I have premonitions at times and am an empath. I also just know things and really have no idea how. On a few occasions, especially in the last few months, I have made a flippant remark about something and it actually happens. I currently do not really know how to control these abilities. I do not know what all of my "abilities" are and would definitely like to find out and use them to help people.
I have always been able to heal poison ivy by rubbing the affected area. I inherited this ability from my father. However, my father could just touch the person's arm and within a day or two, the rash would dry up and disappear. I wondered if I may be able to heal other maladies.
Within the past year, I have been researching energy healing. I meditate and draw energy from a bright light that I envision in my mind. I have even drawn this energy from a full moon before. I simply put my hand on whatever part of the body in which the person is experiencing pain. I have performed this on one person multiple times and only a handful of times on someone else. Once I just put my hand around an individual's arm and envisioned white and green energy flowing from myself to him. He is a terminal patient who experiences tremendous pain and he said when I finished that he was pain free.
My actual story is surrounding this individual. He is a kind and generous soul that I hate to see in pain. One evening a friend of mine told me this individual was having a difficult time with depression and an uncaring relative. I decided that I would try to send my healing energies to him. It was quite late when I began meditating. When I finished, I started visualizing him in his home and my energy surrounding him. The next thing I knew, I woke up. I had fallen asleep sitting up so I just laid down and slept the rest of the night. The next afternoon this individual sent me a message to call him. When I did, he told me I was not going to believe what he was about to tell me. I actually had forgotten, at that point, about sending my energy to him. He said he woke up in the night to go get a drink and was standing in his living room. All at once he felt a hand on his shoulder and looked up. He said I was standing there, smiling, and told him that everything was going to be alright. Then, I just disappeared. He said that he couldn't figure out how I got into his home because he knew he had locked his doors. He even checked his doors and the driveway to see if my car was there. He said he knew it was not a dream because of me touching his shoulder. He thanked me for the visit and said it really made him feel better.
I have traveled to places in my dreams before at least I thought it was in a dream. I have went places and knew where things were located that I have never been to before also. I know these are astral projection. Is visiting someone when you are asleep also astral projection? How can I control this? I would just like to help people, any info on these phenomenon would be greatly appreciated.