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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyGrass View Post
    Yes, and yes. Actually, more the latter than the former. And it's not all the time...mostly people with whom I feel a closer connection.


    OK. My further thoughts. I've been trying to do it more purposefully, and finding I can't bring myself to do it when I know they can probably deal with the emotion of the moment. When I do it, it's in a moment of blind empathetic reaction when the person is obviously completely overwhelmed with emotion, to the point of not being able to calm themselves. Maybe that's what's required for me to feel that deep empathy, or maybe my rational side is stopping me the rest of the time, so that the people around me stay healthy and know how to deal with their own emotions.

    I dunno. I've also noticed that I seem to feel the impulse to deeply comfort more with certain emotions more than others. Pain is a huge one. The biggest really. Anger is really huge, and overwhelming, and doesn't seem to be something I can help with. In fact, it feels almost wrong to try to relieve it. Stress, panic, discouragement and despair seem helpable.

    I feel like Alice right after she fell down the rabbit hole.


    Here's a funny one: I was walking through the parking lot of a health store yesterday, and I sensed the man across the parking lot was going to sneeze when he passed my baby and I (I know, right? ), and automatically overruled my impulse to scoff and shifted my baby to my other hip and covered her face. And, a few seconds later, as we passed...the dude sneezed. I was officially weirded out.
    I've had some weird experiences too, like recently sitting in my car in the parking lot at work, and seeing someone that I know owns a red sports car, walking into a section of the parking lot where there were no red cars, or sports cars, so I think to myself, "What car is he going too?" and I immediately get a mental image of a white Volkswagen bus, and then I watch him walk over to a white Volkswagen bus, unlock the door, and get in. I have had many experiences where I swear I must be a mind reader, but I don't try to be.

    I agree that anger is hard to penetrate, and anger directed at me, can be overwhelming. Most of the people I have helped with emotional overwhelm were not in proximity with me. It's been mainly online friends that I have given help with this to, some who live in Europe, others who live a few states away. I call it connecting to the person. Some call it mind touch. I feel someone's vibe, and they feel me feeling them, and then I feel them feeling me, and it's like this link get's established between us. I call it sharing a memory buffer, because we start feeling one another's emotions, and if the other person is feeling emotional overwhelm, I start getting inundated with that overwhelming feeling of theirs and I start sending calm back, as much to protect my nerves, as to relieve them. I call it telepathic hugs. I create in my imagination the feel of receiving a hug, and then send that 'feel' to the person I have connected myself to, and the other person feels hugged, or that's often what happens; sometimes it only relieves the tension of the overwhelmed feeling, which was my goal anyway. Right after 911, some of my online friends who lived close to NYC had need for some telepathic hugs.

    Relating to mind touch, I had a wild experience a few years ago, with a picture on the front cover of a Speigel's catalog that was sitting on a magazine rack in a local grocery store, and when I saw her picture, she felt 'kindred', a term I got from another online friend that means the person feels familiar like a sister when I first encounter them. When a person feels kindred, that usually means I have much in common with them, often including ability to mind touch with them. When I noticed she felt kindred, I thought, "Hmmm, weird." and I started to walk off, when suddenly it felt like she was thinking, "Hey where do you think you're going?". I had a connection with her that lasted for about two weeks. Totally random.

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    Also I have had occasions where someone has connected to me, after reading one of my posts, and I have no clue who it is, but they feel safe to me, so I just go with it. Additionally there are many folks in this world who have no clue that they possess this ability. I used to be this way, until an online friend taught me about me. I've been connected with people who had no clue what they were experiencing other than that they were feeling the high and intense energy that you get from the connection, without having any idea why.

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    i guess when ure feeling negative, then u automatically reject all such incoming connections. lol sounds like a DSL modem. but its true, i feel connected to people in such way too. its a warm feeling. maybe this is what N is all about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slumdogtrillionaire View Post
    i guess when ure feeling negative, then u automatically reject all such incoming connections. lol sounds like a DSL modem. but its true, i feel connected to people in such way too. its a warm feeling. maybe this is what N is all about.
    I don't know. Not all N type folks seem to have the ability, and one of my online kindred friends that I have since lost track of, other than still being able to 'find' her, insisted that her type was ISFP.

    That term 'find' is empathic_speak for the ability to intuit/feel the existence of a person in the world. I have no clue how I accomplish this, or how I know that what I am feeling actually is the person I am trying to find. I just 'know'. I have discovered that after a person passes away, I can no longer find them. It really surprised me after my Dad passed away, seeing him in the funeral home, his body felt like a vacant house. I wasn't expecting it to be so obvious that he wasn't in there anymore. I'm probably revealing that I don't have a lot of exposure to corpses.

    Another very fascinating discovery: One of my online kindred friends has epilepsy, and I have discovered that after she has a seizure, I often cannot find her for an hour or two after it. I have wondered what I am feeling when I find a person. This makes it sound like all people are transmitters and don't know it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by will5250 View Post

    Another very fascinating discovery: One of my online kindred friends has epilepsy, and I have discovered that after she has a seizure, I often cannot find her for an hour or two after it. I have wondered what I am feeling when I find a person. This makes it sound like all people are transmitters and don't know it.
    interesting what about when they are sleeping?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slumdogtrillionaire View Post
    interesting what about when they are sleeping?
    No. When a person is sleeping their energy feels different, so that I can often perceive whether a person is awake or asleep, but I still have no trouble finding them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by will5250 View Post
    No. When a person is sleeping their energy feels different, so that I can often perceive whether a person is awake or asleep, but I still have no trouble finding them.
    i respect yur ability. pretty awesome. i would wonder if during sleep the soul drifts away to other dimensions in a way of astral travel, if thats still detectable? and when someone meditates and consciously moves towards astral projection is that detectable, till what point.?

    i wonder too when a person dies their soul moves into other dimensions is that detectable?

    and when a person is reborn the soul is same, is that detectable? do u feel ure dads back? did u feel his soul drift in the astral plane?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slumdogtrillionaire View Post
    i guess when ure feeling negative, then u automatically reject all such incoming connections. lol sounds like a DSL modem. but its true, i feel connected to people in such way too. its a warm feeling. maybe this is what N is all about.
    I don't think so. While I think what's being discussed in this thread is really interesting, I don't think it's wise to associate it strongly with mbti. I think it's a separate sort of 'gift', if you will.

    I know that I can't really relate to what's being discussed, but that doesn't take away from the fact that it IS interesting/unique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slumdogtrillionaire View Post
    i respect yur ability. pretty awesome. i would wonder if during sleep the soul drifts away to other dimensions in a way of astral travel, if thats still detectable? and when someone meditates and consciously moves towards astral projection is that detectable, till what point.?

    i wonder too when a person dies their soul moves into other dimensions is that detectable?

    and when a person is reborn the soul is same, is that detectable? do u feel ure dads back? did u feel his soul drift in the astral plane?
    I used to think what I was feeling was the person's soul, but my experiences with the kindred friend with epilepsy seems to disprove that hypothesis.

    And no I did not feel his soul leave his body. I was not near him when he died, I was on the road still some 80 miles away, trying to get there before he died, but he didn't last that long. However I was connected with him at the time even though he wasn't conscious.

    Edit: I had more here but it was very private, to me, things, and I felt uncomfortable having it exposed here, sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by will5250 View Post
    I used to think what I was feeling was the person's soul, but my experiences with the kindred friend with epilepsy seems to disprove that hypothesis.
    its valuable what u have shared. so is u're hypothesis that we are natural empathic transmitters without bringing in the concept of soul?
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