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Emmy Long
@emmy-long
03/20/15 06:27:47AM
484 posts

Word or Phrase


Empath

I have noticed one quirk in the way that I speak compared to others. If somebody asks me how something went I will usually respond "good" or "not good" but I almost never say "bad". I avoid using words with a negative connotation like "bad, stupid, mean" and instead will use a positive word like "not good, not very smart, not nice". With a few exceptions, I'm generally an optimistic person and I think that reflects in my speech.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
03/20/15 06:18:55AM
484 posts



I've only worked for rescare 9 months now but I've previously had other jobs like it. Rescare doesn't pay as much as some of the other places but they're benefits are good and you learn a lot while there because they allow their employees to do things most other companies require you to have at least a CNA for (but don't worry, you get plenty of training and work under a LPN). This is great for me since I'm in school for psychology right now. And I live in central Indiana.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
03/19/15 02:48:08AM
484 posts

Seeing Smoke around people


New Age

So I've always TRIED to see auras but never had much luck. But I hae a friend who can see them and we did this experiment one time and I found out I can sense a persons aura. I can explain this more later if anyone is interested but that's a whole different thing. What I've been experiencing lately is what looks like a smokey haze around people. I noticed it on myself first. It looked kind of like steam rising off my body. There are no colors in it. And then now I can see it around others too. Is this an aura I'm seeing?
updated by @emmy-long: 03/04/17 08:25:28AM
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
03/19/15 02:40:17AM
484 posts



Welcome! I can relate to not realizing what you were doing all those years was any different from what everyone else does. Only you figured it out in 10 years and it took me 22 haha. For the longest time I couldn't figure out how some people could be so "cruel" and then I realized they weren't "cruel" people they just didn't feel things like I did. I've learned so much since coming here. And I'm still learning! And since coming here I've developed even more gifts I never knew I had. This community is such a gift. <3
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
03/18/15 10:54:25PM
484 posts



I'm really not in any position to give advice right now because I'm in a similar boat. But because our situations are so similar I'll share what I'm learning. For me (and it sounds like you as well) I've been feeling so negative because I'm having problems forgiving myself for what I've done and for what I allowed to be done to me. We really can't change the past, and when you let it sit there in your head, it will drive you crazy. I've realized that much, but trust me I know actually letting it go is not as easy as realizing that is what has to be done. It's a vicious cycle, and the only way to end it is to let the past be the past. Tell yourself you've learned from it and that you are a better smarter person for having gone through it. It happened, and you're still here, you got through it. Everyone has been drunk and stupid. Apologize to whomever you may have hurt, and even if they can't accept it right away, you did the right thing. <3
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
03/15/15 11:43:11PM
484 posts

Crying


Empath

He was my teacher before I ever found out what empaths were. He was also my speech and debate coach and taught me that method for getting rid of nervous energy before a big speech. It works for all energy though. :) and looking back he HAD to be an empath.
Emmy Long
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03/15/15 10:55:42PM
484 posts



It changes for me from day to day depending on what I'm looking for. Right now it's four five seconds by Rihanna Kanye west and Paul McCartney.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
03/13/15 06:51:36PM
484 posts



I work for a company called ResCare. They're nationwide so if you live in the US there's most likely a group home near you. There are several other companies around here that I know of as well. Hillcroft is a big one and so is help at home though I'm not sure if those companies exist all over. How I got in was through a friend referring me. All I needed to qualify for the job was at least a GED, a valid drivers liscense, and car insurance. They will also do a background check on your criminal history and driving record. To get hired at ResCare you have to apply online and then have a current employee refer you as well. If there is a company near you I'd be happy to give you a reference!
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
03/13/15 08:08:56AM
484 posts

Can anyone see anything in this picture?


Psychic and Paranormal

That's a good idea! I think I'll wait and take a picture on a night where I feel "bad" as well (because sometimes it happens when I'm out there) and post them both and see what happens.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
03/13/15 07:56:16AM
484 posts



I wondered this when I first came to this site in May as well. I. Was confused because all of my experiences matched being an empath so well except that I never really "suffered" from it. I felt all of the emotion, but I could easily let all of the negatives just slide off me. I asked so many in times and so many different ways why this was. The concensus seemed to be, that since I've been this way since I was little I naturally learned how to shield and ground. I was never taught how or even knew I was doing it, but when you live your whole life a certain way, you just adapt. I had no idea what being an empath was or that everyone else doesn't FEEL how we feel until I was 22 years old! Feel free to ask me to explain more if I've just confused you even more. Haha.
Emmy Long
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03/12/15 09:38:04PM
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I was discussing something similar to this on another thread the other day with friends. Somebody mentioned how they didn't understand how they can be empathic and see a person for who they are, but still choose to see the best in people, which sometimes screws them over. I commented that this also happens to me. Of course I don't physically "see" them as you do, but I "see" them as in I have a knowing and understanding of it. I commented that I think all people have good in them, even if they do bad things, and that good is always what I pick out and see in them. A different friend commented that what I was picking up from these people are their soul (which is good) but that their character is not good. It really got me thinking. And then I read this post and it makes me think even more. Haha. Sorry, I hope I didn't just confuse you even more by adding another factor to consider.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
03/12/15 06:30:33AM
484 posts

Can anyone see anything in this picture?


Psychic and Paranormal

I love this scene you describe! I wish I could see those things because picturing it gives me the same happy feeling I felt in my heart as I was standing there. :) I think (or maybe only hope) that I am getting closer to being able to see like that. I sense things but I can't see them or know what precisely they are, I just know if they make me feel good or bad. And I've been expericing weird new visual symptoms with light and when I close my eyes. The orb was a street light, this picture was taken standing in the front yard of the group home I work at. It would be lovely to know that there is a barrier keeping bad things out and away from my clients. :) I love them all dearly. <3
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
03/11/15 11:19:50PM
484 posts

Can anyone see anything in this picture?


Psychic and Paranormal

I was standing outside at work taking a break when I just realized how wonderful and magical things felt around me. I'm not good at seeing things in pictures but I took one anyways. The flash was on and it is very foggy out tonight so don't let that confuse you, but I was just wondering if anyone can see anything in the picture that might explain why it felt so good and peaceful when I took it.
updated by @emmy-long: 10/21/17 06:54:11PM
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
03/11/15 07:50:31PM
484 posts

Crying


Empath

I suppose you have been blessed to find such happiness in something so common!! I can see where crying from joy could be a problem socially though. When I'm overwhelmed with emotion I do something a teacher I high school taught me. He called it the power triangle and it works for with any emotion I find overwhelming at the time; anger, stress, joy, excitement. I form a triangle with my thumbs and pointer fingers, bring it up to my heart, fill it with the energy in me, and then push it out forcibly away from my body. I'll do it a couple of times if I need to and take a few deep breaths. Usually this helps. :)
Emmy Long
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03/11/15 07:42:08PM
484 posts



A few different thoughts came to mind. First, maybe you're just loving the wrong people. I believe you should love everyone but not in the same ways you know? Some people just deserve more of your time, energy, and affection. Second, maybe you're loving people in the wrong WAY. there's a book recently published about love languages. People show love in different ways, and sometimes if two people get together who show love in different ways, it can come across wrong. Third, I think sometimes we should be careful about loving somebody too much too quickly. The chase can be half the fun! And I'm not saying to be a tease or anything, but if you come on too strongly at first, it can actually push people away. Some people want love, but are afraid of it. So when you slowly ease into expressing your love for them, it becomes easier for them to handle.
updated by @emmy-long: 10/21/17 02:40:46PM
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
03/11/15 07:09:26PM
484 posts



I work in a group home for adults with disabilities. I can't decide if I love it or hate it. I love all of my clients with my whole heart. I get to work and they're all happy to see me. They're so genuine and innocent. And every morning my favorite one (I DO secretly have a favorite) will wake up and say "good morning, I love you" :) melts my heart. They trust me fully to take care of them physically and mentally, and so the love I get from them is tremendous. Of course, they occasionally will get upset or angry and that energy is difficult to deal with as an empath. They do have disabilities that makes life harder for them, and I hate when I'm out in public with them and people stare. Most of them are high enough functioning to realize when they're being stared at. It can be emotionally draining if you aren't experienced in protecting yourself against those things. I think this type of work can be beneficial to an empath if they know how to protect themselves from the bad. And it's certainly very beneficial to my clients to have employees who are empathic.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
03/09/15 06:05:43PM
484 posts

Since there's been so much talk...


Empath

Pat: I'm still young and learning. Haha. Unfortunately I still think people are all good and some may say my mind is TOO open. But I'm currently going through a situation where I'm learning otherwise. Not with a teacher but just about people in general. Funny how life interlaps.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
03/09/15 05:58:30PM
484 posts

Since there's been so much talk...


Empath

Yes! That is how I meant to explain it but couldn't find the words. Like sociopaths love the idea of being empathic because of the "say so" they think it gives gen. And I also have the same problem of understanding a persons heart and still falling for their tricks. I think maybe it's because even bad people have SOME good in them and that's always what I look for. At least that's what I telling myself. :)
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
03/08/15 09:35:06PM
484 posts

Little Kid Empath. Help?!


Empath

Would it be possible for you to teach her the zip up technique from this website? Maybe you could try to make it seem like a game for her. My parents used to "spray my room with monster spray" before bed when I was little. It was just water in a spray bottle but it comforted me. Maybe if you tell her something like "let's zip up our invisible magic outfits so other people can't make us mad" she would think she has this magic suit that keeps her safe from the bad stuff without you actually having to try to explain the whole empathy thing to her before she's able to understand it.
Emmy Long
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03/08/15 10:30:13AM
484 posts

Since there's been so much talk...


Empath

Hey door: it wouldn't let me post the reply under your post but I do think I understood most of what you were saying. I suppose I just assume compassion comes with empathy because that's how it worked for me, and I couldn't imagine it any other way. It does make sense though how you put it. So do you think that these narcissistic people are coming to me because I give them the ego boost they are looking for? Because I'll admit that in trying not to be mean or insensitive to anyone, I most likely do give them this boost.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
03/07/15 10:19:52PM
484 posts

Since there's been so much talk...


Empath

It seems to be the consensus, and I agree, that empaths are easily targeted by narrcicists. Do you think these people know what we are, beyond just that we are compassionate and understanding? I say this because I never tell anyone what I am. It feels like it's bragging or something (even though im convinced everyone COULD do it). But they always know anyways. They are always the first to say "hey I can do that too" after they start asking questions and I explain. But they are usually the last person I think of when I think of empathizing and kindness. Like I said, I truly believe everyone is capable of it, but that doesn't mean I think everyone does it. Though the world might be better off if we all did.Anyways, does anyone else ever feel some people claim to be empaths but are actually narrcicists in disguise, wanting to find another way to secretly tell you what you feel and how you should feel?
updated by @emmy-long: 10/18/17 03:31:54PM
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
03/07/15 10:07:04PM
484 posts



I have met people and it was an instant connection. So far it has seemed to be lust or mutual intrigue up to this point. It was what we both wanted/needed at the time and it worked until it came time for the next phase. That's not to say love at first doesn't exist, just that for me, love has been something worked for on both parts and developed over time up until this point. I love my fianc, but there wasn't the instant connection, in fact I turned him down the first time he asked. But I was "attracted" which I think is different than "love" and I absolutely love him now. But I can honestly say the attraction wasn't that strong at first. I also think lust or attraction can easily develop into love. Give it all a chance, you never know when that tiny voice saying "give him a chance" will turn into the voice saying "this is the person you were meant to spend forever with."
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
03/03/15 11:15:32PM
484 posts

Help


Psychic and Paranormal

I recently got roommates to help pay the bills and they've ended up being an empaths worst nightmare. :( The girl is dying of liver cirrhosis. The doctors gave her 5 years at most if she changed her lifestyle. She still smokes, drinks, and abuses the pain pills she gets prescribed. Her boyfriend moved in as well and last week his mom died and the last thing he said to her wasn't very nice. As if that weren't enough negative energy floating around, they fight all the time because they don't trust each other. Which makes sence as they've both been unfaithful.This is in my HOME. The one place I'm supposed to be able to go to rest and recharge. And they're always here because they both get disability and don't have jobs.I try my normal blocking techniques, grounding, meditations. None of it is working. I'm becoming stressed out and I'm taking on the anger they put out. Only I don't abuse drugs and alcohol to cope with it like they do, so I don't even have that escape.Does anyone have any suggestions? I can't exactly say "hey I'm sorry you're dying and you're grieving but you guys are bumming me out, so you're gonna have to leave." You know? To somebody who isn't an empath it just doesn't make sense. I figure I can let them stay another month or two until they can find somewhere to go since we agrees from the start this would be temporary. But what do I do in the mean time? I actually FEEL myself losing my mind.
updated by @emmy-long: 07/03/17 03:14:45PM
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
03/03/15 08:55:32PM
484 posts

Feeling angry lately


Empath

Yes I have felt the change coming for a few months now. At first it felt like something really good was about to happen. Like the excitement you get the night before you leave for a much needed vacation somewhere far away you've never been to. I think I kind of gave up hope when nothing happened and things started actually changing for the worse. Perhaps I need to refocus my energy on finding this positive change again. :)
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
03/03/15 05:47:07PM
484 posts

Feeling angry lately


Empath

Sky: I have heard of that and it does match my symptoms. It's just never been THIS bad.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
03/03/15 05:40:20PM
484 posts

Feeling angry lately


Empath

The thing is that it isn't normal for me. I'm usually very good at taking care of my needs and I rarely feel depressed or angry. It feels like lately I've lost my spark and happiness. Just trying to figure out how to get it back. I know some of the causes of this but I'm not sure how to solve them just yet. I got roommates to help alleviate the stress of bills. Shouldn't have done that, I really need my alone time and to top it off they are going through stuff that is really affecting the energy in my HOME. Still stressed about bills because in the same week my dog had an emergency vet visit and I had to pay to get my car towed out of the snow. Then I get told my evaluation at work earned me a 35 cent raise but that we're on a raise freeze so I don't get it. And then my manager gave me MORE responsibilities. My boyfriend is gone for 3 months as part of a program he's in. The stuff just keeps piling up and I'm nt catching any breaks, and it's breaking me down.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
03/03/15 06:14:33AM
484 posts

Feeling angry lately


Empath

I'm almost always a happy-go-lucky, optimisitc person. But the past few days I have been so exhausted and so angry. I know this is partially due to stress, but I'm usually better at handling it. And to top things off it's snowy and cold here. I don't like this kind of weather and it does depress me. Has anyone else been feeling this way lately? Like you can't catch a break and bad things keep happening and it's sucking the life right out of you? It's just been so bad lately that I have to wonder if it's happening on a level other than just myself.
updated by @emmy-long: 03/30/17 01:03:26AM
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
02/28/15 09:19:16PM
484 posts

Speaking up for those who can't speak


Animal Empaths

So recently I got kicked out of a group on Facebook for "bullying". This is the absolute first time I have ever been called a bully in my life, and while I greatly disagree that what I did was bullying, if it was then I think I just found the only situation in the world where it's ok to "bully". Here's what happened. I never find myself involved in Facebook drama because I really only use the site to look at pictures of friends and family who live far away, and keep in touch with invites for birthday parties, baby showers etc. I've never been involved in an argument on Facebook. I don't feel it's the place. Well I joined a group on there for people to buy/sell/trade things in my area. It clearly states in the rules of the group that it is not to be used to buy or sell animals. Some people dont follow that rule and it always bugs me because animals aren't like a piece of furniture you buy new and then sell when you're bored with it. They are a living thing, that grows to love, trust, and depend on you. You don't go selling it the first person who offers you $50 on Facebook! So today when somebody was trying TRADE a dog they FOUND for an iPhone, I finally said something. I don't think I was rude or mean about it, though maybe it wasn't my place. My exact words were: "a dog is not a token to be traded. Somebody is probably missing their best friend dearly and you should be contacting the local animal shelters instead of trying to pawn it off on somebody who may or may not care for it correctly, so that you can get a new phone." And then I tagged the local animal shelters' Facebook pages. I then received a message from the admins of the group saying I wasn't allowed to post there anymore. That's fine with me. I don't feel I did anything wrong, and hopefully the shelters will see and contact the dogs owners. I hope somebody would Do that for me if it were my dog. :) do any of you ever feel compelled to help animals in this way? Feel like they are so beautiful and yet so helpless that we must step in, to ensure their giving and loving hearts aren't taken advantage of?
updated by @emmy-long: 10/18/17 10:15:03AM
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
02/27/15 05:57:16PM
484 posts

Empath Books


Empath

There's a group on this site called the library of inspiration and there's a ton of information there! Books to read, websites, and youtube videos. Bing Haley is the person who runs the group and is an excellent source to go to if you're looking for reading material.
Emmy Long
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02/22/15 06:27:42PM
484 posts



Prayers. <3
updated by @emmy-long: 01/13/17 10:02:06PM
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
02/20/15 10:13:32PM
484 posts



Also, I never push or pull at others emotions or deliberately try to let certain people in. In fact, I think it is an invasion of personal provacy to TRY to feel what another feels. Like I said, I simply open my heart to all that there is to love in the this world, and all that there is that loves, and let it comprise my daily existence. :)
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
02/20/15 10:06:23PM
484 posts



Well first off, one time I attempted "transferring" my feelings to my SO so they would understand. Total fail. I think the best we can hope for is understanding, and really that is enough.Secondly, it is so very much a gift and I hope someday you will find it as that too. There is a lot of bad to be felt in this world, but there's so much more good. I promise. I meditate on the good each and every day when I wake up, and so that is what I find in this world. The bad is easier to recognize because it is uncomfortable for us and so we pay it attention. Start looking for the good to pay attention to. It is there, and when you seek it, it finds you.Much love being sent your way.
updated by @emmy-long: 10/21/17 07:03:23PM
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
02/19/15 07:10:04PM
484 posts



I'm usually not very good at these. But they're so fun I keep trying! I get a "pony express" feeling from him. A cowboy. He was involved in communication somehow, and the messages he had were important. I don't think he lived to be very old. And maybe he messed something up having to do with these "messages" and it was catastrophic?? Didn't have a family.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
02/19/15 12:23:46PM
484 posts

Adventures of the empath light warrior of sorts


Empath

I'm not so sure now that these things are what's causing me to get the feelings that I do. I've never seen anythings that look like those. And also I don't try to "fight" them in the sense of like demolishing or killing them. I just tell myself I won't let myself feel bad from whatever is causing the feeling.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
02/19/15 07:27:31AM
484 posts

Adventures of the empath light warrior of sorts


Empath

I kind of understand this conversation but not on the level I would like to. I feel things around me and others and I know they are there but I've never seen them. I know they are there feeding off the nervousness/fear/hesitancy and whatever other negative emotions there may be around. And I think they not only feed off of them but try to create situations that will result in those feelings so there is more to "feed off of". These things make me feel fearful but when I allow myself to be afraid it only makes it worse. So I tell myself (and them) that I am ok and I'm not afraid because I'm of the light. If I really believe it when I'm saying it, then I can feel ok again. I'm not sure if you'd call that "fighting" them, though I don't really know what else to do because I'm still not even sure what they are. This post is honestly the first thing I've read that sounds like it might be addressing whatever it is I've been experiencing.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
02/18/15 06:40:31AM
484 posts



I wouldn't say that I "turn everthing off" but after a lot of practice and meditation I am now able to let the negative things pass through me and not impact me like they used to. I usually don't shield or zip-up because when I do that it blocks all emotions good and bad and I get depressed when the good is gone. I made a decision that I would no longer allow the bad energy to take over me. I meditate regularly on love and goodness and tell myself and the world that those are the only things I'm opening my heart to (goodness is things like gratitude, humbleness, charity etc). Since beginning to do this I have found I can still tell if somebody is experiencing negative emotions or if they are a negative person, but I no longer allow that energy to come into my energy and make me feel that way. Each person is different but that is what works for me.
updated by @emmy-long: 03/29/17 04:20:05PM
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
02/17/15 07:27:01PM
484 posts

Does anyone ever see you for you?


Empath

Thanks Bing! I love that first quote by mother Theresa. I think I'll write it down and keep it with my others. The Dolores cannon video was very informative, just like her videos always are. :)
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
02/15/15 08:33:55AM
484 posts

Does anyone ever see you for you?


Empath

I will continue to do good for the world, because I know it will pay off eventually and I know it's the right thing to do regardless. I will say though, that I no longer allow myself to be used. I'll help where I can, and often that means going without because I CAN go without. Reading through this post and the responses again, I had an epiphany. I don't think these people mean to be ungrateful, perhaps they just require more, and can't go without like I am able to do. I guess I shouldn't be hurt by them, but instead hurt for them. Because the things I am comfortable going without, are the things they feel they need and then some.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
02/15/15 12:29:14AM
484 posts



It sounds like you got caught up it what wax happening around you. If it's not who you are and not what you want to be, try grounding yourself before you go to another event like that. There are some great grounding tips on the empath survival guide on this website if you don't know where to start. To ground myself I do this:Imagine your physical body is sand. There is a breeze blowing and as you lay still. The breeze blows the sand away, starting at your toes, and ending at the top of your head. Once you no longer feel the physical presence of your body, imagine a white light at your base chakra (the base of your spine). It is forming a twisting trunk like a tree trunk and goes from you, into the ground where it connects with what ever higher power you believe in. This trunk connects you to a higher power that gives you the wisdom and guidance to live your life by. You will find peace connected to your source and guidance. Love be with you.
updated by @emmy-long: 04/07/17 12:27:09PM
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
02/14/15 11:51:24PM
484 posts

Does anyone ever see you for you?


Empath

All too often I think people look at me and see a kind heart and a pretty face. She's too nice to know my true intentions. She thinks the world is this beautiful bubble with no wrong. She hasn't known a days struggle in her life. Let me tell you something about struggle and what I know about the world. For every three good people there is a bad person. For every $20 you loan to a friend so they don't struggle, you'll spend a week stealing toilet paper from the gas station bathroom and shoving it in your purse so you can use your own toilet. For every sandwich you buy a friend, you'll eat a cold PB&J in your living room. And that's ok with me. I can live with the bad people because I know there's more good people out there. I'm ok with gas station toilet paper because at least I have a house to use a toilet in. I'm ok with PB&J because at least I'm not hungry. I'm ok with those things because I know what's it's like to not even have that.But it doesn't mean it doesn't hurt when people don't appreciate what I've done. How do you deal with the emotions, when you go without to help someone in need, and they are not only ungrateful, but still feel entitled to more? Yes the obvious answer is don't help them out anymore, and I don't. But still, it hurts. I believe what comes around goes around. Karma. Fate. Grace. What have you. But when does it pay off? I swear I wasn't meant to live on this earth. At least not in this time. I don't believe I'm better than anyone else, but sometimes I think I get the bigger picture before others do. If we don't help each other nobody will. We are all here now. We should all love each other, all do the work, and all reap the benefits. Does anybody else ever feel trapped in a reality that isn't the rest of the worlds "reality"?
updated by @emmy-long: 10/24/17 12:29:57PM
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
02/14/15 05:49:21PM
484 posts



Firstly, you should be aware that can be a huge indicator of depression. Secondly, if it's not depression you could be blocking out all emotions. I do this for short periods of time on occasion by accident. If I'm experiencing really negative things I will automatically throw up a shield and block myself from feeling anything. It's a defense mechamism to avoid the bad, but ends up blocking the good too. When I catch myself doing this I can usually fix it via meditation, grounding, chakra clearing, or really just doing anything I find therapeutic that brings me back into myself. I shared a meditation in the meditation group on this site that I do when I need help grounding and feeling the love in the world again. It could also be a number of other things but those are the two main things that came to my mind. Sending love your way!
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
02/14/15 05:25:57PM
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If you haven't already you should check out the empath survival guide on this website. It will teach you about grounding and sheilding which are both techniques empaths find helpful in blocking out others emotions (though some people feel sheilding is unnecessary and the opposite of helpful, you should still read about it and decide what's best for you). Personally, I don't shield because I don't need it and when I do it, it blocks both the bad and good and I live for the goodness I feel in others' hearts. Meditation can be helpful as well. I just posted a meditation in the meditation group on the site that I find works very well for me when I'm experiencing what you are describing in this post! Sending love your way.
updated by @emmy-long: 09/12/17 01:09:38PM
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
02/14/15 04:41:17PM
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Strong emotions after waking


Dreams

That had never occurred to me! There is a "man in the mirror" that 4 out of my 8 clients that live in the house claim to talk to. When they talk to him it's usually argumentative and none of them have any history of talking to this man before they moved into the house. I've never seen anything, but I work there alone at night and I'm terrified I will see him appear when I clean the mirrors or windows. I've tried asking them about him but all they say is he's a man in the mirror and he talks to them. One of the clients that sees him is non verbal and just yells and grunts at him, two of the clients can speak but not clearly and not in full sentences and the other client communicates well but I think she gets confused on how to describe what she sees.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
02/14/15 03:14:34PM
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Strong emotions after waking


Dreams

I wasn't in a hospital. There was just randomly a nurse at this place. I think it may have been at the group home I work at.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
02/14/15 03:13:20PM
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Strong emotions after waking


Dreams

I do not remember all of the numbers. The number 5 really sticks out but I think it was all the numbers 0-9 that were there in random order.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
02/14/15 03:11:26PM
484 posts

Strong emotions after waking


Dreams

I do not work with computers. I actually don't even own a computer I just use my phone! :) I was a little concerned it might be MY health that could be in trouble based on the dream.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
02/12/15 10:16:29AM
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My meditation to bring in love


Tools for Empaths

I've found it works for things other than love too. Depending on what you are wishing to bring into your life, you just change what you're focusing on from love, and then also you may need to change the heart chakra to a different chakra.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
02/11/15 11:58:43PM
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My meditation to bring in love


Tools for Empaths

So I have a meditation that I've developed over time that I use when I'm needing to ground and focus on the love around me and not the negative. I thought is share it here and if you guys want to try it I'd love some feedback on how it went for you!I start by imagining my physical body is made up of sand. As I relax, I imagine a soft breeze gently blowing away the sand that is my body. I'll start at my toes and work up through my whole body until I no longer physically exist, but my energy/soul/being whatever you will is all that remains.Once I'm completely relaxed and no longer aware of my physical self, I will imagine a twisting trunk of white light going from my root chakra, into the ground, and connecting to a brilliant ball of white light that is Source.Once I feel the trunk is strong and I'm completely connected to source, I will then focus my attention to my heart chakra. While focusing on this area, I reflect on how it feels when I am surrounded by love. I then focus on the emotion of love, and I focus on accepting it into my heart chakra. I focus on feeling this energy fill my body and warm me up.Then I feel this energy that I'm taking in travel from my heart chakra to the trunk extending down from my root chakra. Once this energy reaches the ball of source energy, it is then expelled in waves all around my body and then flowing out around me like ripples in water. I let this keep going until every space around me is filled with this loving energy. The energy is flowing into me through my heart chakra, traveling back down to source energy, where it is then expelled and cycled back out.Once I have gotten to the point where the love energy is cycling, I will wait until I feel ready and then come out of the meditation.This meditation allows me to feel the love energy cycling around me for hours after I've done it. I also find I become more approachable to people after doing this most likely because of the love energy surrounding me. If any of you do try this, please let me know how it works for you. :) I hope this can bring some love your way. <3
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Emmy Long
@emmy-long
02/11/15 11:27:07PM
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Strong emotions after waking


Dreams

I had a dream that left me chilled to the bone when I woke up the other night. In the dream I had been sitting down and when I stood up there were indentations all over my body. Kind of like what you get when your pillow case leaves a mark on your face in the morning. The indentations were in the form of tiny numbers and lines all over my body. Where ever I was at, there was a nurse there and I went to her to ask what was going on. She looked at me horrified and told me those numbers meant I had a virus and that was how it was showing itself. I began sobbing and then I don't remember what happened after that. I woke up still feeling terrified and I couldn't shake the feeling. I actually looked at my skin to make sure it didn't have any indentations. Does anyone else ever have dreams that leave them with extremely strong emotions even after waking?
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