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January 25, 2006

Emotions – Part 2

I recently received a comment on my blog site that brought up an interesting subject – how to tell if the emotions you are feeling are yours or if they belong to those around you.

When you start to develop your spiritual energy your emotions are usually the first area where you notice a change. Suddenly you are able to sense the moods and emotions of people close to you, whether they attempt to keep their feelings hidden or not. Often times when this happens it leaves you in a similar emotional state. I like to think of it like a kind of psychic puberty. When a child approaches puberty they have a sudden influx of chemicals into their systems leaving them feeling all sorts of emotions – sadness, anger, etc. that they accept as their true emotions. In fact, these are not their real emotions, but are false, chemically-induced, emotions. The same thing happens with psychics - you end up thinking that what you are feeling is coming from your own emotional well, not from some else’s and you do not recognize the difference. With all of this excess emotion flying around it can be just as confusing as going through puberty!

So what to do? The first thing I suggest is to take stock of your emotional center. When you start feeling an overwhelming emotion, stop, take a breath and calmly observe the mood. Is there anything in your personal experience that might be making you feel this way? Did you have a bad day? Was traffic a mess? If you can relate the emotional experience to an actual event then the emotion is probably really yours. If you cannot place the emotion to anything in your personal experience, then this may be a false emotion, or an emotion that belongs to someone else. Once you decide the emotion is not yours, you can “look” to see who it does belong to, but the most important lesson here is to learn to separate your emotions from theirs. At this point you might want to psychically feel out the people close to you and let your intuition lead you to the right person, remembering that people do not have to share their emotions with you, even if you can sense them. After that, what you do about it is up to you.

Posted by Linda Dalton at January 25, 2006 03:38 PM


Over the past couple of weeks I have noticed that the feelings I am experiencing are really the anger, fear and frustrations of others. Thank you for letting me know how to deal with them. Guess there's much truth to the statement: When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

Posted by: Mags at January 27, 2006 01:51 PM

This was a good article.

I feel I am usually a happy, calm person,
and it's other people that bring me to a place
I don't want to be.

Whether it be my Dad's sometimes mean
verbal taunts, or finding out that a friend
wasn't what she seemed.

In my heart, I know I'm calm and happy.

I'm not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but I am trying to rise above
these things.

Thanks, Linda, once again for the insight. :)

Posted by: Alison Lydon at July 6, 2006 05:52 PM

I dont really know where to start.Ive always been crawn in by this sort of thing, even as a young child. I tried to develop myself in my early teens but everything became overwhelming. I think i took the wrong approach. I could barely stand to be around anyone because when i did i would get freakishly emotional. so eventually i had taught myself to block everything out.

But For the past year and a half ive been working a lot on this. there was a point last year where i couldnt bear to be around ppl for too long because i would get much to emotional and i would find it suffocating Most of the time. I have a friend who seems to know alot in this subject and she had told me that im Empathic. So i looked up some things on the net, including working with chakras and all that. From what i read about empathic ppl she seemed dead on. Ive been meditating and working to stay balanced. Since then ive been greatly improving and now i really want to learn how i can help ppl. or even just develop further.

I dont mean to over bear you with questions but i just dont know very many ppl who i can talk to about this that wouldnt get wierded out by me.

Um one last thing. Whenever im alone in certain places i get really bad vibes where the air just seems to get really heavy for no reason and i just get the feeling that i really want to leave. I dont know if its something or just me being paranoid.

if you have any advice i would greatly appreciate it. but if youre too busy i'd understand.

Thanks either way

Posted by: Maggie at January 19, 2008 10:53 AM

hi, i know this is stupid, but anyway. i don't understand things, i'm 13 years old by the way. i don't know what's happening ot me. i don't think i'm that strong of a psychic. but the thing is i UNDERSTAND to what people are going through. for example: my friend Kim, she has this boyfriend and she REALLY is in love with him. not like every teenager in this planet, who say they're in love with a guy the moment they look at him. i acutally KNOW what love is. like, i understand what peoplt are going through. like i've experienced these emotions before. but in reality i havent. and another example: my friend was really scared that her boyfriend was going to break up with her and she really liked him when i sudeenly began to cry. it was, like i was in her place. like, i was in pain.

i do't really kknow what's happening to me. it's been going on for about 5 months or so.
please help me understand. thank you.

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Posted by: Inso at October 31, 2010 08:02 AM

I'm not sure what this is, but I get upset over the simplest things. And I get overwhelmed when I am in the presence of many people that are also overwhelmed with so many damn feelings I don't know what to feel, so I feel the need to separate myself from life and I get depressed, which honestly isn't like me or how I actually feel. I can also see shadows that look like beings, and I go to see what it is and it's nothing. I'm 16 now and have been dealing with this since I was like 10. But I am not an outcast in school, I basically befriend anyone, I get along with everyone and stuff, but it's like, when I'm around people, I'm not the real me and everytime I'm with someone, it feels like I'm just there to please them. And sometimes when I'm at home, I just explode. So I go in my room and think. I don't know what the hell is going on with my mind and I hate it. Please give me some advice. It's been getting worse everyday.
The only way I feel better or am not so depressed or anything is when I'm with my cat, which might sound silly, but it's like we have a bond. Animals and older and wiser people make me feel so relaxed, basically. What is this?

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