Forum Activity for @sweepea

Sweepea
@sweepea
07/04/15 09:49:43AM
10 posts

Trust Issues


Empath

Hi EA.Happy 4th of July to you too! Thank you!Virtual hugs,Sweepea
Sweepea
@sweepea
07/01/15 07:50:10PM
10 posts

Trust Issues


Empath

Hi Karen,I am trying to wrap my head around severing connections. I have just recently discovered I am am empath. I am thrilled at the idea that there lots out there who feel and live their lives the way I do when I used to think get so depressed at the thought that I am too different and complex to be understood.Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I am picking up some things to consider that might help me deal with trying situations. It is such a beautiful thing to be free to express myself around people who understand. I know we all connect in the sincerest, most honest way in this community and that is just totally refreshing.I now understand the beauty of our uniqueness and I am grateful and happy to come across people like you who care enough to share a bit of yourself to empathize with me.Thank you!Sweepea
Sweepea
@sweepea
07/01/15 07:39:14PM
10 posts

Trust Issues


Empath

Dear Equus Aquarius,You are such a blessing. I am amazed at how much we have in common and all this time, I used to get so depressed thinking why things happen to me that nobody understands.I feel for you on this whole betrayal thing and wish nothing but healing and love for you. Funny how painful experiences teach us the most important lessons. My take on this empath friend who has caused you so much pain is to remember you had the best intentions and have done what you could. It is still a great feeling to feel secured that anywhere you meet this person, you can look him/her in the eye and feel no guilt. Nothing else is more gratifying than knowing you have become the bigger person in a trying situation. I always remind myself this.Thank you for sharing me this very important lesson on considering other people`s reality before arriving at a conclusion. It has always been difficult for me not to take things personally but I believe I am a work in progress where that is concerned. I know I have made improvements and being reminded of this valuable food for thought is a safe place to go back to should something come up.I can sense your warmth and beauty and I am just grateful for kindered spirits like you who make this world a better place to live in. Thank you so much for caring enough share a little part of you. I am humbled.Virtual hugs,Sweepea
Sweepea
@sweepea
07/01/15 12:39:53PM
10 posts

Trust Issues


Empath

Hi Karen,For some reason I can totally relate with that. I find myself disconnecting whenever I am offended. It does help a lot to spend time with myself and review my feelings. I only hate the part where people tay me to be weird or petty. I mean I learned to accept and get past by that but is there any other way we can be like the rest ans pretend all is ok even of it isn`t? It is the hardest thing, ever. Thanks for your reply.Sweepea
Sweepea
@sweepea
07/01/15 12:34:52PM
10 posts

Trust Issues


Empath

Hi Equus Aquarius,Now that`s another way to look at it. If I reminded myself other people aren`t aren`t really directing those hurtful things, it will lessen the hurt and frustration. I think I have started that and am civil to those I`ve had a falling out with. Please tell me it is ok to not feel totally ok with them. I am asking because although I realize I might have expected too much and ended up hurting myself in the process, I also feel hurt that people involve you so deep into their lives that I was under the assumption that we shared something special. My natural tendency is to value and care for these people too much not realizing he or she just wants to take as much but has set limitations in giving. I find it hard to be ok and act like I am ok. I get misinterpreted altogether. Tagged as someone petty. I hope I perfect the survival exercises and get rid of this bothersome feeling each time.Thanks,Sweepea
Sweepea
@sweepea
06/25/15 12:50:32PM
10 posts

Help. How to balance the intake of other's emotions around you


Empath

Hi, I totally relate to what you are saying. I used to be so confused, so depressed and alone. I have tried different things but end up more confused as ever until I discovered I was an empath roughly 3days ago. I focus on the fact that I am not alone! That I am indeed different, but a good kind of different. While most people would judge and call me names because they couldn`t understand, I found refuge in knowing, there`s lots out there like me. Look at that perspective, it will pick you up. At least I am relieved off of the questioning phase of why? It is freeing. Sending some love your way... Embrace your being different :)
Sweepea
@sweepea
06/24/15 05:54:38PM
10 posts

New and Struggling


Empath

Hi. Sirah.Thank you! I am excited to explore this side of me that has been a mystery all this while. Thanks for showing some love.Sweepea
Sweepea
@sweepea
06/24/15 05:49:38PM
10 posts

New and Struggling


Empath

Hi, Janett.It is freeing to have finally discovered this part of me. I have always known I was different and would often struggle trying to explain myself of justify my actions. It is a relief to know I am not alone in this and that there is a way to control my emotions and how I react to situations. I will also remember leaving something for myself. This all really just makes sense.Thanks for taking time to share encourage me. I am truly grateful of the love coming my way from people I can identify with.Grateful,Sweepea
Sweepea
@sweepea
06/24/15 12:43:37PM
10 posts

New and Struggling


Empath

3 days ago, I discovered I am an empath. That explains why I have been called names because of my erratic mood swings. That explains why I get so depressed when something isn`t right. When there is self-doubt and emptiness. I have bouts of depression that leads me to shut down and eventually get sick. Now, I know it is because I pick up someone else`s emotion. How would I know if the emotion is mine?I also find it puzzling that I am single now but have had each of my exes come back to me and reconnect. Some of them, I have actually gotten back with but eventually broken up with all over again. I always question why every single one of them comes back and that I do not seem to find the right one because of all the traumatic experiences. I want to take control of my ability to be able to lead a normal life. I fear growing old alone. Where do I start?
updated by @sweepea: 03/25/17 01:44:29AM
Sweepea
@sweepea
06/23/15 07:49:42PM
10 posts

Trust Issues


Empath

Hi, Chay. I felt an overwhelming warmth just reading through your reply. Thank you for the assurance that I am ok. That it is ok to feel all of these things. I feel your happiness and am encouraged to embrace my empathness. Things have changed since I came across being an empath 2 days ago. I knew this year was going to be a reinvention of myself. I am finding answers and you are right to say I am healing. What a happy thought! Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts. I am taking note. :)
Sweepea
@sweepea
06/23/15 07:06:55PM
10 posts

Trust Issues


Empath

Thanks for the reply, Gene. I think i`m getting there (the choosing). I`m working on "not caring too much" to end up not getting hurt. It is refreshng to know I am not alone. Thank you! :)
Sweepea
@sweepea
06/23/15 11:40:25AM
10 posts

Trust Issues


Empath

I have always known I was different. Growing up, situations would confuse me. I would hear of people in trouble and would automatically run to their defense, do anything to defend them especially those that can`t speak for themselves. It would always be that I would feel a certain sense of accountability for them. There were times when I would get in trouble because of this. As I matured, my environment also matured. I soon discovered, I have the tendency of doing whatever I could to help someone get out of petty (to me) messes but later on get terribly hurt at the first sign of disappointment inflicted to me by my recipients. I know it is wrong but it is as if I expect something in return. I very, very seldom get anything back and that makes me feel empty. When I get hurt, I automatically shut myself out from everything and everyone that reminds me of the hurt. I habitually burn bridges and realize I have trust issues. How do I fix that?
updated by @sweepea: 01/19/17 01:39:13PM