Highly Sensitive People almost always, relentlessly, feel a persistent inner calling to do something important that will make a positive impact on others and the world, if only on a small scale. Even from a young age, we yearn for it.
However, as the years go by, our sensitivities can cast a huge shadow over our lives, which can cause much emotional suffering and physical pain. Most of us know we are different, but don't know why. This makes us uncertain about many things. Oh, we still feel there is a path or calling we are to follow. We sense it in our hearts. But, often, when being highly sensitive hurts us we have no idea what it is, where it is, or if we will ever find it, and that grieves us.
Do you remember that childhood game of 'Hot & Cold' where someone blindfolds you and you search for others around you? As you get close to finding someone the others shout out "Warm!" and as you get further away from your goal they shout "Cold!" As a HSP, our entire lives may be a game of 'Hot & Cold'. We may be able to hear our inner voice, but not be able to distinguish the command or direction. The fear of our own sensitivities can make us spiritually deaf and increasingly afraid of making wrong decisions, so we often make none. We stand still and hope life will direct us, but it rarely does. We need to direct ourselves, but what if we don't know how?
The one path in life worth following is the path of love. I believe what the Gnostic Fellowship says about there being three purposes in life:
To love yourself more.
To love others more.
To love God more.
Highly Sensitive People are so great at all three!
Whether you're an artist, doctor, teacher, parent, healer, religious leader, specialist in your field or sheepherder, get back to your gift.
Love yourself. Then walk, run, or dance down your own personal path of loving others with what you know or have passion for. This is the right path of the Highly Sensitive Person. To do so is to love God.
Artwork: The Hireling Shepard by William Homan Hunt
Mari J. Dionne ~ CHP, CLC
Whirligigs ~ Testicles
Accoucheur ~ A male mid-wife.
Kingsevil ~ A disease or swelling of the cervical lymph nodes.
Valitudinary ~ Subject to sickness; crazy.
Chime-Child ~ A child born on Sunday who was immune to witchcraft, could see ghosts, and was a natural healer.
Periblepsis ~ A delirious stare of the eyes.
Wormland ~ A churchyard.
Green-Sickness ~ A disease incident to virgins; sickly paleness, with green tint of complexion.
Tissek or Tissicky Cough ~ A tickling faint cough.
Multiplying Medicine ~ An elixer of the alchemists, used in making and multiplying gold.
Peat-Reek-Whisky ~ Highland whiskey, distilled over peat fires.
Belly-Brussen ~ A distended stomach or having a protuberant stomach.
Oint ~ To smear with an unctuous substance (usually having to do with painting or disguising something).
Farbed-Up ~ Confused
Nyctobasis ~ Somnambulism; to walk in one's sleep.
Roozles ~ Wretchedness of mind and body.
Coolth ~ Coolness (opposite of warmth).
Pharmacopolist ~ An apothecary.
Laver ~ To wash (before dinner).
Gothicism ~ To be rude or rudeness.
Desuetude ~ Lack of use.
Splay the Bream ~ To cut up that fish.
Doctor of Skill ~ A physician.
Pimpish ~ Dainty in the matter of food (taking in small quantities.)
Dendranthoplology ~ The theory that man sprang from trees.
Fash ~ Care, trouble, anxiety.
Satisfy Colon ~ To satisfy one's hunger.
Neurasthenia ~ Debility or impairment of the nerves.
Trollibags ~ The intestines.
Cothish ~ Faint, sickly, ailing.
Fogo ~ A disagreeable stink or smell.
With Squirrel ~ Pregnant
Pottinger ~ A cook, apothecary, druggist (Scotland).
Pomster ~ A quack doctor; to treat illness without knowledge or skill.
Bleflummery ~ Vain imaginings.
Venefice ~ A practice of poisoning.
Fish-Whole ~ As sound as a fish or healthy.
Weaponsalve ~ A salve that was supposed to cure the wound by applying it to the weapon that caused it.
Overset ~ To recover from mental shock.
Fordolked ~ Wounded.
Witchify ~ To bewitch.
Wamblecropped ~ Humiliated
Naufrage ~ Shipwreck
Peffle ~ In a nervous state.
Measondue ~ A hospital or poor house.
Dead-Nip ~ A blue mark on the body not caused by an injury or any known cause...sometimes called a witch's nip.
Sadly On ~ Expressing that a person is ill or in a bad way.
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