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Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
08/22/19 01:40:43PM
1,031 posts

The psychic


Dreams

@gary-powell :


Thanks for sharing. That is very interesting. Whenever I have gone to psychic readings, especially ones that are probably phony at fairs, they always look really uncomfortable when they look in my eyes. I never knew what that was about. But I get the same look from narcs, so I can only guess that they felt exposed by me somehow.


My daughter who is very gifted told me she had a very vivid dream the other night when she was having a heroin overdose. She said it was so real and first person seeing and feeling what it was like to inject heroin. And she said she died in the dream and had an out of body experience as you would expect at death. The detail she gave me on that 1st person account was exceptional (as if she really lived this life). And maybe @cheshire-cat can help with this. But my daughter has always been a magnet for ghosts. And she's had attachments at times that we had to deal with. I wondered if her vivid death dream was the result of a ghost showing her how she died. I could say it was a past life. But she gets 1-2 of these very different death dreams a month. That's why I figured she was being communicated with. And I wonder if by chance maybe Gary, that's what happened to you as well? Not to discount the past life vision, which is also possible. Just food for thought on another possibility.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
08/22/19 01:28:08PM
1,031 posts

Newbie to all of this amazing stuff


Empath

@sirenahb :


I share your challenges. If I try really hard to use my empath and psychic abilities, it rarely works. But if I try not to focus on it, it works pretty well on autopilot. I have read in many places that some of us already have strong skills that work on command. While the rest of us have to work at it. Psychic abilities reside in your subconscious mind. When you're wide awake your conscious mind is worrying about your "to do" list for the day and all your other life worries. That gets in the way of psychic progress. When I go into a meditative state or daydream-like state, it all works great. Obviously this is not ideal when trying to heal someone one on one. But quite a few powerful mediums do their best work while slipping into a sleep-like state where their conscious mind goes to sleep and subconscious mind goes to work.


Balance is difficult for any empath. You really have to work at it. And something that I've taught myself to do over the years is to better recognize when I'm slipping and becoming unbalanced. But it's a challenge in this 24/7 world of ours.


People will always gravatate to you in their time of need. They know you make them feel better at a soul level (they know you are a healer). It can be frustrating. But you only have to help those you choose to. Quite often its the same people coming back with the same problems over and over. You're their aspirin that helps them for the day. But until they face their own challenges and come up with their own solutions, they are at a standstill on their own life path. It's like groundhog day until they start moving forward and taking your advice on how to improve themselves. I've had quite a few people come to me repeatedly where I had to say this is the last time I'm going to listen to you dump this on me. I said, if you don't make the hard choices to improve your life that you know are needed, I cannot be there for you as your magic pill from this day forward. You really have to set these limits or else you're just everyone's dumping ground. And that's unhealthy for you and they are not progressing in their own lives.


On your last question, I often have the same issues when having a tough or emotional confrontation with someone. You go into it with organized points that you want to discuss. But then the two way emotions of the discussion overwhelm you and you forget your points and your mind gets confused. It's just emotional overload. Being more balanced and using protection stones can help with that. I would also suggest to either keep going off notes to keep you on track, or break the discussion into two shorter discussions rather than one big one.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
08/12/19 01:26:57PM
1,031 posts

Newbie to all of this amazing stuff


Empath

@sirenahb :


There are many grounding techniques. But grounding is pushing low energy out of your body that in turn raises your vibration and returns you to optimal levels (what you would call a good version of you). Grounding can be as simple as taking time to do something you like that relaxes you and makes you happy. For some its a few hours gardening, painting, or a hike through the forest. For others grounding works best as part of a meditation to relax the mind. I'm going to dig around and see if I can find some web links to send you to give you some ideas.


Knowing who to help as a healer is an age old question. I used to try to help everyone who crossed my path. But after a while I became exhausted and cranky all the time. When you heal someone as an empath you are taking in their pain and low energy, in exchange for your healing high vibrational energy. And by helping too many people I started suffering myself. Grounding can help you push out the low energy and help you reset. But along the way I learned that the same people with the same problems kept coming back to me. They never took the time to work on themselves to work past an emotional problem in their life. Instead they took the easy route by avoiding the problem and just came back to me twice a week for a pick me up to make them feel better. And at about that same time I was reading some very helpful empath books that said we need to be choosy about who we help for two reasons. And that advice seemed to be a good fit for me. For one, it can be exhausting and even harmful to us to help others so we should pace ourselves. And secondly, people who do not face their life challenges are stuck in their life path and are no longer moving forward. And we are enabling them and not allowing them to move forward by being their energy donor & therapist all the time. In other words, they need the pain and frustration to kick them in the butt to make changes in their life to help themselves. So a lot of the time I reserve conscious healing for those who are ready to take the ncessary steps to move past the damage and their life challenge.


I also wanted to note that you probably notice that you heal people on a lesser level involuntarily. I call this an energy draw down. Just from you being around people you will make them feel better and a little more happy and energetic. People in general are unconsciously drawing on your special high vibrational energy with you being in the vicinity. This is why you'll feel headachy or fatigued in a crowded area. And then last but not least, there are people who are energy vampires who chase after you and really draw down your energy and wear you out at an accelerated level. These types are usually very emotional and dramatic people with all sorts of chaos and sad tales in their life. When I unwittingly sit down with an energy vampire to hear them out I literally start getting fatigued and start yawning and falling asleep during the discussion with them. It's that noticeable that fast. And quite often these vampires are not what you would call a bad person. Just a troubled person who on a soul level knows that you make them feel better. And due to that they want to seek you out as much as possible. Energy vampires really screw up your day and should be avoided or blocked as often as possible.


I hope this all helps. I'm sure you have plenty of questions. Let us know how we can help.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
08/07/19 10:10:20AM
1,031 posts

Newbie to all of this amazing stuff


Empath

@sirenahb :


Welcome! I think you've found the right place. And I can appreciate you feeling alien. We're very different and there are very low percentage of true empaths (estimated to be 1-3% of the poulation).


It is important to find a happy medium. When you don't do the work and shielding to keep yourself protected, you draw in everyone's energy and drown.


And as to the question about people disliking you on sight, that is something on a spiritual level that we can't fully explain. Many strangers and people will seek you out subconsciously so they can connect with your healing energy. But then you have other types who literally hate you on sight because being in your presence makes them feel really insecure about themselves. Those types of people do a good job of projecting an image that is not a true version of themselves (masking the ugliness and insecurities that is really their true self underndeath). Many of these types of people are narcissists. Being around you makes them feel exposed and insecure. And they deep down know that you can feel and see the real version of them that they have tried so hard to hide. They hate that and will usually come after you and try to destroy you on a personal and professional level.


I am a big user of crystals and stones. The ones you have are not protection stones for shielding so that's why they are not working for you in that way. The ones that work best are the dark stones like black obsidian, onyx, black tourmaline, and hematite. I've also had good luck with selenite as an overall feel good vibration raising stone (a white stone). I keep a small pouch in my pants pocket with these and other stones. And they do help quite a bit with keeping me calm and helping me absorb a lot less of the energy around me. And the headaches you get are energy induced stress headaches. That will go away with proper grounding and use of protection stones. Ironically, a lot of people with unexplained migraines are empaths.


I also pick up a lot of anxiety and feelings of worry from my wife. She is the closest person to me in my life so my theory is that I have opened up to her on a connected level that makes me really vulnerable to picking up her stress. I do sleep with my pouch of protection stones either under my pillow and that does seem to help.


updated by @hop-daddy: 08/07/19 10:15:17AM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/16/19 02:07:24PM
1,031 posts

Mediumship / Spirit Guide Communication


Request a Reading

@rcdforum :


Sorry for your loss. And I would bet that Chris is more a part of your life "in spirit" than you realize. Now, how to find out for sure?


I don't know if what you are looking for is on this Empath blog. You could post and ask for a reading with a psychic. But you also may be able to do a little leg work and make contact yourself. There are quite a few spiritual websites out there where you can learn to progress your skills through an educational course. Here is one that I trust that I believe is what you are looking for:


https://www.erinpavlina.com/store/


You can book a reading with Erin. But she also has a wealth of free info. on her site explaining a lot of what you are looking for. So you may benefit from just reading through her articles.


Good luck, and I hope you can make contact with Chris.


Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
07/16/19 01:57:36PM
1,031 posts

5 G Technology


Empath

From what I've read, we don't even know for sure that wi-fi is safe. This 5G sounds dangerous, rushed to market, and poorly tested. Although there are a few European countries who have temporarily banned the roll-out until health risks can be better tested. But here's a cut and paste of info. from the article below:


“5G cancer” is actually a thing. Some countries have even blocked trials and banned upgrades.


5G technology will operate in the 30 to 300 GHz radio band, while 4G tops out at around 6 GHz. Once wireless “G” technology was initiated, we began exposure to frequencies akin to microwaves at 1 billion cps. We, animals and the environment have all been at risk. 4G was bad enough, but 5G takes the game to a whole new level of insanity.


While 4G’s wavelengths travel along the surface of the skin, with 5Gs our skin will absorb the emissions, causing it to rise in temperature. 5G will be like turning on your microwave, opening its door and leaving it on for the rest of your life. (Its effect to eyes and nervous system would also be unprecedented).


https://www.timesnewspapers.com/webster-kirkwoodtimes/is-technology-g-worth-more-than-our-lives/article_a8c6e8da-936c-11e9-9624-672007aeb46c.html

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/19/19 02:42:33PM
1,031 posts

Newbie to all of this amazing stuff


Empath

@lancemiramar :


It takes time to figure yourself out. And it's hard for someone like me to say if you do this or that you'll end up seeing your true powers. It's different for everyone. And everyone has a totally different set of skills and subskills. For me I've experienced that over time some skills present and strengthen while others weaken. I can't figure out any rhyme or reason to it. I think a good place for you to start is with consistent meditation. That will help keep your energy balanced. And the feedback from quite a few empaths is that consistent meditation helped trigger new skills while strengthening others. If you're new to meditation and have trouble calming your mind (which is common), then I recommend going to YouTube and close your eyes while listening to a 30 minute binaural beat segment. It's very calming and soothing and helps me slip right into a meditative state.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
06/14/19 03:54:14PM
1,031 posts

Newbie to all of this amazing stuff


Empath

@lancemiramar :


Welcome! From your post I can tell that you are someone who has a zest for life. Thank you for sharing all that nice energy!


It seems that most empaths are born that way and experience psychic and paranormal things from a young age. But in recent years we're seeing a lot of empaths awakening later in life in their 30s & 40s. This is a curious trend, and that's the case for me as well. Do you remember any special experiences in your teens and 20s where you showed empath signs back then but maybe unknowingly blocked it? I'm always curious about that.


Quick note on the stomach thing. I also carry some weight around my stomach, but it mostly shows from bloat. I deal with constant sensitive stomach issues. At least part of that is empath related. The solar plexus chakra is in our upper stomach and it is our emotional center. Perhaps a better name for an empath is to call us emotional empaths. And that's because we are excellent detectors, magnets, and analyzers of emotional energy. But in that process we absorb other people's emotional energy through our solar plexus and that causes stomach ache and stomach issues. Being slightly overweight also seems to be a common empath theme. I think part of that is emotional eating as a way to try to cope with some of that unwanted emotional energy through the fun of food. And then it is said that carrying a little extra weight actually protects empaths from harmful energy.


Two questions for you that were probably not on your empath quiz. But I ask everyone I can as I'm taking an informal poll. Do you experience any stomach issues or stomach soreness? And do you have trouble falling asleep and/or staying asleep at night?

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/31/19 02:45:30PM
1,031 posts

Do you get what you need out of meditation?


Empath

@crystalsage :


One of challenges in daily life as an empath is to get myself to stay balanced and calm. And while I feel pretty good after meditating, I often get lots of paranormal surprises in the hours and days following meditation. It somehow seems to switch on some of my psychic and mediumship abilities. And I'm torn as to whether I am ready for some of that. In particular I don't like ghosts flocking over to me. And I don't like my empath radar being turned on blast to where I struggle to be around people or have an uptick in strangers seeking me out in public as if we're long lost friends. And meditation seems to do that to me a lot of the time. So for a while now, I have stopped meditating. But I do plan to go back to it when I'm up for the side effect challenge.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/31/19 02:28:38PM
1,031 posts

In need of some kind words


Empath

@crystalsage :


I didn't have time to read everyone's posts here, so I am hoping I am not being redundant. But first off, I'm sorry you're having a rough tiime. As an empath we are all very sensitive and see the world through different eyes than everyone else. The truest statement any empath can tell any non-empath is that "the world doesn't get me". And since this world has taken a sharp turn toward general narcisism in recent years, the world looks stranger and stranger to us empaths.


So what to do? How can you feel better? Let's first examine what your friend said. By saying you aren't praying enough and need to see a doctor, you probably felt inadequate and lost. As if your friend was giving up on you a bit. That's at least how I'm reading it. But what your friend is saying is "I don't get you, you may need heavenly intervention and a good shrink because I don't understand what's going on with you". We empaths are different cats. It is highly unlikely that a non-empath is EVER going to get you. And at times you will exhaust them. I have long ago stopped going to non-empaths for help with my issues, because they seem to always make it worse. Just know if you reach out to non-empaths for help for how you feel, they will likely struggle to be supportive. And they can't help it, they aren't an empath.


And on the point about God and praying, I firmly believe that God helps those who help themselves. Praying is helpful for many, but taking action is better. And secondly, a lot of the pain in life are necessary obstacles that you were meant to work through as part of your blueprint/life path. And this goes for everyone, not just empaths: When we are not properly seeing and addressing the obstacle or challenge in our lives, the pain and discomfort will keep coming. By design, it is uncomfortable for us to be stuck or off our path. 


I don't know enough about your situation to help you diagnose what challenge you need to take on to come out the other side happy. But you just made an important move getting out of a toxic relationship. That's awesome and you deserve a big round of applause for that. But you probably carry a lot of unresolved baggage that is draining you. I think you're going to need a fair amount of self-work and healing to get rid of that low energy baggage to raise your vibration so that you can start feeling like you again. As empaths sometimes we get so used to being at a lower vibration, we don't even realize that we're not ourselves.


One more thing to note that I have noticed from many years of empath experience. And I don't know why this is. But when we're high vibration and happy, we're like magnets attracting all sorts of people. Everyone wants to be our buddy and be near our energy. But when we're down, just about everyone abandons us. My best guess is that when we are out of sync and at lowered vibrations, we empaths must put off some sort of toxic energy signal. Because no one, including complete strangers, want to be around us. I've stopped trying to blame others for bailing on me in my time of need, because it has never changed anyone's behavior. What I have done instead is recognize that I'm down in the dumps, and do self-care to raise my vibration. As I tell my empath kids, if you're just having a bad day, a good meditative salt bath may do the trick. But if you're having a bad couple weeks, then you need some longer term rehabilitation where you spend a good part of each day working on grounding yourself, catching up on sleep, and finding things to add to your life that bring joy. Each day you'll notice you're getting a little better as you raise your vibration. And as you raise yourself, you'll notice people around you will notice you and want to be part of your life.


One final note, sometimes the combination of being an empath and difficult circumstances are too much for one person to overcome. And no matter what you try to do to raise your vibration, it's just not happening fast enough. I ran into this last year with my empath daughter. I finally agreed to have her get looked at by a psychiatrist who put her on Prozac. And it was a game changer for her. My point being that what we experience as empaths can take a toll on our brain chemistry. And sometimes the answer is an anti-depressant and/or anti-anxiety meds.


Best of luck to you. I hope we've all been able to help you in some way. Please check back often for help and to tell us how you're doing!


updated by @hop-daddy: 05/31/19 02:36:36PM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/31/19 01:56:14PM
1,031 posts

Become an Empath Community Supporter!


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I'm in. I'm travelling for a few days but will find the time to sign up.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/24/19 03:51:26PM
1,031 posts

Ego Traps For Lightworkers


Library of Light

@chrisis :


Thanks for the article. I think this is something more people on this site should read as a way to advance themselves. A couple thoughts:


*Ego is part of being human. At times ego is a great flaw that causes immense damage to one's self and others (wars, the life and times of Hitler to name a couple). But at other times ego pushes humans to do what others thought impossible. As an example, Lebron James or Michael Jordan have shown God-like abilities in the NBA. And without their egos, they never could have gotten there. I would say the same for a lot of other very famouse doctors, scientists etc...


*I do think that being able to let go of one's ego is an important step forward spiritually. It's a big picture move where you're no longer concerned about yourself and are instead concerned about the greater good and success of humanity. I think those that can do let go of ego and speak from the heart are especially enlightened and are the ones that we should all be listening to.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/24/19 03:38:00PM
1,031 posts

Being present in the moment


Library of Light

@chrisis :


I think being present in the moment should be anyone's goal. We're always worrying about this and that, and rushing off to this and that. So much so that we often forget to be "in the moment". I think another term for being in the moment would be "selfcare" or "taking time to smell the roses". If you ever have the chance to sit with someone 75+ who is retired, you can truly understand what "being in the moment is all about". They have all the time in the world and see, and experience things on a level that the rest of us busy bodies just rarely have a chance or the knowhow to do. 


I personally feel that being in the moment and enjoying life peacefully with each other is how we were meant to be. We weren't meant to live the lifestyles that so many of us do with 24/7 social media and constant work and worry.


updated by @hop-daddy: 05/24/19 03:38:56PM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/24/19 03:32:22PM
1,031 posts

Question for all with clair smelling


Empath

Animals, particularly dogs have been known to smell diseases such as cancer. But I think some of this appears to be animal intuition. I've noticed in my own dogs that they will poke their nose to investigate a stomach ache or musscle pull in the other. And I would think illness or injury like that would not produce a smell. I also don't know if humans can "smell" that way either. But physical empaths can sense and zero in on pain centers and know where someone hurts. And I believe it was @cheshire-cat who was telling me she was able to see in her minds eye an alert to someone having early stage cancer. I've also heard this from many others. So I think we can have abilities in these ways to detect disease. But if anyone can truly smell it, I'd be interested in learning more.


I did want to say that people going through chemo generally have very funky breath and body odor as a result of the drugs. That would be an obvious case of smelling someone battling cancer if you were to pass them in a room. And then there is also old people smell that can be especially pungent and exacerbated by disease: https://www.agingcare.com/articles/old-person-smell-174839.htm


updated by @hop-daddy: 05/24/19 03:32:41PM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/20/19 12:57:13PM
1,031 posts

Feeling emotional energy through movies, media, etc


Empath

@snap :


As I have progressed over the years as an empath, I find it harder to watch emotional movies. I get all teared up. Sometimes it's my identifying with the character in empathy. And other times the emotions of people in a movie theater can really get me.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/20/19 12:53:41PM
1,031 posts



@eliselebeau :


All I can say is wow, and thank you!

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/16/19 12:38:21PM
1,031 posts

Drink Up To Help Depression?


Empath

It's been studied and documented that diet drinks cause weight gain. The artificial sweeteners cause hormonal and blood sugar spikes. There are also starting to be medical articles suggesting that the ingredients in diet drinks are to blame for certain illnesses and health conditions.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/16/19 12:27:56PM
1,031 posts

Drink Up To Help Depression?


Empath

I swaped out diet cokes for afternoon coffees. Since I needed the caffeine, swaping out one for the other worked for me. But there is a soda product called Zevia that uses Stevia and natural flavorings and none of the bad chemical stuff the other brands use. The stevia flavor does take a little getting used to. But they do have a cola product that has zero calories that you could try instead of diet cokes.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/16/19 12:24:16PM
1,031 posts

Drink Up To Help Depression?


Empath

@moonshine :


I'm sorry you're not doing well. Depression is common for empaths at times. And if you're in need of grounding and energy rebalancing, you're likely feeling stuck in a depressive state. As the article states, coffee has proven to be a great mood booster that helps people manage depression. If you like coffee then I would say drink up!

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/09/19 03:33:58PM
1,031 posts

Have you ever heard of Clairgustance and Clairsalience?


Empath

@moonshine :


I've experienced the same in the past and have been dealing with my teenaged daughter with the same this week. Simiply put it's empath burnout/fatigue. You're all filled up with unwanted energies and are worn out from that. I don't know if you want to waste too much time yet understanding where it came from since empaths pick up energies from everywhere. You just need to concentrate on getting those energies out of you so you can restore yourself. By off-loading those energies from your body you will raise your vibration and feel happy, energized, and motivated again. Have you tried salt baths, or any other types of grounding techniques that force those unwanted energies out of your body?

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/08/19 12:35:33PM
1,031 posts

Two souls in one body


New Age

@green-star :


Logically it doesn't make sense that this could happen. But that doesn't explain how some mediums allow a spirit to enter their body and communicate to the living through that body (we've all seen this in movies). In that instance I guess there are two souls in one body. I think the key is that they can't function very long in that state.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/06/19 11:46:09AM
1,031 posts

Understanding Angel Numbers


New Age

@moonshine :


While there are plenty of man made superstitions about the number 13, I have never seen anything negative coming from that angel number. In fact, you have to look really hard to find angel numbers that even hint at anything that could be considered negative.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/05/19 01:54:05PM
1,031 posts

Understanding Angel Numbers


New Age


updated by @hop-daddy: 05/05/19 01:58:16PM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/05/19 01:41:41PM
1,031 posts

Have you ever heard of Clairgustance and Clairsalience?


Empath

@moonshine :


It is a very tough age to be a teenager and an empath. Emotional energy running wild everywhere, cyber bullying, mean girls etc... My teenaged son as well, but as a guy he has it easier.


When posting I usually try to say "this is how I experience things" because I recognize that all empaths can have slightly different experiences. I find that empaths feel the most discomfort from emotional energy in their solar plexus and chest areas. The solar plexus is considered our emotional center, and that's why many of us feel nauseous or pit in our stomach feeling where we are overloaded. But I also get a tightness in my chest and have had heart fluttering as an empath. Your heart and solar plexus chakras do different things so the senations you get in one or both can help you better understand what you're picking up on, and whether you have a chakra that is too open and overactive. I also wanted to note that I've felt chakras in other parts of my body working away including my throat, crown, and sacral. Here's a diagram I found that gives you an idea which one does what:


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Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/03/19 04:51:44PM
1,031 posts

Understanding Angel Numbers


New Age

I don't blame you. Last summer I was getting a lot of 66 number combos. Then all of a sudden 666 started showing up everywhere and I started freaking out thinking it was an omen or something bad trying to contact me. And then I started doing research on the 666 I found this:


Angel Number 666 is a message to trust the Universe and your angels  with supporting and assisting you in achieving your desires in regards to your home, family, social and personal life. Keep your thoughts and feelings focused on achieving your goals, and you will attain your desires with the help of your angels .


The same thing with 911, which we now think of as a "bad number". I have learned that we have humans have preconceived views on good numbers and bad numbers. But when you look up angel number definitions it doesn't sync up with our beliefs. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
05/03/19 09:17:08AM
1,031 posts

Have you ever heard of Clairgustance and Clairsalience?


Empath

@moonshine :


My teenaged daughter is almost always nauseous (she is most days an unbalanced empath). I get nauseous less frequently, but it does happen when I am stressed and maxed out from taking in too much negative energy. I also get a pit in my stomach or feel nauseous from ghost energy (or when I detect something bad is about to happen). I love it when people say "my gut is telling me to do this" or anything about gut instinct. Because the stomach area is like a 2nd brain and is where our intuition is. The solar plexus chakra is where we take in our emotional energy. And mine gets really sore when I'm taking in too much from people or if I'm in a high emotion situation (like a funeral). Grounding and sleep is how I heal all of that.


At risk of sounding judgy, I find that people who are fitness freaks like your friend are compensating for unresolved personal tragedy or insecurity. In our society having 3% body fat and being a gym rat gets rewarded with a lot of positive attention. And some people live for that. So you could be picking up on your friend's insecurity energy or their unresolved emotional pain. On the flip side, don't beat yourself up for your current body shape. Empaths typically carry a little extra weight. And because we tend to be selfless, we are not overly concerned about not being in fitness model shape. We're just not vain that way since we generally worry about everyone else first and ourselves last.


If you think about it logically, people who eat and then purge or go on extreme fad diets are unhappy with themselves. I've seen plenty of overweight people who eat what they want and are secure enough with themselves that they don't let society's body standards bother them. For the rest of people, getting fat is shameful and they feel like an outcast because they are not in better shape. And quite often for those people their weight gain came about from unresolved emotional issues. As an empath you're going to pick up on all of that. Sure people get grumpy and frustrated when they starve themselves on a crash diet, and you will pick up some of that energy. But a layer beneath that is their true self energy. And that unhappiness is likely what you are picking up on.


You mentioned that one friend you can speak openly with, while the other will hold your personal info. against you. There are a lot of people that are jeaalous and envious by nature out there. And that group of people are usually very insecure, feel a bit lost, and are trying to be someone of something that they are not in order to fit in. When you are a balanced empath, you are confident and fine the way you are. People pick up that from a spiritual level and will hate you for that. They would pay or do anything to have that level of confidence and personal acceptance. So when you confide in them they see it as an opportunity to take you down a notch. They make themselves feel better by making you look worse. This has happened often in my life. I call it "the contest that I never knew I was in". My advice is to just know that as an empath there are plenty of people who will attack you and try to sabotage you to make themselves feel or look better. You don't need people like that in your life so try to avoid them. Or at least be aware of their intent and shield their energy and know their ultimate intent is to harm you. I've been helping my teenage daughter with this a lot lately because in high school the wolves with their knives out are a lot more obvious than when you get older and those same people do a better job masking themselves and their agendas.


Reading other people's thoughts comes and goes for me. And when it works I find it comes from being able to read their emotional energy at a deeper level. For example, if someone is really worried about something, picking up that worry will somehow carry their thoughts forward to me on that energy where I can tell what's on their mind with pretty good precision. It mostly works on people close to me like my wife and kids. I think that's because I love them deeply and let my guard down around them. Whereas out and about I have a bit of a guard up blocking some of the energy that hits me and that seems to dull my mind reading. Although there have been plenty of times when I've calmed my mind and I can hear the thoughts of strangers nearby. And then I'll make eye contact with those strangers and they look embarrassed as if they know that I just heard their inner thoughts. So in a nutshell, I would say I'm a novice at the mind reading thing. I need to do a lot of work developing that. If you want to work on it I would say go to a public place where people are around, (like a mall) and try to calm your mind and see what you can pick up on. When I calm my mind people's thoughts just jump right in. Sometimes I'm just picking up on their general vibe like maybe they're tired or pissed off. But with others I can go a level deeper and pick up thoughts. Try that out and see how it goes. The number 1 thing for me that I've learned is that if I try hard to consciously work on a psychic skill, it usually doesn't work. I also can't be stressed out and imbalanced as that also mutes my skills. After grounding myself I have learned how to calm my mind in a semi-daydreaming state and just let my subconscious mind open up and go to work.


I used to be like you where I would walk around with my emotions changing like crazy from one minute to the next. I found that my chakras were too open and that I needed serious grounding to get it all under control (to turn down the volume so to speak). I also learned about taking salt baths as part of a grounding technique, and use protection stones and crystals. If you want to learn more on that let me know.


As you know there are a lot of differnt types of empath skills. And one of them makes it really hard to eat because some empaths can pick up on the misery of the animals they eat. Or they can pick up on the unhappiness of the store worker who stacked the apples. It's possible that you may have a skill similar to that. And with a lot of energy work/grounding, you can manage that better. But I did also want to mention that if you have a sensitive stomach from being an empath, you're going to have trouble eating acidic foods like tomato sauce, chocolate, coffee. I'm in that camp and have to watch what I eat or take antacids.


I hope this all helps. Sorry for the long response.


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05/03/19 12:12:33AM
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Understanding Angel Numbers


New Age

@green-star :


I think some of these numbers go in progression. Here's my theory: Whoever is sending it will first try to get your attention with some duplicated numbers to see if you notice. When you take notice and start recording them, then you may likely see a whole new set of numbers that lead to a more specific meaning.


Here's a website I like to use to try to decipher these number messages:


http://sacredscribesangelnumbers.blogspot.com/p/index-numbers.html


When I just looked up 1313 at the above link, the message sounds to me like you're just getting started with these communications. Happy Keep an open mind and look for the next sequence of repeating numbers. And try to note your mood and train of thought when numbers present since that is often part of the message.


I thought that I'd note that angel numbers are almost always positive and motivating (angels are all about love and light). I would say don't take the be grateful comment as a negative that produces guilt because they would not want you to interpret it that way. They also tend to be big picture life messages while not focusing on the little moments in our lives. And the 1313 definition at the link I included above doesn't mention being grateful at all. It's a very positive message. Take a look at that link and 1313 and let me know what you think.


Since I have been experiencing almost daily number variations of 11 for almost two years, the only thing that has stopped them is my presence of mind. I go through busy periods with work and family life where I am too overloaded and busy to focus on spirituality. And when I'm in that stressful state, the numbers do usually shut down until a few days later I'm past the storm and in a more calm and sane presence of mind. 

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05/02/19 11:44:09PM
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Dream about telekinesis


Dreams

@crystalsage :


I have not really used metals except for what's in my wedding ring and hematite. My son has copper in his kit and likes it although he can't really tell me what it specifically does for him.


Thanks for the recommendation. I'll try them out. What are most noticeable effects of the metals you use?

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05/02/19 01:02:01PM
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Have you ever heard of Clairgustance and Clairsalience?


Empath

Thank you @moonshine ! I hope it's a good thing that I post this much. 1000 seems like a lot! Happy


In my early months and years of being an awakened empath, I could literally feel stress and anxiety peeling off me as I read accounts from others that made me realize I was a normal empath and not losing my mind. And by buying in to all that I have learned spiritually, I think some blocking that I was inadvertantly doing disappeared. And that enabled my abilities to grow in a positive way. It felt like I was advancing in a school system where I would learn and understand one thing and then go to the next level to learn something else. Even today I am still learning skills, concepts, and theories on various spiritual subjects. So it sounds as if you are going through the same thing where you are opening up to all of this and it's all starting to materialize and better you. That's awesome!


Being able to interpret energy and mood from writing is both a blessing and a curse. It's like reading someone's mind when they don't want me to. Quite often at work I'll get emails from people where the wording is pretty neutral in tone but yet I can sense from the energy in the email that they are upset. And when I tactfully ask them about it they seem shocked that I somehow knew they were having a bad day or were annoyed.


When I was a younger empath I was very ungrounded and super sensitive and would pick up on everyone's energies. It was overwhelming and caused a lot of anxiety. I think this is what you are going through with random energies flowing through all of the time. The solution is to ground yourself and get balanced. Once you do that you'll not be impacted as much by each person's stuff and can instead work on only honing in on energy that you want to get involved with. I also carry protection stones with me at all times and that has been enormoously helpful with keeping my intake of outside energies in check.


When you go in that dreamlike state you are allowing your subconscious mind to take over. And that's where your psychic skills pull through from. In my case I find that when awake and alert my conscious mind often blocks what my subconscious mind is trying to do on a spiritual level. My conscious mind is worried about whether I closed the garage door after I left my home, or whether I remembered to mail the mortgage payment. My conscious mind worries and over thinks a lot and keeps my spiritual or subconscious mind locked up. So I have learned when I can be calm my conscious mind (usually through meditation or daydreaming), I can then allow my subconscious mind to take over. And I'll get all sorts of visions, and other worldly info. Included in that is some mind reading and some pretty accurate energy reading. I don't know if it works this way for everyone. But at the moment, this is how it works for me.


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05/02/19 12:31:34PM
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Understanding Angel Numbers


New Age

@moonshine :


It's all about recognizing patterns on the messaging. Some people hear reoccuring songs on the radio, some people notice what seems to be intentional messages on license plates, bumper stickers, billboards etc...


About a year and a half ago I started getting 66s & 69s on financial documents, paychecks etc... I even had my house appraised for a refinance and the value ended in 66. It just kept popping up everywhere. And then the clocks started showing variations of 11 as I noted above. And what's weird about that is I'll be working away at the office and a little voice in my head will say look at the clock. And when I do that I get a 1:11, 3:11, or whatever (variations of 11s). And then a few months back I was pulling out of work in my car thinking about all of this and a car ahead of me had a license plate that said "Alwys11". It's been fascinating but also frustrating because I don't know who is sending me these numbers, or what they want.


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05/02/19 12:20:37PM
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Understanding Angel Numbers


New Age

@green-star :


Another good old post brought back to life. Thank you.


I see combinations of 11 anywhere between 5-10 times a day on clocks or my cell phone. All of a sudden I feel compelled to look at the time and sure enough I get an 11 combo. Sometimes it's 11:11, other times it's 7:11, 9:11 etc... I'm kept track of it in a journal. I'm not exactly sure who is sending it. Early on I found some good references to it being angel numbers. But it keeps happening every day and continuing so I'm not sure where this is leading. I do find that the 11s such as 11:11 tends to happen to people who are spiritual believers.

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05/02/19 12:15:04PM
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Have you ever heard of Clairgustance and Clairsalience?


Empath

@moonshine :


Thanks for bring up this old post. I mostly get the taste messages in my mind. But it can be a little confusing because if it is a pleasant taste message, my saliva glands kick in and it seems like I'm tasting it in my mouth. But I'm pretty convinced it is in my mind.


Interesting on your alcohol/drugs feelings. For many of us, our heart and solar plexus chakras are the most responsive to emotions. For many, doing drugs and alchohol makes them think they are escaping their troubles when in reality they are just temporarily masking the pain. For example, we've all see upset people go pound some drinks at the bar to feel better and end up being really emotional and in tears. I will also say that when I feel emotional distress or sadness energy my chest tightens and my upper stomach in the solar plexus area aches. I wonder if that may be what is causing your sensation from the sad energy of people doing drugs and alcohol?

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05/01/19 10:31:22AM
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Dream about telekinesis


Dreams

@green-star :


These things always seem to happen to me when I'm in a low vibration mood with frustration or depression.


@crystalsage :


I'm a regular user of crystals and protection stones. But even with them I've had energy outbursts that caused electronics or light bulb problems. But I've done a much better job this past year keeping my energy balanced and have avoided most low vibration bad days. And the telekinesis energy bursts have stopped.

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05/01/19 10:26:50AM
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Seeing other worldly beings - Question


Psychic and Paranormal

@green-star :


Exactly. In fact, spirits often choose to insert themselves into our dreams as that is an easier transitions for them.

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04/30/19 01:33:43PM
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Dream about telekinesis


Dreams

@moonshine :


Thanks for sharing I love comparing notes on this topic with others. Interesting it happens to you when you are in a happy, high vibration space. Because most people are like me when it happens when they are struggling and low vibration.


I'm glad you brought up wi-fi. We have nothing but trouble in our house with that. We keep frying routers in our house every 6-9 months. And both an electrician and Cox internet cannot figure out how this keeps happening because when they test everything we don't have any power surges that the home is causing. But when these routers break they have melted plastic and wires that no one can explain because if it were coming through the electrical outlet the breaker would have tripped. I've tried using power surge protectors, ore expensive routers etc... And yet this problem continues. We do have 3 empaths in my home so it could be a cumulative effect.


Certain ghosts have the ability to cause computer and wifi malfunctions. So there is always a chance it could be that. I'm not 100% sure why we have a recurring issue. But for me it seems to happen all at once. I'll be feeling off and low vibration and will walk by and a flood light above me will overheat and pop. Then my cell phone will suddenly glitch. And then some appliance in the house or the wifi router will glitch or burnout. And the power company thinks I'm insane because when they check, they show no surge or electrical issues.


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04/30/19 01:23:47PM
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Seeing other worldly beings - Question


Psychic and Paranormal

I brought all of this up because often I hear from people who say that they see and hear ghosts but never hear or see anything good or angelic. And they start to wonder if there really are angels or "good entities". Earth-bound ghosts are easiest to see and detect because they are still clinging to our reality. Many of them don't know they are dead or just refuse to cross over so part of them still has one foot in our reality (so to speak). Whereas when spirits and angels come to visit us they are in a totally different reality and it can be hard for them to present themselves in a way that the living can easily detect. As I understand it, they often present as very small orbs of light. This seems to especially be the case with spirits of people who have crossed over but come back to visit you. As I understand it, it takes so much energy for them to come through to our dimension that they often come through visually as very tiny orbs or faint light. Btw, I think most likely the tinkerbell light that I saw was a spirit and not an angel. Maybe I was lucky enough to be visited by one of my dead grandparents. Happy

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04/30/19 01:07:27PM
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Dream about telekinesis


Dreams

@green-star :


Thanks for digging up some of these old posts. It's fun to look at them again. I last posted about a year ago on this thread. And since then I have been experiencing and journaling what I think may be some telekinetic abilities that I am unconsciously creating. I thought this was ghost related. But after reading psychic Sylvia Brown's take on this, I realized that it may be me and not ghosts causing some of these things through telekinesis. Examples are at times lights will flicker or suddenly pop and blow out around me when I walk by. I've also had computers and other electronics malfunction or break when I am around. And they break in a manner similar to a power surge where parts are instantly overheating when they shouldn't be. Tracking these experiences through journaling has helped me understand that these power surges and weird electrical experiences seem to occur when I am stressed and having a bad empath day (low vibration). I've also seen a handful of other people on this site post about the same problems where they seem to be creating and energy surge environment around them where things start to malfunction.


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04/30/19 12:54:41PM
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Seeing other worldly beings - Question


Psychic and Paranormal

@green-star :


I like you mostly see, feel, and hear ghosts and negative entities. (I use the neg entity as a catch all because I'm not quite sure what some of these things are, including things that are invisible spiders that crawl up my ankles). My challenge is that I mostly don't see entities and ghosts other than an occasional shadow figure or quick moving shadow. But I've had plenty of unseen things call my name, whisper in my ear,bang walls and cabinets, rattle door knobs etc... And I've even had some mischief around me from unseen things. So I know they are there.


I also have had what I think are angelic visits that mostly were white or yellow orbs that had a peacefull and calming effect on me. One was a Tinkerbell like yellow shape that clung to a ceiling fan light fixture that was turned off and radiated a pulsating yellowish-gold light for about 5 minutes. My understanding is that anything good or angelic is hard to catch sometimes because we perceive them in our dimension as something small and slight that could easily be missed. So keep your eyes open and you may catch something positive like that one day. There are also times when angels take human form. But I have not personally experienced that yet.


@moonshine :


As you probably know, when we humans are all very young we pretty much all have spiritual and psychic abilities and see all sorts of things. Part of that ability is from being so young in human form that our souls are still easily connected to the other side, and part of it is due to our bodies, and minds have not yet been molded around man's religious and societal beliefs that block those abilities. For example, we all remember being kids or having kids that experience a monster or ghost at the foot of the bed, under the bed, or in the closet? This is a very common situation that is wide spread and blamed on children's overactive imagination. The truth of the matter is that in most cases they are seeing legitimate beings. But when their parents or guardians tell them it's just their imagination and to stop being scared, their little minds start to disbelieve and block what they see. 


With regard to your manifest comments, there may be something to that. I did quite a bit of studying and watching shows on ghosts and entities last year to try to better help solve some problems with ghost & entity problems in our home. And the more I read, watched, and fed my brain on this subject, the more unseen things would make noise around me to get my attention. I don't know if they liked me thinking about them, or whether they didn't like me researching on how to get rid of them. But either way, the more energy I spent thinking about them, the more they came forward.


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04/29/19 03:30:26PM
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Dating another — empath + empath = bliss


Empath

We've had others come on here commenting on this topic in the past. I think it can be challenging for two empaths to be in love and feel each other so deeply. You would think that would be a good thing to feel love so purely and on an emotional energy level (and to understand each other). And there are definitely some good parts to that. But since every relationship has ups and downs, feeling each other's low emotions would be very hard and potentially draining. Especially since we empaths are prone to being moody.

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04/26/19 04:25:22PM
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Am I an Empath? how definitive are the online tests?


Empath

@tonyrn :


I should add that empaths quite often struggle with illness. We think it's because we are moody as a byproduct of who were are that when we spend time in low vibration our physical health suffers. I am lucky enough to be pretty healthy. But I will say when I go through stressful, low vibration periods I seem to catch every cold & flu bug in the tri-state area. I also know that we have an amazing capacity to heal others and ourselves. But we have to be in high vibration for this to work best. And to be high vibration and at your best, you have to ground out/push away that low vibrational energy that you take in each day.


And I wanted to add that it seems just about every time I comment on a post that people with fibro come forward. Does anyone know what the deal is with empaths and fibro? Any known connection @cheshire-cat ?

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04/24/19 01:30:34PM
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Sage?


Psychic and Paranormal

I have had sage work fantastically sometimes with pushing out both unwanted energy, and unwanted ghosts. I've also had sage work for a short time and then noticed similar things coming back. And a lot of this depends on what you're dealing with. As @paul noted, there are many entities that don't seem too bothered by it. I've seen this first hand. And I also had a shaman I was working with confirm the same. I think like anything it takes a little trial and error. I think of it like a headache. Sometimes one aspirin does the trick, and sometimes you need three.

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04/23/19 05:47:28PM
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@moonshine :


We've had ghosts visiting our home ever since my kids were born (my kids are now 17 & 15). Most were pretty harmless when the kids were young. The kids would see them but never really felt too threatened. But as the teen years hit, that's when the less friendly types started showing up. The pattern that I have noticed, and that has been verified by a shaman, is that when any of our vibrations start to significantly lower, some unwanted things are immediately attracted to us. But we have managed it pretty well. I do a pretty good job of keeping balanced and helping my kids stay upbeat. But it has been tricky at times to keep teenaged empaths balanced as they go through the emotional roller coaster that is high school.


I do grounding meditations, take salt baths, and use crystals and stones. I don't see our paranormal experiences directly tied to any failings on our part. We've saged, hired a shaman, used protection stones, and done many many things. I'm of the opinion that when these things want to come in, they're coming in. We don't mind the ones that want to just stop in and check us out (the friendlies). And we have a plan that works with the not so friendlies. We seem to get all types passing through. There may also be something about the land in our neighborhood that may be more conductive for ghosts and spirits as well (but we're not 100% sure on that). 


With crystals & stones I have heard that some don't play well together. But in my collection I so far do not have any that don't work together. My belief on crystals and stones is that they are not energy originators (they do not create energy of their own). They are instead energy conductors or enhancers, or energy blockers. I use some crystals to enhance positive feelings or reduce anxiety. While I use other crystals and protections stones to block or shield against unwanted energy. You will notice that some crystals and stones work really well for one empath but may not work the same for another. Here's a book I highly recommend as way to get familiar with the various options and find ones that may be helpful to you:


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1904991637/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1


With crystals I would add, you want to clean or refresh them often. As an example, I find that Malachite does a real good job absorbing negativity from me. This may be negativity that I've taken in from others, or me being upset about something. And the Malachite helps move that out of me and get me back to being balanced and more upbeat. But in doing that job for me, the malachite gets maxed out and doesn't work as well after a few days. So every couple days I'll set my various crystals and stones out in sunlight. The sun energy cleans and refreshes it. And then they're ready to report back for duty. 


I have had some road rage or walked into a random argument between strangers and felt the anger and wanting to punch somone. But that is more rare. More often driving around I pick up anxiety as people energy. That also happens in crowded areas.


For the images you're seeing that sounds like you're being communicated with by a ghost or spirit if you're getting various random images that pop in your mind. That would be medium skills at work. I would suggest keeping a journal to record when and where you are getting messags like that.

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04/23/19 02:15:52PM
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@moonshine


A lot of what you have noted resonates with me (experience and skill-wise). It sounds like you are going down the path of bettering the understanding of yourself at a nice pace.


I wanted to share that I have often wondered who exactly is banging on walls, knocking on doors, and whispering in my ear? I am clairaudient so I hear ghosts but usually do not see them. I've often wondered if what I hear is really a ghost, or whether it may be a spirit guide or something good and positive. One method of analysis I do when I hear things is to quickly monitor how I feel at that moment. If I am creeped out or agitated, it's usually a sign that there may be what I would characterize as negative entities nearby.


I also wanted to add that I get visited often but that it comes in stages. There are three empaths in my house (my kids and I), so it has a lot to do with our family vibration. If someone is low vibration/depressed, we seem to get visits very quickly from the negative. It seems they come and test the waters so to speak in trying to see how they can take advantage of one or more of us. And when we're all going through a good period of hapiness, I don't hear much at all from the unseen.


On the topic of grounding, we empaths all do some grounding and energy healing on ourselves without knowing it. We may feel the sudden urge to go for a walk in nature, to watch a comedy, grab a glass of wine, or go on a donut run. In doing so we are choosing to do something positive and self-healing for ourselves. And as we bring in that positive experience, we slough off some of that negative that has built up. But I will say that type of subconscious healing comes at a slowed pace and usually is not enough to clear up all the energies of the day. That's where grounding meditations, salt baths, and rest come into play. And as you noted, crystals and protection stones are very useful for protecting and fortifying your own energy balance.


I have never tried automatic writing but am fascinated by it. I do know that @tigerlily is pretty good at that. And I'm hoping she'll see this and stop by to comment.


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04/23/19 01:44:23PM
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Am I an Empath? how definitive are the online tests?


Empath

@tonyrn :


Here's a good place for you to start for learning grounding and calming techniques. It sounds like you could benefit from "turning down the volume" before bedtime.


https://www.eliselebeau.com/free-empath-survival-program

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04/23/19 01:38:45PM
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Am I an Empath? how definitive are the online tests?


Empath

@tonyrn :


For whatever reason, this is your time for your empathy to be front and center in your life. When that happened to be I kept trying to deny it and push it away. I was a big skeptic. And no matter how hard I tried to shrug it off and ignore it, the empathy kept coming through to the point where I had to face it head on. And that was a turning point for me as facing and accepting it helped answer a lot of questions and puzzle pieces in my life. I would say for you there's no hurry. Question and examine everything. 


We did a community poll about a year asking our fellow empaths how many had insomnia and/or inconsistent sleep issues. I believe we were over 90% saying yes. So you're not alone. My own personal onservation is that when I'm stressed and not grounded, I have sleep issues. And when I have better weeks and do a better job monitoring my health state with consistent grounding, I sleep very well. The mind calming and clearing that you get through a solid grounding meditation is especiallu good before bedtime.

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04/22/19 02:00:51PM
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Am I an Empath? how definitive are the online tests?


Empath

@tonyrn :


I was amazed that once I accepted and bought into this empath stuff how much my skills materialized and strengthened. Expect that to continue. And over the coming months and years you may get surprised with some completely new skills that come along for you.


Grounding techniques will help calm your mind and ready you for sleep. But I take a sleep aid each night so that I can get a better chance of sound sleep.


I have never personally taken Ambien. But it is well known that alcohol and drugs dim and even shut down your empath skills. So it is possible that Ambien may have similar effects. Maybe others who have used Ambien can share their experiences. But as an empath you have a very busy mind. You have the part of your brain that handles all of Tony's life, and the other part that is the empath receptor and analyzer. And a lot of empaths have a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep due to a very active and often stressed out brain.


Whenever I am going through a really rough time I find OTC Benadryl really knocks me out and allows me to get a full night of sleep. You can find this at every store under brand names like Tylenol Simply Sleep etc... But Benadryl used daily is not healthy so I keep that as my "break in case of emergency sleep solution". What I do use daily is a melatonin based product. I find it works well. Here's a link:


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XYVBW5F/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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04/22/19 01:46:58PM
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Help on some sort of dark entity?


Empath

@loconnoro :


I like your dream as it is very intuitive. What you dreamt is version of how it is with negative entity attachments. Your aura will be impacted and dim or even blacken in parts (just like your dream where things lose color when touched). Your next sentence from the dream really hits home with me: " They came after me after I tried saving kids from their parents in the dream." I had that exact thing happen when I worked for months to protect and save my daughter from attachments last year. These things came after me hard to try to keep me from helping her. In one instance they attacked me physically when I was saging her room. But mostly they bothered me night after night with bad dreams and restless sleep trying to wear me down. Anyway, it seems that something good perhaps a spirit guide, is trying to help you better understand what you are dealing with.


There has been a lot of educated discussion about how negative thought forms can become an intelligent and attacking life form. I've seen and experienced all sorts of paranormal things so I can't say for sure that isn't true. But my take is that negativity brings down the vibration energy in people and groups. That process weakens auras and makes it a lot easier for entities to attach. I believe that entities are the responsible parties the majority of the time when things go south on a person or group as if they are cursed. Aside from the energy drain that entities pursue, they also once attached deep enough can put thoughts in your head as the next stage of control. This is commonly referred to as "overshadowing". And when this happens most people don't realize that these are not their own thoughts, but instead are planted thoughts with the sole purpose to cause confusion, insecurity, and doubt toward lowering a person's vibration further.


One final note, mental illness aside, changing personalities is a big part of the attachment process. This is particularly the case with a strong spirit attachment or the attachment by many entities. You'll see those individuals start acting and engaging in activities that are not usual for them. You may see someone very clean and conservative in nature start binge drinking, doing drugs, or be sexually active with many partners. Gambling is common as are many other self-destructive behaviors. You will also see an attached person get hit with a lot of anxiety, illnesses, and struggles with constant fatigue.


It sounds like you're currently in the process of trying to understand what is happening, and to what extent each person is impacted. Let me know when you want to learn more to try to bring back your friends to full health. In the meantime, best of luck to all of you.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
04/19/19 09:53:16AM
1,031 posts

Am I an Empath? how definitive are the online tests?


Empath

@zacharias , thank you. I'm happy to help any way I can.


As to your situation I would add that we empaths are very sensitive and can be hot under the collar and sometimes over-react. I have found from my own mistakes that sometimes when upset it is best not to lash out then but to instead take a day or so to calm down and let my rational side catch up to the emotional side of my brain. I don't know is this at all helps you. But I've done better holding myself back since I know I'm prone to over-reacting. Good luck!

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