A Natural TendencyI wasn't aware I'm an empath until a couple months ago when a new friend of my family told me I am one. Then, I had a couple more people tell me that I am one and one of them even told me I needed protection from energies. I do accept that I'm an empath and I'd like to utilize my ability.
I've always been sensitive to people's emotions. If they were excited, I'd feel their excitement and if they were in emotional pain, I'd feel their pain and relate to them even though I never experienced what they're going through. I never could explain this. I've always had a natural tendency to help others. When I was younger I wanted to go to college to become a junior high or high school teacher to help troubled teens. As I got older, I still have the desire to help teens and women, therefore, I'm studying psychology. I was never fond of shopping. Everytime I would go into a store I would get headaches. I was probably picking up everyone's energies and didn't realize it until now. Recently, a family friend went through a tough situation. I wasn't informed of all the details and I didn't ask either, due to privacy respect (it wasn't my business). Being me, I did ask how she was doing but she simply made it seem that she was Ok. I felt her pain, stress, drain, and sadness. I also saw other clues from my psychology major perspective. I just wanted her to feel better and take that pain away. I was also told that I'm a healer, that I'm able to heal intuitively. Another friend told me to help her recover from a major surgery, I'd love to help her. I recently got interested into using candle magic, hopefully that helps. I meditate regularly. I know I can clear and purify some crystals, I can observe/grasp energy, but I must find a way to release that energy. Very recently I started noticing and sensing vibrations.