Goodenergyhealing
Goodenergyhealing
@goodenergyhealing
2 years ago
392 posts

I am pretty sure I have had tingling on my crown. And sometimes there is a lot of activity there, it feels like, as energies are going in an out (the crown chakra is our main connection to the Divine, or higher concepts in general). It could be that you kind of 'signed up' to become more aware and spiritually active at this time, before you were born? - Not a doctor, so I cannot comment extensively on it being anything more physical. Obviously if you do start getting pins and needles anywhere else, problems with vision, or any paralysis, do go for a check up! And even if you are too worried now. And or google brain tumor symptoms....

You might also want to google  - ascension symptoms, or the like. I e.g. had a few times that I would work on some energetic system of mine, like the Hara, or Kundalini, and end up with pain in my spine for two days after (felt like an energy system upgrade). But I have been meditating for years, so I rarely get worried about such symptoms. As for empaths being psychic too, that seems quite common. As empaths we are definitely clairsentient already.

As for hearing voices - I can communicate with voices in my head, if I want to. They are usually just too unreliable though, so mostly I suppress them. I have found that with any spiritual communication it is good to keep the same attitude as with listening to something humans might say - just because someone claims something, does not mean it is necessarily true. A general rule of thumb is that voices from 'good' sources will obey your free will, and leave, if you ask them to. Whereas voices from other sources may stick around . One has to then potentially call in on divine guides and protectors to get rid of them. (but it does not sound like that is your problem at the mo)

Being more at peace at night seems relatively common with most spiritual people and empath I know. I reckon it is because so many people are sleeping, and creating less stressed energies. I often feel more energized and at peace on weekends too, even if I am working.

Hope all that has put your mind a bit at rest.

I'm attaching a link to a blog of mine, that contains my so far gathered wisdom re empathy - http://empathcommunity.eliselebeau.com/goodenergyhealing/blog/1511/my-empath-experiences-and-empath-tools-for-healing

Paul
Paul
@paul
2 years ago
927 posts

Well, you are at the right place. There is an empathy survival program that will help. There are very talented people here you may wish to pick their noodle about. Welcome

Cat Whisperer
Cat Whisperer
@cat-whisperer
2 years ago
769 posts

Welcome to the EC Ash2016! It's sounds like you are an empath....you are not crazy. When I discovered that there was a name to the things that I was experiencing I did a lot of research/reading to learn more about what was going on. I suggest that you do some reading and research. I highly reccoment the book Thriving as an Empath by Trevor Lewis and Abbigayle McKinney. Trevor is a member here, his book is a great place to start learning how to manage your ability. 

I have had some of the same experiences happen to me...voices, tingling, odd sleep patterns. I also see people's faces when I close my eyes. Yes, it can make you question your sanity, but rest assure you that it is all related to your gift. And as Good mentioned, possibly Ascention...which is something more and more people are experiencing at this time. If you are really concerned about your health, get checked out by a doctor. I have went through the same worries too, however, each trip to the doc netted no physical issues. Now I chalk up a lot of my aches, pains, and ills to spiritual "growing pains". I know this sounds hokey but I will ask Source to ease the pain, and it subsides....unless it is really physical. If it is, when asking it will not subside. That has been my usual "test" to see if I'm really sick or not.

Blessings

Rene''
Rene''
@rene
2 years ago
1,195 posts

Hello,   I ,too,  have problems sleeping and have to take meds to help me sleep.   I usually just have visions, some very strange but have recently started being  awakened by my husbands voice, but it's not him.   This has been going on a couple of weeks , then my 3 year old granddaughter who lives with us woken me up one day last week and said "papa found my earring". (She had lost a week before).   After we was up and stirring around I looked to see where he had put her earring but didn't see it anywhere so later that day I ask him where did he put her earring and he said he hasn't seen it and I told him what she had said and he said no, he didn't tell her that.  So I ask her when did he tell her that, she said he woke her up and told her that.  It's not unusual for her to experience things that I experience , she also hear the same things I hear when no one else in the room hears it and she will ask me what was that.   

It use to worry me also when I would hear and see things but after I realized it was actually a spiritual thing and not an insane thing, I'm good with it.   Because what I see and hear has nothing to do with my life but someone else.   

Hop Daddy
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
2 years ago
898 posts

Ash2016,

I feel for you as I just went through about 6 years of similar misery and desperation. Being a mother of kids makes it extrta hard for you because of those demands on top of being an empath. Being an empath is who you are, your life path. You have no choice, you have to accept it and learn how to manage it. The more you ignore it, the harder life will get for you. I only discovered by accident a year ago that I am an empath. Before that I was your typical skeptic guy, and I would have laughed at this mystical stuff. But for the past 6+ years I have dealt with severe anxiety and had a terrible time sleeping. And just an overall sense of negative and exhaustion and burnout. I used to be such a positive person. And after years of struggling with this, I became a pessimist and a bit of a hermit as I all of a sudden hated going out and being around crowds. It impacted all my relationships and almost cost me my marriage until I figured it all out.

My life is much happier since I have embraced this. All of a sudden many puzzle pieces in my life are falling in to place. For so long I thought I was losing my mind. My first piece of advice is to accept that this is who you are and start learning about this. You are a sponge for negativity as an empath. And you need to learn how to ground yourself (rid yourself of negativity). That takes time and practice. 

I think the biggest thing to make you feel better is to have you get regular sleep. You must get at least 7 hours a sleep a night to recharge in my opinion. If you don't you will start off your day feeling low and really pay the price. You will find that even if you don't have negative people around you during the day, you still feel it everywhere like it is in the air. And you have to fill up your tank eazch night with proper sleep in order to deal the next day. I find taking Tylenol Simply Sleep really helps (its Benadryl). You can also find quite a few natural sleep aids that contain melatonin that will help at your local store or Amazon. I steer clear of the prescription stuff myself. But as a last resort you could have a doctor prescribe you something.

The other advice I would have is that there are objects that can help you ground the negative that is tearing you apart. I've had an additional problem in my house with ghosts harrassing me at night. I started putting out bowls of rock salt in my bedroom as I read that neutralizes negativity and it has improved that problem considerably with the nice side effect that it blocks negativity from the living as well. And you will probably find crystals to be very helpful in grounding you. Most empaths will tell you that black tourmaline crystals do a pretty good job of absorbing negative around you. I have had good success keeping a couple of those in my pocket during the day and under my pillow at night (or nightstand). I am a much happier person as a result. You can find black tourmaline bracelets in a local crystal store or online at Amazon.

A book that I found that really helped me sort all of this out and understand who I am and how it all works was "The Reluctant Empath" by Betty Comerford. You can also get that on Amazon.

Best of luck to you. You will start feeling better as you accept who you are and learn how to ground. But in the meantime, start taking care of yourself. Get some sleep!

Hop Daddy
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
2 years ago
898 posts

One more comment I wanted to make on the voices. It could just be exhaustion and your mind playing tricks when you doze off. It could also be a message from someone. I am not yet at the point where I understand the whole angel/spirit guide thing. But this could be one of your guides presenting to you to cause you to look in to this. That may be the reason why you found this website- for help.

I have personally discovered that being an empath makes you more attractive to spirits/ghosts. They will find you. And sometimes they present to you in your dreams. I have several times had ghosts speak in my ear while sleeping that was so loud it woke me up and startled me. I never see the ghosts but I do hear them. I've even had ghosts during the day mimic voices of my kids or wife calling for me across the house when I know my family is not at home. I hate that as it freaks me out thinking someone must have been in an accident. Anyway, I don't know if this helps zero in on what happened to you. But like I said previously, if you are as exhausted as you sound, you are super low right now and are subject to all sorts of intense & crazy things & negativity. Get some sleep with sleep aids and I think you will not only calm down but some of this scary voice stuff should go away.

Karen2
Karen2
@womanwhowalks
2 years ago
968 posts

Hi. ...welcome...your crown chakra is opening or is open....and your experiencing what is called Clairaudience which is my strongest gift. ...and yes I hear...well.. a number of voices/spirit....it's quite scary the 1st time it happens since the society today seems to think it's all a mental illness...which it isn't....so i'm glad you made it here before going thru that phase...

Hop Daddy
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
2 years ago
898 posts

I think you are seeing ghosts as a kid was an early sign you were an empath. I know its probably a lot to swallow. I was raised christian and was taught heaven and hell (no in between). My daughter is 12 and is also an empath. She sees ghosts really clearly. They stand over her bed at night and scare the crap out of her. I see things out of the corner of my eyes, but as soon as I look they are gone. However, I hear things all the time. I will will walk down a hallway at night and the ceiling above me will sometimes sound like there is a hand slap with every step I take. And I occasionally hear voices. I used to think that houses were haunted from past death events. Except that I built my house on vacant land and we have all sorts of stuff going on. Through experience and research I have come to the conclusion that as an empath, ghosts will seek you out. Its is scary at first but then I've gotten used to it.

Someone gave me advice to put bowls of rock salt with water by your nightstand. And I have to say it really works. There is now very little spooky stuff in my bedroom at night and I seem to be getting more restful sleep. Just remember to dump out and refil the bowls every 3-4 days as the salt loses its effectiveness over time.

Another big tip for you on feeling better is to take a rock salt bath at night or when you are feeling down. Salt is really important for empaths. It strips the negative off of you and gives you an energy recharge. I soak at night while meditating and am really relaxed and feeling light before going to bed.

Karen2
Karen2
@womanwhowalks
2 years ago
968 posts

Yes...the tingling is the vibrations when energy ruffles your Chakras. . .I get it in every chakra.....the Chakras are one huge interconnecting system where if not all are open and functioning properly...one gift can work better than others....Clairaudience gift comes from the throat chakra which is blue....so yours seems to be working fine....the energy is sent thru the throat chakra like a transistor radio and turned/ interpreted into speach. .....the person who speaks to you is not imagination. ....but a real person....and is there to help you....try speaking to this person as you would a visible person...and see he'll respond....it takes time and patience....and you are most definitely NOT mentally ill....not in the least ....lol  

Hop Daddy
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
2 years ago
898 posts

I agree with what @karen2 said. You are not mentally ill. You are just really fried right now. I personally think you are so exhausted from lack of sleep that you are hyper sensitive. And all your empath stuff is very intense. I had the same problem. Once I started getting sleep and grounding, it slowed the bad parts of being an empath down. I would get a little bit each day instead of all at once.

Hop Daddy
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
2 years ago
898 posts

Epson salt will relax your muscles but won't do anything spiritually since that stuff is mostly magnesium. And don't use table salt. Use a cup or two of rock salt (available at any store). I also sprinkle a little Himalayan salt in there as well. It will feel like the ocean. I also use salt scrubs in the shower if I'm having a bad start to my day before work. That's like a mini fix when I'm in a hurry. 

Most empaths love dipping in the ocean for the same reason. Its like cleaning your spirit.

Karen2
Karen2
@womanwhowalks
2 years ago
968 posts

Lol...my family simply refuses to even CONSIDER there are other...well....realities....out there...lol...epsom salt baths are excellent for relieving stress....my heritage is Canadian Indian. ...my heritage and spirit ancestors are what kept me alive with instructions....as the aboriginal people  are very spiritual as opposed to religious...this gift runs in my biological family....i'm not religious....and the spirit world is very real....learn about the Chakras and what they do....and how to open them and take care of them....there are lots of informations and techniques out there....you anxiety is probably due to all the extra energy you're taking in....as an empath you'll be taking in LOTS ...so taking care of your sleeping patterns and getting a continuous 8 hour sleep without waking up would be best ...

Karen2
Karen2
@womanwhowalks
2 years ago
968 posts

I took a sleeping pill...zopiclone...I think that's how it's spelled....it's a fast acting pill....within 10 minutes you'll be asleep....and it keeps you asleep for a full 8 hours...deep too...so be sure your in bed before you take it ...don't have to take it everyday... but when you really need the deep sleep.....it doesn't have any side effects...if your on any kind of seious meds you should ask your dr if it's compatible of course...


updated by @womanwhowalks: 09/22/16 01:02:24PM
Hop Daddy
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
2 years ago
898 posts

Mix in whatever you want. The Epsom salt will help relax your muscles and make you physically feel better while the rock salt will soothe your soul. Some people also add in oils like lavender.

One note I want to add for your husband comment: He needs to help you with understanding and getting regular sleep. This is like a debilitating disease without proper sleep. My wife got a little frustrated with me sleeping in more. But she now understands I am a way better person for her and the kids when I get my sleep.

I read that 85% of empaths are women. I'm not sure if that's true. But I do know that men are typically not in touch with their spiritual side the way women are. My wife in the past would always talk about guardian angels and spirit guides and I would roll my eyes. We were musing the other day about how ironic that a person as skeptical as I was ends up being an empath. My point is, it probably won't come natural to him to understand. And in some cases it is scary for him to consider that this stuff is real. I would just suggest you ask him to be understanding as you look in to all of this. And when you come out the other side as a better, calmer person, I'm sure he will get it and accept it by then. 

Karen2
Karen2
@womanwhowalks
2 years ago
968 posts

Yes....I quite understand when you have ppl in your life who are not understanding the changes your going throuch ..and it IS a big change for you ...and it takes time...and it's extremely annoying and kind of hurtful when you try to explain things and they just SIT there looking at you as if your a freak... or in my parents' case exchanging these long looks that tell me they think i'm nuts....lol...so I don't tell em anything ...not anymore....lol...your husband will just have to suck up the changes your going thru...because you will experience so many things that even he can't explain...so...this is going to be kind of a test for both of you....but hold your ground...if your in need of extra time for yourself say so...he may work outside the house...but you work as well at home....and you have every right to insist you need more down time....if your family is avaliable to look after the babies for half a day or 1 day a week...etc....as for the ghost stuff....yes you will experience more spirit/ghosts......I love it personally. ....lol...and have no fear....some of my own spirits offered to come and clear your house out a bit...cause it needs it....I have spirit in my home quite regularly. ..they exist so why be afraid?...but that's me.  Lol

Karen2
Karen2
@womanwhowalks
2 years ago
968 posts

And now you have a HUGE group of ppl to turn to when you need some help....and we're always happy to help....lol

Hop Daddy
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
2 years ago
898 posts

ash2016, are you my twin sister separated at birth? Your life struggles mirror what I've been going through recently. First off, you may find comfort in knowing that you and your husband may be blocking your own financial success through your unhappiness. And much of that comes from not taking charge of your empathy. If your personal life seems out of whack, you can probably understand how that could carry over to your financial success. Your husband doesn't sound spiritual but despite that he plays a bog part. Once you take care of yourself and understand your empathy, you will be happy. And from there, things are less of a struggle and your marriage will likely be better. And don't be surprised if at that time, your finances also magically get back on track. You may have accidentally as husband & wife created your own bad luck.

My wife is pretty spiritual and does understand this stuff. I think for a while part of her didn't 100% believe what I said was going on. But then she say me deal with some pretty mysterious things first hand. But she has her bad days and I of course as a guy find unique ways to accidentally upset her every once in a while. I pick up on all of that. For the longest time I would feel her pain and then get frustrated and angry. And as an empath you should know that when you feel hurt or upset, that negative energy you produce comes back at you three-fold. You can literally be your own worst enemy. I have found that having crystals on me at all times has helped mellow out any negative mood my wife may be pushing at me. It helps. Now when she gets ticked at me I just give her a friendly laugh and tell her I'm not buying what you're selling. The black tourmaline seems to work well for me in taking the negative down a notch.

It sounds like you are exhausted and confused. I like you didn't want to believe this stuff. But its real and the faster you deal with it the better you will feel. No one can think clearly when exhausted (that goes double for an empath). Get more sleep, do the salt baths, and try to meditate or use breathing techniques through the day to expel the negative that you pick up. I think the crystals are very useful and I'm still learning on that subject. Consciously try to be more loving and happy with your husband. And I think you'll likely see him respond in kind. I would probably spoon feed him info on what you are dealing with right now as he probably can't handle it and will think you are crazy. He doesn't need to know why you are relaxing in the bath or wearing crystal bracelets. But once you see an improvement in you that makes your relationship better, you can start to explain to him what you are doing as an empath to ground yourself and be happier. He'll see the results first hand at that point and will probably be more open to hearing what you've been up to.

Karen2
Karen2
@womanwhowalks
2 years ago
968 posts

I'm so sorry for your loss....but she'll never be far from you or her family....she'll always be there....she's at peace....as for your husband there are a few things that happen...one is he's tired and because he is he himself picks up energy from his Co workers and while on the job....I myself do all the time....also your connected to him thru an energy link...you have them to your kids...to your parents...to your friends...etc...you now have one to me....I felt you connect earlier....your picking up what's in his energy via these links....this is another aspect to the energy thing and being an empath....when he's home he's no longer in your immediate space so it clears out...when he comes home he brings it all home in his energy and it invades your calm space....so...the trick is to clean his energy/aura when he first walks thru the door...so you get a minimal amount of residual energy he's bringing home....and because you yourself are tired...but also more open...for you it's triple energy coming into the house and it's like getting blasted with a very loud speaker....I have a spray I make that works very well....what I usually do if I know someone...is coming over i'll spray the doorway ....just open the door and spray everywhere ...before they walk thru the door....I drive a bus for a living would I eno unter LOADS of people who carry crap in their energy. ...I spray my bus before I take it off of the tracks...it's an herbal mixture and quite easy to make...you need one spray bottle...water....white sage...ceder...and sweetgrass....fill the bottle with water...then add the herbs....let sit for a bit...then spray to your heart's content....you can also steel these herbs in warm water....just not in a plastic spray bottle....then just add water when the bottle gets low....I spray my uniform....my shoes...I spray everything....and It works. ....

Cheshire Cat
Cheshire Cat
@cheshire-cat
2 years ago
1,330 posts

Hi all,

   Someone in this thread mentioned two OTC drugs used for sleep. I just want to make you aware that new research shows that all anticholinergic drugs (this includes Benadryl), are associated with causing dementia when taken long term. In addition, recent research shows that acetaminophen (Tylenol) suppresses empathy! Nope, I'm not kidding....look it up! It shocked me too. 

   Melatonin in low doses, L-theanine, lemon balm, passionflower, GABA, valerian (if you can stand the smell),  chamomile (if you're not allergic to ragweed) or various combos of them, are natural ways to help get some sleep. If you are depressed, L-tryptophan in high doses, like one gram at bedtime, will help you get more deep, restorative sleep, just make sure you don't eat for at least 2 hrs. before taking it, and do not take it if taking antidepressants. (I studied for 2+ yrs. towards a Dr. of Naturopathy degree).

    This is a really interesting thread. I too have constant tingling in my crown area, especially at night, and have heard a voice in my head on 3 occasions, either telling me about something that was about to happen, or something that just did happen that I needed to know about. I assumed they were spirit guides, but don't really know. 

   I too have had an MRI, as well as a BEAM scan, a Neuropsychological evaluation, and carotid artery studies, but all that was found was some brain damage and hypo perfusion of blood in certain areas of the brain consistent with the usual findings in fibromyalgia, which I have. None of those areas is near the crown. 

   I do feel these abilities can drive us into mental problems if we aren't in control of them. I have become very depressed, anxious, self-isolating (since I don't like what I pick up from most people and can read their hidden agendas, whether I want to or not, and I also seem to scare some people away now, since I find it impossible to force myself to play social games). Isolation is the number one non-physical predictor of early death, so it's no joke. (I'm a psychiatric social worker). It's more important than smoking, drinking, obesity, etc. People are meant to be in tribes. During most of our history, isolation meant death, so it causes the person to become hyper vigilant, and thus they are constantly anxious. 

   Sorry to go on so long. I meant to throw in my two cents, and ended up putting in a quarter, lol.

    Cheshire Cat

Karen2
Karen2
@womanwhowalks
2 years ago
968 posts

Quarters are good....lol....

Karen2
Karen2
@womanwhowalks
2 years ago
968 posts

Spirit work in their own way....and In  their own time....the dream world is the connection to the spirit world....for me myself it's the same thing....and it spills over in this life.....I know the spirit world is all around and only a few inches away in all directions....the spirit you sense awake are no different to ones you sense while sleeping...we just can't see them with out eyes. ..and not all of those ones are bad...you Dad seems like a wonderful guy and loves you very much...he's with you while your awake as well....and so are the rest of your family who have passed on...they never really leave...and will protect you the best they can...that's what they do... the one who is speaking to you is also a spirit and one of your guides...it's ok to be afraid...but don't let it shut you down or shut them out because of your fear....


updated by @womanwhowalks: 09/22/16 04:05:10PM
Goodenergyhealing
Goodenergyhealing
@goodenergyhealing
2 years ago
392 posts

CheshireCat - interesting tips re sleep meds. I had a post on my FB newsfeed the other day re spray-able Melatonin, which supposedly is better for ones liver (but that might just be advertising lies?)

I think the increased mortality (re isolation) only really applies if one feels lonely being isolated though. I often feel better though in solitude, than around many folk. As likely do many empath. Plus most of us feel connected otherwise (we feel the ONEness), and we often have strong spiritual connections (and know we are never really alone.). On top of all that being spiritual many will have decreased fear of death anyway ;)

Love and Light

Karen2
Karen2
@womanwhowalks
2 years ago
968 posts

That's exactly right Goodenergyhealing. ....exactly right....I don't fear death well..as much as before as I know where i'm going and who i'm gonna be with...lol....and I prefer to be solitary...especially with the job I have ...I'm so drained after work...that I need to be away from ppl... the melatonin does work but i found it doesn't give you the deep deep sleep you sometimes need...the healing sleep...when you can get a few 8 hour deep deep sleeps in it really makes a difference ...

Hop Daddy
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
2 years ago
898 posts

@ash2016, its good to hear you are doing better. You went from a pretty frantic intro message to acceptance and calming. You are not going crazy and accepting that you are an empath and learning how you tick will make you feel in better control of your feelings and your life again. By the way, your choice of words is very telling. When you feel heavy you are loaded with negative and running on empty and need rest and grounding. When you rest up and ground out the negative from your body and mind, you will actually feel relaxed, energetic, and light. And that's the daily balancing act.

Bookworm
Bookworm
@bookworm
2 years ago
94 posts

Hi Ash,

I think anyone who has commented recieves 1 notification when the thread is updated, but then they don't get any more notifications after that until they visit the thread again (I think that is how it works,  Elise had to move the forum recently so we're still finding our way around - we'll I am! )

It would probably be best to start a new thread with your new questions,  so that other people who might be able to help with a particular issue/question can easily find the new thread and respond. Everyone here is always so willing to help,  you will get responses. Happy

Welcome to the EC xx

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