Originally Posted by butterflyeffect
In another thread, it has been brought to my attention that I am picking up on other peoples emotions and confusing them with my own. I do have a very strong heart chakra and sense of compassion for others but this is a bit more than that. Essentially, if you tell me how sad you are about your difficult divorce, I will get really sad too and be able to feel your pain and mirror it and want to help you, like I'm the one getting divorced... Its difficult because I then end up feeling emotions that aren't mine and its draining and unproductive.
Are you really sure they aren't YOUR emotions?
What I mean is....if there's one thing I'm noticing a lot of lately, is that the people we attract in our lives tell us a big old bold story about who we are. There's a reason why people are in your life, but a lot of times we are not aware of that reason or we resist it.
Do you think it's coincidence that you other people's emotions create an emotional reaction with you?
Perhaps, you're able to relate to the person who is going through a divorce because there is some unresolved emotion in you that is activated by that person's experience. See what I'm saying?