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Taking care

Here is a message from the tiny Buddha that is relevant for all of us at some point. We all have given so much and sometimes more of ourselves then possible, by caring about others. This includes putting ourselves last in the process of it.

We have given to a point that has left us feeling exhausted and worn. To a point that made us so tired and even overwhelmed at times. Mentally drained, it’s a feeling as if the life was literally sucked out of you. There are times we try so hard to help another that we forget and not immediately realize the toll it can have on us.

This is a reminder to do the best you can to keep a healthy balance. For it is an admirable thing that your heart is so big and loves to help whenever it can, but it also needs love and tender care and can’t give all the time. Sometimes you have to listen inward and tend to your own needs. Not because you don’t want to help, but because you are no help to anyone unless you are well yourself.

How do you do that, especially if you are an empath? I know, your compassion is so great and you care so very deeply, aren’t you. How could you not! It’s the core of your big heart and all it has ever known. As an empath you absorb the energies around you, through the people you engage with and the situations you find ourselves in. Being compassionate and helpful is a given for an empath, but taking on and owning the energies that don’t really belong to us is something to be learned and to be separated. Bringing awareness to why you feel drained will help you determine if it is your energy or the result from encountering a situation or someone else’s low. Awareness of your thoughts and emotions are the key to the power of now and will help you separate these highs and lows.

Namaste 🙏🏼

Author:

Who am I, and why I write. I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I am the one, holding on to the silver lining when the skies are gray. I’m a believer that nothing is coincidence, but that everything has purpose. I’ve made my mistakes, don’t we all, but I see them as growing pains and they are a part of who I am today. I have lost myself in order to find myself, and I still do from time to time, but in a good way. I’m a big child who laughs until my belly hurts when life wants to be serious. Career wise: I’ve been there, done that, and I took “The jump” off the hamster wheel in an effort to change my future. I didn’t land all that soft, but I can say that I’m still proud to have found the courage to do it. Coming full circle, I had it all, and yet I was lonely and had nothing. Today I choose to be a collector of moments and I chase memories, instead of the material stuff. Less is more, and the motto is quality over quantity. You’d be amazed at how freeing it can be. I see myself as a free spirit that believes in an unconventional lifestyle. Somehow I go against the grain most of the times, not to rebel, but because it feels right to stay true to my unique and authentic self. It takes courage, and you often stand alone, but if you dare, you soon realize that it is the only way if you don’t want to lose who you are. Just like most, my past wasn’t easy and I come from a life that didn’t always give me the opportunity to be heard. Few related and even fewer cared to take the time. But that’s the past and it’s history, the future hasn’t happened and the “NOW” is truly all we ever have. In the end we all have a story to tell, and we all seek to be understood. We all yearn to be heard and accepted and still life is hard and our path is full of stumbling blocks. If we can see the lessons in adversity we may realize that the toughest moments are often our greatest teachers. There is a reason for the saying that the stars can’t shine without darkness, and it might be darkness that will show you the light.
It took a series of (un)fortunate events, to learn to glow through the pain, to learn how to dance in the rain. I believe in Magic and wonder, and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. As an empath this old soul often feels a little too much, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Today, I am here to tell my story because I believe that it can help others. It is my hope to bring inspiration and strengths to you, while showing you that it can be done. I know you are out there, and I know you are suffering in silence. I am here to tell you that you are not alone, and your voice is being heard loud and clear. Hang on and be strong, transformation is yours. 
In light and love....Rhapsody Bohème 💙🦋

8 thoughts on “Taking care

  1. You are right, that empathic souls need to think in their own energy too, Rhapsody 🙂
    Another thing is, that sometimes we wish to help others so much, than we take away their own way of learning to take care of themselves. Sometimes it is fine just to listen to others and then let them find a solution, as will be the right one for them. This can be difficult to do, but it is a help to the other ones too.
    Much love to you ❤

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  2. How on earth do you do this??? EVERY time I need something, you know what it is and put it where I can find it. Thank you. I am looking out on a calm lake, golden leaves caught in evergreen branches, and breathing in the reflection of beauty in front of me. Moments of rejuvenation in a week of WTH??? Blessings to you, my good friend! oxoxoxoxoxo

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    1. I think we are all going through the same cycles my sister and I have always felt deeply connected to you. You’re a special person in my life.
      The other day I felt sick, nothing particular, just not well feeling at all. The next day my cousin told me Mom wasn’t well and they even had to call the doctor overnight. She is better now and so am I. Weird and I truly think that somehow I can channel those energies. It has happened a few times before now. I hope to talk to her soon and it’s been three weeks.
      Sending much love and blessings to you and a giant hug. Xoxoxoxo

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