Are you what the world calls ‘an empath’? For clarity, an empath is defined as:
A person with the paranormal ability to perceive the mental or emotional state of another individual.
I have been asked a few times if I think I got sick because I had intuition about what was coming. Many who listen to my podcast (find it here) tell me it is very clear from all the episodes that I am an empath with great intuition who feels VERY deeply. I spoke with a number of like minded people, before the news of covid 19, and we could sense that something huge was about to happen. Unlike Bill Gates, we were unsure what it was.
I was sent this message earlier:
I’m not sure how I feel about the final line. I think we are necessary and we all have a choice regarding what we do with our time here. As a person with faith, I felt like God was telling me that huge challenges would come in the new decade. I was also told by someone I really respect in the holistic health industry, that there were absolutely huge projects ahead for me if I wanted them. Lots of other things were building behind the scenes and my sleeping was deeply impacted which meant that I crashed and ended up in hospital. I prayed a lot about this, keeping faith that I was in there for a reason. My Dad would keep me calm, calling me an earth angel. I learnt so much during this time and received letters from several patients who I was told I really helped. I was told by a nurse recently that many of the team think I got better so quickly (I was described in medical terms as being ‘acutely unwell’), because I remained so positive. Had I not, I could have been in there for 6 months or more. This was lovely feedback to receive. My family and friends were incredible too and blew me away. It still feels like a big dream or was it a nightmare?
For me, some days I had to dig really deep to keep smiling. I would share any flowers I received with patients, give out copies of my book, get people singing and sharing. I ran people bubble baths. One Sunday morning, a patient told me she felt very low. I got my bible and I put her hand on it and prayed with her. She told me she felt instant calm and the next day I saw her smiling and singing for the first time. She was discharged a couple of days later and her family have been in touch with me to tell me I had a huge impact on her. Stories like this make any trauma and confusion I went through totally worth it.
For our wellbeing, I believe we all need to feel a sense of hope for the future. My faith gives me this and I have felt and experienced far too much to believed we are simply here as an accident and that we live then we die and that is all. I talk about this in greater depth in the video below and share a personal story, which would take me hours to write. I love a video. Let me know your thoughts, I would love to hear from you.
This week, on my 90th podcast, with the amazing Andrew Johnson, we talk about signs and about the gift of intuition. Listen here.
As we slow down, we start to feel deeper. We start to think about signs. There was a HUGE rainbow the other night in front of our house, just as I finished recording a video about the meaning of rainbows and star patterns. When we start to look and ponder, our minds open up. But it can be easy to fall into the busy trap, which means we rarely think about the important stuff.
I started going to church again frequently about 16 months ago. I felt a strong force the first day I went. I was struggling with some personal issues and I remember crying my eyes out at the end of the service. I felt healed and have been going ever since. I really miss being able to go to church or for a walk along the beach, two places where I feel so calm. But I do have my music. In the words of faithless, we all need a church where we can heal our hurts. The easier thing to do is suppress stuff and close our minds due to fear.
If you are not sure what you believe, I will share with you a few songs that have really helped me. We sang them at church during the final service before lock down.
This one is powerful and calms me down.
This one also helps lots. Being able to sing, it is well with my soul, is a wonderful feeling in such anxious times. Because I know that I can pray, meditate and give my worries over.
Some may say that having faith in a higher power is delusional. There is certainly a line between mental and spiritual health. I asked google about faith and mental health and it says:
Faith is not delusional, neither does it cause, of itself, any other psychiatric condition or symptom.
Sweet, so you can’t call me mental ha. I’ll go with that.