Hello all, thank you for stumbling upon my post and taking a moment to read it. Just wanted to share a little story that happened to me the other day....
As a child I was always called too "sensitive" or "emotional," two traits that I am so very thankful for as an adult. Me being sensitive and emotional has made me feel emotions deeper than most of my peers. As of the last six or seven years(since my best friend passed away), I've more in tune with my own feelings as well as those around me. I can "feel" what you're "feeling" at that moment...for the most part. It happens a lot with my family, my best friend, work associates...I can feel when they are anxious or angry or overly joyful, to name a few examples. A gift I'm starting to embrace with open arms.
Well, a few days I got into a deep discussion with a fellow co-worker. She began to open up, let down her walls and began to tell me about her cousin who passed and who was extremely close to her. I felt so honored that she felt so comfortable becoming that vulnerable with me. It was a great feeling. During the talk, she told me about a t-shirt of his that she had recently found and how it still smelt like him. While she was explaining this, I "felt" an overwhelming sense of sadness, sorrow and I "felt" someone hysterically crying. Feelings that were NOT mine. It was so overwhelming that I began to feel the lump grow in the back of my throat, and then without any hesitation (or any reasoning on why I was about to say this) I insisted that she sleep with the t-shirt. It was was like I didn't say it to her, he did. And I repeated sleeping with the shirt about three more times until I couldn't "feel" the hysteria anymore. We hugged it out and then she left work. But for whatever reason, I could not shake the feelings I was having. I felt anxiety, like I needed to cry, but I knew it wasn't really me feeling this way. About twenty minutes passed and I felt the need to text her and let her know how I was feeling. She responded with letting me know that she's never felt him as much as she did at that moment, and that when she received the text from me, her and her cousin's favorite song came on. Verification? Absolutely!
Just felt the need to share a little of how my everyday life tends to be! Always an exciting adventure.