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It’s time for another collection of short but still incredibly important reader questions.
Friend won’t support her baby’s energetic abilities
My sister’s daughter had a baby this month and he’s really special, as so many babies coming through today are.
The other day I realized, thanks to an observation of another niece, that he’s probably seeing auras. You can see his eyes scan above and around your head when you hold him. I told his mother, excited about it. I have a [different] niece who can see energy but we only discovered it when she was seven years old, nine years ago. When she scans your energy, her eyes move in a similar way to this little baby’s eyes. He’s absolutely mesmerized by the energy!
I was talking to my sister on the phone this morning, my sister who’s open to and very intuitive about the energy thing, and she said, I have to tell you, my daughter is not comfortable with the energy thing. (Augh!) She’s offended enough by it [very fundamentally Catholic] to have spoken to her mother about it. The message my sister was gently conveying was: she’ll raise him in her way.
I knew her daughter was not open to energy as she has a very stringent way of looking at only-what-you-can-see in life, but I forgot when we were over there the other day and we realized he was seeing energy. I mistakenly thought she would be excited about it. What a strange thing that an obviously [to me] special child would choose two close-minded parents. In this day and age! Augh [again].
Well, you realize that this baby has chosen his parents, but you still seem to think that something has gone slightly wrong. If only these parents would be more supportive of their children’s gifts then these kids could live up to their full potential…
Only, has it occurred to you that these kids have chosen more closed minded parents because they need precisely this environment in order to realize their full potential? We don’t do our growing in a vacuum. Think about it. The most difficult parts of your childhood caused the greatest growth. How are these kids supposed to realize their own power if they’ve never known the absence of it? Their parents are perfect for them.
And these kids are perfect for these parents. They may seem closed minded, but they must have a strong desire to rise up to have agreed to partner up with these kids. There’s going to be more discomfort before there’s a release, but they will, eventually, come around. They’ll have to. The only alternative is to squash the spirit of these kids and that’s very unlikely to happen. Today’s kids just won’t allow it. There may be fights and lots of tears, but eventually, both sides will come out stronger and more stable in their energy for having gone through the experience.
The best thing you can do is to hold the vision of that already having happened. Don’t put your focus on how hard this might be or on how much growing the parents have to do. See them as already having grown – because their inner beings already have. Now their human selves just have to catch up with what their kids have caused them to grow into.
You did nothing wrong by getting excited. You probably triggered the mom a bit, but if you were acting out of your excitement, then it was a co-creation. She was asking to be triggered. And she may ask again. Her kids are going to be doing that a lot. And it’s all good. Nothing has gone wrong here. It’s all perfect. These kids don’t need someone to hold their hand and remove all obstacles from their way. They want and need a contrast rich environment so that they can learn to choose what they want and what they don’t want. And they’ll have to fight for some of their choices, which will cause them to really listen to themselves – after all, if you’re going to fight for something, you have to first determine if it’s worth fighting for. And let’s face it, most of us never determine that without at least some pain involved. But that determination, that willingness to defend our choices, leads us to a certainty that we can’t get any other way (or at least we generally don’t). They’re not going to know what they know because it kind of resonates, or because there were no other options to choose from. They’re going to come to know what they know because they’ll have looked at many choices and figured out this knowledge resonates deeply. They’ll come to know it so strongly, that even if the rest of the world and their parents don’t believe it, they’ll still know it. But they cannot come to be that sure, if no one ever disagrees with them.
Do Empaths Suffer more than regular people?
I’ve been getting a lot out of the articles about empaths and really appreciate the validation. I was wondering, can you direct me to any articles you may have already written about pain that is, indeed, of the empath? I read a lot about feeling the pain of others and I get that. But, when an empath is hurt by others (like everyone is), do you think they feel it more deeply than others?
Empaths don’t feel their resistance more deeply than other people. We all feel what we feel and we all acknowledge those feelings to one degree or another. I would say that some empaths may suffer more than others because they’ve been told not to pay attention to their “overly sensitive” feelings and so they let things go longer, but I don’t want to make that comparison, because tons of people who aren’t empaths do the same thing for various reasons.
Being an empath can actually cause you to suffer less, if you’re conscious of it. By being so sensitive to energy, you have the ability feel the discord more quickly (providing you’re paying attention and understand what the discord means) and shift your perspective to a better feeling one long before the situation has to get painful.
I had a situation just the other day where I could feel a little bit of resistance. But it was so slight, I couldn’t identify the feeling. So, I focused on it until it got strong enough so I could tell what it is. I’m so sensitive, I won’t really tolerate much resistance (meaning, I choose to do something about it before it gets worse) most of the time (like everyone, I have my down days, too), and my sensitivity actually helps me because I understand how to interpret the information I’m getting.
Bottom line: Empath or not, the more conscious you are of how you feel, the less you have to suffer.
Is OCD a manifestation of something?
There are people diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder. Why do they get that way?
Compulsive disorders are coping mechanisms that help to soothe fear. Generally, there is some major fear, some really strong limiting beliefs, and somehow, you’ve made an association with those repeated activities and relief. They make you feel better, or less afraid. And then, because you want that relief so strongly, you feel like you can’t help yourself but do those actions again and again until you actually do feel a bit better. Any compulsion is created this way. Don’t try to modify your behavior. Look for the underlying cause. You can start by looking at how you feel when you don’t give in to those actions for a bit. This will be a clue.
If you missed them, you can find the first two posts in this series here:
- Quick Questions About LOA and Manifesting Volume 1
- Quick Questions About LOA and Manifesting Volume 2
- Quick Questions About LOA and Manifesting Volume 3
Now it’s your turn: Did any of these questions resonate with you? Share your own experience for the benefit of everyone. Also, what’s your number 1 question about the Law of Attraction? Tell me in the comments!
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