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everyone who answered my question the other day were daughter is really sensitive like to sensitive.its really scary.she says she has seen ghosts.its like she knows peoples feeling before they are even around do i settle this down.i dont want to discourage it,but it does seem to be making her standoffish.i dont want her to be a crazy nut like me and take everything to literal.i am a empath also...i dont know what category to put this in...

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Asked by raineydays377 at 3:24 PM on Jun. 11, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • bring her to a southern Baptist church and she can make friends.

    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 3:32 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • empaths are the most common "gifts" people have in comparison to mediumship, prophetic visions etc. its a gift and a curse that you probably already know if your an empath.
    she needs to learn to be able to control it.....or it could make her reallyd epressed when around ppl like, really angry etc etc...she needs to learn to discern when she is tapping into antoher persons feelings....or her own. as for seeing spirits, not all spirits are happy go lucky...she needs to learn how to create a protective barrier without closing herself off completely. all of things are learned thru age...time...and it helps to have a spiritual teacher of some sort. i wo uld not take her to a baptist church..most church's will laugh if you tell them about all of this. or they take it as merely the normal empathetic person who feels others but they do not understand the level true empaths feel this..

    Answer by moki1984 at 3:38 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • 2mothers, go away. You are talking about having the child deny a gift from god.
    Anyway, OP, I would try to help her learn ways to control what she picks up and who see can see. There are things she can do that will help in what spirits/ghosts she sees and how much of a persons emoitions she picks up on. There are several groups here on CM that are great at teaching you to control your gifts. There are also several books you can get to help her. Learning these things for your daughter may also help you to control yours.

    Answer by spiritguide_23 at 3:39 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • learning to meditate can her learn to center herself and realy identify with the feeling of her own internal heart/soul/feelings. so when she feels a certain way she can identify ohh this is foreign..this is not me, it is someone else.....
    it would also be beneficial for her to try to establish some type of connection with her spiritual advisor/guardian angel/totem animal..whatever you want to call it. all the same really. it can help a lot and bring a lot of peace

    Answer by moki1984 at 3:42 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • ya i dont think a baptist church is the way to go(not that there is anything wrong with it)says seinfield....

    Answer by raineydays377 at 3:42 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • I, personally, wouldn't take her to very many of the mainstream Christian churches at all because they'd be too inclined to declare her possessed or working for the devil or some other such nonsense. At the same time, I think it's important to avoid a lot of the "spiritual" community because you'll find too many false people who are only out for their own personal gain. If you are an empath yourself, then you probably know better than anyone what to do for your own child and her extra gifts.

    Answer by misses_nick at 3:45 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • it helps to be around other empaths, strong empaths can pull their feelings back....push them out...back and forth..and show her ok this is me projecting myself on you..feel it..this is me pulling back..feel it..this is me draining you..feel that? good now learn to stop me from doing it (thats an important one)

    Answer by moki1984 at 3:46 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • Yes be careful of taking her to any mainstream religion. They have a tendancy to call empaths possessed or of their devil. Work with her with one task at a time like moki is saying. You should look for people in your area that are strong empaths. But if you can not locate any then try a group on CM for yourself. Seeing as how you are an empath, you could probably use some help in controlling your gift too. Again the exercise Moki is talking about is a very very good one. We do the same thing in a circle with one of our groups. It helps a lot.

    Answer by pnwmom at 4:07 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • actually here is an easy one. i did this with a wonderful psychi once. we got magic cards..its a game not a spiritual thing. and we took out the mana....4 kidns, fire), water, tree's, and open air. she would look at a card and let herself feel that card...feel the fire and heat...or feel the trickling water, and i would tell her you are looking at this card etc.......for her i would look at the card and project mentally to her what i seen...

    we got perfect scores. but it takes time.

    Answer by moki1984 at 4:14 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • Encourage her to explore her gifts. Empaths have to be very careful, because they have a tendency to pick up on everyone's emotions. Tell her that it's okay - it may be a little confusing for now, but there's nothing wrong with it at all - God has given her an extraordinary gift. There are a few groups here on cafe mom - and The wonderful ladies at either of these groups should be able to give some wonderful advice to you on how to help your daughter. They may also be able to help you tune more into your own gifts, if you desire.

    She needs to understand that her gift doesn't make her a freak nor is it evil. Some day, when she learns to control her gift, she can use it to help people, if she wishes.

    Answer by jennijune_21 at 6:40 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

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