guidance


All of my life, I have had these experiences, and people would ask me if I was psychic. I would deny it, but submit, "I am just good at reading people & the rest is coincidence." That is, until 3 things happened. 1.) I was on a run back in college, a run I took daily through the woods. I was a very confident, athletic girl with a martial arts background and running in the woods did not worry me. 1 day, I felt sheer panic. I knew I was about to be murdered. I hyper focused on a bush and hyperventilated. I looked around in panic. I knew someone was stalking me & that they were about to kill me. I ran as fast as I could out of the woods. When I arrived home & quietly walked into the house, my roommates ran up & hugged me. "Thank God you're alive. We thought you were dead. A girl died yesterday on the path you run on." "WHAT? HOW?" "She was stalked & some guy jumped out of the bushes." I realized that I had felt what the murdered girl had felt before she had died. I don't know how, but I did. I think I ran through her energy. 2.) At age 25, I predicted a friend's death. He was 22 at the time and a very responsible, respectable person. I had suddenly felt a horrible feeling in my chest & knew how he would die. There was going to be a terrible bike accident. Tears streamed from my eyes & I blurted out to him what I knew. "YOU'RE GOING TO DIE ON YOUR BIKE," I cried. He was angry with the news I had given him as he was a very safe person. 2 years later, he died exactly how I had predicted. Then he came to me in a dream that night and said he was happy & to not worry about him. He suggested that I go on and live my life. I immediately awoke and felt better. 3.) I have had several ghost experiences, both in dreams & in person. 1 ghost (he) pounded the wall LOUDLY above my head for an hr while I read a book. I even put in ear plugs! Then that night, a random person came over and said, "Is your room haunted?" "What? How did you know that?" "I'm psychic. It's only in your room." At that moment, he and I both heard pounding at the bottom of the stair well. We went down there (only 8 stairs away) and no one was there. Another shadowy figure came to me in a dream and stared at me. I knew that he wanted to kill me. I awoke in panic. And when I was younger, an old lady visited me (I did not see her, I felt her) every night before bed. I thought I was crazy! I hid UNDER my pillow EVERY NIGHT and told my parents I had a grave yard under my bed. When I was an adult, my mom mentioned how my father saw the ghost of an old woman at the end of his bed. She said an old lady had died in the house. I asked, "Did she die in my room?" "Yes." "Mom, she visited me every night before bed." My mom turned white.

When I was younger, I had a lot of deja vu experiences. At least several a day. My brother recently said, "I have these dreams and then they come true. They're quick feelings like I had been there before." "I have those too." I had come to peace with them, but my brother is very bothered by them. I don't have those as often any more.

Truly, my best talent is knowing people's thoughts just by looking at them. For example, 1 day I told a friend, after looking at my roommate, "When we leave, he is going to look for my phone. He will call it when he cannot find it. He will call it when we get to those trees." My friend said, "Uuuum, okay weirdo!" Then he did. My friend was shocked and screamed, "How did you know that?" "I just knew. I saw it on his face." "No, seriously, HOW THE F DID YOU KNOW THAT? ARE YOU PSYCHIC?" "No. I read faces." "You could NOT have known that. I saw what you saw and did not read that off of him."

I know when people are bad or good. I will know really crazy things like if the person is a pedophile. I can't explain how I know it other than it's a feeling in my chest and a weird "knowing" of what it is. But I have to see their face to know this.

And, for fun, I visited a NOLA psychic. I expected nothing. I thought it would be cool to visit a psychic since I was in spooky New Orleans. Upon looking at my hand, the woman looked up at me in shock and with a crooked smile and an intensity in her eyes, she said that she had not seen gifts like mine in years. I had told her absolutely NOTHING about myself - NOTHING. After my reading, she kept me in her office for over an hour. She told me about herself, showed me her voodoo room, and told me that she was supposed to meet me, that our paths were meant to cross. She knew my most personal thoughts, so she must have been the real deal. She said that she was the 2nd highest priestess in NOLA. After returning from NOLA, I told co-workers about this, and they said, "We think you're psychic."

Have I been in denial? Maybe. If I am psychic, why can I not control it? These feelings/experiences will happen randomly. What do I do now? How can I control these experiences? I need guidance from people who understand. I do NOT want to open myself up to negative or evil things. Mostly, I just want to understand myself better and understand why I can do these things when others cannot.

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abcdefg (2 stories) (7 posts)
9 years ago (2012-08-22)
Thank you for your thoughts, everyone. I took the advice to heart and started a meditation practice. I hope to do 10 minutes in the morning and 10 at night. Last night, when meditating and focusing on the head chakras, I had a whole bunch of visuals come to mind. I'm a visual person and dream a lot, but I've never had visuals when just relaxing. I had set an intention to be more open to guidance/direction/advice/awareness and stated it out loud. Normally, I can be strong minded and less of a follower. It was amazing how many images came to mind - all related to people in my life and feelings felt in my chest about who to avoid and what I should think about each person. I listened to the "internal advice" so we will see! In fact, one piece of advice was followed up with a visual about how the person will react (I actually felt their feelings and saw a room where they sat - a room I could not know of as I live across the country from this person) and when I will receive a phone call from this person and the advice about what I should do at that moment. So - I'm just going with it. Maybe this is how I need to grow as a person. Again, I appreciate the advice. Cheers and happy travels!
ShadowPanther (54 posts)
9 years ago (2012-08-21)
abcdefg thank you for answering back and I would like to say that what your family member said about you being an empath is true and yes one can be an empath and have claircognizance (and other clair--) abilities at the same time.

Since you meant negative energies and the obvious effect they and negative people have on you there are a number of ways to reduce it. One thing you can do is learn basic shielding techniques to stop the energies from getting to you (you can invision a white bubble or light enveloping you in your head- if you look it up on the net you can find step by step instructions and other ways to do this) another thing that helps is wearing or carrying around a cleansed crystal. Here's a webpage that can help you find one to suit you (I personally love this site! 😁):


If I think of anything else I'll be sure to add it here.

ginalynna (1 stories) (2 posts)
9 years ago (2012-08-21)
I have a lot of similar circumstances in my past. I don't have answers for you but to be honest, it makes me feel a little more "normal" after reading yours. I haven't been on this site in over 3 years but was led back to it quite by "accident". I don't believe in accidents. Maybe this is someone's way of telling me to quit hiding and start looking for answers. Maybe that is why nothing seems to work out for me. Maybe it's because the things I am doing is not what I am supposed to be doing. Just saying.
EdenMarie (4 stories) (16 posts)
9 years ago (2012-08-21)
Hi there. I read your story and have had similar experiences myself. From what you explain about 'absorbing' the negative energies of others...
Yes it does sound like you may be an empath. I am, and I know exactly what you mean by that. I was very young (prob around 10) when I realized it was the emotions of other people that were causing mine to change. At that age I didn't know why or understand how it was even possible. But I did know that my moods could instantly change just by being around another person.
Yes, if you do not learn to 'control' this gift, it can greatly affect your life. I myself became a loner for a very long time because it was "easier" than dealing with some of the negative energies I would absorb from others.

Meditation is very very helpful in learning to 'control' this gift. I learned not only how to distuingish between all the many different energies in highly crowded places (which is extremely helpful because you can anticipate when a "situation is getting out of control"),but also learned how to emotionally disengage myself from others or "shut it off" at will... Like a light switch. I have not heard of any others that can do that as of yet, and I happened upon being able to by accident. But I can tell you it has helped me cope with my own emotions during stressful times, when it just becomes too much to worry about all the other energies around me as well.

Sorry about this being so long, but I do hope it has helped at least some with understanding more about your picking up emotional enegies. Just recently I discovered that there are many others, even on this site, that show empath abilities or 'gifts'. I suggest doing some research to learn more about it.

As for some of your other experiences, I'm sorry that I cannot give you any advice. I myself still have many unanswered questions to other experiences.

Good luck to you!
abcdefg (2 stories) (7 posts)
9 years ago (2012-08-21)
Hi S.P., Thank you for your feedback. I think you're right about being unaware. I thought people weren't trying or paying attention. And, some people weren't as nice to me about my "realizations" as others. They would accuse me of lying. "There is no way you could know that." I would respond, "How could you NOT know that? It seems very obvious." Some would accuse me of knowing ahead of time or forgetting that I had heard it elsewhere. It would be so obvious to me and I would think, "How are they NOT seeing this?!"

Specifically regarding the statement about negative energies, thank you for questioning that because I had to think about it further. I think you're right; I am afraid of opening myself up to negative energies. I ABSORB them and they stay in me for days sometimes. Yoga has helped significantly with this. So, for example, let's say I am around someone who's a bad person (I can tell they have had terrible thoughts about hurting another person or if they have a lot of hatred in their heart), I will know this because I absorb all of their negative energy and it festers inside me. I think it's through this mechanism that I can know people's thoughts. I absorb their energy and then can differentiate between the feelings. Would that be an empath? A family member suggested that I am an empath, only because she had seen a TV show about that. I sometimes come close to throwing up when someone's energies are negative enough. They don't even have to say a word and I will know their thoughts and will become sick over them.

Can one be both an empath and a person with claircognizance abilities? Or can a person be one or the other, only? Or are all clair-- people also empathic?

I really appreciate your feedback. Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart.
ShadowPanther (54 posts)
9 years ago (2012-08-20)
Wow this is interesting!
It doesn't sound like you were in denial, just slightly unawares I guess is the best word to use. 😊
Anyways I think I might be able to help you out. The possible reasons why you can't control what you can do could be because you haven't practiced or they're still developing or a number of other reasons. If you want to gain better control I would suggest further research on your abilities and meditation. You could also learn about chakras and working with crystals too as they could possibly help you on your path.
Oh yeah quick question too you said "I do NOT want to open myself up to negative or evil things" um what exactly do you mean by that? Do you mean negative energies or...?
Anyways hope this helps.


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