Posted in Empath, Inspiration

Empath awakening

It’s been awhile that I have spoken to the empath’s heart and struggles, and I am definitely feeling them during these times of transitioning. I have known to be an empath for many years although most Empath’s only come to discover who they are after an intense awakening or by going through challenging times. I had both and although not sure which one, I realize it was one of these events that triggered the awareness of being an empath. What followed was a series of events of coming to terms, of understanding, of learning and adapting to new ways. In the beginning it’s confusing and being around people is then not tolerated well. We need to spend more time alone to figure it out for ourselves and try to make sense of it all. This can further intensify this strong sense of not belonging, of not fitting in, of being different. Different in the sense of not being accepted by others, making others feel uncomfortable in your presence, uncomfortable because you know exactly what is going on and it makes someone who is not ready to reveal feel naked. It’s not what you are trying to do but it this ability becomes a natural to you. You develop a sixth sense and you start reading the energy.

Dark times are like an initiation, precursor to change. We have to go through the dark to find the light. We have to lose to appreciate what we have. We are meant to move forward, have our own experience of discovery and seek out our own truth. It keeps us working towards bettering ourselves as we become stronger. There it is again…that word…stronger. And once you have gone through it all, once you have risen from the ashes like that Phoenix, strengths becomes secondary and is not your main goal anymore. When our intuition increases, when we trust our gut feelings, when we let go, we become healthier, ultimately arriving at the point where we stop looking outside ourselves for answers and go within. It is then that we realize that everything we seek is also seeking us, and that everything we need is already within us.

Namaste 💙🙏🏼

Posted in Empath, Inspiration, Spirituality

In Love and Light

Today I’m talking about the meaning of love and light. Surely you must have heard me saying it a time or two, especially when we are about to do our weekly Reiki healing.

It’s been a year since we first faced Covid. Not just the illness and deadly virus itself, but also all the consequences and lifestyle changes we had to endure with it. Our human existence and wellness is at risk with increasing anxiety, depression and suicidal cases. Covid has rendered us helpless in many instances and many are isolated and alone. To share a mantra such as “I live in the light” or wishing someone “love and light” seems important and more than appropriate for these times, although the saying has originated well before the pandemic. Let’s break it down and see what exactly it is we are trying to convey.

Love

  • The universal language and a word that encompasses our life. Love is part of the human emotional experience. Love like everything else is energy. Love is healing and so much more. A life without love and compassion is a lonely one and leaves us unfulfilled.
  • Picture a time when you feel loved. It’s a potent feeling, lifting, happy, joyful, giving us wings to accomplish and face anything we have to tackle. It’s a powerful source to raise our vibrations. There is literally nothing we can’t do, and we are high on cloud 9 when we feel loved and appreciated and when we are in love. The chaos and noise of the daily rut subsides and within ourself we feel peace and a reason to be.

Light

  • When we talk about light it’s not in the form of a light bulb, or that you may never forget to pay your utility bill. It is not wishing you to never sit in darkness, but it is for you to always remember that you are the light. It is more of a spiritual conversation. One that takes time and grows not necessarily on a daily basis.
  • Light is wisdom, the all knowing, guidance and your life experiences rolled into one. It is realizing that you carry everything you need already within yourself. Light encompasses our role models, our Sages, Guru’s Yogis and Masters. Even Yoda from Star Wars packs a great deal of wisdom.
  • To live in the light means accessing your inner wisdom, to live in the highest vibrations, to pay it forward and become a beacon of light for others to follow.
  • It means to shed the distraction , to trust the disruption and use those tools to carve out your own path, independent from the ideals of others.

Love and light

Therefore if you are offering someone love and light, you are offering the ideal energy of the universe, including it’s wisdom. Love is often said to conquer all, love is healing. Light cancels out the darkness, the sorrows and hardships we often face throughout life. Believe me when I say that they are needed and have their place. That they bare the greatest lessons for us. With each lesson we might inquire another crack, sometimes feeling that we are breaking in the process of it, but in reality it is another opportunity to shine brighter and let more of our light escape into the world to guide ourselves and others.

To send love and light is a wish for someone to stay strong, to take care of themselves and to be armed with the love and wisdom it takes to maneuver the sticky swamp, the meadow of loss or The Valley of despair.

May your heart chakra, the seat and home off your love be blown open wide, and may you face each day with clarity, reflection and peace.

Posted in Anxiety, Emotions, Empath, Inspiration

The shadow side of being a highly sensitive person

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I am one that feels deeply, perhaps too deep at times. I am one that picks up on emotions as well as vibrations. Maybe you are as well and if so, then this post is written for you to help light the path.

We talked about Empath’s and Shadow work, and what it’s like to absorb the energy of others. Being an empath also comes with a great deal of being a highly sensitive person. That in turn comes with a shadow side and hurt feelings and emotions are often the result of it and trapped if not properly recognized and cleared.

Here is a list you might identify with…

  • You have good instincts, but often don’t let yourself trust them
  • You bottle up anger and the end up lashing out unintentionally
  • You do things you’re not comfortable with to avoid upsetting anyone
  • You have a hard time not taking things personally
  • You read into things too much and get stuck in overthinking
  • You u can easily fall into putting other people’s needs way above your own
  • You frequently second guess your choices
  • You try to make other people happy / often to your own detriment
  • You don’t take as good fare of yourself as you deserve
  • You overly blame yourself for things that aren’t your fault

It was during my February recap that listed what worked, what got better, and what got worse. Looking back and recapping these successes and what one might consider opportunities and shortcomings had become an essential part of my life. I believe it has found an important place in my life. One that is needed to stay in consciousness and awareness, to not let too much time pass before changing course, and one that allows you to celebrate progress as you put all the pieces together.

These days I work to embrace my vulnerability and shadow side as a precious gift. Being a highly sensitive person allows you to feel so much more. Feeling is the essence of being alive. It allows emotions others are not capable of, in mere existence. I want to be alive and not just exist, and feeling deeply is what is required. Relax and trust the process, it doesn’t have to be scary or bad. It never is if you focus on the positive.

Posted in Empath, Life

The mirror effect

Many will say that being an empath can be a blessing as well as a curse. I have written about it myself, sharing my experiences as an empath and it’s true that it’s not always easy.

I came to read about the mirror effect from the minds journal which describes it a little more. Their take is that an empath is a person who picks up on other people’s emotions and energy, hidden behaviors and true personality traits. Empath’s can take them on and project the emotions back to their rightful owner. This can be very intimidating for the owner leaving them feeling bare and exposed. The facade, the wall that was so carefully created to hide that true self weakens in the presence of an empath which can feel uncomfortable. Perhaps uncomfortable for both sides.

Empath’s can wear other people’s truth and energy just like a mask that they hide behind, even if the person is unaware of what they are projecting. Anything that is hidden and painful, not to be exposed and put on the butchers block for evaluation and chopping. It brings vulnerability and fear of judgement. These hidden things include a person insecurity, shame, suppressed guilt or anger. The longer these feelings are suppressed / hidden, the longer this energy stays buried.

An empath will expose the shadow side of someone, seeing those traits that are often so carefully protected. Protected to the extent of becoming a different person, wearing a mask to hide the true self. All these are reason as to why there can be an instant dislike towards an empath. The stars literally have to align to feel comfortable in the presence of an empath. It’s one thing not being ready to face our faults and work on our shadow self, and it’s yet another to be truly seen by another, in all our glory, faults and shortcomings included.

If this has been your experience, it could be a sign that you are reflecting back to them the truth that they deny. Remembering such may help you to understand and not blame yourself for the gift you’ve been given.

Posted in Empath, Life

Being sensitive

Being sensitive comes with risks, perhaps a broken heart.

Being sensitive takes courage.

Being sensitive is laying your feelings on the line, carrying your heart on your sleeves for all the world to see, and decide how to treat it. It’s something you surrender to because their is little control over the outcome.

Back in the days when outside opinions mattered more, pushing me to conform to expectations and norms, being sensitive scared me. I disliked it and thought of the world perceiving me as weak. Today I would say that it is the opposite, and that it takes a strong heart to take this step.

Today I have long accepted that being sensitive is my strengths. Take away that single trait, and you take away the very essence of who I am. You take away my conscience, my ability to emphasize and feel, my intuition and creativity, my deep appreciation for the little things, my vivid inner life, the big kid in me, my dreams, awareness of other’s pain, and my passion for it all. Very little would remain, leaving an empty shell, a lifeless self.

I can’t pay such a price.

Posted in Empath, Inspiration

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 🙏🏼

Posted in Empath, Inspiration, Life

Opinions

This post is for you, the empath, the one who feels so deeply and sometimes doesn’t know if your gift is a blessing or a curse. May this post help, and perhaps shed a different view onto your unique gift. May it let it sigh with gratitude and a better understanding. You are blessed.

So what about it? Opinions…we all got one and who is to say one is right over the other? I guess it comes down to…well, opinions and how YOU feel about something.

In an opinion/quote by Bill Bullard he says that the opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world.

I applaud you if you are able to do this. Sure it’s painful sometimes and you absorb a lot of negative energy, but you can also learn to protect yourself and disconnect from that energy. Have you ever encountered someone, it seemed impossible that they could suspend their ego and how did you feel about it?

Posted in Anxiety, Empath, Spirituality

Qawag

You already know how hard it can be to be an empath. You already know that it can be a blessing and a curse. It can bring along great comfort and a feeling of helping others, it may give you a sense of belonging and contributing, but it can also bring anxiety and disturb your inner peace. There is no running from it and you can’t just turn it off. You hear the unspoken and you pick up on the energies around you. Sometimes I’m sure you wished not to know because there lies a comfort in the bliss of less information. Not knowing allows your world to be ok, undisturbed by worries and the actions that often have to follow. It is a delicate balance, a balance that if wanting to be achieved calls for ways to protect yourself from the negative aspects. There is much to be learned about yourself, such as which are your emotions, and which belong to others. Once determined allows you to carry great compassion, to see and guide, but to also protect yourself. You will find that there is not a one fits all process and each situation and person will be different, so try to stay flexible and adjust. Know not only the burdens of this ability, but also recognize the gift you’ve been bestowed on.

The shamanic Quechuan word for empath is “Qawaq” which means “one who sees” living energy. The Incas believe that people born with the ability to experience the energy of others have a great blessing as they are able to connect to their souls and the spirit of existence much more easily than others.

Seize your blessings. ❤️

Posted in Anxiety, Empath, Soul

You beautiful, brave soul

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Dear brave one,

Your heart has been broken a thousands of times. You carry the scars of the past on your beautiful body, but many are often visible only to yourself. It is your love and passion that holds you together like sticky glue and prevents you from falling apart completely. You are unique, unapologetic, a beautiful mess of perfectly imperfect perfection, a warrior and a wild child, searching for a place to breathe, a sanctuary where you can just be.

Are you asking too much you wonder? Are your dreams fueled with the desires of your passion unrealistic and too far fetched? Is it all just wishful thinking, made up of the stories that only exist in fairytales?

Let me tell you that you are perfect in every way. You are not too emotional and you are not too sensitive. The strings of your emotions are pulled by bittersweet memories. A past that has taught you many lessons, but a past that is not your future, and a past that has definitely not defined you.

I know your heart is constantly at war with all of your emotions, each one fighting to be dominant. In confusion it distorts your reality to the point where everything becomes questionable. You put forward your best foot in a fight between the ego that rules your thoughts, and the heart that begs you to take a leap of faith and just trust the process. But you are stuck on repeat in this vicious cycle that never seems to have any answers, a hamster wheel that has you coming back over and over, to peddle faster and faster to not fall off. Time passes, perhaps even years go by as you grow weary and tired. What you would give for the noise to stop, to make it all go away, but still you haven’t managed to stop feeling. You find yourself amidst the never ending circle of an empath, ruled by so many feelings and outside influences.

You know the pains of such when you pick up on the energies of others. You feel when they’re happy, sad, angry, fake, and truthful. Without a spoken word, you know when they are using you and when they are being genuine.

You are not weak. You’re gifted with the ability of heightened intuition. It is said that it can be a blessing and a curse until you learn to protect yourself and surround yourself with those that bring out the best in you and not the stress in you.

Your anxiety is nothing to be ashamed of, and you carry a load much heavier than most. It’s a reminder that you have the gift of empathy. Not many possess this rare treat because it takes a special kind of individual to be as genuinely compassionate as you are. Your kindness is your strengths, not your weakness. Your open heart is love incarnate, and one of the most beautiful things in this world. Accept your blessings and own who you are. You have a beautiful, brave soul.

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Qawaq

The shamanic Quechuan word for empath is “Qawaq” which means “one who sees” living energy. The Incas believe that people born with the ability to experience the energy of others have a great blessing as they are able to connect to their souls and spirits of existence much more easily than others.

Luna & Sol

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