Well this may seem not very important, but… I have been aware of this characteristic in myself since I was a child. It did not have a name then, but apparently it has one know.
I don’t know if others here know much about it but basically it is feeling what others feel.
It is not magic, not supernatural, but it is something that is at times hard to live with.
Why am I here?
I’m here because I am a Catholic above and beyond anything and all the self help groups in the net take this natural characteristic as a Paranormal thing. To the point where I find other Catholics sort of buying into it :shrug:
Well I don’t but I do need to talk about it sometimes. I don’t believe Jesus would saddle me with something that is not Natural, but it is something that makes life a little harder sometimes, like everything else it has an upside and a downside.
The upside is that by being more aware of other people’s feeling I can often help out, support etc… the down side is that you sometimes become a bit too aware of other people’s problems and anxieties…
I hope I’ve put this intelligibly enough
I’d really like to know how other Catholics or even the Church view this question.
Again I repeat I do not see, feel or think this is paranormal… It is natural we all have some amount empathy, but some of us have more…