Not many people know Empaths can feel the psychical as well as the emotional pains of everyone around them. Imagine you’re at a concert having an awesome time, listening and taking in all the music and excitement around you. Ok, now imagine feeling the emotions of the 20,000 people around you screaming and having an awesome time. Let’s say for example a song is playing that reminds the person next to you about a girlfriend they had growing up. You can literally take in and feel the emotions of that person – literally see their memories with this girl you’ve never met.
Face it, if you have an Empath for a friend you really can’t hide a single memory or feeling from them. I should know, my husband is an Empath and I certainly can’t get anything past him. For me personally, because I’m such a strong Empath I take in the emotions of not only the people surrounding me, but usually people in a 200 foot radius or more from where I’m standing. My psychic abilities are so strong at times, no matter how hard I try to shut these emotions and pains of other people out I can’t. Growing up, before I learned to separate these emotions from each other it was overwhelming. Now that I’m older I can help people with their situation because of what I’m feeling as an Empath. Somebody up front near the stage is screaming for the band, I can feel their throat and how hoarse it is, it hurts for me to talk and sing along because I can literally feel that person’s throat and the pain they’re experiencing.
Now at this point you must be wondering if it’s just my emotions, pains and memories that I’ve been experiencing. How can I tell the difference between my emotions and pains versus, the 20,000 screaming people around me? It’s not easy it’s a hard thing to tell which pain, memory and emotion belongs to which person. I learned this through communicating with the people I felt these things from. For example, I turned to that man standing next to me and asked if we could speak after the concert. Sure enough he was amazed I picked up on memory details between him and this woman he met growing up. I was able to give him peace with his situation and explain where the woman was coming from and what she felt growing up. I focus on the pain I’m feeling and really concentrate. Most times, it’s hard for me to tell whether the pain and emotions I’m feeling are my own or if it’s someone else’s pain around me. This only happens when I’m around upwards of 10 different people in a room or event. Otherwise if it’s just myself and a caller I separate the energy pretty easily, and can read into the energy of specific people around a client.
A woman at the mall was looking around frantically for her cell phone that she left behind – I could obviously feel her frustration and anxiety so I read into the situation. I walked up to her and suggested where I felt her cell phone might be, she looked at me like I had three heads or something. Later after I had left the mall I felt her anxiety level decrease as she found the cell phone she was looking for.
My husband, however, is much more experienced with determining who’s emotions and pains belong to which person when there are so many people in a room. I tend to empath so many people at once it’s hard for me to separate who is feeling what. He helps me calm down in scenarios where I’m empathizing too many people at once and tells me which person I’m empathizing. At hospitals when I do this it’s the most horrible feeling imaginable, you can literally feel what everyone in the ER is experiencing. You can even empath those who have passed on. For example if the person died from intestinal problems you can feel the pain that person was experiencing before they died. Try being at the dentist and feeling somebody getting their wisdom teeth pulled out – when you yell out loud in pain for no reason people tend to look at you strange. Anyway, I was in the hospital for a brief period of time, recovering and the nurse walked into the room with me.
She looked upset and I could feel she was extremely frustrated with her children because they weren’t listening to her. I told her that I felt this and picked up on this. I let her know that this was only temporary and her children were just going through their teenage phase. This really put her mind at ease. If one night I’m feeling especially anxious and nervous, my husband will empath me and tell me to calm me down or resolve the situation.
Now for the skeptics out there like “yeah right, this lady is crazy,” if you lived a day in my life you would understand what it’s truly like. This Empath ability could also relate to some basic psychology – people generally want to connect with other people around them, it’s human nature. Whether you’re showing compassion or understanding to a friend or picking up on a coworkers frustrations of late with you. So many people can pick up on the emotions of others without realizing it, your friend starts crying, you start crying with them, you could be empathizing them. This is the beginning stages of unlocking your Empathy abilities.
Because I’m generally compassionate at heart, I can’t shut out people’s emotions completely, I have a subconscious trigger in my mind that compels me to help and feel the emotions of people around me. For the people you do connect with, being an Empath truly gives people closure and peace.