The struggle is real with me these days.
It's so nice to be able to come to a place where I'm almost anonymous -- it makes me feel safe & I so appreciate that.
That being said, I'm a sober person. I've been sober from drugs & alcohol since I was 21; I'm currently 27. I've had a little bit of time to gain awareness & accept my emphatic qualities, but I've yet to really truly embrace them. The best way (I feel) I use my gift is while working with other people who are struggling with their sobriety. I have an innate ability to understand where they're coming from because I myself have been in their shoes & am of the understanding that I came into this world with this problem. Where I struggle is shielding the energy from another. How can I stop another's energy from affecting me so intensely? I also struggle with discerning what's my feeling & what's another person's feeling. I hope that makes sense to whomever is reading. I will sometimes get a feeling that then provokes a thought around a person (specifically a loved one) & wonder is that mine or their's? I do this with people I'm not as close with too, just not as often. I'd like to learn to utilize this gift instead of using the feeling I get to hurt myself, others or my relationships.
Does anyone else struggle with these thoughts, feelings? If so, what do you do to help yourself?
updated by @stugglebunny: 05/12/17 07:51:30PM