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Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
08/13/18 02:15:53PM
861 posts

Depersonalization, schizo, or spiritual?


Empath

@instinctivelyxintuitive:

A few thoughts to share while I am waiting for you to get back to me on the questions above. A lot of empaths struggle with things that go on that they think can best be explained by mental illness. And while I think you should rule out mental illness with a doctor's visit, here are some other possible explanations for what you are experiencing:

*Marijuana these days on average has crazy high levels of THC. It is estimated to have 70% more potency than what marijuna had in the 70s. And that THC as you may know, is what has psychoactive effects.

*The pineal gland is known to be connected to our 3rd eye. The pineal gland is already very active in people who are empathic/psychic. When you smoke weed as an empath, you are super charging the impact on your third eye. When humans consume psychiatric drugs, it affects this complex cascade of activity in the pineal gland, in conjunction with various other parts of the brain, to give a subjectively altered state of perception.

Based on the science, and my personal view, it can be a bit dangerous for anyone with psychic abilities to smoke weed since the effects are much stronger than they would be on a non-empath person. It can be very intense and scary. You're going to hallucinate more, and have a much tougher time dealing with the after effects on your brain. And I have heard from many empaths who have suffered from hallucinations and general "out of it slugishness" even 3 days after smoking weed. That's the unpleasant after effect for an empath. 

When you are sober as an empath, you can also go through periods where things get very weird with paranormal and inexplicable surreal events that are happening. And I don't know why this is, but as an empath when you are overstimulated and ungrounded, you can and will experience hightened sensitivity and strange paranormal things. I think when we are under that kind of stress, our chakras are just too open, and what we experience is too strong. In some cases the things you experience in that state may cause you to be confused and think you are losing your mind. And I have personally experienced being ungrounded and low vibration having unseen things visit me and try to attach to my aura. Just as @janett-niemi said, you can be overwhelmed with energy that you are absorbing from the living and non-living worlds. And lastly, @crystalsage gave you some really good advice on how to ground yourself and raise your vibration. A good 20-30 minute soak in a salt bath can do wonders for making you feel better (it helps pull out unwanted energy so your vibration can return to its normal high level). I would suggest doing a bath with some nice relaxing music and see if that makes you feel better. Most of us do 1-2 salt baths a week for general maintenance to rid us of unwanted energy and keep us grounded and balanced. But when you're having a tough time, there is a lot of benefit to doing a daily salt bath. I like to do them before bedtime so that I wash away the unwanted energy from the day and sleep better. And meditating is also an excellent way to unwind and ground yourself. (Although I find that since a lot of people struggle to relax and meditate that the salt baths are just easier).

And on a final note on the depersonalization, I had to help my teenage empath son through that. He got hit with almost daily periods of depersonalization for a few months. We think it may have come at a time when his skills were in transition. But he was also pretty stressed and ungrounded so I think there is a connection there. For him, doing salt baths and getting improved sleep did the trick for getting balanced. And once balanced, the depersonalization went away. My two cents for you is that depersonalization is something that happens to some empaths at times. It's a red flag for you to just slow things down and do some self-care to get grounded. Try some of these suggestions and we'd love to hear if it is improving your situation.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
08/13/18 10:06:53AM
861 posts

Depersonalization, schizo, or spiritual?


Empath

@instinctivelyxintuitive:

I think I may be able to help you sort this out. Do you meditate and/or practice astral travel?

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
08/10/18 12:29:01PM
861 posts

Tarot reading and coaching for overwhelmed empaths


Offers and Services

Congrats on this. It looks awesome!

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
08/07/18 01:46:04PM
861 posts

Kryon Lightworker's Handbook Lesson 1


Library of Light

Thanks  @bing. I started reading all 5 parts. I am enjoying it!

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
08/05/18 09:28:41PM
861 posts

What's your favorite?


Empath

@crystalsage:

Great topic. My favorite so far is being able to feel and analyze energy as a way to be able to help a person or group understand how to better their lives. Often times when someone is hurting or upset they will verbalize some but not all that bothers them. Same for a dysfunctional group. I love being able to cut past everyone's blocks and reservations and be able to tell them who I feel that they are, and bring to light what is making them unhappy. It brings about a unique honesty that really helps with talking and healing.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
08/05/18 01:40:09PM
861 posts

Spacial energy?


Empath

@crystalsage:

I like you don't have many resources locally that I have found yet. As a result, I've done a ton of reading. And I have found several really good books. Below are two books that I read a couple years back that really helped me understand what being an empath is all about, and how energy works. Here are Amazon links to give you a quick reference:

https://www.amazon.com/Reluctant-Empath-Bety-Comerford/dp/0764346032/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1533500794&sr=8-1&keywords=the+reluctant+empath

https://www.amazon.com/Empaths-Quest-Finding-Your-Destiny/dp/0764352237/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1533500794&sr=8-2&keywords=the+reluctant+empath

The first one is basically the beginners guide to being an empath. The second one covers more of the energy topic. The second book also made me aware of how much emotional energy we humans put on our spoken word. It made me realize better the people at work and in my life who use negative stressful words on a regular basis that bring me and others down. In recognizing this I was able to know who the problem people are and try to avoid them. This knowledge also allowed me to actually reduce stress by changing my own speaking habits of accidentally using negative words or hyperbole. I now limit negative word phrases like "I had a brutal day today", and instead choose to say "I had some challenges at work today". It's amazing the power that words have because making statements like "I had a brutal day today" makes me feel really negative saying it, and then projects that negative on to my wife or whoever is hearing me say it. Whereas choosing to use words like "I had some challenges at work today", is a calmer, more neutral way of explaining my day. And I'm not projecting any negativity while getting the same story across.

Both are excellent books. And the authors who are both shamans who made it a fun read by illustrating all the levels of empathy through a fictional story line.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
08/05/18 01:20:44PM
861 posts

Living in the spirit world?


Psychic and Paranormal

@chezarey:

Sometimes I am in awe of the knowing ability. Especially if I can help someone avoid a problem, or solve a problem with it.

But other times it is very random and makes me wonder what was the point of it at that moment? As an example, I was at a birthday party last night for a friend. And they hired a comedian to perform at the party. And at two points during his comedy act my knowing kicked in and gave me the punch line to his joke. And it wasn't anything I could have guessed at. And I knew word for word what his punchline was a few seconds in advance to him saying it out loud. This also happens a lot to me during TV and movies where I'll know the line before it is spoken when I've never seen the show before. If this is knowing, I'm not sure what the purpose is for me to know something so random. Unless it's just my subconscious testing out the use. And sometimes, like in the case of this comedian, I wonder is it my knowing that is working or is it some sort of telepathy where I am picking up on what a person is thinking and is about to say? And then when it happens on previously recorded TV or movies, it couldn't be telepathy if I know in advance what a person is going to say in a movie that wrapped production a year or more ago? So I get confused between the relationship between knowing and telepathy. 


updated by @hop-daddy: 08/05/18 01:22:01PM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
08/05/18 01:06:36PM
861 posts

empath depression


Empath

@spiritualskies:

I think the empath fatigue we get from our energy exchanges, are just part of the deal for a developing empath. Perhaps it's a lesson to be learned to better control our energy exchange skills to be used sparingly and in the right circumstances. As opposed to how the majority of empaths exist, myself included, who don't yet have full control. And we accidentally exhaust ourselves with our empath radar being up and working on everyone.

This is probably a terrible analogy, but I can't think of a better one. I live in rattlesnake country so this came to mind as a way to explain empath fatigue. And the young youth snakes put themselves in danger because they release all of their venom in their first encounter. So if they are out hunting for a mouse, for example, a young snake will through inexperience use enough venom to kill 10 mice in a one mouse hunting attack. They then get fatigued, and will need many hours or even days to rebuild their venom stores. That leaves the young snake unable to defend against predator attacks in the meantime, and also limits their options to continue hunting for food. On the other hand, an adult rattlesnake knows how to use its venom sparingly. And knows to be picky and very selective on when to hunt, when to fight, with an emphasis on rationing its venom.

I think we empaths are very often like a young rattler in how we use our gift. Most of us, myself included, don't know how to ration our gift and be selective with who we use it on. We might go out to dinner at a crowded restaurant with our empath radar on full and pick up all of the energy in the restaurant thereby allowing an energy exchange with many random people. And that exhausts us. We can also while picking up on all that energy pick up and become like the low energy in the room (nervous energy, sad, angry etc...).

I was recently reading an article by a pretty famous psychic who is very skilled at putting a protective white light bubble around her to protect the empath part of her. That way when she walks into a busy restaurant or public place, she isn't allowing an energy exchange with anyone. She only puts her empath skills to work selectively when she decides someone needs her help. This makes her more powerful and effective on people who she helps, when she chooses to help them. And she doesn't spend her day struggling with any exhaustion from overuse of her resources. And like the adult snake in my above example, she is being highly efficient by being selective.

In a round about way to come full circle on the original question in this post, I think we can manage the fatigue and emotional effects with protection crystals, salt baths, rest etc... But the real relief and much more emotionally stable existence will come once we master our gift and learn how to go through life without having our empath radar on high ready to interact with everyone we meet.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
08/05/18 12:35:23PM
861 posts

empath depression


Empath

@cheshire-cat:

I definitely was not referring to you or anyone else that I've communicated with in this community. I'm sorry you got that impression. But rest assured, I don't pick up on any of that within you. I know you struggle with pain and depression. And I can sense that, but not as a deep blackness as I described. What I do pick up from you is quite a special light inside. I know you often don't feel well. But despite that, your light to me is still burning strong and is unique.

I think when exchanging messages here online I can get a partial scan of each person's energy. But its not as complete as when I meet a person one on one and look into their eyes. There's is something to it when they say the eyes are the window to the soul. And that's how it works for me. I don't how many of you have met a severely depressed person in person. But when I do there is a blackness and dimly lit soul that I pick up on. When its a severely depressed person, I feel immense sadness from them on a level that is hard for me to help with (the very low energy they put off really knocks me off my game). When I meet a person like that, it feels like a 2-3 empath person job to really be able to help them.

I have also met on occasion some deeply disturbed psychotic people from time to time (the kind of person who you meet and within seconds you feel and visualize them having the capacity to gun down everyone in the room at any second). And there is that same blackness to them but at a deeper scarier level. I get the chills when I meet someone like that and it makes me want to run the heck out of there. 

Anyway, does anyone else pick up the overwhelming low energy from severely depressed or psychotic people? And I don't want anyone to accidentally misread this and lump them in the same category. They are two very different examples of people expressing very low energy vibration (the former showing sadness, and the later showing as pure evil).

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
08/04/18 02:06:40PM
861 posts

Spacial energy?


Empath

@womanwhowalks:

Your bar code struggles is truly unique and really interesting. Do you think there is any connection between that and numerology? 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
08/04/18 02:03:45PM
861 posts

Living in the spirit world?


Psychic and Paranormal

@chezarey:

I think what you refer to as deja vu in reverse, is really the "knowing" ability with a twist. I also have a deep sense of knowing when it comes to helping others. I'll just have an idea pop into my mind that this is going to happen, or this is the answer. It comes with a feeling of confirmation that can be best described as "believe it, this will happen". Your knowing seems to come with an extra feeling of confirmation as well as "this was coming, this is now here". I think we humans too often doubt or analyze what we feel and hear. I think the extra confirmation that you and I get is like an exclamation point from spirit telling us to believe what he hear or think. It helps me a lot since being a skeptic is part of my wiring so I unfortunately do doubt a lot of what I receive as messages. But the extra confirmation feeling really erases that skepticism and compels me to get the message out to whoever it is intended.

For me the 3-5 second trance with no memory always happens when there are dozens of people around me. There is loud and increasing ear ringing that goes along with it. My best guess is that I'm either being downloaded info. so my brain needs to shut down momentarily to do that, or I may be getting communicated with by ghosts and spirits that surround people in the room. If it is the later, then I think I'm not yet ready to "hear" the message and that's why I don't have anything to recall. But it's just a guess at this point. I'm taking notes as this happens more to try to figure it out.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
08/03/18 02:32:47PM
861 posts

empath depression


Empath

@spiritualskies:

I have experienced both myself and had to help family members with it. Here's my take:

Depression is typically called the blues. You feel low, not yourself. You don't hate yourself, but you're also not thrilled with yourself and your life at that moment. In this state you tend to focus on the bad in your life without logically balancing it out with the good in your life. There is usually some anxiety mixed in with this phase (although the anxiety may be an empath thing). Depression can last days, months, or years. You'll have good days, and bad days and ride that roller coaster. If depression continues for any length of time one will generally experience a day to day loss of joy along with an unhealthy focus on the bad in themselves and their life. Brain chemistry will become unbalanced and deteriorate.

Severe Depression is when depression spirals to an even lower level/lower vibration. From a medical standpoint, there is a significant change in brain chemistry at this point where the feel good chemicals like serotonin and dopamine malfunction and a person feels numb instead of joy. A person going through this will often have trouble sleeping and lose their appetite. This is the danger zone for an empath as I believe when we hit severe depression we are often being pushed and held down there by dark entities that want to suppress our light and cause us to emit low energy that they absorb. I know this is a dark topic. And some people may disagree with this theory. But I speak from personal experience on this matter. Even if you do disagree with this theory, I think what we can all agree on is that severely depressed people are stuck in a mental and emotional hole that they don't feel that they can get out of. They feel completely helpless, and completely worthless. Logic flies out the window and a person who is severely depressed cannot see any hope that any part of their life is good. There is a complete loss of joy, and hope. And worst of all, they hate themselves and self sabotage their life. A severely depressed person will often seek drugs or alcohol abuse as a way to try to feel better. And that just makes things worse. And lastly, a severely depressed person is at high risk for suicide.

As an empath, a severely depressed person will present to you as emotionally black (if that makes sense). There is a darkness in the severely depressed that is really unsettling that I pick up on. It is so intense, that it can be very challenging for me to try to help as an empath and remove some of that darkness from them. At that point it's like a 2-3 empath person job to try to offload some of their pain and darkness since the emotional low energy is so strong. And when I say darkness, I don't mean evil. I mean their inner light is being extinquished, and it doesn't feel like their soul is 100% here.

I think our society has unfairly programmed us to think that the depressed or mentally ill are weak and are outcasts. And for that reason a lot of people get depressed and try to hide it and tough it out as they hope it will just pass. And it can often get dangerously worse to where they can become a danger to themselves and others. It's highly beneficial to get a depressed person to see a doctor and when appropriate and medically advised, start anti-depression meds. The chemical changes in the brain during depression is well documented, and can be successfully treated in most cases.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
08/03/18 01:55:59PM
861 posts

Clairsentience


New Age

I think once you are a few years into your spiritual awakening you pretty much have an understanding what you major and what you minor in psychically speaking.

Your second question is a good one. For me, my clairaudient and claircognizance compete as the dominant skill for me. And then more as a minor skill, I get clairvoyance randomly at times. But my clairsentience, the empath part of me that used to be dominant, has dropped off a bit while the other clair skills have advanced.

There has been many times over the past year where I find myself not picking up on the emotional energy of people around me like I usually would. In fact, sometimes it is so obvious that I am deeply confused as an empath that I missed that someone around me was really upset or hurt. After thinking about it for a while I reasoned that I'm pretty sure that I'm being programmed regularly for my spiritual advancement. And as part of that, perhaps at times my empathy or clairsentience is dulled so that I can properly focus on my other skills? Being an empath is very challenging and confusing to deal with the constant bombardment of emotional energy. And logically speaking, it would make sense for that skill to be turned down once in a while so that you can focus on the new skills that will perhaps play a larger part in your life path. That's my theory anyway.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
08/03/18 01:03:59PM
861 posts

Clairsentience


New Age

Here's what I know for each:

he Four Major Intuitive Abilities



  • Clairvoyance – clear seeing. Clairvoyance is an inner seeing. ...
  • Clairsentience – clear feeling. Clairsentience is the ability to receive intuitive messages via feelings, emotions, or physical sensations. ...
  • Clairaudience – clear hearing. ...
  • Claircognizance – clear knowing.

This link goes into deeper definitions:

https://www.psychic-readings-guide.com/list-of-psychic-abilities/

If I am understanding you correctly, I think you may be clairsentient.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
08/03/18 11:52:24AM
861 posts

Clairsentience


New Age

A quick note on the definition of this to anyone who is not familiar:

Clairsentience, which means clear sensing, is the ability to feel the present, past or future physical and emotional states of others, without the use of the normal five senses. Psychics who areclairsentient are able to retrieve information from houses, public buildings and outside areas.

I see a lot of websites advertising services to teach you how to develop all of your clairs so that you can become an awesome psychic and rule the world (LOL). But I am reminded of the scientific debate about homosexuality that took place in the 80s. And that debate was, are people gay because they were born that way, or are they gay because of their environment that pushed them in that direction (officially known as nature versus nurture debate). 

I hear quite a few psychics claim that every human has the ability to be empathic and obtain advanced psychic abilities. But after examining narcs and sociopaths, I completely disagree that those types could be empathic. That would go against every fiber of their being. And while it is possible that we humans could have a brain predisposed to be able to obtain and use psychic ability, I think the vast majority of humans never will (unless we have technological advances that do that for them). So to give you a long answer to your question, I think nature plays a role in psychic abilities. And I think we are born with a certain amount of abilities in that area. And for example, I am naturally clairaudient, but I don't think I'm wired to be clairsentient. I don't think I was given the skills to be able to learn and advance that skill. And I think what supports that is you'll see a lot of well known psychics who all sense things very differently, and rarely have multiple clair skills. Some talk to spirit guides for info., some talk directly to spirits but only see images and symbols in communication, and the clairsentients walk in a building and can see immediate images of the people history there. 

And I don't mean to discourage you in any way. I just thought I'd open up a discussion on whether its possible to learn. practice, and experience different "clair abilities". This very well may be a core skill of yours. And if so, the below link will maybe help you find a direction on where to learn more.

You can Google around and find plenty of spiritual sites offering to provide you an online course on this type of thing. But I suspect its not an easy skill to learn, and that many of these courses are just money making schemes. The gentleman below is someone who I like to read his blog and podcasts because he covers a wide range of psychic topics, with many visiting psychic guests. And I'd be willing to bet that he has an old podcast or article in his web archive where you can hear from a few experts who offer legitimate clairsentient courses. Here's the link:

https://slade-roberson.squarespace.com/

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
08/03/18 11:31:43AM
861 posts

Living in the spirit world?


Psychic and Paranormal

@spiritualskies:

Thank you again for your sage advice. I really enjoy your hearing your thoughts and opinion.

If you or anyone else understands or experiences trances, please help me better understand them. I have had trances before where I get a little movie or see something (similar to day dreaming, but there is always more to it like a deliberate message). Anyway, those trances I always remember vividly. But I also get these other trances for a very short duration where I don't have any memory of what happened, it is a true lapse in time for me. When it happens it may only be for 3-5 seconds. And I have no idea where my mind goes when it happens. It almost always happens when I'm speaking to someone one on one in a crowded room. Usually my ears will all of a sudden ring with an increasing intensity. I'll be looking the person I'm talking to right in the eye as I listen to them. But then I'll blink out in a trance and go somewhere for a few seconds with no recollection of what just happened. And when I snap out of it, the person I am talking to usually looks at me funny as if I was looking bored or distracted. It must be pretty obvious to the person I'm speaking to that my mind just went somewhere else. The frequency is very random as I may have an experience like this only one time a month, or it could happen 5 times in a week. And it never happens with someone close to me like my wife, kids, or best friend. It can happen with someone I know who I am friendly with, but not emotionally connected to like a close friend. And quite often it happens with strangers. Any ideas as to what this is, and its purpose?

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
08/03/18 10:55:28AM
861 posts

Spacial energy?


Empath

@crystalsage:

You sound like I get when I'm at my worst and ungrounded. I get to where I'll sit down with some people who otherwise have good energy, and start shaking and getting panic attacks. Thankfully for me, I got a handle on all that and haven't really felt like that in a few years. Although airports still set me off.

I wonder if during your chakra work, you maybe have some chakras left too wide? And aside from that, being ungrounded can happen even when your chakras are seemingly in good function. As an empath you can start your day perfectly grounded, and have enough intense energy around you that quickly lowers your vibration.

That doesn't surprise me, that the feeling didn't go away right when you left the building. You absorbed some energy that was really tough for you, but that doesn't disappear when you exit. The only time you will feel immediate relief from leaving a place is if someone or something was projecting a psychic attack on you. In this case, you picked up energy that overwhelmed you. And it sometimes can take a couple days on your own to truly get that out of your system. If you happen to be home now, try taking a nice warm salt bath with a cup and a half of rock salt. Put some relaxing music and do some breathing exercises aimed to breathe out the stress. Sit in the tub for 20+ minutes and you should feel a lot better.

I had a couple other ideas for you that I'll send you a PM message on.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
08/01/18 04:11:20PM
861 posts

Living in the spirit world?


Psychic and Paranormal

@spiritualskies:

Thanks for your kind comments. And now that you mention it, I also often zone out when speaking to people. They always give me a look like I'm not really listening to them. But every now and then I'll be speaking to someone one on one in an area where there are a lot of people nearby, and I'll zone out and stop hearing them completely. I'm not sure where my mind goes when I zone out, its a little bit of everything. I'm always a little embarrassed when I get caught doing this because I don't want to come off as disrespectful or make the person think they are boring me. But I can't control the zone out as it just happens. It must have something to do with all of the people in an area that are overloading my empath radar because it seems to happen most often in public places.

My experience in public is similar to what some empaths have told me happen to them (but not all). Sometimes if I walk into a very busy public place like a Costco, dozens of people will turn around to look at me as I walk in. And it's not a quick look at me, but a gaze at me for 10-15 seconds. It always makes me feel a bit weird as if maybe I forgot to put on my pants and walked in wearing undies. And then usually most of those people after a short while will go back to their business. But there are always a few who watch me and even follow me in a store. And some will approach me and without introduction as if they already know me, they will dump their whole life story of troubles on me. They always have a similar almost trance-like look in their eyes, and they speak with a steady high volume of words with no pauses. All I can say is that these people usually act in the same odd fashion like a computer trying to hurry a download of a large file. And I'll be stuck cornered for 15 minutes or so just nodding my head trying to be polite while I hear about all their problems. And then boom, they're gone without much of a good-bye. And they usually have a smile on their face with a calm air about them. I can tell the interaction lifted their spirits. But I'll feel a little weighted down and low. It's the classic empath energy exchange. Anyway, I have posted about this before and this seems to happen to quite a few of us. I will say it doesn't happen to me all of the time. It's kind of random and I don't understand how it all works. I will say its very creepy to have dozens of people to turn around in unison to stare at me as I enter a store. And creepier still, when I get stalked by a stranger or two while shopping. And these kind of interactions can really physically and emotionally exhaust be so I typically avoid public places unless I am have a good empath day.

As I have noted, good sleep is incredibly important for me to keep my head on straight as an empath. Whenever I have a bad sleep night and wake up feeling like I'm between two worlds it is a miserable experience that day. I'm no good for anyone, including myself. Like most of us empaths, I have a long history with trouble sleeping. It's actually double for me because fairly often I have paranormal things happening in my bedroom that wake me up. I don't use any pharma drugs to sleep and never have. But I do pretty well getting a deep sleep with melatonin supplements most nights, or a benadryl tab. And since getting good sleep is so important for my well being, I don't think I am missing much by sleeping through anything paranormal. I do, however, think we empaths get taught and programmed in our sleep through our subconscious mind. But you need to be asleep to take advantage of that.

Thanks again for your comments and questions.


updated by @hop-daddy: 08/01/18 04:20:21PM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
08/01/18 10:35:00AM
861 posts

Living in the spirit world?


Psychic and Paranormal

@spiritualskies:

I haven't experienced things the way you describe. But quite often I tell my wife and kids that I feel in between worlds for a day. It's hard to get people to understand what I mean but I only feel like I'm half here because my mind seems to also be accessing something from another place and it limits my ability to function that day in our realm. It usually happens after 1-2 bad nights of sleep when I am really overly tired. Sometimes it happens during a very stressful period in my life that also causes sleeplessness. I just wake up feeling really off. I get unusually cranky, have trouble concentrating and being present in this reality. People will talk to me and I won't hear them clearly or I hear them but it processes in my mind really slow so I have to pause a lot when conversing. It makes people look at me funny. I think my eyes also change because people who know me look deeply into me eyes as if trying to search for the usual me (it may be that my soul is not 100% here and people pick up on that in my eyes). During an event like this my psychic powers are on high and I get a lot of weird visions and slip in and out of trances/daydreams all day long. And a lot of paranormal things happen with seeing and hearing strange things. My ears ring like crazy. For that day it feels like I am sleep walking through the day. And then I'll go to bed that night and get some sleep and return to normal the next day. I've always wondered what that is all about.

My wife suffers from insomnia quite often and she does a great job of not letting it affect her mood. So she always tells me she has never met a person like me that has such a dramatic personality change, and who is so functionally handicapped after a bad night of sleep. But it is definitely an empath thing. I just don't know what the reason is or purpose is.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/31/18 02:09:42PM
861 posts

Projection energies


Empath

@cat-is-very-broke:

Important question: How is that you have two guys in your life who make the bed? My wife would like to know your secret! Wink

You've discovered the magic of crystals and stones. They can be magical medicine for empaths. They can sometimes work on non-empaths, although I find many non-empaths block any benefit (particularly if they assign a negative image such as witchcraft or new age crap to it). When I first started using crystals and stones, I went in with some disbelief, and they didn't start working until I changed my attitude. You have to be all in and believe in what they do for them to work. You also have to take good care of them weekly with cleanings, and re-energizing them in the sun or in salt. And if you take care of them, they'll take care of you. (Just remember that you cannot put an amethyst in the sun as the color and energy will fade. Place them in a bowl of salt overnight to clear and energize them).

You picked the right crystal by using amethyst. Amethyst crystal therapies are primarily associated with physical ailments of the nervous system, the curing of nightmares and insomnia, and balancing the crown chakra.

Rose Quartz is another nice crystal. Although I find that it works better for calming females. It has a bit of a reputation as a female energy stone. So I'm not sure if your TF will experience much from it. But that said, I like having it around because the females in my home are the ones who are most emotional and I find it helps calm them.

You wrote a lot after you mentioned the crystals. And I'm not sure if there was a question in there covering the last half of your post? But it kind of sounds like your relationship with your ex has run its course. That may be hard for you to hear. But in reading your words and feeling your energy, I think you deep down know where you are at with him. It's very important for an empath to match with a spouse or significant other who listens and understands who we are and what we go through. Otherwise it is very difficult to co-exist. It's troubling that your ex is angry about you putting crystals under your pillow. It's not a big deal and is for your own good and will make you a better person with improved sleep. It seems if he is angry about something as small like that, then you two probably have much deeper issues and damage, and almost anything could have set him off. If he's open to joint counseling, and improving your relationship then I say go for it. But if not, then it sounds like your relationship is floundering and it is putting your vibration in a holding pattern on the low end of the spectrum. And that's keeping you as an empath from being and feeling your best.

I wish you well and hope you figure it out.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/31/18 09:58:01AM
861 posts

Empaths vs. Narcissists?


Empath

The best way to describe it is as a yin-yang relationship where the two are opposites yet often intertwined. You will find that narcs seek out empaths, and empaths often are very attracted and attached to narcs (despite the danger).

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/30/18 05:11:53PM
861 posts

Telepathy


Psychic and Paranormal

@chezarey:

I can relate to that. Before I realized what an empath was, and discovered that I was an empath, I was a mess. I was the opposite of grounded. And it felt like someone had ripped the fabric of my reality. And then once I figured out how to ground the energy that I took in, boom, I returned to normal. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/30/18 11:24:03AM
861 posts

Chakra work


Empath

@crystalsage:

When doing a deep grounding/rebalancing like that, you are raising your vibration. That's why you feel lighter and more energetic. And while your vibration is high like that, you have an extra layer of spiritual armor. That's why you feel like you can handle certain people easier at this time. The trick for all of is to work on keeping your vibration high because as an empath you can't help but absorb the energy around you. And that will start lowering your vibration again. But since you now have some techniques that work for you, you'll know what to do when you start feeling down.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/30/18 10:59:43AM
861 posts

Projection energies


Empath

@chezarey:

I saw your note about seeing numbers repeat. I see a lot of repeating numbers that I believe are angel numbers. When I look up the definition they are pretty positive and often are highlighting things in my life that are relevant. I also took my daughter to a well known psychic in our area recently for some life coaching for her. And the psychic said she believes heavily in numerology. So this topic continues to fascinate me as well. If it helps you, here is a good website link where you can look up the meaning of numbers that you are seeing often in your daily life.

http://sacredscribesangelnumbers.blogspot.com/p/index-numbers.html

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/29/18 05:28:22PM
861 posts

Spirit Guides


Psychic and Paranormal

@empathdad:

Thanks for bringing this topic up. This is one of the skills I'm trying to advance on as well. There are times when thoughts that are not mine that are inserted into my mind that are good and positive that I assume come from my spirit guides. And I also get quite a bit of daily ear ringing that I suspect may also be a spirit guide communicating (the ringing tends to coincide with thoughts and ideas that I have). But its so far a one way communication and I would like to break through and get a two-way communication going. From what I gather, there is not really one way that people communicate with spirit guides as it runs the gamut. It appears that we have to listen to others on what works for them and find a method that best works for each of us. And then like @nocturnes-angel stated, you have to get your "mind right" if you're not naturally tuned for this.

Here's a link from a podcast that I listen to often that touches on this subject. You may find some of the info. and his other blogs useful:

https://simplecast.com/s/03a3226b?mc_cid=52c6696dda&mc_eid=9c491c90de

And the same author also offers an online workshop that I have not yet tried but sounds promising:

https://sladeroberson.com/classes/talking-to-your-spirit-guides?mc_cid=52c6696dda&mc_eid=9c491c90de

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/29/18 05:08:01PM
861 posts

Telepathy


Psychic and Paranormal

If you all don't mind opening up on this subject, it appears that there is a fairly large amount of people with mental illness disorders exhibiting psychic abilities (ranging from ADHD to bi-polar and schizophrenia). If I am correct, and this is indeed a common pattern, I am wondering what is the cause? I also notice that while psychic abilities run in families, so does mental illness. And I again wonder if there is a similar connection there?

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/27/18 03:00:27PM
861 posts

Chakra work


Empath

Good for you for recognizing how you feel and being proactive with self-care. I had to learn that lesson the hard way years ago, and had a really tough time when I ignored the self-care. Just remember, keep your vibration up!

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/27/18 01:43:19PM
861 posts

Chakra work


Empath

@crystalsage:

With what you described as conflict and negative from living in a big family house, you may have trouble keeping everything balanced. You may fix things, and then interact with others that screw up what you just improved. I only live with a family of 4 and quite often even with just them I need to escape to a quiet place to unwind because I can feel their energy when they are not having a good day.

It makes sense what you said about the heart & throat. I don't know your past personal history. But what you have mentioned about family conflict in your home would fit the heart and throat. You certainly can improve that. I just feel bad with your housing environment you may be in a 2 steps forward, 1 step back every time you do energy work.

Have you ever tried acupuncture? I just tried it for the first time. I really feel hurt in my solar plexus area from emotional energy that I deal with each day. And while grounding helps me maintain it, I have had long term stomach soreness, and swelling/bloating from being an empath. I thought I'd give acupuncture a try and my first visit was nothing short of magical. I could feel energy pulsing and being redirected around my body and had an overall sense of peace. And my stomach is much better today. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/27/18 10:49:42AM
861 posts

Sage?


Psychic and Paranormal

@chezarey:

I'll PM you on this topic.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/27/18 09:34:56AM
861 posts

Sage?


Psychic and Paranormal

I have had some spirits at my home that I don't bother with because they don't cause me trouble. They're everywhere anyway and it's a good thing to respectfully share the home. But for your mother's place she should try some of the things I suggested to see if they help reduced the activity.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/27/18 09:09:42AM
861 posts

Sage?


Psychic and Paranormal

@chezarey:

Misery loves company. And there seems to be a "haunting pattern" where negative entities are attracted to areas where bad things have happened. They stay there feeding off of that. The U.S. has a pretty ugly history with abuse and massacres of native american villages. If you are in an area with such a history, that would make sense that you have a lot of unusual things going on.

I have had a lot of problems with my own house over the years. And what has helped for me are use of protection stones, saging, and places religious relics like crosses throughout the house. The crosses don't scare off all the negative entities, however, it does work surprisingly well on some of them. I also pray a lot and ask for angels to be sent for protection for my home and family.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/27/18 08:58:24AM
861 posts

Clearing the energy of a space.


Empath

@crystalsage:

I had a feeling that resentment feelings like that were going on. And what is it about gangs of three feeling so empowered?

You definitely have a bit of a challenge there trying to keep your vibration up.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/27/18 08:48:53AM
861 posts

Angry Empath?


Empath

@chezarey:

You brought up an interesting side bar topic. I don't personally think empaths can convert to narcs. However, empaths can become pretty nasty when their vibrations are lowered for a long period of time. I can admit to that personally happening to me. And when that happens they empaths start mirroring narc behavior from someone else who is close to them. You can see this happen when an empath is stuck in a controlling relationship with a narc.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/27/18 08:43:11AM
861 posts

Projection energies


Empath

@chezarey:

I think helping someone break the karmic cycle is a very good thing. If someone has a strong opinion otherwise I would be interested in hearing their view. But if you can help someone by lifting their vibration and self-esteem so that they can work on bettering themselves, and their family, I think that's a terrific use of your skills. I believe the key is that we uplift people to the head space where they can fix these issues themselves. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/26/18 05:29:27PM
861 posts

Clearing the energy of a space.


Empath

@crystalsage:

In my experience, if an area is a place of conflict or resentment, the energy lowers in the room. A place that is often dirty, smelly, and a disorganized mess, will also give you a low energy vibe. As an example, I'm imagining one of your roommates being lazy after cooking food leaving it uncleaned on the counter with a slight smirk on their face because they know it annoys you and others. That's negative intent projection, and that's an example of how negative energy just gets compounded. Since you are intuitive, you pick up on this and it makes you uncomfortable and may even give you the cooks version of writer's block.

I haven't had good luck with crystals overcoming a situation like that as a long term solution. But if I personally wear protection stones I can usually tolerate a place like what you described. I have never used cinnamon oil as @nocturnes-angel suggested. That may be a great idea. But like @krosskelt said, it sure sounds like saging is perfect for that space to break up the low energy. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/26/18 05:10:28PM
861 posts

Empath and runes?


Tools for Empaths

@curious-child:

This is not my area of expertise. But I've read about it in the past and wanted to pass on a begginer's web link that you may find helpful:

https://runedivination.com/runes-everyday-life/

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/26/18 05:06:02PM
861 posts

Sage?


Psychic and Paranormal

@chezarey:

I do have some experience with this. I've both researched it and used it myself to help with a spirit problem.

I found it worked pretty well and chased out most of my problem. But I compare it to mosquito repellent that works pretty well at first, but then after several hours when it wears off the mosquitos start biting you again. I found sage gives you a day or two break from spirits. Yo may have to repeat it more often. But what it is designed to do is break up stuck or low energy in a room and give you an atmosphere renewal. You probably know when you enter a room and it gives you the creeps, feels off, or claustrophobic. That's a low or stuck energy environment. And if you have a room with a difficult negative person staying there (like a really angry teenager), saging can help break that feeling up and calm that environment. We had an impossibly awful woman at work years ago who was so negative, some of us could feel her negative energy spreading outward from her office. So behind her back one of the other ladies would stay late each night to sage that woman's office. And it really did help us manage the negativity.

On the spirit side of things, saging once in a while clears the energy in a room and makes it less attractive to a spirit to hang around. I did want to note that I have heard that some of the tougher negative entities out there are not impacted by sage. And that's when you need to bring in a shaman to help. But for most situations, sage does the job.

I also recently heard that native american spirits can actually be attracted to sage because it reminds them of their culture and ceremonies. I don't personally know that to be true, but it's possible. If you live where a lot of native americans used to live and die, that could be what that psychic is referring to. Otherwise, most psychics and spiritualists highly recommend saging. But in case there is a negative that I'm not aware of, perhaps another EC member can comment.

On a final note, burning sage smells pretty nasty. It smells to me like a combination of marijuana and really stinky incense. And the smell does linger for days so expect to explain to people that it's not weed that they smell at your house. And whenever possible keep windows open when you sage. They say it helps push the spirits out. But it also helps get some of the stinky smoke out of your room as well.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/26/18 01:11:50PM
861 posts

Any Spiritual Implications of Friday's Upcoming Blood Moon/Total Lunar Eclipse?


New Age

Thanks Hermes. I appreciate your insight on this. I'm looking forward to the eclipse, and to see if I pick up on anything.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/25/18 12:16:46PM
861 posts

Any Spiritual Implications of Friday's Upcoming Blood Moon/Total Lunar Eclipse?


New Age

I was just curious if anyone who follows astrology has any thoughts on this? It's supposed to be the longest total lunar eclipse this century, and of the blood moon type. One would think this rare event would have some sort of impact on us spiritually? Please share if you have any thoughts on this.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/24/18 05:51:12PM
861 posts

Connecting the dots


Psychic and Paranormal

Perfect! Then she has a very special journey ahead of her.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/24/18 04:42:26PM
861 posts

Connecting the dots


Psychic and Paranormal

@leesita125:

If you feel drawn to the woods with a positive feeling, you may want to just spend some time out there. This is of course as long as you feel safe. But if the energies are comfortable to you, I would suggest going for a walk in the woods and find a nice place to sit and meditate. I would suggest bringing protection stones with you to help block any energies that you don't want. But if you can find a nice comfortable spot nearby in the forest, you can just sit there and close your eyes and listen and feel what comes to you. Spirits can read your mind so just make a general announcement in your head or out loud if you prefer. Let them know that you respect their space and that you just want to come out for a quick visit to say hello and to hear their stories. Since you are already pretty intune to them so far, I think there is a pretty good chance that you will communicate with one of them.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/24/18 03:24:26PM
861 posts

How to Deal With Hurt Energies?


Psychic and Paranormal

@leesita125:

Thanks for sharing your story. You seem very intuitive since you not only felt the place was bad, but you very keenly picked up on the feelings of the poor souls who suffered there. That's very sad what happened. It's an awful part of our American history. But I'd like to give a virtual high five to you for being so intuitive.

@womanwhowalks gave you some good suggestions. Although the feelings there may be too strong for you to drive over there to perform any sort of clearing ritual yourself. I've tried to go to some dark historic places myself and I get too dizzy and nauseous to be of any help. And if something that powerfully bad happened there, it may be well beyond what you can handle on your own. It may instead need a group of shamans to go in and use their combined experience and energy to clear it. I'm not sure if that's something that you can pull together as true shamans can be hard to find depending on where you live.

You could try to avoid the road as much as possible. I don't know if you use protection stones & crystals. But having those on you can dull the intensity of those feelings.

I did want to touch on what I think is going on there based on some things you said. When something horrific and tragic happens it can sometimes leave an energetic imprint on a location that plays back the death scene repeatedly. I've heard it called an "energetic time imprint" or "time loop". This is fairly common where there is a lot of terror involved with a person's death where the death was not quick. And fear energy played such a role leading up to death that it's like a high pitched noise leaving fractures in a glass (the fear energy leaves an imprint on the location). That fear energy imprints on a location and repeats daily and even hourly replaying like a movie clip over and over showing the person's terror and final moments. You'll find areas like this on battlefields or areas where there have been mass killings. This will sometimes happen at a home where people were hunted down and murdered in cold blood. I would imagine a lynching site like this would fit the bill as well. In any event, if I am correct about this, the energy imprint there is especially strong energy and is very hard to remove. 

If this continues to bother you, you may want to see if you can find a local shamanic group or paranormal group to investigate and see if they can help with that. If successful they can break the spell of the energy of tragedy and remove the time loop by returning peace to the area. But I also want to say that I have heard of areas where tragedies are so dark that they are beyond repair.

As for your part in this, I think that's great that you want to honor the victims. Their souls will appreciate you for this as you are showing them love and respect by highlighting their memory and the injustice of what happened. I wonder if you can play history detective and dig up the facts of what happened there? A lot of times you can write articles and offer them up to a local newspaper to print. I've done that in the past and if its interesting and you don't ask for compensation, most newspapers will run your article as a guest writer piece. You could reveal the tragedy of that history to your town and then add in a link to your web blog where people can continue the discussion (assuming you set up a dedicated web blog site). That may make you feel better getting this lost history out. You could also eventually see if there is a way to raise money to install a memorial plaque at the site bringing attention and respect to those that lost their lives there? But then again, there will be those in town who do not want this history brought to light. There will be some families who had participants in the lynchings who don't want their family history exposed. And I would bet the local politicians will probably not want a reminder of anything that may hurt the town image. You may also accidentally encourage curiosity seekers and ghost hunters to the site who may not be very respectful to those who died there. So there's a lot that you can do to honor their memory. You just need to think through the unintended consequences of revealing a history that many may want forgotten. But good luck to you!

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/24/18 02:35:06PM
861 posts

Angry Empath?


Empath

@crystalsage:

You're on the right path with how you are handling your narc mother. What's interesting is the yin & yang relationship of empaths and narcs. Empaths have immense compassion and respect for others. While narcs only think of themselves and have a general attitude of no respect and go through life with a me first and  F@*K everyone else mentality. The two are directly opposed to one another. 

Anyway, when you're a kid, your parents control you and can treat you however they like. There is rarely any justice for kids being raised by narcs until they are old enough to move away. But as an adult, respect has to be earned. If she doesn't respect your very normal wishes for respect and boundaries, then I highly suggest that you cut her off.

I ran into this with a close narc relative of mine where things would get ugly with her on the phone and I'd just say I don't have time for you in my life right now when you treat me like this. I'd then tell her that we need a break of several weeks or months between communications. Narcs usually go bananas at that point in a conversation because they are obsessed with control and manipulation. When the control switches back to you with respect ultimatums they will predictably get even uglier and nasty at that moment as they try to wrench control back from you through guilt, manipulation, and outright rage. I would at that point just tell her that she needed to think about how she disrespected and insulted me. I'd say I'm going to hang up now. Don't call me as I won't be answering it. I'll call you in a few weeks in hopes that you are better able to speak to me with respect. And then hang up.

This type of dialog worked out pretty well for me. And this relative now understands that there are consequences with me where I will cut her off if she acts like this again. I don't know if you would be comfortable doing this with your mother. But one thing to keep in mind is that we empaths are way more powerful than narcs. In fact, they really crave a connection to our energy, whereas they don't really give us anything that betters our lives in return. And they try to dominate and enslave us with manipulation and intimidation. And in a lot of cases, that power control relationship that the narc fosters in a parent-child or husband-wife relationship does work for them. But as an empath we all finally come to realize how damaging to us that relationship is as they are living off our energy and holding our vibration down. Once you are ready to break free of that you can either break ties with that person forever and sever ties, or you can take the control back and set ground rules for your relationship going forward. And if they can't behave, put then in time-out and check back with them in three weeks. It will drive them crazy, but they will learn that you hold all the power and that they have to play by your respect rules. And lastly, in some cases the narc becomes so nasty as you take the power back with respect rules that they are just impossible. They short circuit like a 2 year old being told no cookies today. And that's when you say your good-byes and cut them off permanently or at least for a very long time.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/24/18 12:36:26PM
861 posts

Angry Empath?


Empath

@chezarey:

He sounds like a classic narc. It bothers him that you may be influencing his wife against him. He's paranoid about that because he has worked hard to keep her under his control and manipulation all of these years. And also narcs can't stand when they are not the center of attention. It probably bothers him every time your poor Mom is on the phone because that means she is not available to him. It's always all about themselves with narcs.

But good for you for being fully aware of what is going on with him and how it impacts you.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/24/18 12:28:18PM
861 posts

New energies


New Age

@spiritualskies:

I'm not sure I have much to add. But I wanted to comment that you have extraordinary empathic abilities to feel people at a deep spiritual and physical level. I think that's a sign that you have in your future to be a great healer or spiritual therapist. I think your challenge right now is that since so much of this is coming through sleep, you're not sure who the energy is coming from. I think you may be going through some sort of download or training in your sleep life to ready you for using those abilities in your awake life.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/24/18 12:23:37PM
861 posts

Angry Empath?


Empath

@chezarey:

I can relate. My father-in-law is such an extreme narc who takes great pleasure in hurting and manipulating people that I think he may be a sociopath. And he cannot stand me. And I take personal pleasure in that my empathy makes him comfortable because I can see through his mask to see the real him (very insecure underneath). And he knows this at a soul level and it drives him crazy. I think there is something also to an empath's vibration that gets narcs so jittery and uncomfortable because I see this type of reaction from narcs all of the time. So if your narc Dad can't dislike your significant other, take that as validation that you're with the right person! Wink

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/24/18 12:17:46PM
861 posts

Angry Empath?


Empath

I don't think I've ever heard of an empath turning into a narc so don't worry about that happening. But, that doesn't mean that empaths can't leak out low energy when they are overwhelmed by what they are taking in from their environment. In fact, its very common for empaths to be tired, surly, bitter, sad etc... as a response to low energy around them being absorbed and sinking their vibration. I deal with monitoring this very thing every day so that I can do my best to keep happy and enjoy life.

My suggestion to any empath who is frustrated with constant moods and feeling low would be to keep a journal of day and time that you start feeling grouchy or off. Start noting what people or environments could have contributed to this. Try to ground yourself as soon as you can. Chart when you ground yourself and how effective it was and what did and did not work for making you feel better. And then just keep a running chart on how often your environment brings you down, and how quickly you can recover with grounding. This will really help you understand how often you need to do self-work to get your vibration back up. I find for myself on a normal week I can go about 3 days before I start feeling off in between grounding exercises. But last week I had a rough week on many levels with a lot of drama with my wife and daughter. And I had to ground daily that week just to keep ahead of the volume of energy that I was absorbing.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/24/18 12:05:59PM
861 posts

Angry Empath?


Empath

@chezarey:

I don't understand why God or the Universe matches empaths with narcs so often in families. But it's pretty common and is especially difficult for the empath. If your father is a narc that must have been particularly tough for you. While growing up with that energy you as an empath could not help but spill out or project some of that anger and confused energy you were taking in from your father. At the very least it probably left you most days feeling anxious and overly sensitive. You have probably noticed by now that you are a much calmer and happier person when you are away from him and not connected to his energy.

A quick tip on to all on grounding yourself and pushing out unwanted negative energy. If you are doing it correctly you will get this light as a feather feeling when you are done. It's similar to feeling light headed except I don't feel dizzy, I just feel light and really happy and energetic. And it makes sense if you think about it because when you feel bad from low energy you feel lethargic and heavy. And when you ground and raise your vibration, you feel light, happy, and energetic.

Physical exercise and walking in nature is always a good thing. But it's really hard to get enough grounding from that to really feel cleaned out, balanced and light. I find that exercise probably takes out 25% of the negative, and salt baths probably another 25%-40%. But its really this energy removal meditation that I do for about 20 minutes that flushes out the rest of the bad energy tank (for me). It leaves me feeling light and radiating happiness. And when I do that I notice that my ability to lift the energy of those around me really multiplies. I can see it right before my eyes. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/24/18 10:44:26AM
861 posts

Projection energies


Empath

@spiritualskies:

Although we are all susceptible to reacting to someone based on reputation expectations, your empath radar is pure and is generally not impacted by preconceptions. If you focus on that energy and try to put any preconceptions aside for a minute, what you pick up from their energy is the true story.

If they make you feel uncomfortable, then their energy signature is that of low energy. Earlier in my empath career if someone made me feel anxious or bad around them, then I generally tried to avoid them. And of course, if they are unbearable to be around then you probably should think real hard if you can realistically handle the energy situation at this time. But the lesson I have learned over the years is that quite often people who put off bad vibes individually or as a group are just troubled/damaged souls who could benefit from our help (if we are up to it and able to do so). Once each of us gets more advanced into empath skills we should be able to meet with people and make them feel better by raising their vibration while absorbing their pain emotions and low energy.

At it's core, that's what we are wired to do as empaths. But the decision is always whether you can handle that energy exchange if it is particularly challenging, and whether you are really helping them long term. As an example, I have tried to help people who continue to be in a cycle of misery. I'd meet and do an energy exchange with them to make them feel better. And they would feel better for a day or two and then wouldn't take any responsibility to make changes in their life to do their part to break their cycle of misery. And they would be right back to feeling bad again. We all know the type, right? So in cases like this I have realized over time that if people don't do their part in bettering their lives through necessary change, then I was really not helping them by giving them a temporary day or two of high vibrational energy (at my expense).

And as a final note, I have been reading lately about how some people have past life karma as a person or as a family blood line that is carried forward. These families sometimes have a common disfunction, alcoholism, or chronic illness that is centered around this. It's a very interesting theory because I can identify with this with a lot of families I have known (including my own). And as an empath there are ways we can help families like this break the cycle and rid the past karma. But, they have to do their part and break the habits that contribute to this.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/24/18 09:59:04AM
861 posts

Angry Empath?


Empath

@tigerlily:

You're not a narc, this is a common problem with empaths where we start expressing the energy that we take in. Right before I found out that I was an empath, I had constant anger issues. I was very over sensitive with a short fuse. And this has popped up from time to time since living as an awakened empath. So based on your comments, and the comments of others here, this appears to be a common phenomenon for empaths.

I think the reason any empath feels angry and irritable is due to the need for grounding and energy balance. Each day we go out to the world and take in negative energy. That's what we do. We get filled up with that low vibrational energy. And if its not grounded out it will start spilling out of us as expressions of anger or depression. So what I do whenever my outward behavior changes to anger, complaining, or depression is I take that as a red flag that I'm filled up on low energy and need to ground. I then take the time to do some meditating with a salt bath and try to fit in some physical exercise. All of that clears me out and balances and me and I am immediately calm and no longer "Mr. Short Fuse". See if you can achieve similar benefits by doing the same thing.

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