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Emmy Long
@emmy-long
06/03/15 06:54:36AM
484 posts

How often do you get a "bad gut feeling" about someone?


Empath

If we're talking strictly people, yeah it happens to me. I'll meet someone and think maybe they aren't genuine or honest, but then I usually ignore it if I don't have "proof" because I have this thing where I have to give everyone a chance (it may or may not be a flaw). More often than not my gut instinct is right and I learn the hard way they're not who I hoped they'd be.These feelings also come with events too. Like I knew something was going to go wrong at the boston marathon. I didn't know what it would be, or on what scale, I just had an awful feeling. Unfortunately there's not a lot that could be done. If you contact police with a "feeling" you're probably just going to be called crazy. And if you're right who knows what they'll call you!! I don't have any idea what I'm supposed to do with knowing these things yet.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
06/01/15 05:23:52PM
484 posts



Sending prayers your way. <3
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
05/28/15 07:40:42PM
484 posts



Depression is common in empaths because of all that we feel so don't be afraid to get professional help if you feel it's needed. Beyond that, there is something I do that really helps me. As empaths we feel all the emotions on a daily basis. Focusing on the love and positive emotions we feel are what helps me. I meditate each morning and tell myself I'm opening myself and my heart up to love and positivity. A lot of people call it "filtering". It really helps me.
updated by @emmy-long: 10/21/17 03:17:00PM
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
05/28/15 05:09:00PM
484 posts



I had an IV with contrast done about 5 years ago when I had my appendix removed. I wasn't aware of my empathic abilities yet or even aware of any of the stuff that happens on the psychic level with energy and all that. So I really can't remember if I was "thrown off" but it's interesting that crownite mentioned the fact that the chemicals in the contrast are eliminated through urine and bowel movements because as soon as they put the chemicals in me I didn't experience the "warm" sensation as they said I would, but I had to pee really bad as soon as they put the contrast in my IV. It was so bad that I didn't think I would make it through the scan without wetting myself. As soon as it was over I got up and hobbled to the bathroom as quickly as I could manage with the pain from my appendix and the stupid IV bags and wires they had hooked up to me. I also had two bowel movements while I was under. And this is embarrassing, but I wet myself as I was coming out of the anesthesia. I wonder if that's normal or if it was my body's way of trying to flush the stuff out as quickly as possible. I may have been thrown off by the chemicals and stuff but I honestly don't remember because I went into surgery almost immediately after the scan and then I was on pain killers for a few days afterwards.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
05/22/15 05:17:26PM
484 posts

Getting to Alabama


Dreams

I would love to see them! :) And I always feel so happy in Alabama. I love the atmosphere there. Unfortunately my car sucks and there's no way it would make the drive down there. I'm hoping to have enough money saved up for a new car by August so maybe that's where I should go first!
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
05/22/15 01:51:48PM
484 posts

Getting to Alabama


Dreams

I have family that lives there.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
05/22/15 12:37:54PM
484 posts

Getting to Alabama


Dreams

This morning when I woke up I was thinking, "I have to get to Alabama". And I realized that had been what was going on in my dream. I don't remember much of my dream. I was with one or two other people (don't remember who they were) and we were looking at this map and were trying to figure out how we were going to get to Alabama. It was really important for us to get there and get there quickly. It stood out as strange to me because I continued to feel like I needed to get there even after I woke from the dream. I live near the top of Indiana and have been to Alabama several times. If you really try you can get there in a day from where I live. It was such a strange dream sensation and I wish I could remember why I needed to get there so badly.
updated by @emmy-long: 03/29/17 01:17:46AM
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
05/21/15 07:20:29AM
484 posts

To hurt others I have to be willing to hurt myself.


Empath

Yup, I know what you mean. I can't be mean to others either. Some people call it a fault but I won't allow myself to believe them. I got into an argument with a girl once and said a couple of really mean things I wanted to take back immediately. Since you can't unsay words, I apologized as soon as I said them. Right in the middle of the argument. She looked at me weird and told me I was crazy and bipolar because I went from really mean to genuinely sorry in a flash. I can't be mean because I feel the pain it causes others. But I think it's ok not to be mean. Being mean and disrespecting others accomplishes nothing. Loving and encouraging others accomplishes great things. :) you're perfect as you are.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
05/11/15 08:39:16AM
484 posts

Emotional looping


Empath

It can depend on you personally but I picture source energy is a big ball of white light. Each morning I will meditate and see my own energy as a trunk of twisting white light coming out from my root chakra and joining down and connecting to the big ball of light that is source energy. Once my energy is connected to source, if something happens throughout the day where I pick up someone's negative energy, I just visualize it traveling down my trunk of light and going straight to source. Source for me is just the energy that all of the world runs off of because I haven't been able to personally identify with one religion yet. But if you do have a religion you identify with you might consider the deity of that to be source. For example, a lot of Christians believe God is source. That works well too! Like I said, it's all personal. But the key is to connect to whatever higher power you relate to, and let that energy flow from you to the higher power, and let that source handle the negative energy, because it really is too much for us to handle on our own.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
05/11/15 06:11:38AM
484 posts

Family bonds


Empath

I got a call from my little brother this morning. He asked if he could come live with me in my spare bedroom. He's almost 20 and we get along great, but after talking with him I got a little worried. I asked him why he wanted to move from home, he lives rent free with our parents, has a good job at my dad's business. Why would he want to give that up? He said he just couldn't stay in the town any longer, that he had to get away. I've heard that before, from my ex boyfriend who was heavily into drugs and trying to escape them. My brother has a past with mild drug use. He never got addicted, but he's tried pretty much all of them at least once, it's been going on since the end of his eighth grade school year. I want him to know that OF COURSE he can always stay with me if he needs to. But if there's a bigger issue like drugs behind it all, running away won't solve all his problems. Especially to this town I live in where heroin and meth is rampant. He can come stay here and get away from all the people he used with back home and that will help but it's not enough. If it's drugs, then I want him to come here but I want him to also get help once he's here. I don't know for sure that it's drugs, it could be normal 20 year old boy stuff, just wanting some independence. But I just got a really strong feeling drugs are involved. As a concerned big sister, I really want to approach the issue with him. But I don't want to upset him. Over the phone I asked him if everything was ok and he said it was, but I still don't know if I believe him. He said he'd be in town today in a few hours (I live about 3 hours away from my parents) and I hope talking to him then will give me a better idea.It seems all types of relationships can have an added layer of difficulty when your an empath. We pick up on things that others can remain blissfully unaware of. I try never to read a person without their permission, but some relationships are stronger than others (family) and you pick up on things whether you're tryin or not.
updated by @emmy-long: 06/05/17 09:42:21PM
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
05/11/15 05:01:48AM
484 posts



Yes! I was so happy to read this. I wrote a blog on this site very similar to your post a month or so ago called "perspective is important". Some people played devils advocate and made some very good points. But I think we're right. If everyone could feel the pain they caused, I don't think they'd be causing it. Keep spreading your love. <3
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
05/09/15 08:07:42PM
484 posts

Emotional looping


Empath

Everyone is different but I discovered a solution to this that works for me. We don't need to take others emotions to help them feel better. In fact, in my opinion this doesn't help them because it doesn't allow them to learn to help themselves. If they're angry, then they need to find a permanent solution to what is causing the anger. Once they do this, then they will be able to diffuse it on their own. In the meantime, as an empath, it's hard not to pick up that energy. If we connect to source energy, and allow their negative energy that we pick up to go straight to source and be recycled as positive/loving energy, then things get better. They are still angry but, we allow it to go to source instead of affect us. And in turn source turns it to positive energy which the angry person (or you! :)) can then pickup and it can help them calm down and take steps towards solving their conflict.I hope this helped and wasn't confusing. If you have questions about how to do this, just ask and I'll be happy to share how I do it. :) Sending love your way. <3
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
05/09/15 04:15:04AM
484 posts

How do you deal with feeling sad for situations you can't control?


Empath

Yes that makes sense. If I could just stop thinking about it so much I know I wouldn't be bothered. And so I think I will take your advice and embrace the higher mind, in hopes that it will allow me to have the wisdom to let those types of things blow over. I've been letting them blow over by pretending they don't exist. But that's a temporary fix. I think you were right in saying to embrace the higher mind and let it deal with it, because IT is capable of letting it go, just in a healthier way than what I've been doing. Haha. Thank you so much for this.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
05/07/15 06:48:36AM
484 posts

How do you deal with feeling sad for situations you can't control?


Empath

Cat: he had to wait for me to come home because our dog was afraid of riding in cars so he needed someone to hold willie (our dog) while he drove. Not an easy task considering Willie is an 80 pound boxer. :) He's a big goofy baby and cuddled on my lap the whole time. And yes I definitely would have taken him. I took a guinea pig to the vet the other day and dropped $50 that I really didn't have. My roommates made fun of me but I couldn't let it sit there and suffer.Justin: I know what you mean. I have a huge soft spot for dogs. And squirrels. Haha. Not sure why squirrels, I just feel so bad for them when I feel the fear they have when a car is coming at them. I stop or swerve for them every time.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
05/06/15 06:14:05PM
484 posts

fiancé of four years now acts like a total stranger


Empath

Drugs are a horrible thing. I was in a relationship with a drug addict for 2 years. I'm not saying your fianc is necessarily addicted but if he's hanging out with those people and you've found it, he's not far from being there. Drugs make people pull away, they become selfish, mean, and they aren't who they used to be before the drugs. If he's not willing to stop using and gaming out with those people, the best thin you can do for yourself is leave before he's gotten you wrapped into it. And I don't mean that he will get you to join in using (though that can happen to some people), but dating an addict gets you stuck in a bad place in other ways. They can start stealing, from you and others. They can be emotionally abusive. Before you know it they've stolen your debit card to buy their drugs, and rent is due but you don't have the money. It destroys your other relationships with friends and family because they either don't approve of you being with somebody like that, or you lie to them to cover it up. There's so much to lose and it's hard to see it going until it's already gone. Be careful and think of yourself first. <3
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
05/05/15 04:07:58PM
484 posts

tips to stay calm at work


Empath

I've worked in places where I was around people all day and it does get draining. For a couple years I answered phones for the university parking enforcement office where I went to school. Almost every call I got was somebody angry about a ticket or frustrated because they didn't understand where to park. I taught myself to look past the person's anger and find their love. It not only helped me to avoid picking up their negativity, but it also made me feel GOOD because I was seeing different kinds of love in different kinds of people all day long. It really reinforces your love for humanity when you see the goodness in people even at their worst. <3
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
05/04/15 11:35:55AM
484 posts



I wouldn't have known, I don't have cable. Haha. But that's too funny. "Keep on keepin' on!" :)
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
05/03/15 04:06:36PM
484 posts

Grounding quickly in a pinch. How do you do it?


Empath

Thanks for the advice and support guys. :) I will be sure to try some of your suggestions the next time something like this happens.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
05/01/15 04:11:13PM
484 posts

positive/negative-what's the difference? It's just emotion.


Empath

Beautifully stated Trevor, and I'm sorry for YOUR loss. Though we both seem aware it was your loss and not your mother's. She is in a good place now, no suffering, no loss, no betrayal, no pain. All things we suffer in this human world. Though it is a loss for you, it is freeing for her of all pain and suffering. Its a weird feeling being "left" by those we love. For they haven't left what is really "us" but because they are no longer here physically it can feel like a loss to "us". Sending love your way. <3
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
05/01/15 03:59:42PM
484 posts

positive/negative-what's the difference? It's just emotion.


Empath

Yes positive or negative is just an opinion for each individual, but it doesn't make that opinion any less real or any less valid. For me, there are emotions I will experience that make me feel "good", meaning they make me want to go on with life, validate my hard work, make me feel proud of my choices. Then there are emotions that make me feel "bad", that make me question what I've done to lead up to feeling this way, question what I did to deserve it. I believe there are good and bad emotions in this world just like there are good and bad people. But that "good and bad" is subjective. Maybe you feel bad for what you did but you shouldn't? Or maybe you thought you lost something you deserved, but really you didn't earn it.Life is hard. But in my short 23 years, I've learned there is good and bad, positive and negative, heroes and villains, if only on a personal level for each person. I think recognizing your villains as "the bad" is the first step in overcoming them.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
05/01/15 01:01:02PM
484 posts

Grounding quickly in a pinch. How do you do it?


Empath

That's actually a really good idea. I am doing better now. All it took was a good hour of meditaion followed by an hour of music and cleaning my apartment with my dog. Im sure if I had concentrated on getting to do that this morning I would have been able to calm down some.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
05/01/15 12:57:21PM
484 posts



My favorite is: "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." :) And boy did I say it a lot today! It's important to remember (and easy to forget as an empath) that we are in control of OUR emotions.I also love the quote from the movie joe dirt "life's a garden, dig it!" Haha. It's a silly one but it's helped me a lot. Also the movie is great if you've never seen it!
updated by @emmy-long: 10/22/17 03:18:26PM
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
05/01/15 08:37:57AM
484 posts



Crownite: I had a similar experience where somebody butted in without being invited. They pointed out really personal issues that I had been working through within myself, things I did not share with anyone because they're things only I can fix in myself. They didn't offer advice, they simply told me what was wrong with me. It was like, thanks dude I know, and I didn't tell you because it's not your business so why don't you just leave me alone, thanks. It was embarrassing and degrading and I've never forgotten it. He was a regular at a restaurant I was a server at and I've never helped him since.GenX-em: Just because we CAN know things, doesn't mean we SHOULD. I try never to look into another's problems. I can't help the things I just know, but I figure if they're hiding them, then it's not my business to figure out. It's hard sometimes when we want to help people, but some people aren't ready for help or don't want it, and when we try to force thy help, we end up hurting them.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
05/01/15 08:25:25AM
484 posts

Grounding quickly in a pinch. How do you do it?


Empath

I was woken up this morning with a phone call that was not good at all. I learned some things and was hurt very badly and it's left me with a mess to clean up that I really don't have the time to be dealing with righ now. To make matters worse we had a very important meeting at work this morning with the big wigs of the company that I could not miss. So I drug myself out bed feeling angry, hurt, and completely ungrounded. I stopped at the gas station on my way to get some coffee and I realized how much my negative energy was affecting the environment around me. Usually when this happens I can take a deep breath, visualize my energy flowing from my feet down into source energy, and I can calm myself down. I tried this but it didn't work. I was still fuming from the conversation and I couldn't focus enough to even manage a deep calming breath. Does anyone have any suggestions on grounding quickly in a pinch? I had a lot I wanted to bring up in the meeting, and while I got my points across, I know it would have went better if I could have been present and grounded.
updated by @emmy-long: 01/11/17 10:04:38AM
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
04/30/15 08:45:21PM
484 posts

How do you deal with feeling sad for situations you can't control?


Empath

Fortunately both dogs found in the car were rescued by the local shelter and have both been adopted! :)
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
04/30/15 08:41:45PM
484 posts

How do you deal with feeling sad for situations you can't control?


Empath

Yeah there has been a lot of animal abuse here where I live latey due to dog fighting. A couple weeks ago two pitbulls were found abandoned in a car on a hot day with windows all up, no food, no water, and they were injured in ways that were obvious they had been used for fighting. Somebody left them there to die. I don't understand how anyone is capable of that. I remember in back in high school I came home and found my dog laying on the floor with a bag of frozen vegetables on his leg. I looked at him and asked what he was doing. He got up to greet me and started yelping in pain. I panicked and ran into the bedroom and then into the bathroom and called my mom sobbing. I was a senior in HIGH SCHOOL and that's how I handled it (turns out he had a broken leg and my dad was waiting for me to get home to help get him to the vet). And let's be honest, I'm almost 24 now and would still probably handle it the same way. :) I know there's got to be better more mature ways of handling things than denial and running away, but I sure haven't figured them out!
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
04/30/15 08:30:58PM
484 posts

How do you deal with feeling sad for situations you can't control?


Empath

Yeah I definitely believe animals souls are different and better than humans souls. I really can't stand to see animals suffer. I saw a commercial for a movie coming out soon called Max. It's about a dog and looks really good, but I have an awful feeling the dog is going to die in the end. I can't watch movies where animals die. I actually walked out of the movie theater when my family went to see the movie "Marley and Me" when it became apparent the dog was about to die. My whole family made fun of me for it. That's what I mean by not handling it as well as I should. It was a movie. No dogs actually died in real life. But I couldn't watch it.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
04/30/15 07:02:51AM
484 posts

A useful way to obtain Information


Tools for Empaths

Wow I bet they didn't want the news of that training getting out! But this is exactly what I mean about feeling things but not having the clarity and confirmation to understand them. The Baltimore cop thing is just one example of many lately. I knew there was going to be something bad that would happen at the boston marathon but I didn't know on what level, I knew those airplanes all disappearing weren't unfortunate coincidences but I don't know what exactly did happen, I felt death coming right before the Nepal quakes and something still isn't setting right about it with me. I can te I'm beginning to pick up on these big things and I felt for months that a huge growth spurt in my abilities is coming, but I don't know what it's going to be. And like you said about being on the right side when shit finally hits the fan, I'm feeling a great pull to understand all of this so that I can help and make sure I'm on the right side.Your responses are really clarifying things for me.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
04/30/15 04:07:50AM
484 posts

A useful way to obtain Information


Tools for Empaths

It's crazy that you use that example! This whole time all of it has been going on I've been thinking to myself "this wasn't a cop that killed him." But I didn't get it to the degree that you did and that's what I'm talking about. I can't fully understand what my mind means by "it wasn't a cop" I just know that phrase kept playing in my mind. But I didn't dare explore such a controversial issue with such little confirmation.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
04/30/15 01:39:04AM
484 posts



I'm not sure if this is the same thing you're talking about, but sometimes I will have multiple dreams that will build off of each other. For example, one night I dreamt I rescued a basket of puppies, then later that night I had another dream where I was speaking with my mom. She asked me how I slept and I said "good but I had the strangest dream about puppies." I remembered the first dream in the second one! This kind of thing happens often so I posted in this group asking if anyone knew why this happens. What I was told is that something was trying to be pointed out to me, and they wanted to make sure I got the message so they repeated it. I'm not great at dream interpretation, but there are a lot of websites where you can go to look up what the repeated signs and themes mean. Actually I think there are a few links in the description of this group!
updated by @emmy-long: 10/23/17 11:57:29AM
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
04/29/15 09:42:59PM
484 posts

A useful way to obtain Information


Tools for Empaths

I think I've tried doing this before but I've never gotten results like you have. What I did, was as I layed down to go to sleep, I asked who/what was guiding me. What source my intuition was coming from. I did this because I have felt that I'm being held back from fully opening my abilities by not trusting my intuition. I can feel things, but I can't see them yet or understand exactly what they are. And I think I need to know what these things are in order to help. I feel like my mind is trying to tell me things and help me, but I don't fully trust my intuition because I don't know where it's coming from. I feel if I could get some validation that it's a spirit guide or angel communicating with me, it would be easier for me to trust. So you think I'm doing this incorrectly or for the wrong reasons an that's why it's not working?
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
04/29/15 08:55:13PM
484 posts

Can something in my dream follow me into consciousness?


Psychic and Paranormal

Do you know how to fix it? Or even if it's possible?
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
04/29/15 08:48:46PM
484 posts

How do you deal with feeling sad for situations you can't control?


Empath

So today I realized I may have an unhealthy way of coping with things that make me feel sad but I can't do anything about. Today while going through Facebook (the bane of all empaths it seems) I saw a viral post a friend shared. It was an envelope that someone had put in the offering plate at church and written on it was "please don't be angry, I'm homeless and don't have much." And I just felt so sad. When a person gives it should make them feel good, and to know that when that person gave they felt nervous/guilty/scared instead of good, it made my heart hurt. This happens sometimes with other stuff, ASPCA commercials etc. And when I find myself being sad because of this, I will do some sort of weird denial thing and I'll be like "oh, well those animals on the commercial have been helped already, no need to feel bad for the puppy with the sad eyes" or "that envelope story was probably made up just to get likes on the Facebook page." Then I'll send a little love out to them just in case.I feel like there has to be a more productive way to deal with these situations than telling myself they aren't real. But if I sit there and think about it, I just feel so sad for them. Does anyone else do this? Do you have any suggestions on other ways to deal with it?
updated by @emmy-long: 07/19/17 04:43:32PM
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
04/29/15 08:32:52PM
484 posts

new to this


Empath

I was told by a more experienced empath that when we use our own energy to uplift others then we can feel drained. It sounds like that's what you've been doing. How to fix that and still be there for others, is to connect to source energy and use THAT to help them instead of our own. There's a lot of different ways to do this. How I do it is through meditation. I will visualize a trunk coming down from my root chakra and reaching down into the earth where it meets with a big ball of light that is source energy. Then when people are unloading their negativity on to me, I will let the energy flow through my trunk and into source energy where it is transformed and released as love and positivity. Then that love and positivity can surround them and comfort them.

What will work for each individual is different. That is what works for me. But if you're having problems with feeling drained I invite you to look into connecting to sourse energy and using that because it's unlimited.

Also, as empaths we have to be very careful that we aren't using our energy or source energy to manipulate. Sometimes it's hard for us to know where the line between manipulation and helping lies. And every empath will have a different opinion on what's ok and what's morally wrong. I don't think there is anything wrong with sending love to a person who is hurting. But I think when we manipulate a persons emotions to make them feel better, without letting them work through the issue making them feel bad, then we take away that opportunity for them to learn how to help themselves and deal with their emotions.

I hope this helps and doesn't just confuse you more. :)
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
04/29/15 08:08:55PM
484 posts

Can something in my dream follow me into consciousness?


Psychic and Paranormal

That's interesting. So you think it's something from a past life?
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
04/28/15 08:41:39AM
484 posts

another post about depression ...


Empath

Maybe that's it. Maybe it IS wrong. <3 It's hard when we don't know the universe's plan for us. Perhaps something is coming your way and life is keeping your schedule open for it. You should check out the ascension group on this site. You might find a lot of your symptoms match what others are going through or have gone through already. :)
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
04/28/15 02:16:10AM
484 posts

another post about depression ...


Empath

Depression is a rotten disease. It's like a vicious circle. You're depressed because you don't have a job, but you're too depressed to get a job. Now I'm not trying to tell you to "just get over it". I've been there. Depression doesn't work that way. But you do have to put up a big fight to beat it. If you've been given a chance with a trial day at work, you have to push hard past all of things in your head telling you that you can't do it, that you're not good enough. You just have to go to the trial day, and prove to all those awful things in your head that you can do it. It won't fix the depression, but it's a step in the right direction. Depression isn't something you just "get over" it's something you work hard to beat over time. Baby steps. Slowly start challenging all of your insecurities. I just know you can do it. <3 sending love and light your way.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
04/28/15 01:20:15AM
484 posts

Can something in my dream follow me into consciousness?


Psychic and Paranormal

Oh my goodness. Haha. Yes it makes more sense that it was there in my room and I sensed it in my dream rather than following me out of my dream. The theory that it is negative energy coming from another person could certainly be the case. I had a negative interaction with an ex the day before I had that experience. I ran into him and tried to say hello and be nice (it's been 4 years so I figured he wouldn't mind if I said hello). Well he did mind and he was pretty rude in letting me know he didn't have any interest in saying hello back. And it also makes sense that it could have been coming from within me. I was pretty angry at how he treated me but I refused to be rude back because I think everyone deserves to be treated kindly and with compassion. Who knows his reasons for still being so angry with me, so I kept it inside, told him to have a nice day, and walked away.So I guess I don't have any answers for what it was. But I'm reassured to know others have had similar experiences and have done things similar to what I do and get positive results. At least I know the solution! :)
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
04/28/15 12:34:15AM
484 posts



Is this the pattern you're referring to (I attached a picture). I have it on BOTH arms. I realize this discussion is kind of old but I just saw it. Did you find any answers? It's strange that so many intuitive people seem to have it.
updated by @emmy-long: 04/01/17 09:49:35PM
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
04/27/15 11:45:52PM
484 posts

Tips for connection with your guardian angel


Psychic and Paranormal

I know my angel is always with me. I've been in situations I shouldn't have made it out of, but here I am! There's no way I'd be here if it weren't for a little help coming from someone. I've been in situations where I should have died, should have been arrested, should have been homeless, and all sorta of other things, but it never happened. I was always safe and taken care of.But I can't help but feel that I'm missing messages my angel is sending me. I've been in a lot of bad situations, and I think I could have avoided some of them if I had just LISTENED! :) Does anyone have any tips on how to connect better with your angel? I've tried asking for signs, for help listening. But it's like when I try I can't keep the focus I need to hear the message or something.
updated by @emmy-long: 07/07/17 04:14:59PM
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
04/27/15 10:14:16PM
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I practice daily meditation and I start each meditation by clearing my chakras. :) I have better meditation sessions if they're cleared and opened. You might try this and see if it helps you. It only takes about 10 min.
updated by @emmy-long: 12/17/16 01:25:42PM
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
04/27/15 10:09:54PM
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I used to have problems like that on Facebook as well. For me it wasn't the website causing the problem but the PEOPLE on it. I cleaned out my friends list. I only kept people I actually talk to I real life. Then I went through and found the people that cause the "drama" and realized some of them were family. I was like "how the heck can I unfriend my great-uncle without causing weirdness at family reunions!" Then I realized if you block a person, they have no idea you've done it. So that solved that! I realized I'm not obligated to "friend" anyone or "like" anything. And lastly, I don't post personal or controversial things and I don't respond to posts that are like that. I share funny videos, pictures of my dog, jokes. Non serious stuff like that. Facebook is for fun, when it starts being used for more serious things is when problems seem to happen.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
04/27/15 12:09:52AM
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any other empaths in their twenties?


Empath

People bring up good points about partying and money issues. I like to go out with friends but I really don't like some of the stigma that goes with it. When I'm out with my girls, I'm not looking for some guy to come hit on me. When they do and I reject them, there's always so much anger and embarrassment and entitlement that's given off. It can really ruin my evening if I pay it too much attention. I'm sorry, but I'm not here for entertainment, I'm a person trying to have fun like everyone else, and you're not entitled to a dance with me! And then there's always the issue of alcohol. I do enjoy an occasional drink, but I've never understood getting "wasted". That's not to say I've never done it, just that I don't think it's fun and I don't do it often. When I'm out with people who are overintoxicated, the emotions can be a bit much. Extreme ups and extreme downs.And don't even get me started on money! :) I wish we still grew our own food and made our own clothes and furniture. Or at least traded skills/goods for stuff. I lose so much sleep trying to balance school with work, just to make enough money to pay my rent and electric and hopefully have some left over for food. In our twenties, I think money is a struggle because we have adult responsibilities (rent, untilities, gas, groceries), but we don't really have adult jobs yet. We're either still in school or trying to work our way up at our current jobs. It's a weird place to be.But for me, I have a feeling this will end up being my favorite time of my life. The struggle is all too real, but I've learned how to live without. If I don't have gas I CAN walk three miles to work and be ok. If I have to live off of ramen noodles and crackers for a week or two, I can do it! I'm free to do what I want. I have no obligations to tie me down. I can live completely for myself and it's ok. I'm discovering how much I really need, and establishing my priorities and values along the way. I've been to hell and back, lived without water at times, without electric, didn't know where my next meal would come from, beaten an eating disorder, got out of a bad relationship, been officially evicted from a house, quit a job without having another lined up. AND STILL HERE I AM! I've made it. <3 Maybe I wasn't the most responsible at times and I suffered consequences for my mistakes, but I'm learning what works for me. :) And I think that's what our twenties are for.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
04/26/15 12:34:59PM
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I get so angry grocery-shopping...


Empath

Shop later in the evening. :) There are usually less people there then, so traditional methods of grounding/filtering/sheilding work better. I don't mean like 5-6pm when everyone gets off work, I mean like 8-9pm if you can. This is something I discovered once I began working thirds as it changed my whole schedule. Also early in the morning like 6am works well too. I do realize some stores aren't open at those times and for those I'd recommend showing up right when they open or close. Good luck and I hope this helps! :)
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
04/26/15 09:36:35AM
484 posts

Can something in my dream follow me into consciousness?


Psychic and Paranormal

I thought about adding this to the dreams group but I think here is better. Last night I had a strange dream and in it I saw something dark approaching my best friend and me. I quickly threw up what I call my "shield of light" to protect us. This is something I do in real life when I sense something bad is near. I basically connect to source energy and let light flow out from my body, as if I were a lightbulb. I then tell whatever is there that I'm protected by the light and love of source and that it needs to move on. It's worked for me so far.Anyways, at that point I woke up. And when I woke my room was freezing. I had the window in my living room open and so I got up to close it thinking that was the cause. But when I left my room I realized the living room and the rest of my house was much warmer than my bedroom. I closed the window and went back to lay down. Then I got that feeling that something bad was there again. I curled up close to my dog and wrapped us in a blanket. Then I threw up my shield of light and told it to go away. Thankfully it worked. But it left me with questions. Is it possible whatever was in my dream followed me into my waking state in my bedroom? Does anyone have any idea what could have done that? Any answers would be much appreciated.
updated by @emmy-long: 07/11/17 03:31:58AM
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
04/26/15 09:26:11AM
484 posts

Nepal Earthquake


Psychic and Paranormal

I usually try to avoid stories like this in the news because they give such bad feelings. But the situation in Nepal is on a whole new level for me. I thought it might just be because I've been more sensitive to everything lately. I get sick even passig over headlines about the quakes. It must be really awful. My heart is breaking for them. I'll continue to send love their way.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
04/25/15 11:46:33AM
484 posts

My Awakening Experience


Empath

Welcome! :) This is a great place to learn and find support. I've been here about a year now and it's been so beneficial. The two posts before me give great places to start, and I also suggest you look into "shielding". I use it in place of blocking. And I also meditate regularly. I use my meditation time to focus on the positives and opening my heart to them. I've made a conscious decision to feel the good in the world and let the bad "filter" through. And it works! What will work for each person is different, but I'd advise looking into all of it. Also, if I hae a really bad day and feel like I've picked up a bunch of "muck" from others I will take a shower. While in the shower I imagine my own personal energy is a bright white light around me, and the muck I've picked up is like black goop. Then I imagine the water from the shower is bright rainbow light. As the water washes over me I visualize the rainbow light washing the muck away and cleaning my own bright white light. I will stay in there until I feel I am "clean". It might sound silly but it really works for me, and I've found lavender scented soaps and oils help as well. I hope something I've shared helps! Once you are able to reign in your gift and get it under control you will see how truly blessed you are. <3
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
04/25/15 10:20:21AM
484 posts

any other empaths in their twenties?


Empath

I'm about to turn 24! :) I think this is a special time in our lives, and for me at least, empathy has made it even more special. <3
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
04/24/15 10:21:35AM
484 posts

Cutting cords/tie


Empath

Wow that's awful, I'm sorry it happened to you.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
04/24/15 08:32:39AM
484 posts

Cutting cords/tie


Empath

They say 100% of relationships end in either a break up or marriage. :) I've never been one to maintain my distance though, I love with my whole heart and I wouldn't have it any other way. Love is wonderful even if it's temporary! That being said, the only thing that hurts is that he won't remain friends. It's been years since the break up, and he's even the one who initiated it! But I will respect his decision, if he doesn't want to be friends then I'm not going to make things awkward and try to force it. I've just gotta figure how to cut this dang cord and let go of hopes of being friends.
 
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