Are you an open book or not?
I'd be glad to
Perfect timing, I really need some art therapy to relieve some stress at the moment
What if a fellow empath were to read you?
Will they read you as easily as they would a non-empath?
Just curious. I was thinking about how overwhelming it would be if someone were to see right through me, since people around me seem to have no clue about my feelings when I am shielding.
I can relate to this so much, I also had to go through this phase from time to time.
Just recently, that "bomb" really hit me hard. You're suddenly slapped awake by the realization that, all along, all these people are hopeless, always fighting and bickering over useless stuff, full of nothing but negative thoughts. It suddenly becomes so obvious that everyone is hiding under their masks, even people that are close to us. At that point you start asking yourself, "Why even bother with them?" "Won't they change?" "What's the point in helping them?"
It's like a revelation that your life has been a lie, literally. Like all your efforts are a joke to them. The feeling of emptiness is so overwhelming that at one point I had a thought like "What will happen if I jump from this window?", a shocking thought which my normal self won't ever entertain.
I had to drag myself out of the house and force myself to put on a happy face to interact with others. I would be tempted to delete of all my SNS accounts and not answer any emails or calls.
Up to now I still do not have any idea what triggers this phase, but focusing on the bright side of every person really helps for me. Distract yourself with happy thoughts and take this time to appreciate the little things that still makes life worth living.
Surround yourself with things you love - for me it's cats, binge watching, and arts. Alone time could also work. Though it's such a pain, we really need to generate good vibes to counter all the negativity around us. What's funny though is that right after this phase, it feels like you are even more bubbly and playful, without a care in the world.
It's time to recharge, let yourself heal.
I got carried away with my reply, but all I want to say is: Stay strong, this too will pass.
I don't know if I'm doing this right, but to cut off energy links, I imagine invisible chain links to other people and break them apart mentally whenever I sense unwanted attachments.
But I don't know what you mean by taking out the roots. How do you take out the roots ? I haven't made my research on that yet, you see, and I really appreciate all the help you guys have been giving me.
It would make sense that he is a hidden narcissist, that explains why I freeze up when he directs a question at me.
For now I will focus on what I am doing and block out whatever energy this is, to stay sane. I will also remove cords of attachments and links, thank you for the reminder , I always forget to do that.
I still cannot bring myself to introduce the concept of "empaths" to her as we are not that close yet, but she already knows that she is special, so I'll leave it at that for now. Maybe I'll send her a link to one of Elise's blog here.
I seemed to have gained her trust, and she lights up now every time she sees me. I feel like I have a puppy following me around, I never imagined she would become attached to me. She calms down now when she's around me, and that is such a relief. I know that she sensed that we have something in common.
It's becoming more and more apparent that her "tough" front is a coping mechanism, so I got her back when people start badmouthing her actions. Who knew she would become a dear friend to me?? 😂😂
Really glad I came here, I'll keep you guys updated.
Just for a little background, this is my second degree, and all the students in the class are adult professionals.
I'm getting more and more annoyed with him these days. It's like he's expecting everyone to give wrong answers by giving unfair questions that are impossible for our level to answer.
Also, I know for a fact that he is a kind soul. Maybe he just wants to play with our heads, perhaps he gets off on that. And hopefully, like you said, time will resolve all this.
once you reach the point where you start looking at food differently, it's the best feeling in the world.
Food really is medicine guys. Be well ♡
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And leave the negative people in your life behind. The ones trying to tempt you away from your goal, or go to places that aren't a part of your goal. You will find that your good friends will stick with you, push you, and support you on your journey, and build you up.
I have been raised on a somewhat organic diet, and I couldn't agree more with what you say about food being medicine.
I've noticed that when I cheat with fast food and the like, I do not function that well. Sadly, I'm quite tight on the budget now, so I couldn't afford fruit these days, fruits are expensive where I live, but hey, I always go for the natural option every time I could.
Also, we really are better off without negative people in our lives. Makes such a huge difference to be free of them.
There is always that one person you meet who make you stutter, say foolish things or act silly and awkward with. You know you're not acting like yourself, but somehow when you're around them, you become another person.
I read in another thread here about this situation with "judgmental people," who expect, or somehow persuade, others to act according to their judgment. But then you snap out of the spell as you see through their real intentions.
One such person has been bothering me though, an old professor in our university. I still can't figure him out, he is such a puzzle to me. His eyes, sometimes light up with amusement, but most of the time they are fixed on judging or seeing through each person in the class. He is not like the other "judgmental people" I've met. He has such a gentle and kind aura, that I often feel calm or let my guard down during his class. He does not feel intimidating like the others.
But when I get called to recite, like most of my classmates, I would speak gibberish, like I twisted my tongue and forgot how to construct sentences. I know I'm better than that, if I really wanted to I can talk my way out. Maybe he thinks I'm so bad in class that I couldn't look him in the eye, but it would be a huge trigger for me if I were to make direct eye contact. When he's not looking my way, I see the mix of emotions in his eyes.
It's just that I always forget to keep my guard up because of the "calm" I feel, then it's like I'm trapped at his own pace. What's worse is that I feel giddy with my silly answers while I'm in class. But then I'd snap out of the haze later, and regret not doing a lot better.
I don't know how to deal with this. It's taking too long for me this time to overcome this obstacle.
A little help? Thanks
I usually feel at peace when I'm around a large body of water. There are some times when I just don't feel like being in the water, or I don't like being at busy pools, but for me I usually feel other people's emotions less when I'm in water. That's probably why I love showers lol. I would think that most of what you're feeling is from your anxiety with water, although I wouldn't be surprised if other people's anxiety can make it worse. Did something happen to you when you were younger around water?
What's really weird for me though, is that the tension I am feeling from the water seems to get stronger when I am left alone in it. Unlike when I am at busy pools, where I can be distracted and somehow spend longer time in it. If I let my guard down, it feels like the water is pushing at me and suffocating me.
Now that you mention it, I nearly drowned when I was a child and my relatives just laughed it off. That may be it, I never thought seriously about that incident.
Anyway, I might feel helpless in the water, but I am so in love with the rain
Hi...maybe your remembering a past life....usually phobias that are not caused by a recent trauma are attributed to a trauma from a past life that you've lived....if your feeling afraid at more than one or all bodies of water and not just one or 2 places then that might something to think about....
Every time I am in the swimming pool or any body of water - no matter how shallow, no matter how I am surrounded by people that make me feel somewhat safer - I would be overwhelmed by the feelings / thoughts I sense in the water. It feels like they are all coming towards me, making it harder and harder for me to breathe. They are so intense and jumbled up that I have to get out of the water immediately before I get hit by a full-on panic attack.
Or maybe it's because I'm aquaphobic, fear might just be getting the better of me.. It may just be my imagination.. Maybe someone here had experienced something like this?
I recently tried to get past this phobia through exposure therapy, but I am not sure I would go through it again. Might just have to avoid the water altogether.
Now, I don't remember where I read this, but empaths are supposed to be naturally drawn to the water. Unlike me, are you drawn to the water?
So the judgmental people make me feel like utter crap sometimes. In those situations we have to remind ourselves who we really are. That's where grounding and flushing becomes very useful. Otherwise, I end up being and acting the way they perceive me. It's a fulfillment of their judgement, and is sucks. The trick I found with new people is to send out my perception of myself before they start to make those judgments.
Oh man, that was why I act a certain way around some people, even though I know it's not like me to act like that. I have to keep on mastering grounding and flushing, so that other people do not get to dictate who I am as a person. This is such an eye-opener, thanks
, I agree in finding things not by actively searching, but walking right to them. But I must say I am a hopeless case when it comes to directions. I am easily lost and have no sense of direction whatsoever.
I am not much of a fan of the word "psychic" too, but "empath" and "clairvoyant" works for me.
I agree that her soul feels so wrong too, even without saying anything. I regret that I have to make eye contact when talking to her to get across my point. Eye contacts are my triggers, so I probably have to work on toughening up. She feels so rotten and corrupted that I feel so sorry for her for being this way. I always think of her as a lost soul and that she is too far gone to be saved even though she's still alive.
To keep my emotions in check, I'll counter her malicious vibes with good thoughts. This is really a testing time for me, and I can't help but shudder at the thought of what's to come in the future, when this is just possibly to prepare me for that ahahaha
Thanks the warnings, I really needed them. I actually did not think much of her at first, so I let my guard down around her and it got so ugly for me.
Until I realized recently that she was sapping the energy right out of me.
I'll continue to put up a strong shield and shut her off from my radar, hopefully I won't have to interact with her too often. Thankfully, I'll be graduating in a year and I'll be free from her presence soon
Looking at it from a non-empath's perspective, it is normal to back off when someone "reads" their minds, or feelings in this case.
So I probably will never be able to tell others that I am an Empath.
These days, I just imagine that we Empaths are superheroes, with superpowers that are kept secret to the whole world. I know, pretty childish, but that makes this whole Empath thing not too overwhelming for me, since I am just starting to embrace my gift and develop it.
Yes, me too. I don't have that strong of an immune system, but I rarely had a fever or any sickness since I was a kid. But for the past few years, it's weird how I have to deal with frequent migraines, muscle pains, severe exhaustion, panic attacks, and digestive issues. They are happening to me more frequently and it's freaking me out - it's like there's no time to rest from getting sick.
I do suspect that the world being such a mess right now has a big role in this, and I am working my way towards shutting off all those "pollutants" from my radar.
I agree with with the Natural remedies, I find myself reaching out for a teabag these days than my usual cups of coffee. I also find physical exercise really helpful - though all that I can handle for now is brisk walking on a treadmill or going out for walks.
Let's all get better and healthier soon!
Hi, I agree that human energy has some effect on nature.
These recent years I have been feeling strong awful vibes from all over the place, so bad I almost have to force myself to go out every time.
There's just this general feeling of hopelessness, and all the negative vibes are floating around, making the air more and more polluted. I feel so exhausted like never before these days, just from shielding myself away from those "pollutants". It's like you always have to be on your guard. That's why I don't really watch or read news nowadays, they are so depressing.
I can't stop wondering how non-empaths can be so oblivious to all of these.
Though I really to try my hardest to always see the bright side in everything, cheers