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Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
04/24/19 04:15:04PM
991 posts

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


Empath

@tonyrn:

Sleep issues for a new empath is another confirmation of what you are. In fact, if you weren't having sleeping issues as a new empath I would be surprised. Here are a few thoughts on that:

1) As I've noted, empaths all have different skill sets and ernergy range sensitivities. Some empaths mostly feel people energy when they are in close range (like in a home, in a building etc...). While others also feel energy from across town or even across the world. Quite a few empaths on this site have been so connected to a family member that they will pick up on their pain energy from 10,000 miles away. So it's all over the board where you can get it from.

2) A high percentage of empaths are night owls. I personally feel a caffeine like jolt after about 10PM each night that makes it very hard to get sleepy later when I do want to go to bed. The theory on this is that when the world is up and awake, our empath minds are very busy receiving and assessing human energy signals. It can be very exhausting. When people go to bed their conscious minds shut off as they drift off to dreamland, and your empath brain is dealing with a lot less signals. Instead of being exhausted, we become energized and happy late at night as humans switch off. In my case my mind and body are feeling a great weight shifted off me when others go to bed. And it feels good and I want to stay up and get some "me time".

3) Empathy is all about managing energy. When you take in a lot of people energy, that energy has no where to go without you directing it. Some very experienced empaths are adept at blocking unwanted people energy. Others are good at immediately pushing unwanted energy out of their bodies just as fast as it came in. But for the rest of us, we have to practice grounding where we at the end of the day go through a process of pushing that unwanted energy out of us (through meditation, salt baths, and a variety of other methods). If you go to bed with all of that energy bound up in you, it's going to preoccupy your mind and keep you awake. 

4) A newly realized or awakened empath is usually going to have chakras that are too wide open. That means that you are taking in too much people energy (also know as "having the volume on high"). This causes wild mood swings, sleeplessness, anxiety, and depression (to name a few). Through grounding meditations you can learn to push unwanted energy out of you while also helping realign your overactive chakras. This brings you back into balance and makes it easier to be out in the world. And sleeping soundly becomes much easier.

On another note, there are definitely people with psychic abilities that allow them to comunicate with animals. That's always a possibility. Although my guess is that you're going through pretty typical empath energy overload. Especially with all the people you interact with at your day job. We just need to get you to start grounding yourself and you'll feel a lot better. 


updated by @hop-daddy: 04/24/19 04:18:23PM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
04/24/19 01:30:34PM
991 posts

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.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
04/23/19 05:47:28PM
991 posts

Stress? Memory loss?


Empath

@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.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
04/23/19 02:15:52PM
991 posts

Stress? Memory loss?


Empath

@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.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
04/23/19 01:44:23PM
991 posts

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

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
04/23/19 01:38:45PM
991 posts

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.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
04/22/19 02:00:51PM
991 posts

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

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
04/22/19 01:46:58PM
991 posts

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
991 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!

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
04/19/19 09:43:53AM
991 posts

Help on some sort of dark entity?


Empath

@loconnoro:

Mental illness is a really tough subject to understand and help people with. It seems mentally ill people often have psychic abilities. But they can be an emotional train wreck and ruin the lives of people around them. It sounds like S is either a vampire or narc type that is very good at seeking out and collecting empaths as friends. And empaths, being the types that will give the shirt off their back to help someone, easily oblige and get drawn in. On a personal note, I try to preach to fellow empaths to be careful who they help and get drawn in to. Because we feel everyone's painful energy, it can be quite damaging to you to be around people who have deep mental illness based issues (as you have noted).

It would be easier for me to help you determine if you are dealing with attachment issues if you also weren't dealing with one or more people with mental illness. It is harder to determine how much of what is going on is the illness and how much is paranormal. But that said, mentally ill people are one of the easiest targets for negative entities to attach to. I have walked through parks before where mentally ill homeless people who had no way of knowing me called out my name and bothered me by bringing up topics that concerned me at the time (insecurities, fears etc...). I don't 100% understand this but these homeless people clearly had attachments that knew me and were using their hosts to harrass me with personal details that they would have no way of knowing. My point being that negative entities can hear our thoughts and understand our insecurities and use it against us for their own objectives.

It sounds like S is very destructive to all of you. She needs professional help. And while you want to be a good friend to her, you also need to be careful to have your guard up and keep her at an emotional distance. 

If all of you feel worse around S and better away from her, then you know its her energy. If you are now away from her and suffering then it's a better guess that you're dealing with attachments. The dream you and others have been having is very telling as I think it's likely that the attachment is showing itself to you. This also relates to your friend's brother not sleeping well as he is being tormented while he sleeps (I've had this happen many times). These negs do a lot of dirty work at night and when we are sleeping with our subconscious mind wide open.

It is not that easy for entities to jump from one person to the next because we all normally have our own aura protections. I should clarify that they can and do jump from one person to the other. But they want to get their meat hooks into the target and try to dig deep into one's aura. So they'll pick the weakened auras and skip the strong auras and people with high vibrations (which is usually one and the same). But those aura protections are weakened for people with illness and injury. And if a person has a mental illness, it makes it a lot easier for an attachment to jump and insert person to person. And in some cases you may have a group of entities that will split up to manipulate different people in a group. This is normally harder for them to accomplish unless of course the group has people with weak auras from illness. And if 2-3 of you are empaths as you say, it is normal for any empath to also have a weakened aura at times as a product of how we're wired to absorb low energy. That's the downside of being an empath, we are easier targets than most for attachments.

I'm going to do some thinking and get back later with another post making some recommendations on ways to help yourself and your friend's brother.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
04/19/19 08:59:08AM
991 posts

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


Empath

@tonyrn:

In response to: Is it possible that I have some ability that I have no idea about, possibly muffled by my healthy skepticism of most things? 

As you accept and learn more about your empathy, you'll likely see other abilities open up. I like to explain this like when you go to college you have a major and a minor. You major in empathy but will likely have 2-3 minor abilities that will show. And with work you can strengthen those. 

Here's a link taking about the various Clair skills that people have. In time you will likely find that you have a hidden but natural ability of one or more of these:

https://www.psychic-readings-guide.com/list-of-psychic-abilities/

To your question: Do I need to narrow down what kind of Empath I am to properly formulate the best coping mechanisms? 

I would say no to that right now. For example, if you start to see or hear an occasional ghost. I don't think that will bother you enough to want to limit that skill. However, if it does come on like a storm then you may want to get some advice on how to limit it. I went through a phase where I was getting bothered all the time by ghosts. And it was interrupting my sleep so I did some research and found some coping tools and options. But empathy and your psychic skills are seeded in your chakras (this will be a topic you'll want to research). And sometimes certain chakras can be open too wide and cause a psychic skill or two to come on too strong. The same with empathy. We often refer to this as turning down the volume on a skill that is overwhelming you. Just like when listening to music too loud it can be a little hard to take after a while, the same is true here.

In response to:

Would the fact that I'm highly defiant tell us anything about any of this? That goes back to early childhood and still thrives in probably unhealthy proportions.

I find that most empaths are very old souls. And being an old soul is kind of like experiencing 100 years of college and then being thrust in to a world where most people only have 4 years of college. You're on a different level at your core. Old souls know things through many lifetimes deep down that cannot be explained by modern science. Empaths are also typically very truth and justice based people who get upset when they see corruption and deception in the world. I think this can lead to defiance because you feel that you know better and don't want to follow the lead of someone who is flawed.

Great questions. As you ask and learn more you're going to notice that all along your life had the framework and pattern of an empath.


updated by @hop-daddy: 04/19/19 09:01:49AM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
04/18/19 12:44:33PM
991 posts

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


Empath

@tonyrn:

I thought I'd add that it's very common for an empath to choose a profession that includes helping and healing others. You being a nurse is a perfect example. But the downside of that is that hospitals are tough places for empaths to be exposed to. People go to the hospital to get critical help in hopes to heal and reclaim their lives. Many go there unknowingly to die. All of that creates a lot of low energy vibes in the hospital from the patients and their families. As an empath you're going to absorb a lot of that low energy and it will sink your vibration. When your vibration lowers, you'll not feel well and will be an emotional mess depending on the severity of the energies you absorb. When you start saying things like "Some days I just cant bear the idea of being around people at all", that's your red flag warning that you have been swamped with low energy and have empath fatigue. When this happens to me I know I need some self-care and to ground that unwanted energy out of me.

A lot of empaths hold on to low energy that they take in. And frankly, that's poisonous and very unhealthy. So while step 1 is recognizing you are an empath, step 2 should be to learn how to ground low energy out of you. Grounding is the process of releasing all that pent up low energy that is bringing you down. As you push that low energy out, you will feel lighter and happier. And this is what I mean when I say "balanced energy". When you are your regular happy self, you are balanced. When you are sinking like a stone and can't stand to be around another person due to being all filled up with low energy, that means you are out of balance and out of your normal high vibration range.

I don't want to flood you with too much since I remember being where you're at. And you're swamped with all this info. and trying to understand it all. But when you're ready you're going to want to learn more about effective groundng techniques and the usefulness of crystals and protection stones. I'm happy to help explain all of that when you're ready.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
04/17/19 06:21:16PM
991 posts

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


Empath

@tonyrn

I would add that sometimes empaths are switched on or awakened. Sometimes it is switched on after a tragic event or accident. But other times it can be switched on for no identificable reason. That later is what happened to me about 4 years ago. Prior to that I did have some psychic things pop up throughout my life but it wasn't evident on a daily basis back then. And then all of a sudden one day during a time of stress it was all switched on.

There's no off-switch that I am aware of. But even better, you can learn to ground out unwanted energy and return yourself to a happy balance. Are you familiar with the grounding process that is really important for empaths?

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
04/17/19 06:16:18PM
991 posts

Help on some sort of dark entity?


Empath

@loconnoro:

I actually do have a lot of personal experience with what you're going through. I've had an attachment before and my daughter had a whole bunch of them last year that was a really rough experience. I'm going to try to give you some fairly quick tips because no one likes long rambling posts. You're concerned and are looking for some quick answers.

The key is to try to better understand what's causing attachments. And to understand what the entity does and does not like. And first off, demons are pretty rare occurances. They usually need to be invited in. And unless your friend was reciting black magic or playing with a Ouija Board, it is likely not that. But it very possibly could be one or many earth bound spirits. And they are typically very lost and confused. And they attach to humans for a variety of reasons including benefitting from our energy.

Negative entities that attach love people who are depressed and suffering. Because their auras are weak and they make an easy target. They also love that low energy. They really like dark rooms. And if it happens to be a dark, messy place with trash and decay, it is even more iniviting to them. So a dark, dirty, quiet place is where a lot of these types set up shop.

The flip side of the above paragraph is also true. Negative entities do not like sunlight, running water (like in a shower), noise (especially music), and generally avoid clean and tidy environments. And probably the #1 negative entity repellant is a high vibration. Evidence has shown that when entities are looking around for people and families to attach to, they always go after the depressed, angry, upset people. They cannot benefit or exist around happy people. I think the reason is that they thrive off of low human energy (sadness, anger, jealousy etc...). And since a high vibration person is one of light and love, they cannot handle that. Do what you can to raise your friend's spirits. Keep your friend away from negative environments like listening to the news, negative people, going to bars etc... Instead choose uplifting music and watching comedies. One of our members here had a negative entity enter her room and show its form to her. And she laughed at it and it immediately disappeared. I've heard countless stories like this. The high vibration of laughter is a neg zapper. 

On a quick personal note, I had to do all sorts of things last year to get help for my daughter who had over 20 negative entities attached to her. And I found it is not uncommon to have more than one neg attached to you. So if you don't mind telling me more about your friend, I can likely make some additional suggestions on how you can get rid of the attachment problem. Here are my questions:

1) How did this attachment come about? Was there a sudden on-set of depression or maybe an activity that triggered this?

2) How is your friend's mental state? And is he hearing voices in his head telling him what a loser he is and that he should hurt himself or do risky things like gambling or drugs (or  something to that affect)?

3) How is your friend sleeping at night? And does he nap often and feel really fatigued?

4) Is your friend suffering from any sudden illnesses?

5) Is your friend's house and bedroom particularly dark with poor lighting or heavy drapes/window tinting etc...?

6)Is your friend exposed to a lot of negativity and drama at work or around family members?

I could go on for hours on this subject. If you can answer the above I can give you some more specific analysis on what I think you're dealing with and how to rid it. The good news is that knowlege is power and there are solutions.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
04/03/19 12:42:28PM
991 posts

On Inspiration


Library of Light

@chrisis:

I've known this to be true for a very long time. The majority of empaths are very attracted to music and find it both relaxing and mood elevating. And I would say that humanity in general responds to music positively, and negatively. For example, if you like R&B and I put some of that on, you're likely to be transformed to a relaxed higher vibration. And conversely, if instead of playing R&B for an R&B fan I instead put on some death metal and crank it up, you're likely to feel anxiety, and maybe even anger.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
04/03/19 12:37:24PM
991 posts



@turqoise:

There is a lot of alternative news that covers concerns over what is going over at CERN. From what little I know and understand, they are messing with science that is unknown and dangerous (including creating tiny black holes). But from a spiritual standpoint, the concern is that their experiments are thinning the walls between our dimension and others. And that's making it easier for things we don't want to come through to our world. I'm going to ask @cheshire-cat to comment on this as she has a deeper understanding of the concerns with the CERN project than I do.

And as to your question about being able to take compliments better, I think many of us share that problem. A lot of empaths are very humbled and not very focused on themselves. For me, when someone says "you look really nice today", I always seem a little taken aback and probably react a little odd. Mostly because I am not focused on myself and my looks, and having someone notice and compliment me makes me for a few seconds self-conscious. Plus sometimes people make compliments for their own personal gain to butter us up. And we empaths see right through that. If taking compliments doesn't come easy to you I would just say "fake it until you make it". Just have a preplanned statement ready to go for the next time someone says "nice shoes" or "I like your hair". Just be prepared to say something nice in return accepting their compliment.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
03/25/19 02:08:07PM
991 posts

A Lifepath Quote For Empaths


Library of Light

@robert-caffer:

Thanks for your comment on this. I liked this quote because it reminds us that we all have purpose if we choose to pursue it. I will agree with you that when you're struggling with the energies that hit you as an empath, just existing day to day can seem so hard. I went through that years ago. I think we all have. When you're struggling you're probably thinking that "I don't like feeling like this, and this isn't a gift, it's a curse". And when one is unbalanced and low energy, you can't be a super hero and help others. You have to first take care of yourself, ground and get your own energy balanced. And then if you feel so inclined, you can choose to use your gifts to help others.

And on that last note, I have a former co-worker who is quite talented as a medium and sees ghosts and spirits daily. And it scares her and she wants nothing to do with her abilities. And that's okay. Maybe someday she starts to use her gifts, or maybe she never does. It's her choice. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
03/14/19 03:50:18PM
991 posts

Pets


Empath

Black cats get a bad rap due to silly superstitions. I had a few cats growing up. But by far the best one was a black cat that we adopted from the pound. He was super friendly and despite being a typical independent cat, he really liked most humans. He was very cuddly and always in a good mood. In hindsight, he had a high vibration. I miss that guy.

I am glad you've befriended a black cat. It kind of sounds like you two are attracted to each other's energy.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
03/06/19 02:54:10PM
991 posts

Is this a sign???


Empath

@leesita125:

It appears that teaching is your calling. Despite the toxicity going on with the administration, your students are reminding you every day how you are making a difference in their lives. I think you're being reminded of this by a higher power by all of these student run-in coincidences. One of the main things I've learned as an empath is that there are no coincidences. Chance meetings like yours are messages, set-ups, and chances to learn and evolve. I think you may be getting the signal to dig in, do your best to ignore the toxicity and not get caught up in that drama, and do what you were born to do with enlightening and motivating those kids. And here's one of my favorite quotes to go along with this:

"Tough situations never last, but tough people do."

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
03/06/19 02:45:31PM
991 posts

Essential Oils


Empath

I was reading the below link recently about all the benefits of frankincense oil with one being that it helps with anxiety and depression when used as aroma therapy:

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-15-frankincense-is-a-healing-substance-that-has-a-number-of-likely-health-benefits.html

Hop Daddy
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02/12/19 04:33:45PM
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Essential Oils


Empath

I'm glad you two are enjoying essential oils. They are well known de-stressors. I like lavender. And I ordered Frankincense by accident and ended up liking it. I use an oil diffuser and really like that during meditation. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/12/19 02:38:28PM
991 posts

Kind thoughts can boost immune system


Empath

@tigerlily:

I was just reading a book that referenced a psychologist who said "the brain kills, the brain heals". It was in the context of how one's outlook in life can impact health.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
02/08/19 12:19:13PM
991 posts

Kind thoughts can boost immune system


Empath

I read the below article today and thought it was a good one to share here. Medical science is now showing that people with positive thoughts and outlook have a protected immunity with less illness. And they found the reverse is true that people who deal with a lot of negative thoughts tend to be ill more often. In my view this is energy related and is something that empaths deal with daily (managing our energy to avoid being down and sick). It's nice to see medical science lend some research data to what most of us empaths already believe to be true.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/think-no-evil-kind-thoughts-060000195.html?guccounter=1


updated by @hop-daddy: 02/08/19 12:19:50PM
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@hop-daddy
01/10/19 12:53:22PM
991 posts

Q&A Article With Amy Allan From The Dead Files TV Show


Psychic and Paranormal

@cheshire-cat:

Glad to hear that worked for you. And yes, the Himalayan salt comes from the foothills of Pakistan. I don't believe it is anywhere near the sea. Sea salt is also useful for cooking and for rituals. But I find it the most expensive type of salt. Himalayan salt is a little cheaper and packed with a lot more nutrients and minerals than most salts. And then could old Morton's rock salt is very inexpensive and works well. When I do salt baths I normally use about a cup of rock salt with a good sprinkling of Himalayan salt.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
01/09/19 03:43:24PM
991 posts

Q&A Article With Amy Allan From The Dead Files TV Show


Psychic and Paranormal

@zacharias:

I'm glad you like some of the blogs and articles that I post. Amy is definitely awesome.

I'm noticing in my travels and discussions with others that some of us empaths are more wired to see/hear/sense entities than others. As you illustrated in your example, your neighbor needed to reconcile with your wife before she moved on. And then once that happened you probably didn't see her again. The vast majority of people at death do move on and cross over. Those that don't and stay as ghosts tend to be confused, regretful, guilty, afraid of the light and judgement. They tend to be very unstable emotionally and can be quite negative in interactions with the living. The Dead Files show really focuses on those troubled ghosts. I know from your prior posts that you've had your share of run ins with some negative unseen things (as have I). I think that once you have the skills to see or sense them, that it's hard not to have run-ins with ghosts or negative entities from time to time. But as of today, I'm in full agreement. I'd much rather help the living.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
01/09/19 03:28:41PM
991 posts

Do you know the spirit visiting you?


Empath

@tigerlily:

I have a slightly different take. Ghosts are earth bound and stay here until they cross over. But spirits have crossed over and also come to visit. The difference is that they are pretty content and busy on the other side. And in some cases after many years spirits will reincarnate. But they do come by and check on us.

I had a lady who I worked with years ago who had some pretty special medium skills. And her father had died almost a decade before her son was born. But as her son was being born she had two men in the delivery room standing over her shoulder. One was her husband, and one was the smiling spirit of her long dead Dad. She also told me that every year on her Dad's birthday that he would visit her in some way one day to thank her for thinking of him. He might walk in front of the TV and wave, or pass by her at the office and smile at her. She could see him clear as day. 

I don't yet know the answer as to how to tell which is which. Except that spirits seem to come by to see loved ones only once in a while. But ghosts if attracted to your property or you may be there every day. I have also noticed an uptick in paranormal activity that seemed friendly during the holidays. And I like to think that it's my deceased relatives stopping by to say hello. But I only hear them so I don't know.

P.S.- The same lady I worked with that saw her Dad's spirit would also see all sorts of things. We had an awful co-worker who was just about the most negative, offensive, unempathetic human I've ever met. And my psychic friend said she could she dark creatures hovering around that nasty lady at certain times of the day. It would seem that negative attracts negative.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
01/07/19 02:14:58PM
991 posts

Just Wondering about something....


Empath

@womanwhowalks:

It's pretty bad when they have to try to intimidate you to keep you from asking questions or attempting to leave them. About 25 years ago I was in college and took a summer job at a grocery store. I was only going to work there for 60-70 days before returning to college so I opted out of joining the grocers union. And a union representative visited me repeatedly with subtle threats that I needed to join the union even if I was a short term worker or else I could be fired and replaced by another union worker. I was just a poor college student making minimum wage at about $4.50 an hour bagging groceries. I couldn't believe the strong armed tactics.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
01/07/19 02:08:08PM
991 posts

Q&A Article With Amy Allan From The Dead Files TV Show


Psychic and Paranormal

They do offer the show on Prime and Hulu, but I think you have to pay extra to watch it. But it looks like the website lets you watch quite a few episodes.

I love Himalayanin salt in my food just as much as I like to bathe in it. Normally it is not good to add a lot of salt to your food. But the Himalayan salt has so many other minerals and nutrients that it is actually very healthy (in moderation of course). And I swear as an empath it plays a part in keeping me stable.

You may want to try a salt grinder or a meat tenderizer hammer if you have one (to break up large pieces). I've been buying this 5 pound bag of fine Himalayan salt for $15. It lasts me at least 2+ years. And that's with my darned kids over-using it all of the time.Laugh

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HVJI7KI/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&th=1

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
01/07/19 01:16:48PM
991 posts

Q&A Article With Amy Allan From The Dead Files TV Show


Psychic and Paranormal

@cheshire-cat:

I agree. In fact I've seen that first hand with my empath son. He tried using protection stones and a few crystals to help him cope with empath anxiety at school a couple years back. But he had a bad attitude about it and admitted to not really believing that they would help. So I had to have a talk with him about attitude and intentions. I told him when you tell yourself something is impossible or that something probably won't work, then you block it from the start and it won't work. But when you have a positive attitude and put a positive intention or belief in something, the magic starts to come alive. He calmed down, changed his attitude, and has since had very positive experiences with his crystals and protection stones.

The Dead Files show is on The Travel Channel. Depending on your TV provider, its usually grouped in with the History and Discovery chanels. If you don't subscribe to that channel, you can also find episodes to watch online and on their app here:

https://www.travelchannel.com/shows/the-dead-files

Aside from Amy's point about intentions, I do usually notice that she recommends salt, saging, and selenite during many episodes as a way for people keep their ghosts at bay. And quite often she recommends that a group of mediums or shamans come in to these troubled homes to clear and remove ghosts and all sorts of strange things.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
01/06/19 10:08:37PM
991 posts

Q&A Article With Amy Allan From The Dead Files TV Show


Psychic and Paranormal

The Dead Files tv show is one of my favorites. Although I have to admit that the episodes can be a little disturbing at times. But they are at the same time fascinating and there are some teachable moments in each episode. For those who watch the show, you know Amy Allan as the show's investigative medium. She is very talented. The link below is from a Q&A session that she did with a small media outlet back in 2014. And in the Q&As she answers questions on a lot of topics that have popped up here at the EC over the past several months. So even if you don't watch the show, I think you'll find it interesting. One question she answered that I found particularly interesting was how ill she has become from doing the work that she does (something many of us experience at one time or another). I hope all of you enjoy this as much as I did. Please feel free to comment or start related discussions.

https://parayournormal.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/amy-allan-of-the-dead-files-is-extraordinary/

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
01/05/19 10:58:24PM
991 posts

A Lifepath Quote For Empaths


Library of Light

Thank you. I'm glad you liked it. I've been trying really hard this past year to listen, see, and notice signs that are sent to me. And when I was watching that movie, that line jumped out at me. I rewinded it three times to make sure I was hearing it right. I think quotes like this can really be meaningful and empowering to us.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
01/05/19 10:45:14PM
991 posts

Just Wondering about something....


Empath

There was a place for unions many decades ago to help with fair pay and workers rights. But now they are obscelete and are mostly corrupt. They are kind of like our politicians who we elect to go to Washington to represent our interests, but they instead self-deal to enrich and empower themselves. It seems the signs with yours are there that they are just leeches taking your union dues without giving you anything in return. And the fact that you guys wanted to disband and they send their thugs in to influence you speaks volumes. I think you're seeing the signs both literally and spiritually that the union is not good for you and your co-workers.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
12/31/18 01:14:02PM
991 posts

Your current partner...


Empath

@aiden:

You sound like you have a really good handle on that situation as well as your own empath boundaries. You're handling it well by limiting time and emotional connections with those in your life who are vampires or takers. I do the same. There are plenty of people out there who are ready to accept healing from an empath and really change their lives and life path. For the others who continue to be in a vicious cycle of their own making, they have to break the cycle and fix themselves before anyone can really help them. And that's really hard for the vampire types because they simply love the drama. It's part of their identity.

And great job putting yourself first. All empaths are particularly bad at putting themselves first as part of our giving nature. However, accounting for ourselves and our daily needs is a necessary step in our advancement and well being.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
12/31/18 01:00:13PM
991 posts

Charging crystals


Empath

@tigerlily:

I have read that selenite cleans and energizes other crystals. But I have a palm sized selenite and I have not noticed it helping recharge my other crystals. Or at least it seems no where close to as effective as salt or the sun. I'm curious if you've noticed selenite revitalize your other crystals?


updated by @hop-daddy: 12/31/18 01:15:02PM
Hop Daddy
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12/31/18 12:55:45PM
991 posts

Driving


Empath

@kate:

Several years ago when I was struggling with how to ground the energy I took in, I had a really tough time driving my car in the city. I seemed to pick up on all the bad moods, anger, and general unhappiness of drivers around me. There were a few times where I was at a stop light and started having panic attacks as a result of the suffocating energy that was hitting me all at once. This eventually subsided for me when I started using protection stones and figuring out how to regularly ground out the energies I take in.


updated by @hop-daddy: 12/31/18 12:56:14PM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
12/29/18 01:52:54PM
991 posts

Your current partner...


Empath

@chrisis:

What makes you think your partner is a narc? Is he draining, manipulative, or hurtful to you at times?

Assuming he is not a narc, he sounds a bit guarded and closed off emotionally. In our society going back 30-50 years we were raised as boys to not show emotion as it is weakness. It is a little different today, but if you were raised in the 70s-90s, you were likely raised in a "boys don't cry" world. So that has caused so many men as adults to have difficulty showing emotion or vulnerability. I wonder if that may be what's going on with your partner? He may be struggling with allowing himself to show vulnerability and heightened emotions around you. And in turn, you don't feel completely connected with him.

If I am correct, I think your partner may benefit from counseling where he can learn to rewire himself to be able to open up and be more vulnerable and emotionally available with you.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
12/29/18 01:22:26PM
991 posts

Can spirits make you taste and smell?


Psychic and Paranormal

Same with me. It's been close to a year since I smelled a spirit. I'm still not sure why sometimes I smell them, while other times I see, hear, or feel them, but without smells.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
12/29/18 01:20:54PM
991 posts

How Ghosts Impact Us


Psychic and Paranormal

@tigerlily:

That's really cool. And I think as you accept that it is them visiting that you will find it easier to connect with them. You may get better confirmation through a more personal visit or maybe a dream where you converse with one or both of them. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
12/29/18 01:18:17PM
991 posts

Charging crystals


Empath

@tigerlily:

I think you probably don't want to use yourself as an energy source for your crystals. As Karen2 said, we empaths don't need any help sharing and draining ourselves of energy. We're constantly bombarded with everyone and everything trying to siphon off of us. Personally, I wouldn't add to that list. Think of crystals and stones as empath medicine to help you, and not the other way around. We've talked about how well the sun recharges crystals. And setting them in dry salt or salty water for 4-8 hours also does a good job recharging. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
12/29/18 01:12:20PM
991 posts

Your current partner...


Empath

@aiden:

Thanks for sharing. It sounds like you may have a bit of what is known as a Florence Nightingale syndrome where as a healer, you are attracted to broken, hurting people. You said yourself, the people who you meet who "have it together" are not that interesting to you. But yet there is an energetic connection with people who are full of problems in their lives. I have a brother who is just like you who has had a long history of only being attracted to wounded and dysfunctional women. And it always ends up in drama and disaster for him. So I am familiar with this.

From your screen pic you look to be fairly young. I think what you are going through with this attraction to wounded souls will disappear with age as you gain more life experience and discernment as an empath. You sound very in touch with yourself and understand how and why you are attracted to people like this. And that's a very important first step. Because once you understand yourself and your emotional behavior, you can work on rebuilding yourself over time to not be as attracted to wounded people.

You of course know that both narcs and damaged people will find you and be very attracted to you as an empath. They are like moths to the flame with us. You mentioned having particularly high energy that night, and how many men were attracted to you. Your healing energy was very strong that night so that's no surprise that you had many people lining up to meet you. I think there was a very good chance that your high energy was pre-planned by your higher self and spirit guides as a bit of a learning test. I would say they are showing you more evidence of how powerful you are as a healer. But they want you to be more careful with who you share your intimacy with because takers and narcs can severely damage a healer like you by getting in close in a relationship, sapping your energy, and turning your life upside down. I believe this was an important lesson that you were given because as a healer, people like that will stand in the way of your life path and happiness.

On a final note, I find that most emotionally damaged people are energy vampires. They usually have a litany of dramatic stories all through their lives, and a general pattern of bad luck. But as you dig deep with a person like this, you will often find that they subconsciously both attract and cause the drama in their own lives and are really their own worst nightmare. Some of these people can be helped by your healing energy. But unfortunately, most will take and take from you, but never change their ways. They will continue a pattern of behavior that creates bad outcomes for them for the rest of their lives. We all know people like this. And while it's okay to be friendly, don't let these energy vampires in close where they can attach emotionally to you and bring you down with them. This is why my advice is to really avoid partnering with these types. There is no end to their drama, and you will literally feel your energy weakening while you spend time with them. I actually get dizzy and nauseous when people like this drain me. And once you enter their world in a relationship, you become part of their drama, and become near destroyed as an empath.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
12/27/18 04:33:57PM
991 posts

a new angle


Empath

@goodenergyhealing:

I also ground through my heels. It was the original way I found to push out unwanted energy. And it seems to work well. How did you get to the point where energy passes in and out wirelessly as you say? That's definitely on my empath bucket list to learn.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
12/27/18 04:24:46PM
991 posts

Sound therapy, who's tried it?


Empath

I have not used traditional sound therapy (seeing a practitioner). But I definitely use music as a way to heal and ground myself and others. And I have listened to binaural beats on many occasions while meditating. That's some pretty fascinating stuff.

@crystalsage, I'd love to see you post about your thoughts on spirits coming to visit us during the holiday season. I definitely sense there is a major pick up in activty between October-January every year. And I didn't realize that this was maybe a regular occurance outside my home.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
12/21/18 02:02:17PM
991 posts

Friendship - finding it incredibely difficult to find friends that are "on the same wavelength"


Empath

@chrisis:

I think loneliness is something we empaths all deal with (even when in a relationship). As an empath we know that quite often people are always taking from us energy-wise. For me, I'm the one who everyone comes to with their problems so I can make them feel better and offer solutions. But when I'm struggling, no one wants to reciprocate and help me out. Sound familiar?

I think part of the problem is that we're just so very different and sensitive. I find that even when I'm close with someone, I'm still not getting the deep down connection that I really want. As a result I have to settle with lowered relationship connections and try not get frustrated with my relationships that tend to come up short by my standards.

If you look at the definition of empathy you get this: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. I think most people who you would want to have a relationship with will have some empathy to their personality. But it is no where close to the level of empathy you have as an empath. And I think that's why we feel disconnected and lonely. We're at another level.

And lastly I can say from personal experience that I'm in the closet about my empath abilities with the majority of the people I know. Both from a personal and professional standpoint, my friends and associates are not ready to accept me in this way. I wish it were different. 

I find belonging to online communities like this one as a way to connect with others like myself. In many cities there are empath communities that meet throughout the year. If you try to google for empath groups in your city, there likely is one.

Best of luck to you. And hopefully some other members will share their thoughts and experiences to help you as well.


updated by @hop-daddy: 12/21/18 02:04:09PM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
12/19/18 03:30:20PM
991 posts

Seeing Faces And Numbers Everywhere


Psychic and Paranormal

@tigerlily:

For the first time in about two years, the faces I see when I close my eyes to fall asleep has lessened considerably. I've been really busy the past 90 days and I suspect that my mind is preoccupied and that maybe that is blocking what I can connect with and see. However, I still do see random faces and little movie scenes. But now not every night. But I am starting to see some negative images whereas before it was always very neutral, mostly expressionless images of people (not scary before). But now it's a little more negative (witches, skulls, angry looking people skowling at me). But this is also mixed in with some normal neutral looking people. I'm actually in a good balanced place right now so I don't really know how these negative images correspond with me. Although the other night I watched two episodes of Dead Files on tv before falling asleep. That in itself was a big mistake as that show both intrigues me and freaks me out. I think it gets my mind going and then strange things start to happen.

I see a quite a few angel numbers every day on clocks and on my cell phone. Sometimes they appear in patterns on my calculator or in financial paperwork. I get mostly 11s that show as 3:11, 4:11 etc... I also see 2:22, 3:33, 69 & 66. But the clock showing variations of the 11s is most common. I would say when getting angel numbers, try to stop and highlight the thought you just had when the numbers showed up. That will help you better understand what the message is.

I regretably don't often see positive things like you do with flowers and hearts. They're probably there for me to see but I miss them. I'm busy multi-tasking and tend to notice the negative stuff instead. But, I do get that white flash that you mentioned quite often. And when it happens, I can feel a little energy burst with it as well. I'll either see it out of the corner of my eye while awake, or I will have that happen right when I close my eyes to go to sleep. A bright flash will hit me and I'll open my eyes and see nothing. I didn't know what that was. I would love it if it were angels.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
12/18/18 01:29:00PM
991 posts

Dealing With Health Issues? Your Empathy Is Likely To Blame.


Empath

I agree. I really didn't know that until my Chinese acupuncturist mentioned the role of the stomach beyond just digestion. I think it helps to understand this as an empath in order to manage it and hopefully avoid unwanted stomach issues.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
12/18/18 01:08:25PM
991 posts

Dealing With Health Issues? Your Empathy Is Likely To Blame.


Empath

I use a few different things. But this one is the main one that my naturopath suggested that gives me the best relief:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001GDGAFE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

It contains slippery elm bark, marshmallow root, and DGL. But also recently found the Prelief product that is helping me quite a bit with high acid foods like coffee, red sauces, wine etc...:

https://www.amazon.com/Prelief-Tablets-Dietary-Supplements-sku445783/dp/B00006JIXX/ref=sr_1_1_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1545167213&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=prelief&psc=1


updated by @hop-daddy: 12/18/18 01:29:15PM
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
12/17/18 11:06:10AM
991 posts

Dealing With Health Issues? Your Empathy Is Likely To Blame.


Empath

If anyone is interested, I have a few stomach soothing supplements that I order off of Amazon that have really helped my stomach. I'd be happy to share my protocol. But controlling my stomach pain is really the management of a vicious circle. As an empath my stomach acids kick up and weaken my stomach lining. And when that happens, quite a few foods will aggravate it further. And that causes a lot of pain. So I work on grounding often to keep me more mellow (along with protection stones). And then I take the previously mentioned supplements to help strengthen my stomach lining.

@tigerlily, I also get sinus issues from empath stress. I use allergy sprays that do help. But I also started seeing an acupuncturist for help with some body aches (which has been amazing as the science of it is all about clearing energy blockages in your body so that you can properly heal). And as it turns out, acupuncture is excellent for sinus problems. He'll put a couple needles in and my sinus issues clear up in minutes. It's amazing how well that works.

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
12/14/18 09:09:58AM
991 posts

Dealing With Health Issues? Your Empathy Is Likely To Blame.


Empath

@cheshire-cat:

My observation is that empath stress gives me stomach problems that kicks up my stomach acids and weakens my stomach lining. And then with a sensitive stomach I have to be careful what I eat because certain foods make it a lot worse. Before awakening as an empath I used to have a cast-iron stomach. I'm not saying that food allergies don't play a role for a lot of people. But I would say 8/10 empaths admit to having stomach issues relating to empath stress. It seems to be a very consistent problem. 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
12/14/18 09:05:04AM
991 posts

Dealing With Health Issues? Your Empathy Is Likely To Blame.


Empath

@zacharias:

I think our teenage daughters are about the same age and are both empaths. My daughter always has empath related stomach issues. Last night she had a dance performance that she was in where she couldn't wear her protection stones. And being around that many nervous girls plus the audience gave her really bad stomach troubles. She's had this all of her life when around empath stress (as do I). 

Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
12/13/18 01:28:45PM
991 posts

Lost and Confused


Empath

@so-exausted-from-users:

Congrats on figuring out who you are. There are a lot of empaths out there who are miserable becauase they refuse to examine what is happening and try to block their feelings or mask them with anxiety and anti-depression drugs. So big thumbs up to you for doing the research and figuring it out.

The majority of empaths are born this way while there are others that will go through a tragic event in their life that also can switch on empath abilities. This does definitely run in familes but seems to often skip a generation. Although like you, I also have two empath kids so there was no skipping generations this time.

Every empath typically shares the same main ability to be able to absorb, feel, and read other people's energies. And then from there we all split out differently with different side abilities. Some of us can heal others, some can see and communicate with the dead, some can see visions of the future, or communicate with animals etc... The list of spiritual abilities is quite long and very interesting.

The toughest thing for a newly awakened empath is that your abilities are on overload. It's like having a stereo turned up to maximum on the dial. Everything is working to the extreme. You may see ghosts all of the time, you may hide in your home because you get anxiety attacks from being around others etc... Whatever your skill set is will be amplified until you learn how to balance and ground your energy. And in most cases, this comes with making lifestyle changes.

Your ability to relax and meditate is compromised now because your psychic skills are on over drive and your mind is racing. You simply can't rest your mind at this point. This will change in time as you start to balance and ground yourself. But back to the example of your 16 year marriage, break-ups can be especially debilitating for empaths. Because we feel our own grief, but we also feel the pain, anger, and resentment from our ex. It's a double whammy of emotional energy. And if this hits while your chakras are wide open, it can be a very devastating time. I imagine it was very rough for you. This is the important thing about being an empath. You have to study up and understand how it works, and how you work. 

As an empath, you will achieve a deep emotional connection to anyone you are in love with. It's both a blessing and a curse. That's a big reason why it feels so magical with your boyfriend. You have created a deep spiritual connection with him. And empath energy is very special and unique and can be intoxicating to your partner when you start to date. People are drawn to empaths because they feel better after interacting with one. That's our healing energy taking place there. We take away people's pain and psychological discomfort and exchange it with good happy energy. You just have to be careful who you share your energy with because energy vampires are real. And narcissists are also real and are especially drawn to entraping empaths. Your ex-husband may have been one. And pretty much every empath has at least one ex that was a narcissist. This is why you'll often read on this site about protecting your energy and staying grounded.

As far as your feelings of dread, it could be any number of things. I'll give your a few examples that pertain to me. Every once in a while I get a feeling of dread and then usually something bad happens afterwards in the news. Maybe a big shooting or accident. I also pick up on earth bound ghost energy. And let me tell you, earth bound ghosts are mostly lost & confused with feelings of dread, regret, sadness, frustration etc... So for me sometimes it is that. And sometimes that feeling of dread can be your gut telling you that something is not right in your life and you need to make a change for  the better. You may be off course a bit.

I would say first and foremost, start by focusing on calming down and grounding your energy. It's near impossible to get any real answers with your abilities on full blast. You need to get that settled down and balanced so you can better interpret what is going on. 


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