Sensory Processing Disorder or Just an Extraordinarily Soulful Person?

 

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When we recognise our connection with the divine and freely express from our hearts we stop having to process lots of information in our brains in order to be creative. Letting go in this way is the heart of soulfulness. Maybe our difficulty with processing information is a signpost to us – pointing in the direction of needing to express our soulful natures in order to feel happy, healthy and fulfilled

Highly Sensitive People – Your are the Signposts to Soulfulness!

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Why Are We Leaving God Out of the Connection Equation?

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We want to feel more connected with ourselves and the world.

Why are we leaving Relationship with God out of the Equation?

I wonder why people, in their search for spirituality, choose to leave out relationship with God, these days.  Some people have told me that they find my spirituality immature because I depend on God as a person and this has puzzled me.  What is immature about recognising our need to rely on someone greater and wiser than ourselves? It seems pretty sensible to me!  When I look inside myself I see imperfection, flaws, a lack of total clarity about who I am and my direction in life.  I see fear, uncertainty and doubt.  How could learning to simply trust myself and find my inner power and strength possibly be enough?  Even with all the healing in the world and developing a lifestyle of living with acute self awareness , self- connectedness and self honouring, I am still left with my imperfect human self.  However when I look to God I see perfection, wholeness, total love and complete wisdom.  I see everything I long for.  And every day a little bit more of this wonder and magic is revealed to me, in God’s way and in God’s timing.

Could I be talking about what some people call their higher self, assuming that this refers to our God self – the part of us that is one with God and limitless?  I’ve thought about this a lot and on one hand it doesn’t seem so far removed from my experience of chatting to God as a greater being, but on another hand it feels a bit lonely.  It means that all I need in life to be happy, well and fulfilled is actually within myself and I just need to keep tapping into it. Thinking about this suddenly I have lost the wonder of my relationship with God.  I feel an acute sense of responsibility to work out my own journey.  I lose touch with my childlike spirit.  To think like this, I lose the very essence of who I am.

My faith that others may find immature, I find immensely comforting.  When I suffered with Chronic Fatigue for 6 years and for 2 of those years was reduced to lying down, barely able to hold a conversation even with my husband, I spoke to God.  I shared my pain, my fears, my conundrms and my hopes.  To feel that all I had to rely on was my higher self at this time, I am sure would have broken me.  I do not see my faith as childish but it does allow me to me to be child-like.  

I don’t feel the need to read lots of books and go on workshops or practice rituals and techniques. I don’t feel the need to travel the world and glean from a million cultures people’s insights about how to be more ‘spiritual’.  I don’t feel the need to seek enlightenment or become part of a spiritual revolution. 

My only need is to get up every day, to say ‘What shall we to today, God?’ and listen out for the answer.

 

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How Do Highly Sensitive People Relax? – The Burning Question!

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I am tired from having my wisdom tooth out a few days ago. My son (9)  is tired from taking on some of my trauma and putting so much energy into trying to create animations on his computer. My husband is tired from taking up the slack in our home because me and my son are tired!

Do you ever have this situation?

My husband isn’t highly sensitive so he is able just to find something to do that is a bit low key. But my son and I don’t find this so easy. Today we sat and thought of loads of things we could do and rejected them one by one – painting, craft, dance, yoga, healing touch, music, playing with water, playing with marbles… We rejected them all. The reason is because all of them are stimulating. But it is not as simple as this because even when we are tired we crave stimulation. It’s just finding the right kind of stimulation that is the challenge.

Thankfully today my husband said he was going to make bread. My son jumped at the opportunity and said he would make bread too. He was desperate to make some bread animals. I breathed a sigh of relief and then thought of this post to write. Writing my little stories and journeys is the right kind of stimulation for me today. 

Do us highly sensitives ever relax and switch off or is our mission just to keep finding the right kind of stimulation? Maybe the latter is our relaxation!  The more connected we feel with ourselves and the world the more relaxed we are.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How I Started to See People’s Energy!

My journey to become a healer from when I first realised I could see people’s energy to how I can help you find your voice, connect with your passion and find your power to be yourself.

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Might your Sound Sensitive Child be Highly Musical?

This is what can happen when you give your sound sensitive child a keyboard, help them choose the sounds they like and teach them 3 chords. You don’t need to be musical yourself – just find a simple music theory book and teach yourself the basics about scales, chords and keys. Or even better  . . give the book to your child and let them teach you! 

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Highly Sensitive Children – Help Them Find the Doorway to Their Soul!

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The sense our child finds the most challenging is the doorway to their soul.

Sound (auditory) – Might they be the musicians?

Sight (visual) – Might they be the artists?

Taste (gustatory) – Might they they be the chefs?

Smell – (olfactory) – Might they work with scent?

Touch – (somatosensory) – Might they be the healers?

Balance (vestibular) – Might they be the gymnasts?

Movement (proprioception) – Might they be the dancers?

To help our child connect with the sense they find most challenging the journey is long and we need to dig deep. Whilst we are doing this deep work, the more we help them enjoy and embrace their other senses, the greater our child’s feelings of security, well-being and happiness. This helps them to relax and open the door to the sense that challenges them the most. And this . . is the doorway to their soul. 

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It’s Not Easy Raising a Visionary!

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Okay – This is really what it is like living with a budding visionary!
Today I asked my son if he would like to make a dial to show how much computer time he is having (as he can only manage 2 hours a day doing writing and other creative things on the computer.) He agreed.
 
I thought ‘simple disc with numbers and a hand’ but this is how it went.
 
Luca:  “I don’t want a dial – I think I would like another shape.”
Me:     “Ok, what shape would you like – a square, a triangle . .”
Luca:  “A rounded square.”
Me:     “So a square with rounded corners?”
Luca:  “Yes”
(We cut out our rounded square on blue cardboard and I put numbers on it)
Luca:   “I don’t want numbers, I think I want a ‘nest protect.’ (the name of our new carbon-monoxide detector)
Me:     “Ok, do you want to draw that with felt-pen?”
Luca:  “No, I need to print one out.”
Me:     “It will be hard to print one out the right size for our rounded square”
Luca:  “But I do need to print one out”
(finds a picture on the computer and prints one out the right size exactly)
Luca:   “I don’t want the whole ‘nest protect’ – just the button”
(we cut out the button)
Luca:   “Oh, the button doesn’t feel at home on this cardboard”
Me:      “Ok, what could we do?”
Luca     “I think it needs to be on white cardboard.”
(me slightly exasperated!)
Me:      “Ok we’ll use the blue one as a template”
(we place the button on the new white cardboard rounded square)
Luca:    “Ah, that’s good”
(me relieved!)
Me:       “What colour would you like the hand?”
Luca:    “I don’t really want a hand – I want a disc with a line on it”
(we draw a sketch and cut out the disc)
Luca:     “The disc is too small. It is not covering the ‘Nest’ writing.
(we draw a smaller disc)
Me:        “So what colour line would you like – a black line?”
Luca:     “I want a yellow line – well a semi-line really on it”
(we draws the semi yellow line on the disc)
Me:          ” So, do you think it is finished now?”
Luca:      “No, I would like numbers”
Me:         “Ok, would you like to count in 10’s?”
Luca:      “No, I think 15’s. They need to be blue. The ‘nest protect’ has four colours in it and one of them is blue, one of them is yellow, one is red and one is the most important colour – green.”
(To me the nest protect was just white. Luca explains that blue is testing, red is alarm and green is the path light to see in the dark!)
Me:         “Ok, which blue would you like?”
(Luca tests a pen on a piece of paper)
Luca:     “This one is ok”
(I draw my best numbers! We add the paper fastener and it is complete)
I must admit it looks pretty cool! What I thought was a twenty minute activity, though,
turned into a two hour project!
My whole life has been like this journey – always following a thread and going this way and that. Sometimes you feel like you can’t dig any deeper to find your way – the way that feels ‘right’ – but then you do! This is the journey of the visionary.
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If We Understood Our Need for Soulfulness . . .

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If we understood our need for soulfulness:-

More babies would be born naturally by strong, confident women.

More toddlers would be at home bonding with a parent rather than spending long hours at nursery school.

Children would start school when they are older and emotionally ready to be separate from their parents for several hours a day.

Schools would understand the need for creativity, relationship and soulfulness to be the basis for children’s education.

The world would recognise the gifts of Highly Sensitive People and support them with their challenges to be highly sensitive in the world.

Doctor’s waiting rooms would be empty.

Old people would be valued for their experience and wisdom.

 

 

 

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Mr God – Do You Have a Personality?

When our Highly Sensitive Children ask about God what do we say?

I wonder if talking about the nature of God might be a good place to start. We can talk about God in love and creation but maybe there are aspects of God’s nature that are more easily experienced in a personal relationship when we can just chat away and expect God to answer.

I’ve always really liked the Names of God. Somehow these give God a personality and this makes me feel safe.

EL, ELOAH: God “mighty, strong, prominent”

ELHOIM: God “Creator, Mighty and Strong” 

EL SHADDAI: “God Almighty”

ADONAI: “Lord” 

YHWH / YAHWEH / JEHOVAH: “LORD” 

YAHWEH-JIREH: “The Lord Will Provide” 

YAHWEH-RAPHA: “The Lord Who Heals” 

YAHWEH-NISSI: “The Lord Our Banner” 

YAHWEH-M’KADDESH: “The Lord Who Sanctifies, Makes Holy” 

YAHWEH-SHALOM: “The Lord Our Peace” 

YAHWEH-ELOHIM: “LORD God” 

YAHWEH-TSIDKENU: “The Lord Our Righteousness” 

YAHWEH-ROHI: “The Lord Our Shepherd” 

YAHWEH-SHAMMAH: “The Lord Is There” 

YAHWEH-SABAOTH: “The Lord of Hosts” 

EL ELYON: “Most High”

EL ROI: “God of Seeing”

EL-OLAM: “Everlasting God” 

EL-GIBHOR: “Mighty God” 

Which names mean something to you?

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The Song of the Un-recognised Highly Sensitive Child

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Sometimes I feel like a motherless child,

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child,

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child,

A long long way from home.

 

No-one  knows my wisdom and no-one knows my joy,

No-one knows my story and no-one knows my pain,

No-one sees my beauty and no-one knows my power,

But one day I will blossom and they will see the flower.

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