Does this ever happen to you?
You're out somewhere and a complete stranger says hello and begins to tell you their life story. Or they tell you their troubles.
This can mean you are an empath.
This often happens to me and I am sure it has happened to many people as well.
Recently I was at the Kings Mill Hospital, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, seeing the consultant regarding my eyes.
My mother and her sister had glaucoma and I have to have regular checks. My last check was only six months ago. However, the consultant said my eyes 'were steady' and therefore my next checkup is in twelve months time - very good news indeed. They also have told me that it is highly unlikely that I will have glaucoma, because I would have shown signs before now and because certain parts of my eyes are not conducive to being affected by glaucoma. As mentioned - very good news indeed!
By the way, if you are over forty then you should get your eyes checked regularly. I think if you are over fifty then it should be every two years. Free checks are available for anyone who has a close relative who has glaucoma.
While I was waiting for my appointment, at the hospital, a lady began to tell me her life history. She told me she had lost her father two years ago and how she was still grieving. She also told me how one of her six brothers had taken it very badly.
She spoke very quietly and there was music playing and other people talking and so it was quite difficult to hear what she was saying.
Then, I was rather glad to say, the consultant called out my name.
This stranger was about to tell me the critical part of her story and as I stood up from my chair she grabbed my arm and held me back. I was desperate to get away and get my appointment over and done with as I had other committments during my day.
The lady hung onto my arm and told me that someone had found her brother hanging in his garage. I told her how sorry I was for her loss and then went off with the consultant.
Why do people do this?
One reason is that they instinctively can tell a 'good listener'. Another reason is that they have 'their story' to tell. Yet a further reason is to do with addictions.
People get addicted to stress and drama and trauma.
This lady had been telling this story for about two years. She was feeding off the drama. It is not unlike an alcoholic who, once the affects of the alcohol wear off, has to have another 'dose' of that medicine. People who have had a shock are often showing symptoms of post traumatic stress and one of these is to be addicted to stress and drama.
I have found two excellent books to help with this difficulty and ease the pain of loss and shock:
'Don't Let Anything Dull Your Sparkle' - Doreen Virtue.
Medical Medium - Johnathan William
Also I highly recommend looking up TAT - Tapas Accupressure Technique
and EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique
It is good to listen to people and it is also good to talk to people. However it is also good to let go of stress and drama.
copyright 2017 - Barbara Burgess, Psychic Medium.
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