Oh hey there closet empaths. I spotted you a mile off. Why? Because I’m one to. I see behind that smile. I see the absolute dread of another stranger asking you what your name is and having a meaningless conversation about the weather.
I bet you like to be alone alot? Loud noises like the simple sound of a car driving past you can make you want to scream to right? Even smells seem to affect you more than most of the people around you.
In your younger years you most likely used alcohol or drugs as a facade. It gave you a feeling of being able to let go. Being able to connect to people you had never met before and not want to run a million miles away. Everyone thinks your confident, maybe you even get called a socialite. What they don’t see is that you are so sensitive. You have learned to hide it; learnt to fit in. Wearing a mask was the only way to survive in the big scary world. Now you have become so numb, so tough and have disconnected to who you truly are.
When was the last time you cried? When was the last time you screamed? Wow you are even fearful of enjoying life too much. So stable, roots so deep not even the big bad wolf could get you. But inside you are so scared but to show this to the world is scarier than being eaten alive.
What would happen if someone saw you cry? If they saw you scream? Only you can answer that but by suppressing these emotions you are only hurting yourself. You don’t need to fight the wolf alone. It’s ok to ask for help. Slowly you are stepping into just how delicate you are. It’s such a gift to be able to feel so deeply. To be in a room of hundreds of people and with your eyes closed feel when someone needs help. Having that inner knowing when someone needs a hug. Knowing the perfect thing to say to make someone’s day. Giving a soft smile to someone at the exact moment they need it most.
You give, give, give but what about you? When was the last time you gave yourself what you need? Your life is so yang but your soul cries for yin. You flaw yourself for knowing you need silence, quiet and time alone. This is nothing to to be ashamed of. Honour what you need.
Lead the way closet empaths of the world, redefine what this means. It is not a curse, it’s a gift.
Have no shame in your precious sensitivity. You are a gentle flower ready to bloom. It is is safe. You have nothing to fear. Take your time. Baby steps is all you need. It’s time to bare your sweet, sweet heart to the world. Taking off the mask is hard but in your vulnerability you will inspire others. For so long you haven’t been unauthentic with yourself. It’s time to shine like a sunflower. Grow tall and bask in the sunshine. Show others it’s safe.