Hello, new here and feeling unsettled.
Welcome to our weird world of Empaths!
So many of us have thought we were going crazy! In fact, you're sane ... the world around us is nuts!
How do you really know if you are an Empath? - Your description of yourself matches perfectly. There are lots of online tests but after 59 years of being an empath (OK, I only knew that in recent years), believe me! you're an empath.
is there anyway to turn it off? Better to get it under control!
Here is my standard reply to that question:
This question seems to come up in one form or another every few weeks here (apologies to repeat readers). You are in the right place! You are not crazy! You are no longer alone, you are now part of a community that has been where you are!
Some reading material for you to get you going...
- Elise'sEmpath Survival Program.
- Donna Eden'sZip Up Technique
- theTools for the Empathgroup
- Thriving As An Empath - "we suffer as empaths when we are only in receptor mode, we thrive as empaths when we step into healer mode". The technique in this paper is my own favorite for reasons that will be obvious when you go there. I personally use this technique every day and many of the people I have shared this with have had a lot of success with the Conduit of Energy contained here. The main principle here is that it is about reversing the flow so that instead of from-them-to-you it becomes from-Source-through-you-to-them. Try it every day for a week (preferably multiple times a day) and you WILL feel different!
For some people being an empath feels like a liability now but it is a gift, an honor and a privilege to have this ability. Enjoy reading the articles.
You may enjoy my personal story http://empathcommunity.eliselebeau.com/profiles/blogs/we-are-all-connected-how-i-came-to-recognize-myself-as-an-empath
Keep asking questions. Lots of great people and advice available here.