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Empath
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Post # 1
So I happened across the term ?Empath? and have been researching it. I?d never heard of it before but now that I?ve done some reading I genuinely believe I am an empath. I?ve often been described as extremely empathetic as I can always put myself in others? position and truly understand, and I?m the one all my friends talk to. I often find that people I barely know, or even don?t know at all, open up to me and confide in me with some pretty heavy stuff. When people are upset around me I feel it too, and when I?m with someone whose really happy, I am too. Sometimes it's very overwhelming, and I just avoid people completely. I always figured that I?m just an emotional sponge and I bounce off other peoples? emotions, but could I actually be an Empath?

This website helped sum it up for me:

http://www.drjudithorloff.com/Free-Articles/emotional-empath-EF.htm

Any advice or opinions very welcome!
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Re: Empath
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Post # 2
I too am an empath, and a lot of the time when you start to feel like a sponge it can be overwhelming. A good way to deal with it is a decent grounding spell, so it keeps you level headed. You seem to be expiriencing a lot of what I and my friends expirience, and we all consider ourselves, and am considered by others to be empaths. So there is a great chance that you are.

A bit of advice that I was given, and now I'll pass along to you, "Keep yourself grounded, although you have a gift, remember that they aren't always your emotions, and you need to be able to separate what is yours, and what is theirs. Or you might lose yourself."

Good luck!
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Re: Empath
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Post # 3
Thank you so much for the advice, I really appreciate it. I guess it's too easy to let the barrage of others' emotions drown me.
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Re: Empath
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Post # 4
It can be very hard not to let the emotions of others get to you. Just keep yourself grounded, and be safe! :)

Blessings
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Re: Empath
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Post # 5
I agree with everything bellefire said. I'm an empath as well. The best ways to help yourself is to use a grounding spell, certain herbs when mixed together can relax your mind and allow you to explore yourself to better understand the ability. There are spells here on the website so that you can control it better. Unfortunately you'll always feel others emotions but you'll figure out a way to numb it down. As you learn how to focus on certain people's emotions you can make a conection and you can even influence their emotions be careful with that extremely careful. Just relax there's nothing you can do to end it. Just refine it and use it how you think is right. Goodluck and have fun with it!
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Re: Empath
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Post # 6

Another good technique to learn besides grounding is shielding, which is something that should be done almost on a daily basis if you're empathic. Or at least that's how it is for me. I recommed having crystals to help constantly keep yourself grounded or shielded, or you can even charm something to help you so you don't constantly have to worry about it. Just remember though, nothing can affect you if you don't let it. If you let others' negative emotions in, then they're coming in. If you keep a level head and don't let them in, then they won't be able to bother you. It's really a simple concept, but it can be hard to grasp and I'm personally still working on that.

Hopefully that helps some, and I hope you can learn to protect yourself from things as well as be able to ground yourself in the moment.

Love, light, and blessings! )O(

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Re: Empath
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Post # 7
I am also empath and I easily catch emotions if I am not grounded even crying or laughing depression without any reason so grounding is very Important I also think of things and that happen same day it's empaths thought It's a gift if you improve it my self personally wear amulet of protection so if I can't ground myself It protect me and as you meditate you Will connect with surrounding nature higher self and much like me you may see small vision I can easily change conditions Make sad to Happy it's specialty of Empaths To play with emotions and catch them more sensitively all are sensitive but empath are more sensitive to emotions
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Re: Empath
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Ever since I can remember I was an empath. Sometimes the gift of empathy gets really strong. I have mastered the gift I can control it. Sometimes I can't though. I don't have to be self grounding in a room to feel others emotions. I can be with them for a long time I hated hugs because of the gift of empathy. Hugs unlock the persons emotions. Having impathy if you concentrate hard enough on that person u could also feel there emotions. At times it's nice to reseave emotions other times it isn't it all depeneds on u and the person ur in contact with or not in contact with.
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