Wow! I Don't Feel Sooo Alone Now knowing there are more like me

I've always been someone who I thought to be, and everyone else for that matter "too sensitive." I have been like this for as long as i can remember. My first real vivid experience was when I was 7 years old. My mom and dad had just got divorced. We were living with my soon to be "Crazy step father" although they were never married. They were together off and on for 17 years.
He had a farm with cows, chickens, goats etc.. I immediately fell in love with the animals. Groups of chicks would follow me around, and soon the roosters did the same. I had a baby carriage that I pushed "Big Red" in, my pet rooster at the time. It was so odd for Chickens to act this way, I remember the adults saying. It went on like this for a while with not just the chickens, but all of the other animals too. Until one day he chopped Big Reds head off. "Ha ha kids isn't that so funny to see a chicken run around with his head cut off?" I remember him saying to my brother and I. I swear I could feel the pain and confusion that was going on. This story still fills my body with a ricochet of emotions.
Over the years I have found out that I can relate to people, plants, animals, the weather, etc. Now I know I'm not just relating to them. I am literally feeling what they feel.  I always ignored it, I felt like a freak. Now that I have been doing some research on Empaths I don't feel so alone. Thank you for letting me share. I hope to share more of my experiences.
greenlily7 greenlily7
26-30, F
2 Responses Dec 6, 2012

I can literally feel your pain from the rooster having his head cut off as I read this, that is just awful! But I hope you really treasure your gift as it is a wonderful, yet terrible, thing to have! Feel free to talk to me any time :)

Being an empath is a wonderful gift, and now that I know it's not all in my head I think I can learn to embrace it in a positive way. It will take time to learn how to control it, but I feel very optimistic. I'm so happy that I found this site. There are so many people that I can relate to. Thank you to all that have read my story and commented.

You arnt alone I have certain emapthic abilities. I wouldnt mind discussing them with you but as of right now I have had very little sleep.