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Emmy Long
@emmy-long
09/26/19 01:50:49AM
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Dreamt Myself Into An Alternate Reality?


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So the other night I had such a strange dream. In my dream, I was almost struck by lightening in a grocery store parking lot. I went back inside to let my boyfriend know what had happened, and he had no clue who I was. I somehow knew that when the lightening struck, I had been transported to an alternate reality, in which him and I had never met. Instead of being freaked out, I just told him what happened, and that in the reality I was from, he and I were dating. He didn't find it weird either, and we kind of just talked about what his and my life was like together in my "original reality."

The tone of the dream was very lighthearted, and when I woke up, I still felt that way. No part of me thought it was strange. What I do find a little strange now, is that it was so real and really stuck in my mind. I can usually recall quite a few details of my dreams, but not like this. I keep wondering if I actually may have gone to an alternate reality in this dream?? I almost feel too silly to even make this post saying that, but I'm just going to put it out there anyways. Has this ever happened to anyone else?

Emmy Long
@emmy-long
02/27/18 05:26:44PM
487 posts

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


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@Crystalsage: Glad to hear others have gone through this as well! I definitely would agree that there was some kind of energy shift. It's funny you mention the thing about flooding yourself with loving memories. I do something kind of similar when I catch myself getting really overwhelmed or "out of focus." I usually meditate each night and when I'm having those bad days, I will usually focus on love during my meditation. Things like opening my heart to accept love, sending loving energy to the room around me, and then to the whole apartment building, and then to the whole neighborhood, the state, ect., until I feel like I'm sharing love with the whole universe. It always seems to make me feel like myself again by the time I am finished!

@cat-is-very-broke: I'm so sorry things have been rough for you. My hope is that happiness comes your way. 


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Emmy Long
@emmy-long
02/24/18 09:06:22PM
487 posts

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


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Phew, it's been awhile guys. I haven't been around since we switched to the new site and man does it feel good to be back! I was away growing as a person and learning hard lessons. It wasn't fun for the most part but I'm on the other side now and I can see what a positive blessing it was. :) I'm so happy to get to share with people who "get it" again.

Have any of you ever went through a really dark period and then came out of it feeling like you, but in a completely different way? Like your empath senses are stronger and more grounded and you understand yourself more wholly? Maybe I just finally "grew up"? Haha. Either way I'm just curious to hear if anyone has gone through a similar transition and how things changed for you once you finally came out the other end of it.

Throwing love your way,

Emmy


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Emmy Long
@emmy-long
11/04/16 09:36:41PM
487 posts



Perspective played a big role into being able to create boundaries. Once I learned how to view MY problems as different from OTHERS' problems, things got easier. 

I had to tell myself (and then internally enforce) that my feelings were mine to deal with. And others' feelings were mine to try to understand as I chose, but never to take on. 

You don't have to choose between listening to somebody and being their for them emotionally, and being cold to them. You can listen and let somebody know you understand and care, without taking on the burden of their emotions. 

What worked for me was opening myself up to feeling what they felt on a level that let me understand, but not being so open that I allowed myself to be so consumed by their pain. 

This took a lot of meditation and counseling. I learned how to feel what they felt, but a THEIR emotions, not my own. And then I educated myself on how to talk through a crisis scenario with a person to help them deal with THEIR OWN emotions, and then deal with my own emotions seperately. 

Emmy Long
@emmy-long
11/04/16 09:18:59PM
487 posts

Has empathy ever made you feel guilty?


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Firstly, it's so nice to come back to the community and to see the new site. I hope I can reconnect with a lot of old friends as well as find new ones.

So my question is, have your empathic intuitions ever made you feel guilty for empathizing with a person who, in some way, doesn't "deserve" forgiveness?

I've made a personal choice for myself, and my life, to look past and forgive those who have hurt me at any cost that isn't at my own happiness and well being. But lately I've found this forgiveness extending to those who I have no personal connections to. Or to those who others may see as "not worthy of forgiveness" and it's causing a great deal of stress and guilt for me.

For some perspective, I just started a new job at a local domestic violence shelter. I love the work and the reward makes it all worth it. But I've found myself empathizing with the abusers just as often as I do with the victims. I'll clarify that I don't condone violence in anyway. I do feel the abusers' emotions though, and it's hard for me to understand my empathy of those emotions, with my condoning of the violence.

I, of course, never and can't, act on these feelings, because my job and duty is to the victims I care for in the shelter. So I always take their side, and my intentions are always for the victims' benefit. It just leaves me torn inside when I tell these people their abuser is toxic to them, while I also have to listen to the abusers tell me how much remorse they feel.

Many of the abusers are sincerely sorry that they did what they did. That doesn't make it ok and it doesn't make it safe for the victim to return. They will almost always abuse again. It just makes me feel guilty.

Does anyone else ever experience this kind of internal conflict?
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Emmy Long
@emmy-long
06/11/14 06:17:42AM
487 posts

What is my religion?


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I like the idea of just following what I believe and I can't believe it hadn't occurred to me that that was an option earlier. Thank you everyone!
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
06/16/14 09:29:22AM
487 posts

What is my religion?


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I have heard of the UU church before and I was very interested in it. Unfortunately I'm from a Small town in Indiana where that kind of religion is not popular. I haven't been able to fin any UU churches around here. I would love some of of the links you mentioned before if you get a chance to send them. It's nice to relate to somebody who knows where I coming from. Thank you!
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
06/16/14 10:26:28AM
487 posts

What is my religion?


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I just posted last night in the main forum about how serendipitous my life has been recently since finding this place! So funny you used the exact same word. I have heard of Peru, In but it's not very close to me. I live in the north eastern corner of the state very close to michigan. I do appreciate all of your help and look forward to learning more.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
06/10/14 07:32:51AM
487 posts

What is my religion?


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So I realize this is a strange question but just let me explain. I have always believed that there is an energy about the world and about each individual person, and thy what we do (or don't do for that matter) contributes to the worlds energy and our own. I don't believe in a creator, I buy into the whole science evolution thing. But I do believe the energy in which I discussed is a higher power. I think we as people control this energy though. I think the love and kindness and also the hatred and evil we put out change the energy around us. I believe I the power of self and the good in people. Is this a religion? I was raised in a Christian household where exploration of other religions wasn't tolerated. My question is if my beliefs identify closely with any religion in particular? I feel a pull to identify with some form of religion or spirituality, I just dont know which ones go along with my personal views.
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Emmy Long
@emmy-long
07/30/14 10:58:01AM
487 posts



Psychologically all people have a "type" whether they are picking these people unconsciously or not. That's why some men and women will go from one abusive relationship to the next. Subconsciously these people are attracted to the qualities most abusive people have (control, infatuation, etc). This is what could be happening with you. Or it could always have some other kind of explanation. If you want to stop attracting these kinds of men you could always start at the psychological level to try stopping it and if that doesn't work move onto other possibilities and solutions.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
06/13/14 05:49:27AM
487 posts



Look into the concept of twin flames :)
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Emmy Long
@emmy-long
10/30/15 06:19:52PM
487 posts



If you love this person, (which I assumed you did since you're sleeping with them, though everyone and circumstance is different and I'm not judging by any means)then tell them their negativity is affecting you. Ideally, they'll want to help you by improving themselves. Be gentle about it, though. No relationship is perfect, and if this is the worst part of yours then you're doing better than most. Just let them know, again GENTLY, that their negativity is affecting you. Let them know how to help you, without telling them to change who they are. A weird/hard thing as an empath. If they make an effort, that's very promising. :)
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
06/18/14 07:10:04PM
487 posts



Something that may help you is cutting the cord. I'm new here and haven't tried it yet so I don't have much personal advice on how to do it but from what I have read about it so far it sounds like something that might be useful for your current situation. There is a lot of information on this site for you to learn about it. It might be a place to start. Best of luck! Hope you find some peace in the situation soon.
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Emmy Long
@emmy-long
06/04/14 06:28:44PM
487 posts



I have been with my current boyfriend for a year and a half. I just told him last week that I am an empath. He is an incredibly kind person and he loves me very much so he did not question at all if I was being honest. Sometimes I think he could be one too because of how kind he is but he doesn't think so. He insists he just tried to treat people the way they should be. But anyways back to your question, if you are at or reach a point with this person where they absolutely trust you, then telling them shouldn't be a big deal. If they honestly trust you they will know you wouldn't ever lie to them. My boyfriend is not religious but he swears up and down if I told him I knew God was real he'd believe me so he didn't question my abilities at all. He said it actually made sense once I pointed out things that have happened with him while I was there. If you're at a point where your significant other trusts you completely and you explain things in a gentle manner things should go well. Remember though, if they have questions for you try not to take it too personally and understand that they are getting this from a perspective of never having experienced it and that questions about it are normal and done mean they don't believe you.
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Emmy Long
@emmy-long
07/03/14 08:31:12PM
487 posts

Finally some kind of explanation!


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It seems a common theme that empaths can have problems in love. The article I. The following link discusses why this may be, and gives some warning signs of what fake love may be. http://empathicperspectives.blogspot.com/2010/02/reflective-love-of-empath.html?m=1 I've never been the short term relationship type of person. I had the same boyfriend from 7th grade through my sophomore year of college. When we finally broke up I wasn't sad. At least not about the break up, the change that came with it was hard. I couldn't understand why I didn't cry wen it was over. My best friend was seriously concerned when I called her and calmly said we had broken up. No tears came and when she asked if I was ok all I could say was everything felt fine. I wondered what was so wrong with me that I wasn't upset by this. Now I think I have an answer. I quickly began dating again, while the guy I broke up with still hasn't dated and it's been over three years since the break up. And I don't think he still has feelings since he's the one who initiated the break up. I just got over it so quickly. When I finally met my current boyfriend of 2 years it was a completely different type of love. It was finally actually my own love I was feeling, something I don't think I had ever felt up to that point. The article explains all of this so clearly, and I finally don't have to fear my love for him is his reflected.For anyone wanting love but questioning intentions, this is a wonderful, refreshing read. Don't miss out on something wonderful and magical and warm because of fear. <3
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Emmy Long
@emmy-long
05/11/15 06:11:38AM
487 posts

Family bonds


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I got a call from my little brother this morning. He asked if he could come live with me in my spare bedroom. He's almost 20 and we get along great, but after talking with him I got a little worried. I asked him why he wanted to move from home, he lives rent free with our parents, has a good job at my dad's business. Why would he want to give that up? He said he just couldn't stay in the town any longer, that he had to get away. I've heard that before, from my ex boyfriend who was heavily into drugs and trying to escape them. My brother has a past with mild drug use. He never got addicted, but he's tried pretty much all of them at least once, it's been going on since the end of his eighth grade school year. I want him to know that OF COURSE he can always stay with me if he needs to. But if there's a bigger issue like drugs behind it all, running away won't solve all his problems. Especially to this town I live in where heroin and meth is rampant. He can come stay here and get away from all the people he used with back home and that will help but it's not enough. If it's drugs, then I want him to come here but I want him to also get help once he's here. I don't know for sure that it's drugs, it could be normal 20 year old boy stuff, just wanting some independence. But I just got a really strong feeling drugs are involved. As a concerned big sister, I really want to approach the issue with him. But I don't want to upset him. Over the phone I asked him if everything was ok and he said it was, but I still don't know if I believe him. He said he'd be in town today in a few hours (I live about 3 hours away from my parents) and I hope talking to him then will give me a better idea.It seems all types of relationships can have an added layer of difficulty when your an empath. We pick up on things that others can remain blissfully unaware of. I try never to read a person without their permission, but some relationships are stronger than others (family) and you pick up on things whether you're tryin or not.
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Emmy Long
@emmy-long
04/15/15 09:53:04AM
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If it makes you feel better, homeward bound always makes me cry too. :) when they leave their pets I lose it everytime.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
02/28/15 09:19:16PM
487 posts

Speaking up for those who can't speak


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So recently I got kicked out of a group on Facebook for "bullying". This is the absolute first time I have ever been called a bully in my life, and while I greatly disagree that what I did was bullying, if it was then I think I just found the only situation in the world where it's ok to "bully". Here's what happened. I never find myself involved in Facebook drama because I really only use the site to look at pictures of friends and family who live far away, and keep in touch with invites for birthday parties, baby showers etc. I've never been involved in an argument on Facebook. I don't feel it's the place. Well I joined a group on there for people to buy/sell/trade things in my area. It clearly states in the rules of the group that it is not to be used to buy or sell animals. Some people dont follow that rule and it always bugs me because animals aren't like a piece of furniture you buy new and then sell when you're bored with it. They are a living thing, that grows to love, trust, and depend on you. You don't go selling it the first person who offers you $50 on Facebook! So today when somebody was trying TRADE a dog they FOUND for an iPhone, I finally said something. I don't think I was rude or mean about it, though maybe it wasn't my place. My exact words were: "a dog is not a token to be traded. Somebody is probably missing their best friend dearly and you should be contacting the local animal shelters instead of trying to pawn it off on somebody who may or may not care for it correctly, so that you can get a new phone." And then I tagged the local animal shelters' Facebook pages. I then received a message from the admins of the group saying I wasn't allowed to post there anymore. That's fine with me. I don't feel I did anything wrong, and hopefully the shelters will see and contact the dogs owners. I hope somebody would Do that for me if it were my dog. :) do any of you ever feel compelled to help animals in this way? Feel like they are so beautiful and yet so helpless that we must step in, to ensure their giving and loving hearts aren't taken advantage of?
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Emmy Long
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07/08/14 04:37:00PM
487 posts

Shine a little light on your animal loves


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She's beautiful! Thank you for sharing and thank you for not making this adorable little kitty live a shelter life.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
07/10/14 12:58:36PM
487 posts

Shine a little light on your animal loves


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They're adorable! I love that you have birthdays for them. I do the same with my dog!
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
06/29/14 03:21:03PM
487 posts

Shine a little light on your animal loves


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An animal empaths we know all animals are special and we feel the love they share with us. I'd love to see pictures of some of your beautiful pets or backyard friends that bring love and light into your days. Attached is a picture of my best friend and doggy companion, Lola. She's so smart, silly, caring, and loving. I'd love to see all of your animal friends and hear the stories that go with them! :) go ahead and brag on your buddies a little bit.
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Emmy Long
@emmy-long
09/04/14 11:42:20AM
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Positive vibes/prayers for Ivey


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Thank you for the concern :) she is ok. Turns out her stomach is just sensitive so all that was needed was a change in diet! Yay.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
08/27/14 07:22:34PM
487 posts

Positive vibes/prayers for Ivey


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So about 5 years ago my family bred our pet boxer and she had 11 beautiful sweet puppies. My moms step sister decided to adopt one and she has been the best dog they've ever had. Her name is Ivey and she is going in to the vet tomorrow for a test to see if she has colon cancer or "doggy crones disease" as the vet put it. She belongs to a family of for with two little kids who love her so much. If you could just send prayers and positive healing energy to Ivey it would be much appreciated by everyone. She is not a dog, she is their family and all of them are heart broken and afraid. Thank you.
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Emmy Long
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04/15/15 08:56:49PM
487 posts

Just a rant


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Oh my goodness, Bing you are so correct! I JUST wrote a blog post about this exact thing a few days ago. About how perspective is so important because people aren't bad, they just experience the world differently than I do. You're right, she isn't cruel, she just doesn't experience the suffering as I do. I always need reminding to take a step back and remember that. Unfortunately, the pig passed about 9pm last night. :( but at least now I know I won't have to fight her to get it a better home. She's talking about getting a puppy now. :/ Some people never learn. I don't think she'll ever pay me back for the vet visit but I knew that going into it. I'm just really hoping she doesn't get a dog. I have a dog and it's a lot more work (and money) than a guinea pig. I've been talking with her and showing her the costs of having a dog: food, puppy shots, yearly vaccinations, toys, grooming, unexpected vet visits, heartworm and flea preventative, collars, leashes, crates, food dishes. I've shown her I spend well over $600 a year on my dog and my dog is smaller than the one she wants! But she found puppies for sale for $75 and she thinks because she has an extra $150 this month that means she can afford it. I tried tellin her that's not enough for the dog, the shots, AND the supplies she'll need to get started. I can already see myself getting stuck caring for this dog. And I WILL because I can't stand to see animals mistreated, but there's a reason I only have one dog. I love my dog and she's my baby, but I really only have the time and money for one dog.
Emmy Long
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04/15/15 09:48:03AM
487 posts

Just a rant


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So my roommate has guinea pigs that she doesn't take care of. Yesterday I found one of them dead and this morning the other one was breathing really hard and it had diarrhea covering it's bottom. I gave it a bath and told her it needed to go to the vet. She wouldn't take it and said she didn't have the money. So of course I took it and ended up paying $60 for HER pet. I just couldn't stand to see it suffer. There's still not a very good chance it will make it. :( The poor thing has an infection in it's lungs. My guess would be because she doesn't clean its cage enough. So I'm stuck taking care of it until it's better which means feeding it with the syringe and heating the rice pack for it every couple of hours. If I'm lucky enough to be able to keep it alive, I'd really like to rehome it. I just dont know how to convince her to give it up. How can some people be so cruel?
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Emmy Long
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06/02/14 06:31:03PM
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Stephen I don't think you're crazy at all. I have had many experiences where I believe animals experience fear a discomfort jut like people. I few up in the country and my parents would always ye at me for slamming on the brakes if a squirrel or rabbit or some small animal was crossing the street. They would tell me that I was ping to cause an accident all over a "stupid squirrel" but I always felt so sad for the terrified squirrel running in the road. I think it might seem silly to people who don't understand why we care about those kinda of animals but coming from somebody who gets it, you aren't crazy.
Emmy Long
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06/23/14 06:44:27AM
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Almost one year ago exactly I got my puppy and she has changed my life so much. She is my best friend. She is happy to see me every time I get home even if I've only been gone a few minutes. She waits outside the bathroom door while I shower and cuddles in bed with me every night. She was bitten on the face as a puppy by her mother and so she has trust issues which makes her aggressive towards strangers and other dogs. Because of this my parents have urged me to get rid of her so I won't get in trouble if she bites a person. I could never do that. I just take extra precautions to make sure she doesn't get any opportunities to bite.She has shown me unconditional love and licked the tears off my face when I cry. On days when the emotions I experience are too much to handle, cuddling with her always calms me down. I don't think I could handle days sometimes without her. It's amazing how dogs understand what their human feels and always come to the rescue. My little Lola is my saving grace.
Emmy Long
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07/01/14 05:49:19PM
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Ancient animals


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http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewziegler/animals-that-are-older-than-grandma This is an article I found that lists a bunch of animals that have seen and been around for so much. I'm not sure why but this moved me to tears. These animals have seen so much in their lives. I wish I could meet them and learn what they have seen. I want to see through their eyes to know the changes and monumental moments they have been around to witness. Does anyone else feel this about animals? Also as a side note I would love to own a tortoise some day. But I realize it's a lifelong commitment ad I have to wait until I can move to a state that legally allows it and is accommodating to their needs.
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Emmy Long
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08/24/14 03:44:21AM
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Vacation meditation


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So sometimes I will go on youtube and search for guided meditations on this or that. Well the other day I stumbled across a guided vacation meditation. It wasn't as productive as my normal meditations but it was a lot of fun and I needed that. It was literally a guided meditation in which you went on vacation to a warm sandy relaxing beach. I loved it. It didn't feel like a normal meditation and I didn't reach the same place I do in "real" meditations but it was just fun. I was wondering if any of you have stumbled upon any of these and what your thoughts are on them.
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Emmy Long
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06/18/14 10:07:29AM
487 posts

Rocking feeling during meditation


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Nothing that I'm aware of consciously is scaring me. I do occasionally get panic attacks at movie theaters and this doesn't feel like those. Typically I lie on my back on my bed with my eyes closed and my palms up. I'll either put on meditation sounds or a guided meditation depending on what I'm trying to accomplish. Usually I just try to relax and fo us on breathing and clearing out my energy.
Emmy Long
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06/20/14 06:42:48AM
487 posts

Rocking feeling during meditation


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Thank you I had no idea they could do that. I haven't actually bought anything yet. I use youtube to find guided meditations because I'm a poor college student right now. Is it safe to use these videos? I'm new to meditation and so I figured it would be easier to learn with those than on my own.
Emmy Long
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06/20/14 06:44:53AM
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Rocking feeling during meditation


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I meant to put this on your other comment, sorry for the confusion. I'm using my phone's internet right now.
Emmy Long
@emmy-long
06/20/14 02:39:39PM
487 posts

Rocking feeling during meditation


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All of these responses have been so helpful. Thank you to everyone. I think now I have to figure out what, out of all of these possibilities,is actually happening for me. But I have some great places to start. I never knew about cleansing the energy of the place you meditate or about the energy frequencies they can put in the guided meditations or about the valerian root for panic attacks. I'm so excited that I have found this place and began learning. Thank you again everyone for all of the help.
Emmy Long
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06/18/14 08:15:00AM
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Rocking feeling during meditation


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Sometimes about halfway through my meditation I will begin to feel as though my whole body is rocking. Not from side to side though, more like head to toe. It feels like my head is thrown back and then thrust forward as my feet go back. Sometimes it's so strong I get nauseous and have to open my eyes. As soon as I open my eyes the feelig subsides in a matter of seconds. Does this happen to anyone else? Why does this happen? Do I have some kind of block or am I doing something incorrectly?
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Emmy Long
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07/14/14 06:48:34AM
487 posts

Pressure during chakra meditation


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Since finding this community I have been meditating a lot more and it's becoming easier. I have been doing chakra meditations for about a month now and something different happened last night when I did it. Everything felt normal for the bottom two chakras but the top five were different. Starting with my solar plexus chakra I felt pressure right where the chakra I was concentrating was. It felt like something was pushing into my body right at that spot. It happened with my heart, throat, third eye and crown chakras as well. It felt so real I actually felt the area of my solar plexus with my hand to see if my shirt was pulled tight or if I had a button there or something. There was nothing. I'm wondering if this was a good thing and what I felt was them opening or if it was bad and this means they are blocked. I'm still new to meditation so any information is greatly appreciated.
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Emmy Long
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02/12/15 10:16:29AM
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My meditation to bring in love


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I've found it works for things other than love too. Depending on what you are wishing to bring into your life, you just change what you're focusing on from love, and then also you may need to change the heart chakra to a different chakra.
Emmy Long
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02/11/15 11:58:43PM
487 posts

My meditation to bring in love


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So I have a meditation that I've developed over time that I use when I'm needing to ground and focus on the love around me and not the negative. I thought is share it here and if you guys want to try it I'd love some feedback on how it went for you!I start by imagining my physical body is made up of sand. As I relax, I imagine a soft breeze gently blowing away the sand that is my body. I'll start at my toes and work up through my whole body until I no longer physically exist, but my energy/soul/being whatever you will is all that remains.Once I'm completely relaxed and no longer aware of my physical self, I will imagine a twisting trunk of white light going from my root chakra, into the ground, and connecting to a brilliant ball of white light that is Source.Once I feel the trunk is strong and I'm completely connected to source, I will then focus my attention to my heart chakra. While focusing on this area, I reflect on how it feels when I am surrounded by love. I then focus on the emotion of love, and I focus on accepting it into my heart chakra. I focus on feeling this energy fill my body and warm me up.Then I feel this energy that I'm taking in travel from my heart chakra to the trunk extending down from my root chakra. Once this energy reaches the ball of source energy, it is then expelled in waves all around my body and then flowing out around me like ripples in water. I let this keep going until every space around me is filled with this loving energy. The energy is flowing into me through my heart chakra, traveling back down to source energy, where it is then expelled and cycled back out.Once I have gotten to the point where the love energy is cycling, I will wait until I feel ready and then come out of the meditation.This meditation allows me to feel the love energy cycling around me for hours after I've done it. I also find I become more approachable to people after doing this most likely because of the love energy surrounding me. If any of you do try this, please let me know how it works for you. :) I hope this can bring some love your way. <3
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Emmy Long
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I've never heard of tonglen so that's something I'll have to look into. I don't usually focus on feeling their pain. I take more of the approach of just loving them and hoping whatever is cause them such suffering can be resolved within themselves.
Emmy Long
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Sometimes we encounter people who are cruel to us and it can be hard to shake the feeling. It is hard to not be angry with a person who is angry and mean with you. I have been trying lately to show kindness to others who can be mean to me. Something that has helped me tremendously with this is to do a guided love meditation and focus love on the person who hasn't shown it to me. This allows me to let go of my negative feelings towards the person and instead feel love and hope for them. Has anyone else ever done this?
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Emmy Long
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I do not work with computers. I actually don't even own a computer I just use my phone! :) I was a little concerned it might be MY health that could be in trouble based on the dream.
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I do not remember all of the numbers. The number 5 really sticks out but I think it was all the numbers 0-9 that were there in random order.
Emmy Long
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I wasn't in a hospital. There was just randomly a nurse at this place. I think it may have been at the group home I work at.
Emmy Long
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That had never occurred to me! There is a "man in the mirror" that 4 out of my 8 clients that live in the house claim to talk to. When they talk to him it's usually argumentative and none of them have any history of talking to this man before they moved into the house. I've never seen anything, but I work there alone at night and I'm terrified I will see him appear when I clean the mirrors or windows. I've tried asking them about him but all they say is he's a man in the mirror and he talks to them. One of the clients that sees him is non verbal and just yells and grunts at him, two of the clients can speak but not clearly and not in full sentences and the other client communicates well but I think she gets confused on how to describe what she sees.
Emmy Long
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I had a dream that left me chilled to the bone when I woke up the other night. In the dream I had been sitting down and when I stood up there were indentations all over my body. Kind of like what you get when your pillow case leaves a mark on your face in the morning. The indentations were in the form of tiny numbers and lines all over my body. Where ever I was at, there was a nurse there and I went to her to ask what was going on. She looked at me horrified and told me those numbers meant I had a virus and that was how it was showing itself. I began sobbing and then I don't remember what happened after that. I woke up still feeling terrified and I couldn't shake the feeling. I actually looked at my skin to make sure it didn't have any indentations. Does anyone else ever have dreams that leave them with extremely strong emotions even after waking?
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Emmy Long
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Thank you for that! The one that has been happening most recently is that I am with friends (but I don't actually know these people in real life) and a man comes in with a chainsaw and I realize he is a murderer so I tell my friends to run. For what ever reason he doesn't hurt us with the chainsaw but he does inject us with something To put us to sleep and then locks us up in a garage. In the dream I wake up and nobody is there so I stumble out of the garage and start running and screaming for help. Somebody I know always ends up driving down the road and sees me to rescue me (it's a different person everytime). They take me home and I realize my mom isn't there so I ask where she is and they tell me she's out looking for me. I know she has gone back to the place with the bad man but nobody else seems to be concerned about that so I run back to the place to find her. While in there searching the bad man returns and so I grab a big knife off the table in the room and get ready to fight him and then I wake up. Everytime I wake up before I get to fight him or find my mom.
Emmy Long
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Thank you Janett. I think I got so carried away with trying to see what the symbols meant that I forgot to think about how it was making me feel. I also posted the dream above in a comment if you would like to read it.
Emmy Long
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Thank you Janett! I think your interpretation makes a lot of sense and I'm going to think about it and see which areas of my life this could speak to.
Emmy Long
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I have 3 reoccurring dreams, nightmares, to be precise. I have been having for about 4 years now. I would really like to know what they mean but the significance behind them is not obvious to me at all. I have tried analyzing them using online "dream dictionaries" and such but each different site has it's own interpretation of what each symbol means. And on top of that, I'm not sure which parts are the significant parts containing symbols I should research and which parts are just insignificant details. If anyone has advice on a good online source to use for researching this or if they'd like to know more about the dreams to help me themselves I'm open to anything. Im just ready to know what the dreams mean and stop having them hopefully.
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I definitely see drugs as dead weight. After everything my boyfriend went through I hate them and everthing they stand for and bring with them.
Emmy Long
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I had a dream that was very strange to me but very normal for my boyfriend. I dreamt I tried cocaine. But it didn't look like cocaine, in the dream it looked like metallic crystals, not white powder. But that's not really what was so weird about it. I've never done cocaine nor do I have the desire too. My boyfriend, however, is an ex-addict (not of cocaine) and still will occasionally have dreams where he is using. Do you think I was picking up on his energy and that's why I dreamt it?
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