2014 – New Years and Winter Greetings from Colorado
A friendly horse on a Winter’s Walk.
I hope this finds you entering into a New Year filled with confidence and expectations of new and creative things to come !! I know many HPSs who are joyfully anticipating a”transitional year” of exciting planned changes. However, I also know many others who are dealing with loss, disappointment, health or relationship issues, or are just overwhelmed with the challenges of life in general.
In this Winter Issue of HSP Highlights and Insights I have both Insights and Highlights to share which I hope will address the struggles and challenges as well as the anticipation of new things.
Let’s start with HSP Insights:
Facing and Celebrating Life’s Challenges and Joys: Maitri & Tonglen
A Buddhist Meditation for HSPs
Top Eleven Ways for HSPs to Thrive by Jacquelyn Strickland
- Elaine Aron, Santa Cruz, CA~ HSP Gathering, June 2012
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It is always such a nice feeling knowing this newsletter is connecting to thousands of HSPs around the world ! I would love to have you join me at a HSP Gathering or in a teleclass. Please feel free to make a comment, introduce yourself, or ask a question.
With love and gratitude,
The Sensitivity Summit
I’m sure many of you tuned into the free Sensitivity Summit, an incredible project lovingly created by a friend and colleague, Melissa Schwartz, an author, speaker, and transformational coach. I was honored to be one of the 25 presenters who were able to share knowledge, facts and wisdom about manifesting the gifts of our genetic, neutral trait of Sensory Processing Sensitivity.
I want to support Melissa for the many hours of work it took her to create this wonderful resource for HSPs. You can own copies of all the 25 speakers and/or join in a four week on-line course Melissa is offering as a follow up to the Sensitivity Summit. The 4 wk. course starts October 26, so you would need to sign up soon. Here is that link: https://leadingedgeparenting.com/hsp-group-coaching/
Throughout the Sensitivity Summit, I enjoyed familiar feelings of connection, being seen, heard, and validated as a highly sensitive person. It seems each conversation left me with a stronger sense of inspiration, integrity, authenticity, and wholeness as I continue along my own spiritual journey as a highly sensitive person.
And, then, just this week, I had the pleasure of reconnecting with an HSP when these same feelings of connection and inspiration were rekindled. The importance of connecting with our HSP friends and colleagues can never be underestimated. I was reminded about my list of top ten blessings or benefits (you choose the noun) from these type of HSP connections and decided to share them, once again, with you all. I hope they inspire you to reach out to just one other HSP … and maybe even thank them for the connection.
The Top Ten Benefits or Blessings of Being in – or creating – an HSP Dyad Partnership
- The safety of the relationship provides us with a forum within which to fully “come out” and for our perspectives and experiences to be seen, heard and validated.
- It provides us with validation and acknowledgment – allowing us to be seen and heard – the same as #1 basically.
- It relieves pressure, tension and sometimes sadness from not being authentically seen or heard in our daily lives.
- It creates an avenue for fuller self-expression of our Spirit, including our emotions, thoughts, imaginations, perceptions and visions, often leading us to wonderful (inner) places and (outer) possibilities never before revealed.
- It provides us a place to share our vivid experiences of the world around us, which creates a welcome sense of mutuality , reciprocity and inspiration.
- It focuses on our strengths, opens our heart and infuses us with a sacred innocence and joy.
- It helps us move beyond blind faith to a feeling of “faith like prayers just heard.”
- It can take the pressure off others, especially our non-HSP partners or friends, who may find it tiring to go the depths we naturally find energizing, nurturing and supportive.
- It can keep us focused on what really matters and away from irrelevant details which can ultimately drain our energy.
- It can activate similar mirror neurons which allows us to fully embody our own unique energy which can then serve as a guide for our depth of processing which honors our perceptions.
“The day breaks, the heart unfolds, this way.”
This list comes from personal experience and was co-created with my special HSP friend and personal HSP Dyad Partner, Molly Sheahan, who some of you met at the Sequoia HSP Gathering Retreat in the fall of 2004 and also at the Colorado HSP Gathering in Colorado in the fall of 2007. Thank you Molly!