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Could My Experiences Mean That I Am A Medium Or Psychic?


First of all, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this. Any comments based on my experiences are greatly appreciated, as I still struggle to understand everything that has happened to me.

To give you a better understanding of myself and my experiences, I must first explain what I do know.

I am a 'sensitive'. I have been called this term many times, twice now by paranormal investigators. To me the term means nothing more than what I do know to be true of myself; the fact that I seem to be able to "pick up" things most others around me are unable to sense. To some people; being able to see, hear, smell things that most people can't; doesn't really seem like a big deal. Believe me when I say it is. And it is not always a good thing. I have never been able to drive at night because the extreme contrast between dark and light (i.e. Lights from other vehicles, street lamps, etc.) bother my eyes so much that I get severe headaches, my eyes water and I am unable to focus clearly on what my eyes see. The overwhelming scents of some things; such as certain foods and spices, perfumes, etc; literally make me sick. And when you are able to hear things that no one else seems able to hear, you start to question your sanity. It also makes you extremely paranoid. Not to mention the fact that people; my children in particular; get irritated very quickly when they realize they can't 'get away with' anything.

Being highly sensitive HAS at times been a major blessing though. 7 years ago my family and I lost everything in a house fire. Because I smelled 'something funny' that no one else could, I became paranoid and made my family go outside and get away from the house. Less than 5 minutes later our television exploded. Just feet from where my kids were sitting. I'm still thankful today I listened to my intuition about that funny smell.

I have also been called an 'empath' on numerous occasions. For a long time I did not know what that term meant, nor understand how that would affect my life. I really wish I would have taken the time earlier in my life to learn more about this particular 'ability'. I still don't know why or understand how, but I can sense the emotions of others. When I was a child I didn't understand what exactly it was that I sensed every time I was around other people. Or why my moods changed so quickly just by being around other people. It took hearing the term empath to pay more attention to what it was that was affecting my life so very much. You see, it's not just knowing how other people are feeling, what their emotions are at the time. It's more the fact that THEIR emotions can affect MINE. As I've gotten older and with much practice, I am now sometimes able to "emotionally disengage" myself from other people. Basically meaning most times I make the choice whether or not to associate with a person based on the current emotional vibes I get from them.

Now here is where there have been many instances where I am unsure if there is more to me than just being highly sensitive or an empath, if it's possible that these two things can be related as well to the spiritual realm.

When I was a child my sister and I both had an "imaginary friend". The same one! She claimed she could physically see him. I could not. Though I knew, even in my child like mind, there was most certainly some kind of being that would visit us and play with us that only her and I knew was there. Although I could not physically see this being, somehow I knew it was a male and a child. I could always sense when he would "come to play" with us. Like the entire 'feeling' of the room would change. I don't claim to have ever seen things unexplainably move, or anything like that. But I could somehow communicate with this being. I could ask it questions, and it was like I could 'feel' the answers in my head. If that makes sense. My sister claims she could physically see and hear our 'friend'. At first I doubted some of what she would say, thinking maybe she was just 'playing along' when I made comments about him. But the questions still remain. Was our 'imaginary friend' really just a figment of our imaginations, or was he something else? If he really was a figment of a child's mind, how is it possible that 2 people both 'saw' him, and knew so many details about him?

There was one day when my now ex-husband and I were looking to buy a new home. We had an appointment to meet the real-estate agent to view a home for sale. As soon as I got out of the car in the driveway, I was instantly overwhelmed with a really strong feeling that there was something very very bad about that house. I couldn't explain what I was feeling or why, it was just a very strong sense telling me to stay away. I started crying the feeling was so strong, and refused to even walk up to the house. A few weeks later our real-estate agent told us my reaction made her curious about the history of that house, and she found out there was a tragic death that occurred there.

Another 'incident' involving my sister has had us both very confused since it happened about 2 years ago. I still question whether or not I dreamt the entire thing. Even if I had, it does not explain her account of what happened to her the exact same night. I was laying in bed, and something had woken me up (or so I believed). I remember looking at the clock and wondering why I was awake. It was 3:12 am when I checked the time. Then I became extremely overwhelmed with a feeling that my sister needed me, that something was very wrong and I needed to be with her. As soon as I felt that 'need' to be beside her, I somehow was there. In her room in a different town. I know this sounds strange, and as I've said I question my sanity sometimes when I think about how this could be possible. Maybe I was dreaming the entire time, maybe something else happened. But how do you explain even hours later feeling like I'd been sleeping beside someone else the entire time, smelling them on MY bedding? When they were not there physically? This 'dream' had bothered me for days, but I didn't tell anyone about it. Then my sister called to tell me that something happened to her the exact same night that terrified her so much she hadn't slept barely since. She said that on that night at around 3am she woke up feeling like someone was standing over her watching her. That she became very cold, that the entire room did. She says she saw a shadow, and she watched that shadow move on top of the bed right above her. She told me when that happened, she felt pressure, like someone was pinning her down onto the bed not allowing her to move. When she was telling me this she started crying, saying that she knew I probably thought she was making it all up but it really did happen. Please understand, at that point I still hadn't told her about my 'dream'. She then told me she began to pray asking for an angel to protect her. She claims that after she started praying, it felt like something had crawled into her bed beside her. That the feeling of pressure on top of her was going away, the shadow disappeared, and the room got warm again. What mostly confuses us is how she can have an experience like that, and around the same time on the same night I can be in a different town and have the experience I did. What happened to us that night? How did I know that something was wrong with someone else who was miles away? Is it perhaps the fact that we are sisters?

There have been many other experiences in my life that, to me, are unexplainable. Most of them I just wrote off as nothing more than a feeling or intuition about someone or something. A sense of someone standing beside me whispering warnings in my ear, a really strong sense of emotions when no one else is around, 'hearing' answers in my head to unasked questions. What does all of this mean? Is it possible that having heightened senses just becomes too overwhelming at times, and I possibly am just imagining things as a result? If so, how does my sister and her claimed experiences fit into mine? Is it possible that I may actually be a medium or even psychic in some way? If so, would the fact that my 5 senses are stronger than many others' and I can sense the emotions of others play a role in that?

Again, I want to say thank you for taking the time to read my story. And I really would appreciate any insight on my experiences. It has been very stressful and confusing, trying to understand all that has happened. More so when much of society is closed minded to the paranormal, and think situations like this do not happen.

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Jaframirez (1 posts)
9 years ago (2012-08-23)
Hi, my mother has the ability also to see a spirit. As well as my dad, and my sister. My sister and I were very close to each other too. She could see and travel too (astral). As for me its just now that I am fully aware of my gift and abilities. Before I just don't want to make abig deal of seeing some black shadow passing by, or a dream that came true, or a feeling that you knew a person you just had met, a vision and a foresight. But lately, I have experienced the I think the awakening of my spirit. Anyway... Ifor your question if they its like hereitary, I think its a yes.
EdenMarie (4 stories) (16 posts)
9 years ago (2012-08-23)
Thank you Tooty! I agree. And thank you again MBSS for your responses about my experiences. Now back to topic... 😁

Does anyone know if there is a link between having other things happen simply because we 'lose control' of our senses? I'm not sure that's the best way to explain it but...

For several days there has been a LOT of negative energies around me. A friend grieving over the loss of a loved one, another over-stressed with preps for her upcoming wedding, so on and so forth. It just seems everyone I have been around lately is putting of negative energies. Although I have been generally practiced at being able to 'block out' (so to speak) these emotions from others so that they don't greatly affect my own, lately there has just been too many and I haven't been able to. It feels like... Well kind of like I'm drowning I guess you can say. Like I'm stuck in a whirlpool of negative thoughts and feelings, and I can't seem to get out. I've started having severe headaches, my body feels like it's literally on fire yet I have no fever, twice now I started shaking real bad and then would sweat a lot right after. So it's definately bad enough it's affecting me physically. And now, I feel because of this, other things are starting to happen.

I saw the face of a man in a waking dream 2 days ago, and an hour later discoved he had found my facebook profile and contacted me. I had met this man before, and the 'vibes' I got from him were very very bad. I'm not sure how to best explain it. But... When I met him I somehow KNEW he was a bad man. Just being in his presence I felt a strong sense of something evil, and I kept 'seeing' the words pedophile and violent in my mind. I know that may sound crazy. But I immediatly got away from him and stayed away. And now, after several years, he found me.
Last night while in bed I kept hearing what sounded like footsteps walking down old wooden stairs (I knew they were wood because I could hear the boards creaking), then I got a strong feeling as if someone was watching me from the doorway. I had just layed down not long before, so I wasn't asleep and dreaming. And the stairs here are carpeted...
And I keep 'seeing' images in my head. Just a bunch of random things; like faces, objects and words.

Does anyone have any idea what is happening? Is it possible that it's ALL just a result of becoming too overwhelmed with all the negative/stressful energies? And can anyone PLEASE offer suggestions of how to "get out this rut" and stop being consumed by these emotions? Everything, even meditation, that has normally worked for me hasn't this time. And it's starting to worry me.
MindBodySpiritSeeker (1 stories) (7 posts)
9 years ago (2012-08-23)
Thank you hun and I didn't mean to come off up set. But how I saw it she was being a bully and I don't take that I don't think anyone should online or off. Plus that's what Admins are for to help.

Blessed be! ❤
tooty1981 (1 stories) (19 posts)
9 years ago (2012-08-22)
Hey we're supposed to be supportive towards one.another. Let's stay positive shall we? No one means to offend anybody here, we're just sharing experiences and advice.

Love and Light
MindBodySpiritSeeker (1 stories) (7 posts)
9 years ago (2012-08-22)
Excuse me I'm not going to change just because problem with my way of being me. You don't know me and if you have a problem with someone you don't know may be it's a problem you have with your self. Sorry but I will complain to the admin if you keep this up. Thank you.
IslVoter (257 posts)
9 years ago (2012-08-22)
Odd--all those who do this refuse to change it regardless whether they get any "complaints". Count this as one.

MindBodySpiritSeeker (1 stories) (7 posts)
9 years ago (2012-08-22)
Sorry but I call every hun not try to offend anyone. I call others off line hun and never have I had anyone complain.
IslVoter (257 posts)
9 years ago (2012-08-22)
[at] MindBodySpiritSeeker-

Just curious if you address everyone as "Hun". I know you probably feel this is a loving endearment--but just know it comes off as somewhat condescending. It is how one addresses a child or one younger. And on this forum, you do not know who is younger. Just because someone asks a question does not imply they are young--in age or in spiritual development.

I admit this is my bugaboo, but you should at least know your "endearments" may have that effect.

Isle - Lora
MindBodySpiritSeeker (1 stories) (7 posts)
9 years ago (2012-08-22)
Hun we all of these gifts just some haven't had the opportunity to develop it or been held back by something or someone. We are all humans and we all have the same scenes. We all have brain waves brain cells, and memory so why can't we all have these abilities.

I need to add, I love that their are sites like this one to share with others who know and feel the experiences that are the same it's really awesome.:) 😁
EdenMarie (4 stories) (16 posts)
9 years ago (2012-08-22)
Thank you so much for your responses. I really do appreciate it.

Oddly enough, I never made the connection before that some of my experiences could be related to sensing the energies of ghosts, spirits, whatever... Until I read the comment from MBSS and went back and re-read my story. It kind of seems so obvious now... I also read the stories of other users here, and through reading their experiences starting realizing things about myself that I had never associated with having these "gifts", or... As I like to put it... Never really made a big deal about it. They could just be part of that gift, like it being stronger or 'better controlled' than I realized... Or maybe perhaps just a natural talent or something that somehow 'compliments' these abilities. I guess only time, research, and understanding will tell.

To Mazab, No I never went to any classes or had any special training or such. I feel that it was possibly just life, motherhood, and my experiences that helped me. I too would feel extremly drained a lot. And it was VERY difficult as a young child, trying to understand what was going on. Imagine being only around 5 or 6 years old and at a state of constant terror and/or confusion... Never understanding WHY. Why can't anyone else hear that? Why am I sad/upset...when I was just happy a moment ago? I'm sure you're very familiar with it all. I'm not sure how old you were when you started experiencing things, but for me; as far as I can recall i've always been like this. And it's always, albiet somewhat slowly, gotten stronger. I've had 32 years of practice learning 'control'.
I have always had a strong bond with my sister, we've always been very close even as adults. But after re-reading my story, I also started realizing again more things about myself... And family. My father and sister both have claimed to experience things of the paranormal. Some of those experiences I was witness too, or was in some way a part of. I wonder if maybe all 3 of us have 'gifts' of our own... Like maybe it runs in the blood? Has anyone ever heard of that?

I've already taken up a LOT in just one comment. But would love to discuss experiences with other people similar to myself. I'm very interested to see how our 'gifts' are similar and different... And hope that we can help each other learn.

Again, thank you so very much!
mazab84 (2 stories) (71 posts)
9 years ago (2012-08-21)
Hi Edenmarie-I am too one of those people that wishes i'd embraced my gifts far earlier than I have. I am now proud to wear the title of Empath after all it took me so long to accept it. It only seems right that I embrace it. I have always been affected by others emotions whether I knew them or not & now choose my friends very carefully due to that. When I joined this site I was in a space where I just needed someone who identified to tell me what I was experiencing was genuine although I knew the answer. Its just human nature I guess to need the reassurance. When your missing a like minded person around you to share things with you feel lost almost alienated by your abilities. (Well atleast I did) I found I was being drained by others neediness & truly suffering the affects & after affects of being sensitive to the slightest thought or feeling. This could last up to days at a time. Empaths seem to attract even strangers to divuldge their deepest darkest secrets. In true Empath fashion I would function for everyone else other than me giving every last bit of energy. When I got to this site I was relieved to learn the suffering wasn't always neccesary, I could learn to shield myself & put other steps in place in order to live. I now live by them & cope 100% better for it. But ofcourse it would be too easy for it to end there. I am similar to you in my thinking. Am I just an Empath or something more? My abilities are just developing faster. It seems by accepting & dealing with my gift its heightened them. My exchanges with spirit are far more regular & the downloads come more regular. I don't want to clutter up your comment thread talking about myself. I just wanted to show you I was at the same place & had reached the same question about what I am.

The bond between you & your sister is really strong that the uninvited guest was no match for it. Thats truly amazing. You were her protection. I truly enjoyed reading your experience. When you mentioned your children get irritated with you for instinctively knowing what their up to that made me chuckle.I'm the same with mine. You do have great instincts. With what i've read alone i'm blown away with how well its served you. Do you go to any classes to develop your psychic abilities? How do you juggle motherhood with the experiences if you don't mind me asking. I feel i've came so far in such a short time but there's just so much that I still need to unlock the answers too. I never thought i'd develop to the stage i'm at now.

Thanks for sharing your story I feel you will receive answers to a lot of things here. Some of the guys on here have incredible insight.
Sending Light & Love
mazab84 (Marie)
MindBodySpiritSeeker (1 stories) (7 posts)
9 years ago (2012-08-21)
Greetings EdenMarie,

Sometimes we ask questions we already now the answers to and just need someone ales to confirm it. You already have answered some of your questions. I myself am sensitive and highly aware. Emotions in the ocean I call it, and if you don't go with the waves it will try to take you down. Don't be afraid of your scenes because like they say about animals in the wild. "Their more afraid of you then you are of them." You should always fallow you gut feelings and if it tells you get out, then get out. If you see a shadow look deeper into why and where it's coming from, and what you feel at the moment because your feelings will tell you the truth. Ghosts and emotions go to gather it's the emotional energy left over from someone who pasted. That is how I see it.

Hopefully this will make you feel more comfortable and look deeper into your true self and now your not alone.

The answers are always inside of our self's we just sometimes need to look deeper.

Good luck hun

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