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Monday, December 15th, 2008
4:01 am
Hi my names Kira and I'm new here. I only found out about empathy a few months ago because I realized something had to up with my uber keen intuition. I knew something was wrong with my dad's freind way before he did (severe mental problems), and I just know things sometimes about situations that other people don't. Sorry its so short, I'm really bad at intros.

Current Mood: awake
Sunday, July 6th, 2008
12:18 pm
Greetings, all~!
Name's Amelia. :D
I've only recently put a name to my empathy. Haha.

My whole life (well... my whole life as far as I can remember, which is since about four), I've always been able to feel other people's pain. As I got older I began noticing that people I know, regardless of how close I am to them (some barely even knew me), tend to come to me with their problems to ask for my help/advice.

It wasn't until about last week or so that I found the name for someone like me. >>;

I'm not very good at introductions. Haha
^^; Sorry.

Current Mood: tired
Friday, June 27th, 2008
9:34 pm
Merry Meet!
Greetings! I followed a link here via solitarywiccans.

I can't remember when I first realized I was empathic but looking back there were signs when I was attending college in my early 20's. I remember when I first stumbled upon the word empath and what it meant to be an empath. As I read the article I felt myself feel relieved that I wasn't alone and there were other people who "felt" like I did. People who were sensitive to others and their feelings. People who felt overwhelmed by others emotions but who felt compelled to help them anyway.

I look forward to sharing here and learning from others.

Current Mood: okay
9:05 am
First Post
I posted this in another community and someone recommended I join here. I'm 30 years old, I live in the Philly suburbs with my son. I've known since I was a kid that I could easily sense other people emotions but I became very standoffish with people as a way to deal with it. My son is now showing the same ability and I figured I better learn how to deal with it in a better way so I can help him deal with it as he gets older. Here's the experience I had the other day...


Saturday, May 31st, 2008
7:24 pm
A Funeral
an acquaintance of mine died unexpectedly this past week and today was the funeral. i am friends with his wife and daughter. since i don't consider myself exactly an empath, i took no special precautions. however, i quickly discovered that the energies of sorrow were very powerful and i was feeling them. so, i took a moment and built the rainbow shield so i wouldn't have to feel their pain.

it worked, so far as feeling the feelings people around me were having, but the vibes of sorrow and loss were still there, and i was aware of them. it resonated in me and brought up all of my own sorrow over deaths and losses i've had, specifically my beloved pet kitty herc who died a couple of years ago. i was unusually close to him and credit him with saving my life during a particularly difficult time and my grief is still there, still potent, and still large.

i ended up in tears of sorrow and loss, tho of my own rather than of the people who loved the man whose funeral i was at.

it took me by surprise. vibes and energies, even tho not being felt were still perceived and reacted to.

i was wondering if empaths have that same perception of vibes and energies even tho they are protected from feeling them. i didn't feel their sorrow but i resonated to it in some way.
Sunday, May 25th, 2008
1:49 pm
psychic shield
I went to a family gathering at my sister's house yesterday to meet my brother-in-law's family. talk about overwhelming! I pretty much sat in a corner and kept to myself, but their energy is unbelieveable. I left with a headache! Is there any methods that you use to raise a shield to tone down other people's emotions from affecting your own? i'm rather new to being aware of my "abilities" and new to the Craft and i'm not certain how to go about raising a shield yet. I'm looking into books on the subject as i type this, but as we all know, suggestions from the experienced are always helpful and always welcomed.

Blessed Be!

Current Mood: exhausted
Sunday, May 18th, 2008
7:47 pm
introducing myself
hello, my name is rebecca. i'm looking into  wicca, and I do consider myself pagan. I think I MIGHT be an empath, but I'm not exactly sure.
I have exellent intuition, whenever I think something is going to happen it usually does, ever since I was a little kid- things like, a month or two before both my bfs broke up with me, I just knew something really bad was going to happen, and after it happened with the first time, I automatically picked up that my ex brian was going to break up with me, even though he didn't believe me, it happened a couple of months later. When I told him this it was over the phone, and I said "It feels exactly like it felt before Taylor broke up with me" he didn't listen..... but i couldn't shake the bad feeling off. it happened a couple of months later.

The reason I am unsure of weather or not I am an empath, is because I seem to only be able to pick up a lot of different emotions when a lot of people are around or overly emotional charged. I can physically feel music, weather it's voice, drums, guitar, etc. I am super sensitive to touch and sound- and I am overly sensitive to emotions in very stressful or happy situations- I can usually tell both ends of the scale. but I can't usually tell when things seem calm. Or i can sometimes, but it doesn't always happen. I'm learning to feel different types of energy in people more I think because I'm developing those skills, not because it's innate.

One of the other reasons I am not sure I am an empath is because I have a mental disability. i have asperger syndrom. I can live and function almost perfectly like a normal person in society, but some of the qualities an empath has also apply to empaths: i.e: super sensitive to touch sound and smell, um, ability to feel emotion very strongly, inability to deal with a stressful situation, inability to lie(I feel so guilty when I lie it makes me cringe not litterally but you know, inside) so I don't know if I am an empath because I am constantly second guessing myself, also, sometimes I have trouble understanding why a person is feeling that way and facial expressions, I mean, I do alright on a daily basis, but going as deep as empaths go is hard.... and because of that a lot of times I block out a lot of it and go about my day cause it would get overwhelming. and dealing with stressful situations has never been easy for me(I'm working on it) but I'm glad I found this community cause I'd like to learn to train myself to use these abilities so I can help myself, and others.
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