My parents weren't religious per se but I did get exposed to the Methodist faith at an early age. My grandmother would baby sit me a lot, so I'd go to church with her. However, I still had a strict upbringing....not allowed to call boys, had to be home before dark, had to be watched by a sitter...well into my teens. This strictness, coupled with being an outcast and bullied at school/abused by friend of the family caused me to rebel to an extreme. Long story short, I left home when I was 15 for good and never really looked back. I did go through trying different religions....Nazarene, Catholic, Wicca, Presbyterian, Buddhism. Wicca did resonate with me the best, but there is the non acceptance. Now I don't identify with any religion, but rather spiritual. I believe a mix of all...now seeing there is truth to all....no one path is better than the other, it all depends on what resonates with the individual.
As far as the empathness, I do believe that my mother and possibly my grandmother had abilities, but nothing was ever said on the subject. My mother did have a spot on intuition...she was right sooo many times. But it was still never really discussed. I imagine she was a physical empath....looking back to our troubled relationship when I was growing up and on the road, she was sick often. Which would correlate to the troubles I had.
updated by @cat-whisperer: 04/27/17 07:54:05AM