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LoconnorO
@loconnoro
11/01/18 10:10:03AM
165 posts

Poll related to chemical and food choices


Empath

I did take that one... it doesn't interest me as much MBTI, like you said, but I think it's just because it focuses on slightly different things that it's more accurate. I also don't like how it doesn't seem to have the "groups" that you fall into, at least from what I saw... Although I saved my results lol... @cheshire-cat

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
11/01/18 09:53:59AM
165 posts

Poll related to chemical and food choices


Empath

HAHA Awesome! I love MBTI personally, and I find it actually applicable in the real world. I can type strangers, so I really appreciate that it's "usable" if you will haha. @sher-ellie

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
10/31/18 02:07:15PM
165 posts

What is your biggest issue as an empath?


Empath

Wow, this was a powerful thread, I love the question. I want to answer my experiences.

So first, I want to say I can relate to you, @sasha-supertramp. I'm queer as well, although I experience the "everyone looking at you" thing others were talking about, or that feeling of being in the spot light. I grew up in a very conservative and christian home which had a very negative effect on me, causing me to actually hate myself at some point in my life (actually most of my life to date). It caused a massive amount of issues, and I only recently truly got comfortable with myself. I went on a date with a guy, but unknowingly to me it was to a more conservative area, and I could feel people genuinely staring at me, and being judgmental. It's one thing to feel people trying to figure you out, it's another thing when a ladies church group at a Panera bread move tables and stare at you the entire night (sadly I'm not making this up either). Most of the ladies actually were fine with us, it was a specific 2 ladies in that group, and one was angry about it. Thank god for my generation though, they'll stare for a moment, but then either not care, or have a "good for them" kind of reaction. anyway, the next thing was also being able to feel that someone feels lust for you and calls it "love". Massive turn off, and people don't understand.

Anyway, here's my list:

- Feeling like I'm in the spotlight, like others said and explained pretty well.

- Feeling drowned out by all the different energy in a room. People experiencing more intense emotions always grab my attention as well.

- When you finally feel a deep connection with someone, which is a powerful and wonderful experience, but then you look for that sensation of connection in every other person you meet.

- Being able to feel and see that not many people live a deep life. It makes me sad, but also frustrates me because people hold back.

- Picking up on emotions. I've actually got this almost under control, but I've always felt them "outside" of me. Even though this can be horribly draining for me, what hurts the most is when you can feel that someone is acting like you're good friends, but don't feel that way towards you. Or you can feel if someone has contempt towards you. I also hate it when people who "lust for me" are around me, or especially touch me. It feel so bad to me, and I can't stand it.

- Picking up on mentalities. Really I will feel restricted and held down around more close-minded people. I experience this a lot with my family, and I feel stuck and even lead towards expressing things I don't agree with. A few things I can pick up on are motivation, confidence, arrogance, how open or closed someone is, authenticity, etc..

- I also don't like when I know I don't like something in someone, usually I pickup on on bad intentions, but I have to wait for them to slip up before anyone will believe me.

- Picking up on whether a relationship will work out or not. This is really challenging because I feel at fault when I don't warn someone not to get too invested. I hate feeling one-sided relationships. I also hate how most people date just to date, or date to better themselves. No wonder a lot of people don't believe in love.

- Being more understanding and objective than most people. I find most interpersonal conflicts pointless and petty. My parents use me as their therapist/ mediator because I understand what's going on, but they still choose to cause each other issues, or avoid or try to twist what I point out. I can also feel the tension between people, so many times getting involved is mentally draining, and emotionally draining. I always find myself understanding everyone's point of view, and getting aggravated with other people when they make dumb comments about someone. 

- I think the worst thing for me is I can't have a "normal" relationship. I make friends way too easily. People get very close to me, very easily, and always want to hang out. I never feel the same towards them. I am very picky about where I allow people to be in my life, but ever since I experienced real and deep connections with people, I don't want to be around any other people other than those I feel that way with. I'm very nice to everyone, and I'll be an ear for those people, but I don't like feeling stuck in relationships.

Another thing is the knowing people are lying, or aren't saying what they mean. People these days really don't know the difference between lust and love. They also don't let themselves feel all emotions they can and should. People are fake these days and I hate feeling that every time I go out. I hate social media because it's a constant reminder of that. Worst of all, I hate someone telling me they love me, but I can feel that it's not true.


updated by @loconnoro: 10/31/18 04:50:00PM
LoconnorO
@loconnoro
10/31/18 01:12:17PM
165 posts

Staring


Empath

this kind of hit me. I don't really have an issue with people staring, because I feel like I typically stare first, and people just look back. However with babies and some animals, I have an odd connection. People will comment on how a baby will stop crying when I make eye contact, or how a baby will smile at me, or just stare at me, but not others. Honestly, part of me likes it because I feel special lol, but another part of me is really curious as to why this happens. It's all babies, but not all animals. I've never had an animal attack me though, however the same animals have attacked my brothers (a neighborhood cat, and a family members dog). I've had friends comment on how dogs act different to me than other guys, for example one of my friends said "that's odd, she usually doesn't like most men" when I pet a dog I was meeting for the first time. At the time I was insulted though ahahaha.

Anyway, I do make eye contact with most people in the room at some point, and I can feel people staring at me very intensely, whether or not I'm looking, but I honestly assumed it was normal, but most people just didn't realize it, and I was just hyper aware of it.

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
10/31/18 12:57:58PM
165 posts

The Empath Experience- An Empath Physician's View


Empath

@cheshire-cat That's honestly a great relief to be honest. I hate calling people out, but I also want to be more honest and upfront with people because I don't agree with talking behind people's backs. I've found that the most effective method for me is isolation. Unfortunately I live at home and share a room, and my family doesn't understand that I need time and space to myself. I always come back feeling wonderful after walks by myself or being in a room alone. 

I plan to one day have a room dedicated to meditation and calming myself (and others are welcome in it). It's going to look weird to my family, Conservative Christians, but I will thrive if I have that haha.

I was really struggling before I found the term because I was absorbing people's mentalities and energy. I remember scaring myself because I could feel the change in someone's energy when my teachers got pregnant. I also remember very vividly feeling a friends anger to the point I started shaking, after that I had to start looking up what was going on because I felt it the minute he walked in the room, and when he sat next to me it was almost unbearable, I was on the edge of my seat and visibly uncomfortable the whole time. After finding the term empath and exploring it on my own for a few years, I've finally been able to come into myself and genuinely grow as an individual for the first time in my life. Unfortunately, with all the people out there "muddying the waters" if you will, I find it hard to do more research and try to find others with a similar experience.


updated by @loconnoro: 10/31/18 01:03:36PM
LoconnorO
@loconnoro
10/31/18 12:51:07PM
165 posts

Poll related to chemical and food choices


Empath

HAHA I was honestly going to guess ENFP from your response @michelle. I really don't know what exactly pushed me to make this poll.

I've just been fascinated by different similarities I've seen between myself and others throughout this forum, and I wanted to see a lot of them in one place I guess. I think part of me also just feels so out of place on a regular basis, I find it easy to understand people and the world, the way it all works together. I have my intuition which guides a lot of things I do, but I also have no understanding of it at all either. I don't know if this was me looking for a closer relationship (even if just online) with someone I can relate to, even though I know all of my most meaningful and fulfilling relationships were never with people like me, just very open, honest, and accepting people.

  The first question stems from how much I struggle with avoiding chemicals from my sensitivities everyday, from other people smoking or vaping, to deodorant and toothpaste, to things that are in food.

  A lot of my food choices are made because of my sensitivities to chemicals, but I also cut meat out because I respond in an odd way to it. I guess it's an energetic thing? I'm not sure what it is to be honest, but I wanted to see who else has to play around with their diet, or is focused in some way on their diet (so far everyone lol). 

  The Character or Superhero question comes from what I just look up to I guess haha. I choose my characters based off of what I relate to the most. I relate to a lot of weird characters who are alienated and have psychic/telepathic abilities haha. Really what I relate to is that they experience everyone, or can, and that really hits home for me. I was wondering what others relate to, just to see I guess haha. Actually with Jean Grey specifically, I looked into her back story and she would have to isolate herself to be able to deal with life and her experiences, which is something I relate to tremendously. She always felt like an outcast, her overall story is a mess, but appealing to me haha. I know when I lose my temper it's really bad for whoever is on the receiving end, which is why I make an effort to never allow it. Most people just cuss and become chaotic, but when I lose my temper people see how much I hold back and how manipulative I can be with what I experience (has only happened twice to date). Both people ended up crying (me too because it felt horrible to do that to someone, and I was picking up on the fact that they were genuinely crying) and eventually changing their ways.

   And the last one was just because I love MBTI lol.

Thanks so much for responding! I would love to hear why you wanted to ask something similar!


updated by @loconnoro: 10/31/18 01:27:48PM
LoconnorO
@loconnoro
10/31/18 12:38:01PM
165 posts

The Empath Experience- An Empath Physician's View


Empath

@sher-ellie You have a lot of points, and your overall line of thought I think I agree with. I'm very critically minded and it's been very challenging for me to even open up to the entire "empath" thing. I have a lot of weird experiences that I honestly believe science will one day be able to recognize, but a lot of people out there seem to separate science and spirituality, and since being an empath is often seen as a "spiritual gift" (not attacking that sentiment or anything), people tend to associate Empaths with spirituality and think that science will never be able to explain or understand it. I want to study these crazy traits.

Anyway, I really agree with the part you said about talking about things more openly, especially with criticisms or concerns. I know I don't like how comfortable some people (People I know in real life) are with applying the term "narcissist" to someone. Many times they're exhibiting narcissistic traits in the process of accusing someone of being a narcissist. There are also a lot of people I know who call themselves empaths but wont have a conversation about it. Particularly when I ask how other people experience energy or vibes, many people will just shut down or change the subject, or say "i just do" (Typically I'll ask something like "how do you experience someone elses energy?"). I know everyone's experience is different, but it bothers me how trendy the term has become. Not to mention how many people that prey on Empaths for money. I tend to just follow certain Guru's teachings because I find they have more information and have more to say than a lot of people who call themselves Empaths. I also get annoyed by how many web pages just repeat the same thing over and over, but don't offer real resources or new information. There's a lot of plagiarism, like in the case of this book. It's very sad. 

I always analyze and try to understand things. I want to understand what it is that I experience, how I'm experiencing it, and how far I can take what I experience. I'm mostly referring to feeling people's energy and picking up on other people's mentalities. I get frustrated because most places talk about "these sensitive old souls" or shielding, or using rocks and crystals, but none of it works for me or is appealing. Is it possible that its a placebo effect? Or maybe I don't do it right. I don't know. I also don't know if I feel chakras or not. And the overabundance of information is intimidating. Finding the term Empath was so good for me a few years ago, but since then I've found myself frustrated often with the overall community (everywhere on the internet).

I hope I didn't offend anyone btw. That was me letting out frustration with a lot of people I've met in person who happen to consider themselves Empaths.

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
10/31/18 08:43:55AM
165 posts

Poll related to chemical and food choices


Empath

Hahaha you're all good @sher-ellie it's fine. I wonder the same thing with "lol", I'm always nervous to use it haha. No you're fine though, I actually just edited that to add "regular" characters from movies and books as well. I don't know why I didn't think that part through lol. I

Thank you @gardentiger and @cheshire-cat for respond also.

I forget that not everyone grew up in a comic-loving house haha. I probably wouldn't be into comics at all if it weren't for my father and brothers enjoying the movies, tv shows, and comic books. I watched all the films and overheard countless conversations about them so I ended up finding characters that I really liked.

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
10/30/18 09:28:50PM
165 posts

The Empath Experience- An Empath Physician's View


Empath

@eliselebeau I think it's incredible that you've done a thesis related to Empaths. I've always felt very conflicted because I'm a massive lover of science and "cold hard facts", however I also experience what I do as an Empath. It's always been rewarding for me when my friends, typically very intelligent but calculated, rational, and "physically based" (I don't know what else to call it, I hope you get what I'm saying haha) recognize that I'm "odd" or I do things that aren't normal, or I pick up on things and it's startles them. I take it as validation that I'm not crazy. With that being said, I appreciate the community you've made because I don't have anyone in my life who experiences life anything like I do, and this community is the closest thing I have to being myself with other people.

Anyway I meant to start the comment with admiration of the fact that you took a "logical" and science-type route with the term "empath". In all the science circles I'm apart of, most people would laugh at me if I were to be honest about what I experience, however I don't know if that's because I'm in biochemistry and microbiology groups. I find it inspiring that you did some sort of research on the topic because I plan on one day doing the same. I'm wanting to look more into consciousness, magnetic fields of people, animals, and plants, and try to understand emotions roles on those fields. I'd also like to find maybe a mechanism people like us use to pick that information up from others (I have a theory that it's just our nervous system reacting to the magnetic fields of other people, or maybe even other things... however that would be very challenging to test I guess). Anyway, I just wanted to share my appreciation with you for not only making this community, but also providing a blimp of hope I won't be totally laughed (even though I still expect a lot of ridicule.)

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
10/30/18 09:15:37PM
165 posts

Vegan diet


Empath

Wow, I've been on and off vegan (currently on, and plan to stay vegan) for the past year! I've honestly never felt this great, so long as I make sure I get enough calories. I would honestly recommend people look into a vegetarian or vegan diet if you're looking to enhance not only your health, but vegan skills (there's a lot of studies that show we're actually best suited for a plant-based diet. I don't want to start a debate here or anything in regards to this, if you're interested I'm more than happy to share the information). I follow a whole-foods vegan diet, meaning I cook a lot haha. I don't use a lot of processed foods. I've also found that caffeine, large amounts of processed sugar, and a lot of fat do not suite me either (fat being oils really). I've noticed I feel more balanced and more "awake" if you will, not to mention the clarity of mind. I just felt fogged down before, but didn't realize it (I hear this is common with people getting off of processed sugar). I've also been more motivated in life as well, which is fantastic as a student working towards Graduate school now. My mind is often conflicted between my pull to spirituality and "anecdotes" and my logical side that loves science, but I'm finally finding ways to put the two together. Anyway, Fun topic, thank you!

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
10/30/18 09:06:13PM
165 posts

Poll related to chemical and food choices


Empath

I don't know if it's really appropriate for to answer but I will haha...

1) I'm sensitive to a lot of shampoos, soaps, chemicals in food, and chemicals in medicine. I've known about my food sensitivities since middle school, and the others came shortly afterwards.

2) I'm vegan now, I was vegetarian last year, and I stopped eating red meat about 3 years ago. I was never a fan of steak and red meat, it always had an odd effect on me that I don't know how to explain it. I didn't like red meat before I found the term "Empath" and after finding the term I decided to listen to my body and stop eating red meat.

3) I like Martian Manhunter and Jean Grey the most (especially Jean Grey). I love the way they can relate to people, and read minds, and how their strongest powers are related to being in their own or others' heads. I feel like I relate to them a lot since I have a fascination with other people. I feel like I pick up on not only other people's emotions, but their mentalities and thought processes very well. I can understand people very well, but I've always felt like an outcast or someone who doesn't belong most of my life, so I relate to both of those characters in that way as well.

4) I type as INFJ.


updated by @loconnoro: 10/30/18 09:06:35PM
LoconnorO
@loconnoro
10/30/18 08:59:15PM
165 posts

Poll related to chemical and food choices


Empath

Hello everyone, It's been a while since I've been on. It's great to see everyone and see that the community looks to be doing well. I was reading through some comments of others and randomly got fascinated and had to ask a few different questions. I don't want this to negatively effect anyone, but I would appreciate anyone interested in responding. I would also ask that you answer the questions without reading other people's comments, just because I'm wanting a pure response...

1) How many of you have some sort of chemical/ man-made/ processed product sensitivity? Whether it's to food, to shampoo, cleaners, anything. I would like to know how long you've known about this sensitivity, and what your symptoms/ side effects are.

2) What are your dietary choices? And why do you eat that way/ what motivates you to eat the way you do. (It's fine if you don't have a reason)

3) Superheroes and/or Superpowers do you relate to the most? Why do you like that character and/or superpower? EDIT: Or just movie characters or book characters. Any character you've seen or read about that you really connected with.

4) If you know, what is your MBTI type (if you don't know, don't worry about this question)

Thank you in advance to anyone who comments!


updated by @loconnoro: 10/31/18 08:38:02AM
LoconnorO
@loconnoro
10/30/18 08:43:27PM
165 posts

Have you ever heard of Clairgustance and Clairsalience?


Empath

I am SO happy you posted about this. I experience clairsalience all the time. I'll randomly smell people (usually living). I'll be minding my own business and then suddenly I smell someone I know. Or I'll get a strong odor when I'm on youtube or going through someone's social media. I don't recognize the odor either. It's really odd. I would like to think it means, in the case of my friends, they're thinking of me or something, but I really don't know. I don't want to fool myself, I analytically minded, however I don't know what these olfactory hallucinations are about.

I actually had a really odd encounter a few months ago. I was in my bathroom brushing my teeth and then I suddenly thought I saw a dark figure run by the door and I got a horrible feeling. I never, ever have experiences like that, but it startled me so I moved quickly left and moved into a nearby room into the corner, and I had the most uncomfortable feeling, even though I couldn't see anything, but I felt like something was there. Then out of nowhere I smelt my great grandmothers perfume, something I hadn't smelled since I was a kid, before she passed away. I didn't realize I remembered that perfume smell, but it was so vivid and out of nowhere.

I do pick up the taste of alcohol when I'm around people drinking alcohol... I don't know though, other than that I don't know if I experience anything out of the ordinary with taste.

Related to taste, I don't like meat, it can taste fine to me, but the meat just has a weird effect on me. I don't really know how to put it into words, but I actually initially stopped eating red meat because of it a few years ago, and now I'm actually vegan, even though that took a more logical and thought-out approach.

Anyway, thank you for sharing this, it was very interesting...


updated by @loconnoro: 10/30/18 08:50:34PM
LoconnorO
@loconnoro
05/15/18 09:02:30PM
165 posts

Who can Relate? (Share stories please)


Empath

Hello everyone, it's been a very long time since I've been on. I've been incredibly busy lately and it's been a little hard on my unfortunately.

     So the reason I've come on now is;

1.) I would love to ask if any of you know how to "enhance" or get more in touch with your intuition (and also what that may look like as well). Mine is slowly getting better but I still sometimes feel like I might be taking the wrong steps, so any thoughts, experiences, or ideas are greatly appreciated!

2.) Has anyone here noticed that you take on someone else's mentality. One thing I've noticed is that I feel like I experience people's mentalities when I'm around them. It sounds weird, but I can connect very easily with where they come from, I understand what they're saying very easily, and it's almost woven in with their energy... It's separate though. It feels interesting, but other people's mentalities and emotional states heavily affect me, more so mentality or state of mind though. Just today I was trying to explain to my parents of why I need to go to University and be around people of like mind and who are focusing on school instead of doing what I'm doing now (going to community college and working 35 hours a week.) I like that i'm saving money this way, but I'm not doing well and I can't focus on school as much as I'm suppose to, not to mention the mentality that I'm around most often, my families and my coworkers, is not one that aligns with mine. I had to keep finding other reasons and other ways to explain how I need this need met in my life, but it was so challenging because the people I'm around, especially often, HEAVILY effect me, and my family doesn't understand this. They just want me to focus on school, and work as well, I have bills to pay, which I understand, I'll work at university. 

That's just a very specific example, but I'll try to just explain it. Whenever I'm around someone, first I feel their presence/ energy/ vibe. Then, after interacting usually, my mood usually changes, and the way I act changes too. It almost like I can only do what I feel like I'm "allowed" to do. After being around that person for a while I feel like I enter different head space. Some people who are more close minded feel very restricted and I can usually tell, based off of what I feel lead to say to that person, what they believe or agree with, however that is usually purely speculation based on some weird sensation that I can't describe well. After interacting with someone for an extended amount of time, or regularly, it feels like I get stuck in that mode of thinking and state of mind, and it takes a lot of time alone to get back to where I feel comfortable. I've hardly every experienced purely my own natural mind due to this. I've also only recently realized this... I've been taking walks and more time alone, but I've realized that even animals can affect me (nowhere near as much as humans though). In closing to my accidental essay lol, does anyone else experience this kind of thing? And what would you guys recommend to help me get more in touch with my state of mind and not be so "all over the place"? (Grounding and shielding techniques haven't worked anymore, and stones don't do anything for me either unfortunately...)

Thank you in advance to anyone that answers and read this much! Best of wishes as well!


updated by @loconnoro: 09/07/18 12:15:03AM
LoconnorO
@loconnoro
10/19/17 07:04:46PM
165 posts

Can a space affect an empath?


Empath

I think I might be a little late to this, but I have had a similar experience in my home. Now I don't know how your home and family is, emotionally, but if they're like mine and don't along, your body can start reacting that way through association with negative events alone. I know that's been the case for me, and I tend to avoid my family, even though the only way to really solve the issue is spending time with my family, its horribly exhausting and I've given up because something happens and then everything falls apart again (My parents aren't happy with each other and that "energy" or anger and deep-rooted unhappiness has passed to the children, so everyone seems miserable, constant yelling and fighting). 

If your family isn't anything like that, you could be picking up emotions from maybe a neighbor or neighboring family who are unhappy. In my experience, things usually stay to rooms, or specific objects, but I've never lived in an apartment to know if I can feel a different families state. 

The last thing I could think of for you is maybe if you're comfortable, when you get home all the stressors from the day "hit" and really take their toll. If that's the case then I've heard grounding techniques work really well (they don't work for me unfortunately, but I still recommend trying them)

There are also physical elements like maybe mildew or something that you could look into, you'd likely be more sensitive to those things as well.

     I will be honest, every family has some sort of issues, minor or major, but if that might be the cause for you and you're able to, I'd recommend finding a way to either helping the people you're closest too to calm down, or to find a way to just ease the situation the best you can. If it still continues, hold out til you can find a place of your own, some things are simply bigger than us. When people's ego's come into play, ambition and pride can stop any external factor from really helping, it'll take a personal change in individuals.

Best of luck to you!

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
10/19/17 06:53:18PM
165 posts

Other’s emotions presenting as physical injury?


Empath

It definitely sounded like the horse might have picked up on "your being on edge" (it likely wasn't from you, but you probably still had that energy/emotion and the horse picked up on it) and then it might have been a little more on edge that night as well. Do you know what spooked her?

I don't think his energy would have "manifested" into a physical injury, however I wouldn't be surprised if it was linked to the actual accident. And, as most people would probably tell you, it could have been a crazy coincidence, it's really up to you and what your intuition is telling you about the overall situation. I'm sure he appreciates your being there and helping him though, it's great that you helped someone who really needed it! Blessings, and I hope everything turns out well for you!


updated by @loconnoro: 10/19/17 07:08:08PM
LoconnorO
@loconnoro
10/17/17 04:18:16PM
165 posts

❀Help for Sensitives❀


Tools for Empaths

This is the same thing for me, now I can focus more on handling myself around people rather than being sick all the time. I got migraines almost daily and I got sick constantly. It was honestly really hard to live, but I found out I had to eat healthier because I'm sensitive to everything I eat as well, I only eat some dairy and chicken though, most red meat makes me sick as well. Its so interesting to find another person who experiences something similar!! Thank you for the post!!

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
10/09/17 08:37:43PM
165 posts

Happy Thanksgiving!


Empath

oh that's cool, we dont have ours here in America until November... Happy Thanksgiving to you then!

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
10/09/17 08:36:40PM
165 posts

Long post... But does anyone Relate?


Empath

@cat-whisperer I have to be honest, Buddhism has really stuck out, at least some of the teaching. I love them. I'm still exploring, and now I'm headed towards just looking into Native American religion and culture. I'm also naturally very scientifically minded so my brain is just all over the place with what I expose it to lol...


updated by @loconnoro: 10/09/17 08:36:50PM
LoconnorO
@loconnoro
10/08/17 09:34:30PM
165 posts

Long post... But does anyone Relate?


Empath

thank you @water-lily, I definitely believe in some sort of higher power. I'm not so "religious" and live by the bible as I used to, I just don't think a lot of things that are taught today were what Jesus taught. I've been looking into a bunch of different religions, just because i feel that most religions have so much to offer, spiritually and just different way to think on something. Thank you for the quote too! Quotes are something that I love, half of my storage on my phone are taken up by quotes... 

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
10/05/17 10:07:08PM
165 posts

Questions on how YOU experience vibes/energy...


Empath

I kind of like where you took it @cat-whisperer especially in light of what happened. I can't play any TV at all either, and I've been very, very introverted lately. I've been picking up certain emotions more lately than I usually do and it's been a rough week with school and work. Luckily I have tomorrow completely off, I'm not sure what I'll be doing, but it will be something relaxing...

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
10/04/17 08:56:47AM
165 posts

Sensing Feelings/Thoughts when in the water


Empath

I usually feel at peace when I'm around a large body of water. There are some times when I just don't feel like being in the water, or I don't like being at busy pools, but for me I usually feel other people's emotions less when I'm in water. That's probably why I love showers lol. I would think that most of what you're feeling is from your anxiety with water, although I wouldn't be surprised if other people's anxiety can make it worse. Did something happen to you when you were younger around water?

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
10/02/17 09:40:08AM
165 posts

Questions on how YOU experience vibes/energy...


Empath

The same exact thing happened to me. I was incredibly exhausted before, and luckily i took a nap, but I couldn't sleep last night. I have a bit of insomnia, but I always fall asleep at the latest 2:30, last night I didn't fall asleep at all and I woke up feeling incredibly off, and I turned on the tv and it turned straight on to the news with the vegas shooting. It was horrible and I feel so horrible for the people involved. So much hate today... @mike-simpson-rogers

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
10/01/17 09:07:01PM
165 posts

Other people's effect on Perception


Empath

thanks so much for the comments, and yes I can definitely relate with you @4peace, I'm currently in college, I lean liberal (more of the classical liberal, really) and my family is very very conservative. Most of my classes are incredibly split, although they usually lean liberal.

Thank you for the comments! @rene I will definitely try some other ways to stay grounded! (I've been meditating more and it's really helping)

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
10/01/17 09:00:11PM
165 posts

Still wondering and wandering


Empath

I definitely have to agree with the idea of forgiveness. I have a horrible relationship with both of my parents, especially with my dad, and I'm always supportive of him, but I them at a distance. I know for myself I had a lot of self-forgiveness. Growing up I made a lot of mistakes, as I'm sure everyone can relate to, but I all my life I have haunting memories of things that I did and things that others did to me. I learned that I had to face those memories that popped in my head and I would focus on releasing the anxiety and any emotions that resurfaced with those memories. I would kind of "replay" those memories until I could "watch" them without feeling an overwhelming emotion or the need to avoid that thought. Your mind should be your safest place, it is the closest thing to you (you're soul, who you are as an individual, as a solitary experience) and you shouldn't feel like you wall parts of your own mind off from yourself. With more physical and relational things with your father, just be compassionate towards him, but keep a healthy distance. I'm not sure what your situation is, just follow your intuition and it will lead to do the right thing. I would highly recommend trying different meditations, like a mindfulness meditation and especially a meditation on compassion. Just focus on that feeling. It is a very healing and encouraging meditation to do when you're feeling down about things I've found out.

Best of luck with everything, and it's good to see you back again!

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
09/28/17 09:50:52PM
165 posts

Long post... But does anyone Relate?


Empath

@eri-ameonna
Thank ou for the response! I’ve been understand this experience for about 2 - 2 1/2 years now, and if you need any pointers or help I might be able to help. Or maybe we can both learn something!
From the start I will recommend meditation and setting alone time, for me the best time is at night.
Thank you for the comment and best of wishes!
LoconnorO
@loconnoro
09/27/17 09:34:43AM
165 posts

Is Anyone else the Emotional Scapegoat?


Empath

Oh man I'm sorry. It's sad but at the same time good to know that there are other people experiencing this as I am. It seems to have to do with energy, whether we attract the negative like a positive side of a magnet or something, I'm not sure. It just stinks that everyone who responds seem to really struggle with this as well... Thank you for the response @cat-whisperer and best of wishes!

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
09/27/17 05:05:14AM
165 posts

Is Anyone else the Emotional Scapegoat?


Empath

thank you lol. I don't mind 1 game, I play it by myself without being on the chat with those other people and have a great time, or I play by myself and I talk with other people on both teams and everyone has a good time. The problem is I get on the chat (discord) and talk with them. One of them is a friend I've had since High School, and I want to support and help her, but she's been having a rough time lately and a lot of the time that emotion ends up getting pushed out from her to me whether it's by her being passive aggressive when everyone criticizes the TINIEST thing I do (this happens with my parents as well when I don't let them rant to me, they get angry and find other ways to let out that emotion on me). I've taken a break from the discord, and I don't play often anymore. It's just hard to watch how most people live in their emotions rather than experience their emotions. 

Thank you for the comment! I think I'm going to look into a therapist or someone who can help me without prescribing medicine. @elsa-k

(and you are right about gaming being the saltiest community, they get these massive ego's over being good at game behind a screen... it's frustrating to see, but at the same time kind of funny...)


updated by @loconnoro: 09/27/17 05:06:42AM
LoconnorO
@loconnoro
09/26/17 07:32:00PM
165 posts

Is Anyone else the Emotional Scapegoat?


Empath

it did lol. Thank you for the comment, I'm finally calming down from it all lol, today was a crazy day for me... Thanks! @womanwhowalks

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
09/26/17 06:06:42PM
165 posts

Is Anyone else the Emotional Scapegoat?


Empath

Lately I've been noticing how often other people find a way to channel their emotion towards me. I'll give a few examples, but I have to start off with these people don't seem to notice that they're doing it. It's like the emotion just comes towards me and they don't seem fully aware that they're letting it off on me. It's weird...

ALSO, I wrote this all out and I feel better after writing it, but I would hate to be spreading all the negative emotion I'm picking up (you'll feel it throughout this most likely). I hope I didn't mess with anyone too much the same way I've been messed with. I would hate if it just spreads to another person....

1. I play video games with people online, right now that's the only friend group I really have, and when something goes wrong while we're all playing together, I tend to be the one blamed some how. One guy will always find a way to blame me for him being triggered (Millennial term for "upset" in case anyone is unaware of what it means), another will find a way to assign blame of us losing a game or something towards me, and everyone tends to just let their anger off on me. There are times that I genuinely mess up, and I own up to that, but the majority of the time, the emotion is just coming to me from the 3-5 other people, and I no longer play because it is completely ridiculous.

2. My family always direct their bad emotions towards me. This has been happening since I can remember. The most current events happen mostly between my parents. One of my brothers will mess up and it will upset my parents and my parents will find a way to start a conversation and all their emotion will come out on me. Its a very unpleasant and uncomfortable experience. When I avoid the situation by not allowing them to start the conversation with me, they find a way, whether its that day, or within the next few days, to blow up all that emotion they've been holding on to on me. 

Right now I'm really struggling because everyone I'm associated with seem to be completely emotionally unaware, and far from being self-aware. They live in their emotions too much and while it's very interesting to see how they follow their emotions, and how they're often times directed towards me, it really sucks, and right now I'm really down because 1 I dont have any close friends or anybody close that I really connect with who I can just be myself around and have nerdy conversations about whatever with, and 2, I feel like everyone is constantly mad at me. They're usually not, but all their negative emotions are always finding me. Most of them are associating these negative emotions with me now and it's driving me crazy because I literally doing almost nothing wrong and then I become this emotional scapegoat. I've always noticed this, and I'm curious if any of you do too. I'm close to becoming a complete recluse and not talking to anyone, life is becoming very hard lately, especially since I haven't been in a good place to begin with. I don't think I attract these things anymore than usual, but they're just hitting harder than usual and I've come close to losing it on several people several times.

Wow I think I invested a lot of emotion into this too.. I hope I didn't push it on anyone too much, I do feel better after getting down though...


updated by @loconnoro: 03/07/18 06:14:38AM
LoconnorO
@loconnoro
09/24/17 05:11:32PM
165 posts

Questions on how YOU experience vibes/energy...


Empath

Thank you for the comment! I think you described the "absorbing others emotions" much better than I did, I still feel them, but they don't have a massive impact on my mind or my emotional state, so long as I have myself in check. I feel like I have to have  high amount of physical energy to be able to handle going out on my own in public. I easily get overwhelmed. I can relate with traffic as well, I'm rarely surprised on the road, and I've noticed I will pick up on light changes even if there's no way for me to know they're about to change. I'll get the urge to go before the light is green (like around a second before the light changes). I've tested my abilities as well, I will walk up and purposefully feel plants. Now I'm more obsessed with how a plant feels rather than how a plant smells. Anytime I pay attention to the feeling of my phone I feel it, part of the reason I sleep with it away from me. I don't like the way my phone or most electronics feel. At my old job there were these card scanners that we had to use all the time, and I hated the way those felt. I remember I would test myself all the time to see if it was in my head or something, but I would always find them on walls without looking and when my eyes were closed... I would hold the key cards really oddly over the sensor so my hand was as far away as I could get from it because I hated the way they felt, and my friends always made fun of me when they noticed but I don't care. I'm not going to sit there an constantly feel something I dont like. 

I know what you mean about the feeling of broken people. I was visiting my aunt, whose had a rough time throughout life, in the hospital yesterday and today, and you could just feel the brokenness in her life. Especially when she was under the heavy medication and she wasn't as "psychically" or emotionally guarded as usual. She just felt so vulnerable and I wanted to be there for her as much as I could. She's just recovering from a surgery, so she's fine.

Thanks again for the Comment!

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
09/23/17 12:48:29PM
165 posts

Living in a small town


Empath

I live right outside a Big city, but I went to school in a small town. I'll be honest, for the me overall energy I would get from Charlotte NC was busy, but not too bad, just a "hustling to work on an average day". I go to college in downtown Charlotte and I get that energy everyday and to be honest, it has been a little much for me, I sometimes have days where going around a bunch of people can just bee too much for me. I do find a very nice balance living in a smaller town right outside a big city, or even a less populated area where you have space and a backyard. What helps me the most is finding a forest or large park and going and walking with a very close friend or alone and really taking time to relax and soak in that environment. Most people have a tendency of just conforming and blending and and hustling all the time in a world that we've created for ourselves, and Empaths seem to have a largely hard time really getting into a typical routine like that from what I've seen. Best of luck to whatever you end up doing in the end!

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
09/22/17 08:29:00PM
165 posts

Questions on how YOU experience vibes/energy...


Empath

Thanks so much for the comment! I definitely relate with physical touch, I cannot get you out of my head if you're touching me, I rarely touch someone unless I'm really comfortable with that person. People like to hug me a lot, which I might just notice hugs more so it seems more than average, but I get hugged a lot, and I honestly am not a big fan of physical contact unless someone is having a rough time and that's the kind of thing that will help them. When I make a connection it's usually not a feeling for me though, its this deep realization like "I see you" or "I know you" and I feel like I've met that person before. When I connect with anyone, it's always an amazing experience for me at least, I love meeting new people mostly for that reason.

Thank you so much for the feedback! And I'm definitely going to look into that link! I've looked into the Human Electromagnetic fields before and that's usually the closest diagram to what i experience, a Large "bubble" and then a smaller "bubble" inside and closer around the person, within arm length. @krosskelt

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
09/21/17 04:16:08PM
165 posts

I think my son can see auras


Empath

This sounds both exciting and nerve racking. I think the best thing is you need to worry about taking care of yourself first, do some meditation and get a little more balanced. With him, be there for him and encourage him to explore his gifts. Ask him questions about it, I've heard of some people who have intuition that strong and lost it because our world doesn't accept this. It would probably be best that he doesn't talk a bunch about it to other people, the world is cruel to people who are a little different, speaking from experience.

     I'm younger and I think the best thing I could do for you is speak from what I wish my parents had done for me through the aspect of spirituality and psychic/ intuitive gifts. The biggest and first thing would be to just care and love him first, I'm sure you already do, but make that you're priority over anything else, to look out for his best interest and what will make him happy. The second thing I think would apply for him is to encourage him to chase knowledge and spirituality (not religion). If his intuition works anything like mine, it'll go hand in hand with knowledge and grow as he learns more about the world and himself. Just help him along his journey and try to lightly push him towards books or deep conversations about things. Have a conversation about what he experiences. Ask him how he feels about it. He's likely already talked to his friends about it, and just support him. It's tough being different (as I'm sure you already know as an empath/ intuitive yourself). Really just help him embrace his gift. I would be so lost if I didnt have my intuition to guide me. Best of luck with whatever you do and your journey with him! I hope it all goes well. Everything will turn out and cheers for you with being able to work with this! I know I was a handful as a kid and I didn't have abilities like that either. 

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
09/21/17 04:05:02PM
165 posts

Questions on how YOU experience vibes/energy...


Empath

1. How do you experience someone's energy or vibe? 

     For me, I feel it almost as a physical sensation. Most people I feel two distinct areas, like a "wider" vibe and then when I'm within arms length I feel almost the same vibe but much much stronger. If I get that close I can rarely ignore their energy. I can't ignore someone's energy if it's any sort of off balance. For me, everyone has an individual vibe or energy, but when I feel an emotion off of someone, that emotion almost "plays" their vibe, the same way you would play a music not on an instrument. I feel people best in closed areas, like rooms or places where there are walls, I guess less gets in and everything else gets bounced off the wall or something and it becomes more concentrated or something. I feel just about anything that is living and I feel things like card scanners or just about anything with an electromagnetic wave (Which is what makes me think that Empaths are feeling electromagnetic waves, another reason I want to hear about other people's experiences). I used to take on other people's emotions and feel them as if they were my own, but I no longer do that. Over time of really analyzing and attempting to understand "feeling" other people it's gotten a little better. However, other people's energy and emotions have a very real affect on me still. If someone is sad I will only be able to focus on that person being down and I will start feeling down from not being able to help them, or anger/ held-in anger will give me anxiety and I start to shake and panic. Walking through public is equally, if not more exhausting than before, but I'm still learning to handle it. (Shielding hasn't worked for me at all, and a bunch of other techniques I've tried have even made it worse before). 

     The vibe itself depends on the person. I list the common words I use to attempt to describe a vibe of someone. Heavy, light, bright, fuzzy, warm, tranquil, "up", "down", confusing, etc. (there's more, but those are the most common)

2. How someone has described your vibe.

     Now I mostly ask this question because after being able to feel people all day long, everyday, I always wonder what I "feel" like. I know how my family feels (not good at all, you can literally feel the selfishness and ego, it's horrible), but I don't know how I feel. I've been told that I lighten up a room, but that wasn't even from an energy sensitive person, and I think in that case it had to do more with the fact that I smile a lot. I have a feeling mine is very "low key" or not intense. I tend to accidentally sneak up on people almost everyday. I know that my vibe would be different from other Empath's vibe, but hopefully if there are some similarities among other Empath's I'll have a better idea of what my presence feels like to other people... I've felt something very unclear similar to a vibe during meditation before, but again I'm not sure if that's a vibe or if it was a very successful meditation where I cleared out other people's emotions. 

Thank you in advance for any comments or shared ideas!


updated by @loconnoro: 10/03/17 12:46:05PM
LoconnorO
@loconnoro
09/18/17 08:55:39PM
165 posts

What can I do with my "Psychic" Abilities


Empath

Thank you so much for the stories! I definitely get a weird feeling with couples, the moment I see them together I can tell if they'll make it or not or if it's a healthy relationship or who is trying the hardest in the relationship... it's just obvious to me, and it's really awkward to just sit in the intuitive hunches.

I had another time when I got a bad feeling about someone, a new coworker at my old job, and something felt really off and almost bad about him. My friend said "I think you would be good friends with him" and I of nodded and smiled but I knew there was something off. Skip to a month later and he stole a massive amount from the store and was lead out during my shift by a police escort (he was smiling and waving at us too...)

Another one I had which is super weird, was I would get a weird knowing anytime a person who I wasn't close to but would text me almost everyday, calling us "good friends" would think about texting me. She would have something to happen and I guess she would think about texting me or get some sort of emotion towards telling me about it and then she would just pop into my head. Once I caught on and began wondering I started recording and asking times that things would happen and the time she would pop in my head would match up around 5-20 minutes after she would have something happen. Then, I started texting her when she would pop in my head and she would almost always respond "omg I was just thinking/about to text you". I never liked her but she was an important person in my life, helping me learn a few important lessons.

There's more than these but those are just a few more. I love hearing what others experience! Thank you @tigerlily
LoconnorO
@loconnoro
09/18/17 08:42:22PM
165 posts

Question for Empaths


Empath

I'm sure humans affect it. I haven't thought much in the emotional/energetic side, but the human race in our actions, blinded by ego, ambition, and disrespect for how sacred life is has caused some issues. The earth has a path that's already set, since the creation of the universe, and humanity has hurt the earth and all living things, including ourselves for the majority of our existance. We pollute, destroy, and kill. I know I sound like I hate humanity, which is 50% true... I love all humans as indivuduals, but we always group ourselves up in every possible way and divide each other and choose who is better. We live by our ego and we've only gotten further from who we truely are. I believe that long ago, before humanity was so materialistic, all humans were more in touch with their intuition and being an empath was common.
So no to say the least I do believe humans are in some way linked to everything going on and this might even be natures way of balancing itself.
LoconnorO
@loconnoro
09/13/17 11:13:57AM
165 posts

What can I do with my "Psychic" Abilities


Empath

Thank you for the comment! I will definitely look into all of that!

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
09/13/17 07:17:27AM
165 posts

Other people's effect on Perception


Empath

@snap

I definitely agree with what you're saying. The reason I asked the question was because I would start mirroring people and I could tell it wasn't "me" or just a tiny "piece" of me for some people. It's annoying because once I realize it I just get really awkward... Thank you for the comment!

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
09/12/17 07:48:46PM
165 posts

Geomagnetic Storm


Empath

oo thanks for sharing! I'm excited to see if I feel it or can pick up on it! 

(tricky business though, making sure I'm not projecting a feeling because I know something is happening...)

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
09/12/17 07:47:10PM
165 posts

Anyone else really sick with multiple sicknesses??? Unusually sick???


Empath

I've gotten a lot of pains lately, but I haven't caught anything in a long time, but I have to blame that on a strong immune system from a careful diet. I've been getting a lot of body aches but the world is always a mess tbh. I think the best thing for you would be to look into some natural remedies for those things and if they get worse go see a doctor. I love Natural Remedies because they strengthen your immune system to fight off intruders and helps your body help itself, instead of medicine which either takes your body out of the equation entirely and possibly even hurts it as well.

Regardless, best of luck with everything, I hope it all gets better!

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
09/12/17 07:42:55PM
165 posts

Wind


Psychic and Paranormal

I love storms too. I usually get a weird headache from some of them, the back of my neck/head starts hurting and my eyes hurt, but once i get use to it I love the sound of rain and wind and distant thunder. I definitely see what you're saying about the feeling of a storm, it is a nice feeling. I love most weather for different reasons, but my favorite to fall asleep to is a nice summer storm.

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
09/12/17 07:37:56PM
165 posts

What can I do with my "Psychic" Abilities


Empath

Hello everyone, I know that immediately the quotations around Psychic might seem odd or almost degrading, but I'm interested in ways to use my abilities to help other people. 

One of the biggest examples of me picking up on things that I don't understand would be this summer. I was working with a friend and I came in and he just seemed down. I don't know how else to explain in other than he was just down emotionally and I could feel it, like a sad. I was wondering but too anxious to ask him what was going on, but later when I was thinking about it I just had this weird thought/ intuitive feeling that he and his girlfriend broke up (this was a 3 year relationship and he's a very loyal person so it was hard for him to move on). He later confirmed that friday (this happened on a Wednesday) that his girlfriend and him kind of separated. First, he didn't mean to let that out, and he seemed really comfortable even after it came out with me knowing, even though he didn't want to share. It was awkward because I'm 2 years older, I was his manager and he's a senior in High School. (I hate that it was awkward and I would have loved to be friends with him outside the work place but the circumstances just made that inappropriate). Anyways, that wasn't the first time that something like that had happened, that was just the most recent example.

When I interact with people I don't really feel like I'm "me". I just disconnect and try to understand them completely, they might be talking about something but I'm figuring out different about them just by having a conversation... It's kind of scary because it's  easy for me to talk someone into something, which i've learned I really just need to look out and care about other's best interests because I could really hurt someone. Anyways, what's a healing type of thing I can do with these abilities. Feeling people's state of being is incredible (And ridiculously challenging to explain to others) but how can I use this to help? I'm already there for people when they need someone to talk to, but when I have some sort of insight into someone else's life, should I share it? (I have a friend dating a guy I don't like for her, there's nothing bad about him, they just don't seem good for each other in the long run and she gets very loyal, to the point she puts her best interest aside. He seems to close to himself to properly love someone, its an "I need you" rather than a "I love you" kind of thing, where he wants the best for her, he just wants her for himself....)

Anyways, any comments are greatly appreciated! Stories are also welcome, I love hearing about other people's intuitive experiences, or experiences about anything in general. Thank you!

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
09/11/17 04:47:25AM
165 posts

Other people's effect on Perception


Empath

Thank you for the response @zacharias. The biggest reason I wanted to post this was because i didn't like who I "became" and how I experience things around my family.
LoconnorO
@loconnoro
09/11/17 04:45:27AM
165 posts

Other people's effect on Perception


Empath

Thank you @lastars I will look into all those things!
LoconnorO
@loconnoro
09/10/17 08:31:59PM
165 posts

Other people's effect on Perception


Empath

Hey everyone! I've been actively working to better understand myself and my body really since I found out I was an empath 2 years ago. I've been spending a lot of time alone and enjoying it, and recently I've noticed that when I go around certain people, like certain family members or friends, my perception changes. I might get a little more close-minded or I might start taking the world in a certain way or be more likely to take a side I wouldn't usually take on an issue. It's odd, and I can usually pick up on it now, but does anyone else do this or relate to it? It feels a little deeper than just "mirroring" someone or being a chameleon, but I do think it's closely related to those things. It literally feels like I take on the person or group of peoples "world view" to me. It's hard to explain... Any thoughts?
LoconnorO
@loconnoro
08/17/17 10:59:07AM
165 posts

Long post... But does anyone Relate?


Empath

Thank you everyone for the replies, it stinks how hard it is to find genuin friends... and everyone is so close to their ego's
LoconnorO
@loconnoro
08/16/17 09:26:23PM
165 posts

Questions on being Psychic...


Psychic and Paranormal

I know, in my experience, that I'm not a psychic. I've come off as psychic to people before, but I don't identify with being a psychic at all. For me, I read people incredibly easily, I feel their energy, and I pay attention to what I mirror when I'm around them, and then I can put together things. It's scared multiple people in my life when I come out with an oddly specific question to their situation, and they have no idea how I got the information, but it's just obvious for me. 

Now on the other hand, I've started developing a really weird thing where when someone walks in with something going on, for example lung cancer, without knowing what is wrong, I will feel a pressure in my chest, or I pick up headaches from other people. It's very odd, and can be incredibly draining. Another thing that scared me originally was I feel pregnancies, the baby and the mother. I remember the first time I noticed it was when a teacher I knew suddenly "felt" different, her vibe was just different, and then I was asking myself "why" and all the sudden I got the urge to ask her if she was pregnant. Of course I didn't do it at the time, I thought I was going crazy and it can be really offensive to ask a woman if she's pregnant (especially if she's not)... but 3 weeks later she made an announcement that she was (and she hadn't been showing all that time). 

Does anyone else experience things like that? I still don't feel like I'm "psychic" but when I watch other people who identify as a psychic, it confuses me because I've picked up on some crazy things...


updated by @loconnoro: 09/05/18 12:06:24PM
LoconnorO
@loconnoro
08/16/17 09:16:30PM
165 posts

Long post... But does anyone Relate?


Empath

So I'll start off my saying I've been really trying to understand this entire "Empath Experience", if you will. My mind has a ridiculously rigid and scientific side that has to understand everything inside and out, and it can't have any loose ends when it comes to learning things. Recently, as I've been trying to understand my abilities, I've also been trying to increase my intuition and really get in touch with it, and I realized it goes hand-in-hand with my knowledge. It's like the bigger the library I provide it, more it speaks to me. With all this being said I feel like my abilities have grown some, and in some ways I've been able to get a little bit more of a handle on the experience overall... I still struggle immensely with picking up people's emotions, and bad energy seems to affect me more now as well. 

But on from that overview of what I've been focusing on in regards to being an empath, I've been making a few new "true" friends, friends that I have a really deep and meaningful relationship. I have two people that come to mind when I think about this, but both didn't know how to process my being an Empath. They both recognized weird things like how strong my senses are or how I do weird things like know when they're approaching me, or I've even come off as psychic at times (I'm just really good at reading into people, and then sometimes I've been surprised myself at some information I've gotten), but then when I decided to tell them that I was this thing called an Empath, one just kinda brushed it off (like an eye roll) and then pulled away (This person I'm not concerned about keeping in my life, they didn't stress me out at all). But the other friend (very smart, but very science based and modern world brained) just seems confused. The second friend, I'm concerned about because he and I had a really relationship with great conversations about things, which I never find. We kind of bonded over science and nerdy things like that, and other deep conversations just about anything, and he always seemed amazed by how much "stuff" I know. I am gifted in most sciences, especially biology and anything related to the human body, and he would say I should meet his other friend that is apparently a genius or something. But Last Sunday I talked to him about being an Empath, and specifically "Clairsentient", and I'm not sure how he took it. He seemed very open minded while we talked about it, but he's also seemed a little more distant. I couldn't be completely honest about the extent of what it means for me to be an Empath, but I did talk about "feeling" people. I'm concerned because we were headed to be good friends and I'm scared I chased away a guy who thought a well of me, but now he might literally think I'm crazy. I'm just glad I never let him know how well I read people. He and his girlfriend took some space and it upset him, and I knew about it 4 days before he actually brought it up because when we spoke I noticed something was off and figured it out. It's even harder because I literally feel the distance between us now and this happens with anyone I'm around or talk to about these things. You can feel when people look at you differently or think of you in a different way than before. It really stinks. I'm so glad I didn't talk about being able to feel the energy of trees in the same way I feel it for people. Sorry this was a rant, but I'm just really struggling to find genuine friends and lately it's honestly been getting to me...

LoconnorO
@loconnoro
08/12/17 07:21:04PM
165 posts

Please Take An Empath Poll...


Empath

I'm looking through all the responses and I HIGHLY recommend people looking into the signs of being a medium, and I don't mean this in a way meaning you should let other entities inhabit your body or actively talk with the dead, no. I just mean this as in you're extremely sensitive to energies, from seem and the unseen, so it makes sense that you are more sensitive to spirits and entities as well.

But yeah I love night time, it's where I'm alone, all the people are asleep (usually) and I'm the most awake and most myself. It's a beautiful time for me, although it takes a toll on my day life.
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