Faithful Forty: Day 22

Northern New Mexico setting sun

Ugghhh… I don’t want to talk about this and have been putting it off. Highly Sensitive People. Better known as HSP. There are a bunch of cool vids and info out there about highly sensitive people. Today, I want to talk about what it’s like to deal with this gift daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, heck, minute by minute.

If you’re reading this, and it’s found its way to your digital door, you don’t need a definition for HSP. You know what it’s like. And, I’m writing this for you. For me, for other people who have the privilege of knowing HSPs. Yes, it is a privilege.

So, let’s get started. (I’m flying by the seat of my pants here.) Big number ONE: It’s okay if no one understands you. There are others who do, and you’ve come to the right place. Own it, flaunt it.

Big number TWO: All the feelings and emotions you carry, aren’t always yours. Empathic abilities are a key ingredient to HSPs. If it’s not yours, don’t own it.

Big number THREE: You will know if you are owning others’ pain, emotions, or other ‘stuff’, because it hits you suddenly. Out of nowhere. But I don’t have to explain it to you – you know what I am talking about.

Big number FOUR: Draw boundaries. There are plenty of meditations out there than can guide you to put up walls of protection.

Big number FIVE: Use your gifts for the good of everyone around you and globally. The world needs you. Armor up, learn to tell the difference between being used, and being helpful, and let’s do what we came here to do – our life path – helping others. Many, many, blessings to you kind, highly sensitive souls.