Difficult situations that lead to a life changing discovery
This is my first day being on this site, and I am already in love with it. Hello, my fellow empaths! I would be more than glad to share my story of how I've dealt with being an empath and the change I am currently going through after I have found out what I truly am...
updated by @capriskrap: 10/23/17 10:14:00PM
When I was a child, I was known as the shy, sensitive animal lover who always played outside with no shoes on. I would almost never talk, especially to strangers... but I remember that I would always stare at them, like I was reading their whole life story. They never knew why I would just stare at them and not speak, and some even found it creepy. Whenever I would see someone upset, especially the ones closest to me, I would completely lose control and cry. When I would get a hug, I would have to hold in the tears because I would feel an intense amount of love that overwhelmed me. I was homeschooled and was very content with being alone writing, playing the keyboard, and most of all, being outside and enjoying nature. Things started to change once I moved and had to go to school for the first time... high school. It was a very bad experience for me because I started to feel things I had never felt before. There were hundreds of students, and I would get so many negative and overwhelming vibes... I avoided everyone. I had no friends, and would sit alone at breakfast/lunch or go to the library. I started to develop something I would like to call my worst enemy: anxiety. I would often have severe panic attacks, and I didn't understand what was going on. I was completely losing control and had no idea how or why. Life started to get more difficult when I lost my mother figure who raised me (I have recently come to realize that she was also an empath). It struck something so dark in me that I just didn't know how to express it. I kept it bottled up for seven months.
Then I met someone out of the blue through the internet... someone who made me feel the happiest I had ever been in a long, long time. The moment I met them, I felt like the whole universe became beautiful. I felt love again, for everything in existence. This feeling I had was something I just could not ignore... I knew this meeting happened for a reason. The next day, I tried meditation for the very first time. I wasn't expecting anything crazy to happen, but... something indescribably wonderful happened. To summarize it, I met my spirit guide and they told me what my purpose in life was. Ever since that day, I've put complete trust in my higher self. I've gained so much knowledge about the deeper meanings in life, and then it hit me...
I read an article about empaths, and it described me perfectly. I felt SO much relief, knowing that I don't have to be anxious anymore once I can use this ability for the benefit of myself and others. Even better: there are THOUSANDS of others around the world that share my ability. I feel so happy now, knowing that I'm not the only one that cares so, so deeply about people.
It's such an honor to be connected with all of you. Thanks for reading!