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lighthearted
@lighthearted
10/24/15 09:38:57AM
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Needing Guidance


Empath

It just amazes me how many times I read posts that just seem so similar to my own life experiences on here -it has been such a blessing to me. The church I am attending is an independent Baptist church, however I have attended other Baptist churches that there is no way I ever fit in or wanted to go back. I was led to this one or I should say to this pastor by God. I was very apprehensive about even going but I started out by attending some of his private bible study groups with some mutual friends of mine and I liked the way he explained things to us and how he relates to his members and doesn't hold him self higher up than us. He also has a good way of explaining to us how the bible relates to everyday life and he mostly sticks with the new testament and that was something I have always wanted and looked for with a church and pastor. I do realize this is an area I am really drawn to know more about for now and I'm not sure how long it will last, but like I said I just leave God in control and take it day by day. I do love that my kids are attending and learning about the LOVE of God bc I felt like growing up in a religious family I only learned about God's wrath and how to fear God and I am certain that is not the message he intended for me. God is a loving God and after Christ was sent here we were shown that in the New Testament of the Bible so I just focus on those chapters mostly. I hope you can find somewhere you feel comfortable to go like I have but like I said I am trusting God on my journey and I know he is in my heart, so no matter where I am he is always with me and I don't have to attend a church to believe or feel him in my life!! God bless :)

lighthearted
@lighthearted
10/24/15 09:23:27AM
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Empaths and sprits


Empath

I agree with Gem on this as well ask for a protective circle of light and love it does help keep you more grounded. I also agree with Rene on wondering about being an empath then you prob are. I guess I just knew I was different than everyone else and I have always wanted to help others so much sometimes it would completely consume my entire being, and this was not at all healthy for me. As I have grown so much spiritually I learned to protect myself by praying and meditating and asking God to help me with this and my whole life has turned around for the better. This site has been a blessing to me as well. Best wishes sending love, light, and prayers for you on your journey!!!

lighthearted
@lighthearted
10/24/15 09:03:48AM
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Needing Guidance


Empath

I just saw this post and can really relate to most of you in this!! I am new to this site/being an empath but I am also a Christian. I agree with water lily about the religion, science, and for me spirituality fitting together for the greater good. I also loved the book "A Wrinkle in Time" and was and am a avid reader! I always was really drawn to these types of books and learned at a young age to lose myself into books to avoid my reality at home I suppose. I have always known I was here for some purpose and always talked to God bc it seemed nobody in my family could ever understand me! I also grew up with a very religious up bringing at least on my fathers side of the family but my mothers side was the complete opposite and I never really "fit in" at either place!

It was well into my 20's before I figured out exactly why I never could relate to them or understand their beliefs or ways of life. I just always felt the "pull or tug" as water lily mentioned to break away and do my own thing all alone, so I did just that and couldn't be happier. It was very scary and lonely at times but I knew God was with me all along. I recently went through my whole spiritual awakening and have never felt more of a purpose for my life and how all the hurt, trauma, pain, disappointment, and loneliness paid off for me. I am so happy I understand so much more than I ever have and I just read my bible and pray for God to guide me with my life and my purpose and his will for me and my gifts!!

I know sometimes being an empath or "burden bearer" can feel like a curse but I have always felt so much pain and loneliness in general maybe that was from being in a family that were nothing like me, or maybe no matter how much I tried to fit in I just couldn't be like them, I now know there are lots of people experiencing what I always have and I am not "crazy" or alone like I use to feel. I have always been very analytical and like to find a rhyme or reason for everything in life and spent years researching and with therapist and spiritually gifted people that have helped me tremendously, but the only way for me was trusting in God and in myself and all my own intuitive abilities I tried to tune myself out of(which just made things so much harder than they needed to be).

I recently started attending a church with my husband and kids and so far so good- I have yet to really talk to the pastor about my gifts in full detail but I have been able to share some of how I found God again and he is the most non- judgmental and open minded pastor I have ever met! So I just take it day by day and pray God will show me every step on my life journey. I hope this helps you I know this website has been very uplifting to me for the most part. I also found the Christian Empaths page very inspiring to me. God bless you all!! :)

lighthearted
@lighthearted
10/19/15 11:13:08AM
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Eyes-Please Answer!


Empath

I don't really have an answer to your question but I recently started seeing these eyes and was told by a clairvoyant friend it is a sign of your third eye and your spirituality. I am still learning and growing and don't completely understand it all of course, but I hope this helps a little!

:)

lighthearted
@lighthearted
08/03/15 05:09:32PM
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I agree with what your saying here. I too have struggled with religion and churches all my life and have always stated I was a Christian but felt more spiritual and didn't really like the label. However I am born again and I feel now God is leading me to attend a church if for nothing else to just give my children a better understanding of the Bible from the start. I grew up in a religious based family that seriously almost turned me away from God completely. God had a bigger plan and he knew my heart and heard my prayers all along. Even without the church and Bible at the time. God loves his children and he will reach out to you through the holy spirit to get you back one way or the other if your willing.

I always struggled with feeling like I was so different in my thinking than my family so in turn felt like then I must be doubting the Bible and therefore God. It took me into my adult life to realize this is not the case and I found God again through a dear friend of mine that is (Clairvoyent), although my religious family fear she is a false prophet, I however feel she is a prophet of God as am I. This women has always given all the credit for her gift to God and she believes Jesus died on the cross for our sins. She just chooses not belong to a church because that is the direction God led her. She encourages me to read the Bible and tell me to follow my own intuition and God given gifts. She truly showed and taught me that God loves and forgives us because Jesus was/is our savior here. I feel like so many religious organizations and leaders and teachers limit God's ability and give far too much credit to the devil. As the scripture says in Matthew 11:25-37

I guess some people just aren't capable of understanding completely the power of God , so I have never felt like I could connect with them on these types of things. That being said I am no way saying the Bible and church aren't the right path for some, it just wasn't for me at the time when I was growing, but now I feel like I actually understand the scripture clearly. I just want to love everyone like God has loved me and to help all that I can find God again and feel that unconditional love like I do now. I am trusting God on this and letting him and the Holy Spirit lead the way for me from now on! Keep up your quest and I enjoyed your post! <3

lighthearted
@lighthearted
08/03/15 04:49:03PM
4 posts