Friday, June 1, 2012

In review--Sensitives grow roots

I'm posting the following book review here because people with accute sensitivities respond well to music therapy and sound healing.  In addition, musicians are also sensitive and can benefit from the wisdom presented in this book.

Dr. Judith Blackstone
Belonging Here
A Guide for the Spiritually Sensitive Person
Sounds True

Where was Dr. Judith Blackstone and Dr. Judith Orloff (who also writes about sensitivities), back in the 1990s when I began experiencing acute sensitivities? Back in the 1990s the concept of sensitivities, especially environmental sensitivities were seen as a neurosis of hysterical housewives.  This did not help me in employment where my employers saw me more as a troublemaker than a sensitive person with talents and useful skills.  I did not enjoy living in my body due to the abuse I suffered daily because of my sensitivities and it wasn’t until I took a workshop at the Women of Wisdom conference in Seattle that I learned about the gifts attached to sensitivities.

Fast forward to 2012 where spiritual intuitive practitioners proudly acknowledge their sensitivities and my sensitive colleagues have bridged the gap between cultural freak and master healer, in some cases.  With the emergence of full indigo and crystal children, we as an abusive society (no wonder we feel sick), need to honor sensitive people but not just as canaries in coalmines.  Dr. Judith Blackstone, a sensitive spiritual person herself, honors sensitive people in her book, Belonging Here (A Guide for the Spiritually Sensitive Person).  Her work, both psychological and shamanic in nature, involves bringing the spirit or soul of her clients back into their bodies.  The scenario of a sensitive person living in an abusive world usually involves fragments of the soul fleeing the body because the soul feels unsafe.  These people in turn, lose their grounding to the earth, never feel at home in their bodies, and shun the mundane world, with the belief that they only came here to save the planet.  They have trouble making friends, getting along with family members, and sometimes earning a living.  Yet, each of these people has spiritual gifts that can help heal the planet and evolve humanity.

I’ve been there, done that.  My soul also left my body in fragments after dealing with abusive job situations, emotionally abusive relationships, and just residing in an abrasive world with harsh sounds at every corner, and violence portrayed in the media.  Therefore, I find Dr. Blackstone’s guide book for sensitive people a godsend. The author provides examples of sensitive clients she facilitated healing, meditations that bring the soul back to inhabit the body fully, and her own life insights.  She breaks her work down into bite-size chapters and includes meditations with most chapters.  The text flows gently while offering an insightful read, not just for spiritually-sensitive people, but for their relations, partners, friends, and spouses.  Finally, an expert in the medical profession gives ultra-sensitivity a name other than “freak” or “hysterical housewife” and this comes as a real comfort to me. Sensitive people come bearing gifts and a message of healing the planet.  Quiet your minds, look inside, and heed the messages from the sensitives around you.

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