So recently I've been developing my empathic abilities, and I discovered something about myself. I naturally shield myself in a not so good way with chattering (me talking to myself in my head constantly and drifting off to my own little world distancing myself.) I've been breaking the habit and have noticed that my abilities have been blossoming it's wonderful. I've learned new better less draining ways of shielding myself and I'm learning to pick out individual emotions from people in crowds.
But recently I've noticed that my abilities are doing three new things. First I've been noticing that I can trade emotions with people, example my sister was upset really mad and so I decided to cheer her up, we're talking joking and as she gets happier and starts to let go of her anger, I begin to fell angry and hateful and I had to really push those emotions away, then when she left to go to her room I felt relief and back to myself. Later when I go to check up on her she was upset again.
Secondly I've been noticing objects giving off... Emotions and most are neutral just a sense of neutrality, while others are happy, or angry, or sad and it's kind of sad because I don't know what to do to change their mood. Also the wind and trees and rocks are just projecting more what I call "Green Energy" each has their own distinctive tone but come together to form a great and beautiful pitch/vibration and I'm starting to be able to break it up, and its really cool. It's like listing to a symphony and picking out the flutes or trumpets and then being able to pick out the differences amongst them noticing the little differences in the stones or trees. But now that it's almost winter and almost snowing where I live they seem to be just falling into a hum and going to sleep.
The third thing that my abilities are doing, that was I don't want to say scary but a little "wow" to me was that a couple of days ago I had a dream where I was first in a yard with a lady and a heart monitor doing the noises it does when someone is about to die, then I'm in a hospital where a doctor was saying I'm having a heart attack and I'm on my final beats. I wake up in the morning and an hour or two later my mom's friend calls, and it turns out my mom's best friend's mother had just collapsed in front of her yard and was shortly pronounced dead. I don't know if it was the ties that bond us together if so it would be vary thin because my mother is the only one who knows her friend's mom I don't. And my questions is, is this common for an empath?