Doing Something PRODUCTIVE. Something productive about being a Highly Sensitive Person, that is. Or an HSP who is also an empath.
Quite different from doing “something, anything” to help yourself! Although many people don’t make that distinction, do they?
Instead, if it’s popular, and it seems to make sense, and especially it keeps you busy — supposedly that’s all you need to gain personal growth. Or even spiritual awakening. Mainstream ideas carry their own momentum, don’t they?
Blog-Buddies, in our pursuit of truth that really helps empaths and HSPs, let’s courageously consider what really works effectively. Given that our quest aims to find what really can make a difference in your life.
Rather than just supplying a comfortable feeling, due to agreeing with what “everyone” thinks is true.
So far in this four-part series, we’ve had these articles. If you haven’t seen them yet, you might wish to check them out before continuing with today’s article:
- Let’s consider the important differences between social skills versus consciousness skills to help empaths.
- Take our latest Empath’s Quiz. A super-practical quiz about effectiveness.
Doing Something PRODUCTIVE. Controversy Alert
Since I’m one of the world’s many HSPs, and empaths, on a personal level I appreciate the need for sensitivity. Today’s post is my attempt to acknowledge your sensitivity, by showing you where I’m coming from, me and my controversial ideas.
Most of all, I know from personal experience — as well as from helping people like you — how important it is to do something productive to improve your life. Whether you’re an empath or an HSP or both.
Productive, as in making a positive difference. And even producing results that show in your aura, way down deep within you.
Recently someone accused me of being insensitive as an empath coach. Why insensitive? Simply because I disagreed with her. Regardless, being called “insensitive” is an insult that really stings, if you’re an HSP or an empath! 😉
Nonetheless, Gladys set me thinking. Just because my ideas seem controversial to some, and I believe they are true, does that make me seem insensitive? That wouldn’t be fair. Surely the role of an empath coach isn’t to simper and smile and say, in every situation, “Well, whatever you’ve been told is Absolutely Perfect.”
First of all, I want to make clear that I’m not casually disrespecting mainstream ideas about what helps empaths. For 20 years, it has been a significant part of my life work, based on extensive research. Including (by now) researching which approaches are productive by using 21 different Stages of Energetic Literacy.
And second, all of RES is based on respecting your own self-authority. After you’ve read this post, for instance, decide for yourself what rings true, what feels right, what looks good to you. All I’m doing is offering something for you to think about, maybe something pretty new.
What’s Wacky to Me?
Yes, something is really wacky to me, Blog-Buddies. For years before today’s mainstream ideas became so popular, I was teaching Empath Empowerment®. A system that I co-created with Divine help; a system that evidently was a bit ahead of its time; a system for empowering empaths by using skills based in consciousness; a system belonging more to The Age of Awakening than what’s mainstream now.
It’s a fact: In 2001 I became the first empath coach to publish a book in the English language, and for all I know, the first anywhere. Since then, my how-to books for empaths have been translated into foreign languages; also I’ve taught in-person workshops for empaths on three continents, plus the online workshops (starting last year).
What happened afterward? That’s what has struck me as wacky and weird..Although Empath Empowerment has spread, that’s nothing like the wild popularity of assorted tricks and coping tips for empaths, like the kind of help we’re looking at in this Four-Part Quiz series. (BTW, answers to that quiz will come in my next blog post.)
So here’s the truly wacky part. Popular or not, these approaches take a step backward, offering advice that comes from the New Age Years; guidance that won’t work now, in this Age of Awakening; coping ideas based in social skills and, with all respect, unsophisticated energy awareness.
Many a time, I’ve asked myself, “Why are these approaches so appealing to people?” Apart from feeling familiar, because we’ve all lived through the New Age years — some of them, anyway.
And maybe you’ve got some other answers about that to share, Blog-Buddies. Along with a sympathetic “That IS weird, now that you mention it.” 🙂
Doing Something PRODUCTIVE. That Matters, Doesn’t It?
Because being an empath or an HSP is a real thing, and bringing unique problems… as well as potentials.
For sure, each empath was born with an empath’s aura. And HSPs were born with the aura of an HSP.
Nothing shocking there, right?
Nor need it shock you to learn that 1 out of 4 HSPs is also an empath.
But did you know this?
Doing Something PRODUCTIVE, What Makes an HSPs Aura Distinctive?
To learn who’s an HSP, simply use ordinary skills of energetic literacy. (Stage 3 Energetic Literacy, comparable to the word literacy you’ve been using to read this article.)
Specifically, research the part of a person’s aura called the Root Chakra Databank for Connection to Physical Reality.
This reveals a person’s sensitivity as clear as day.
One of the most transformative aspects of the new RES Sensitivity Skills is when you learn how this sensitivity shows.
- Yes, in that person’s aura.
- Plus some face reading skills, advanced skills, not at the beginner level.
- Otherwise, do you think you can tell who’s an HSP just by looking? Or by having a conversation? Only if you prefer to guess.
So why would social skills or energy sensitivity at the beginner’s level possible help an HSP? At least, if you’re into Doing Something PRODUCTIVE,
What Makes an Empath’s Aura Distinctive?
With advanced skills of energetic literacy, you can also detect an overall quality to the aura of an empath. It’s porous.
And this is a very important characteristic for understanding what empaths do with consciousness… compared to everyone else, including non-empath HSPs.
Without learning effective consciousness skills… and thank goodness they can be effortless to learn… good luck!
Surface level skills to help empaths — both social skills and energy sensitivity without true energetic literacy — are undoubtedly well meant. But will they help empaths? Productively? No matter how much a person believes in them, or has invested years in doing as told?
Answering that isn’t such a tough guess….
Fortunately, You’re Living Now
So it can be easy for you to learn skills based in consciousness. Hey, you’re living in the Age of Awakening!
Far as I know, the only system for helping empaths that’s based in consciousness is Empath Empowerment.
Granted, many approaches involve energy work and energy sensitivity. But as the next post will make clear, I hope, that’s hardly the same thing.
Although many New Age ideas sound beautiful, and are still popular — sadly, they’re completely out of date.
How can you tell the difference between what works now versus what doesn’t? As a consumer of teachings for personal development and spiritual awakening, start here:
Learn to distinguish these three different approaches: Consciousness, social skills, and simply noticing energy. Exactly what we’ve started to do in the previous article in this series, and what we’ll continue to do next!
Incidentally, many people assume that all energy reading is equally valid. If that’s what you’ve been led to believe, please remember the idea (with a link earlier in this post): There are 21 Stages of Energetic Literacy. Noticing energy is Stage 1, simply a sweet beginning. Unfortunately it tends to be pretty inaccurate, too. Delightful though it is to discover that you’re energy sensitive.
Did You Know?
In The Age of Awakening, everybody is energy sensitive. If you’re willing, you’ve got it.
Ironically (and very understandably) people can feel extra-proud and super-certain that all they get with Stage 1 Energetic Literacy is the truth, the whole truth… and all the truth that anyone ever needs. Which isn’t quite the case.
Accordingly, it’s good to know that you… and everybody you know… could learn Stage 3 energetic literacy. One resource is this guide to Empath Empowerment — Quick & Easy. A great way to get consciousness skills that work productively!
Meanwhile we’ve got this little series of four articles, enhanced by our conversation here through comments.
Thank you for reading, and considering. You realize, you might wind up walking away from mainstream ideas for empaths and HSPs. But these RES Sensitivity Skills and Empath Empowerment are really solid ground, well tested, altogether different from what else is out there in the self-help marketplace. And productive.
Doing Something PRODUCTIVE. Since We Empaths and HSPs Deserve That.
Blog-Buddies, I’m quite sure it can change your life just to learn to think as a smart consumer, a consumer in The Age of Awakening. Your gift to come from reading this four-part series.
You deserve to know the difference between:
- Consciousness skills
- Social skills
- And energy awareness (at Stage 1 Energetic Literacy)
As we complete article 3 of 4, what’s your reaction so far?