Protection to Peace

empath peace protection stress Sep 23, 2021

"The world is not safe."  This belief gets passed down through the generations and circulates in a culture burdened by patriarchy, misogyny, racism, individualism, meritocracy, and materialism.*

What happens when you believe (consciously, or not) "The world is not safe?"

In a stressful environment...

  • We see how these burdens play out.  Perspectives narrow to focus on survival, and the parts of ourselves that aim to protect and keep us safe take on extreme jobs that make it...
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What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do

"How could you not know what you want?"

Some might wonder how it's possible to lack such clarity, but what they don't realize is that for those of us who are so highly attuned to the needs of others, we often have parts of ourselves that believe it's not safe to turn inward and follow through on our own self-care. The result is that it can lead to confusion about where to focus your energy, keeping busy in areas that are not serving you, and withdrawing until you can recharge your...

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The Empath's Guide to Navigating the Healthcare System

The healthcare system (in the U.S.) feels so scary.

That’s a strong statement—and it seems odd to put it in writing when most healthcare workers (many of them empaths*) have the best of intentions, not to mention all that they have been through over the past year.

But these days, I have a greater awareness of my emotions—and when it comes to the healthcare system, I’m noticing a lot of fear.

It’s not just concerns around finding a doctor, or whether insurance...

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Break Through the Resistance

I might've written about this before, but it keeps popping up, and I keep learning!

Resistance - It can show up in all sorts of ways, but for me, it's a lack of motivation with a dash of self-pressure: "I should..." or "I have to..."  

This presents a "problem" as I have a long list of items on my "To Do" list—many that I've started and really want to accomplish, yet can't seem to finish.  It would actually be easier if I had an excuse like, "I don't have...

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Worried You Haven't Done Enough?

What will happen if you don't do...enough?  What will happen if you aren't...enough? 

As an Empath, you want to make a difference—to be of service. You can see all of the needs going unmet and want to ease the world's suffering, and yet it can all seem overwhelming. There are just so many needs going unmet!

You may already have a lot on your plate and still believe you're not doing enough, or maybe you aren't clear on where to focus your energy and the self-pressure is...

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The Freedom to Flow

Are you feeling these tumultuous times?

Whether you're feeling it on a personal level, and/or at the level of the collective, it can prompt you to focus on all that is happening out there, to stay on alert.

The challenge, however, is that this external focus makes it difficult to remember what you need and want—so you can make empowered decisions that bring more fulfillment, connection and joy into your life.

Some may say that following your heart into what you need and...

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Keeping Up with Your Big Dreams

Years ago, I selected the drumming track on my iPhone and journeyed into non-ordinary reality to meet the Spirit of my town.  My intention was to learn what the town needed (so basically, what I needed). 

A masculine energy offered a suggestion for rooting into the ground like an old oak tree.  He sent an image of a tree with wild winds surrounding it—all while it remained calm and steady in the storm. 

I asked why it was so windy in my town, and why these...

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Conflict, and the Fear You'll Be Persecuted

We're counting down the top four fears of an Empath.  If Fear #4 is "Freezing, and the Fear You Won't Have Choices," Fear #3 is Rejection, and the Fear You Won't be Supported, Fear #2 is Failure, and the Fear You Won't Make the "Right" Decisions, then what is the #1 fear of Empaths?

Fear #1:  Conflict, and the fear you'll be persecuted

Persecuted - What a harsh term! It harkens back to the days of the Inquisition, the Holocaust, and witch...

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Failure, and the Fear You Won't Make the "Right" Decisions

We're counting down the top four fears of an Empath.  If Fear #4 is "Freezing, and the Fear You Won't Have Choices," and Fear #3 is Rejection, and the Fear You Won't be Supported, then what is Fear #2?

Fear #2:  Failure, and the Fear You Won't Make the "Right" Decisions

It's easy for an Empath to feel as if they've done something "wrong."  After all, not only can you pick up signals of discomfort from those around you, but as you make more decisions that...

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Rejection, and the Fear You Won't be Supported

We're counting down the top four fears of an Empath.  If Fear #4 is "Freezing, and the Fear You Won't Have Choices," then what is Fear #3?

Fear #3:  Rejection, and the Fear You Won't Be Supported

When you consider the fact that all human beings are born vulnerable and dependent upon their caregivers for survival (and for many years), it's not surprising that this fear of rejection, and not getting the support you need when you need it, exists in our collective...

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