My entire life people have accused me of being too sensitive. However, my sensitivity was not just to other’s tone of voice or words; I was even more sensitive to smells, sounds, touch, and light. As I grew older, I realized that the more spiritual people I encountered, the more I detected that they, too, were as sensitive as I was to all of the above.
My acute sensitivity grew as I became older. In fact, I didn’t consciously realize that I my body registered some smells as biologically poisonous, until I began to get migraine headaches from perfume and cigarette smoke.
I became terribly debilitated for a period of 4 years until I found a medication that could counter the pain from the headaches. I did a great deal of research in those years when I wasn’t lying in a dark room wrapped in ice from head to toe. I realized that there was a particular infirmity that people were calling “Sensory Defensiveness. There were ways I could help myself if I did some of the exercises in a book called “Too Bright, Too Loud….”
Since then, I have gone from calling myself sick to realizing that my sensory acuteness is actually a gift. I must protect myself from aromas that are not organic and healthy for my body and mind. When I’m in a negative place or around negative situations and people in life, my body is always signaling me to move away from the danger and protect myself. This is a good thing and not necessarily something that will deter you from life.
I have not had a migraine in a long time, but have had the beginnings of one when I have allowed myself to be in a place or situation too long that could harm me. I must listen to my inner desire to protect myself, as you must also do the same, if you are mirroring my condition in anyway.
Spiritually sensitive people are prone to take on the energy around them. We must empower ourselves with meditation, prayer, yoga, and the like to counter the negativity, plus, not subject ourselves to immerse in it or absorb it. Being a sponge for negative energy is not our calling here on Earth. We are called to help change the course of the Earth’s trajectory to being a path toward light, not negativity and evil people.
I know that as spiritual people we have all gotten away from stereotypical religion and have found solid foundations in teaching that don’t judge but help move us closer to the light. We have found solace in peace. Personally, I use yoga and meditation to keep my peace following me throughout the day. The key to continuing in the positive is to keep in mind positive statements that remind yourself who you are and what you are here to do when negativity tries to infiltrate your mind.
For instance, I’m in the car driving to a destination. I get stuck in traffic that moves at a rate of 4 miles per hour and comes to a complete stop when my appointment is in 15 minutes. My mind begins to get anxious. Am I going to make it to my destination on time? Then, the worry becomes linked to other situations that “could” happen if I’m late. Perhaps, I am reminded of other times when situational things such as traffic have made me lose an important opportunity.
The truth in this instance is that “there is only one Mind, one love, one purpose, active in your life and in your car.” The purpose of the One is that you stay conscious of this moment and begin to see light filling the space where you are intended to go. You may call and tell the people that you are going to be late. You may do what you can to remedy the problem. However, you may not take the negative path to the worst case scenario and worry about it until your stomach aches and you make yourself sick! This will simply worsen the energy of the situation. Force yourself to stay positive.
Life has a way of teaching us everyday exactly what we need to grow spiritually. If you are on a spiritual path, expect to have times in your day when you must remind yourself of your truth. “I am a child of the One Mind. I will not be moved or changed by a circumstance that is only an illusion of time.” These kinds of purposeful acclamations have helped me through myriads of hard times when I could have made myself sick from worry.
If you bring light to the situation, you calm yourself and possess the power to change the circumstance. We are not on Earth to be tortured. We are on this planet to learn of our creative power and overcome the negatives, first in our own lives, to help in the lives of others, and eventually change the polarity of the entire planet to positivity! This is ours to do, not some spirit in the future. We are appearing in the clouds with the help of divine destiny and angelic forces, we will change the world.
I am one with the Power of Love, Truth, and Wisdom. There is no negative circumstance that can hold my mind captive! I am a powerful person with purpose on this Earth. As I learn my lessons, I become stronger and even more sensitive to a larger purpose on this Earth. I gladly accept my role in this positive movement!