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Kate T
@kate
04/03/20 04:06:28PM
167 posts

Is it just me or are the birds acting differently


Empath

Matthew Elsey:

Not sure Kate but I got your reply by email. It was most enlightening I am still thinking about it. With reference to ducks I was indeed feeding them when one female hopped out to my feet. But I have noticed pigeons seem to strut past me more confidently lol. 

Weird...

But I'm glad. I had this with a pigeon who at some point decided to stand in front of me on a chair. I tried to look directly at it and it worked: if you don't concentrate with too much energy on them they'll feel more confident, or else they confuse it with annoyance or hunting instinct (from humans). Now, mine is quite developed, so I actually have to work on calming the energy, at least with wild/feral animals. 


updated by @kate: 04/03/20 04:07:30PM
Kate T
@kate
04/03/20 11:19:30AM
167 posts

Is it just me or are the birds acting differently


Empath

Anyone know why all my posts here and in other topics appear blank like that? I actually wrote more than 600 words. 

Kate T
@kate
04/03/20 11:18:34AM
167 posts

Is it just me or are the birds acting differently


Empath


updated by @kate: 04/03/20 11:18:53AM
Kate T
@kate
03/26/20 11:33:55PM
167 posts

Confusing negative thoughts towards loved one


Empath

I wouldn't have thought how much pain it can cause, but it has ended. I may give this a more "artistic" tone than it actually has; reason being as I don't want to describe everything too accurately for the sake of a comfortable "anonimity"... hopefully not deflection of truth.

My stand alone feelings were not of hate or dislike towards my partner... the very opposite. I grew very attached, as I do to most or many things. Yet the barrier erected to block emotions and the more or less unintentional attacks on spiritual values (as I grew up with in my own society!!) were perceived as a threat by my very being.

I still couldn't tell goodbye properly (not that anything went on "properly"), and nor would I want this person to walk out of my life entirely, though I am wary there could be consequences as he is undoubtedly dealing with a mental illness, as his brother and mother have been, where the blame falls on the father that is not there anymore; all of which now annoy me to no ends as excuses when the real reasons were slightly different. Our wishes for the future and views on family dynamics were different. They can be summed up with him being too young to fully understand such things. Perhaps I should actually block this person out entirely... I wanted to remain friends and maintain a connection; a positive one, and I desired that a lot, yet even for that he is not ready, yet or... at all. Hopefully not the last option. Funny I managed to push him in the direction of therapy, though not the pill dosage. The criteria they use to recommend them here remains to me quite subjective. Despite the progress made in understanding "mental afflictions", the spirit risks getting ignored more and more, and emptiness forms. There is nothing sadder and more regrettable than the loss of a spiritual life as I think about this.

Regardless, letting a family member's "pursuit of happiness" and "school obligations" constantly get in the way of a relationship in which you declare your love and faith for the other one is... very undesirable. I was feeling unloved at times, and absorbing the negative or dark thoughts forming within or around this person, thoughts he was trying to push away, as with his own feelings; I felt and still am disappointed the parting happened, at myself for not being able to do more and not being allowed to do so; there is little comfort in thinking that some personal battles must be fought alone by people. Autonomy can't be given unless trust is built first... 

We both, him and me, learned what denial does to oneself and those around that care... it must be that I was doing it as well, on a different level/area of life, which isn't any better. However, the "negative thoughts" manifestation was a most unexpected side effect generated by... fear of exposure or dipping into one's own subconsciousness. This is what happens when pain, created especially by family issues, is not dealt with. It could be that as a long-term thing it was doomed from the start, though I wouldn't say so, as my hopes run high and I tend to give chances. There was someone else in his life he cared about but denied it to himself like with other emotions and feelings; that someone, which I have met, in even deeper mental trouble than he was, as he seems to be attracted to these cases. Patterns of: divorce, a form of mental illness and crude sexuality (rationalised or not of a healthy passion) seem to attract this person as they remain themes undealt with.

It is horrible to not be told while strongly feeling it, despite openly discussing it, and multiple times. Hiding one's own "undesirable" side; interesting how people think it works, or that it is not obvious. I just so happened to think that I love this person nevertheless... the way I can or could. There are, perhaps, better people, I won't deny. Little other explanation exists for the "negative thoughts" other than strong instinct and specific mistrust/picking up the inner energies. This still feels like a tragedy to me. To me because perhaps I can't say the same about him; a lot of ego in the way on that side as well.

I may be better or not... From some points of view I am, say I started drawing again, but the deep desire for love and affection seems to have fallen on deaf ears yet still exists within me. I want to say thank you all for your answers though. I keep wondering what sort of energy some of you felt and if it could be described in more detail, as it is all interesting for me to read. If that is the case, please do describe. 

The Teal Swan videos were interesting. Surprisingly accurate. 


updated by @kate: 03/27/20 12:33:27AM
Kate T
@kate
03/02/20 01:05:29PM
167 posts

Confusing negative thoughts towards loved one


Empath

A confession has been made and apparently he decided to get checked for depression, which was confirmed, and he was scheduled for subsequent appointments. Moreover, he was advised to start taking antidepressants. This was done on his own and without my suggestion, mine stopping at a psychologist.

I have realised from analyzing the situation he has had this problem from before we met, and the relationship only alleviated the problem for a while. 

Now I realize this must be the source i was drawing those negative thoughts from. 

He may try to get to my emotions or draw energy from them without offering much or anything in return I am afraid.

@Karen2: that is a very sharp view on the situation. I can understand its uses but I feel like I can't effectively implement something like that because of the way i view life and interactions. I see the partnership as a mutual agreement to a higher degree of permeability, with goods and bads. Ah, I don't want to step into a deep ditch in the process though and be unable to walk again. Your first post reminded me of his own thoughts. Your second one... hm, interesting. The possibility or choice of believing in the predominance of ego-driven actions saddens me. I was the one that sort of initiated this relationship.


updated by @kate: 03/04/20 02:14:46AM
Kate T
@kate
02/17/20 09:42:20AM
167 posts

Confusing negative thoughts towards loved one


Empath

Thank you all for the answers. The feelings as I have identified them do not come from me but in relation to my partner's attitude towards himself and us. The phrase used here would be "dishonesty" with feelings. Indeed, he hides or tries to hide very well that which he does not want me to see or thinks needs work, but telling yourself (or telling himself) something can work when in essence it bothers you (him)... is not good. I feel better now that I know their origin... but now what? Well.

There is a tendency to confuse or call one's needs and personality traits "jokes", and both of us feel as if there's not enough space given to mutual expression. There is a very strong tendency to disregard feelings, to not allow feelings flow, which gets in-between me and what I can feel from him or how I can act. For instance, he has not cried for 10 years. I have made him very aware of what one can accumulate when having such a view on it. He has created me many problems, though he has been with me equally and I do not even dislike him. Other people have thought me giving my time is not worth it in this case and the person should learn they don't deserve it. However, despite my wishes for friendship and happiness certain traits of him get on my nerves which I believe are linked, very simply, to his age, 21, and still being an undergraduate. A sort of stubbornness manifested towards internalizing lessons and letting emotions flow which cannot continue unless he becomes honest with himself, though, of course, i am wondering whether I could be dishonest with myself as well and creating problems needlessly. I take partnerships very seriously and I do not like parting with someone, I like to be and feel involved. It feels unfair to put it down to age only too. Again, some of these issues come from his upbringing and peculiar happenings. A family that has lost its wealth and unity because of political upheaval which I already knew it was very hard to deal with on a personal level. 

The only positive step I have seen recently springing from my advice is him being willing to consult a psychologist on himself, his feelings, and our relationship if needed, though I believe there are other things that would need to be solved as far as he's concerned. To me, seeing and talking with psychologists or people ready to make you understand yourself better sounds like a treat, and is something I always actually enjoyed and liked (with the condition that large amounts of money weren't involved). I've been to quite a lot of personal development courses, even two phd group researches, when I was young, and I only have positive experiences. He believes it is a problem if you need them.... people willing to take a dip into the depths of one's psyche and understand what makes or breaks are amazing to me and I have been working on my perceptiveness as well. All I can wish is he actually does it and I get a drop-in session :)). But there has been pain...


updated by @kate: 02/17/20 11:29:03AM
Kate T
@kate
01/29/20 11:06:27AM
167 posts

Confusing negative thoughts towards loved one


Empath

Karen2: Hi...you...are...unhappy. That is why you are having what you call negative thoughts. It's not rocket science. This person is not able to to fill what ever you want him to fill. You are not truly connected in the way you want to be at the level that's important to you. You haven't 'clicked'. You want to end the relationship. So end it and move on. He will NOT change to fit you You can not expect people to do that. And hanging on hoping he will would definitely be unfair to you and to him. He is the way he is. A nice guy. Just not the one for you. So. Just get it over with and you'll be fine.

Problem is he is clinging more than I am. It would make him very sad and depressed, don't know for how long, and I don't feel like my feeling to break up is powerful enough to do such a thing at the moment, I prefer giving chances until all of them are used and tried. I don't take a relationship lightly, through for some reason he feels as if I am perfect for him... something he's always said, yet I don't feel like it, so I voiced my problems, which for some reason he does not understand, for he sees everything as being ok. The powerful reason I don't feel like it is of a slightly spiritual nature. It's hard for me to understand how this can happen or why it happens, what bizarre rules of nature are at play. I know separating would make us or him unhappy, depressed... and I don't have many other friends or people to rely on, being the one in the foreign country. 

What I am wary of is the danger of my own instinct if it happens to be wrong, though in the past it has proven not to be. It's like taking a leap into the unknown, it's not like I've met anyone else I fancy more than him or as if I could replace this relationship with another.

I have not focused on my social life lately at all and I have yet to find whether this is the source of the problems or generated by my relationship. He does not seem very keen on helping me. 


updated by @kate: 01/29/20 11:20:42AM
Kate T
@kate
01/29/20 04:11:44AM
167 posts

Confusing negative thoughts towards loved one


Empath

 Hi all,

I have a very unlikely issue I cannot seem to be able to solve on a mental level.

This is a long post but I don't know how to shorten it, so I am sorry for that, I highlighted the questions.

Though I am in a relationship with someone who believes in me and long-term, have met each others' families willingly, travelled, have some common views and hobbies etc. I am unable to shake the feeling that I should cease the relationship.

I have tried expressing this multiple times over the past 7 months (total 1 year) and get to its core, understand why. I both want and don't, as it would leave me depressed for god knows what amount of time, and I like and enjoy attention or closeness.

But I have a strong need for reciprocity. The person I love exists in my thoughts and whenever I have or think about something or take a decision I mentally consult the person. I "listen" to the kind of energy note I get back from him. I interpret it. Sometimes I still act like myself but it's an automated mental mechanism to send energy to the other and listen for the "echo".

This is where I am left puzzled as this person makes it very hard for me to connect on a soul level. One could say he is happy not doing it. I am not. I am able to predict what can happen based on knowing him better than he can. Though the argument here is "don't infer things as you may be wrong", an advice I understand, and took as it is fair (i don't like things "inferred" either), there are times when i have a strong feeling of "I can feel what will happen and I will act against it" if it looks like an obstacle. This feelings are different from inferring as a vice. They are... a bit more profound.

I have had this since I was young, which is when I started reading about these to understand how it is possible, maybe at 12-13. He is the very rational "scientific" kind that has explicitly told me he even finds psychology as a discipline "totally bullshit". I grew up in a society where spiritual values were more valued than in his, and I ended up internalising or crystallising lessons and beliefs pertaining to people sometimes manifesting psychic abilities, ability to tell what will happen, or feeling what the other feels clearly, even with plants and animals, as it has happened in my family going back to 3 generations especially on my mother's line (something they never told me until I was 19 and enquired about it myself). No one spoon fed me these or forced me to accept them.

Slowly I tried explaining that I believe in these to my boyfriend, despite both being "schooled" individuals where standard science has a stronger say blah blah. I have been able to tell on a few occasions what he was thinking, something he doesn't really do, though I try to not be strong about these, rather soft, I might even tell them jokingly to avoid being called mad. This might be the reason I haven't been taken seriously thought at other times I was. 

I have been telling him about my spiritual problems (or cravings?!) but I feel like to no avail as not much changes. I felt like i've never been able to fully express myself around him and on a few occasions he's treated my feelings as irrational and shallow, despite the fact that I put great effort in opening up honestly in the first place, or that the words I use are too abstract or pseudo-scientific. 

I don't know if anything will change in the foreseeable future in regards to this as i've been fighting him a lot to make my point go across.  

I am aware not everybody can understand these. Though I told him some of my closest happenings with family and animals (knowing when father will come home or call despite the hours not being the same, feeling like my mother was worried and calling my name, describing how it feels, like a mental image or sound in my head)... he does not get how close these encounters are to my heart or how crucial it is for me to keep perceiving the world on this level. I don't want to close up and I fight and resent that lifestyle of "cannot see cannot hear".

I have made choices to preserve "myself", such as leaving for a semi-rural place instead of a capital (work and Master's), but the same instinct now is creating funny things in my head. Negative scenarios regarding him, my thoughts just roll into an abyss of "ways how to break up" and I do not understand what generates them. I am afraid to follow such thoughts or instinct, instead i'm more willing to correct them. I don't know if i'm acting ok though trying to change the other through "fighting". I am told it's not yet it feels like it's the... alternative. 

Why those/these constant negative thoughts towards him? What if I follow them and they reoccur with other partners? 

I want to say that despite what he claims he isn't entirely separated from the "spiritual" world or concepts, but he can be extremely blind to it in a childish, stubborn way rather than malicious. Yet he is not encouraged towards it in any way, only to criticise and belittle such concepts as inferior. I come from a more balanced society in that regard, of spiritual values that don't have to be 100% "institutionalised religion", and instead combine with old customs and folklore (I just chose to believe and read more due to my personal experiences, I never pushed these onto others).

I am perplexed by how upsetting I find him to be because of the spiritual side he does not see in me or others, though I tried to teach him what and why when we visited my country, as I did with his family. His emotional intelligence isn't the best either. 

What could I possibly do to help myself feel less misunderstood, have less negative thoughts (dark? :( ) towards him? I'll just end up attacking him relentlessly until he changes, if he does, and he will never understand why, seemingly, everything in the psychological/emotional sphere is quite "abstract" to him, and anything pertaining to non-abrahamic religions is pseudo-science...............


updated by @kate: 02/10/20 07:49:02AM
Kate T
@kate
08/07/19 02:35:38PM
167 posts

5 G Technology


Empath

I just want to say... my mother and her family side used to pick and use the medicinal plant Centaurium erythraea (european centaury) from under electricity pylons (they tended to grow under those), which have been around for the 40 years in some countries or more, unchanged, still working. Sometimes certain frequencies just 'go through us' and don't really affect us, but needless to say that negating the reality of their influence in some cases, and worse, choosing not to talk about how well or badly calibrated they are, really fuels peoples' 'conspiracy theories'. And yet you get people who just hear it and don't want to believe it. Like... ok?

Similarly, I lived near a telephone central in my 1st year of university where they redirected calls and such. My phone got completely effed up for the first 3 days I went there and I couldn't call people while being in that dorm. Or when I managed to I kept hearing bleeps and sounds, and one of my colleagues had the same issue. We asked around and got told 'calling function issues' are common there sometimes, especially during busy periods such as new year, even though the phone central was quite some metres away!! There were a few block in-between, but to no avail. Coincidentally, that year was my worst year of university in terms of physical and 'mental' health... of course it was influenced by other factors, however, I am well aware of how important ambient factors and sources of electricity are for me. 

I came to completely dismiss people choosing to negate these things. The attitude of negating someone's experience or emotions, when the person says they've lived through it and saw things one way, is simply stupid. This is what signals me ignorance... A truly intelligent person understand there is a seed of truth in all experiences no matter how they later get retold or interpreted... the little things that affect us, cumulatively, can be acknowledged, but then completed with an affirmation such as 'in a healthy state, we overcome them naturally/they don't affect us much'; but heh, seems like negating everything saves some people energy when they chose not to bother; which in itself is also an illusion they live in. 

So with 5G, the Chinese government decided to test it on a remote village in the mountains and wrote about them with the words 'most fast-forward village' or something on those lines. Those people have never seen internet before or cars. 

Needless to say, one must live under a rock to not understand why the Chinese government would chose a remote village with people who've never been exposed before to these, to first test 5G. 

Even when you don't know about something, you can just read how it's being used or presented to get a fairly good idea of its nature and state at the moment. I believe it can be made 'safe', but hehe, you know dams were supposed to have passage ways for fish; in many non first-world countries, and even in those, they won't bother with correctly designing them. Once again, this attitude...

I'm not the most sensitive of the bunch so there might be people here reading this and thinking 'these poor clueless noobs, not feeling what we feel in connection to electro-magnetism'. I have to say, I once got this odd comforting feeling when looking at old pictures from previously vegetated areas close to the mountains. The best way I can describe it is the air, the atmosphere in itself felt more dense and rich. It was a picture of my old town. I am not sure if the cue was directly visual or sensorial of another nature, but maybe both. I did not touch the picture. Now the air in my hometown, by comparison, is 'thinned', overcharged. I think it enables faster communication, maybe it works for faster mental communication too, but I do not like it more, it is way more tiring what we have nowadays. It was the first time I ever got such an idea in my head and no one else has described it to me in that way. Maybe it was just an idea, but these things remain way too vivid and real, and rare, to dismiss them; they leave a gap in your knowledge and in what you are told, that you try to find answers for. There could be some scientific explanations too, like humidity levels, also linked to the amount of vegetation present. I believed it was linked to electricity and communications; and this brings us back to the topic of 5G...

Fast and efficient communication is nice, but you wish people kept some sort of consideration for the more 'abstract' concepts and considered people's pleads to properly test something before implementing it, preferably with their accord. Chances are they've been testing this already for years without telling people, as this is what tends to happen. Similar extremely advanced military equipment has been and is being tested without people's knowledge; in fact, our knowledge gap in terms of military equipment is around 30 years, I was told. Let that sink in for a bit. That's where the funding and testing goes, until they decide 'it's safe for the public'. I don't know about that. 


updated by @kate: 08/07/19 03:07:51PM
Kate T
@kate
01/17/19 02:00:23PM
167 posts

Could the way we define emotions be the reason?


Empath

Well, about perception and good/bad. 

It's interesting that I'd rather describe the bad feelings as closed energy or energy not flowing; like a clenched fist around my stomach/chest.

Sending a wish/thought but feeling uneasy in return. It's not about human "walls" however (or maybe it is) but about situations. You ask yourself if you should do a certain activity or go to a place, you literally picture it, so to be clear, without any out of the ordinary or "psychic" intent to it, but what everyone does when talking about a future maybe-to-come activity. And sometimes and especially in my case, you have these very peculiar hard feeling coming back from sending that thought, like a fist clenching around your stomach or heart area. 

These are the hardest for me to handle or feel at peace with. I will never in fact put up with them again, or live amidst them, or in places where I feel a weird kind of pressure from sending my usual or good thoughts; it is like I have to do double the effort to get to or reach something. Things become much harder than usual to manifest. Murky energy. 

It is related to certain cities and areas. Or it can be related to activities or things you want to do as I mentioned. 

Naming it "psychic ecolocation" is a fun but close way of describing how it works, if you can put the two side by side, as far as sending and receiving (or not being able to tell what you receive except that it's not flowing through and it feels like a clenching fist) goes. 

These feelings do absolutely not reflect that everyone will have a bad time doing that certain thing or being in that specific place. They might however. But we all do different things and have different "resistance" levels. However it does usually indicate a problem of a more spiritual nature with that place or concept. It can be personal or collective. I used to think I am mistaken just because others can't feel it, but i've come to realise most people grow unaware of inherent issues as they get placed lastly on the priority lists and bring a small gain in the present. A very small gain in my opinion. The "clenching" feeling reflects stress that will come on myself that does not fall well with what is going on in my life at present, despite sounding fine from a logical point of view.

Now about coping

The best way of improving myself or getting out of a "cycle" is simply human interaction and actions. I won't even go to saying nature or "cleansing" traditions :), but those as well. It refreshes your mind or perception/ability to protect yourself from something entirely, when you do something for someone you love, maybe to just improve yourself, like for something you are truly interested in, apart from creating healthy habits like the 3 meals per day and getting a fair amount of sleep. To give an exact example, it can help modify how you perceive a trip to somewhere that previously you thought of as murky. 

But this means however is you are borrowing from others, it does not necessarily speak of the problem having been solved; and on your own after breaking contact with those people, you might return to not liking the idea once more. I find that interesting.


updated by @kate: 01/17/19 05:27:46PM
Kate T
@kate
01/04/19 01:01:43PM
167 posts

Driving


Empath

Thank you for the insights, and I'll see what i can do about it :). Wish you luck as well. 

Kate T
@kate
12/25/18 04:42:20PM
167 posts

Driving


Empath

Hi all!

Is anyone else feeling a reticence about driving? Having issues when riding in cars, such as sickness (that actually comes due to smell for me)? Aren't people more sensitive energy-wise when driving? 

I just feel awkward about it despite knowing it's needed in today's society but I hate the feeling of ignoring my inner push or gut feelings. I've learned they're usually true, with some exceptions here and there due to how I interpret them or due to what I don't do on time. 

I feel bad about going against myself, yet I wish it was more clear why I have this reticence as if it's not ok or safe for me to come to drive. Is it a warning and have you overcome this before? I have had a period during high school when I was getting this instant warning in my head "be careful, there is something hete"' at specific spots while crossing. Nothing ever happened thank goodness, except that... I remember the warnings in my head that were very specific. 

Have you been able to manage or come to a truce with such feelings, as far as cars and driving is concerned? 

I am concerned about picking up things or information of an energetical nature that could mess up my perception or driving decisions, not that it happened yet, but... it did in multiple other scenarios. In fact, I am concerned about driving while not in prime mental shape/freshness. Could it be just a normal concern for my personal safety... i've felt ok with horse riding, boat driving, scuba diving, yet somehow my stomach goes "MEH" 'when thinking about driving despite all the advantages it offers me and what others tell me (that it's better). It's really confusing.

I just wish going for your guts was more straightforward and easy with an obvious advantage materialising for the others to see or perceive as well. 


updated by @kate: 12/25/18 05:01:10PM
Kate T
@kate
12/19/18 03:31:10AM
167 posts

Does it seem like Empathy is disappearing? You're not imagining it!


Empath

michelle: SNIP: Children – Civilization’s Future, Victims of Western Brutality By Peter Koenig December 03, 2018 "Information Clearing House"

So much truth in those words and so sad people do NOT realise these issues. Not only they don't realise but they refuse to talk about them or anything more sad, preferring to just leave them there for someone else to touch and modify them. This has been a common trend since forever as far as I know, of course. Those dealing with "garbage" being treated as inferior beings. It is a world where people actually lost faith and respect for elders and people with vision and capacities to sense what is going on around them. Your existence is measured by how much profit you can make, in families. Nice familial feelings, the "institution" that should be the strongest becomes the weakest, and you should instead serve the state and politics. 

There is another trend: people claiming and not wanting to be bothered or responsible for their families' or friends' actions. They are refuting the existence of any kind of past mistakes stretching into the presence by saying it was not them directly who did it therefore it's not their business to do anything about it. 

People in the west are masking it with misplaced ideas once again, like "Why should the child suffer for its parents' wrongs?". 

Which is true but not when it comes to a society as a whole and to crimes. It applies to someone consciously doing wrong to someone else out of revenge, which is wrong. But otherwise, the truth is we are all forced to take the responsibility on our shoulders and deal with consequences that have their roots far in the past, whether we want or not. Leaving the bad in there/ignoring it or bombarding it with the same kind of negative energy only helps it grow larger, like a cancer. 

In many Asian countries we probably see the complete opposite being exaggerated "You will bring disgrace to the following three generations of your family". A very "human" (petty) way of expressing the concept of "karma" indeed.  

People who feel the delicate threads that make up our reality and try to tie knots that came undone or to untie some are doing a big favor to the society with their very existence. Such people can't keep on being amidst pollution, electromagnetic radiation and war. People still live with many war concepts without noticing, in the way they treat certain animals (like horses), and in the way they provide education (like in certain/many school systems). It is quite obvious how dominated our ideas of the world are by war when we look into filmography and the discoveries/SF genre and such. How many non-militaristic forms of organisation are there? Almost none. 

One should understand, not live with these, though. That is important as well. Living in sadness is not something that should be. 


updated by @kate: 12/19/18 03:40:14AM
Kate T
@kate
11/29/18 06:52:44AM
167 posts

Does it seem like Empathy is disappearing? You're not imagining it!


Empath

People's mental attitudes and behaviours are also vastly different with the age of internet, and it's like a breath of fresh air to be talking to someone who is not mentally and visually avoiding you or suddenly switching to "another frequency", literally having some sort of attention deficit and inability to correctly energy/movements/emotions. Well actually they do, but it's like this: their brain is either high-wired (they need to chill, not in front of electronics) or they are much more sensitive to thoughts and emotions and prone to being influenced by them more easily, not knowing how to manage them. This is with some of the young. Some 18-25 something are rather like this: they feel like they are functioning slightly in the past, their minds not catching up with the present immediately. Out of sync. I am not talking about passing emotions and thoughts, but state of mind. Tiredness and lack of focus. The incidence or continuation of Autism and ADHD problems at "older" ages are directly linked to this and energy therapy would greatly help these people. A reason why horse-riding and animal therapy works wonders for them. 

I'm not sure how to describe it, but you notice (with the positive cases) their energies stay grounded, they don't have these weird reactions and facial expressions or thoughts flowing through their heads. They are who they are, and they can see and perceive you for who you are. I see unity in spirit. But otherwise I see scattered spirits. I want to say it's related to the electromagnetic radiation pollution and the brow/forehead/third eye area, but I would like to read more about it form people who can more clearly perceive the differences.

Have you noticed? You don't realise it until you meet people who are still more old style and lead a healthier life. Why are people not encouraged to grow strong and in balance with themselves? I notice it on myself, I keep doing things that hurt my body in the long run (lack of will?)... somehow at some point i picked up that even when I try to correct something, it's a battle with others who still do it the faulty way, so you have to start separating yourself from them to feel "clean". Very hard to get these habits out of your life when they surround you sometimes, so I went through periods of self-imposed isolation as well. I understand why mystics or ascetics need to separate themselves. I can't say I ever really felt alone... rather, misunderstood. But I actually love and appreciate social interaction, and like others, I also have 2 opposing needs bashing their heads. 

I also associate it with the disturbance of natural balance as well (mass tree cutting, no biodiversity, chemicals in the air, soil and water, food). 

Kate T
@kate
11/15/18 04:48:33PM
167 posts

What is your biggest issue as an empath?


Empath

Depends on what your expectations are from these people, or what you intended your relationship to be to them. The only lessons I know is that of becoming detached of passing thoughts and emotions coming from others.

Yet

Just as true is the reality of being able to feel one's heart and thoughts. 

Tell apart various intentions form each other, joy, love, or darker feelings gathering. Immediate mental exchanges when in close proximity to someone. Some people are easier to read than others. It is not intentional. They will feel when and if you can "see" them. I personally don't know why I can "hear" thoughts, especially of friends and family, but I can, and I have learned to mask the fact that I can sense them in general because it makes people feel really awkward and creates weird scenarios otherwise. It feels like you have to take something away from yourself... it is not enjoyable, but it is something that has to be done sometimes to protect others. I believe we are searching for places and people who accept us as whole. 

Some people have a well developed second side, almost like a shadow, but not with an inherently bad vibe. But it is the voice that wins, the face that comes to the surface, the form that you see and detect, as opposed to their real features. You speak to them and that is the side you hear. Is it the cynical voice? The inner voice that was pushed deep within? The one that realises what is happening behind the veil? And then the rational mind comes that somewhat mutes it, behaviour picked up from family and those around them. It is a truly interesting dichotomy and I was afraid of developing one when I was smaller. This second voice or desires can never be truly muted. They always surface first even if for a split second you recognise and know it, this is the rule of interaction between two beings. The only way to hide it simply to not to interact with people who can feel these. The conscious choice of interaction brings about an inevitable exchange of information. In person or in distance, or seconded by someone else. 

You or we are able to communicate through unspoken mental projections with anything that is life around us. Despite these lessons people have been teaching and keeping alive for millenia, people still forget how everything around them is more or less "sentient". More or less, in a way or another, or maybe simply by congruence of forces or factors that force "something" to take your existence into account even when the two of you should not usually interact. 

There is a risk and a coefficient error here too as well though, and I only know of time/experience and good intent to bring about the correct lessons. Sometimes the thoughts are very simply... not actually there. You just let negative thoughts gather and take them as reality when in fact others have moved on/the memories persist in your system. or maybe not, and you are just the only one tapping into them at a given time. Sometimes the person acts as if they never noticed anything passing through their minds, yet you are left struggling with this possibly weird impression you got from them, but again, they become weirdly unaware. Was it theirs in the first place, or coming from another source? Did we/do we take it off them and "clean/purify" them in any way, and are we left "struggling" with them for longer? I don't know for sure. Funnily and unexpectedly enough, time has actually been confirming from my thoughts. At least that is soothing to know ^^.


updated by @kate: 11/15/18 04:58:20PM
Kate T
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11/08/18 11:14:51PM
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What is your biggest issue as an empath?


Empath

Realising the big society trends and the difference between hearing a concept and understanding it, without having to really read or be told about these.

The discrepancy between concepts that exist within the individual vs concepts that the individual only adopts to camouflage.

The mental way of feeling someone when you know what they say is in contradiction with what they really think.

Fake everything: laughs, thoughts to "push through", public belittle-ing to cover for personal issues, etc.

Very suggestive dreams. "Dare" to push anything back in the subconscious and ignore it, it bubbles up and re-emerges with the first occasion and is more intense and clear.

Waking up suddenly (very suddenly) and speaking someone's name. Having a CLEAR notion, idea and/or feeling in your head about someone who should not be thinking or lingering around your energies, possibly "stealing". This one is mixed and not the clearest yet, but overall if there is something wrong or has the possibility to go very wrong I just wake up knowing it. It does not happen often and if it's people, it's not people I would think about rationally that much. Rationally speaking you think you can easily handle them and they're soft. Wrong... this makes their energies (and yours) more permeable.

Many people tell how they have issues shielding. You don't actively need crystals and objects to do that unless you're practicing something that disrupts them (or makes them more permeable) in a form or another. It should be enough to have these objects around and in need tapping into them is natural and should not always need special invitations. If you do this tells me you're doing something with your energies or tried reaching something outside your present ability (it's an example, not necessarily everyone's case). You need a very clear intent and decisive mind/will, belief in your gut feelings, knowing where it stems from. When you know or understand the name and the origin, you can act on it. This was transformed in popular culture into "knowing the real name of someone/power words".

Not only humans create attachments though. The clearest or most powerful drain I felt with animals for instance was when I was volunteering at an animal shelter, with the dogs in particular. It just hits you, but after you realise it, it gets a bit better in a matter of seconds. A quarter had locomotory or mental issues (not even mentioning behavioural) inflicted before ofr after they were abandoned. Those poor souls... does not really make you want to repeat the experience though, not alone that is.

I have noticed that handwriting too can be very powerful in directing energies, especially if you are upset at someone and trying to convey a message. Never do such things unless you feel the impulse to and not to do harm. There's a rule according to which you reap what you sow or you get what you give (they seem separate in one dimension of thinking, but they are not). In everything you do you use a portion of your energy and to do harm you rip from it, which in turn makes you more "volatile". In my opinion, today's views of what makes one "powerful" are a joke in terms of how volatile and unstable such people get. 

One still needs a repeated prayer of some sort however. People are just made to do that. And gestures or movements of some kind. That's interesting.

Attachments always reflect something about you that you need to "readjust" or understand, hence why these happen. People are lessons, and so are you for them. Be respectful of others' physical and mental spaces, don't bulge in. Honest curiosity is one thing, but other forms of thoughts stemming from judgement meet with spontaneous rejection.

Western "1st world countries" children are being brainwashed to no ends. What communism couldn't succeed, they do. Very, too easy they are to be influenced, scared, told what they are or not.

Protecting the environment - they do not. In no Universe or system of thinking, destroying your own planet is normal. Common people are taught to think animals are cute and "let's protect them", but the people who take decisions do not think so - only in terms of profit. Also, if they can do that as far as possible from their homes - better. Nothing bigger than a deer or any carnivores live in these countries anymore, they've been wiped out, and it has extended to fish, birds, small mammals, insects, microfauna.

Like fish on land, men are shaking their hands and feet in the air, but not moving, like in a web.

Reinvention of religions and the past. Always brand new "chimeras".

Mass media - mass disinformation tools. Stop believing that everything that flies can be eaten.

There are very good things too. But I am afraid that the future is dictated by the now. The now is, one needs incredible amounts of energy (physical, mental, spiritual, take it as you may) to shift the thinking of these people, from ego centric to something else. I personally wish I could do more around me, or with myself for a start, maybe... the first dream I ever remember from when I was little ended with me seeing and hearing 2 golden lions roaring into the night as distant revolt sounds were intensifying. Of all the things and suggestions I could have caught when I was 6 or 7, I get this one.

That's just the Empath's Starting Kit.

Throw in for example, knowing that telepathy, image communication are as real as they can get, between both humans and animals. Animals are image/visual and sensorial (especially dogs and horses, races that have been evolving alongside humans, but not only). Humans are auditory and sensorial somehow, tapping into the same brainwaves. Others might feel it differently I guess, I don't know why or how.


updated by @kate: 11/08/18 11:45:50PM
Kate T
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11/03/18 06:06:55PM
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Poll related to chemical and food choices


Empath

1) Very specific sensitivities.

Short list: avocado (but not all fruits), chocolate (but not all types), milk (but not from all animals), table salt and white sugar, petroleum smell, meat from animals in heat, fresh coriander, some white flesh fish and tuna (yet I like the raw versions), fake mint aroma or fake fragrances, and doughs/bread with a lot of bad things in them, like the crap they use for the many popular pizza brands (they make me feel very sluggish, even if the product tastes good, the after-feeling is not good)

Long list:

Certain avocado fruits, not all, but especially if over-ripen and not really well washed. It comes down most probably to what they've been "sprayed" with. My stomach doesn't seem to appreciate the fruit as we have it nowdays too much either though, so I just stay clear from it.

Chocolate, especially if old. But I don't have any reaction at all to cocoa nibs or powder, or to normal, organic milk, or to cane sugar or cocoa butter. It's simply cheap, old chocolate that i don't tolerate well (I get small red itchy "pimple" like thingies on my body, stomach area and legs, possibly hands too). Basically I can tell which ones have been deposited in not so good conditions, it probably comes down to a more sensitive liver. 

Milk from certain breeds of cows that seem to trigger a worse acne reaction than others, although it might not be that necessarily. I don't know if it comes down to casein sensitivity and levels (since here they mainly have Holsteins), or to the hormones/feed/antibiotics I KNOW they give to the animals. It's absolutely impossible for me to eat any Cheddars/yoghurts etc made from the cows here unless i want a face full of blemishes for approximately 2-3 days. 

Table salt and white sugar. I really try to avoid those. I mean salt is needed, but i try to limit my intake. 

Petroleum smell. I absolutely hate the car and exhaust gas smell, that remains in the interior of the car and is worsened by those fake "air refreshers". Doesn't this make most people sick? The smell in a small confined place. Is that what dogs suffer from, that you see them with their head outside the window? I wish I could do that lol. I kinda learned to suck it up since cars are necessities, but it's a big issue where they use low/bad quality oil and don't have air filters. AKA everywhere in the developing countries. I've had smell-driven car sickness since little, combined with some motion sickness maybe. I just go into a state where I don't drink and I don't eat even for like 2 days. I learned to adapt to that, but it happened multiple times with class trips when i was younger.

The next 2 ones are shared by quite a large number of people i heard (that heavily dislike them):

Meat from animals in heat, such as from pig, cows etc. Can't eat it, i taste them (and sometimes smell) from a mile. They are not allowed to sell meat from reproducing pigs, but they still do of course, they put them in all the sausages, pre-cooked burgers, and others. Or maybe is it because of the chemicals they are fed too? I just had a nasty surprise today with fresh meat, was only able to tell it was form a boar (breeding male pig) after i cooked it.

Fresh coriander. 

Fake mint aroma. I could chew the real mint leaves all day, but I find it bad tasting if cooked or if they come as aroma added in bars/chocolate, or minty alcoholic drinks, and in fact I really dislike the fake smell as well (minty air refreshers... a big no no if in a small space and that's all I can smell). Basically, as someone here stated, I find many artificial fragrances really bad and "invasive". 

Coffee, black tea have pretty fast effects on me. If I drink a cup of coffee at 7, I'm not going to sleep till 3 unless I am really tired. I will only drink either of those with a "special" occasion. I don't drink, but I can resist quite a bit when I do. But it depends. 

I don't really know otherwise. People notice about me I have "healthier" eating habits, but I'm not sure honestly, i eat what i feel my body needs and avoid what I sense as... well, disgusting. This does include a wide variety of processed products and meats. I can easily tell the difference between sugar fed or sugar added honeys and natural ones, rich bioactive yoghurts or drinks vs "fake" microbial culture ones, sun-ripen apples vs greenhouse ones (or other fruits... that lack that tasty sour-sweet tone), "empty" mushrooms, bad-water added wines or heavy on sulphites and many others, such as water quality in onions and garlic and the subsequent sweet or bitter taste they end up with. But that is because I've had the real things, unaltered, so I can compare. Humans keep worsening the taste and qualities/pH of water as well, and that in turn affects the quality of everything (vegetable, fruits more immediately noticeable, but affects the quality of alcoholic drinks and fermentation too, pretty greatly). 

This risks becoming a world devoid of a whole dimensions of tastes and smells. And unfortunately, I feel like as I grow up I will get pronounced sensitivities to more foods. And in turn my kids will have even more if this goes on. And so on. The world we're living in. 

Certain awful types of bread or doughs make me really sluggish and sleepy, and I can get skin rashes. It's a reason I gave up ordering pizza. Otherwise, I have absolutely no issue with gluten or normal breads. It's the shitty thing they deliberately poison people with that they sell and for some reason people buy. I know someone who became gluten intolerant after eating those cheap breads in excess for a year. A friggin year, at 20 years old. Is that normal? Oh surely it must be! 

2) Nothing special. I like making smoothies from time to time and drinking herbal teas though, and I don't mean weird chinese, indian etc blends or fruit infusions. Not that the chinese etc don't have good things, they do, but if you think they export their quality stuff in our supermarkets... maybe one can find some that are better I guess in their speciality shops, I am not sure. However, I mean stuff like camomille, linden, hypericum... and a couple others if i get my hands on them :D People should promote what can grow naturally in their regions. Instead, many lack any knowledge of plants. Even some who go vegan, they only know what mass-media is kind enough to tell them, and live pretty much on an imported soy diet and complementary vitamin powders. Going back to tea, not gonna do it daily though, only when I feel like it. I absolutely have to eat fruits and something sweet (honey) though on a daily basis. And I can't imagine what life would be without sea fruits or oily fish regularly. And... european walnuts (in hulls, the green-yellowish ones are the best). Autumn only though, for the rest of the year we get the ripe ones. 

3) Not sure. I like and admire many ideas, but I'm probably not familiar with all superheroes. Nonetheless, I used to like Nightcrawler the teenager version, and power-wise, Psylocke. I did read comics a bit, but mangas more. And books, much more. I appreciate strong characters who remain true to themselves despite difficulties and retain their faith or aspirations. Karl May's books that I read when younger (the Winnetou triology and some others) and Tuareg by A V Figueroa are 2 things that come to mind. The third, an adventure books series featuring a very inventive group of young people (friends) investigating autochthon "mythical" or "legend" places in initially scientific ways and discovering there's more to it than the eye can see. 

4) Different ages, different results... 


updated by @kate: 11/03/18 06:30:56PM
Kate T
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10/16/18 03:03:59PM
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Talk Them Up and They Come?


Psychic and Paranormal

You might notice that your thoughts about a person get sparked or start to flow in your head as you get physically closer to each other by chance. Only when you meet them you realise why your thoughts about them were getting louder and more intense... that you somehow felt you would approach them. And they are experiencing the same from my experience (it is never once sided), though how they react to it differs. Some might perceive it more or less, not many are aware about these things, or they might completely brush off the feeling. Being "brave" and telling them "wow, i was just thinking about you" will be the way to not make them forget about their own thoughts, otherwise... they brush it off and don't realise ^^. Depends, once again, but yeah. Cheers. 


updated by @kate: 10/16/18 03:05:58PM
Kate T
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10/16/18 02:59:37PM
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Have you ever heard of Clairgustance and Clairsalience?


Empath

How about getting hungry at the same time as brother or knowing what he wants before him saying it, and making me think about/go search for the same food? ^^. I think I'm too thick to experience this over long distances though, only when in proximity, although it can or could depend. 

Kate T
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10/09/18 05:21:41PM
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Seeing other worldly beings - Question


Psychic and Paranormal

Another observation is, and why/how people came to compare/attribute various symbols or entities/animal avatars to their negative counterparts... partly due to this weird form of "reversal" we have been living in, that I've been feeling, for lack of better words to describe it with. They call something that is essentially bad "good", and things that are essentially good, bad. It is comparable to living in a turned over world, or, an interesting concept i picked from reading about tarot related subjects, expressing the qualities of a reversed card.

The same applies to the symbol of dragon in my opinion. It's been distorted and people "bought" it, for some reason, don't understand why, in the West at least, thought certainly not everywhere.  

I mean, this can apply to conceptual entities as well. 


updated by @kate: 10/09/18 05:25:04PM
Kate T
@kate
08/31/18 05:43:32PM
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Vegan diet


Empath

Ah, that is true. I also think that fasting is good for the body and mind of a healthy individual, or to achieve it. If you think about it, animals have to regularly fast in the wild, and we probably did that too at the beginning of times. Just not done in excess or forced, I would say. A lot of religions do suggest vegetarianism or fasting at certain times of the year, and it has to do with controling yourself, remaining focused, to "cleanse" your body and notice the sensations and changes.

Still couldn't do it myself though at this point in life because I don't have enough resources stored in my body anymore xD but I can shut down the sensation of hunger and go for half a day without food, or more if needed.


updated by @kate: 08/31/18 05:48:42PM
Kate T
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08/31/18 03:09:50AM
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Seeing other worldly beings - Question


Psychic and Paranormal

Paul:

I have come across some Mythical Creatures that I thought would never be real. Dragons and a Gryphon. So I know they could be real but in the etheric world that interfaces with our own.

About dragons. For me it's interesting in the sense that it always made me feel sad when other people were "deifying" acts of... what can be called medieval cruelty due to lack of knowledge, ever since i was small. 

I am Christian myself, but you know how they have the picture of St. George killing the dragon in so many places, and preaching about how killing the dragon symbolizes the destruction of evil? I can understand symbolism and association, but it bothers me how no one is feeling like they missed a chance to study an amazing species of reptile or maybe a more "supernatural" occurrence, or tame/befriend/come to understand it (i mean in the actual days, as obviously back in those days they had more fear when it came to wild animals) and is like "yeah that's cool boo to anything that looks weird and looks like it could kill us, even if it never actually would unless poked in the eye" pun intended. It's probably the only re-occurring visual representation that i feel at odds/uneasy with still. The story of course was, even back then, told/popularised from a third person perspective and got changed a lot during the centuries, but I'm referring to the modern day thinking about the concept, or lack of. I've only found one picture so far of an artist who probably had similar thoughts at some point named "St. George's Remorse" on DeviantArt. 

People are mostly like "it's a fictional thing" but that does not or cannot cancel out what i felt myself. Today I could say that the same symbolism goes the other way around, showing or predicting how unbothered some people have been and still are by the killing of so many animal species, and thus their environments, and of some rich layers of reality. I depicted them (dragons, or beings that resemble "chimeras") in my drawings a lot ever since I started drawing, being one of my favorite subjects along with other more "down to earth things". I was never able to see them as bad and it bothers me when i read or know about stories or movies where the "dragon" is killed, because of the magical potency and intelligence they withhold, yet also ability to exist in the natural world without disrupting it... what happens is in the west this/these get automatically attributed to evilness. Same with snakes.

Or used to. Quite a few noticeable changes in the past few years. Still not much changed in terms of adult collective consciousness. And the young people/mass-media nowdays are more bothered by whom they are legally allowed to have sex with or not (and gender pronouns) when we have so many other cool things to debate or bring into reality/manifest. Sigh. It is a start, but on a quite low level, as in vibe. Beautiful the times when you went with your 9 yr old friends to the essentially wild forests around your mountain holiday home in search of fairies, dragons and magical creatures xD. 

I've been waiting for games where you can play as a magical being and more exactly as a dragon for ages (and some other fangirls/boys too probably) but we're stuck with a very old-fashioned The I of the Dragon Game which bugs quite easily and needs a remake, I'm not aware of any serious other ones. 

They are very underrepresented in quality stories despite being the most popular by far! At least we got HTTYD, and it would be a shame to belittle adults who loved it (like myself, at least on the outside) just because it has a "for kids" tag. The concept is beautiful. 


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Kate T
@kate
08/31/18 02:02:42AM
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Vegan diet


Empath

How old are you and what is your body type/how is your metabolism? What do you drink during the fasting days? How long do you, can you, or did you fast?

Before I even or ever started thinking this was a good idea, I did it, but I blamed stress. 

It worked and I felt interesting but I did not "fast" for long at a time (15 hrs max probably), and I definitely don't really like the sensation anymore now. I have always been lean, and I never liked eating cooked animal fat (only raw or for example prepared with herbs and in brine and kept in cold :) like they do with pig fat/ham) so my body doesn't have much stored to both be active/have an alert mind and not eat anything. 22 here. Impossible for me, unless I ate a lot for two months and fasted the third or something like that, with the requirement that the food was highly nutrition/good/and not much processed or prepared from shitty "mistery dust" in factories. Or maybe in a very cold country especially during winter, as I tend to get cold easier than others when temps drop and that would spark some metabolic needs. Another way would be if I had the most relaxed time of my life and didn't have to think much, as the brain takes it all ;). I also think that in developed countries and especially in the west, the access to organically grown, highly nutritious VEGETARIAN foods is limited, and is one of the downsides of food mismanagement/waste and lack of recycling. Same for very developed cities, where you're left with healthier animal alternatives unless you have an impressive income and afford to buy all the imported quality goods. So it comes down to sensitivity (physical or emotional/related to heightened perception or manifesting medical condition) towards meat etc more than anything else to make you quit eating meat given the above factors.

I'm not falling for any pre packaged "healthy veggie burgers" & "drinks" and I oftentimes find the smell of bottled "original indian sauces/mixes" awful. In fact, unless you're getting your soy milk from some kind of special farm or big asian store directly, there's absolutely no soy milk alternative commercially sold that has over 8% actual soy milk, and it's processed. Yet another trick on the market to fool people to drink what is essentially flavoured water with added lab vitamins. I still prefer full fat milk (4% or more) over skimmed highly heated homogenized etc etc milk. I'm still firmly convinced it's the processing and heat treatment of everything that makes a product bad, as in the original state it comes with all the good stuff (boiling unpasteurised milk from a cow is a must though, of course, for safety reasons, unless you can test it everytime and make sure it's safe). But then you remember about the "lovely" food they eat and hormones/antibiotics they receive... way to go, capitalism. Not one should be falling for the "but otherwise there wouldn't be enough for everyone" either as that is a fictive excuse and people have always had more than they can chew, but greediness stood and still stands in the way of sustainable progress. Sure, there were some goat and sheep (commercially viable) alternatives, if you buy directly from farms, which are a bit better than cow now days, but depends. 

But you (or anyone) shouldn't be discouraged from becoming vegetarians by what I write if you know you do have healthy alternatives where you live, of course. For "reference" purposes, I've only lived and travelled through Europe : )


updated by @kate: 08/31/18 02:42:49AM
Kate T
@kate
08/26/18 02:27:25PM
167 posts

Tibetan healing rings


Empath

A quick search on google actually made me think about buying one as well... I'm not much into rings (more into a pendant/a bracelet or two) but i seem to really like these ones' designs. Thanks for sharing :D


updated by @kate: 08/26/18 02:28:21PM
Kate T
@kate
08/19/18 12:06:17PM
167 posts

Herbs knowledge anybody?


Empath

My godmother used to pick herbs all the time from the wild for various things (south-eastern Europe). A popular advice that I also like giving is getting herbs specific to your region (specific to where you grew up as a kid, to where you are right now, or depending on your ancestry). There is always a more special link between you and what grows in your area, supposing it's not overly polluted in the present days... (this thought always saddens me). Otherwise, if they are not available, you can still benefit from something brough for example from Japan or Russia, even if they are from a foreign place, of course, it will not cancel out their properties. 

If you are from a temperate region/climate (oceanic or continental), my examples could help you:

Examples of how different common plants ( aka that grow in many places, even on the side of roads, though of course people don't want to pick those) are used where I come from:

Linden tea.

Calendula/marigold powder with honey for skin healing: scars, tattoos, wounds, burns. Same with backwort (symphitum officinale), strong skin healing properties. Absinthe (artemisia), same, very good for healing. 

Cabbage is anti-inflammatory and can be applied on swollen parts. 

Equisetum arvense (horse's tail), for ovaries and gynecologic problems.

Achillea millefolium (mouse tail), tea for internal use (read about it if you want, not too sure myself). 

Fennel tea, for digestive problems, colds, coughing, etc.

The ever popular camomile tea used as eye patches as well. 

Celandine, a more powerful equivalent of aloe vera, used to prevent infections (the yellow "juice" of the plant) and also in tea (I swear we make "tea" -infusions- out of everything), for the liver, metabolism... but can be toxic if ingested in high quantities. The tea is kinda analgesic, so can alleviate pain. 

Rosehips (Rosa canina) are also very popular, I only know they have a lot of Vitamin C and are really good for the immune system. Again, they make drinks (but don't think about alcohol) out of them.

Thyme tea is a thing, sage, so is parsley for memory... lots of flavonoids they have.

Nettle tea. Even the stings/burning sensation when you pick them is supposed to be good for you and for your skin. 

Sea buckthorn... very-very appreciated, this one is something I feel i could recommend to you. Tell me if that's true :). You combine it with honey (real honey, not dilluted or from bees treated with 1000 antibiotics). 1/4 honey and 3/4 slightly crushed buckthorn (the red-yellow-orangey tiny fruits). You leave it one week in the fridge, jar sealed (or whatever you can do to prevent air from getting inside, in order for it to macerate/soak). It can taste pretty sour, but it has a lot of vitamins and good stuff in it.

I suppose everyone knows about mint tea.

Pure ginger tea is also popular for certain affections, but i am not sure how well it grows in my country, it probably needs more attention that some simple garlic for instance. It's very appreciated though, can get very hot/"spicy". 

Very important! Do not combine a lot of teas in a short amount of time without consulting a specialist, because you can actually die from an overdose... depending on what health issues you have... they can over-stimulate you, so read about their effects. A relative of some family friends died doing "plant tea experiments" on himself. The term tea here means more like infusion, we do not really eat crushed leaf powder, although some stuff might remain in the tea on the bottom of the cup, but no problem, don't worry. Also, if you drink them for their raw medicinal qualities, you are not supposed to sweeten them with anything or add milks. Maybe only some lemon allowed. Then again, different people, different preferences, there will always be that 10% or more for whom things work a bit differently. Also, the water shouldn't be immediately poured on the plant at boiling temperature, should be let to cool a little, like 2 minutes, but this can differ too, it's just a general rule. 

Point number 2, never trust mass-media when they "deify" a certain product like they just discovered it for the first time. The Omega 3s in salmon? 90% is farmed and jokes on you, those studies were done on wild salmons, as the captive ones barely get half of what their counterparts do, because of what they are fed with. 

The amazing super foods that some products are said to be, like matcha and cacao? Jokes on you, you can probably get the same amount of minerals from blueberries and you don't have to worry about where they come from usually and if they've been roasted and if they are eco etc. (or it is much easier to tell).

I don't want to say they are bad either (they aren't), but be aware of mass-media campaigns and traps (purely economical interests). You might read numerous articles saying stuff like "wow! 180 degrees life change after trying this! check it out!" but always be vigilant and trust your bodily needs first and foremost. If you want to try something don't buy the biggest pack you can find on the shelf. 

Not a herb but very interesting: nature's most powerful antibiotic is considered to be propolis tincture. It boosts the immune system, can treat colds, coughing etc. It has a very unpleasant taste, so it's best to have it with honey. But it is very cheap where I come from and has no counter-indication, unlike the medication we know as antibiotic. But don't take it on an empty stomach (best is an hour or so after a meal, 2-3 times a day). It usually contains alcohol solution so one spoon is enough to heat you up for half an hour, heh. Now of course, if you have health problems that persist, reappear, or seem to be getting worse, consult your medic. 

Also, we used to seasonally drink elderberry juice prepared at home, even after it got slightly alcoholic (it seriously doesn't matter even if you're smaller than 18 lol), because we had so many trees growing by. We've had wine in our homes constantly since I was little, the "natural" ones prepared by people in the countryside who only had enough to give to friends and family, and I still rarely drink, and never get drunk (or never entirely). At first it's non alcoholic, and it's simply tasty grape juice. As it ages, especially if you leave it outside, it starts becoming more and more alcoholic, aka wine. Just saying that to clear any "politically correct" thoughts and fears and preconceived ideas about alcohol. Same for my brother. The real issues here have always been over-processing of food and drinks. But I digress. I am not sure about the properties, I know elderberry has quite a handful good ones, but also that if you drink the stuff on the bottom or ingest too many of the flowers then it can be toxic.

Also, rant time, don't even get me started on garlic and green onions in countries like UK, the ones you can find in supermarkets, even organic. They do not taste nice once cooked, on the bitter side, and aren't that good raw either. Where I come from they are very good raw eaten as a side dish for most meats and stuff, in salads etc... and are on the sweet side, not bitter! Maybe they are better if from a garden, I don't know. People are just slowly and gradually losing/killing all the gifts nature gave them, and forgetting everything that used to be good, had taste and aroma. Both garlic and onion are supposed to be very healthy for you (uncooked).

Ramson is a plant that tastes like garlic and can replace it, very aromatic and nice in salads. 

Capsules and vitamins? A medium-sized no no as long as you have the actual plants/foods available. Anyone who recommends them first and foremost loses credibility in my eyes. 


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Kate T
@kate
06/05/18 01:20:22PM
167 posts

What is your biggest issue as an empath?


Empath

Feeling weird or drained after talking with certain people or after certain social situations. I will need time to recharge and ponder over what happened/reflect, sometimes I can't even eat or so, I have to go straight to sleep. 

Always been hard for me to keep/remain collected and grounded, yet at the same time able to pick up the good stuff "from the air" or surroundings. 

Having to put extra time and care into who I keep as friends, where I go, what I pursue or do as my job, what i eat, how much I sleep, into what and how I think, and so on. Things can materialise for me pretty quickly, or if I'm not careful and get low, it can get pretty bad, like @hop-daddy explained. To deal with these I had to come to absolutely be certain of MY OWN way, and have belief in the way life works in general and my intuition, for they caused the least harm to myself ^^. Basically center my own energy around myself and make doubts go away. Realising that the weirdest, stray-est thoughts can have the biggest meaning. What's more, I had to NOTICE this in someone else, to learn how to do it myself, or rather to crystallise it. Otherwise just knowing what you want theoretically without searching or seeing does not have the same power. 


updated by @kate: 06/05/18 01:27:35PM
Kate T
@kate
05/23/18 09:03:27AM
167 posts

Spiritual activity and menstruation


Psychic and Paranormal

Interestingly enough, people do not realise how useful and crucial menstruation is for females. 

It actually rids the body of toxins, and it's by far one of the body's most efficient ways of doing so. It is basically preparing you for pregnancy. Eating, drinking, breathing comes at a cost and that is accumulating toxins that need to be eliminated: this happens everywhere and with everything on Earth. The color, odour, length etc of your period can also tell and warn you about any possible issues inside your body, and if you get dizzy and unwell during it it's a clear sign you might be lacking vitamins or iron/zinc etc. and need supplements for it/them (better find a way to enjoy food rich in whatever you lack, rather than through supplements, shakes, pills and painkillers, which are bs, you're not missing an arm, you're just going through menstruation, unless it really does get bad for you).

It is truly sad that during history there were times when menstruation was seen as a shameful thing and women were not allowed to talk about it. 

Menstruation can also make you less grounded, or at least that's the impression I end up with, and when that happens, everything is magnified. Your emotions can also come up to the surface much easier, but that's part of the "cleaning" process as well, and it's not bad, it's a sign that you've simply gathered and bottled up emotions that better get out or will cause you problems later.

Naturally, "light" and shininess attracts. It's not a bad thing... but people nowdays and society seem to be in love with anything unnatural and harmful, so what happens is that natural reactions or happenings/emotions are regarded as bad or stupid by the "normal people". I had to digress, Freud style. But it's directed in general at people who never learn, sorry if it comes off as too "angry".

So much easier to have a 180 degree roll when menstruation strikes if your life is sedentary. Physical activity actually helps to reduce pain, or did in my case. Also listening to your bodily needs, you will feel like eating certain foods and drinking more water a couples days before the "day", and if you won't and will ignore it, which people are taught to do, ignoring their basic needs thoughts and emotions, you will obviously not end up feeling good, or dehydrated, or dizzy. 

You will always feel more spiritual activity and ease of information exchange around a person leading a healthy lifestyle, and menstruation is a natural cleaning cycle, although it does involve losing nutrients. 

However, in nature, many mammals have menstruation, but instead of bleeding the outer womb lining, they just reabsorb it! I am a bit unsure about how much more of a better evolutionary tactic "bleeding it out" (Linking Park reference? :P) is, and how it affects us, but it's definitely an interesting topic.


updated by @kate: 05/23/18 09:29:59AM
Kate T
@kate
04/30/18 02:08:29AM
167 posts

Seeing other worldly beings - Question


Psychic and Paranormal

That is something I'm interested in and I would like to hear more about. I feel sad... or uncomfortable, knowing I have this feeling that like people in the old times we could today refer to coexisting harmoniously with "spirits and everything else".

But people concentrate on the black and white view. In nature a certain smell will attract a certain type of bug, and the same happens with our thoughts, and we have control over them, or should, if only people were more widely taught to look deeper than appearances and also look within themselves. There's that thing that goes, when someone does their job well, or does something good, no one notices... and only when things go bad they start realising... then we are left with what? Reports of exclusively bad encounters and a lot of uncertainty... because only the tragic sets people's minds in motion? Are humans just incredibly forgetful?


updated by @kate: 04/30/18 02:13:58AM
Kate T
@kate
04/22/18 04:36:11AM
167 posts

Seeing other worldly beings - Question


Psychic and Paranormal

If able to :)). My thoughts on the nature of these spirits however is that bad feelings, guilt and sadness attract in turn more of the negative kind, and the way our mind is wired or the way we let it be without actively working on it, on learning and understanding, is the main reason why we get stuck in so many depressing situations. So basically that we are "little gravity centers", even black holes or worm holes at the same time, absorbing "particles" and transforming them. 

Too many life forms to count, and all of them vary. Same with our sensations, no one should ever come to think everything is trying to harm them and completely close away from all the future possible (possibly positive) experiences. 


updated by @kate: 04/22/18 04:39:53AM
Kate T
@kate
04/22/18 03:55:58AM
167 posts

Seeing other worldly beings - Question


Psychic and Paranormal

@hop-daddy

Very interesting to know! I really enjoy reading about what different people's experiences are, good or bad, honestly makes me hopeful about the multiple ways one can perceive "reality", and how many people remain open to doing that, and why their voice seems covered by other "more important" things. I want to remain honest to myself, and I know I might've seen weird appearances in the past as well. I've previously been scared by the idea as well, and so i think this determined part of my mind to try to ignore whatever I might notice for even a split of a second, but something "sparks" these, even if ever so subtle, and I can't erase that from my mind.

@spiritualskies

An organised/pragmatic approach certainly is interesting as well and might lead to finding out interesting stories about the area I'm living in right now ;) We'll see


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Kate T
@kate
04/15/18 02:30:15AM
167 posts



I cannot jump into relationships "just like that" at all for the other must first be able to deal with my intensity and ability to sense his general thoughts and intentions... and tendency to try to change others for the "better" and dealing with challenging situations all the time, more or less. Heavy life lessons. Ability to see beyond random veils and control themselves/himself. And you don't find these people anywhere, but otherwise I am afraid to jump even into random friendships with people because I am aware of my own influence and intensity at times, and not everyone can handle such things.

Sometimes I literally "burn" with my words or gaze if I identify something wrong or become inquisitive if something is hidden and low-key will keep "knock" at the locked door until it opens. I've never had a real relationship in the sense of "been with this person for an year and had sexual contact", because from my previous experiences I reached the conclusion that I should first get to know myself and be able to hold myself back or positively channel and learn to deal with the tendencies or affinities I was born with. I've had people obsessed about my person for years even though I never started a relationship with them or went past the friendship point.

Some even saw me as some kind of "spiritual teacher" and jokingly called me master which freaked me out of course :)) because I used to dislike assuming responsibilities. We can say I was taking everything too seriously, still am possibly, just learned to become a bit more chill and less of a control freak.

And remaining grounded... that was hard and now I'm struggling again. I'm with one foot in this world and with the other... in another. Well at least that's how a lady described it. Wished I could disagree but it was true. Without harsh life experiences I would still be floating, although I used to blame family and/or the direction society is heading towards. "Blaming" because they knew I have some sensibilities (sensing emotions and environment, animals, sometimes even things to come but... don't take it in an "apocalyptic" way, they were or are there because they were related to me, less to others)... so they saw that and tried being overprotective.

I believe we do require essentially complex partners who understand the struggle of trying to remain true to yourself and have a correct judgement, in challenging situations, and also... with understanding towards spiritual matters. But I also think it's more simple to be closer to your human(e) side and natural instincts rather than torn apart by others, constantly in conflicts, leading people to disaster, ill-advising, and so on. Absolutely. We like being simple and returning to our roots, and nothing better for that than nature, old traditions and warm personal relationships based on trust AND acknowledgment about the mysterious nature of this world and effects of our actions and thoughts on everything that surrounds us.


updated by @kate: 04/15/18 02:38:57AM
Kate T
@kate
04/08/18 02:07:51AM
167 posts

Seeing other worldly beings - Question


Psychic and Paranormal

Hello! I was wondering about what different people are able to perceive and see the other day, and some stuck me as being very similar to what some old tales say. My question is, what do you think about people who wrote or talked about having seen beings such as fairies, nature spirits or will o wisps and such, mythologicsl creatures, etc.? What are your thoughts about the origins of these 'visions', and how 'common' would that be (for someone to see such 'things') in the world of today, especially as we've managed to destroy or limit/exploit so many natural sites where they were said to appear? 

How come so many people see only/mainly what they perceive to be negative spirits but you don't really hear of helpful ones unless you live maybe somewhere in the far East?


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Kate T
@kate
04/07/18 03:52:34PM
167 posts



I acknowledge that help and advice for the other things you mentioned could be welcomed, but I will concentrate on what snakes always represented for me and what i'd tell someone who is afraid of them. What you mentioned about the visions does not feel that heavy, or on the fear-phobia side (because I've met people who never touched or met snaked in real life and yet had a snake phobia)and might not really be related to what i'm going to say, but that is good.  

I've had a lot of dreams that involved snakes in the past, but they were never scary. My dreams do take a lot of color from what I actively think and believe about things, and in my case, i find reptiles beautiful, and I touched and photographed snakes in the wild before. I also like drawing them. In dreams, what was scary was, maybe, the environment they were in.

They never appeared as indicating something bad themselves, but more like 'something happened that made them not be docile', or I was not sure how to approach them. 

A very positive dream i had about them when i was younger, was where i woke up at the base of a tree on a small patch of land surrounded by water, like in a sunny, green, beautiful swamp or flooded forest. On that patch surrounding me there were a myriad of colorful snakes on the ground, so many I couldn't see the grass, but they created a path for me to walk forward without stepping on them and got into a boat and started rowing slowly. In another it was night and I was looking for a silvery, almost spirit-like milk-colored anaconda that i could picture in my mind but couldn't find. In another, I felt pain as me and many snakes got caught in big fires in a garage/parking... in another, very poisonous snakes were hanging still in a tree orchard in a desert, trying to keep their energy, and judging whether they could let me touch them/react to me or not... these dreams with them are calm, compared to others I have/had. 

Animals that appeared in very intense dreams in the past, that I can remember: black dogs/wolves, lions (my earliest dream that i remember from early childhood, about 2 lions and roaring in the night, back when dad and mom were still sleeping with me sometimes because i was scared of the dark, and we still had a white/black tv) and then about a caged and angry lion, primates, an Orca, snowy/barn owl, dinosaur (carnivorous bipedal type), horses.

I wouldn't advise you or any person for that matter (and I've discussed this already with other people) to start fearing or associating and animal with something spiritually negative because you heard you should or someone had a bad experience (we are talking about animals). That never leads to good things, and that animal will then become for you a mere shadow, reflection, echo of something that comes from outside which you 'kindly' welcomed inside (fear) for no reason, in dreams, comparisons or passing illusions, in what you project when thinking or looking at it. You ought to have your own experience with animals and decide for yourself, or when not applicable, try to switch your focus to yourself and reflect upon it, don't just 'welcome it in'. Our role as human beings is definitely not to live in fear and on primal instincts, and everyone has different needs and callings...


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Kate T
@kate
03/01/18 04:50:59PM
167 posts

Have you ever gone through a transition that really changed your whole life?


Empath

Yes.

I don't believe or don't want to believe in predestination as in your future is set in stone, yet at one point I felt that choosing to remain in a certain place would have led to that, and me missing something big. It was a big pressure that i tried to lift by moving somewhere else. Couldn't have done much else. What followed was a horrible experience and i kept asking myself what else I was supposed to do, and for 2 years I kept wishing to reverse or freeze time. It wasn't about a significant someone, but related to studies/future work. By all standards, it was bad, and I felt horrible, as it coincided with a period when I felt like reading, studying and trying to understand the world around me and the philosophy behind esoteric practices, religions etc. Was a time when I felt like being with myself but I felt misunderstood because of that, and I was. I felt like I lost a part of myself as well, and I had some very cryptic dreams. 

Right now though I think it challenged me to rethink some things and led to me not regretting anything else ever again, or be in a state of undecidedness. I value straightforwardness much more, although I still don't understand right now why it had to be that bad... at least I had family close and some friends. I kind of still remained with pity for myself in the sense that, it could've been much better, why was i thrown in that social mess? How can our minds become so diffuse, distracted, how can it be so hard to remain grounded and clear your mind? Why are people so weak? But it's like I attracted and collected all the negative situations around me, and felt compelled to solve them, even when they weren't mine, so to say. Was incredible how out of the place i felt at times, but also how fast thought/intention would manifest. 

So I re-learned the role of boundaries the rather painful way. And I finally "sorted" myself out 3 years later, after meeting someone who i believe helped me a lot without realising, simply through his way of being. Was what i thought to be "a correct way". "Finally someone not afraid to be themselves, and who need to be who they are". 

So then no more lies, to others and yourself. Do what you have to do. I left what was hurting me definitively... basically I left my country for the time being. "Studies" I believe they call them in a generic way. I feel fine right now though, and better in the long run. So it did not lead to something bad, but I had to pull myself together, and clean what had been shoved "under the rug", which happens even to the most careful... sometimes you simply don't realise. Maybe it's better, maybe it's worse... at one point though you have to face them. When you realise the futility of many social constructs in a modern society, the illusions some chase, misplaced faiths, and that you have to use what you were given. 


updated by @kate: 03/01/18 05:50:15PM
Kate T
@kate
09/24/17 05:45:13PM
167 posts

I think my son can see auras


Empath

It is amazing to read this and also from my own experience, what I have to say is make him embrace his gifts and never doubt them.

The next step is teaching him to remain grounded. To maintain a simple balance and let him spend time with himself when he needs, or be there for him and listen and talk with him about his observations about the surrounding world. Also, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important, because it impacts one's capacities as an empath/psychic greatly, especially when young, from foods with a lot of additives to too much salt and sugar and "wild" sleeping patterns or too little water. The "banal" things at first sight, but not really banal at all.

And I definitely agree with the "trying on the whole to not tell too many people about these things he has". Society isn't the most accepting with such gifts, at all...
Kate T
@kate
09/24/17 05:31:03PM
167 posts

Questions on how YOU experience vibes/energy...


Empath

It's very hard for me to tell all these subtleties because it almost hurts to feel others somehow, and I can't "hide my presence" that easily... but I know that in most cases I feel thoughts related to me. The second someone concentrates on me for whatever reason I feel or hear it on a mental level, although my "barriers" only let friends and people I know inside. Not always ;)

As for feeling, I kinda take the feeling in, which has created me SO many problems until now and especially when I was younger. Many times the feelings go in the stomach/chest area. It feels awful to not have someone who understands you and what you go through, and these subjects being "taboos" here, but I guess and hope it will pay off... at some point:/
updated by @kate: 09/24/17 05:32:30PM
Kate T
@kate
08/16/17 02:56:43PM
167 posts

Lineages


Empath

@Hop Daddy

Thank you for sharing! It means a lot to read that other people, and as in your case, entire families, have grown accustomed to their gifts and learned to manage them without hurting anyone or themselves (hopefully). 

Yes, I had to keep it hidden from virtually most people and got used to doing so. Sometimes really nice things happen. Some friends or people might "sense" something and actually want to meet up with me to talk about spirituality, or simply confess stuff in general. I've had some pretty tough things to deal with on a mental level, and for a long time I think I was caught in my family's matters that needed to be solved, on a psychological and spiritual level too. But family remains family... and all for the best, we want to hope, except I was urged to become more independent and so I and so I do judge a few things about them now. 

I have been very concerned over the years about what I do and what I shouldn't, to try and preserve whatever abilities I have... it's kept me away from "dangers" but it's not exactly easy to explain decisions that are different from others', such as needing more time for myself and so on. And it's definitely been a wild ride through the educational system here. Not the best. I mean my grades were good... but there were so many unnecessarily hurtful things... real unnecessary. 

Every time i start writing, a novel unravels, and I have to get self-conscious and write shorter posts here, lol. I am hoping more people will wake up to it... 

Kate T
@kate
08/12/17 09:21:18AM
167 posts

Lineages


Empath

I wish to talk about spiritual gifts being passed down or inherited in a family, members "waking up" to it, without any form of education in this sense. A few years ago I became heavily attracted to reading and studying on my own about the many different types of spirituality, belief systems, layers of reality, myths and legends, astrological systems. I believe I was 12 when I started noticing some weird things around me, and the most of all, very strong feelings at time before something was to happen, or IF an act would lead to something potentially dangerous or life-threatening. But such topics were pretty much looked down upon. 

After finally opening up, even if vaguely, to my mother, I found out we have had before in my family, my grand-grand mother and a mother's relative, accurately doing readings for friends and family. My own mother admitted to having precognitive dreams but being scared or uncertain about them. She's been trying to tell apart what is real from what are fears. When I started waking up to a few more things I really did not like around me I had to pull back because such thoughts were too much for my own family to take in rationally. So I was just by myself... and forums from time to time, always searching to remain rooted and conscious about my gut feelings and the things I can perceive. It wasn't exactly a straight road...

The signals are everywhere if you can listen to them, and nothing happens without warning, that I know. I have been able to hear thoughts at times especially if they are connected to me and perfectly re-tell them, sometimes kind of scaring people especially when I was younger, which ended with me talking much less than anyone else, being more shy, and having them think I'm weird... I've learned that people, as they grow up, detach so much sometimes from their real selves, maybe because of their environments they end up working in, that they are afraid of being seen as they are or looked at in this way, especially if by a non-family member. I have always had a special thing for animals, nature and kids, and a way of digging up potential lies. It's funny how you learn to not be scared of the more shadowy part of people or of yourself, a pretty valuable and interesting lesson. It's more about balance and re-directing it, and the asian spirituality is right about portraying both ligth and darkness. 

As I grew up I learned more about personal power, detaching more and creating healthier boundaries. (but not typical conscious shielding, no matter what I read here I don't feel it at the moment to be the best option at all for... people in general, not talking about specific cases) I even kept it secret-ish when, in search for a quiet place where closing your eyes and thinking about spiritual things is not an issue, I ended up in church gardens on a bench or inside it, and everything was fine, but I had to keep it for myself not to alarm my family.......... which is basically the story of my life till now. I've been working towards connecting this side to the mundane life in a way that family, my close ones and even other people that come in contact with me can understand and accept, because I can't be someone else (I've tried to. Had self-undoing tendencies too. So my advice: don't repeat the same mistake, just because some people who don't know you think you should behave a certain way). I'm not using many specific words, in fact it's interesting what pure thinking/attitude and actions do by themselves. All in the while, I was a "normal" kid, then teenager, now finished university, going for Masters. I've been keeping an eye on my dreams as well. 

My father's mother also had 3 big precognitive moments in her life, last one being before a big earthquake, which could have killed my father as a baby: she saw a wall falling on him, and so she woke up and moved him away. Then after a few minutes this is exactly what happened, the bed on which he was previously sleeping was covered in the wall's debris, after the earthquake occured. 

I don't know what to say about this other than I did not suddenly wake up to it, but just kept it for myself or tried to redirect it until I could no more. I've talked with my grandmother about my relatives but it seems like it was allright during those times and people did not mock or try to bring them down. They were doing it as part of their lives, of course I was curious to hear about repercussions, but there weren't any happenings connected to their forecasting as far as I'm or grandmother was aware of. Also on the maternal line, there is a 90% incidence of Cystic fibrosis, and I already had a few minor issues related to this as well, but again, just minor fortunately, and I've been healthy overall, "thanks God" as we say here ^^. I also have a weirdly sensible sense of hearing. I very much like to think it's normal for us as a species to have such gifts in order to positively advance, and a big shame to disdain them, like it is happening. 

Note: I still consider myself Christian because this is how I grew up and the way I was raised, it's never been a contradicting system of beliefs, not at all. But I also believe in these other things and valuable lessons that all religions on this earth can offer. 

What do you think about it? What are your experiences with people claiming to have "gifts" running in families? I know this forum has many American members in it, and the native American heritage is rich in spirituality and respect for one's land... (just one example). What is your story, connected to your family? 


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Kate T
@kate
08/07/17 01:15:40AM
167 posts

I ran across this article & thought I'd post it here to see what others thoughts are.


Empath

I think it's true and at times I have pondered over how I can be my own single greatest "enemy", which is why it was so important for me to learn quick, and the truth, as much or deep as I could, about me or the people around me, and judge less.

While the title looks to me a bit like specially made to engage other people to click read about "empaths" (and thus it doesn't sound too right. "Aware" could have been a better word rather than cautious lol) what grinds my gears is when people write and believe in things such as "smart manipulators" and so on.

Part of being part of this world is learning to grow stronger but not while walking on everyone around you or kicking them aside. And as much as some people want to consider themselves separate, different souls or entities, your biological body with an encrypted genetic code remains as your "vessel" and the earthly rules or unwritten rules of this Universe remain. You get back what you send, you meet with what you keep hidden inside, for it always searches for an outlet or flow. Boundaries are healthy and must exist, sometimes pain is necessary, but "manipulators" as you call them are never "incarnations of evil from birth" in my honest opinion. They need someone to "see" and like them just as you do, but then there are all those past experiences and mirrors you've broken yourself into to fit a mold that others believe in but is unnecessary. How you realise this is not through shielding and pampering but neither through succumbing to vices or addictions. It's through living but keeping hope and belief. It's a thin line, but we are made (and desired) to learn to walk on it rather than always stumble and fall into some of the darkest pits: violence, genocides, religious crimes, destroying of the environment all around in every way. In the sea, kilometres under the Earth (fracking), air, soil, animals, plants.

Maybe the "narcissists" you meet reflect a part of you, that part which, confined in a cage with walls made of some negative past experiences, made you primarily and only think about yourself or self-pity, or cases when just your constructed ego was hurt, not your true purpose or core, and thus there was nothing to fear in the first place, but only more to analyze about yourself. Let some think they're smarter and chuckle under your breath, you don't need to waste your energy on no one who you think doesn't deserve and who have forgotten even what joy is. What I mean to say is that sometimes it is hard not to get involved, it's like an obsessive disappointing deeply saddening thought of "But why, this isn't necessary, come let me show you something better!". I had to learn that if someone refuses it once and again, it's not your place anymore to try and force and opinion, even if you (think/feel as if you) are right. They will realise later. And if you did your "job" well, they won't even link the good thought with you necessarily, but realise the existence of an abstract form/idea/way/choice that is better. The more people you meet with your feet grounded the less you attribute to them superlatives such as "the most evil person I know" because you'll meet "worse" (for you) and if you did your part, might even find out the person you once perceived as "evil" or "master manipulator" had, say, an abusive father and family, and now tries to correct themselves and lead by better principles. And by the way, family remains the most important unit in this world, and the environment/ideas you grow up in ends up end up dictating what you will do later, whether you chose to go away from them, chose something tangent or follow them.

Some people will always have strong callings and a need to fulfill their purpose, that seemingly not even family was able to dull, but still.
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Kate T
@kate
04/24/17 03:36:23AM
167 posts



Visitor:

Posts like these bother me, I have to admit. They're generalizations, and it's not a good idea to make great big assumptions on something we still know so little about. I didn't know I was empathic until a few years ago. It never occurred to me that there are more females. I would tread cautiously before making a blanket statement like this.

I agree with your concept, but differently. Many if not most people agree with females being more in tune to their empathic side or accepting it, but let me tell you why i think this happens, and why i don't see it as a blanket statement. It simply comes from how gender roles have been for centuries and how females have to bear and take care of children, so they have to be naturally in tune with the emotional needs of the other, and there's even the maternal/nursing instinct in there. Guys haven't been traditionally encouraged to polish these attributes, and might've been seen as weaknesses among their peers when shown. 

At the core, I strongly believe most of us are born fully able to become balanced empaths or intuitive thinkers, with 0 differentiation between male or female. And if I am not mistaken about sensibility (in my mind empathy, being psychic... they go hand in hand, like the majority of these abilities), there have been both male and female names to go down history as great people-healers.


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Kate T
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04/19/17 06:09:35AM
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I also had the same thing going but with a tougher luck... in my country there aren't many opportunities on what i would have had a personal drive for (psychology/special education/sustainable tourism/environmental sciences/even biology field) or they have a abd reputation for not being good, so I just went along with foreign languages since parents etc noticed it easy for me to pick them up. Ends up that it's so much the environment and people through which I pick them up and not the way they are taught at universities with no field trips, little to no interaction, games or auditory materials, basically just paperwork and whatever you can do at home. I realized I could have very well learned what I wanted to learn by staying at a host family from a certain nationality while doing something real for myself or for the career i was "draming" about. It's definitely not the first time normal education leaves me cold though (I talk - you listen, no projects, no interaction, I'm smarter-you're dumber type of stuff).

So what i am doing is I'm finding opportunities to go abroad (Europe) at the moment though it's pretty annoying being in the terminal year here and having to finish something that I don't like ^^. I am naturally artistic and I feel the need to draw all the time, read and listen to so many things, I can't just go conventional... 

It can be worse to have multiple things in mind that you feel like doing, rather than "just one calling". xD And going for the material aspect only? I'm afraid for me it works the other way around... by doing what I can dedicate myself to, I'm able to sustain myself. 


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Kate T
@kate
04/09/17 03:04:34AM
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It's pretty sad to read how often religion goes hand in hand with unpleasant memories and strictness... :/

I can't say they shut me down, and I've definitely been nurtured because my own mother had premonitions and these kind of feelings that i had as well, especially through dreams. My grandma was/is a strong character, and my grand-grandmother used to help the wives of the soldiers with readings during WWII. It took me years until she finally told me this, because it's a bit of a taboo, borderline between being right and wrong, especially with my mother.

With me, I had a strong "calling" towards learning more and I've always had a special thing for children, animals, people in need and so on. I'm also a confessions magnet at times, and the one people spot first when they're lost in the city or at the subway and looking for directions xD

As far as religiousness goes, my family was a bit, but not so much, we just always respected the major dates that were a source of celebration/party and happiness/being together with friends or family so, it never ever got bad connotations. We each had our own vision on religion and when we felt like of course we did a prayer or went to the church... sometimes... not often lol. But still. I had a period when I went more often, but it was purely out of personal curiosity and searching for meanings, history and a lot of stuff, so it was during the same period when i was reading about astrology, occult branches and so on. I kinda mashed them together. Went to a Reiki course that I did not enjoy much (the after feeling was... to say at least, weird) but I was also welcomed by an energy therapeutist lady and I liked those sessions more. It was more calming, and it was hand in hand with healing and using natural medication to treat affections or whatever... she was quite well known in my city actually). During the thingy I used to feel a tingle on top of my head so strong it made me smile widely or laugh, I couldn't control it, it made me happy. As far as my vision goes on it, I believe every religion has something beautiful to teach, and I am sad our priests for example don't focus wordly issues such as pollution and respecting nature and animals, something people were I live lack a lot... respect for nature. I don't make religion a central subject in my head, though it remains an important part of the society here, and while I will always keep my own ideas (mostly related to certain distorted images created by the human mind when spread further through speech or put in words), I also believe in Christianity to a certain extent from a historical point of view. 

Where I lived, having feelings about something that is to happen was never something "omg the devil" blah blah. Anything spiritual of this kind was seen as something that could possibly help, but it needed pondering over and deciding whether it's good or not to give it much attention. Usually people wouldn't speak about it in these contexts that we are on this forum though. The branches that involve communicating with spirits, using gemstones or cards and whatnot are on the forbidden/not safe side and no priest would like hearing you talk about them as a "yo hey I do that in my free time" xD. I have my doubts when it comes to these things as well, and the steps are really small and careful. Generally speaking I don't like certain colors of it, but I feel more at peace when associating or delving into the Norse/rune reading culture for example, rather than the french, italian or arabic roots of the tarot, and also more than some of the chinese bone/turtle shell/etc practices. It's also related to the character of the individual. If you had a good image, were doing good things, were calm or from a good family and so on, people would respect more when you had premonitions or these kind of things, as opposed to someone with a less fortunate start in life whose "dreams" might have been equally true. 

Looking at what i wrote I wonder if some people feel like calling it a Fantasy World i lived in xD it surely wasn't, and while I had a fine childhood as far as family, travelling and everything related to them is included, I was the one willful enough not to accept bad things happening to me or trying to calm the waters. I also meditated over what happened to me and over time filtered out the unpleasant things, though I sure remember them, I don't feel remorse... or anger. It also helps talking to someone about them. It was pretty bad when it came to school and classmates though and I only mean the social side of it... :/ I didn't like it. I had my trust in people lost for a long time. And I'm social by nature but simply sensible to the negative stuff so I was a bit lost. Had issues with bullies too... What i believed in was always challenged more or less. Grades & relationship with teachers or bigger people were always ok. 

The major issue I noticed within the society is being taught to disregard inner feelings and emotions, or not follow them. This is a huge mistake I wish it was no longer taught within families as well. Instead of strengthening/empowering the individual or teaching balance/consideration for the people within society, you weaken it to make it more malleable or less resistant to other people will? That's how I felt about myself, and I've always been about figuring out what I want to do, what I have to do, who I am, what I am capable of ^^. The need for boundaries and personal limitations (Especially coming from essentially... well, having a body xd as weird as that sounds, I wish I could do things without being bothered by sleep or need to eat sometimes). Well...

My bad for a not that correct English.


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Kate T
@kate
04/09/17 01:00:39AM
167 posts



There are a few different degrees of perceptibility.. the ones where I feel emotions as if they were my own (only recently...few years have I started being able to differentiate them) happen between me and family and very close friends. Otherwise it happened with other people sometimes but they were sudden surges so it's always been easier to tell apart. I've let myself dragged down by other people's emotions so many damned(shh) times... 

Then there is something about emotions that are a result of intense wishes that the individual wants fulfilled. This can happen with animals as well (i.e. horses) and has happened to me. What I mean is: a horse riding center I went to had a pretty sick horse that couldn't be ridden (Respiratory issues> coughing, pulmonary pain, mucus). He was not only hungry for some love and affection, but a few seconds after looking at him I was transported for a brief moment in my head on a meadow watching a horse run and feeling as if this was the biggest most intense wish I (the horse) had and then I felt as if I wanted to take him out of there, and it was pretty annoying to try and calm myself :) I figured they must have been keeping him closed inside the stables for ages and I did not like it. I don't have any training about horse health and stuff, but the picture I got was crystal clear, I wished they took him out. I went and told them my thoughts (obviously not what I've seen they would have thought I'm crazy I guess) and yet they kept keeping him inside for another 2 weeks until the vet came. He hasn't been out in 2 months. The vet was negatively impressed and told them the horse needs to stay out as much as he can, and that the stables are only aggravating his condition because of the hay dust and all.

Another one was while riding, a few moments after hopping in the saddle i felt as if someone stabbed my leg. Then the next few moments after stretching I noticed there was nothing wrong with mine... I told my trainer there is something weird with my leg and I think with the horse as well... soon enough he started walking weird or lumping, though I was pretty newbie at that time so my trainer noticed the horse first... well apparently he had to lounge him for another 15 minutes while I (my leg) was fine the entire time. 

It's not the only case I got sudden images containing emotions/wishes, but it's the freshest, and was by far among the clearest I've ever got, the one with the sick gelding. That's animals for you... clear consciousness.


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Kate T
@kate
04/09/17 12:46:27AM
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Consciousness


Empath

A pleasurably noisy swarm of colorful butterflies when awake, curious/open and content/happy in the moment, as you feel it "communicating" ;)

Or that might as well have another name. I don't know


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Kate T
@kate
03/17/17 04:23:19PM
167 posts

Relationships....help!!


Empath

Relationships, by their general definition, are probably the hardest thing for me. It sure takes a lot of time before I can open up to someone in the intimate sense. Maybe it's because of the way that I know energy can flow between me and another person and I take responsibility if I can't control it or correctly interpret the "messages" i get (or transform into a psychological bully), secondly because of this inner struggle for getting it right and not screwing it up. Weirdly enough, there haven't been many people that left me with the "there's such a weird link between us" feeling. Deep in there I'm not even curious to mess around. Instead it's like this persisting hope and belief that when I will meet the right person I will feel it. What puts me at odds is actually the people around me: bit desperate for this feeling of attention and love I would say, so much that their relationships become just superficial connections. I'm happy to say that at least I have heard or seen happy and positive relationship cases from people closer to me. 

Regardless of my own little hurtful experiences or anything that left a mark on me, I'm the type who will try to meditate on it and fix it, not go to someone else for pity or, I don't know... (there are many deeper things about myself I have never even spoken about to my parents. I'd feel guilty to let them know I was hurt by certain experiences and people when they wanted me to be happy) Going back to it, I don't want to form anything that doesn't have a spiritual or a bit of a fated feeling to it, or that doesn't awake my admiration ^^ It's pretty simple actually. I just feel at odds with the "average person's requirements" of our society honestly, when they are redirected towards me or if I am asked to do the same. I just wish to grow as a person and correctly understand my inner needs, and follow my intuition, not what others or society, as I have the luck to experience it at the moment, tell me I should go for. 


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Kate T
@kate
01/27/17 01:50:57AM
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Sun and Ascendant in Capricorn, Moon and Venus in Aquarius.

But I also got Mars, Mercury, Juno, Uranus and Neptune In Capricorn, and saturn in Pisces is in mutual reception w Nep and disposits my Cappy planets. Try figuring out this chunk of earth ^^

I've been drawn to astrology for years even though irl here and in my family it is like believing in unicorns. I feel it to be natural. It's not only as if it makes sense somehow, but it does provide a sense of calmness as well, and I like reading between the lines of people's charts.
I do not like exagerration and I don't guide my life after astrology. In fact I just felt a huge urge to learn about it so I taught myself, reading everything possible for about 5 years (15-20), and now the feeling is less intense and I just concentrate on other things. One of my personal hobbies so to say, it was. I have always been looking for new ways to see or understand the world and astrology is a gate to a deeper mindset. I also looked into chinese, indian, aztec calendars and so on. Hawaiian or amerindian. I don't find them to be bullshit at all, and a chart does show a lot of clues about a person's life or developpment. What I am not so sure I like is economical/political/other kinds of bullshit (just imo) predictive astrology and synastry.
I also remain a firm believer in my right to chose a path.
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Kate T
@kate
01/24/17 04:27:59PM
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If we were to talk about evolution being practical, then blue eyes and light skin are not handy at all when it comes to being exposed to sun, have higher risk of developping skin cancer, and light eyed people also have more issues driving something in sunlight so that they'll have to wear sunglasses even when others wouldn't feel the need. This is why evolution favored certain colors more depending on the geographical area... now I won't delve into the matter of otherwordly beings that are blue eyed and so on. We can sure argue about all the "many star children coming in the nordic countries", about the culture of portraying evolved beings or noble races such as elves with lighter skin-eyes-hair. Blue and gold. Sky and Sun. But speaking of human beings, whether your eyes are green, blue, brown, black, 2 combined or something else is not an accurate indicator of empathic or psychic prowess alone... pretty sure of that xD

The "latest" males in my family all have blue or green eyes (both grandpas, father, brother, great-grampa), whereas all the females have darker or lighter shades of brown, me included. We have always been more sensitive and open to other kind of perceptions however. You can argue it's the female factor here playing its role.

It really depends on where you live.

More than anything everyone carries a gift but not everyone gets to develop it, retain their sensitivity, work with it, and so on... it's kind of unfortunate
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Kate T
@kate
12/25/16 02:20:22PM
167 posts



I definitely believe there are areas that attract certain types of people or help them grow, because the places themselves have a different kind of energy. I've heard quite a few awesome things about many places in the USA regarded as energy vortexes and frequent meetings organised around. Some of them that come to mind would be Crater Lake, Arizona, and latest though I am not sure where more exactly, in Hawai'i, especially in the latest years. 

Lucky guys lol. Walking solo here...

I can't even tell my family about my thoughts regarding this "problem" (they inevitably caught up on the fact that i am more sensitive towards stimuli, high creativity, I do not like agitation and noise, and so on) but I've always been encouraged to overcome them as if they were some kind of undesirable traits and nuisances, being calm, preferring peace. I am not even kidding, and to tell you honestly I've rarely felt at ease with myself, only in certain scenarios: in nature, in competitive environments when it came down to remembering or solving things (though then you kinda attract envy or stuff), in dealing with animals or listening to someone, in dealing with kids, drawing... After the storm subsides, the suddenly-desirable-traits become something you should be "wary of" once again. Way to go. 

To friends? I have only been able to open the subject after real things happened between us... coincidences, thinking about the same things, realizing something is going to happen and having it happening, certain dreams; never big (i guess?), but impactful on a personal level... even so, it's still more like a taboo. I only came here (on the forums) when I could no longer not speak of these... and just writing about them for myself was insufficient as well. A good night's sleep didn't make the pressure go away either. I do wish to talk more freely about gifts and sensitivity, perceptions, astrology, occult subjects and so on. Not as something negative, but as something that can possibly help us relieve or repair all the mistakes that we've done or keep doing, the way we hurt each other, cut wings, the way we keep hurting our environment and so on. As a gate to deeper insights. But lol, I should keep dreaming for now, I believe, and it seems. 

To tell you the truth, quite a few "real" people from here with whom I have interacted and spoken to about such subjects were a bit on the fanatic side. The material reality was a second reality, subject to interpretations that never came true, or modified by measures such as constantly wielding crystals and doing meditation in a context where they did not bring actual achievements or a sense of enlightening to too many others (I am having a certain someone in mind when thinking about these, and I am sure that someone wouldn't really like it and I'm sorry, but... yeah). In fact, I felt awkward, a little bit scared actually sensing it actually. All these measures were having the opposite effect, fostering negative energies. The search in this direction was driven by fear or bad recent happenings, not by some kind of inner peaceful calling. Rarely have I met balanced people myself (that were actually searching things in a spiritual way, not referring to those who do not usually think about this side ^^), and it becomes so obvious why these subjects catch a negative connotation in the eye of someone who never thought about them but is introduced to them through someone who is unbalanced. I became so wary of other people myself I rarely accept outside help unless I feel a strong calling.

I don't want to judge or generalize, but it's how it's been here more or less and through my eyes. 

And I can tell you even more honestly, the people ruling certain countries themselves do not want you by any means to develop spiritually and mentally, to have accepting views, to work for the benefit of the society... !! I have 'worked' with an international students organisation and I cannot even tell you the situation in some countries such as Russia and some Muslim ones from Africa. How they struggle with simple projects about Women rights that or Eco-sustainability and the police tries to stop projects from happening. It's funny. Yet it's not. Where is the help in 3rd world countries, I wonder. Gone, on the wings of endless meditation about worldly problems from our cozy homes. I'm not even excluding myself :( I could do so much more... 

South-Eastern EU here. 


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