Does trauma enhance our abilities?
YES! It was only after a traumatic event that left me with PTSD that I started to awaken. I feel like it took that event for me to "break open".
I agree, it is sad that such a wisdom exists (and is true!). However, now that I have awoken to my gift and to the empath/narcissist dynamic, I see and appreciate how powerful the lessons I received from them are. The narcissists in my life have made me a much better person and empath and I hope I have made them better in some way too.
Going through the same thing here. I feel like I am losing some of my giving nature because I am so much more guarded now, but it is absolutely necessary for me to be careful about who I get close to. I too feel bad about it, Tundra, so I have conflicting feelings and am struggling to find a balance.
Cheshire, I am not quite sure and have been trying to make sense of this ever since it happened - I have not told a single soul about this until now. I felt a sense of familiarity with the boy, so I am intrigued at the thought that maybe he is in my soul family. There was definitely a protective fondness for the boy. Also intriguing is the idea about living guardian angels, I think that is possible, but that does not resonate with me as it pertains to this experience. It was how I felt in the days/weeks afterward that had such a big impression on me. I knew it was something out of the ordinary and was significant for some reason.
The strangest experience I ever had occurred about a year and a half ago. I will call it a dream but it was not a dream. It was far too real to be a dream. I can still remember the feeling and senses I had during this experience as if it just happened. I left my body and was traveling peacefully, but with a purpose. That purpose was to protect a little boy who was walking alone at night. It was as if I was his angel and I was needed for his protection at that moment....I flew down and was very careful to gently swoop in and shield him for his entire walk home. After he was home I flew back out and that was that. It was the absolute REALness about this experience that I know it was not a dream. For days I was unaffected by any of the very stressful events that had been going on in my life at the time. I can still feel the peaceful, blissful feelings I felt. It was too real. Also, after that experience, things started to unfold very quickly for me and my intuition has been even more heightened.
Another weird thing that recently happened was that my teenage daughter got new Invisalign trays that had cut the soft tissue of her gums until she could file it down. She was miserable. What is interesting is that I woke up the following day with painful sores in the same place. They went away within 2 days and there was absolutely nothing I did to cause them.
, thank you for your input and I'm going to go check out MBTI. I identify with a lot of what you said. Me being tired of it is what contributed to some events this last year that literally forced me to do something about it. I very much have to "check-in" all day and clear whatever emotions are not mine.
thank you, yes it does help! I do HATE crowds and if I have to be out in one I tend to rush so I can get whatever I am doing over with. And I do get premonitions all the time, most especially with my kids and the premonitions have turned out right so much that even my teenagers will stay home if I get a bad feeling from something. I think because I have always been this way I thought that it was just me being sensitive. I am still in the process of learning what to do with this and am trying to do what you are - fully experiencing and paying attention to what I am feeling - is this my feeling or not? This is such an informative board, I am so glad I found it.
I have been reading this board for a few months but this is my first post. I was told by a therapist years ago that I may be an Empath after I came to see her after encountering a very dark energy. I looked into it briefly at the time and it resonated with me, but I didn't really understand it. Events in the last year have forced me to take a deeper look and learn strategies to help me. Anyway, I have been going back and forth and doubting that I am an Empath and tried explaining away things that have happened that support that, intuition, etc. Something reminded me of this Emergenetics Profile that I had done through my employer at work years ago (it's dated October of 2011). I recalled that at the time when our team got the results we all kind of laughed at how different mine was from the rest of my team. So I found it yesterday and it seems to support that I have a lot of empathic qualities. I'm curious if any of you have had similar testing? This was not an Empath test, it was a process our work team went through to learn each other's work/personality styles.