How to Get Magic Powers as You Were Intended to Have Them: 3 Ways

How to Get Magic Powers as You Were Intended to Have Them: 3 Ways

I recall the moment when my older brother was in the attic playing on the Ouija board with his friends. And BAM there was an explosion.

Needless to say my mother, and all of us in the home, were frightened.

How did they get those magic powers to cause that?! Or were they just playing a joke on my mom? The latter is the far more likely, knowing my clown of a brother.

Bad joke, dear brother.

I didn’t really understand what was so strange about asking ourselves how to get magic powers as a form of play. Something felt off, but I didn’t know why… And now, it all makes sense to me.

Does magic really exist in the world? Is magic real? Does it work?

Absolutely it does. But not as many see it. And not for the reasons many see it.

How do we get magic powers? Let’s look at 3 ways, while also debunking the myths of magic.

1. Understand that it’s not about getting anything.

Asking ourselves how to get magic powers is counterproductive to the very question itself.

The question provokes separation. It puts a divide between ourselves and what’s outside of us. It insists that there’s something we must “get”, and that those powers we desire are outside of ourselves.

We can get a job, a car, a date, or a business deal. And though there’s nothing wrong with getting any of those things. They can, in fact, feel quite magical.

Yet someone who is asking themselves how to get magic powers is likely looking for much more than that.

We’ve been taught from movies, from fairy tales, from video games, and culture that having magic powers means conjuring something up just because we decide we want it.

Magic, however, doesn’t respond to want.

Magic comes from the soul of the Universe. The heart of God itself.
…or Source/Spirit/the Force — whatever you choose to call that greater energy.

We don’t just get God.

We get to know it. In getting to know it, it asks us to become it.

We can’t ask ourselves how to get magic powers. We can only ask ourselves how to become that which lies at the core of them.

Imagine a friend wanted something from you. Would you be more likely to respond to insistence that you give it to them? Or to a genuine display of love that has you wanting to offer up your support?

Magic is like that. We don’t get magic powers — we open to them.

We dissolve into the love available to us. We become that love. And magic, in turn, flows through us.

Magic wants us to feel free. And the fear and manipulation that people have been taught is “magic” is anything but freedom invoking.

Freedom and love go hand in hand. One creates the other, and vice versa.

2. Redefine magic to learn what it responds to.

Imagine now that that same friend who wanted something from you, approached you for something without much of a conversation. They just came and tried to take. No conversation at all. How would you feel in that situation?

Magic doesn’t come from manipulation. It is a gift from the Universe itself.

Being a part of the Universe is a conversation.

In fact, we’re always in conversation with the Universe, whether we know it or not.

How to “get” magic powers is about bigger questions.

Magic responds to much fuller, bigger questions than most of us have been taught to ask.

It responds to honoring the Divine; to honoring the Self and our inner world of the Divine.

None of those things comes with want, nor manipulation, nor force.

Getting to know the God within is a dance between pure and total surrender, and deeply rooted choice. This kind of choice doesn’t come from insistence, from coercion, or demand. It comes from knowing oneself as that.

It’s about embodiment — having a personal life, a business life, and a sense of oneself in every step that is deeply humbled by, and surrendered to the Divine. From that space, the choice to create is one of love.

Okay then… So if magic isn’t what we’ve been taught, then what is possible in the world of magic?

How do people have magic, then? Let’s move on to tip number 3.

3. Redefine your role as a creator.

There’s a yearning inside of each of us to create. It’s undeniable.

It has us wanting to create businesses, to serve the planet, to have children, to create a home or travel the world, to express ourselves, and to revel in our sexuality.

History, social conditioning, and religious dogma have taught us to suppress our yearning.

We were taught that pleasure was wrong, and that acting upon our desires, even worse.

Yet our truest, deepest desires, are an act of Creation, itself.

Creation is always moving through us, beckoning us to interact with it to create a better world.

Knowing oneself as a creator is not wrong. It is our birthright.

We’ve been taught to shame ourselves, and our desires, for knowing ourselves as creators. That holding the same power to create as creation itself would be blasphemy.

Knowing our power to create is not blasphemy. And harnessing that power to create is not about force or manipulation.

It is, in fact, one of the most humbling journeys there is.

So why have we been taught that magic is about casting spells, or a version of “witchcraft” steeped in control or manipulation?

Because of that very shame around knowing ourselves as creators.

When I was a kid I was one of the lucky ones. My mom was trusting of me. The boundaries she set around what I could and couldn’t do gave me just enough freedom to safely explore my own boundaries. I had no need to rebel, because I didn’t feel constraint.

Control or constraint from imposed societal conditioning causes fear within us. Fear creates separation. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that this mystery of our divine birthright has been skewed to be made into something so separate.

The fear our divine birthright itself has caused the seeking of it to become so manipulative, so outwardly focused, and so surface.

History and society have dumbed down the concept of how to get magic powers — teaching us that knowing ourselves as creators is about manifesting things outside of us, rather than opening to the infinite within ourselves.

When we’re honest with ourselves about these magic powers we truly desire, and why we desire them, most of us realize that this desire to create runs much deeper than the outside world.

What if the kid in the basement trying to get magic powers is really just yearning to know her/himself as so much more than what society has taught him/her?

What if underneath each effort to cast a spell, someone is really just yearning to feel the miraculous support of creation moving through their desires?

That, my friends, is magic.

The Irony of Fear and Magic

Humans tend to fear that which we don’t know. And yet, because magic is simply a conversation with God, and the God within, will we ever know it in an absolute sense? Not likely.

We can get to know it. We can develop a relationship with it. We can enter an ever-deepening conversation with it.

We can get answers. And if we’re asking the questions we really desire to be asking, they’ll lead us to more questions.

And more answers. And then more questions.

The power we have to create comes from developing a relationship with the mystery of Creation itself — i.e. the unknown.

Magic is about creation, and creation is meant to remain — no matter how much more and more begins to be understood — a never-ending mystery.

Supernatural powers are meant to be honored for their mystery. And with each deepening into an understanding of the mystery that’s possible as we grow in our access to our magic powers, we are meant to soften just as much into more of that mystery itself.

A constant ebb and flow. A continuous dance between surrender and choice.

And instead of asking how, we ask ourselves questions beyond our comprehension. We open to the knowing, and the not knowing, and the dance between the two.

When we allow ourselves to soften into a space of not knowing, we find the emptiness of the void.

The void within not knowing brings us to a clarity that’s far more powerful than self-created clarity.

We can take a more rooted stance with our creations, activating more of the flow of creation itself when we allow our stance to be steeped with humility.

Because the very reason we all have these magic powers themselves is because of a unique expression each of us is here to be, and to bring forth in the world.

Your unique expression is a dance in magic. And finding it is a path into the unknown.

I never asked myself how to get magical powers. They began to move through me when it was time. And it became time when I began to surrender my ego to my desires.

To learn more about accessing this magic within yourself, I invite you to explore what Sorcerer School has to offer.

Clearing the Reputation to Give Magic the Honor It Deserves

Clearing the Reputation to Give Magic the Honor It Deserves

A few weeks ago, I talked about the abandonment process I had to go through in my love of words in order to come home to the deeper truth within why words were so important to me — the feelings words bring and the capacity they have to support us in powerfully creating our lives through feeling.

But for years, there’s been one single word that I couldn’t wrap myself around the feeling of. It’s a word I loved to use, but hated hearing other people use in association with me.

Though I felt the disconnect for years, I only developed the awareness to explain why very recently.

It took years of healing work and years of exploration and cultivation of what the word meant to me before I was able to wrap my mind around, and subsequently get past, the disdain that the the word used in association with me brought up within me.

Paradoxically, it’s perhaps the word most commonly associated with the infinite version of me — the sorceress.

That word is MAGIC.

And here’s why:

To me, magic was always something that couldn’t be created by trying. It didn’t involve effort or magic wands or egotistical intentions. It wasn’t something I would ever consider using to get what I want. Rather, it was something that already existed both outside of and within me — and when something was truly in my highest, I had simply but to align with it.

When we have a knowing deep within us that we’re meant to bring to the planet, we have layers of protection we’ve placed upon it in order to cultivate it within ourselves first — armor that feels like resistance until it’s removed.

My sensitivity towards the word pointed out aspects of the typical perception of the “sorcerer” that felt like nails on a chalkboard to me — perceptions that I knew I was here to help people shift, in order to embody the true leadership potential of the actual sorcerers they had the capacity to be.

90% of the time I heard people use the word, it carried connotations of subtle fear-based thinking. It smelled of the kind of “sorcery” practiced only by people who were controlled by deep animal-instinct fears of believing they are separate — separate from others, and separate from that very same Source energy they’re calling upon to make magic.

This kind of “sorcery” was similar to a kid in a science lab conjuring up potions to make someone love them or get what it is they think they want. And though humans do have the capacity to conjure up said form of “magic,” it will lead to even less fulfillment than where we started. Heck, look at most people out there teaching “Law of Attraction” and how little anything they teach has to do with a deeper sense of contribution to the planet.

I’ve never had any interest in that kind of magic. To me, it’s not even magic — it’s manipulation that will lead to the very same emptiness inside from which it began.

True magic is always present. It’s what lies in the pure possibility of Source energy.

And Source is everything — which means that everything contains magic.

Magic comes in the honoring of the beauty and love within everything. And we become capable of consciously creating magic only when we align with that love.

Creating magic is like a lightning rod. We — our bodies, our minds, our hearts, our spirits — need only to become the love that is in the heart of the magic, and it comes to us.

It’s not disconnecting from the body to conjure up something outside of it. It’s stepping into the body to return to the home inside of the self and allow the love to flow in.

We don’t need magic wands or potions or spells. We need only love. And because we are love, the only time magic ever evades us is when we forget that.

The kind of manipulation implied within the common use of the word magic comes from a lack of trust in the greater energy that runs through everything, and a lack of love for the the self that represents that greater energy.

We use “magic” to manipulate because we’re scared we won’t receive the love we crave. When we remember we are the love we crave, magic becomes an automatic part of the human experience.

This does not mean that consciously asking for the magic to come to us, in and of itself, is manipulative. One of the core beauties and purposes of humanity is to experience the power we have in creating.

True expression of that power comes through a sense of purpose that guides us to the magic and what’s required of us to consciously create it, as well as the surrender required to receive the magic that’s already there waiting for us.

The line between magic as manipulation and magic as pure integrity of love lies within us. And when we choose to trust in Source to lead us back home to ourselves, our power as creators becomes akin to the force of nature we intuitively knew from a very young age we were born to be.

When we recognize that magic is not manipulation, but that it is simply a way love takes form, the need for spells and magic wands dissolves. Magic takes over and shows us the way to all we could ever desire in our experience.

A love letter from the soul of MDS to you

A love letter from the soul of MDS to you

As we were putting the finishing touches on “From Soul to Business: Love Letters & Lessons from Experts with Successful Businesses & Fulfilling Lives,” we felt something was off, that a piece of magic was missing. We soon discovered that the soul of Modern Day Sorcerer had something to say and was eager to speak directly to its participants.

The message below was channeled from MDS and it’s the first love letter included in From Soul to Business. We decided to share it with all of you, as well, because the energy felt powerful and pure and important for you to receive, regardless of whether or not you even have a business!

More than anything, this letter is an opportunity to anchor into the energy of what opportunities are unfolding in your life right now and an invitation to start dancing with your life in a new way.

We’re choosing to keep the language intact, so if you don’t have a business, we invite you to replace that language with whatever vocation, passion, opportunity, or purposeful work you’re called to do.

Here’s your special message from the soul of MDS:

Imagine walking up to someone on the street who appears to need your help, and jumping right in to help without asking any questions about what they actually need. That wouldn’t be true service – you’d just be imposing your intentions on them.

The same thing happens when we impose our intentions on the souls of our businesses: we stop being in true service to ourselves and our vision.

Business is an amazing dance. When we stop listening to the music, or when we keep trying to dance after the music stops or the rhythm changes, the dance ceases to be fun.

And business was never meant to be stripped of fun. It’s not intended to be a dry space where we force ourselves into exertion simply to make money or to be of service; it’s a party where you and your business and the people you serve get to dance til the sun comes up!

For most people, not learning to dance with the soul of the business itself is the missing key to what feels “off” in their business.

The soul of our business is intertwined with our own soul – it’s an intrinsic connection that exists regardless of what drove us to business in the first place.

Because these souls are intertwined, they lead each other and are equally invested in each other’s growth. It’s a reciprocal relationship, one that takes the visionary and the vision to the greatest depths and highest heights.

And while we are powerful creators and are meant to act as such, the souls of our businesses know who we are in ways that run far deeper. There is no need, then, to direct our business – there’s no need to push it forward or guide it blindly. When we learn to listen to it and dance with it, we get to become way more powerful than we ever conceived.

This dance is a choice.

We can choose to step into full alignment with our greatest potential – both the infinite version of ourselves that our businesses want us to become, and the fullness of our vision eager to come through in its highest form.

Or we can choose to continue with business as usual. There is nothing wrong with this – doing so will not necessarily stop us from making money or even from helping people. But it will put on hold the greater purpose brewing inside of us and that BIGNESS we’ve felt from a young age, the bigness we sometimes resist being open about because we’re afraid of sounding delusional. It leaves us with an emptiness inside that could be easily filled if only we would listen to, and learn to dance with, the soul of our business.

The soul of your business knows how to lift away the heaviness of the work you’re here to do for the planet. It knows how to guide you to the heights that look dizzying and the dreams that seems ridiculous but are actually more than possible when we’re truly aligned with our work.

This is why we at Team MDS listen when MDS itself speaks – this is how From Soul to Business came to exist in the first place.

There’s so much wisdom within the love letters (and videos and interviews and advice) included in this offering. That wisdom is inside of you and the soul of your business too, it’s simply choosing to come through in the words of other powerful beings and successful business owners who have been where you’re at and are eager to make your path easier.

Tomorrow, you’ll receive access to ALL of this content, and you’ll have a full week to play with it and incorporate it into your business and life. (Of course, if you’d love lifetime access to it, there’ll be an opportunity to get that before the week ends!)

There is one simple thing you can do to truly make the most of the magic available to you here. Tonight or tomorrow, before you dive into this juicy content, start to dance with the soul of your business in a new way. Turn on your favorite music and allow the soul of your business to speak to you through the words of the song or the beat of the music or a snippet of conversation outside your window or a voice you hear in your heart.

Find out where your business is ready to go and get ready to move in that direction with us as your guide. Share with us in our Soulful Brilliance Facebook group any questions or insights that come up for you after doing this. We’re so happy to support you!

You’re on a beautiful journey, and we honor you for showing up!

Abandoning Our Gifts to Find Deeper Meaning in Them

Abandoning Our Gifts to Find Deeper Meaning in Them

Ever since learning how to string together a sentence, I’ve loved words. They were my favorite art form, with meaning, inflection and expression infused into each syllable. I loved writing, I loved speaking, and I loved learning new languages. The feeling of words as they rolled off my tongue to communicate what was in my heart — there was always something about tapping into the vastness of possibility in choosing my expression precisely to convey my feeling that was deeply fulfilling for me.

As I grew older, something changed. I heard others question them, remarking on how much we as humans rely on them, and getting frustrated over questioning their semantics. I realized that overthinking, and therefore talking about things beyond true necessity, was actually a downfall I wanted to get past. I never stopped loving words, but I did begin to question their importance.

In that curiosity and questioning, I began to notice how often words are used as fillers, distracting from the truth of an experience. They’re often thrown around meaninglessly, but trying too hard to make meaning of things only brought people suffering.

And so I allowed this element of myself — this aspect of my creativity and self expression that I felt in my core — to be questioned, even abandoned while I found my truth. Because sometimes we have to let go of the need we thought we had for something to discover whether it’s actually a part of our ego or our essence.

But we can’t ever actually abandon our gifts… because our gifts never abandon us.

Even during the times we are called to question them, we’re actually doing so to find deeper elements of truth within where or how they run through us — they never actually leave us. In fact, something interesting can happen when we start to let these gifts go.

Because I allowed myself to open to the possibility that this passion might actually be a part of my ego ready to release, I gave myself permission to find new elements of truth. In the opening that occurs when we let something go entirely, we’re able to allow in possibility we wouldn’t be able to see were we to cling onto it tightly.

In this examination and excavation, I found a new relationship with words. In many ways, it was one I’d had all along — but I was now able to see the truth underneath why I’d been coveting them, giving me new capacity to use them only when necessary and for the purpose that carried an expression that was more true to my divine nature, to who I desired to be.

I found that my love was less about the words themselves and more about the feeling infused in each word and the capacity they bring me to express myself fully and clearly.

Words allow us to powerfully create the world we desire to live in through that feeling in expression. They allow us to bring more feeling to each other and the moments we share together. They gift others with a capacity to feel within their bodies, where they may have been previously numb.

We are on this planet to express, to create, to know ourselves as Source.

For me, the most profound channel with which to do these things is feeling — and words enhance, cultivate, and expand what’s possible not only in our feeling nature, but in the art we can make with our feelings. Crafting a feeling into words is like taking the expansive nature of feeling inside myself and finger painting them up against a wall that people can take in the experience of, one stroke at a time.

Instead of it being semantics to question the use of a particular word, I see it as attuning ourselves to the conscious choice of what we desire to feel, and what we desire others to feel in our expression.

Had I clung onto my need to be validated in my love of words, unwilling to let go of the possibility they may not be my truest expression, I would not have found this new capacity in expressing them.

Questioning what was true for me brought me back to an original love, and it also shined light on other gifts I enjoyed expressing. It also brought me around full circle to having more respect for the various elements of what makes me, me.

When we’re forced to question what was once important to us, the root of what’s important doesn’t disappear. It remains within the deepest fibers of our being because the true threads of our soul can’t be taken away from us no matter what we choose. In questioning the aspects of them that were simply “personality” or ego, we are given the opportunity to release the padding and the dust around our gifts and our passions — the elements that were never really us.

What is left over at the end of the excavation process is not only a better representation of our true gifts and passions, but also a newfound integration of who we really are.

And it is the integration of our gifts — how they dance together in and as our true expression — that holds many people back from living their truest purpose. Whenever I hear people say that they’re challenged by having so many passions they don’t know where to begin on their path of purpose, it is the integration of them that screams out to me as what they haven’t yet found.

Our gifts are rarely meant to be used in isolation. They want to dance together to make up the conglomeration of expression that is us, individually, in our true nature. And when our gifts have the opportunity to find their next-deepest expression, we may find that place where everything that’s ever been important to us comes together to show us the tapestry of the infinite version of ourselves we’ve always felt deep down.

If you’re an entrepreneur or business owner (current or aspiring – whatever level you’re at), and you’d love an opportunity to dig more deeply into your gifts, take a look at our fun new offering, FROM SOUL TO BUSINESS: Love Letters & Lessons from Experts with Successful Businesses & Fulfilling Lives. It packs a powerful punch in bite-sized pieces, and it’s thoughtfully created and carefully curated with you in mind. It’s totally free and super fun – click here to check it out.

Why Traveling Is the Best Thing an Empath Can Do

Why Traveling Is the Best Thing an Empath Can Do

In my last blog post, I shared one of the biggest myths floating around about being a sensitive being who absorbs the feelings of those around them. Because of this myth, sensitive beings around the world have been taught to hold back. We have been instructed to play small. We have been guided to abandon our true nature out of a fear that if we don’t play it safe, we’ll live a life of constant overwhelm from our surroundings. We have been taught that overwhelm is simply a part of our true nature and we have to suck it up and deal with it.

The true nature of the empath, however, is one that desires a full embodiment of the power we can feel inside, and a complete expression of it in the world.

And we cannot be the true expression of our power when we are hiding from the world.

So what if instead of hiding from the world, we sensitive beings were to do the opposite, and actually run toward it?

I have been traveling full-time for the last 3.5 years, and travel has been the biggest key to healing and embracing my power that I have ever found.

When I first began my travels, I had already done a LOT of work on myself. In well over a decade of deep spiritual and self-development work, I had gone deeper than deep (or so I’d thought). But my travels taught me so much more than I could have learned by staying in one place… so much more than I could have ever realized I needed to learn or grow.

I have had incidents in airports that have rocked my world, but with each one I have come out feeling more powerful and fully expressed. I have experienced cultural frustrations that felt draining, but with each one I have come to the other side of feeling more connected to myself and every individual I meet throughout the world than I ever knew possible. I have felt the fear of uncertainty around my own safety, but each time, I have found more of what safety truly means within myself.

I have hit road blocks, challenges, exhaustion, overwhelm, and frustration. And I have come out the other side feeling free, full of exponential energy, and able to handle anything within this world and this cray-mazing life.

Traveling shined the light on the many fears that were hidden within the cracks and crevices of my psyche and the deep imprinting from lifetimes of having my power oppressed. But most importantly, it showed me where I was still keeping that fear, shame, sadness, repression, and all other supposedly painful emotions buried deeply within me.

And, in confronting the feelings that only a new land could bring, I discovered that pain was anything but. I found an ecstasy in the feeling itself that my travels helped to lovingly and courageously trigger.

When I would arrive in a new land, I would experience new things — including the history, the culture, and the pain of that land. As an empath, I was told by many that I just needed to learn to protect myself better. I was given advice on all sorts of methods to protect my energy field so that I wouldn’t absorb the pain of the land around me.

But I knew that wasn’t the answer. I knew that every ounce of pain I could feel externally could only enter me because it was already within me on some level.

And so I began to see my travels as an opportunity not only to explore, not only to experience new people and places, but to experience aspects of myself I wouldn’t have been able to find elsewhere — experiences that the land and its people were wanting to bring out in me, allowing hidden aspects of me to be seen.

I learned to receive every new situation and circumstance as my teacher.

From the frustratingly slow service in Brazil that always made me late for work, to the shame of Catholicism in Italy, to the uncertainty and fear of Morocco, and beyond. Each land brought me to my knees with a new experience of myself, a new experience of my humanity that was ready to be birthed, and a newfound lightness of being that I could never have experienced by staying home in the same place.

If we “play it safe” and keep to what we know in isolation, we as sensitive beings are depriving ourselves of the opportunity for our sensitivity to work the magic it is intended to have. It wants to grow us. It wants us to feel deeply, so that we can re-imprint the cells in our minds and bodies to restore the knowing of our true power.

Early on in my travels, I couldn’t get off an airplane without feeling overwhelmed by the energy I took on and I couldn’t get on an NYC subway without bursting into tears afterward.

Now, places like airplanes, subways, and busy cities like Manhattan feel like a simple playground of magic and comfort. Now, I can live in cities with high levels of danger and human conflict, and feel safe, grounded, and at home. And, most importantly, I have found a magic within the wholeness in my own being that doesn’t get rocked by the external world.

If you’re looking for a way to explore your empathic nature and learn how to make the most of it (even without leaving home!), be sure to check out our Embrace Your Darkness challenge. It’s a free, magical resource for discovering and celebrating all of who you are so you can become the powerful being you were born to embody. Dive right in!

The Myth of Being an Empath (and Your True Calling)

The Myth of Being an Empath (and Your True Calling)

I used to absorb the energy and emotions of everything around me. I mean everything. I couldn’t be inside of a mall, a concert, a subway, or a busy street without feeling at least a bit overwhelmed. I remember living in San Francisco and having to take the train to work every day, and arriving at work already feeling worn out and exhausted from all of the energy on the train car.

Now, I can go into the busiest place, even inside of the strangest neighborhood, and feel simply like myself. I can spend hours in a crowded space, with people I wouldn’t normally engage with, and come out feeling grounded, whole, and in love with life.

I hear people in the world of self-development and spirituality talk about the need to “protect” oneself. Recommendations for staying clear of outside energies, judgment, fear, etc. run rampant on social media channels and coming from the mouths of various spiritual leaders and self-development junkies.

I actually believe all humans are empaths if we become fully aware of our feelings. We all have the capacity to feel, we are all ultimately one, and it’s inevitable that we will all be able to feel the feelings of others. And, as someone who has been deemed by many previous mentors and guides as one of the most sensitive people they have ever met, I really get how this need to protect oneself can feel necessary.

But now that I’m beyond the woes of my sensitivities — now that my days are filled with harmony and joy, and my feelings are only my own, I can say that the nature of protecting oneself is quite contrary to what most empaths actually need.

Though it may be a fabulous band-aid (and I agree that, when in a place of desperation, a band-aid method is far better than nothing), for anyone who desires to find an ultimate peace in their empathic nature — to use their ability to feel as a gift and not a curse — the greatness of possibility lies far beyond protection mechanisms.

The greatness lies in doing exactly the opposite of what most empaths are inclined to do.

The key to overcoming the challenges of absorbing everything around us is not to hide from those challenges, or to protect ourselves from them. It’s to come to the root of the challenge itself.

We are given challenges because there is something in that challenge that, when integrated, will guide us to become a more powerful being. And, as empaths, the same goes for the challenges of the feelings around us.

As a planet, we are on a precipice of change. We are ready to peel back the veils of illusion, and as empaths, we have the capacity to guide and lead this world into that change — but in order to do so, we must be willing to show up to the face of the pain and find the truth within it.

Most empaths run from environments where change is most needed because it seems too painful, too dark, too scary. But it’s our opportunity, if not calling, to stay — to stay and integrate any appearance of darkness.

As empaths, we have the capacity to identify where pain exists on this planet, and support it into becoming light. But in order to do so, we must integrate the pain within ourselves first. Once we’ve done that, we can stand by the pain of the world with loving eyes and guide it into the love we’ve found within ourselves.

And because our sensitivities have led us to more cracks and crevices of pain, once it’s integrated, we will be able to carry oceans of love within us.

Therefore, it is not a matter of avoiding the negative in order to stay positive.

It is a matter of recognizing that underneath all that appears negative, there is something within us that’s viewing it as negative, ready to shift. When we integrate the darkness within us into the light it wants to be, we learn that nothing was ever actually negative — it was simply our fear of it that perceived it as negative.

Imagine how much light would exist in each of our own individual worlds if we were to integrate everything we fear into love? Imagine the lightness. Imagine the possibility.

As empaths, it is our responsibility to get out there. It is our responsibility NOT to shut down the feeling we are picking up from our surroundings. It is our responsibility to get out into the world and allow ourselves to pick up what we can feel from others, and to use it to shine additional light on the cracks and crevices within our own beings where there is still more darkness ready to be integrated.

If all of the sensitive beings in the world were to recognize the power they have to heal themselves through their ability to feel the rest of the world, we would have a massive army of beings on this planet who are ready to hold the space of light in the face of darkness, and transform it.

Though it seemed like more work at first, choosing the path of integrating the resonance of everything I could feel outside of me quickly became worth it, not only for the army of light I could feel myself becoming a part of, but selfishly, even for myself. The lightness of being I have found has far outweighed any moment where I played it safe by guarding myself in my earlier empathic days.

Which will you choose?

Stay tuned for part two of this story, where I share my favorite tool to transform our sensitive nature from a challenge into a gift.

In the meantime, I invite you to check out the Embrace Your Darkness challenge – a 5-day journey into celebrating all of you and deepening the gift of your empathic nature so you can join this army of light. The world is ready for you!