I feel like this is a beacon of hope for me this site ive just joined you all yesterday. I feel a bit overwhelmed by other empath forums. It can be all a bit too much for me. I want to say but dont know if this is the right place. I have developed physical illness's through i believe having this trait or personality. I have got so ill. I am now bedbound and have to spend my life in a darkened room cos everything in the world makes me feel desperately ill. I have symptoms that just come all day no matter what i do. I am continualy exhausted and can do so very little. Im in touch with other people with my illness, I feel alot of them are empaths too. I believe that being an empath has caused me to get ill with this debilitating and life destroying illness. I would love to learn some ways to learn to turn my nervous system down cos it has gone into overdrive and is hyper, hyper sensitive.
I dont want to scare anyone but please people be careful and work hard at turning down your sensory system and take messages from your body seriously. If something is overwhelming for you get away from it if you can. Dont worry about what other people tell you or what others will think of you. Listen to your body. I always wonder if id listened to my body more would i have got ill in the first place.
But i just wanted to put awarness out there that this can lead to very physical damage to the nervous system and that opens the doorway to alot of illnesses. Take time to rest and recuperate from the strains of life. If you are in a very stressful work or home life situation. Please dont just carry on valiantly hoping it will get better one day. You must make time for yourself to de-stress. Rest is so important to us. Please take me as a warning. And make time for your poor worn out and highly responsive body dont thrash it. I always thought i was doing enough to protect myself but looking back i did all the wrong things. I did alot that was sensable but also i could have been kinder to my body and listened to it, I think this is one of our jobs as empaths to learn to listen to bodies. Society tells us to ignore intuiton and push them Just look at the way we excersise...feel the burn! And to be productive at all costs. Like our bodys are machines. But they are so much more than machines, They need our help to look after them they are helpless and vulnerable almost like a child they have to do what we say and if you abuse them they will turn out broken. Its so hard when our bodys are a source of pain and overwhelm that we are used to just trying to ride through the rollercoaster of being in the world. But care is needed thats what my message is. Take care of your child like physical side.
updated by @lilly: 01/10/17 05:50:48AM