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Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/25/17 12:34:13PM
471 posts

Talking Weird Stuff


Psychic and Paranormal

@zacharias:

Good questions. I live in Scottsdale, AZ. In our area most homes are fairly new and have been built in the past 20 years. So we don't generally have legacy haunted house issues that you get in other places where houses have been there for 100+ years with a death history. In my case, I built my house on vacant land 17 years ago. I'm the original homeowner. Except that I have learned that the land my subdivision sits on was lived on by Native Americans going back thousands of years. An archeologist told me that tribes used to migrate to my area for months on end in the summer for hunting. It was basically their summer hunting spot.

My daughter sees the most ghosts at our house. She has never seen a Native American ghost. But some ghosts with her appear very clear while others have less definition and are shadowy. For me the ghosts that I see are always shadowy. My daughter has seen one repeating ghost that was in a civil war uniform. And she has seen others that wear clothing that is probably late 1800s-early 1900s. But most of the ghosts seem to be wearing more current clothing. And we see a lot of children ghosts at our home. Recently my son jumped out of the shower only to be face to face with an 8 year old girl ghost. And also recently my wife was pulling into our driveway and saw a very clear image of a teenage boy standing in front of my son's window. He was so life like that she thought he was a trespasser until he vanished before her eyes.

Based on our experiences and the history of us being original homeowners I have come to some conclusions. Three out of four of my family are empaths. I think in general ghosts are everywhere. There are many mediums who say they see them every day walking among us. And as empaths I think we tend to attract them more often. But I also think there is something unique about my area. There must be a portal or something since we get such a variety of ghosts that pass through from varying time periods. I also found it interesting that my daughter slept over at a friend’s house that is 7 doors up the street. And she said she saw more ghosts there than at our house. That tells me it is not just our house that has visitations in the area.

The ghosts around our house for the most part don't bother us. So we are in less of a hurry to have our house cleansed. Plus I'm not sure that would work anyway since day to day different ghosts come through. For the time being we just live with them and try to understand why they are here.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/24/17 12:03:10PM
471 posts

Talking Weird Stuff


Psychic and Paranormal

@zacharias:

When my friend first told me about her leprechaun sightings I didn't know what to think. The skeptic in me said no way. But yet this woman was a very honest and sane person. So it is interesting to hear about this from others that see them as well.

My house is also very active with ghosts. My two kids and I are empaths so I know we attract things plus I have a hunch that there is some sort of a portal on my property somewhere. Some weeks we see dozens of ghosts and usually never see the same one twice (although there are some that I cannot see that bang walls all the time that may be camping out). In trying to better understand this I've been doing some reading about spiritual shamans who help clear people's houses of unwanted spirits. And when they do this they usually go in with a group of 4-5 people consisting of the shaman, several empaths, and a medium or two. And when entering a haunted house the shaman always reminds the group to not show any emotion such as fear, anxiety or anger. The ghosts feed on these emotions as the energy released by humans invigorates them. And it makes it really hard to get the ghost to calm down and be coaxed over to the light to cross over when they are all jacked up from our electrifying energy. In theory this is why sometimes an unhappy family situation like a pending divorce often goes from bad to worse in a home. The anger, frustration, and sadness attracts things that latch on and makes the place darker and more depressing.

So the next time you see a ghost, try not to react with fear or anger. Just be numb. And if it works like it does for me, they come and go a lot quicker. 

I also love your angel story. I do believe we humans (and empaths especially), are influenced by our guides to help people throughout each day. We don't always act on it. But when we do it feels good as if it were meant to be.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/21/17 11:43:42AM
471 posts

Health & Paranormal


Psychic and Paranormal

@just-stevie:

Sorry you are continuing to struggle. It does sound like it is affecting your health. I hate to ask an obvious question. But it often helps. My question is, have you considered staying a few nights at a hotel or relatives house to get away from your home? This is of course assuming that these things don't follow you. But it sure sounds like you could use a mental and physical break from that home.

And separately, there is a very good natural anti-depressant called Deproloft that may be an alternative for you to try the next time you want to wean off of your meds. The science on anti-depressants is that they numb and mask the problem and do nothing to solve the problem. A lot of depression comes from an imbalance of hormones and general brain chemistry. Deproloft improves your health naturally by helping replenish what you may be lacking. I've been on it for two years and it really works. You can buy it on amazon or iherb.com. I would only add that if you try it that you should do so under doctor supervision so that you safely reduce and wean off your anti-depressant meds.

https://www.amazon.com/Thorne-Research-Deproloft-HF-Supplement-Management/dp/B005H3TPKG/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1500662002&sr=8-1&keywords=deproloft


updated by @hop-daddy: 07/21/17 11:44:32AM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/19/17 12:16:56PM
471 posts

Seeing Faces And Numbers Everywhere


Psychic and Paranormal

I did some research and humans are pre-programmed to see faces in designs. The science is called Pareidolia. But what makes this more of an empath thing is that it comes and goes. In fact, as are a lot of my empath skills, this seems to work best when activated by my subconscious mind. If I look at something with the intent to see something it rarely works. But instead I'll just go about my day focused on something else and my eye will pick up on a face in something abstract and then I 'll do a double take to get a better look. But then I'll go for weeks where I don't see anything. And then boom, I get flooded with faces peering at me literally “out of the woodwork”. It's very interesting as I continue to sort it all out.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/18/17 02:27:34PM
471 posts

Seeing Faces And Numbers Everywhere


Psychic and Paranormal

I thought I'd put in a post update that my seeing faces in patterns and designs completely went away for the past 3-4 months. And seeing images of people and flash card style faces while meditating or dozing off also stopped. And then all of a sudden it is back again this week but a little less intense. And now when I see faces in the patterns on a wall or rug, it is less menacing than before. But they are very distinct complete faces that appear to me like before.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/18/17 11:20:05AM
471 posts

Talking Weird Stuff


Psychic and Paranormal

@indigo-dog:

Thanks for sharing. And I'm glad you brought this up. I have an old friend of mine that is spiritually gifted at a pretty high level. And she used to tell me that she sees little people that look like leprechauns all the time. When she used to tell me these stories I didn't know how to digest that. Her ghost stories I believed, but leprechauns? I have since only very rarely heard people who have had sightings of them. For whatever reason, very few people see them. I'd love to learn more about what they are and where they come from if anyone has any insight.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/17/17 11:57:14AM
471 posts

Not sure


Empath

@windwolf:

I am sorry to hear what you are going through. I think you've already been given some great feedback from others. I would only add that jealousy is one of the more powerful of human emotions and it gets especially messy. My sense is that the boyfriend found out about your "I love you's" and close relationship and through jealousy told your friend to cut you off immediately. If he happens to have a powerful personality or is a controlling narcissist, then you would have been a huge threat to him because you can provide something for her that he can't via the pure heart of an empath. Jealousy is elevated based on threat. And quite obviously you were a huge threat to him as he thought you were trying to take his girl. I'm quite sure something big went down with the two of them on this topic and she just followed his requirement to cut you off. As much as that must hurt, I would not blame her. And definitely do not blame yourself. You did nothing wrong.

As for your heart, we've all been broken up with or have been dumped by lovers and friends. It hurts like a knife to the heart. It is especially hard for you as an empath because you feel so strongly. Just know that time heals all wounds. I'm quite sure your friend will miss you and try to reconnect with you at some point in the future. But in the meantime you need to focus on protecting and taking care of yourself. One of the greatest faults of being an empath is that we feel so deeply that when something upsetting happens we obsess over it and literally beat ourselves up over it over and over again. You have to recognize that and find a way to heal and move on.

You said you suffer from depression and suicidal thoughts. Being depressed is such a common human condition in our society these days that it is very easy for a doctor to diagnose that. However, it is also important to try to find out how much of that condition is caused from you being an empath. Are you overloaded up by all the stuff you pick up from people every day? If you are, this can often manifest as depression. And if it builds up long enough then unfortunately suicidal thoughts can present when you feel spent and helpless.

I would suggest you keep on schedule with what your doctor is recommending for the depression. And then separately try to work on a daily grounding regimen to help you through these tough times. It is critical for us empaths to practice grounding to release the buildup of low energy that we pick up every day. Think of it like a plugged sink filling up with water. At some point you need to unplug and drain the sink or else it will overflow and create a mess. Being an empath is just like that. We need to ground often to allow that low energy to pass or drain out of us. Doing so correctly will give you an almost instant boost in energy and elevated mood.

If you need any help or tips on grounding please let me know. And in the meantime, try to work on being positive. Do things that make you happy and work on surrounding yourself with positive people so that you can heal yourself. You will survive this. When I look back on my life experiences so far, the toughest times presented the greatest lessons. This has especially been the case with regard to my empathy. I have learned to eventually convert every “bad” experience into a lesson that I can use to come away stronger as time passes. I hope you can learn to do the same so that you can strengthen yourself from the inside. I know it is really hard to see a lesson while going through pain. But there is a lesson in everything we experience.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/17/17 11:21:24AM
471 posts

Body Exhaustion


Empath

@loconnoro:

I know a bit about the military and the Marines in particular break-down the minds and bodies of soldiers during boot camp. And then they reshape them into a unit. It's effectively a form of brain washing and the military is quite good at that. It's not something the average person would want to endure. But for those that become soldiers it is critical for them to make the conversion from self to unit. So your brother is understandably exhausted both physically & spiritually.

As a twin I would expect you two to be very connected. But as an empath that really adds an extra element to your connectedness with your brother. I would think after a few days of being home that he would start becoming less tired and snap back to more of himself. So that in itself may make it easier on you. But I would also suggest carrying protection stones to try to dull some of what you pick up from him. And try to incorporate daily grounding meditations to flush what you take in out of you. Best of luck.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/13/17 04:12:13PM
471 posts

Vampires?


Psychic and Paranormal

@empathinboston, I am always happy to help! Happy

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/11/17 05:31:01PM
471 posts

Empathic practices


Empath

@zacharias:

That's generally how it works. I find with empathy, it's hard to focus on using your gift for personal reasons. If you try, it would probably be muted. But when you use your gift from a position of joy and love, you can really raise the vibration and effect a group of people. I think you are seeing that. And it is making your feel really happy. That's awesome.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/11/17 12:00:10PM
471 posts

Vampires?


Psychic and Paranormal

@empathinboston:

You bring up a good point. Although I would say there is a definite upside to being able to help people through these group forums. Finding this place and getting some answers turned my life around a few years ago. I'm sure we all can agree that being an empath is a trying experience that can be quite painful. It's nice to have a place like this to post about things we are struggling with where we do not have the answers. There are varied responses to every post. And the poster has to digest that and as you said, find their own solution inside themselves.

On a separate note, I went through a situation that sounds very similar to what you described (except mine was not caught on camera). It was a painful experience but in the end I beat it, and learned a lot and it really helped me understand my empathy and strengths and weaknesses. I'd love to hear more about your situation if you are open to it.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/11/17 11:47:14AM
471 posts

Empath meme


Empath

@tigerlily:

Great meme. And so true. Although as an empath it is painful to learn lessons from the punishment that a narcissist will cause. And I would imagine that blade cuts both ways.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/11/17 11:43:22AM
471 posts

Empathic practices


Empath

@zacharias:

I love your posts. You have brought up some new and fresh topics.

I think if we did a community poll we'd find that about 99% of empaths are very drawn to music. This is a common trait. Remember the old saying that "music calms the savage beast"? There is something to that for humans as well. Heck, there is even scientific proof that music helps plants grow. And it's to the power of 10 for empaths. Music is a necessity. I enjoy music as part of my grounding process. I put my favorite tunes on in solitude and sing along. And the layers of stuff from the day just peel away. Sometimes it is such a beautiful experience that it brings me to tears (and I am not a crier).

And on that note, choirs can be quite angelic and magical. What you noticed about the love and cohesiveness when singing in a choir makes complete sense to me. You are raising the vibration of the room when the choir sings. You are calming and projecting love to each other and to everyone who listens.

All of us over time learn our true calling or key skills. It sounds like you have found yours with the choir. And while the choir by itself can raise the vibration in the room, I would say you as an empath are raising the vibration of the choir. You are relaxed and happy and are projecting your love and gift. And that is making the choir as a whole, more powerful. I would not be surprised if people at the church pull you aside after service to let you know that the choir moved them and healed them. Music is indeed magic and healing.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/11/17 11:24:30AM
471 posts

exclusivity in a group & how that affects an empath, insight please?


Empath

@raindancer:

I think we all go through stages as an empath. Early on we are just trying to cope with all that we absorb that makes us sick or uncomfortable. We often like to be secluded to avoid picking up low energy from others. And then at some point we learn how to cope and shield and then can go out in the world among the people. And once we reach that point we can, if we choose, offer to help calm and heal those that need our help. 

I would say there is nothing wrong with feeling the way you do and at this point not wanting to be part of group settings. You have to take care of you first as an empath or else you are no good to anybody. But at some point you will transition to where group settings are less of an issue. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/11/17 11:17:57AM
471 posts

Eyes-Judgy


Empath

@tigerlily:

For those of us with the knowing ability, looking into someone's eyes is a way of channeling into their soul a bit. I do that often and can really unmask who a person is (reveal the real them as good, bad, or troubled etc...). I can understand why others would be uncomfortable with it because no one likes to be stared at. But those that get the most uncomfortable are either very insecure or have the most to hide. They sense you are unmasking them through looking into their soul and it makes them squirm. 

As an empath we are very different. We are observers. We take the emotional temperature in a room when entering. We often are not the first to engage into conversation in a group setting as our brains tells us to just listen and absorb and analyze the emotion in the air to determine what is happening. As an empath you couldn't help that if you tried. You are not judgy, you are just you being you as an empath. On the flip side, empaths are excellent listeners and often give sage advice and a feeling of calm to others.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/11/17 11:06:38AM
471 posts

Does trauma enhance our abilities?


Empath

@zacharias:

As @trevor-lewis said, trauma is often the launch point for empaths to awaken. Not always, but often. But when you ask around it is often the common denominator. I do think that some of us are born with the ability to be empaths. And then for some reason it just switches on. But for quite a few it switches on following trauma.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/11/17 10:58:44AM
471 posts

Vampires?


Psychic and Paranormal

@zacharias:

My view on your situation is of course an alternate opinion to what the others posted here. And I’ve tried to draw on my own similar experiences to try to help you sort this out.

I think we empaths go through periods of time where our sensitivities come in waves. Sometimes stronger, sometimes weaker. I don't know if you have noticed that. But like you, I previously enjoyed flying and for the most part had no fear. And people around me on planes didn't bother me back then. And then about 7 years ago my empath switch turned on and anything crowded with people would freak me out. Being in a shopping mall or theater would overwhelm me being that close to people that I picked up on. But airplanes have been the absolute worst for me. I get hit with such an intensity of feelings from fellow passengers prior to take off that it takes all my effort to keep from having a full on panic attack. Once in flight I settle down. But pre-takeoff and takeoff is the worst. Turbulence and landing approach is a secondary issue that causes anxiety that I pick up on. And if there is a crying baby I am in for a long flight as I pick up on all that anger that people have sitting near a crying baby. This is not a rare circumstance as there have been quite a few posts about empaths struggling to be on planes.

As for traffic, I too have issues with that. And when I see people in road rage events, I suck right in that rage and get tightness in my chest and feel panicky. Our society is all about immediate gratification and no one seems to have patience anymore. So tempers flare during traffic holdups or when someone gets even accidentally cut off. And it makes sense that you would pick up on that. I have no idea why Saturday's are heightened for you, but maybe you live in an area where visitors pour in on weekends. So long story short, I believe your empath sensitivities have been strengthening. And that's why plane travel and even just driving around is causing you to pick up on low energy that is active around you.

As for the two ladies, you can probably tell that I am a little skeptical that they caused your issues. I am personally very sensitive to other’s anger, anxiety, and sadness. And I have had co-workers get pretty upset with me before that was a direct attack of rage that was very powerful. And as it built up I felt the need to get the hell out of the building. But I have never had a complete stranger dominate me with the evil eye. Sure I get the stink eye from strangers every once in a while. But for those ladies to have set you off like that they would in my opinion need to be sending you a sustained psychic attack. They would need to be masters of their ability to do that and then somehow have a motivation to pick you and go after you. And somehow know that you are an empath. I just don't think that's very probable IMO. The exception to that would of course be if racism was involved and they picked you out based on skin color or something else and channeled rage toward you. But if those women were the cause of 100% of your issue that day and if racism had nothing to do with it, then I would say they were very high level witches who know how to direct psychic attacks. And they somehow knew you were an empath and wanted to see you melt down for fun.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/10/17 04:57:49PM
471 posts

exclusivity in a group & how that affects an empath, insight please?


Empath

@stugglebunny:

Groups are tough for empaths. Especially if your senses are heightened and you can almost read people's negative thoughts. I have had good luck carrying around protections stones. They help absorb some of the energy I encounter during the day so that I can function better in public and in group settings. I have a lot of group settings with work and without finding the usefulness of protection stones I don't know how I would have survived. Have you tried using stones? For women there are some decent looking protection stone bracelets you can find on Amazon (the darker black stones like black tourmaline work best for keeping negative away from you). And then aside from that, practice daily grounding exercises so you can rid yourself of everyone else's feelings and energy that you have absorbed.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/10/17 04:48:23PM
471 posts

Vampires?


Psychic and Paranormal

@zacharias:

I have a different theory to what you went through on the plane. On any given plane ride, you are going to have people who are terrified to fly. And the whole airport experience is a stressful mess for everyone. When everyone finally gets through security and everything else you then are usually crammed into a seat with no room. And you wait sit there and wait until takeoff. People are frustrated, angry, and scared and they sit there reviewing those feelings while awaiting take off. As an empath, you are going to absorb all of that from a good portion of the plane. I know I do. Flying is usually one of the more stressful things I have to go through in any given year as I get hit by all that the negative people on the plane are going through. And like you I get that urgent feeling of needing to get off that plane and find a place to calm down.

As for the two ladies, I guess there is a chance that they were bad people who somehow sent you a psychic attack. But I would say that was probably unlikely. They may have watched you squirm and be nervous and were just being nosey. Meanwhile, there may have been a dozen or so really nervous and upset people elsewhere that you were picking up on. 

As for energy vampires, they are real. But in my experience it doesn't happen from someone being across the plane with you. It usually happens when they interact with you in conversation. They normally corner you for a talk and you can literally feel your energy level drop and a state of fatigue hit. A lot of energy vampires are not doing it intentionally. In those cases they are miserable people that subconsciously know that they just feel better after talking to you. They feel better, you feel worse. You know the drill.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/29/17 11:18:09AM
471 posts

Earthbound spirit


Psychic and Paranormal

@laog:

This may be one of those situations where if the spirit won't accept your help then you need to move on. It's time to get the spirit to detach from you and away from your home. Here are two ideas for you:

1) Bring in the pros: Try to find a spirit house cleaning group to come in and chase the spirit out. You can probably google search to find groups in your area or state. But here's a link to one I know of that is reputable and has a network in many states: http://www.spiritlightnetwork.net/teams.html

2)   Expel the spirit yourself. I went through something similar and was able to get rid of the entity by a combination of sage burning cleanse of the house, prayer, and use of salt and protection stones around the house. And then I had to cleanse myself with protections stones, grounding meditations, and salt baths.

I am by no means a pro at this but did get rid of what I believe to be a spirit attachment. But if this one is persistent, a group like the one referenced above will help the spirit cross over or send it away from your home.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/20/17 01:31:22PM
471 posts

What Are Your Favorite Empath/Medium/Psychic Movies?


Empath

@cat-whisperer:

I love those shows as well. But Dead Files can freak me out at times as they investigate some really dark stuff. I am a John Zaffis fan and wish they hadn't cancelled Haunted Collector several years back.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/20/17 12:33:01PM
471 posts

What Are Your Favorite Empath/Medium/Psychic Movies?


Empath

@calmidwester:

 

It’s a fun topic. And I figure we may all just find out about movies we haven’t seen that are worthy of a look.

 You are talking about the movie Phenomenon:

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117333/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_41

 

There is another movie similar to Phenomenon that also relates that is called Powder that is also pretty good:

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114168/

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/20/17 11:53:13AM
471 posts

What Are Your Favorite Empath/Medium/Psychic Movies?


Empath

For fun I thought I'd try to get a thread going for community members to post their favorite movies or TV shows that involve characters who are empaths, mediums, or psychics. Interestingly, I rarely see empaths referred to as empaths in Hollywood. But you can usually spot the empaths by their skills and special talents. I'll start off three of mine that I always liked:

Ghost Town (movie): Character Bertram Pincus  

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0995039/

*Bertram has a near death experience that turns on the empathy switch in him. When he awakes he can see and communicate with ghosts and is soon overwhelmed by ghosts wanting him to send messages to their living loved ones. This is a really funny comedy.

 

Unbreakable (movie): Character David Dunn

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0217869/

*The hero in the movie David Dunn learns that he has some super hero talents. But towards the end he also shows some psychic traits of touching people or objects and knowing their darkest secrets.

 

The Conjuring 1&2 (movie): Character Lorraine Warren

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1457767/

*Lorraine uses empath and medium skills in the movie to combat evil.


updated by @hop-daddy: 06/20/17 11:53:43AM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/19/17 11:38:45AM
471 posts

Crazy dream and visions


Psychic and Paranormal

I come from a pretty religious family as well and completely understand. Religion can often make people close minded. And that makes it very tough on you as you have this reality as an empath that you have to keep hidden from family. I have the same issues with my family where they do not know my empath secret. But yet they unknowingly are drawn to me for emotional healing.

If interested, there are some pretty attractive looking charm bracelets being sold on crystal healing websites and on Amazon that contain protection stones. That way you can get some crystal help and if your Mom asks about it you can just say you thought it was pretty and wanted to buy it. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/17/17 02:40:32PM
471 posts

Sickness and shutting down


Empath

@jan-howorth:

Since you are such a natural healer, I would say you are probably a higher risk for energy drain. It starts off as fatigue, and then you can often get sick or have physical ailments. It sounds like you have already done that. 

I think your blocking exercises will help. But energy is kind of like water leaking out of a damn. Sooner or later it will find a way through. That's where I think your protection stones will serve you better. Black tourmaline is a great one. But I find that works better when grouped with others. I also like black onyx, black obsidian, and shungite. I keep a small pouch in my pocket at all times that contain stones of all 4. They don't need to be very large. They collectively have really helped me create a barrier so that I am noticeably less fatigued at the end of each day from energy drain. You can find these stones at a local crystal store or online at Amazon.

As an empath we are energy exchangers. We take away the low energy that people have and they get a lift and feel higher positive energy in exchange. It is probably more noticeable with your physical gift when you touch someone and they feel better and you probably feel off in exchange. With me I speak to someone in distress and I absorb their pain. They walk away feeling better and I start feeling sick, dizzy, and fatigued. That's the energy exchange going on. To live your best life as an empath you have to find ways to ground that low energy out of your body every day to return you to your normal high vibration. If you don't do this you will get moody, sick, and fatigued.

The protection stones help quite a bit but can't hold off all the energy that is coming your way. Some people do grounding meditations (which is really the best way to clear stuff out). I have also personally had really good luck taking salt baths at night to clear away the low energy from the day. I add 1-2 cups of rock salt to the water and get immersed in the bath water for 20-30 minutes while listening to classical or spa music. The music is relaxing and the salt really pulls out the low energy from your body and neutralizes it. I always come out of the bath feeling renewed.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/17/17 01:43:22PM
471 posts

Sickness and shutting down


Empath

@jan-howorth:

It sounds like you definitely have a healing gift. And Reiki is a good fit for that gift. I have also heard of others like you doing spiritual massages where they remove pain and even cure illness through massage. It's an exceptional gift. Just keep in mind that as you heal people you are taking away their pain by absorbing some of that yourself. You have to be careful as you can get sick and worn down yourself. If you are going to help others on a continual basis you will need to get good at grounding exercises so that you can flush that bad energy out of you.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/17/17 01:33:00PM
471 posts

Protection in known place of paranormal activity


Psychic and Paranormal

Here's a link that I meant to send you a couple days ago about protection stones. The guys who host this website are apparently ghost hunters and have sourced over 50 references on protection stones to come up with a best of list:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.ghostlyactivities.com/stones-that-protect-against-evil-spirits/amp/

I think most of what they listed for stones are accurate. But they left out Shunguite which I think is one of the best of the bunch.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/17/17 01:23:52PM
471 posts

Crazy dream and visions


Psychic and Paranormal

@alexisw:

There is so much violence right now in the world, and countries on the brink of war, that it's hard to guess what you may have seen. Maybe you picked up on something that happened recently in a war torn place like Syria? Or maybe it was a dream of things to come? Or maybe it was just a dream with some sort of message for you? That's why keeping notes in a journal may help you decipher what is real and what is just a bad dream. In my case I typically have awake visions of a near future event. And I get a tingling sensation, and sound around me shuts off as if someone covered up my ears. And then I get a vision. That's how I know what's legit to take note of. Other times I get random thoughts that lead to lessor visions. And typically those for me are more hypothetical "what if this happened" rather than "this will happen" like I get when I get a full on vision. And then when I dream I normally either just get random dreams or I get a lesson or problem solved in my life via the dream. My dreams are less urgent so when I get a bad dream they usually don't materialize into anything in real life so I have learned to not stress about them. So in your case, try keeping written notes on your dreams and visions and then see if you can find a pattern on how you felt on the ones that later come true.

With ghosts I think it's just part of the reality of most empaths that we see, hear, and feel ghosts. It can be alarming at first. But then you realize that most are harmless and most are literally lost souls stuck in this world trying to figure out what happened and where to go. The ghosts of children are pretty common and are often the most confused. Many were too young in life to understand death and are not really aware that their reality is that they are dead. They just wander around looking for help. I believe as an empath we must give off a special aura to ghosts as they always seem to find us. Being an empath with respect to ghosts reminds me of the main character in the movie called "Ghost Town". A great movie btw. So as you accept your gift and perhaps embrace it, you may at some point in your life help some of these ghosts find the light and cross over. Quite a few empaths and mediums have taken that up as their mission in life. 

If it helps you get it off your chest, feel free to share any stories of things that are weird or concerning you. Chances are someone here has gone through the same experience. You are very normal and not going crazy. I personally do not usually see ghosts head on. I only see them out of the corner of my eye or sometimes as a quick shadowy object that disappears in the blink of my eye. But, I do definitely hear them and feel them. I could write a book on all my ghost encounter stories. I've had ghosts call me by name. I've had some try to scare me and get me to leave. I've had ghosts that I can hear humming songs in another room. And I've even had a half dozen instances where ghosts would mimic the voice of my wife or kids when I am home alone. That was particularly creepy. And then I've had situations where I walk into a dark room in my house and its as if I walked into a meeting where 3-4 people are talking. And as soon as I enter they all get quiet. And like you I can hear voices talking that are real quiet that I can't quite make out what they are saying. I'm still working on trying to improve my clairaudience skills to better hear ghosts.

Do you use any protection crystals or anything to help you have a safe space? The reason I ask is that it can be overwhelming throughout the day and night to be contacted by spirits. With use of salt and protection crystals there are ways to control how often you are contacted. 

Hop Daddy
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06/16/17 04:47:49PM
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Crazy dream and visions


Psychic and Paranormal

@alexisw:

I get visions periodically throughout the year (awake visions). I have started to take those more seriously since they almost always come true. I also get vivid dreams like yours that tend to either just be bad dreams or are hints or messages about what direction to take in my life (presumably from my guides). Because everyone is different, it is hard to tell if yours are like mine. But I will say that I had a very vivid dream a few weeks back where I saw North Korea getting nuked to smitherines. It was a very violent dream with people getting incinerated. I have since had a tough time finding meaning in that dream and just assumed it was my subconscious mind working out anxiety from the news of the day. Although, your dream sounds very similar except that you appear in the dream to be in part of a bombing area whereas in my dream I was more of an observer looking down on a city getting obliterated. I’m hoping @hermes and others see this post to hopefully give you a better dream interpretation.

 Your dream was clearly disturbing and has stuck with you and worried you during awake time. But that said, I don’t think you hearing things is connected. Especially since you already see and hear ghosts on a regular basis. I hear voices and ghosts all the time as well. And my kids say they see ghost children of all ages around our house. We had a psychic tell us years ago that she thinks that they are attracted to the love and happiness in our home. But I think it is also pretty well known that ghosts are very attracted to empaths. I think it is possible that your gifts are strengthening and you are now hearing things that have always been around you. I would say don’t get too worried and maybe keep a journal of what you hear and see and that way you can note if there is a pattern. For example, a pattern for me is that I have discovered that when I am especially stressed and anxious, the ghost activity in my house multiplies. I have remedied this by grounding more often. It could be the same for you.

 


updated by @hop-daddy: 06/16/17 04:52:26PM
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06/16/17 02:03:40PM
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Agh.. this will be a little crazy about my life right now...


Empath

Hang in there. It sounds like you are already doing better working through things. There is truth in the saying "that which does not kill us makes us stronger".

Hop Daddy
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06/16/17 02:01:48PM
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Crazy dream and visions


Psychic and Paranormal

@alexisw:

Interesting dream. And I'm sure it is pretty scary for you. In trying to interpret this I'm wondering if you have a history of having visions? And have any of them come true? And I'd also like to know if you have ever heard or seen ghosts prior to this happening? And lastly, do you have kids living with you now as part of your family?

Hop Daddy
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06/16/17 01:56:49PM
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Sickness and shutting down


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@vwsmiles:

You are a totally normal empath who just sounds a bit burned out. As for being detached and a little aloof around people, that is also totally normal for an empath. When you are doing that your empath radar, as I call it, takes over your mind and you get quiet and anti-social. And when overloaded and burned out you as an empath will naturally want to be alone and secluded. That's totally normally and is your mind's way of telling you "we need a break". You can counter this through daily grounding exercises. If you keep up on your grounding you will feel more energetic and more involved in social activities and being around people.

Hop Daddy
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06/16/17 01:49:17PM
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Protection in known place of paranormal activity


Psychic and Paranormal

Smudging is a great idea. And I thought I'd add that I've also had really good luck taking salt baths after an intense spirit event or after a tough empath day. There is something about rock salt & sea salt that really repels spirits and negative energy in general. Bathing in it really helps pull that off of you and the salt neutralizes it. And it is no coincidence that salt is a major component of holy water and in many religious rituals involving cleansing.

Usually a cup or two of the salt in a tub works. Just don't use table or kitchen salt as I've been told that since it is over processed it has a diminished effect. Sea salt is pricey and a little hard to get on short notice. You can get rock salt at most grocery stores from the baking aisle and it's reasonably priced.

Hop Daddy
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06/15/17 03:34:19PM
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Agh.. this will be a little crazy about my life right now...


Empath

@loconnoro:

A therapist is a decent idea. In fact, that is a form of grounding. If you are the type of person who feels better after sharing something painful, then I would say you will benefit from a therapist. 

It sounds like you have two hectic phases doing the most damage in your life right now. I’ll ignore school as it is what it is. And I’m sure you know that after you tough that out you will be able to get a better job and move out of your parent’s home (curing those two situations). But in the meantime, your home life is negative and stressful. As a college student you probably don't have a choice financially right now so you'll have to stay there until you make enough money to leave. But you can survive by being busy and staying away from your home as much as possible (thereby limiting your exposure to that negative). 

As for your job, sometimes the crap hits the fan. The stars align, the perfect storm hits, and you are dealing with multiple problems at the same time. You could change jobs and do something easier and quieter (like work in a library or book store). But consider this, we all are given challenges to overcome in our life paths. Some people run away from every sign of trouble and never learn how to work through challenge and conflict. By working through these work problems one at a time, you are returning everything to normal. You are an agent of change and are working through the challenge and gaining momentum on your life path. You may just learn a valuable lesson or two there that will level you up so to speak so that you can rise to a more important challenge or job down the road. And it is no coincidence that you as an empath are thrown into a situation where multiple people are upset. Your gift is to change that energy, calm everyone down, and return the workplace to peace. 

Now, it is definitely hard being an empath. You absorbed all the crap from your family that morning and then got hit with all sorts of negative at work. And the more you take in the more anxiety you get hit with. And that was all on top of the anxiety you carry from being a busy student trying to do well in school. My advice, make sure you fit in grounding meditation and physical exercise each day. You have to get rid of that negative that you take in so that you don't get overloaded. And as for your family, try your best to limit time with them since they are so toxic. Try to have dinner out with friends instead of with them once in a while and study in a library instead of at your home. You will notice a big difference limiting your time in that pressure cooker. And then one day you will be able to move out and remove yourself from that environment.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/15/17 03:05:17PM
471 posts

Protection in known place of paranormal activity


Psychic and Paranormal

@cat-whisperer:


I was having some heightened spirit activity about a year ago at my home. And I was pretty convinced that I had something attached to me. In fact, I was in my kitchen a few times and turned around really fast and it was almost like catching my shadow as I briefly say a very dark shadow figure that was almost clinging to me. And I was going through a lot of depression and feeling low and very tired during that time (something that I think was caused by this entity).


To get rid of the attachment I tried carrying around black tourmaline, black onyx & black obsidian. But it wasn't until I added Shungite that this entity detached from me. And it went out with a bang and was clearly angry (another story for another day). I don't know if it was the Shungite by itself or in combo with the other 3. But I don't go anywhere now without my medicine bag of those 4 stones. I really have not had any issues since so my advice would be to give it a try.


I would also do a grounding session before and after your visit.
Hop Daddy
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06/12/17 05:05:50PM
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Lightworkers Will Experience These 20 Signs Of Quantum Upgrades.


Library of Light

@bing

Thanks for the post. I also glanced at that website you referenced. Lots of good info. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/09/17 01:52:19PM
471 posts

A Strong "Feeling" Of Knowing That's Usually Correct?


Psychic and Paranormal

@paininzeeback:

With your Mom, that is a lot for a daughter to deal with. I am sorry for you. I hope she was able to get some help and maybe some meds to improve her life. I have a heavy heart for suicidal people. And I can't imagine what it must have been like for you have to worry and care for your mother in that state. But your empath skills certainly saved her life on many occasions.

 I am finding that I doubt my skills too much especially when it comes to voices or messages in my head. I never thought I had this ability but yet can't shake how often there are coincidences. If my guides are dropping these messages into my head they must be rolling their eyes at me thinking I'm one of their slowest learners as it has taken me decades to trust these messages and signals. The latest wrinkle to my knowing skill is that if I open my mind I will know the answer to a question about any random topic. For example, while watching a game show like Jeopardy I can usually pick out the correct answer out of 3-4 choices while having no knowledge of the subject. Another example would be like when President Trump was interviewing potential cabinet members back in December and January. The news would discuss potential candidates for each position and would rattle off 3-4 names for each. And something in my head would tell me that one when a name was noted. And I think I got about every position picked correctly. What is interesting is that I have to be in a really relaxed state where I am almost listening to these questions in the background or subconscious of my mind for it to work. If I think too hard about the question and put it in the front of my mind then it doesn't work at all. That's why I could never go on a game show and dominate. :) I'm curious if anyone else experiences this?

Hop Daddy
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06/09/17 01:28:26PM
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Trying To Interpret Feelings At A Funeral


Empath

@hermes:

Another great perspective from you. Although I would say that in this life, things do need to fit into our perspective on reality and time in order to have meaning. There is here and there is there in this life. We just don't fully understand where there is until we get there. It’s a bit of a science riddle. And yet I completely get what you are saying. It reminds me of the movie Interstellar movie that came out a few years ago that tried to show the viewer that time is relative.

I usually agree with most of what Erin Pavlina writes. But on the subject of gravesites, it didn't seem to resonate with me as true. Maybe it works like that some of the time. But as Karen said, there are plenty of examples to the contrary.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/09/17 01:11:46PM
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Vision or Coincidence ?


Psychic and Paranormal

That is a tough one to interpret as to whether it was a premonition of a future event. When I get a premonition it is usually a one time vision and that is that. It is interesting that you have had this repeated vision. Another way of looking at it is that maybe the vision could be a sign from your guides. If that is the case my guess would be that they are trying to get you to recognize that your life is stuck in a cycle or going around in circles. Maybe time for a change? I think the fact that this was a repetitive message seems to lean this way.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/09/17 01:00:47PM
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Health & Paranormal


Psychic and Paranormal

@just-stevie:

I think your hunch is correct. A lot of us empaths deal with health issues that we probably wouldn’t have if we weren’t empaths. I too have had many run ins with ghosts & spirits & what I think may have been a lower level demon or two. And it can be draining. I have read a few books on the subject and it does seem that these entities need to draw energy from humans to survive and thrive. And empths are their favorite drink so to speak. I have also read that it is best not to show emotion around them (like anxiety or fear) since you release a high level of personal energy when you do. And that lowers your defenses. This is probably why some ghosts haunt people and buildings as they can provoke fear and fill up on that energy.

As you already know, we empaths are energy exchangers. So on the health side of the equation, I believe these entities are taking away your high vibrational good energy and leaving you with low energy. And when an empath takes in that low energy for too long it can cause emotional, physical, and mental problems. I also deal with similar issues from the living where I feel pretty drained from daily interactions with people.

My advice is to try to take better care of yourself through meditation and grounding. As was suggested by others, you may want to try to cleanse your home. I have caught a few ghosts standing or hovering around me while I sleep. And due to that I personally believe that when I wake up in the morning feeling extra tired that I have been energy robbed in the middle of the night. One trick I have used to give me a safe sleep space is that I keep a bowl of salt water and protection stones on my nightstand. It has greatly improved my sleeping and awakening energy levels.

On a final note, I deal with almost daily stomach bloat myself. It emanates from my solar plexus chakra and then spreads to my belly. I think this is a side effect of being an empath and taking things in every day. I have improved my bloat through grounding and exercise.

Hop Daddy
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06/08/17 12:02:02PM
471 posts

Trying To Interpret Feelings At A Funeral


Empath

I was recently reading an article by this medium who basically states that the spirits of the dead have completely moved on at death. Although I don’t personally think that is true for all buried there. Here's the article:

http://www.erinpavlina.com/blog/2017/05/do-deceased-people-care-where-or-how-they-are-buried/

But I do have to say that graveyards have always made me feel off and a little dizzy. There must be some sprits left behind that have not crossed over that give graveyards this vibe.

Hop Daddy
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06/07/17 04:42:16PM
471 posts

Dealing with liars


Empath

@cat-whisperer:

Most empaths are very good at seeing through the BS when someone is telling lies. I would say always trust your gut on that. If your spidey sense is tingling during a conversation, you are probably right to doubt the person speaking.

My BS meter is one of my stronger empath skills so I can tell when someone is lying to me most of the time. At this point in my life I pick my battles and try to keep drama to a minimum. If I know calling BS on a friend or adult family member will start an argument, then I just change the subject or tip them off to that I know they are full of it in a subtle way. I might say something like "that is really unbelievable what you went through", or "it sounds like one of those I wouldn't have believed it if I weren't there myself stories".

I will say that I do not like it when my immediate family lies to me so in that case it's worth it to me to let them know that I know they are lying and deal with the conflict. My 13 year old Scorpio daughter is one of the best I've ever seen at lying. She's mastered the art over the years (as is probably the case with a lot of teenage girls). She's the type that will tell a lie with no tell (deadpan face), never admit it, and will take it to the grave no matter what. And she likes to go down in flames when covering up a lie and will yell and tell us how judgmental we are not to believe her etc... So in her case I pull her aside and let her know she may fool others but can't fool me. It drives her crazy because she knows that I know she is deceiving us every time. Someone has to keep these teenagers honest, right? 

Hop Daddy
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06/07/17 04:20:54PM
471 posts

Trying To Interpret Feelings At A Funeral


Empath

@hermes:

Thanks for your feedback. After some thought I now wonder if maybe some of the attendees at the funeral were feeling anxious dealing with the topic of death and their own mortality? I wonder if being at the funeral made them think uncomfortably of when they might die and that's what I picked up on? Or maybe you are right and it was feelings from the deceased in the area I picked up on.

Hop Daddy
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06/07/17 03:19:38PM
471 posts

Trying To Interpret Feelings At A Funeral


Empath

I was at a family funeral this week and had some interesting feelings that I wanted to share and reach out for comment. We were celebrating the life of my 98 year old grandmother who just passed. Due to her age and declining health, it was not a tragic event. We all saw this coming. In fact some of us were relieved for her that she died as she was pretty far gone mentally and is now in a far better place. But there was still some sadness and tears from her immediate children. 

We had the burial service out at her burial plot. And we all had the unavoidable situation of standing on the graves of others while at her service. She had bought her plot some time ago and there had been a lot of burials since that filled up the immediate area. I have to tell you, I do not at all like standing on the graves of others. It gives me the creeps. But at the start of the burial service I was hit with some pretty intense anxiety. My chest was super tight, my face was flushed. I was having trouble breathing. And I was pretty worried that I was going to have the embarrassment of a full blown anxiety attack. Luckily, the priest projected some levity and positive energy to all of us. And some funny stories in remembrance of her were told. That brightened the mood and my anxiety passed. 

Several years ago I was at a very sad funeral of an 8 year old boy that died. And the immense sadness that I picked up at that funeral was unbearable. He had died tragically and I have never since felt so sad and so low in a group setting like that. But I didn't have any anxiety, just deep sadness. At the funeral of my grandmother I just felt an intense anxiety. I wanted to throw these questions out to all of you as I'm starting to wonder if my empath radar needs to be tuned? Do any of you ever pick up on sadness in a group setting that comes through as anxiety? I'm also wondering if maybe I was picking up on some energy from the dead in the area that caused my anxiety? In any event, thanks for helping me figure out what happened.


updated by @hop-daddy: 10/10/17 07:42:00AM
Hop Daddy
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06/07/17 02:47:03PM
471 posts

Sickness and shutting down


Empath

@vwsmiles:

It appears to be very common for empaths to shut down and go numb when overloaded with emotion. I tend to have a very close emotional connection to my immediate family so when there is sadness or drama I seem to get slammed with emotions and then go numb or shut down. And as you said, it is your defense mechanism. That's very true for all humans when overloaded with emotional trauma.

You should be able to get out of that emotional shut down by meditating and grounding immediately when you are presented with that situation.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/07/17 02:38:48PM
471 posts

7 Signs You Are A Highly Intuitive Empath


Library of Light

@bing:

Very informative post. Thanks for sharing.

Hop Daddy
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06/02/17 11:31:53AM
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Opinions on Medicine and Herbal Remedies


Empath

@cheshire-cat:

I am sorry for your health state. You have a lot of things you have to be careful about taking. I hope things improve for your health.

Hop Daddy
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06/02/17 11:28:59AM
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Selfish people or what ??


Empath

@tundra2:

I've spent a lot of years of feeling and observing that helps me justify cutting off narcs. Here's the thing, unless you can help a narc without allowing them to harm or disrupt your positive energy, then it isn't worth your time. It doesn't serve you. In fact, an argument could be made that a narc using you will get in the way of you helping others that really do need your help. For those who have been in close relationships with narcs you basically get sucked into an intense one-sided relationship where the narc cuts you off from others in your life. That’s the type of relationship you really want to avoid.

I also can't remember the last time I saw a narc really need my help or advice. They do come to me sometimes to vent and test the waters to see if I will “let them in spiritually”. But they generally don't take my advice. I can see it in their eyes as they have ulterior motives. And the comical thing is that most narcs that do come to me to talk about a supposed problem spend most of the conversation bragging about themselves. In my mind I’m always thinking “are you really needing advice or are you trying to convince me that you are the greatest person in town and everyone should just worship you?” That’s why at this point in my life I see narcs for who they are and avoid them. A lot of people call selfish narc type individuals energy vampires. They feel good and content by taking energy from everyone else. And they do this through their own selfish controlling means. I think eventually all us empaths learn to cut ourselves off from people like this. It simply isn't in your best interest and can be very damaging to you. I understand that it may be difficult to say good-bye to a close friend who is a narc. But I think eventually you will be faced with that decision.

Hop Daddy
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06/01/17 05:56:06PM
471 posts

Selfish people or what ??


Empath

@tundra2:

I hear you. There is a lot of selfishness in the world these days. Our current social media environment is really bringing out the worst in people IMO. But I tend to find that heavy gossipers are usually selfish narcs. They love spreading bad news about everyone as it makes them feel better about themselves. It sounds like you may be dealing with that.

You as an empath are a natural giver. You are probably always there for your friends and would give the shirt off your back to help them. Also as an empath you likely pick up on selfishness and detest it. That's why your friend’s behaviors are getting under your skin (it bothers you more than it does others).

Life is like the old saying that givers give, and takers take. The selfish (particularly narcs) are going to take, take, take in life. And when they are done taking everything out of you that they need, they will move on. You are already seeing that in your dynamics where your friend is ignoring your advice and moving on seeking others advice. Your friend already got good advice from you. But it's not the advice from others she is really seeking. She wants the attention and energy she gains by seeking out others advice and approval. In other words, she used you and moved on to get seek out more attention and feedback. It’s highly annoying and hurtful and is textbook narcissist behavior.

At some point those types of friends will either completely move on from you or you will do it yourself and cut them off. One of the best lessons I learned from another empath was to not let people use me and to be careful who I let into my life. And while implementing that advice I have cut narcs and really self-centered people out of my life. There is a lot less drama and much more happiness this way.

Hop Daddy
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06/01/17 05:34:44PM
471 posts

Opinions on Medicine and Herbal Remedies


Empath

Have you tried Rhodiola? Also, this product looks similar to Deproloft without the 5-HTP: Thorne Research - Stress B-Complex

 
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