Sensitive Bodies, Diet, and Living as an Empath
I bet you are one of the many people in an ever growing circle of empaths. Empaths are psychically open, and sensitive people who can pick up on the intentions and vibrations swirling around them. Imagine every thought, every feeling, every idea, every action that you encounter as a wave, a wave of sound, a wave of energy, a wave of psychic impression. When that energy is sent out, the empath naturally pick it up, and internalizes it!
No wonder empaths have sensitive systems. You process energy through your energy centers, and your energy centers are the subtle parts of your body. Everyone is telling an energetic story. Your energetic story is the accumulation of your thoughts, fears, ideas and beliefs about playing in the world. Sensitive people cannot discern between their energetic story, and the story of others. Meaning that as someone throws energy your way it feeds into your own microcosm, integrating into your system.
So why do empaths have sensitive bodies, and systems?
Well to start if you are an empath you struggle knowing when something is your feeling/thought/idea/etc, or someone else’s. On a deeper level you have a hard time knowing what is good for you, versus what is supposed to be good for you. Looking at health, diet and fitness we see that there is a constant stream, no a constant flood of information and insights about what is good for us vs. not. And on and on it goes. Fad diets, good fats and bad fats, allergic reactions, mysterious additives, etc.
To put it simply, empaths usually do things to their bodies, such as eating things, that really are not necessary. In some cases empaths eat, or “abuse” their bodies as a form of avoiding or distancing from these extreme feelings. Over the years I have learned that most people who are battling with weight are empaths, and they are ganging weight as a form of protection!
Taking it slow is a good rule of thumb! Especially with medications, vitamins, exercise and rich foods. A lot of times, less is more. Try things in increments. Maybe it is changing your diet bit by bit, rather than a dramatic departure. Or incorporating a supplement small dosages at a time.
Listen to your body. Listen to your system. See what works for you personally. Not what works for everyone else. And know that energy happens in the aura, and then makes its way into the body. Tuning into the subtle signs of your body, will clue you into the subtle energies blooming around you.
© Shaheen Miro 2015