I realized that I am an empath around March this year. My husband took me to New Orleans for the first time for my birthday and I had a reading. The gentleman was so accurate that it was crazy. I had heard the term empathy, but didn't realize that people could be empaths. Once I got home and started looking around the internet, a lightbulb went off.. a REALLY big lightbulb.
I knew that being around people, I would often feel "drained", but didn't know why. I could always sense others emotions without them telling me. And I seem to have very thin skin and constantlyworry about letting others down. I can normally spot if someone is lying/not being truthful.
I have read a lot of the forums, trying to get information and learn.
My familywould thinkthat I am flirting with the devil/occult if I mentioned my gifts, so I don't tell them. (Thankfully my husband completely supports me as do a few close friends.)
I live in theBiblebelt, small town USA-- so not a lot of information to find nearby. Although I have started taking yoga to center myself.
Thanks for listening (reading)
updated by @karenew: 06/14/17 02:20:35AM