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I would say, just enjoy the learning curve. 20, 30, or 40 years later you will probably still be learning and things will keep changing, but as one matures it is easier to get a grip and know how to best navigate. Because we are all individuals there are no rules to go by, but help is available. There are many reasons why abilities come and go also....~*~....
Mamooth, I'm not one that is big into labels, but I come from a family of intellectually gifted ppl. My son was in a class for gifted kids and autism walks side by side with those gifties as far as I'm concerned; you'd understand if you saw the kids in the class. If you haven't heard of HSP (highly sensitive ppl) I would recommend checking it out. They have an awful lot of similarities to Empaths. 20% of the population is HSP and it is equally split between the sexes. They have found that there is something different with their brains, they have short iliads in the insula in the brain causing greater perception/awareness. Empaths have been around for forever, so I don't think toxins would be part of the equation.
Hi Jasmine,For myself (and it took me 2 decades to figure this out) that when I sank down into a hole for days due to someone not being well in some way, it meant I was supposed to pray for them, send loving thoughts/healing energy.....to picture them happy & healthy. My own process (visualizing) was to mentally go into their body and look around until I found a spot that needed fixing and my intuition guided me from there. It would relieve things tremendously for me! It took me a very long time to realize I had some power in the situation and I was meant to aid.Don't know if this will be helpful to you, but it made a huge difference in my Life....~*~...
Nicke, it is very individual as to what will work best for you. I think the first step is to realize this is something that is seriously part of who you are. When we have a physical ailment we can accept our lives will have to change and accommodate the condition. Likewise, if a woman is pregnant, she will not jog her usual 5 miles per day in her 9th month. I believe we must take this same approach and identify your parameters and adjust accordingly. As we learn to handle the energies we cope better and better. If you can find a way to use your sensitivity to be helpful in some way, this too can make a difference in your level of relief.
You've come to the right place, lots of help & suggestions.
I would search Homeopathy and then add words like grief, over sensitive, etc and see if a remedy fits the ticket. For me Hepar Sulph 30ch to take me down a few notches and capable of accepting society.
hpathy.com may be helpful ('it's a bit confusing at first)I've never used this, but maybe try??
Alison, when I was assessed (for fibromyalgia) we were given info and the 95% (+/-) was part of the info given and discussed, but sorry, no, I didn't think to make note of the source. I know Trauma is very true for my young Life. The info came from a clinic that specialized in pain and is mandatory if you wish to continue receiving pain medication. I would imagine one could find same on Internet.
I remember being shocked at the high percentage and questioned them about it, especially considering it was mainstream allopathic medicine.
As an example of caring too much, in past days I would have gone back to the clinic and gotten the info and shared it with you, and if I had all the time in the world, I would, but now I don't do these things. There is so much in my own Life that needs taking care of it is essential I fulfill MY needs before others as Life has proven to me others won't.
As for sucking the Life right out of you, look for what is draining you, even the thought of it makes you feel tired, and that will help point out source. Moving forward, action, is a huge step in recovering from CFS.
The mind really is in control of the show with our bodies. Considering every few years (7?) our cells are completely replaced. It's the old messages/patterns that are stuck within.
Alison, it has been proven (about 95% if memory serves me correctly) that those with fibromyalgia had trauma in early childhood. Because CFS is in the same family I think it is worth mentioning. I've had both labels and have been totally free of and had them reoccurring and it has lead me to numerous observations and conclusions which I won't get into.
The environment with your parents doesn't seem like a healthy environment for you to be in. I think, literally sucking the Life out of you. I believe you must now be fighting the forces of stagnation upon your body.
I can relate to your level of sensitivity and caring and it is true that most of the world doesn't have this level of focus, at least 80%.
I too had to learn to not take care of others the way I had done for decades and be self involved/selfish first. It's a hard lesson to learn late in Life.
This may help you understand some of your sensitivity levels:
Elaine Aron on HSP (highly sensitive person). All 3 vids total about 50 min.
20% of the population are HSP, equally split amongst fe/male.
There is a physical diagnosis explaining this, HSP have shorter iliads in the insula/brain. Nature intended us to be problem solvers. We take in much more information, are much more aware then average ppl. This also causes us to become overstimulated and overwhelmed much faster then others.
Gem, do you know about homeopathy? It can be very helpful for sensitive, empathetic ppl.There is a herb RHODIOLA, it is called the Well-Being herb and it isn't expensive. We live in very difficult times and sometimes a bit of help along the way can aid us in keeping us from sinking too low while we process and sort out feelings and causes....~*~...