by Julianne Kulosa
Julianne is a Spiritual Intuitive and Guide, empowering others to live a life of miracles and magic through trusting the power of love.
As you grow spiritually, returning to and remembering your true divine nature, you might be finding that you are becoming more sensitive to the energy, emotions and feelings of your loved ones, those around you and the world as a whole.
We are naturally very intuitive, psychic and connected with the world around us. As we step into this New Earth, choosing to consciously be a part of the shift in consciousness occurring on the planet, our intuition and sensitivity are increasing. This is something to celebrate!
It can also be quite challenging. Years ago, I was getting the house ready for a party. I was in a great mood, but one of my housemates was very upset. I thought, “How can I have a good time when one of my friends is suffering?” I felt guilty at the thought. Isn’t that funny?
We’ve been trained somehow that if others are suffering, we either need to suffer with them (disguised as “compassion”), or we need to save them or help them. I still have a strong pull towards this direction, especially with my husband. How can I feel and be aware of my loved ones upset and not get upset along with them or try to make them feel better?
Taking this to a larger worldview, it is a challenge to feel the suffering of others, the anger or upset of others (such as around the presidential primary election), and to know the environmental issues at hand that are impacting our earth itself.
The shift that is occurring is unprecedented because it is a shift in the consciousness of the entire planet. It is such an exciting time, and also a very intense time, as in many ways masses of people are experiencing a “dark night of the soul.”
As a sensitive soul wanting to contribute to the well being of others, your job isn’t to try to help, fix, change or even uplift others. That might be a hard pill to swallow, yes?
Believe it or not, your job is to be in joy and live in the integrity of your values. Whatever it is you think you can help others be, feel or think, your job is to live your truth.
If your loved ones are suffering financially, you stand in the abundance that you are, feeling gratitude for all that you have right now. If they are angry or frustrated, you cultivate peace and forgiveness for yourself. If they are doubting themselves and their future, you trust yourself more than ever before. If you see your friend is unhappy with a situation, you choose to do what brings you the most joy. If you want to empower others, stand in your power.
I know this is challenging, believe me. My intuition expresses itself most often in feeling, empathically. When my housemate walks into the room and is upset, I can easily find myself upset, agitated, angry or frustrated immediately. With no words exchanged, my energy has completely shifted. From that state, where I feel victim to my emotions, I am unable to be a loving peaceful presence for her, much less myself.
My job in that moment is to acknowledge that I am noticing the shift in myself, and to cultivate love and compassion for my experience in that moment. We are not the parents of others, tending to the wounds of our children. Each person has their unique path, filled with the challenges and experiences that they were born to handle and move through. We are here to empower and support each other, not be the authority figure for another person's experience. They are going to suffer and make mistakes only they can grow, learn, heal and transform from. Gift them their path! See them as the amazing powerful souls that they are!
How do you change the world? By adding what you are wanting to it. This is very different than fighting against or trying to change what you do not want. Add love. Add abundance. Add joy. Add vibrant well-being. Add passion. The truth is, these are all aspects of your true divine nature. Instead of looking for things to fight, fix or change, why not look for things that express your authentic nature?
This is a different way of problem solving. The condition of the earth and all its inhabitants calls for a new way to solve problems, and this solution lies in our own consciousness.
What are you wanting more of today? If you are wanting more peace, be peace. Bless all those you see with peace. Say to the cars that pass you by, “May you be blessed with peace.” Expand your light of peace and say to the check-out clerk, the mailman, your loved one, the politicians, the ones suffering, “May you be blessed with peace.”
Let your sensitivity to the suffering of others be a reason to celebrate your own spiritual growth. Know that being the light that you are, the joy that you are, living your life in a way that expresses your greatest values, is your divine gift to a planet undergoing rapid transformation.
It's not just you, my beloved. The world is transforming and we're all in this together. You are a master and expert in your unique experiences and contribution to the world. Together we'll navigate through these challenging yet oh so juicy and magical times.