So... Merry meet!
I'm Katy, and I'm an Empath. I never really realised I was one, I thought everyone could feel like I could. Though that's not the case. I feel my parents anger, their frustration, it's like everyone is shouting how they feel - all the time. I know alot of other empaths feel it's a gift, but I hate it.
Yesterday I went to a huge car boot sale, I could feel everything and at one point I couldn't take it and was sick in the toilets, but I haven't ever told anyone I'm an Empath so I had to keep on a smile and stay silent, when inside my head was screaming.
So really, my question is, if you're an Empath, how do you deal with it? Can you think of anything to help me? I hate this. If there was a way to block it completely I would love to know. :) thnx nd BB )o(
Well i don't really know how to/or steps to block it. But can't you just try to forget it when i comes or create a distraction.
So you won't hear or think of anything.
I don't know but myself i can control it.
It gets easier eventually. Just try to find how YOU feel and use it like home base. When the other feelings attack, jump to home feeling. Soon you should be able to recognize the others quickly and let them roll off your back.. You may also find good techniques on this site if you search the forum for empath and energy vampire. Be prepared to read up.. Good luck, :)
You shouldn't try to block it. Your young and are still in the process of learning how to control your ability. You really need to learn how to separate your own emotions form others, like the post above me was saying. People call it a gift because you have the ability to feel the good and the bad. Although you have been having more bad experiences, as your life goes on, you will be able to gain more control of your environment and will be able to bring yourself into wondrous experiences with your ability. Also your mindset will effect which emotions you pick up on. With a higher and more positive mindset, it should help you to pick up on more positive emotional frequencies coming from other people instead of the negative ones, although you will probably still pick up on negative ones. As you grow and learn to control your abilities, you will learn how to let the negative emotions pass threw you instead of sticking to you. It can be a tricky process to learn and requires a bit of detachment. Also large crowds probably aren't the best place for you to be. It may get better in time, as you learn more control, but that is defiantly something you should try to avoid until your more comfortable with it, it can really turn into a hectic situation for an empath, especially a powerful one.
i am empath too. You should be grateful you have that gift because god give it to you for very good reason/purpose. You can use this gift by helping people in the world. Thats what I do and good things happen to me. You can try it my idea if you like. I hope this help you. ^-^
Okay, since everyone has so horridly told you to wait through it all. There are many methods to help you out. Here are two.
Firstly grounding, this is a technique that will help you to balance your energy pushing out all the excess.
Sit or stand somewhere. (Personally I prefer natural earth, such as outside, but it works inside.)
Calm your mind
Take deeper, slower breaths
Imagine roots, from you feet, growing down until you sense a large source of energy
Suck in this energy as you inhale and allow it to fill every part of you.
As you exhale return the energy into the earth
Repeat till satisfied.
Also, shielding should help. Here is one method:
Calm your mind
Visualize a ball of white light above you
Feel love and caring stream from the ball down on you
Allow the ball to come down and inside you
Feel it expand to a second underlying skin
Then move it out, slowly, till its an oval of clear loving energy
Ask for protection from the energy
Then allow the energy to dissipate
Sources for further study:
Shielding would be a good idea because there are leeches or psi vamps, if you will, these beings like to feed upon empaths because they are so open. An empath is so open that a leech can latch on and drain you close to emotional depression If not further. So yea either destroy your gift or shield pretty good.
im an empath too... it is really hard. i cant control it either... especially at school with all the teenage angst and hormones... i had just concluded i couldnt feel my own emotions, so i ignored them and focused on other peoples. that ultimately led to my depression and stuff. because i got so overwhelmed with everything i couldnt take it. im like a sponge. i cant help you, but just know youre not alone