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tnorm
@tnorm
06/18/16 11:14:11AM
10 posts

Do you lucid dream?


Dreams

I was just wondering... do you guys lucid dream? Or experience astral projection or anything? I can lucid dream, and I lucid dreamed once that I was outside of my body, watching myself sleep and trying to wake myself up, but I don't know if that counts.That same night I had a dream that a demon merged into my body, and right as it went in, I woke up with terribly painful back spasms. I used to have epilepsy, and the spasms were so violent I actually thought I was having a conscious seizure.What weird sleeping/dreaming experiences have you guys had?
updated by @tnorm: 02/23/17 10:35:37AM
tnorm
@tnorm
06/17/16 03:47:06PM
10 posts

Relationships


Empath

Are you wanting to know how to get your siblings and your lover to reciprocate your love for them? Or how to manage the solitude?

tnorm
@tnorm
06/17/16 10:38:21AM
10 posts

What is this???


Empath

I didn't read this post as negative or angry at all, but more incredulous, like unable to fathom others' insensitivities, if that makes sense. Could just be that's how I feel, though... I can share someone's feelings, but I can't understand why they have them. Lol :)
tnorm
@tnorm
06/16/16 01:52:59PM
10 posts

Ending up alone


Empath

It sounds like your coworker is a taker, valuing what he/she can get out of the relationship rather than valuing the relationship itself. So take that opinion with a grain of salt.That being said, I know how difficult it feels to be alone. We are told all our lives in direct and indirect ways that we should grow up, get married, have babies, work all our lives, and die of old age. When we're not meeting that unspoken expectation, we start to let the doubt and negativity in. I've been there many times, especially after coming out of an abusive relationship.But this sounds like a wonderful opportunity for you to love yourself and have some fun! When I got out of my last relationship, I told myself I would never be in that position again. I pampered myself, I let my hair down, I read books and wrote stories, I shopped, I spent time with friends and family, and I just relaxed. I cried when I was lonely and realized that was okay. I made some healthy goals and worked towards them. Today, I am still working on being who I want to be, but I finally feel like I have the freedom and the power to rule my own life.Now you do, too. :)
tnorm
@tnorm
06/15/16 10:47:31AM
10 posts

What's Your Story?


Empath

I was raised Christian, and I loved having a sense of community and believing that there was something higher than me that loved me unconditionally and kept my moral compass pointed in the right direction. Now that I'm an atheist I feel more fulfilled, though. I don't feel like I need to be loved by something beyond my understanding, and this has surprisingly allowed more room to love and appreciate myself. I also feel 100% accountable for all of my actions, rather than it being part of a plan, and that alone compels me to better myself on a daily basis. I want to do good in this world, just like anyone else, I just don't think that desire stems from the love and teachings of a Creator. I don't harbor any bitterness to believers, though. We all have our own paths to walk. I think a lot of people see atheists as bitter and doom-filled or cold, amoral sinners, but that's not the case with me. Knowing this is the only life I have makes me enjoy it more, and pursuing and spreading harmony and happiness gives my life meaning and purpose. I can't speak for everyone, but that's my take on it. :)
tnorm
@tnorm
06/14/16 08:27:20PM
10 posts

What's Your Story?


Empath

That's interesting, I was teased as well, but I was usually teased for defending the underdog or something along those lines.Do you consider God your creator? I'm an atheist, but to me it feels like there's an energy or rhythm that everything in the world is attuned to, keeping things in harmony, and it flows through everything except for people, and those who are empathic are reconnecting to it, catching whispers of it. In a metaphorical sense, anyway. Thank you for sharing your story with me :)
tnorm
@tnorm
06/14/16 07:39:15PM
10 posts

What's Your Story?


Empath

I'm new to this and still a little wary and skeptical of it, but I am trying to get more comfortable with the idea of being an empath. I'm curious... What's your story? How did you realize you might be an empath?For me, I think I knew from childhood that something was different, but everyone else called me softhearted, so I accepted that and didn't question it again until I was about 15 or so, when I somehow came across The Book of Storms, and the more I researched empaths, the more I had that "eureka" sense, and I felt like everything I discovered struck truth within me. Ten years later, I have more questions and problems than answers and solutions, and I realize I need to seek others for support. :)So tell me, what's your story?
updated by @tnorm: 01/09/17 06:05:45PM
tnorm
@tnorm
06/14/16 04:04:36PM
10 posts

Are disturbing dreams common with empaths?


Dreams

Ah! I had this dream right around the time that I started being able to lucid dream. I actually had quite a few demonic dreams while lucid dreaming, which was irritating... I had one that I was watching myself sleep and couldn't get back into my body because something else was occupying it. That was pretty trippy.I had lots of dreams about weird body ailments around that time, too. Like coughing up ashes and pulling rotting tendrils out of my cheek and maggots in my gums and stuff. I wonder if this was all my body trying to tell me something was not right. This was also the ttime I started seriously exploring the empath possibility (all of this happened all at once, now that I think about it). It's gotten somewhat better ince I've been getting better at lucid dreaming and am getting a bit more confident with the empath thing.Thank you, it's good to know I'm not the only one!!
tnorm
@tnorm
06/14/16 03:52:56PM
10 posts

Are disturbing dreams common with empaths?


Dreams

It's actually rare for me to see crows in my dreams, or birds at all, I suppose. One thing that's prominent in almost all of my dreams is that there are always storm clouds, but no one but me ever seems to notice them. That's the only recurring element in any of my dreams, though.
tnorm
@tnorm
06/13/16 08:12:05PM
10 posts

Are disturbing dreams common with empaths?


Dreams

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?


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