Have you ever had a person invade your personal space, and no matter the subtle shifts you gave them, they just didn’t get the hint to back off?
My two year old son and I just traveled together to NY for family members wedding. While he was sitting on my lap on the plane, in our tiny little space, the woman next to us kept turning around with her purse and bumping my sleeping son in the head.
Have I ever told you that when you’re a super “aware” person, or an Empath, and you’re around other sensitive people, it usually amplifies your awareness? This was the case for me.
My awareness and sensitivity was amplified by my son and by the others on the plane. The same is true if you have a sensitive friend, spouse or sibling.
This woman was totally clueless and no spacial perception or body awareness. I kindly asked her to please be aware of her bag so it didn’t bump my child.
Notice, I didn’t ask her to be careful, I asked her to be “aware”. Do you see how that has a different energy?
Careful, or cautious gives the energy of defending yourself, and that puts up blinders. Awareness allows you to have no blinders and fully open your eyes and see, feel and know what’s gong on around you.
Later that day I went to the store to get coffee. As I was in line to place my order, I could feel someone behind me was in my space.
You know how you walk into an elevator and everyone automatically evenly allocates space between each person. It’s so interesting how that naturally works out. Well, this woman behind me probably would not have moved an inch if I walked in the elevator.
No matter how I shifted my body or turned or moved, she just crept closer and closer to me…maybe three inches from my body.
It made me want to actually push her away when she just didn’t understand any of my subtle hints. I thought to myself….an empath would never be so unaware like that! She couldn’t possibly be an empath.
I ended up smiling at this woman as she clearly was COMPLETELY unaware of how her energy was “too close” for my comfort. It reminded me that although being highly sensitive means you notice much more than those around you… I still prefer my sensitivity. I thought to myself that if I was too close for someone else’s comfort, I would immediately get their subtle “back off” energy and adjust accordingly.
Your sensitivity is your super skill or awareness.
If you get into a situation when someone near you isn’t aware of your space, and no matter what you do or say they just don’t get it…here are a few questions you can ask.
- What potency am I refusing here?
- If I was to step into my potency would that energy naturally change this?
- What’s right about this I’m not getting?
- What is this telling me about this person that I didn’t already know?
- How can I change this easily and quickly?
- How can I shift this situation so that it works for me?
As always, ask the question, and don’t look for the answer. The awareness will come to you, and you may even find that things start flowing better than you ever imagined!
Article written by: Ashley Stamatinos, RMT, BF | Founder Omorfi Healing | www.OmorfiHealing.com | email@example.com
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