LOL! I needed the laugh! I too have a hard time with friendship. I was very naive in my thinking. I once thought that most people I met were like me. Trusting, kind, and not selfish. Now, I know better. Not only do I feel the negative energy I can see it in people's faces. It's strange. I'm now more particular with who I let in.
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empaths and your parents; some questions for you.
My mom has passed, but I don't think that she was an empath. Both of my parents seemed to me to be narcissistic. I was never good enough for them. I was the "good" child out of two, but they showered attention and praise on my sister and nothing on me. I have often thought of who in my family was also an empath and the only person I can come up with is my son. My sister only thinks of herself. You can imagine how lonely I have been in this family. I still thank God for the gift, I couldn't imagine going through life without it, but, for me, it's lonely.
Empaths & Hoarders - is there a connection?
I have a hard time letting go of "stuff" that reminds me of another time and place. I feel as though I've lived a couple of lives already. Childhood, young mother, empty nester at age 44. To me, the memories get me. I always bawl when I go through my "stuff". I think of what could have been or what should have been. Not that I've made bad choices, but I've never had time to be with loved ones. I'm always working. I think that this is why I can't get rid of anything.
I am an accountant. I prefer to work alone in an office. I love the logical aspect of accounting. In the past, I have found that it's the people I have a difficult time with. Now I know that I'm not crazy when I believe that someone is lying to me. They really are! It's very difficult for me to manage the emotions and energy of a lot of people around me. I have worked for a Fortune 500 company and found that it is not for me. So, I prefer to work for someone who owns a company or a really small company. I am however, drawn to the people I work with who are aware of energy. These people are turning out to be friends for life. Thank goodness!
Yes. It seems that when my husband is gone, I can remember my dreams. I get deja vu a lot. I wish I had "listened" to my "feelings" and "dreams" earlier in life. I'm in my mid forties. I could have saved myself a lot of heartbreak. So, you look young by your picture, listen to your heart, dreams and "voice" inside. I realized about a year ago that I was an empath. This explains A LOT!! LOL. You ARE special, not everyone is like us. I didn't realize that until recently. I thought that everyone had the same feelings that I have. Like knowing what other people were feeling (guilt, shame, lust, etc) Take the time to understand yourself, you will have a much more enjoyable journey in life! Peace
It may be that you are feeling her sadness. I never realized this until my mother passed away this June. I was anxious for months, especially around Christmas time last year. I couldn't figure out what was going on with me. It wasn't until her spirit left that I realized the anxiety, sadness and general uneasiness were really her feelings. She hadn't been diagnosed with anything. Quite the contrary, she was told that there was nothing wrong with her. Turns out her arteries were blocked. She knew that she was dying. And she was very sad about it. I would have anxiety attacks, heart palpitations out of no where. They were not my feelings. My son (23) had a wisdom tooth that was causing him pain. Mine had been removed over 25 years ago. I made a comment one night that it felt like I had a wisdom tooth growing back and that it was painful. A week later I found out about his tooth. It was the same "tooth" that had been causing me pain. So, we really are all connected to each other and can feel people that we love, even from miles away. Hope this helped. Peace:)
updated by @heartbroken: 02/15/17 09:23:13AM
Unintentionally giving energy away
I do agree with the others. You gave away so much of your energy that you became ill, exhausted. I too was ill for 2 years after the birth of my son (now 22). I had a very somber experience almost two weeks ago. My mother passed away. The night of her passing I was staying with my son and my father. My dad woke me up and told me to help my son. He was absolutely wailing. I got up and got into his bed and just held him. I told him that I knew what he was feeling. He was feeling my mom's energy being pulled from us. That seemed to help him. I knew right then that he was an empath too. I never realized how much she gave me until she passed. I now realize that the anxiety, and panic attacks were hers. I think that we had been feeding off of each other for years. We had lived about 45 miles apart for almost 20 years, but she passed away over 200 miles away from me. It didn't matter, I could still feel her. So, as a mother and a daughter, I really know that you can and do give away your lifeforce to those you love without even trying. I am now trying to figure out how to live my life and be happy because it will directly influence my son's life and emotions. And as a mother, I would do anything for him to be happy. Peace:)