I am a highly sensitive person. I discovered this through living with my two boys who, of course, are also highly sensitive. As a family we have had to relearn how to live in order to keep these children sane. Over the last 8 years I feel I have learned to rebuild our lives with new foods, new ways of communicating, new ways of listening to each other and my children and new ways of understanding life and what is important when one is highly sensitive. We are also a family of whisperers, we all have a deep connection to animals, I have one with children and plants.
To the outsiders I am diagnosed as an Asperger and my children’s father as an adhd person. But the more I am learning about HSP and the more I realize that we are both HSP, simply at different points on the spectrum. The psychologist who diagnosed introduced me to HSP and learning about it has made me realize why both me and my son are “borderline” cases asperger. We often sense social interactions as pain and therefore shut out social stimuli.
While their father is sensitive to sound/tastes, I am to social/environmental/food inputs. Our kids reflect these differences in sensitivities in their own specific combinations. As we are getting healthier, the “symptoms” of the diagnoses are changing as we are learning to respect and be responsive to our specific sensitivities.
Slowly, as I nourish my own sensitivities, instead of trying to “overcome them”, I am starting to experience the world very differently. In the process, I am starting to understand that sensitives can help move our civilization into a sustainable future based on empathic living and into becoming part of the whole earth’s ecosystem.
When we began this journey, we had not idea of where this would take us, and at the time, and still today, it was very difficult to find relevant information and help when dealing with how to ease symptoms caused by high level of toxicity, how to help a child (or adult) heal when traditional medicine is not an option, understanding the codes of sensory languages, helping children understand the visions they have, helping them understand that their moods are tied to food sensitivities and reaction, helping them to filter the negative energies and absorb the positives, sensing the magnetic and other energy fields and learning to use them.
I have decided not to ignore or “cure” our sensitivity but to celebrate them and to help my children develop this incredible qualities to their fullest. Over the years I have discovered how to treat small ailments and are now in the process of beginning to de-learn everything we have been taught. From emotional, empathy, social, chemical, sensorial, physical, intellectual ways of being. We know the future of our children depends on this and that in order to help them become healthy active participants in the world, we need them to guide this process. So, the first step for us is to learn how to deeply listen and to act from that place of deep understanding and empathy. In this process we will all, hopefully, become closer to becoming the highly sensitive souls we are meant to be.
This blog is dedicated to other highly sensitive families and children. It houses the research I do to help my children. I will post here all kinds of material related to sensory integration but also science, nutrition, health, learning, etc. It is clear to me that my children, like many of their generations, need to be able to advance into a future we can not imagine.
Please be advise that the material on this site is either my personal opinion, not medical advise and reblogs of web articles related to HSC and HSP. Again, this material does not replace professional medical or other heath professional of advice.
I am convinced that sensitive people sense other dimensions. In order to be able to evolve and enter these dimensions sanely and healthily, we as their elders must prepare them to exist with an open mind and an open heart. I know my kids, like most kids I know, are deep thinkers whose nature we must preserved and nurtured. They are not beast to be tamed but each a unique soul full of potential.
As our civilization begins its transition into a new era, these children are the ones who will rebuild our societies. We have the responsibility to help them on this journey and to help them acquire the tools they need to do so, even if we do not understand their significance at the time.
I hope this will be useful to others who are going through a similar process, having decided to rebuild and move forward trying to create sustainable lives both physically, mentally, environmentally, socially and economically, instead of destroying what makes them and their children unique.