Forum Activity for @michelle

michelle
@michelle
06/19/19 01:10:25AM
200 posts

Having a really difficult time recently


Empath

@mike-simpson-rogers

I'm sitting here in empathy with you. The feelings of grief are heavy, yet you move thru and on.

I used the music w/ frenquencies and b-beats at the end of last year...a really tough time for me....it did help....sending you a pm with something else to help you...

Hugs, πŸ’–
Michelle
michelle
@michelle
06/19/19 01:04:30AM
200 posts

Newbie to all of this amazing stuff


Empath

@lancemiramar You've been thru so much. Life is religion; you gain personal experience thru living. And, many times, it is getting thru our trials that become our greatest strengths, which we use to bolster others up....πŸ’–


updated by @michelle: 06/19/19 02:20:06AM
michelle
@michelle
06/12/19 07:25:49PM
200 posts

Having a really difficult time recently


Empath

@mike-simpson-rogers

My condolences for the lost of your husband. I'm so glad you were with Anthony as he left.

Sounds like you got an upgrade on your gifts. Has your health taken an upswing, also?
michelle
@michelle
06/11/19 09:19:43AM
200 posts

Being present in the moment


Library of Light

michelle:

There are so many reasons to stay in the present moment. One being to avoid programing.

No matter what one may think of David Icke...in his early days, I avoided his matetial..He has been putting out some thoughtful messages. In the video below, he speaks of methods to get humanity used to and having friendly feelings towards technology and A.I., particularly aiming efforts towards our young. Elders were not born into such an artifical reality and may find it unbelievable that people are so addicted and ultimately gullible.

He also talks on preemptive programing, using movies and TV. I think it important to keep this in mind while viewing much of what is being presented to us and understanding the hidden goals within. I grew up being a sci-fi buff, so I do watch those types of movies occasionally. The last I watched was, "I Am Mother," which was really chilling in it's message to humanity.

Not saying, don't watch, just be mindful of the attempt to plant ideas/attitudes in your minds....this includes media being used to change any normal human behavior.



New A.I. technology described as 'better' than human intelligence:

SEE:
https://siliconangle.com/2017/05/08/ai-startup-neurala-claims-major-breakthrough-deep-learning/
michelle
@michelle
06/10/19 04:35:10PM
200 posts

Being present in the moment


Library of Light

There are so many reasons to stay in the present moment. One being to avoid programing.

No matter what one may think of David Icke...in his early days, I avoided his matetial..He has been putting out some thoughtful messages. In the video below, he speaks of methods to get humanity used to and having friendly feelings towards technology and A.I., particularly aiming efforts towards our young. Elders were not born into such an artifical reality and may find it unbelievable that people are so addicted and ultimately gullible.

He also talks on preemptive programing, using movies and TV. I think it important to keep this in mind while viewing much of what is being presented to us and understanding the hidden goals within. I grew up being a sci-fi buff, so I do watch those types of movies occasionally. The last I watched was, "I Am Mother," which was really chilling in it's message to humanity.

Not saying, don't watch, just be mindful of the attempt to plant ideas/attitudes in your minds....this includes media being used to change any normal human behavior.


updated by @michelle: 06/10/19 04:40:35PM
michelle
@michelle
06/07/19 07:55:19PM
200 posts

22 Degree Rainbow Halo


Psychic and Paranormal

Hi stevie; great to see you hangin' with us again! Awesome photo of a sun dog.

I'd look at it as a good occurrence. Here's someone who thinks the same:

https://psychicspiritinyou.com/2014/02/28/omens-and-prophecies-rainbow-halo-around-the-sun-whirling-rainbow/

Rainbows hold special significance for me. When I was in my 20s, I was driving down the NJ turnpike and saw the end of a rainbow at the side of the road. I stopped, got out of the car and danced in the rainbow....too bad the pot of gold was at the other end! LaughI see a great many double rainbows too.

I have my own special rainbow that frequently appears over the river where I live. It is complete and very small, covering the beach I sit and swim at. First time I saw it my son was little and we had a big flood here. Our house was the only one that didn't get flooded....and still never does. The day before that big flood, we were driving home and 2 huge sylph like Angels were right over our little valley looking down. With that and the rainbow, I told my son we'd be safe here. He also had a dream 2 days before that flood, saying he went into the neighborhood houses and they had sparkling light inside them....this was a devastating flood for many communities and although homes in our neighborhood took in water, it was mild compared to most.

I'm gonna say this is a promise of better things for you.

michelle
@michelle
06/05/19 10:44:28AM
200 posts

Newbie to all of this amazing stuff


Empath

Here's a thread he started, John:

https://tinyurl.com/y5g57syb
michelle
@michelle
06/05/19 10:30:36AM
200 posts

Newbie to all of this amazing stuff


Empath

Hi John, I'm glad to see you here...A BIG WELCOME!

I like the phrase, "You're killing me Smalls," that's from a very good movie for boys [and this gal], "The Sandlot."

Yeah, I feel other's pain too. Even if another is describing an old wound or one belonging to someone else, I have to tell them, "Stop!"

We recently had another veteran join here....I hope you two talk. I can't imagine what it would be like to be a soldier and an empath.

Interesting about carrying weight around the middle; there's a chakra at the solar plexis and people put out and receive much energy there....I guess the extra padding could be a protective barrier.

Thanks again for joining; it's great to have more men join...

✌
Michelle
michelle
@michelle
06/03/19 06:03:17AM
200 posts



@moonshine Because of this thread, I've been havin' a laugh with myself.

You worried about wearing a certain dress and how people would judge. I'll let you in on one of my inhibitions.

I really love all kinds of music and learned music appreciation in school. However, I don't have a strong sense of rhythm...not in singing...or dancing. Unless I'd let inhibitions get in the way, there were times when I just HAD to hit the floor! So, I'd feel the music and let my body move in expression. Now that I'm older I believe that my 'dancing' was a very good thing for my mind and body. These memories came up as I was practicing some shaking to relieve stress excercises...similar to Peter Levin's work on trauma.

Anyway, here's the source of my laughter. Knowing that I'm not such a smooth dancer as some, I was reminded of this older song and had a hearty belly laugh. To hell with what other's think, "Of course I can dance!" 🀣🀣🀣

michelle
@michelle
06/02/19 10:28:25AM
200 posts



Nocturne's Angel:

You mention seeing yourself "modern" & the others differently which signals to me that you may be astral traveling.



@nocturnes-angel Would you consider speaking more on astral traveling; perhaps start a thread?
michelle
@michelle
06/02/19 10:11:25AM
200 posts



@moonshine please don't delete your account, I enjoy your presence here! And I appreciate your introspection; always gives me something to think about. πŸ€”

@tigerlily just gave you some kindly advice. It really hit home w/ me. You can't begin to tackle any battles unless you're secure in your mind. And yeah, when you're beeming happiness and contentment, there'll always be someone out there to try and bust your bubble....only because you remind them of some wound that needs healing. Not not they may be aware of this, however. But that is theirs to discover and heal. It reminds me of the Native American parable of the 2 wolves inside of us, one of light and one of darkness. The question one must ask is, "Which wolf are you going to feed?"

People live so much in their mind's landscape; they have their own private movie running. You/we are merely props and the cast of characters is actually them. Minds become fragmented into many separate 'I[s]' thru hurts and trauma. They think they are one person but this isn't true and any of the fragmented personalities can slip in up front and speak, without one being aware of this. The really hurtful ones are those personalities that carry the most damage and this gets projected outward.

It takes alot of work to become aware of these 'others' and most are not 'self explorers.' You could call this shadow work. It takes bravery and honesty to begin this work and those are qualities that aren't nutured much in society. Most see themselves as an idealized self...the one they want to be.

I think it a daily chore to feed the Wolf of the Light. Maybe by understanding how fragmented people are helps us to not fall to the levels that we are being presented with from others.

My dad is deceased and my mum is in her 90s. Every day may be her last and she and I speak of this; of her being ready to go. This past Mother's Day, I thanked her and included my father in that. My parents went thru a great many traumas and trials, things that most do not have to ever endure. I thanked Mum [and Dad's memory] for surviving their hardships, raising 7 kids, and all that it entailed, and for what was the most wonderful gift they could give, that of hanging on to their goodness, in spite of it all.....

Thank you, and thank All of the EEC, for shinning your Light and Goodness here. πŸ’–
michelle
@michelle
05/31/19 06:09:17AM
200 posts

In need of some kind words


Empath

@womanwhowalks

In regard to the EMF soup we live in, I had read that silk defends against this. Suggested was sleeping in a silk sleeping bag [ or a comforter], drapping one's bed with silk [as you would do with a mosquito net], wearing silk pjs, scarfs, headware, etc.

Also might bring up mental blocking against effects. I think this pertains to: learn what you can, take fesible precautions and not to dwell constantly on it so as to not create or highten the effects thru our minds.

Also found the following for care of silk. It doesn't hold up well to repeated washings, airing out is best and avoid drying cleaning due to chemicals used and introduced into the fabric. A more economical and perhaps safer alternative is to wash the silk in a salt water solution OR a vinegar (white) and water solution. Read this method was passed on to another by an Asian friend who claimed that this was how silk was washed by them.Β 

Anyone ever heard of washing silk this way?


updated by @michelle: 05/31/19 06:20:17AM
michelle
@michelle
05/30/19 02:32:52PM
200 posts

In need of some kind words


Empath

@crystalsage

I used to wear alot of copper when younger...never thought why I liked it. Would you repost the info/link on metals?

I haven't worn much in the way of stones/crystals jewelry for some time. I used to wear diamond earrings with a screw on back and woke on morning with the posts bent at 90 degree angles....my thoughts were at the time that I had a huge energy surge run thru me....anyone ever have anything similar happen?....the earrings were not cheap and well made, had worn them for years till that happened.
michelle
@michelle
05/30/19 12:41:19AM
200 posts

Become an Empath Community Supporter!


Empath

@eliselebeau Count me in, at the begining of next month.

This modest platform of support to the community comes after a wakeup call I had as to what's going on in the world. I am noticing a surge in some others attempting to corner a new market geared towards empaths and it has a bad feel around it. Let me explain.

First, there's the certain professional who made a lucritive splash on the internet, 'building' upon the work and time that you had invested in an honest and selfless endeavor to support empaths who were awakening to their reality. I thank YOU for YOUR time and support. Also, this is the best community that I have come across; it is also free and will continue to be so, if that is one's choice or necessity.

Second, I recently viewed a certain healer whose videos I subscribe to. A few months ago, I joined a free teleconference they offered which was really a pitch for very expensive services. This person took particular interest in myself as an empath, making it clear that they weren't an empath. Now all of a sudden, they are gearing videos towards empaths and using wording that implies that they too are an empath. They basically trolled empath groups for information and bashed efforts of support amongst communities, saying that this was not for them and that they had better ways to help...maybe to help their jetsetting lifesytle?

One method they highlighted and degraded as a useful tool was your advice of 'turning the volume down on emotions.' I felt a surge of disgust over this veiled attempt to steer empaths to their services and the downplaying...or outright bashing of what real and seasoned empaths know to be true.

The world is full of wolves in sheep's clothing and there are many gullible people out there who lap up self proclaimed gurus' nonsensensical advice while giving their money and energy to unethical marketing ploys. I suppose it was only a matter of time before this happened. 😐

To any who can lend monetary support to our community, I urge you to do so. Let's make this a more visible and welcoming place of refuge to newly awakened empaths and those who've walked this journey for many years. I suspect that we can expect more imposters to come and I'd like to see a counter balance to this.

Many thanks to all my brothers and sisters here and to elise for creation of this home away from home. πŸ’–

Michelle


updated by @michelle: 05/30/19 12:44:03AM
michelle
@michelle
05/28/19 08:17:25PM
200 posts

In need of some kind words


Empath

Wow! This thread definitely turned into more than we started with.....

I'm probably going to ramble a bit but it's a way to sort out my thoughts. Hopefully, I'll end with something cohesive and coherent.

@womanwhowalks I can relate to people "finding you..." That man at the bus stop was sent to you and the 'love' that he proclaimed after infecting you with a dark energy was a mockery of true Love.

The black masses of energy you speak of have the feel of a thoughtform, directed at you. Black indicates hatred and malice. I wonder if you have interacted, in your past, with a dark magician, specifically? If it's hyperdimentional manipulation, they most commonly use other humans as vectors. I was told by a shaman that I had crossed paths with a necromancer. She said that they had attacked me with sharp barbs, similar to shards of broken glass, which explained the type of pain I was feeling. I asked why they singled me out and she said that they were jealous of my ablities and knowledge although, it certainly didn't come from the practice of dark arts...I was born this way. When she told me of this, I had a clear picture of this man and he was influencing a family I knew, especially a young girl in this family, which was a great perversion of her innocence....I was a threat to those plans of his.

Cutting and digging out cords seems never ending so I'm giving you a protection prayer which I will post in an upcoming thread on spirit release [entities of all sorts and more]. It just seems that I get interference which muddles me when I think of posting it. Prayers are always heard by higher beings and do give protective help when needed.I have used this with very good results although I stopped and it seems that I need to use it once again. The protection prayer is to be done twice a day, once when you go to bed in the evening and once when you wake up in the morning. πŸ’–

I ask the Divine within myself
to remove all the earthbound, demon and other entities,
the dark shields, dark energies, dark devices and dark connections
from my body, aura, soul, and cord,
and also from my home, my workplace, my car, my places of recreation,
and everything in them and miles and miles around them.

I ask the Divine within myself
to locate and bring back my lost soul parts
and cleanse, heal and integrate them with the main body of my soul.

I ask the Divine within myself
to fill me and shield me with brilliant Divine Light,
and to plug all the holes and tunnels in me and my surroundings and my car. [I'd include your bus here]

I visualize a column of dazzling, shimmering, vibrant Divine Light
coming from above my head
filling my whole body,
cleansing and healing every part, every cell, and every organ of my body.

I visualize this Divine Light
spreading an arm’s length all around me
in every direction
creating a cocoon of Divine Light all around me.

I visualize this cocoon of Divine Light
being covered with reflective spiritual mirrors,
with the reflective mirror surface facing outwards.

I visualize this reflective cocoon
spreading Divine Light all around.

I visualize my home, workplace, car [and bus] and places of recreation
being cleansed, filled and shielded by brilliant, white, liquid Light.

I ask the Divine within myself
to stay on guard around me and my surroundings
as long as my soul exists.

I pray for protection
of my family members, friends, co-workers and all the people I know
and their surroundings.

I ask the Divine within myself
to cleanse, heal, balance
all my energy centers
when needed
and cover up and protect them when not needed.

I ask the Divine Light within myself
to cleanse, heal, shield and protect
all my channels of communication with the Divine Light.
-----------------

@crystalsage I think your thoughts on emotions and not becoming too attached to labeling indicative to progress and a moving towards greater understanding. Most feel a limited range of emotions which are dependent on getting what they want or not getting what they want. And I think this true regarding many of the emotions that arise in close relationships. This smacks of STS [Service to Self] orientation. We live in 3D which is a realm of STS and we are all this, according to the environment in which we live...3D.

I know we do not like to think of ourselves this way but this is our big lesson here where we can learn to develope STO [Service to Others] behavior. This does not mean we go running to help others based on our own assumptions. Many are in the process of learning lessons and unless they ask for help, we may interfere with their lessons. When we want others to change, what are we basing this on other than our own need of getting what we want from them; be it understanding or compassion or just that we don't want to be bothered with their discordant energies?

I think this explains that relative ease we can feel with strangers because we don't have those cords of attachment with them; hence we really don't EXPECT anything from them.

Emotions are one way we learn in 3D and I mentioned before to you that we literally become addicted, under the skin. What are emotions other than something initiated by thought which sets off chemical reactions within the body....which we empaths describe as energy; because chemical reactions DO release energy. So, moving away from that addiction can only be a good thing...Not to say that we just dump all emotions...maybe just those which arise from wanting and needing from others....Maybe we move more into those finer more subtle emotions such as compassion, appreciation, etc. of a higher order?

Thoughts, anyone?


Β 
michelle
@michelle
05/28/19 06:45:18AM
200 posts

In need of some kind words


Empath

@moonshine said: "Sometimes I'm just happy being amongst strangers without having to talk to them as long as I don't sense anything negative." ------ - ------

It's strange and can be sad if I think of it that way, but I actually find more in common and speak more easily and of more profound and/or enjoyable things with strangers than I do with those who are close to me. By strangers I mean people I run into while out of my house. These conversations spring up quickly and feel very easy and natural. Then, I walk away and know that I'm probably never going to see them again. πŸ€”


updated by @michelle: 05/28/19 06:46:31AM
michelle
@michelle
05/27/19 04:56:49PM
200 posts

Do you get what you need out of meditation?


Empath

@crystalsage

Today, for you, I thought it good to revisit this thread of yours. πŸ˜‰

Meditation, no matter how you accomplish it, is nothing more than quieting the chatter of the mind.

The mind is a Creator given tool, a servant to us. In most, it has become their master, beating them constantly with incessant thoughts of little value. In meditation one merely gives the mind something calming to concentrate on, be it the breath, sensation, artwork...or I even find it meditative to really focus on mundane things, like walking or washing dishes.

In these moments, your mind isn't chattering but quietly observant; you let any 'chatter' drift by, not resisting those thoughts but merely letting them pass until you come to that calm observant focus. In this way, the mind has a 'job' but not one of influence. Not only does this calm the body and central nervous system but eventually opens you up to your soul or higher thoughts which come in a very different language....be that creative inspiration or profound understanding.

I hope this helps...

Michelle πŸ’–
michelle
@michelle
05/27/19 03:57:49PM
200 posts

Technical: Problem with private messenging ?


Empath

@chrisis
I'm having the same problem with PMs. Never sent a support ticket and I'm having difficulty with that. Tried to create one and it wants to get into my files....advice? How to?
I'm techno impaired!
michelle
@michelle
05/27/19 03:12:58PM
200 posts

In need of some kind words


Empath

@crystalsage I don't know why people monopolize on other's suffering...I quit trying to understand it. It does and can feel like your misery makes them happy.

Cry if you need to release and know that arms are here to hold you, if only in spirit.

You are valued. You are loved...and you are a beam of love!
michelle
@michelle
05/27/19 06:16:25AM
200 posts



Perhaps you're just working out some insecurities you've had, especially around body image/looks/dress?...
BTW, wear that one dress proudly, if it makes you feel good!

Maybe the older women are ancestors giving support that they didn't have in society?

Younger you...maybe the new you due to transitions you're making in thoughts of yourself, looking and dressing for yourself, instead of others?

Attraction towards a man...maybe you're wanting/ready for a new relationship?

Any hoo....You go woman!
Time for you, I'd say; have fun and much happiness....michelleπŸ’–πŸŒ·
michelle
@michelle
05/27/19 04:15:45AM
200 posts

Being present in the moment


Library of Light

moonshine: Interesting video. Thanks for the share and the reminder.. What are Ur thoughts on this and how do you practise this for yourself? This is so difficult for me; I'm working on withdrawing from a bad habit of mine (writing- which I mentioned in a post)- and I already feel like I'm gonna go insane! I am trying to remind myself of energies but also the fact I've been doing this for 3 yrs ish? I can't even remember.. but there's a saying it takes 15 days to form a habit and breaking out of that energy as much as is the cause sometimes because I'll dissapear to the land of nod somewhere and "forget" what I'm working on, so energies is not always an excuse; it's me. I have to work on this. How do others practise 'being present' I'm wondering if I can take some tips on board to help me through.. I tried watching Netflix to help; it's wearing out, being a busy body, helped somewhat with craft making I used to love reading books, I can't even do that anymore one of my favourites was 'the beach house' if I'm not mistaken. I just feel like im gonna fall asleep after a few sentences..

Hi @moonshine.

I wouldn't fret about writing here. We may be scattered about the globe and not able to have face to face dialogue but we are talking and we are a community.

Many people are reluctant to share thoughts, impressions, worries, fears, etc. This dramatically changes their inner landscape. Β If you're not sharing, you're basically having an inner dialog with an echo chamber. You're not getting any real feedback or information or perspectives. And then it is easy to spiral down into wrong thinking.

You could also end up being caught in negative feedback loops. Remember your post about another returning something broken that you had lent? What if you kept that to yourself? You'd most likely would have run that thru your mind over and over, becoming more and more angry...so you vented a bit and we could chime in and share similar stories, all the while helping us dump some negative energy too, in a non-hurtful way. πŸ˜€

There was also your thread on thoughts of creating a forum and @chrisis had said, regarding worries of you leaving that, "We need to team up!"πŸ‘­πŸ‘«

Concerning falling asleep while reading, where as you used to be able to read for long stretches at a time, I'll offer the following article on that, from 2008 in The Atlantic Magazine. It is a favorite of mine and I have shared it many times with any who will listen. Reading on the internet has changed humanity cognitively, where many are loosing the ability of deep reading....and there is little difference between deep thinking and deep reading. "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" SEE: https://tinyurl.com/kodz8pj

I love this thread because we live in a world and time where much is done and contrived to control/herd our thinking and distract us. The speaker in the video warns us of falling into 'story' thru media...not to mention that these stories aren't even our own!

More importantly, immersion in media is fantasy and a form of dissociation which means you're not paying attention to reality. This makes one easily programmable and also open to hyperdimentional manipulation.

We should be concerned about what we fill our minds with now because that is our present frequency, and that is what determines our future!

Although I still don't watch TV, I do watch movies. When I was very ill, I couldn't do much, even holding my head and arms to read caused pain, so I started renting movies to pass the time, alot of them. Well, that was getting expensive so I got Netflix and later Hulu. I did find some decent TV shows I missed, but there sure is alot of crap out there! I can't believe what people are filling their minds with thru TV and movies! Unspeakable horrors and degenerate models of human behavior!!!

There are some which are thoughtful and virtuous that I watch; one that I enjoy for its' stories of compassion and understanding is, "Call the Midwife." Do any watch this?

Even so, I'm spending more time outdoors digging in the dirt, marveling at Creation and talking with my neighbors. I'm also acclimating myself to the hot humid weather, without closing myself up, peeking thru the blinds because of cooling my house by shutting out the sun and using the air-conditioning. When I was ill, humidity was a great stress on my body. Now, I want to bring the outdoors inside as much as I can. See the vegetation and blue skies, hear the birds singing and listen to the sound of splashing water in my pond. I get up early and do my stretching and excercises outside, with the rising sun. And, instead of Netflix, reading before bed. When the gardens are completed, I'll read outside, under the shade my trees provide or take the dogs to swim in the river...I live right next to the Allegheny River. Also, I have a chimera for night time fires....Could I ask for a better life? πŸ˜„


updated by @michelle: 05/27/19 04:20:49AM
michelle
@michelle
05/24/19 08:01:42AM
200 posts

Being present in the moment


Library of Light

@chrisis Terrific video! Glad you came across it.


I stopped watching TV 20 some years ago. Good book I read was, "Four Arguements for the Elimination of Television."

Been putting my gardens in...that's meditative and real. Washing dishes, feeling the warm soapy water as I clean plates....that's meditative and real. Riding my bike, walking with my dogs, holding the cats, filled the pond for my turtle and fish, watching the river flow...saw a Great Blue Heron, yesterday....

Happy Days,
Michelle πŸ’₯πŸ’­πŸŒ·πŸŒ»πŸŒ³πŸŒΎπŸπŸœπŸžπŸ¦‹πŸŠβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸš²πŸΏπŸ€πŸ’πŸΆπŸ±
michelle
@michelle
05/21/19 06:34:36AM
200 posts



@moonshine If you did start your own site, I'd fear we'd not see you here anymore and miss your in-depth posts. 😣
michelle
@michelle
05/21/19 06:25:29AM
200 posts

Question for all with clair smelling


Empath

Interesting article.

I had an aquaintenance whose husband died of cancer...I became friends with her after that and she used a large ionizer to remove the smell from his illness. What that smell was like, I cannot say.
michelle
@michelle
05/21/19 06:20:26AM
200 posts



@eliselebeau A humble thank you to a most gracious hostess. πŸ’–
michelle
@michelle
05/18/19 04:02:41PM
200 posts

Ego Traps For Lightworkers


Library of Light

Thanks for posting this article, chrisis. Questioning my motivations can cause quite a few personal 'ouches.'

One of the first things I learned from reading Boris Mouravieff's, "Gnosis," [and I still have much reading to finish] was that the one thing that is absolutely imperative in doing the work, is that man has to stop lying to himself, no exceptions. He stated that many lies we tell ourselves begin with, "Yes, but...."

To me, this is when we use the "Yes, but...," to justify egocentric behavior and/or thinking.


updated by @michelle: 05/18/19 04:07:10PM
michelle
@michelle
05/15/19 10:18:20PM
200 posts

Technical: Problem with private messenging ?


Empath

Try at a later time, chrisis. I've had error messages like that and when I tried later, all was good.

If it keeps happening, send a note to elsie. There's a link for that.
michelle
@michelle
05/15/19 10:12:26PM
200 posts



Yeah, always puts you in a position where you feel crappy if you say anything. It is disrespectful of others.

Also, I've lent countless things out asked for them back and still they don't return items. I had one neighbor send her kids over to ask me if I wanted my blender back??????!!!

I never had enough money to take anything for granted but it seems as if the rest of the world does, including my stuff.

One area where I got good at is my books. I have a small fortune in years of buying and people never return them. Now, I just say a flat out no.

About saying no; on anything, just keep it short. The more you explain your position, the more tense you feel. And they don't listen anyway.

Will Shakespeare had it right!


updated by @michelle: 05/15/19 10:14:34PM
michelle
@michelle
05/14/19 08:33:51AM
200 posts

Struggling, hence my username 'Strugglebunny'


Empath

In case any think that I am suggesting that we ALWAYS run to the aid of another; I am not. There are times when I did not extend myself because I needed the rest and repair.

There is no sense in destroying our health in order to be there or give to another. If this is the case, then it is time to love and care for ourselves and not feel guilty about it. And if you reach out to others to no avail, suffer the hurt and forgive them. Anger towards this will only fester, eat at your natural 'shields' and open you to dark entities. Sucks to live in this realm but there you have it....


updated by @michelle: 05/14/19 08:34:44AM
michelle
@michelle
05/14/19 07:24:30AM
200 posts

Struggling, hence my username 'Strugglebunny'


Empath

So_exausted_from_users:
I wish I knew that answer... Unfortunately I am 45 and just realized that I am a twin flame 21 months ago... If you don't know what that is count yourself lucky and pray you never truly find out. I know that there are those who don't believe but I have a mental therapist who upon hearing the term did the research from a mental health point of view and agrees 5hey are as real as the empath it helped me meet and stop fighting that was lost inside of me. my twin and I go through seperation, lovers friendship only with the largest period of time being friends and watching him grow and change and feel our connection without any concept of twin flames. End of the week after spending as much time as possible from Monday to Thursday with me as he is working out of town yet says in constant contact with me and comes to visit me as much as possible on Friday's along with the of trip out of town to visit him for nothing more than to hand out, talk and be there when camp is lonely and he just wants someone to visit, I know that at the end of Thursday until Sunday afternoon when he leaves again he goes home to his girlfriend and if push come shove I will never be the one that will win in the end. I had a husband that after giving him 17 years of my life 16 years married and 2 beautiful children he repaid me in kind on my 40th birthday with letting me know at my birthday party I was officially to lod for him as he was only 38 turning 39. He had me replaced with someone half my age (close enough) at 21 his new girlfriend was 5 and 7 years older than our kids. my wonderful husband has been listed by the judge in the past few years of of separation and court proceedings as the most emotional and mental abusive husband that the judge with 12 years of experience has had on the bench. My so called closest friend I had for the past 5 years starting abusing that friendship last summer taking my prescription painkillers.. It started off as so few that even though I knew right from the start I couldn't call her on it... Slowly it became more and more and buy November it was out of control. I left one final test and still couldn't confront her. Instead I just showed her the new present my parents had gotten me. A decent size lock box that was fire proof and required a real key. That was the last time my friend ever visited me. She went from visiting 2 or 3 times a week to not bothering to make it over once during the Christmas season. Remember I never once accused her once or after 4 1/2 years of friendship she felt she could do this to me. My twins friendship helped me through the worst of the pain as he has shared many similar painful experience and when it comes to pain we share a same language, on everything except that I love him and he doesn't love me the exact same way.
What I am trying to say is that there is no cheat sheet or answer key.. I have had what I believe as friends for several months set me up on a date where she got paid and I was raped. I have met all kinds, known that some of the more closer friends were just soulmate in my life for a while. My husband I married and fell in love with is a soulmate but unfortunately due to to much power and ptsd that man is gone and I am left with a man who has to distroy the kids and my happiness when he is bored. I can't offer that there is a better life out there because as hard as I search for it I still find myself face down in the mud getting walked on. I hope that I don't have a lifetime like this but I honestly don't know I can only every control this second. What is in the past is my book with good and bad chapters and what is in the future is unwritten pages I can hope will get better but I don't honestly know. I will tell you after this second is over and it has been written.
I am sore I don't have better news but know that you are never alone.. control this second cause that is all you get a say in the matter.

I am very much saddened to hear all of this. I can relate to the thefts and set-ups you've experienced....the rape too...I was 52 years old and plunked into that situation by 'friends.'

Will it ever end? Not unless we completely and absolutely isolate ourselves. And that's not really possible, is it?

I like your analogy of the good and bad chapters if your 'life book.' There are times when I want so badly to go 'home.' I want to give up and it is so overwhelming that all I can do is ride it through...sometimes all one can do is to lay down and sleep so as not to permit continuous shocks to the nervous system.

Then, something rises in me and I realize I have to push forward. I look for those 'happy pages of experiences.' Yesterday, it was watching a Baltimore Oriole weaving its' nest on my back porch...above the dove that nested below. Small in comparison to grander acts of life but filled me with enough joy to carry on.

Doesn't seem fair that empaths can bring so much and recieve so little from others. Maybe we model the Divine so other souls may learn. But it seems as though there are some, many, who aren't capable of this. Psychopaths look and can act the part...heck they can appear almost saintly for a time...but they are not like us and are an interspecies predator. Whatever navigates them draws them to your Light and is the ones with the most Light that get the most attention.

So, the question is, "How do we differentiate
the true predators from the unbalanced souls in distress, who may actually be in need of our Light?"
michelle
@michelle
05/14/19 06:29:43AM
200 posts

Struggling, hence my username 'Strugglebunny'


Empath

@strugglebunny

How do know that you haven't helped this young lady? Perhaps you have thru 'tough love.'

Look at it this way; for 3 years you lent support to another in an impossible situation. You were there, opening space for her to get 'clear,' gave of your time and affection so she might begin to feel more worth in herself. Three years was alot of time for her to build resolve. You gave much in patience.

Still she didn't make her move or choice. So, all your patience and giving couldn't last forever and you finally threw up to her all that she complained of, correct?

I would bet that it's not actually you that she's mad at but herself, deep down, away from her waking thoughts and what she projects to others.

Give her time, you planted a seed that you may never be around to see grow. People do not change until duress and pain grows very large. She'll muse on her anger at you until one day, the realization comes upon her that it is something else she feels, the true cause of her feelings and actions. Hopefully, your friend will do it in this lifetime.

It will always be lonely as an empath and very hard to make lasting friendships on Earth. You'll move from person to person you encounter in your life, plant your 'seeds' and move on. It is hard because you feel so much...other's and well, yours. You're human and hurt too. People forget that because of your strength.

I helped a neighbor and child get out of an abusive relationship with the father. Spent much time helping her with the child because she was so stressed. I was there the night of his extreme drunkeness and anger, all the while trying to gather articles of clothing while he was in the back yard...very scary!

The shelter had no room for her. I lived too close so I took her to my mother's home where she spent Christmas week. Point is, she does not speak with me anymore. After time, helping while she was in the shelter, I couldn't give anymore...I also took 3 of her cats in which 2 years later, I still have. I'm human too and this all hurt me very much....where did this person and child go that I gave so much to? Confusion in me turned to anger, until I remembered that this is the way it can go. And I remembered myself; the part of myself that is good and kind and patient.

Where to go after this 'remembering' of myself? I forgave her and then I forgave myself for feeling any anger towards her. She has a new life to live and I have played my part in getting her there.

Honestly, that took a huge toll on me. I have been a victim of violence and being dangerously near the father triggered me. But would I do it again in another situation? Yes I would. In the situation I described, no one was there to help or wouldn't help, her family included [they live right up the street from my mum's...never came to see her] I absolutely could not turn away.

Hugs and strength to You, πŸ’–
Michelle
michelle
@michelle
05/12/19 08:45:39AM
200 posts

Seeing other worldly beings - Question


Psychic and Paranormal

To elaborate on the following, from my previous post:

"But it will take extreme self knowledge, self control and correction to accomplish."

Here is some info on G.I. Gurdjieff's teachings.

Gurdjieff was a True Spiritual Master and Mystic of the 20th century, an extraordinary man whose teachings deal with the most important existential questions about the meaning and purpose of human life. He lived during a period of political and social unrest and could realize that most of humanity had long stopped functioning in a harmonious way due to difficult social conditions.Β 
After many years of personal search and spiritual practice, Gurdjieff managed to enter the essence of ancient traditions, and find the lost answers that preexisted all knownΒ religions and systems of faith. He presented them in such a way as to make them understandable and more easily accessible to the modern man of the West.

Gurdjieff's spiritual method of self-awareness was called by his student P.D. Ouspensky "The Fourth Way," because in it, Gurdjieff incorporated the intellectual, emotional and physical aspects of self-development, instead of separately working on each one of them. In order to achieve this, he not only used lecturing and writing, which appeal to the mind, but also music and dance to wake up emotions.

Gurdjieff's ideas cover many different fields of knowledge. He was a mystic, a philosopher, and a psychologist who went deep into the human psyche, and came up with the realization that our apparent limitations are the result of our unwillingness to act and change in such a way as to be able to use the full range of our natural and divine endowment.

Gurdjieff saw man under the light of his possible evolution. While psychology examines the man in his current state of existence, and tries to heal his weaknesses, Gurdjieff's aim was to help him develop his potentialities, become aware of his real nature, and "wake up from his sleep," by applying the proper spiritual practices which he called "The Work."

Gurdjieff believed that humans, in their normal, everyday state, are extremely mechanized with almost no degree of freedom, and that human activity is mostly reactive to environmental stimuli, thus leaving little margin for originality in actions, thoughts and feelings. He taught that humans who desire to escape this slumbering state, must first become aware of their mechanized nature and then gradually, replace mechanized thinking with true and potent levels of awareness.

He applied an esoteric teaching which explained how to restore the lost knowledge and whatever was distorted in religion, and which could help men to develop their essence and get rid of the fake, artificial personality of an automaton, which is just a part of a machine.

Gurdjieff knew that as long as man is treated "in the mass," world harmony is not possible to be attained. Since the world is a reflection, or an enlargement of the individual world, if individuals do not develop, the world will not be able to live in peace and harmony. Gurdjieff gave humanity his esoteric teaching ofΒ The Fourth Way, through which individuals follow the sacred, inner path of self-transformation that will eventually lead to a collective, new awakening.








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michelle
@michelle
05/12/19 05:31:37AM
200 posts

Seeing other worldly beings - Question


Psychic and Paranormal

@kate @cheshire-cat and others who care: The other day, I felt a profound sadness for our world and all humans. It opened up a seeing of the state of the world and how we got to this point. I saw generations of people being assulted from many directions. It has been a cummulative attack and now, in our times, it is in full force. My sorrow increased as my heart went out to humanity. Do the many even stand a chance against what they do not know of nor understand?

We can sit back and wonder, sometimes disgusted or angry at people's lack of vision; I know I have done this. The analogy of the frog in the water which eventually starts to boil is a good one. People have been slowly, surely, methodically been exposed to horrors of a greater and larger magnitude all thru the ages.

Now they daily wittness the anti-life force of continuous planetary war, destruction of the environment, destruction of family and community, rampant crime some of the most heinous sins within the populations and by those who rule. People feel helpless to do anything about it.

They are bombarded by perverse sexual images, music of a jarring nature, movies/tv/media of extreme violence and in your face demonic activity...notice in many of these demon type movies no more is there a counter attack of the religious/spritual type.

Child victims are the norm in families, confused sexuality at earlier and earlier ages, bullies are not punished and it is the schoolyard victim of bullying that gets sent to psychiatric 'care' where they are put on mind dulling meds to shut up and deal with it. In fact much like Huxley's, "Brave New World," it seems as if entire populations are on drugs/meds for no other reason than their inability to live in an insane society.

The still religious, who try to hold on to their faith, wittness sexual assult by clergymen or crimes of embezzlement of church coffers, breaking their belief in goodness and God. Although I have seen the twisting of religion, it still gave many a moral compass to guide by and educate the young in virtues...religion was better than no religion at all. Today, there is little awareness of 'sin.' What young person today can name the virtues or the 7 deadly sins, or even understand the practice of sacrifice?

How can we of a higher knowledge, sit back and judge or even wonder at how others can't pull themselves up? Sure the once hidden esoteric paths are out there if any wish to study...but could they even understand what they're reading? Educated citizens of the 1700s performed better than their modern brothers and sisters in reading, writting, mathematics and in comprehension. This was a sure and steady goal of forces who do not want humans to advance.

Freedoms are taken away on a daily basis. Our Constitution and Bill of Rights have been described by the political as just pieces of paper....how many even think of their Constitutional Rights? Everything they do/own is subject to taxation and registration...When I was young, when you advanced in career and raises you actually did better, your quality of life went up, you got married, started a family, bought a house, etc. Nowadays, government, insurances, extreme rise in prices of basic goods/necessities... are demanded and most never really get ahead due to enforced draining off of money. What do the young have to look forward to?

Earth is very old; many civilizations have rose and come to an end....more than is realized. The planet, all planets in creation, go thru this. Then, a cataclysm comes along and the populations are wiped out, a period of time goes by and senitent beings rise again through their development, where there is opportunity Β to 'do it better' in society and soul growth. These cataclysms are for soul [and I know many won't like this word] 'harvesting,' separating "the wheat from the chaff." This world has had pitifully low harvests thru the many cataclysms experienced.

Maybe I'm wrong but I can't help feeling that this harvest is extremely important. That the dark has the plan of rising into higher levels of creation...they do advance but it is only to certain levels of densities...there are higher levels of STS [Service To Self] but the driving force, call it the Luciferian if you wish, is or has attacked all worlds within creation. It won't win of course, for these beings will be cleansed and brought back to Source but I really had hoped for a larger net of STO [Service To Others] in this harvest and a future humanity unencumbered by dark forces in their soul development.

All these things I speak of is where the part of humanity that knows can help. But it will take extreme self knowledge, self control and correction to accomplish. Understand how humanity itself is creating dark thoughtforms to add to the corruption...the dark doesn't create these, they can't; humans are unrealized creators and are being poked and prodded and herded into giving form to dark creations. Do not wonder why they do this, build upon your own Light and walk the Earth!


updated by @michelle: 05/12/19 06:02:57AM
michelle
@michelle
05/06/19 12:14:19PM
200 posts

Understanding Angel Numbers


New Age

Too literal thinking on what negative means regarding numbers. If the numbers suggest to do something or pay attention to something or to rid of something which no longer serves the self or soul, then the negative, reversed or opposite would be to disregard the message or continue same thought pattern or behavior.
michelle
@michelle
05/06/19 10:11:40AM
200 posts

Understanding Angel Numbers


New Age

The number 13 means death. Don't get freaked and take it literally.

The positive of it is getting rid of something old to make room for the new. It could be getting rid of old worn out attitudes/perceptions which do not serve growth.

On the negative side, it would be hanging on to these, or ways of doing which block growth.

So, in order to grow or have forward movement, something has to die.


updated by @michelle: 05/06/19 10:14:51AM
michelle
@michelle
05/03/19 08:18:35PM
200 posts

Family member with cancer - not able to do only nearly as much as I esteem necessary


Empath

chrisis,

Even though the timing seems bad, your mum chose to stay of her own free will.

The only one who might try and make you regret the move would be your sibling and you know the deal there.

Keep frequent contact with your mum, surprise her with cards and flowers for no special reason other than you love her. She will appreciate it.

Go and work towards your healing; your mother would want that for her child.
michelle
@michelle
05/03/19 03:52:02PM
200 posts

Family member with cancer - not able to do only nearly as much as I esteem necessary


Empath

I feel for you, chrisis.
Before I got ill, I was the one who did it all for my parents; cut grass, clean the house, bring the birthday cakes and so on...even mended the roof in the winter.

Now, I let the others do their share. My dad's gone and Mum is 91. How I help now is to phone her, rent movies to watch with her, and I will drive her to doctors or shopping, if needed. But I cannot help physically anymore.

This bothers me, alot but I manage my own life with difficulty. Not sure where you live but if cooking is a problem, in the U.S. we have meals on wheels...breakfast lunch dinner delivered few days per week. We did this for my gram and my aunt and I would cook on other days for her.

There are visiting nurses to give medication and bathe. Here, the state will also provide house cleaners for a very low cost...check on these kind of services.

After leaving your job, did you plan to move somewhere else?
michelle
@michelle
05/03/19 08:32:11AM
200 posts

Dating another β€” empath + empath = bliss


Empath

Very cool, mariposa. I too was born with some of my memories intact and not wiped.

I can't say I went into any type of survival mode because of my parents. They gave 7 kids a good home and life, although Dad stuggled with intimacy of the family, he was a good father, Mum had her issues too...we did better than most. I felt good growing up in my family but we did have severe tragedies. Still, I grew more 'open' as an empath.

I've had those lightbulb momentents when I've seen parents and family members and others as just people struggling the way we all do.

Strong will power is part of your personality type. I see how we choose these things before incarnation here, 'to get the job done.' Just as my personality type gave me 'tools' to get my 'job' done.

Thank you so much for your response. I look forward to hearing more from you.

Cheers,
Michelle
michelle
@michelle
05/03/19 07:52:33AM
200 posts

Dating another β€” empath + empath = bliss


Empath

@mariposa

It sounds as if you have found what I refer to as a balancing partner. They do not have to be a romantic interest but many times are found in frienships. And yes, I have found that in friendships, but not romantic ones.

My observation is that there are more empaths now, or those waking to that gift, than when I was younger...I just didn't meet other empaths, they weren't there.

At my age and because of experiences, I'm not looking for romance. I'm also an ENFP and definately bore the wanderlust of that personality type, having 38 homes in 5 different states and many towns and cities....I've been in my current residence for 20 years [stayed put to raise my son], so you can imagine how much moving that was...7 moves were with my parents...the rest my moves. Didn't leave lots of time to develope long romantic intetests, but I did keep in contact with many, some friends some lovers.

Also, I never needed a relationship to define myself, something I see a need of in many.

However, my son is an empath and I have had a 26 year relationship with him [had him at 35 years] and that is not easy. We can tend to bounce off each other's energies. This is in part that we are both Virgos....maybe a big part, and are, in truth, very much like each other. I'd roll my eyes when my mum would say, "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, Michelle." She's right of course. πŸ˜’ Anyway, the fact that Son and I are so much alike, doesn't make us good balancing partners.

I'm going to split hairs here when you mention moody and troubled, concerning others here at the community. I look at the terms moody, or in your case, even keeled, as describing temperment. And troubled as a way to describe the effects of past experiences. It's no secret here that many have had traumatic upbringings and/or experiences. And this tends to affect our other life experiences.

Perhaps you are one of the lucky ones who hasn't had very bad experiences or are of a type which is more resilient to them. And if you have overcome past experiences, please do share how you did this.

Also I would be interested in how you learned to manage your being an empath while young.

I am glad for you and any other who find a relationship which you are describing...it just seems to be rare. Do you and your gentleman have to work on any issues?
michelle
@michelle
05/02/19 04:53:10AM
200 posts

At times confused, often simply overwhelmed


Empath

@awakeningbucked

Hey, sorry about the nightmares. I had some bad nightmares after one particular trauma. But I'm a lucid dreamer, always had that ability, and let me tell you, being able to take control while dreaming is so empowering!

It blew my mind thinking why the medical establishments didn't teach this to PTSD patients...Well, can't be cutting into to big pharma's profits, can we?

It's said that it's not hard to learn. Anyway, I just searched to see if any were teaching that to war vets...There's chatter about it but I'm not sure if it's been implemented anywhere.

Check out this link and do more research if necessary.

https://tinyurl.com/yyhu33xr
michelle
@michelle
05/01/19 02:40:29PM
200 posts

Who can Relate? (Share stories please)


Empath

Honestly @loconnoro, putting you being an empath aside, I think, as a young person, you are struggling to 'stand in your own shoes' and the quest to to live your own life.

Metaphorically speaking, this is a unique human experience described as, "The Hero's Journey." In ancient times stories were told to the young to prepare them for adulthood. Later with the written word we had classic tales of adventure.

The Hero Journey goes like this:

1. Ordinary World

This is where the Hero's exists before his present story begins, oblivious of the adventures to come. It's his safe place. His everyday life where we learn crucial details about our Hero, his true nature, capabilities and outlook on life. This anchors the Hero as a human, just like you and me, and makes it easier for us to identify with him and hence later, empathize with his plight.

2. Call To Adventure

The Hero's adventure begins when he receives a call to action, such as a direct threat to his safety, his family, his way of life or to the peace of the community in which he lives. It may not be as dramatic as a gunshot, but simply a phone call or conversation but whatever the call is, and however it manifests itself, it ultimately disrupts the comfort of the Hero's Ordinary World and presents a challenge or quest that must be undertaken.

3. Refusal Of The Call

Although the Hero may be eager to accept the quest, at this stage he will have fears that need overcoming. Second thoughts or even deep personal doubts as to whether or not he is up to the challenge. When this happens, the Hero will refuse the call and as a result may suffer somehow. The problem he faces may seem to much to handle and the comfort of home far more attractive than the perilous road ahead. This would also be our own response and once again helps us bond further with the reluctant Hero.

4. Meeting The Mentor

At this crucial turning point where the Hero desperately needs guidance he meets a mentor figure who gives him something he needs. He could be given an object of great importance, insight into the dilemma he faces, wise advice, practical training or even self-confidence. Whatever the mentor provides the Hero with it serves to dispel his doubts and fears and give him the strength and courage to begin his quest.

5. Crossing The Threshold

The Hero is now ready to act upon his call to adventure and truly begin his quest, whether it be physical, spiritual or emotional. He may go willingly or he may be pushed, but either way he finally crosses the threshold between the world he is familiar with and that which he is not. It may be leaving home for the first time in his life or just doing something he has always been scared to do. However the threshold presents itself, this action signifies the Hero's commitment to his journey an whatever it may have in store for him.

6. Tests, Allies, Enemies

Now finally out of his comfort zone the Hero is confronted with an ever more difficult series of challenges that test him in a variety of ways. Obstacles are thrown across his path; whether they be physical hurdles or people bent on thwarting his progress, the Hero must overcome each challenge he is presented with on the journey towards his ultimate goal.Β 

The Hero needs to find out who can be trusted and who can't. He may earn allies and meet enemies who will, each in their own way, help prepare him for the greater ordeals yet to come. This is the stage where his skills and/or powers are tested and every obstacle that he faces helps us gain a deeper insight into his character and ultimately identify with him even more.

7. Approach To The Inmost Cave

The inmost cave may represent many things in the Hero's story such as an actual location in which lies a terrible danger or an inner conflict which up until now the Hero has not had to face. As the Hero approaches the cave he must make final preparations before taking that final leap into the great unknown.Β 

At the threshold to the inmost cave the Hero may once again face some of the doubts and fears that first surfaced upon his call to adventure. He may need some time to reflect upon his journey and the treacherous road ahead in order to find the courage to continue. This brief respite helps the audience understand the magnitude of the ordeal that awaits the Hero and escalates the tension in anticipation of his ultimate test.

8. Ordeal

The Supreme Ordeal may be a dangerous physical test or a deep inner crisis that the Hero must face in order to survive or for the world in which the Hero lives to continue to exist. Whether it be facing his greatest fear or most deadly foe, the Hero must draw upon all of his skills and his experiences gathered upon the path to the inmost cave in order to overcome his most difficulty challenge.Β 

Only through some form of "death" can the Hero be reborn, experiencing a metaphorical resurrection that somehow grants him greater power or insight necessary in order to fulfill his destiny or reach his journey's end. This is the high-point of the Hero's story and where everything he holds dear is put on the line. If he fails, he will either die or life as he knows it will never be the same again.

9. Reward (Seizing The Sword)

After defeating the enemy, surviving death and finally overcoming his greatest personal challenge, the Hero is ultimately transformed into a new state, emerging from battle as a stronger person and often with a prize.Β 

The Reward may come in many forms: an object of great importance or power, a secret, greater knowledge or insight, or even reconciliation with a loved one or ally. Whatever the treasure, which may well facilitate his return to the Ordinary World, the Hero must quickly put celebrations aside and prepare for the last leg of his journey.

10. The Road Back

This stage in the Hero's journey represents a reverse echo of the Call to Adventure in which the Hero had to cross the first threshold. Now he must return home with his reward but this time the anticipation of danger is replaced with that of acclaim and perhaps vindication, absolution or even exoneration.Β 

But the Hero's journey is not yet over and he may still need one last push back into the Ordinary World. The moment before the Hero finally commits to the last stage of his journey may be a moment in which he must choose between his own personal objective and that of a Higher Cause.

11. Resurrection

This is the climax in which the Hero must have his final and most dangerous encounter with death. The final battle also represents something far greater than the Hero's own existence with its outcome having far-reaching consequences to his Ordinary World and the lives of those he left behind.Β 

If he fails, others will suffer and this not only places more weight upon his shoulders but in a movie, grips the audience so that they too feel part of the conflict and share the Hero's hopes, fears and trepidation. Ultimately the Hero will succeed, destroy his enemy and emerge from battle cleansed and reborn.

12. Return With The Elixir

This is the final stage of the Hero's journey in which he returns home to his Ordinary World a changed man. He will have grown as a person, learned many things, faced many terrible dangers and even death but now looks forward to the start of a new life. His return may bring fresh hope to those he left behind, a direct solution to their problems or perhaps a new perspective for everyone to consider.Β 

The final reward that he obtains may be literal or metaphoric. It could be a cause for celebration, self-realization or an end to strife, but whatever it is it represents three things: change, success and proof of his journey. The return home also signals the need for resolution for the story's other key players. The Hero's doubters will be ostracized, his enemies punished and his allies rewarded. Ultimately the Hero will return to where he started but things will clearly never be the same again.
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Perhaps your journey begins by breaking free of your family's thoughts on schooling, where to go and how to go about that.

Be your own hero. Deepen your courage. Find your confidence. Be the creator of your own life.
michelle
@michelle
05/01/19 11:07:21AM
200 posts

At times confused, often simply overwhelmed


Empath

This video will exlain the type of breathing to stimulate the vagus nerve Part 1...plus more with meditation and body work Part 2Β 


updated by @michelle: 05/01/19 11:33:15PM
michelle
@michelle
05/01/19 10:12:32AM
200 posts

At times confused, often simply overwhelmed


Empath

Hey there, @awakeningbucked welcome to the community. πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ

PTSD is a multisystem syndrome really messing up the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis [HPA axis]. Combine that with an empath's sensitive central nervous system and a larger than normal amount of mirror neurons [pick up signals from others/environment] in empaths and you can have a recipe for a negative feedback loop involving body chemistry/hormones and the resulting emotions from this chemistry. Break that loop and you can get relief.

Coming from a family of highly sensitive people [HSP] and empaths, I see where we can be more prone to developing PTSD. As empaths we are subjected to more 'shocks' in life, either our own and/or coming from others. There's the everyday shocks and the greater traumas and we're sensitive to it all.

I have PTSD from trauma and I'd say my whole family does due to personal traumas and shared ones as a family...although not as domestic or substance abuse growing up.

Since you're ex-military, I will tell you my dad was-a prisoner of war, WWII, multiple Greman camps as he was a medic and the Germans used him to treat their own. Four out of five brothers were in branches of the military; two having devastating effects on them.

Self-care, good sleep hygiene, optimal food specific to your body chemistry, hydration, energetic work [I like Donna Eden's methods], much downtime for yourself...being in nature as much as possible is a natural way of grounding...barefoot really good, daily detox of your own metabolic wastes and environmental toxins will help relieve PTSD symptoms much, as well as refreshing as an empath.

Also, breathing excercises to stimulate the vagus nerve helps greatly when triggered.

If possible, avoid meds; many kill tbe mitochondria and psychiatric pharmacology is a soft science at best.

You seem really strong on all levels and it also takes strength to share with others....lots of good stuff going on with you there. 😊
michelle
@michelle
04/29/19 10:19:50PM
200 posts

Gaia


Empath

I don't want to pay for the membership but I find their articles of interest to me.

Many thanks for the heads-up @nocturnes-angel. πŸ’œ


updated by @michelle: 04/29/19 10:20:27PM
michelle
@michelle
04/29/19 07:38:32PM
200 posts

Differentiating between your own emotions and outside


Empath

@crystalsage said:

"@michelleΒ I've been there with addiction to the feeling. It can be very harmful. Although I often wonder if it is a two sided addiction or if somehow that person has a tight hold. I'm curious to know what you think. I have know toxic people who I could just not get away from. When I finally did leave it was like they were also going through a sort of withdrawal."
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That's opening a big can of worms and I'd have much to lay out, with different variables and situations...which would totally hijack mariposa's thread.

It would be best to create a thread on it. Would you pm me, before/if I start the thread? You're right, it can be very damaging and I'd like to get a feel of what you went through. There are reasons why this is an especially important topic for empaths.

And considering my time, I'd want to know that there'd be participation at this thread....

Thanks,
Michelle
michelle
@michelle
04/29/19 04:57:18PM
200 posts

Introducing new dog to pack


Animal Empaths

Thank you @zacharias

In the past I had a Siberian Husky female, very pretty named, Tara.

Also got a Malamute/German Shepard mix off a biker dude who was going to put him down because the dog lunged after his friend's son. I didn't think this fair as the dog was being teased at the end of a chain. His name was, Bonehead, of all thimgs...geesh!

All current dogs are doing as well as can be expected from having 3 good sized dogs together.

The cat situation is better, with the exception of one, Stevens. She is a tiny cat with a spit fire temperament. I fear more for Bolt than the cat; he'll get his butt handed to him if they ever connect in chaos. He's learning to listen; I tell him no and/or restrain him with my arm across of his chest. She doesn't help matters and messed with a young Greta for a long time until peace reigned, hiding under tables and jumping out at the dog in surprise attacks. She never messed with diplomatic Flyboy. I'll just have to have patientence with her until she accepts Bolt.

I'm still feeding Bolt separate from the others as he is such a pleasure at feeding time, very patient. He didn't grow up with other animals where there may have been food competion. I think I'll continue this because he is a slow eater...last night he entered the clean bowl club.

I feed my dogs raw meat and some chicken neck bones with veggies, cooked organ meats and, salmon oil. Once a week they get a recreational, teeth cleaning joint bone cut to expose the marrow...leg bone are too hard and difficult for the dogs to extract the marrow. I order all meat and bones special from the butcher and they call them the lucky dogs! When they eat this way there is no skin conditions, doggie smell and their poop is more compact and not messy, easy to pick up. Their teeth stay nice too.

I get what you mean about food being a treat. They have to sit and wait until I put the bowl down and say, "Ok," to eat. This firmly establishes me [or son] as the leader. It's really not smart to leave a food bowl full all day as only the leader in a pack would have access to food all day.

Thanks for writing and telling of your experiences, you must love your animals very much.

Any others of the community, please do share your pet stories here, lend advice or, if you wish, you can brag about your animal friends...I'd love to hear about them.
michelle
@michelle
04/29/19 10:02:48AM
200 posts



@neverquitter :

"Trying to create and recconect with the true virtues of the human race and earth, and make peace last for as long as possible. Thats my view..."

You brought a big smile to my face and whole being! πŸ’œβœŒ
michelle
@michelle
04/29/19 09:43:31AM
200 posts

Differentiating between your own emotions and outside


Empath

@mariposa

Welcome to the community; happy to greet you! Love your avatar, btw. Nice for you to find a love relationship.

I generaly feel the emotions of others in the chakra that pertains to a specific emotion. But love can permeate my entire energy field and it feels warm and tingly.

More aggressive harmful/hurtful emotions are felt in the solar plexis which can feel like a kick above the stomach. People tend to blast energy out from the solar plexis area. I've also deflected energy 'barbs' from meanies.

Now, if it's the actual thoughts of another, which I sometimes pickup from those close to me and a few others which are sending purposely, I will receive this in my head, as you say.

I think we all may differ slightly on this.

Advice on the intensity of what you're feeling from him: You run the chance of becoming addicted to this feeling.
michelle
@michelle
04/29/19 08:14:37AM
200 posts



@moonshine @crystalsage Hey, if there's a misfit club, sign me up! I lean toward other misfits as friends, too. Who wants to conform to the norm anyway?!

Some need the constant supply of friendship and get confused over an empath's need for downtime. I've had aquaintences get angry over that and to them I tell them, "I don't make a good kind of friend you're looking for." My truest friends are those who I may not have contact with for sometimes months [yes, even years] but when we do get together, it is very easy to pick-up where we left off, no hurt feelings. I understand that people have lives to live and that may be very demanding on them.

If fasting is hard, look at it this way; you fast everyday, while you sleep...I did have a friend who sleepwalked and often woke up with chocolate cake on her face or something similar though πŸ˜„Somedays, I just feel better if I don't eat. I learned that this was from being histamine intolerant. On those days, I drink lots of water and one glass in the morning with chlorella powder...actually I take water and chlorella in the morn nearly every day. Morning is when the body is most filled with toxins and chlorella binds them and you pass them out. It is also very nutritious and, theoretically, you could live off of it.

I used to have those crazy heart palpatations too and learned to let them pass. I haven't experienced them for years, though. Yeah, I used to wonder if I was having a heart attack. I think this was probably due to a build-up of histamine or other body chemicals so the morning flushing with water stopped this. I also take celtic salt, dissolved under my tongue with the water too. This isn't like table salt which is stripped of all its' minerals. Celtic salt has all the trace minerals that the body needs. Modern people mostly need minerals more than vitamins. Plus, it is an anti-histamine. And, big welcomed surprise, I don't have night time leg spasms anymore.

I taught myself tigger point therapy for pain and going to a therapist once a week wasn't enough. Plus, if the therapist had some issues going on, I'd pick them up in my body. My mum's in her 90s and I'll do trigger points on her and if I don't ground my hands afterwards, I'll get a headache.

I've also taken on some of Mum's physical issues after sitting with her. This is a very normal thing for all people, not just empaths, although we're more aware of it. It is one way we help the old and ill. Caregivers need to be especially mindful of this and the lending of energy to their clients/family so they can take time for themselves to recharge. Again, this is a very normal thing and not to be afraid of.

In my esoteric studies, I'm learning of our large and smaller accumulators [batteries] and how to tap into the large accumulator for that extra energy when needed. This is accomplished through training of the emotional body and not through the intellectual or motor bodies.

Speaking of rubbing others the wrong way, I've been accused more than once, of being a know-it-all when in all sincerity, I am just passing on knowledge that I have gained. I read way more than most make time for or are inclined to, and am happy and excited to share with others...but I'm sure some close off and just hear, "Bla-bla-bla," from me! 😁

Also, moonshine, in regards to rubbing people the wrong way, sometimes the energy signatures of people don't mix well and can even repel each other. This really isn't a personal issue unless you make it one in your mind. One of the Four Agreements of the ancient Toltec wisdom is:

"Don't Take Anything Personally."

I taught these to my son, when little and together we drew and colored this particular wisdom on a sign we hung in the bathroom, where we'd see it first thing in the morning.

The other 3 Agreements are:

"Be Impeccable with Your Word."

"Don't make Assumptions."

"Always Do Your Best."

Before I leave, a gift for you. I named one of my past cats after this song and the day he died, his daughter was born [only one in the litter]. I let my son name her, hence the name, Stevens.

Enjoy!

Michelle


updated by @michelle: 04/29/19 08:24:10AM
michelle
@michelle
04/28/19 07:40:59PM
200 posts



@crystalsage Thoughtful and thorough answer. Thank you for that. 😊

@moonshine:
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"I don't understand alchemy very well or healing properties in things or even the scientifics behind something's but does that mean by asking I'm taking the fun out of things for others?"

Learning is fun for me! Asking questions and professing ignornance on a subject is something not all do easily. Some are, what?....afraid or ashamed to admit they don't understand? [people in general, not just empaths] A comic example would be the spouse who will continue to drive around lost rather than stop and ask for directions.

As to why people would be annoyed by another asking questions, maybe they're not so sure of their answers or maybe they can't articulate the answer very well but understand it in a way and become frustrated.

BTW, saw one of your questions in another post. EMF stands for electromagnetic frequencies. Here's a link which will explain the types and sources of EMFs:
https://tinyurl.com/yxcnngsb
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"...are some oblivious of how they also intimidate others? Patronise others? That alone is sufficient to cause anxiety to others."

This is a matter of perception; one person can be viewed as either personified virtue or personified vice at different times, depending on whether he or she gratifies the other's needs or frustrates them.Β 
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"Some might enjoy whatever blessings come through for them or abilities, whs is there so much competition when it comes to empaths? Sometimes I get caught up in that too but for me it's finding the switch off so I can live as normal life as possible.."

I think competion is one of the 'programs' instilled here, in this reality, which is best seen for what it is. This is also true in sports where one is a poor looser. Not that sport is bad, say when one enjoys pushing the body to its' extreme agility.

Competition is encouraged, starting in school or earlier, between siblings, masked under the guise that it will push one to do better....that's just it, one is always judged to seem inferior. We all have different strengths and weaknesses; what does competition accomplish but one feeling less and what drives it but insecurity and avoidance of feeling less than?
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These are my thoughts and observations. Thanks for a thought provoking thread! πŸ€—
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