I Want to Learn How to Control My Empathic Abilities

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    Empathic Abilities

    A few weeks ago I had a very dreadful feeling, and did not know what it was about. Then last week I woke up and my right arm was in a lot of pain. Then just yesterday my chest was hurting, it felt like well I don't even know how to explain how it felt. Later that day, I had...
    BeauMcEntire BeauMcEntire
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jun 29, 2011

    There's Got To Be A Productive Use For This!

    From the time I was little, my mother told me my greatest asset - and greatest liability - is that I bleed for others. While I value compassion, it sometimes get to a level of feeling drained, depleted, and consumed. Even when I was very young, seeing someone in distress...
    themudderqueen themudderqueen
    56-60, F
    May 10, 2012

    Overwhelmed

    I always got feelings that I could tell weren't My own now more than ever I feel so much anger and pain and idk were or who these feeling are coming From it seems easier to exclude myself from everyone to avoid more but it is not a way I want to enjoy life I've always wanted to...
    87dolphin 87dolphin
    22-25
    1 Response Jan 21, 2013

    This Is Me.

    Ever since I can remember, I have been able to feel what someone or something else is feeling. For a while, I just thought everybody was like that, but the more I opened my mind to being something extraordinary, the more I realized that's definitely what I am. I can feel the pain...
    meggiebridoll meggiebridoll
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 2, 2012

    Turn It Off?

    I want to learn how to control my empathic abilities. I hate referring to it as such, but will continue to do so for the purposes of this story and because I lack a better word or phrase to describe it. Until two months ago I didn't know that there was a word or phrase to define...
    Lullacus Lullacus
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jul 26, 2013

    So I'm a very strong empath.

    My first experience happened when my good friend committed suicide. Right when I found out I got a very intense headache piercing through my head. I was super depressed all day. Out of curiosity I asked my friend how he died. (I'm Wiccan and I was studying spiritual gifts and...
    Haleyannbudddd Haleyannbudddd
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 23, 2013

    Responsobility?

    Is this an ability or a power? I believe it is a developed ability that began as a gift. A gift from universal intelligence [my definition of god]. It may be a coping mechanism. However it became, it did, so what to do with it? Do we have a responsibility to develop it...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Aug 28, 2009

    I've always had the ability to know

    when someone close to me has passed away in addition to y other empathic abilities. I get extremely lethargic, often passing out in odd places. Then I feel very confused and "off" for a period, and usually a few hours after this experience I receive news that my grandmother died...
    queenkate07 queenkate07
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 21, 2014

    Finding Out About My Empathetic Abilities.

    Well, today is the first day I've known. I'm still in shock that there are other people that do this to. But I have always known what my friends feel, my most strong connection is with my mom. Even miles apart I know. I can call her knowing she's sad and say "stop crying" and she...
    TJ1998 TJ1998
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 15, 2013

    Hello All

    hi I've always known what i am but didnt know if i just crazy but Im 23 now and my life is out of control i need to learn hoew to control this gift!!! i love it but it I cant keep a grip on certain emotions and then im flooded with others emotions!!! help
    anagomezintx anagomezintx
    22-25
    Jan 3, 2013

    I Need Help

    For a few years now i have been able to feel what others feel sometimes the emotion takes over me but now its getting to the point were it hurts so bad i em doubled over in pain also when my hubby an i fight his pain or anger hurts so bad i need help controlling this gift.
    tinkerbel1987252 tinkerbel1987252
    22-25, F
    Nov 19, 2012

    Most Recent Experience

    I have had this ability since I can remember. It has affected my life for so long now that it just seems as though there is no light at the end of the tunnel for me. I feel alone and isolated and didnt realize until recently believe it or not that my "gift" even had a name or...
    tammythumma tammythumma
    41-45
    May 14, 2012

    OK, I'm gonna start from the beginning.

    I only found out I was an Empath about 3-4 years ago. all growing up I knew when people were lying to me, and there were other things I just knew, didn't know how but I knew. my father was an abusive alcoholic, and my mother was verbally abusive, in my teen years I...
    feelingcrazynconfused feelingcrazynconfused
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 31, 2014

    Just Figuring It Out

    I am just now relizing my empathic ablity, I feel stupid it has taken me this long to figure it out. I also have no control over it. That's why I started doing some research and found this, my power is increased when I touch people, , since learning more about this apparently you...
    BettyMagoo BettyMagoo
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 21, 2013

    OK, so Sun I had something come through about

    a friend of mine, I half went into a panic attack and I haven't felt fully right since. my head won't stop pounding, and my body feels very drained. I spent yesterday in bed and slept the whole day. my head is still pounding, I don't know what to do
    feelingcrazynconfused feelingcrazynconfused
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 4, 2014

    Holly

    I started a job and it felt so negative there , or maybe it was the other employees but i just wanted to run out and cry , knowing if i left i wouldnt feel that way. As bad as i needed to keep the job i just deal with it evryday, by blocking it out with drugs i heavily sedate...
    holly7969 holly7969
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2013

    I Just Want To Be Able To Function All Of The Time...

    I have never been a "normal" person. I have been sensitive for almost all of my life..I never put two and two together until I read a book about Empathy a few years ago. Even then, I considered it to be something more towards Twilight Zone than something that is scientific. Now I...
    kittygirl70 kittygirl70
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2010

    Hi

    I'm a 19 yr old and Im an empath I've known this since I was 12 but I've been doing ghost hunts now and every time I start to since a ghost I start to cry and feel like I can't breath
    Blakemana Blakemana
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 7, 2013

    It used to be more toned.

    Naturally controllable. For the last 2 years its been in hyper overdrive. I never used to be bothered by public places unless someone was in real distress and on rare occasion when Spirit wanted me to tell someone to get checked to prevent a severe health issue. Today I had a...
    ayeCheeka ayeCheeka
    46-50, F
    1 Response Sep 23, 2015
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