I often feel incredibly peaceful … yet sometimes I feel unsettlingly angry.
And I’ve been reflecting on these feelings, the sense of disconnection that so many people feel in so many ways (which I’ve certainly felt myself), and also I’ve been thinking about why I do what I do as a teacher and writer. Here’s the result of my reflections. I hope this inspires you…
After much soul-searching I’ve come to realize that my soul’s calling is to guide and inspire sensitive, soulful people like you and me to connect to inner peace by learning to live in rhythm with the flow of life, in alignment with our needs as high sensitives.
Because I’ve come to believe (and feel in my bones) that the epidemic of stress, anxiety and depression in Western cultures – which I have experienced myself – is due to a profound sense of disconnection.
Disconnection from our bodies; disconnection from the natural rhythms, energies and ebbs and flows of circadian rhythms, the menstrual cycle, the lunar cycle and the cycles and seasons of the year.
Disconnection from the joy of simple, sustainable living in accordance with nature.
Disconnection from our heart and soul – firmly lodging us in our head and our fretful mind, at the mercy of our over-stimulated nervous system.
All this disconnection is a path to burnout and ill health … via stress, anxiety and depression.
I’m on a mission. To raise awareness of the trait of high sensitivity. To empower and inspire highly sensitive people.
15-20% of the population has a nervous system which is more finely tuned to the environment & stimuli. Amongst other things we tend to be very aware of the subtleties in the environment; we pick up on other people’s moods; we need quiet-time on very busy days.
There’s nothing wrong with HSPs. It’s not a syndrome or a condition to be cured or managed.
The way I see it, some people have brown hair others blond. Some people have blue eyes, others brown. Some people have a highly sensitive nervous system, others don’t.
But because we live in a noisy, over-stimulating world we HSPs often feel anxious and stressed and overwhelmed because our nervous system reaches saturation point long before non-HSPs.
So I’m on a mission to help HSPs take care of themselves in order to thrive. Read more…