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Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
12/17/18 11:06:10AM
945 posts

Dealing With Health Issues? Your Empathy Is Likely To Blame.


Empath

If anyone is interested, I have a few stomach soothing supplements that I order off of Amazon that have really helped my stomach. I'd be happy to share my protocol. But controlling my stomach pain is really the management of a vicious circle. As an empath my stomach acids kick up and weaken my stomach lining. And when that happens, quite a few foods will aggravate it further. And that causes a lot of pain. So I work on grounding often to keep me more mellow (along with protection stones). And then I take the previously mentioned supplements to help strengthen my stomach lining.

@tigerlily, I also get sinus issues from empath stress. I use allergy sprays that do help. But I also started seeing an acupuncturist for help with some body aches (which has been amazing as the science of it is all about clearing energy blockages in your body so that you can properly heal). And as it turns out, acupuncture is excellent for sinus problems. He'll put a couple needles in and my sinus issues clear up in minutes. It's amazing how well that works.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
12/14/18 09:09:58AM
945 posts

Dealing With Health Issues? Your Empathy Is Likely To Blame.


Empath

@cheshire-cat:

My observation is that empath stress gives me stomach problems that kicks up my stomach acids and weakens my stomach lining. And then with a sensitive stomach I have to be careful what I eat because certain foods make it a lot worse. Before awakening as an empath I used to have a cast-iron stomach. I'm not saying that food allergies don't play a role for a lot of people. But I would say 8/10 empaths admit to having stomach issues relating to empath stress. It seems to be a very consistent problem. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
12/14/18 09:05:04AM
945 posts

Dealing With Health Issues? Your Empathy Is Likely To Blame.


Empath

@zacharias:

I think our teenage daughters are about the same age and are both empaths. My daughter always has empath related stomach issues. Last night she had a dance performance that she was in where she couldn't wear her protection stones. And being around that many nervous girls plus the audience gave her really bad stomach troubles. She's had this all of her life when around empath stress (as do I). 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
12/13/18 01:28:45PM
945 posts

Lost and Confused


Empath

@so-exausted-from-users:

Congrats on figuring out who you are. There are a lot of empaths out there who are miserable becauase they refuse to examine what is happening and try to block their feelings or mask them with anxiety and anti-depression drugs. So big thumbs up to you for doing the research and figuring it out.

The majority of empaths are born this way while there are others that will go through a tragic event in their life that also can switch on empath abilities. This does definitely run in familes but seems to often skip a generation. Although like you, I also have two empath kids so there was no skipping generations this time.

Every empath typically shares the same main ability to be able to absorb, feel, and read other people's energies. And then from there we all split out differently with different side abilities. Some of us can heal others, some can see and communicate with the dead, some can see visions of the future, or communicate with animals etc... The list of spiritual abilities is quite long and very interesting.

The toughest thing for a newly awakened empath is that your abilities are on overload. It's like having a stereo turned up to maximum on the dial. Everything is working to the extreme. You may see ghosts all of the time, you may hide in your home because you get anxiety attacks from being around others etc... Whatever your skill set is will be amplified until you learn how to balance and ground your energy. And in most cases, this comes with making lifestyle changes.

Your ability to relax and meditate is compromised now because your psychic skills are on over drive and your mind is racing. You simply can't rest your mind at this point. This will change in time as you start to balance and ground yourself. But back to the example of your 16 year marriage, break-ups can be especially debilitating for empaths. Because we feel our own grief, but we also feel the pain, anger, and resentment from our ex. It's a double whammy of emotional energy. And if this hits while your chakras are wide open, it can be a very devastating time. I imagine it was very rough for you. This is the important thing about being an empath. You have to study up and understand how it works, and how you work. 

As an empath, you will achieve a deep emotional connection to anyone you are in love with. It's both a blessing and a curse. That's a big reason why it feels so magical with your boyfriend. You have created a deep spiritual connection with him. And empath energy is very special and unique and can be intoxicating to your partner when you start to date. People are drawn to empaths because they feel better after interacting with one. That's our healing energy taking place there. We take away people's pain and psychological discomfort and exchange it with good happy energy. You just have to be careful who you share your energy with because energy vampires are real. And narcissists are also real and are especially drawn to entraping empaths. Your ex-husband may have been one. And pretty much every empath has at least one ex that was a narcissist. This is why you'll often read on this site about protecting your energy and staying grounded.

As far as your feelings of dread, it could be any number of things. I'll give your a few examples that pertain to me. Every once in a while I get a feeling of dread and then usually something bad happens afterwards in the news. Maybe a big shooting or accident. I also pick up on earth bound ghost energy. And let me tell you, earth bound ghosts are mostly lost & confused with feelings of dread, regret, sadness, frustration etc... So for me sometimes it is that. And sometimes that feeling of dread can be your gut telling you that something is not right in your life and you need to make a change for  the better. You may be off course a bit.

I would say first and foremost, start by focusing on calming down and grounding your energy. It's near impossible to get any real answers with your abilities on full blast. You need to get that settled down and balanced so you can better interpret what is going on. 


updated by @hop-daddy: 12/13/18 01:33:16PM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
12/13/18 11:47:46AM
945 posts

Lost and Confused


Empath

@so-exausted-from-users:

I'm sorry to hear of your troubles. You're in a tough period right now as a newbie empath and I know first hand how stressed and confused you feel. I would like to help you better understand a few subjects. Your gut feeling is part of being an empath. It's your knowing skills. It's kind of like a second brain that focuses on your spiritual skills. In fact, I think Chinese medicine describes the stomach best:

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Stomach (and its partner the Spleen) is most affected by chronic worry, anxiety, or overthinking. 

For me, my gut feeling is literal. I actually get odd feelings and pains in my stomach when I get premonitions or the knowing feeling that something doesn't feel right. I often wonder if this is why the term "gut feeling" came about.

As a new empath, your skills are on blast right now because you don't know how to balance them yet. Your chakras are wide open and you are overexposed by the energies of everyone around you. Your mind is having a tough time keeping up with what is being thrown at you. As a result, I'm sure you're pretty stressed and probably worry about more than you should. The solution for you is to learn how to ground and get your chakras balanced. Do you have any experience balancing and meditating to relax your mind, body, and soul?

As far as your twin flame comments, I don't want to disappoint you, but I am not a fan of the new age twin flame belief. The thought that there is one person in this world who is a perfect match for you is not realistic or statistically accurate. I think it puts too much pressure on a relationship when you think "it was written in the stars". I can't tell you how many people we've had come through here with posts about being absolutely distraught because their twin flame broke up with them. Truth be told, there are many people out there who are energetic matches for you. And you will meet many of these people in your lifetime. Sometimes these special energetic match people make a good boyfriend or husband. And other times those people turn out to be mentors, or life long friends. I would just say enjoy the time and relationship with your boyfriend and try not to be overexposed by the twin flame concept as it may leave you disappointed down the road.

And as far as relationships go, being an empath can often doom a relationship and create a lot of ups and downs. And the reason is that we empaths are super sensitive. And we connect to people energetically and basically can read their minds through what their energy is telling us. That can scare off a romantic partner or a friend. As can the fact that we can often be moody and needy. I would say a tip on how to be an empath and in a healthy relationship would be to take better care of yourself, to work on being grounded. Because when you get all wound up and out of balance from all the energy that you take in from this world, you are not going to be a fun person for someone to be around. And you'll literally wear them out.

And in closing, realizing you are an empath at first can feel like a curse. It all seems so negative with a lot of anxiety, sleepless nights, panic attacks etc... Not to mention that quite a few of us hear and see the spirit world. It's a lot to get hit with. But in time you will learn how to ground yourself and keep yourself balanced and protected. And instead of your gut feeling switch being on high all of the time, you'll notice that it works much better with less stress on you when it is switched to medium (balanced). I would just suggest you spend some time looking through past posts on this website. Think of it like an empath library. There is a wealth of knowlege and conversation here that will both fascinate and inform you. And then of coourse feel free to post your questions so community members can help you out.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
12/12/18 10:58:46AM
945 posts

Dealing With Health Issues? Your Empathy Is Likely To Blame.


Empath

There have been plenty of discussions here in the past about how often empaths get sick or deal with ongoing health issues. I personally deal with constant stomach issues and a bad cold that I tend to get 2-3 times a year that knocks me out. I found a couple articles that I wanted to share that highlights common illnesses that empaths have, in addition to suggestions on how to improve your health. (Please share your comments on what illnesses you have dealt with that were likely empath related. And any tips you have for others on how to be a healthier empath.)

http://belindadavidson.com/why-empaths-intuitives-often-have-bad-health-2/

http://www.jennifersoldner.com/2017/01/empath-mind-body-health.html


updated by @hop-daddy: 12/12/18 11:47:03AM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/29/18 11:23:03AM
945 posts

Feeling a little down and confused...


Empath

@tigerlily:

Well said. I wanted to add that negative entities are attracted to places with a lot of negative energy. They thrive and get energized by the low energy that human's release. They also like dark and dirty places like basements and storage rooms. The reason I bring this up is that sometimes a house has a real low vibe from the people who live there. But more often than you think, there are also unseen things there contributing to the overall mood. That's why saging is so effective. It breaks up the negative energy that clings to the walls that they like to have aroud them. So a good saging breaks up their party. And if you have any dark, dirty, and disorganized rooms, a good cleaning, saging, and opening of the blinds to let light in will transform the energy as well.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/28/18 02:23:17PM
945 posts

Feeling a little down and confused...


Empath

@loconnoro:

You'll be surprised how well saging rooms removes stuck negative energy. Another trick is to open all the windows and doors in a house and let the wind push clean air through for a couple of hours. It breathes new life into the place. And lastly, placing crystals about like amethyst and rose quartz helps promote harmony.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/25/18 10:59:23PM
945 posts

Offering Free Readings


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@jerrysto:

Based on what you are posting, you are already starting to connect remotely to people. It usually starts out with you having strong connections to people who you are bonded and close with. And then as you progress with this you can expand this to be able to connect to complete strangers remotely.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/25/18 10:08:55PM
945 posts

I AM GRATEFUL FOR.....


Empath

@michelle:

Thanks for the fun and positive topic.

One of the things that I struggled with in recent years as an empath was to not be so negative in my outlook on life. As you all know as an empath, we are negative energy magnets. And we take in all that low energy and it can really impact how we experience our lives. I had a bit of a break through in 2018 where I did a much better job of managing my energy and keeping my vibration at more optimal levels. And that has led me to be grateful for:

1) Grateful for my friends and family near and far. Grateful for the light and love that these people represent.

2) Grateful for this website where we like minds can meet, exchange ideas, and better ourselves.

3) Grateful for the empath and psychic skills that God has given me. There was a time when I felt I was a cursed soul and was doomed to be tortured by my empathy for the rest of this life. And that gave me a bleak outlook. But through a lot of self-work and progress, those curse feelings have transformed to recognizing that I have a gift that I am extremely grateful for. And I look forward to kicking my gifts in to high gear in 2019 and beyond to help raise vibrations everywhere I can.

Hop Daddy
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11/25/18 09:53:35PM
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@jerrysto:

You ask a very good question that I used to ponder. In fact, for a long time I believed that it was impossible to give remote readings and was probably a scam. But as my psychic abilities have progressed I now have a better understanding of how a remote reading works.

There are some psychics who require that their clients be face to face with them in order to give accurate readings. But I am actually finding that this is the exception more than the rule. I find that most psychics give very good readings remotely. The reason for this is that the ability to connect spiritually to someone is kind of like how the internet works. If you have a friend email you a document that you've been waiting on, you're going to need a computer or mobile device plus an internet connection in order to retireve your friend's email. If the power is out in your neighborhood, you're not going to be able to use your equipment to retrieve that email. But if the power is up, and your internet provider is up, you'll have no problem receiving that email. Similarly, being psychic is like having a spiritual internet connection that the average person doesn't have access to (the power is on for a psychic). We have a built in spiritual modem in our brains that allow us to access this spiritual internet. And as a result, the majority of psychics do not need to see you in person to do a reading. Just speaking with you by phone allows them to connect with your spirit through the spiritual internet and access info. that you are seeking.

I wanted to note in helping you understand this that I actually get tripped up doing readings face to face with people. In person my mind gets a little confused analyzing someone's facial cues and behavior while also accessing that person's spirit. I get mixed messages. For that reason, I am more accurate via email or on the phone with someone where I don't have anything visual to confuse me.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/23/18 10:07:09AM
945 posts

Pets


Empath

With all the heated #MeToo stuff that's been going on I think a lot of single men are now at a loss on how to meet women without being labelled as a predator. I keep reading articles how they are afraid to try to pick up on women and be labelled a perv. And I'm not talking about the bad male predator behavior that needs to go away. I'm talking about normal guys that respect women and are just looking for opportunities to meet them. I would think having a puppy that attracts women at a park would be innocent enough as long as they care for and treat their dogs well. Heck, I'm surprised that there are still people walking through parks enjoying the scenary instead of being zombified by their phones. Because I've tried an experiment several times walking through a park or shopping area trying to see how many people would be off their phones and in this world enough to make eye contact and be aware of the goings on in the real world. And I honestly think its about 1 out of every 15 people walking through a public place who is looking at people and their surroundings instead of their phones.


updated by @hop-daddy: 11/23/18 10:07:52AM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/19/18 05:27:31PM
945 posts

Mercury Retrograde Nov 2018


New Age

@michelle:

We've had unplugged clock radios without batteries turn on by themselves and start playing radio music at my house. Although I'm pretty sure that's a ghost thing and not us. But electronics malfunctioning or lightbulbs and batteries suddenly shorting out is something we see happen. With electronics malfunctioning I usually find that I'm in a hurry or anxious when that happens. So if I take 3-5 minnutes to walk away and do some breathing to reset myself, my computer, phone or whatever starts working again. Similar to what you did in the medical office walking away. But I'm torn on this as the cause because there is often some ghost activity leading up to these events as well. So I'm not sure if the ghosts are causing problems. Or maybe they are messing with my aura and aggravating me. And my energy surges and causes these electronic problems. I'm just not sure which one is the answer.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/19/18 05:14:12PM
945 posts

Pets


Empath

I love dogs and can't imagine life without them. I have two Golden Retrievers (one male, one female). We joke the female is a doggie empath. The male is big and a goof ball. Love those two. We used to have cats and I liked them as well. But cats are usually pretty independent whereas dogs are very dependent on their masters as part of their pack mentality.

When my current dogs were puppies under 1 year old they individually went bananas when they would see ghosts or shadows. But they both calmed down as they got older. I do catch them seeing things that aren't there sometimes. But they rarely bark at them. I think seeing things around my house is pretty normal for them and they aren't bothered by them. But one time they did hear a ghost woman humming a song in our kitchen and their hair was sticking straight up in fear. It made me wonder if the singing woman was more than a ghost and maybe was a djinn or something. So basically I feel my dogs would normally only sound the alarm if they caught a ghost trying to steal their favorite treats from the treat jar. 

To the 2nd question, my poor doggie empath has a lot to handle in our house with 3 empaths plus my wife. She sometimes looks devastated from all the energy she takes in from us when one of us is feeling low or grouchy. But my male goof ball Golden is perfect when one of us is down. He knows how to come over and do something funny to cheer that person up. He's really good at that. I would say he grounds me at times or helps get me in the right direction on that. But I find myself often trying to calm and cheer up my female Golden who gets so impacted by us. 

I would say no odd behaviors on any given day. They are pretty routine. They love weekends when everyone is home and our house energy is high. And they dislike Mondays when some or all of us have the Monday blues.

I'm thankful for their unconditional love. Quite often I think dogs are better company than most humans.

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updated by @hop-daddy: 11/21/18 01:16:42PM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/19/18 04:56:22PM
945 posts



@cheshire-cat:

From reading so many posts here over the past few years I have observed that quite a few community members say that they don't feel like they belong in this world. I wanted to share that I normally don't feel like that. I don't know why. But I have a very strong feeling that I'm supposed to be here and this is my home for now in this world. But I can at times feel like I don't belong when I'm low vibration or in a new setting like a new job. I used to think it was insecurity. But it may just be me picking up on inquisitive energies from a new environment. However, for the others like you who often feel they don't belong, I can understand that. I think it may have something to do with being torn between two worlds (here and the hereafter). You may have a real deep seated connection to the other side.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/16/18 01:08:06PM
945 posts



@womanwhowalks:

There's a saying that comes to mind that is "With great power comes great responsibility." And I'd like to add to that by saying "Great power/abilities can come at a price of personal suffering". You are obviously quite talented. And you suffer from your work. We all do. And it goes in cycles that can at times be very dark like what you are experiencing now. We persevere and somehow make it through. I am very sorry you're going through all of what is making you feel broken and down. Just know we're here to support you and help you through this until it passes and you are in a happier mind set. Just remember to practice some self-care and try to get that vibration back up. This world needs more people like you!

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/16/18 12:40:50PM
945 posts

Mercury Retrograde Nov 2018


New Age

@cheshire-cat:

Its glassware, ceramic mugs, eye glasses. And I can't tell you how many times I have spilled a cup of coffee on myself despite having a firm grip on the handle. It's as if something is flipping it on me. I think I need to call Ghost Busters! Wink

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/16/18 08:27:50AM
945 posts

Mercury Retrograde Nov 2018


New Age

@cheshire-cat:

I believe that's the son. That's great you had a reading with him that went so well.

And now that you mention it, I also have clumsy episodes at inopportune times. And I'm not a clumsy person. I'll be heading out the door to a meeting and a water glass in my grip will suddenly slip out as if pulled from my hand. And then I'll have a 20 minute delay of cleaning up the broken glass and mess. I've also had a couple times where my car keys inexplicably disappeared with everyone in my home swearing they didn't touch them. And then when I finally found them they were in a drawer that no one uses. I don't know if any of this is retrograde related. Just mysterious.

@michelle:

While retrograde doesn't seem to directly effect me as an Aquarious, it indirectly effects me. People around me seem to be more stressed during these times. And there is often bad stuff in the news that happens during these times. So as an empath I indirectly deal with more stress energy in the air.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/15/18 04:39:39PM
945 posts

Mercury Retrograde Nov 2018


New Age

@cheshire-cat:

As I noted earlier, I don't think I've ever had a retrograde period effect me personally. I've checked the calendar and the bizarre happenings in my life don't line up with retrograde. But maybe you're right and it effects certain people with certain birth signs. But as a larger topic, the empath bad luck phenonmenum is something that has been posted about on this site quite often. But no one has really been able to explain it. And this is especially true when it comes to electronics not working. I can remember a morning earlier this year when my laptop was acting up with flickering screen, my phone had several screen freezes, the microwave tripped a breaker, and then a light bulb blew out when I flipped the switch on. And to cap it all off, as I pulled out of the driveway to go to work that day, I had a flat tire. I have 2-3 times a year where I have that type of black cloud day where things around me just don't work right.

I was reading a Sylvia Browne book earlier this year and she noted that a fair percentage of psychics have telekinetic skills and don't know it. But yet quite often, electronics go on the fritz around them. And she noted in her book that one of her sons has quite advance telekinetic skills. And when he was young every night when he would fall asleep all his shoes would lift up in the air and whirl around the room making a lot of noise as they would hit walls and the floor. There was something about falling into a deep sleep that would activate all of that with him. I know this sounds like sci-fi. But this has me wondering if there is a connection between telekinetics and some empaths that are causing flukey electronic things to stop working or malfunction. And if so, I wonder what causes it to happen? Does it happen when someone is frustrated, aggravated, and low vibration? And since I run into ghosts and entities quite often at my home, I have to wonder whether they play a part in electronics breaking, and lights flickering.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/15/18 09:13:32AM
945 posts

Seeing with closed eyes / attacks


Empath

Thanks @tigerlily. And those are all terrific stones that you are using. And based on my experience and conversations with other empaths, black tourmaline is the best bang for your buck protection stone. The others are great as well in combination with tourmaline.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/14/18 09:53:27PM
945 posts

Mercury Retrograde Nov 2018


New Age

I usually do not notice any change in myself during retrogrades. But I have seen some non-empath people freak out during it and have reactions that are not normal for them.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/14/18 12:46:47PM
945 posts



@michelle:

Thanks for the post. Good info. there. I have found this to be very true: "I also think that if one is too interested in them that it acts as a sort of invitation."

We had a lot of neg attacks at my house earlier this year (my kids and I are empaths so we have for years attracted a lot of unwanteds). And my response was to research the topic heavily and find ways to defend and get rid of these things. But the more involved I got, the more the other side upped the invasion amd attacks in my home. So I had to back off and find balance like you said in order to make progress.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/14/18 09:53:20AM
945 posts

Seeing with closed eyes / attacks


Empath

Oh, and I'm glad to hear that you use crystals. I also sleep with some of my favorites under my pillow and on my nightstand. If you are not already using them, you will want to incorporate more protection stones to your collection. These are typically darker stones like obsidian, black onyx, black tourmaline, shungite. The protection stones do a great job limiting the negative that you experience from people and really help keep your vibration up. And they also do the same with limiting spirits draining you, and even keep some things away from you. In fact, right now I'm dealing with my teenage empath son who decided on his own to stop carrying protection stones around (despite a track record of success with them). And he is having a low vibration freak out at school right now. He's going to get my speech "Don't ever leave home without your protection stones".

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/14/18 09:41:30AM
945 posts

Seeing with closed eyes / attacks


Empath

@tigerlily:

If your battle/negative entity fights all happen while you sleep, that's a tougher one to analyze. Because sometimes dreams are just dreams where your brain is problem solving. And other times, dreams can be lessons projected to you to teach you something. And then lastly, sometimes you really do go and do battle with bad things in the astral. Below is an interesting blog post by a medium who had a very real battle/lesson while sleeping. This may be very close to what you're experiencing:

https://www.erinpavlina.com/blog/2007/02/fighting-supreme-evil/

You mentioned that you wouldn't want to go through the scary stuff that I do. And at face value, I don't blame you and used to hate my experiences. But a funny thing happened along the way. I progressed, found some tools and knowlege, and ultimately grew stronger. They don't bother me as much anymore. And I think this is a function of my focusing on keeping a high vibration combined with me being a more formidable opponent to the bad guys at this point in my life.

A couple notes to share to help you interpret what you went through:

*When your vibration lowers as an empath from stressful, difficult times in your life, it's like a dinner bell to negative entities. They will start showing up in your life in greater numbers. Conversely, when your vibration is high, you have an extra layer of protection. And the negs pretty much stay away.

*If you feel sudden cold breezes in an enclosed room that shouldn't be there, you already know what that is. I often get that plus a feeling that something is brushing up against my legs or ant like bites on my feet.

*Pay attention to any odd out of place pains that you may be getting. Like a suddently throbbing arm, or a feeling like an invisible stab, or shooting pain that goes in and out. You may also get like a hot flash where you're fine one minute, and then feel feverish the next. You'll probably also feel some unusual fatigue. These are typical examples that you are under attack. Sometimes it can be real subtle while others are more like a slap across the face. They either attack to scare you away from a room or location, or they attempt to attach and enter your aura. Many of them feed on your energy on the outer crust of your aura. But the more harmful ones will try to drill down deep in your aura to get inside your head.

*When at low vibration I also notice them sending me negative messages disguised as my inner voice to try to bring me down lower. I might all of a sudden hear "I'm a failure", or "I'm a loser and everyone just pretends to like me". These are well documented negative entity tapes that they play in your head to get you more depressed and to lower your vibration even more. Their goal is always to lower our empath vibration so that they basically disarm, manipulate, and steal energy from us.

You had mentioned that you woke up from a very active battle in your sleep all hot and sweaty and that you were paralyzed. Since these turkeys often try to attack and influence our minds in our sleep, you may have had some negative entity interference going on. And your guide was there to give you a sense of feeling protected eventhough my guess is that they wanted you to learn to fight back and fend for yourself. But like I said, it very well may have been your higher self allowing all of this as a learning experience. Especially since you felt strong and empowered when you woke up.

My final point is that I've noticed that experiences like yours only seem to happen to light warriors in training (I am also one of those). They don't happen to your average empath or psychic. It is very possible that part of your life path was meant to be a light warrior to protect humanity from the dark side.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/13/18 03:57:12PM
945 posts



@michelle:

You and I have common beliefs. While there is plenty of love & light (and we could use more), there is definitely a dark side. And the dark side is busy manipulating and setting things up in their favor in our world. I have read many things about Gnostics and demiurge and it makes logical sense to me. And I've had plenty of run-ins with dark beings so I had no choice but to consider, believe, and understand what they are all about. This year I had to learn how to defend and fight back against them. In fact, I firmly believe that there is a spiritual war between light and dark that is going on. And I think this is why there have been so many spiritual awakenings over the past 20+ years. Our team needs all the help we can get.

Thanks for sharing your story. It's interesting that you mentioned "clean up crew". I sense the same. I also find it interesting that quite a few very good and exceptional psychics, mediums, and empaths do not feel, hear, or see the dark side. I can't figure out if they are somehow blocking it or whether they were not chosen to be exposed to it. What are your thoughts on this?

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/13/18 03:33:16PM
945 posts

Seeing Faces And Numbers Everywhere


Psychic and Paranormal

Interesting. I will check out that book. Thank you!

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/13/18 01:22:11PM
945 posts

Seeing Faces And Numbers Everywhere


Psychic and Paranormal

@michelle:

I was watching an episode of Dead Files. And Amy the medium was talking about a group of earth bound spirits being held captive in a restaurant by "elementals". I had never heard of this before but it apparently is some type of plant spirit group. I wonder if there is any connection to what you and your son saw?

And on the numbers, I've been getting what they call Angel numbers for a year. Some days I get 2-3 while other days I get 10. They are either numbers that I've seen before or if they are new number groups I get some sort of mental note sent to me to pay attention because this is a new number message. And then I'll start seeing the new number repeating. My take is that these number messages are communications to help you transition to the next stage of your life path.

Hop Daddy
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11/13/18 12:46:02PM
945 posts

Seeing Faces And Numbers Everywhere


Psychic and Paranormal

@holly5757:

You definitely seem to have a psychic connection with him. This is a tough situation because it does seem like you two were at one point destined to be together. But for whatever reason he did not act on it. This is not uncommon. We've all experienced romantic connections that seemed like fate but just didn't work out for one reason or another.

I do not have a good answer as to why you are connecting with his name so often on a daily basis. Because based on his actions, he does not seem to be a good for you. But you seem to have a psychic connection with him that continues. But it sounds like you would like to get rid of that connection and move on. You're going to want to cut your connection/cord with him. Here's an article explaining how to do this:

https://www.amandalinettemeder.com/blog/cut-your-energy-cords-easy-steps

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/13/18 12:33:47PM
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@alexisw

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@michelle:

Because as an empath you feel so deeply, you are keenly aware that you're off your life path. Your subconscience and higher self are letting you know this. It seems you have a nagging feeling that this is not where you are supposed to be in your life. Although the situation and your low feeling sucks. Be thankful that we empaths have warning lights like this to tell us when a change is needed.

I go through the same in cycles over the years. And earlier this year I watched my teen empath daughter go from being really popular to having all her friends dump her all at once in different scenarios. It was like watching a ship hit an ice berg and sink. The common denominator that I've found is that when we are balanced and normal-high vibration, all sorts of people are attracted to us. We are sought after and people listen. When our vibration is low, we cause people to run from us. I don't know what it is but its like the plague where people just don't feel good around us when we are down. And when down, we also attract bad luck and negative situations.

My advice is to get balanced and happy. You can do this by raising your vibration through self-work. It's really hard to decide what to do with your life when you are down. Once you have raised your vibration and are feeling more like your usual self, then you'll find answers will come easier to you. And even if you are not used to speaking to your spirit guides, they are there and can help and assist you. Go ahead and talk to them. In your head or outloud go ahead and ask them to send you a sign on where and what you should be doing at this point in your life. Sometimes they will answer back right away with an idea or words that pop up in your head. And other times they will over the course of days or even weeks give you a response with spiritual bread crumbs that will take a while for you to figure out what the message is. Just keep your eyes and ears open. And if you ask them for help, I am confident that they will give you a sign or some clues as to what you should be doing.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/13/18 12:08:28PM
945 posts

Seeing with closed eyes / attacks


Empath

@tigerlily:

Like you, I can see things with my 3rd eye when I close my eyes (it works best pre-sleep). It usually starts off as a swirl of colors and then I'll see various faces or little movie clips of random people. I have never seen anyone I know in any of these images. I've done a lot of research on this and the concensus that I have found is that we are seeing faces in the spirt world. And sometimes we are seeing the faces of earth bound spirits that are in our home or location. Although unlike you I really haven't seen anything scary with my 3rd eye as of yet.

There has been some discussion by authors like Robert Bruce who state that your higher self will at times allow you to be attacked by an entity as a learning experience. I had a pretty intense psychic attack from an unseen entity in my daughter's room about 6 months ago. It was unlike anything I had experience before. I was in a dizzy locked up trance where I couldn't move. And I experienced sharp hot knife-like stabbing sensations in my stomach. But I was able to snap out of it and fight it off. And then not long after that I read a book by psychic Sylvia Brown that one of us can take down 1000 of them. But entities often can try to scare or abuse us in trying to keep us unaware of our powers. My take away from my whole experience was to learn to defend and fight back against attacks. It was a bit of a proving ground experience for me that I believe was allowed by my higher self. I see now that it was a necessary event that I needed to go through. 

I don't know if any of this resonates with you. But when you said you you were beaten up and then felt empowered, it sounded like a spiritual training session to me.

Hop Daddy
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10/31/18 01:35:32PM
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@tigerlily:

Lile you, I used to work a job in an area with a lot of bums. And I had to walk past them to get to a garage to grab my car. And I was hounded like you. I was even attached a couple times. Still to this day that happens. Not every bum, but always the most wacked out ones. And they'll run at me from two blocks down the street or across a park. This has come up in discussion before but there seems to be something about severely mentally ill people that allows them to be so attracted to our energy.

@loconnoro:

You're right on schedule as an empath. With babies I have read that while young their brains register at a different frequency. And that this is the reason babies through about age 10 can so easily see ghosts and feel and see energy. They are tuned in to that and then most lose that ability as they near puberty and their brain freqency changes to what adults have. And I suspect its the same with animals as well. So in being able to detect your pure healing empath energy they get calm and happy. One of my favorite things as an empath is when I'll be sitting at a restaurant somewhere and some little baby partially wriggles free of her Mom's hold just to be able to get a good look at me. And then I get that knowing look from the baby and a big toothless grin. And then out of all the people in the room, the baby can't take her eyes of me. They definitely know something about us that we don't yet know or understand in ourselves. I don't know if they see our aura as particularly exciting or what. But it's pretty awesome. And it always reminds me that we empaths are pretty special. And that we have much work to do in understanding what we have, and how to use it to change our world for the better.

Hop Daddy
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10/30/18 11:03:21AM
945 posts

How Ghosts Impact Us


Psychic and Paranormal

@michelle:

I have found that those of us who see faces or images when we close our eyes are a little more rare. I don't know if it's because using our third eye comes easier to us than others. But I bet only 10-20% of empaths have this ability. 

Thanks for your story. It is not unheard of for a ghost to stick around in a protector role to see a loved one through a tough time. But your story is interesting because Bob stuck around even after the lady remarried and was no longer in an abusive situation. And then it also sounds like Bob even stuck around that house after they moved out. I wonder why? It wasn't even his house.

I'm a natural skeptic so I try to explain coincidences through logical or scientific means. But after many years of being an empath, I find that when coincidences happen around us empaths, 99% of the time it is no coincidence. Quite often it is a ghost or spirit guide trying to make contact or nudge you toward something. In your case I believe it was likely Bob snapping the wire, and he was either saying hello, or was annoyed that you came back. It may be the later since that seems like a more sinister move to break something. It also takes a lot of his precious energy stores to yank down a picture frame and break the hanger wire. That's an emotional outburst kind of like a 3 year old throwing a tantrum. And I bet Bob greatly weakend himself for some time making that happen as it is not easy, and takes a great amount of energy for ghosts to move physical objects like that. I'm guessing he was annoyed that you had the power to make him leave previously. He stayed away until you left the house years ago and then moved back in. And he's not happy to see you in his space again. If that was indeed Bob, it makes me again wonder what is keeping him here at his neighbor's house? Why has he not crossed over?

Quick question: Did you always see Bob through the mirror? Or did you see him without looking at the mirror?


updated by @hop-daddy: 10/30/18 11:03:47AM
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10/30/18 10:39:13AM
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@aiden:

Your experience is pretty much on par with what I go through. When walking by people on the streets I often get a double take from strangers who are stopped in their tracks staring at me. They look dazed and a little stunned for a few seconds and then go about their day. I always wonder what is going on in their minds. Some people give me a look of faint recognition. While others look at me as if I'm a movie star that they're trying to place. It's always strange when you walk into a crowded place and a significant amount of people with their back turned to you all of a sudden flip around to stare. 

The question is, what is it about us that makes regular people react this way in a trance like state? And if people were just people watching that would be one thing. But the most noticeable ones have their backs turned to me when I enter a business establishment and then whirl around. So there is some sort of energy signature or signal that we must put off that causes people to drop what they are doing and take a look at us. I've also noticed that if I stare at stranger from behind and think about them that they will turn around and look at me as if I called out their name. I test this out at movie theaters all of the time where I'll stare at a woman 10 rows in front of me and think about her outfit or whatever. And a high percentage of the time that person will turn around. And for whatever reason I notice this mostly works with women. I don't know why. But I also tend to read female energy easier anyway so maybe its because females are more connected to their emotions. I'm not sure. But with the way we captivate people when walking in to a room, or get people to turn around when we stare at them, there must be a combination of telepathy and announcement of our energy that gets people to react like this.

Real quick on the stalkers. If a group of 10-20 people in a public space stare at me upon entering, then there's always one or two that will stalk me. Most of the people stare at me for 5-20 seconds and then snap out of it and move on. But then like I said, a small percentage will poke around a store that I'm in, pretending to be shopping but are really eyeing me closely and trying to decide how to approach me. And when they do, they are always a bit wacky. Maybe not outcasts, but unusual and slightly odd personalities. This is the type of person I would probably not specifically choose to talk to at a social gathering. And when they do talk to me after stalking, they never introduce themselves. They come right up to me slightly anxious, look me in the eye, and just start dumping their life story on me as if we were long lost friends. No introduction. They just start talking as if in a catholic confessional and their story just pours out. This might go on for 10-15 minutes if I let it. And then they usually leave as quickly as they appeared. And often don't say "good-bye", or "nice talking to you". They just tell their story, turn and go. I can tell in doing so that they are enjoying and even getting healed by my energy. And then they just walk away. It's the strangest most surreal experience and creeps out my wife if she is with me. Does this scenario ever happen to anyone else?

Hop Daddy
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10/28/18 05:45:37PM
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@alexisw:

Your posts are always welcome. Ask away. And this one is a great topic. I also notice that babies and animals are especially attracted to me. If I'm out in public and see a young baby or young child, they will not take their eyes off me and often reach out to me from across the room. Keep in mind that babies as new incarnations are still very connected to spiritual home (heaven or whatever you want to call it). So it is no surprise that they recognize our empath energy as being very different and welcoming from everyone else. Babies are usually very attracted to women and not so much to men. So in my case it is uncanny how well they respond to me. I've been on buses and planes before where I have helped a Mom calm down a 6 or 12 month old. Or settle down an active 5 year old. And everyone was amazed that me as a guy could do that. But I didn't really do anything except engage the child and talk in a calming manner. My empath stuff did the work on all its own without much effort. So in your case it is no surprise that babies and young people may connect to you and be calmed by you (animals too).

Your shine is bright. And many people young and old will pick up on that at a sould level.

Hop Daddy
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10/28/18 05:34:13PM
945 posts

Two souls in one body


New Age

I have heard of the souless being concept (popularized by Tom Montalk). But I have never heard of 2 souls in one body before. I suppose full on possession could cause something that would seem like two entities in a body. But aside from that, I would think mental illness like multiple personalities could mimic two souls. But if you can explain more of your story and what you're after, perhaps we can help.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/28/18 05:29:44PM
945 posts

Feeling Creepy Crawlies


Psychic and Paranormal

Thanks everyone. I am wondering if these things are "scuttlers". But I can't see them to be able to confirm what they are. But I fear they may be draining me. It's frustrating that I can't see them.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/26/18 02:47:20PM
945 posts

Protecting/shielding yourself


Empath

Here's a good article that better explains why ghosts seek empaths to attach, and how to deal with that:

https://www.annasayce.com/encounters-with-ghosts/

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/26/18 02:42:26PM
945 posts

Protecting/shielding yourself


Empath

@cat-whisperer:

Wow. So when your personal behavior starts changing and you smoke, drink, or do drugs outside your normal routine, that is very much probably an attachment. And pardon the pun, but you are dead on that the suicide guy did not want to give up his habits and tried to seek them through you. As I noted in my above post, he liked your empath energy and found it easy to attach. And he is attaching to you to try to get you to chase the high and evironment that he once had so that he can capture those old feelings. That's very smart of you to have figured out what was happening.

One more thing on attachments is they will often jump person to person in search of a better match or opportunity for what they want. You could simply be going on a flight or grocery store and pick up something. I have heard from shamans and professional psychics that they have to be on guard as they are always capable of inadvertantly picking up an attachment.

On the draining part, I think that's often the reality of being an empath. And if you have the gift where you can connect to the spirit world like you and I do, then you're potentially drained by both the living and dead on a daily basis. Like you I often have trouble knowing who is taking from me. I have two empath teenagers under roof so there's a lot of moodiness and action at my house. But I feel my dark protection stones and selenite really help me with that. And my go to on a bad empath day is always a salt bath. It's amazing how well that rebalances my energy and sheds the bad energy. Have you ever tried that?

And for your house with your son and husband, you may want to strategically place some calming crystals  throughout the house. Crystals like rose quartz and amethyst can chill out a place and help people be on better behavior. I've seen that work first hand.

Hop Daddy
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10/26/18 02:14:11PM
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@alexisw:

Welcome back. That's happening to you because you have the empath shine. Happy I have that happen often where I'll walk in to a Costco or other public place and as soon as I enter the door a dozen people will whirl around and stare at me for 20-30 seconds. I have to admit its a little unsettling. And it doesn't happen everytime, but quite often. I think you probably already know that empaths are rare. And we're natural healers. A lot of us are considered "old souls". And on a spiritual level (which is very subsconcious with people), I think people take notice and are intrigued by our energy as we enter a room. If you watch them watch you they are in a bit of a trance when they look at you. And I also notice that there is often a look of recognition eventhough you likely have not met in this life.

As weird as it is, just know after the initial stare, people snap out of it and go about their day. Except that quite often a person or two will stalk me at times in a store and try to make contact. Sometimes its no big deal, and other times I'll attract a strange person. As a woman you'll just want to keep an eye out for anyone who may stalk you. I may be a little paranoid, but we do attract all types of people.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/26/18 09:48:11AM
945 posts

Protecting/shielding yourself


Empath

@tigerlily:

Thanks for helping find any referrals for me to contact. There are so many mystic fakers out there that I am really cautious.

@cat-whisperer:

That attachment story was my worst one. It dominated my personality and put me in a really dark place that was like a prison. It controlled my life and I was sinking. The biggest challange was realizing that I was an empath and understanding that I had one or more attachments sabotaging my life. I had to get caught up quickly on empathy, how to protect myself, and how to heal myself. And crystals and protection stones played a key role in that. But truth be told, it is almost impossible for empaths to have no attachments on a day to day basis. Because our auras are open and not shielded like regular people, its easy for entities to attach. Our auras are open by design so that we can easily receive and absorb energy. But this is also our greatest weakness and is the main reason I feel empaths who do not know how to shield need to make use of crystals and protection stones to help them out.

The more basic ghost attachments typically hang around the surface of our aura and feed off our energy. There are a lot of attachments that I would characterize as relatively harmless in that they don't have malicious intent. But when you are dead you stop producing energy. As a result, a ghost has to hang around the living to absorb energy to exist. And it's so much easier to siphon energy off of empaths. This is why we empaths tend to attract ghosts and entities more than the average person. But another category of ghosts or negative entities has more selfish and malicious intent. They want to drill deeper into your aura and get in your subconscious. I think the energy is stronger the deeper they go. And they can get a form of minor possession at that point. Or maybe I should not use the possession word, but the influencer word. When they get in deep they can influence your behavior and thoughts. As an example, when I had that really dark attachment, my mind told me every day that I was a worthless failure, and that I should despise be on guard with my friends and loved ones. I had a general sense that everyone was out to get me. That voice in my head was the attachment making subtle suggestions that influenced my behavior and caused my vibration to sink lower by the day. And I became an empath in reverse where I caused people around me to experience my negative energy. And all my relationships suffered. This was my worst attachment. I've also had other more minor ones that also influenced my behavior by putting words and ideas in my head that made me overreact negatively to situations with anger or jealousy when I am not normally that person. Ghosts and negative entities can hear our thoughts and can put words in our heads. They know what to say that we relate to and that triggers us to have low energy thoughts and emotions. This is perhaps more common for me since I am clairaudient. But what was hard for me was that these negative thoughts in my head were in my own mind voice. So it took me a while to discern what were my own thoughts, and what was the result of a nearby ghost or attachment inserting thoughts into my mind. What I've now noticed is that when I get really charged up about something emotionally out of nowhere and get a voice in my head, I now try to pause and analyze is this really "how I'm feeling" or am I being influenced? And I've now started catching myself about to overreact and be an over sensitive jerk about something trivial due to voices that are playing with my mind.

I probably sound crazy. But I've done a lot of research on this topic. So long story short, it is very easy for empaths to get attachments that may at times influence our behavior or drain our energy. And if you are an empath who is all of a sudden feeling really fatigued during a good day of people energy, it is quite possible that you may have multiple attachments that are draining you. And while protections stones don't create an air tight shield against ghosts and attachments, they do make a big difference. Anyway, sorry for my lengthy post. I'm pretty passionate about this subject since it hits close to home for me (no pun intended). :)

P.S.- I am happy to report that I also get good voices in my head that are also not my own thought. I like to think that they are my spirit guides but I don't yet know the source. But the good voices typically suggest that I do something nice for someone. I'll get a thought that "Kevin in the office needs cheering up, go ask him how he's doing and crack a joke and make him feel that someone cares". When those positive voices hit me I'm usually busy with something and haven't consciously noticed that someone is feeling down or hurt around me. I then follow the message and I can't fully explain in words what a joy it is to see someone go from sad to a happy high in seconds. It's almost as if when I get these messages, I'm given a little extra happy dust to sprinkle on that person. Because it's magical what happens. So thank God (literally) that I also get voices in my mind that are positive as well and full of light and love.


updated by @hop-daddy: 10/26/18 09:49:27AM
Hop Daddy
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10/24/18 03:58:57PM
945 posts

Protecting/shielding yourself


Empath

@tigerlily:

I get the parent thing. That's pretty common so I know you'll need to be covert. The salt route may help you then. I usually place them in some cups of rock salt water and let them sit overnight or for at least 8 hours. You can probably set them under your bed just to hide them. There is something to the water with the salt that seems to really clean and energize crystals and stones. You can also lay your jewelry in a partially filled cup of rock salt (no water). That does help, but is not as effective as salt water. I would say probably the better option for the jewelry would be to find a way to let them sit in sunlight. (Btw, some people say their crystals do well sitting in moonlight, or in running water of a stream. That for whatever reason has not worked for me).

I do need to find a local teacher or mentor to help me figure some of this out. I just haven't known where to look yet. And I struggle with how busy I am with my day job, and family activities. 

I have no idea who is trying to communicate with me. It mostly feels like different contacts each time. I'm pretty sure the contacts are not guides. Both my kids have psychic skills and have seen ghosts in our homes quite often over the years. And they tell me that child ghosts will hang around for a few days at a time. But most of the others just pop in and usually don't stay long. Sometimes our home feels like a train station where things are coming and going. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/24/18 03:37:31PM
945 posts

Feeling Creepy Crawlies


Psychic and Paranormal

I've had discussions on this subject before, but since it is still a mystery I thought I'd bring it up again. I'm hoping others have some insight. There are two rooms in my house where I feel unseen things either brushing by my ankles, or crawling up my bare feet and ankles. Sometimes it just feels like a spider across my feet, while other times I get what feels like an ant or mosquito bite. But when I look down at my feet, there is never anything there. Both of these rooms have had regular paranormal activity over the years. So it is not a surprise to me that these creepy crawlies are invisible and paranormal. But I'm wondering if anyone knows what they are, and how to get rid of them. I don't like these invisible things crawling and biting me. And I'm starting to wonder if they are doing any damage to me.

A quick P.S. on this. When I do get these invisible bites, quite often I will have a mosquito bite like welt on my foot or ankle. And it itches a little. But then it completely goes away in an hour and leaves no trace of a bite. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/24/18 03:25:58PM
945 posts

Protecting/shielding yourself


Empath

@tigerlily:

I missed part of your question about being a medium and didn't want to appear rude. I know I'm an empath. Happy I also have a lot of psychic abilities that come and go including being clairaudient. For the last 10 years I have had regular run ins with paranormal activity at home and at other places. I'll quite often be at a restaurant with friends and my clairaudient ears will ring so loud that I can't concentrate on the conversations I'm having with my real life companions. I often wonder if deceased friends or loved ones of the people who I am dining with are trying to connect with me to communicate a message for me to share. But all I hear is buzzing and ringing so I probably just frustrate these ghosts and spirits. Sometimes they come at me repeatedly during a dinner or event and its very distracting when my clairaudience kicks in overrides the voices of the people who I am speaking with in real life. I usually have to ask my wife later what I missed in parts of the conversations at dinner. So I may have some mediumship potential but haven't figured that out yet. I feel like my psychic abilities are like a box of puzzle pieces that I have not yet figured out how to put it all together to figure out where I go from here.

I think all empaths have the ability to feel ghost & spirit energy. But for some reason, not all empaths do at their current stage of development. Most empaths are real good at feeling people energy and paranormal energy is hit or miss. I tend to pick up energy pretty well from both the living and the dead. But what drives me crazy is I rarely ever see a ghost. I can feel them enough to know they are near, and I can hear them moving around and banging on walls etc... I even sometimes can hear them calling my name or whispering at low audible. But I just can't see them. And that part frustrates me. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/24/18 03:08:04PM
945 posts

Selene.


Arts

@curious-child:

Very nice. I feel a lot of creative energy flowing from this. You must be in a good place. If so, that's awesome. It almost seems as if the words came to you in your mind faster than you could type them out. If so, I wonder if you have a little bit of automatic writing going on. Here's a video I found on that subject that may interest you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaFb2grOGS8

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/24/18 01:26:46PM
945 posts

Protecting/shielding yourself


Empath

@tigerlily:

It was very scary. My story seems right out of a scary book or movie. I would not believed it had it not happened to me. From what I can tell the attachment caused me to be severely depressed and anxious for about 3 years. I didn't sleep well most nights. And was in a constant state of doom and gloom combined with some very angry and anxious feelings. It was a very rough period for me and my family. This all started happening before I realized that I was an empath. I was actually wondering if I was bipolar or other mental illness and stumbled upon an empath site that helped me understand who I was. As I got a handle on what the cause and effect of being an empath was all about, I was then introduced to crystals and protection stones. And initially that helped chill me out and balance me. But I still felt a bit off and had a lot of nightmares and some very negative voices in my head. That's when I started reading about attachments and realized that I likely had one. I spent a lot of time relaxing, meditating, working on being a more positive environment. And I credit carrying protection stones everywhere for my healing process. And day my day I relaxed more, and my vibration would rise little by little. My depression started subsiding and I started to feel alive and happy again. And then as I was sitting in my office one I was thinking to myself that I think I have a handle on this and this attachment no longer has control over me. And then just as I thought that I felt an angry energy leave the room abruptly. As as that happened a desk fan sitting behind me on my credenza lept into the air and was thrown across the room shattering into pieces on the floor. And then my laptop cord that was plugged into my laptop was yanked by an invisible something and pulled across my desk. That's when I knew I had won the battle and the attachment left me. I really haven't had a bad day since. And it really taught me about the dangers of attachments as well as the power of protection stones, crystals, and meditation.

I think in my case I had something a little more scary than your run of the mill ghost. But yes, you can ask ghosts to leave. And the ones that are good hearted will likely respect your request will mostly leave. But there are many others that won't leave. And the darker ones have an agenda and aren't backing down.

For your situation, I don't know if light through a bathroom window is enough. If you have a safe place in a yard, I would let the stones and crystals get full sunlight outside. And epsom salt is magnesium. You don't want to soak them in that (it doesn't hurt them, but doesn't help either). You ideally want sea salt or rock salt. That type of salt is really good with neutralizing negativity. This is really important for protection stones because they are deflecting and absorbing negative energy all day for you.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/23/18 04:20:04PM
945 posts

Protecting/shielding yourself


Empath

I wanted to give a shout out to @paul as he was the one who a few years ago suggested that I try shungite to try to empower me to deal with my attachment. It did the job in a matter of days.

And for anyone interested in learning more about crystals and stones, I found this book really informative and helpful:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1904991637/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/23/18 04:14:29PM
945 posts

Protecting/shielding yourself


Empath

@tigerlily

Creating a white light protection bubble to shield me from emotional energy has not been something that I have been able to do. For some people that comes very naturally. But for me, that's a next level skill that I have not yet acquired. However, my body and mind responds well to protection crystals and stones so I've had good luck there. I'm a bit of a crystal nut as I probably have 35 different types that I keep around for various reasons. Some cheer me up after a bad day, some help me sleep better, or relax etc... But my go to stones for walking out the door are always the same (dark protection stones like black tourmaline, onyx, shungite, hematite). I also love labradorite, lapis lazuli, and selenite. 

But picking crystals and protection stones is kind of like inviting 30 people over for an ice cream party and trying to guess what everyone will like. We all seem to have our various favorites that work best for us. I would say the only consistent favorites with empaths seem to be the dark protection stones like the ones we've noted.

When my crystals and stones aren't working right I start getting headaches and fatigue more often. Sometimes that leads to anxiety. Good to hear that you know how to clean and charge your stones. I mostly use sunlight for that but also find letting them bathe in salt water for 8 hours also works well. In fact, I kind of sense at times that I wear some of my stones out despite setting them in sunlight regularly. A nice salt bath seems to give them a different kind of refresh and is good to do every once in a while. Just do a little research since some stones like malachite and selenite start to dissolve in water and get ruined.

@cat-whisperer:

I used to be an emotional wreck living in my large city. Discovering and experimenting with crystals and stones was a game changer for me. I can now pretty much go anywhere in large groups of people, or even angry environment work meetings and handle it pretty well. I have my dark color protection stones to thank for that.

On your comment on attachments, I have had similar problems where I have dealt with attachments or ghosts trying to enter my aura quite regularly over the years. Everyone says keep your vibration high and they won't bother you. But it's near impossible to always have a high vibration. And I was just reading from a reputable source that empaths attract attachments as easily as a low vibration drug user or alcoholic. And the reason is that the way we empaths open ourselves up to take in energy also makes us easily accessible to attachments. As a result, we really do have to be vigilant in protecting ourselves on a daily basis. I had an especially bad attachment a few years back that I was able to defeat. And I seemed to be able to do that with a lot of rest, salt baths, and the use of black tourmaline, onyx, and shungite. In fact, when I added shungite to the mix, I had a bizarre experience a few days later where an angry attachment left me in a rage by throwing things around my office. Things literally levitated and were thrown across the room shattering on the floor. Ever since then I've kept the tourmaline, onyx, and shungite close at hand.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/22/18 05:45:31PM
945 posts

Protecting/shielding yourself


Empath

@tigerlily:

I haven't noticed that larger stones and crystals work better. And I've read articles from a few experts that you don't need very large stones to feel the benefits. But some people like me, do better when protection stones are touching the body as opposed to just being near you (like on a bracelet or in a pocket). I don't know if you've noticed that. But I do much better when they are physically on me. And secondly, since you are in a large city, your protection stones will wear out faster. You have to cleanse and re-energize them often. Probably 1-2 times a week. What I do is buy two sets of everything. And then I'll have one set sitting in the sun re-energizing for a day or so while I'm wearing the other set of stones. And then I'll alternate them a couple times a week. I notice a big difference in how I feel when I keep them energized.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/22/18 03:40:24PM
945 posts

Protecting/shielding yourself


Empath

@tigerlily

Sorry about your ordeal. But you found a great article. Thanks for sharing. I live in a city of close to 6 million people. I've found that most empaths don't do well in busy cities. But my life and family is here so I had to make it work once I awakened as an unbalanced empath. The game changer for me was to carry protection stones with me everywhere. I find all the dark ones work best. They really deflect and/or turn down the volume of what emotional energy hits me. I have a bracelet that contains Obsidian, Onyx, Pyrite and Hematite. And I usually also have a pouch on me that has black tourmaline, labradorite, jet. I can go almost anywhere due to the effectiveness of these stones in deflecting and lowering the energy around me.

What stones work for you?

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/14/18 05:15:57PM
945 posts

How Ghosts Impact Us


Psychic and Paranormal

@cat-whisperer:

I agree. It's really hard to understand what the faces are that we see when we close our eyes and open up our third eye. Some people think they are spirit attachments. Others think we're seeing ghosts and spirits that are around us at that moment. And there is a third theory that as we go astral in our sleep we are seeing other souls travelling in the astral. In my case I don't think I've ever seen the same face twice, and have never seen a face I recognize. I would think if it were an attachment that I would see repeated faces. So I'm currently guessing that I must be pulling in faces from the astral.

As for the subject of attachments, most people are not easily attached to by ghosts. But people with low vibration are targets for attachment as they are more easily accessed (people going through a heavy emotional time or drug users and alcoholics are examples of attachment targets). And unfortunately, empaths are attachment targets since our auras are very open by our design as emotional sponges. Empaths can guard against this by doing grounding and clearing exercises regularly.


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