Thank you, Empath Community, for being here. I knew there were others that had these abilities, but I never knew there were others that had all of them too. This realization has come late in life for me but at a very needy time. I feel raw and vulnerable.
I have a couple questions, but first a quick insight into my experiences.
As the rest of you, I have been a magnet as a Safe Listener. I have tactfully distanced myself from 3 of the most constant and draining people. It has done wonders for me.
I am a children empath first and foremost. I absolutely love children (0 to 18 yrs) and my work/interactions with them is my place of pure joy. There is not one single minute of anything other than bliss and happiness, ever. With them is where I feel, intuitively know, and understand emotions and needs. The rewards are sometimes more than I can stand, so intense and beautiful. I could go on forever.
Next, I am a dog/animal empath. This one can hurt a lot and I often have to escape to keep my sanity. I always thought what I had with animals was what I called common sense. One time, my adult children said to me, but Mom, maybe its not so common.
Im not sure about adults. I know my mood can change to mirror theirs in an instant. But maybe I dont feel/absorb their emotions. It has never been anything like what I have with kids.
Okay, precognition. I dont like this much at all. There were two instances where I absolutely knew what was about to happen. Shortly after, it did. And both of them ended in a death. I dont think I have ever gotten over it. At one point, I (silently) screamed at the universe if I cant change the outcome, I dont want to know its coming. Since then, I am thinking that I only worry about something instead of knowing. So maybe I opted out?
One thing I am curious about is that I have many, many memories of my childhood starting before two years old. They have been confirmed as fact. I remember exactly how I felt in each one. Do any of you wonderful people remember your childhood? Ive never known anyone else that does. Of course, I grew up thinking everyone did.
My other question is more of needing advice/suggestions. At this time, I am living with 2 people diagnosed with depression. One is my husband. He is extremely left brained and he has the characteristics of an aspergers . His therapist recently told him he is void of empathy. I know, what the heck was I thinking! The other is a young (34 yo) female friend who had taken action on a suicide plan that I foiled. She is also lacking empathy. I dont think I need to say any more!
I have been reading Thriving and Surviving and have been working on flushing and grounding. This is all so new to me. Last night (at my wits end) I happen to read a post from Mandi and Trevor had a wonderful reply (Conduit of Energy). I tried that with hubby and OMG!
The other question I had, has anyone experienced a need or knowing to move to a specific place in order to connect with a particular soul?
Thanks Empaths! This got a little long. Is that because we are always the Safe Listeners and never get a chance to talk?
updated by @wetpaint: 01/11/17 04:15:15PM