posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 02:13 AM
I'm not a psychic, and although I am experimenting with many things lately, and have experimented with other things in the past, I don't see any
evidence of ESP or especially precognition on my part. As best I can tell, I am (thankfully) blind to the future.
However, since I was a teeny tiny little kid, I have been extremely sensitive to the emotions of others. I can say that while that sounds all rosy, it
was just awful. It was too much for little me to handle, and I tried to devise ways of blocking the feelings, which ended up being as bad or worse. So
much confusion and pain!
I have never been very successful at blocking the "vibes". There's no way to turn it off for me. Thus I tend to avoid big cities and crowds. The
constant emotional noise is exhausting, and never ends. These days I live out in the country and life is grand.
The problem with empathy is that you feel other peoples' emotions as if they were your own. In situations where you are surrounded with lots of
powerful and especially conflicting emotions, this can be absolutely overwhelming.
You will not want to be around places where people are dying -- the emotions of those being separated by death make me cry just thinking about it.
There is no more profound sorrow or impossible joy than that of love which transcends death, and no matter what, it will wrest you to the ground.
The best I can suggest is to make a point of giving yourself privacy at every opportunity.
Distance seems to help, although if your thoughts may turn to a place where there is heavy emotion, even very far away, look out. I recently ran into
this with Hurricane Charley, and I still bear scars from other similar misadventures, like accidentally probing Rwanda once (I will never forget that,
Yet all sorts of horrible things happen of which I am blissfully ignorant as long as they are "out of range". Thus the focus of your attention is
also likely a factor.
Meditation, relaxation and visualization techniques have become my chicken soup for the soul as of late. They all help in one way or another, and may
help direct your attention away from the feelings of others.
For what itís worth, you are by no means alone or unique in being empathic. Many people are. We all must deal with it in our own way, and achieve
I hope you may find peace.