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Tears & The gift of the Empath

Feminine Empath
softness is her secret strength
like driven white snow

Like the driven snow
she covers, shields & protects
whilst charging her love

Charged with love's strong surge
dormant seeds of power rise
giving birth to hope

Birthing seeds of hope
Love Divine purposed her role ~
Feminine Empath



My last haiku post was a difficult one, I couldn't even formulate the simple 5~7~5 syllable content with accuracy for my mind was elsewhere... In the past when my spirits were more buoyant and I had a certain sense of 'C'est la vie' towards the hiccups that came my way haiku poems dripped from the pen like sweet nectar flowing.  I spoke of the 'lean' times in my post as being part of the journey for lesson learning, and so the beauty that has accompanied these days of uncertainty has found it's way in the shedding of much pent-up emotions, unleashed by the empathetic words of sweet sisters.
The true role of the Empath I feel is one born through the path of experience, not necessarily the same experience but the sensing of another's plight and so being in a unique position of catalyst for tearful release of those painful feelings, a kind of conduit for that purpose. 
Interestingly on the subject of the 'Empath' I visited The Mind Unleashed to learn more about the subject and was amazed to find that I had most of the points attributed to that personality type. This is both good and not so good news, there are both positives and draw-backs of being an 'Empath', though from my early investigations I glean that learning self-care is primary and that grounding work is necessary.

Sending my haiku home to ~

Haiku my Heart
Recuerda mi Corazon

Comments

Lea said…
Beautiful haiku dear Sue... I think that being an empath is more natural than we realize... we have learned to cover-up and over this natural means of knowing and sensing. The young have not had the elders to teach them, and this innate sense has not had the necessary guidance to teach us how to use this gift, that you so eloquently point out is unique to each person. I soak up your words, today, and in the past, and treasure them dearly. Thank you for being here... yhis was exactly what I needed to read tonight... XOXOXO
Gotham Girl said…
I couldn't agree more with Lea...just beautiful...
gma said…
Hi Sue, Many of the traits of being empath resonate with me. We cover up our vulnerability out of fear of being "too sensitive." I am glad that I "care" for others. It is a gift. Learning self care/honoring ourselves does make us stronger.
Love to you.
Gillena Cox said…
luv your haiku with its circular wend, enclosing that caring attribute of empathy

Wonderful write

much love...
payal agarwal said…
Loved this set of haiku. It's so beautiful. :)
I love it when seeds of power rise!
rebecca said…
dearest,
please forgive my late arrival-it has been a week of bed rest and health challenges. your haiku is a circle of love and truth that lifts me and entwines my heart to yours ever closer.
i love you dear friend and marvel at your courage and rebirth. we.are.all.finding.our.way.home.

xoxoxoxo

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