|Posted by Britt Got Fit on February 9, 2017 at 8:00 AM|
Highly Sensitive People, Empaths, Messiah, Buddha
Image Meditation by Kokuzo
“15-20% of the population is genetically predisposed to higher levels of mental, emotional, and physical sensitivity...” If you happen to be one of these people, then you are considered a highly sensitive person (HSP). You may have been called “highly sensitive” throughout your entire life (in a negative sense), but this is an actual thing to be worked with in the conscious community. You are understood and the way you function or “do business” is viewed as a skill to be refined, not a curse, disability, or drawback when viewed in this light. Many highly sensitive people are empaths.
What is an Empath?
“Put simply, an Empath is a person who absorbs other people’s emotions and experiences these emotions as if they were their own. Empathic people are highly sensitive to the emotional climates around them and often take on the psychological baggage of other people. This often leads to chronic mental and physical sicknesses.
Common signs of being an empath include: The tendency to soak up other’s emotions and even physical sensations, like a sponge, strong intuitive abilities or claircognizance, chaotic or fluctuating emotions, moodiness, intense sensitivity, highly creative, inability to watch violence, tendency towards anxiety and addiction, tendency to attract wounded people, gentle and caring nature, chronic fatigue + digestive issues, drawn to healing professions.” Read more here.
Being a highly sensitive person or empath is often viewed in a negative light by “those” who do not understand these gifts or are overcome by them. Bear in mind that these are quantifiable concepts, and they can be perceived and measured in the mental, physical, and spiritual realms. HSPs and empaths are wired differently at the energetic and cellular level, which means we can refine these skills through practices apparently in the body - grounding work - or out of body - spiritual work.
In 2 Corinthians Chapter 12 we see that this work is not always understood or perceived with clarity by spectators. "I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: the Most High knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: the Most High knoweth;) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter." Notice that he could not tell if this individual was in the body or out of the body, yet perceived that he may be caught up in the "third heaven." What it looks like is not always what is.
“You can only be as spiritual as you are grounded.”
This is one of the themes/principles we focused on during RYT training. We are spiritual beings having a HUMAN experience, why do we spend so much time trying to escape presence in this journey? I love looking at the recordings of the Messiah – who did not escape the plights of this realm, but moved through them to fulfill a purpose. The Messiah resisted temptation, loved, healed, prayed, cried, cried out, angered, tolerated, sacrificed celebrated, called folks out, showed mercy, forgave, asked the Most High for the burden of this realm to be removed.
The Messiah also transmuted healing in a number of ways depending on the faith of the individual seeking healing. In some cases, a word of confirmation was enough. In others a poultice was used. One woman was healed through touch. Others received their message through riddles. The medium may have changed, but that did not change that the healing was obtained from the one true SOURCE.
The Buddha, who had every Earthly pleasure and provision available to him, gave it up before finding a fine balance for this realm.
“He then joined a group of similarly-minded students of Brahmanism in a forest where he practiced breath control and fasted intensely for six years. He is said to have brought himself to the brink of death by only eating a few grains of rice each day. Some sources say that he consumed only a spoonful of bean soup per day. This technique produced a series of physical discomforts. Ultimately, he rejected this path as well. He realized that neither the extremes of the mortification of the flesh or of hedonism would lead to enlightenment. He determined that a better path to achieve the state of Nirvana -- a state of liberation and freedom from suffering -- was to pursue a "Middle Way." This way was largely defined by moderation and meditation.” (Source)
The Messiah also taught about the way being narrow and “centered” – “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” –Matthew 7
“Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.” – Proverbs 4
"Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.” –Joshua 1:7
Even the Messiah and the Buddha demonstrated ebbs and flows in their journeys through this realm. Their examples reveal a need to find center rather than an extreme. Should we really be beating ourselves up for not seeming to have it all figured out? As long as you are continuously a better person, moving forward from the pitfalls with a good heart, you are well and good.
Matthew 6:22 “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore your eye be sound, your whole body shall be full of light.”
Are you an HSP? Find out here.
Are you an Empath? Find out here.