Forum Activity for @lizw47

lizw47
@lizw47
02/28/17 03:03:51PM
36 posts

First Reiki Session Today, Faeries and More


Psychic and Paranormal

I had my first reiki session today!

My reiki practitioner saw a lot of different things during our session that she relayed to me -- for example, she saw the spirit of my mother come to her. My mom was there with a tray of brownies :)

She also said that a buffalo came into the visualization and that buffalo is my spirit power animal.

When she got to the part of laying hands on my stomach, she said there were faeries all over my stomach area -- purple, pink , lots of faeries everywhere. She mentioned some people have angel energy surrounding them, some people have faerie energy -- and I happen to be a faerie energy person. She said that it was clear I was a very magical, imaginative person in my younger years. The faeries were upset because I am not spending as much time out in nature as I should be.

Does anybody here know anything about faeries? Or know what some good books or authors to read about faeries are? I really don't know anything about this topic, so it was very intriguing when she mentioned it. It was so unexpected.

To be honest I'm so not an outdoorsy sort of person. Do faeries like big cities? Will I find my faeries when I hang out in NYC or LA? :)


updated by @lizw47: 07/07/17 02:50:00AM
lizw47
@lizw47
02/20/17 04:08:37PM
36 posts

Looking for direction/doubting your instincts?


Empath

Let's chill with the whole paranormal thing for a moment and talk about real, actual science.

Inside each of our brains is a section called the amygdala. There is a section in each hemisphere, located deep within the temporal lobes. The amygdala is responsible for controlling such things as decision making, memory, and our emotions. The amygdala is an important part of our brain function. It is responsible for receiving input from the outside world and making quick decisions about a situation.

This section of the brain is good about giving us quick, split decision responses into situations that look threatening. When those circumstances are things like car accidents or drowning in the ocean, the amygdala is very useful. Fear can be a life-saving emotion to have. But one of the things to keep in mind is that these are rapid-fire feelings we are having. We usually don’t take time to consider whether the thing we are scared of actually poses a threat. We save the logical decision making for further down the road.

Is writing a blog *actually* a life-threatening decision? Or is that just your amygdala trying to prevent you from doing something that seems harmful?

Sometimes it helps to create a pro and con list!

Pros to starting a blog:

Cons to starting a blog:

Pros to not starting a blog:

Cons to not starting a blog:

And that can help give you more insight into how you feel about the situation :)

lizw47
@lizw47
02/18/17 05:29:01PM
36 posts

What color are your eyes?


Empath

Brown. I don't think there is any correlation :)

lizw47
@lizw47
02/16/17 06:37:22AM
36 posts

Spiritually/positively energetic places - where are your favorite places to travel?


Empath

I know many empaths do not like cities but I love cities. I love to be inside of crowds, I love the rush of energy. My favorite city is New York. I love all of the people, noise of traffic. I love a good dance club too.

lizw47
@lizw47
02/15/17 07:32:33PM
36 posts

Attacked in a dream last night.


Psychic and Paranormal

Yes, I remember having a distinct feeling of irritation in my dream towards the creature. Like, "Can you please go away, I'm sleeping right now" LOL

But the whole thing felt a lot different. Whenever I have a dream, I can tell it is a dream. When I woke up from this, I was very, very scared and unable to go back to bed. It felt like it really happened. Although everybody's responses here have made me believe it was just a dream, and that makes me feel better.

I've had these sort of shadow creatures visit me in dreams before but not in many years.

lizw47
@lizw47
02/07/17 06:56:03AM
36 posts

Attacked in a dream last night.


Psychic and Paranormal

Calla Lily:

 I'm wondering if it could also be a subconscious thing where you wonder if people may challenge you if you tell them about your abilities.

I like this interpretation, thank you :)

lizw47
@lizw47
02/06/17 04:18:20AM
36 posts

Attacked in a dream last night.


Psychic and Paranormal

I had a dream last night I want to tell you about.

So I was in my dream and I was standing up in front of a bunch of people explaining to them that I was an empath. And these are all people that I know from real life, I recognized their faces. I am explaining to them what an empath is, what life is like for me as an empath, what sorts of traits an empath has. Everybody is sort of just listening. Nobody is making skeptical looks or judging me in any way. They are just openly listening to me talk as I explain what life is like for me as an empath and what I do.

Suddenly I find myself in my bedroom, in my bed. And this voice is like “Oh, you’re an empath, are you? Well try to escape me.” And suddenly there is this **thing** on top of me. It is a black, shadowy thing. It has no distinct features, it is just sort of a shadow, but it is on top of me. And it keeps telling me, “Fight me, fight me.” And I’m just laying there in bed like “Ugh, right now???” (I was comfortable in bed, why do I have to get up and fight this thing?!) And it keeps insisting that it wants me to fight it. It wants me to show it what kind of super powers I have, since I had just been talking about being an empath, it wants to see if I can do it. I really really do not want to! I can actually feel the weight of this black, shadowy creature pressing down on my chest. It is so weird. Okay, so I start to get up. And I feel some resistance as I get up – I’m not sure if I felt resistance because I was pushing back against this thing, or if it was because I was tired and didn’t want to get up out of bed. Anyway, as soon as I actually sat up, the black, shadowy creature got scared and slipped away. And then I woke up.

I used to have a lot more nighttime visitations by these dark creatures. This is the first time in years I have had a dream like this. Which is weird because I have gone through more progress lately with my spiritual life – I started meditating, seeing a holistic counselor, I had a hypnotherapy session the other day. Wow, these kind of events really throw you for a loop! I had forgotten how much I hate having events like this occur.

Questions for the crowd: What do you guys think about this? Is this just a dream with a lot of symbolism, or a visitation from something weird? And if it’s a dream, what does it symbolize? And if it’s a visitation, what da heck was this thing and why did it visit me? Where can I go to find more information? Any opinions are welcome!!!


updated by @lizw47: 07/03/17 05:37:18PM
lizw47
@lizw47
12/29/16 09:55:06AM
36 posts

Why was it deleted? :(


Request a Reading

Angel:

Try searching your posts on your profile page, if it will let you. If not, I am sorry. Elise had alot of material to move and though I have no doubt she tried to move it all, it may be possible that some things got lost during the move :( You can try reposting a request and see if anyone else will pick up new messages from her. I have no doubt your beautiful mother is still with you and watching over you from above :)

Thanks Angel. You were the person who gave me a reading last time. You have incredible talent. What you said was so beautiful and insightful and I wanted to go back and read it! I just wish it hadn't been deleted.

lizw47
@lizw47
12/28/16 12:14:27PM
36 posts

Why was it deleted? :(


Request a Reading

I made a post in the Request a reading group about a year ago and the members here were able to connect with my deceased mother and give me the most beautiful reading. It brought me such comfort. Now it is gone and I can't find it anywhere. Why would they delete such a thing, I'm so sad.


updated by @lizw47: 04/28/17 07:53:55PM
lizw47
@lizw47
10/14/16 06:56:44PM
36 posts

Predestinations versus Free Will


Empath

Do we as humans have free will, the ability to execute our own choices in life?

Or has life already been predestined by some outside force, and we are playing along?

I'd like to hear opinions. :)


updated by @lizw47: 03/06/17 01:04:11PM
lizw47
@lizw47
09/17/16 05:43:03AM
36 posts

A validating comment from a friend.


Empath

A co-worker came up to me and made a comment. She said "There is just something about you, Liz..." She pointed towards her heart. "You're just so.... I don't know. It's sort of like you're a medium but that's not the right word..."

She told me to keep her in mind because she has some personal issues going on right now. Sort of implying that I could help things get going in her direction.

I didn't say anything, I just kind of smiled as she talked.

She is a coworker I have known for a year now. She's not into any paranormal/New Age type of stuff so if I said "empath" to her she wouldn't understand. But it is nice to have these validating comments from people. To see that there are others, on the outside, that recognize these abilities and aspects of us.


updated by @lizw47: 01/22/17 11:20:43AM
lizw47
@lizw47
08/18/16 06:49:02PM
36 posts

The future.


Empath

Thank you for your replies. Since this website is devoted to empaths, I'm wondering if anybody knows popular sites devoted to those with precognition that would be good to talk to others? Thank you.

lizw47
@lizw47
08/12/16 06:16:26AM
36 posts

The future.


Empath

One of the things I've dealt with as an empath is the ability to sense what is going to happen... I can read into things, beyond distance and time. I can feel what others are feeling.

Another aspect of this is sometimes I wonder if I can actually control what happens in the future.

As an example, a few weeks ago things had gotten to be too much with some of my coworkers, there was a lot of negative energy floating around and I went through and made a mental list of who I would like to see quit so that my workplace would be a nice place to work. That was a few weeks ago. Since then, all of those people have quit.

Is this all just a coincidence? Is this something outside of the realm of empath? I feel stupid even asking if this is possible. I'm a pretty logic-minded person so I'm okay with being told that controlling the future just isn't possible. Guess I just wanted to talk to somebody about this who might have experienced similar.


updated by @lizw47: 01/21/17 07:59:36AM
lizw47
@lizw47
08/04/15 12:46:52PM
36 posts

Infatuation and intuition


Empath

Ever since I discovered I am an Empath, "awakened" or whatever, my intuition has been crazy. I get "messages" on a daily basis... and they are always 100% correct!

I have a bit of a crush on somebody at the moment, and I am questioning it. I really really want him to be something "special", and maybe I am afraid to put my heart out there for somebody knowing the possibility of him not being "the one." I'm not sure if I am just completely infatuated with him and this is my heart going crazy, or if this is intuition and the Universe has brought him into my life for some sort of purpose.

Has anybody else had an experience where love got in the way with their sense of intuition? :)


updated by @lizw47: 01/31/17 11:35:59PM
lizw47
@lizw47
07/15/15 03:12:21PM
36 posts

How do crystals even work?


Tools for Empaths

I know a lot of people say that crystals "call out" to them and they can feel the vibration of crystals. I personally cannot. It just looks and feels like a rock to me, lol. But I recognize that some people do feel it, so all the more power to it.

A few months ago I had a fantastic experience with a shaman. He drove me home in his taxi during January. We got into a discussion and he told me he could show me what my aura feels like to others. It was the dead of winter, about 10 degrees Fahrenheit. He puts his hands around mine in a certain way and closes his eyes and heat just pours out of his hands -- as if he is a fireplace or something -- and he completely heated up the car. My craziest spiritual experience yet. He also put a piece of azurite out and asked me if I could feel the energy vibrating from it but I couldn't. Like I said, I can't feel the rocks.

But I did go to the store in town and buy some azurite. I figure I should listen to the guy who can make the sky fill up with heat!

lizw47
@lizw47
07/15/15 03:07:18PM
36 posts

How do crystals even work?


Tools for Empaths

I feel similar to this. I don't necessarily feel like crystals are some twisted money making scheme, I am just not sure if they actually work.

lizw47
@lizw47
07/15/15 03:05:06PM
36 posts

How do crystals even work?


Tools for Empaths

Thanks for the links to articles! :)

lizw47
@lizw47
07/11/15 03:59:52PM
36 posts

How do crystals even work?


Tools for Empaths

Even though I am an empath, I still maintain a healthy dose of skepticism about everything and am seeking a "rational" explanation behind everything I am experiencing. Several people I have met that have these abilities have suggested that I use crystals to enhance my abilities -- specifically, they want me to get some azurite as they said it would increase my abilities. I just don't get how crystals can make somebody psychic, or give other powers, or heal people, etc. And I don't get how certain crystals have certain powers. Why is azurite responsible for spiritual awareness and rose quartz for love, etc? I just want to have an intelligent discussion. Thank you.


updated by @lizw47: 02/24/17 05:38:48AM
lizw47
@lizw47
03/28/15 07:09:28PM
36 posts

liars


Empath

You don't ever lie?! Wow you must be Jesus Christ LOL!!!!!!!

I'm not offended when people lie. Everybody lies for different reasons. When I catch somebody lying I try to figure out if it's a big lie (like they are keeping something huge away) or they could just be omitting information because they don't want to talk about something. Everybody deserves to have privacy. It's not worth getting frustrated over.

lizw47
@lizw47
03/28/15 07:04:45PM
36 posts

let's give one good thing about being an empath


Empath

Well, shucks, I don't know why everybody finds being an empath such a negative thing. I love it.

- It makes me a compassionate individual. I can understand a person's perspective to a degree that most people can't.

- I know things that are going to happen before they happen, and that's just frickin cool.

- I'm a healer and people come to me with all of their problems, and leave feeling better.

It's just one aspect of the amazingly awesome person that I am. :)

lizw47
@lizw47
03/26/15 12:09:49PM
36 posts

Social anxiety and empaths


Empath

I have suffered from social anxiety my entire life and just came across this study linking empaths with social anxiety. It is a scientific study, published in the National Library of Medicine.

Article here: http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/new-study-links-social-anxiety-to-being-empath/

Direct link to study at the NIH here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22120444


updated by @lizw47: 01/13/17 08:31:26AM
lizw47
@lizw47
02/07/15 07:04:30PM
36 posts



Well, I'm included in that population then. All of my dreams are dark -- black, white, gray, dark brown. I never have colors in my dreams.

lizw47
@lizw47
01/02/15 11:39:14AM
36 posts



I don't smoke, drink, or ever consume alcohol. Most alcohol I ever drank was the sip of wine we used to get at church when I used to go as a child, haha

lizw47
@lizw47
12/17/14 05:10:11AM
36 posts

Interview with a killer.


Empath

woahh didn't come on here for a few days and the responses blew up!

He has a very unusual, ethnic sort of name. When you google him, you are instantly hit with two things: a picture of him from a few years ago in the county courthouse in handcuffs, and a picture of him today at the company I was applying for in our city.

Thanks for the responses everybody :)

lizw47
@lizw47
12/15/14 12:30:43PM
36 posts

Interview with a killer.


Empath

I had a job interview for an administrative assistant type position this morning. The interviewer was very nice and overall the interview seemed to go well. Well I ran his name through a search engine (the interviewer and guy I would be working for) and it turns out this guy killed somebody back in 2006, spent several years in prison, and just got out a little while ago. I consider murder to be the most heinous of crimes. Eeeekkkk. And I have no idea why my empath button was not going off?! "Danger, danger, killer alert! Killer alert!" haha. Oh boy. I do not think I would take this job if they offered it to me... so much dark energy...


updated by @lizw47: 03/13/17 06:01:24AM
lizw47
@lizw47
11/24/14 12:58:31PM
36 posts



I love shopping!!!! lol

lizw47
@lizw47
11/24/14 12:56:12PM
36 posts



I don't shield. I just don't really understand the purpose. I only learned about all this stuff a couple months ago. I figure, if I haven't shielded my entire life and nothing bad has happened, why should I start? I have interactions with people all the time and I don't feel bad afterwards. It just doesn't seem necessary. At least for me.

lizw47
@lizw47
11/02/14 08:33:48AM
36 posts



I love this test and strongly believe in it :)

I am an ISFJ "The Nurturer"


updated by @lizw47: 03/16/17 07:39:08PM
lizw47
@lizw47
10/29/14 08:26:48PM
36 posts



I, also, can walk around Manhattan all day, but being at a party with music and booze gives me a panic attack. I have no answers, just wanted to validate your feelings -- you are not alone.

lizw47
@lizw47
10/29/14 08:25:11PM
36 posts



I LOVE New York City! My favorite city! :D

lizw47
@lizw47
10/09/14 08:18:44PM
36 posts



OH MY GOSH I experience the exact same thing! And I was going to start a thread about this :)

Yes every single place I go, when I meet somebody new people tell me that I look familiar. "Have we met before?" I've had at least 200 people say "Do I know you?" when it is our first time meeting. People from different countries ask me if we have met before!

Here are two explanations that have been given to me:

  1. Reincarnation. As we pass on through our many lives, our souls have encountered many other souls. And so you seem very recognizable to others in this life. Basically, you are an old soul. "Have we met before?" Not in this life :)
  2. Empath. People are drawn to the empath's positive vibes, so when they get into your energy field and you start understanding their thoughts and feelings, it feels like you know them, and vice versa, they feel like they know you. How else could you know so much? :)

Good to know somebody here shares my experiences!


updated by @lizw47: 03/24/17 10:47:15PM
lizw47
@lizw47
10/07/14 07:49:26PM
36 posts

Just wanted to introduce myself... hello!


Empath

I like your answer, thanks! :)

lizw47
@lizw47
10/06/14 08:51:36PM
36 posts

Just wanted to introduce myself... hello!


Empath

Thanks Dice -- I find that I never go wrong when I trust myself :) I have been reading the Guide and it is very useful.

lizw47
@lizw47
10/06/14 08:21:23PM
36 posts

Just wanted to introduce myself... hello!


Empath

Hi y'all. My name is Liz! I just learned about empaths last week so I am pretty new to all of this and trying to wrap my head around all of it. I have realized for years that I am very good on picking up on people's energies and that I am a great judge of character. I never thought it had to do with anything paranormal. I googled 'empath' and there's a 30 traits of being an empath thing online and every single one applies to me. Just here to meet some friends, learn some things... hello :)

A couple questions... I noticed that most information I read has to do with controlling your ability... centering, grounding, flushing, shielding, etc. so that it is not as strong. What if I want to make my ability stronger? Right now I can go into a room and just get a general positive/negative vibe off of people, but there are empaths who can read people from thousands of miles away, in their sleep, know when somebody is lying, etc. Any advice on honing the skill, per se?

Also read some really cool stuff to the effect of "Empaths are healers; our mission is to help people" which is awesome because I have always felt an urge to help others, but I cannot find any specific information on how empathy is used in this way. Halp? Thank you! Nice to meet all of you!

(sorry if these questions have been asked before; I tried searching)


updated by @lizw47: 07/14/17 05:59:12AM
lizw47
@lizw47
10/06/14 08:02:04PM
36 posts



Oh I totally agree about the attention span thing which is why most of my writing projects are newspaper articles or other things I can do quickly and never think about again ;) And when I write a book I try to write it quickly as possible and be done with it!

lizw47
@lizw47
10/06/14 07:37:17PM
36 posts



I am a writer -- I have published a few books, I work as a reporter for local newspapers, I write education curriculum, etc. A writer of many types!

I love education and love working for myself and really want to start some sort of education-related business. I just have not got an absolutely amazing idea for one yet...