My situation is pretty interesting. Going into all of it here I think would be too long and little personal. But I can go into some of it. I have a rare arthritis disease with chronic pain that I'm on the path of trying to cure, but my circumstances it's been hard to focus on that. I've been traveling a lot, from China to America, back and forth. Currently, on my vacation here in the states I was kicked out of two places in one week and the place I'm at doesn't have very many parks around it. I'm only here for another six days, then I will be going back to China where my jobs and school is. This is my last semester there.
I've tried my best to make my environment positive and clean. I share my space with my husband, he's supportive but not always as serious I am about being an empath. He has some abilities of being an empath, but I think he has his own way of dealing with it that doesn't always work for me. I just recently got my wisdom teeth out so my diet has been really weird and I haven't been out in nature in awhile.
I recently had to watch my mother in law die before my eyes, get kicked out by my father in law, then get kicked out of my friend's house by her mother, then find out my mother was in danger of dying because of how much neglect my family has put her through and so much more...
I've never really grasped the way of healing myself or taking care of myself. I believe the reason why I have this illness is because I've spent most of my life trying to help people to the point I've absorbed so much negative energy it nearly killed me. So, I've been in counseling for awhile, trying to figure out ways to better cure myself, mentally, physically and spiritually.
I've been trying to use spiritual means of trying to heal myself, I'm still on that path of finding out what's best for me. I'm trying meditations to shield myself, stones, using the fire element, chants, yoga...
Going out into nature helps me a lot, it's been hard to find the time with trying to help care for my mother and then getting my wisdom teeth pulled, so I've been out for awhile.
The other day, I had a strange experience where I was talking to a roommate and it was pretty in depth. He was drunk, but also in a lot of emotional pain, so I tried to help. The funny thing was the next day I felt drunk and hung over, but I don't drink at all. I get myself into situations like that, as soon as I start to help someone, I can't stop myself from going out of my way to nearly harming my physical and mental health to help them. I don't realize it until it's too late.
I found an interesting quote that said you can't set yourself on fire so everyone else can be warm. It reminds me of a lot what I do and I'm sure other empath's feel the same way. It's gotten to a point where I literally cannot help anyone right now, until I figure out how to heal myself and learn how to control my abilities without sucking in all these different toxic energies. I'm just becoming a bit of a hermit because of it.