Why So Sensitive?! 8 Tips for Embracing Your Sensitivity

You are too sensitive. Don’t be so sensitive! Many people on the spiritual path have heard this criticism over and over again. It is usually meant as a put-down to someone who has a high sense of intuition and a sixth sense ‘knowing.’ This comment is usually stated with disdain and contempt as a major flaw in an individual’s personality. In fact many lightworkers have heard these words, especially as children and it has caused them to close down this gift. “Toughen up..you need thicker skin”, usually follows as a comment quickly after to shame and dismiss the individuals’ perceptions.

As a psychotherapist and healer for the last ten years, I have noticed that sensitive people are often the ones who are emotionally abused by others. Their sensitivity is viewed as a weakness. Intuitive sensitives are sometimes the kinder spirits who fight for animals’ rights, want to spread peace or speak out against child abuse.

Since they have been criticized for just being who they are, they often close down and lead sad isolated lives of denying emotions in their soul. The bullies and the abusers, entities that are heralding the dark energies, don’t want to lose their ego oriented existence, so they harass the sensitives so they can keep the veil of darkness alive. The ego thrives on chaos. The sensitives are here to pull the curtain back on the wizard, to reveal the trickster and shine a light on the darkness.

Mother Earth and Father God are asking us to start speaking the truth to restore heaven on earth. It is the mission of many, you have heard the call, now it is time to honor your gift of sensitivity. Sensitive people will bring this planet towards a higher vibration. So we need the armies of sensitives to trust their guts, create their dreams, fulfill their missions and listen to the intuitive voice of God and not the abusive voice of the darkness. You were made sensitive for reason, be proud of it!

The universe is supporting you, but sensitives must protect themselves from the harsh energies on the planet. Here are some easy ways to do this.

1) Trust your Gut
and start to believe the still small voice that is inside of you. Praise yourself when you intuit something and you were right. Always honor your spirit.

2) Speak your truth. Sensitives must not hold in their emotions. It becomes toxic to their bodies as negative feelings lay dormant in the body temple. Let out the negativity in constructive healing ways.

3) Protect yourself from negative energies.
This can be removing toxic people from your life. Getting out of abusive relationships or situations. Trying to be more positive and inspiring to others instead of critical and pessimistic.

4) Meditate regularly, with grounding exercises. Meditation raises your vibrations and heightens your intuition. You begin to get stronger with your gut instincts and receive more messages on how to create your life purpose. As you live your life purpose, you feel less tired and depressed and more uplifted. Your sensitivity becomes a gift as you now have a focus and reason for being here.

5) Connect with God. Say prayers and ask God questions. What do you want me to learn today? What is the higher purpose of this? How can I serve? God likes to hear us speak to him/her. I believe he created us so she could see his/her own expression and become more inspiredÖ so don’t leave him hanging!

6) Receive energy work.
Reiki, pranic healing, acupuncture or massage. Sensitives must work with their energies and remove toxins that build up in their energy fields. It is like a shower for your auric field. Sage and incense also clears energy in your home, since sensitives have a tendency to be psychic sponges, you need to remove the maladaptive energies. Don’t forget about getting into nature, a great energy clearer.

7) Find your life purpose. You are sensitive for one reason..to hear the source. God has a plan for everyone on this planet and it mostly coincides with yours. The more sensitive you are the more likely you have a heightened antennae to the source. Don’t cloud that transmission. Tune in to KGOD- Keep Good Open Dialogue. It’s a great Radio station that can help you feel fulfilled -. receive your daily inspirational messages.

8 ) Keep the Yin and Yang Balanced,
especially the qualities of Gratitude and Forgiveness. Gratitude, puts you in a positive space to attract better outcomes. And like the Yin energy, pulls in better life outcomes. Forgiveness is about actively releasing negative energy. To give forth. The yang is about actively releasing stagnant emotions. Energy must be in balance for lightworkers and sensitives. There has to be a flow. Leave the swamps for the egoic alligators of the world. Stuck in their own muck.

With the light acceleration on the planet, sensitivity is absolutely necessary to listen and pull down the higher vibrations. These vibrations are full of light and love and of beautiful qualities .To be an open channel to divine expression, whether it be art, music, writing or inspiration you must be sensitive. So next time, someone criticizes you by saying, “You are so sensitive!” Say yes, I need to be to hear God’s voice, it is the quiet whisper on the planet and I don’t want to miss my loving instructions. Unlike you I don’t want to mute the sound! Okay you can be a little nicer than that, but they will get the point. Yes I am so sensitive that I hear and live the truth. Much love and blessings lightworkers!


Written by Carolyn Coleridge, LCSW, Contributor to Intuition & Symbols on AllThingsHealing.com


Dan Nickerson
Dan Nickerson4 years ago

I still struggle with sensitivity today, as it is mostly misunderstood and underappreciated.

Melania Padilla
Melania Padilla4 years ago


Laura R.
Laura R5 years ago

thanks a lot, very interesting, and I hope it will be helpful too

Deanna C.
Deanna C5 years ago


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Sarah M.
Sarah M5 years ago

Thank you so much! I've always gotten criticized for my sensitiveness. I value it and know that I am special/different than others for it.

Daniel E.
Past Member 5 years ago

Protecting yourself from negative energies. This is so overwhelming and traumatic. Sending light and healing is just not enough. There comes a time when you do have to remove the toxic person from your life.

Bonnie M.
Bonnie M5 years ago

There has to be a flow. Leave the swamps for the egoic alligators of the world. Stuck in their own muck.
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Very insightful read. At times, it does not feel like a blessing to be a sensitive or an empath. Sad but true, even amongst family , a sensitive has to cover themselves with that protective shield. It is a wonder why kindness is taken as a weakness, seems like the words ABUSE ME is written on your forehead. A good reminder, but there are times, all precautionary steps are thrown to the wind. Always, always remember to be grounded and protected. Thank you .

Chrissie Hanlon
Chrissie H5 years ago

I like this article very much and identify with it. My resolution this year was to cut out of my life toxic people and places I didn't enjoy going to anymore and that is what I am doing. Life is too short to waste on negative energies'.

tiffany t.
tiffany t5 years ago

stay calm, cool, and collected : ) while stating your point.. people who are sensitive need to think before speaking