Welcome back. That's happening to you because you have the empath shine. I have that happen often where I'll walk in to a Costco or other public place and as soon as I enter the door a dozen people will whirl around and stare at me for 20-30 seconds. I have to admit its a little unsettling. And it doesn't happen everytime, but quite often. I think you probably already know that empaths are rare. And we're natural healers. A lot of us are considered "old souls". And on a spiritual level (which is very subsconcious with people), I think people take notice and are intrigued by our energy as we enter a room. If you watch them watch you they are in a bit of a trance when they look at you. And I also notice that there is often a look of recognition eventhough you likely have not met in this life.
As weird as it is, just know after the initial stare, people snap out of it and go about their day. Except that quite often a person or two will stalk me at times in a store and try to make contact. Sometimes its no big deal, and other times I'll attract a strange person. As a woman you'll just want to keep an eye out for anyone who may stalk you. I may be a little paranoid, but we do attract all types of people.
This is mentioned in Dolores Cannon's book "The Three Waves of Volunteers and The New Earth". It happens to a lot of empaths / Lightworkers / Old Souls. I have experienced this as well. It will become stronger since we have entered the new energy that is flooding this world since Dec. 21, 2012. You can find out more about this in the Kryon channeled messages at this link. https://www.menus.kryon.com/freeaudio
Throw some love into the wind.
Your posts are always welcome. Ask away. And this one is a great topic. I also notice that babies and animals are especially attracted to me. If I'm out in public and see a young baby or young child, they will not take their eyes off me and often reach out to me from across the room. Keep in mind that babies as new incarnations are still very connected to spiritual home (heaven or whatever you want to call it). So it is no surprise that they recognize our empath energy as being very different and welcoming from everyone else. Babies are usually very attracted to women and not so much to men. So in my case it is uncanny how well they respond to me. I've been on buses and planes before where I have helped a Mom calm down a 6 or 12 month old. Or settle down an active 5 year old. And everyone was amazed that me as a guy could do that. But I didn't really do anything except engage the child and talk in a calming manner. My empath stuff did the work on all its own without much effort. So in your case it is no surprise that babies and young people may connect to you and be calmed by you (animals too).
Your shine is bright. And many people young and old will pick up on that at a sould level.
Welcome to my daily life! I started noticing when i was a young adult that I would get stared at to the point where it would make me really anxious and i would never leave the house without shades on. I avoided looking at people because i could feel them looking at me. It would be from men, women, old, young etc. In my younger years, i just figured they thought i was attractive but as i got older (especially after learning i was an empath), I felt it was MUCH more than that. I also had to deal with a stalker once when i was 19 which was pretty scary for me.
When i catch people looking at me, it's almost as if they are trying to figure out who or what i am and studying me. I went through a phase a few months back where I was being a bit paranoid and thought i was being followed and watched by some sort of secret society. Anyway, like others have said, I think certain people can just sense that there is something different about us. I had an exterminator come to my apartment once who suddenly stopped what he was doing, looked at me and told me that I was one of many angels who was put here to heal, uplift and awaken others. I got so emotional and it validated a lot of what I already felt. I also get a lot of smiles from strangers which is nice and not so common living in NYC. I've also noticed that when I walk into an empty store or location, a few minutes go by and all of a sudden it's filled with people. An Empath's dream come true.. lol
Another incident that comes to mind was when i was on the train a few months ago and this random man did a double take on me then quickly looked away when he saw that i noticed him. It's hard to explain but he literally looked surprised or like he saw something unhuman when he looked my way. I'm ok with that since I never really felt like this physical body and experience was an accurate reflection of who/what i am. At 5 or 6 years old, I remember feeling very alien like and would tell my friends i was accidentally dropped on this planet. I believed it.
Your experience is pretty much on par with what I go through. When walking by people on the streets I often get a double take from strangers who are stopped in their tracks staring at me. They look dazed and a little stunned for a few seconds and then go about their day. I always wonder what is going on in their minds. Some people give me a look of faint recognition. While others look at me as if I'm a movie star that they're trying to place. It's always strange when you walk into a crowded place and a significant amount of people with their back turned to you all of a sudden flip around to stare.
The question is, what is it about us that makes regular people react this way in a trance like state? And if people were just people watching that would be one thing. But the most noticeable ones have their backs turned to me when I enter a business establishment and then whirl around. So there is some sort of energy signature or signal that we must put off that causes people to drop what they are doing and take a look at us. I've also noticed that if I stare at stranger from behind and think about them that they will turn around and look at me as if I called out their name. I test this out at movie theaters all of the time where I'll stare at a woman 10 rows in front of me and think about her outfit or whatever. And a high percentage of the time that person will turn around. And for whatever reason I notice this mostly works with women. I don't know why. But I also tend to read female energy easier anyway so maybe its because females are more connected to their emotions. I'm not sure. But with the way we captivate people when walking in to a room, or get people to turn around when we stare at them, there must be a combination of telepathy and announcement of our energy that gets people to react like this.
Real quick on the stalkers. If a group of 10-20 people in a public space stare at me upon entering, then there's always one or two that will stalk me. Most of the people stare at me for 5-20 seconds and then snap out of it and move on. But then like I said, a small percentage will poke around a store that I'm in, pretending to be shopping but are really eyeing me closely and trying to decide how to approach me. And when they do, they are always a bit wacky. Maybe not outcasts, but unusual and slightly odd personalities. This is the type of person I would probably not specifically choose to talk to at a social gathering. And when they do talk to me after stalking, they never introduce themselves. They come right up to me slightly anxious, look me in the eye, and just start dumping their life story on me as if we were long lost friends. No introduction. They just start talking as if in a catholic confessional and their story just pours out. This might go on for 10-15 minutes if I let it. And then they usually leave as quickly as they appeared. And often don't say "good-bye", or "nice talking to you". They just tell their story, turn and go. I can tell in doing so that they are enjoying and even getting healed by my energy. And then they just walk away. It's the strangest most surreal experience and creeps out my wife if she is with me. Does this scenario ever happen to anyone else?
Downtown Chicago and the bums are difficult. They just walk right to me. If I see one, I cannot look at them and focus walking passed them like a horse with blinders on and they still call out to me. Going out for a smoke can sometimes suck. One time, I had one sit next to me and wait for the but of a the cigarette I was going to throw out. That day I told the bum to go away and leave me alone as I cane out here alone for a reason and didn't want company. He called me a crazy B!@ and walked away LOL.
this kind of hit me. I don't really have an issue with people staring, because I feel like I typically stare first, and people just look back. However with babies and some animals, I have an odd connection. People will comment on how a baby will stop crying when I make eye contact, or how a baby will smile at me, or just stare at me, but not others. Honestly, part of me likes it because I feel special lol, but another part of me is really curious as to why this happens. It's all babies, but not all animals. I've never had an animal attack me though, however the same animals have attacked my brothers (a neighborhood cat, and a family members dog). I've had friends comment on how dogs act different to me than other guys, for example one of my friends said "that's odd, she usually doesn't like most men" when I pet a dog I was meeting for the first time. At the time I was insulted though ahahaha.
Anyway, I do make eye contact with most people in the room at some point, and I can feel people staring at me very intensely, whether or not I'm looking, but I honestly assumed it was normal, but most people just didn't realize it, and I was just hyper aware of it.
Lile you, I used to work a job in an area with a lot of bums. And I had to walk past them to get to a garage to grab my car. And I was hounded like you. I was even attached a couple times. Still to this day that happens. Not every bum, but always the most wacked out ones. And they'll run at me from two blocks down the street or across a park. This has come up in discussion before but there seems to be something about severely mentally ill people that allows them to be so attracted to our energy.
You're right on schedule as an empath. With babies I have read that while young their brains register at a different frequency. And that this is the reason babies through about age 10 can so easily see ghosts and feel and see energy. They are tuned in to that and then most lose that ability as they near puberty and their brain freqency changes to what adults have. And I suspect its the same with animals as well. So in being able to detect your pure healing empath energy they get calm and happy. One of my favorite things as an empath is when I'll be sitting at a restaurant somewhere and some little baby partially wriggles free of her Mom's hold just to be able to get a good look at me. And then I get that knowing look from the baby and a big toothless grin. And then out of all the people in the room, the baby can't take her eyes of me. They definitely know something about us that we don't yet know or understand in ourselves. I don't know if they see our aura as particularly exciting or what. But it's pretty awesome. And it always reminds me that we empaths are pretty special. And that we have much work to do in understanding what we have, and how to use it to change our world for the better.