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thinking more about the wellbeing of others more than myself?
It is easy for others to tell us to stop. But but so easy to implement.Let me reframe this in a way that might be Heidi. We must refuel or energy and our love or we may have nothing left to give.As empaths, we give so much of ourselves. We can take joy in helping others. Self care is so important. Try to think of these activities as recharging, refueling, etc.It's funny how we respond to others and cone face to face with our words. Self care is a struggle for me. I take care of an ill husband and find no time for myself.Again so easy to say. I pray that you will find peace in caring for yourself.Moonlily
Do people affect you remotely?
Has anyone ever experienced that someone was affecting them remotely?
For example, I have woken up thinking about someone such as my mother. I call her and she had been thinking about calling me.
The odd thing is that I feel like I am in tune with others remotely, too. Others who I do not have the same level of emotional connection that I do with my mother or other family and friends.
A few days ago, I woke up thinking about a former coworker. We worked together and our interactions were very limited. It seemed very odd to me to be thinking about him and have him on my mind. Frankly, I do not know much about him. I know a few years ago that he moved out of state. Beyond that I am just not sure.
I found myself a little obsessed. I was looking on facebook and linkedin, where he had added me on both years ago. Continued to feel compelled to contact him. But really, I have nothing to say, because I do not know much about him.
This situation is so very odd to me. Am I too open while sleeping? Is it nothing empathic at all.
I am a mental health clinician, so I initial thought was it was just something unconscious stirred and coming to the surface. However, I am unable to determine what. I have no connect with this man, no feelings, no unresolved stuff. I can just not come up with a psychological reason.
In retrospect he may have been a little sweet on me. Perhaps that is what is coming up for me an that is what I need right now, but why the compulsion to contact him?
I appreciate any constructive feedback you have to offer...
updated by @moon-lily: 03/13/17 04:24:46AM
Suggestioned books or articles for newbies?
Could anyone suggest any books, articles or other information? I'm finding such of the same information online.I am an empath, a Christian, a therapist and a lover of knowledge. I want to grow as a person. I want to explore what it means to be an empath and how to harness it.I also want to know how to protect myself spiritually. I find my energy levels are greatly affected by others.I appreciate any feedback you guys have to offer.
updated by @moon-lily: 01/16/18 08:19:33PM