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Hi Everyone!

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by meganmachinegun, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. meganmachinegun

    meganmachinegun New Member

    Hi guys,
    Im very happy to have found a forum like this one. My name is Megan and I began having "experiences" at a young age. Growing up in the Bible Belt I'm somewhat ignorant to many terms used, and I'm hopeful to learn more from y'all. I'm not sure the extent of my abilities, but I feel it's time to figure them out and learn ways to better control them.I will be happy to share more information about my experiences. Any help is greatly appreciated!
  2. mac

    mac regular contributor Staff Member

    Perhaps you could outline a few of your experiences - I don't envy your living in the Bible Belt!

    I'm presently in the UK where we have a large network of Spiritualist churches and centers with little impact from mainstream religions on their activities or teaching. My understanding and interest is underpinned by some of the teachings found in the Spiritualist philosophy, one crucial aspect of that being the possibility of spirit communication through evidential mediumship. Perhaps your attributes include that particular ability or maybe simply psychic awareness.

    Here you can speak freely because whatever your specialty, interest or experience it's high likely we'll know something about it and/or there may be someone here with similar attributes or experience.
  3. meganmachinegun

    meganmachinegun New Member

    I'm hopeful that someone here could give insight on what my experiences are called, so I am able to do more research about them. I spent most of my teenage years trying to block them out because, it was something that scared me. Now things are getting more intense, and in South Carolina it's hard to find resources to help.
    • As a child a had an imaginary friend who turns out.....wasn't so imaginary!
    • I began seeing what looked like a shadow person in my bedroom around 10 years old, it was in the shape of a man and would just walk out of my closet and disappear. Now 25 my neighbor tells me that a teenage male hung himself in what was my closet years ago.
    • When I go to my moms house a see a shadow person of a female, after I see her I get extreme migraines to the point of being sick.
    • My entire life on and off I've had what I call sleep paralysis, which has started back recently and is occurring 2 time weekly or more. It happens multiple ways one in which I feel like I'm trapped in my body and can't move, or the other where I'm standing beside my bed looking at myself asleep.
    • I'm also very good at reading people, it feels like I'm actually feeling what they are feeling. For example, my boyfriend will come home from work and he's had a bad day. I feel like I had a bad day as well, it's hard to explain. It's like I feel other people's emotions, and it's pretty overwhelming. It's caused me to have pretty bad anxiety and depression.
    • I have very vivid dreams that sometimes seem insane, but usually come back as helpful later on. I also see like images almost like a picture in my dreams that show up randomly.
    there are a number of other things but these are just some that stand out.
  4. mac

    mac regular contributor Staff Member

    My immediate reaction is that you're highly psychically sensitive - perhaps no surprise for you there.

    Clearly you're very empathetic and 'pick up' on what's happening to others. The various other examples you give all fit the general picture of someone with psychic 'gifts'. What to do with them, how best to control them rather than they controlling you, is unclear.

    Here in the UK it would be fairly straightforward to explain the steps you could take but the USA does not have a Spiritualist church structure similar to the one in the UK, somewhere that help is readily found. A quick look at the NSAC list shows no churches in SC anyway - again not a surprise.

    Perhaps our American members can comment whether something else is available in their country?
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2017
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  5. poeticblue

    poeticblue Moderator

    Welcome Megan. Glad to have you here. I've been an on and off contributor towards this forum for quite a while and have found it to be a great resource for coping, dealing, and learning about the meaning of this life and/or the afterlife.

    In regards to your post, I grew up in a family that taught Baptism but I never entertained the thought that there was precisely one way of thinking in life and often felt like an outsider due to my curiosity.

    It is a good thing that you found yourself here on the forums and willing to leave your door open rather than closed. I guarantee that if you stick around long enough, you will learn a great deal here. There may be various opinions that people may give but it's up to you how you feel and what you choose to believe. Judging from your post above, I think you will be just fine.
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