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Sometimes Being Intuitive Sucks
Being empathic and intuitive sucks… except when it doesn’t.
There, I said it. It does.
You might think it’s amazing to be able to sense or feel or just know what’s going on at any given time. And yes, it is… except when it’s not.
Feeling that something isn’t “right” or knowing that someone’s lying to you isn’t as straightforward as it might seem in the surface.
It’s not always easy to call people out. There’s often a lot more to it than just saying, “Hey, this isn’t right, you need to stop.”
There are days when I wish I could live in ignorant bliss. It would be so much easier than having to navigate the fine lines of other people’s shit.
Feelings are messy. They’re tangled and complicated. There isn’t always a straightforward answer to addressing feelings.
I get it. And this is why I work with intuitives.
Highly sensitive people (intuitive, psychic, etc) experience the world a little… or a lot… differently than others. They’re more
in tune with influenced by their surroundings and often have extremely sensitive bs meters.
Navigating daily life is hard enough without throwing in some random metaphysical feelings into the mix!
Living as an intuitive and empath has posed a number of challenges. For many years I didn’t realize I “knew” things. I either second guessed my feelings or blocked them entirely. I didn’t fit in with any one group in school, but could blend in with all of them. Always in the shadow, definitely not in the spotlight.
Back in the day, there weren’t metaphysical bookstores or psychics teaching online classes on how to embrace your gifts. It wasn’t talked about in everyday life so I didn’t know what I didn’t know. (Kind of like when I was pregnant with my boys. The doctor wanted to do an early ultrasound to “rule out twins”. Wait, what? When was that ruled in?! It never crossed my mind as being a potential outcome, yet there they were!)
Anyway, once I learned about this “gift” and realized it was part of me, it was kinda cool. I did learn to differentiate what was intuition and what was random mind clutter, which emotions were mine and which belongs to someone else. Though, some days it’s still hard to tell.
As these “knowings” became clearer though, the amount of crap people presented to the world became overwhelming. The more in-tune I got, the more I started to unblock my feelings, the harder it was to filter out other people’s emotional goo.
In 2020 when the world suddenly was on edge about everything, people’s thoughts and emotions were going haywire, bouncing from fear to longing to anger to unhinged at times. Just going to work with all this extra energetic crap filling the air became overwhelming. (Not everyone was under quarantine and as an “essential employee” I came in contact with a lot of people every day). It was exhausting.
At the end of 2020 when I had shoulder surgery and was home bound for a few months, I realized just how bad things had gotten. Being at home, suddenly in quiet, with only my own thoughts and energy was so peaceful.
Even today, that shift in everyone’s energy is still there, especially in crowds. It took a while after recovering from surgery and going back out in public before I could block out all the “bad juju”. I had to re-learn, like when I was younger, how to manage keeping others’ emotional goo from merging with my own.
It’s gotten easier, but I still stand by my initial statement. Sometimes being intuitive sucks… except when it doesn’t.
When I can sense someone’s struggle beneath their joy, and can respond to their needs with a different understanding. Or when I know there’s a need and I can respond quickly, sometimes before it’s even noticed. These are the times when the “gift” truly is a gift, one that I can joyfully give to others.
Sharing my experiences with others to help them get a handle on their heightened senses and emotions is how I use my gifts most these days. I’ve been there and done that, and hopefully my support and guidance can help you get through it a little easier than I did.
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