Let Go of Taking Responsibility for Others
often unknowingly affected by the energy, emotions, and
desires of others. This can be both confusing and
overstimulating because we are unable to distinguish whether
we're operating from our own center or someone else's.
believe that it's critically important for sensitive souls to
learn how to protect themselves and to clear away the energy
and emotions of other people.
this comes at the cost of our own wellbeing. I believe this is
due, in part, to our empathic nature. We easily see and feel
what others need and want, so it's easy to get confused about
"what's mine, what's yours."
helps me to focus on the spiritual truth that people are on
the right and perfect path for themselves, even when they are
mean when I say this is that if, to my eye or ego-self, people
seem to be making huge mistakes or are in desperate need of
rescuing, I take a spiritual step back.
remind myself that this may be exactly the personal challenge
that the person needs to fully attain their own soul purpose
or to learn their life lessons. And, most importantly, that my
interference just may prevent that achievement.
a good reminder to honor the ability that those around us have
to take care of themselves. What we can do, instead, is focus
on taking care of our own lives and modeling that for other
being responsible for yourself, you create a safe space for
others to discover their own power.
see if you can focus on helping them to discover their own
solutions -- that's true empowerment. I'm reminded of the old
saying that if you give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day; but
if you teach him to fish, he'll eat for a lifetime.
Copyright July 2005, Jennifer Avery, All rights reserved.
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