My adorable gorgeous dog is Ozzie. He is more than my companion.
I want to tell you a little bit about Ozzie.
Ozzie is a really sensitive being. And sometimes in my sessions with clients, Ozzie will come in and join us.
Once, with one particular client who was crying, he went and put his head on her lap to comfort her. Later, when she was complaining about her husband who was really giving her a hard time about something, she said “I just wish he would give me some space.” And at that moment, Ozzie got up, walked across the room and sat on the other side of the room.
What if we could accept our sensitive nature?
What if we could say, alright, I feel things deeply?
Maybe stuff that might not affect somebody else, penetrates my very bones. And, so what if I feel things deeply, is that really a bad thing? For those of us who are super sensitive and find certain things intolerable — perhaps there are things that not to be tolerated.
Imagine what the world would be like without that level of sensitivity?
There would be all kinds of horrible things that would be tolerated when people weren't sensitive to them. Imagine what it would be like if we had a world without people who were sensitive to the smell of a new born baby. Or the sensation of the sun against your skin. Or the sound of the birds as they go flying by.
All of these are sensations, and those of us that are very sensitive, we get to take them in. We get to take in so much of life, if we allow our sensitivity. But if we don’t, we think there’s something wrong with it, we believe the stories we’ve been told that we’re too sensitive or we’re overreacting, or there’s something wrong with us, that we need to just get over it. Or we need to have thicker skin. Or be more like someone who says things like: no big deal, it doesn't really matter.
What does it take to block your nature? It takes a lot. It takes a lot of attention to things that will, as effectively as possible, try to numb us. Try to distract comment. I’dus. And ultimately it doesn’t work.
So what I’m going to do is, if you’re a sensitive being, I’m going to invite you to be like Ozzie.
On the beach Ozzie looks for new playmates.
He uses every bit of his sensitivity to determine whether these are playmates he is encountering or whether they are just better off going their separate ways. So , Ozzie’s my teacher. He’s finally found one animal that says okay, this is someone to play with.
That’s what sensitivity is for. It’s to help us to discern what is right for us and what is not right for us. So I’m going to invite you to take a lesson from Ozzie.
How does your sensitive nature show up in your life to help you discern what is right for you? Please leave me a comment. I’d love to hear what this brings up for you.
Till next time,