It’s no secret that the news has been extra harsh lately.
And considering the grief, anxiety, discord, and general unease floating around in the collective psyche, sensitive people may be finding it especially challenging to stay joyful right about now.
But joyful sensitive people are precious! When we anchor ourselves in love, we become anchors of love for the world.
Joyful Doesn’t Equal Happy
First, remember that we can be joyful all the time, while we can only be happy some of the time. Joyful means being awake to the deep beauty and mystery of All That Is. When our hearts are open, we are joyful. The challenge comes when we close our hearts to pain, as this also disconnects us from love. Sometimes, being joyful means crying from the depths of our soul. This actually purifies our hearts and helps transmute the pain of the world into beauty. Have you ever noticed that after a good cry, your laugh deepens, your body softens, and your eyes shine more brightly?
It helps to stop resisting pain and instead let it open you up, even if it hurts.
The News isn’t Everything That’s Happening
What we see on the news is something that’s happening. And lots of other things are happening too. For example, butterflies are flying, wind is blowing through trees, muffins are baking, children are laughing, and people are hugging each other. You’re also breathing! You’re breathing in (notice) and you’re breathing out (notice again). Wherever you are is usually not where the news on your television or computer is taking place.
So remember to be where you are.
Be a Broadcaster
We sensitive people tend to think of ourselves as radios, open to any and all frequencies that happen to come our way. But we are not just passive receivers of energy: we are also gifted broadcasters. Remembering this allows us to proactively define the vibration of our world rather than the other way around. When we open our heart, feel our feelings, and bravely shine love out into the world, we help turn the tide. Something as simple as a smile or a compliment can set in motion an endless chain of positivity. And just sitting in your house, emanating joy, brings waves of grace and healing in to the world.
Never underestimate your power to be a catalyst of love.
Now is the Only Time
Sometimes we can buy into the story that things are so bad, there’s no point in trying anymore. But that’s just a story. There isn’t any other time than now, and in this moment – now – beauty surrounds you and love is your true identity. This means you have incredible power to affect positive change in your own life and in the world.
The stories we tell ourselves have great power, so only choose to tell yourself stories that feel empowering and true.