Did you know, that according to Dr. Judith Orloff, in her book on empathy, empathetic people have “an extremely reactive neurological system. We don’t have the same filters that other people do to block out stimulation. As a consequence, we absorb into our own bodies both the positive and stressful energies around us….We are truly super responders….high sensitivity affects approximately 20% of the population, though the degree of sensitivity can vary.” I am part of that 20%, how about you?
Isn’t it liberating to know this? Now we only need to learn more about how to live as empathetic individuals and how to create psychic filters, boundaries and protection in order to function better outside of and within the status quo. How do you get there? In my weirdness, I have plugged into the Universal Solutions’ box and have learned how to do that. Here is part of my story. See if you can find yourself in it.
What seemed to plague me all my life was trying to figure out why I didn’t fit in. I wasn’t square, nor was I round, nor was I a triangle – I was all of them at the same time! Over the years I learned that I was resilient – I could meet people where they were at, whether they were square, round or a triangle or whatever other shape. I could shape-shift into what was needed at the time except the “status quo”, (what everyone else does in order to conform) shape. I could never fit in it –.
I learned not to make waves while still speaking my truth. I knew that Nature and all It’s creatures were my best teachers and companions. Contemplation was my way of relating to Life. Its way fed me all that I needed because, Heaven knows, being an intuitive, Indigenous, shamanic empathetic person brought social isolation, rejection and bullying. I didn’t realize that my acute sensitivity was different from others until my late 20’s.
An empathetic person tends to be looking for something but doesn’t quite know what. When you meet the Language of the Soul and hear about Universal Laws something in you awakens. But where to find it? What are you unknowingly looking for exactly?
You are searching for your fundamental moral education about the Divine Feminine Within. It was removed from your curriculum approximately 5,000 years ago except for the Indigenous Peoples who saw all of Life as Sacred. The traditional teachings hold intuitive training within them. One level of the teachings within the Medicine Wheel, for example, explains that there are four quadrants to living: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual – maintaining balance in all four is key.
The training in understanding the Divine Feminine Within (the Soul) and our empathy belongs to the spiritual quadrant that we have “smuched” into the mental and emotional quadrants, hiding it from view. This hidden quadrant is the bridge to your spirituality that does not belong to religion but rather to the subtle energy that surrounds you and every one else universally.
Seeking for the Language of the Soul all of my life has made me weird. I didn’t know that to be your authentic self was odd until people started calling me “weird” because my ideas and perceptions didn’t match theirs. So finally I simply answered: “Thanks! I work at it!” Then we’d laugh and it made it ok. Laughter made it that I was heard but still kept isolated. I didn’t twig then that I was also a soul healer.
I had a different approach to finding solutions to problems that didn’t seem to have one. I became a resource person because as a full-blown empathetic, intuitive, Indigenous, healer-woman, people who wanted to get unstuck and find a solution that was unexpected but worked, knew they could count on my food for thought. Being a weird empathetic individual is now a true blessing based in true humility.
Come see me this summer while you’re on vacation and I will help you understand empathy and how to protect your subtle energy fields so that you can cope with “overwhelm”. Perhaps a shamanic soul healing will come forth or even a shamanic reflexology treatment. Then you’ll see how being a “weird empath” becomes safe and life becomes a lot more fun! Also/or if you are blessed with a highly sensitive child, want to understand their sensitivity and develop coping strategies, call or email me.
Take good care.