Don’t Worry–You’re Not Weird

I know that so many of us feel that we are strange or weird, or so different in our thinking that everyone around us would keep far away from us if they knew our “secret.” You’d be surprised to know that what you may think is “weird” about you may be something that others admire, long to emulate or want to know more about.

Please realize that I am not talking about certifiable craziness, clinical depression, mental disorders, etc. I’m addressing those who, for example, always seem to understand how another person is feeling. They sometimes even take on those feelings themselves, and wonder why they feel upset or sad and often utterly drained. If this happens to you, perhaps you are a natural empath. An empath can often feel the same emotions as another person close to them, or any person. If this describes you, first of all–you’re not strange; you have a gift. Second, you’re not alone, and third, you can learn simple techniques to keep those shared feelings from draining you.

The age in which we are living is both terrifying and exciting. Things could go either very badly or very well, depending on how we act and react to events. Again, you can learn techniques to manage moods and to overcome fear, loss, worry, etc.

Here is my own story of weird and strange. From the time I was old enough to think, I could see colors with my eyes closed. I am not speaking about auras; many people can see them more clearly than I. What happened for me was that, if I touched someone or was close to someone, I could see “their” colors. I never told a soul because I was afraid that no one would want to be friends with me, or that someone would think I was crazy.

I was all of 61 years old when I found my own people, so to speak.  I had signed up for a class with Noreen McDonald, a gifted metaphysical teacher  (please visit her site at When I “came out” about my seeing colors and feeling other people’s emotions, I expected to be cast out like Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden. I wasn’t. I was welcomed and encouraged to use and hone my gifts. For the first time in my life, I understood that these gifts were not only normal to many, but valued as well. I also learned how to use and perfect my gifts. In fact, I am still learning. I have since learned that the colors I see mean different things. For example, when I touch someone’s neck and see burgundy, I know that it means pain. Green means healing, blue means the area needs attention, and so on.

Everyone in the class came to it for different reasons. I suspect that I was one of many who wondered about why they felt as they did. For many of us, it was the first time we felt we were not strange or weird.

I realize that writing this may lose me some readers, and if so, that’s ok. What I’d like for people to know is that I’ve been through this myself and I understand what it’s like to feel out of the “main stream.” If you do as well, please don’t worry. You can learn about your own gift and grow it if you like. If so, start with Noreen’s website and learn more. This may be something of interest to you or not.

Just please know that if you feel a connection to this, you are not alone.

4 thoughts on “Don’t Worry–You’re Not Weird

  1. Phyllis Ring says:

    What a JOY to read this today! And what an absolutely beautiful way for your gift to manifest itself. Wondrous.

  2. lulujbf7 says:

    Thank you, Phyllis–

    I truly appreciate your comment. This has been a long road and there is no end to it. Thank you for your support.

  3. diane kirkup says:

    Jane, thanks for sharing this writing from your heart. One would hope
    that you would not lose readers but indeed gain readers. I believe we
    are called to use our gifts for the higher good and, I know firsthand, that you are doing just that! ….

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