Do you have a child who is very Sensitive? Have people ever said that your child is too sensitive as though it is a fault? I was definitely criticised in that way and told to toughen up. I did give it my best shot but too be honest when I toughened up I lost me!!
It took many years for me to realise that being Sensitive is a gift and even more years to work out how I could be myself and still fit into a world that saw me as weak because of my sensitivity. Little did they know that I also had another gift, that of inner strength! My sensitivity has many wonderful benefits, it allows me to feel a sense of freedom when I am out in nature, it gives me a wonderful connection to the animal kingdom and helps me to easily connect with the Angels. My sensitivity enables me to do the work I now do bringing Harmony back into the Family Home. When I work with my clients I can feel what they are feeling even when they cannot find the words to tell me and I just know when someone is not being fully honest with me.
So my Sensitivity is truly a gift but it has not always felt that way. As a child it made me feel different and no matter where I was I never felt like I belonged. To add to my problems I was also ‘talking’ to my Mum who had died when I was a child of 6. At first the people around me seemed to think this was cute but by the time I was a teenager it made me odd and already I was learning to hide this part of me otherwise I was a target to be bullied.
As an adult my sensitivity caused me to hit energy brick walls on a regular basis. Life would be all steam ahead and then suddenly I could not move. Doctors found nothing wrong with me. It was so frustrating. I also had difficulties with parties or anywhere that a group of people had congregated. I would enjoy myself while I was there but feel completely drained afterwards. Christmas shopping was a nightmare, thank goodness for the internet! It wasn’t only crowds that had this effect. Certain individuals also drained me too. They would spend time with me sharing whatever their problem at the time but they would leave feeling great and I would be left with the sadness or anger that they had arrived with!! It took me a long time to understand that being sensitive made me open to the energy around me and sometimes I needed to protect myself so that I did not absorb everything and paralyse myself in the process.
Approximately 20% of the population are highly sensitive like myself and there are more and more sensitive children coming into the world. In recent years I have worked with many of these children. Helping them to find a way to be themselves and still fit into a world created by less sensitive human beings is an honour and a joy for me.
If you are the Parent of a sensitive child, no matter how the world is labelling your child I believe you have a very special child and that you have been chosen as someone who can nurture and support your child while the rest of the world catches up to the fact that these children have wisdom beyond their years and are here to show us another way forwards. I also believe that you too need support and it is my intention in 2015 to find ways to help and support both you and your gifted children.