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Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/06/18 01:04:27PM
879 posts



@curious-child:

That's a cool story. I'm glad you figured this out and that your life is better for it. I think in our society we hear about narcs, but don't cover the empath term. I only found out what am empath was and how well it matched with me when I was online searching to see what kind of mental illness I had. Thankfully discovering my empathy and how it all works saved the day and through some self-work cured me of my symptoms and problems. 

I did want to note for anyone reading that the empath-narc dynamic is an important one to recognize. It's very common for an empath to have a brother, sister, or parent who is a narc. And in the work place, having a narc boss or co-worker would be very difficult for an empath. Deep down narcs know we empaths see through them and they therefore cannot ever have us fully submit to them. It drives them crazy and that causes them to zero in on empaths. That's why narcs will bully empaths in an attempt to obtain dominance. So sometimes you have to change jobs or get away from family members just to get narcs out of your life. And then of course in an empath's love life a narc sneaks in through the illusion of love and acceptance.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/06/18 12:17:58PM
879 posts



@curious-child:

Empaths and narcissists have a bit of a hero vs. villain relationship. Some people refer to this as ying/yang (polar opposites attracting one another). Narcissists are attracted to empath energy. I have walked into social situations and watched some narcs go into an almost catnip type of trance around me. It's quite bizarre but I've tested this many times enough to draw this conclusion.

Empaths for some unknown reason are very drawn to narcissists. We're usually guarded at first but in many cases fall under the spell of their charms. And that always has an ugly story to go with it. The typical empath/narc relation goes like this: You hit it off and the empath falls deeply in love allowing their guard down and allowing the narc in close to attach. The narc is a bit like a mosquito in this example as they are sucking energy out of the empath while the empath is blinded by love. The relationship will start to have serious problems as the empath's vibration lowers from the energy drain. At that point the narc is close to tapping out all the empath's useful high vibrational energy and will break the relationship off in a usually cruel hurtful manner. The narc is then on to their next conquest and the emapth is left in pieces trying to crawl out of the deep depression low vibration state.

If you ask around, most empaths will have a story or two along these lines. The moral to the story is for empaths to be on the look-out for narcs and not let them into your life. That type is never useful to you. They are destructive. And they get in the way of you sharing your wonderful energy with people who do deserve it.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/06/18 12:04:21PM
879 posts



I think you mean energy vampires. Just know in your life these types of people will seek you out on a deep subconscious level. You have to always watch for them. 

Most often those people are narcissists. But sometimes it can be an emotionally damaged person. And that type can be especially draining. My mother-in-law is the later. And she over-shares her stories of being a victim and is quite proud of her victim tag that she shows the world. And while she is nice enough, I have to prepare and limit my time around her or she does a double whammy of dropping my vibration and making me physically exhausted. I'm sure all of you know people who are energy vampires. Best to avoid them or at least recognize them for what they are and limit your time with them. Protection stones do a decent job of limiting vampire damage. I also have to do a lot of grounding exercises and salt soaks after time spent with an energy vampire so that I can get my vibration back up and feel more like the happy version of myself.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/05/18 02:29:25PM
879 posts

Stealing, Killling and covering tracks in dream.


Dreams

@curious-child:

Once you start making yourself relax, unwind, and ground out, you'll get better at it. We're all busy, and busy helping others. But you have to make time for yourself or you can fall off a cliff emotionally. I look at it like a diabetic person lives their life. They have to manage their insulin daily to be at their healthy best. And we empaths need to do the same with self-care. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/04/18 01:53:01PM
879 posts



@just-stevie:

Entities are well known to be able to hear your thoughts and intentions. It sounds like they like to keep you captive to benefit from your energy. And now that you are reaching out for help and advice, they don't like that and are trying to intimidate you. I don't know if it is any coincidence that things escalated with you after I shared that you should use running water and sunlight/bright artificial light to scare them away. They know you are thinking about getting rid of them.

I went through and continue to go through the same thing at my house. It's like a little war. I'll take steps to clear the place, and they don't like it and fight back.  It's a battle of wills. But it's your house so stay strong.

I was also wondering if you may want to try spending a night at a hotel across town or go on vacation. While entities can follow you around, the spider type you are describing tend to like staying put in their building of choice.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/04/18 10:11:39AM
879 posts

Stealing, Killling and covering tracks in dream.


Dreams

That's one of our biggest problems as empaths. We take care of others at the expense of ourselves. We have to force ourselves to work on ourselves or else we won't be in good enough shape to help anyone.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/03/18 11:39:20AM
879 posts



@womanwhowalks:

The suspense is killing me!

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/02/18 04:07:37PM
879 posts



@just-stevie:

Same with me. I had to suddenly replace a modem, wifi router, laptop, and corrupt software. And Cox had to completely replace the internet line from the street to my home because they couldn't figure out why it shorted out. And my house is pre-wired with some rooms having hardline internet connections. But the main hardline that brings the internet to the back half of our house is suddenly out. Cell phones that used to always work in the home are now acting strange. I'm convinced we have some entities here interfering.

I've done a lot of reading on entities and your spider things are referenced quite a bit. They don't line running water through pipes and also dislike sunlight. In extreme cases people are taking extra long garden hoses and laying them room to room creating a running water circuit to chase things out. Although that doesn't seem ideal for everyone. If you have an option to really open up curtains and let the sunlight in, the bright natural light will chase them away. Or you can add extra lamps and bright lights (they don't work as well as sunlight but come in at a close 2nd). Entities are energized by darkness and that's why they come alive as the darkness of night progresses. You can counter this with light.

If you are feeling overcome by these things then also try to take a long shower. They weaken and often jump off you in running water. A salt bath is another way to go. Just make sure you keep the water running while in the bath so you keep that water current going. I hope this helps!

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/02/18 03:23:18PM
879 posts



@womanwhowalks

I would love to hear more about: "I think some  issues we're experiencing seem to be coming from one place". What's that all about?

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/02/18 01:16:07PM
879 posts

Bird Signs?


Psychic and Paranormal

I didn't feel anything noteworthy when I first saw the bird. I was late to an appointment and was racing down the freeway. When I am in that "hurry up" mode I tend to block a lot of my normal empath abilities. But when it happened I was thinking wow that was really unusual. The bird was note only pristine white, it had a sparkle to it. And the way it floated in front of my car at such a high freeway speed seemed both magical and impossible. And within minutes of having this event I had that knowing feeling that I was just given some sort of message. The question remains what that message was. I guess only time will tell.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/02/18 12:37:44PM
879 posts



@womanwhowalks:

Since you are a spiritual DJ, do you take requests? I would love some help clearing out entities in my home too! 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/02/18 12:35:55PM
879 posts



Awesome poem! Thank you!

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/02/18 12:34:59PM
879 posts

Stealing, Killling and covering tracks in dream.


Dreams

We took a poll on empath sleep issues a few months back that I wanted to share. The findings were interesting:

http://empathcommunity.eliselebeau.com/community/forum/my_posts/48425/please-take-an-empath-poll/search_string=sleep

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/02/18 12:33:13PM
879 posts

Stealing, Killling and covering tracks in dream.


Dreams

@curious-child:

Congrats on your awakening. It sucks at first until you get a handle on how to control the energy you take in. But you came to the right place. Everyone here wants to help.

My advice is to work on getting good regular deep sleep. Because a night of restless sleep=bad empath day the next day. When you are sleep deprived, your empath sensitivities will jump off the charts. And who wants to live like that? I went through some periods years ago where I was maybe getting 20 hours of sleep a night-over a week. I was resistant to taking any sleep aids. But it got bad enough for me that I finally gave in and went for non-pharmaceutical options. Here are two that I use that I'd like to share:

This first one I take nightly. It says to take 2 pills a night. But 1 pill works fine for me and keeps the melatonin at 3mg. I personally find that products containing 6mg or more of melatonin are too strong and the effectiveness backfires:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XYVBW5F/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This second one works the best, but I use sparingly. It contains Benadryl and it really knocks you out and keeps you a sleep. There are some side-effects from using Benadryl products long term so I maybe take this one once a week after a really stressful day when my mind is full and I know I'm likely to struggle to sleep:

https://www.amazon.com/Simply-Sleep-Nighttime-Caplets-Count/dp/B003JKQ18S/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1527967385&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=tylenol%2Bsimply%2Bsleep&th=1

I notice with myself that a good night of sleep builds up my spiritual armor. After a good night of sleep I am less effected by energies around me, and little stressful events in life stay small. But after a bad night of sleep I feel anxious and overwhelmed by energy from the get go. And every little stress event that day becomes a big deal and causes me to be very emotional. Getting regular sleep has really made a big difference in my quality of life as an empath.

Secondly, crystals were a game changer for me as a new empath. They are like medicine and have really made an impact on keeping me grounded and balanced. I'm glad you have found crystals help you as well. They work for most empaths. The trick is to find the right crystals for you as we all respond differently.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/01/18 09:33:45AM
879 posts

Stealing, Killling and covering tracks in dream.


Dreams

@curious-child:

Since your dream has been progressing, you may want to take journal notes after each night. It's good to put it down in writing while still fresh in your mind. And that way you have record of the progression. And perhaps days or months down the road will reveal the meaning to you.

I think I read that you are a fairly new empath? If so, welcome to the club of not sleeping well. This is a very common empath trait. Since we are under constant bombardment from energies, it is easy to have restless sleep, nightmares, and insomnia. And when we get bad sleep that's when our vibration drops and we typically have a bad empath day. I personally take sleep aids like melatonin to try to help me get better sleep.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/01/18 09:26:06AM
879 posts

Bird Signs?


Psychic and Paranormal

I see pretty obvious number patterns regularly every day. But it goes in cycles where I'll see them for many weeks at a time, and then it stops. And then restarts again weeks later.

In the case of this bird, there was no other message while I was driving seeing the bird. And I can't figure out what the bird message was except to remind me to believe and continue my spiritual path. This is a hard story to share because I think a lot of people would say "big deal, you saw a white bird". But I've been working on recognizing the signs & coincidences that are being sent to me. And I get a validation tingling feeling when I do. That was the same in this case. And this bird sighting was highly unusual.

Both the numbers and other signs that I receive leave me puzzled. I at least recognize them but have not idea how to understand and act on them. I've sent some messages to my guides telling them that I am busy and pretty oblivious. And if they want to encourage me to act on a message they better hit me over the head with the meaning. Happy

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/31/18 04:54:14PM
879 posts

Stealing, Killling and covering tracks in dream.


Dreams

@curious-child:

Wow, what a story. You must be afraid to go to bed now.

The thing about dreams is that sometimes there is a message or psychic connection. But also quite often your brain is trying to sort out the issues in your life. Your fears, your insecurities and worries. And we all are getting overwhelmed with all of the bad news of the day (all the violence and hate that is out there right now). 

My thought it is quite possible that your brain is working through some unresolved fears while replaying the dream searching for a happy ending. Have you noticed if the dream is progressing or changing at all? Or is it always the same ending?

On a personal note, when I get dreams with visions of future events, or dreams with psychic lessons, they tend to me one time events. I usually get this kind of tingling sensation when I wake up. But I never have that dream again. Other reoccuring dreams for me just seem to be issues that I'm trying to work through in my brain. I don't know how well by comparison this helps you. But dreams are the hardest thing to understand as an empath. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/31/18 04:42:52PM
879 posts



@spiritualskies:

One more thing in addition to the salt bath. The next time you start feeling like that, go get some physical activity. Go for a walk or run, or jump on a tread mill. Activity will help get your adrenaline out of you. When you feel something shift like that where you are overcome by an energy, your physical body starts going fight or flight mode and floods you with adrenaline. The adrenaline has no where to go and will keep you in a state of anxiety and restlessness for hours. But you can short cut that quite a bit by burning off the adrenaline with exercise. And secondly, exercise releases your endorphins which help raise your vibration.

When feeling off or under attack, my advice is to get some exercise. And then follow it up immediately with a salt bath. And if what is going on is weakening you too fast, then I'd just start with the salt bath first. 

Good luck. And let us know how you're feeling now.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/31/18 04:36:11PM
879 posts



@spiritualskies:

I'm going to give you different advice based on your descriptions. First off, I agree with @crystalsage

Do a salt bath at least once a day until you start feeling better. Use 1-2 cups of sea salt or rock salt in the bath water. Using a salt bath is a very effective empath trick to strip your body and soul of negativity. It's a very effective grounding technique. 

I think there is a decent chance you may have something unseen trying to attach to your aura to draw on your energy. You're probably going to think I'm a little crazy, but I have had this happen to me and my daughter on several occasions. And I've met many empaths who reported the same scenarios. And according to many shamans it is very common for empaths to deal with attachments throughout their lives. Not to scare you, but empaths are common targets for spirits and entities. Sometimes they will attach to you and you'll feel off, headachy, in a funk. You'll know it because you won't feel yourself. You will start having unusual physical pains or oddities. I have had what you describe in the form of restless leg syndrome that even made the hair on my legs stand up on end for hours. It went away after a day but then the damage was done and I started to feel weak, sad, and off for many days. The salt bath will also help with this type of event and will weaken the attachment or scare it off completely. They do not like salt or running water.

P.S.- We empaths are most vulnerable to attachments when we are feeling sad and your vibration lowers. I am particularly sensitive to the unseen. And when I am feeling worn out or sad/low vibration, these suckers move on me like an army. They can't really get you when you are high vibration and happy. But when you are low it's open season. I now do salt soaks every few days just to keep my grounding balance and vibration high. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/31/18 04:11:14PM
879 posts

Bird Signs?


Psychic and Paranormal

I keep having weird coincidences lately, and signs. Most of the signs I am getting can be described as angel numbers that I see when I am compelled to look at a clock. Sometimes I'll see these angel numbers on my cell phone or on license plates. Most of the numbers I am seeing are 911, 1111, 444, 66. I've looked up the numbers online and their meanings seem to fit with how my spirituality is once again transitioning. My psychic abilities have accelerated over the past 3-4 months. I have a handle on all of the above, but this next part was very new. And I thought I'd share it with the community to try to find meaning and similarities to anything any of you have experience.

While on the freeway yesterday I had a white bird soar gracefully in front of me. Considering that I was driving at about 70 MPH it's hard to explain how it flew by me but yet kept in front of me to give me a good look at it (normally birds zip on by in a flash due to their speed and the car speed). But this bird seemed to defy physics with the way it flew in front of me left to right and then held in front of me in a slow arch that gave me about a 3 second look at it. It was as white of a bird as I've ever seen in my life (perfectly clean bleached white). And after it flew by I was thinking that's weird, when was the last time I saw a white bird like that around the desert? How about never. Most of the birds out here in the Phoenix desert are grey or dark like quail. It was odd because aside from this bird being perfectly white, it looked like a dove, but soared in front of me like a hawk. Doves don't fly like that so the whole event struck me as odd and noteworthy. And I don't think we even have white doves in the valley due to our hot temps. But I'm also pretty sure it was not a dove because it seemed bigger than that (almost the size of a sea gull, and sea gulls also don't live here). The size of the bird, its majestic white color, and odd gliding flight path that seemed to be impossible given my speed, all struck a chord with me.


I looked this up online wondering if I would find any relevance. And here is what I found:


Angels Appearing as Birds


Angels are associated with birds more than any other type of animal because angels who appear to humans in their heavenly glory sometimes feature wings. Wings symbolize both the spiritual covering of God's care for people and the freedom and empowerment people gain from spiritual growth.


Sometimes, angels may even appear in the physical form of earthly birds, if doing so can help them best convey the messages God has given them to deliver to people.

In his book, "A Small Book of Angels," Eugene Stiles writes: "As with angels, some birds are symbols of uplift and peace (the dove, the eagle).



If this bird was sent as some sort of message, I can't seem to identify what the message is. Has anyone else experienced anything similar with birds or animals appearing that don't seem to belong at that moment?


updated by @hop-daddy: 09/07/18 06:16:16PM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/24/18 02:40:59PM
879 posts

Empathy absorbed?


Empath

@crystalsage:

You mentioned hematite. A lot of empaths love that one. Although quite a few people like me feel a bit off with that one. And for best protection you really need 3-4 protection stones on you as they all do different things and work better together. Here are my "take everywhere" protection stones:

Black obsidian, black onyx, black tourmaline, and malachite

As a guy, it's hard to wear crystals and stones as jewelry without getting a lot of questions and weird looks. So I like to get these stones in about the size of a marble each that I keep in a small pouch in my pocket. The black tourmaline is probably the most popular and effective one of the bunch. But I really like malachite because it absorbs negative energies and pollutants from the atmosphere and from the body.  I specifically like that malachite pulls the negative out of me. 

I was told that if a crystal makes me feel off that I should stick with it for a few days to see if I will adapt. But hematite really made me sick so I couldn't deal with that one. But good for you for sticking it out and making it work.

I do get a lot of strange intermittent pains through my body as a result of being an empath. But I have never felt pain from crystals and protection stones. The closest to pain that I have experienced was that example I gave earlier where hematite made me feel really nauseous and dizzy. Every once in a while a new crystal will give off an electric buzz feeling in my hands. But for the most part, my crystals and stones don't make me physically feel anything. But spiritually, they work wonders. I feel balanced and energized and have no problem being out in crowded areas or in hostile environments. However, I will say that crystals and stones are kind of like sun screen where if you put sun screen on and spend 7 hours in full sun at the beach you're probably still getting burned. If I am in an intense or very people busy place for a long time, I find that about 30% of the negative energy from people around me still gets through to me. But that means my crystals and stones are blocking 70% of what I would take in without them so I'll take those odds. They've made a big difference allowing me to be in public while being balanced.

I did want to note that I've read books by several shamans and spoken to other empaths who are totally against using anything to block or mute energies. They claim that God gave us these gifts and we are to use what we feel to help others around us and transmute their energy (heal the world so to speak). And I do get that to a point. But when negative energy comes in at uncontrollable levels and debilitates you, that is where you have to find a way to block or manage it. And for many, crystals and stones are the answer. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/24/18 01:24:49PM
879 posts

Empathy absorbed?


Empath

@crystalsage:

Returning energy back to sender is a higher level psychic skill. From what I understand it is very hard to learn and get good at. It takes a lot of instruction and practice and you have to keep a high vibration as it is really hard to do when you are feeling low or anxious. So I think what @nea is referring to is that it isn't something that she can teach you to do on a message board. But there are quite a few online classes where you can sign up and learn skills like that. Here's one I found online for reference. I am not endorsing this person as I found this link at random just as an example pf what is out there. I wish you good luck with finding a solution that works for you.

https://www.carlamary.net/returningunwantedenergy.html

I just realized that while the above link contained some good info., some of the corresponding links on her page that you probably will want to look at seem to be dead links. Here's another one I found that listed quite a few techniques that may help you:

https://www.shamanlinks.net/blog/protection-from-negative-energy/


updated by @hop-daddy: 05/24/18 01:40:04PM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/24/18 09:50:11AM
879 posts

Shielding yourself


Empath

@crystalsage:

Crystals are like food, some you like, some you don't. I was in a crystal store just over a year ago and picked up a hematite sphere the size of a baseball. And I immediately got vertigo and felt nauseous and the whole room was spinning. I put it down and I felt fine. I tried picking it up several times with the same effect. It was just too powerful for me. I did read that when a stone's vibration is really strong and above your own that you will often feel overwhelmed by it. In theory you would be able to handle it when you are really relaxed and at high vibration. But my take is if it doesn't feel good, it's not for you. Some of my most effective crystals and stones don't give me any physical feeling one way or another. But they work. In fact, I forgot my protection stones during a work day about a month ago and predictably had a challenging empath today. I won't make that mistake again.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/23/18 04:33:44PM
879 posts



Interesting. I've never heard a story before about in womb empathy. Although that makes sense.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/23/18 02:53:57PM
879 posts

Shielding yourself


Empath

@tigerlily:

I wanted to add that protection stones are my primary shielding tool. You mentioned that yours are not doing enough and that you feel overly sensitive. What crystals or stones do you use, and do you clear & clean them regularly? And do you sleep with your crystals or stones under your pillow or near your bedside?

I also wanted to note that epsom salts are magnesium and not actual salt. They make you feel good, and relax the muscles, but I have not found any research stating that they help the spirit or empaths. However, using sea, Himalayan, or rock salts is the real deal. They are the great balancer for empaths and should be in everyone's grounding tool belt after a tough day. There is a very good reason why holy water is made up of salted water that is blessed. And it has been used to clear and bless people and physical places for a very long time. For my baths I use both rock salt and epsom salts. The rock salt relaxes the soul while the epsom salts relax the muscles and physical body.

I hope this helps. If not, I would also suggest reiki and acupuncture as a way to get yourself back in balance.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/23/18 02:32:04PM
879 posts



@spiritualskies:

Most young children are naturally empathic. But the majority of them lose the ability over the years as they grow up and become adults. From there it has been estimated that 10% of humans are empaths.

Both of my kids are now teenagers and their empath skills are growing very strong. But I personally think that a lot of that is because my wife and I support their abilities and are helping guide them through this. Conversely, our society and pretty much every religion does it's best to shut down empathy. We all know the typical stories of parents telling their kids that they really don't have an imaginary friend or that the bumps and whispers in the night are just the house creaking. That teaching moment training kids to disbelieve what they hear and sees sticks, and kids then begin to block their natural abilities. Whereas if you tell your kids you believe what they tell you and support them, their abilities will grow.

But to get back to your point, my daughter was the most obvious. I didn't know what an empath was back then, but I knew she had some unusual gifts and sensitivities. When she had her 1st birthday we had about 40 parents and kids over to celebrate. And she couldn't handle all of the attention and noise from everyone so after an outburst of tears we let her spent the rest of her party playing quietly in her room. We now realize that she couldn't handle the energy of everyone at her party. It was too much for her. And then while she was a little older but not yet able to talk, we used to hear her talking to no one in her room at night. We'd find her sitting up in bed staring at the ceiling having a very detailed conversation in baby talk with something unseen. And it got stranger from there. When she got old enough to talk, we would hear about her seeing ghosts all of the time. 

I would say probably the thing you will notice the most with an empath kid is that they are very sensitive and introverted. They don't like to go out places and get fussy or anxious when out in public. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/18/18 12:06:57PM
879 posts



@cheshire-cat:

Thank you. I'll check that out. I also wanted to note that one of the themes of the psychic self defense book that I referenced was that negative entities need permissions to attach to your aura and get inside. Sometimes we are tricked in to giving permission, but often times your higher self authorizes these permissions. His theory is that higher self permissions are granted to the negs as a teachable moment for you. And I think most of us would agree that every challenge conquered as an empath has made us stronger and taught us a life lesson. This permission theory really resonated with me.

As to your comment about splashing water on your face, that is a suggested technique in that book. He has a pretty well documented theory about running water stopping most negs in their tracks. The author notes then in a pinch you can run a running hose on your feet and legs or splash water in your face to help protect. He mentioned how there have been proven studies that depressed people will feel better during and after a long shower. The negs don't like that and leap off you temporarily when you shower. Taking long showers to ground myself during tough days is something that I have done all my life. My family teases me about my long showers. But that is something that has always made me feel calm. Now I realize there is a spiritual defense component to it. I'll do a big post on this in a few days to try to better break down the major themes of this book. But if you can, try to get a copy for yourself.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/18/18 10:31:29AM
879 posts



@just-stevie:

This past week I bought a book to help me understand and defend against entities in my own home. Any of you who have read my posts know I've had problems for years and it's becoming damaging for myself and my daughter. I found this book by coincidence while looking for something else. I ordered it and have had a tough time putting it down. It has blown me away how relevant and powerful the book's info. is. In a nutshell it explains what negative entities are, how they operate, why they do when they attack, and how to fight back and eliminate them.

The book specifically talks about negs sabotaging your electronics in addition to many other things that I have seen happen with my own eyes and ears. And @just-stevie, the book mentions in several parts the black spiders that you see in your home. They are not good for you, and there are ways to get them out. And lastly, I wanted to say to @cheshire-cat and others that this book very definitely talks about the fact that negs target empaths with ease, and cause all sorts of physical problems and illnesses.

I'm not 100% done reading this book yet. I was going to post about it when I finished it. But after reading @just-stevie struggles, I wanted to highly recommend this book as a way to identify what is going on, and improve your life. 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1571746390/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/17/18 05:10:05PM
879 posts

Empathy absorbed?


Empath

@crystalsage

@stugglebunny:

Here's another good link from the same author that gets deeper in to the empath themes as they relate to helping others while protecting yourself. There's even a little bit of a warning in this article about being picky with who you help because some people take advantage of your gifts by stealing your energy.

http://psychicjoanne.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/being-empathic.html

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/17/18 04:56:59PM
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Empath

@loconnoro

@spiritualskies:

Here's an article that does a much better job at explaining how to be more psychic and intuitive.

http://psychicjoanne.blogspot.com.au/2009/05/psychic-abilities.html

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/17/18 12:27:54PM
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Empathy absorbed?


Empath

@stugglebunny:

Here's a good link explaining the light worker's role in the world. And I think it really does answer the question of why we have this gift. I also think there is evidence that while negativity is exploding at this time, so are empath awakenings. It's like there is a battle going on between good and evil and both sides are escalating.

http://psychicjoanne.blogspot.com/2010/08/lightworkers-lightworking.html

You nailed it on the ups and downs of being an empath. We do have amazing power to heal and bring out the best in people. But it comes at a cost. It wears us out energetically and physically. And it's a full time job monitoring yourself to try to keep your vibration up. But when you better understand our purpose in this world, it starts to make sense.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/17/18 08:59:06AM
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Empathy absorbed?


Empath

@womanwhowalks:

I've been reading a lot about how negativity and entities latch on and drain you through cracks or breaks in your aura. But how do you identify where the weak points are?

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/16/18 03:23:50PM
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@spiritualskies:

Intuition is that "knowing" that we empaths often speak of. It's confidence that you're making the right decision, or giving someone the right advice. I get quite a bit of this knowing confidence from dreams. I think I get programmed a lot. I won't necessarily remember it. But it's the old sleep on the problem and the next day I feel compelled one way or another on how to act or solve a problem. But separately from that, I have experienced a change in the last year or so where my intuition comes alive and gives me knowing answers while awake. I'll kind of day dream for 30 seconds in a way that clears my mind of the present and then my intuition comes through. Sometimes my intuition feedback will give me answers while other times I'm given new ideas or a call to action to give me some direction. I believe that these thoughts that come through are not my own and come from either my higher self or my guides. These intuition messages are very natural to me at this point so I don't know if it is that easy for others to do. But before I started getting this regular ability, I used to really connect with my intuition in that pre-sleep mode that I noted or while meditating.

And how would I know that the messages I receive are relevant or useful? It's hard to explain, but they have been so reliable that I have stopped questioning their validity. They come through and give me this tingly feeling that I have come to trust. And every time I am given answers that are later proven to be the right choice or the right move/advice. I will admit that sometimes the intuition given is the hardest route to take. People want to question that, and that's okay. I think we all know that in life just because one of the paths is easy, doesn't mean it is the right one. As an example, I had a relative come to me who's wife wanted a divorce but gave her husband an option of just separating to see where it goes. The husband took the news as a wake up call that he could get counseling and change all of his behaviors and save his marriage. But my intuition told me that the wife wanted out and just wanted to be free and wild. My intuition told me she was cheating on him and was getting into drugs and alcohol behaviors with a bad crowd when he was out of town. I tried to tell him delicately that my intuition that was coming through told me she was hell bent on getting divorced and that his life would be better off without her. He didn't want to hear that and spent the next 6 months trying to get her back. And his wife did exactly what my tuition told me and she continued to emotionally distance herself from him with boyfriends on the side that was often mixed with drugs and alcohol binges. This created financial and emotional heartbreak for the husband and put their 4 kids through hell. And he 6 months later in the midst of a very messy divorce told me he should have taken my advice. And the crazy thing is that I wasn't giving him advice. Advice is a suggestion or solution that you feel has the best possible outcome for someone. Knowing isn't advice, it's truth. It's basically the deep down knowledge of what is really going on and where their futures are headed. 


updated by @hop-daddy: 05/16/18 03:44:04PM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/16/18 02:08:58PM
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Empathy absorbed?


Empath

@crystalsage:

Good for you if you can project high vibrational energy and keep it up. I go through cycles where I am in a great mood for several days and try to do the same. But it doesn't last long. Now matter how hard I try to raise the vibration around me with a positive mood, there are always opposing forces that eventually bring me back down. I'm not trying to discourage you. But humanity is in a very negative funk these last few years. And that's hard to compete with. I usually come out strong, get weakened from other's negativity. And then need to regroup and rebuild my vibration so that I can go back out happy and high vibration again. But I wish you the best and hope you can continue shining your light to those around you. Let us know how it goes.

Hop Daddy
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05/16/18 02:01:02PM
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@loconnoro:

For me, my intuition works best when I allow my subconscious to flow through. In other words, I can't be focusing on a problem at the top of my mind and expect to get much from my intuition. One of the human flaws that impacts intuition is our logical brain. And the logical brain is ruled by past experience, religious beliefs, emotions, ego etc... It's really hard for the intuition to break through all of that.

I have an exercise that I do where I am able in a quiet area to allow my thoughts to go empty or blank. And then my intuition flows through and gives me all sorts of ideas and thoughts. I don't need to meditate to do this although meditating is one way to clear your mind. Another idea is for you to focus on using pre-sleep as a way to allow your intuition to come through. When you go to bed tired try to close your eyes and allow your mind to wander for 5 minutes. Usually at that point your logical brain is foggy and tired and your intuition can shine through. Just think of your problem at that point and seek answers by allowing your intuition to go to work. You may get your answers in that pre-sleep environment. And in some cases it will come during sleep and you'll feel very programmed or well informed on what to do.

On your 2nd question, if your emotional empath skills are really strong, it is easy to absorb and feel part of someone else'e emotional composition. Probably the most basic question any empath should ask at that point is "is what I'm feeling mine?" That helps you learn how to separate how you really feel from what you pick up. Protection stones for most empaths help dull the intensity of the emotional energy from others. Quite often our chakras can get too wide open so you are taking in too high of a level of emotional energy from others. Stones and crystals can help you get those chakras back in balance. (I know you say they don't work, but try some new stones as they are an important medicine for empaths). And meditation, salt baths, and lots of regular rest is another way to ground & balance your chakras.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/15/18 01:39:14PM
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@cheshire-cat:

I'm curious, how did the power failure stopped the intrusion of the outside world for you? Was it because technology was shut off (TVs, iPhones etc...)? Or was it something else?

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/15/18 12:40:28PM
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Seeing Faces And Numbers Everywhere


Psychic and Paranormal

I thought I'd update this post to see if any new members have experienced this. I still see ugly/menacing faces everywhere. And it intensifies when I am feeling tired or low.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/15/18 12:36:56PM
879 posts

Empathy absorbed?


Empath

@crystalsage:

I love the idea of focusing on the positive to see if it can shine brighter than the negative energy. I have tried that in the past with some success. The challenge for empaths is in my belief that we are meant to take in people's negative energy to ground it out and better the world. We are tuned to identify and take in that negative. The flaw in this for most empaths, including myself, is that we take in the negative and don't ground it fast enough. And that energy sits within us for some time and brings our vibration down until we discharge it through grounding. I have spoken to higher level empaths who recognize the instant they take in negative energy and instantly let it pass through them and ground it to the earth. I don't yet operate that way but hope to some day be able to do that.

I do believe that we do take vast amounts of people's low or negative energy away from them. If it is in passing where you enter a crowded room, you may only absorb small percentages of any given person's energy. But if it is a sit down one on one where you are listening and counseling someone, you take a very large amount of the  problem (low energy) away from that person. Most empaths experience this regularly where they meet with someone who is very low. And the other person leaves the conversation feeling better while the empath then feels worse because they just absorbed the other person's low energy.

I did want to note that while we are out helping people, we often have a temporary effect on them. For example, if someone comes to you to talk to you about a problem with their boyfriend that is causing them anxiety, you will most likely make them feel more relaxed and calm. But you did not make their problem go away so it is only a matter of time until that person becomes anxious again about her unresolved problem.

I've heard a lot of higher level empaths suggest that we need to be a lot more picky with who we choose to heal with an energy exchange. It obviously takes a lot out of us to help people. They say that it is better to direct the hurt person to see the cause of their pain and work on addressing that. Otherwise, as an empath, you are no more than an aspirin that gets rid of their headache for 2-3 hours before their unresolved problems return.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/15/18 12:18:01PM
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@spiritualskies:

I find it hard over time to be creative as an empath. As my empath abilities have grown, my creative abilities have waned. I find that when I am very grounded and relaxed, my creativity and motivation to do things creative jumps back to me. But at other times when I am dealing with the stresses of work, home life, and typical empath stresses, my creative side takes a break. Next time you go on vacation and relax, see if you notice your creative writing ambitions coming back.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/08/18 03:35:41PM
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I've had dogs for years. And it is always amazing what they pick up on. Some people they get uncomfortable with to the point where they don't want a certain person in the house at all. And then some people they are so excited to see they go bananas like a teenage girl at a One Direction concert. I think most dogs are kind of like empaths where they can detect and analyze energy and intent. And on that note, having teenagers in my house there are constant mood swings happening. And I find it interesting how my female dog in particular reacts to that. When I come home from work at night all I have to do is take one look at her and I'll know what I'm walking in to. I call her my doggie empath. Happy

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/08/18 01:00:12PM
879 posts

My cats been attached at my hip lately


Animal Empaths

@warden:

It almost sounds like you are human catnip. By description she sounds happy, not alarmed. So I would say she really likes your energy right now.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/07/18 06:06:38PM
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@womanwhowalks:

In that link that I just posted, there is a paragraph that perfectly describes what may have been going on with that boy that your dogs didn't like. Here's part of it:

Clairvoyants, young children, animals, and anyone with an iota of intuition can sense the presence of demonically possessed individuals and will feel threatened, repulsed, and creeped out by them.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/07/18 05:57:40PM
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@just-stevie:

Take a look at this web posting I found. It talks about their theory on what black spider/crabs are.

https://wakeup-world.com/2015/10/04/dislodging-negative-entity-attachments/

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/07/18 01:49:15PM
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@womanwhowalks:

I don't believe any of them were the baddest of the bad kind (D Word which I currently don't like to say out loud). But during our initial meeting she was able to get 7 out of 8 entities to cross over to the light. But there was one that was uncooperative that she said instead was forced to relocate it out in the desert. I was concerned about it coming back.

Your story is very interesting. As it turns out children, particularly teens, are very susceptible to entity attachments. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/07/18 11:39:17AM
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I also recognize cold spots and hot spots in my home. It will happen for 10-15 minutes and then go away. I have heard of spirits messing with electronics before. When it happened to me I kept trying to explain it away as a fluke. But when our shaman was removing an entity from my daughter she asked us if we've been having trouble with electronics around the house because this particular entity specialized in causing electronic failures and cell phone issues. Since she removed that entity our electronic problems went away. Go figure.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/07/18 09:42:38AM
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@cheshire-cat:

I too am sorry for your struggles. I hope you are not in too much discomfort.

It is definitely hard at times being an empath. I used to be able to pick up on people's good happy energy. But over the years I seem to just pick up on more and more of people's bad stuff. It's like we are bad stuff magnets. So like you I find it harder and harder to interact with people.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/07/18 09:33:15AM
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@just-stevie:

I had a tough week a few weeks back like yours where I was dealing with heavy spirit activity and then electronics started failing. I had a computer less than a year old stop working (needed a while hard drive replaced). My back up drive also stopped working. Light bulbs would fizzle out when I walked in a room in 3-4 places in the house. And we all of a sudden had problems with our phones not connecting to the mobile network (eventhough we are in a good cell phone area and have never had that problem before). And then we had a serious car repair issue pop up (also electronic related). 

I always wonder if times like these are spirit related or whether I somehow have energy that is screwing things up?

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/05/18 01:41:38PM
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I think I might have a portal in my house how do I close it


Psychic and Paranormal

@nocturnes-angel:

I have an ongoing problem on my property where I had a shaman remotely close a portal. But right after that it seemed to piss off the spirits as they came back stronger a few days later. She suggested that we must have more portals on our property but wasn't able to find them remotely. I've been trying to find someone reputable to help me with this in the Phoenix area because we've all of a sudden started having some negative spirit encounters whereas for many many years the spirits at my home just passed through and didn't really bother us. So I'm trying to find someone to come inspect my house with dousing tools or whatever to find any other portals and close them. Any idea on where to find someone good? 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/05/18 01:37:03PM
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@womanwhowalks:

I forgot to mention that about a year and a half ago I had a spirit that was hitting me with some sort of psychic blast. I don't know if it was trying to break in through my aura or what. But my ears would ring really loud and intense and I would get hit with what can best be described as an air blast that would almost knock me off my feet. I would get immediately dizzy and lose my balance for about 3 seconds. And the ear ringing was especially intense. I took someone's advice and told the entity to leave me alone and it pretty much ended. But it's very interesting to me how various spirits will push themselves on me in different ways. The spark or fire ant zap is what I feel most often. That psychic blast that I just described only happened over a 3 day period. And then as I noted on another recent post I had a pretty serious spirit attack on my solar plexus and mind as I was trying to start a saging ritual to chase the spirits out of my daughters room. I don't know what makes one spirit more powerful than another. I'll have to do some research on that. If anyone has any insight on this I'd love to better understand this.

 
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