This newsletter is dedicated to all the people who surround us at any given moment who help us to uncover and unmask our illusions so we can heal. I am so grateful to you.
Let me tell you a little story…
In the process of not wanting to damage him emotionally, I have learned how to help myself heal. I have written a post before on what impact he has had on my life which you can find here.
6 years ago I had no idea that I was a highly sensitive person, nor had I ever heard of that term. I knew I was intense, demanding, thin-skinned, I took things seriously and had a tendency to be overly emotional - a trait I put down to being Mediterranean! Ha ha.
Many babies born today are very highly sensitive compared what they were 30 years ago, they are a new blueprint of energy on this earth and I was not prepared to be a parent to one of these babies.
I spent most of the first 4 years of my son’s life feeling like I was flying by the seat of my pants. He didn’t follow any of the ‘rules’ and sometimes I nailed it and other times I crashed and burned - mostly burned.
My type-a personality made me read hundreds of books, of which 99% of them created more fear, more drama and more overwhelm.
From the moment he was born I felt total and utter overwhelm. The sense of responsibility was enormous and I also didn’t have the emotional and physical toolkit to support myself either. I had a diet of chocolate and cheese - which made my nervous system inflamed and aggravated. I felt worse than awful.
I had no idea, at all, how to deal with all of this. My parents were very supportive but they couldn’t understand what was going on either.
As I watch my son grow and develop into a truly beautiful boy, I realise that these children are showing us just how much this world isn’t set up for them (or us).
We can also replace ‘They’ with ‘We’.
Our world is (currently) not set up for those of us who are highly sensitive and so often we feel like outsiders in our own environments.
And yet…the only thing that stops us is ourselves. How kind are we to ourselves? How nurturing are we to ourselves? Are we looking after our sensitivities and our hearts?
If we can help ourselves then we can teach our little ones how to do the same.
What I’ve found is that we each need a toolkit for ourselves as their parents and for our children in order to thrive.
I won’t lie - most of the time I find this exhausting and I’d rather be on the sofa watching This Is Us on tv with my maple syrup popcorn. But then I watch my son sleeping and I realise that this sense of duty and enormous love I have for him drives me to keep going.
Here’s what’s worked for us:
It’s time to recognise that the traits and behaviours we have are our super powers but we must create our own toolkits in order to thrive!
You are awesome, strong and beautiful person. We need you to remember ❤️
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