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SomethingInTheWay
@somethingintheway
11 months ago
8 posts

Hello, fellow Empaths!

I stumbled upon this community while doing some research about empaths and all that being one entails. I have been told all my life that I'm "perceptive," "intuitive," and "an old soul." I have always struggled with feeling abnormal or that there was something wrong with me. It isn't until recently that I've began accepting this gift and embracing it.

I'm very investigative and like to the get to the bottom of everything I don't have an answer to. I like to delve into places many don't want to tread. I'm not afraid of the unknown, I'm greatly fascinated with it. I'm an astrology nerd. I'm into psychology and how people tick. I'm drawn to mortuary science as well as the afterlife, everything of that realm fascinates me. I love to travel and see foreign places and learn about different cultures, traditions and languages. I'm all about anything creative and artistic, especially music.

I hope to meet and connect with others here who share similar experiences, as well as learn from others!

::: Libra Sun, Pisces Moon, Cancer Rising :::


updated by @somethingintheway: 04/27/17 01:18:56PM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11 months ago
502 posts

@somethingintheway:

Welcome!

Do you consider yourself an empath or are you still trying to discover where you fit in? There is a pretty good empath quiz here to if needed:

http://karlamclaren.com/are-you-an-empath/

Rene''
@rene
11 months ago
1,194 posts
Hello somethingintheway. I research everything also. I have that "need to know" trait to. That is the how I found this Community also and I never left. Lol.
There are very knowledgeable people here and they all are about love. So ask anything you want to.

Welcome.
SomethingInTheWay
@somethingintheway
11 months ago
8 posts

Thanks @hop-daddy & @rene!

I already like this place and have already read some helpful posts. I look forward to continuing to explore!

I am pretty certain that I am an empath, but I am still discovering it all. I will take the quiz, thank you for sharing! :)


updated by @somethingintheway: 12/22/16 09:47:44PM
SomethingInTheWay
@somethingintheway
11 months ago
8 posts

@hop-daddy - I related very very much to almost every single question. I think it's safe to say that I'm definitely an empath. Thanks again for sharing.

"120 of 129 points: Your score places you in the high empathy category, which can lead you into hyper-empathy if you haven’t yet learned to create effective boundaries, work gracefully with emotions, and utilize self-regulation skills when you’re overwhelmed."


updated by @somethingintheway: 12/22/16 09:48:02PM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11 months ago
502 posts

@somethingintheway:

Very nice on the quiz. How long have you known you are an empath? And there are quite a few different types of empaths. Most of us have multiple skill types. Do you have a sense what yours are?

Cat Whisperer
@cat-whisperer
11 months ago
726 posts
@somethingintheway
Welcome to the EC! I think you will enjoy it here and find a lot of great people to chat with and learn from.
In reading your intro post it sounds like we have a lot in common also. Old soul, investigative, psychology and interestingly mortuary science and the afterlife. Not very many people like to delve there. It intrigues me, and I don't understand how society acts towards death and dying...like it is something to not talk about and fear. Looking forward to "seeing" more of you here,
Blessings
SomethingInTheWay
@somethingintheway
11 months ago
8 posts

@cat-whisperer

Thank you for the welcome! It bothers me as well how society now views death and seems to shy away from it, and that's a shame. I think there's a beauty about it that most fail to see because it's unknown and uncomfortable. I look forward to seeing/hearing more of you too!

Cheers!

SomethingInTheWay
@somethingintheway
11 months ago
8 posts

@hop-daddy

I have known there was something "different" about me pretty much all my life. But I started researching and realizing I was an empath in the past 3 or so years. From what I've heard of / read about regarding the different "types" of empaths and gifts.. I know for certain I have traits of several. The main types being Physically Receptive, Precognitive & Telepathic.

All my life I have always been generally in poorer health than those my age and have been to doctors upon doctors for various different physical ailments that have seemed to come and go. They never could give me an answer for most of them. It wasn't until I started to realize I was picking up on the physical pain/ailments of others.. or negative emotional energy at that. If I am around someone who is ill, who is in any sort of pain physical or emotional, I feel it physically and very intensely. Often times when I've removed or distanced myself, it goes away. I know that the term "sympathy pains" is very real. LOL.

The reason I know I'm surely a precognitive empath is that I have always had thoughts/intuition/gut feelings about certain things happening that have continuously played out accurately, to the point it often freaks me out as well as friends and family members. With death or when someone is going to die, in particular.. maybe this has to do with my fascination with the death and the afterlife! For example, I was living abroad and an elderly woman who was best friends with my great grandmother that went to my family's church passed away while I was away. I had not seen or heard from her, or honestly even thought of her, in many many years. She and I were not close, I only knew her in passing and from attending services when I was very young. Out of the blue, while abroad, one night I thought of her. I kept wondering if she was okay or if something had happened to her and I had no idea why I would be thinking this, but I thought it was so strange I would think of her. I asked my grandmother about her when I returned home, and she told me she had died a month ago (around the time I had thought of her) and she acted a little freaked out that I seemed to have had some premonition. Another time, most recently, my grandfather who raised me and I was extremely close with passed away. He had been ill for some time. I was supposed to go out of town and although everyone kept assuring me (doctors included) that he should still be around for another several weeks and it was okay to leave, I had this feeling that they were wrong and I should not go. I ended up leaving town anyway, and that same night I got extremely overwhelmed with sadness and memories of he and I. I started looking at pictures of him on my phone, and just sobbed and sobbed, feeling as though I already missed him, and had a strange feeling he was there with me, though I kept assuring myself it was in my head. I got the call the next morning that he had passed away that night, and everyone was shocked and felt bad they told me to go ahead and go. I knew when I left him that day, and now regret not listening to myself. - Also recently, a co-worker was murdered tragically. From the moment I met them, I always had some strange feeling around them that I couldn't explain to myself or anyone else. I never told anyone about it. A feeling as though something big or significant would happen surrounding them, some weird draw to this person. It was something I tried to ignore but noticed every time I was around them. When they didn't show up to work one morning and everyone knew something was horribly wrong, I immediately knew they weren't here anymore, and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I KNEW something was going to happen to this person the day I met them.

I often will be thinking of something completely random and wonder to myself why the hell I would be thinking of this or that.. then sure enough, someone near me will start talking to someone (or even me) about exactly what I was just thinking of. I take the words right out of people's mouths all the time, and it sometimes weirds them out. When in big groups or crowds, it happens like crazy, and gets overwhelming. To the point where I get anxiety and often have to leave for a while. It's more of picking up on feelings or thoughts, not verbatim, but the general context of what they're wanting to say, or are thinking.

These are the main qualities I seem to possess.

allthefeelsallthetime
@allthefeelsallthetime
11 months ago
2 posts

@somethingintheway

Hello! I am also new to the site and curious about this empath thing. I am sorry that you have had to deal with physical ailments by gathering that sympathy pain, but I am relieved that another person has experienced this. "Are you okay?" has practically replaced what used to be "Hey, whats up.". I loved reading your encounters with your gut knowing death out of the blue. That subject is something that I know too well. 

I know this way of being can be overwhelming but I am confident that you will be able to harness your strengths and build these traits into the most beautiful part of being you. 

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