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6 years ago  ::  Jul 18, 2008 - 6:36AM #11
MommyGoddess
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[QUOTE=LilyRoze;355666]
Please. Don't make assumptions based on your and any other testimonials you can reference. It really means nothing to those of us who don't have the kind of mastery over it that you have achieved. And I feel it's a little condescending for you to say to me that my pain is my fault, because I can "choose" not to have it. That really not fair of you at all. Because you just don't know. You don't. Would you tell a person with a crushed spine that they need not feel confined to a wheelchair because they can "choose" not to be crippled? No, you wouldn't. Believe me, the analogy is not so far off. I'm just asking that you try and understand that, that's all.
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I wholy agree with you on this one, LilyRoze.  Though I *have* been able to learn to "tune out" some of the absorption over the years, it still hits me like a brick at times - especially when the emotion of others is strong.  The same with auras - there are times I really have to focus to see more of the "physical" person rather than the energy that is radiating off of them.

While it is a burden to bear, and I know has affected me daily (to the point where I *am* one with depression and anxiety disorder), I try to embrace it - if for no other reason than that it makes me who I am.

I also now have a 2 year old who is clearly Indigo / Crystal and seemingly a talented empath... we are *wonders* put together... but when emotions run high... it can be near disasterous.
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6 years ago  ::  Jul 22, 2008 - 11:59AM #12
spiritalk
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[QUOTE=LilyRoze;355659]if it's a gift it's one with a great darkness attached to it. I could never be in one of those "caring" professions. I'm practically crippled just by news stories I read. A room full of people can drive me insane with the cross-currents. And coming into contact with someone truly evil? There is nothing good about that. Nothing at all. Except to know to stay the hell away (which I suppose is a nice thing to know, but still...)



Sorry. I appreciate all the wondrous stuff being an empath gives me, I do. But man... there is so much pain out there. I worked for a while as a telephone psychic. I'm a Tarot reader. I was good at it, still am, and was good at the phone stuff, because I learned to cut to the quick and not keep people on too long for those exorbitant fees. But man... what it did to me, what it took out of me. All that pain. Imagine, feeling all that pain all the time you're doing it. It was years after I finally had to give it up that I was even able to pick up a deck of Tarot cards again.

It's not a "gift". It's just.... the way some of us are. For the good and evil of it, it's nothing more than just the way some of us are born, that's all.

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Actually we are all born sensitive to our world from many levels of our being.  It is conditioned out of us around the age of 9 or 10.  Remaining sensitive to all the energies is called empathy.  It is in how we use or abuse this talent (the same as any other) that it works for us or against us in life.

If you had other talents (music comes to mind) you would find a good teacher for the basics, while you practiced to hone your own level of talent.  These talents of the spirit are the same - we need to learn all we can so that we use them at a knowledgeable level. 

Being open for years doing Tarot readings is certainly a lesson in abuse of yourself.  There are protection exercises that are taught as step 1 by all good teachers of psychic/intuition/empathic talents.
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6 years ago  ::  Aug 21, 2008 - 11:34AM #13
liz4kieps
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Ifind it a blessing that takes alot out of me being an empathic. Until I understood that I was an empathic i thought of myself as just an oversensitve emotional wreck.Isuffered greatly from depression and anxiety.
Now I see it as ablessing and a gift. Ican feel others pain and cry for them when they cannot,this I see as a great healing service. This allows them to heal. We can turn peolpes negative emotions into positive by taking the negative emotions away,releasing them and then send them positive prayers of lovingkindness.
Ionly recently found out how to release and balance and protect myself from others emotions. Sometimes ths can be very challenging. But the gift of helping others outways the challenges. We must find and use all the tools t help us properly use this gift to help others,I myself find this journey extremly challenging but I keep the faith that God has given me this gift for a purpose.
I would love to hear how you all have learnd about this gift,Ionly have books and the internet to go from and would love to hear from others on this path.

thank you,
love and blessings,
Liz
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6 years ago  ::  Aug 21, 2008 - 12:15PM #14
Twyla143
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I just wanted to say thank you to Trin for this article as well as everyone who posted a comment!! This kind of thing has been happening to me my whole life....Sad to say but I didn't really know what it was or that other people experienced it the same. I have since learned to live with it comfortably and it was possible simply by me being determined to put a hold on it and control it instead of it controlling me...

A day doesn't go bye without getting a zap of some form of negative &  weighting energy that then leads to negative thinking and so on and o forth. I catch it before it takes the lead and it is done simply by changing irrational and arrogant thoughts to realistic, civil, selfless etc... in turn leading to productive harmonized actions!!

Many Blessing to you all..

No matter where you are and what you oing through things will always get better if you simply BELIEVE!!
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6 years ago  ::  Aug 21, 2008 - 11:34AM #15
liz4kieps
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Ifind it a blessing that takes alot out of me being an empathic. Until I understood that I was an empathic i thought of myself as just an oversensitve emotional wreck.Isuffered greatly from depression and anxiety.
Now I see it as ablessing and a gift. Ican feel others pain and cry for them when they cannot,this I see as a great healing service. This allows them to heal. We can turn peolpes negative emotions into positive by taking the negative emotions away,releasing them and then send them positive prayers of lovingkindness.
Ionly recently found out how to release and balance and protect myself from others emotions. Sometimes ths can be very challenging. But the gift of helping others outways the challenges. We must find and use all the tools t help us properly use this gift to help others,I myself find this journey extremly challenging but I keep the faith that God has given me this gift for a purpose.
I would love to hear how you all have learnd about this gift,Ionly have books and the internet to go from and would love to hear from others on this path.

thank you,
love and blessings,
Liz
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6 years ago  ::  Aug 21, 2008 - 12:15PM #16
Twyla143
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I just wanted to say thank you to Trin for this article as well as everyone who posted a comment!! This kind of thing has been happening to me my whole life....Sad to say but I didn't really know what it was or that other people experienced it the same. I have since learned to live with it comfortably and it was possible simply by me being determined to put a hold on it and control it instead of it controlling me...

A day doesn't go bye without getting a zap of some form of negative &  weighting energy that then leads to negative thinking and so on and o forth. I catch it before it takes the lead and it is done simply by changing irrational and arrogant thoughts to realistic, civil, selfless etc... in turn leading to productive harmonized actions!!

Many Blessing to you all..

No matter where you are and what you oing through things will always get better if you simply BELIEVE!!
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6 years ago  ::  Aug 25, 2008 - 11:17PM #17
vtigerlilies
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i appreciate what has been said here.  i have been having a hard time getting what i call "vibe goo" off of me.  until recently, i really did not know what to call the empathy gift/burden.  as a child i was soooo sensitive to it.  i would withdrawl to my room and pretty much hide.  i hated school and only allowed a select few friends into my life.  i am still that way, for the most part, all though i do enjoy people, i still need to have a lot of down time to recupperate.  just today, i was at work and felt some guy's negative energy from another department.  i developed a headache and stomache ache.i knew it was him because he comes in frequently.  i contacted security and a few other co-workers.  i went outside and out he came.  same vibes.  i could not help myself and sent not so nice vibes towards him.  he practically ran down the sidewalk.  this disturbs me.  i found out later that they were watching him, too.  i think that our head of security has empathic tendancies, as well.  i am trying to find an adequate way of blocking or removing the goo.  blessings and light to you all.  vallie
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6 years ago  ::  Aug 26, 2008 - 6:19PM #18
spiritalk
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May I suggest you start with yourself.....

TOOLS OF OUR OWN CONSCIOUSNESS
(Visualization,Meditation, Affirmation)

We have been given the tools of strength and balance in our body, mind and spirit connection. We do not require any outside stimulus to open and expand our state of consciousness to include the sensitivities of empowerment within our humanity.

Using prayer to connect to the highest source of all qualities allows the spirit to grow and be within a framework of love. It solidifies the connection between human frailties and the God of our own understanding. Opening and closing all our efforts with spirit, in prayer solidifies the covenant we seek with the guiding force of all life.

As you can program your computer to its language, so can you program your universe to the language of love. With this programming in place, the universe will resonate with the highest frequencies of 'life force energy', 'God'; 'Light' that resonate at this frequency.

When you focus on this frequency, your being becomes attuned, like a musical instrument and will bring it into harmony in every cell of our universe. When you focus on fear, it creates disharmonic frequencies in your being.

This inspiration talks to our interaction with others: Reason, Season, Lifetime Author unknown

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be

Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

We can neither create nor destroy energy; we can only change its form. As we create something, we do not create the energy, but take energy that already exists and change its form into that which we desire.

The human existence is a series of many electrical systems. We call them body, mind, and spirit connection, functioning together as one reality. When we create our thought forms, send them through this maze of electrical systems, which is then sent to a universal consciousness, this energy is then returned to manifest our desires.

If the electrical systems within the individual existence are fragmented, dysfunctional or distorted through fear and negativity, the thought form is sent out and returns distorted. If the electrical system is blocked, the thought form may never have the opportunity to be completed.

As the individual creation takes the universal energy already in existence and exercises creative mind, giving the energy meaning and direction with thought, the most powerful energy in the universe, creative manifestation is now set into motion. You have been doing this your entire life.

Thought is energy set into motion. What your mind creates, your body and spirit can manifest.

AFFIRMATION

Our mind can be encouraged to think upon the lines of positive empowerment that we instill. To begin affirmations, it must be noted that it is important to use one that you can believe. Paying lip service to action will not get the job done. Even when it does not make sense to you at the present time, your consciousness can be exercised (like any muscle in the body) to accept this new thought.

Affirmations will be freeing us from the conscious thoughts that 'life is pain' and therefore to be endured. When we begin our affirmations, if this thought is embedded in our consciousness, we will not succeed in our efforts.

Not all in life is pain. There are many joys and it is our responsibility to accentuate the positive, finding the joys of life as we learn and grow. Life is not all black and white, the joys of life can be found even in our sorrow.

In nature, all is seeded in a soil of comfort and security, but to grow also requires fertilizer. The manure we put on our plants, while waste in another aspect, can nourish our flowers to blossom. Sit back and enjoy the results as the end product of the lessons of life.

On waking, to begin your day, turn your thoughts from chaos and confusion to peace and harmony with a simple affirmation. Without the calming exercise, you begin your day in hurry and bustle, which is designed to create chaos for your entire day.

During the stresses of your day, take a moment to repeat your affirmation and calm any loaded situation. Make it the last thought before sleep at night to ensure a peaceful dream state.
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6 years ago  ::  Aug 26, 2008 - 6:20PM #19
spiritalk
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VISUALIZATION

Using the mind to visualize in conjunction with a meditative, peaceful state is our ability to calm our consciousness for stress relief and health. Our imagination can picture anything in our mind we choose. Keeping it positive and of nature is
an important aspect of manifesting peace and calm within, when it is needed for life.

All energies flow from the source, the creator of all life. Beginning all exercises of our consciousness with a prayer puts the spiritual aspect we are seeking for ourselves into all our efforts for ourselves as well as others. From the spirit allow the greater spirit to guide and protect you through all activities of being, so that service is the watchword of a loving life. Be a part of the spread of energy of peace, calm and harmony throughout a troubled world so that you can remain
a part of the raising of consciousness of all life.

Sit comfortably, close the eyes to distraction and breathe gently. Take note of your breathing and allow it to slow and calm, releasing tensions from the body. Let go of the stresses causing tension within the body, blow out several times to get in touch with your deeper breathing.

Picture water lapping on a shore (the scene can be one of your own choosing, either from memory or produced for this purpose), with the ebb and flow of the water, feel your whole being flowing, in and out, relaxing and enlivening your whole body, mind and spirit connection.

The beach has warm sand beneath your feet and a warm sun upon your shoulders. You are peaceful and calm as you walk along your secluded, private personal space. Listen to the ebb and flow of the tides. Feel the calm of this sound.

When ready, enter the cool waters to refresh. Flow again with the tides of the water as you enjoy it over, around and through your whole being.

When ready, leave the cool water and return to the warm sandy beach. You will feel energized and full of warmth that seeps deep within your body. To share it, visualize someone you know of who could do with a calming thought and send some of your new- found peace along to them, as well.

You are ready to return to your conscious state and bring this peaceful, calm energy into all you think, do and be for the coming hours. It is important to say a prayer of thanks on completion of any exercise that calls on the universe to re-energize, renew and refresh your being as you work to also send peace and calm to others.

MEDITATION

The literal interpretation of Meditation is….To think upon. Using visualization, sound, music, etc. we can concentrate and retrain our mind upon a single purpose.

Contemplation and meditation are so important to our consciousness. We can unlock hidden, spiritual potential within our own being. There is only one spiritual center for each individual. There are many methods and purposes to reach this spiritual center. There remains only one motive "Service" to all in spirituality.

Meditation is used for many purposes and in many ways to produce energies and feelings of calm and peace. When we are in need of personal energy or healing, meditation can bring awareness to our body, mind and spirit connection.

It is also used for attunement for the gifts of the spirit (spiritual healing, clairvoyance, inspired speaking, inspirations, etc.) bringing enlightenment of the spirit. Therefore, there will be different techniques for different purposes. For the purpose of stress relief and relaxation, inner peace is found in a simple meditation upon a calm, beautiful place of peace. It can be a beautiful object such as a flower, or music can set a tone of relaxation.

In a moving meditation, we are uniting the body, mind and spirit through such exercises as tai chi, yoga, labyrinth walk or any repetitive activity. This can also be washing a floor, painting a wall, dusting, jogging or power walking, in fact, any activity that causes all outside thoughts to fall away. When this puts us in the present moment, we are meditating.

To attune through meditation to spirit guides and teachers for the purpose of mediumship gifts (clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, trance, inspiration, etc.) it is important to reach our guidance with a symbol of our own choosing to personalize the contact. It is effective for the symbols we use to come from nature, as this is such a living, thriving source of energies. Flowers neither reap nor sow, they offer the beauty and scent of their being for all to be uplifted and enlivened in spirit.

Each time we make attunement with our guiding forces, we strengthen that partnership of spirit. With each exercise, it becomes easier to make the connection we desire. The results of this attunement are the manifestation of all mediumship gifts on a spiritual level of our consciousness.

Knowledge is the foundation upon which we build. Training of the consciousness at many levels is the exercise to seek knowledge. Meditation will cultivate the understanding so that knowledge is absorbed by us and applied in our everyday living. We have the opportunity to take knowledge on a personal basis, expand and refine it to our needs individually.

Meditation is a wondrous adventure and can be an important step in our spiritual awareness. As spirit here and now, everything in this universe is open to our use, there is no limit to what we can learn, and only the limitations we impose upon ourselves.

The mind is the greatest tool or instrument that we own. It is unfortunate that most of us are not aware of the great potential of our minds. The opening and expanding of our consciousness not only touches our spirit, but also opens a whole new world of spirit for our exploration and growth.

We can form a partnership with the spirit guardians, guides and teachers who touch our lives. We can work with them to make this experience of a more spiritual nature. We will be getting in touch with a more complete aspect of which we are as a human being now in this material world of existence.

Once we empower our body, mind, and spirit connection with these tools of strength and balance, we will find our consciousness opening and expanding to another dimension of awareness, generally referred to as the psychic.

We have been using our 5 senses (sight, hearing, taste, touch, smell) in a material world and can take these onto this other level of awareness and add intuition and I know (from the heart…it neither sees nor hears, it just knows). It is important to be open to all the senses to manifest, not only on the physical level, but also on the spiritual level. Warm and cold feelings are two of the symptoms from energies that are frequently felt during meditation.
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6 years ago  ::  Aug 27, 2008 - 8:20PM #20
vtigerlilies
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thank you siprit, do you mind if i copy this so that i can re-read it.  i so appreciate you all here.  blessing and light.  vallie
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