well I am finally here!
I have spent many years thinking there was something wrong with me but after a few recent events I have realised that I and my children are empaths.
I have always been more connected with animals and nature than most people I know but find people overwhelming as I seem to pick up everyone elses energy, good or bad. Often I cant work out if feelings are my own or someone elses. My children are like this too and I hope that I can help them more now I am aware of this ability.
I am an ex-nurse who gave up nursing after having childen as i couldnt handle all the extra emotions of children and clients. one day I want to go back into nursing but I will have to learn to shield myself from all the emotion. I find friendships difficult as I put up shields somehow, but when busy and stressed at work I couldnt do this.
Does any one else pick up the energy of a place? On many occasions when looking at houses to buy I have been aware of negativity/ residual energy in a place and couldnt ever live there, despite the property being perfectly fine in the physical sense. My partner does not get this at all!
Sadly I think that empathy to this extent is the sort of 'soft skill' that is just not valued, even if it is recognised.
updated by @pebble: 03/13/17 07:11:21AM