I'm really confused. I thought this was what empaths DID. To me, it's not in the slightest bit unusual. It's why 'the gift' can be for some of us such a curse...
I think we do many things we are not conscious of. It could be you noticing because of the intensity and your attachment to your father.
I have also come to realize it is probable that this runs in the family. I started to think aboutmy childhood. I believe that, for me, this was passed down.. but eachparenthas/had very different abilities...
Coconut oil has helped many with Alzheimers.Ionly learned about it after.. hope it can benefit youand yours.
Love & Light
Ah, I see - feeling what others are feeling and helping accordingly. Yes. I think that may be what many people think the empath thing is all about, and that maybe explains why they call it a gift, as it is a gift for both parties when it is something like that.
If you'd been doing this and not noticing, I'd think you would have become quite unwell by now.
Anyway, my experience is older people can suck up quite a lot of energy, inadvertently, because they need it.
My empath experience is nearly always as a filter or a giant sponge for the physical and emotional distress of others, and then I have to process their stuff out of me (exhausting) or I am simply left as you were (exhausted and drained).
Well, you've only had one fairly mild experience of it! Doubt it's going to ravage your life therefore.
I thought that bit where one knows other's feelings and tried to help them was just being empathetic, myself. That, with a bit of codependency thrown in, in many cases.
I understand it more as mainly energy (healing) resistances, energy attention seeking, or (negative) energies trying to use us as a channel out (they just want to go home, back into the Light) - feel free to peruse my blog about it.
Dementia is a sucker. Been sending regular distant healing to my dad for 6 years, initially 1pw, now 3-4*pw. He is not too bad yet, but it has not stopped the progress of it, or reversed it either.
Love and Light!
I think this is a thoughtful review of that book: