Forum Activity for @martha

martha
@martha
01/12/16 08:24:28PM
18 posts

I'm a CHRISTIAN and I believe with all my heart in CHRIST and I have this Gift!


Empath

Beautifully stated.YOU are absolutely correct. I too need to pray for knowledge and improvement of this gift so I can do good with it especially healing hurting souls. I will do good with this gift. I just need to figure out how to do it with out taking on what they are feeling.
martha
@martha
01/11/16 04:34:26PM
18 posts

I'm a CHRISTIAN and I believe with all my heart in CHRIST and I have this Gift!


Empath

Amen brother!

This is why it's hard for me to fellowship or stay with others after church because I can feel that their smiles, laughter, and embrace are just a Sunday's Best .. that's what I use to hear "put on your Sunday's best".. sheesh!! So I leave with my kids immediately so I don't throw up .. .

I have lightly tested the water with other Christians by bringing this gift up and immediately I felt judged and I have heard them say 'it's of the devil'.. that's not good.. blah blah blah..

It's refreshing for me to know you are of the same faith with me and share the same gifting too.

martha
@martha
01/11/16 12:10:36PM
18 posts

I'm a CHRISTIAN and I believe with all my heart in CHRIST and I have this Gift!


Empath

Me too John..

I crew up and was raised Catholic .. I mean hard core Catholic as my father was a Deacon and Grandfather is a Deacon too.. My faith was shaken when my mother passed away and my father who was suppose to be the one to guide me and my siblings through was caught with another woman will my mother was on her dying bed and during her funeral service he was no where to be found so that alone shook me to the core! I was filled with rage and hate and I went out and sowed exactly that as if there was no GOD! I ran and ran and ran away from GOD .. and at the same time felt everything and anything there is in the world.

I would always ask myself why am I too sensitive. I was feeling peoples emotions and taking them in like a 7/11 open 24 hours .. I was either up or I was down .. I finally couldn't take it anymore - so I prayed from the depth of my soul cried out to JESUS for help and that is exactly what took place to me. It felt like the bondage of religion was cut from my core and now I'm free.. but it was a different free. I was burning up to know more of JESUS and that's exactly what happened. Slowly and surely I was being set free from what indoctrinated me and I find myself having an ongoing relationship with JESUS where ever I go and where I'm at! HE was no longer confide inside a church building and i can have church with him anywhere.. than relationship started to really hit me harder and harder and became more connected with HIM. Now I'm turning this to heal and heal others through counseling, fellowship, and loving on them. Here's the kicker though. I don't have to go to people.. people come to me and just open up to me. I don't want to run away from these people because they are coming to me for a reason ---I am just trying to find a way not to take all that I'm feeling from them with me home Because I have a recently retired military husband at home who has chronic PTSD and so everything is coming at me from every corner.. When he's case acts out .. I remove our kids from the environment and leave. He is not physical it's all flash backs for him and the mood changes in the house from happy to sad, angry, moody. etc. etc. ...that's why I feel like having a place to retreat to just to cleanse myself would be spiritually uplifting too. I do pray and I do ask GOD to please help me .. JESUS knows how to handle this but I'm a firm believer that HE also has people already here to help us walk through life together.. I motivate and encourage people as much as I can through Facebook and my instagram but I myself need people who are likeminded with me not only in faith but ability to fellowship with too.

martha
@martha
01/11/16 11:08:43AM
18 posts

I'm a CHRISTIAN and I believe with all my heart in CHRIST and I have this Gift!


Empath

I don't know if there are people on here who are Christians, so I'm throwing this out there in hopes there are Christians on here, so they can HELP ME figure out what I should do!

In a church service I have felt sincere people, I have felt fake people, I have felt wickedness of people, I have felt spirits of people who are not for me, I have felt pretending people so every church service I'm completely drained and I just want to go home. Any guidance and suggestions as to what I need to do in this situation?

Be respectful when you reply to my post and don't forget when we can also feel you through the words you choose to use to reply to others..


updated by @martha: 07/09/17 07:56:09AM
martha
@martha
01/11/16 11:00:49AM
18 posts

Is there another approach to addressing people that I clearly discern their emotions?


Empath

Thank you for this .. I like your approach as I've been trying to figure out how can I change my approach so that people whom I might also add are families and friends -not strangers. That is seriously weird to approach a stranger and just tell them about their emotions.. I would never do that.. even though I've been approached by many about being a sensitive person (HSP) - which does creeps me out. ;)

Can I also burn sage to cleanse my house environment?

martha
@martha
01/11/16 10:53:11AM
18 posts

Is there another approach to addressing people that I clearly discern their emotions?


Empath

Ceder is good for clearing energy? wow! I didn't even know that.. thank you. Can I burn ceder like sage to clear the energy in my home??

martha
@martha
01/08/16 10:12:22PM
18 posts

Is there another approach to addressing people that I clearly discern their emotions?


Empath

I've been the sponge for emotions for a long time and for those that I know and care about, I would ask (after feeling their emotions) why are you sad? What are you anxious? What are you mad? What's going on with the negativity?? And people have flat out disqualified me by saying "I'm not feeling that" or I don't know what you're talking about" etc. etc. than in the end confess that they did feel sad or anxious .. or whatever it is.. Should I approach people differently ?? How can we perfect this ability? I want to heal people's heart and I've sponged their emotions right out of them .. a few hours later -they are laughing and jumping and I'm weighted down by what I've unconsciously sucked out of them just by sitting next to them..

Has anyone used their ability to heal others?? Counsel others? How can I deal with people whom I sensed without them making me feel like I'm crazy and making things up when clearly what I'm feeling is them??


updated by @martha: 05/27/17 06:04:23PM
martha
@martha
01/05/16 04:26:24PM
18 posts

Is this ability to discern others genetic?


Empath

No you answered it Trevor.. Discerning others feelings and emotions.. I looked online, googled it, and looked at books for the answer.. and only one person which I don't who wrote about the ability to discern aka empath as a gift inherited through genetics..

I was trying to understand this because my Father is an empath and he was the third child to my Grandparents and I carried the gift and I'm the third child and now my son carries it too and his my third child. So I needed to research whether this is genetics or something it's learned and I don't believe in coincidence so being the third child gifted with this ability started my search.

Thank you Trevor!

<3 Blessings!

martha
@martha
01/04/16 09:39:55PM
18 posts

Is this ability to discern others genetic?


Empath

I've been researching whether the ability to DISCERN others is genetic or learned and I came up with nothing. Does anyone know the answer to this question?
Also do we have Empaths in California?


updated by @martha: 01/09/17 06:56:59AM
martha
@martha
01/04/16 09:20:02PM
18 posts

Retreat for Empath


Empath

I'm in Los Angeles area.. :)

martha
@martha
12/29/15 03:32:23PM
18 posts

Retreat for Empath


Empath

Trevor,

I still applaud you for starting up a group of people already. And if your group grew to 115 folks -than guess what? You are doing something right and whatever you're doing needs to continue and you need to continue it too..

I do have a question for you.... How should I approach being an empath? especially given that my faith in GOD and in CHRIST will cause others to frown upon me.. especially in with people. They will view this ability in a negative way. Do you know anyone in Los Angeles area??

martha
@martha
12/29/15 03:26:58PM
18 posts

Retreat for Empath


Empath

Beautiful.. I will check out the HTML link you've attached.

martha
@martha
12/28/15 02:59:15PM
18 posts

Retreat for Empath


Empath

By the way, Good on you Trevor for starting a group.

I have a really hard time talking to family and friends about being an empath because they give me that 'are you crazy" look than the silence which can be deafening too..

and others have agendas and motives.. grrrrr

martha
@martha
12/28/15 02:56:57PM
18 posts

Retreat for Empath


Empath

Meditating excercises should be included and I definitely love Labstars suggestion of private rooms for alone time or self-reflection moments..

Trevor look into OHI aka Optimum Health Institute -and their program included exercise that are non strenuous in the morning for an hour... workshop with a speaker on eating habits nutritionist specialist, noon time was Alpha meditating exercise, lunch, mid afternoon was yoga, dinner, and than everyone split into their group of 4 for support....

People from all walks of life goes to this place and people from everywhere attend this place..You have the option of a week, or 2 weeks, or a 3 week program. I'm not a sales person for OHI, as I went there for the retreat purpose but ended up sponging in peoples emotional issues.. :(:( outside of those negative emotions -everything else was on point for renewing,... Oh and the food was all organic from the earth and the first two days I was not at all into this but on the 3rd day of not eating nasty processed food --- my energy and being felt renewed and revived... I just wished I didn't sponged those peoples negative emotions...

martha
@martha
12/28/15 12:10:12PM
18 posts

Retreat for Empath


Empath

Trevor,

Maybe having a spot on the East Coast and also on the West Coast to accommodate the West Coast folks would be nice.

This sounds like it was talked about and requested by many but never took place. I think it's a much needed thing. There's a place here in San Diego call OHI (Optimum Health Institute) where I went to for a week.. It's a great set up and great retreat, but even at OHI I was taking in emotions of others but I was there to recoup and recover.. but the set up is an optimal set up for Empaths! At least we know when we gather.. we are gathering to recoup, revive, and relax from the outside world and we are trying to replenish ourselves from the emotions of those whom we are around.

martha
@martha
12/28/15 12:05:52PM
18 posts

Retreat for Empath


Empath

It's easy for us to know when something works verses something that would not and I can discern this type of gathering would work. Simply because we are gathering to recoup, release, and recover. We would gather to meditate and train ourselves as to how we can deal with the overwhelming colossal of emotions that we are dealing with each day from others especially if it's negative ones that tends to linger.

It sounds like this has not taken place yet so having a spot in the West Coast and East Coast that will enable empaths to run to in order to recover and recoup would really help.

martha
@martha
12/27/15 08:07:43PM
18 posts

Retreat for Empath


Empath

Maybe you can open up on in the West Coast area Trevor. There's probably a huge need for this type of retreat which could possibly explain why your meet up group explode in such a short time to over 100 people..

Are you feeling the West Coast Trevor :) ... or even Orgeon where trees of rich with life..

martha
@martha
12/27/15 07:03:31PM
18 posts

Retreat for Empath


Empath

Does anyone know if there's a place where empaths can retreat to? Some sort of place where empaths can connect and spend time together? Or maybe connect one empath to another in local areas where they live in order to help each other.. just a thought because I'm looking for someone to talk to and find it really hard to talk to any of my friends or families because of the look I get and the body language that's given -it stops me from opening up..


updated by @martha: 03/11/17 08:26:57PM