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#1 JMcGirly1890

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:25 PM

Hey Everyone, I'm new to the board, I'm just wanting an answer to this question, how do you tell if your a sensitive? What is the difference between a medium and a sensitive? Is it possible to be a sensitive and pick up on spirits and be able to know their stories and what gender they are? I come from a very religious background, and therefore there's a LOT of doubt about what I am seeing/hearing/sensing. I'd like to think it's more than just me being crazy, but I want to know if there's some way I can test my abilities to tell if it's just a 'lucky guess' or if I'm actually right. I've tested myself (as silly as this may sound) by watching 'ghost shows' on TV, where there are psychics trying to determine what spirits are there. 9 times out of 10, I'm right on the mark, way before they say anything.I've even freaked my lil sis and best friend out because of the acuracy. I just want somebody to give me some kinda info on this. Please help when and if you can!

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 12:38 PM

I've never come across anything that you could use as a "hard and fast rule" to determine if you are "sensitive". Not saying there isn't something out there, I guess you'll have to keep looking for something that is more concrete than what you have tried so far.. I have a "gift" but I sorta grew up with it; nothing special.

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 12:14 AM

The way I knew was that I always 'felt' stuff. I could feel a person's hostility in a grocery store, even before they turned around and I could see their face. I could feel sadness or anger, or fear in buildings or houses, just by stepping inside.

While I've seen a few ghosts and sense them a lot, I don't consider myself a medium, because a spiritual medium can usually tell you things about a ghost's past. Either I'm not a medium, or I'm not open enough, because I've never gotten that far. Nor do I wish to.
However, usually it's just a 'thing', you can just tell. Most of the time you've 'known' you were different from a very young age, and have had paranormal experiences, as well. If this doesn't sound like you, you're probably not all that sensitive.
I don't actually care for the whole experience, and would never wish it on another person. I just want to be normal. I used to be really into it, but now that I've come across way too many hostile ghosts, who think I'm an easy portal (I'm not), I just want it to go away.
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Posted 30 August 2009 - 07:31 PM

I know I am. I'm also an empath. My husband thinks I'm crazy crying over the elderly or children I've never met. I've also judged everyone I've ever met within 5 minutes to a T, to which I ao often hear :How'd yoy know that?, ummm. . . well I just do. I feel and see things oh yeah and hear long departed souls "Who says, Honey I'm home. anymore?"that no one else can. Unfortunately my 17 year old identical twins were blessed/cursed with my "gift". In my opinion if you have to ask then you aren't. Either you know you are or you wish you were and believe me I wounldn't wish this on well almost anyone. I've even woken up from a sound sleep having a child's anxiety attack (wasn't mine, I was so deep asleep I don't even remember what I was dreaming of), all I remember is a child calling out for my help and I couldn't help her or even know who she was.
Hope I could help you some. Good luck if you are sensitive, you'll need it.

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 02:23 AM

Hi, JM welcome to GV:D I have to agree with Vonnie, if you are, you know it. You can see or hear the dead. There are generally two types of sensitives, those who are born to it, now children have that ability but it disappears as they grow older-usually when they reach school age-the other type involves trauma, a car accident or some other brush with the other side
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Posted 19 October 2009 - 10:31 PM

quick question with this. Can you make yourself sensitive to it or is it something that you're just born with it?

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 01:35 PM

Everything that was talked about in these posts in this thread i have done or can do how ever you would like to put it. My fiance calls it a "gift" lol i asked if i could give her my "gift" but she wont take it hmm wonder why. SO many memories came out reading these posts. I know with my own experiences that i am sensitive to spirits and their "feelings" i will be over come with almost any type of feelings for no reason at all and at the most odd of times as well example taking a drive to a small town not to far from where i live i was over come with this uncontolable urge to just ball my eyes out and i did and cound not control it, i drove down that same road many more times after that and each time i got more "info" (not sure what else to call it) i started hearing a voice of a little girl the words hard to hear what she was saying but could tell its was a young girl and i kept getting this urge to help her but my fear of what i might find stopped me. the more and more i drove that road the more specific of a spot i could feel where this voice was coming from. But my opinion on the topic How do you know if your sensitive: You just know, simple as it sounds but yeah.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 10:46 PM

There is a very real trait of sensitivity and people who have it are known as a "highly sensitive person" (HSP). A book was written about it called "The Highly Sensitive Person", by Elaine Aron. It was a breakthrough book in terms of exploring the sensitivity trait and approaching as a gift and not a disorder, as many in the medical field have labeled it such. People who are considered sensitive have a nervous system that works many times faster than the average person and are very sensitive to the energy of others. To me it makes sense that if ghosts are energy, the energy sensitive person would pick up on their presence.

The website for the book is located at: http://www.hsperson.com/

I highly recommend it to any people who think they might be sensitive. She discusses possible paranormal links in the last chapter.

I'm a HSP as well and one of the previous posts were right in saying that you just know when you are. The website above gives basic traits that sensitives typically share.

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 10:38 PM

quick question with this. Can you make yourself sensitive to it or is it something that you're just born with it?


I would like to know the answer to this too. I think I'm somewhat sensitive but not sure if I want to develop this or if it is even possible.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:03 PM

I agree with the previous posts, you just know. I've known since I was a girl that something was different about my mind because I could see images and people from the past. I would dream things and days later they would happen. As I grew older, influenced by those around me that it wasn't a good thing, I put up walls and "closed up the shop" so to speak. But I like you grew tired of feeling like I was crazy or just lucky guesses. They aren't lucky guesses for me and when I stopped ignoring it as such, had some confidence in myself, and embraced it as a gift, things got a lot better for me.
Everyone's journey is different though. Follow your heart, your conscience and if you are a praying person, pray for guidance.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:19 PM

quick question with this. Can you make yourself sensitive to it or is it something that you're just born with it?


In my opinion I don't think you can make yourself in the way you're thinking.
To be honest I think everyone has the ability to be sensitive just some supress it and others don't or some are better at accepting the triggers than others.
The best thing you can probably do is to just try and open yourself up in a way, just be actively thinking that you're open to feeling something etc.
The first few times may just be the fact you're trying though but with more open subconcious you're more likely to be able to sense things.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:01 PM

I believe that a sensitive is a person that is born with. Like other say it het very hard to hear the crying and just people's thought that aren't ur own. I have more then just a sensitive I have the ability to protect and heal in away. My sensitive has went to a whole other level. I have a friend that lives 2000 miles south of me I have never seen her in person but I can read her like a book. Also this might sound weird but I am a male and I can feel her sickness. I don't have girl parts but I can feel like there is something there. In my gut area I asked her if she has a problem and she said yes i asked you can't have kids can you she said no and has excepted the fact that she couldn't . I told her you have indometriouses bad don't u. The only reason why I know this is my fiancée has it. She said ya. Untold her she better go see another gyno so she did she has a baby boy now. And as for hearing things I have put a block so I can let it in as I want or need to. But it's like a dam you have to let some through once in awhile so it don't burst.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 11:14 PM

I agree with the others in that if you are, you'll know it. I've always been somewhat sensitive, and empathic. I'm a slightly stronger receptive empath than projective, which can be a good thing at times, given my temper, but good lord, it can be a pain in the you know what when someone I'm close to is sad, 'cause I'll start bawling for no really apparent reason until I talk to the person and find out why.

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:37 AM

This comment is really aimed at the earlier remarks, but still reflects upon the related commentary.
I think it's rather cold and uncaring to say that a person "knows" that they are and if they aren't sure, then they are not. Many people don't know what they are feeling or from where it is coming. This can stem from conflicting religous beliefs or just plain ignorance of the subject. People unfamiliar with all of this need guidance, not a smug "oh, it you're asking, then you aren't one". It's like anything else; one isn't necessarily blessed with all-encompassing knowledge of an ability, skill, or "gift".
To me, it's kind of an a-hole attitude.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 05:46 AM

I agree with, PoisonMookie, and Jimmary here.

I believe we are all sensitive to certain extents. Everyone has odd experiences from time to time, even skeptics, you know just that chill up your spine, the one that you get when a stranger walks past you in a grocery store, everyone has them. I believe those are our senses telling us something is going on with that person,(not that that person is bad) maybe they are at that moment, feeling a strong emotion for some reason, we just pick up on their energies. I think its posible some of us are born and stay super sensitive, and the rest of us are just sensitive. I believe that for a lot of us (myself included) we don't acknowledge, and refuse to believe or go deeper into it, out of spiritual/religious belief, or are just to (for lack of a better word) rational, to believe in such things. So we never fully devlop it to the extent others have it.

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