I will use myself as an example…. and, here goes.
I love questions… as an Empath, I love hearing the varied perceptions and realities that come to that table when one probes deeper to connect with others.
I am curious…. always have been and yet, there is a mood – a time and space that brings this out in me… This is the time my extrovert comes out to play… she enjoys play which raises her level of excitement with adrenalin… When she is in this “mood”, the worst thing for her is to be bored…. which, brings out a side that will not be ignored…. an annoying side that will do anything in that moment to entertain herself…. (you laughing yet?)There is another side that is pretty strong. That would be the introvert side of me. This side doesn’t like hectic rushing, demands on her time, chaos or crazy people in her space. Above all else, my introvert loves her space for creativity, peace and quiet.
There are also other sides…. I have a mothering way about me… I have a no-nonsense way about me….. I have a skeptic that shows up on the scene….. I have a passionate, creative entrepreneur full of ideas…. I have an insecure part that doesn’t feel good enough…. I have a play-it-safe side that stays on the sidelines… I have a quiet observer that watches and analyzes… I have a romantic side that loves to tease… and, I have a mystical side that knows how to move beyond the logical mind….
Did you keep up?
Are all of these aspects truly me? The answer is YES – these are all parts of me operating in the background.
How is this possible?
How is besides the point…. truth and reality is not logical.
All these energies reside within me… seen only when you take a closer look.
It’s important to note that each of us is a complex, multi-faceted individuals.
We function as diamonds with many facets… When the light hits this diamond in certain ways, light streams from certain facets…. Light comes in to activate the energies that we carry within our subtle energy body. These lights are activated by patterns of behavior, circumstances and people within our experience. Some lights are consciously noticed. Other lights come in to active us in subconscious ways.
We have those sides we love. We show those to the world.
We have those sides we see as weak or vulnerable. We hide those from the world.
When you start paying attention to yourself – you notice when and how you show up in the world…. you become more introspective…. you notice where and when fear shows up….. you notice what makes you beam with happiness…. you notice what tenses you up…..
The assignment for those of you a bit more ambitions is to PAY ATTENTION more fully to what ASPECTS or SIDES OF YOU show up on the scene in this upcoming month.
I want you to notice how many sides exists and, do how you feel about each side.
The Awakening Path is one that goes deeper. You understand yourself in new ways. Your goal is to see all sides of “the crystal.” Your job is to face and clear density so you can shine stronger within the sacredness of your experience.
** A version of this article first appeared at www.empathevolution.com