published author of Flow Notes; A Collection
Have you ever been told that you are “too sensitive” or ” overly sensitive”? Do you enjoy quiet spaces more often than not? Do you enjoy more “alone” time than your friends and family? It’s like a big sigh of relief when you finally get home.
More than likely you are an Empath. This is one of the many special gifts in the world and should be seen as that, rather than a burden or just even “overly sensitive”. You can sense things on a deeper level than most and there are advantages to this when we are able to embrace this gift and hone in on it’s advantages.
First of all, if you are an Empath, start seeing this from a different perspective everyday. Start thinking that you have this superhuman ability and embrace how special you are. Being empathic is not the same as overly sensitive. Emapthic means that you can literally feel the energy of the world around you at an acute level. If you are in nature you feel relaxed which means that you feel the vibration of that nature around you. If you are around others, more than likely you can feel those, depressions, anxieties, and doubts. But instead of understanding that those vibrations are from your surroundings, you take it as being your own and then get confused. This is why it feels so good to be in your own energy at home. For some Empaths, your ability reaches farther. On some days you may feel somber or a bit sad and not understand why. This is because sometimes, you are able to feel what is happening in different parts of the world, if it’s a major tragedy such as earth quake, tsunami’s, or something where there is mass devastation. It also makes sense and is something to understand since we are all connected on a spiritual level.
So how do we hone in and sharpen this ability? How will it benefit us? We can simply be more aware and ask questions. So the awareness comes in when you notice when you are out and about and your energy starts to change. When you start to feel overwhelmed with your surroundings, this is probably when your empath self is kicking in. To your Self, ask, “Who does this belong to?” Notice how you feel when you ask this to your Self. You will probably notice that nervousness, anxiety, or other emotion dissipate somewhat. If you are with a friend and notice your Self feeling a little distorted, you can feel into this and empathize with your friend and this is how you can hone in on your gift and use it to help. Not from an ego standpoint but from one of compassion because you can actually feel what it feels like and agree, “it sucks”. This gift can help you understand emotions on a deeper level and create more understanding for what is happening in the world. These things can motivate you to help change the world in a positive way. Rather than looking at this gift as a burden, you can start asking questions, step in or out of the emotions you feel, and ask how can you help? You are an empath for a reason, you may have the ability to change the things around you. You have the ability to feel what others are feeling so that you may have compassion or help them in some way. Now that you know these little steps this may help separate things between you and the world just a bit to give you some breathing room and time to decifer what is really happening.
A Transition into Being
Note to Self: I will not die an unlived life!
I recently came across something I wanted to share while reading “I will not die an unlived life by Dawna Markova”. It reads:
Travelling from the known to unknown requires crossing an abyss of emptiness. We first experience disorientation and confusion. Then, if we are willing to cross the abyss in curious and playful wonder, we enter an expansive and untamed country that has its own rhythm. Time melts and thoughts become stories, music, poems, images, ideas. This is the intelligence of the heart, but by that I don’t mean just the seats of our emotions. I mean a vast range of receptive and connective abilities: intuition, innovation, wisdom, creativity, sensitivity, the aesthetic, qualitative and meaning making. It is here that we uncover our purpose and passion.
My deepest Gratitude,
Often times in our life we are so busy just catching up. Catching up on bills, our things to do list, what we have to do next after we do one thing, our worries of money, the children, politics, the weather, work, counting how much money we have to grocery shop, for bills, our budget, etc.. Our minds are constantly grasping at the next thing to do or worry about. We are in a mode of doing and getting things done. After a while we almost have an innate habit of running through our mind to find the next thing keeping us in a state of anxiety or worry. Our bodies are so used to it that when you do have a simple moment, it feels almost strange and that something is wrong because there have been so many moments of stress and unease. However, You must remember that your purpose here is to create, to have desires for your future and in the now, to be an artists or to express your Self in some way, any way. When we start dreaming and making lists of what we want or our goals and desires, we are creating. We are REALLY using our minds. It is these things that are the most important. We are meant to dream and have our desires, this is the new state of consciousness that we have long since forgotten. This state is your natural birthright. For without your dreams and desires, the world is being deprived of your beauty and ideas. Your peers around you are being deprived from your True essence and the ability to be inspired by you. Also, your vibration changes when your mind is focused on dreams, wants, and desires. It actually raises its Self to a higher frequency to connect to A Pure Source. The next time you find your Self grasping for the worrying vines in your mind or you feel like “what else do I need to get done”, Try making a list of what YOU want in your life.
My Deepest Gratitude,