Sickness and shutting down
I was shut down for years before I understood what was going on. but it happens still to me, when things get too much.
I do go to the doctor - but you can bet, the moment the treatment is helping there's another completely different symptom popping up
There is something strange happening. Everytime I get to cope with a symptom, there's another one propping up - a bit like bubbles in a sticker. I used to have severe headaches. I went to the ostheopath, the headaches have gone. Then I got diagnosed on having asthma. The medication is helping - I start to have prickling extremeties (diagnosis: carpal tunnel syndrome). I'm doing extra stretching and massage to avoid an operation - the symptoms get better and there comes the next problem: I get really bad dorsal pain. Along all this, I have sleeping difficulties, returning diarrrhea and seemengly allergies. I say seemingly because the medecine helps but the tests are without result.
I wonder, if I am really this ill. I was wondering, if this ridiculous buildup of symptoms where alarm signals for something else. I am currently in a job thats not too bad, but I feel, its not the right place for me anymore. I learned a lot, but I got the feeling, I have to move on. Only, I cannot simply quit my job like that for the moment. I'm right now attending courses to be able to make a carreer change and I have to be patient still, but it's getting more and more difficult to go on.
Now, my question, finally ☺:
Could it be, that all those symptoms and illnesses are warning signals that I am not fulfilling my destiny? Or am I symply getting more sensitive?
you're not alone - I mean: you are part of this community, aren't you?
don't give up. If you're not able to connect to "mainstream" people, try with outsiders. This always worked for me. sometimes, it's also a question of self-esteem. You're worth it. Don't let anybody tell you the opposite.
1) this "I know you look" / "I know you reaction" happens to me sometimes with children or dogs (parents and owners are not amused). Most adult strangers rather avoid me
2) I have a variation of this: I see people I haven't seen for a long time when I'm looking at strangers passing by (i.e. passing in a car). They look like these people but I know they're not them.
3) this looking at somebody to have the person turn her had is always working. People and animals feel if somebody is looking at them. You don't have the effect if you look slightly past the person.
4) this never happend to me. On some occations, I dreamt of situations though, that happed like this afterwards.
Ecila, Caren, Visitor.
Thank you for sharing your experience. I do a little yoga myself at home and I always feel better afterwards. I tried doing the Qi Gong exercises alone at home but I stopped this because I always felt a bit "beside myself" afterwards. Sure it would help to get instructions from a Qi Gong teacher whom I could tell I was an empath - but I did not have enough trust in my teacher at that time to share such information about me. Interesting to know though, that yoga can have a similar effect.
I tried something different, in the meantime, that is finding and deleting inferfering "soul contracts" (I'm not sure if this is the right translation). The first time I did this was a real overwhelming experience and there was a whole lot of "me" coming back to me. I didn't think of it until now, but perhaps I should try the Qi Gong exercises once more, to see if it made a change.
best wishes and thanks for sharing
a friend an colleague at work has recently gone trough a complete change. From good humoured, self-confident to totally insecure and anxious in a few days. She has some private problems an has to fight an illness, but this situation has been going on for some months whereas this change in her behaviour came totally unexpected and within a few days. I have the impression she is getting thinner (not in terms of bodyweigh, although she is loosing weigh too) every day. Like she was slowly disappearing. Before this change, she spoke of her problems quite freely and frequently, now, she only repeats that she is insecure and seems often to be at a loss for words. She sometimes just stands there and looks at me and says nothing. I have no idea how to help. I already asked, if something had happened to her recently, but she denied.
Well, for me, the words evoke the following picture: a tall man in white (or snow-covered) clothing standing still, arms streched out, in a snow storm, face turned skywise, wind blowing in his face. I can almost hear the storm.
I often experienced, that I had a strong (and unwanted) influence on other people / other peoples decisions. I find it a bit frightning. You just tell somebody innocently your point of view or how you would handle a situation and than they just do it like that (!) and you think "oh no, not again!". I got very cautious in expressing my point of view, for fear of getting to big an influence on other peoples lives. I really hate it when that happens.
Hi everybody A Happy New Year!
So, for anyone still interested in my little selfexperiment: I practiced the qi gong exercises for some time regularly but I now decided definetly not to practice them anymore. I found out that on the one hand, it seemed to do me some good. But on the other hand, I got the feeling, that the exercises made me kind of numb and a bit disorientated. I do not want to offend anybody, but I begin to get the impression, that this kind of exercises are not necessarily designed to get us on a higher level (spiritually) but rather to make human beeings (that is the body) function better and longer - because that is what it did to me. Perhaps this is only the case for the exercises I learned and cannot be gereralized.
wow, I always thought it was rather the other way around because with me always having my head in the clouds
I'm rather new with chakras. I just boght a book with exercises for clearing and activating chakras, but it's recommanded in the book to start with the lowest. So, I think I'd rather follow the instructions, since they include clearing exercises, event if that means I'l have to stay a pear for some time :o)
thank you for sharing our thoughts
We did a lot of warm up and self massage exercises to begin with, but nothing like cleaning exercises. It was a relativly mixed group, a lot of people over 50, it's possible I could have picked up bad energy, I' still learning to shield. I hat the impression that the whole thing was overstraining me. I did not talk to the instructer about it, because I'm rather sure he would not have understood it and his standard response anyway was, that we had to practice at home. Only, I could not manage it at that time to practice at home for several reasons.
The daily 10 minutes in the morning or early afternoon I'm doing now (alone and at home) seem to be doing me some good, though.
Where I live there's not a big choice of local courses so I took the first one that was in my vicinity at a time that was possible for me. He hat learnend from chinese masters, so I think he was not to bad as an instructor, but I think he saw it all more from the physical point of view.
I cannot give you any advice or help there, but I've experienced something similar already. it happens, when I'm tired or nearly asleep or simply absent-minded or I want to describe something I have no words for. So I want to say something but the words that I actually say are totally unknown to me, like another language, I know or have a feeling what the overall meaning could be but do not know what the words mean although it's like the meaning is on the tip of my tongue. Could be though, that I'm just babbling because I'm tired.
I started now to practice a 10 minutes sequence every day, that I learned in the course. (Nei Yang Gong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pQjpzxkeKE&feature=youtu.be)
What I found out so far: I should not do it in the evening. I tried this, and it made me totally nervous and gave me an antsy feeling all over my body. When I'm doing it in the morning, it feels good, and I feel better afterwards. So, lets see if there're going to be "long-time" effects
I do not know if the pain was along acupuncture meriadians, I'm not familiar with acupuncture and it's some months ago (yes, I've taken a really long time to come to the conclusion that I could ask here on the community ... oO ) I just remember a sharp pain over the whole body and that I had to take a hot bath in the middle of the night to be able to relax enough to sleep a bit. After this experience, I did not retourn to the course.
Perhaps it was the same effect as had justlooking, and the pain was showing that it actually worked. So, I think I'll try some Qi Gong exercises at home, in small doses, and without other people, to see, if this happes again.
Thanks a lot for the answers
Has anyone experienced yet negative effects from practising Qi Gong?
I've taken a Qi Gong evening couse last year. In the beginning, I experienced it as positive and I felt more centred but then I had to stop it because instead of getting more energy and feeling better, I was feeling totally exhausted after the courses, my body hurt all ower the way and it kept me from sleeping at night, this state continuing for up to a week (until the next course). Also, there was not a feeling of energy flowing more freely after doing the Qi Gong exercises , it felt more as if I had done any sort of physical exercise, like swimming or running (and way to much of it).
Does anybody have an explanation for this?
I wanted to share the link of the empath quiz with a friend, who wondered, if she too could be an empaht, but actually, I cannot find the quiz anymore. Does'nt it exist anymore? If so, could anybody recommend me another quiz?
Thanks for your help
I thank you all for your fast responses. This forum is really a relief.
A friend of mine, during a conversation some years ago about esoteric themes, said that he was thinking I would know a lot more than I was telling him. The fact is, that I don't really know or at least I don't trust what I think I know. [...] oO
Sometimes I simply feel that a statement is wrong but I cannot say what would be right and why. Also, I've realized that it happens quite often that I'm really influencing peoples decisions if I tell them my view. What if I get it all wrong? I'd prefer people making their own decisions (and discoveries). So I prefer to shut up most of the time. Or, I content myself to just spread some hints, hoping they'll find out by themselves.
I know I'll have to work on this.
Fortunately my friends are real friends. But when I try to express what I'm really experiencing, the conversations often starts to get awkward. They do not think I'm crazy or just inventing something, but I have the feeling that they can't really make a sense of it - and sometimes they get it completely wrong. It even occured to me that people get it wrong on purpose, because they just don't want to understand what I was saying.
phew - there's still a long way to go
Hello and welcome
I am rather a newb to these empath business too, but I'll try to share my experiences I've made so far:
cons. your first question: yes, it was the same with me. Before I found out that I was actually experiencing the feelings of others, I thought I was going crazy - my emotions where switching abruptly, seemingly without reason. When I found out that I was an empath I suddenly knew what had been the matter with me all these years.
I do not know if predicting dreams are part of beeing an empath, but I sometimes have this kind of dreams too.
How can you tell if your reading people? Personally, I do not believe in coincidence. But I still find it difficult to keep apart my personal emotions and those of other people. It sometimes feels like standing in a dark room and trying to orientate yourself just with your hands. There is no evidence, there is just a sensation.
Sensations in a movie: I experience this too and a lot of other people too from what I have read in this forum. Why does this happen? Perhaps because empaths simply are persons that care, that cannot stay indifferent.
this picking up emotions from others and expressing them for others is something that happens to me rather often and I do not always realize it. It's like I'm a kind of mirror or pressure outlet for others. It's often the suppressed emotions of others that I feel strongest.
connection to people you are close too: this is something I experience too, but in a different way. It's probably normal that you react strongest to people that are close to you.
sensing that a person is dangerous: this has not really happend to me up til now (at least not with evidence following)
to your last question: Did you already look here: http://www.eliselebeau.com/
I hope I could help you , as one newb to another Good luck on your journey!
Is it easy for you to find people that are "on the same wavelenght"? How do you do?
I always found (and still find) it very difficult, to find build up relationships. And when I get to know people better, I often realize that this person experiences the world in a so totally different way that it seems pointless to me to even try to share my view, because the other person could not understand,
This is something I'm even experiencing when I'm together with real close friends and makes me feel very lonley. Are you experiencing the same?
Just discovering the fact, that I was an empath already helped a lot. Jippee I am not crazy! I started doing Qi Gong last autumn, and I begin to see a difference: I am more "me", I can define better what I want and what's what others want and I am starting to find out how to make my point clear to other people. What surely helped me too, is that I managed to get a permanent reduction of my working hours. Well, this does mean less income, but I have more time to recover and I feel like finding my feet again. To know, not to be the only one is a good feeling too. This forum is great, I am glad I found it! Greetings to all
I always dream in colour too.
I sometimes have premonitions (very scarcely), but most of the time, I do not know where they from or if I dreamt it. I just have the information like it had already happend. Just once, I really dreamt about a situation that was very actual and it came true, but I only knew it had been a premonition in the moment it was about to happen. It was a help nevertheless because it made me more prudent. I would have acted more carefree without the dream.
I guess, to know the difference between a "normal" dream and a premonition is probably a matter of experience.
I did not find out how to reply to more than one person, so I write a reply to myself ... :o)
I looked a bit on the internet, and what I found out, is, that in psychology there exists a thing named "shadow" or "anti-councious", which is the "wild" prehistorical part or relict in all of us. I found out too, that, apparently, the "shadow" ist guarding a part of our subconcioussness, to which we only get access, if we can defeat the guardian. So perhaps, it was a test, (which I did not pass) and which I will have to try again.
Or Ecila is right, and it is some rather stupid thing that I am afraid of ... oO I will definitely try the method proposed by Tammra.
Thank you very much for the replies
I had this very scary dream about a Doppelgnger. I was dreaming it was in the morning and I was still sleeping in my bed when suddenly a hand, that came from under my bed, was groping me. I said "go away!", but then there came a whole person from under my bed and attacked me. I knew it was me although it looked slighty different. It had a painted face (white and red) and it looked evil. It began to scratch and bite me. I tried to scream, but I could not get out a sound. It was a lot stronger than me and I tried to get it out of my bed again but I did not succeed. Finally I managed to get out of its grip and ran out of the room, downstairs, where I met my husband in the kitchen. He was making breakfast. I showed him my injuries, then I woke. I was really scared because the dream had felt very real and I can't shake off the feeling, not to be alone in the room.
I already found out, that this "Doppelgnger" could be a part of me I am suppressing. But I have no idea, which part this cold be. I'm actually experiencing a kind of lucky streak and a lot changed "to the good" in my life recently.
hope, somebody can give me a hint.
hi there back
(3 months later ... oO)
there are a lot of online free tutorials for drawing an I can recommend the book "drawing with children" which gives a good method if you never ever have been drawing before.
but why do you feel you need to get basic skills before you start? You can start rigth on - Art doesn't have to be realistic. If you want tho express (or find out about) your emotions, all you need to do is just to draw or paint what comes into your head - or rather into your hand, to much thinking makes it more difficult.
to find out about your preferred medium, you have to try out - paint or draw with anything you can get your hands on.
To practise drawing is a good thing to develop your skills -but not a condition to start "the real thing" !