Have you ever been told you’re too sensitive? Or, to grow a thicker skin? Do you have a habit of taking on other people’s pain? Do you consistently put others’ needs before your own? Do you struggle with your sensitivity, at any time, in any way?
If you’re like me, you might be an empath, a highly-sensitive person, or maybe someone with an extra dose of sensitivity. There’s a spectrum, and if you find that you have heightened sensitivity, you likely fall somewhere within the spectrum of empaths.
Although, as sensitive souls, we know how painful it can be, it’s important to know that sensitivity is actually a source of inner power. What’s tricky, is knowing how to manage sensitivity — so that rather than disempowering us, it empowers us instead.
There’s no question in my mind that sensitive people must be vigilant about self-care. Daily self-care is not an option if you want to thrive as a sensitive person. And, fortunately, with the right methods and tools, it’s possible to turn your sensitivity into your superpower!
What do I mean by turning your sensitivity into your superpower? I mean nurturing your inner gifts, such as: intuition, inner vision, deep knowing, psychic ability, love, compassion, healing energy, creativity, artistic vision, and so many more — and letting them shine.
Our creative abilities come from our senses, and we help them flourish by creating a nurturing inner environment.
Here are 4 Steps to Turn Your Sensitivity into Your Superpower:
STEP 1: EMBRACE
This is where you start. Tune your awareness to what lies within you. How does sensitivity show up for you? How does it assist you? How does it hinder you? Embrace everything that shows up with love, and acceptance. Let go of judgement.
Write a list of all things you love about your sensitivity. Write a list of all that is painful. Practice embracing yourself with love, when you notice either the pleasurable, or painful aspects of your sensitivity.
For one of my clients, when she learned how to embrace her sensitivity, without making it wrong, she was able to harness it in her work as an artist. Now she infuses her sensitive gifts into her creative projects, and her work has blossomed.
STEP 2: CLEAR
This step creates space for the magical part of your sensitivity to assist you in ways you could never imagine. Freeing ourselves from judgement, other people’s opinions, other people’s feelings, and all the old emotions we’ve stuffed down, is the key to allowing our sensitivity to shine.
Sensitive people are prone to experiencing intense bouts of self-doubt, anxiety, fear, sadness, and overwhelm. In addition, because we are sensitive, we’re sometimes more likely to accept beliefs that aren’t even ours. When these emotions and beliefs get stuck in our system, they contribute to persistent limiting patterns.
Clearing out old stuck emotions, and releasing limiting beliefs and patterns is crucial for our sensitivity to truly thrive. Clearing techniques include: meditation, deep breathing, yoga, EFT tapping, matrix reimprinting, heart breath, and various talk and/or touch therapies.
Experiment with what works for you. Many times, if not most, it’s helpful to enlist professional help when dealing with old persistent patterns and stuck emotions.
And, remember, self-love is the healing elixir for clearing any, and all, old negativity.
STEP 3: RECHARGE
Cell phones, with all of their amazing apps, only work when they’re charged. Think of your superpower, or your inner power, as a battery that needs recharging on a regular basis. When we don’t recharge, we lose power. Recharging is essential.
Recharging for sensitive people often means a daily self-care ritual, perhaps combined with services such as massage, sauna, salt therapy, and energy therapies.
It also means creating healthy routines to allow for alone-time, creative expression, sleep, and time in nature.
And perhaps the most important aspect of recharging, is the presence of healthy boundaries. Without them, overload and burn-out are almost guaranteed. Boundaries can be firm, hard, loose, stretchy, soft, or any way you want them. How ever you decide to create them, remember that boundaries are essential to protect yourself from unwanted energy, people, ideas, and anything else that’s not a match for your system.
STEP 4: ACTIVATE
Once you’ve become clear on the different aspects of your sensitivity, you’ve begun to clear out old, stuck energy, and you’re regularly recharging your inner power, you’re ready to active your gifts. As with anything, this is a process. The more you repeat the steps in the process, the easier, and more powerful it will become.
Decide now, which of your sensitive inner gifts will you expand? Which of your natural sensitivities will help you enrich your work life? Your relationships? Your Health? Your Spiritual Life? Your creative life? How will you shine your gifts, and with whom?
When you begin to see the picture of how sensitivity can flow through your life, activate one aspect of your sensitivity. For example if you have a lot of compassion, you might choose to volunteer as a way to share your compassion. Or, if you have a gift for sensing subtle energy, you could expand your knowledge of energy therapies. The possibilities are endless. The goal here is to expand what you already possess, in the way that enriches your life. This is what turns your sensitivity into your superpower.
Throughout the process of activating your inner gifts, it’s important to recycle through the first 3 steps. Embrace, Clear, Recharge. A continual act of self-love will help you continually activate your brilliance.
You deserve your own magnificence!
Here’s to Bold Sensitivity!
Contact me for a free 30-minute Clarity Call – I’ll help you get clear on your best strategy to manage your sensitivity, so you can turn it into your superpower.