@moonshine @crystalsage Hey, if there's a misfit club, sign me up! I lean toward other misfits as friends, too. Who wants to conform to the norm anyway?!
Some need the constant supply of friendship and get confused over an empath's need for downtime. I've had aquaintences get angry over that and to them I tell them, "I don't make a good kind of friend you're looking for." My truest friends are those who I may not have contact with for sometimes months [yes, even years] but when we do get together, it is very easy to pick-up where we left off, no hurt feelings. I understand that people have lives to live and that may be very demanding on them.
If fasting is hard, look at it this way; you fast everyday, while you sleep...I did have a friend who sleepwalked and often woke up with chocolate cake on her face or something similar though 😄Somedays, I just feel better if I don't eat. I learned that this was from being histamine intolerant. On those days, I drink lots of water and one glass in the morning with chlorella powder...actually I take water and chlorella in the morn nearly every day. Morning is when the body is most filled with toxins and chlorella binds them and you pass them out. It is also very nutritious and, theoretically, you could live off of it.
I used to have those crazy heart palpatations too and learned to let them pass. I haven't experienced them for years, though. Yeah, I used to wonder if I was having a heart attack. I think this was probably due to a build-up of histamine or other body chemicals so the morning flushing with water stopped this. I also take celtic salt, dissolved under my tongue with the water too. This isn't like table salt which is stripped of all its' minerals. Celtic salt has all the trace minerals that the body needs. Modern people mostly need minerals more than vitamins. Plus, it is an anti-histamine. And, big welcomed surprise, I don't have night time leg spasms anymore.
I taught myself tigger point therapy for pain and going to a therapist once a week wasn't enough. Plus, if the therapist had some issues going on, I'd pick them up in my body. My mum's in her 90s and I'll do trigger points on her and if I don't ground my hands afterwards, I'll get a headache.
I've also taken on some of Mum's physical issues after sitting with her. This is a very normal thing for all people, not just empaths, although we're more aware of it. It is one way we help the old and ill. Caregivers need to be especially mindful of this and the lending of energy to their clients/family so they can take time for themselves to recharge. Again, this is a very normal thing and not to be afraid of.
In my esoteric studies, I'm learning of our large and smaller accumulators [batteries] and how to tap into the large accumulator for that extra energy when needed. This is accomplished through training of the emotional body and not through the intellectual or motor bodies.
Speaking of rubbing others the wrong way, I've been accused more than once, of being a know-it-all when in all sincerity, I am just passing on knowledge that I have gained. I read way more than most make time for or are inclined to, and am happy and excited to share with others...but I'm sure some close off and just hear, "Bla-bla-bla," from me! 😁
Also, moonshine, in regards to rubbing people the wrong way, sometimes the energy signatures of people don't mix well and can even repel each other. This really isn't a personal issue unless you make it one in your mind. One of the Four Agreements of the ancient Toltec wisdom is:
"Don't Take Anything Personally."
I taught these to my son, when little and together we drew and colored this particular wisdom on a sign we hung in the bathroom, where we'd see it first thing in the morning.
The other 3 Agreements are:
"Be Impeccable with Your Word."
"Don't make Assumptions."
"Always Do Your Best."
Before I leave, a gift for you. I named one of my past cats after this song and the day he died, his daughter was born [only one in the litter]. I let my son name her, hence the name, Stevens.
updated by @michelle: 04/29/19 08:24:10AM