As highlighted in previous posts, us Sensitive Souls FEEL so much & ABSORB the energy around us.
Having ALL of our senses constantly switched ON (!) it is no wonder that we commonly experience anxiety & overwhelm in places such as crowded places & noisy environments.
On top of this, we absorb energy which commonly, for Sensitives, stays in our being, and if not attended to, is likely to build up!
A lot of this energy can be that of a negative kind, and as this energy builds up in our being, it is NO WONDER that we are likely to stuff these emotions down with bad habits and addictions...
Because who wants to go through the discomfort of feeling these feelings all over again!
Is it junk food?...
Is it sugar?...
Is it exercise?...
Is it shopping?...
Is it coffee?...
Is it carbs?...
Is it alcohol?
Do you use any of the above to stuff your emotions down?
Now I don't want to assume that ALL Sensitive Souls have such habits, but from my research & from personal experience, it is sort of hard not to turn to these quick-fixes at times... Especially during those emotionally challenging times!
Last week, I got lazy and relaxed on my energy building practices that I do ritually each morning.
After about 3 days of laziness, I started to notice the difference...
I started feeling more tired, heavy, emotionally vulnerable and more negative!
And then I began craving sugar!!
Are you a natural INTROVERT?
However, in today's modern, mainstream, mass-media-influenced culture, there is a tendency to put high value on the personality trait of Extroversion!
For example, the more sociable you are, the more friends you have, the more you get out and about, the more you're 'seen'... perhaps at those "cool" or "in" places... the more (supposedly) likeable and popular you are!
Being LIKED can be a form of validation (and perhaps a cover-up for the insecurity of 'being unlovable'), for those who are
'popular' and therefore, it is commonplace for many of us to put-on an extroverted 'hat' when really, our true nature is more skewed toward introversion.
I'll tell you a little bit about my own experience with this...
For years, especially in those teenage & early 20's days, I tried SO HARD to be an Extrovert!..
Trying to fit in...
Trying to belong...
Trying to be someone I was not...
Trying to be COOL!
Can you relate to this?
In order be "cool", there were certain aspects of my personality that came to the fore, whilst others, that weren't so cool, were pushed down.
In high school...
I wore what everyone else who was "cool" was wearing.
I acted like the "cool" kids were acting. That meant being loud (to be seen), sometimes obnoxious, sometimes acting dumb (much dumber than I actually am!), and in some instances, befriending those who were "cool" even if I didn't connect with them naturally.
As Sensitive Souls, who feel and absorb the energy of the world around them, it can often be difficult to wake up with a 'gung-ho!' attitude, with the knowledge of what we'll be facing each day!
You see, for us Sensitives, if we are putting ourselves in environments where the vibration of the surrounding is quite low (eg. Shopping centres, negative people, enclosed, artificially-lit office spaces), we are likely to get energetically drained... Very quickly!
Have you ever experienced spending a whole day in a shopping centre and felt completely exhausted at the end of it?
I worked in shopping centres for years and noticed that the more Sensitive I became (after doing LOTS of self-healing work) the less I could tolerate these environments...
With the last job I had in retail, not only did I very much struggle to get up (resentful at the alarm too!) but I'd come home each day feeling completely annihilated! I only lasted for 8 months in this job thinking if I don't leave now, it'll be the death if me!!
As Sensitive Souls, we often get told by those around us, whether it be family, peers, the media or society at large, to ‘stop being so sensitive!’ or that ‘you feel too much!’
People who are not sensitive, often don’t understand, how something that may seem quite small in their eyes, can actually affect us or hurt us on a deep level. They may view us as being ‘irrational’, ‘dramatic’ and ‘overly-emotional’ when we express our deep feelings.
I know from my own personal experience in life, and as a Sensitive Soul, I have often hidden my deep feelings from others. Most of the time saying ‘I’m ok, I’ll be fine’ when deep down, I’m really not. I’m actually feeling SO much and with the whirlwind of emotions going on within my being…
I’m actually feeling damn uncomfortable!
We as Sensitive Souls rarely want to share this though. We’re often ashamed of our depth. Ashamed of our ever-changing emotions. Frightened of being judged yet again, for being too sensitive or for feeling too much. So on we go… pretending… hiding the deep layers we have within our being.
Writer. Empowerment Mentor. Spiritual Guide for Sensitive Souls.
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