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Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
03/03/17 10:48:13AM
507 posts

Not sure what happened


Psychic and Paranormal

That's good that you feel okay vibes from this entity. Since you don't feel any harm or annoyance I guess just go with it and see where it takes you. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
03/03/17 10:44:19AM
507 posts

Son Seeing UFOs


Psychic and Paranormal

@nocturnes-angel:

Your post is interesting timing. I was speaking to my son last night and he says he is getting really good at meditating using binaural beats. He says he goes to another world in his mind where everything feels peaceful and happy. He says there is a feeling there that all of humanity is somehow tethered together and there are lots of doors and portals. He says when he gets to this place it feels like he is there for hours but realized that when he comes back it may have only been 20-30 minutes in real time.

After some questioning he said that he has only been able to meditate like this in the past couple weeks. And since being able to do this he has started seeing orbs everywhere and a couple UFO ships in the sky. He did say he doesn't feel the orbs are spirits as his sense is that they are more like alien probes.

He said the next time he meditates and gets to that other world he wants to start investigating some of the doors that he has found. I assume those are portals. Should I be concerned or give him any warnings of things to watch out for? And now that he is seeing strange things in real life, is he bringing things back from his meditations?

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
03/02/17 10:29:02AM
507 posts

Anybody feel depressed in a college atmosphere?


Empath

This sounds a lot like my step-Mom's situation. A low pay thankless job where you get written up for stupid stuff that is demeaning. I think that impacts everyone at the work place and creates a depressing situation. I'm sure you picked up on that.

As for the college, on the one hand I would think these would be the best years of their lives. But I know in recent months there was a lot of outrage and protest over the election so maybe that played into some of the emotions you felt.

My advice is to try to find jobs where people are happy and productive. And practice regular grounding and maybe consider looking into protection stones so that you can stay ahead of feelings you will pick up in a group setting.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
03/02/17 10:07:32AM
507 posts

Anybody feel depressed in a college atmosphere?


Empath

My step-mother just retired from 25 years working at a University. She was an administrative assistant to the Dean's office at one of the colleges. And the job and her co-workers sounded like complete misery. Everyone seemed bored and unhappy. These types of jobs are typically low paying with a lot of rules and bureaucracy. You are not paid to think and be creative and therefore have boring, low brain use repetitive duties. It sounded like a sad pathetic atmosphere in my step-Mom's case. I guess I can't generalize and say that would the case at every college. But I could also see how that could be something that happens at many colleges. It sounds like your situation may have been similar.

As an empath it was good for you to rid yourself of that situation.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
03/02/17 09:57:28AM
507 posts

Son Seeing UFOs


Psychic and Paranormal

Thank you both for your feedback and suggestions. I'll share with my son and will watch how things progress.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
03/02/17 09:54:21AM
507 posts

Not sure what happened


Psychic and Paranormal

There are some spirits that hijack or piggy-back on you and follow you around.  Ironically I had a psychic tell me years ago to watch out for hitch-hiking spirits that jump on my back and hang out. And then shortly after I had one attach that brought me years of darkness and depression as it just sucked the energy out of me. In my case it was bad from day one, there were no good feelings from the start. My challenge back then was that I did not know I was an empath so I didn't believe in any of this stuff and therefore was not equipped to resolve it until years later.

Having strong protection stones on you at all times can help. As will smudging around you. I also took a lot of rock salt baths as part of a protocol to get rid of my spirit attachment. I also prayed to God asking to get rid of my attachment. I think a combination of these things helped because one day I could feel it leave me and it threw a fit and literally threw a desk fan across the room. I immediately felt better as if a dark cloud had been removed from me.

I don't know if the peace you feel from him means it’s a good thing. If you aren't comfortable with being bothered day and night then I would suggest you definitely work on getting rid of him. 

You said he didn't respond to your request to leave but so far has left you alone for the past day? That's a good sign that he is keeping his distance. Keep us posted as we learn more about his habits we may be able to fine tune what to suggest you do.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
03/01/17 03:11:00PM
507 posts

Son Seeing UFOs


Psychic and Paranormal

When they say empaths run in families they weren't kidding. I am 2 for 2 with my kids and it always makes for very interesting stories at our house.

I have a story to run by all of you to try to give my 15 year old son some guidance. My daughter and I are empaths with similar abilities. We always had a feeling my son had some skills but nothing had really lined up with what I would call empathic or paranormal for him. But we did have a psychic tell my wife once that he will later have the ability to see people's auras. 

But all of a sudden things are changing for him and he's going through some sort of transformation. He sees ghosts more often and has started day dreaming where he mind travels with an out of body type of experience where he floats and travels. And just this week he is telling me he is seeing strange colors flash in the sky and what thinks are UFO crafts moving in the sky during the day (at a distance, not up close). He says the crafts stop and move in the sky unlike anything he has ever seen.

We live in a well populated area where if there were obvious signs of UFOs in the sky it would be seen by others and be all over the news. So I have to wonder if he is seeing something the rest of us can't see? He also says he sometimes sees orbs throughout the day. I know on this site we don't usually discuss UFOs and aliens. But has anyone ever encountered being able to see what my son is seeing? I'm trying to help him make sense of this.


updated by @hop-daddy: 11/10/17 09:36:33PM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
03/01/17 02:45:17PM
507 posts

First Reiki Session Today, Faeries and More


Psychic and Paranormal

Interesting. Years ago I had a lady who worked for me who often saw ghosts. I now realize that she is an empath (a term I did not know back then). Anyway, she used to tell me that in addition to ghosts she would often see little people running around. She said they were cat size or smaller. I thought that was really bizarre. But she may have been talking about faeries.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
03/01/17 02:38:08PM
507 posts

Looking for answers


Empath

I pulled this from one of the web pages I referenced earlier. It covers some important details on protection stones including that they need to be cleaned or energized. I personally have two sets of protection stones. I keep one set on me and lay the other set in the sun for a day to "recharge". And then I alternate. Another good method is to let them soak in salt water for 24 hours. In fact, when you buy them you should always soak in salt water as you don't know where they have been energetically. Here's what I copied from the website:

Stones have been known for their healing and protective properties for thousands of years. Stones are the oldest material on the earth, they are living creatures who offer their medicine to us if we will use it. Stones can be worn by carrying a medicine pouch around your neck or by wearing stone jewelry. I have found that the three best repellants for negative energy are Tourmaline, Onyx and Obsidian. Just like you, your stones must be cleaned regularly. I clean my stones usually every few days, depending on the intensity of my daily empath interactions. Give your stones at least 2-3 hours of direct sunlight in a crystal or glass bowl filled with sea salt and water. If you can’t get access to sunlight, run them under some tap water. It does almost as good a job.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
03/01/17 01:38:30PM
507 posts

Looking for answers


Empath

They say to pick stones that call to you or attract you. But I would say personally and from other empath feedback that black tourmaline seems to be a consistent winner. Here's an amazon link to the one I bought a year ago as an example:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0054SVZIO/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

But I will say that tourmaline worked even better when I also added black onlyx and obsidian. 

And not to overwhelm you, but in addition to protection stones I've had good luck with other stones to make me feel good and solve other problems. Two of those favorites are amethyst and rose quartz. They give me general happiness and peace and are great to have nearby when sleeping for restful sleep. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
03/01/17 01:25:27PM
507 posts

Looking for answers


Empath

@yugcub:

Grounding is anything that clears your mind and relaxes and refreshes you. I like to share that empaths are like an empty glass at the start of each day. And as you take in people's emotions and feelings that glass gets filled up with everyone's stuff. When it is full and overflowing is when you feel your worst and are exhausted and anxious. You have to empty that glass to feel better, and grounding is that tool.

I like to do rock salt baths where I soak and relax my mind. There is something magical about that salt water and it really whisks away the stress. And when I am short on time I'll do a salt water foot soak. If you try this make sure you use rock, sea, or Himalayan salts (don't use table salt).

Meditating is a skill that takes a little while to perfect. You basically quiet your mind and let the negative move out of you.

And then a lot of people ground through breathing techniques or just being out enjoying nature. Here's another link that has some good info. on a few topics for you.

http://empathsolutions.com/tag/protective-stones

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
03/01/17 01:16:18PM
507 posts

Looking for answers


Empath

@yugcub:

You and I share a lot of the same empath traits so feel free to connect at any time with questions. I know you are probably stressed out right now but you found the right place for help. This is a terrific community with a lot of empaths with different experiences and viewpoints to share to help you better understand you and your gifts.

With respect to protection crystals and stones, you have to open your mind to it a bit. I was the biggest skeptic on all this mystical empath stuff before finally confronting my reality that it was real. And when I used to think of a crystal shop I envisioned tree huggers and hippies. But no more. For the vast majority of empaths, crystals are medicine. But that said, you have to be open minded and believe that it will work. If not, you can block their ability to work.

The protective stones that I like to use daily are black onyx, black tourmaline, shungite, and black obsidian. A lot of the darker crystals are usually the best to help block negative. I place one of each in a small cloth bag that I keep in my pocket. They work pretty well indirectly in my pocket. But if I'm having a tough day I will often place one or two in my hand and squeeze them while doing a breathing exercise to de-stress. Here's a decent article on this:

https://crystal-cure.com/article-aura-protect.html

I also keep protection stones on my night stand. You may not yet have this happen but as an empath you may see, hear, or feel ghosts. And that has kept me from sleeping. Having the protection stones near by while sleeping helps me sleep through the night. 

A good local crystal store is your best bet to find stones and crystals. But I have also bought several off Amazon with success. Just buy it from a highly rated Amazon retailer if you go this route as sometimes there are some fake immitations.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
03/01/17 12:13:44PM
507 posts

Looking for answers


Empath

@yugcub:

I should mention that there are really more than 10 empath traits in my opinion. If you Google around you'll find some sites that list 20-25 empath traits. But the 10 I noted for you are the most basic and common empath traits.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
03/01/17 12:11:29PM
507 posts

Looking for answers


Empath

@yugcub:

You are correct. Practice and understanding does help you control it better. Before I knew I was an empath these empathic feelings made me think I was possibly losing my mind. And that caused extra anxiety and made it worse. Now I know it is normal and about 5% of the world's population is estimated to have empathic abilities (although probably less than half of that are awake and understand it).

Right now you appear to be an empath with a radio dial where the volume is turned up full blast. That's why being around people and crowds are very hard for you. Over time you will learn how to calm yourself (grounding), and turn down that dial. Grounding through meditation is really helpful. We empaths are like sponges. We soak up everyone's "stuff". You have to learn how to ring that sponge out (so to speak). The way to cleanse yourself is through grounding. When you are quite adept at this you will be able to be talking to someone. And while absorbing their emotional and physical energy from (as healing), you will be able to immediately flush it right through your body to the earth (all in the same conversation). In that manner you heal them but also don't retain their "stuff" since you flushed it right through.

Another thing I do to mute what I take in from others is I carry around protection crystals and stones. This alone probably shields me from 70% of the energy that I am faced with each day. It’s been really helpful. Have you heard of this?

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
03/01/17 11:22:56AM
507 posts

Looking for answers


Empath

@yugcub:

Welcome to the club. You sound like a solid empath. And while your skills may seem to be a burden now, you can learn to get them under your control to help people. Most of us are emotional empaths first and foremost where we pick up emotional feelings from others (and negative feelings come through strongest). And then from there we all split off with various empath skills. You sound like you are also physically receptive and claircognizant. Here's a web link that explains all of this:

http://dreamcatcherreality.com/types-of-empaths/

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
03/01/17 11:14:10AM
507 posts

Relationships....help!!


Empath

I think if you took a poll on how many empaths on this site are trapped and bored you'd have a pretty high amount raise their hands in agreement. I think as we awaken as empaths our inner spirit is trying to break out and take us in a new and exciting path as empath healers. And in my opinion that's where the feeling of being trapped and bored comes from. You are being nudged to go a different direction than the life path you have now.

As for the attraction between empaths and narcs, it is as old as time. It's a pattern that you must break in your own life in order to be healthy and happy. I have had many good friends who are narcs that I had to let go and separate from. And I'm happy I did.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/28/17 05:59:08PM
507 posts

Sleep issues


Empath

If you are like me you probably pick up people's emotions and stuff even in emails and in Facebook postings. Some days its best to just go on a black-out and shut it off. The news in particular is just so out of control negative right now. Shut it all down for a couple days and work on relaxing and grounding and track your progress. You should be able to relax and regain strength and feel more like you want to feel.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/28/17 05:54:27PM
507 posts

Relationship Between Stress And Empathy?


Empath

I know, a vicious circle. I will say when I have really good weeks and am well-grounded with minimal anxiety that I have a lot less ghosts popping up in my life.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/28/17 05:52:22PM
507 posts

Sleep issues


Empath

@calmidwester:

If you don't mind me saying so, I think you sound more stressed than anything and just need to try daily to perfect some grounding techniques. You need to quiet your mind. And maybe give yourself a couple days distance from things that get you stressed (like the news, dramatic friends and relatives etc...). You could try cutting out the coffee but I doubt that will help much. I think a life without coffee and wine isn't worth living. Laugh

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/28/17 05:48:36PM
507 posts

Sleep issues


Empath

@calmidwester:

The sounds can be a bit strange and sometimes annoying. But there are a ton out there that are supposed to do different things for you so just try a few out until you find the right one. I have had great meditations with them where I have had some pretty interesting visions. But quite often I fall asleep while listening even if I'm trying not to do that. I find them really relaxing. Empaths are usually musically inclined and there is something about the way these beats relax our minds.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/28/17 05:43:02PM
507 posts

Relationship Between Stress And Empathy?


Empath

@tigerlily:

I agree with what you are saying. I even read that in a book recently that some spirits feel energized from empath stress or anxiety energy. I think that's why they seem to pop up more often when we aren't rested and grounded. But I also think @nocturnes-angel had a great point about us being more sensitive when our defenses are down.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/28/17 05:37:51PM
507 posts

Sleep issues


Empath

@calmidwester

Use sea salts or rock salt in the bath. And then you can add Epsom salts except that is really magnesium. But Epson salts do a nice job relaxing muscles so they are also helpful. 

You also may want to try binaural beats with headphones. Most empaths love binaural beats as it puts your brain in a relaxation trance. I often listen to these while meditating. They have quite a few to choose from on YouTube. Here's a link to one:

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=binaural+beats&&view=detail&mid=4FC149512E67AF6183D14FC149512E67AF6183D1&FORM=VRDGAR

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/28/17 05:26:20PM
507 posts

Would this be clairaudience?


Psychic and Paranormal

@raindancer:

With clairaudience you typically will hear a voice in your head or ringing in the ears. And the voice is not your own thoughts but one that seems to be dropped in there from someone else.

I have had a lot of things happen similar to what you described where you think of a person and they contact you a short time later. I believe that falls more under precognitive skills. Here is a link that may help.

 

http://in5d.com/10-types-of-empaths/

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/28/17 05:17:06PM
507 posts

Sleep issues


Empath

I have a few sleep suggestions that may help. I take melatonin & valerian root supplements every night. They are all natural and really help. But a couple years ago before I knew I was an empath I took Tylenol Simply Sleep nightly. It is basically Benadryl and knocks me out and keeps me asleep. That stuff was the best sleep I've ever had. I still take it once in a while when stress is up. You may want to try over the counter Benadryl on a short term basis just to catch up a bit. (But there are some longer term health concerns with Benadryl so remember to just try it on a shorter basis).

I also have had really good luck doing a salt soak meditation before bed to just flush away the anxiety from the day.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/28/17 12:55:33PM
507 posts

Not sure what happened


Psychic and Paranormal

I'd be interested in hearing what others may be able to contribute to this analysis. I would say that since you were not particularly scared that it is probably a non-threatening situation. I've had loud booms that sound like a sonic boom or a big crash in my house. They wake me up and then immediately I have something paranormal happen like you did. I think a sound loud enough to wake you from your sleep is either the spirit announcing itself or maybe your angels giving you a heads up to be awake and alert. 

I'm glad to hear that you have protection stones near your bed. Just remember to reenergize them every few days by bathing them in sun or salt water during the day. Otherwise they don't work as well.

As for your visitor, it sounds like you can rule out deceased boyfriends or relatives. I think spirits that are stuck between worlds are often lonely, lost, and confused. I think we empaths almost glow in the dark in their world as they seem to seek us out. I'm thinking that maybe he just wanted to be close to you for comfort. Did you by chance pick up any emotions from this spirit like sadness, loneliness etc...?

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/28/17 10:59:19AM
507 posts

Not sure what happened


Psychic and Paranormal

@warden:

As creepy as it sounds, it is not uncommon for a spirit to climb into bed with you. I've had many people tell me about similar experiences. I personally have not had that happen but I have had spirits grab my ankles in my sleep and whisper in my ear.

And I think there is probably something to you feeling an energetic or atmospheric change in the house. I am visited by ghosts often and I get a weird feeling like something is off in the room followed by a feeling that someone unseen is watching me.

I am guessing that you may be understandably scared about going to bed tonight. Spirits are attracted to empaths so there isn't much you can do to stop that. You can ask them to leave and some will obey and others won't. I recommend going to a local crystal store and buying some protection stones. I keep a small cloth bag of protection stones under my pillow and next to my nightstand. They seem to work a little like mosquito repellant does for bugs and keeps spirits away from your immediate area when sleeping. And it has really helped keep these entities from bothering me while I sleep.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/28/17 09:43:38AM
507 posts

I think we can all relate


Empath

@rene:

Thanks for the link. I think this summed up my life as an empath pretty well. It noted some feelings that I've had that I couldn't quite put to words until now.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/28/17 09:27:41AM
507 posts

Relationship Between Stress And Empathy?


Empath

It sounds like most of us have the same experience with stress and having our skills pick up considerably. I also notice this when I am sleep deprived. 

I also wonder why the ghost/spirit activity picks up so much when I am in a stressed state? I always think to myself "great, they are here to kick me when I am down". But I think there is more to it than that. They seem to be much more attracted to me when I feel like that. They seem to follow me. There must be something to this.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/27/17 12:17:49PM
507 posts

Relationship Between Stress And Empathy?


Empath

I have always noticed that when I get filled up with stress and anxiety for a few days that my empath skills really accelerate. This is particularly the case if I am also short on sleep. I tend to pick up on people's feelings with much greater strength. And I also see an uptick in paranormal activities around me (banging on walls when no one is there, ringing and whispering in my ears, sometimes objects will move etc...). And conversely, when I am in a good place and am calm, my empathy weakens (although I do have to wonder if my use of protection and grounding crystals for calming may also be weakening my skills).

My 13 year old daughter is also an empath. And she has been overloaded lately with stress from her school workload and her competitive dance schedule. And this past Saturday she heard a gravely almost electronic voice call out her name in her bedroom. We normally would be more freaked out but she has been contacted by spirits throughout most of her life. Although I will say it was a little unnerving to have this entity call her by name. But my point is to ask all of you if you also notice your empathy skills accelerating when you are stressed or really exhausted? And if anyone knows why this happens I would love to get some opinions.

 


updated by @hop-daddy: 07/04/17 06:34:34PM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/26/17 11:04:50PM
507 posts

Consciousness


Empath

I would say wakefulness or the ability to experience or to feel. But for an empath I would add to the definition of "being in the moment".

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/26/17 11:01:43PM
507 posts

Health worries


Empath

@tigerlily:

Your therapist in my opinion is partially correct. Not all empaths can feel physical pains of others. Most empaths are primarily emotional empaths where we pick up on the emotions of others. And then from there empaths split off into a variety of other varying skills.

I think you probably already know this so this may just be info. for anyone who is new to this. But when one feels the physical symptoms of another person they are evidencing the physically receptive empath skill. And then most of us usually have quite a few other empath skills as well.

I only rarely am physically receptive and it usually happens when someone close to me is sick or hurt. But I do pull pretty strong from the claircognizant, precognative, and medium skill set. Here's a good link to a site that details the 10 basic empath skills:

 

http://dreamcatcherreality.com/types-of-empaths/

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/24/17 08:33:31AM
507 posts

Atheists


Empath

@hermes:

Very beautifully put. Are you a writer by chance? If not, you should be. You always post wonderful interpretations that are well worded. I always look forward to your posts.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/24/17 08:29:58AM
507 posts

Empath Related Illnesses


Empath

@deborah-craig:

I think there is a definite link between being an empath and having greater incidence of illness. It is already well known fact that stress causes people to get sick more often. And as empaths we carry so much anxiety and emotion that it makes sense that we can struggle at times to be healthy. I notice when I do a better job of being grounded and relaxed I don't get sick as often. 

@calmidwester:

Migraines and stomach issues are very common for empaths. In fact, most of us complain about stomach pain in the lower and upper areas of stomach (right near the solar plexus). I think some of this is due to dealing with a lot of anxiety that gets the stomach acids going. And then also the solar plexus is a very important chakra and nerve core for empaths. When we take in too much without grounding many of us can feel a pit or soreness right there. I've been to all sorts of doctors to try to solve this for me. Nothing has worked to make me feel better except doing a better job of grounding through meditation. So although what your daughter has may be treatable due to food allergies etc..., it also could be empath related pain. Empaths tend to run in families so I would be shocked if one of your children were not an empath.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/22/17 03:13:39PM
507 posts

Intro


Empath

@calmidwester:

Since realizing I am an empath I really believe that "there are no coincidences". Everyone has a life path. But as an empath you have hyper sensitivity to the world. And that has been influencing your choices your entire life. It does not surprise me at all that you live near a nature rich environment. Most of us do.

As for your family and friends, at some point you may tell some of them you are an empath. But there is no hurry. It probably makes sense for you to spend some time learning and understanding how this all works first. This community is an excellent sounding board. And if you are interested, I have read two books that I found on Amazon.com that really helped me understand what makes us empaths tick, and how we can find our purpose. The 2nd book feeds off the first one so my recommendation is to start with the first one:

The Reluctant Empath

Comerford, Bety, Wilson, Steven

 

The Empath's Quest: Finding Your Destiny

Comerford, Bety, Wilson, Steven

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/22/17 12:11:29PM
507 posts

Intro


Empath

@calmidwester:

I have a few thoughts for you. First off people will always be attracted to you as an empath. This is common with all of us. I have complete strangers walk up to me in a place like Costco and act like they know me. And then they progress to tell me their most intimate of problems. I listen politely. They walk way like they just took a load off and I feel the weight of their "stuff" that they just dumped on me. 

I am Christian and want to tell you that you are going to find a lot of this empath stuff is going to be at odds with your Catholicism. There is a place for both. But some of your less open-minded friends and family are not going to understand your empathy. I've had some people whisper that I've fallen into some strange cult. But yet ironically these same people come visit me when they are down and walk away feeling better. In summary on the religion topic, keep an open mind yourself as you find meaning with both empathy and Catholicism. And then my advice is to be a bit secretive with your empathy as some of your religious friends and family will in my experience not understand.

You've probably read by now that being an empath is like being an energy sponge. You soak up everyone's emotional stuff. We are energy changers. When someone comes to you with their problems and after a good discussion they walk away feeling happy, you just took in their troubles. Doing this will weigh you down and make you feel anxious, sick, and stressed out. As energy changers you we have to take in people's stuff and flush it right through us through grounding. It sounds like your book has already described a good method of grounding through meditation.

On the grounding, meditation will be a bit difficult at first. I'm sure you are overloaded and your mind is racing and you can't relax enough to clear your mind. Don't worry about that, just keep trying. It will happen for you. And while grounding through meditation gives you more bang for your buck on a quick fix for relaxing and releasing that unwanted energy, there are some other methods as well. Most of us really feel rejuvenated being out in nature. If that works for you I would suggest a nice quiet walk to enjoy nature. Try to clear your mind while walking and really concentrate on the nature around you (smell the trees, listen to the birds etc...). My other suggestion is for you to take a bath with about a cup of rock salt in it (some people add Epsom salts to relax the muscles). Put on some relaxing music and enjoy your salt soak. There is a connection between salt and empaths and in my experience the salt really does the trick with grounding your body and mind.

My final comment is that since we empaths feel everything, relationships are tricky. We feel things so intensely and project our feelings intensely and that can be hard for a spouse to live with. Open communication is how I best manage it. But hopefully some of the ladies in the community can share some feedback on how they keep their relationships at their best while being an empath.

Good luck with relaxing and grounding. Let us know if you have progress with this or any snags learning how to do it. And just remember, our gift to the world is also one of our greatest faults. And that is that we often neglect ourselves because we always take care of others first. Try to focus on taking care of yourself more so that you can be your best self for you and others in your life.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/22/17 10:25:52AM
507 posts

Talking Weird Stuff


Psychic and Paranormal

@hermes:

This is fascinating stuff. You just taught me something new. Is it fair to say that a walk-in and spirit swap is rare? Or is this something that all of us will experience at some point in this lifetime?

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/22/17 10:03:01AM
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Intro


Empath

@calmidwester:

You are very lucky to have found a counselor who believes and understands about being an empath. I find that most counselors don't believe in this and load empaths up with a variety of drugs incorrectly thinking the empath has depression or a bi-polar disorder. But you found the right place here. Although we empaths are very alike in some ways. Most of us have different abilities and strengths. You'll find a wide range of people and experiences here.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/21/17 02:45:00PM
507 posts

Intro


Empath

@calmidwester:

Welcome to the community. Feel free to post on this forum any questions you may have. And you'll probably learn a lot by looking through the forum posts on various topics.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/20/17 07:35:08PM
507 posts

Input appreciated - physical empath


Empath

@deborah-craig:

I've been studying crystals and stones quite a bit this past year and have some good reference books in addition to testing many of these out myself. It's fascinating how many of these work. Some don't do anything for me but other empaths rave about them. While others are like medicine for me and have really helped me with various emotional, physical, and spiritual issues that I had been having. I'm happy to share a few notes on several you listed:

Hematite is a pretty good protection stone that brings you strength, love, and courage.

Smoky Quartz is supposed to be good for removing negative from you to help you stay grounded. It is also supposed to help you connect better with the spirit world if you choose to do do.

Carnelian is known as the "feel better" stone and is a good all around stone to have on you to better your health. It is supposed to help you see the connection between the emotions you take in and put out and how that may be impacting your health.

Malachite is supposed to calm you down and bring peace of mind.

Turquoise is another "feel better stone" and is supposed to speed up healing of many things that may be wrong with you (colds, flu, stress disorders etc...). It is also supposed to provide you with mental and spiritual clarity to your life path. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/20/17 07:21:45PM
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Empath

@deborah-craig:

Grounding is really something all humans should practice. But that goes double for empaths. It's basically a term for de-stressing and ridding yourself of all negative and essentially refreshing your mind. Some people ground by doing things they like (gardening, tennis, hanging out with fun friends etc...). While others use protection stones or crystals to ground. And then there is meditation grounding which is really the best method.

I believe as an empath, most empaths will benefit from grounding & protection stones. While all of us can benefit from meditation grounding. I often tell other empaths that being an empath is like being an empty glass at the start of each day. And as you take in the emotions and troubles of others, your glass gets filled up little by little. By the end of each day, your glass is likely to be pretty full. If you do nothing to ground, you will start feeling more anxious and bothered the closer you are to full. But if you practice grounding at the end of each day to empty that glass, you will be relaxed and be able to start off your next day at your best.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/20/17 12:43:04PM
507 posts

Talking Weird Stuff


Psychic and Paranormal

@hermes:

I have never heard the term "Spirit swap" before. Do you really lose your spirit/soul in exchange for another? That seems odd to me and makes me wonder if it's more of a transformation or a "power up of ability". Anyway, if you have a minute please share what happens during a spirit swap. Thanks.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/20/17 12:30:10PM
507 posts

Talking Weird Stuff


Psychic and Paranormal

@cheshire-cat aka "Switch-blade":

Thanks for sharing the stories. Your third story sounds like a guardian angel or archangel trying to protect you. The first one is a bit confusing as archangels are here to protect and would not threaten your life. I wonder if that was another spirit messing with you? I know you've made many comments your painful life and sometimes not wanting to be here. But yet it seems that you've been protected and kept here many times. You are here for a reason and your assignment in this life appears to be ongoing.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/20/17 11:50:51AM
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Empath

@babs

The story on stones that you can't handle is that they are at a higher vibration than you and you are feeling the difference. A lot of times these stones are a very good match for you but will just take time for you to get used to it. That said, if anything makes you feel sick or dizzy, there are plenty of other options to try.

Every empath has different protection stones that they like and use. Some work well for one person and maybe not as well for others. Black tourmaline is one that most of us use. But other options are black onyx, black obsidian, shungite, and hematite (to name a few). I like you with tourmaline, felt a bit dizzy with hematitie so I went with the other 4 I listed instead. They work well in combination so my advice is to carry 2-3 smaller protection stones with you to get a good gauge of what is working for you. And some of us need the stones to touch skin and therefore can benefit from wearing them as jewelry. While others do well just keeping the stones nearby in a pocket or purse. For me, I notice they work fine while in my pocket. But when I am in a group setting and feeling my empath radar get overwhelmed by people I notice I feel better if I clutch the protection stones in my hands for a few minutes.

Good luck. I hope you get a chance to test out some protection stones and hopefully notice that you can turn down the volume of the empathic signals that you take in each day. I know how it feels when that volume is high and you are feeling overwhelmed and sick.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/17/17 01:42:24PM
507 posts

Talking Weird Stuff


Psychic and Paranormal

I was hoping to get some additional feedback from members on this blog topic. We empaths experience some pretty unusual things and I'd love to get a discussion going again on this. Here are two quick ones from me:

From time to time I will have the name of a person I know drop into my head. And then at some point in the next couple hours that day I will hear from that person by phone or email. In most cases it was someone who I haven't spoken to in a long time. I also sometimes have a vivid dream where I meet someone. And then in real life meet that person for the first time days later.

We also have had plenty of ghost stories at my house over the years. And my son who is also probably an empath had a weird and slightly comical ghost encounter a couple years ago worth sharing. He was 13 at the time. His Mom was on his case to hang up his nice pants the night before. And he of course left them in a pile on the floor. He then went to bed and got up really early to start his day. He was the only one up and sat alone at the breakfast table having breakfast. He said he felt a slight chill and felt like someone was behind him. He turned around and his pants were neatly folded on the back of his chair. They were not there the minute before and he had only remembered them last being on the floor the night before. When the rest of us woke up we all confirmed that no one touched his pants. He was somehow visited by a ghost with a penchant for being tidy.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/17/17 01:25:45PM
507 posts

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Empath

@babs:

Your profile should be in the upper right hand of the screen. Its a hyperlink. Click on it and then it will give you various options that also include editing your personal profile.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/17/17 12:19:00PM
507 posts

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Empath

The hyperlink didn't take before. Here it is again:

http://meanings.crystalsandjewelry.com/protection-stones

I'm glad you are familiar with protection stones. It's a funny thing as most people don't feel anything magical or tingling when using protection stones. They just work. I did an experiment about a month ago where I stopped using them for a few days to see what would happen. It went fine at first and then I all the energy I took in from people hit me like a truck and I was a stressed out mess. I of course have had the stones on me since and feel great. My advice is to wear them always. And also keep in mind that since the stones are either absorbing or pushing away unwanted energy, they need to be refreshed at least once a week. Some people soak the stones in salt water for 24 hours. I have had good luck setting the stones out in sunlight for a day. If you don't do that you will probably notice they don't work as well.

As for grounding, it is a "must" for any empath. I do a grounding exercise every few days. But if in the middle of a lot of anxiety I will ground out daily. The most common is a breathing technique. There are many variations but here is one I found online for you:

http://healing.about.com/cs/uc_directory/a/uc_grounding03.htm

Also, some of the stones I recommended double as grounding stones. They will not only block negative but will also pull negative out of you. They will make you feel better all the way around. Best of luck.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/17/17 11:24:55AM
507 posts

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Empath

@babs:

I am an emotional empath. But at times I can pick up on someone's physical issues and I feel their pain like you do. It's not fun so I feel for you.

I was oblivious to being an empath until I had a series of stressful events that rocked my world and then my empath skills became super charged. The same trigger may have happened to you.

It sounds to me like you are a little bit overwhelmed and could benefit from some grounding. Do you practice grounding to release unwanted energy and feelings from your body? There are quite a few ways of grounding but most revolve around meditating. But I think if you practice grounding daily you will lower your anxiety and pain quite a bit. When we empaths take in too much over time it becomes a physical ailment. That's why grounding is so important.

I used to suffer from constant anxiety and mood swings from my emotional empathy. And it was tearing me apart. A few people recommended carrying protection stones. And while I laughed at first about the idea, they work like a charm for me (pun intended). Protection stones will help block what you would normally take in from people as an empath. My best guess is that it blocks about 70% each day. I rarely have bad days any more. The stones I use are black tourmaline, black obsidian,shungite, and black onyx. I carry them in a small linen bag in my pocket. A lot of ladies carry them in their purse or find a bracelet online. And then at night I have them near me on my nightstand. 

Here's an article I found online for reference:

http://meanings.crystalsandjewelry.com/protection-stones

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/15/17 09:40:13AM
507 posts

Work


Empath

@tigerlily:

Fate is an interesting thing that is changing continuously and is often hard to interpret in real time. I have myself taken too long to act on what the signs in my life were pointing too. And then missed out on an opportunity. Or I acted on something that I thought was a life path sign and it didn't work out. But years later upon reflection I can usually see that things worked out one way for a reason. 

My best guess for you is that it is time for you to leave as it is not good for your mental and physical health there. The opportunity for a new job that dropped in your lap didn't work out. But it had you pursue it to a degree and mentally consider leaving that company. That wasn't meant to be but it had you processing in your mind the thought of getting out of there. Act on that and start interviewing for other opportunities. I'm sure you will find a comparable job where you can succeed and be happy.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/14/17 02:12:52PM
507 posts

Professions for Empaths


Healers

I agree with @soothsayer4. For me, being a social worker would be brutal. I would have trouble functioning with all darkness of seeing first hand what people do to each other and their kids. But if you can manage the stress and bad you are going to be exposed to, I would imagine being an empath would be really helpful. They do say the perfect job for an empath is in helping people.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/12/17 02:27:58PM
507 posts

The Power of Manifesting


Empath

@lucky-seven:

I think I often generalize about energy too much. I think of it as good or bad when it is actually more complex than that. For me I consider much of what I pick up from people as negative since it brings me down. But much of it is just people being people sending me their insecurities. Everyone has "stuff" and it weighs me down just existing each day. Even a day where nothing really bad happened can wear me out and make me feel a bit down. I assume that you are probably the same and just get filled up every day with what you attract.

I also believe that as empaths we have the ability to light up a room and make ourselves and others around us very happy and content. And along with that skill comes your own blessings of good fortune. But in order to get there we have to ground out the negative energy, and manifest our own happy destiny. It's easier said than done. But I have had some points in my life where I was exceedingly happy and good things magically fell into my lap as I was manifesting good fortune without even knowing it. I'm personally trying to focus on this lately to have a happier life and brighter long term outlook. Anyway, the book I referenced did a good job explaining all of this in greater detail.

 
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