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Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
10/01/17 11:07:22PM
44 posts

Is Anyone else the Emotional Scapegoat?


Empath

I get that.  Often I am absorbing more than I am generally "expected" to and most folks just don't understand that, as an empath (or rather clairsentient) I am taking in not just the present full internal emotional experience of a person, but sometimes the recent past and perhaps future - or even an associated energy connection to another from that person.  It really hits home when someone close (like a spouse) is upset with me.  I just get the vibes in 4-D, and it sucks big time.  I didn't ask for this sensitivity, but I got it and that emotional vacuum that my persona sucks in like a bug light often draws in any emotional void, imbalance, and desperation from my surroundings - especially when I least want it to hit me, but man does it hit like a freight train! I think people "project" on you Zacharias, because you are that light they are drawn to.. even if someone is pissed off at you from some sort of survival skill you developed to get through the fate you have been dealt as an Empath so you can get through the daily bombardments of energy intrusions.  Regardless, the eternal absorber of all this junk becomes the dumping grounds of all others with an emotional void that can never be filled, like a heat-sink on a leaking capacitor.  Therefor some people really cant "grow up" because they never learned how to fill that void that we Empaths are so aware of with other people but can never tell them.  Awareness sucks sometimes, especially when we are so different than the walking dead around us - numbed and insulated with that virtual and superficial ego bubble of limited perception that is so obvious to us. Fun times.

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
07/26/17 11:12:04PM
44 posts

Professions for Empaths


Healers

Thanks for the comment C.Cat.  The best I can tell you is that I digest other's energy.  When I get a glimpse of what they are going through, I absorb it and use the energy as a way to power my empathy even more.  Feeling other's pain nurtures me and includes me in the struggle f\of humanity.  Yet I know I am different and separate as well.  What a wonderful thing to feel alive\.  However, somethings were harder to shake off and could not be readily absorbed as I became oversaturated.  It is the core of the person that I connected to, not the surface pain itself.  That made all the difference.  Guess its my clairsentient self. 

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
06/19/17 09:37:22PM
44 posts

Trying to stop the empathy


Empath

@tigerlily,

First of all, why in the world would you want to "stop the empathy?"  It is not something you can just shut off.  Have you tried to dam a rapidly flowing river?   Believe me I tried before for my own sanity/boundaries/self-preservation/etc.  It did not work because it is a current that can never be broken... it just builds up over time when trying to dam it up. My advice to you is to allow the empathy because it is who you are.  Just see it as a looking glass into the world of another.  You can decide whether to act on what your see or not.  We experience many personal worlds (the paradigms that others live within despite a greater connection we all share).  Though, what makes us separate is the awareness we have.  It is up to us how to proceed with that awareness.  It is not something we can just shut off like a faucet.  It is always there reminding us what we are.  Embrace what you are... a Psychic Empath.  It is what makes us uniquely separate from the rest of humanity. WE CAN NOT HAVE A GREATER GIFT.

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
06/19/17 09:13:51PM
44 posts

Professions for Empaths


Healers

@cheshire-cat,

Though I am not frequent on this site, I can tell you that the hotline I worked on was probably the most rewarding experience for me.  Not only did it eliminate the visual distractions of counseling, it also provided a more enriching experience of digesting the energy of the callers in ways that allowed me to absorb their energetic presence into my own psyche and, in a way, gave me a valuable moment of their life if only for a glimpse.  How wonderful it really was.  That energy made me feel alive when experiencing humanity through another's lens of perceptual awareness.  Counseling now is only secondary to the hotline years but I still get glimpses of their journey and am able to regurgitate it to help them. It's my secret weapon as an Empath but also as a fellow "human" - whatever that term means now a days.

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
06/18/17 09:42:07PM
44 posts

Protection in known place of paranormal activity


Psychic and Paranormal

If you had not gone yet and would like another tool in the toolbox, one I know of is an astral-protection tool I learned a while ago.  Start with 3-4 deep belly breaths (diaphramatic breathing); ground yourself to the earth by channeling all energy to and from the ground, next using your mind with imagery - imagine pulling a large balloon over your entire body from the ground-up, after the balloon closes over your head tie a knot in it; the last step is to fill the bubble/balloon with your own energy - check for leaks and reinforce. This should do it and often helps to provide a great deal of shielding from future encounters or other unwanted energetic influences us Empaths normally would get. Remember to open the balloon again when needed or refill it for reinforcement.  Don't forget, though, a grounded presence is a strength that hitchhiker hate - they are looking for holes to latch on to.  That's the simplest explanation I can give for now. Hope this helps.

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
03/28/17 09:18:44PM
44 posts

Talking Weird Stuff


Psychic and Paranormal

Ohda,

We all certainly need such guides to aid us in our quest.  Although there can always be a psychological explanation, the spiritual is stronger and more real than anything else.  The true gifts of the Spirit fall upon you. May he forever protect and guide you.. a person of light.

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
03/26/17 10:17:14PM
44 posts

Talking Weird Stuff


Psychic and Paranormal

beat up a tree that had negative spiritual qualities, interacted with stuck entities of the afterlife, saw some other things I cannot explain, met people that I knew before but didn't in my own experiences, and lots of other things that just freaked me out.  I guess it was a whole life of crazy a## sh&^.  Guess it made me who I am today. At least I'm not running off into the forest anymore to get grounded. Though I wouldn't think for a minute that things are gonna be less freaky.  I suppose I just am accepting it as it comes.  God only gives me what I can handle... still trying to figure that one out!

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
03/26/17 10:08:27PM
44 posts

emotional highs and lows


Empath

kitKat,

Well, I have been there before. It is difficult to sort out the spiritual and the psychological for the kind of people we are.  However, it is probably a bit of both.  Severing a relationship normally has a consequence of withdrawal or feelings of emptiness no matter how it ended.  Though, empaths seem to have the extra sense of the energy "connection" embedded in the relationship. This has an extra tug on us when ending a relationship and entails an extra step in the full severance procedure.  There are levels to a break-up: emotional, psychological, physical, social...and spiritual or psychic (for Empaths).  We just have that added step - or are at least aware of it 

if you are really and fully ready for the complete severance then imagine a cord connected to you from that person that you manually grab and disconnect from your body... it's the energy links from that person that stay connected way past the break-up. Visualizing yourself doing this and feeling the break will help you tremendously if you are fully ready for that last step.  Though, psychologically, you will have to determine this readiness.  There is no turning back afterwards.

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
03/26/17 09:49:35PM
44 posts

Has anyone had a fear of trying anything paranormal?


Psychic and Paranormal

Sorry, I'm a bit infrequent on this site.  If I could figure out what IM is, I'd be happy to do so. 

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
03/14/17 08:32:16PM
44 posts

Empath artical/ biblical perspective


Empath

Perhaps an empathy does pertain to biblical application.  After all we are "discerners of spirits"  - one of the gifts of the Spirit.  This is more than the mere "soothsayers" depicted in the old testament.  It is a true gift by God.  Though, I also am skeptically cautious to accept her article as a Christian perspective. Coming from a New Age view it is hardly without prejudice nor can she be truly objective in her research.  Yes it shares research pontificating various theological perspectives of an empath, but seems to lack Godly faith - the very element that makes a Chrisitian.  Yet, I also see the unique perspective that we also must acknowledge which refers to a greater perspective and open-mindedness indicative of our unique idiosyncrasies pertaining to the Empath.

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
03/14/17 08:17:55PM
44 posts

Has anyone had a fear of trying anything paranormal?


Psychic and Paranormal

So as to follow the ethics of this site, I will not attempt to gain access to the person posting or the house.  However, perhaps I could give a little advice.  If there is an unwanted energetic presence in the house you may be able to see the energy of it and where it extends to, or is connected to. First follow your instincts - allow your empathy antenna to increase and scan the room with your eyes slightly out of focus - helps if the light is dim or dark.  Look for a line of energy and follow it.  See where it leads to and from.  This will give you a clearer idea of what it is and where it is located.  I don't suppose everyone can do this but an empathy may be able to "feel" hi way to the energy rather than see it form a distance.  The difference is the distance - it creates  a safety barrier rather than taking the chance of absorbing unwanted energy.  Hope this helps.  

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
03/07/17 08:01:52PM
44 posts

Has anyone had a fear of trying anything paranormal?


Psychic and Paranormal

My problem is that the "paranormal" find me.  I cannot shake off the presence of others - whether in the flesh or not -.  As far as I'm concerned, picking up on the energy of others is not limited to the physical world.  This, in turn, leads to all sorts of esoteric barnacles - those uncomfortable attachments that cling to us, and its very hard to shake them off.  When referring to energy, I mean the ever growing following of non-physical beings. Someday, I may bring home one too many hitchhikers.  It's just bizarre that sometimes I don't pay attention to any of this.  Other times I am overly sensitive.  I guess that is just the fate I have been dealed. I try to help others through their experiences as well but I am not always successful. Coyote medicine only goes so far until I have to get real and be a bit more direct.  Oh the risks I take... just because it finds me.

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
02/19/17 08:04:50PM
44 posts

Feeling of being watched


Library of Light

I guess I will be the first to say that, of course we are being watched.  All empaths are being watched.  People are naturally drawn to us.  They are also more drawn to us when we know intuitively something about them - call it a psychic link that we create by merely "tuning in" - yes it goes both ways.  The good thing is that when we start tuning out or away form the person, the interest goes away too.  Think of it as moths to light. We are the light- sometimes brighter than other times, and for some of us, with directional focus - choosing who to shine on or not.  Remember, who you chose to peer into can lead to some, even subconscious awareness from the other as we create that link.  Yes it's anonymity on the surface, but what's truly anonymous - or private for that matter?

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
02/14/17 08:37:34PM
44 posts

how to relieve emotional tension


Empath

laog,

First, I am glad you feel comfortable enough to share your thoughts in this forum. After reading what you wrote, I sense that you are definitely going through a lot.  However, keep in mind that you are not alone here.  Also, us empaths often struggle with what I refer to as "individualization" - mainly having trouble knowing what thoughts and emotions are our own and which are someone else's.  As far as your identified struggles in coping, we as a community of empaths most likely will share in this struggle with our own unique challenges that are often more complex, multilayered, and multidimensional than that of non-empaths.  This can lead to lots of uncertainty and feeling alone in our battle.  Keep in mind, though, we are here and not about to go away.  Keep writing your thoughts and get as much support as you need. Us empaths have to stick together.  Hang in there,

KnightHawk

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
02/13/17 09:13:07PM
44 posts

The Christian Empath: Our Journey


Empath

Ok, so we are the Christian Empath: the Soothsayers, burden-bearers, empaths, Clairescents, Angel-seeing, Spirit-seeking, sensitive folks that church-goers would never understand nor have any basis to relate to us.  Though this is despite that, some of the above names are in the bible, let alone one of the gifts of the Spirit that the Apostle John refers to.  Then what will amount to a group of people across all cultures, gender, dogma, and any other definition (or limitation) of humanity that share a common journey.  I would venture that, maybe, we are more than the silent awkward figure in the back of the church that knows more about the congregation than the Pastor.  Perhaps we are not merely a stranger to the church that sees, and hears, and feels so much more than what we would ever share - peeping into the windows of souls like a peeping Tom. Maybe we also have already been recognized by God, given to this earth, sanctified by Christ so that we can see, hear, or feel that what is unspeakable.  Maybe we have been given an advantage in order to teach or lead others down a more righteous path.  If only we can figure out ourselves and fight the never-ending bombardment of other people's and thing's energy patterns that often intersect right through us like some crazy compass not knowing true north anymore.  I pray God will reset us, recalibrate us when we need it..  I pray that God will lead us down the very paths we were meant to follow - even (especially) if they are not our own - but also being able to find our way back. Maybe it's that journey with others that God wants of us - such as Christ's journey with us.  What an example to follow! Have a great journey, fellow empaths.


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Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
02/13/17 08:52:58PM
44 posts

Professions for Empaths


Healers

Yes. I'd like to talk about my experiences in counseling others.  Somehow it is like cheating, but that extra antenna has allowed me to explore deeper into the core of a person.  How wonderful and strange it is. The trick, of course, is knowing how to exit and be in the self again.  though, I often wonder why (also knowing the answer) I run into developing empaths that don't know they are.  Sometimes I find this out later on rather than in the onset.  It also poses some blurry lines in treatment course decision-making.  Yes they are not going "crazy" - just finding themselves.  This can sometimes be a long journey - less scary, though, when going there when not feeling completely alone in the process.  Ultimately, however, everyone is somewhere on a spectrum of external energy awareness.  Empaths seem to be on the tail end of this.  

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
02/09/17 07:11:10PM
44 posts

Empath artical/ biblical perspective


Empath

didn't see the full article but that would take a lot of courage to come forward especially as a counselor

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
11/18/16 09:03:00PM
44 posts

What do empaths do for a living?


Empath

Sevy91,

Let me know if I can give you any advice on your career path. As an empathy, it was lots of trial and error... just don't take it home with you.  There are several visualization exercises that help with this.  With work we can also digest other's energy.  Hope it goes well for you on the education and career.

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
11/18/16 08:53:47PM
44 posts

Needing guidance


Empath

Ayastigi,

Don't know what tribe you came from given your name, but I have worked with a lot of Apaches who have shared with me that, after some research, there was a Medicine Man in their family somewhere down the line.  It sounds like you already discovered this ability has been passed down to you by your grandmother.  You may be driven to explore your roots traditionally.  Though, Empaths are also across cultures and heritages.  It is truly something that you are born with and a real part of you.  Naturally you will want to search for answers. If you don't find them in your cultural roots, we will also be happy to help you, as we are many and from every culture imaginable.  We are transcendent among humanity. Most of what you will find will come from yourself and the experiences you are led to by what most folks refer to as the creator.  No matter where you come from or your life experiences leading to now, you are not alone. 

 - KnightHawk

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
11/18/16 08:21:11PM
44 posts



everyday - how else can us antennas survive out their in a world full of demonic activity and lost individuals?  What a dark world it would be without us! We are workers of God's light, sanctified in ways we will never fully understand. The armor of God is all we have in between us and the rest of humanity when we soak it all up anyway - us porous conduits of the Holy Spirit.

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
06/21/16 08:57:04PM
44 posts

The Struggle


Empath

feeling that familiar sensitivity again- electronics arent working well around me, attracting other empaths like moths to light, feeling that familiar energy radianc of electronic devices and natural things around me, and of course the collective energetic force of the community at large

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
06/19/16 09:47:25PM
44 posts

Strong energy field from someone


Empath

I also have had that experience with other empaths. She may not admit it but she was leaking all over the place

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
06/10/16 10:55:25PM
44 posts

The Struggle


Empath

Thank you for the rep!y Robecca. It seems that any gift of the Spirit is to be found out at the right moment of one's life - often subtly and subconsciously as its quite integrated in their own manifested awareness as already part of themselves. At that point, our job is done. What a humble service we empaths of God's define appointment we truely are!

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
04/22/16 08:47:20PM
44 posts

What do empaths do for a living?


Empath

Thanks Cat. It's good to know other empaths have been in the field. I couldnt do what you did in business either. God has a calling for us.

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
04/22/16 08:43:30PM
44 posts

What do empaths do for a living?


Empath

Let me tell you, it is a difficult and challenging journey for an empath, but well worth it if you can find a way to ground yourself and keep yourself in check. The hardest part is knowing your own stuff and that of the person you are with, and being able to walk away clean afterwards. Good luck to you. It's a true journey of knowing we are connected to everyone's pain... No man is an island...

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
04/16/16 09:33:31PM
44 posts

What do empaths do for a living?


Empath

OK, I may be the only mental health counselor here then. Perhaps more will come forward about such a profession. However I have found that doing counseling as an empath has rewards but also that additional challenge of dealing with residual energy after a session. The good thing though, seemed to be that I have been doing this so long that I found a way to keep it at the office (on the most part). There is a thing called flash memory. Well I found that one can also do flash empathic viewing. You just have to be willing to either absorb the imprint that is left, carry it and dump it somewhere, or otherwise fight it - knowing intuitively that memory of emotion is not yours. Otherwise an empath in this profession would surely break down completely. Hope this helps a bit

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
07/19/15 09:20:26PM
44 posts



This may seem a bit too much but perhaps you wer conncted to you passed loved ones at the time. That kind of energy can be vry strong - magnifyin yours. Tingling of the hands almost always means an entity from anothr demnsion is contacting you. in this case, your loved ones most likely. Our energetic connections as Empaths do not have to necessarily be limited to the "living"

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
07/19/15 09:11:08PM
44 posts



Missy,

In my experience, meeting another empath for the first time is an experience like de ja vu. In a sence it really isnt the first time at all- think of it as two time travelors meeting - all those demensions we exist one come together at once in one time and space yet multilinear in aspect. That's what really defines us - we are multidemensional beings. That's why, in my experience, it's so hard to have a regular conversation. Some of us just hold it together better than the rest. It's survival to blend in and act "normal" even though we experience so much!

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
07/12/15 09:31:22PM
44 posts



I realize this is a response to an older post, but what are Archons, and how can we shield ourselves against them? Ironically I became Christian a few years back and now vividly see what I think are demons around me, and a few protectors ( I guess angels) that I periodically dialogue with. I used to see them as kindred spirits- ranging from Native American, to European decent. Either way, the Apache I work with see these demonic forms as the "dark Figure" and it often coaxes them to commit suicide. I have seen it myself and usually it is harmless to me. Though I have brought home a few "hitchhikers" that brought negative energy to my household. The term you used brings me to wonder if any of these things may be the "Archons" that you refer to. Though I have had numerous experiences with entities, energies, and infiltrated forms within the sanctity of what I used to cal my comfort zone and even my household. Strange how empaths can pick up on so much stuff and even be a magnetic directional path for these things like moths to light!

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
06/28/15 10:27:35PM
44 posts



The way I see it is that we either distort energy waves, augment them , or in other ways change and add to their frequency. I would be interested to learn of wave (frequency) meters and their readings around us. Though, in essence, that's kinda what we are in a way. Thoughts and emotions generate and radiate energy the same way that radio frequencies do - just more subtly. That is why an Empath can be a bot overwhelmed in a crowd if we are not careful and if our antennae is fully up. Like those old power antennaes on cars, there are time we need to keep ours down or otherwise discern and address one at a time the multiple wavelengths coming our way from all those energy sources around us - and not just from people. I would recommend for all Empaths to have some time during the day of wireless energy deprivation along with that well-needed solitude. - something that is becoming harder to do as society and technology develops.

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
06/21/15 12:22:56AM
44 posts



I have to tell you, Empaths and electronics do not mix. Not only do we receive energy but we also give it off. Some things I learned over time - be sure to ground yourself before entering an automobile, don't keep mp3 players in your pocket, beware of bluetooth devices - they either don't work around us or leave one hell of a headache afterwards, avoid sleeping close to a smart-reader (electricity readers that are newer for the home), careful of wi-fi networks - you could disrupt the signal or feel strangely on -edge if it is too strong, and by all means limit cell phone use - not good for us. Hope this helps.

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
06/21/15 12:01:26AM
44 posts

When the feelings are too intense...


Empath

Ok, I am going to go out on a limb here and divulge what I already know about the subject, personal experiences, and possibly some hope for you. Without picking up on your current energy, I could already perceive what you may be going through. Already I see a situation unfold in which you have had encounters with this individual who is now part of the family in some respects and, therefore, part of your energy network (what I like to call the connection you feel through your personal trust categories - mainly your family and those close to you). In sense, you are probably close to the family member the "sociopath" had a baby with and, therefore, by association, picking up on the sociopath's energy patterns, which are on a big scale, undesirable. This is something you cannot shake or you would lose the connection with the family member so you have to deal with it the best way you can. That's basically psychology and empath stuff combined. The real catch I see, however, is the secondary empathic connection yous share with that person via the family member. Therefor, it is more than just not seeing your own blood, but also trying hard not to think of her too, as "his" energy mat surface in your conscious mind. Empathic psychology always gets complicated. Since it's not just our own mind we have to deal with but everyone else's as well.

The best advice I can offer is to mindfully connect with your own family member and block out the person in question. This can be done in many ways. However, I would first suggest that you try it distantly before in person. A good distant exercise usually consists of just that - attending to the target person and blocking out the peripheral (the "sociopath"). This is good practice, and unless he is empathic too, it will work as a way of imagery utilizing what is know in psychology as exposure plus response prevention (often used for OCD but also can be used in extra-sensory perception experiences as well). This is good practice distantly as long as you do not try to connect emphatically with the sociopathic individual. That energy is often chaotic and uncomfortable to experience - also difficult to shake off. Other people may offer advice in how to "shake off" bad energy. My advice is to visualize connectors coming towards you and to visually and actively grab hold of each connector and rip it off. Be sure it is coming from the sociopath and not others that you want to be connected with or it can lead to other problems down the road. Either way, I would be certain that it is the person;s energy/thoughts/ strange emotions and not your own perceptions of him. Discernment is key here as in any situation like this. When you are ready for a visit, you may want to try various shielding techniques as well that I am certain many members of this group could share with you. These are difficult experiences to go through and true sociapaths can make any empath uncomfortable when perceiving their current mental state. Perhaps, this is a message for you in a way to subtly inform your family member of your initial perceptions of this person. definitely something to mull over for a while - but not too long. There has got to be a reason for our gifts, use yours wisely and good luck.

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
06/05/15 10:49:17PM
44 posts

The Struggle


Empath

to what extent do we hide ourselves, our true idenity in a world of "beleivers". What can we do in a world full of discourse, this strange world of humans that keep to themselves - so wrapped in thier bubble of self contained existance. So many fail to see the bigger picture that us empaths see all the time. How surreal it would be to break the bubble of thier awareness. How impossible as well to penetrate tha ego entrenchd shell that surrounds so many people. Is it our missio n from God to reach out to others and show them the truth of their being, their core, their very essence?

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
05/28/15 11:01:44PM
44 posts

The Struggle


Empath

thanks for the reply I should tell yo sometime my journey to being born again. What a symbolic metamorphasis it was and still is! Just remember, our journey is through Christ fo God and no one else- humans always messthings up. fear can b very distructive bu God is without fear and made you as you are- embrace it as it is a gift of God!

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
05/28/15 10:54:57PM
44 posts

The Struggle


Empath

what you said gives me hope. I only hop that I am following Christ's example - not that there is any guilt in being an Empath. Eithe wa, it is of God we have these gifts. I is however prophetized pthat in the End of Times people will progressively manifest n increased array of spiritual gifts - perhapse we are of the first wave - who knows what power our children will possess. There is already talk in NewAge circles of "Crystal" an "Indigo" children. Maybe it all ties in to what has already been fortold of th time we ar in now. Perhapse we are already in th last week of Daniel. Empahs are touchec by God with our gold laced antennaes with highly sensitiv perception and the ears of holy intercession. How noble our missions can be!

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
03/12/15 11:31:40PM
44 posts



Ok I think I know what you are referencing. The window of the soul show the true self and the deeper core self that only empaths and deeply spiritual people see. You saw the core of these people. In my line of work it is imperative that I do this to really help people. It interests me as well to know a person's core self - an instinct that comes in handy quite often, but easily ignored due to our own egos or motives. This is more than a feeling for you but rather a vision - for what you see is a person's true nature. it could also be argued that there is a demonic curse on such a person which covers the soul - but that would be a separate conversation and set aside from your own self proclaimed perception. However, there are many possibilities for your visions . Though the outcome is the same. You see what is beneath the surface - a good gift to embrace and utilize for times it could be valualbly used. Accept and embrace it for what it is your own insight, gifts of psychic empathy and God's interception onto you have brought you messages intended for your use to enhance judgement, interaction, and interpersonal connections with others in ways that surpass the normative human experience. That's a good thing.

Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
03/12/15 11:10:02PM
44 posts

The Struggle


Empath

Does anyone else struggle with the phenomenon of being a relatively new Christian but with a background of knowing TOO Much about sorcery (i.e., meditative influences on others), absorbing energies of others, and blocking it all out because you are a Christian? What about the past life stuff (Knowing someone - is it a kindred spiritual bond or past life resurfacing?). What then do you do with the ESP stuff that we all share (energies, emotions, thoughts, etc.). It sure makes church more interesting - or does it? What do we do with all the extra stuff we were born with and experienced all our life but are not talked about in Christian circles - or worse, shunned? How can I talk to my pastor about my knowing of the church clergy? Oh the secrets we keep. The coyote medicine we have to subtly slip in in dialogue. When can we really be open? Is that the extra stuff talked about in the book of revelations? Is it the "discerning of Spirits" the Apostle Paul talked about. When can we just be ourselves or do we always have to run around in secrecy and act dumb all the time?! When the Lab opens the seventh seal will we finally be FREE? I the mean time, I have to act the act, do the subtle stuff, ease it in, and pretend I don't know what I do. It is a lonely way of living - especially as a Christian. I thought it was hard enough being a freelance spiritualist. It's even harder being a Christian with these idiosyncrasies.


updated by @soothsayer4: 07/23/17 11:22:37PM
Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
10/29/14 10:40:05PM
44 posts

The New Balance


Empath

I thank you all for the helpful replies. I am still learning what it is like being Christian as my life was mostly new-age ish in nature before being saved . It is a learning experience anyway. It only adds to the learning when trying to understand my additional sensiivities (extra-sensory perceptions) in a Christian perspective. I cannot speak for all empaths but my experience is that, through any life change, it is not a mere transition cognitively and emotionally but also sensory and spiritually. As I (and probably most of us Empaths) experience subtle energies - whether psychically induced by humans or radiated by other matter - there is another level at play in the realm of sensori input that we must accept as part of our human experience as allowed and given by God . Our role as empaths once idenifyingthis ability and extra sensory perception , when accepted and embraced as part of ourselves, if truly God sent, must then be used for the benefit of man kind. Perhaps this is God's intention for us, then, to do some real mission work - subtly and non subtly with others. Why not? It is us, and only can be us, that have an inside view of others. We know what they are feeling even before they do. We are he ones armed with perception of knowing what a situation is before even walking into a building, We are the kind that see the true heart of another within inches and even 1000 miles away. We who know others but a the same time feel so distant from humanity, are connected at a very deep level but strive turn it off because its too loud, curious but reserved, soulful but striving for tameness; we who know too much and not enough. It is pehapse us who God chosen to change humanity. His grace Is enough. It is to us to use it.
Soothsayer4
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10/29/14 10:40:05PM
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The New Balance


Empath

I thank you all for the helpful replies. I am still learning what it is like being Christian as my life was mostly new-age ish in nature before being saved . It is a learning experience anyway. It only adds to the learning when trying to understand my additional sensiivities (extra-sensory perceptions) in a Christian perspective. I cannot speak for all empaths but my experience is that, through any life change, it is not a mere transition cognitively and emotionally but also sensory and spiritually. As I (and probably most of us Empaths) experience subtle energies - whether psychically induced by humans or radiated by other matter - there is another level at play in the realm of sensori input that we must accept as part of our human experience as allowed and given by God . Our role as empaths once idenifyingthis ability and extra sensory perception , when accepted and embraced as part of ourselves, if truly God sent, must then be used for the benefit of man kind. Perhaps this is God's intention for us, then, to do some real mission work - subtly and non subtly with others. Why not? It is us, and only can be us, that have an inside view of others. We know what they are feeling even before they do. We are he ones armed with perception of knowing what a situation is before even walking into a building, We are the kind that see the true heart of another within inches and even 1000 miles away. We who know others but a the same time feel so distant from humanity, are connected at a very deep level but strive turn it off because its too loud, curious but reserved, soulful but striving for tameness; we who know too much and not enough. It is pehapse us who God chosen to change humanity. His grace Is enough. It is to us to use it.
Soothsayer4
@soothsayer4
07/25/14 09:43:35PM
44 posts

The New Balance


Empath

OK. I am going to go out on a limb here and start a new thread. I have been Christian for some time and an Empath for much longer. In comparison I am an infant to The Way. Since being reborn I have been trying to establish new precedences that would be more pleasing to God through Christ-likeness. In any case, there are a few things I have been struggling with that I hope you all could help shed some light on. One aspect ofthis new life path is of gaining a new understanding on how I should best relate with, channel, and connect with another's energy. I believe the Apostle Paul referred to his phenomonon as the discernment of spirits (will have to get back to you on the verse passage). With this empathic skill, I struggle in how far to go with it while keeping a Christian approach. When reading someone from a distance I someimes tend to try to communicate a message (usually translated as a strong feeling rather than actual thoughts - as is common among Empaths). Is this acceptable as a Christian or considered sorcery? What if I feel God-driven to do so? Could the answer be in the motivation behind this action?

Also, how do you all handle it if someone is mad at you? You know what I mean. If it is someone close like a spouse then it cuts deeper to the soul than non-empaths. I want to shield myself but often let a bunch in to get a "feel" on what is going on with my wife. Would it be un-Chistian like if I shielded her completeley? When God gives me a gift I suppose He expects me to use it, but d o I have to use use it all he time? Where is the balance with this sensory stuff when it hurts to keep it active all thetime. Though if I do ignore it long enough, some how God seems to step in anyway and give me the cosmic backhand. It looks like I have to use this empath stuff whether I want t o or not, I just would like o use it in a way that pleases God through a Christlike fashion. What do you all think? Any suggestions? Are you trying to find the balance too?


updated by @soothsayer4: 07/03/17 04:47:55AM
Soothsayer4
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07/10/14 09:39:16PM
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Nyarlathotep,

Looks like you have been burned by both people and websites offering false hope of a viable connection and ultimately leaving you disappointed and more. I can relate that emotions often obscure true energetic connections and the human variable lends to a plethora of confounds, often tainting any psychic connection with an attached cognitive interpretation. Ultimately, what we sense is pure energy with all the emotionally laden and psychically attached particles that goes with it. Anything else is left to what we think and feel about the experience on both ends. The response to an energetic connection between two beings made up of a complexity of defense mechanisms, hardwired cognitive responses, and idiosyncratic life experiences will always obscure the true connection as long as there is executive functioning in the cerebral cortex.


updated by @soothsayer4: 02/23/17 10:10:31AM
Soothsayer4
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06/24/14 09:00:31PM
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Observations and some testimony


Empath

I thank all of you for your replies. I do feel welcome here and understood. It is a good feeling

Soothsayer4
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06/23/14 09:00:05PM
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Perhaps I could add a little insight of my own. Being consumed in other people's energy does not make you weak but rather strong. If you can sustain the momentum of the energy pull from others and maintain your composure - that is a strength. You seem to do that quite well. A little trick I learned for unwanted attachments is to imagine tentacles of energy lines connecting to you from the other and gently pulling them off of you like disconnecting cables. Another trick that may come in handy to shake off any remnants is that of expanding your auric field. Start by finding your center and imagine the pure energy from your core expanding outwards - pushing all foreign energy out of your field entirely. It's a good visualization exercise and clears things up for a while if practiced often. Although, part of you just may be a bit curious. Some empaths can be very much attracted to other's energy, like moths to a light. Though, the danger to this could be taking in more than you bargained for and opening yourself up to other moths per se. Its really a unique balance and even more fun if you learn to consume energy from others - a bit draining on the other end however. I hope this helps.

- KnightHawk


updated by @soothsayer4: 04/10/17 07:14:39AM
Soothsayer4
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06/23/14 08:48:12PM
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Observations and some testimony


Empath

Hi there my Christian family of brothers and sisters. Looks like we have more in common than just being Christian. I am new to the site and already I feel part of a brand new family. In many ways, when I became Christian I had thought that I was truly lost before and then found by God through Christ. As many of you may have felt most of your lives - that alienated feeling of being different and not like others. I tried New Age, Panthiestic approaches to help understand myself and my journey. This was all shortchanged until I was born again (recently). Though, what I found the most unusual about fellow Church members is the great disconnect they portrayed - you know what I mean - like when you scan their energy and truly see and feel how spiritually numb they really are. It show most in church when I get the more highly sensitive days when I cannot turn off the radar or adjust it and pick up on thoughts as well. Wow! It just shows that most of the people I attend church with are not at all connecting or even listening to the sermon. Though, when the music plays and people join in the singing - that is my favorite time. I just absorb it all.

I have to say, though, that since I was born again, things have become quite different for me. The grounding that I have been missing most of my life had finally arrived. There is a deeper sense of peace than I had previously experienced; and I was able to finally let go of the collective psychic energy that always consumed me - just giving it to God through Christ to hold. The integration of before and after conversion was quite interesting however. I think in many ways I am still trying to integrate the old and the new. Yes, I have given my life to Christ Jesus. I am merely sorting out what is considered sorcery to the bible and what is just a Spiritual gift. The best way I could make sense of it is to know that sorcery is that if imposing or taking energy. Whereas a spiritual gift (according to the Apostle John) is that of reading or "discerning of spirits" (i.e., energy, thought patterns, emotions, etc) for the will of God.

This statement may sound selfish coming from a fellow Christian, but I keep thinking that since I found this site (was praying for this finding) that I was lost and now I'm found. I didn't know before that the two things can be mixed - a psychic gift and being Christian - until now. I thought that the Empath thing was either put on hold or hidden from the rest of the Christians. I believe now that I don't have to be ashamed of who I am .. or even hide it anymore.... at least not from all of you. This still isn't something I would preach from a pulpit, but now I know who I can talk to and relate to the most. I thank you God for leading me here by the same grace that works through all of us on this website to help others through our gifts. May God bless you all.

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updated by @soothsayer4: 07/01/17 11:54:25AM