By Diane Silvester.
So as I mentioned in my last blog, I am now in my 11th year running Soul Centered a metaphysical shoppe and event center…a long name and a huge vision. Most of my life, I have felt like an “outsider,” never quite fitting in, having these waves of feelings wash over me that embarrassed me at times, as it seemed so overwhelming. I often wondered, ”What’s wrong with me?”
Being a natural psychic and empath, but not knowing that I really was, or even what that meant, I studied theatre and acting as a wonderful place where I could “be” somebody else for a while. It felt good and purposeful, I knew exactly who I really was…in those moments. Then again…other times…in actual life, I would often be at the mercy of other people’s emotional waves, uncomfortable with public settings, parties, group meetings…it was everything I could do to not pick up others thoughts and feelings! My family always made me feel badly about being ‘me’ with comments like; “Why are you so sensitive?” “Toughen up!” “Oh here comes Sarah Heartburn” “Look crocodile tears” and more. At times I would feel drained and disabled, unable to do simple things, needing solitude and nature to re-charge.