Many of us in the Meniere's community are empaths.
Empaths know how you're feeling by a look in your eye. They can locate the personality of the energy in the room. They have special qualities a lot of other people don't have.
Because there is this extrasensory gift of being able to notice other peoples' moods or identify with where they're coming from, almost without them having to say so, there is also a part of us that can be overwhelmed by it.
If you think the world is noisy on a surface level, think of how overwhelming it can be when you can see how people are thinking and feeling under the surface - the many subtle indicators of internal drama other people don't see.
It's like a super fast highway of immediate expressions and indications and repercussions.
Empaths are usually introverts because we need a place to rest from all of this noisiness.
And if you have a high perception about people and vibes, you internalize them, because these things aren't talked about in main society.
All of this caring and seeing and perceiving takes a toll in a quicker sense of overwhelm than other people.
Daily activities for an empath come with a lot more detail than for other people. There's just a great many more layers of meaning behind everything that we do.
Now when you take an empath and give him or her a health condition, you take an already sensitive introverted person and you put a heap of responsibility, uncertainty, and anxiety on top of the already-too-full quality of their perceptions.
It gets even more difficult because if an empath has cares and concerns with their health, they don't stop over-doing for others because of their tendency to help others before they help themselves.
Instead the load that they lift gets heavier and heavier.
If you are an empath, I wanted to let you know that there are many of us out here.
Many times it's hard to tell where anxiety comes from. It could come from the fear of an attack, but it could also come from an overwhelm of the high perception that you have.
Sometimes you'll feel anxiety and think that it is because you're afraid of an attack, when it is really about needing to take a break from all the doing, and re-engage with who you are, and with what you need.
So before you spend days thinking that there's nothing you can do about the anxiety because of this health condition, you might take a couple of days and just sit and honor your own experience, on your own terms.
P.S. If you're in a place where you're ready for one-on-one mentoring to navigate Meniere's in a way that's in line with who you are, I have a few openings for clients.
Feel welcome to click the link to my personal schedule and set a time where we can see about where you are and where you'd like to be in 3 months.
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