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Featured Does anyone feel "psychic"?

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Moonhart44, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. MadRienell

    MadRienell New Member

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    I feel especially sensitive to evil spirits and demonic presences. I can walk into a place and feel that something horrible happened there. Can’t explain it...just a cold, ominous feeling of dread. Sometimes it is faint, and other times it has been so overwhelming that I had to run out of the building or away from a person.

    As far as being empathic, I wish I had that gift. I never know what other people are feeling unless they’re frowning or smiling. I hate that I am easily conned due to a lack of ability to pick up on it. Very envious of you all. I’m very suspicious of people because I know that I have a disability in that respect. I usually let my husband do all the talking or evaluating of other people we meet/interact with for a sale, or purchase, etc.. you know.
     
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    That is good! I am here to preach boundaries... learn them, set them and be "brutal" with them. I don't care if people understand them... they are our rules for interacting with us, regardless if we are "disordered" or "disabled".

    I am much better at seeing sketchy people. The issue used to be.... why am I not attracted to people who don't violate my boundaries? Thank dog I am over that!

    I think the psychic thing is one of two ways of building our reality of our power. One is trying to say we have a power we do not, to feel ourselves feel more empowered when we feel so little power. The other way is to focus on our intrinsic power.

    I have crap tons of power and I know it... I am not talking about being a white dude (who has way more cultural power than he should have). I am talking intrinsic power as a person who is still treated horribly by ableists and has to work and relate to them. Even with this power, I still feel overwhelmed by people because I cannot tell what they are thinking in cultural terms.

    Culture is a "sneaker wave" that can pull you out to sea. I just have the power to swim against it and end up on dry land. I focus on that.
     
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  3. Ursus Chainus

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    Isolation = relating to people who invalidate your internal experience of life. Be that racists, sexists, ableists or narcissists. (you get to deal with all freaking 4... I cannot even imagine your isolation! :()

    I feel connection is most powerful when someone else has an understanding of our experience, or is willing to try to understand. At the very least, someone who does not invalidate our experience. There is no connection with anyone else.

    There is a false connection that "nature" has "created" for the purpose of survival of the human species. This is no longer needed. It is often between people like us and narcissists.

    I only want to communicate with people who have a basic understanding of me, or try to! Life is too short and energy is too precious to waste on others!
     
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  4. Gift2humanity

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    Hi
    This is very interesting. Can you elaborate on your sensitivity to evil spirits and demonic presences?
    As for empathy, you do have it, you are just not aware.
    Con-men and unscrupulous people are like evil spirits who walk the earth.
    You might know this already, a soul/spirit is an eternal being inside each of us. When we die we shed our body yet our soul reincarnates, the whole point being spiritual evolution.
    Con-men, mean spirited people, people with bad intentions have damaged souls, I think your confidence in people in actual-factual 3d reality has been knocked, and I think that if you use that same gut feeling that comes with sensing evil spirits, you will also sense that these con-men type people are one and the same, they have evil intentions, even if it is just to manipulate you into buying something.
     
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    I am a life path 11, in numerology that is highly psychic.
    My mum thought I was a gifted toddler as I could read and write before I went to school but I gave it up because I wanted acceptance from my Dad who taunted me and tried with success to block my development. He was a dark violent person who was in pain when he saw his daughter developing, I could talk at 1yr old and asked to have my nappy off and remained dry, so he infantilised me.
    Had I of kept reading I would have developed, look up numerology on token rock.com its scarily accurate, also a more detailed site is freetarot.com.
    Anyway, I was blocked and fooled the whole of my life.
    One day in my thirties, I had a foster-cat and I wanted an excuse to get out of a boozy weekend as I just didnt want to go.
    I casually asked the foster-cat and a thought that definitely wasn't mine came into my head "Tell the truth" and it worked.
    I also once had a thought that came into my head in 1997 when I was into spiritualism, it said "Evil forces are at work" Going by how my life has gone, so far, it seems by the foolish decisions I have made, some evil forces were at work. I've seen ghosts, first one at 20 when totally sober.
     
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    I struggled with the word "psychic" but I have used it in the past as a sort of placeholder word. I never fully took it seriously, but neither did I have the language to explain my sensitivity to environments and people, particularly those people who insist that they're fine but really something about them is screaming so loud I can't concentrate. Lays me up for days sometimes, can't hear my own thoughts for the noise of other people in my head.

    These are usually the people I'd find myself staring at. I generally look away when talking or thinking, but when there's someone who goes on my radar for some strong sensation, I stare at them, totally absorbed, in an attempt to figure out why I'm getting such a strong signal.

    The only conclusion I'd end up coming to was that these "energetically loud" people were saying one thing with their mouths and another with their vibe. It's one thing to not know what a person's motivation is, it's another to get a siren in your mind about what a person's motivation is, only to be met with "what are you talking about?"

    I'm so glad you started this thread, I thought I was ...er, not of sound mind.
     
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    While I'm not naturally okay at figuring out the intricacies of social interaction, such as body language, for some reason I've been able to pick up on someone's character/personality/mood quite easily since I was a child. If someone seems "off" or seems to have an issue with me I listen to that feeling, since it's accurate most of the time.

    It'd be interesting to know what it is I'm actually picking up on and what part of the brain operates that, since I don't have an issue with it but do with so many other social things.
     
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  8. MadRienell

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    I hold different beliefs on eternity and spirituality so we will have to agree to disagree on that.
     
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  9. Gift2humanity

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    It's ok to agree to disagree, we are all entitled to our opinions.
     
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    Yes, I do absolutely feel psychic. (To be clear, I have no diagnosis whatsoever but I'm fairly certain I check every box.). But my psychic ability exhausts me severely.

    I am an ocean front lifeguard. I'm known with my colleagues to be extremely prescient in terms of potential rescue situations. An old stand partner got in the habit of calling me "Batman" because often I'd be pulling people out before she even realized they were in trouble. I can look at a group of 2000 people and know exactly who was going to be in trouble and when.

    Luckily, this puts me in a public position where the people around me see me as someone extremely competent and serious about doing a great job. It took me many years to realize that I couldn't push others to be like me though. I think I made a lot of enemies by being so frustrated with their inability to notice the things that I did.

    I've learned to ease up on people but I've done it, as always, in an all or nothing sense. I assume everyone I work with is a buffoon and incompetent. I assume they will never notice anything and cannot make any good decisions. My greatest victory was learning how to do this without them knowing that I think this way. That I'm simply "the old veteran" carrying the weight for the younger folks.

    That awe I present, though, in a job that people value has offered me wide latitude to say and be as strange as I really am. My idosyncrosies are well established and known throughout my organization, yet they generally take them with a sense of humor along with a strong sense of respect. I'm very very lucky to have found myself a position like this.

    It's a summer job only and my winter job brings much more masking and stress. I don't really talk during the winter to anyone in any real way. My summer job keeps me sane, though, and I think takes a lot of pressure off of my wife (an absolute angel).

    First post. Hello to all.
     
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  11. Mark Walsh

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    I have this too... I think its a compensatory mechanism that's used to detect whether someone likes us or not. while NT's are constantly communicating how they feel towards each other with body language, tone of voice, eye contact e.t.c... People on the spectrum tend to struggle with these forms of communication so we tend to rely on "gut instinct" to tell if somebody is feeling positive towards us or not... that's my theory anyway
     
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    Psychic empathy? Yes, it's certainly possible for those on the spectrum. Though in my own case I'm more apt to connect to the dead rather than the living. Not as a medium, but as a sensitive. Though even then I've often wondered if this had anything to do with being autistic. To date I cannot say I've been able to link the two specifically in terms of being more receptive to paranormal phenomena. But empathy? Clearly that's another matter for individuals such as the OP.


    People with Autism Can Read Emotions, Feel Empathy
     
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  13. Gift2humanity

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    Did you read fiction as a child and do you still read it?
    I ask because autistic people who don't read fiction struggle with interpreting people's intentions, they feel sad when others are sad but are not conscious as to why, in other words they lack cognitive empathy and they are unaware that they have boat loads of affective empathy. AS people who read fiction feel affective empathy and practice compassionate empathy as a response to help the person who is feeling sad.
    They can also detect ill intent in people and are not easily manipulated to the best of my knowledge.
    For me, I can tell when someone may be dodgy when I meet them, but my lack of awareness means I ignore my intuition. I had an authoritarian upbringing and lost the ability to trust my intuition.
    I remember at a party hearing a man and getting a bad vibe, later I met him and with friends, socialised with him, he formed a relationship with a friend which went terribly sour and he grabbed another friend by the neck. He used to hit my friends dog and when I timidly tried to tackle him about it, he said he was training it, I wish I had said, "No, you are taking out your anger on him"
     
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    There are ways you can protect yourself so that you can use your psychic gift without exhausting yourself.

    Have you always been this way?
    It is known that reading fiction as a child, even if autistic helps with all mental and emotional skills, and if there is a psychic gift present, I imagine fiction will bring it out, did you read fiction as a child.

    It is a precious gift indeed. I think humanity originally were psychic and it has been bred out of us by us turning into robots, NT's even more so than autistics.

    It must be like being surrounded by people with blinkers on and frustrating for you.

    You are an asset to society and the universe definitely wants you to use this gift, follow your intuition, the individual none trodden path and you will find what that is.

    Maybe you are respected in your job. I wrote that last sentence before reading that you actually are respected. You are not just fortunate, if you have engaged in art or reading fiction then you have worked to earn the ability to hone this gift.

    Sorry your winter job brings much more masking and stress. I can tell you that masking is self-deception, and you are uncomfortable because, at heart you are an honest man who feels uncomfortable with masking.
    Let this stress be an indicator that you need to change your winter job, as it could serve to dull this gift you have which would be a real shame.

    I urge you to find what you enjoy apart from lifeguarding, dig deep, look into your childhood, even if you have to train and lose a little money for a while, doing a winter job, or even an all year round job where you save people (if that is your wish) will enrich you even more and you will become even more of an asset to society.
     
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    I don't blame you for not being a medium, they interrupt the soul's journey after death, as they call on them, it sounds like the dead talk to you, I confess I am not knowledgeable about "sensitives" and am assuming the dead come to you for good reason but I may well be mistaken.
    Did you read a lot of fiction also, intuition plays a part in picking up energies not of this 3D world of the five senses.
     
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    I feel like I can sense energy that most people don’t. I can sense the presence of living things, and to a lesser extent inanimate objects, and I feel other people’s emotions. The problem is, it doesn’t give me any insight on how to react to them:rolleyes: No clue when people are being dishonest or have bad intentions, though, I’m far too trusting and don’t even think to check the feel of things (yes, it feels like something I can heighten consciously, or at least consciously pay enough attention to that it seems like the sense is heightened).

    I seem to have good instincts, too - not infallible by any means, but if I guess at something (such as which way to turn in a game) and follow my instincts, I seem to have notably better than even odds at being right. Might be subconscious calculations or pattern observation or something, but it’s certainly not anything I do consciously, my conscious mind is rubbish with numbers and stuff. And an uncanny knack for riddles, but then again, I am a dragon:D Problem is, I doubt and second-guess myself way too often instead of just going with my instincts.

    The “feeling” thing doesn’t really feel like an extra sense or something, more like an extension of touch. It seems analogous to if most people were completely colorblind, but I could see colors - not a completely new sense, but a new aspect of an existing one. Just as hard to really explain as it is to explain color to someone who’s never seen it, too.
     
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    Sounds a bit like me, strong intuition but I ignore it around people only to find I am right.
    "Wonder why she is so popular," later to find out someone else thinks "she" is dangerous (work colleague)
    I could draw physical feelings.
    I can draw sounds.
    I can hear visual stimuli.
    If I have understood you right you might be describing synaesthesia.
     
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    I don’t think I experience synesthesia, unless maybe I’m somehow feeling subconscious visual stimuli as some sort of touch. More like I can sense an aspect of touch that most people can’t, the colorblindness thing was an analogy. But I guess it works for synesthesia, too. When thinking about it like that, maybe what I experience is a form of synesthesia. Interesting.
     
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    Sorry I misinterpreted you. I can visualise touch. I live in the west country of England where they all talk with a burrrrr and when they are broad accented it feels as if someone is grabbing the flesh on my waist if that makes any sense arrrrggghhhh
     
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    Nope, can't say I did. But then in my case, my initial contacts with the paranormal were unsolicited. Experiences I didn't ask for, apart from being mostly agnostic at the time.

    I consider myself not so much any kind of "believer" as such, but rather more of an eye witness to phenomena that existing science has no real answer to. Since then I have tried to become much more aware of the real world I live in rather than what society dictates.
     
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