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Jenstone
@jenstone
11/20/16 05:54:12PM
72 posts

So I'm really struggling...


Empath

Kit Kat, your gratitude is lovely. What a gift you give when you acknowledge and thank each person who posts a response to your struggle. Thanks for keeping good energy flowing. You are a dream! 

Jenstone
@jenstone
11/17/16 09:23:39AM
72 posts

Psychic Development Workshop: Psychic Protection - The Bubble Method


Psychic and Paranormal

Here's an idea for some things to work on inside the bubble.

This site suggests some simple exercises for honing your sensitivity to the pyschic or supernatural sensing realm. I am going to try the one where you hold objects in your hand and see what you can ascertain--- I like this exercise because it is safe (I'll do it with supportive friends) and it can afford some opportunity to just rattle on a bit and verbalize all the different things that come through when you pick something up. I'm excited. Each friend is bringing three objects and we will go on a wonderful physically stimulating walk up a hill while we do it. in a safe, natural trail area where we don't probably need a lot of protection. So the bubble can be big or porous or however one visulaizes --- but in a state of allowing stuff (safe stuff) in, no pressure, just exploration. See here if you want to try it, too. 

http://www.psychic-readings-guide.com/how-to-develop-psychic-abilities/

Jenstone
@jenstone
11/16/16 07:33:55PM
72 posts

So I'm really struggling...


Empath

Try this.... get tuned in to your own station on the radio dial. That's you! Every once in awhile when you are feeling lost or not well-reciprocated in your understanding if your partner, try this mind image which another empath offered me and it really helps. Imagine a dial on his forehead, and a dial on your chest. Every once in awhile, turn down his volume (don't do this out loud of course, just in your mind) and then reach for your own knob and turn yours up a little bit. One of the best things we can do to grow as Empaths is to learn how to stay present in the moment. Sometimes we evaluate how we feel when we are away from the person, especially if you are an introvert. But wouldn't it be great if you could find out what's going on emotionally/spiritually right while you are immersed in the space and time together with him? It's hard to do, but I've been working at it. It makes things ever slightly less intense in terms of the experience I have of the other person, but overall I last much longer energy-wise and I'm leraning how to "tune in" to what's going on within myself in real time. The answers are within you! Only you are there to experience your experience...so listen to your wise mind. 

Jenstone
@jenstone
11/13/16 07:13:22PM
72 posts

How to tell what feelings are just yours


Empath

Cat Whisperer:

I like your take on that @jenstone! You put that in words very nicely. I have been using this very idea since the election to quell all of the emotions coming in...to not identify and label them makes it easier to channel them to source for healing and makes it easier to send out love and light. Thanks for sharing :)

Thanks Cat Whisperer--- also for the encouragement on the feline messenger!

Jenstone
@jenstone
11/12/16 01:06:42PM
72 posts

Car crash dream came true


Dreams

I have clusters of these types of experiences. They will go for maybe 3 months or so, then nothing for two or three years, then a cluster again of a few weeks etc. Mostly I can tie my "sensitivity" to being in some type of compromised state of mind. By compromised, I don't mean it negatively, just that the membrane between conscious and unconscious is more porous, for instance following childbirth when I was very sleep deprived; following being an almost victim to a violent crime; following divorce; following sleep deprivation generally awakens things for me. Or also when I invite this sense to come. Pray for it even. 

Anyway. The experience of the "knowing" can be a bit frightening. I've heard it described as a lifting of the veil. And I like this description. Most of the time we humans could not function if the veil of time was lifted for us to see, but sometimes it is lifted anyway. If you would like to explore this, then just notice it, keep a journal. If it feels ick then quit. If it feels good, then proceed forward. I don't know very much about it, but I have been allowing it in my life, not judging, it's not really a choice for me--- the glimpses just come more frequently now.... and then when I see the manifestation, I just say, well there it is..... for now that seems the first step... we accept that we can smell things. we are used to it.... try to get used to having this sense..... 

Hope this helps... Take Care! 

Jenstone
@jenstone
11/12/16 12:23:42PM
72 posts

How to tell what feelings are just yours


Empath

If we are all connected to one another (to a higher Source, ONE, ALL), to a counsciousness, then "feelings" might be more like sounds than patches of land that we need to lay claim to... more like waves in a lake that spool out in circles across a plane. It would be hard to set boundaries around a sound or wave.  

Here is a mind-shift.

Is it important to know who owns or originates an emotion, who started it, who created it, and who is responsible for it? Maybe in the beginning of our journeys, we need to do this just to have a little order in our mental space. I too have struggled with knowing what's "mine" and what is from others..... but now I consider a third option. 

What if Empaths are not dis-abled by the lack of discernment between sources of emotion, but are capable of being free of the need for categorical identification and assignment to this body/mond or that body/mind? What if Emaths sense the other dimensions and can be responsive to, learn from, experience, express, heal, manage, and teach others without needing to anologize the layout of emotions in a way that mirrors the rights and duties and ownership model of the physical realm?

It sure makes the Empath's experience of the world easier to accept. "Oh look there's anger, there's joy, over here I sense fear and excitement together. I feel darkness coming, and now I feel a blue light replacing it, there is John, there is Ahmed, there is Renee"--- all of us both contributing to and sensing the higher dimensions. Even though not everyone is an Empath, I do believe that most people are connecting with the emotional plane, sending out energy, receiving energy of the collective. Probably like other human attempts at structure and approach, there is not right answer for all circumstances.... but this might at least be one way to view the times when we can't quite nail down where emotions are coming from. Maybe it isn't crucial to know. Just be present, aware, mindful of the nature of the emotions themselves and what needs they communicate, responding to those needs, if we chose, in a universal way instead of a body/mind way. So we allow tears when we experience sadness, we hug, we touch etc. We laugh and smile at others and walk with a bounce in our step when we sense darkness --- we push it away with out needed to know from where it came. 

Jenstone
@jenstone
11/12/16 11:43:03AM
72 posts

To Hide Or Help?


Empath

31 posts Cat Whisperer

POST HERE For Peaceful Words From 11/11-11/14


Hi Hop Daddy! Check out what's going on in this post in our community! Good stuff following election. 

Jenstone
@jenstone
11/11/16 03:02:13PM
72 posts

POST HERE for Peaceful words from 11/11-11/14


Empath

May each of our cells feel whole, complete, perfect, in the physical dimensions. Each little cell vibrating, healing at the surface, then slowly moving out into the space between cells, becoming more and more aware that all of it is ONE. the space between, and the space within... the skin, the organs, the eyes, ---- Then zooming out to the body as whole like the cell, vibrating, healing at the surface and within.... each name, John, Jennifer, Ahmad, Sara, Raven, and the list of names is finite and yet changing with each second, some being born and some dying-- the body---- all the bodies, the essence of each self, the I am, the knowing--- contained representation of the physical body but with the spark of the subtle world that puts in each body the soul, the essence. Then moving out beyond the units of mind/body/soul to the space between each of us, the space between men and women, black and white, democrat and republican, etc. becoming more and more aware that all of it is ONE. Seeing our place in the world, the jagged lines the form the outer cells of our countries boundaries, like a cell body, vibrating, healing at the surface and within. the essence of our cells, vibrating, within the essence of our mind-bodies, vibrating (maybe be with fear or hatred or hope or love or creativity ------all of it neutral, non-judging.) Those body-minds "us" all of us, vibrating, within our lands, our nations, the lines that contain the nationalities--- still physical boundaries--we see that each nation can heal at it's surface and within... moving to the space between the nations and seeing this space as all part of the ONE--- the phsyscial plane, the oceans, the ocean floor, the seismic waves, sounds, and air and space between the nations.... ALL OF IT ONE----- and now moving to the layer above the surface of all things-- the the astral plane (or emotional magical plane) seeing that we are connected--- each unit to the space between---- and we reach, even boyond the fourth dimension, into the fifth dimension, to open our cells, our mind-bodies, our nations and our earth to the miraculous revelations of ONE mattter, energy, source and it is fun and exquisite and here there is no need for pain, only light. We rest in the expectancy, that the ONE is never as we have contained it in our minds. ONE is more, ONE is always outside of our furthest insights... and this is what makes ONE so exciting... and we embrace this awareness that we are limitless in both directions --- toward the zero and the infiniti, toward the never-ending future that wraps around to the neverending past which comes to one moment in time, one place in time, the NOW, the YOU, THE US, THE ALL! We are here. Now. And there is no "reason" for it to be otherwise than it is. 

Jenstone
@jenstone
11/11/16 01:21:48PM
72 posts

Inner Male--- Key to Empathic Breakthrough


Empath

I wanted to add that prior to this "awakening" about the inner male, I meditated on and studied alchemy for 5 to 6 hours; I talked with spiritual advisors (real people); and I prayed to Universe/God the way I understand. Then I went into my backyard and stood there. I heard the sound of tiny kitten. I walked into a pretty dark area with shadow etc. and reached into the dark ground and pulled up a tiny black cat no bigger than my hand. I brought her inside, nursed her from a tiny bottle. She was like a miracle, licking my nose like a nipple. Then I put her outside and left her for maybe 15 minutes and she was gone. This experienc lasted through the days and nights for 48 hours. When she was gone I felt such a loss. I don't really want a cat, but I felt a spiritual connection with her. I looked for ideas of what a black cat can mean. It was amazing, and that's what got me on this spiritual trail of the feline female being a messenger for what eventually presented to me-- which is not AT ALL what I set out to find! Neglecting the inner male! The black kitten was the kind of female I needed to deliver this message in a non-threatening way. Sensitive individuals are able to receive healing in this way. 

Jenstone
@jenstone
11/11/16 01:11:30PM
72 posts

Inner Male--- Key to Empathic Breakthrough


Empath

Imagine a map that starts with an X on "You are here" --childhood naivete --- then you travel down a highway of cultural and social expectations and adventure-- then travel down whitewater rapids through male/female relationships in marriage workplace kids politics. Next you are here, on the river bank, nearly dead. The sun warms. And you find a small dirt trail back up to the main road.

I walking down some road. I am naked and lost in an exposed sort of way and feeling the proverbial female victim. I am so oppressed by my experience of males that I am triggered at male energy of any kind (either I want to compete with it or run or have sex with it). 

These last months I was on a journey to find my female voice, my female strength and I found it... but something was still missing. In all this peace, and acceptance, and calm and restfulness I felt a crisis I didn't want to to name or acknowledge--- because it scared me. I wanted to keep things peaceful and feminine and blue and Yin. and then when I really hung in there and stayed mindful... really mindful... not adopting someone else's mindfulness... but my own... I started to hear that I was carving off parts of myself. I was cutting out the parts of myself that felt like the voice of the "abuser" etc. to the point that even requiring anything of myself felt abusive. Example, I would want to clean a room of the house and if I felt any resistence, I would simply honor that. Let the weaker part of me or yin part seek water and refreshment etc. and force nothing. I had weeks of this-- total allowance toward emotional self-care. I walked the dirt road through a natural wonderland. 

Then today on my walk I had a complete unexpected breakthrough. It came about as a result of really listening to the various perspectives in my head. And asking what do you feel? What do you need? How are you trying to get it? And then I would listen to another perspective.

I realized that I have put so many protective guards up (and understandably so) that I have not been honoring the inner male-- I don't mean I'm having a gender crisis or a sexuality crisis (no judgment, just not what this is)--- I am having a spiritual crisis--- that is that I am trying to force myself to "heal" my trauma without recognizing the masculine needs or yang balance---- 

I need to stand up, dust myself off, compete for jobs again, I need to earn money, protect my family, feed myself and my kids. I need to stave off distraction, get organized, and do some conquering of evil and fear etc. And I need to do this with the support of my feminine self. I have been "judging" and ridiculing and avoiding anything that smacks of Yang or masculine energy in my life--- because those who seemed to hurt me were in Yang mode or even were male physical bodies, but I am feeling like the problem is that I have been seeking this balance, this yang, in others--- instead of recognizing it in myself AND HONORING IT--- not fighting against it. 

This place of protection for the Empath-- the one who sees and honors what she sees-- needs the protection of the inner Yang--- she has been out there in a confusing world picking up on every energy out there and projecting some of her own. 

I would love to know if other Empath's have encountered enlightenmnet on the male/female continuum or what you think about this concept. 


updated by @jenstone: 03/12/17 03:27:38PM
Jenstone
@jenstone
10/21/16 12:25:10PM
72 posts

Empaths and Their Concept of Work


Empath

Wow. I had written the words "One is All is One is All" on a piece of white paper on one end of an Infiniti symbol. that's a symbol that looks like the number 8 with no breaks and smooth lines. On one side of the infiniti symbol I drew a line called "Self-Care" and the other side of the infiniti symbol I drew a line called "Other Care"--- I also wrote inside the infinit circle the words "toward money" and "away from money" and "toward people" and "away from people" as the oppositional directions of the infiniti symbol. 

Then I came downstairs and this meditation came on

(based on a book written in 1910) What is most interesting is that the words "One is All. And All is One." are in the descriptive text about the book that the meditation is based upon, which wouldn't be so "empathic" if I had any prior knowledge or experience of this concept as it relates to money--- never had the thoughts before-----

if I had been in the room when I wrote the words I may have even surmised that I "heard something" that made me think this, but I was not only in a different room than my computer, I was all the way upstairs on a different floor. 

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Anyway--- interesting meditation on accepting philosophy as truth in order to move forward to "getting rich" as an unrestricted right to life. all beings have the right to life, the inaliable right to develop in all that it can become, and this requires the use of things and in order to become the possessor of the things that a soul needs to develop, the ego must have money and thus the pursuit of money is a right and a duty in the development of the soul while in the material world.

Very interesting. I think I have never been able to integrate the pursuit of money with the pursuit of goodness and self-awareness/soul. 

Jenstone
@jenstone
10/19/16 09:38:16PM
72 posts

Binaural Beats


Empath

Interesting. Thanks for the posts. 

Jenstone
@jenstone
10/19/16 01:39:56PM
72 posts

Any Empaths practice Reiki


Empath

I think goodenergyhealing does Reiki. I think it sounds fabulous!

In my own experience, my healing energies have to come out of me organically and if I try to insert ego or formal education into it, it goes away. Any healing I've done has been as a biproduct of touching with desire to comfort or show compassion or draw out another's suffering. This doesn't mean that others can't benefit from learning Reiki---- It's probably very personal. For me when I focus on an oucome or result, my ego gets vested (I "want it" to happen or I "fear" embarrassment if it doesn't or I get "freaked out" because it feels like the occult) on the other hand I have had many occassions where people reported a healing either when I spoke with them or touched them or prayed with them. Not sure what a healing is really, the reduction in the experience of pain and suffering is how I define it. Other people have characertized it as a "healing" or "amazing" touch. I touched a man a few days ago, who literally recoiled from my touch.... I was already having a few doubts about his energy (dark and cunning) and when I touched (just on the elbow) he literally acted like it burned him.... ha ha ... how odd. I think it actually did in a spritual sense. and eve now, I ask the Divine for humility as I relay this story and my account of touching others.... I am so not worthy of these gifts in any sort of "merit" sense and yet I find that I have these special qualities. So glad you are all here to share in the experience (a different construct) that interprets our experiences as people who experience others deeply. 

Jenstone
@jenstone
10/19/16 01:30:18PM
72 posts

Dark Siders


Empath

KitKat:

There are what I call jaded Empaths think that speaks for itself; misusing the ability as it is there compassion that is battered down through way to many negative key point in life growth. It is not too dis-similar to how an sociopath works they say a sociopath has no empathy I disagree and latest research is discovering it is there they can feel how another is feeling but do not feel the compassion. I think this is were they get the talent to read people and abuse them. We need to have a distinction between the terms sympathy, empathy, and compassion.

If Empaths can feel another's feelings it does not necessarily mean they have compassion or antipathy this is a choice influenced by their own experience of life the values they hold and how much of an innate level of compassion they had to begin with. I think generally speaking most Empaths grow in the direction of Compassion through the experience of Empathy. The spectrum of empathy strength in humans on a scale from Sociopath through to Empath is perhaps not linear but circular.

Very Interesting Insights KitKat. I too have often thougth of Sociopath/Empath and all the variety in between as a circle where Empath and Sociopath actually meet (both having extreme insight into the human experience of another) and the difference being what they do about it. hmmmm. thanks for your post.

Jenstone
@jenstone
10/19/16 01:27:27PM
72 posts

Are Any Empaths Experiencing Positive/Light Energy/Gratitude? Can we bring it out?


Empath

Today I give thanks for the sound of flutes from istanbul, golden sand, two camels walking slowly in the desert, fully equipped internally and externally for the journey. 

Jenstone
@jenstone
10/19/16 01:25:41PM
72 posts

Are Any Empaths Experiencing Positive/Light Energy/Gratitude? Can we bring it out?


Empath

A perfect

outside

watching

sun drench light

life to my corner

recharges

smile on face

cup of coffee

Morning

----------Lovely HopDaddy! Positive Vibrations Rising! Thank you!

Jenstone
@jenstone
10/19/16 01:21:24PM
72 posts

Dark Siders


Empath

It probably sounds pollyana-ish but what about trying the tool of "listening" for this kind of scenario. Have you watched William Ury on the power of listening? 

He is a world class peace negotiator so he deals with the likes of the evil dicatators of the world--- and he starts with hearing the person all the way out. (using reflective listening and then saying is that everything in an empathetic manner). It doesn't matter whether the person disagrees or not. This can take hours! so not always possible. William Ury had the leader of some nation yelling at him for his country (America) and ripping on all the other countries represented. Ury heard him all the way out, and when he was finished, his shoulders relaxed, and Ury was able to suggest that everyone take a break and do something, in this case, to celebrate Christmas. The point being that when a person is acting in a violent manner, one tool is to "step aside" while staying present enough to catch the arrows and tears of the angry/mean/aggressive person. Then you can wrap them up in a big blanket and toss them out. 

I haven't really tried this yet, I just heard about it last week. He is my new guru! 

Jenstone
@jenstone
10/19/16 11:41:49AM
72 posts

The Space Between: one situation has ended and another has not commenced "Bardo"


Empath

OOPS it doesn't look like the videos came through on the above post (I also posted them under Any Empaths feeling positive energy?) 

 

Jenstone
@jenstone
10/19/16 11:36:18AM
72 posts

The Space Between: one situation has ended and another has not commenced "Bardo"


Empath

Recently I discovered the word Bardo and I like it as a means to describe the "story" of what I have been experiencing. I am not "depressed" in the clinical sense. But I have night terrors several times a week (or visits from particular images/beings) depending on the construct one uses to explain things.

After a series of impactful life events close in time (loss of income, loss of job, reputation, loss of love partner, loss of child to adulthood, hysterectomy, and actual threatened loss of life and limb) it has been a strange struggle to tie back into my ego enough to figure out what I'll do next.  I feel my own consciousness and awareness and I accept the present and find a certain joy in it, but have little initiative for the physical world required for home care, self care, financial goals, etc.  

I've been a good egg (in the western sense) going to therapy, praying daily, resting, etc. but it just doesn't resonate as capturing the entirety of what's going on (several months.) 

Then I happened upon the word Bardo in a book called Care of the Soul and now I am telling a new story that really fits. I am in the space between a death and a rebirth. This makes my current state so much easier to accept without judgment and also gives me hope that rebirth is just around the corner. Here are a couple websites for anyone exeriencing an in-between state. I'm sure others know more, but I share here, my current real time exploration of the concept. 

"Bardo" means the intermediate gap or period of suspension where one situation has come to an end and another has not yet commenced


  This Video is very specific and process oriented (I believe it as actual reading of the text). One observation is that I wish to experience this as "one person's esoteric experience of Bardo" Almost in the way that a story is told. In that way, it is useful for all, even those who do not ascribe to the myriad constructs of the teachings (example all the "instructions" about what to do and see.)  I think if we listen to it as story, meditation, and human spiritual experience... we can feel its usefulness, it's truthfulness, without having to "obey" or follow. Does this make sense? 


If you can get passed the first few seconds which struck me as eery.... ( I hung in there) this, I found, to be very enlightening

I prefer to just listen and not watch the video.... 

----With much love and humility. 


updated by @jenstone: 02/19/17 04:48:16AM
Jenstone
@jenstone
10/19/16 11:07:33AM
72 posts

Are Any Empaths Experiencing Positive/Light Energy/Gratitude? Can we bring it out?


Empath

I feel your daily sense of peace, your anticipation of the work you do, and your relaxed physical space..... (thanks Rhonda)

This reminds of the "power of story" to change the way we experience things.

Recently I discovered the word Bardo and I like it as a means to describe the "story" of what I have been experiencing. I am not "depressed" in the clinical sense. But I have night terrors several times a week (or visits from particular images/beings) depending on the construct one uses to explain things.

After a series of impactful life events close in time (loss of income, loss of job, reputation, loss of love partner, loss of child to adulthood, hysterectomy, and actual threatened loss of life and limb) it has been a strange struggle to tie back into my ego enough to figure out what I'll do next.  I feel my own consciousness and awareness and I accept the present and find a certain joy in it, but have little initiative for the physical world required for home care, self care, financial goals, etc.  

I've been a good egg (in the western sense) going to therapy, praying daily, resting, etc. but it just doesn't resonate as capturing the entirety of what's going on (several months.) 

Then I happened upon the word Bardo in a book called Care of the Soul and now I am telling a new story that really fits. I am in the space between a death and a rebirth. This makes my current state so much easier to accept without judgment and also gives me hope that rebirth is just around the corner. Here are a couple websites for anyone exeriencing an in-between state. I'm sure others know more, but I share here, my current real time exploration of the concept. 

"Bardo" means the intermediate gap or period of suspension where one situation has come to an end and another has not yet commenced

  

----With much love and humility. 

Jenstone
@jenstone
10/17/16 02:22:57PM
72 posts

Empaths & love..


Empath

Interesting.

Is any empath in a successful romantic relationship with another Empath? It would be interesting to hear more about this if so.... 

As far as being in relationship with broken people, maybe it's just that we are all broken in some way, laugh.... 

Jenstone
@jenstone
10/17/16 09:16:36AM
72 posts

....on being an empath with relation to Archangel Michael (Saint Michael)


Empath

...the two of you (on the precipice of "arguing that you have the corner on truth about Michael) remind me of the story of the wisemen encountering the elephant... one says he is like a tree (feeling his long sturdy legs); one says he is like a snake (feeling his trunk); one says he is like a rope (feeling his tail). I wonder if it could be more useful to talk from the frame of reference that no one is all-knowing ....except, perhaps, the universe, God, collective... ?

What if we can simpy speak from our perspective? .... perhaps both perspectives can be true?... It is "true" that electricity, for example, can be the only modality through which applicances can function in a house but at the same time it can be "true" that electricity can come from the sky and start a fire. They can both be true at the same time, because truth in this instance does not favor mutually exclusivity.

Often arguments can be mind-openers.... listen to each other, accept what the other is saying as his adequate, realistic, experience-based observation. That's all that is required. That's when we learn.

Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_SbnrtMvYQ

It's a Ted Talk --- that could loosen the paradigm of "talking" in a way that might alter the world, bring peace to the middle east, etc. (just my opinion of course) but wow! Heard it at a conflict resolution training yesterday.... POWER! 

Jenstone
@jenstone
10/14/16 12:45:23PM
72 posts

Are Any Empaths Experiencing Positive/Light Energy/Gratitude? Can we bring it out?


Empath

Just a note that I have a 20 hour training this weekend, so will only be able to touch base with our community in the evenings. But I would love to hear more on this! I think others are enjoying too! Ahhh lovely, good healing, blissful, restorative, gratitude acceptance of the present joy here and now.... wow....

Jenstone
@jenstone
10/14/16 12:43:16PM
72 posts

Are Any Empaths Experiencing Positive/Light Energy/Gratitude? Can we bring it out?


Empath

Bookworm "]

I'm game! 

Not sure if this is the type of thing you meant,  but it's the first thing that came into my head so feels right to share it! 

I'm so grateful every day for the love of my partner, he doesn't really 'get' some stuff about empaths etc but he loves me so much and lifts me up with just the way he is.  He has helped me to accept myself (the good,  bad and ugly ha ha) I have grown and I really think improved so much because of this and he is a huge part of that.  I know I'm extremely lucky to have someone like this in my life,  even when I am struggling and start to think negatively, he helps me to remember that tomorrow is another day and I can get back up, I can do better,  I can make a difference.

I hope this doesn't just sound like bragging! I want to try and share what a wonderful and positive light his love has brought into my life,  and though I may not always be successful, every day I want to try and share a little bit of the joy that he has helped me to find with others http://empathcommunity.eliselebeau.com/data/media/0/0/jrSmiley_2_smiley_image.png

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Cool topic Jenstone! 

Wow Bookworm, what a "blessing/gift" to have someone in your intimate circle who is so supportive. This is exactly what I was hoping for in starting this post... I saw you sort of looking up the stairs and seeing this great person standing there. This person you maybe take for granted sometimes, not meaning to.... just forgetting to sit with it.... this love.... this understanding....this incredible human being/energy light that you get to encounter on a regular basis, this partner! Wow. You give others hope that this is a possibility in this realm, to have a good relationship -- and Empath can have a health supportive intimiate relationship with a non-Empath! Wonderful. Thank you. Way cool! 

Jenstone
@jenstone
10/14/16 10:22:09AM
72 posts

Are Any Empaths Experiencing Positive/Light Energy/Gratitude? Can we bring it out?


Empath

Paul:

Yes, I see every sun rise while listening to Liquid mind.

Paul---Of course I don't know what you look like in the physical realm, but when I read this I saw you leaning back in a chair, using your whole upper body to exhale.... reaching with you hands to run them over your head in a soothing, surrending way, self-sooting sort of way-----and as you listened to Liquid Mind, you were wearing a comfy t-shirt that you love and and your mental aura was filled with what looked like like a lava lamp---globs of moving dense liquid, connecting to itself, then separating, then connecting again... blue... green... orange... And you seemed like you recognized this "old comfortable" self of yours.... the "I am" the essence of yourself.

--I am uplifted that you shared, whether this impression I'm having is "you" coming across cyberspace or just something that's rising in me. Thanks. 

Jenstone
@jenstone
10/14/16 09:49:18AM
72 posts

Are Any Empaths Experiencing Positive/Light Energy/Gratitude? Can we bring it out?


Empath

Cat Whisperer:

Last night I lay down for bed giving a heartfelt thanks for the day I had and thought about the awesome day I would have today. I woke up with gratitude, feeling the wonderful day full of hope...today is a good day and again I give thanks and gratitude for it....the funk has lifted :) 

I will do the same tonight....

Blessings

Wonderful! I see you putting down a bunch of heavy rocks before bed, giving thanks, sleeping lighter, and waking in thankfulness for the day. I see and feel this new joyful acceptance of what is.... Cat Whisperer. And now I too, am uplifted. Thank you. 

Jenstone
@jenstone
10/14/16 09:10:59AM
72 posts

Empaths & love..


Empath

--I've also had the experience all my life of people becoming attracted to me in all types of scenarios, professional, married people, co-workers, strangers, women and men (and I am heterosexual)--- It's a running joke with lots of my long-time friends----I've had people chase me throught airports, had people kiss me within a few moments of meeting me, I've had several stalkers, I've met people overseas who try to contact me for years, saying that they "want more" of whatever that was. 

--Its not that I'm so physically attractive (I'm proportioned, I have average features, I don't wear much makeup).. I am beautiful because I look at people, and I see them! 

--Lately I read something in a book "Care of the Soul" by Thomas Moore-- he wonders if, when we encounter one another in romance, that is one of the ways that the soul glimpses God/Divine/Source. Because where female and male are both present (and I'm not trying to exclude other loves just talking about this particular male/female connection) --- this is the complete platform for complete love---- He does a better job of explaining it. 

--In response, I've been altering my view of "attraction", altering my characterization of attraction. Maybe what people feel is the "arousal" of the Divine? If Empath's can pick up the other person, then maybe the other person is feeling that soul connection and it is interesting and amazing --- bc it's a glimpse of God? Then I don't take it so personally, nor do I take so seriously my own "attractions" to people. By seriously, I mean I don't jump to the conclusion that just because someone thingks he or she is attracted to me in the conventional sense (i.e. they want to have sex or pursue love or do something procreative) ---They just don't have any other slot to put it in. They do have these proctreative tingles but what if they are more general, more universal, and can be directed in that way. I've been finding lately that if I hang in there and just view the "attraction" like this.... I'm getting a different result. Sometimes, if its appropriate, I'm staying "present" and explaining this--- easier said than done--- and It's only mildly different, but different. I like the journey I'm on with this way of thinking... 

Jenstone
@jenstone
10/14/16 08:44:00AM
72 posts

Are Any Empaths Experiencing Positive/Light Energy/Gratitude? Can we bring it out?


Empath

This morning the sun shines through the raindrops on the leaves and makes glimmering irregular shapes on the wall. I am so thankful for the sun. This morning I am aware of the power of thought to transform my view of the day. I will hold the thought of gratitude and amazement and light for one two three four five six... seeing the spectular beauty in the tension, now, of the rain drops hanging so heavy and full, like grapes.... they sparkle.. 

I am blessed. I am present. I am surrounded by beauty.

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Do you have positive encounters with the physical and spiritual world? Do you notice them? 

I'm coming to the Empath community looking for peace and a recharge, and I'm finding the same kinds "negative energy" that is in the world... I AM NOT CRITICIZING! We also need compassion and understanding for all the hate and darkness ---but just for now.... I guess I'm wondering if we (those reading this post) can collectively make a shift---- a deliberate shift--- focus on healing, discovery, wonder, gratitude, beauty, peace, goodness, and light. Maybe we cannot control what is happening in the world or even control the dark energies we encounter (I've had my share in the last two weeks) but we can control our response to the world. 

Thank you so much to those who are willing to try this and share your experiences and your thoughts of goodness, gratitude, etc. If we create something all in one place, perhaps we can return to it in the day.... to be encouraged and unplifted? 


updated by @jenstone: 02/17/17 10:25:08PM
Jenstone
@jenstone
10/11/16 10:18:36AM
72 posts

....on being an empath with relation to Archangel Michael (Saint Michael)


Empath

Cat Whisperer.

I am inhaling Source.... I am high on "feeling" it today and I am exhaling now and raising my vibrations... with each passing period of time.... you are well....you are whole...you are protected in the skyview... I see it.... take a big step back from what is cutting you... it is so small compared to what Source sees.... it is tiny, tiny, so small, a little tiny dot.... can you step back, now slowly rise up off your feet, floating higher higher now.... so that tiny thing that's hurting you...see it getting smaller and smaller and smaller and now the entire blue of the sky as at your forehead and your back and all around you and it feels so good ......so very good.... and you are clearing and inhaling and exhaling up here where no one can hurt you, up here where no one notices you.... up here where you can see and be without the nagging pain in your foot.... and the thing that was there before is still there, can you see it in the sand.... it's not getting any bigger as you come near it, but you can notice it now, in perspective... be with it, its ok, there it is.... but its just a tiny little thing, a piece of glass, a rock, that you stepped on in the sand.... and when you are done with it, put it someplace safe away from others and yourself...(maybe the garbage can? maybe off to the side in a little crack in the wall.... it has its place now....  And then walk on toward the next place ......Love and light surround you Cat Whisperer!

(Take what is useful and disregard the rest.... from what I say here... my motives are pure... and I feel you...) Jenstone 

Jenstone
@jenstone
10/10/16 03:44:37PM
72 posts

....on being an empath with relation to Archangel Michael (Saint Michael)


Empath

I have had Michaels in my life and each one has come as an angel in the flesh. Like actual people.... my closest friends life, because I always have a "my Michael" -- one was a boyfriend for 5 years, one was a client who became a writing collaborator, and one is a dear friend who saved my life. And they all came into my life and then left, and the next one came almost immediately. The name Michael comes up at so many junctures that I started to look at the St. Michael once and had a very similar connection as you do, Tonyvancity, to this Saint. Lovely. Thanks for the post. I also feel connected to St. Thomas More and St Francis of Assisi.

Jenstone
@jenstone
10/10/16 03:17:55PM
72 posts

Empaths and Their Concept of Work


Empath

I am new to the identifying my awakeness and gifts under the label of Empath, but not new to experiences of being an Empath.

Here are some of the experiences of myself that led me here: 

  • People report being healed by me spiritually/emotionally (legal clients, sometimes even strangers chase me down to tell me this)
  • People have reported an intense connection when I touch them. This is mostly close family members obviously, but also people with whom I have intimate connections have given me feedback that my touch is "different" and it coincides with a very deliberate way that I touch around the head and shoulders and feet.
  • I have had episodes of high intuition or perhaps even psychic ability (seeing the very near future or up to one month before things happen) --this since I was young, and this runs in our family. I've mostly resisted it-- worked with the police once on a case. 
  • I have had the experience of moving objects, interacting with electricity and light (these are rare and could have alternate explanations, although it has happened often enough with different people that I am starting to accept the possibility that I can and do interact sometimes with the physical world without physical touch.)  
  • I often have the experience of being drained by people, being completely knocked off my center by my encounter with an object or person. And I'm not necessarily such an emotional person, but am very sensitive and very empathic. (I smell the cigarette smoke in other peoples's cars, I feel the pain and misery of others, I feel the joy etc.) 
  • I have wakeful night terrors about 4 times a week. Although i call them "terrors" I've been in therapy and I've had them long enough that I just manage them. I can't make them go away, and I don't like the drugs that make me sleep through them. They are often just people or objects in the room. They are not the same as dreams. I have lots of those too!
  • I draw an inordinate number of narcissists and sociopaths into my world. (Like a magnet.) and I first found the term "Empath" in an article I was reading about why sociopaths find certain people attractive --- and visa versa. 
  • I am conscious of the power of nature--rocks, seeds, shells, trees, and have a way with animals i.e. sing to ducks and chickens and make them fall asleep ha ha ! I raised a squirel. Animals from neighbors have adopted our home and we've not been able to get them to go back. 
  • I'm creative, artistic, some would say eccentric, flakey, fun, distracted but deep and wise as well. 

My Practice:

I do yoga sometimes. I walk. I pray and meditate every day for 30 to 60 minutes in the morning (although my meditation isn't very organized and sometimes includes reading or thinking.) I am also not that healthy right now. Overweight and using food to cope, although I have lots of healthy outlets, too. 

How Long Awakened?

I would say that I have been awake to my own consciousness for about 16 years, with deeper layers of awareness coming about nine years ago (post divorce) and for the past 1 to 3 years (working with people in trauma from around the world), with a period of heightened time for exploration since losing my job/and having my life threatened about 6 months ago. But I am new to a deliberate practice or journey as an "Empath" and am so glad I found this community.  

Jenstone
@jenstone
10/10/16 11:55:24AM
72 posts

Empaths and Their Concept of Work


Empath

mmmmmm..... this is good stuff.... you guys (km dproper renee)...... good stuff...... thank you.... thank you so very much for your time and energy and wisdom.... it is like a tall glass of orange juice to me this morning.....

as a follow-up do you have any advice on avoidance behaviors and leanings.... I find myself avoiding work (anything that has a deadline or requirement to it). I currently have a small gig editing a travel website, and for the life of me I will do just about everything right now to sabatage myself (including choosing other work that does not have a deadline)... I carved out a four hour period this morning and then I spent it doing other things... its like I'm avoiding anything that ties me down or has a meausurable result attached to it. Is this just laziness? What is laziness?

....I also feel like I'm avoiding anything where I could experience some objective success or failure--- you know--- like it doesn't feel like self esteem, but maybe it is? It feels more like PTS.... like when i work I get hit upside the head with a metaphoric 2X4. Please pray for me/continue your advice giving/meditating/sending healing energy and vibes---as I take these little baby steps back and forth between conciousness and the physical world. I watched some Eckhardt Tolle videos last night and they were grounding on the consciousness side but then I woke up facing the stairs to the office and the computer and the temporal realities of the physical world again (deadlines with real people and real websites with real words and photos on it that need to change) ---- and I just get this gut level wretched avoidance of it... like I can hardly stand to do it... I don't understand this at all (and I don't have the excuse that this is a bad company or a bad boss or bad work--- the work is for a dear close friend who has been great about stating the requirements and its travel writing about countries I've been to and subjects and places I enjoy) so I just don't get it ...my resistence.. I am just being with it.... noticing it and now going to move through it and do the work anyway. it's like I'm scared to discipline myself anymore because it reminds me of unhealthy unprincipalled, damaging, discipline that I've endured---- ughghgh  

What is work? Maybe I need to meditate on the nature of work so that I can just be with it, in it, what is "work" what is "responsibility" at their most esoteric level??? Any ideas for mindfulness in this vein?

[I'd love to hear from goodenergyhealing on this] 

Jenstone
@jenstone
10/09/16 03:54:30PM
72 posts

Empaths and Their Concept of Work


Empath

Thanks so much for sharing your story and for encouraging me to hang in.... I just got off the phone with a therapist I know and I've organized that he will do some post-trauma recovery for the 30 or staff at my prior employer who finally rose up and signed a petition (Friday)  to terminate this boss who fired me and at least 9 others in projecting his lack of competence--- The staff is a bunch of really cool people who didn't have good leadership, now they have no leadership, which as we know can sometimes foster civil war in the vaccuum--- anyway, I already see this glimmer of light re: just doing what we do in the world, connecting, healing, leading, praying, giving what we can, a day at a time. The money will come when it needs to. always has... thanks again. 

Jenstone
@jenstone
10/09/16 01:34:05PM
72 posts

Iraq and Iraqi People


Empath

Thank you Paul, Rene, and Maria--- I hear you and feel you.

Today I'm mindful---   there is breath, there is receding, flowing out, and flowing back in, there is dormancy, and gathering, and light and rebirth, renewal, clearing away of the old, there is a future, a coming of age, a coming in again of the tide, new seeds, new little people who can think differently, new ways of creating color, laughter, genius, if this is our darkest hour, DEAR LORD GOD UNIVERSE---- can the next be our greatest enlightenment! Make it so. make it so. make it so.... flush us with hope...protect us from dispair.... we are here to do our life's work .... to struggle..... we are birds, we are lions, we are the wind, water, power, for good. Hold us together in one race, one song...one hand to turn this page in history. 

Jenstone
@jenstone
10/09/16 01:00:23PM
72 posts

Empaths and Their Concept of Work


Empath

Thanks Empath Community, for your recent comments (waterlily, lotusfly) and especially KM thank you for sharing your interesting experience of "crossing over" to a different paradigm about work and money. Whirling energy surrounds me right now, takes my words away.... 

Whew, but here they come now. 

One reason I came to the Empath community is because I kept drawing narcissists and sociopaths into my life. I am learning about "gaslighting" --the technique of Soc/Narc to shift communication away from the dispute at hand and onto flaws of another party's basic ability to perceive things or make judgments.

The one thing that my legal training has taught me is how to recognize flawed logic. Gaslighting is flawed logic.

I wonder if Empaths are more often the target of gaslighting--- they perceive something--- and then they reach so far to 1) fully "get" other people and 2) consider the accuracy and nature of their own perception (maybe perceiving energies, auras, glimpses of the future, pain from other people, knowing things without being able to give them words.) During this period of "receiving" new information, Empaths can be caught of guard by soc/nar who are so quick to sound confident and logical--- the experience of an Empath is: hmmm this is confusing and the Narc/Soc takes it a step further by saying that if an Empath feels confused, then they are confused and confused means that perceptions are flawed---- no! The world is confusing!!! Thank God that some people stay present in this reality! 

I wonder if I became an attorney to gain a capacity to sort out things that I would not have understood or perceived otherwise, to understand arguments and the "way things work" in our society?  

Having force-fed myself a way of thinking, (legal education) I learned that the law can be used as a tool for good and evil, but it is no different than, no more inherently good or evil than--- MONEY. 

The law is POWER. It feels dangerous to wield this power. It feels overwhelming to wield this power. On the other hand it feels dangerous and overwhelming to allow others without conscience to wield this power. Occasionally it feels just or victorious to practice law, but usually when I have gotten a good result, still playing the game that is bizarre and makes me nauseous. 

I HAVE THE MARK OF THE BEAST NOW--- When I put down those letters J.D. (juris doctorate) on electronic applications under education, no self-preserving coffee shop, store, clinic, art organization even responds to my applications for non-lawyer positions--- they think I can't be serious, I can't be wanting to leave THE LAW--- something must be wrong with my people skills, my character, my performance, my finances, something.... I don't know, but I've never had trouble getting a job in the 15 or so years I worked prior to becoming an attorney. Some people suggest not putting down the education, but my name is all over the cyber-universe as an attorney and this wouldn't bode well for my signing the statement that everything I provide on my application is true. 

So I feel this heavy reality marching at me through Oct/Nov ---- the reality that I will continue to practice as a lawyer. HELP ME GOD! to tolerate this cognitive dissonance, this sprititual dissonance --- this weight of the world's dysfunction! What do I do with the perception that the system can't be better until most of it is cut out like cancer and thrown out and we start a new way of thinking about practical justice, mercy, and self-government. And I don't mean taking a political position, I mean the definition of a "child" is several hundred words long in immigration law---- how are ordinary people supposed to do the right thing? Family law provides a model, whereby husbands and wives have to bring a lawsuit against one another to dissolve a marriage, businesses can spend millions to create documents that cover all their risk and then the documents don't hold up when tested by others who have the power of money... and then the documents do hold up against those who have been wronged and don't have access to lawyers--- 

If I help the underdog, I starve my family. It's just gross, the whole thing is gross. 

AND SO---I am exploring an alternative legal practice, where I tell people what their legal rememedies might be and then I walk alongside the person to explore other avenue for solving a problem. A man came the other day and asked how he could get his neighbor to clear out 10 garbage bags full of stinky garbage that she stacked between their houses. He has his house for sale, and probably could bring a nuisance suit against her. He would need to file paperwork and pay fees and take his time and he might win but then he would have to enforce it and there are no lawsuit enforcement police. Abd then he would be even more angry at his neighbor and she at him. I told him how much it would cost in time and money to do all of this, and then I sat with him and we breathed for a awhile, what do you want?

I want to have the house look nice so it will sell. I want the neighborhood to present well, and I don't want to spend all my time and money to do it.

I then paused and really absorbed his desires and needs---- I suggested his best chance of obtaining his result was to load up that garbage in his own truck and take it to the dump himself.... then purchase flowers for the neighbor every day for a week and say thank you for being my neighbor. He could purchase two large bins for the garbage to contain the stink.

Think about how this might turn out?  

There is certainly a place for rights-based thinking but rights-based thinking doesn't mend fences and bring about peace. It certainly doesn't change people who don't value throwing the wishes of their neighbors into people who give a crap. Rights-based problem-solving can create strife on top of strige--build walls and escalate war--- At this hour in history, can the soul evolve to a higher plane?

Can I as a lawyer speak with authority about the rights-based system, and be a believable advocate for alternatives that hurt and are hard to carry out, but WORK better than what we've tried till now? I've got a few colleagues who are gaslighting me, telling me I've gone coocoo with all this Empath, voodoo, stuff. For my own part, I feel like a lazy bum, questioning myself. Am I looking for a way around working hard? I just want peace. And I want it for others.... I look at the leaves, and the grass, and the people walking down the street and I feel so much gratitude and joy for creation, for breathing, for food and health and friends... I want to live in this place of peace and joy.... and still the clock ticks and the world gaslights me and says that Money will chase me down and win this battle between doing what I perceive to be curative and paying for my heat and mortgage... 

"You'll learn Missy.... even if its the hard way.... that work means doing something you don't want to do for someone who will pay you to do it.... ughgh" 

Am I gaslighting myself? Probably... Breath. Breath. Breath..... ohmmm that's all there is to do as this washes over me, through me. May I be mindful in all of it. 

[I would love to hear more stories of work, earning money, and how Empath's approach it. ]

Jenstone
@jenstone
09/26/16 11:20:24AM
72 posts

Trump Vs. Clinton


Empath

Paul:


I started the psychic experiment but all posts disappeared. Don't know why. 

This is odd, Paul. How do you feel about trying again. Could be that a negative spirit was interferring with the receiving of love imagery. If you post about this, let's post in Empath Experiment-3 Minutes post, so we stay on subject for our discussions and easier to follow. Jenstone. 

Jenstone
@jenstone
09/26/16 09:11:25AM
72 posts

Trump Vs. Clinton


Empath

Paul:
Hop Daddy:


Paul's Meditation:

Visualize all that bad energy being grabbed in a large sheet and tied off at the corners. Swing it into the sun for purification.

I really like this visual, Paul. Simple and easy, and really clears things out nicely. Will you try the "Empath Experiment" I posted yesterday. I'd love to see what comes to your mind's eye. :) Happy Monday!

Jenstone
@jenstone
09/25/16 03:31:16PM
72 posts

Trump Vs. Clinton


Empath

Hop Daddy:

Thanks Jen. You just made me think of a question I have had that relates a bit for anyone who wants to comment. Do regular people have potential to become empaths, or is this something that we are born with? Because it seems there are plenty of non-empaths who seem to feel the hate & dysfunction in the air right now. They don't feel it at a deep level like we do. But it makes me wonder if regular people maybe have a very low level of empahy?

You should make a new heading and new post for this. its a good topic but people might not see it under clinton trump....

Jenstone
@jenstone
09/25/16 03:29:26PM
72 posts

Trump Vs. Clinton


Empath

My grandmother, mother, and daughter are all on the continuum of Empath. (this is my mom's side) on my dad's side we have earthy, physical, practical, non-Empath types and I can see such amazing talent and gifts in both gene pools. Another analogy using your reference to "turning on"... What if everyone has a volume button. Some peoples's goes level 1 to 10 and it can be turned up or down or off, whatever. And other people have a volume button that goes 10-100 and they can't ever turn it off, they can only turn it down or not be observant of it, even they may run at a volume that, at it's lowest, is still more intense than the top of the range for some? This is just my sense of it. I will let others comment now..... do you mind that I comment so much? Are there manners I should be minding?

Jenstone
@jenstone
09/25/16 03:19:03PM
72 posts

About the people that sometimes come into your life


Empath

Yeah, good point, Hop Daddy. I am becoming more open to this idea that people are either from a past life or a parallel life, and that's why we know them, but also why it doesn't necessarily flow like we expect in this life.

Occasionally, and this is funny, I bring an object back into my room from my dreams. The other night I brought back a red disk with a long tube-like structure protruding (looked like the front of an airplane.) It was about the size of a steering wheel, and I woke up and saw it floating over my bed for a few seconds before it went away. The object was so familiar to me, and yet when I was fully conscious I didn't really know what it was and had no recollection of a dream about it or anything. I still have such a vivid recollection of it that I could pick it out of a line up of objects, but still, don't recall ever seeing anything like it or have any idea what it would be used for even though when I was super close to the dream, I did know it just like I would know a rake or a laundry basket in this reality. 

Jenstone
@jenstone
09/25/16 03:11:27PM
72 posts

Trump Vs. Clinton


Empath

Wouldn't it be funny if all the star athletes were in a community sharing that they had finally identified themselves as "athletes" after all these thousands of baskets they made on the court or miles they could run etc. It's funny that we totally accept major variance in human abilities that relate to the red matter hanging on our bones, but current western society is less practical and open about human variance that relates to the gray matter between our eyes and the electricity/energy running through and around our bodies.

Jenstone
@jenstone
09/25/16 03:07:40PM
72 posts

Trump Vs. Clinton


Empath

I think the main difference is that a person who is an Empath, senses the layers and feelings, before they actually have conscious thoughts about the issues. You describe having the feeling of dread, before you watch the newscast. That's me too. While my family members feel the feelings simultaneous to hearing the news or when discussing it, etc.

People Becoming Empaths: My thoughts are that these qualities/gifts/abilities associated with being an Empath are along a continuum not unlike the continuum of athletic ability. Within a given individual, almost anyone can improve their athletic ability, the top athletes as well as the rec-league athletes. But for the sake of clarity of communication we do use the term "athlete" for certain people and not others. And for sure not everyone who works hard can become what we usually call an "athlete." 

What do you think about this way of looking at things?

Jenstone
@jenstone
09/25/16 02:46:08PM
72 posts

Trump Vs. Clinton


Empath

Hop Daddy! Definitely I feel this suffocating mix of doom and foreknowledge every day. See my post about Iraq, too. Thanks for bringing up this topic. I wish we could get feedback from non-Empaths too. Maybe ask your family and friends.

Jenstone
@jenstone
09/25/16 02:40:17PM
72 posts

About the people that sometimes come into your life


Empath

I once had a client say that I had "changed his life" because I sort of told him not to sue a person unless he wanted to change the relationship with that person, which seems obvious doesn't it? But honestly, I don't most lawyers actually talk to their clients about how legal action impacts relationships and sleep, and life etc.

Anyway, it was many months later that we began to speak online, I had never met him in person, because I don't know, he lived about 300 miles away, and his accountant had found me somehow, anyway. We talked by email for hours and hours like you say. It was incredible, and it wasn't a dating thing although it also wasn't asexual....it got to the point that it almost felt wrong to ever meet each other in the physical world, but we did what you say in your post, it got to the point where it felt like we should meet----- but we wanted to do it in a different way---- so he organized that I would come and stay at one of his apartments in the city and he would go to his vacation house, and I would live in his daily life while we continued to write to one another.

It was absolutely fascinating. I slept in his bed, prepared meals in his kitchen, I even wore his slippers and his robe after my shower. I ate at his favorite local restaurant and sat in his favorite seat just so I could see the water from my table. I shared the experiences of everything with him, and then we arranged to meet.

There was nothing unappealing about the other... or at least we reported it that way, but suddenly, things shifted and we were all into the real world stuff.... like his elderly mother, and kids, and something really changed. When I got back home, we picked up where we had left off, writing to one another... I was making a big decision in my life and he ended up helping me to pick the Helping Career choice even though it was less money, (by putting the amount of money I need to pay all my bills in my bank account). At first I didn't want to accept the money, and we talked at great length about why and strings and all that earthly reality stuff, and finally I started paying my bills out of the money he had given me. About a month later, he asked me to never contact him again, said he wasn't angry, that nothing had happened, but that he was dating a woman who didn't feel comfortable with this unusual relationship. And so I never contacted him again for two years, I really missed him and felt sort of cheated.

Recently, I tried to contact him, and he responded. We picked it up again for about two days. The emails are long and talk about light and darkness and little beings that teach us things etc. ha ha this is before I identified myself as an Empath, but he had mentioned this to me before..

Anyway, he did it again, said not to contact him and he might be back in a few weeks, and I felt so hurt that I responded by saying..... OK, but like a butterfly in the garden, when you return I may be gone." And he said that's probably better, and it just seemed like such a waste of something beautiful....

All this to say, that I totally empathize with your story here. It's almost like there's a glitch with some people. I don't have any answers, really, just compassion and shared experience.

Thanks for sharing, @Kate. I have a follow-up question, that you may answer privately or publicly or not at all, Do you have a lot of sexual energy? I do, and I wonder if sometimes that gets in the way or makes things glitch on the transition to a real/physical world relationship.....

Jenstone
@jenstone
09/25/16 02:13:41PM
72 posts

Empath Experiment--3 minutes


Empath

I see two horizontal triplicate lines (each line is really three lines like pink, green, blue) that stretch east and west to eternity. The space in between the lines takes up about a third of the space vertically, so it's like a strip of wallpaper in the midzone. Inside is one giant red X and it is a good X. It marks the exact spot where treasure is, where love is, it is a sure thing, and because it is marked, there is a simplicity to it. Receive love, here.....now......right on the spot that is marked, right on the spot that hurts, its that simple and aferwards, we are children, and we all hold hands and giggle. There's really nothing to.

- - - - - - -  - - - - -- - -

Wow. sorry it wasn't a bit more swirly and twirly or poetic, and I certainly don't mean to make anything "easy" out of the very real mountains people are climbing, but that simplicity is what came through! It was cool! And not at ALL what I would have "tried to see" if my overly complicating lawyer mind would have led.

I do actually feel happier now, in a simple, minimalist sort of way ! ha ha  ---- You try it. What do you see in your mind's eye!

Jenstone
@jenstone
09/25/16 02:09:11PM
72 posts

Empath Experiment--3 minutes


Empath

What if by turning up our own volume, we could create a loving, healing vibration that our fellow empaths could pick up from us?!!!

In support of @Tonyvancity; Rene and others who are experiencing the Dark Night of the Soul, can we try an experiment? Each person who comes to the post,

--takes one minute to breath and clear energy.

--then takes a deep breath claiming AND RECEIVING love and healing.

--then types a short unedited entry describing it----  the feelings of receiving love, perhaps even describing a scene that comes to mind. These are short entries.

(I'm sure I'm not following time-tested methods, but let's be like children for a moment and just have fun... I'll go first. )


updated by @jenstone: 01/24/17 11:53:20AM
Jenstone
@jenstone
09/24/16 04:34:39PM
72 posts

Have you experienced The Dark Night of the Soul


Empath

ahhhhwwwww

I feel such a sense of wanting to take you in and just hug the top of your head and shoulders for about an hour and half. Can you feel this warmth?

Where is your mother in all of this? Your real mother, your image of mother, etc.?

You are such a survivor for continuing on. Thanks for sharing your story. What a rich and vulnerable soul you have. Stick it out. Hang in there with us......

This is the song that's playing right now on whatever mix I'm listening to and I just feel like it would encourage you... ha ha...

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Jenstone
@jenstone
09/24/16 04:18:57PM
72 posts

New feelings and weird things now..


Empath

I sometimes smell the cigarette smoke in other peoples cars. I'll smell it like its in my car and then I will look around and see someone across the intersection or in the car ahead of me smoking. (With window rolled up.) It could be that I saw it and it triggered the smell. I'm open to that conclusion, still whatever is happening is happening not in my conscious mind. In other words, I smell the smoke before I am able to locate the smoker in another car. Sometimes I smell the smoke and don't see the smoker.

Jenstone
@jenstone
09/24/16 04:15:15PM
72 posts

Extra Weirdness


Empath

Hi hopdaddy! Sorry I'm so vocal today. It's one of those days.

1) Yes people share their stories with me. About a month ago, I talked to a stranger in a hotel lobby for about 15 minutes. As I was walking away, I thought "oh my, that felt like a healing," and then I let it go, but the man started to sort of follow me around at the hotel, in the pool, in our courtyard...I was with a large group of people. Finally the next day, he caught up with me in the pool area and gave me a handwritten note that said, "in speaking with you yesterday, I felt a healing." I wanted to know if we can meet again. And it did feel a bit strange and the people in my group made me feel like there was something "wrong with me" because I am always "attracting psychos." This man was in the town on a business trip. He was fairly reserved, conservative. ?? I have students observe me in my practice (I'm a lawyer) and on more than one occasion a student has come out of the room and said, that was pretty amazing what happened in there, I've never seen anything like it. I just feel like I'm talking to people, but they experience a true healing, I think. And I know it sounds self-aggrandizing or it can feel that way, but why should we feel bad if something wonderful is happening through us?

 2) For sure this happens. It happened last week. My people things also often involve and object trigger. So I see an object, or think of an object and then the flood comes. I saw a bible that my grandmother (long passed away) gave to me years ago. I have never put it by my bed, but I did, and then I read a letter from my mother and cried and cried and cried... like wept for my mother. Then the next day I found out her father passed away, when we went to the funeral they left my grandmother and mother out of the story of his life (he had a first family of wife and three kids and second family of wife and four kids). Anyway, it's not exactly as you say, but my grandmother just popped into my head and I acted on it by moving the object to my bedside, and then the recognition came full-force at the funeral. Why I had wept for them etc.

3) and 4) Yes I experience this too, and it scares me because I have encountered a lot of scary people in my work and I don't want them to know I'm thinking about them, but it sure seems like sometime they do know. They can feel it. For sure, I have stranger "recognition." Where we I meet someone and I'm almost embarrassed to introduce myself because it feels like I already know them.

Isn't it cool to find the word "Empath" and feel that there are other people who have similar experiences!!!!!

one thing that is true for me is that the moment that I allow my ego to lead, in other words the moment that I'm getting something or trying to prove something paranormal to myself, the "magic" goes away. only in utter humility and openness do the empath qualities come to the surface. how about you?

Jenstone
@jenstone
09/24/16 03:57:37PM
72 posts

New feelings and weird things now..


Empath

This is VERY much like the things I experienced this summer. I "zinged" for about 6 weeks. lots of interference with cell phone, email, lights in my house. What was really cool about it is that others were witnessing it with me and I got a ton of support. I would say about 40 to 50 unexplainable energy interferences happened over the course of this 6 weeks. I was seeing what people were reading on their kindles and I was seeing characters in peoples video games and then I would ask them, so I could verify. It was amazing! And it is real. So just enjoy it and don't be afraid.

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