First of all, I want to thank those of you who shared your stories with me through email, Facebook, and Instagram. If you've been hesitant about doing so, I'd love to get an email or message from you. [email protected]
There have also been an enormous amount of questions about being an empath, what types of empaths there are, and some of you are even worried that you're NOT an empath. Please don't worry (seriously, leave that to us). So why would you want to hang around if you're not an empath or a highly sensitive person (HSP)? Well, you might have a loved one who is and even a kid who you suspect might be an empath.
Back to my question. Have you repeatedly been told you're too sensitive? I have. And it made me feel even worse for actually having these feelings. The more I pushed them down, the sicker I got. I was exhausted, I isolated and was fearful that the emotions would come back stronger (and they did).
As empaths, this can make us feel frustrated, fearful, and stuck. It's a terrible way to live. When started embracing this gift, I really started to live. Trust me - I fought it.
When I decided to put myself at the top of my list and embrace life, things started to change. BIG!
Because empaths have the beautiful ability to absorb and transmute the emotions and energy of other people, it's important to start taking some simple, yet bold steps.
For example, if you've repeatedly been told that you're too sensitive or too emotional, you can take action to feel what you feel AND protect your energy.
What can you do?
1. If you're around people or involved in a situation that isn't serving you, set an immediate boundary or leave the situation.
2. Practice intentional breathing. Here's an easy one: Inhale for 4, exhale for 8. Do this as many times as needed to feel more balanced and grounded.
3. Remind yourself that these intense feelings are actually trying to tell you something. Connect with your body and emotions.
Your sensitivities are a GIFT and should be treated that way.There's nothing wrong with you. Sometimes you're just picking up on and processing subtle energy that others may not understand.
I'm curious. Have you been told that you're too sensitive? How did that make you feel?
I'd love to know.