Hello my name is jeremie and i have known that i have been an empath for a while. i started seeing spirits and being able to communicate with them when i was first starting high school. unaware of what was going on i decided to tell my mother at the time who is a little bit of a skeptic which was a bad idea haha she thought i had schizophrenia and it led me to getting my brain scan however they found nothing and doctors said i was perfectly normal. one night i was visited by a spirit who believe it or not told me what i had was a gift and that i had no idea yet where it was going to lead me. I kept being visited by spirits some wanted help but at first all of the ones who would visited me would teach me about the abilities that i had and things i had no idea i could do. As the years progressed i got deeper into this world and one day found out that i was empathic!!! thanks to my sister and the help of her friend. That is when my world changed because i finally knew what i was. It got very tough at times constantly feeling what other people feel and just all of the energy around us. I gave up on the practice of being an empath because it got to overwhelming and tried to ignore it and be like everyone else in this society up until today which did not work at all, being empathic is not something you can just turn off like a light switch it seems. So i am back on empath community to better understand who i am and gain more control over the abilities that i have and try and guide other empaths who are just starting to realize who they are away from the path i took in the pass and teach them to embrace who they finally realized they are!!!!