Love Letter to An Empath

Dear Empath,

I felt a strong desire to write and let you know I have been thinking of you a lot lately.

If you are an intuitive, a healer, a teacher, a guide, a lightworker, a starseed, a wayshower, or a seeker of any kind, I’m sure that we are members of the same soul tribe- whether we have met in person or not.  We’ve been called to make this world a better place.

There is a lot going on, isn’t there?  The news is full of stories that instill fear and anxiety.  But that doesn’t stop you, does it?  In fact, it inspires you to work all the harder and try all the more to bring love and light to the world in your own unique way.

Do you know that you are enough?  That you do enough?  In fact, I bet you do more than enough!  You are an amazing, generous person who always gives of your time, money, and energy… in every way you possibly can.

So how are you doing?  Are you taking care of your Self?  Are you really?  Be honest.  Remember, I’m intuitive, too!

Now, you’ve heard that you can’t give from an empty chalice… that you have to put on your oxygen mask before you can help someone else. You’ve read the books, attended the workshops, and done the inner work, right?  You probably have a few certificates to show for it.  Maybe you lead groups and support others on their journey.  But are you walking your talk?  Are you taking the time to nourish your own spirit?

We could chat over coffee, sharing the “Top Ways to Nurture Your Self”.  We could come up with quite a list that includes everything from walking in nature to taking candlelit bubble baths.  We’d laugh about how we KNOW all this but don’t actually do it.  “There just isn’t enough time”, we’d say in unison.  Then, we’d laugh for a moment.  And then, we’d get quiet.  We know… if we don’t take time for self-care, it will catch up with us as sickness, exhaustion, or stress.  Yeah, we know.

I’m not going to preach to you.  You won’t listen.  Neither would I, to be honest.

What I will do is ask you this, “If you were your own best friend, what would you do to support your Self?  How would you encourage YOU to take the time you need to feed your soul and rest your body, heart, and mind?”

Will you do something for me… actually, will you do something for YOU?

Give your Self the love you so generously give to others!  Whether you have a strong community of people who support you or not, you have YOU.  And you know what is needed to refill your chalice and bring your Self into greater balance.

You are soooo worth it!

The world needs us to be on our game… all of us… creatives, coaches, spiritual directors, yoga teachers, Reiki masters, massage therapists, activists, volunteers, fitness instructors, classroom teachers, counselors… all of us!

So Dear One, take a look at all you do in a day.  Can you trade a little bit of DOING for a little bit of BEING?  It will make all the difference to your overall health and enhance the lives of those you touch in a million special ways.

What lights you up?  Start there.

For me, it includes art, meditation, bellydancing (believe it!), and spending quality time with those I love.  I’m not going to lie to you.  It isn’t easy but it’s worth it!

Know that I’m sending lots of love and supporting you every step of the way!