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I Need To Know If I Am An Empath

 

I am a Wiccan, (or Witch/Pagan, in case nobody knows what a Wiccan is, I've listed other names for it), and I have been since I was 12 (I am 14 now). I believe in physic powers and I believe that I might have one. I'm pretty sure I might be an Empath. I've checked all the signs of being and empath and I matched up with every single one.

I have a story to share, to figure out if I might be one or not:

At school, (in June) 8th grade was in the Gym preparing for an awards assembly that we were having. We had to stay in the Gym for about 45 minutes. During that time everyone had to stay close together and huddled in a sweaty tight gym that was easily filled with 300 people. Now, you see, for the longest time I had assumed that I had claustrophobia, even though I handled tight spaces well.

When I was in the gym I started looking around from person to person listening to their conversations, watching how they interacted with people, and watched their body language because I didn't have anything else to do, when suddenly I was washed over with emotions where it felt like I dived into water or a blanket was swept over my body. I felt frustration, happiness, excited, a bored feeling, an upset feeling, and many many more. I started to feel uncomfortable in my own skin and I wanted to crawl out. I wanted to break down and cry and laugh and scream all at the same time. I thought I was having a claustrophobia attack and started hyperventilating which got bad because I have asthma. I asked to go to the nurse and when I got there out of the crowd (there was a couple people in the nurses office) I felt dizzy and exhausted. I wanted to sleep and relax. I ended up doing so and went back about a half hour later by then everyone was gone and back to class.

I've had other experiences like that. Not only in large crowds, but when I was talking face to face conversations with people when we are completely alone. I would feel what they felt when we were talking about something we had different views on or on something completely random. This happens over phones too.

I also have so many people come to me with their problems even though we barely know each other or sometimes when we just met! I would give my opinion and help in the best way possible. Afterwards, I feel tired and drained.

Also, sometimes I get this overwhelming urge to help people. Like this one boy I know, he's very troubled and really wasn't ever nice to me but I still felt like I should help him, not to be his friend necessarily but to help him get on the right path. This has happened more than once.

I have tried to figure out more about empathy but I'm still not sure I am one. I've had many more experiences like these. Please can you help me to figure out if I am

An empath? And if I am can someone please tell me how to control it?

Thank you so much!

Blessings,

Nova <3

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NovaStayer47 (guest)
 
8 years ago (2012-09-03)
Thank you everyone who has commented. (: Thank you all for supporting me and giving me advice. You have no idea how much you have helped me. You are all so amazing. ❀ Nova (Chrissy)
Jon7088 (3 posts)
 
8 years ago (2012-09-03)
I'm 12 now and I believe I may be able to control elements, anybody who may be able to help me cause I don't know anything like this please email me, eliteairsoft5 [at] gmail.com
Pablo (2 stories) (23 posts)
 
8 years ago (2012-09-02)
I thought I should elaborate on why you should be careful. Empaths can fall into long term depression pretty easily if you can't tell the difference between your feelings and others. Also the feelings of being overwhelmed by others emotions suck. If you can protect yourself that would be awesome and I hope you can or you learn to.

[at] natual If you think I did something wrong or I am wrong please tell ME about it. Don't call me an insignificant person on a goodbye comment on a website okay?
Pablo (2 stories) (23 posts)
 
8 years ago (2012-09-02)
I thought I should elaborate on why you should be careful. Empaths can fall into long term depression pretty easily if you can't tell the difference between your feelings and others. Also the feelings of being overwhelmed by others emotions suck. If you can protect yourself that would be awesome and I hope you can or you learn to.

[at] natual If you think I did something wrong or I am wrong please tell ME about it. Don't call me an insignificant person on a goodbye comment on a website okay?
Kittycat3000 (1 stories) (7 posts)
 
8 years ago (2012-09-02)
Wow. We are almost exactly the same! When I was younger I was kind of a loner, I didn't like beind around lots of people because it have me headaches. As I got older I became more outgoing and more accustemed to people. But reading this I feel like I'm looking in a mirror! Have you ever gotten the emotions of spirits? That's when it gets creepy.
Natual (guest)
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8 years ago (2012-09-02)
Thank you for allowing me to help 😊 If I can be of any more help, I have recently created. "http://psychicmadeeasy.drupalgardens.com";. There is a lot more to "empath" than what is currently being repeated all around the net.

I will be leaving this site, and the little snippet under me is part of the reason... You're the only one I got a response from in this short time, and I am very glad it was so kind 😊

"not paranoid conspiracy theorists who might be dangerous to others or kids clearly watching too much TV and taking their fantasies for reality."
Pablo (2 stories) (23 posts)
 
8 years ago (2012-09-02)
Nova I am currently in my second year of high school and you should know that if you don't have a basic grasp on how to control your empath you will get washed away with everyone's conflicting emotions. An easy way to clear your head from other peoples emotions is to close your eyes and start taking deep breaths, this especially helps me from the migranes associated with empathy😒 Also if you know you are going to be in a big group or an assembly, anything with a lot of people try to prepare yourself beforehand. Last friday there was an assembly at my school and they showed a motivational video and I started crying then I was soo bored I fell asleep, that was quite a show for the girls sitting next to me lol. Just try to be careful so nothing happens to you okay? 😊
Mubashir (285 posts)
 
8 years ago (2012-09-01)
You are welcome. If you need any help on empathy you can ask for help everytime. Well then good luck. Hope you will be able to control your ability. 😊
NovaStayer47 (guest)
 
8 years ago (2012-08-31)
Thank you lillybug and darkblonde, and I actually am able to feel peples emotions in books and movies too as I said before in earlier coments. (: It's sometimes really hard for me. Sometimes I feel like I am losing it too. But I'm trying to control it now. Thank you very much for the comments!
DarkBlonde (2 stories) (5 posts)
 
8 years ago (2012-08-31)
Alright... I'm an Empath and have been since I was a little girl I'm now 15 and everything that i've read that you've said happen sounds exactly like what an empath is. I even feel people in books, TV shows, movies and etc. I know exactly how frustrating and over whelming that is... I've created a mental block on some things cause it got way over whelming and out of control... But it's not to hard... If you have any questions I'm all open for it. Good Luck
lillybug (6 stories) (15 posts)
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8 years ago (2012-08-31)
It is hard being an empath, for I am one my self and have been since I can remember I have struggled with trying to control it as well I am (30) now and still can't control it! I feel the slightest emotion anybody around me is feeling, I have talked with another empath recently and she is going to help me with some techniques to try an block some of those feelings. She did tell me though that you should be careful not to let other people's emotions consume you for you could lose it!
NovaStayer47 (guest)
 
8 years ago (2012-08-31)
Mubashir, thank you very for the comment. I will definitely try what you suggested. Thank you!
Mubashir (285 posts)
 
8 years ago (2012-08-31)
I am kind of lazy to read all the posts but you are an empath and that's for for sure. Like you I am an empath too and I have helped many people with this great gift. Not to mention I have almost learned how to control it. I do most of things by meditation. Empath is like a person standing in the river of emotions. Its up to you to which person you want you make an empathic bridge. I have tried this trick many times and it works for me. Hope it works for you too. All you have to do is to focus a shield around you that will prevent the flow of emotions onto you. It will take time to develop but it will save you from many negative emotions. While inside shield you can also connect to a person but it takes good concentration. Well then good luck developing your ability. Take care and bye. 😁
NovaStayer47 (guest)
 
8 years ago (2012-08-31)
Thank you, Paulina. I appreciate you wanting to help. (: I would love to e-mail you. Like I said in other comments on here I would have to check if it's okay with my mother before I start e-maling people on here since I am only fourteen. I'll let you know tomorow if I can. Also if you have any question regaurding Wicca you can ask me. I know a lot about it. Thanks (:
Psychicgirl18 (3 stories) (69 posts)
 
8 years ago (2012-08-31)
Hello, I'm an empath too, and I'm studying wicca, I'd like to help you with being an empath. Check out my story, and feel free to email me, if you need any help or advice. 😐
NovaStayer47 (guest)
 
8 years ago (2012-08-31)
Thank you very much Stephanie. Yes I am very happy that I have my family. I will let you know tomorow if I can e-mail you. Thank you very much for everything (:
robinsonmuzic (1 stories) (4 posts)
 
8 years ago (2012-08-31)
No worries Chrissy, you are lucky that your grandmother and mother believe you... My mother somewhat does, but when I try to explain to what extent it is, she kind blows it off. So I had to take things in my own hands, and I think I have done well. And no worries if you are not allow, I understand the concerns with online communication these days. If we cannot email, then feel free to ask me any questions on here 😁
-Stephanie
NovaStayer47 (guest)
 
8 years ago (2012-08-30)
Stephanie- thank you for your comment. As for the e-mailing part I would have to run it by my mother because I am only 14. I trust you, and would love your help but it's for safety reasons:P Randomly, I wanted to say that my mother knows and understands what I can do and supports me because she also have psychic powers. As does my grandmother. But I will e-mail you if she thinks it's okay. I hope you understand why I would ask my mother first (:
robinsonmuzic (1 stories) (4 posts)
 
8 years ago (2012-08-30)
Chrissy, I believe I can help you. I also believe that you are an Empath. I had a hard time in public schools cause of all the emotions I had that weren't even mine. Sometimes I get angry because I have to feel what other people are going through. It does get better, for me when I have some emotion that I know is not mine it helps to keep telling yourself that these are not your feelings. What also helps is finding out who's feelings these actually are. But my problem is I am always second guessing myself... Like now I have this overwhelming feeling of nervousness, but it is not mine... There is no reason for me to be nervous... Perhaps it is you I am feeling, but I don't know. I would love to help more, if you would like to email you can. My email address is on my profile page. I would really like to help you understand your gifts, because according to your stories and feelings you are an Empath.
-Stephanie
NovaStayer47 (guest)
 
8 years ago (2012-08-30)
Natual-you have no idea how much this helps. Thank you so much for the advice and opinions. I'm about to go into high school and i'm afraid my empathy might get in the way of school, academically and socially. I will definitely try out what you suggested. Thank you so much! ❀ 😁
Natual (guest)
 
8 years ago (2012-08-30)
Empathy is sometimes though of as either extending your own energy field, to encompass others. Or having holes in your energy field, in which the energy field of others enter. The end result is the same either way.

I think that when you read the people's body language, tone, etc, you subconsciously extended your energy field too. As another method to understand, interpret the people around you. Which is a good thing, since it suggests you don't have many openings in your aura. But rather, you extend it.

The fact that other people come up to you with their problems, is also a good indicator of your emphatic abilities. They sense a goodness, which makes them unload their energy on you.

I can give you a tip on how to test yourself.

Find someplace quiet where you can be alone. Relax until you are clear on how you feel and think. The state of your energy field, mood. Perhaps write down, so you have a clear fix on how you felt.

When you feel ready. Go someplace where there is other people, mingle a bit. Then return to your room. As you connect with yourself again, see what has changed. Have you picked up any feelings, thoughts etc.

I sincerely believe you are an empath. I didn't comment much on your story, because it seemed pretty obvious to me. If you decide to believe in it yourself, then my advice to you is;

Take time out for yourself, a quick 1min timeout does wonders. Especially since waiting to take that brake when you need it, will make it go from 1min to 10min or more. So the earlier you rest, the less rest you'll need to get back to yourself.

Hug a tree=p It might sound weird, but it will ground/relieve you of excessive energy (as in other peoples feelings, stress etc.) whenever you have contact with a plant, tree or ground. Touching with your hand is enough. Barefoot is seen as one of the best ways of grounding oneself, if the weather permits it 😊

Do something that makes you happy is the usual suggestion, or rather, dream something that makes you happy. Both are valid choices.

A shower is also a good way to energetically clean oneself. The saying "I feel 10 pounds lighter" after a shower came for a reason

Try to stop pitying others, it neither helps them or you. It creates an energetic bond which can drain a lot of energy. If you affirm faith in them however, it will help both them and you 😁 They might impose their belief of being a victim on you, but don't let them drag themselves down. Everybody has the power to help himself.

Take a break and stop thinking in words, rather, think in pictures. Comes easily as you stop labeling everything. It will relax the left brain. And bring in the right brains intuition, guidance.

Create your own reality, this might sound a bit out there. But the only objective reality is that life exist in endless shapes and forms. In creating your own reality, I mean not taking in others perceptions of limitations, beliefs, attitudes etc as your own.

If you wish to completely control your empathy, don't put yourself in anyone else's shoes. Be what they call Egoistical. Don't think about how others will feel if you do this or that. Don't try to solve their problems. Not thinking about how others will feel might sound harsh, but I am talking about how they will react towards *your actions. If you do this or that. Not on how they will feel if you interact with them in some way.
It is the easiest way of controlling empathy.

Hope my words can provide some support 😊
NovaStayer47 (guest)
 
8 years ago (2012-08-30)
Thank you Noorh again (: And oh my gosh thank you ShadowPanther! I was kind of freaking out because. Didn't really know if I was a empath or just plain crazy:P But when I looked the the signs of being one I basically thought I was but I didn't know 100%. Thank you for the advice and I wil try to do the 'bubble' 😁
ShadowPanther (54 posts)
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8 years ago (2012-08-30)
NovaStayer47 I am glad you already did the research and based on what you experienced I agree that you are an empath. Now as for "controlling" it... Well I'm just going to copy and paste from a previous comment of mine 😜.
"You can learn to be "neutral" to people's feelings by learning how to shield yourself. You can do this a number of ways, but the most common, easiest way is to imagine a bright white light/bubble surrounding you in your mind. Now this bubble (yeah I'll go with bubble) will be moving with you as you move so it molds perfectly around you. Ok now what I normally do to block out negativity in any form (emotions etc.) is to invision in my head the gray negative energy bouncing off harmlessly against the shield. If you're having trouble at first with it keep practising and it'll eventually work for you."
Hopefully this helps you out in a way.

S.P
Noorh (2 stories) (168 posts)
 
8 years ago (2012-08-30)
it hard to controll it but it will if you concetrate
Plz reply
NovaStayer47 (guest)
 
8 years ago (2012-08-30)
Thank you, Noorh. I appreciate the advice.


Also I can feel peoples feelings when just walking past them. (The extra comments by me are just things I forgot to mention in my story)
Noorh (2 stories) (168 posts)
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8 years ago (2012-08-30)
me too I feel the person in the book or movie feeling even when they are sad I start to cry and I am nearly 14. I had my powers since I was 9 or ten but theyare difrent then yours andbefor sometimes I actuly harm peoplewithout knowing so basicly I learned to controll it. Ithink you should do is actully try to stop your self from feeling the other people emotion it takes a while but it will work. Hope I helped
NovaStayer47 (guest)
 
8 years ago (2012-08-30)
And since I was little it has always rained whenever I as sad or cried. And when ever I get really mad there is a big thunder and lightening storm. This happens everytime. Can anyone tell me what this means?
NovaStayer47 (guest)
 
8 years ago (2012-08-30)
All of this happens all the time. Whenever I am around people.
NovaStayer47 (guest)
 
8 years ago (2012-08-30)
Also when I am watching a movie, reading a book, even seeing a commercial I feel what the characters in the movie, book, commercial feel. I get deeply in touch with that.

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