It takes only about 5 minutes of news to make the most resilient of us feel exhausted and dismayed. Current world events, weather disruptions and mishaps seem to be growing in frequency and scale. While some articles describing the traits of Empaths and Highly Sensitive Persons have been doing the rounds, there is relatively less information available for Earth Sensitives. For them, the current times can be overwhelming. Even more so, if you do not even realize what is happening with you and why.
To me, labels have their limitations and I use all these terms more as pointers rather than rigorous classifications. My intent here is to provide some practical, useful checklists for those who may have been seeking such support. I myself fit the descriptions of an Empath, HSP as well as an Earth Sensitive.
Previously, I have shared several Tools For Empaths. I strongly recommend referring to that comprehensive article as well. Here, I focus on those perceiving changes in the earth energies, weather, solar storms, water pollution and the like through emotions and sensations in their own body. Have you had any of the following symptoms for which there seems to be no apparent medical reason?
This is not an exhaustive list as each one of us tends to experience different sensations. But it does work as a pointer. If you are an Earth Sensitive, in all probability, just reading this broad description of symptoms will trigger the knowing within you. You can validate this for yourself by paying more attention to the timing, intensity, coming and going of these symptoms.
For many years now, because I know that my body is giving me an awareness of an earth event, when I experience any of my own symptoms, I look up earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, major weather events, solar weather and large scale disasters. I include man-made disasters(accidents, acts of terror, war, etc.) in the scope of Earth Sensitives (and not just empaths) as these in fact hurt Gaia. Now I can usually tell which of these is the trigger and roughly where it has happened before I find the news article. I have tested this long enough to satisfy the skeptic in myself. But it took a long while to understand, accept and address what is happening peacefully. So if you feel you are an Earth Sensitive too, here are my suggestions for self care:
Truth makes one feel lighter and more expansive while false answers make one feel heavy or constricted.
Personal experience tells me that pretending the symptoms away does not work, neither does neglecting the information we are thus receiving. Which brings me to the promise of the title and the intent behind this post:
Why do you need to know if you are an Earth Sensitive?
You need to know, now, more than ever – because the Earth is calling for your support.
The changes that the planet and the collective are going through are showing up through the extreme situations we witness globally today, as well as in our personal lives. We have a part to play in this drama. We can choose to ignore our knowing, play helpless victims suffering the experience, or choose differently: We can honor our gifts by meeting the urgent need for loving attention from the planet. We can do this by proactively supporting the processing of the energies in a way that benefits us all.
All the violence that we have inflicted on each other, on other beings and on the elements themselves has led to disrupted energies and trapped emotions in many places, as well as in ourselves. Like cellular memories in individuals, these ‘memories’ tend to replay again and again. No wonder we say ‘history repeats itself’.
Water plays a significant part in all this. Just as our bodies are 70%-80% water, the planet also has a substantial component of water. If you are not familiar with Masaru Emoto’s work, do have a look at the photographs of water crystals before and after prayers, to see the physical impact of both our neglect and loving attention.
While many healers, meditators and those convinced of the tangible benefits of practices such as TM and heart coherence have been actively working on releasing and balancing these energies in individuals, I believe that there is an equal need to focus our attention and intention on spaces and elements as well.
Once you feel more balanced with some self care, and if you would like to contribute towards healing the earth, here are some ways:
Despite any chaos, whether current or historical, there is underlying grace waiting to be brought forth. Be the one to see it and bring it alive. As ACIM says, “It is impossible to see two worlds.”(more on that in another post). I have found that earth grid activations and connections tend to happen spontaneously through us in this manner. You may feel called to tend to these locations subsequently, by repeating similar follow-up sessions.
To conclude, I have focused on energy and awareness here, but this in no way takes away from the option of actions such as mindful consumption of resources, physically cleaning up spaces or actively participating in activities of organizations working towards a greener, more peaceful earth.
For those who have made it to the very end of this long article – I thank you for your time and patience! Do let me know if you find this article useful or interesting, and please do pass it on to others as well.
The Earth needs all of us to be more aware and participative right now. Please help in making that possible!
I have suggested Qi gong to an Earth sensitive or Highly sensitive I know. He has had substantial improvements from the effects of being highly sensitive.
Can see the improvements as well ,as he looks younger now having removed all the stresses of being highly sensitive.
If there was more understanding of those at my side it would be easier for me.
Thank you, Linda.