Love is the anti-venom
Even with fantastic energetic boundaries that I lovingly tend to daily, I am still, at my core, a very sensitive person.
What this means to me, is that I feel things deeply.
I see, feel and notice things that others often do not, or have built up a strong enough skin that it does not bother them. This is not a bad thing. In many ways, I feel that sensitive people have a special kind of super power that allow them to have emotional x-ray vision. Super powers that allow them to see and feel underneath B.S., right through lies, and around false personas.
Like all super hero's we sensitive super-hero's, have our own personal Kryptonite
My Kryptonite is fear. And, it is not any kind of fear that weakens me to my core and turns me into a blubbering ball of goo. It is the kind of fear that is a result of "What if thinking" and "Worst case scenario speculating". The kind of ungrounded fear that is based solely on our deepest and darkest fears of the unknown. It is the flavor of fear, that is circulating in full force through every media outlet, social media post, and face to face conversations happening right now. I am sure you have felt it too.
This kind of fear, to me, is Kryptonite to my boundaries.
It passes right through them before I even realize what has happened. When this happens, before I know what has happened, I am spinning and tangled in the web of fear myself.
As a sensitive person when this happens, I not only just become overwhelmed by it, I feel as though my whole being is on fire with fear. My skin becomes a rashy mess, I forget to breathe, eat and comb my hair. I become a mess on every level.
In the past few months, I have tried everything in my toolkit to create an antidote to combat this Kryptonite fear. Using the tools I share in by book, Energetic Boundaries 101, helped but I needed more to boost up my super power's enough to be stronger than the amount of fear that is circulating right now, through the air like a poison gas.
For me, the anti-venom is love.
Now I am not talking about run around with daisy's in my hair and competently lose myself- kind of love. (although that sounds nice too.) The kind of love I am talking about is; steady on my feet, calm, centered, clear in my head and heart kind of love.
Love that allows me to offer awareness and gratitude for what is actually here and now. Air, water, gravity, my breath and this amazing cup of turmeric tea I am drinking as I write.
This kind of love allows me to choose what I want to feed.
Here is what I mean by that. With this kind of love circulating and coursing through my veins, I am able to center, ground find my own breath rather than getting caught up in the what-ifs and speculating that weakens me and causes me to react rather than respond. This is not to say I am not aware.
But rather I am able to fine tune my psychic anti to tune in a clear enough signal that is able to bypass the static of fear. So what I am aware of, is not laced with sticky, messy fear based poison.
By nourishing my connection with love I am able to respond rather than react.
What that means is, if any one of these things that I or anyone else is speculating might happen, actually does happen, I feel confident I will be in a position to respond. rather than simply react.
I will be equipped to respond from a place of centered, steady calm, Respond with a loving hand and respond with compassion.
For now, it is working. I feel connected with my breath and my hair is combed and I feel steady enough on my feet to move forward through my day. And as a backup plan, I have enough compassion running through my veins, I feel confident I will not buckle, even if I turn on the news.
Sensitive people need special skills
These are challenging times for all of us.
And those of us who are sensitive, we need skills that will help us stand strong enough to do the important work we are here to do. Order my book, Energetic Boundaries 101, it will help you. and if you need more tools, I am here with classes, private sessions, and healing. view my availability here.
Joanna is the author of Energetic Boundaries 101. She is a shamanic practitioner, animal communicator and mentor. She works, writes lives and tends to the important matters of spirit-energy with playful, transparency and honesty.
She works with clients all over the globe from her healing studio that is lovingly nestled between Mt Baker and the Salish sea, in Bellingham, WA.