I don't know if I posted this in the right spot, and I apologize if it's wrong. But, I need help.
Not very long ago, I spoke with a psychic. She let me know that I am very much an empath, and that it's what is disrupting my life and has been for years. She told me I need to learn to control it. There was also a point where she told me, "you need to get out of your head."
I already knew I was an empath, but I never even tried to look anything up on it. I simply avoided people to escape the "noise" I feel when I'm around too many people. But, what has started terrifying me lately isn't the noise. It's that I'm always trapped inside my head. I can't make it stop... is this apart of being an empath..? I've never even thought about whether or not this is normal until now. I've always had lengthy conversations inside my head. And now that I live alone, it's far more out of control. I sit and talk to myself for hours on end, believing somehow I am actually spending time with another person. But then I stop and realize, "Oh yeah. I'm alone." This is disrupting me from my writing, from my homework, and from making any attempt to make friends (in real life, and online).
No. I'm not hearing actual voices. I'm just talking to myself, and I'm responding. I'm in psychology, so I know very well I'm not experiencing any form of mental disorder (but I'm also aware that this can lead to a disorder). When I'm out and about, I stop doing this for the most part. But then I have to put up with the "noise." I like being able to entertain myself, and sometimes this leads me to creative ideas. However, I have recognized this is a major issue if it's keeping me from my day to day life. My break from school started on September 1st, and I have done absolutely nothing with that time but talk to myself and watch youtube.
Anyway. Does anyone have any kind of advice? Is what I'm going through "normal?" Any form of help will be very much appreciated.
I know what your going through its the same with me I've asked the same questions. But I found out there's nothing wrong with me there's nothing wrong with you. Get someone to talk to and progressively involve your self in social activities trust me it will help. Distraction was key for me. Try it if it doesn't work my bad. This is very normal don't be scared.
I'm an Empath as well. What you're experiencing is perfectly normal. Empathy is a two-edged sword in that you need to get away from others to avoid the noise, but then you need to be around others to avoid going crazy. The trick is finding time to be around others, and when to be alone. My job as a security guard at a local high school allows me to be alone for the most part, while still talking with and dealing with people. Helps me out greatly.
A few years ago my empathy became really really bad. I had trouble getting through my day often because i would feel so much energy foreign to my own coming off other people. I somehow managed to suppress it and make it go away completely. Over the past few months (a few years later) it has been coming back and is a bit overwhelming. Lately i get very hyper and then very depressed but not daily. I work in fast food so picking up on customers energy, i sometimes have to excuse myself and go ground or try to "shake off" that energy before i start feeling it. For empaths, it is normal because we pick up so easily on others energies. I suggest learning how to ground and shield your energy. The grounding helps sift though the negative energies that accumulate and helps you give it back into the earth. Doing a grounding technique outside while barefoot if possible, is very effective. If you can ground everyday it really helps. Wearing crystals that promote grounding like tourmaline, tigers eye and hematite can really help. Empaths work well with wearing rose quartz because it helps take negative energy and turn it into healing energy. Black tourmaline also soaks up the negative energies that you accumulate. Definitely look into crystals and wearing/carrying any that could help (feel free to pm me if you need any help with crystals)
Thanks guys :) I appreciate being told this is normal. The few things I had looked up on being an empath didn't answer my question, so I decided to actually say something here lol. I have been a member for a while, but I'm a bit of an introvert and avoid talking to people ^^; I'll definitely try everyone's advice out.