I was told once that feelings travel through families or groups of people until someone is willing to feel them either consciously or unconsciously.
Some of us came from people who pretended pain was not there. Perhaps, those same people showed us what it looked like to avoid, cover up, or wear addiction like a cloak in an attempt to hide pain and its lessons. But pain demands to be felt, and the healers of this world will often be the ones to take on the burden. These healers who take on such emotional burdens are often labeled, diagnosed, and seldom given the chance to heal themselves.
If you are such a healer, finding a daily sanctuary whether in meditation or a place to soothe thyself without judgement can be life-changing. Those that can find the gifts and gratitude in their ability to heal can allow the pain to move through and transform them into empathic butterflies. You know who you are. Beautiful souls who feel ‘so much,’ shining your light so that others can see the path clearly when they are ready to evolve one day too. -Dr. L