What do we mean when we talk about being sensitive and how does sensitivity feel in our body? I realize that I have used this word for a long time without having an understanding of the true meaning – and that I sometimes use words without due respect and integrity. I have ‘used’ words carelessly for so long and now I am feeling that I want to connect to the truth of the words that I use. Without this connection words become worthless and meaningless.
And, if you were a woman you were frowned upon if you allowed others to see that you had been deeply touched in some way – maybe something hurtful had been said or equally something very beautiful had been felt. This level of sensitivity was also seen as a weakness. Tears were only to be allowed behind closed doors, we kept our feelings in the closet and hidden from the world.
Whether you are a man or woman really makes little difference, as in our essence we all feel a sensitivity to the world around us and how it feels.
How could we not feel sensitivity when we are endowed with the delicacy of our six senses – eyesight, hearing, taste, touch, feeling and most important of all our clairsentience; our connection to God. Our physical body, through which our senses are transmitted, is constantly sending us messages – sometimes subtle, and sometimes very clear.
We seem to believe the total opposite of what we are being told, that sensitivity equates with weakness. It is curious that we are told the total opposite of a truth that we will one day all feel from within. Ideals and beliefs imposed on us are something that we know deep within are the total opposite of our natural way.
It has taken many years for me to unravel some of the false perceptions of sensitivity that have been attributed to both men and women.
So, what exactly is sensitivity? What are we saying or inferring about something that has had bad press for so long that we sometimes find the truth has been buried deep down? We only know the lies that have been circulated that actually represent the opposite of its true meaning.
Is not sensitivity about us sensing what is going on around us and consequently supporting us to understand what is truly taking place?
It allows us to feel the truth – we know how at times we can be told something and yet feel in our body a huge discomfort that the words, and the intention, are a contradiction of one another. If the words are what we want to hear we can even convince ourselves and override the messages coming from the heart.
When we hold a baby, we can feel within ourselves the preciousness and delicacy that the baby is reflecting, but as a child grows up, somewhere along the way, this delicacy and sensitivity get repressed.
At the age of three I can recall my sensitivity being attacked. When I say ‘attacked’, I mean I felt the harshness and the complete annihilation of the sweetness and fragility that is my essence.
Sensitivity is not being weak – it is a strength that can be shared without fear. Only when we feel uninhibited in our expression can we begin to connect to our sensitivity.
So, is being sensitive about living with total transparency, with no fear of living the true divine qualities that we are deep down inside? Is being sensitive at the heart of accepting who we truly are in our expression?
When we feel totally and absolutely able to express each feeling that vibrates through our very being, we will know that our expression is boundless and we are without need of protection.
When I am in protection my body is held in contraction and there is no space for me to feel who I am. I become de-sensitised, which is akin to deadening all my feelings, including my clairsentience and connection to my soul.
I am wondering how many lifetimes have we held back on being sensitive? Do we now feel safe enough to allow ourselves to go deeper and really understand the full meaning of sensitivity?
Up until now I have only had a superficial relationship with sensitivity. As I go deeper with exploring surrendering and allowing the settlement within my body, I can feel the true nature of being at one with myself. Until I can allow myself the space to feel how I am deeply held by the Universe, I will not fully surrender. When I feel the enormity of space, I am offered the grace to know God.
Is sensitivity to fully embrace and accept all that we are without reservation? It feels as though I am still scratching the surface in my own understanding. Together we are expanding our understanding by allowing ourselves to explore and share our deepest moments with one another and to feel that we are no longer alone and lost in a world that has denied our deepest feelings.
Another aspect of sensitivity relates to the connection between the physical body with our inner Being. For example, we have a nervous system running throughout our body and its primary function is to listen to the messages from our senses and send messages to other parts of our body. This system is delicate and informs us of changes, and alerts our body if everything is not in order. I am beginning to understand how intricate, exquisite and divine we are in our body – its appearance is physical and seemingly very solid and yet within there are energy centres that receive the vibration that is constantly communicated to us from heaven.
When we feel the vibration of words, for example, the word delicacy, it allows us to feel and connect with a vibration that totally encapsulates the meaning of the word. We do not need a dictionary definition to feel our innate connection to our body! When we allow the grandness of the Universe to be felt, it is no longer a ‘space odyssey’; it is something that we can access through our body and know beyond any worldly doubt.
With this new understanding we can fully appreciate that our innate sensitivity is to honour the qualities of delicacy, tenderness and harmony that are our natural divine essence.
Susan L., UK
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