When you pick up the emotional energy of others around you as easily as you take in oxygen there is good news and not-so-good news. I want to outline a couple of points on both and this article will focus on the “good” news as I see it (and experience it, via my own IntuitiveBody!).
For my clients, highly sensitive and empathic women who come to me for various things.. body and weight issues, help sorting out relationships and boundaries, and moving through big transitions that often include losses..it’s good to know the strengths and drawbacks of your nature.
For example.. last night I was invited to an event at Whole Foods in Wellesley, Ma.. used to live in the town, always fun to return. WF was hosting a special evening watching a beautiful cooking demo (and generous servings of hors d’oevres, small bites and desserts) by Whole Foods consultant and celebrity vegan restaurateur, Chef Chad Sarno.
Chad is the co-author of the recent bestselling cookbook, “Crazy Sexy Kitchen” with Kris Carr. A book that whether you are interested in going completely vegan or vegetarian or not.. I highly recommend.. it’s gorgeous. And I love the phrase “plant-empowered” that describes the recipes. How can you not love those words, that idea, that intention?
My current eating style is pretty mixed. I have always had an attachment to animal protein.. it’s true. I have also been vegan for a short period of time until I got a serious bacterial infection (giardia.. source unknown) and was unable to eat much for several weeks, years ago. And I love vegetables, love fruit, love whole foods and recommend them always always to my clients. For me, there is no diet, there is eating real food. I have found what works for my body over many years of experimenting and getting to know my own chemistry. And it shifts and changes with the seasons and with life.
And yet.. there I was.. so excited and inspired watching this talented inspirational master-chef, getting ready to seriously reconfigure my way of eating and cooking. Because as an empath, as somebody who picks up energy oh-s0-easily…I (and you who are also built this way) am easily inspired..easily moved. Able to feel things deeply and passionately.
As sensitives, we will more easily mirror or match the energy that’s around us (this is also the ‘bad news’..which I’ll discuss in Part 2 of this article).
I believe this is one of the highlights of tapping into what’s around us.. the ability to be inspired, especially to be inspired to action. That moment when you get a whiff of something, and you feel it click into your IntuitiveBody.. a sense of knowing and connection that says “follow that”…There’s excitement.. a sense of vision and possibility.
And the best part is that it doesn’t take all that much to get there. That’s when the world is your proverbial oyster.. everything and anything can serve as your source for the next piece of what lights you up. I believe most sensitive/empaths are creative by nature because of this.. they notice and are moved by their senses because of a certain level of sensitivity.. and so when it’s good, it can be very very good. Beauty can be incredibly beautiful. Delicious and colorful, Chad Sarno’s cooking was gorgeous and inspired and I pored over the recipes we learned and every page of the cookbook this morning. I truly couldn’t wait to start fooling around in the kitchen.. had lists of new ingredients or temporarily neglected ones that called to be revived.
When you are picking up inspired, inspirational, positive energy..things can be very very good, right? When you know how to surround yourself with friends that uplift you, choose and create home and work environments that hold an aesthetic and supportive energy that gives back to you, have a partner that mirrors back the best of you, you will thrive. Even (or sometimes especially) what you wear.. how you adorn yourself.. all of it matters depending on what degree of sensitive you are.
It’s important to really get to know your nature.. to know what will bring out the best in you, or not. And to begin to make adjustments like it matters, because for you my darling, it most surely does. You will shine brightly and beautifully, and your best most open-hearted qualities will be easily accessed when you find ways to match the energies in ways that are just-right for you.
I’d love to hear your opinions about how your nature serves you.. the best parts about being sensitive/empathic and how you make it work for you..
With love to your beautiful heart…
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