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I Can Sense Other People's Emotions As Well As Influence Them


I don't know how to say this and its not really something I've talked about before, but I really need to get it out so I'm just going to put it out there. I seem to have an effect over other peoples emotions. If I'm in a room full of people, and I feel that they are stressed or worried I send out calming emotions to them, and almost immediately feel, and see the difference. By see the difference I mean I can see their body untensing or their fist's uncurling. By feel I mean that I also have a sensitivity to other peoples emotions. This wouldn't be a problem except lately I can't control it as well. Meaning that I'm sending out emotions (negative and positive) without meaning to. I have depression, and I've heard other people say that they feel inexplicably sad just being near me. My boyfriend (whom I am usually calm and happy around) has told me that being around me gives him a calming effect. When I'm angry people around me also seem to get angry. Just to list a few examples. I've known I could do this for awhile I used to use it on my friends to cheer them up when they got sad but I used to be able to control it to some degree. Now it seems that I just send my influence without even meaning too.

I have a few other abilities also. One of them almost like premonition. I can feel when somethings going to happen be it good or bad and can tell whether the event will be good or bad. I can feel it in the pit of my stomach. I can not tell you what will happen though or who it will involve. For example last weekend my boyfriend surprised me by coming over unexpectedly. All day that day I had a feeling that something good was going to happen and was uncharacteristically excited. Another example was when my mother got diagnosed with cancer. For weeks I felt that something was very wrong. When my mother came to me and told me she was feeling sick. I got one of the worst feelings I have ever felt to the point where it was physically painful like a knife to the chest. She went to the doctor after I told her she needed to (over the years she has learned to trust my judgement) sure enough a few days maybe a week later. She was diagnosed with a disease called weagners which is very closely related to cancer and has the same treatments. After the doctors put her on chemo I felt better and when she asked me if I felt she would live I immediately answered yes. Its been three years and she is now in remission. This experience taught me that these abilities were a gift as well as a curse. When used properly they can save lives.

Another ability of mine is I can sense spirits. They often come to visit me in dreams. This is a new ability and quite frankly it scares me. Seeing as some of the spirits aren't so nice or pretty. If anyone else experiences this please tell me if just for the reason that I'll know there are others like me out there.

By the way I just turned 18 two months ago. All of these abilities manifested in me at different ages. The ability to sense emotions I have had for as long as I can remember. I first noticed that I could effect other peoples emotions at age 9 but I have a feeling that I was doing it without my knowledge since I was younger. The premonitions started at 13. The spirit sensitivity started about a year ago.

Does anyone know how these things work?

Do they get more intense as you age?

I know they can be controlled with practice but does practicing at using them make them more intense?

Does having these abilities make me evil?

Is it wrong for me to use them?

Do these abilities run in the family or are they passed down genetically?

Or do they mean that somethings wrong with me?

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mazab84 (2 stories) (71 posts)
12 years ago (2012-12-20)
This is what I enjoy about this site that we can all participate with opinions we have due to our own personal experience & what we've learned through that said experience. I have read many books & done a lot of research yet I haven't connected with everything i've looked into. I am constantly learning & with that comes expansion of my mind. So my advice would be to accept every piece of advice offered & look at it to see what you can identify with. Filter what doesn't apply to you (Given time you can re-evaluate & then it perhaps will apply to you) then fit what you connect with into your life. In order to learn we have to feel capable to undertake the task at hand. It can be overwhelming coming to terms with being a sensitive then also expecting yourself to be able to take on the responsibility of honing it with no tools & little direction. Starting with the basics gives you the foundation to build on. Meditation & grounding as previously suggested & practise is a good place to start. With depression you should always try to pinpoint the source.
Love & Light
Anaelyssa (1 stories) (135 posts)
12 years ago (2012-12-20)
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

Indeed I misunderstood.

You said "Nobody really knows exactly how it works, or how to use them." This seemed to mean that no one at all knows. I guess what you really meant to say was that it is rare for someone starting out with psychic abilities to know what is going on with them or how to develop one's own abilities. Each person is indeed unique. Only an ascended master who is beyond duality and can see right through you and your needs would be able to tell you what it is you should next do. (Similarly to an experienced doctor being able to assign just the right treatment). And even then only you yourself can know your true Will, therefore the best prescription comes from your Holy Guardian Angel (i.e. Your inner/higher self).

Love is the law, love under will.
crazy14 (2 stories) (28 posts)
12 years ago (2012-12-20)
Anaelyssa, I didn't mean that there weren't aids to help you, I was only merely stating that no one can tell you EXACTLY how to develop and use your abilities as each person is different. Like it isn't as simple as someone showing you how to do a math problem and then you can now be expected to do even advanced calculus, it takes a great deal of effort to learn on their own part, and like you said there has been no book that is the absolute perfect how to book on it. YOu also agreed that there has to be at least some framework involved in learning. I really don't think that we are disagreeing on the subject, just misunderstanding.
Anaelyssa (1 stories) (135 posts)
12 years ago (2012-12-17)
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

Crazy14, I beg to disagree. While the exact mechanism of how these things work may not be known (perhaps it is and I haven't read the appropriate book yet), there are various established traditions that teach the development and use of abilities. Some of these traditions are Yoga, Tantra (it's not all about sex), and the western Magickal tradition. Most of these come with a good wallop of some sort of religion, mostly because one needs a framework to work with. (You can't do math if you don't have a system of writing numbers or a system of how those numbers relate).

Love is the law, love under will.
crazy14 (2 stories) (28 posts)
12 years ago (2012-12-17)
Nobody really knows exactly how it works, or how to use them. We also still can't really explain it, and just why some people can and can't use them. You just have to accept evidence of a higher power. Thinking that you are evil having them will get you nowhere, trust me. As long as you are choosing to do good with them, then you shouldn't have any reason to fear. Good people trying to do good things doesn't sound bad or evil to me. If you were to say, use them to make somebody miserable and unhappy all of the time puposefully just because you didn't like them then that would be different. Keep in mind the word purposefully, its not your fault if it happens by accident, you don't know how to control them yet. You should, I believe be obligated to learn how to avoid causing others' misery. That will come with time, so don't get frustrated if it doesn't come all the way. The first step is recognizing that you have a gift and the next is seeking to control it.
Such gifts can run in families but not necessarily. I think the reason behind them being in families so that people will have someone to go to to ask for help and understand such abilities. Personally I had no such person to help me or books or even a background to accept such things, and I had to learn it all on my own. Even with help, there will still be plenty you will have to learn on your own and that will take effort.
Lastly, nothing is wrong with you, having such fear of that being the case proves this. Again however, don't worry too much about it, it really just doesn't work out well. The best thing for you is just to learn to accept it and yourself.
vant (9 posts)
12 years ago (2012-12-15)
I also have a ability like you. I sense emotions, but I wouldn't say I can control them though I have had some experiences with "controlling" emotions. Like one time at school I was really sad and I was at lunch with some friends. And I just couldn't hold it all in. So I started to cry, and once I did all of the people who was with me started to as well. I sort of can sense spirits, but I don't meditate or anything anymore because I feel like one is tormenting me. Furthermore, I hope my experiences help you.
Anaelyssa (1 stories) (135 posts)
12 years ago (2012-12-14)
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

Sometimes abilities do indeed run in the family. Or rather, the tendency towards such abilities. Anyone can develop such abilities, but it comes easier to some than to others. This depends on both heredity and the environment one grows up in (as does any other ability). So you may find math to be really easy and logical, while some other person claims that they can't understand it at all.

Wrong is quite relative. Is it wrong for you to drink milk? If you're lactose intolerant, then yes.

As for your emotional and ability-control troubles, I would recommend starting a regular spiritual or meditative practice. Try to root out the reason that you're depressed. If you're depressed for no reason, then perhaps you're not looking hard enough or refusing to see the reason.

"Remember all ye that existence is pure joy; that all the sorrows are but as shadows; they pass & are done; but there is that which remains."
Perhaps this can help you

Love is the law, love under will.
cloudess (2 stories) (35 posts)
12 years ago (2012-12-14)
Hi, Sherine

First of all you are not evil, sensing and even influncing someones emotions isn't wrong so long as you do it for the right reasons. Nothing is wrong with you either, you have been blessed with a gift and you were given it so you could use it. As far as I know gifts can be genetics or passed down through the family but they could also appear out of nowhere. Your family doesn't have to be psychic for you to be psychic. Also I believe that everybody is psychic in one way or another, it's just that most people haven't discovered that part of them yet. I do know that practicing your gifts will help tremendously, it be slow going at first, but keep at it and don't give up! Also there is an article on this website abouth being an empath. Just go to articles and scroll down, it is called, "Coping with being an empath". I know it helped me a lot. Ohh sorry forgot to mention that I am an empath too. I don't know if your gifts increase with age, I know they do with practice, hopefully somebody eles knows. Hope this helps! 😊

Love and Light,

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