Empathy, A Call To Action
Nothing is more important than empathy for another human being's suffering. Nothing. Not a career, not wealth, not intelligence, certainly not status. We have to feel for one another if we're going to survive with dignity.
~ Audrey Hepburn
I have been talking to a lot of my super sensitive clients recently who are suffering. We are feeling drained, exhausted and physically ill. I know that many of us have tried to take breaks from the news, social media and other sources of stress, and yet, we continue to feel beat down. Though I believe that the US election and subsequent ugliness is partially responsible, many started feeling this way in October.
For weeks I have been saying that now is a rough time to be an empath. Last night, I had a realization though. We are not under attack. We are being called into service. Now is not the time to bury our heads and hope that it passes. Now is the time to rise up, to start a revolution. A love revolution! Who is better to lead the charge than those who feel life the deepest?
We have a brilliant opportunity right now to shift our collective vibration into a place of love and hope. It starts with us. Search out those who need your love and support right now, and give freely. Stop focusing on who Tweeted what and get back to service. Stop trying to force others to see things your way. Embrace your differences and move on. Get involved in your community in any way that you can. Now is a great time to collect food and clothing for those who need it. Shine a bright light on suffering anywhere that you find it, and be a clear and compassionate voice for changing it.
So many times I have been told that we are the ones we have been waiting for. We don’t need our government to lead the charge in kindness and compassion. That is on us. We can choose to ignore the suffering in front of us, or we can refuse to accept it.
For all of my beautiful empaths: May service be your medicine. May compassion be the balm your heart needs. May the world be as kind to you as you are to it. May negativity roll off of you with ease. May you wake this week with a new determination to shine your dazzling light to all of us. We love you. We need you.