I don't often post on ATS but felt I had to on this thread!
Yes I definately an empath, I am sensitive to everyone and everything around me; People,animals, places, the weather! Like alot of people have said
already I am at ease when I am around nature, Infact I have most of my creative thoughts when i am walking. But if there is even one person on the
landscape, it changes. Not necessarily (sp) even in a negative way, just... different.
I have always been drawn to animals and they drawn to me, I understand them, I guess its communication in a way but without words, just feelings. does
anyone else have this? Years ago I worked in a rescue centre and it was so heartbreaking... I left after I was sent to get something from the area
that was nicknamed "death row" a holding area for the dogs who were going to be put to sleep, no contact, no exercise, no natural daylight, it was
one of the worst experiences of my life and I will never forget it, it was like screaming in my head. horrible. I also used to work as a veterinary
nurse too which was equally heartbreaking but also sooo heartwarming in different ways. I could look at the animal and would just know its story. One
time i remember I was stroking this very sick cat who had been brought in as a stray but I knew he had an owner and was missing her so much and I
could feel how much she missed him too, and I cried so hard.(that story had a happy ending, the cat made a full recovery and was reunited with his
owner) I think animals are drawn to me as they find it so difficult to express themselves to humans normally and they sense that i 'listen' so to
Animals are one thing people are another. Our thoughts and feelings are so complex. I CANNOT be around anyone thats in a bad mood it either gets me
anxious, or I get over sensitive or tearful or I get in a bad mood too! I'm not too bad with large groups of people now I used to be but I think I
block it out more now, saying that I can sense the 'vibe' of a place as soon as I walk in, even if there are no people there at the time! I have
cut out all the negative people and their energies in my life I cannot be doing with it they drain me and upset the balance in my own life. I like to
think that life experience has taught me to be a good judge of character, and I know in a second if someone is lying, does anyone else have this too?
like an in-built lie detector, its brilliant, a combination of body language and instinct.
Also... just knowing stuff. I know stuff about people that I shouldnt as no one has told me, its like I sense things, I dont even have to see the
person involved. Sometimes its about people I havnt even met but they are close to someone I know. Its weird.
Also, when someone is suffering or upset, especially if it is someone close to me, I feel the pain in my heart chakra, like a knife twisting,like it
has been you hurt. IfI see someone cry, I cry. Sometimes I dont want to feel this way, that I could be a bit more detached, but the I guess I would
belike a lot of ppl out there who just dont care!
I think its all perfectly natural though, somewhere along the line humans have lost a lot of these skills and we are slowly getting them back.
intuition, empathy, telepathy etc are all natural survival skills (I like to think empathy is a 'pack' consiousness maybe) Its like we are all
radio transmiters giving off thoughwaves and 'feeling' waves, and only certain people are tuned in to receiving them.
to all the empaths out there