Empath Characteristics ? Please read and answer if you can
updated by @rene: 06/16/17 02:41:25AM
When I started seriously meditating years ago I also met a dark presence that spooked me. I think now that it was a remnant of a lot of dark energies that belonged to me or had gotten attached to me. I also did the white light for a while after that. Actually, I quit meditating for a while first! I went through a phase of space cleansing too, but now I feel I have finally cleared out all the negative stuff and send out metta to all beings that might be around.
Awakening for me started with a divorce, a death, reading and watching a lot of conspiracy books and movies, going crazy for a while down the rabbit hole, quitting the job I hated, facing a lot of ugly history from childhood on through the bad marriage, starting to meditate, making time for me for the first time ever, learning to trust myself, and finally validating that I am super sensitive/psychic/empathic.
Crowds vary with me. I think it depends on the type of crowd and my mood or energy level at the time. Some people are so unpleasant that I immediately want to get away from them and the feeling they bring about in me.