||[Mar. 27th, 2004|11:28 pm]
Realm of visions
I was invited to join here a couple of weeks ago but have yet to put down an introduction. I apologize for the bit of lurking that I've been doing...I just didn't really know how to introduce myself here. I have a bit of a shy streak, especially in new places, and I've never been invited to join a Live Journal community before. :) To whomever invited me, I assume it was the maintainer from what was written in the user-info, thank you very much. :)
To tell a little bit about myself: I've been told before that I have a gift for helping people and comforting people. I'm not entirely sure what this "gift" is exactly but I have been told before by others that just my presence has lifted them a little higher when they've fallen to their lowest. They've told me that I don't even have to say anything and I'm already "working the magic." Once more, I don't really understand what this gift is but I do understand somewhat how extremely empathic I am. I take in others' emotions into myself...feel their emotions, experience their emotions...to such an extreme before that I haven't always been able to tell the difference between what is my own emotions and the emotions that I've taken in from others. I'm a good listener most of the time because I've learned to listen with my heart and not just with my ears. Sometimes you can hear so much more if you just listen with your heart, things that are beneath the surface of what the person is saying...meaning you can react sensitively to someone's hostility because you've realised through listening with your heart that the hostility is just the surface. There may be sadness or depression beneath those waters that you couldn't hear if you just listened with your ears.
And before I go overboard for an introduction I'm going to end this right here. :) I hope I can be of some help in this community somehow.