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MandaLeigh

Empaths are just overly sensitive and complain.

The collective idea is that people who are highly sensitive, empathic, clairvoyant, intuitive, and psychic are lying crazy or just not normal. Some say sensitive people are the whinny sort, always complaining, overly sensitive babies and need to toughen up. Nothing could be farther from the truth. 

How it can feel to live like everyone else.

It is a life lived behind a mask, a constant 24/7 lie. Only relief is felt during sleep or when alone, for many who live life pretending to be normal.

Yes, we are overly sensitive, that is why every day for us is a battle to stay level in the flow and balance.

Why can’t you just be normal?

Many of us have tried this at some point, to live the collective idea of a normal life. This experience generally highlights just how much we are not in any way what the collective believes to be normal, nor will we ever be. 

Just be like everyone else. 

If you doubt us or feel frustrated with us, we already know. If we need time alone it has nothing specific to do with any one person. Being alone helps sensitive people clear out everything that is overwhelming and draining us.

We will do almost anything to make you happy

When we say we cannot do something you want, it’s not to piss you off. If we tell you no, it’s for a real reason. If you think we are using our gift to manipulate you, or a situation, you are wrong.

 Caution to Empaths. When others accuse you of manipulation, this can be a warning for the empath that the person may be using them. It’s important for sensitive people to protect their energy from being drained, this requires the need to set limits. 

Altruism or lack of hidden agenda on the part of the empath seems to confuse others. 

Lessons learned from pain, our kindness gained through forgiveness, acceptance, and understanding towards all sentient life.

Balance and harmony are valued above all. We take the pain from others while doing our best to not let it harden our hearts. We accept negative truths because we know our feelings are meant to guide and teach us. A healer learns to heal because they are broken, and an empath gives the kindness they need to receive.  

We know it can be hard to watch us endure times of pain. 

We also hate our inability to sugarcoat or ignore the truth, of what we feel and know. We can’t be less intense, apathetic, ignore injustices, or dismiss our intuition. 

We aren’t looking for special privilege, or to make ourselves seen as complaining. Our hope is to feel less alone and less ostracized.

If you believe the burdens of loving us outweigh the rewards, please just go.

Those We Love 

Everything from your physical needs to your emotional health is made a priority. Many empaths often neglect their own needs for those they care for.

Not trick ponies or circus side shows

We cannot always time our moments of clarity or connection to be convenient for you. We are here to teach and inspire by example, teaching and showing others the way. If we could save you the time and trouble we would, but that’s not how any of this works.

We know that we are hard to love. 

We might try for you, but that’s not who we are, and generally does not end well.  The longer we mirror others and deny our true selves, the more extreme the behaviour.  The results are often depression, anxiety, anger, resentment, and destructive behaviours towards ourselves.

If you experience a disconnect with society, know that you are not alone, and are not a problem. By living an unconventional life and not conforming, you are not harming society, your family, or yourself.

If you have anything you would like to say, please feel free to comment or contact us. Thank you for reading. 

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