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One Who Does Not Avoid Me: Privilege and the Evolution of My Faith

One Who Does Not Avoid Me: Privilege and the Evolution of My Faith

  I want to talk about how my faith is evolving. I no longer trust everything just because someone at church said it, which is healthy. But this morning, church offered some good reminders, especially for those of us who have often found ourselves in the “anxious-avoidant trap” attachment system in relationships.   Jesus is not avoidant. He didn’t ignore the hard things going on in our world, because it was just too much for him. He didn’t avoid the big feelings or go numb or stick...

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Rise and shine, luminous one.

 

This is a place for you to discover and accept your truest, most brilliant self.

 

The Mighty Sensitive empowers highly sensitive individuals
to live by design, to practice guilt-free self-care,
and to enjoy healthy relationships.
 

 

We seek out sincere, emotionally-intelligent, and mutually-trustworthy relationships.  

 

We are lifelong learners who choose to grow from our weaknesses. We trust the Almighty Sensitive to continually transform us by the renewing of our minds. Because we are deeply loved by our Creator, we honor our special purpose of reflecting the trait of high sensitivity in this world. Just as the moon reflects the light of the sun.

 

Have you ever felt misunderstood… rejected… left out… singled out… too intense… too deep… too quirky… too emotional… or just “too much” for the people around you?

 

Fellow HSP, you are not alone.

 

It’s normal to feel this way, and especially if you’re a highly sensitive person. HSPs make up about 20% of the population – so there are quite a few of us – but the majority are still unable to relate to us in many ways. Maybe you’ve gone through seasons where it’s tough to find anyone who really gets you.

 

You will be too much for some people.

Those aren’t your people.

 

Each one of us is a unique creation, to be sure. Diversity is important and enriching to our global community. But isn’t it also wonderfully life-giving when you discover another human who seems to think on the same wavelength as you? Someone who actually enjoys listening to what’s going on in your head… understands when you need the lights dimmed… or adds perspective to your already outside-the-box ideas?

 

As we come to accept our HSP trait and live out our unique purpose, we can offer strength, hope, and balance to a world in need of our unpretentious – yet vital – perspective.

 

I absolutely love this quote by Dr. Elaine Aron, author of The Highly Sensitive Person:

“We are the writers, historians, philosophers, judges, artists, researchers, theologians, therapists, teachers, parents, and plain conscious citizens. What we bring to any of these roles is a tendency to think about all the possible effects of an idea. Often we have to make ourselves unpopular by stopping the majority from rushing ahead. Thus, to perform our role well, we have to feel very good about ourselves. We have to ignore all the messages from the warriors that we are not as good as they are. The warriors have their bold style, which has its value. But we, too, have our style and our important contribution to make.”  

 

So settle in, make yourself at home, and relax. You can be your glorious HSP self here. You are among friends! Enjoy the camaraderie, be encouraged, and be sure to join us at The Mighty Sensitive on Facebook.

Second-Guessing Ourselves and Making Mistakes

Second-Guessing Ourselves and Making Mistakes

As HSPs, second-guessing ourselves is second-nature. For any given decision, we can foresee the upside. The downside. The sideways side. The diagonal horizontagonal side. (You didn’t even know that was a side, did you?)

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On Being Cold

On Being Cold

I can’t stand being cold. I can’t fall asleep if my feet or nose is cold, no matter how tired I am.

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Me First.

Me First.

  What feeling comes over you when you hear the words, "me first"?   What thought pops into your mind?   If it's a physical feeling of shame or guilt, accompanied by the thought, "You're selfish"... please read this blog post. This is for you.   If...

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3 Primal Emotional Needs of Highly Sensitive People

3 Primal Emotional Needs of Highly Sensitive People

  Highly sensitive people were once highly sensitive children who were often given the message that they are "too much" to handle. This leaves HSPs with a sense that our emotional or intellectual needs are just "too much" into adulthood. We do what's needed to...

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Second-Guessing Ourselves and Making Mistakes

Second-Guessing Ourselves and Making Mistakes

As HSPs, second-guessing ourselves is second-nature. For any given decision, we can foresee the upside. The downside. The sideways side. The diagonal horizontagonal side. (You didn’t even know that was a side, did you?)

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The ONE Essential Oil Every HSP Needs

The ONE Essential Oil Every HSP Needs

I use quite a few essential oils, but there’s one that is EXCEPTIONALLY helpful for three common HSP problems: anxious thoughts, overarousal of my mind, and turning off my brain at night.

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Living At The Top of The Hill

Living At The Top of The Hill

  We were out on a bike ride today, and since we live at the top of a hill, it's always tough getting home.   Usually I shift gears, pedal hard, and sweat a lot to get home. My heart pounds and I gasp for air and my muscles feel like they can't go another...

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Do You Want To Live Healed?

Do You Want To Live Healed?

  "It just occurred to me that many people are actually afraid to heal because their entire identity is centered around the trauma they've experienced. They have no idea who they are outside of trauma, and that unknown can be terrifying." – Ebonee Davis  ...

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Me First.

Me First.

  What feeling comes over you when you hear the words, "me first"?   What thought pops into your mind?   If it's a physical feeling of shame or guilt, accompanied by the thought, "You're selfish"... please read this blog post. This is for you.   If...

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Living At The Top of The Hill

Living At The Top of The Hill

  We were out on a bike ride today, and since we live at the top of a hill, it's always tough getting home.   Usually I shift gears, pedal hard, and sweat a lot to get home. My heart pounds and I gasp for air and my muscles feel like they can't go another...

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Do You Want To Live Healed?

Do You Want To Live Healed?

  "It just occurred to me that many people are actually afraid to heal because their entire identity is centered around the trauma they've experienced. They have no idea who they are outside of trauma, and that unknown can be terrifying." – Ebonee Davis  ...

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Are You Just “Too Much” to Handle?

Are You Just “Too Much” to Handle?

I have felt like a young, untrained horse at certain times throughout my life. No matter what I did, or how clearly I tried to communicate basic feelings or needs, I was just “too much” for anyone to understand or accept. At those times, I learned it was best to just keep my head down and do what I was told.

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The Willow Tree, A Children’s Story

The Willow Tree, A Children’s Story

I want my son to know that it’s okay to be sad. Although I am highly empathic, I’ve realized lately what a poor job I’ve done of sharing my true feelings with him in the past.

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