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Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/31/18 01:35:32PM
915 posts

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Empath

@tigerlily:

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

@loconnoro:

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

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/30/18 11:03:21AM
915 posts

How Ghosts Impact Us


Psychic and Paranormal

@michelle:

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

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

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

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


updated by @hop-daddy: 10/30/18 11:03:47AM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/30/18 10:39:13AM
915 posts

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Empath

@aiden:

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

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

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

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/28/18 05:45:37PM
915 posts

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Empath

@alexisw:

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

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

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/28/18 05:34:13PM
915 posts

Two souls in one body


New Age

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

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

Feeling Creepy Crawlies


Psychic and Paranormal

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

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

Protecting/shielding yourself


Empath

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

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

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

Protecting/shielding yourself


Empath

@cat-whisperer:

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

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

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

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

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/26/18 02:14:11PM
915 posts

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@alexisw:

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

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

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

Protecting/shielding yourself


Empath

@tigerlily:

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

@cat-whisperer:

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

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

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

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


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

Protecting/shielding yourself


Empath

@tigerlily:

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

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

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

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

Feeling Creepy Crawlies


Psychic and Paranormal

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

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

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

Protecting/shielding yourself


Empath

@tigerlily:

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

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

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

No name.


Arts

@curious-child:

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

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

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

Protecting/shielding yourself


Empath

@tigerlily:

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

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

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

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

Protecting/shielding yourself


Empath

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

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

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

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

Protecting/shielding yourself


Empath

@tigerlily

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

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

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

@cat-whisperer:

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

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

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

Protecting/shielding yourself


Empath

@tigerlily:

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

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

Protecting/shielding yourself


Empath

@tigerlily

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

What stones work for you?

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

How Ghosts Impact Us


Psychic and Paranormal

@cat-whisperer:

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

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


updated by @hop-daddy: 10/14/18 05:17:36PM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
10/14/18 01:13:58PM
915 posts

Beautiful radiating energy


Empath

@tigerlily:

Very interesting. I believe in the spiritual theory of soul groups where in each life we are here with several and even dozens of people who we were previously acquainted with in past lives. And when you meet one of these familiar souls you will feel sparks fly and hit it off as if you have known them your entire life. In your example, you felt really comfortable with his high energy at the first meeting. And at the 2nd meeting, you felt really connected with his sadness. There is a connection there that appears to be more than chance. And with soul groups, you will run into souls from your soul group at various times during your life as part of your blue print (pre-destined). 

I would suggest that you try to track him down again. But do it casually because he likely will not immediately feel the connection with you that you so easily pick up on as an empath. I would just let him know that he seems so familiar to you and that he reminds you of someone. And see if you can meet up for coffee. I would personally choose coffee and not drinks so that you can investigate your connection to him without the intoxicating effects of alcohol that can confuse things.

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10/14/18 12:51:18PM
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Talk Them Up and They Come?


Psychic and Paranormal

@leesita125:

You are experiencing a form of empath telepathy where you are pinging your friend and he calls or shows back up in your life. I have this happen fairly often where the name of an old friend or acquaintance pops into my head and then either immediately or in a matter of hours, that person will call, text, or email me out of the blue. But I always wonder about the chicken and egg theory on this. Are these people contacting me because I was thinking about them? Or were they thinking of me first and I picked up on that telepathically? I'm sure the same question applies to your situation as well.

I did want to add that the combined thought power with your friend must be enhancing this for you. For me, its very random where I don't consciously think of someone before they contact me out of the blue. I just get a name popping up and then they come forward. But for you two to consciously think of your friend and he appears is very interesting. And it must be combined thought power accomplishing this. If you are interested, try working on this together thinking of other people and see how it goes. Keep a journal of that so you can track what works and what doesn't. 

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10/12/18 04:28:19PM
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Does it seem like Empathy is disappearing? You're not imagining it!


Empath

Funny related story (but actually kind of pathetic). A good friend of mine is a 55 year old doctor and is President of a cardiology firm. And the way it works there as with many companies is when you are a new doctor to their group you typically don't get the choice hospital rotation hours and can get stuck with some of the holiday and night shifts. And then when you've worked there longer you gain more seniority and get the better daytime shift assignments. So they hired 3-4 new doctors who are in a certain age group right out of medical school. And these young docs come in and within a few weeks of being on the job band together at a meeting and demand better hour assignments and overtime pay and bonuses for any shifts worked after 6PM at night. They cited how talented they were coming from all these cushy medical schools. And despite being new doctors with almost no experience, they acted like the rest of the doctor group was lucky to have them and made incredibly selfish demands. You can imagine how well this went over with the rest of the doctor partners.

But this is a systematic problem of entitlement and narcissism. And I don't know if that goes away when people get older or is that here to stay? 

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10/12/18 02:52:02PM
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Does it seem like Empathy is disappearing? You're not imagining it!


Empath

I was just re-reading this post and realized that I sounded a bit doom and gloom. I wanted to say that there are plenty of good, kind-hearted people that I have met and regularly interact with. But it just so happens that whenever you turn on a TV, or overhear my kids listening to rap music, the narc messages come through loud and clear. And its infected all walks of life. I'm a big NFL fan. And I think everyone knows that football is a team sport where all 11 guys on the field for a team need to be working together as one team in order to be successful. And as a result, NFL teams are going through their own struggles with some of their most talented players who are incredibly narcissistic and are poisonous to the welfare of the team. For my fellow NFL fans out there, one can see exactly what I mean with the NY Giants current struggles with their diva wide receiver OBJ.

But I digress. Back to the topic. Have you ever noticed that people who are narcs are truly unhappy people deep down inside? No matter how much fame and wealth they gain for themselves, they are always complaining and wanting more. And that unfortunately spreads like a cancer in society as others emulate and strive for celebrity. But on the flip side, I notice unselfish people are generally happy. 

I have also noticed that people who are very absorbed by their phones and social media, tend to be very anxious and unhappy. Whereas those that are off the grid or limit their social media, are generally pretty happy people. 

I feel that social media and narcissism is like a poison. And for those falling under that spell, they want the rest of the world to think that their life is epic and great. But yet in reality, they are unhappy inside. I think there is a lesson there that I hope we all figure out as a society.

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10/12/18 02:23:01PM
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Does it seem like Empathy is disappearing? You're not imagining it!


Empath

@cheshire-cat:

People who are entrenched in their narcissism don't see any downside to it. For them it's "me-me-me" and "grab all I can for myself in this world no matter who I hurt". Decades ago our society made fun of and shamed people who were like that. But now our culture celebrates narcissism and the cult of personality. It's really hard for people to care about others when they are drunk on narcissism. And I think young people, just like when I was young, are very impressionable and want to fit in with the times and don't always question whether what they are doing is selfish or hurtful to others. And if you think about it, why would they? They have grown up watching kids their own age become YT stars and millionaires by doing mostly stupid selfish self promotion. But the problem is not just with the younger generation. It's pretty wide-spread for people who are in their 30s, 40s, and 50s as well. It's not as in your face as it is with youth, but it's still pretty well represented.

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10/12/18 01:35:45PM
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Does it seem like Empathy is disappearing? You're not imagining it!


Empath

The graph on the wall 
Tells the story of it all
Picture it now
See just how the lies and deceit
Gained a little more power
Confidence taken in by a sun tan and a grin

The grabbing hands
Grab all they can
All for themselves after all
The grabbing hands
Grab all they can
All for themselves after all

It's a competitive world
Everything counts in large amounts

-Depeche Mode "Everything Counts"

A snipit of lyrics from one of my favorite songs from 1983. We had a pretty selfish materialistic western world back then. But we weren't nasty to each other like our society is today. But the lyrics still hold true even today.

@cheshire-cat:

I think vanity and ego are tools used by the devil to tear humans away from empathy for one another. I don't mean that literally, but the concept is there. I mean has anything good ever come from having a huge ego or by being extremely vain about one's appearance? These are unfortunate human traits that bring out the worst in all of us. And our current social media technology and culture celebrates and praises huge egos and narcissism. 

I think since narcissism and empathy are polar opposites, that our society has swung pretty much full tilt to the narcissism side. I do expect that to change and swing back to where we are either centered or more to the empathy sign with kindness toward fellow man. But it normally takes a cultural tragedy for that to happen. Something bad has to happen in order for people to wake up and realize that we're being selfish and awful to each other as as society. 

In the meantime, I think those of us who are naturally empathic can do our part by trying to teach people to be less selfish and more caring to one another.

Hop Daddy
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10/11/18 12:12:36PM
915 posts

Emotional eating


Empath

I totally crave carbs and sometimes candy when I get overwhelmed with energy. In fact, I have read that a lot of empaths tend to be a little over weight due to emotional eating. I think some empaths even say that carrying a little extra weight has some protective elements to it. But I don't quite understand why or how that works? Perhaps the act of eating something that makes you happy helps off-set or neutralize the heavy unwanted energy that we take in? Like a form of grounding.


updated by @hop-daddy: 10/11/18 12:14:49PM
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10/11/18 11:59:23AM
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Have you ever heard of Clairgustance and Clairsalience?


Empath

I thought the article was interesting just to put a name to these skills. In the article the example she gave for Clairgustance was when she does a reading and starts tasting cigarettes when a spirit who smoked in life comes through. I don't know what other examples there are for Clairgustance because what else would you pick up on? I guess maybe a spirit that was an alcoholic would come through as tasting like alcohol. But aside from that, what other examples are there? But it is interesting. Clairsalience on the other hand is something that I have had experiences with now and then. I have over the years smelled everything from perfume and cologne to cigarettes and B.O. in certain areas of my home. What's interesting about that to me is that I often have year round allergies and have a blunted sense of smell. But when it comes to Clairsalience, the smells come right through.

One example is that I heard a woman humming in my kitchen when no one else was in the house but me and my dogs. And my dogs were really uncomfortable with what they heard. When I walked into the kitchen to investigate, the humming stopped. But there was a lingering perfume scent left behind. 

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10/10/18 02:40:49PM
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Have you ever heard of Clairgustance and Clairsalience?


Empath

I came across this article and it caught my eye. I have never heard these two terms before. But upon reading the article I realized that I get Clairsalience all of the time. Clairgustance deals with taste, and is not one that I have encountered. But has anyone else experienced these? Here's the article:

https://www.annasayce.com/the-forgotten-clairs-clairgustance-and-clairsalience/


updated by @hop-daddy: 10/13/18 08:15:44AM
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10/09/18 06:09:32PM
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Seeing other worldly beings - Question


Psychic and Paranormal

@kate:

You are very observant. It's an upside down world right now. There are forces at work beyond our comprehension that are creating and feeding fear, anger, and revenge. You can particularly see this in the current media agenda in America where they distort stories or even flat out lie in order to create outrage, and then fan the flames of that anger. 

There is also a lot of blatant deception going on that is often driven by these same media agencies and Hollywood. And like you said, all of a sudden we're being programmed as a society to think certain things that are clearly bad are now acceptable and good. And that things that we've previously known to be good are now bad. There's no logic to this. The sheep of the world that this is the latest "we love list" and latest "we hate list". And most people don't even notice. The exception is people like us who are empaths and light workers that see how much things are off (out of balance). @cheshire-cat and I have talked about this extensively.

I am personally frustrated at how I see my side of the world (USA) being completely manipulated by media and whoever is controlling their destructive messages. They now have half the country absolutely hating the other half. And these fires of discontent are stoked daily. Its as if something at a higher level has cast a spell to create massive turmoil and release of low energy on a national and even world-wide level. And this is something that I have seen brewing and escalating for the past 20 years.

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10/08/18 05:33:03PM
915 posts

How Ghosts Impact Us


Psychic and Paranormal

@cat-whisperer:

I had a question for you since we have touched on this before. I have had several psychics tell me over the past year that when we close our eyes at night and start seeing faces that we're seeing ghosts that are nearby or even spirit attachments. But I'm not so sure that's the case for me. First off, I see completely different people every night. I would think if there were an attachment or a ghost that hangs around that I would see a repeat of their face. But instead I get different faces each night. And quite often I will see little clips of movie like scenes of people talking or working together. And I never have any idea what that's all about or what that means. Since its so random what I see with my 3rd eye each night, I'm just not sure what I'm channeling. What do you think in your case? Are you seeing a repeat of faces or images each time?

And with your prior attachment, I have heard and read many first hand accounts of people having dramatic lifestyle changes due to attachments. People who never drink or gamble are all of a sudden getting smashed and gambling away their money. People who are happily married all of a sudden start having affairs. Even straight people who all of a sudden start having homosexual experiences. And probably most common, I hear about people with attachments start having incredible out of the ordinary bad luck (this last one has happened to me often). We read about weird things in the news every day. Like a perfectly nice guy that everybody loved who all of a sudden snaps for no reason and kills himself and his family. Or a happily married couple who all of a sudden start having affairs. It makes me wonder how often people are impacted and even manipulated by unseen things like earth bound spirits?

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10/08/18 05:09:56PM
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Penny Roll-A Message from the Dead???


Psychic and Paranormal

@leesita125:

I'm not sure how to interpret the number meaning for you. But I did want to say that it is commonly known that coins are often used by spirits and ghosts to let you know they are here and want to be noticed. I often find random coins on the floor at my home that I notice. And we normally have clean floors so its always odd to see coins laying around. And on a few occasions I've dumped pocket change on the counter only to find them arranged in an obvious pattern in the morning. And after asking around to family members, none of them claimed to have touched the coins. So we guessed it was a ghost. For some reason, coins are easy for them to manipulate as it happens quite often. Here's something I found online on the subject that help you understand this experience:

https://www.amandalinettemeder.com/blog/2014/2/5/pennies-from-heaven-why-does-my-deceased-loved-one-visit-me-with-coins

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10/05/18 05:34:45PM
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How Ghosts Impact Us


Psychic and Paranormal

That's a great example. He must feel guilt or some sort of unfinished business that is keeping him here. Good to hear that he is pretty harmless. I've dealt with some aggressive ones myself. 

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10/05/18 05:10:45PM
915 posts

How Ghosts Impact Us


Psychic and Paranormal

I wanted to share an article that I think does an excellent job of explaining the existence of ghosts, and their impact on the living. It even touches on human mood changes and energy draining from ghost activity. And I think that's something quite a few of us have dealt with. I hope you enjoy the article and look forward to some discussion.

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

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10/05/18 04:24:00PM
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@pinkypie:

As an empath, when you are up to your ears in emotional energy, it can be hard to know who you are. My view is that when we are maxed out on the energy that we have sponged up, we start to leak some of that low energy out as a natural defense mechanism. And that's why you will start mimicking the ugly energy of those around you by acting out as angry, jealous, depressed etc... I think this is a red flag for you to know that you are badly in need of deep cleaning/grounding of the unwanted energy that you take in.

When I am at my worst as far as being ungrounded and full of low eneregy, I start to feel numb. I've heard the same from dozens of other empaths so I think that must be a defense mechanism for us that makes us go numb to try to stop the overload of the energy around us. When you feel like this it's a sign that you need to take time out to get away from people who are overloading you, and take time for some self-work to unload and ground away that unwanted energy.

The way things are supposed to work with us empaths is that we are supposed to take away the ugly emotional energy from the people in our lives, and transmute it back to mother earth, or source. We're basically the cleaners of bad vibes by literally making people feel better by pulling the bad stuff out of the air. But the problem is while the absorbing low energy from others is very natural and automatic to us, the getting rid of that energy from within, is not automatic. We all have to work at that. My advice would be to do daily assessments of yourself to see if you can recognize internal stress or emotional feelings that are not your own. And then take the time to do some meditation grounding, or a salt bath. And quite often when it gets really bad, its advisable to take a mental health day and be by yourself unwinding that unwanted energy by doing what makes you happy (watching movies, taking a solo walk through the forest etc...).

And quick side-note, I think that black spot you are seeing is a ghost. When a ghost has been around for quite a while after death, they often present as a light or dark orb or circle shape. I have been told that just because an orb is black that it does not mean that its bad so I thought I'd point that out. It takes a tremendous amount of energy for a ghost to present in human form. And that's why most often people see ghosts as orbs, black shapes, shadows, and even mist like figures. I see those dark orbs myself at times out of the corner of my eye. For me they hover about 3-4 fee off the ground within a few feet of me. I can only see them out of my peripheral vision. I find that ghosts and other supernatural things are most attracted to us when we are under stress. And when we are under stress we give off negative energy. They feed off of that and need it to survive. So don't be surprised when you are having a bad empath day or bad empath week to find that you'll see and hear an uptick in paranormal activity around you. Its not a coincidence. I've documented this myself. And when I do a thorough grounding, the paranormal activity lessens substantially.


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10/01/18 10:58:50AM
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Can spirits make you taste and smell?


Psychic and Paranormal

@warden:

It seems like things with your ghost visitor are progressing as I would expect. It takes a lot of energy for them to produce physical effects in our realm (like a strong smell, or showing themselves). This visitor felt it worth using up a lot of energy to make his announcement to you. It's always hard to understand what they want. But as I understand it, the aura of an empath shines differently and brighter to ghosts and spirits. And they really enjoy our energy. For these reasons, they seek us out trying to communicate even when most of us are unable to do so. Most of the ghosts are stuck and really confused. Some don't realize they have passed. Many of them are desperate for contact, and can be quite persistent.

I am clairaudient. And it sounds like you may be as well. I can hear ghosts making noises and whispering that other people cannot. But most of the time I cannot discern what they are saying. I am still trying to advance my skills with that. And most of the time I get ear ringing when they are around and trying to communicate. So for me what happens often is I'll be out somewhere having dinner with friends enjoying some conversation. And then one or both inner ears will ring with a loud intensity for anywhere between 5-20 seconds. When it happens I feel something in my brain activate where I get a little dazed, and I can't hear a thing that is said in our world. I only hear the ringing. It's frustrating because I get cut off from hearing people speak in our world, and just get the intense ear ringing from the spirit world that I so far can't translate. (I am told that as I advance my skills that the ear ringing will tune in my mind to being able to hear what the ghosts and spirits are communicating). 

I notice that some of the most intense ear ringing happens during a fun and happy time like while entertaining good friends or having Thanksgiving dinner with my extended family. I think the happy energy attracts them. And it's also possible that relatives or friends at that table have dead relatives coming through trying to get me to communicate and pass on a message. 

In getting back to you, I think most likely this ghost recognizes you have gifts and is trying to communicate. Its possible that the ghost is jealous (although that's probably unlikely). But it also could be a ghost reacting to the positive energy that you emote when you and your boyfriend are enjoying time together. And it could also be someone dead connected to your boyfriend that may be trying to get you to deliver a message. As in my case, they seem to know who we are and that we can communicate with them even when skill-wise we're not yet at that point.

It will interesting to hear from you how long this ghost hangs around. I find most get frustrated after a few days of trying to communicate with me and they move on. But then I always get another visiting soon after.


updated by @hop-daddy: 10/01/18 10:59:11AM
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09/26/18 06:21:32PM
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Can spirits make you taste and smell?


Psychic and Paranormal

@warden:

I forgot to note that animals can be helpful in detecting paranormal activity in many cases. Except when they become desensitized to it. I have two dogs. And when they were much younger they would scare the crud out of me barking fearfully at various corners of the house at night. But nowadays, their attitude is "unless the ghost is handing out treats, we're going about our night and won't waste time barking at it". I've caught them many times watching unseen things with their eyeballs following something walking across the room. But they don't usually bark at things anymore. I think they see this so often its pretty ho-hum to them. However, I do think if something more negative would appear that they would react.

I wonder similarly that your cat is okay with a harmless ghost hanging around. Many mediums say there is pretty much a ghost everywhere you go. If that's the case, I think animals become more adjusted to a regular harmless ghost passing by here and there.

Has the smoking smell gone away and is your activity still there?

Hop Daddy
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09/24/18 11:24:11AM
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Can spirits make you taste and smell?


Psychic and Paranormal

@cheshire-cat:

I don't know about you, but when I am stressed and sleep deprived, I have more paranormal incidents. And that includes ghosts waking me up in the middle of the night. I've talked to a 1/2 dozen other empaths and it works the same for them as well.There's something to having your psychic abilities increase when under duress. So I think you may be able to lessen the contact attempts in the middle of the night by having less stressful days with better sleep. I know this is easier said than done. But thought I'd point that out.

I used to love that show Medium. And on that show the main psychic character would often interact with lost ghosts with a story to tell in her sleep. And quite often those ghosts would wake her up as a way to get her attention. I think there is some of that going on for you. I think these ghosts, these restless souls, see empaths as a beacon of light. I think our auras shine brighter to them. And they seek us out. They somehow know we can communicate with them even when most of us are not advanced enough to do our part of the communicating. And as a result we can often feel like we're being haunted by something uncomfortable when it is in fact just a harmless ghost trying to get some help.

As you know from our discussions, I've probably dealt with more than 50 ghosts in my house over the past 15 years. They seem attracted to my house and family. They just show themselves or make a little noise, or even try to wake me up or appear in my sleep. But most leave after a day or two. Its a bit of a revolving door. I think in my case since we have 3 empaths living here, that my home must shine bright to them. So long story short, I don't think you need to be worried. You may want to just ignore the ghost and see if it goes away on its own. And if needed you can ask it to leave or sage to encourage it to leave.


updated by @hop-daddy: 09/24/18 11:27:01AM
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09/23/18 11:27:21AM
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Can spirits make you taste and smell?


Psychic and Paranormal

@warden:

I notice that whenever I investigate or try to zero in on ghosts, their activity increases. At first I thought it was just my mind playing tricks on me due to spending time thinking about ghosts. But in speaking to others I learned that when you spend time focusing on a particular ghost or subject, you create a link or connection through channeling. This may be why you're starting to see more activity and pick up on more vibes on what is near you. I also notice that a ghost tends to give off a smell initially as if announcing themselves. And then you typically don't smell them after the first event.

So for me, I'll smell something. And then the smell goes away, but then I'll feel their presence and hear them from that point on. I usually don't see ghosts. But being clairaudient, I hear them whisper, move, knock on windows & walls etc... That's usually how I know they are around. I also get a lot of ear ringing and sometimes get little energetic zaps/shocks on my skin from ghosts. In any event, I'm curious if your experience is like mine where you smell something out of place, and then the smell goes away and then transitions to other feelings or signals that someone unseen is hanging around.


updated by @hop-daddy: 09/23/18 11:29:56AM
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09/21/18 04:22:19PM
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Can spirits make you taste and smell?


Psychic and Paranormal

@warden:

I've smelled spirits leaving scents like cigar smoke, cigarettes, Old Spice cologne, woman's perfume, B.O., and even fart-like smells. I usually smell them when I walk in to a room. So my guess for you is that you may have a ghost who is following you that may be leaving that scent very close to you. I had a psychic once refer to those types of ghosts as hitch-hikers. They basically jump on your back and hang around for a while. If it doesn't go away after a couple days you could try saging and asking it to leave.

Hop Daddy
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09/18/18 12:50:24PM
915 posts

Reading Minds


Psychic and Paranormal

@cheshire-cat:

That's exactly how telepathy works for me. It presents in my mind as my own thought, and there is usually an image to go with it. And then I also get it like @zacharias & @warden explained where I finish people's sentences.

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09/17/18 11:54:19AM
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@pinkypie:

I used to have very mysterious dreams. They confused me and I always wondered if someone was trying to send me a message. I decided to speak out loud to my spirit guides to ask if they are sending me dreams or signals to make it much more obvious. And that seemed to correct that as I am getting much more clear and decipherable dreams and signals now. Although I do think that some of the strange dreams are meant to plant a seed deep in your subconscious to develop certain skills and beliefs over time that will help you with your life's purpose. So there is always that.

Hop Daddy
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09/12/18 11:15:37AM
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Reading Minds


Psychic and Paranormal

@cheshire-cat:

The intensity of the emotion definitely delivers a more clear message to me as an empath. But that's not telepathy for me, that's just analyzing a person based on their energy signals (I call it empath radar transmission). My challenge is that the emotional empath part of my brain shuts down any telepathy. In face to face I'll get a pretty good emotional energy read on a person. But my empath radar and telepathy don't currently work together. This is why the telepathy only works when I look away from a person. I also think my mind has to be really relaxed for the telepathy to work. And when I am face to face with a person my mind is engaged too much for the telepathy to work. But I'm still trying to understand this. I appreciate everyone's feedback.

Hop Daddy
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09/12/18 10:16:05AM
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Reading Minds


Psychic and Paranormal

@warden:

That's another part of it. I often will fill in the blank on what someone has to say. It also happens while having the TV on in the background. I'll be able to finish people's sentences. But it works best when I'm not really paying attention. I have to relax my mind and not focus on anything particular in order for the telepathy to come through.

Hop Daddy
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09/11/18 12:45:55PM
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Reading Minds


Psychic and Paranormal

I wanted to touch on the subject of telepathy to see if any of you have ever had this happen? My psychic abilities seem to always be changing. Some things weaken, while others strengthen. And the ability to read people's minds seems to be the latest skill in transition. I quite often randomly will have an idea pop in to my head and will announce it to others around me. And they will say that's really weird, I was just thinking about that. This happens most often with my wife. In fact, she is creeped out at this point because several times a day she will have a private thought and I'll within seconds bring up the exact same thought. Except that it doesn't come to me like "she is thinking this right now". I'll instead have a thought pop in to my head and I'll say "whatever happened with so and so" or "how are things going with the redecorating of our dining room?" And she'll say she was just seconds ago thinking of exactly that. This happens most often with her. But also with other people as well.

I find that this telepathy seems to work best when I am not face to face with someone. I think watching someone's body language plus my usual empath emotional radar distorts the telepathy when face to face. But if I am working on something with my back turned to someone, I will then have these isolated thoughts pop in to my mind that are later determined to be exactly what that person was thinking. Has anyone else experienced this? I'd like to learn more on how to develop this.


updated by @hop-daddy: 10/13/18 11:38:30AM
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09/11/18 12:29:59PM
915 posts

Seasons


Empath

@crystalsage:

It sounds like you need support right now, so I'll try to do that while offering a basic suggestion.

I think we empaths need regular hugs and/or pats on the back. Because life for us can be day to day challenging. Every day we wake up we don't know whether to expect the worst. Will it be a good day? Will it be a bad day? We just don't know what energy we'll encounter each day and where it will lead us. And since we are energy sponges that tends to focus on picking up and removing low energy, we quite often get the blues, and get run down from just being us. So all I can say is great job, being you. And many thanks for the contributions that you are making daily to better the lives of people around you. 

As for your comments on seasonal changes impacting you, I have a couple thoughts. First off, in analyzing the words in your post, you mentioned "I think this time of year is when I am most vulnerable." But then the later 2/3 of your post did not really mention how this season brings you down. You instead noted how voices and people are impacting you during this time. And that you'd rather not interact with people right now.

I have to assume it's the start of fall where you live (correct me if I'm wrong). And fall can trigger a change of emotions for a lot of humans. Summer is a fun and exciting time. The suns out. People moods are generally good. Most people fit in a vacation. It's a great time. And when that party ends, fall comes and it starts getting cold, and the sunlit days get shorter. Flu season hits. And many people do not do well with Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years for a variety of reasons. In general, there's more moody people around in fall. More low energy to deal with. I could be wrong, but I don't think it's the season changing that is so much a problem for you. It's how your subconscious has remembered in recent years how tough it was being an empath during fall when you have to deal with the mood changes of the people around you. I see it as a people energy problem, and not the season itself.

I think the good news is that by recognizing the problem, you can find ways to counter it. Maybe staying at home for a few days here and there to recharge yourself by doing things that you love isn't such a bad idea. Its pretty well documented that even when empaths have only one other person with them in a house, that they are "on" and are not relaxing their brains. Empaths need a "me day" with no one else around just to recharge (as often as possible). And every season has some great parts to it. Whether its hiking in the woods enjoying the changing of the leaves on the trees. Or decorating for Halloween while sipping pumpkin spiced latte. I'm sure there must be some things to do in fall that you really enjoy. The point is to try to flip your mindset from "I really don't enjoy this season" to "wow, I just had a great time hiking in the woods enjoying nature in the transition of fall and it was a terrific time". Life is about creating good memories. Try to off-set the moods of people around you with some terrific seasonal memories focusing on doing things that you love to do. Things that revive and inspire you. And as an empath, it's all about keeping our vibrations high no matter what the season. Do that by doing things that you love. Things that make your heart and soul sing.

Best of luck. Be happy!

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
09/07/18 01:06:19PM
915 posts

Vegan diet


Empath

I wanted to pass on a positive article on fasting:

https://tiny.iavian.net/ol08

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
09/05/18 06:03:11PM
915 posts

Everything I thought I knew is no more... Mind Blown 🤯


Empath

Side note to the above, there is a very small percentage of people who actually get more suicidal on certain anti-depressants (particularly teens). If you and your cousin think that prescription made her feel worse and not better, then you can let your doctor know and they'll recommend a different drug to try.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
09/05/18 06:00:45PM
915 posts

Everything I thought I knew is no more... Mind Blown 🤯


Empath

@jaxbeemee:

I thought I'd share a quick story to see if this helps you. I have a teenage daughter who is a very gifted empath. And she's had a tough year. And she started becoming suicidal. I did what I could to help her on the spiritual side. And we got her a therapist. The therapist recommended that she see a psychiatrist and start anti-depressants. And I really resisted because I am generally against pharmaceuticals. But my daughter's condition worsened so my hand was forced. We took her to a psychiatrist who got her on Prozac. And it's the best thing that could have happened. She has had a dramatic improvement. 

The anti-depressants of course don't solve the issues that got her to this point. But with my daughter having to be among teenagers and all those heavy feelings at school each day, the anti-depressant really helps her cope.

We lose a lot of empaths to suicides. Empaths feel so deeply. And can easily spiral down when things around them bring them down. I would suggest taking another look at anti-depressants for your cousin. 

And as for you feeling an overwhelming sensation of emotions that you characterized as an attack, I would totally expect that if you are living with someone who is struggling with depression and suicidal feelings. That's a lot of low energy being emitted at great volume in your home. As an empath, you're going to feel that intensely. But I think once you get your cousin back to more balance, you'll have less of her low energy to deal with.

I hope this all gets better for you and your cousin!

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
09/05/18 05:40:06PM
915 posts

Can a Narcissist be an empath?


Empath

@so-exausted-from-users:

I think you guys covered this pretty well. But the litmus tests for empaths is that we always think of others before ourselves. Narcs are the opposite, they are always looking out for themselves and what they can take in every situation. But narcs in trying to attract an empath can be quite charming and a bit of a chameleon. They can act like someone else if that's what it takes to ensnare an empath. So you can sometimes have a narc act like an empath early on. But soon enough you'll see them for who they are.

This is not say empaths are perfect angels. We're only human and can have our own selfish moments. But at our core, we're the ones who will give the shirt off our backs to help someone.

On the topic of CBD gummies, they are legal and can ship to all 50 states since the oil is derived from hemp oil. I struggle as an empath with nervous energy from others on airplanes. So I tried these gummies out and they worked really well. I also had them on another day when I was pretty stressed out. They just chill you out and get you a little numb. But its a functional numb where you can still talk and drive. It's very interesting how they work and make you feel. Here's a link:

https://forsundayscaries.com/

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