Lately on another form (TFW) I've been giving what I refer to as "energy readings" for people over instant message. I've been doing this for a while now, but only recently realized that when I do these readings I literally use the internet to help me get to my goal. I'm not sure how to explain it in words that everyone will be able to understand, so I'll just describe it as accurately as I can.
When I begin, I usually ask someone for a photo or a voice clip, or something I can use to pinpoint them or distinguish them from the rest of the beings currently using the internet. When provided, I basically try to attune my own emotional state to theirs. In order to do that, I send out my thought and my energy, almost like casting a fishing line or astral projecting toward their current location. I follow the internet, the connections of energy are so much easier for me to feel when I have a goal in mind, and I can easily feel my energy touch the other individual's energy. Once we are connected, things that I "see" or "feel" simply pop into my head, and I know that they have meaning. Sometimes I can see them as if they were actually in front of me, sometimes I just say things without knowing what I'm going to say, and sometimes I get a visceral or physical reaction - pain, compression, dizziness, and occasionally emotional responses (though I attempt to shield myself from the emotions of other people). I also do past life regressions, tarot readings, and psychometry in person, but I find that I have difficulty connecting as intimately to someone when I am sitting right next to them.
So what I want to know is...
Am I alone in this? Is it weird? Is there anywhere I can read up on how this is explained? Do you believe that the internet is actually helping me connect to people? How can I become better at it in person?
I know that's a lot to ask, I'm just lately feeling like a freak. I've gotten questions, both about how I do it and about my accuracy, as well as whether or not I'm just blowing smoke about the whole issue. I guess what it comes down to is that I just want to understand my own abilities. Any help would be awesome.