Apparently Highly Sensitive People are just born that way, I am never entirely sure as I feel all babies are born with acute sensitivity but I also know some are wired differently, that said the way the HSP is responded to as a both a baby and a child is going to make a huge difference to how they develop in life and whether they will know how to respond to and manage that kind of sensitivity.
In a post the other day I shared how parental holding and attentiveness also leads to acute hypersensitivity. A mother’s inability to respond to and soothe a distressed baby dictates a lot of what that developing human comes to anchor into his or her developing brain, body and cells and affects the person’s own ability to self soothe. If we are not held, if we consistently told that it didn’t hurt, that we are making it up, that we should not feel or respond that way, what does that tell us, really?
The central message we get is that we are not okay as we are, that there is something wrong with us, that we need to change. But what about if what others who are insensitive tell us is wrong with us is really right with us. What if we came to earth to be their teachers? What if we came to earth at a critical time where human kind’s insensitivity to life and nature is causing massive problems? What if the so called ‘mental illnesses’ or addictions we develop in an mixed up emotionally shut down society are not really illnesses at all but signs of adaptation stress or distress? What then?
How will it help us to then consistently lose our power to professionals who try to medicate us into submission so that we can adapt back to what is not a healthy life situation in the first place?
There is more I want to write on this subject, but I have dental appointment this morning and I just want to post it before I get ready. I am only just really waking up to my own struggle as a HSP and realising so many things. I hate to see HSPs judged or judging themselves, when really understanding will bring them relief in what at times is a very insensitive world.