Integration and Self-Responsibility

Back in March, I wrote about self-responsibility as an empath’s super-power. Since then, as is the way with most insights, I’ve been taken deeper and deeper into the understanding of the this and how it plays out in the world. The concept of responsibility has always been a tricky one for me to understand. Where does my responsibility begin and end? What am I responsible for and what am I not? When you grow up parenting your parent, it’s difficult to find that distinction. You become everyone else’s caregiver (whether physically, energetically, emotionally or otherwise) and forget somewhere along the way the power of claiming your own needs. As I’ve examined this topic more in-depth, I’ve discovered a whole lot of ways I’ve misunderstood the Continue reading Integration and Self-Responsibility

Catharsis and the Art of Falling Apart

Catharsis, breakdown, breakthrough, dark night of the soul, rock bottom, turning point, tipping point, crisis point, psycho-spiritual crisis; no matter what you call it, it’s the same thing. It’s that point at which something in you decides the way you’ve been going is no longer going to work. It can feel traumatic or easy, depending how attached you are to the way things are at present. I’m writing about this process at the moment, and have had several years to ruminate over the different forms it can take. It all started with my own catharsis, which led me to examine my old ways of doing things in some serious detail. I examined, and examined, and released and released and released… What the process gave me was Continue reading Catharsis and the Art of Falling Apart