Empathy – being empathic
Meaning from the Urban Dictionary – A person who is capable of feeling the emotions of others despite the fact that they themselves are not going through the same situation.
Empath Mom work on a Saturday morning
So after a busy week my girls get up this morning and start the pressure. “Let’s watch the movie we saw last night (again)”. It was a great movie.
Oh…but then there’s the promises my older daughter made about getting her homework done on a Saturday morning…and frankly the younger one needs a shower.
Then there’s the to-do list
- yard work
- weekly food shop
THAT to-do list never goes away.
The Resentment starts to build and as an Empath Mom I really feel it
I think to myself
…and I have creative work of my own I’d love to do – why should it go on the back burner?
I’ve played mom taxi all week and worked at my own job, plus i made the packed lunches, cleaned up, volunteered at school, cooked dinner and tidied my arms off.
Today is the day I stop being the empath mom and sponge!
I push back the heavy energy I’m feeling from my children. As women we’re often taught to absorb it and keep the peace…and the resentment builds.
I breathe and remember…
Louise Hay says
“Cancer is the result of resentment, long held within the body”.
Christiane Northrup OBGYN, MD says
“PMS is the result of the times when we can’t give back to ourselves during the rest of the month”.
My oldest is now doing her homework and the youngest is on her second shower…since the first time she decided that washing her hair wasn’t required – wet the ends and mom might not notice. I noticed.
Being an empath mom is a gift – and sometimes a struggle, even a curse
I will not take on my children’s feelings and feel it for them, mop up for them, make their life easier – just because I can feel it so intensely.
Empath moms need to set boundaries more than most!
I plan on showing my kids my extensive selection of homeopathic remedies. “If you have a stuck feeling – use Overwhelm – it will open the heart and mind and get the energy moving”.
They can use yoga to stretch their bodies…they can use deep breathing and run around the garden 5 times when they are mad. It’s really up to them.
What I won’t allow and can’t have anymore is the silent projection of their energy at me…so that I soak it up and feel it for them. It’s not good for my health!
The Empath Mom Archetype
I wonder how many other Empath Moms are out there…what and how much negative energy you have been soaking up for your children or partners? It may be one of those Agreements that you didn’t realize you had made.
Did you realize some of these feelings may come from the fact that your being is soaked in patriarchal energy?