Empaths and Food
I'm sensitive to food energies. It's a horrible experience.
I've been trying to find info on my empathic ability. I'm able to feel the energy of music. It's hard to explain but an example would be Upgrade by Plaid. On the surface, it's just music but on the empathic level, the best way I can describe it is evolved music. It's like somehow the two guys who created the work managed to tap into a higher dimension and draw it down to our dimension. But I don't even think they realize that they did that. It's channeling through music. And the effect it has on me is that I feel like I'm being pulled upward. I can feel the effect in my heart on the psychic level.
Another experience would be with the song Sweetness by Jimmy Eat World. Expect this one is different. When I listen to the singer, I can feel what's inside him in me. But it's not simple emotions. It's deeper than that. It's him following his purpose and him doing so touches that part of me that's in tune with my own purpose. It ignites the desire to follow my own purpose. It's very hard to explain, I know. Sorry that this is so bad.
Yet another experience would be when I listen to Bernie Sanders speak. Last year when I first heard one of his speeches, I could feel the fire in him. Fire is the best way I can explain it. Not even sure I can call it a passion, it just feels like fire. The fire in him ignited the fire in me. Or I should say, it reminded of my own inner fire. That moment, above all others, is what convinced me that he was the right candidate. No, I won't get political, I'm just describing my empathic experience involving him.
Same goes for Gordon Ramsey. His passion for food is something I can feel on the empathic level. It reminds me of my own passion. Not exactly fiery, yet he definitely comes off like that, but very passionate. It's weird. I don't just only pick up on basic emotions. It's like I'm picking up on their reason for being. Maybe this is why I'm attracted to powerful people. Not sexually attracted, though. On some level, I'm able to pick out those who have that extra bit of something inside that just makes them fiery and it resonates with my own fire.
Is any of this making sense? It's weird, I know. I'm trying to make sense of it all. Trying and failing. Feels like I'm failing. I'm wondering why I feel as deeply as I do. Like, why does it need to be that deep? That part is really weird. I keep saying weird. Ok, gonna stop that now. Does any of this make sense to anyone out there?
So something that I've experienced for a few years now is psychic feeling in my ears. It's hard to explain, but there are two components: the psychic and physical. When I listen to music, it physically makes me ears feel good. I'm thinking this is like everything else with me, it starts on the psychic level then filters down to the physical level. I guess it's kinda like having an ear drum massage, best way I can describe the sensation. Currently I'm listening to Upgrade by Plaid on repeat, and I've noticed a change. The music seems to be lifting the energy of my ears. I'm guessing this energy is coming from the ear chakras. The music feels like it's pushing the chakras to the edge of something, but I can't cross the threshold. It's so hard to explain, but there is something abut this song. It's like the creators managed to channel a higher dimension. I kid you not. I feel it all through me. I just sit back in awe and wonder how they did it. Sorry my description is so weak. Words really don't do this justice. One has to feel it to truly understand it. Does anyone else experience stuff like this?
You could try a sea salt bath. Get some plain sea salt, draw a bath, put it in and soak for a while. It's simple, but it's rather effective. You could also simply stay away from the person. You may be drawn to them, but that doesn't mean you have to let yourself be drawn to them. Simply resist.
So not only do I feel the emotions of others, I simply feel their energy. But it's often a stressful even painful experience. So the best way I can explain is that most people I encounter cause me pain because their psychic energy seems to be on a lower level than mine. When the person is obviously happy, I'll feel the good emotion but at the same time, I'll feel pain from the psychic energy they give off. Mood can affect the level of the psychic energy, it would seem, to a degree. Then there are those few whose energy is on my level or higher. They cause me zero pain. They actually feel good to be around. A few are even attractive. I don't totally understand what I'm experiencing but it certainly goes beyond emotions. Can anyone relate to this?
So a thought recently occurred to me. I've been trying to figure out why I'm so sensitive, and it occurred to me that maybe the world has empaths because we're supposed to bring compassion to the world. We're the only ones capable of actually feeling the emotions of others. We're the only ones who can feel nature in ways that most others can't. Perhaps because we can feel the pain of others, we're more easily capable of being compassionate and we're to share that with the world.
I'mnotsaying that those who aren't empaths aren't capable of being compassionate, but we do have a very unique insight that most others don't possess. Our job is to not get so caught up in their emotions that we try to play savior. I think it's good to give a hand up to someone struggling, but when we try to do everything for another, we open the door to, for example, possibly being used, or ending up in a co-dependent relationship. That's never healthy. I think it's really important for an empath, and anyone generally, to know when to say, 'no' and when to let go so a person can uplift themselves.
If this is true, does that mean that I have to be exposed all the time? Shielding is an option, but I wonder if to play the role of bringing forth more compassion, am I supposed to be exposed to the pain all the time. If not all the time, then when I'm actively playing that role. Am I meant to lead a life of pain? Are we?
I so know this feeling. It can definitely be a downer. When I was looking for a job, I would often listen to music to uplift my mood. It also makes time go by faster. Additionally, I joined some job hunting groups on Facebook for my area. It helped to have some other people to talk to and it was a good way to get some leads.
I wouldn't sweat it. You only 19 and many years ahead of you. You'll find the right guy, and it's a good idea to read them. No one wants to be in a stressful relationship. If anything, being able to read them is an asset. Just be patient, you'll find someone eventually.
I get what you're saying, except that I don't drink to try to drown out the "noise". I've psychically felt what it's like to be drunk from others and it's awful. You can try shielding yourself, there are loads of sites out there that offer many types of techniques try. You could try using stones. Clear quartz is rather helpful. If none of those help, then you may be like me, one who simply must endure. I shield and it helps but not completely. For the sake of your emotional, psychological, and physical health, you need to stop drinking. Start going to AA meetings if you have to. There are also online support groups you can try.
So I've been spending more time in nature, which is always nice, and normally doing so makes me feel grounded. But I seem to be changing, yet again. Now instead of feeling mostly grounded, I feel flighty. The place I go to has a stream with waterfalls and the energy is just amazing! It affects me so much that I feel lightheaded, almost dizzy. And has anyone had an increased need or light? Even sunlight? I'm wondering if this is an empath thing.
For me, it isn't about not being filled up or rejuvenated, I can't eat foods that aren't organic. I also can't eat meat, dairy, or eggs. Those and non-organic foods cause me psychic pain that moves down to the physical level. It's been nearly 10 years that I've dealt with this. Not a fun experience. I really don't have a go to meal. I just try to eat organic. And before I became like this, I was able to eat anything with no problems.
Hi, I'm new here and looking forward to getting to know folks and learn more about empathy.
So I'll just get straight to it. I've always been clairsentient and it's only become stronger over the past few years. So strong, in fact, that it's difficult to be around people. I know that's nothing new for many of you, but it would appear that my condition is extreme. The physical empathy has increased to the point that I can't be around most people, and I feel pain in my heart and solar plexus the most. Unfortunately, the pain is all over, but in those two areas, it's the worse.
It seems to have something to do with their energy levels. Anyone with a lower psychic energy level than mine causes me pain, and that's the vast majority of the people I encounter. I've tried many different types of shielding techniques and they only work to a degree. Their energy still gets through causing pain. I've also tried stones, and they don't completely help either. Nothing so far offers 100% shielding. Nothing.
My sensitivity has also caused me to become vegan. It started a bit over 10 years ago. I used to be able to eat whatever I wanted. No dairy, egg, seafood, or nut allergies, absolutely nothing. One day I'm eating what I want and literally the very next day, eating meat was causing me psychic pain. What's even more strange is that the psychic pain becomes a physical pain. And it just kept happening. So I decided to eat more natural foods and be vegetarian. That helped but only for a little while. Soon I was feeling pain from dairy and eggs, so I was basically forced to be vegan. I've been vegan 8 years now.
My sensitivity has increased so much over the years that very small amounts of food or drink I shouldn't consume cause pain. Even vegan junk food like Oreos mess me up. I can also sometimes tell whether or not I should eat a food simply by smell. One good deep sniff, and I know instantly. I've also been able to differentiate organic and non-organic foods this way. I've felt the life force of plants and animals, and being close to nature, especially being in a wooded area helps a lot. If a plant needs to be watered, for example, I can sense that need. Doesn't happen all the time, though.
The park near me has a lake and I feel energy coming from it. I feel the energy of a breeze and of sunlight. And the sunlight thing is really weird. For nearly a year, I've been craving light. I'm not sure if it's sunlight or maybe even a spiritual energy. But I go for sunlight, and I seem to feel better. It's just all so strange. The energy of nature is so soothing, especially after I've been bombarded with the energy of people.
I've been trying to apply some logic to this situation. Based on my experiences, it looks like I shouldn't be around people who cause me pain, and I need to have a very natural, organic diet. But of course, I can't stay away from people, and not everything I eat is organic. I simply have to endure the pain. I'm so tired of enduring the pain. I have no logical answer to this problem besides isolation.
There is a lady I consider a semi-friend, and it's painful to be around her. But of course, I deal with it. Besides her, I have no friends due to this condition. So the main question I keep coming back to is, if I'm supposed to steer clear of all sources of energy that causes me pain, why am I even on this planet?
Seriously, if I'm exposed to too much car exhaust, for example, I feel the pain caused from it. It's like I have to be in a pristine area and eat totally organic food to not have pain. But the reality, as we all know, is that this planet is polluted. There is no escaping it. Not even the organic food is totally organic due to pollution. I've found myself wondering how I'm to survive in this world. I don't want to be in pain for the rest of my life.
Anyway, what I've written so far is just the tip of the iceberg. Has anyone else experience the empathic ability on this level? Sorry about this being too long.