Sensitive & Empath: What (Almost) Every Lightworker Gets Wrong About being Sensitive and an Empath.

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What (Almost) Every Lightworker Gets Wrong About being Sensitive and an Empath.

Lightworkers are more than often sensitive and empathic. It’s one of our superpowers because it helps us to understand when and how our help is needed. We can sense when someone or something needs our help, and very often, we would also understand how we can help in the best way possible. Never underestimate this power!

Our sensitivity and empathy are something that has been a blessing in disguise for most of our lives. You might have been teased or even bullied in school, called cry-babies, or told: “not to be such a baby!” You might even have come to the point where it was easier to hide away with a book you could escape into because the world around you became so overwhelming. Or you might do like me, escaping into alternative worlds through dancing, theatre and music. For boys, it could be escaping into computer games. 

When I went down to the dance studio, all by myself, and turned on the music, I could dance myself into a world where I could forget about everything for a moment and just let the music guide my body. For a moment, nothing else existed outside of my little dance bubble. Is that something you can relate to if you replace dancing with something you like doing?

It’s not easy to be sensitive and an empath in this world because the energies in this realm are so intense and, quite frankly, of extremely low frequency. The energies on Earth are consumed by fear, pain, suffering, anxiety, and stress. This is, of course, something EVERY sensitive and empathic person will pick up on.

One thing I see very often in sensitive and empathic people, Lightworker or not, is how the sensitivity and empathy sometimes can ruin their self-esteem. It’s usually due to being teased or bullied in the past and because they feel so overwhelmed by everything that’s going on in the world. So in this article, will I share 3 things that most people get wrong about being sensitive and an empath.

#1 – Thinking that There is Something Wrong With Them.

It hurts me when someone thinks that there is something wrong with them, no matter what the reason is.

Let me put records straight once and for all; unless you’re batshit crazy, mentally unstable, delusional, narcissistic, manipulative, psychopathic, sociopathic, or murder, etc. – nothing is wrong with you!

And no sensitive or empathic person will become any of those things because we care way too much about other people, animals and the world to want to hurt anyone. 

So get that thought out of your head immediately!

Sensitivity and empathy don’t make you crazy or insane! Your nervous system is just reacting to a world that is crazy and insane.

What you need to do is work on your self-confidence and self-love. Learn to embrace your sensitivity and empathy. Listen to what you’re picking up, and trust what your senses are telling you. The more confident you become in your senses and what you’re picking up on, the more you’ll realise that being sensitive and being an empath is a gift.

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#2 – Focusing Only on the Limitations of.

Another thing I often hear sensitive and empathic people say is how much of a burden it is for them to be sensitive and empathic. It can very quickly turn into excuses for not doing something you don’t really want to do, or even worse – turn into anxiety.

Limitations are not the purpose of sensitivity or empathy. It’s not meant to prevent you from living the life you want to live. It’s meant as a tool and a gift you can use to have more awareness of what’s going on around you. If something is too overwhelming, then it’s a sign that your sensitivity and empathy are in control over you and not you over them. This simply means that you train yourself to be in control over your sensitivity and empathy, so they don’t knock you out.

As I said, being sensitive and being an empath is a superpower! Especially if you learn to channel it in the right direction. The first step is, as before mentioned, to get comfortable and confident in your sensitivity and empathy. The next step is to make an evidence list every day with ways your sensitivity and empathy had helped you (and maybe others) throughout the day. Try to jot 3-5 things down every day.

You need to shift your perception from limitation to superpower. The best (and fastest) way to do that is by writing evidence down every day. Your Subconscious Mind responds to experience and evidence, and not so many words. It will take some time to adjust if you’re used to only focusing on how your sensitivity and empathy are limiting you.

#3 – Forgetting to Shield Themselves.

I have this thing with always locating where the restroom is when I am in a new place. Why? When I was in school, I developed a “survival” technique to escape to the toilet if I needed a break from everything. Usually, I don’t have to pee… I just need 5 minutes alone in peace and quiet to centre myself if I’m getting too overwhelmed. We all know that if there is one place where we can be left alone, then it’s in the restroom. Just don’t be out there too long, so people don’t ask questions 😉

There are countless ways to shield yourself:

  • Light shield of Energy.
  • Meditation.
  • Crystals.
  • Metals.
  • Wearing something with a mirror effect.
  • Amulets.
  • Oils.
  • Plants.
  • Etc., etc., etc.

I, personally, am TERRIBLE at remembering to use these shielding techniques… which is probably why I escape so often to the restroom 🙈🙈

I’m wearing crystals, and I’m listening to music with AirPods in my ear as ways to shield myself. 

I believe the best way of shielding yourself is to find a way that makes it naturally for you. Something you like to do! So you don’t do it because you’re afraid of being drained of energy or overwhelmed, but because you like your shielding technique.

I love using crystals as a part of the jewellery, and I love music. I also love wearing capes and my big floppy hat, which I also feel shields me. And lastly, I’m asking for angelic protection on the go. This is quite easy because I’m communicating with the angels all day long, talking to them like a friend who is always by my side.

I have very sensitive ears, which are difficult to shield when I’m out and about, which is one of the reasons why I escape to the bathroom. The same thing with my sensitive eyes. 

You would have to figure out what’s working for you and what is natural for you to do. Keep it simple and easy.

Now I want to hear from you…

How do you shield yourself?

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What (Almost) Every Lightworker Gets Wrong About being Sensitive and an Empath.

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