Do you ever find yourself avoiding social events where there are more than a handful of people?
And it’s not because I’m unsociable. Nope, not at all. I enjoy a good time as much as the next person.
But I’m extremely sensitive to other people’s moods or vibrations and it takes effort for me to not feel affected by them. Especially when I’m feeling sunny but they’re not.
Now, this phenomenon has always been part of how I roll. But I didn’t always understand it.
Yup, I knew that there were certain people who I felt uneasy around, but quite honestly, I found it easier to simply label them as “energy thieves”. It was trendy to say that back then (and it made it their fault)…
Interestingly, I didn’t really resonate with being empathic either. My interpretation of that term was that of feeling pity, and offering support. Things I didn’t really identify with at the time.
So instead, I decided that I was odd and needed to try harder to be less emotionally inclined and sensitive, just like everyone else seemed to be.
In other words, be more like them and less like me.
I spent many years trying unsuccessfully to be exactly that. But as time has passed and I’ve learned more about energies and vibrations, I now understand what it is to be deeply sensitive, empathically inclined or simply intuitive.
And somewhere along the way I began to accept and appreciate my sensitivities. I learned to embrace these gifts in a way that enhances my life instead of holding me back.
I now fully accept these messy, often overwhelming yet incredible attributes as simply how I’m wired. How I’m meant to be. And quite honestly, I wouldn’t give them up for anything.
Yup, I really LIKE being me.
I’ve also let go of needing others to understand me, or be okay with me when I’m feeling “over-sensitive” or “dramatic”. I’m okay with being this way, and that’s really all that matters, right?
And that, my sensitive friends, is where we find our freedom.
Because it’s never been about anyone else needing to accept us or tolerate our quirks.
It’s about true self-acceptance.