Since I was very young I felt different. Things looked, sounded, and felt different. It has always felt to me as if I didn't belong. At one point I even asked my Mom and Dad if I was adopted, thinking that was the answer. In school, I always tried too hard to belong, but that caused problems. At the same time, however, I was drawn to the students who were left behind or being picked on. I was always standing up for them or giving a shoulder to rest on.
I was also very sickly, but the doctors could never seem to find a reason. Now after years of dealing with that, I realize that I am an Empath. There have been many times that I would take on other’s feelings of despair and illnesses, as if it were my own, not realizing it wasn't Having someone explain that and help me learn to deal with empathic abilities has really been a blessing to me and my family. Now it is time to pass on the blessings and teach others how to work with and control this special and unique ability in ways that bring peace.
Although being an Empath was difficult, it could not compare to my other “gifts”. I see, hear, and feel spirits of all kinds. Let me tell you that, back when I was a child, saying that out loud could have severe negative consequences. Thank goodness we now live in an era where people are more profoundly aware.
My personal goal for APAN is to help people who have these experiences to realize they are not alone. All the experiences I have been through prepared me to be an advocate and assist others. I want to help others with their “gifts,” to understand their unique situation and work toward a positive and productive future.
Peace & Joy ~ Tina