I am surrounded by very spiritual people. It is second nature to me to talk about how things "feel" or what I "see" happening with my friends and coworkers and for them to do the same. It is nothing to my 3-year old to ask me for Reiki if his ear is bothering him. Nor does it seem odd when he tells me something is scary and I hear him call upon Archangel Michael for protection. I find it odd when people don't know about energy healing and then I realize that I am constantly in a world surrounded by people who are healers or want to learn more about it. I have to remind myself that most people don't find it natural to do or know about energy healing at all. As a Libra, I naturally balance myself by understanding both myself and others when situations arise in which more information is needed to explain or when it is best to simply be quiet.
Sometimes I yearn to be around "regular" people. I will go to the movies, the park, the mall, etc. and just "feel" the energy of the people around me. I am usually amused by the exchanges and interactions of others, but sometimes people literally make my eye twitch. That is not judgment, I usually end up saying, "I am too sensitive to be around that kind of energy" and laugh it off. This makes me wonder if I am becoming too sheltered in my interactions. Should I get out more? I do go out to community events, volunteer at my son's school, and teach at a local college, but I mostly stay in my comfort zone. If I were to get out more, would I desensitize? Do I want to be desensitized?
Is being a "hippie" such a bad thing? Then I asked a key question - Am I sheltered or blessed? Is it really a bad thing to be around gentle people and environments 98% of the time? Isn't that what most people hope to achieve in life - a circle of people they love and trust, gentleness, and being confident in what you do? Am I blessed to be sheltered? And within that question, I found my answer: I am blessed. And for that I am thankful.
What makes you feel blessed?