“What’s wrong with me?”
“Am I the only one feeling like this?”
“Why is it everyone else seems to be able to cope but not me?”
“Why do I find it so hard to keep up?”
“Why does this hurt so much?”
For Sensitives, Lightworkers or awakening souls living in a busy town or city it can often feel like you are walking around naked like a peeled grape raw and vulnerable. Like one giant exposed nerve the hurry, worry and flurry of the city sends endless tiny earthquakes through your body and energy fields. Even a brief visit to a city can be cause for a mini meltdown for those who feel EVERYTHING so deeply and acutely.
Sensitives can feel the feelings of other people, animals, and plants. They pick up on the ‘vibes’ or atmosphere in any environment. For a sensitive soul loud noises, flashing lights, crowds, deadlines, time pressures, aggression and busy traffic can cut through the skin ravaging any precious space of peace that may have existed deep inside.
What results is overstimulation and overwhelm, sensory overload, emotional imbalance, anxiety attacks and unshakeable fatigue due to adrenal ‘burn out’. Some Sensitives manage to live in the city by throwing up defensive or protective mechanisms or by closing their hearts. This can lead to other imbalances in health and relationships and a disconnection from self.
Sensitivity can be the result of trauma; it can be your soul path, a symptom of awakening or simply a return to the natural state of interconnected awareness and experience of all life.
We are not designed for the modern, busy world we have created. We have not created a modern world that honours and nourishes the balance of inner and outer nature; it did not spring from a conscious honouring of the interrelatedness of all life. This separation, abuse and total disconnection from nature and our natural state is why we are facing environmental disaster and is what causes so much pain to sensitives on a daily basis.
Whatever the reason for the sensitivity the fact remains that it isn’t easy living in today’s busy, overcrowded world and it is even harder if you haven’t yet discovered the following:
– You are a highly sensitive soul. It is a recognised psychological category/constitution
– Your sensitivity is your strength
– There isn’t anything wrong with you
– There are things you can do to support yourself
Knowing these things can help you find a steady centre to explore the gifts of sensitivity and the many blessings it can bring you and the world.
If you are a sensitive soul it is time to embrace the fact that you are not the same as everyone else and that this is a POSITIVE thing. If you choose to live or work in a city then there are certain skills that will make it easier for you (some of them are shared below). It is also OK to give yourself permission to do what feels right for you and if that means moving out of the city, changing your lifestyle or changing jobs then allow yourself to do that knowing it is an act of courage and self-care.
City living for a Sensitive is hugely ungrounding. Overstimulation, excessive sensory input, empathic overload, competitive culture, hurry and worry are all hugely ungrounding taking people out of their bodies and hearts and up into their heads.
Being grounded, calm and centred in your body is also the missing key to manifestation, enlightenment, living your soul purpose, managing stress, good relationships, better health and most of all it is the secret to staying steady and stable through the many changes and challenges of this time on earth as we move through the shift of ages (2012 and beyond). I have created something that will help you…
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Sensitives who have listened to the ‘Grounded & Calm’ guided energy meditation (GEM) just before and during a visit to a big city have had amazing results! They found it hugely helpful in coping with the city environment.
Here is what they said:
“The impact of the Grounded &Calm meditation is so far reaching. For example, after my last trip to London (to visit my step grandbaby) I told my husband I was sorry, but I was not going back again. The experience of the energy of London was traumatic for me. But yesterday I told him we can go back now because I can take Kimberley (the Grounded & Calm meditation) with me to keep me calm” – GCS (USA)
“Kimberley I cannot thank you enough for the difference that the G&C GEM and your other hints have tips have made to my trip into the City yesterday and today! I listened to the GEM just before bed last night and got the best night’s sleep in a hotel in London in YEARS! I’m still feeling all the excess energy and getting the weird physical vibrations, but so much less than before. And because I am so much more grounded I am not getting scared of it, so I’m not adding to it! I feel so much better this morning than I have done on waking in London in such a long time. I will keep using the hints all day and hopefully will have a very different kind of day, and by 8pm when I get home I will be a lot less exhausted than usual! Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!” – NB (UK)
♥ Other Tips for Sensitives in the City ♥
– Eat a hearty grounding diet and make sure you snack regularly. Once your blood sugar drops you get ungrounded and more vulnerable to the energies around you.
– Breathe deeply into your lower belly, especially when in a crowd. Once you hold your breath you become a vacuum cleaner for other people’s transmitted energies, you become ‘spongey’.
– Focus on your feet, feel them against the material of your shoes, plant them firmly to the ground as you sit, walk or stand.
– Take regular ‘recharge breaks’. Even in a busy office or city there is one place you can go to get a private physical bubble of space to yourself and that is the loo! Go regularly (even if you don’t need to ‘go’), lock the door, put the seat down, sit and plant your feet firmly to the floor, breathe down into your lower belly and relax your shoulders, abdomen, buttocks and any other tension. 10 good deep breaths should do it.
– Rinse your hands and wrists under running water often. It helps discharge excess electromagnetic static and energies that are not yours.
♥ More help for sensitive souls ♥
Website of Elaine N Aron PhD author of ‘The Highly Sensitive Person’
‘The Highly Sensitive Person’ BOOK
The Highly Sensitive Person’s Workbook – Elaine N Aron PhD
‘The Highly Sensitive Person’s Survival Guide’ – Ted Zeff
If you have any general questions about sensitivity and your path of awakening please leave them on my new ‘Ask Kimberley’ page. I will respond by creating videos, audios, articles and other services for the good of all. I am here to help so please ask. Thank you.
With love and blessings,
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