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

Allow the Flow of Change

Yup, change can be challenging. It may be inevitable, it might happen every day; that doesn’t mean it’s comfortable. Nine times out of ten it’s not entirely unexpected. Something will come up to indicate change is on the horizon. Sometimes challenges are presented as old wounds or fears getting triggered. Sometimes you begin to feel resistance to activities, people or situations that used to light you up. Are you aware of the signs? If so, how good are you at instigating the actions needed to move towards change? If not, have you developed habits designed to resist change, which now stand between you and the life you desire? It takes conscious, mindful attention to work with the flows of energy moving through your life on Continue reading Allow the Flow of Change

Change or Spiritual Awakening?

Change is one of life’s constants; there is no being on this planet that hasn’t experienced it in one way or another, every day of their lives. Not all changes are created equal. Some feel easy, like a gentle curve in a country road, leading in a new direction. They flow into and out of your life with little commotion, leaving you feeling fresh and invigorated. Others blow through your life like a tempest, tearing you out of the comfortably familiar sameness and razing the foundations on which you’ve built your life to this point. They’re destructive, cathartic, and life-changing. These are the changes where you know you’ve reached the point of no return. You walk away feeling raw; transformed by the process of being Continue reading Change or Spiritual Awakening?

Building Healthier Relationships

What does the word ‘relationship’ really mean? You’re connected to everyone and everything; in other words, you’re in relationship with everything in existence. The world is a mirror, into which you look and observe yourself experiencing. Fun, eh? Breaking this concept down, whoever comes into your life is an expression of some aspect of yourself. Every meeting (re)presents an opportunity for growth and expansion. The key to healthier relationships with others is to get clear on your own patterning. The reason you may be attracted to toxic or unhealthy situations is because they’re in some way familiar, and feel comfortable (even while they also feel very wrong). The familiarity can be extremely subtle, so unless you can look honestly and consciously at the root of Continue reading Building Healthier Relationships

Falling in Love with Life

We’re heading into a weekend that ends one month and ushers in a brand new one. There is a whole lot of change happening at so many levels, and if you’re feeling exhausted, emotional or overwhelmed, do whatever you need to stay grounded and be compassionate with yourself. Take the time to rest, and if possible, don’t ‘push through’ whatever you’re feeling, but just let it flow. There is a concurrent thread of falling in love all over again, and of aspects of ourselves waking up that haven’t been heard from in some time. It feels like the final days/weeks of chrysalis mode, when the exhaustion of becoming the new is felt side by side with the knowledge of what is to come. I have Continue reading Falling in Love with Life