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phoenix24x
@phoenix24x
05/05/16 08:01:31AM
7 posts

One of those days...


Empath

you very well may be on point. ill update the boards with any experiences i have, pleasant or otherwise.

phoenix24x
@phoenix24x
05/05/16 07:00:15AM
7 posts

One of those days...


Empath

we have a similar outlook...

phoenix24x
@phoenix24x
05/05/16 05:45:41AM
7 posts

One of those days...


Empath

im reading a book called "the reluctant empath."

there is an interesting suggestion to not attempt to block or protect ourselves from the negative energy of others on the premise that we expel our own energy by doing so and feed into the negativity, thereby making it stronger. instead, it suggests to identify the fear within ourselves and find a way to resolve this inner fear.

im a bit of PSY nerd and this is a very Jungian approach (see "shadow self" for amplification), so it has definitely peeked my interest.

phoenix24x
@phoenix24x
04/29/16 07:22:46AM
7 posts

One of those days...


Empath

i also have thoughts of just not engaging, and truth be told, i spent a great deal of my adult life shutting others out. im not exactly thats even possible anymore. nor am i sure that is the best, or healthiest, decision for me long term.

there has to be a better way of protection and/or coping. im a dreamer at heart and like to think i can help people, but i sometimes think i can get delusional optimistic in this particular aspect .

phoenix24x
@phoenix24x
04/26/16 08:07:32AM
7 posts

One of those days...


Empath

This is all very new to me and I currently only seem to absorb stronger emotions...anxiety, anger, sorrow, grief, and even joy.I'm still working out coping strategies for these. And in the case of anger, I am experimenting with "fanning the flames" to let it out then, calming myself with art, music, and meditation (specifically heart chakra focused guided ones).
phoenix24x
@phoenix24x
04/26/16 07:44:51AM
7 posts

One of those days...


Empath

do you meditate?

phoenix24x
@phoenix24x
04/26/16 07:06:34AM
7 posts

an interesting experience....


Empath

I was at a support group last night. The topic was 100% opinion based, i followed suit and voiced mine. Shortly after a woman made, what i perceive as, a cynical/sarcastic comment not necessarily directed to me but i began to feel her...anger.
She eventually did speak her mind. We simply had a difference of opinion on the topic at hand. Full disclosure, I have identified that i was indeed offended by her comments to some degree. However, what i felt was more than that. As i type this, i realize how difficult it is to actually explain what i felt. As she talked, these feelings got stronger and i felt as if i was feeling exactly how she felt. I was angry and it was escalating as she was (didnt realize this until after fact).
As i said, she did offend me and i am not yet sure to what part was my anger and what part i was absorbing from her. But i am 100% certain that it is a mixture. After i left i was confused why my emotions were so amped up. After all, it was an opinion based topic and as a man scientifically trained I know that opinions are biased to ones own experiences. It then dawned on me that i had "channeled" her anger. I decided to roll with the anger in a controlled environment (i frequently use my gym for this), and it did power me through my workout...ha.
After, I "let it out," I focused on bringing myself down (meditation and calming music). Once i was calm i did some journaling. This has happened before with this very same woman although i was not yet aware of my empathic gift. On the previous occasion, there was nothing directed at me and yet i remember feeling anger then as well...

This woman scares me but i dont think i will avoid her.

how do you cope with individuals like this?

updated by @phoenix24x: 01/15/17 04:51:31PM