Updated: Mar 30
I have been reminded recently, that many of our peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers are of the sensitive nature. What I mean by that is that they can easily pick up on the energies around them. They are the "Empath's" in the world. Unfortunately, we are NOT taught about this as children. We seem to be discussing emotions more now, with great debate.
Let me explain that it doesn't take a lot of thought to see how we shift from one extreme to another and from one generation to another on many topics. All the Gen X-er's making fun of the Millennials on tik tok for their work ethic. The Elder's that lived during the depression shaking their heads at the Gen Xer's for being so wasteful. It's What Happens! Once a generation is raised. It tries wholeheartedly to correct what they felt their parents did wrong and on it goes.
Many of us were taught to hide our sensitive side as a young child. Emotions equaled weakness. We then stuffed them, not ever being taught there were any other options. The only option many of us were aware of was to medicate or self medicate which often turned into addiction.
Fortunately, there are options. We can create a culture in which it is ok to be sensitive. It used to be a celebrated attribute years ago. If we can all work together and accept that we are all different. That is what makes the world such a beautiful place. We can respect each other and learn from each other.
We can start learning and teaching people how to protect, maintain and manage their energy. Start with your children and family members. We can celebrate our differences and unite to make this a kinder world.
We lose way too many of these beautiful people to depression, addiction and suicide. I believe with all my heart, that we could greatly reduce the % of suicide, depression and addiction if people had these skills.
Each state and county usually has it's own free resources available. There are many free tools and lots of information available online that you can access, at no charge, through your local library. Just google "How can I protect or maintain my energy?" "What is an empath?" "Where can I find free resources for depression in MN?" I have and will be adding more resources and classes on my website to teach people to manage, maintain and protect their energy.
If this world feels to heavy, ugly, messed up and hateful for you to stay here, know that you are the exact people that we "need" here. We need your big hearts and ideas. Please stay! Please reach out for help. I am telling you, there is a way! There is a way to survive without addiction. There is a way to stay here and not feel sad, hopeless or angry all the time!
Please stay. In many states dial #988 from any phone for support or go to www.988lifeline.org .