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CalMidwester
@calmidwester
02/23/17 11:19:24AM
108 posts

Empath Related Illnesses


Empath

Thank you so much. I am reading through that site!!
CalMidwester
@calmidwester
02/22/17 06:13:01PM
108 posts

Empath Related Illnesses


Empath

I just want to say this thread is really interesting. About five years ago, I went through a major loss and channeled my grief into exercise and healthy eating. I lost about thirty pounds and have mostly kept it off. I am lucky that in times of stress, I somehow become more rigid about diet and exercise. I think it is clearly a way to have some sort of control. Anyway, my daughter, 25, has a lot of health problems. It started mostly with gut issues, but now she has migraines a lot and other issues like allergies. I believe she is an Empath too. It's interesting that it could be linked to the health issues. I think - not to generalize - it is harder for younger people. Many of her peers drink a lot and have terrible eating habits. If she does that, she gets extremely sick. I try to encourage her on the self care, but it's hard to make people do things as you all know.
CalMidwester
@calmidwester
02/22/17 06:03:22PM
108 posts

Intro


Empath

Thank you all again! I have read three books already, lol. They are all pretty short. I'm going to check out the ones you mentioned. I did a trial of Kindle Unlimited so I could read all of these!
CalMidwester
@calmidwester
02/22/17 12:35:34PM
108 posts

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Empath

Thank you so much for this post. It is really helpful. Honestly, it is totally true, most of my friends will say I am getting involved with evil. I think that is a lot of what is driving my anxiety. I feel like I'm on the verge of losing everything. Honestly I'm worried even my older kids will be mad. I will keep working on the exercises. I know I have to persevere. I am very lucky to live in the woods near a lake, lots of opportunity for being with nature. It all makes sense now why I was drawn here. Thank you again.
CalMidwester
@calmidwester
02/22/17 11:31:08AM
108 posts

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Empath

Thank you again for the responses. I am very lucky to have this counselor. One little problem, right now, I feel like he is the only one who really knows me, the only one who I can truly pour out my soul to. My time with him is the highlight of my week. Anyone see an issue here. ;-)

So what am I dealing with. Let's see... I'm the Mom of a large family, some of who have grown and flown. However, they still rely on me a lot. I believe my oldest daughter is an Empath as well. I have often said - without realizing what was happening - that I feel like a dumping ground for people's problems, like they literally call me and unload and then move on and I feel buried.

I am a devout Catholic, but am realizing that the ritual and environment of the Church are what really comfort me. The older I get, the more I am sure Jesus wouldn't be harping on peoples' personal sexual behavior. The over emphasis on that just doesn't sit right with me.

Motherhood has been such a joy for me. Otherwise, marriage wise, my husband and I are somewhat typical in that we've neglected our relationship and at this point I don't feel like we have much in common. We do, however, make a great team when it comes to raising our kids and solving other problems. I am scared to share this new information with him. He is not a person who likes change. As a child of alcoholics, he mostly tries to sweep any issues under the rug so that on the surface things feel ok. See any concerns here?

All that said, I feel like I am in crisis. I have to keep reminding myself that I don't need to change anything right now. But it feels like I do.

I've read several books on Empaths over the past week. I am tying to do energy exercises every day and meditate. This morning, the meditation said to picture the negative energy draining out of you. I couldn't do it! I felt like sobbing. It was really unpleasant. Any thoughts on that?

Thank you again for having me. I am really eager to learn, as you can tell.
CalMidwester
@calmidwester
02/21/17 06:22:10PM
108 posts

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Empath

Thanks for the welcomed. I am relieved on the one hand because it somehow makes sense of things after so long of feeling confused! It's also kind of scary. My counselor just says to follow the path where it takes me and trust. Not always easy. A big issue is that no one besides him really gets this stuff. Many of my friends and fam would think it's weird or even bad. Glad I found you all!!
CalMidwester
@calmidwester
02/21/17 10:46:56AM
108 posts

Intro


Empath

Hello all,

I first heard the term Empath about two weeks ago. I have had a counselor for the past ten years - off and on - and followed along on his journey as he discovered and became an energy medicine practitioner. He asked if I was an Empath and I just said YES. And then I went home and started reading about it. It's a relief, but I'm also kind of mad. Why didn't I ever hear about this before? I am 51 and I could've used this info lol! Anyway, I'm trying to learn as much as I can and not freak out. It's not easy!!

Thank you for letting me join!
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