"The more he looked inside, the more he found
himself in there…" (A. A. Milne)
Are you overly sensitive to the world around
you? If you are, you may be an "Energy Sensitive"…
From the Emailbag:
"Why is it that I seem to be so open to everyone
and everything around me?"
If you have asked this question about yourself,
it is because you are probably an Energy Sensitive. Here is how to
know if you are:
Many energy sensitives find our toxic modern
environment hard to take. They often suffer from:
- They have
"Multiple Chemical Sensitivity"
or are unusually allergic to
modern chemical products
like cleaners, polishs, sprays, and so on.
- They cannot live in close proximity to high tension, electrical wires.
- They find that large crowds are often jarring and uncomfortable.
- They may have difficulty with other people's children or pets.
- They are prone to getting the latest illness (flus and viruses).
- They tend to eat and drink water in direct proportion to how much energy
they are expending without any weight gain/loss.
Many energy sensitives find themselves picking
up on the thoughts of others around them.
- When others speak or write to them, Energy Sensitives often can read
between the lines to discern the "hidden message" underlying the "face
value" of their spoken and written words.
- Often they will respond more closely to what they think the "hidden"
message from another is rather than to the "face value" of their words.
- While they are not "reading the minds" of others, the information they
get may appear that way to others around them.
- Often, energy sensitives are unaware that they are picking up on the
thoughts of others and this can create unintended conflicts… which
they feel more deeply than any other person involved.
Many energy sensitives find themselves picking
up on the feelings of others around them.
- They often are like an emotional vacuum cleaner: sucking in the negative
emotions of others, whether they intend to or not.
- This internalization of "other's stuff" makes them cry (women sensitives)
or get depressed (men sensitives).
- They often feel like they overwhelmed by fighting to swim through the
choppy seas of emotions projected by others.
- They tend to need more alone-me time that others in their circle… but
that time is necessary for their health and well being.
- This all can be so stressful that they must periodically withdraw from
others in order to recharge their own energy.
for the exercise to better manage energy
"Intelligence must follow faith, never precede
it, and never destroy it." (Thomas a Kempis)
Do you feel the pain of the world's suffering?
If so, you are experiencing Tears of the Prophets Syndrome.
There are many things that are troubling in the
world today: global warming, terrorism, genocide, war, poverty, famine,
to name just a few. If you believe that you can feel all of this pain
in the world, all of its sadness, and all of the suffering who those
who live here, you have the "Tears of the Prophets" syndrome.
This syndrome does result in actual tears.
People suffering from it "just cry" and say "it feels like I am crying
for the whole world."
It is a Contract:
The most terrible truth that anyone will ever
learn while they are on Earth is… that they agreed to come here and to
experience all that has, is, and will happen to them in this and all
It is a School:
The only way to stop the "Tears of the Prophets"
is to accept that Earth is a school house for karma. Those suffering
from it must realize that pain - although regrettable - is part of the
learning process here. These troubles are like classrooms that people
have signed up for by agreement before they were born.
It is a Lesson:
The universe operates under this simple rule:
"all that happens is by prior agreement" for the highest good of all
concerned. Since others have agreed to have their experiences to help
them grow in love, joy, and awareness, any pain or suffering they
undergo... is their choice... and it does have a purpose... that you
cannot know. All you ever know is that your experiences are lessons.
It is a Learning:
So whenever I find myself "going into judgment"
about something "gone wrong", I get right out of it quickly by remembering
two important things. One, that if a situation is allowed to exist, it
exists because God allows it and, if God allows it, it is for some good
reason that I am either not capable of knowing or am not privileged to
know. Two, that is world is a stage of karma, and "what goes around,
comes around"... so all is as it should be.
It is a Life:
Given that, the "Tears of the Prophets" are not
needed so put yourself in God's hands and let God do His work of carrying
the pain of the world. The purpose of life is learning... and the end
result of learning is love. Although compassion for the path of others
is great, only they can walk their path... just as you must walk your
path alone. Better to walk in joy than in tears.
"Sometimes I wanna quit, nothing ever seems to
fit. Hanging around, nothing to do but frown. Nothing is really
wrong, just feeling like I don't belong."
("Rainy Days and Mondays", Carpenter's lyrics)
Have you ever felt like you "do not
just belong" in your life? If so, there may be a karmic reason for
it... that has to do with reincarnation.
I will never forget the first time in the cycle
of my lives, when I first felt the wave of "not belonging here" wash
over me. It was three lifetimes ago on a lovely afternoon, sun shining,
birds singing, warm but comfortable. I was sitting on the porch with
a man I was recently introduced to by my wife. One among the multitudes
of her cousins was getting married and she was much in demand. So she
had to leave me alone and took great care to find someone to keep me
company. He was very charming and we instantly hit it off. We both
were religious and soon got into a fascinating discussion about
theology. I could not have been happier.
The Wave Hits:
Then the wave struck me.
"What was I doing here? Why had I come to the
miserable, dark Earth again? How was it that I knew I just did not
It was a very disorienting feeling that lasted
until my wife came out to check on me and give me a kiss. Then I was
fine... until the next time that wave rolled over me again in the
following life. These "Waves of Not Belonging" were calling me
home... and they just may be calling you.
Ready to Go?:
The simple truth is that we do not reincarnate
forever. We reach a point where we are done with Earth. Here are the
signs that the "Wave of Not Belonging" just might be calling you back
home... to the inner worlds:
Do you often think, feel, and believe that you just do not belong
here... on Earth? (As in "Send me home!")
* Are you out of step with what most people
like now? (Not a fan of Harry Potter, Survivor, American Idol?)
* Do you feel like other people do not really
understand you? (When they ask, "Why are you so honest?")
* Do you lose patience with repetitive physical
things? (As in "I paid those bills! Now they are due again?")
* Are you frustrated when others just do not
get the basics? (As in "gossiping only bites you in the butt!")
If the answers to all of these questions are
"Yes", then this is life calling you back home to the inner worlds...
This is the "Wave of Not Belonging" coming in.
"What we do for ourselves dies with us. What
we do for others and the world is immortal." (Albert Pine)
Have you been through the fire of life? Does
life after the crucible often seem like less? It is hard to be
ordinary after the extraordinary has happened.
Have you ever been imprisoned? Have you ever
been tortured? Have you ever been on a Death March or in a concentration
camp? Have you ever been a castaway far from civilization? Have you
survived an earthquake, a blizzard, a hurricane, a tsunami, a volcanic
explosion, a life-and-death illness? Have you gone through something
Burned in the Crucible:
If you have experienced any of these events,
you have been burned in the crucible of life. What you may not
have realized... is that your life can never be the same afterwards.
Here is what you can expect... after you have survived the dreadful
fire of being burned inside life's crucible.
Bored with Ordinary Life:
What engages most people about ordinary life
bores those who have emerged from life's crucible. In the crucible,
the individual had to constantly be on the alert against nature,
other people, and their own inattention. For a moment of hesitation
or a single lapse in judgment could spell the difference between life
and death. Since every moment was alive with danger, the person gets
used to that aliveness. Once it is gone and life returns to ordinary,
the comparative dullness often makes the person bored with life.
Loss of Patience:
Those who have been burned in the fire of life's
crucible have very little patience for the petty details of ordinary
life. They do not patience for wasting time and energy, for meaningless
squabbles, or for what they consider trivial. This boredom and loss of
patience with ordinary life can cause the person to become depressed
or anxious... and, worse, it often leads them to commit suicide.
Reason for Living:
There is only one thing that can save those
emerging from life's crucible: a compelling reason for living. For
example, those who survived the Nazi and Russian Holocausts and thrived
for the rest of their life did so because they connected with their
passion. For some, it was giving true witness about what they had seen,
heard, and knew to be true from direct personal experience. For others,
it was creating places safe from tyranny and oppression. For still
others, it was working to ensure that such tragedies can never happen
again. What the people, who have survived life's crucible, do "for
others and the world is immortal!"