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Ruth Calkins
@ruth-calkins
08/05/17 11:41:35AM
3 posts

Please Take An Empath Poll...


Empath

#1  Yes.  I try to go to bed around 10pm because I have to get up by 6am for my job.  But, around 10pm I seem to get a second wind.  I can find all kinds of things to do. Most nights I am up until 11 or 12pm.  

#2 Yes.  I toss and turn.  I wake up at least 2 times during the night. Usually I am able to fall back to sleep but sometimes I will have 3 days in a row where I cannot fall back to sleep even though I am dead tired.

Ruth Calkins
@ruth-calkins
06/12/16 08:25:10AM
3 posts

Can my daughter feel what I'm thinking?


Empath

Charlotte

You said that so beautifully:

I've always known of my hyper-sensitivity, but thought of it as a flaw somehow. You know how many people like to tell us we're "too sensitive" or that we need to "toughen up" . . . Well, I finally felt a deep sense of relief when I realized there's nothing "wrong" with me and that I'm never going to toughen up. And that's ok

I has gotten easier for me. Sometimes things come to me, sometimes I just know things. I have come to accept that because of all the years I've had for confirmation. I never told my husband, now my ex-husband. But he knew I was different and sometimes he would drill me, wanting to know how I did it. I think we scare people who are trying to hide something. They think we can read their minds. I can't do that but I do pick up on things that people are probably trying very hard to not let anyone see. I have learned to be respectful. I try not to blurt things out. With my daughter...I don't really pick up on her stuff but I think she picks up on mine. I just don't want her to think I am crazy. So, I think it will be an ongoing conversation. Like you said, I will mention it at a good time and see where it goes. That might hard for me, I tend to be a little blunt. I just really worry that if I don't address it now, I might not be around to talk about it latter. I think is is better to leave a few clues than to never say anything.

Ruth Calkins
@ruth-calkins
06/11/16 01:53:32PM
3 posts

Can my daughter feel what I'm thinking?


Empath

I am so happy you posted this. I also have a daughter that I believe may be an empath. I myself only figured out a few years ago that there was an actual name for my abilities, although I have always been aware of them. I especially struggled with my abilities when I was in my early 20s. My daughter just turned 20 earlier this month. I am terrified to talk to her about it but I am pretty sure she has the same abilities. I also have heard it is inherited. I don't know if that is true. I think I know which parent I inherited it from (both are now gone). I wish someone had talked to me about it but It is possible that, much like me, they didn't know what is was. The thought of talking to her about it is something I have been debating for awhile. I would love to hear from anyone who has any tips or advice on how get this conversation started...it would be greatly appreciated.