Sensitivity have been the main reason why I have such a hard time to be in communities
or to spend time with people. I believe to be a very sensitive person. What that means for me is
that I feel people’s energy and emotions to a higher than average degree. Sometimes feeling
depleted of my own energy and also polluted by less than desirable energies and at times
feeling also soaked by love and excitement. I’m learning how to deal with this issue as I now
understand that it is not that i get depleted from my own energy, rather that I do not know how to
keep my center and checked in with my own energy.
DIMA has been this place for me, where I have been confronted day in and day out with
this reality. So many beautiful souls that live here and others coming in and leaving their
emotional imprint, lifting me up with their love and good intentions, sharing many experiences of
joy and sadness.
There have been times where I have screamed out loud “please someone come and get
me out of here” feeling short of breath and a strong need to get the hell out of the house. Not
because I don’t feel love for the people at DIMA or for the place itself, but because I felt
suffocated and overwhelmed by strong energies, even good ones. And believe it or not, my
prayers have been answered, I have been picked up and taken out of the house as I wished ;)
So, what does sensitivity means to me. It is the ability to feel and to see something that
others cannot feel or see, it is the awareness of something more than what we feel and see in
our everyday life. The condition that makes something more delicate or fragile, the reaction of
Sensitivity comes as a blessing but also as a curse. In this article I will focus on the
sensitivity in people.
As a sensitive person, the blessing is in the condition of being aware and feeling others
emotions even though we have not experienced what they have experienced in order to feel
what they feel. We react stronger to numerous stimulus at the physical and emotional level,
feeling the connection of everyone and everything…. Even when we do not recognize that
connection always. We also have a great capacity to feel compassion.
The curse comes when as the sensitive person that we are, we lose our center and at
the same time we have to deal with our own emotions, feeling responsible for other people’s
feelings if we do not give them the time and/or attention they request from us, often unable
to identify the original source of undesirable emotions.
Becoming very easily reactive is another challenge of being sensitive. It is also true that we can
ignore what’s going on in our surroundings with people and situations, as a mechanism of
defence, becoming the opposite of a sensitive person.
We gain in sensitivity with an increase of awareness, with diet, detoxification at the
physical and emotional level. It is like stripping layers of ourselves.
I’ve been blessed to be able to spend time in a community like DIMA. Where I’ve been
given the gift to be and express myself, to be received as a beloved, to let my guards drop and
Since the first day I stepped into DIMA´s home, I have not stopped growing, becoming
the woman I was always meant to be. Inspired by the beauty, the strength, the wisdom of their
founders and all women I have met here.
As the woman I am today, I see my path and my purpose clearer. A big part of this is
what I have gained at here.
For me sensitivity goes along with vulnerability… And these two qualities have been my