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Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/24/17 03:41:15PM
509 posts

How to psychically ward oneself?


Empath

Your third eye chakra may be a little too open. You can get that in better balance and that should help tone down your over active connections to others. I use various crystals while meditating to help open or close various chakras as needed. But there are also some exercises that you can do. Are you familiar with any of this?

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/24/17 03:36:11PM
509 posts

How does it feel 'from the other side'? - Dumping Emotions on me


Empath

@gardentiger:

I've read that drug and alcohol addictions are fairly common with empaths. Its a way to temporarily disconnect. And before I fully realized that I was an empath I can say that I drank pretty heavily after work on tough days. It turned off the empath receptor and allowed me to relax. But it was always temporary, and all the intense emotional baggage that made me feel bad in the first place was always waiting for me after I would sober up. So I get do understand why drugs and alcohol can be attractive to empaths. But I think it can be harmful for an empath to fall into the trap of drug or alcohol dependency as it does pull our vibration down and keeps us from our purpose.

As for stones, I have become quite the crystal and stone enthusiast over the past couple years. I love the protection stones as they really help me function in public or intense emotional areas where I know that I will struggle as an empath. There are even some stones like rose quartz or amethyst that I will plant throughout my office that will often effectively calm down the environment. One thing you will find with crystals in general is that what works for one person may not have much of an impact on another. But there are a handful of crystals that seem to work consistently well for  most empaths. Rose Quartz seems to be a really nice calming stone that will set off a happy & chill vibe in a room (it also seems to do its best work with female energy). And black tourmaline and malachite really do well for anyone carrying or wearing them. The black tourmaline gives you a pretty good negativity shield and limits what negative or low energy will get to you. And malachite is known to draw negative out of you. I really like those two and often throw in Shungite for good measure. Shungite is another stone that protects you from negative. And it helped me rid myself of a spirit attachment issue that I had about a year ago (that's a whole other story). If anyone is interested, this is a good easy to read book explaining what various stones and crystals will offer for protection and healing:

https://www.amazon.com/Crystal-Healer-prescriptions-change-forever/dp/1904991637/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1511566253&sr=8-1&keywords=the+crystal+healer+by+philip+permutt

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/22/17 08:59:44AM
509 posts

How does it feel 'from the other side'? - Dumping Emotions on me


Empath

@gardentiger:

By being a newly realized empath, your energy signals are going to be on high for a while. When I found out a few years ago that I was an empath, my signal strength jumped up quite a bit. And while it was cool getting more validation of my gift, it was also painful (major anxiety in certain places and trouble sleeping, depression etc...). Along the way I found protection stones and they have made a huge difference. That along with other stones have balanced out my chakras and calmed me down so that my empath signal strength has been manageable. It used to be that intense emotional people were near impossible to be around. But with my stones I can now talk and function with them. And this is great at work where you can't control who you have to work with. So long story short, good for you for finding the stones. Keep them on you when out in the world (close to your body in a pocket or skin contact like with a bracelet seem to work best). That will help you immensely while out in the world and with people who you feel a bit heavy, anxious, or sick around.

As for your friend, if you don't feel he is a narc then it may be his drug use. I have done some research on this and drugs and alcohol abuse are said by many to lower a person's energy vibration. While intoxicated it takes one's internal spirit to a lower level where bad things and bad behavior follow. It is said that people who overuse drugs and alcohol lose some of their angelic protections since they are dropping to an energetic level where angels and spirit guides cannot function. And when this happens to a person they lose their way in life while being tempted and directed by things that are not good for them. It's kind of like the old cartoon where the devil is on one shoulder while the angel is on another. Except during heavy drug or alcohol use, the angel goes away and the devil has larger influence because the spirit/soul is closer to that energetic plain (using devil vs angel example as a metaphor). These are of course theories that I have received from other psychics and spiritual teachers. But it really makes sense to me. Especially if you have ever witnessed a person's personality slip away and a darker person emerge from drug or alcohol dependency (or any addiction for that matter). This makes me wonder if you are picking up on your friend's lowered energy and changing personality.

The thing to remember as an empath is that it is all about energy for us. As an empath your energy is unusually high relative to other non-empath humans. A lot of empaths are healers and use some of their higher energy to help people by literally lifting their spirits and in some cases healing physical problems. But as you give and take away someone's low energy/spiritual pain, you lower your own energy in the exchange. That's when you start to feel sick, depressed, weak etc... And a lot of the time this energy transfer happens without your own intent. Just being in the room with someone can create that spiritual energy transfer. That's why being around certain people will bring you down and not make you feel so great. Just remember to practice grounding at least daily so that you can rid yourself of that low energy and bring your high energy self back to balance.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/21/17 10:54:04PM
509 posts

Empaths and Codependent Relationships.


Empath

It appears that either an account got hacked or someone is playing at our expense. I was hoping @Elise would take a look at this.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/21/17 03:20:45PM
509 posts

Empaths and Codependent Relationships.


Empath

@dvrat:

I'm glad my comments were helpful. It's always hard to cut off someone who was once a good friend. And quite honestly, some empaths go through their whole lives being controlled and abused by narcs. While others make their mistakes and learn from it. You can only really advise her and hope that she makes the right choice to end it. But if her friend reconnects and reels her back in, just know that it eventually won't end well. And your wife may end up being about as emotionally exhausted as you've ever seen her. Hopefully that doesn't happen. And if it does, then there are lessons for each of us to learn even in the worst of times.

I did want to part by adding that this won't be the last narc that your wife attracts. Don't be surprised if a complete stranger with traits just like her ex-friend chats her up and draws her in at a coffee shop or somewhere else. Your wife will likely tell you that she met a really nice person and they hit it off like old friends. That's usually how it starts as narcs will early on make an empath feel really special around them. And I don't mean to say all strangers have ill intentions. But with narcs, they find us empaths like moths drawn to a flame. I get approached by narcs all the time. Complete strangers will approach me in public places and they seem almost intoxicated by my energy and quickly go full power with their charm trying to draw me in. It always feels weird when this happens as I feel a bit targeted or stalked. But I've become quite guarded when those types approach and quickly but politely go my way.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/21/17 02:59:40PM
509 posts

How does it feel 'from the other side'? - Dumping Emotions on me


Empath

@gardentiger:

As a new empath, welcome to the club. Happy You're likely going to notice that since you have realized and accepted who you are that your empath skills with strengthen.

In our current times, we are dealing with a lot of selfish, narcissistic behavior in society. Our social media addictions only exacerbate this bad behavior. And that is very hard for us empaths to deal with because we are constantly bombarded with that low/negative energy. We are sponges and absorb that low/negative energy. When you advance your skills you will learn how to draw in that negative and return positive energy to a person, room, or situation. But early on it is tough because you take in all that negative and become overloaded since you don't yet know how to make the energy conversion and get it out of your system. So for now, just realize that there will be days when you feel really tired, anxious, and even sad without a really good reason why. In your reading on empathy, look for the topic on grounding. It is very important for every empath to learn how to ground out that low energy we sponge up each day and cleanse it from our body and soul.

From your explanation of your friend, he sounds like he may be a narcissist. But slapping a label on it becomes very confusing when drug use is involved. I say this in not meaning to be judgmental. But oftentimes heavy drug use or alcoholism will bring out the worst in a person and cloud their better traits/real personality. But either way, as an empath, you're going to pick up a strong negative from a person like that. And when you are with him it will make you anxious, depressed, and even sick. The closer you let him in relationship-wise, the worse you may feel.

In my opinion, if your friend makes you feel bad, then you probably should move on from that friendship. I know that is a hard decision to make. And it is one that only you can make. But the one word of advice I would give you as an empath is to start trusting how you feel and listen to your intuition. And if a person or place makes you feel bad, trust that feeling.

I want to make sure I try to answer your final question. If your friend is a narcissist, then he likely feels really good around you. People like that feel energized when controlling and dumping on others. He's attracted to you and likes your higher energy. But there is an energy exchange that goes on with narcissists where they draw from your higher energy and dump their lower energy. You can feel it when this happens as you again will feel dizzy, anxious, depressed, or even a bit sick. There was another recent post on narcs that you may find to be an interesting read:

http://empathcommunity.eliselebeau.com/community/forum/new_posts/49180/empaths-and-codependent-relationships

 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/21/17 02:15:38PM
509 posts

Empaths and Codependent Relationships.


Empath

@dvrat:

I'm a little late to the discussion and see that you were given some very good advice from others. I would add that most empaths have had a close relationship with a narcissist at one time or another. It’s almost a rite of passage for an empath. In fact, it is very common for an empath and narcist to be family or even siblings.

Empaths are usually introverts while narcs are most always extroverts. But they are extroverts in the most selfish sense of the term. You can go to any social setting like a bar and watch narcs in action working their magic on people. Narcs are easy to spot and go out of their way to make sure that everyone knows that they are the most important person in the room. In that way they garner a lot of attention and are often very popular as human nature loves star power and narcs are wired to draw people and attention their way. But in their world the narc only feels fulfilled when he/she has control over and manipulates every person and every situation to their advantage. A narc will readily admit that they are here to take all they can get from this world. They are all about doing and saying whatever pleases them with little to no concern about who they may be hurting or taking advantage of.

We’ve all heard about Ying/Yang from Chinese philosophy. I forget which is which, but empaths and narcs have a ying/yang relationship and as opposites they attract. Narcs seek out empaths in a very magical and spiritual way as they are absolutely addicted to empath energy. And they take all they can from the empath and at some point leave the empath weakened and damaged. On the flip side of the ying/yang, the empath often falls under the narcs spell. We’ve had many discussion on this at this forum and I’m not sure we’ve gotten to the bottom on why empaths seem to consistently fall in love or deep friendship with a narc in such a dependent way. But it’s the same story every time. At some point in every empath/narc relationship, the narc has taken all they can from the relationship and moves on. It always ends messy with the empath being kicked to the curb in the relationship. And the empath is left feeling deeply hurt, abandoned, and confused.

The important thing for empaths to thrive is for each empath to understand who they are, and the dynamic and dangers of narcissists who seek us out. They want to control us and drain our energy. It’s always best to avoid the narcs and definitely not let them get close. I’m glad to hear your wife is no longer in touch with her friend. Just be ready for that old friend to potentially try to reconnect and regain control at some point. That’s why cutting cords is a deeper step in ridding someone like that from your life.


updated by @hop-daddy: 11/21/17 02:17:51PM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/14/17 10:07:31AM
509 posts

recent problematic psychic connection with neighbor -- advice?


Empath

@womanwhowalks:

I believe he explained it that when he smokes his psychic abilities increase and that is what causes the neighbor to react with anger and bang around. That in itself is interesting. But what is more interesting is that the neighbor seems to know exactly where the psychic power is coming from, and vice-versa with @ellicent knowing who it is that is sending him anger and pain. I'm hoping that @ellicent will find a way to better shield himself or neutralize the effect the neighbor has on him until he is able to relocate to a better space.

P.S.-How come you changed your screen name to @womanwhowalks?

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/13/17 08:28:33AM
509 posts

recent problematic psychic connection with neighbor -- advice?


Empath

@ellicent:

Burning sage is pretty stinky so you'll probably want to give your roommate a heads up on that. But that's a native american ritual that has been very effective for a lot of people.

I did want to mention that the salt bowls seem to draw some negative energy out of me (especially when I place one on my nightstand). And in my home we have 3 empaths here and are constantly visited by spirits at night that disturb our sleep. And I found that the salt water bowls in each of our bedrooms definitely seems to mellow out spirit activity allowing us to sleep better. I have never tried it as a way to block or subdue a psychic attack. But since salt is good at neutralizing low energy, I would think it would work in your situation.

We have also had many others on this site have to deal with angry energy and psychic attacks in their work office environment. And many of them said by placing rose quartz or amethyst stones near their personal work space that it really improved conditions. Those stones tend to have a calming effect. I don't know if that would work for you but placing those stones near you when you are smoking and at risk of the neighbor attack could possibly blunt it. But I'm also torn toward just recommending protection stones. I love black tourmaline for that as it is powerful. But malachite is also a real good one that is known for absorbing negative. I think that could mute the attack. Anyway, I would try the salt and some stones and see if you have any improvement.

Best of luck. Let us know how it goes.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/11/17 03:59:38PM
509 posts



@artemisia:

You are not alone. A common theme with empaths are stories of being used and abused by people. I think our energy is attractive and can draw people to us. But when we get pulled down by the world our energy sinks and we become less energetically desirable to people. And then there is the whole narc side of things. Narcs will seek you out to control you and drain your energy. They will use you up and energetically leave you for dead. I'm not sure if that describes your former friend. But if she is a narc then you have to recognize that and avoid letting those types close to you in the future.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/11/17 03:48:34PM
509 posts

recent problematic psychic connection with neighbor -- advice?


Empath

@ellicent:

You mentioned that you were taking a salt bath. That is smart of you. I also find that by placing bowls of salt water in my bedroom and main room it also helps neutralize low energy/bad vibes in a room. For me a fresh bowl or two in a room creates a nice positive energy (you just have to remember to change it out every couple days). I also like to use certain protection crystals if I am out in public or meeting with someone who is difficult. I wonder if that could help you maybe lower his impact on you? Carry stones like black onyx or black tourmaline with you at all times or at least when you think he is likely to try something (like when you smoke).

And you bring up something that we don't often talk about. And that is the subject of people who have psychic gifts but use them with bad intent. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/10/17 09:53:08AM
509 posts



I draw the line at narcissistic behavior and anyone that appears to be an energy vampire (where you feel drained and exhausted during and after visiting with them). Neither of those types are good for you. But I've met plenty of people who at first appeared toxic or negative that I was able to turn around and get them to release that and become a better happier person.


updated by @hop-daddy: 11/10/17 09:54:17AM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/10/17 09:48:18AM
509 posts

recent problematic psychic connection with neighbor -- advice?


Empath

@ellicent:

I have an alternate theory. Are you sure it's your upstairs neighbor that you are getting this from? I mean do you have any physical confirmation that he is annoyed like dirty looks or banging on his floor or anything like that? If you do, then I wonder if he is smelling your weed when you smoke and is annoyed based on his own belief system and is reacting?

I did want to point out that I have read postings from various empaths and psychics that claim smoking weed while being an empath is not a good combo. Yes, it feels relaxing and due to that you may feel a heightened awareness and increase in abilities. But apparently when you are high your soul goes on a journey and you are more available and less protected against lower energy entities. My thought is what if this has nothing to do with your neighbor and you are attracting things that are not good for you? I don't mean to scare you, but it is always good to be informed. You can google this subject. Here's one article I found:

https://starmanspeaks.com/2015/12/15/my-relationship-with-weed-a-psychic-mediums-take-on-marijuana/

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/09/17 12:25:17PM
509 posts

Energy.....and Bar Codes...


Psychic and Paranormal

@womanwhowalks:

This is very interesting that bar codes are setting you off. How do you really avoid that? They are everywhere. Aside from somehow avoiding bar codes each day, how's your grounding and sleep lately? The reason I ask is when I get run down I start having bizarre things happen and am more bothered by unusual things. I'm just wondering if you "spiritually chill" a little bit if you will find that bar codes have less of an effect on you?

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/09/17 10:50:54AM
509 posts



@artemisia:

Congrats on conquering cancer and losing weight. I hope you have properly patted yourself on the back for both and found inner strength from those experiences.

I wanted to make two points that I hope can help you in some way. The first is, that we humans all have many flaws. And in our current society with social media and 24/7 ugly news cycle with a general focus on selfishness and materialism, it has really brought an ugliness to the surface in just about everyone. And while I agree, that it is good to cleanse your life of those who are definitely not good for you, I would also say to consider accepting some people with their faults. We empaths are equally blessed and cursed with the ability to see behind the mask and pick up on what a person is really about. And that often scares us off. But consider that when you give some people a chance at your friendship, your inner light as an empath may just bring out the best in them and result in an important relationship. Otherwise, if you are looking for friends with purity and no flaws, you may spend a long and lonely time looking. Humans are flawed. And tough times bring out the worst in all of us. And that is what we are seeing from humanity right now. But as empaths we can calm those people down and take away some of the negative spell that they are under. You of course have  to properly ground and cleanse yourself when dealing with people with baggage or toxic issues to keep yourself sane and safe. But it should be very rewarding for you when you break through and help people come out of the darkness of modern day toxicity.

My second point is to touch on manifesting. We empaths deal with and absorb a lot of negative from people even on a good day. And without consistent grounding and self-care, that can pull us down and lower our vibration. And that's when our thoughts and attitude turn negative. And without trying you may experience, as many of us have, a bit of a black cloud following you. You get hit with bad news, bad luck, and have unhealthy people and situations enter your life. The trick is to work really hard on grounding and meditation and to raise your vibration so that you are happy and working on positive plans in your life. And that is when you will start to manifest good things. And a bright pathway of opportunities and positive people will start lining up for you.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/08/17 05:40:11PM
509 posts

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


Empath

@tigerlily:

Something is not right in the world right now (more than usual). My 16 year old son thought he had a psychic attack yesterday with sudden solar plexus pain and feelings of anxiety out of nowhere (at his happy place the gym). He is an empath as well but has not had that whammy of feelings and pain before. And then I feel like someone cast a spell on me this past week as I am weakened, emotional, and feeling like I need to go lie down. I don't have any sickness symptoms but yet don't feel right. I awake each day feeling totally unrested and can't seem to sleep well (more than usual). I think I may have found the answer when I read this other recent blog post. Aside from what may be going on in our individual lives and local people sphere, there seems to be something bigger brewing:

http://empathcommunity.eliselebeau.com/community/forum/new_posts/49054/an-important-message

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/08/17 05:31:13PM
509 posts

An Important Message


Empath

@cat-whisperer:

Your comment caught my eye: 

Regardless of the source, I have literally not been able to keep my energy up despite smudging, salting, meditation and chord cutting. It is as if it has “moved in” to my energy field. I am seeing a little bit of lightness coming back but it has been a struggle...Is it possible that these entities are attacking light workers that have a weakened energy field to decrease the numbers?

I think you may be on to something. I feel so worn out this past week. I occasionally get fatigued like this during a stressful time in my life or if I am around large groups of people. But that only happens for a day or two at most. But this has been a very drawn out fatigue that started last week. I feel drained but also feel like something is drawing on my energy. I was starting to wonder if I had some sort of spirit attachment that was draining me. But maybe it is a targeted hit on light workers?

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/08/17 02:44:24PM
509 posts

Seeing Faces When Falling Asleep


Psychic and Paranormal

@chrisis:

Interesting. I also have that happen sometimes where I am watching a silent movie in my mind while meditating or close to drifting off to sleep. No sound and often it appears in black and white and looks like an old time movie. And it's usually just a casual scene of people at a social gathering. I can never find any meaning.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/08/17 01:33:58PM
509 posts

An Important Message


Empath

@angel:

Thanks for your insight. And like @cat-whisperer said, I can feel it too. I really felt a big shift last week. It felt really heavy and dreadful is probably the best word that I could put on it. I normally only really pick up on people in a room with me. But starting last week I really felt something very heavy and dark that literally felt like the weight of the world. It has been really depressing and draining me since Thursday so I have stepped up on my personal grounding and sleep to try to stay ahead of it. I did not understand what it was until Angel clarified today what she was warning about. Thanks for the explanation. Sorry to hear about your personal attacks. I agree that we need to all do our part of try to fight back and lift the vibration.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/07/17 03:45:41PM
509 posts

Seeing Faces When Falling Asleep


Psychic and Paranormal

@womanwhowalks:

Crystals help for me as well. Using them on my crown or third eye makes it more likely that I will see something. Do you ever see images of anyone you know that has passed? In my case I do not. And I never see the same face twice. The above article suggested spirit attachment was the cause of seeing faces. But perhaps you are right that we are just accessing that world.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/07/17 03:24:38PM
509 posts

Seeing Faces When Falling Asleep


Psychic and Paranormal

I brought up this topic about a year ago and have also seen others here who said they experienced the same. Sometimes when I meditate or are relaxed and falling asleep, I will see faces that are presented to me. They appear to me like flashcards where I see each one for a quick second before it switches to another. The faces are mostly emotionless and ones that I have never seen before. I usually see 15-20 faces before my mind moves on. I have always wondered why I see faces and what the meaning is. And then I came across the below article that talks about spirit attachment and spirits crossing our plane. I thought I would share this and see what all of you think?

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

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/07/17 10:24:54AM
509 posts

An Important Message


Empath

@angel:

What has brought on your urgent message? I started feeling some sort of shift in the world last Wednesday that brought on a wave of depression for a few days that by Sunday night/Monday morning was some pretty strong anxiety for me to deal with. Sometimes when this happens to me it is before a major tragedy. But aside from that Texas church shooting, I cannot yet connect my feelings to an event. I was curious what you are feeling?

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/07/17 10:20:09AM
509 posts

What Are Your Favorite Empath/Medium/Psychic Movies?


Empath

That story is one of Stephen King's best IMO. And the movie was directed by the late great Stanley Kubrick. I hope you enjoy it. Staying at that hotel in Colorado is on my bucket list. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/07/17 09:04:27AM
509 posts

What Are Your Favorite Empath/Medium/Psychic Movies?


Empath

I was just thinking the other day that one of my favorite movies of all time, The Shining, has an empathic/psychic main character. In the movie, Danny is referred to as having “the shine”. I really like that term “having the shine” to explain empaths as I believe empaths put off a more vibrant energy and light.

 

http://screenprism.com/insights/article/what-exactly-is-the-shine-in-the-shining

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
11/07/17 08:08:02AM
509 posts

New Experiences


Psychic and Paranormal

@angie7949:

You definitely have the gift of knowing. I get a little of that myself but not with the type of clarity or frequency that you have. I didn't really understand if you are okay with your gift or whether it is a problem for you? If you are enjoying your gift then keep working on strengthening it. Your third eye chakra is the one that controls knowing and foresight. There are exercises that you can do to strengthen and open wide this chakra. And there are also exercises where you can close this chakra a little if what you are dealing with is too intense. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/27/17 10:06:10AM
509 posts

What Are Your Favorite Empath/Medium/Psychic Movies?


Empath

In the spirit of Halloween, I thought I'd try to get this thread going again. Does anyone have any favorites to add?

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/27/17 10:04:33AM
509 posts

Great article about energy


Empath

Great article. My mother-in-law, who I like, is one of those types of people. When conversing she takes the energy right out of me and I start feeling weak and fatigued. She has had a lot of pain and misery in her life and I think she subconsciously pulls from me for healing.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/27/17 10:00:19AM
509 posts



There is also something called lucid dreaming where you are asleep but yet have more conscious control of what you do and where you go in dreamland. This is often activated during naps or when you wake up during REM sleep and then go back to bed. Some people lucid dream and go visit friends and relatives in their dreams. And I've ever heard of friends lucid dreaming together and meeting up to share an adventure. But as opposed to regular sleep, in lucid dreaming you mostly control where you go, who you see, and talk to, whereas regular dreaming you are not really in control. Astral travel by comparison is where you through deep meditation will visit other worlds. It's almost like landing on another planet. It's an experience that you don't really control you just experience it. A lot of people talk about noting a silver cord or tether attached to them when they astral travel (the link between our world and the outside world). So based on your description, I don't think you are experiencing astral travel.

Remember as you get deeper in understanding spirituality you will learn that nothing is a coincidence. People are placed in our path for a reason. As are challenges. And since we are here in this life to learn many lessons, we are always being directed by our spirit guides to learn and advance to our given challenges. Your day dreaming could be lessons. Although I suspect that you are starting to see visions of real events that have either happened or will happen. Since you have recently started relaxing and working on your gift, you are noticing that it is strengthening. That's confirmation for you that this is the real deal. Keep working on those abilities.

I did want to say that for me, my visions only work when I am relaxed and not trying or thinking of using them. It's almost as if someone drops an idea or a little movie inside my head and it autoplays. It sounds like that it may be the same for you. You may want to practice meditation to truly relax your mind and see where it goes. It may result in more visions or you may actually experience astral travel first hand. Just make sure you do some reading in this website's library about astral travel as you will only want to do that with proper protections.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/25/17 02:02:55PM
509 posts



@ohda:

I do have some experience with what you are talking about and can share some info.

I would not say you are astral projecting. You don't usually do that in your sleep. You astral project by being in an awake but deep meditative state. It's more of a planned quiet time journey.

But, I do get visions while awake that are worth noting. They are similar to day dreaming except that day dreaming usually starts from your mind's own idea. Whereas a vision is usually a thought dropped in to your mind that was not something your asked for or were focusing on. And right before visions my mind gets completely calm and clear of personal thought and then while my eyes are open I will stop seeing the present world and will instead watch a short movie in my mind like you referenced. Quite a few of my visions have foretold future events. While others I have been unable to connect to anything and just remember them to be lessons that I do not yet know how to interpret or use.

Dreams are a whole other ball game. Some dreams are completely your mind's own doing. And then spirits can also impact your dream if you are susceptible to that as an empath. And then last but not least, your spirit guides can send your messages and lessons through your dreams. I do know that a lot of mediums are given an abundance of info. through their dreams.

I would say that there is a pretty good chance your gifts are directing that missing girl to you. And if she is unfortunately now deceased then either her spirit is reaching to you for help or for some reason your guides are wanting you to get involved. A lot of mediums help their communities by getting involved with the police and families of missing persons due to their ability to channel in to the event that caused a death or disappearance. It's very possible that this is your skill set.

If any of this scares you you can try to block it and deny your gift. I have a friend of mine who is a very talented psychic who does not want any part of it and has blocked most of her abilities. But if you want to develop your gift I would suggest believing and being receptive to it. And definitely keep a vision and dream journal and try to connect the dots on the info. that you are receiving.

Hop Daddy
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10/23/17 09:12:30AM
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Can a space affect an empath?


Empath

My area was once a native american summer hunting ground hundreds of years ago. There were tribes that would travel here in the summer and live and hunt for months. So I would imagine there were some deaths and burials nearby. But my family and I never see native spirits. In fact, the vast majority of spirits that pass through our home are wearing  modern clothing from the past 1-2 decades. We rarely see the same spirit twice and I am starting to wonder if we have some sort of portal nearby that is bringing these spirits in. But that's a whole other story. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/22/17 02:49:42PM
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Anyone else really sick with multiple sicknesses??? Unusually sick???


Empath

@mike-simpson-rogers:

Sorry for your loss. If you feel connected to the planet and feel the pain of collective humanity, that is a very heavy weight to carry. I have felt the same from time to time but mostly pick up on nearby energy these days. I would imagine being that tuned in to a vast group has caused some of your issues. All I would say is that you probably need to be an expert at daily grounding to try to get that out of you so that it does not cause physical damage.

@pamylla:

Solar plexus pain? Bingo, and welcome to the club. Happy I feel the same and get upper and lower stomach pain daily. It presents as bloating. I have to eat really clean but bland food. And grounding has really helped me clear out some of that upset stomach. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/22/17 02:42:32PM
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Can a space affect an empath?


Empath

@womanwhowalks:

I agree with you 100%. I built my home on vacant land about 17 years ago in an area that was uninhabited. But we have had a ton of spirit activity over the years. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/22/17 02:38:57PM
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❀Help for Sensitives❀


Tools for Empaths

I would agree that diet is important since our bodies are already stressed from being what we are. By eating poorly it contributes to hormonal imbalance and anxiety triggers.

Some empaths are so sensitive that they pick up the energy in food. They can feel the hardship from the migrant worker who picked the fruit, or the fear and misery of the slaughtered animal. I've read a blog from one empath who even picks up on the mood of the person preparing the food at restaurants and for that reason doesn't like eating out. That would be an especially hard thing to deal with and would probably push one to be a vegan.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/19/17 01:00:07PM
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Other’s emotions presenting as physical injury?


Empath

I think suicide and what it does to family that is left behind to grieve is one of the heaviest energies. It's very dark and overwhelming. It's a very sad and angry energy wrapped up in one. I have a real hard time helping people going through that as it can often me too much for me to take. Perhaps also too much for your horse. I guess now you know in the future how she may react to your grounding on a tough day.

Hop Daddy
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10/19/17 11:46:04AM
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Can a space affect an empath?


Empath

And on that note, you may find the people closest to you transfer the strongest low energy to you. It's due to your strong bonds to them. It can seem like a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, your family probably knows you as a good listener and someone who they feel better and have happier moods when you are around. But that energy you take away has to go somewhere, and as an empath you are a sponge. So as you help them feel better, you sponge it up and feel worse. 

This is where grounding comes in. As an empath you have to practice self care and ground out what you take in. Check out those links to learn more. And then feel free to post questions so that we can further help.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/19/17 11:38:23AM
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Other’s emotions presenting as physical injury?


Empath

I think I just realized that I may have misunderstood more of your story. It sounds like he was with you while you were riding. But along the same lines, his misery would have definitely transferred in part to your horse. Our thoughts have energy but our spoken word is much stronger energy. While you talked things out with him there would be a lot to deal with. I think this may have been even more so since you are an empath trying to draw that low energy out of him to help him heal. Your poor horse was probably not able to cope with that intensity. But again, I'm glad to hear you did not get seriously hurt.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/19/17 11:31:40AM
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Other’s emotions presenting as physical injury?


Empath

You're testing us. I love it! Happy

I wrongly assumed that you had a car accident. And that makes me laugh because when I first read your post I didn't feel that you had a car accident. But my analytical mind overruled thinking you must have had an accident while driving back. It reminds me to tell my mind to shut off more often so I can better listen to my intuition.

But if you had a horse riding accident that now makes more sense to me. My wife has a horse so I am pretty familiar. And we also have two golden retrievers. I think animals are very intuitive. And while our dogs are very good at picking up on the moods and energy in our household, my wife tells me her horse has even higher awareness of human thought and energy.

I think you are correct that your horse may have felt anxiety from the funk you were dealing with and spooked. It sounds like you were trying to ground out that heavy energy while riding back home. I think if you had been walking it would ground out to the earth. But while riding a horse it makes perfect sense that she would have picked up on what you were trying to rid from your body. After all, that energy has to go somewhere.

I'm glad to hear that you are okay. My wife was thrown from a horse some years ago and broke her back. That can get a bit dangerous.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/19/17 11:14:39AM
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Can a space affect an empath?


Empath

8:

To add to what Trevor said, I find that people radiate the most energy. But sometimes people also leave an energetic imprint on a place that lasts for sometime. I have entered houses where the prior owner had since moved out after their teenager died suddenly and I could pick up on the heaviness and sadness. The same for houses where the prior owners were going through a divorce. And this is also why many people get an uneasy feeling where there has been a murder in a property. It leaves a lasting imprint.

But your headaches are normal for an empath as your mind is reacting to the emotional overload. I also get a heaviness in my chest when dealing with intense energy. It is completely normal for you to take on the emotions of those around you. And as Trevor said, it may be someone in that building and not in the immediate apartment that you are visiting.

When you are a newly realized empath you are receiving an overload of energy. The key is to reduce what you take in to a level that you can handle. A lot of empaths call this lowering the volume. Trevor gave some great links to start with. In them you will learn how to ground out the emotional energy that you take in. And that is very important.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/18/17 09:27:07AM
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The Power of Prayer


Empath

@eri-ameonna:

I do this often where I do my empath thing without telling a person or group what I am. In your case you are taking on the mentor-friend role in her mind while you are helping calm her. if she is an unrealized empath she is full of the energy she takes in each day and doesn't know how to ground it out. You connecting with her are helping her by taking away some of her pent up energy from the world. And that's why she is calming down and following you around like a puppy. Her spirit is drawn to you because she feels so good around you. And in her daily life she probably rarely interacts with people like you. So good job helping her. In time as you become better friends you may be able to help her understand who she is and how she can ground herself and live a better life.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/18/17 09:20:16AM
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Judgmental Person?


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@eri-ameonna:

This sounds like what many people go through when they meet a celebrity in person. There is so much expectational energy that you freeze and stutter. You said he appears kind so I am guessing he is not a narc. He may just have a powerful personality and presence. 

But I did want to mention that it is possible that it is the energy in the class that is contributing to how you are feeling before, during, and after class. It may be all of them reacting to the class or him. Adult students are very different compared to college age students. Many of them work, have families and all the pressures of an adult life. Most of them want to do real well in his class and hopefully graduate and obtain a better job. That will create a lot of emotional energy in there. And that can be tough on you.

In addition to the other advice you were given, I would suggest working on protecting yourself in the class. Protection stones can be really helpful. And some people are able to access white light and create a protective bubble around them. I am not very good at the later so I use protection stones like black tourmaline and black onyx to help mute how much energy I pick up in a group situation. I keep them in a pouch in my pocket and am able to function so much better in a group setting.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/18/17 09:02:51AM
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Other’s emotions presenting as physical injury?


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@cat-whisperer:

I can't imagine you not picking up his emotional energy (particularly if you intentionally tried to remove it for him).  But if you are good at grounding and protecting yourself, the energy may have been more watered down (so to speak).

I am sorry to hear you had an accident. It could have been a random happening. Or it could have been due to your mind being distracted as you dealt with shedding his energy. It may have been distracting enough that you weren't 100% focused on driving? But I'm glad to hear that you are alright.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/18/17 08:56:37AM
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Please help - How to get rid of narcissist roommate


Tools for Empaths

@hana:

Congrats on the move! You will feel like your life renewed when you get out of there. And her reaction is classic. Narcs are like children throwing tantrums when they lose control over their target. Enjoy your new place and new found peace.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/13/17 11:45:06AM
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Please help - How to get rid of narcissist roommate


Tools for Empaths

The thing to remember about protection stones is that they have their limits and need to be cleaned/recharged. Some block negative energy while others absorb negative energy. To keep your stones working in top condition you will need to set them in the sun for most of the day (some people run water over them or set them in moonlight, but I find  sunlight does the trick). What I do is have enough stones to alternate with one set cleansing in the sun while I wear the other set. I like black onyx in combo with black tourmaline. But tourmaline is the better stone of the two so you may want to pick one up. I keep them in a pouch in my pocket. But some people find better luck when they touch your skin (like a bracelet).

You can try the salt pouch idea. That could work although I think the protection stones are a better option. And like I said, most importantly, you need to find a way to draw negative out of you each day through meditation, salt baths or whatever fits you. In doing so you will be much calmer and find your roommate more tolerable. Good luck and let us know how you are doing.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/12/17 01:02:16PM
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Astral projected? Lucid dreaming?


Dreams

@rene:

How does astral projecting and lucid dreaming differ? I thought they were similar? I may be doing one or both but am not sure.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/12/17 12:59:56PM
509 posts

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


Empath

@4peace:

I seem to also go through cycles where I get sick every 3-4 months and can't shake a cold or respiratory flu for many weeks. I am pretty healthy overall but do have constant digestive issues and bloating. I attribute that in part to being an empath (since I know it's very common). And I think cycles of sickness is just my body's way of telling me that I need to do better grounding out the daily negative energy that I take in. And as you touched on, there is a lot of negative out there these days. In many respects, society is not in a good place right now and everyone is on edge and angry. And we empaths get to deal with that each day and it takes its toll.

@eri-ameonna, migraines and stomach issues are classic empath problems. Most of us deal with those issues so you are not alone. Proper sleep and nutrition can help. But I'm not yet ready to trade in my daily coffee. Wink

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/12/17 12:49:27PM
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The Power of Prayer


Empath

You know how they saw baby rattle snake bites cause more damage than an adult rattle snake because they are too inexperienced and release all of their venom in one bite? Being an inexperienced empath can be like that where you have all that pent up energy causing outbursts and strong mood swings. Speaking from personal experience, it can be so confusing. One minute you are about to cry from energy, and then later you might feel aggressive and want to yell at someone. If the girl in your class seems to act like an empath except that she seems a bit angry and filled with negative, it's because she isn't in control of her empath skills and the energy she encounters in life is overwhelming her. I think you nailed it that she probably doesn't understand who she is. If you choose, you can help her with it. Let us know how it works out.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/12/17 12:38:52PM
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Famous Empaths


Empath

I just saw Kimmel being referenced in an article on my Google news feed today. And ironically it covers exactly what I was saying about him:

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/10/12/jimmy-kimmel-was-vulgar-comic-long-before-was-americas-conscience.html

I would agree with Curt Kobain being an empath. I also think Jim Morrison was one as well. I think quite a few musicians fit the mold of being an empath. Usually they are thoughtful and quiet and are struggling with the stress of fame.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/12/17 12:31:43PM
509 posts

Please help - How to get rid of narcissist roommate


Tools for Empaths

@hana 

Sorry to hear about your recent life challenge. If you are an empath, then it is no surprise that a narc found you and lured you in. Keeping narcs at a distance is one of the keys for any empath. They are attracted to us like moths to a flame. And they are very harmful once we let them in our lives.

My obvious answer is for you to get out immediately. But I am guessing that finances may restrict how quickly you can move away. Definitely keep your distance as much as you can. You can also neutralize her negative energy with protection stones. I personally love black onyx and black tourmaline for that.

The protection stones help but won't block all of her energy. A narc will drive you crazy and make you really stressed out. You're going to want to work on getting that negative energy out of you as a way to cope. Working out and being outside for breaks helps. Quiet meditation with breathing exercises is another great way to expel negative energy. And I personally really like taking a bath with Himalayan or rock salts. Salt neutralizes negative energy and will draw that out of you. A bath is the best way for your entire body to get exposed to the salt.

Hopefully the above helps you cope while you are planning for a new place to live. Best of luck. I hope you can move on quickly from her.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/11/17 06:11:45PM
509 posts

Famous Empaths


Empath

I actually don't think so with him. I just don't see it. I get that he has recently had some heart felt monologues. But I read that his producers realized that plays well to the audience so after his healthcare speech they have tried to get him to be anti-Trump more often. And after the Vegas tragedy, who wasn't shaken to their core and emotional? I will say that I have watched him for years and he had a pretty shady, selfish, and demeaning history with some of the things he did when he was on The Man Show. I think a lot of women would be shocked to learn of his involvement in that show. I just don't see an empath doing those things for that many years without losing their mind with guilt. But it is hard to tell with actors and TV personalities because they so often project an image on camera that is so different and fake relative to the person they are in real life. 

I will say that one person who I suspect was an empath was the late Chester Bennington of Linkin Park. I think it's pretty obvious in his song lyrics. And I think it played a role in his suicide (not being able to deal with the emotional overload of life as an empath).

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/11/17 05:53:10PM
509 posts

The Power of Prayer


Empath

Don't feel bad. I love your post. It is always interesting to hear about our various interactions with people. Often times your initial feelings on a person are the correct ones. It's just hard at times to decipher some people. In fact, sometimes picking an empath out of the crowd can be the toughest to analyze because their emotions/our emotions change like the wind. And that's because we absorb all the energy around us and can't help but become mad, sad, worried all in the span of minutes sometimes. You say her energy confuses you. I take that as meaning it changes so often that you can't narrow down what she is. Well, they don't call us empaths moody for nothing. Happy '

I could be wrong, but I think your classmate is an empath. And there are so many empaths out there who don't understand who they are and what's going on in their minds. And they tend to be really anxious & punchy, withdrawn, having a tough time fitting in with groups (due to all the combined energy). Empaths are often labelled as the weirdos in the room. My guess is she is an empath but doesn't quite have a handle on who she is and how to control her energy intake. And as a result she has a bit of a negative, hard to deal with personality. 

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