Are disturbing dreams common with empaths?
First, I'd like to say I'm a skeptical person. I'm saying this first because I don't mean any offense by it. I've spent a lot of time - years - looking into the whole empath thing, but never reaching out because I felt foolish or like I was making something out of nothing. (Okay, I'm still struggling with those feelings, actually...) I've only talked to a couple of people about it, all of whom have shot the possibility of empathic traits down. So please, when I talk about my disturbing dreams, know that I am sharing something that makes me feel vulnerable and a little silly. But I cannot stop thinking about them, and I want to know if this is common with empaths.
Here's one of the dreams I had:
I've just crashed a boat that I was trying to sail on my own through a winding river of smoke. I barely escape, leaping onto the jagged black rocks that jut up all around the rolling smoke river like mountains of obsidian. The only sounds around me are whispers of wind and my own footsteps. I look down from a plateau at the wreckage as the last of my boat is silently consumed. Something black flutters away from the mountain and lands onto the ground in front of me - a crow. Two more land next to it, all three of them eyeing me expectantly.
I realize suddenly as the entire mountain moves that there are crows all around me, lining the mountain and the plateau I'm standing on. They are all facing me. The three directly in front of me begin to caw, and then all of them join in one by one. The noise is overwhelming, even when I cover my ears, and just as I think I can't take it anymore, their caws become one unanimous voice - a metallic, almost demonic voice. All at once, they begin to chant at me, one voice from a thousand bodies: "He is coming for your soul. He will devour your soul."
I've been having a lot of dreams like this. As a side note, I'm not a religious person by any means, so I don't think it has anything to do with that. But this dream in particular has been bothering me greatly.
Do you guys have disturbing dreams like this? Is this a common empath thing?
updated by @tnorm: 02/22/17 10:41:21AM